News items tagged with square enix

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Pre-Order DLC Now for Everyone

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Pre-Order DLC Now for Everyone

Square Enix releases the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided DLC, ‘Covert Agent,’ previously exclusive to pre-order customers only, to all players — and it’s completely free.

By AJ Caulfield on 24 June 2017
Final Fantasy 15 Art Director Leaves Square Enix

Final Fantasy 15 Art Director Leaves Square Enix

A couple of long-time Square Enix employees announce their decision to leave the company to pursue separate goals in the beginning of the new fiscal year.

By John Jacques on 02 April 2017
NieR: Automata Review

NieR: Automata Review

Square Enix and Platinum Games team up to provide one of the best RPG experiences available today, as NieR: Automata carves out a place for itself amongst genre giants.

By Cody Gravelle on 15 March 2017
Kingdom Hearts Mobile Game Adding Multiplayer Mode

Kingdom Hearts Mobile Game Adding Multiplayer Mode

Square Enix announced during PAX East 2017 that Kingdom Hearts: Unchained X will be receiving a major update next month that will bri...

By Boston Blake on 11 March 2017
FF 12 The Zodiac Age Special Editions Announced

FF 12 The Zodiac Age Special Editions Announced

Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age is coming to PlayStation 4 this July and now Square Enix has officially unveiled two special edition...

By Jason Gallagher on 11 March 2017
FF 12 The Zodiac Age Limited Edition Spotted on Amazon

FF 12 The Zodiac Age Limited Edition Spotted on Amazon

Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age is coming to PlayStation 4 this July and now Square Enix has officially unveiled two special edition...

By Jason Gallagher on 11 March 2017
Just Cause Movie in the Works with Aquaman Star

Just Cause Movie in the Works with Aquaman Star

The Just Cause franchise isn’t the most well-known video game series out there, but that’s not stopping Hollywood from adapting it in...

By Dalton Cooper on 09 March 2017
Final Fantasy 15: A King's Tale Is Available Today

Final Fantasy 15: A King's Tale Is Available Today

Today, Square Enix has made the 2D side-scroller known as A King’s Tale – a previous exclusive to those who pre-ordered Final Fantasy...

By Kyle Sledge on 01 March 2017
Final Fantasy 15: No Plans for Switch Version

Final Fantasy 15: No Plans for Switch Version

Following his recent admission that Final Fantasy 15 is unlikely to make it to the Nintendo Switch, the game’s director, Hajime Tabat...

By Alexander Pan on 26 February 2017
Dragon Quest Heroes 2 Confirmed for PC

Dragon Quest Heroes 2 Confirmed for PC

The Square Enix/Omega Force collaboration Dragon Quest Heroes 2 gets an official release date for the PC as well as a new overview tr...

By AJ Caulfield on 26 February 2017
Square Enix Announces New Role-Playing IP

Square Enix Announces New Role-Playing IP

Square Enix has unveiled plans for a new IP, codenamed Project Prelude Rune, which will be developed by the equally new Studio Istolia and headed by former Tales producer Hideo Baba. Accord...

By Curt Hutson on 21 February 2017
NieR: Automata Android System is Like Dark Souls

NieR: Automata Android System is Like Dark Souls

A livestream from Square Enix yesterday reveals that NieR: Automata will have an online component called the “Android System”, and it will be familiar to Dark Souls players. To say that Nie...

By Cody Gravelle on 21 February 2017
Final Fantasy 15 PS4 Pro Patch Is Taking Some Heat

Final Fantasy 15 PS4 Pro Patch Is Taking Some Heat

After Square Enix releases a PlayStation 4 Pro patch to upscale the visuals for its role-playing game, Final Fantasy 15, the update receives criticism for some problems. Just yesterday, Squ...

By Kyle Sledge on 21 February 2017
Kingdom Hearts 3 Screenshot Shows Heartless in Thebes

Kingdom Hearts 3 Screenshot Shows Heartless in Thebes

Square Enix debuts an all new Kingdom Hearts 3 screenshot at the MAGIC 2017 event in Monaco, France, showing off a giant Heartless in Hercules’ Thebes. It’s been quite a while since the last substanti...

By Rory Young on 20 February 2017
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Screenshots Show off Boss Battle

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Screenshots Show off Boss Battle

Square Enix releases two brand new screenshots detailing Cloud Strife in the presumed opening level of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, where he and Barrett take on the game’s first boss. The long awaited ...

By John Jacques on 20 February 2017
Square Enix is Interested in Final Fantasy 14 on Switch

Square Enix is Interested in Final Fantasy 14 on Switch

Square Enix producer Naoki Yoshida discusses the possibility of the popular MMORPG Final Fantasy 14 coming to Nintendo’s upcoming Nintendo Switch console. Ever since the console’s reveal, Nintendo has...

By Dalton Cooper on 20 February 2017
Final Fantasy 15 Patch Adds 60FPS on PS4 Pro

Final Fantasy 15 Patch Adds 60FPS on PS4 Pro

The latest update for the most recent entry in Square Enix’s long-running role-playing game franchise, Final Fantasy 15, improves the...

By Kyle Sledge on 18 February 2017
Final Fantasy 15 is Getting a Cup Noodle Helmet

Final Fantasy 15 is Getting a Cup Noodle Helmet

Square Enix announces a brand new piece of gear set to be added to Final Fantasy 15 in relation to a promotional partnership with convenience food brand Cup Noodle. It’s no secret that food...

By Brad Jones on 16 February 2017
NieR: Automata Open World Gameplay Trailer Released

NieR: Automata Open World Gameplay Trailer Released

A PlayStation Underground hands-on video showcases NieR: Automata‘s open world gameplay, displaying features that make the game a strong choice for sleeper hit of 2017. NieR: Automata is a...

By Cody Gravelle on 14 February 2017
NieR: Automata Gets New Trailer Focused on Androids

NieR: Automata Gets New Trailer Focused on Androids

Square Enix and Platinum Games release a new trailer for NieR: Automata that has a bit of a Westworld vibe, with the game’s androids expressing human-like emotions. In NieR: Automata, playe...

By Jason Gallagher on 14 February 2017
GR Pick: Massive Final Fantasy 7 Snow Sculpture

GR Pick: Massive Final Fantasy 7 Snow Sculpture

The Sapporo Snow Festival features two gigantic snow sculptures of Cloud Strife and Sephiroth from Final Fantasy 7, courtesy of the Japanese military and show organizers. The Sapporo Snow F...

By John Jacques on 07 February 2017
FF 7 Cloud and Sephiroth Added to Mobius Final Fantasy

FF 7 Cloud and Sephiroth Added to Mobius Final Fantasy

Square Enix releases the second Mobius Final Fantasy trailer for its Final Fantasy 7 crossover event, which is set to go live on the mobile game starting Tuesday, February 7th. As the hero...

By Anthony Taormina on 07 February 2017
Kingdom Hearts Unveils New Funko Pop Figures

Kingdom Hearts Unveils New Funko Pop Figures

Disney and Square Enix partner with the pop culture toy manufacturer Funko Pop to distribute figures from the Kingdom Hearts role-playing game franchise. Although Square Enix has promised f...

By Kyle Sledge on 02 February 2017
Final Fantasy 15 Voice Actors Sing 'Stand By Me'

Final Fantasy 15 Voice Actors Sing 'Stand By Me'

In a Twitch stream last night, a few Final Fantasy 15 voice actors got together for playthrough, a question-and-answer session, and to sing the game’s theme tune, “Stand By Me.” Square Enix...

By AJ Caulfield on 02 February 2017
Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King Review

Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King Review

Square Enix and Nintendo team up to release Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King outside of Japan, providing gamers with a wonderful JRPG to take with them on the go. As one of the mo...

By Riley Little on 01 February 2017
Square Enix Avengers Games Will Have an Original Story

Square Enix Avengers Games Will Have an Original Story

Square Enix reveals that its Avengers video game series, The Avengers Project, will feature a ‘completely original story’ and a ‘universe gamers could play in for years to come.’ Earlier th...

By Jasmine Henry on 28 January 2017
Square Enix and Marvel Team Up for Avengers Project

Square Enix and Marvel Team Up for Avengers Project

Square Enix and Marvel Entertainment announce that the two giants will be partnering up on a multi-game, multi-year endeavor called the Avengers Project. Square Enix didn’t become one of th...

By Cody Gravelle on 28 January 2017
Mobius Final Fantasy Will Crossover with FF 7 Remake

Mobius Final Fantasy Will Crossover with FF 7 Remake

Mobile game Mobius Final Fantasy will be playable on PC via Steam on February 6 with a special crossover event with Final Fantasy VII Remake starting one day later. Mobius Final Fantasy released last...

By Jason Gallagher on 28 January 2017
How Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Ties into Kingdom Hearts 3

How Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Ties into Kingdom Hearts 3

Kingdom Hearts 2.8 is a glimpse at the future of the series. Here’s how Square Enix’s newest title previews both the story and the gameplay in Kingdom Hearts 3. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final...

By Cody Gravelle on 28 January 2017
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Review

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Review

Square Enix’s latest take on the Kingdom Hearts series offers little in the way of new content, but it’s an enjoyable return that’s more fun than frustrating. The Kingdom Hearts franchise i...

By Cody Gravelle on 24 January 2017
Final Fantasy 15's Moogle Chocobo Carnival Launch Date

Final Fantasy 15's Moogle Chocobo Carnival Launch Date

Square Enix drops a new teaser video for Final Fantasy 15‘s first major post-game DLC pack – the Moogle Chocobo Carnival – which will be available to all players on January 23. Despite some...

By Alexander Pan on 20 January 2017
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Review

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Review

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided improves upon its predecessor in nearly every way and delivers an incredibly tense and entertaining action role-playing game.

By Denny Connolly on 18 January 2017
Tomb Raider Reboot Originally Had a Darker Ending

Tomb Raider Reboot Originally Had a Darker Ending

Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider writer Rhianna Pratchett discusses the writing process of the Tomb Raider games, revealing that the 2013 reboot once had a darker ending. The revive...

By Rob Gordon on 18 January 2017
Nintendo Switch Gets RPG From Bravely Default Team

Nintendo Switch Gets RPG From Bravely Default Team

The team behind Bravely Default and its sequel confirm that they are working on a brand new RPG for the Nintendo Switch, which is codenamed Project Octopath Traveler. While launch window ti...

By Brad Jones on 16 January 2017
NieR: Automata Designer Wants You To Slide Into His DMs

NieR: Automata Designer Wants You To Slide Into His DMs

NieR: Automata designer Taro Yoko is well aware of the sudden fixation some fans have with protagonist 2B’s posterior – apparently, it’s one he shares as well. 2016 was a year that feature...

By Cody Gravelle on 11 January 2017
Final Fantasy 15 Has Moved 6 Million Copies

Final Fantasy 15 Has Moved 6 Million Copies

Publisher and developer Square Enix officially confirms that its role-playing game Final Fantasy 15 ships a total of 6 million copies since its launch in November 2016. After years of antic...

By Brad Jones on 11 January 2017
Final Fantasy 15: All Easter Egg & Reference

Final Fantasy 15: All Easter Egg & Reference

Final Fantasy 15 is full of of easter eggs, allusions, and nods to the other installments in the 30 year old franchise. This list calls out almost every wink to a previous game. Final Fant...

By Denny Connolly on 10 January 2017
Unannounced Final Fantasy 15 Expansion in Development

Unannounced Final Fantasy 15 Expansion in Development

Hajime Tabata, director of Final Fantasy 15, is revealing that an unannounced expansion is currently in development at Square Enix in a surprisingly interview. Final Fantasy 15 has already...

By Rory Young on 09 January 2017
Fans Attempt to Remake Tomb Raider 4 in HD

Fans Attempt to Remake Tomb Raider 4 in HD

Fans of Core Design’s 1999 title Tomb Raider 4: The Last Revelation are attempting to remake the game in high definition, and have already made impressive progress. It has been just over 17...

By AJ Caulfield on 09 January 2017
Final Fantasy 7 Could Have Had More Character Deaths

Final Fantasy 7 Could Have Had More Character Deaths

Final Fantasy 7 director Yoshinori Kitase and visual director Tetsuya Nomura reveal that the game originally had many more playable character deaths planned. One of the most famous scenes...

By Dalton Cooper on 09 January 2017
Final Fantasy 15 Glitch Unlocks Niflheim Empire

Final Fantasy 15 Glitch Unlocks Niflheim Empire

Thanks to a new glitch discovered by a YouTuber, it is now possible for players to explore the open world in the linear second half of Final Fantasy 15. From completing Final Fantasy 15 at...

By Alexander Pan on 04 January 2017
Square Enix Europe's Twitter Account Hacked

Square Enix Europe's Twitter Account Hacked

Developer and publisher Square Enix Europe was at the hands of a group called “cyberwolfgang,” when their Twitter account was hacked earlier this morning. Concerns and questions alike were...

By AJ Caulfield on 04 January 2017
Just Cause 3 Multiplayer Added in New PC Mod

Just Cause 3 Multiplayer Added in New PC Mod

Players pool their technical know-how and mod a multiplayer mode for Just Cause 3, letting PC gamers destroy the open world of the 2015 hit in good company. A long-awaited mod that adds mul...

By Fergus O'Sullivan on 04 January 2017
FF14 Patch 3.5: The Far Edge of Fate Gets Epic Trailer

FF14 Patch 3.5: The Far Edge of Fate Gets Epic Trailer

Square Enix releases a nearly ten-minute long trailer detailing what fans can expect from Final Fantasy 14‘s Patch 3.5: The Far Edge of Fate, including a new main scenario. The MMORPG genre...

By Cody Gravelle on 04 January 2017
Final Fantasy 15 Kingsglaive Bonus Shows Ultros Fight

Final Fantasy 15 Kingsglaive Bonus Shows Ultros Fight

Square Enix releases a bonus scene from Final Fantasy 15 Kingsglaive that features every fan’s favorite octopus getting himself into trouble once again. Square Enix pulled out all the stops...

By Jason Gallagher on 02 January 2017
Ariana Grande Coming to Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius

Ariana Grande Coming to Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius

Pop music sensation Ariana Grande takes to Instagram to reveal her character DW that will be added to the mobile game Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius in a future update. Nickelodeon star turned...

By Dalton Cooper on 02 January 2017
Final Fantasy 15's Prompto Sends Special Message to Fan

Final Fantasy 15's Prompto Sends Special Message to Fan

Robbie Daymond, the voice actor for Final Fantasy 15‘s Prompto, makes a little girl’s Christmas extra special by recording a personalized, in-character holiday greeting for her. Many around...

By Alexander Pan on 26 December 2016
Final Fantasy 14: Stormblood Release Date Announced

Final Fantasy 14: Stormblood Release Date Announced

The annual Final Fantasy XIV Fan Fest in Tokyo, Japan is dropping huge Stormblood announcements including the expansion’s launch date and the new Red Mage class. While everyone’s busy with...

By Rory Young on 25 December 2016
Final Fantasy 15: Prompto Getting His Own Panel at GDC

Final Fantasy 15: Prompto Getting His Own Panel at GDC

Final Fantasy 15 gets a special panel at the 2017 Game Developers Conference that will focus on the auto-snapshot feature, Prompto, and how to create ’emotional AI.’ Love him or hate him,...

By Dalton Cooper on 25 December 2016
NieR: Automata Demo Available Now on PS4

NieR: Automata Demo Available Now on PS4

Platinum Games releases the NieR: Automata demo in the PlayStation Store today, and the brief sample of what the game has in store is being met with very positive feedback. This year’s Squa...

By Cody Gravelle on 25 December 2016
Final Fantasy 15 Devs Cooked Real Versions of the Food

Final Fantasy 15 Devs Cooked Real Versions of the Food

There’s a reason why the food in Final Fantasy 15 is so realistic – the development team went out and tested the in-game recipes using actual camping equipment. Final Fantasy 15 has been ou...

By Alexander Pan on 25 December 2016
Final Fantasy 15 Guide: Best Holiday Pack Items

Final Fantasy 15 Guide: Best Holiday Pack Items

Square Enix has gone festive with Final Fantasy 15 in time for the holidays, but not all items in the two Holiday Packs are equal – here are the ones you should care about. Final Fantasy 15...

By Cody Gravelle on 25 December 2016
Final Fantasy XV ‘Holiday Pack’ DLC Detailed

Final Fantasy XV ‘Holiday Pack’ DLC Detailed

Final Fantasy 15‘s first DLC pack is titled the ‘Holiday Pack’ and will be available to all players with the exception of season pass holders, who will receive a premium version. Now that...

By Alexander Pan on 25 December 2016
Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Hints

Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Hints

In an interview with Famitsu, Final Fantasy brand manager Shinji Hashimoto discusses the series’ upcoming 30th anniversary and teases more projects to be announced soon. DualShockers report...

By Curt Hutson on 25 December 2016
Dragon Quest 11 Opening Cinematic and Gameplay Revealed

Dragon Quest 11 Opening Cinematic and Gameplay Revealed

Square Enix debuts Dragon Quest XI‘s opening cinematic, as well as gameplay from both the PS4 and 3DS versions of the game, at the Jump Festa 2017 convention. Jump Festa is one of Japan’s m...

By Rory Young on 18 December 2016
FF 15 Player Reaches Level Cap Without Repairing Car

FF 15 Player Reaches Level Cap Without Repairing Car

Reddit user Soushin grinds for 61 hours at the beginning of Final Fantasy 15, hitting the game’s level 99 level cap before even repairing the car in the second quest. Final Fantasy XV is fu...

By Dalton Cooper on 18 December 2016
Opinion: Final Fantasy 15 is Unfinished

Opinion: Final Fantasy 15 is Unfinished

Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 15 is an unbridled success and a game of the year candidate, but one writer can’t help but wonder how much more of it there should have been. Final Fantasy 15 so...

By Cody Gravelle on 17 December 2016
Final Fantasy 15 Player Beats Secret Dungeon in 6 Minutes

Final Fantasy 15 Player Beats Secret Dungeon in 6 Minutes

One Final Fantasy 15 player finds a few tricks and skips that will turn the very long Pitioss Ruins secret dungeon into a 6-minute breeze to the black hood. While most of Final Fantasy 15 m...

By Anthony Taormina on 17 December 2016
Final Fantasy 15 ‘Holiday Pack’ DLC Detailed

Final Fantasy 15 ‘Holiday Pack’ DLC Detailed

Final Fantasy 15‘s first DLC pack is titled the ‘Holiday Pack’ and will be available to all players with the exception of season pass holders, who will receive a premium version. Now that...

By Alexander Pan on 16 December 2016
Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Cloud, Barret Figures Revealed

Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Cloud, Barret Figures Revealed

Square Enix’s Play Arts Kai line announces the release of Cloud Strife and Barret Wallace figures inspired by their likenesses in the forthcoming Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Not too long ago, r...

By Kyle Sledge on 14 December 2016
Final Fantasy 15 Guide: How to Beat Adamantoise

Final Fantasy 15 Guide: How to Beat Adamantoise

When it comes to Final Fantasy 15, there is no boss bigger or badder than Adamantoise. Beating Adamantoise isn’t for the faint of heart, but our guide will make it easier. Final Fantasy 15...

By Cody Gravelle on 14 December 2016
Final Fantasy 15: How to Unlock the Secret Dungeon

Final Fantasy 15: How to Unlock the Secret Dungeon

Final Fantasy 15 hides plenty of secrets, but one hidden dungeon gives players an experience unlike anything else in the game, and here’s how to find it. Most of the dungeons players will...

By Curt Hutson on 08 December 2016
Opinion: Noctis is Final Fantasy's Best Protagonist

Opinion: Noctis is Final Fantasy's Best Protagonist

It has been an incredible launch for Final Fantasy 15, and one writer feels that part of the game’s huge success can be attributed to one of the series’ best protagonists. The wait for Fina...

By Cody Gravelle on 07 December 2016
Rumor: Final Fantasy 7 Remake Ep 1, FF Collection Releasing in 2017

Rumor: Final Fantasy 7 Remake Ep 1, FF Collection Releasing in 2017

2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Final Fantasy and a new rumor suggests Square Enix will be celebrating with the first episode of Final Fantasy VII: Remake and lots more. In late 1987 the...

By Denny Connolly on 06 December 2016
Final Fantasy 15 Review

Final Fantasy 15 Review

Final Fantasy 15 attempts to deliver an action-oriented RPG road trip that can please both old school fans and draw in fresh blood. It’s a tall order, but the bro-themed road trip pulls it...

By Denny Connolly on 02 December 2016
Final Fantasy 15 Guide: How To Use Wait Mode

Final Fantasy 15 Guide: How To Use Wait Mode

For those unaccustomed to the Final Fantasy 15‘s frantic, real-time battles, there’s a new Wait Mode available to help ease gamers in – and here’s how to use it. After a decade of waiting, ...

By Alexander Pan on 02 December 2016
Final Fantasy 15 Has Problems on PS4 Pro

Final Fantasy 15 Has Problems on PS4 Pro

Digital Foundry releases a new report comparing the frame rate performance for Final Fantasy 15 on both PlayStation 4 Pro visual settings and the standard PlayStation 4 version. The latest...

By Derek Nichols on 02 December 2016
Final Fantasy 15: Fight Square Enix President in DLC

Final Fantasy 15: Fight Square Enix President in DLC

The developers for Final Fantasy 15 plan to release post-launch content for the game featuring a boss battle with Square Enix President and CEO Yosuke Matsuda. It’s not really a secret that...

By Kyle Sledge on 01 December 2016
Enter Game Rant’s Final Fantasy XV Giveaway!

Enter Game Rant’s Final Fantasy XV Giveaway!

Game Rant is giving away one PlayStation 4 code for Final Fantasy XV, the open world action-JRPG where players battle massive creatures with a fast-paced combat system. Game Rant is back wi...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November 2016
Final Fantasy 15 File Size

Final Fantasy 15 File Size

The final file size for Final Fantasy 15 is revealed, and is not too surprising given the purported scope and scale of Square Enix’s latest JPRG adventure. With just a few days left until F...

By Anthony Taormina on 29 November 2016
Details Surface for Cancelled Sleeping Dogs 2

Details Surface for Cancelled Sleeping Dogs 2

A number of features from the cancelled Sleeping Dogs 2 surface online, giving fans of the original game a glimpse at what might have been should the game have made it to release. When deve...

By Rob Gordon on 23 November 2016
Final Fantasy 15 Billboard in Japan: 'FF Is Coming Out'

Final Fantasy 15 Billboard in Japan: 'FF Is Coming Out'

Video game publisher and developer Square Enix promotes Final Fantasy 15 with a minimalist approach in Japan with a billboard that says “FF is coming out.” After having been announced appro...

By Kyle Sledge on 23 November 2016
Final Fantasy 15 Copies Break Street Date

Final Fantasy 15 Copies Break Street Date

The street date for Square Enix’s role-playing game Final Fantasy 15 gets broken early, leading the open world title’s developer to apologize to fans. Although its official release date had...

By Kyle Sledge on 21 November 2016
Final Fantasy 15 Day One Update Details Coming Tomorrow

Final Fantasy 15 Day One Update Details Coming Tomorrow

Square Enix takes to Twitter to inform fans that Final Fantasy 15‘s first update will be available in a day one patch, with details about that update coming tomorrow. Final Fantasy 15 has a...

By Cody Gravelle on 20 November 2016
FF15: Details on Leviathan, Skills, Guest Characters

FF15: Details on Leviathan, Skills, Guest Characters

Square Enix shares more information about Final Fantasy 15, including a look at the Leviathan summon, unique party member skills, and guest characters. Ever since Final Fantasy 15 was final...

By Cody Gravelle on 18 November 2016
Watch Final Fantasy 15 Gameplay Running on PS4 Pro

Watch Final Fantasy 15 Gameplay Running on PS4 Pro

Digital Foundry releases an in-depth analysis of how Final Fantasy XV performs on the PlayStation 4 Pro and comes away mostly impressed with the results. The PlayStation 4 Pro has been out...

By Jason Gallagher on 17 November 2016
Final Fantasy 15 Ending 'Way Different'

Final Fantasy 15 Ending 'Way Different'

Ray Chase, the voice actor for Final Fantasy 15 protagonist Noctis, tells Game Rant that the ending for Square Enix’s upcoming JRPG will be unlike any other Final Fantasy. At first glance,...

By Cody Gravelle on 15 November 2016
Nier: Automata Aims To Redeem The Original Game

Nier: Automata Aims To Redeem The Original Game

Game Rant goes hands on with NieR: Automata, experiencing the new action system from Platinum Games and discovering just how long the game truly is. When NieR: Automata was first announced,...

By John Jacques on 14 November 2016
Final Fantasy 12 Remaster: An Important History Lesson

Final Fantasy 12 Remaster: An Important History Lesson

Square Enix is gearing up for a remastered release of a PS2 classic in Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age, and the PS4 version holds up as an important landmark in JRPG history. The release l...

By Cody Gravelle on 13 November 2016
NieR: Automata May Come to Xbox One

NieR: Automata May Come to Xbox One

NieR: Automata producer Yosuke Saito states that an Xbox One release for the game is in the cards, and confirms that the upcoming action RPG will support the PS4 Pro. Earlier this week, Ga...

By John Jacques on 11 November 2016
10 Best Character Cameos in Kingdom Hearts

10 Best Character Cameos in Kingdom Hearts

The Kingdom Hearts series is a strange mash-up of two huge properties, and that has led to some sweet crossovers. Here’s our list of best Kingdom Hearts character cameos. It’s no secret tha...

By Cody Gravelle on 04 November 2016
Final Fantasy Project with Chrono Trigger Director

Final Fantasy Project with Chrono Trigger Director

A website teasing a new Final Fantasy announcement pops up online, and it appears famed Chrono Trigger director Takashi Tokita is heavily involved in the project. The list changes drastical...

By Cody Gravelle on 25 October 2016
Final Fantasy 15 Has Gone Gold

Final Fantasy 15 Has Gone Gold

After nearly a decade of development – including multiple delays – Square Enix announces that its upcoming RPG Final Fantasy 15 has finally gone gold. Following a protracted development per...

By Alexander Pan on 25 October 2016
Watch Final Fantasy 15's Death Spell in Action

Watch Final Fantasy 15's Death Spell in Action

What’s cooler than using dark magic to completely warp an enemy’s body before disintegrating it? After watching this Final Fantasy 15 video, the answer is probably nothing. The RPG genre ha...

By Cody Gravelle on 25 October 2016
Dragon Quest Builders Review

Dragon Quest Builders Review

Square Enix takes a JRPG classic fuses it with elements of Minecraft in Dragon Quest Builders, creating a unique spin on the genre that enthralls even when it stumbles. The Dragon Quest fra...

By Cody Gravelle on 17 October 2016
Final Fantasy 15 Videos Show Off Engine, World Building

Final Fantasy 15 Videos Show Off Engine, World Building

Square Enix releases a series of videos that showcase how Final Fantasy 15 was made, including a closer look at the upcoming JRPG’s Luminous Studio engine. Final Fantasy 15 looks shockingly...

By Cody Gravelle on 12 October 2016
Final Fantasy 15 Moogle Plans Revealed

Final Fantasy 15 Moogle Plans Revealed

Square Enix unveils its plans for the iconic Moogles in the upcoming Final Fantasy 15, and it’s a role not many gamers were expecting the Moogles to fill. It’s possible there are more impor...

By Cody Gravelle on 05 October 2016
Final Fantasy 15 Countdown is Teasing A Moogle Surprise

Final Fantasy 15 Countdown is Teasing A Moogle Surprise

Square Enix has posted a new tease on the Final Fantasy 15 website that seems to indicate the long-awaited reveal of how Moogles look in the upcoming game. Final Fantasy 15 has established...

By Cody Gravelle on 04 October 2016
Here Are All of the Classic Songs in Final Fantasy 15

Here Are All of the Classic Songs in Final Fantasy 15

Square Enix reveals the impressive full list of tracks that will be playable on Final Fantasy XV‘s in-game car radio, featuring songs from past games in the series. Some of Final Fantasy 15...

By Jason Gallagher on 02 October 2016
Dragon Quest 7: Fragments of the Forgotten Past Review

Dragon Quest 7: Fragments of the Forgotten Past Review

Dragon Quest 7: Fragments of the Forgotten Past is an engaging remake of a well-liked classic that brings some much needed paint and portability to the overly long game. In 2016, gamers ha...

By Riley Little on 29 September 2016
Final Fantasy 15 Gameplay Video: See First 40 Minutes

Final Fantasy 15 Gameplay Video: See First 40 Minutes

Square Enix’s livestream event at this week’s EGX in London shows off the first 40 minutes of Final Fantasy 15, revealing some finer details about combat and exploration. If Final Fantasy 1...

By Cody Gravelle on 27 September 2016
New Final Fantasy 15 Gameplay Footage Shown at EGX

New Final Fantasy 15 Gameplay Footage Shown at EGX

PlayStation Access livestreams gameplay of Final Fantasy 15 from this year’s EGX that shows off Regalia customization, a racing mini-game with Gladio, and more. EGX 2016 has already shown o...

By Curt Hutson on 26 September 2016
Final Fantasy 15 Season Pass Doesn't Cover All DLC

Final Fantasy 15 Season Pass Doesn't Cover All DLC

The director for Square Enix’s forthcoming role-playing game Final Fantasy 15 reveals that the Season Pass will not contain all of the DLC the studio plans to offer. According to a discus...

By Kyle Sledge on 26 August 2016
World of Final Fantasy Review

World of Final Fantasy Review

World of Final Fantasy might not be the Final Fantasy game everyone is talking about this year, but its addictive gameplay and entertaining callbacks make it a must-play.

By Cody Gravelle on 11 August 2016
Final Fantasy 14 Could Soon Come to Xbox One

Final Fantasy 14 Could Soon Come to Xbox One

Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn‘s director says Square Enix is talking to Microsoft about bringing the game and its Heavensward expansion to Xbox One. Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn l...

By Jason Gallagher on 26 June 2016
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Releases First Story DLC

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Releases First Story DLC

Square Enix follows up last month’s release of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided with the game’s first story DLC, System Rift, which features the return of Frank Pritchard.

By Cody Gravelle on 24 June 2016
World of Final Fantasy Gets a Release Date

World of Final Fantasy Gets a Release Date

Fans of the Final Fantasy series have even more to look forward to this fall, as Square Enix finally schedules World of Final Fantasy release dates worldwide.

By Cody Gravelle on 22 May 2016
Watch the Sephiroth Summon in World of Final Fantasy

Watch the Sephiroth Summon in World of Final Fantasy

Publisher and developer Square Enix releases a cutscene revealing the summon of Final Fantasy 7’s main villain Sephiroth in the forthcoming World of Final Fantasy.

By Kyle Sledge on 22 May 2016
World of Final Fantasy Demo Coming Next Week

World of Final Fantasy Demo Coming Next Week

Square Enix reveals the opening cinematic for the chibi-inspired World of Final Fantasy and announces that a free demo of the game will be available October 17.

By Jason Gallagher on 22 May 2016
Game Ranter Banter: Final Fantasy, Smash Bros. and More

Game Ranter Banter: Final Fantasy, Smash Bros. and More

Five writers give their take on Super Smash Bros. DLC, WWE 2K16’s lack of female wrestlers, Square Enix’s Western appeal, betas, and TellTale’s sporadic release schedule.

By Riley Little on 13 February 2016
Final Fantasy Explorers Shows Tiny Cloud in Action

Final Fantasy Explorers Shows Tiny Cloud in Action

Square Enix releases a new trailer for Final Fantasy Explorers, showcasing the gameplay, summons, and combat abilities of Final Fantasy series protagonists. With just over a week left bef...

By Sarah Fields on 26 January 2016
Bravely Second: End Layer Release Date

Bravely Second: End Layer Release Date

Square Enix reveals when US gamers can finally expect to get their hands on the sequel to one of 2014’s sleeper hit titles, and it will be sooner rather than later. Bravely Second: End La...

By Cody Gravelle on 26 January 2016
Rise of the Tomb Raider PC Deals

Rise of the Tomb Raider PC Deals

Update 2/1: Rise of the Tomb Raider is now discounted by 10% off at Steam Store. Incredibly, GMG is matching the deal, making the game only $40.50 (total of 32% off). Remember all the con...

By Dealzon on 26 January 2016
Hitman Releases World of Assassination Trailer

Hitman Releases World of Assassination Trailer

Sony and IO Interactive release a new trailer for the first season Hitman that displays the potential for a sleek and highly stylized level of danger and sophistication. Ever since Hitman...

By Kyle Sledge on 26 January 2016
Final Fantasy 15 Could Be Coming to PC

Final Fantasy 15 Could Be Coming to PC

An eagle-eyed Final Fantasy 15 fan finds evidence embedded in the HTML of a website related to the forthcoming RPG that suggests it could be coming to PC. A NeoGAF user going by the handl...

By Kyle Sledge on 26 January 2016
Final Fantasy 15 Release Date Coming March 30

Final Fantasy 15 Release Date Coming March 30

Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata confirms during the January Square Enix Active Time Report event that fans will finally have a release date soon. After a long decade spent in dev...

By Cody Gravelle on 26 January 2016
Hitman is Now Episodic

Hitman is Now Episodic

After a release push-back and a mysterious pre-order cancelation, developer IO Interactive announces that Hitman will no longer be a full title and will instead release episodically. It’s...

By Evan Hopkins on 26 January 2016
Lightening Appears in Weird Interview

Lightening Appears in Weird Interview

Final Fantasy protagonist Lightning speaks to The Telegraph about her upcoming modeling gig with Louis Vuitton, and the results are weird and awkward. Fans of Square Enix’s flagship RPG ...

By Brad Jones on 26 December 2015
Final Fantasy 13's Lightning Models Louis Vuitton

Final Fantasy 13's Lightning Models Louis Vuitton

The Final Fantasy brand is one of the largest video game franchises in the world, but it’s not every day that you see it interacting with other non-video game properties. Today is one of...

By John Jacques on 26 December 2015
First Look at World of Final Fantasy

First Look at World of Final Fantasy

Square Enix offers gamers their first look at the kid-centric World of Final Fantasy, highlighting the game’s chibi interpretations of famous Final Fantasy characters. When Square Enix to...

By Evan Hopkins on 26 December 2015
Management Changes Hit Crystal Dynamics

Management Changes Hit Crystal Dynamics

Square Enix announces that Darrell Gallagher, head of product development and Western Studios, is leaving the company and reveals new studio heads at Crystal Dynamics. Big changes are com...

By Derek Nichols on 26 December 2015
Skip Random Encounters in Final Fantasy 9 on PC

Skip Random Encounters in Final Fantasy 9 on PC

The Steam Page for the upcoming PC release of Final Fantasy 9 reveals a few of the port’s newer features, including some options that will save gamers a lot of time if they choose to use...

By Cody Gravelle on 26 December 2015
Final Fantasy 9 Coming to PC, Mobile

Final Fantasy 9 Coming to PC, Mobile

Square Enix rings in the new year in style, announcing that PlayStation One classic Final Fantasy 9 will be coming to PC and mobile platforms in 2016. Square Enix announced its intent to...

By Cody Gravelle on 26 December 2015
Triad Wars Shutting Down For Good In January

Triad Wars Shutting Down For Good In January

United Front Games announces on their forums that asynchronous multiplayer title Triad Wars is not going to make it out of beta and is shutting down on January 20, 2016. Though its develo...

By Derek Nichols on 26 December 2015
Rise of the Tomb Raider Hits PC Next Month

Rise of the Tomb Raider Hits PC Next Month

Rise of the Tomb Raider’s Steam Store page gives hope to PC Tomb Raider fans, suggesting that the title will hit the online service at some point in January 2016. Although Rise of the To...

By Rob Gordon on 26 December 2015
Hitman Pre-Orders Cancelled on PSN

Hitman Pre-Orders Cancelled on PSN

PlayStation Network cancels all Hitman preorders, claiming Square Enix made the call to make needed fixes to the game, and new preorders will be available soon. Gamers will see quite a fe...

By Boston Blake on 26 December 2015
Final Fantasy 15 Launching in 2016

Final Fantasy 15 Launching in 2016

Final Fantasy 15 game director Hajime Tabata announces that the highly anticipated game will finally launch at some point by the end of 2016 for PS4 and Xbox One. 2016 is an exciting yea...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 December 2015
Rise of the Tomb Raider Gets Xbox One Demo

Rise of the Tomb Raider Gets Xbox One Demo

Microsoft quietly releases a free demo for Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One that allows players to explore the early sections of Lara Croft’s latest adventure. For many people, video g...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 December 2015
Rise of the Tomb Raider Endurance Mode

Rise of the Tomb Raider Endurance Mode

Microsoft announces that the first DLC pack for Rise of the Tomb Raider, a challenging new experience called Endurance Mode, is available to download now. While it didn’t sell quite as we...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 December 2015
More Final Fantasy 15 Details Coming Next Month

More Final Fantasy 15 Details Coming Next Month

Square Enix announces that fans can expect more Final Fantasy 15 details next month, including new battle footage, information on the Nilfheim Empire, and more. With 2015 coming to a clos...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 December 2015
Just Cause 3 Review

Just Cause 3 Review

Just Cause 3 may suffer from bugs and lengthy load screens, but it still offers an over-the-top action experience that is more fun and exciting than any summer blockbuster from recent yea...

By Denny Connolly on 26 November 2015
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Pre-Order Program Cancelled

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Pre-Order Program Cancelled

When it comes to marketing their games and gearing up to release new titles, one thing that is especially important to games publishers are their pre-order numbers. On the one hand, pre-ord...

By Jasmine Henry on 06 November 2015
Do Video Games Need External Writers?

Do Video Games Need External Writers?

With the world of video games expanding all the time, the media form’s role in art has become a topic of great importance. Proponents of the opinion that video games are an art form hold...

By Rob Gordon on 26 September 2015
New Hitman Game Delayed Into 2016

New Hitman Game Delayed Into 2016

2015 has been a mixed year for the barcode marked hitman known as Agent 47. Initial impressions of the latest title in the assassination franchise, creatively titled Hitman, were primaril...

By Evan Hopkins on 26 September 2015
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Gets New Game Plus

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Gets New Game Plus

At the moment, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is shaping up to be a strong addition to the Deus Ex franchise. The follow-up to 2011’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the title looks set to build upo...

By Rob Gordon on 03 September 2015
Deus Ex Bosses Can't Be Beat With Dialogue

Deus Ex Bosses Can't Be Beat With Dialogue

Deus Ex: Human Revolution made a serious blunder when the game forced players who chose a stealthing playstyle to face boss characters face-to-face. Many fans of the Deus Ex series were s...

By Sarah Fields on 01 September 2015
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Boss Battles

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Boss Battles

Deus Ex: Human Revolution – precursor to Eidos Montreal’s upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – had its fair share of revolutionary gameplay moments due to a deft blend of dialogue, FPS-elements, and...

By Kyle Sledge on 01 September 2015
Hitman E3 2015 Gameplay Trailer

Hitman E3 2015 Gameplay Trailer

The Hitman games have been entertaining people for almost 15 years. Playing as trained assassin Agent 47, Hitman fans have killed marks in a variety of ways including poisoning them with bad fish, s...

By Jasmine Henry on 26 August 2015
Hitman Gameplay Video Leaks

Hitman Gameplay Video Leaks

The Hitman series has been a favorite of gamers for close to 15 years, entertaining players with its intuitive gameplay and flexibility when it comes to its major kills. While the games allow for pl...

By Cody Gravelle on 26 August 2015
E3 2015: Hitman Trailer

E3 2015: Hitman Trailer

After months of hints from IO Interactive, fans of the Hitman franchise can finally rejoice – the series is set to travel to the current generation. Like most games revealed at E3 2015 this year, th...

By John Jacques on 26 August 2015
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Collector's Edition

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Collector's Edition

Nowadays, whenever a highly anticipated title is announced for release, it’s a safe bet that the option for a collector’s edition will eventually be on the table. Even though some gamin...

By Kyle Sledge on 26 August 2015
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Gameplay Trailer

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Gameplay Trailer

With Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, publisher Square Enix looks to be returning to the acclaimed cyberpunk series’ roots. Jean-Francois Dugas, the game’s director over at developer Eidos Montreal, has co...

By Rob Gordon on 26 August 2015
Deus Ex: Mankind Divded Gameplay Footage

Deus Ex: Mankind Divded Gameplay Footage

It’s been four years since we last traveled the world as Adam Jensen, as he set out on a quest to expose the shadowy cabal behind the Illuminati and unravel their global domination conspiracy in the...

By Kyle Sledge on 26 August 2015
World of Final Fantasy Announced

World of Final Fantasy Announced

Square Enix announces ‘World of Final Fantasy’, a super cute spin-off crossover title that features many ‘Final Fantasy’ series protagonists and monsters.

By Sarah Fields on 11 August 2015
E3: New Game Trailers & Announcements [Roundup]

E3: New Game Trailers & Announcements [Roundup]

Watch ALL the new trailers and see ALL the new game announcements that came out of the E3 2014 press conferences.

By Rob Keyes on 06 December 2014
Canadian Videogame Awards: 2014 Winners

Canadian Videogame Awards: 2014 Winners

‘Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’ and ‘Child of Light’ take home the most Canadian Videogame Awards for 2013-2014.

By Rob Keyes on 28 August 2014
The Game Awards 2014: Nominations

The Game Awards 2014: Nominations

The nominations for the first ever edition of ‘The Game Awards’ have been unveiled, including YouTube celebs and eSports players.

By Rob Keyes on 06 June 2014
Dead Space 3, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Hitman: HD Trilogy

Dead Space 3, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Hitman: HD Trilogy

Today we have a live-action ‘Dead Space 3’ launch trailer, a new ‘Aliens: Colonial Marines’ trailer, and a ‘Hitman: HD Trilogy’ launch trailer for your viewing pleasure.

By Anthony Taormina on 29 October 2012