Tag Archives: Square Enix

Kingdom Hearts III gets new trailer, and a 2018 release window

The long-awaited third instalment in the mainline Kingdom Hearts RPG series has gotten a brand new trailer at Disney’s D23 expo in Anaheim, California. On top of this rare and startling glimpse of the game in action, developer Square Enix are finally talking launch details. Continue reading Kingdom Hearts III gets new trailer, and a 2018 release window

IO Interactive goes 100% independent, takes Hitman franchise with them

For fans of the long-running Hitman series, last month’s revelation at that publisher Square Enix was parting ways with developer IO Interactive came as a shock. What would happen to the Hitman IP that IO created? Would the rights remain at Square Enix? Would IO Interactive collapse? An open letter from IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak indicates that everything’s going to be fine. Continue reading IO Interactive goes 100% independent, takes Hitman franchise with them

Video Games Review: Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (PS4, 2017) is Both Familiar and New

In a lot of ways for me, revisiting the Kingdom Hearts franchise is a lot like coming home. The original game was one of my first Playstation 2 titles, and one that’s stuck with me for a long time. From the deep, immersive lore of the series to the unrelenting positivity and charm, Kingdom Hearts has long remained a favourite of mine. Continue reading Video Games Review: Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (PS4, 2017) is Both Familiar and New

Video Games Review: Final Fantasy XV (PS4 Pro, 2016) is a welcome return to form for one of gaming’s most beloved franchises

Malcolm Gladwell once said that anyone could perfect a talent or work with 10, 000 hours of practice. Those 10, 000 hours can take years to accrue, depending on how often life gets in the way. Imagine then (should to believe his assertion to ring true) what the result would be if you filled an entire building with people, all working towards a common goal for ten years.

Final Fantasy XV is the result of just such an experiment. Continue reading Video Games Review: Final Fantasy XV (PS4 Pro, 2016) is a welcome return to form for one of gaming’s most beloved franchises

Video Games Review: Dragon Quest Builders (PS4, 2016)

Dragon Quest is one of the most venerable franchises in the history of video game role players. In its homeland of Japan, the series has spent its lifetime frequently and handily beating the sales all other comers, even genre titans like Final Fantasy, but in recent years has seen a bit of a drop off as new titles have become fewer and farther between. Following a big push toward handheld and the release of a surprisingly successful MMO on the Wii, developer (and proud owner of The Most Corporate-Sounding Developer Name of All Time) Square Enix Business Division 5 is looking to take the series’ renewed momentum and capture the attention of the Minecraft generation with Dragon Quest Builders.
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Square Enix announces new Final Fantasy XIV expansion, StormBlood, and reveals new trailer

Square Enix has announced a new expansion, StormBlood, for the popular online RPG Final Fantasy XIV. The announcement was made during the sold-out player’s event, Las Vegas Fan Festival, where Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida took the stage to present a new trailer and reveal exciting details about the expansion, which is expected to be released in ‘early summer 2017.’ Continue reading Square Enix announces new Final Fantasy XIV expansion, StormBlood, and reveals new trailer

New trailer drops for World of Final Fantasy and it is adorable

Square Enix have released the new World of Final Fantasy trailer, which shows off familiar characters and beasts in a style that is more adorable than ever. The newest role-playing installment of the nostalgic Final Fantasy games series follows siblings Reynn and Lann as they enter the world of Grymoire. Continue reading New trailer drops for World of Final Fantasy and it is adorable