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    Events

    Development
    • Square Enix forms Final Fantasy Committee to ensure the quality of future FF games (Siliconera) – Naoki Yoshida, Hajime Tabata, Motomu Toriyama, and Yoshinori Kitase are members of this four person party.
    • What's the difference between making Final Fantasy now and 20 years ago? That's the question Siliconera asked Takashi Tokita who has been working with the Final Fantasy series starting with FFIII and FFIV.
    • Conversation with Creators with Tetsuya Nomura interview! (Kingdom Hearts Insider) – Video and English transcript.
    • A Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest and Tales collaboration might be possible? (Siliconera) – Dragon Quest producer Yosuke Saito and Final Fantasy producer Shinji Hashimoto from Square Enix, along with Namco Bandai’s Tales of series producer Hideo Baba share some interesting quotes regarding possible collaboration ideas.
    • Check out concept art by Mathieu Latour-Duhaime!

    Deals and sales

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    Week 43

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has over 50 hours of content
    (IGN)
    speaking to IGN as part of a First Look event, gameplay director Yuji Abe addressed fan concerns that the game would feel short when compared to other Final Fantasy titles, thanks to the unavoidable countdown-to-the-apocalypse feature.

    Screenshots

    Lightning X Lawson

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn


    All Saints' Wake haiku contest
    – this year we challenge you to express your thoughts and feelings towards All Saints' Wake quite literally in words. So overcome your fears, sharpen your quills and start scribbling.

    Announcing the Doppelganger Screenshot Contest!
    To celebrate this year's All Saints' Wake, adventurers across the realm have been called upon to take after the dreaded doppleganger, guising themselves as their favorite NPC or monster!

    Official World Transfer Service Announcement
    after reading the guidelines, please proceed to the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Mog Station to use the World Transfer Service.

    Full Housing
    you'll definitely want to check out the exciting housing-related content planned for patch 2.1!

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has over 1.5 million registered accounts
    (Siliconera)
    Famitsu reports Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn that the game has over 1.5 million registered users worldwide.

    Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

    Development Team Report part 1
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    – a new series of updates have begun today, entitled the "Development Team Reports." In these reports, future additions to the game will be described, giving players something to look forward to.

    Kingdom Hearts III

    Nomura interview in Famitsu - Kingdom Hearts 3 and 2.5 detailed!
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    Out of the blue, the latest issue of Famitsu Weekly greets us with a brand new interview with Series Director Tetsuya Nomura.

    New gameplay trailer for Kingdom Hearts III
    – Kingdom Hearts fans! In case you missed it, check out the all new trailer featuring never before seen Kingdom Hearts III gameplay shown at the D23 Expo Japan 2013.

    Roxas and Ventus teased for Kingdom Hearts III
    (Siliconera)
    – series creator Tetsuya Nomura drops more tidbits on Kingdom Hearts III.

    Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies

    Bravely Default's "Bravely Second" feature added to help players finish the game
    (Siliconera)
    – "There's a chance that all the players could end up disliking it, so we really put a lot of thought into this one," says Bravely Default producer Tomoya Asano.

    Bravely Default English screenshots show exploration, battles and story scenes
    (Siliconera)
    – Nintendo of Europe have released a batch of brand new English screenshots for Bravely Default.

    Bravely Default Deluxe Edition announced
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    – for European fans anticipating Bravely Default, Square Enix has revealed the Deluxe Edition set that will be available for purchase.

    Someone in Japan spent $40,000 on Bravely Default... but not on the 3DS
    (Siliconera)
    – you might know someone who spent $100 or even more on a social game. Well, they have nothing on Mikuru, an avid player and blogger of Bravely Default’s browser spin-off, Bravely Default: Praying Brage.

    Drakengard 3

    Drakengard 3's Zero cosplaying as the first Drakengard protagonist, Caim
    (Siliconera)
    – this weekend, Square Enix showed off some new footage of Drakengard 3 during a NicoNico Live presentation featuring producer Takasama Shiba, along with some of the game’s voice actresses.

    A first look at Drakengard 3's aerial battles on dragonback
    (Siliconera)
    – in Drakengard 3, you’ll be playing as the deadly Utautai Zero, who can hold her own on land, but when it comes to aerial combat, she’ll be needing the help of her partner dragon Mikhail.

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Directors Cut

    Out now!
    today’s the day, augmentees. Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut is available for purchase today – or if you’ve got it already on PC, you get upgrade it for a pretty modest fee.

    Thief

    Stealing Time Episode 3
    – listen to the third episode of our THIEF podcast series, all about the City Hub.

    Nosgoth

    Closed alpha extended to North America and throughout Europe
    Nosgoth Closed Alpha extends throughout NA/EU!
    – we're overjoyed to announce that gamers in North America and throughout Europe are now eligible to take part in the exclusive Nosgoth Closed Alpha!

    Closed alpha testing schedule
    – if you have been selected to participate please ensure you are available at the designated times.

    Dragon Quest X

    Dragon Quest X expansion introduces entirely new monsters to the series
    (Siliconera)
    – we’ve got three monsters who will be making life difficult for you when you land in Dragon Quest X’s brand new continent.


    Lost Crusade

    What is Square Enix’s Lost Crusade?
    (Siliconera)
    – Square Enix filed a trademark for Lost Crusade which can be used for video games in Japan.

    Black Butler

    Live-action Black Butler's story details revealed
    (Anime News Network)
    the staff of the live-action film based on Yana Toboso's Black Butler manga revealed more story details about the film and new stills on Thursday.

    Merchandise

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII keychain.

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Mascot Straps.

    Play Arts Kai DC Comics group pictures 1 and 2.

    Play Arts Kai Zetman.

    Play Arts Kai The Flash.

    Play Arts Kai Captain Harlock.

    Play Arts Kai Yuki Kei.

    Play Arts Kai Aliens.

    Square Enix ask fans what Bravely Default merchandise they'd like to see
    (Siliconera)
    – D’s Notebook tops the list!

    Fuzzy Cactuar.

    Dengeki visits Artnia Café

    – the Japanese magazine samples the latest delicacies inspired by Final Fantasy XI.

    Artnia Mascot Cups: Chocobo and Cactuar.

    Artnia fan.

    Development

    New trademarks:
    2013-74669 グロリアスブレイズ
    2013-75921 ゆるかみ!
    2013-76428 THE SEEDS OF SALVATION
    2013-76464 LUMINARIES OF THE LEGENDARY LINE
    2013-75868 TRIAD WARS
    2013-75869 CUPCAKE KINGDOM

    Eidos-Montréal looking for a new Community Manager
    – do you have what it takes to Tweet like a pro?

    Square Enix once promised Final Fantasy VII, VIII and IX remakes
    (Siliconera)
    – way back, once upon a time, Square Enix promised a full on updated remake of Final Fantasies VII – IX, that would have been completely done up with graphical and audio enhancements that befit the PlayStation 2 system it would have graced.



    Last edited by Grimoire; 29th Oct 2013 at 02:02.

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    Week 44

    Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

    Final Fantasy IV: The After Years coming to iOS and Android in November
    (Siliconera)
    – Ceodore and Cecil are retuning in 3D with Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. The sequel to Final Fantasy IV has been remade with 3D graphics for iOS and Android.


    Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster

    Screens show shiny Bahamut, Gun Mage Rikku
    (Siliconera)
    more screenshots Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster from Square Enix show Yuna’s summons in HD and a few of the jobs from Final Fantasy X-2.

    Final Fantasy X Superboss Penance is in Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
    (Siliconera)
    Penance was one of the additions in Final Fantasy X made for Final Fantasy X International. This superboss appears after you defeat all of the Dark Aeons and Penance has well over 10 million HP.

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

    Oerba Yun Fang Returns
    Fang’s back, in Lightning Returns: FFXIII
    Fang and her devastating bladed lance return in our latest screenshots!

    Lightning Returns (and Fang too)
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    along with some gameplay details!

    You can eradicate entire monster species in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
    (Siliconera)
    in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, you can bring entire races of the games enemies to extinction.

    Why walk when you can teleport?
    (Siliconera)

    – You only have so many hours to save the world in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and the world compared to other Final Fantasy games is a lot larger. One way to get from one continent to the next is to run on a giant highway, but beware there are powerful monsters on the road.

    Lightning Returns with Chocobo Eater and Snow's restaurant artwork
    (Siliconera)
    Square Enix shared more artwork from Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. The monster above is a Chocobo Eater and it looks like it doesn’t have legs like the Chocobo Eater in Final Fantasy X.

    Even more Lightning costumes from Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
    (Siliconera)
    Lightning has a stunning array of costumes in her upcoming game, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and Square Enix have put up a bunch online for us to ogle at.

    Lightning concept art.

    Pocky maker Glico has a tie up with Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
    Square Enix and snack maker Ezaki Glico are partnering for a promotion. Glico is probably best known for creating the Pocky, the chocolate coated pretzel sticks.

    Asian version.

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

    The ”Letter from the Producer LIVE Part IX” Video & Q&A Released!
    We’re proud to announce that the "Letter from the Producer LIVE Part IX" video has been released!

    Fan Kit #5 released!
    – We've released a new fan kit including ringtones for your smartphone! Try them out and treat your ears to the sounds of Eorzea.

    Libra Eorzea for Android (Version 1.0.0) is now available!
    – Android users can at long last enjoy the wealth of knowledge that is Libra Eorzea!

    Combing Soon
    – new hairstyles!

    Final Fantasy XIV had a major but quiet hiccup some time ago
    (Siliconera)
    – here's what it was.

    Final Fantasy XV


    Voice actor confirmed
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    voice actor Jay Preston will be voicing a character in Final Fantasy XV, so declares his official website and LinkedIn profile.

    Pictologica: Final Fantasy

    Now available in Japan
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    revealed earlier this year, Pictologica: Final Fantasy is the latest entry in Square Enix’s Final Fantasy-themed mobile minigame lineup.

    Cloud Strife concept art.

    Official website
    .

    Dragon Quest Monsters 2

    Dragon Quest Monsters 2 has gigantic Super G size monsters to fight

    (Siliconera)
    – monsters in Dragon Quest Monsters 2 are visible on the field and in this game you can threaten monsters. If there’s a monster behind you can spook it by quickly turning around.

    Drakengard 3


    Drakengard 3's four deadly weapons
    (Siliconera)
    Drakengard 3 has multiple weapons for Zero to use and you can switch weapons while you are in battle. The weapon story system returns in Drakengard 3 and each weapon can grow to level four if you can collect materials for it.

    Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies

    Sound of Bravely
    drama CD and artwork.

    Bravely Default drama CD brings with it some stylish and risqué costumes
    (Siliconera)
    – Bravely Default, much like Fire Emblem, is getting its own set of drama CDs, and the first one comes with a set of bonus costumes for the game.

    Final Fantasy: 4 Heroes of Light bosses invade Bravely Default: For the Sequel
    (Siliconera)
    – Square Enix is bringing Final Fantasy: The Four Heroes of Light’s bosses over in a crossover to Bravely Default: For the Sequel.

    For the Sequel cover art.

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Directors Cut

    Director's Cut review round-up

    since the launch of the Director's Cut, we've had a lot of reasons to smile. It seems like the gaming press likes the game as much as we do! Here is what they had to say.

    FAQ.

    Cosplay Augmented
    – we've seen a lot of Adam Jensen cosplay over the past year, and they almost had one thing in common: the trenchcoat. Sure, trenchcoats are badass, but why no combat outfit? Simple. Those cybernetic arms are damned hard to make! Luckily, we found two fantastic fabricators who dared to take on the project.

    Deus Ex: The Fall

    Lite version now available
    we’re pleased to announce that we’ve released a Lite edition of the game, so if you were at all on the fence about whether to jump in, you can try it for yourself and see if you like it!

    Nosgoth

    Hunters – Sworn to Exterminate the Vampire Scourge
    from before their earliest recorded histories, groups of Human warriors have come together and taken up arms against their enduring enemies, Nosgoth’s race of Vampires.

    Happy Halloween from Nosgoth!
    Happy Halloween everybody! And what would Halloween be without a bit of spooky fun? After all, we are home to plenty of vampires already!

    Murdered: Soul Suspect

    Concept art
    – we're showing more of the Dusk world in Murdered: Soul Suspect today with this newly released concept art.

    Concept art II
    – here's some never-before-seen Murdered: Soul Suspect concept art - featuring a demonic spirit!

    Thief

    New Thief trailer
    Stories from The City - Part 1.

    Trick or Treat
    ?

    Treat! Here’s some of our never-before-seen art of Basso and Garrett. What could they be up to this time?

    Thief Cosplay Spotlight: Israel Horton
    Halloween is here, and once again our thoughts turn to cosplay.

    Thief Cosplay Spotlight: Landstalker Props
    Showcasing a working version of Garrett's bow made by a talented prop-maker!

    Gunslinger Stratos

    Tetsuya Nomura and a street fighter artist worked on this Square Enix game
    (Siliconera)
    – Square Enix is making a sequel to the light gun arcade game Gunslinger Stratos and it has two characters designed by Final Fantasy artist Tetsuya Nomura. Can you guess which two are made by Nomura?

    Official website.

    Music

    Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster OST.

    CureSQ Holiday.

    Merchandise

    Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Cloudy Wolf Zippo Lighter.

    Final Fantasy X Tidus Zanarkand Ring.

    Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster Ultimania.

    Final Fantasy XI Pin Badge Collection.

    Final Fantasy XIII Snow and Serah's Pendant.

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Pendant.

    Kingdom Hearts Character Straps
    Dream Eaters.

    Dragon Quest merchandise campaign.

    The Art of Bravely 2010 - 2013.

    Play Arts Kai Wonder Woman.

    Play Arts Kai Aquaman.

    Mini Hitman Agent 47 means some serious business!
    Check him out at our official online store!

    Square Enix have made some of the best DC Comics figurines we've seen yet
    (Siliconera)
    Square Enix’s Play Art Kai brand is going to be releasing an absolutely gorgeous set of DC comics “Variant” figurines.

    Artnia Café Charm Series.

    Events

    Lightning Returns and FFX/X-2 event in Tokyo.

    Development

    Rare Tetsuya Nomura art sketches from Final Fantasy VI era unearthed
    (Siliconera)
    those who have been following scenario writer Aki Takashi’s Twitter were met with a pleasant surprise when he dug up some of Tetsuya Nomura’s sketches dating back to the Final Fantasy V, VI and Front Mission era.

    Take the Square Enix Dragon Quest story writing test
    (Siliconera)
    on top of submitting a resume, all applicants have to send two writing samples. The first is an essay about what you think of the Dragon Quest series and the second is a short story with an escape theme.

    Deals and Sales

    Final Fantasy IV now 50% off on iOS devices!
    – Final Fantasy IV is now half price on iOS devices! Play the original before the release of its sequel, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, which will be arriving on iOS and Android devices late November 2013.

    Pre-order into the future... Final Fantasy XIII-3 & X | X-2 HD Remastered
    (Siliconera)
    – pre-order deals crept up for next year's FF XIII-3, plus Remastered HD of X | X-2.

    Bloodmasque free for one week on iOS devices
    – to celebrate the release of the iPad Air, Bloodmasque is FREE for one week on iOS devices!


    D23 Expo Japan Sora art by Nomura up for aucton.

    Custom Tomb Raider Xbox 360 & Collector's Edition Game - Extra Life Charity
    – we've donated a custom Tomb Raider Xbox 360 to Team Tomb Raider Community to support their Extra Life 4 Kids efforts!

    Square Enix Store sale – last couple of days!
    – In case you missed it, here’s a quick reminder that this month’s Square Enix Store sale is still on… but only until 5pm tomorrow, so if you want to bag a bargain, you’d better be quick.

    Just for Fun

    Happy Halloween with Dragon Quest X and Black Butler!
    (Anime News Network)

    Cactuar, Chocobo and Moogle pumpkins!

    The food of Square Enix: Halloween special.
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    And FFIV have Brasilian Portuguese! Thank you SE!!! First game of yours in my language!

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    Final Fantasy VIII

    Play Chocobo World on Vita, PocketStation is a downloadable App in Japan
    (Siliconera)
    – starting today, Japanese PlayStation Plus members will be able to download the PocketStation app, free of charge, which will also feature mini-games from Crash Bandicoot 3, Mega Man, Ape Escape, and many other PsOne classics.

    Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster

    New screenshots.

    Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster will have International Dresspheres, and Creature Creator
    (Siliconera)
    Final Fantasy XIII-2 wasn't the first game where you could have a monster instead of another party member. Final Fantasy X-2 International + Last Mission dabbled with that idea eight years earlier.

    Final Fantasy X's original idea and other reflections from Yoshinori Kitase
    (Siliconera)
    – Yoshinori Kitase also explains why Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Reamster took so long to develop and why they chose to add a radio drama an epilogue to Final Fantasy X-2.

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

    Shops and Customisation
    – we've got some exciting new footage from Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII to show you today!

    The Final Fantasy XIII project was originally called "Colors World"

    (Siliconera)
    – this weekend, Square Enix held a creator's event where Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII producer Yoshinori Kitase and lead planner Yui Sawada had a few things to share about the game.

    FamilyMart promo campaign.

    Lightning Returns X Pictlogica Final Fantasy X Pocky
    (Siliconera)
    – Square Enix, Pocky maker Ezaki Glico, and Family Mart are working together on a Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII campaign. If you purchase two participating Glico products at Family Mart you can get one of these Final Fantasy XIII cards.

    Bhunivelze Returns in Lightning Returns
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    – Bhunivelze will return in Lightning Returns as was foretold in the Fabula Nova Crystallis lore, and you can see him in the newest issue of Jump.

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII alters Lightning's silly sorceress pose
    (Siliconera)
    – during a fan presentation in Japan, the developers also talked about how Lightning’s boobs jiggle and confirmed they boosted Lightning’s bust. Why did Square Enix feel the need to do this since other Final Fantasy games steered clear of this kind of stuff?

    Interview with Motomu Toriyama and Yuji Abe
    (Square Portal)
    a few weeks ago Square Enix went on a press tour in Europe to promote Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. The German gaming site Spieletester had the chance to sit down with director Motomu Toriyama and game designer Yuji Abe for an interview about the game’s gameplay and story.

    Lightning's costumes
    – which one will you choose?

    66 costumes so far!

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

    Final Fantasy XIV exceeds Square Enix's expectations
    (Siliconera)
    – prompts earnings forecast increase.

    Final Fantasy XIV paid subscribers have already exceeded Final Fantasy XI's peak
    (Siliconera)
    – despite its rocky start, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is shaping to be one of Square Enix’s strongest games. The reboot launched on August 27 and as of September 30 over 1.45 million units have been sold worldwide.

    Final Fantasy XIV: Libra Eorzea companion app is available on Google Play for free!

    Pictologica: Final Fantasy

    iOS version now available.

    Serah and Mog concept art.

    Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

    Localization in progress?

    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    – 2 pages of code caught our eye by content and name, featuring one key word: "localization".

    Dragon Quest Monsters 2

    Set for February along with Limited Edition 3DS XL

    (Siliconera)
    – Square Enix set February 6, 2014 as the release date for Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Marvelous Mysterious Key. The Nintendo 3DS remake will retail for 5,490 yen ($55), but Dragon Quest fans will probably want this limited edition 3DS XL.

    Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies

    Gameplay trailer
    – behold the world of Bravely Default for Nintendo 3DS in our brand new trailer!

    Bravely Default to have more downloadable special bosses in the future
    (Siliconera)
    – "We're currently thinking of a schedule to add more [bosses] even after the release of the game," says Bravely Default producer Tomoya Asano.

    Nosgoth


    Reavers – Harsh Masters of Human Cattle
    – check out our latest blog entry for the secret history and dark motivations behind the Reaver Vampires of Clan Dumahim.

    Scouts – Messengers, Wardens and Warriors
    – we reveal the background and motivations for the Human Scouts, aka the Watchers of Dark Eden.

    Closed Alpha
    – our next Closed Alpha play session takes place *today* at 17:00 GMT/18:00 CET/12:00 EST/09:00 PST.

    Thief

    Thief Cosplay Spotlight: Smish
    – we saw Smish at Dragon Con and just had to show you her costume, so we tracked her down for an interview.

    Murdered: Soul Suspect


    Concept art
    – with our concept art you get a little behind-the-scenes peek at the making of Murdered: Soul Suspect - including a few notes from one of our artists.

    Emperors SaGa

    Headed for the mobage platform.


    Music

    Lightning Returns skips on promo theme song
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    – Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will skip out on a promotional theme song (unlike its two predecessors) in favor of a theme composed by the game’s triumvirate of composers: Masashi Hamauzu, Naoshi Mizuta, and Mitsuto Suzuki.

    OST mastered and ready for printing
    (Square Portal)
    – Mitsuto Suzuki also made a blog post about the mastering and showed pictures from the recording studio

    Christmas Collections II music from Square Enix
    official website.

    Gunslinger Stratos OST.

    Merchandise

    Final Fantasy VII Shinra Tie Pin.

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Ultimania.

    Glico makes Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Cactuar Pretz

    (Anime News Network)
    – for a limited time only, Glico will be releasing a Cactuar-decorated Pretz in its original roasted corn flavor, with more characters to come in the immediate future. These specially branded snacks will be available at Family Mart markets across Japan.

    Artnia Souvenir Cup Cactuar.

    Dragon Quest Metallic Monsters Gallery figures.

    Hori are bringing back their Dragon Quest X slime keyboards
    (Siliconera)
    Hori brings word that it is re-releasing its popular Dragon Quest X-themed slim keyboards in both Blue Slime and Metal Slime versions, which were sold out last year on release.

    Play Arts Kai Robocop.

    Square Enix & Ubisoft assemble! (For Merchandise)
    Hey folks! We’re super-excited to announce a joint merchandising partnership between Square Enix and Ubisoft. To clarify, from today, a range of merchandise from each company is now available for fans to purchase in both the Square Enix Store and Ubisoft’s Uplay Shop across European/PAL territories.

    Development

    Square Enix announces Project FLARE
    – A technological breakthrough in cloud gaming


    Further reading.

    Project Flare is Square Enix's entry into cloud gaming
    (Siliconera)
    – a Project Flare tech demo shows Final Fantasy XI running with multiple windows that shows each party member's perspective.

    Square Enix’s sets three strategic changes for their gaming division
    (Siliconera)
    – Square Enix has a new president and new ideas on how to move the company forward. The publisher behind Dragon Quest announced three strategic changes to the digital entertainment business.

    Important Notices

    FFXIV: A Realm Reborn – beware ‘fake’ emails
    – it’s come to our attention that some Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn players are receiving emails claiming to be from Square Enix, warning that your Square Enix account may be suspended if you sell it on to another person – and that you should verify ownership by following a link.

    Countermeasures for the Fraud Using Market.
    Follow-up.
    Countermeasures to Assist Players Affected by the Market Security.

    Notice of Maintenance to Address Technical Difficulties.
    Notice of End to Maintenance.
    All Worlds Maintenance.
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    Week 46

    Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster

    Even more Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster screenshots
    – hey folks, we've got another bundle of screenshots from Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster for you to feast your eyes upon!

    Screenshots and promotional CG artwok.
    (Game Watch, 4 Gamer)

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

    Thirteen "What to Wear" mini trailers released
    (Square Portal)
    – Square Enix Japan has released 13 brand new trailers for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII showing off a few of her outfits.

    New screenshots and The Wildlands ~Morning~ music!
    (Square Portal)
    – We got you a huge bunch of brand new Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII screenshots! And that’s not all! We also have a new preview song to share with you from the soundtrack!

    European demo tour preview and video.
    (Square Portal)

    An important NPC from Final Fantasy XIII surprisingly Returns for Lightning Returns
    (Siliconera, FF-Reunion)
    – warning! this could be considered a spoiler for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII so read at your own risk!

    NORA won't return for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
    (Siliconera)
    – also, tri-Ace helped Square Enix develop Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

    Cid Returns in Lightning Returns
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    – you'll encounter some familiar faces in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, including Cid Raines who originally appeared in Final Fantasy XIII. He serves as a spokesman for the thoughts of the dead, and you can see him in this week’s circuit via Famitsu. Serah Farron will also reappear in some form, as will Caius, but we’ll keep any spoilers to a minimum.


    More details about Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII's surprising returning characters
    (Siliconera)
    – possible spoiler alert for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. This post talks about some characters from other Final Fantasy XIII titles that come back for the third game.

    Bhunivelze.

    How Snow and other FFXIII heroes changed
    (Siliconera)
    Siliconera spoke with producer Yoshinori Kitase to talk about how the characters evolved and why they added Final Fantasy crossover costumes.

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII live action commercial.

    Box art from around the world
    (Siliconera)
    – Square Enix made four different covers for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Japan’s box art has a close up of Lightning’s face. The game also launches throughout Asia this week, but with pink lights behind her.

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

    Announcing the Winners of the Doppelganger Screenshot Contest!
    – After lengthy deliberation due to double vision, the Community Team is pleased to announce the winners of the Doppelganger Screenshot Contest!

    Lightning on the Horizon!
    – In recent days, the city-states are atwitter with talk of a rogue adventurer roaming the land.

    Lightning strikes in Eorzea!
    – Tomorrow marks the start of a cross-over collaboration event between Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. From tomorrow morning (08:00 GMT), you can jump into FFXIV: A Realm Reborn and take part in quests featuring the renowned heroine.

    Return of the Kupo
    – the return of the Good King (Moggle Mog XII)!

    Letter from the Producer LIVE Part X
    – schedule.

    Kingdom Hearts II

    Kingdom Hearts II manga volume 7 promotional artwork
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    – the seventh volume of the Kingdom Hearts II manga will be releasing on November 22nd, 2013.

    Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

    Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Vol.2 manga cover revealed!
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    – Check out the cover featuring Xion & the Organization XIII Moogle along with a summary and information where to purchase the second volume of the manga.

    Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies

    Bravely Default's Final Fantasy superbosses and new costumes detailed
    (Siliconera)
    Lucifer has strong attacks that can hit the whole party like the sword swipe attack the Iron Giant from other Final Fantasy games uses.

    Bravely Default reaches North America in February
    (Siliconera)
    – Bravely Default will be released in North America on February 7th, Nintendo of America announced during a Nintendo Direct presentation this morning.

    Bravely Default demo out now on Nintendo eShop in Europe
    (Siliconera)
    – Bravely Default is headed to Europe on December 6th, and this morning Nintendo of Europe released a demo for the game via the Nintendo eShop.

    Nosgoth

    Community first impressions of Nosgoth’s gameplay
    – a couple of months ago, we invited some of the most hardcore Legacy of Kain fans in the world over to the Square Enix Europe HQ in Wimbledon, London for a very special occasion.

    Thief

    Thief Lockdown Screenshots
    – New Thief screenshots were just released for your viewing pleasure showing early levels from our newest stealth game.

    AMD Never Settle Forever Bundle
    – Upgrade your PC and get Thief for free!

    Take 5 – Community Q&A #5
    – We answer your questions on swimming, challenge modes, stealth upgrades and the dreaded QTEs.

    Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur

    Square Enix has an Atelier Rorona crossover on Vita
    (Siliconera)
    – there's actually a whole story that ties the two games together. Morgan a witch from Million Arthur summons an alchemist from a different world, the New Atelier Rorona world.

    Soul Eater Not!


    Maka voice actress Omigawa confirms Soul Eater Not! anime adaptation
    (Anime News Network)
    – important announcement for Soul Eater spin-off manga was hinted in Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine.

    Music

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII OST.

    Merchandise

    Final Fantasy XIII Lightning bage.

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII shop
    – a special Lightning Returns-themed shop will be open in Japan from November 13 to December 5.

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Mascot Straps.

    Play Arts Kai Bahamut.

    Artnia Cactuar Clip.

    Dragon Quest merchandise.

    Play Arts Kai Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Raiden.

    Play Arts Kai Robocop 1987.
    Play Arts Kai Robocop 1.0.
    Play Arts Kai Robocop 3.0.

    Development

    Square Enix to continue developing AAA titles says CEO
    (Siliconera)
    – "Games as a service" is a concept that doesn’t resonate with gamers, says Square Enix U.S. and Europe CEO Phil Rogers.

    Kingdom Hearts Online?
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    – Currently Disney Interactive has a studio in Seoul, South Korea working on an online Kingdom Hearts game, not to be confused with the browser game, Kingdom Hearts χ[chi], that was developed by Success Corporation in cooperation with Square Enix.

    Important Notices

    All Worlds Maintenance.
    Japanese Data Center Worlds Maintenance.
    North American/European Data Center Worlds Maintenance.
    Japanese Data Center Worlds Maintenance (Nov. 14): Follow-up.
    North American/European Data Center Worlds Maintenance (Nov. 15): Follow Up.
    Recovery from Several Worlds Technical Difficulties (Nov. 15).

    Just for Fun

    Moogle doughnuts.
    FFVII Cloud cosplay.
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    Week 47

    Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

    Out on iOS and Android in full 3D
    (Siliconera)
    – while the game has been released for WiiWare and is part of Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection for PSP, the smartphone version is a full 3D remake updated with achievements.

    Launch trailer.

    Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster

    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD release date
    we’re excited to announce that Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster will be available for the PlayStation 3 in North America on March 18, 2014 and in Europe and PAL territories on March 21, 2014!

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

    Lightning gets stronger by saving souls
    (Siliconera)
    – all Final Fantasy games have a character growth system, but Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has a different way to develop Lightning. In this game, Lightning is a savior of souls and as a reward for liberating a soul you get a stat boost.

    Lightning Returns this week in Japan
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    – just a few days remain between now and the Japanese launch of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII — the final installment in the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy.

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has a costume based on Final Fantasy VI
    (Siliconera)
    – key Square Enix designers talked costumes in a recent interview on Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and made a surprising revelation.

    The musical world of Lightning Returns
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    – Square Enix has provided a new set of samples from each of the four regions you’ll travel to in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

    High voltage warning: new Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII song
    (Square Portal)
    – here is a brand new song to build your hype up since Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be out tomorrow in Japan [21st Nov] and we wanted to give you something to look forward to as well!

    Lightning Returns: FFXIII out now in Japan!

    Lightning Returns: FFXIII Special Effects Trailer & DLC Update

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII developers give Lightning a send-off
    (Siliconera)
    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is out tomorrow in Japan, and the game will, at long last, provide a conclusion to the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy. Square Enix commemorate the occasion by giving Lightning a send-off in Famitsu.

    Gameplay video.
    (4gamer)

    Final Fantasy Go There goes to mobile titles
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    the Final Fantasy Go There Campaign is expanding into two more titles — both of which are available on mobile phones. Guardian Cross, a card-based battle game, and Final Fantasy Tactics S, a game in which you collect units from the Tactics Advance series and put them head to head in combat.

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

    Easy Doze It
    no free company headquarters would be complete without a multitude of beds for their members to relax on after a hard day's work, right?

    X Marks the Date
    we just finished airing the 10th LIVE edition of the fan-favorite Letter from the Producer series and we had a whole lot of goodies to share!

    Eorzea Collection 2013AW
    – Gotta catch 'em all!

    Regarding Actions Taken Against In-Game RMT and Other Illicit Activities (Nov. 21).

    Kingdom Hearts II

    Kingdom Hearts II manga volume 7 cover art.
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)

    Pictologica: Final Fantasy

    Lightning returns in Pictologica: Final Fantasy.

    Auron artwork.

    Dragon Quest

    Dragon Quest X shows glimpses of its new expanded storyline

    (Siliconera)
    – it seems Rizerotta will have a larger role to play in Dragon Quest X’s story than we thought, if the latest promotional video for the game’s expansion is any indicator.

    Dragon Quest fans, here's a glimmer of hope for localized games
    (Siliconera)
    – Siliconera dug up trademarks for Luminaries of the Legendary Line and The Seeds of Salvation registered in Japan by Square Enix. These trademarks are in English, which suggest they will be used for future localized Dragon Quest games.

    Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies

    Bravely Default’s downloadable SP Drinks are in the European version, too
    – Bravely Default’s downloadable “SP Drinks” that make the RPG a little easier will be available in the Europe version of the game.

    Bravely Default’s heroes are making their way to Bravely Default: Praying Brage
    (Siliconera)
    – Square Enix will soon be releasing Bravely Default: For the Sequel on Nintendo 3DS, but they haven’t forgotten about fans of Bravely Default: Praying Brage. they’ll be including codes for rare characters with the 3DS game.

    Comic strips.
    (Dengeki)

    Special costumes artwork.
    (Dengeki)

    Drakengard 3

    Drakengard 3 is loaded with side quests
    (Siliconera)
    – some side quests act like a bonus stages where you fight waves of enemies and earn rewards depending on how many you takedown. Side quests are graded and the reward you get depends on how well you do.

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution

    Director's Cut patched
    – patch release notes within!

    Tomb Raider

    Tomb Raider is being ported to next-gen consoles
    (Siliconera)
    – it looks like Tomb Raider is coming to next-generation platforms. The game has been rated in Brazil for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

    Hitman: Absolution

    Hitman: Absolution’s first birthday!
    – It’s Hitman: Absolution’s first birthday – happy birthday!

    Nosgoth

    Alchemists
    – Arcane Cultists with a Thirst for Revenge.

    Black Butler

    Live-action Black Butler film's full trailer streamed
    – Absolute Boyfriend's Hiro Mizushima, Gatchaman's Ayame Gōriki star in January 18 film.

    Music

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII OST website.
    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII OST pictures.

    Merchandise


    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII -Lightning Ultimate Box-.

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Collector's Edition guide book.

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII promo campaign in Tokyo.
    Lightning Returns promo material.

    Exclusive V Jump Lightning Returns themes.
    Lightning
    Hope
    Lumina

    Lightning Returns...to be on a Pocky box
    (Siliconera)
    – starting this week Family Mart stores will have Pocky, Almond Peak, and Friend Bakery treats with Lightning or Mog the Final Fantasy XIII-2 one on them.
    Additional pictures.

    Dragon Quest Smartphone case.
    Dragon Quest Smartphone with DQVIII pre-loaded is out in two weeks
    (Siliconera)

    – yep, a real, bona fide phone. And one packed to the gills with Dragon Quest in it.

    Tomb Raider Chase giclee
    – the winning piece from our Deviantart Tomb Raider Reborn contest is now available on Tomb Raider Official Store!

    Metal Gear Solid Play Arts Kai pictures.

    Metal Gear Rising Revengeance silver pendant.

    Development

    Dissidia and Theatrhythm were made to introduce Final Fantasy to a new generation of fans
    (Siliconera)
    “When you ask kids in their teens about their favorite Final Fantasy titles, Final Fantasy Type-0 and Dissidia are more popular than the main-numbered series,” says producer Ichiro Hazama.
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    Final Fantasy IV: The After Years


    FFIV: The After Years out now on iOS and Android
    – fancy playing the game but don’t want to fork out the big bucks? Well you’re in luck, we’ll be giving away four copies of the game (for iOS devices) on the Square Enix Europe Twitter page later today.

    Official website.

    Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster

    New HD video clips.

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

    Asian launch event.

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII demo and wacky moogle costume out now
    (Siliconera)
    – if you have Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII you can purchase additional costumes like the Loveable Moogle Style. This outfit comes with the Moogle Queen garb, Moogle Stick weapon, and Moogle Shield.

    Lightning Returns demo hits Japan PSN
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    Lightning Returns producer Yoshinori Kitase took to twitter tonight to announce that post-game DLC costumes will be coming to Japan on December 17th and February 6th, 2014.

    New video clips
    Lightning's new costumes and demo video.

    Funny photos
    the infamous Kitchen Knife, Mario and more!

    First week sales figures.
    (Siliconera)

    Square Enix shipped far fewer copies of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
    (Media Create, Siliconera)
    Sales tracker Media Create reports that the PS3 version of the game sold through 71.98% of its initial shipment.

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

    Housing Preview (11/25/2013)
    As we work toward the release of patch 2.1, we'd like to give you a peek at what you can expect in the first major update for FINAL FANTASY XIV. Today, we'll focus on housing.

    The massive Final Fantasy XI, Dragon Quest X, and Final Fantasy XIV crossover detailed
    (Siliconera)

    – Final Fantasy XI black mage Shantotto will show up in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and Dragon Quest X.

    Dungeon Preview (11/27/2013).
    Announcing the “XIII Days – Your Fate is Sealed” Contest (11/27/2013).
    FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Thanksgiving Sale – 50% off! (11/27/2013).
    Regarding Actions Taken Against In-Game RMT and Other Illicit Activities (Nov. 28).

    Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XI (11/29/2013).
    The date has been set for the eleventh installment of Letter from the Producer LIVE!

    Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

    Development Team Report #2
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    leading to Kingdom Hearts 3.

    Dragon Quest

    Square Enix is giving 1 million copies of Dragon Quest away for free
    (Siliconera)
    – Dragon Quest for smartphones is interesting since it uses a vertical layout. The graphics have been upgraded too and we’re not just talking about the NES version.

    Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies

    Bravely Default developers deeply moved by anticipation from west
    (Siliconera)
    Bravely Default: For the Sequel is receiving stellar reviews from game critics, which appears to have taken its developers by surprise.

    Champ Man

    Champ Man hits 1,000,000 managers!

    At Champ Man HQ this week, we hit a rather nice milestone that we wanted to share with you.

    Nosgoth

    Closed Alpha Progress
    – the Journey So Far.

    European closed alpha testing schedule
    the schedule for closed alpha testing. If you have been selected to participate please ensure you are available at the designated times.

    Emperors SaGa

    Now available from d game and mobage.

    Occult Maiden

    iPhone version.

    Music

    Christmas Collections II music from Square Enix
    out now! Official website.

    Merchandise

    Play Arts Kai Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Lightning review.

    The Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII novel by Benny Matsuyama has been canceled due to the author's health.


    Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy figure straps.

    Play Arts Kai Kingdom Hearts 3D Sora and Riku.


    Play Arts Kai Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Snake.

    Play Arts Kai Raiden.

    Play Arts Kai Aquaman.

    Dragon Quest straps.
    Dragon Quest mug.
    Dragon Quest merchandise.

    Square Enix makes Tomb Raider, Just Cause, and Kane & Lynch Collections for Europe
    (Siliconera)
    – Square Enix Europe made bundles for their in-house developed series like Tomb Raider and Just Cause.

    Artnia Bland Rose Tea.

    Development

    Nomura answers questions about KH3 and HD 2.5 ReMIX
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    Tetsuya Nomura was recently interviewed by Dengeki PlayStation about his upcoming titles.

    Deals and Sales

    Thanksgiving Day Special
    !

    – Get 75% off!

    Square Enix Store – Thanksgiving Weekend Sale!
    Well, everybody else is doing it, so here at the Square Enix Store we thought we might as well join in.

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn 60% off today & Black Friday
    (Siliconera)
    – both Gamefly Digital and Green Man Gaming also has Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and its Digital Deluxe Edition on sale.

    Black Friday deals: Kingdom Hearts
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    Amazon will have Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX- and Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] on sale as one of their early Black Friday deals.

    Just for Fun

    Kupo!
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    Final Fantasy II

    Final Fantasy II catches airship to Wii U Virtual Console in Japan

    (Siliconera)
    – Square Enix will re-release the Final Fantasy game that’s so much more fun when you hit your own party members on Wii U. Final Fantasy II is scheduled to come out on December 11 and will cost 500 yen ($5).

    Final Fantasy VI


    See how Final Fantasy VI for iOS and Android looks Vs. the original SNES game
    (Siliconera)

    – check out comparison screenshots from the Super Nintendo version of Final Fantasy VI and the upcoming iOS/Android release.

    Final Fantasy VIII

    Final Fantasy VIII digital download out today
    – out now on SE Store and Steam!

    Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster


    New HD video clips.

    Final Fantasy XI

    Final Fantasy XI December update brings new solo content, trial campaign
    (Siliconera)
    – Final Fantasy XI will see an update this month, which will add new features to the game. Today, Square Enix touched upon what some of these will be.

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

    Inside the Square - The Making of Lightning Returns
    Episode 2.


    Lightning Returns has a lot of fun playing around with music
    (Kotaku)
    – tip of the hat to the guys at Kotaku for their kind words about Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII!

    Concept art by Nomura.
    (Churro)

    Yuna FFX-2 Gunner outfit.

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

    Archiving of the Old Lodestone (12/02/2013)
    – the old Lodestone will be closed on January 6, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. (PST), after which time users will no longer be able to log in to edit or delete their data.

    The ”Letter from the Producer LIVE Part X” Video & Q&A Released! (12/02/2013)
    – We're proud to announce that the "Letter from the Producer LIVE Part X" video has been released!

    FFXIV: A Realm Reborn Receives the “Special Award” at the PlayStation® Awards 2013 (12/03/2013)
    – FFXIV: A Realm Reborn has received the “Special Award” at the 2013 PlayStation® Awards held in Tokyo, Japan!

    Crystal Tower Preview (12/03/2013)
    – Today's patch 2.1 preview will feature the long-awaited Crystal Tower from FINAL FANTASY III! Enter with up to 24 players and do battle with the dark forces that have awoken within.

    Final Fantasy XIV PS4 arrives in April
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    – on tonight’s PlayStation Awards stream from Japan, President Hiroshi Kawano introduced Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn being played on the next-generation console.

    The Winner Is...
    We're pleased to say that FFXIV: A Realm Reborn received the "Special Prize" award at yesterday's PlayStation Awards 2013!

    Letter from the Producer, LII (12/04/2013)
    – Fans the world round, the fifty-second Letter from the Producer has arrived for your viewing pleasure!

    Lightning Strikes Event Reminder (12/05/2013)
    The Lightning Strikes event, commemorating the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, will be ending on December 9, 2013 at 6:59 a.m. (PST).

    Patch 2.1 — A Realm Awoken Trailer Now Live! (12/06/2013)
    The realm of Eorzea is ever-changing, and new adventures are on the horizon!

    A Trailer Awoken
    The massive trailer clocks in at over 10 minutes and features a ton of things to marvel at!

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn 2.1 Patch
    – With a bunch of adventurers eager to explore new areas, we've lifted the curtains on our latest 2.1 patch which will be arriving on December 17th.

    Official website.

    Final Fantasy: Type-0

    Final Fantasy Type-0 spinoff manga ends in January
    (Anime News Network)
    the January issue of Square Enix's Monthy Shonen Gangan magazine is announcing on Thursday that the last chapter of Takatoshi Shiozawa's Final Fantasy Type-0 Gaiden: Hyōken no Shinigami spinoff manga will run in the following issue on January 11.

    Pictlogica: Final Fantasy

    Christmas campaign.

    Dragon Quest

    Dragon Quest VIII journeys to Smartphones on December 12
    – Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is next since it’s slated for release on December 12.

    You can transfer monsters from Terry’s Wonderland 3D into Dragon Quest Monsters 2
    – Square Enix will release a Dragon Quest Monsters app that lets players transfer data including monsters from Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D into Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Marvelous Mysterious Key.

    Dragon Quest VIII’s one handed control scheme looks pretty well done
    (Siliconera)
    the biggest surprise about the Dragon Quest smartphone ports isn't that they exist, those were inevitable. It’s that Square Enix eschewed the typical landscape orientation most RPGs use in favor of portrait mode.

    Bravely Default

    This Week In Imports: Bravely Default
    (Silconera)
    – Bravely Default returns for Japan with Bravely Default: For the Sequel, which is basically the “International version” of Square Enix’s RPG since it has all of the upgrades in the Western version. Nintendo will release Bravely Default in Europe this week too.

    Bravely Default DLC price announced for Europe
    (Siliconera)
    – Bravely Default will be available in Europe this week, and Nintendo have revealed the price of the game’s downloadable “SP Drinks,” which allow you to power up in battle.

    Bravely Default sequel, Bravely Second, announced for 3DS
    (Siliconera)
    – Bravely Second, a full-fledged sequel to Bravely Default, is in development for the Nintendo 3DS.

    Magazine scan.

    Customization, world, dual audio
    (Siliconera)
    – Bravely Default trailer bares it all.


    Bravely Default, FF Tactics character designer leaves Square Enix
    (Siliconera)
    Akihiko Yoshida, who first joined Square Soft in 1995 to work as a character designer on titles such as Final Fantasy Tactics, has announced his departure from the company.

    Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies
    out now in Europe!

    Bravely Default lets Japanese players transfer save data to For the Sequel
    (Siliconera)
    if you’re a Japanese owner of Bravely Default, you’ll be able to transfer over pretty much everything important from it to Bravely Default: For the Sequel.

    Bloodmasque

    Christmas campaign.

    Guardian Cross

    Wallpaper Collection
    – easily create Guardian Cross wallpapers for your iOS device with our free app!

    Thief

    Thief's UI & Gameplay Customisation
    – straight from Valerie and the Thief team at Eidos Montreal comes a super detailed update to get everyone excited about the game!

    Stealing Time Episode 4
    – we tell you all about UI and Gameplay customization in Thief.

    Nosgoth

    The Fall of the Razielim

    – part 1.

    Puzzle & Dragons Battle Tournament

    Tetsuya Nomura and other Square Enix staff are working on new Puzzle & Dragons Battle Tournament
    (Siliconera)
    – GungHo will borrowing more from Square Enix than Crystal Defenders, Tetsuya Nomura and other Square Enix staff will be working on the upcoming arcade title, Puzzle & Dragons Battle Tournament.

    First look shows characters by Tetsuya Nomura
    (Siliconera)
    GungHo Online Entertainment have teamed up with Square Enix for a competitive arcade game, called Puzzle & Dragons Battle Tournament. Here’s a first look at the title.

    Promotional video.

    Official website.

    Artwork and screenshots from Dengeki and Famitsu.
    – Character 1, 2, 3 and 4.

    Music

    Final Fantasy VII Limited Edition vinyl soundtrack
    – our Final Fantasy VII Limited Edition vinyl soundtrack is now back in stock!

    Merchandise

    Final Fantasy VII Shinra tie clip.

    Final Fantasy VII Materia chocolate.

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Ultimania cover.

    Final Fantasy XV Play Arts Kai Noctis.

    New Dragon Quest merchandise.

    Bravely Default D's notebook
    (Siliconera)
    – Bravely Default has its very own notebook in Japan, and it looks awesome.

    Play Arts Kai Snake comparison.

    Artnia fan and tea.

    Merchandise event information: Jump Festa.

    Our merchandise store is now delivering to Ireland, Italy and Spain!

    Events

    VGX 2013.
    – mark December 7 in your calendar!


    Jump Festa lineup.

    Artnia's 1st Anniversary
    – in order to commemorative café Artnia's very first anniversary, a Chocobo series art exhibition is soon to take place.

    Development

    Why Square Enix is inviting indies to explore its vault of intellectual property
    (Edge)
    – "The indie games sector is vital for the future strength of the industry, so that’s something we want to try to support", says Phil Elliott.

    The Crystal Habit Podcast: Episode 24
    – this episode dives deep into how to start your career in game design.
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    Final Fantasy

    Original Final Fantasy leaves Chaos Tower, heads to 3DS Virtual Console in Japan
    (Siliconera)
    – sure we've seen Final Fantasy on just about everything, but this is the original version of the RPG classic.

    Final Fantasy IV

    Final Fantasy IV: The After Years missing content on iOS and Android
    (Siliconera)
    Square Enix removed the challenge dungeons from Final Fantasy IV: The After Years in the iOS and Android version.

    Final Fantasy X

    Memories Remastered - Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster
    These short clips focus on iconic events, key characters and the fearsome summoning power of the Aeons - so if that sounds up your street, start watching!

    Special card from Nomura and Kitase.

    Final Fantasy XI

    FFXI Welcome Back campaign kicks off
    Final Fantasy Network
    – from now until December 23rd, you’ll be able to log in to Final Fantasy XI if you have had a previously established service account through PlayOnline.

    Yahoo’s Monster x Dragon gets Final Fantasy XI summons in crossover
    (Siliconera)
    – as part of the second anniversary, Monster x Dragons is a new Summoner commander class that has access to summons from Final Fantasy XI.

    Final Fantasy XIII

    PlayStation Plus members in Japan can play Lightning Returns for an hour, Tales for 2 hours
    (Siliconera)
    – Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia added two RPGs to the game trials section for PlayStation Plus members in Japan.

    Final Fantasy XIV

    Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XI -UPDATE- (12/10/2013)
    – heck out the details on how to view the broadcast.

    Primal Battles Preview (12/10/2013)
    – adventurers must now face the power of Garuda, Titan, and Ifrit in their extreme incarnations, reawakened by the fervent devotion of their followers.

    Bow down Knee-sock Lover
    – a post from FFXIV's own Sound Director Masayoshi Soken!

    They Grow Up So Fast
    – how many of you are excited for the Grand Company leader minions!?

    Announcing the Free Company Recruitment Contest (12/11/2013)
    – with the release of patch 2.1 ushering in the long awaited free company housing, you can bet that free company membership activity will be on the rise in a big way!

    Side Story Quest Preview (12/12/2013)
    – in patch 2.1, we welcome the return of Hildibrand—agent of enquiry, inspector extraordinaire—and an unusual case befitting his expertise.

    Beast Tribe Quest Preview (12/14/2013)
    – with new quests available every day, players can steadily raise their reputation among the beastmen to win their favor.

    Treasure Hunt Preview (12/14/2013)
    – whether you're alone or with comrades, the undiscovered fortunes of Eorzea are ripe for the taking!

    Enter the Wolves' Den (12/14/2013)
    – prepare test your mettle against your fellow adventurers as we give you a brief preview of the Wolves' Den, the upcoming PvP arena in patch 2.1.

    Patch 2.1 Notes (12/14/2013)
    – patch 2.1, the very first major version update in FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn, will have various updates and adjustments including the Crystal Tower, Hosuing, job adjustments, etc.

    Letter From the Producer Live #11
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    – you can view a full digest of the QA.

    Final Fantasy XIV Producer on borrowing elements from World of WarCraft
    (Siliconera)
    – producer Naoki Yoshida discusses borrowing elements from World of WarCraft, but using them differently in his game.

    Final Fantasy: Airborne Brigade

    Special Final Fantasy VII event
    how to become a hero!

    Dragon Quest

    PS2 classics Dragon Quest VIII and GTA: San Andreas move to Smartphones
    (Siliconera)
    Square Enix and Rockstar Games just brought two massive PS2 games to iOS. You can get Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and if you have a Japanese account Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King.

    Dragon Quest Monsters 2 lets you customize your avatar, too
    (Siliconera)
    Additionally, Square Enix have also discussed some of the game’s StreetPass features.

    Dragon Quest X heads to the Cloud on December 16
    (Siliconera)
    Beginning on December 16, players will be able to login to their Dragon Quest X account using the DoCoMo dtab tablet.

    Bravely Default

    You can complete Bravely Default without random encounters
    (Siliconera)
    Bravely Default has random encounters, but if you’d rather not deal with them at all, you don’t have to.

    Bravely Default characters are crossing into another game

    (Siliconera)
    Square Enix is further pushing Bravely Default with a crossover into Road to Dragons, an RPG made by Akiba’s Trip developer Acquire. Tiz Arrior and Agnes Oblige both show up in the game with different jobs.

    Bravely Second’s new character is a devil buster from the Moon
    (Siliconera)

    – this story takes place in Luxendarc several years after the Warriors of Light saved the world.

    Bravely Second will have larger fields, more things to do
    (Siliconera)
    – this week’s issue of Famitsu brings more details on Bravely Second, the sequel to Bravely Default, currently in development for the Nintendo 3DS.

    Bravely Default contains a trailer for Bravely Second, here it is
    (Siliconera)
    – after the end credits, Bravely Default lets you watch a trailer for its upcoming sequel, Bravely Second.

    Bravely Second official website.

    Drakengard 3

    Art
    a special sketch featuring Zero.
    (Dengeki)

    Drakengard Dengeki magazine cover art
    comparision.

    Tomb Raider

    Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Revealed at VGX
    – we’re super excited to reveal Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

    VGX - Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Interview
    Camilla Luddington, the voice of Laura Croft, and Crystal Dynamic's Scott Amos talk about next-gen's Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition.

    Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Announcement Trailer
    – discover the changes coming to this year's Tomb Raider on Xbox One and PS4 in this exclusive trailer.


    Thief

    VGX 2013: World Premiere Trailer
    – what's yours is his, right? Check out this never-before-seen story trailer that brings a few of Garret's motivations out of the shadows.

    Thief @ VGX
    recap of Garrett's appearance at the big show.

    Eidos-Montréal and Polygon Pictures collaborate for Thief in-game cinematics
    Thief steps out of the shadows after 10 years.

    Thief Companion: Enter the Hideout
    – your first look at the features of the Thief Companion app.

    Nosgoth

    The Fall of the Razielim
    – part 3.

    Your Feedback Matters
    – We’ve gone through all your responses and we wanted to share some of our findings with you.

    Legend World

    Yahoo! version.

    Music

    Bloodmasque OST
    featuring 34 original tracks, the official Bloodmasque OST is now available on iTunes.

    Merchandise

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Collector's Edition
    – we decided that this collector’s edition box art should give a little fan service to these hardcore fans and imported the Japanese cover art into this collector’s edition.

    Final Fantasy Ultimania website.

    Artnia 1st Anniversary Chocobo postcards.

    Artnia 1st Anniversary Chocobo and Moogle bag.

    Artnia Feather Juice.

    Events

    Visit the NA Square Enix office for amazing deals on games and merchandise!
    Tues 12/10 only!

    Jump Festa Square Enix booth map.

    Development

    Bravely Default character designer explains why he left Square Enix
    (Siliconera)
    Akihiko Yoshida, the character designer for Square Enix RPGs such as Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy XIV and Bravely Default, explains why he left Square Enix after close to 20 years.

    Bravely Second producer aims to create a new pillar of support for Square Enix
    (Siliconera)
    “There were actually several concepts, but out of all of them, the idea of ‘surpassing the previous title’ left the biggest impression,” says producer Tomoya Asano.

    Square Enix President talks future plans for Smartphone and console games
    (Siliconera)
    Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda discusses the company’s plans with regard to console and smartphone game development.

    Deals and Sales

    Bloodmasque free for a limited time on iOS devices
    – to celebrate reaching half a million total downloads, our action-RPG Bloodmasque will be free to download on iOS devices starting from today until midnight on Monday December 16, 2013.

    What’s inside the Christmas Surprise Box?
    – here at Square Enix we wanted to put together a very special offer just for the Festive season... and add an air of mystery too!
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    Final Fantasy VI

    Final Fantasy VI mobile Jump Festa 2014 trailer.

    Final Fantasy X


    FFX/X-2 HD Remaster coming to PS Vita...
    – we know you’ve been eager for an update on the PlayStation Vita version of Final Fantasy X/X-2HD Remaster, so we just wanted to let you know that the game will be out on March 21, 2014!

    New Trailers and Screenshots FFX/X-2 HD Remaster
    – we've got a ton of new Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster content to show you!

    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Collector's Edition
    – the ever popular FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster, which launches next year on March 18th, now has its very own Playstation 3 CE jam packed with an artbook, lithographs and the FINAL FANTASY X HD Remaster Original Soundtrack!

    New HD video clips.

    Square Enix hosting a lovey-dovey Final Fantasy X HD photo event for couples
    (Siliconera)
    – with Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster and its romantic story coming out soon, Square Enix are marking the occasion by hosting a themed couples’ photo event in Shibuya, Tokyo.


    Final Fantasy XIII

    A Guided Tour – Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
    – we’ll be taking you on a guided tour of Nova Chrysalia in our 101 video for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

    The next Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII DLC has legendary FF costumes
    (Siliconera)
    – Lightning wields Brotherhood, Tidus’ sword, when she wears the Final Fantasy X-2 Yuna’s costume.

    Awesome snacks available in Japan
    – which one is your favorite?

    Final Fantasy XIV

    Regarding Housing Prices (12/17/2013)
    – we would like to inform you that Producer/Director Naoki Yoshida has made a post on the official forums regarding the price of land in the housing system, implemented in patch 2.1.

    The Starlight Celebration - Forever Winter Nights (12/18/2013)
    – it is a time of merriment and winter delights, and the Adventurers' Guild has wasted no time in preparing for this year's festivities.

    Announcing the Starlight Celebration Screenshot Contest! (12/19/2013)
    – winter is coming! No wait, that's not right -- it's already here in Eorzea!

    Stay Frosty, My Friends
    – the Starlight Celebration has begun!

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

    Y’shtola from Final Fantasy XIV and FFX-2 Yuna are in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call
    (Siliconera)
    – Yuna, Rikku, and Paine from Final Fantasy X-2 will be in the game as well as second version of Lightning from Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy.

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call’s Final Fantasy XIV guest and Lightning again
    (Siliconera)
    – you can’t have a Final Fantasy crossover without Lightning and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call has two Lightnings.

    YRP is ready to perform in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call
    – all of the lead characters from Final Fantasy X-2 are in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call. Players can add Gunner Yuna, Thief Rikku, and Warrior Paine in their party.

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call Jump Festa 2014 trailer.

    Official website.

    Kingdom Hearts

    Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Vol.3 manga cover revealed
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    – next up in Yen Press's release of the Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days manga is the third in the five volume series, releasing in March 2014.

    Kingdom Hearts 3 previewed in January 2014 issue of Game Informer
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider, Game Informer)
    – American game magazine Game Informer got the chance to speak with series creator Tetsuya Nomura.

    Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- Jump Festa 2014 trailer.

    Dragon Quest

    See the monsters you can fight and create in the Dragon Quest Monsters 2 remake
    (Siliconera)
    – Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Marvelous Mysterious Key is loaded with all of the monsters from Terry’s Wonderland 3D and has new additions from Dragon Quest X.


    Bravely Default

    Here’s who worked on Bravely Default’s English localization
    (Siliconera)
    – Square Enix have shared a few details on the game’s English-language release.

    Let’s just throw all The 4 Heroes of Light bosses into Bravely Default, shall we?
    (Siliconera)
    – Bravely Default is getting even more bosses from Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light.

    Bravely Second Jump Festa 2014 trailer.

    Drakengard 3

    TV commercials.

    Drakengard 3 will have an extra story as DLC, classic Drakengard heroine costumes
    (Siliconera)
    – Square Enix has Drakengard 3 downloadable content designed for Drakengard fans. On December 19, the same day the game comes out in Japan, players will be able to download a costume for Zero with a different color variation for free.

    Drakengard 3 out now in Japan
    (Siliconera)
    – Drakengard 3 has dragon riding and you can fight ground enemies by swooping in or swiping Mikhail’s tail. Zero also has the ability to quickly switch weapons and go from sword to chakram.

    Screenshots
    (Siliconera)

    – Square Enix USA have released a back of screenshots for Drakengard 3, to coincide with the game’s release in Japan.

    Tomb Raider

    Happy Christmas! Tomb Raider I released on iOS
    – we’re releasing Tomb Raider I – yes, the very first, original Tomb Raider game – on iOS devices.

    Q&A with CrystalD's Scot Amos
    the result of a 90 minute live Q&A session with Scot Amos, Executive Producer at Crystal Dynamics.

    Just Cause

    Just Cause 2 PC Multiplayer Mod
    - out now!

    Thief

    Thief trailer
    - Stories from the City - Part 2.

    Nosgoth

    European closed alpha testing schedule
    – the latest update to our Closed Alpha play sessions schedule has been posted!

    The Winter Holidays Come to Nosgoth
    – ‘tis the season for giving, and we on team Nosgoth have been overcome by the festive spirit.

    The Fall of the Razielim
    – part 4

    War Is Upon Nosgoth in Our New Trailer
    – we’re very pleased to reveal our brand new, action-packed trailer for Nosgoth's Closed Alpha, titled ‘War Is Upon Us'.

    Sommerdamm
    Crown of Human Civilisation, or its Tomb.

    Happy Holidays from everyone on Team Nosgoth
    – hey everyone, we just wanted to officially wish you all a very merry festive season and a supremely happy New Year!

    Guns N' Souls

    Guns N' Souls
    – coming this winter.

    Square Enix is working with Freedom Wars developer to create Guns’N'Souls
    (Siliconera)
    – the character designs are done by Roberto Ferrari.

    Wagnaria!!

    Wagnaria!!2 preorder starts now!

    Music

    A New World: intimate music from Final Fantasy
    – the producers of the live orchestra performance phenomenon Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY are proud to announce an intimate Final Fantasy music experience.

    Piano Opera music from Final Fantasy.

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII OST
    – out now!


    Merchandise

    Square Enix official goods 2014 bags.

    Limited Edition PlayStation Vita Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Resolution Box.

    Dragon Quest merchandise.

    Events

    Jump Festa 2014 - Square Enix lineup.

    Jump Festa 2014 - Square Enix merchandise booth.

    Jump Festa 2014 - coverage by Kingdom Hearts Insider.

    Development

    Pilot projects for Collective have now been chosen
    – we're launching next month and will have more news early in January!!

    Bravely Default and Legend Of Heroes producers on the struggles of making sequels
    (Siliconera)
    – this year, we’ve seen several JRPGs such as Bravely Default: For the Sequel, Conception II, and The Legend of Heroes. The producers of these three series discuss the struggles of designing sequels.

    Deals and Sales

    Get Deus Ex: The Fall for £0.99/$0.99/€0.99 until Jan 2
    – if you missed Deus Ex: The Fall earlier this year, there’s no more excellent reason to pick it up for your iOS device than the fact that we’ve slashed the price by a massive 80%.

    Square Enix Winter Sale - Part 1 and part 2
    – winter is coming, and so are the sales – in fact, some are already here, while there are more to come over the coming weeks.

    Visit the North American Square Enix Store for great savings up to 50% off!
    – From now til 1/5!

    Time to open the Square Enix Christmas Surprise Box!
    – It’s time to unwrap the box to see what’s inside!

    Mobile Holiday Sale
    – while you lay down on your couches recovering from the holiday food comas, be sure to pull out your mobile devices and snap up some crazy deals we've got in store for some of your favorite mobile games.

    Artnia

    Dragon Quest at Artnia.
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    Week 52

    Final Fantasy III

    Now on Windows Phone!

    Impression.
    (Mobile Nations)

    Final Fantasy VII

    Final Fantasy VII streaming on Cloud gaming services in Japan
    (Siliconera)
    – on December 25, Final Fantasy VII will go where no Final Fantasy game has gone yet, to a cloud gaming service. Final Fantasy VIII International will be available on G-Cluster and Hikaru TV.

    Final Fantasy VII is finally part of a hardware bundle
    (Siliconera)
    – G-Cluster, a cloud gaming service similar to OnLive, has a hardware bundle with Final Fantasy VII International. The package includes one G-Cluster system, a game controller, and Final Fantasy VII International all in one package.

    Final Fantasy X

    Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster is out in Japan!

    Final Fantasy X scenario writer on the possibility of Final Fantasy X-3
    (Siliconera)
    – Final Fantasy scenario writer Kazushige Nojima would like to see a Final Fantasy X-3.

    Rumors of third Final Fantasy X game abound
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    – new illustrations of Tidus and Yuna by Tetsuya Nomura have also appeared.

    Final Fantasy X-2.5 ~ forever~
    – novel by Kazushige Nojima.

    Final Fantasy XIV

    Behemount
    – Greetings puny weaklings, it is I, Behemoth, taking control of this blog!

    The ”Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XI” Video & Q&A Released! (12/24/2013)
    – We’re proud to announce that the "Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XI" video has been released!

    Pre-order Code Redemption (12/24/2013)
    – We would like to remind those of you who purchased the game via pre-order that the deadline for redeeming pre-order codes is Tuesday, December 31, 2013.

    Fan Kit #6 Released! (12/25/2013)
    – Liven up your PC or smartphone with striking new artwork from Patch 2.1 - A Realm Awoken!

    The Starlight Celebration Screenshot Contest is Underway! (12/26/2013)
    – Be sure not to miss out on the festivities as the development and operations teams will be selecting 100 winners and awarding them with an Ahriman Choker in-game item!

    Free Company Recruitment Contest is Underway! (12/27/2013)
    – Are you looking for a new recruit for your free company?

    Letter from the Producer, LIII (12/27/2013)
    – the fifty-third Letter from the Producer has arrived for your viewing pleasure!

    Meet the Uma Bugyo This Heavensturn! (12/27/2013)
    – On this the highest of high feast days, outlanders from the Far East descend on Eorzea with a curious mission.

    Kingdom Hearts

    New Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX assets
    prepare to join our all star cast of characters featuring Roxas, Xehanort, Sleeping Beauty's Auror, Young Hercules, King Mickey, Captain Jack Sparrow and a bunch of other fan favorites in this latest jam packed trailer.

    Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix will have new scenes for Re:coded
    (Siliconera)
    similar to Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Kingdom Hearts Re:coded will be turned into an HD movie for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix. Famitsu magazine says there will be additional events in the cinematic story scenes.

    Nomura discusses HD 2.5 ReMIX, KH3, χ[chi] & more in latest Famitsu!
    (KH Insider)
    Jump Festa 2014 is over and Square Enix has released a high quality version of the Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- trailer, but the news doesn't stop there. In the latest issue of Famitsu, series director Tetsuya Nomura discusses Kingdom Hearts III, Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX, Kingdom Hearts χ[chi], and the potential for a Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] high definition remaster!

    KH χ[chi] Development Team Report #3
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    - new worlds, card exchange, new year's celebration!

    Kingdom Hearts III and KH 2.5 HD Remix are being developed simultaneously
    (Siliconera)
    Kingdom Hearts III evolves on the Free Flow Battle system from Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. This was used as a base for the Attraction Flow battle system, which Nomura says will give boss battles a lot of personality.

    Dragon Quest

    There’s still stuff to do after you beat Dragon Quest Monsters 2
    (Siliconera)
    – players will be able to create monsters with Slime or Giga bodies after clearing Dragon Quest Monsters 2 on 3DS.

    Dragon Quest XI won’t be for Smartphones says Dragon Quest creator
    (Siliconera)
    – “At the current stage, there are no talks about making Dragon Quest XI for smartphones,” says creator Yuji Horii.

    Merry Christmas from Dragon Quest.
    (Anime News Network)

    Bravely Default

    Bravely Second producer aims to release a new Bravely game each year
    (Siliconera)
    – “We’d like to prepare some sort of benefit that it can be used for in Bravely Second, but honestly speaking, we’ve yet to decide on what. So for now, please bear with the idea of ‘If you save your data there may just be something good waiting for you.’”

    Bravely Default drama CD.

    New bosses
    (Siliconera)
    – Bravely Default continues stuffing in as many bosses as it possibly can into the game via free DLC.

    Drakengard


    Drakengard 3 is being translated into Chinese thanks to Sony
    (Siliconera)
    – Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong announced a Chinese version of Drakengard 3 is in the works. Actually, the Chinese version is coming out before the English release since it’s slated for January 23, 2014.

    Tomb Raider

    We finally know what Lara Croft: Reflections is
    (Siliconera)
    – earlier in the year, Siliconera uncovered a trademark for something called Lara Croft: Reflections. This morning, Square Enix announced the game.

    Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur

    Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster collaboration campaign
    – get Yuna's Summoner outfit!

    Soul Eater

    Merry Christmas from Soul Eater Not!
    (Anime News Network)

    Music

    Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster OST
    – out now!

    Final Fantasy X HD Remaster soundtrack has rearranged songs on Blu-ray
    (Siliconera)
    – one of the highlights in Final Fantasy X HD Remaster is rearranged music. The Final Fantasy X HD Remaster official soundtrack has visuals that go along with the audio and MP3 data on the disc, too.

    Merchandise

    Final Fantasy VII Seventh Heaven T-shirt.

    Sony made Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII pre-paid PSN cards
    (Siliconera)
    – perfect to go along with the downloadable Final Fantasy X-2 Yuna costume in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII downloadable content are these pre-paid PlayStation Network cards.

    Chocobo mug.

    Dragon Quest mats and more.


    Artnia

    Slime pancake.

    Artnia chopsticks.

    Just for Fun

    Merry Christmas from Mog!

    Merry Christmas from Square Enix.
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    Final Fantasy X

    Screenshot comparison.

    Final Fantasy XIV

    Announcing the Heavensturn Screenshot Contest! (12/31/2013)
    – Submit a screenshot of your character joining in the Heavensturn celebration and the Twelve may be gracious enough to award you an Ahriman Choker in-game item!

    New Year's Greetings! (01/01/2014)
    – Let's talk about what's in store for 2014.

    Kingdom Hearts

    Sora looks great in these Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix screenshots
    (Siliconera)
    – the latest batch of uprezzed screenshots have landed for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix.

    Kingdom Hearts III will have more crazy Keyblade transformations
    (Siliconera)
    Kingdom Hearts III will have the Keyblade transforming into even crazier things.

    Dragon Quest

    Happy New Year from Dragon Quest X.

    Bravely Default

    Bravely Default demo out in North America today
    (Siliconera)
    – Bravely Default is getting a demo in North America today via the Nintendo eShop.

    Bravely Second’s success will be crucial to the future of the series
    (Siliconera)
    “I believe that the future of the Bravely series will really depend on the success of Bravely Second,” says producer Tomoya Asano.


    Drakengard


    Here’s a look at the Chinese version of Drakengard 3
    (Siliconera)
    the game, which will be distributed by various Asia region branches, has Traditional Chinese text and Japanese voiceovers.

    Nosgoth

    Welcome Back!
    – Play sessions will be resuming today and we’ll be rolling out more invites very soon for some fresh blood on the battlefield.

    Thief

    Thief Community Spotlight: AndyAlbarn
    – great Garrett portraits from a talented Russian fan artist.

    Murdered: Soul Suspect

    Concept art
    here's some very special concept art, teasing a location in the game you haven't seen...

    Black Butler

    Happy New Year from Black Butler.

    Destiny VIII

    Coming soon...

    Merchandise

    Final Fantasy Variant Play Arts Dragoon.

    Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy figure samples.

    Metal Gear Solid Snake Play Arts faces.


    Development

    Drakengard series director has seen better days
    (Siliconera)

    “Next year, I’ll be going back to unemployment, so I don’t have anything as far as a next title goes,” says Taro Yoko.

    Deals and Sales

    Sleeping Dogs and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light are free with Xbox Live Gold in January
    (Siliconera)
    – Games with Gold is “Games with Square Enix” in January 2014. Xbox Live Gold Members will be able to get Sleeping Dogs for free between January 1 and January 15.

    Artnia

    Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children chocolate.
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    Final Fantasy X

    Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster sells over 339K in its first week
    (Famitsu, Nova Crystallis)
    according to Famitsu’s tracking, the game sold a total of 339,902 units across both the PS3 and PS Vita platforms.

    Final Fantasy X writer shares his thoughts and memories of the series
    (Siliconera)
    – Kazushige Nojima shares his thoughts on the series in a recent interview with Famitsu.

    Final Fantasy XIII


    Inside The Square
    The Making of Lightning Returns Part 3.

    Final Fantasy XIV

    Explore a Realm Awoken During the Free Login Weekend! (01/07/2014)
    Since we’re excited for even more players to experience everything that FFXIV has to offer we’ve decided to host a limited time Free Login Weekend!

    Free Up Your Weekend
    – this weekend FINAL FANTASY XIV will be hosting a Free Login Weekend!

    The Free Company Recruitment Contest Entry Deadline Draws Near! (1/10/2014)
    – To end on Tuesday, 14 January at 8 a.m. (GMT)

    Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade


    Players vote Yuna as the most popular heroine

    (Gamer, Siliconera)
    – Square Enix held a survey for the game’s two year anniversary in Japan and asked players to vote on their favorite Final Fantasy heroine. Yuna took top honors and players will be able to get an UR Legend Wedding Yuna card as a bonus.

    Kingdom Hearts

    Haley Joel Osment comments on Kingdom Hearts 3
    (Zap2it)
    – the actor is slated to voice the main character of Sora in the long-anticipated video game Kingdom Hearts 3.

    Dragon Quest


    Dragon Quest Monsters 2 introduces a new way to fuse monsters
    (Siliconera)
    – Dragon Quest Monsters 2 has a new feature called “New Life Fusion” that allows you to instantly obtain a SS ranked monster from any family.

    Bravely Default

    More bosses in Bravely Default: For the Sequel
    (Siliconera)
    – the latest two bosses from that game to make their way into the game are Lucifer and Leviathan.


    Drakengard

    Drakengard 3’s latest DLC features rearranged songs from Nier
    (Siliconera, Dengeki)
    – while we wait for Drakengard 3′s new DLC episode, Square Enix have released additional DLC with more costumes and rearranged tracks from Nier.

    The World Ends with You

    The World Ends with You -Live Remix- to end
    February 28 will be the last day to play.

    SaGa

    Square Enix to celebrate Final Fantasy Legend 25th Anniversary with new announcement
    (Siliconera)
    – “December of 2014 will be 25 years since the birth of the SaGa series,” says director Akitoshi Kawazu. “With that in mind, we’re making various preparations.”

    Tomb Raider

    New screenshots
    – a couple of new screens from Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition!

    Hands-on with Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition on PS4
    (PlayStation.Blog)
    – just when we thought Lara Croft hit her peak, she keeps on climbing.

    Murdered: Soul Suspect

    Concept art album
    – check out our collection of concept art from the development of Murdered: Soul Suspect.

    Nosgoth

    Weekend Play Tests Are Go!
    – We’ve just issued a new bunch of invites to the Closed Alpha for European and North American players.

    Freeport
    – Central to the Human rebellion.

    Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur

    Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster collaboration campaign
    – Shiva-style card and more!

    Glorious Blades

    That mysterious Square Enix social game now has a glorious title
    (Siliconera)
    – remember when Square Enix was teasing a new game with Gloops? It’s got a title now.

    Official website.

    Music

    Vote in the Classic FM Hall of Fame!
    – We’re asking our fans to unite once again and vote for your favourite contemporary composition in video games!

    Merchandise

    DualShock 3 wireless controller
    - GameStop exclusive item.

    Final Fantasy chocobo mug.

    Kingdom Hearts 3D Riku and Sora Play Arts

    – out this week.

    Star Trek Kirk and Spock Play Arts
    – new photos.

    DC Comics Aquaman and Cyborg Play Arts
    – up for pre-order.

    Occult Maiden iPhone cases.


    Development

    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster was made by Virtuos
    (Siliconera)
    – the company that handled the enhanced port was Virtuos, a Shanghai studio that worked on a couple of Ben 10 Ultimate Alien games and Wii ports of 2K sports games.

    Dragon Quest creator shares ideas he has in store for Smartphones
    (Siliconera)
    – while we won’t be seeing a Dragon Quest XI on smartphones anytime soon, Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii shares some of his thoughts on mobile devices with Famitsu.

    Square Enix Montreal's next-gen Hitman title confirmed cancelled
    (Videogamer)
    – iOS & Android Hitman in development at the studio instead.

    Clarification on today's stories
    – IO Interactive is developing a new, AAA Hitman game that will be coming to PC and next-gen consoles...

    Deals and Sales

    Final Fantasy VII & Final Fantasy VIII on sale for PC this weekend
    (Siliconera)
    – Final Fantasy VIII hits lowest ever price for the Steam key while Final Fantasy VII is at 50% off.

    Artnia

    Artnia 1st Anniversary logo and bag.

    Just for Fun

    Final Fantasy X art by Arina Tanemura
    Tidus, Yuna, Rikku, Wakka, Lulu, Auron and Kimahri.
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    Final Fantasy VI

    Who wants to know when Final Fantasy VI will be out on Android?
    ― From tomorrow evening, Android users can pick up Final Fantasy VI from the GooglePlay Store for £10.99/€14.99!

    Final Fantasy VI out now for Android devices
    ― hearing Kefka’s laugh already? You’ll be hearing a lot more of it over the next 30+ hours if you head on over to the Google Play Store...

    Final Fantasy X


    A closer look at Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD remaster’s sales
    (Siliconera)
    ― Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster was released in Japan on December 26th, 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in Japan. Here’s a closer look at how it did.

    Final Fantasy XIII

    The wait is almost over.

    Lightning Returns is actually pretty good, honest
    (Now Gamer)
    ― Lightning returns in Lightning Returns, and we get hands-on with the next Final Fantasy game to find out it actually is rather fun.

    New videos
    ― Lightning versus Noel, Caius and Snow.

    Lightning’s Return draws near
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    ― an English demo made a brief appearance on Xbox Live yesterday, and we assume that it’s premature release was unintended.

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Collector's Edition
    ― we sat down with Mat Kishimoto, the product manager on the final chapter of the FINAL FANTASY XIII saga, to show you guys what's in store when you purchase the Collector's Edition of the game.

    Final Fantasy XIV

    Yoshi-P's European (Work) Vacation
    ― Yoshi-P recently travelled to Europe to attend meetings in the London office and we thought it'd be nice to let you know what went on.

    Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XII (01/14/2014)
    ― The date has been set for the twelfth installment of the Letter from the Producer LIVE!

    Attack of the 50-Fulm Woman
    ― as you can see, Shantotto comes in a variety of sizes!

    That Old Black Magic (01/17/2014)
    ― ill rumors speak of a towering shadow-clad figure who leaves this wanton destruction in its wake.

    Between a Golem and a Hard Place
    ― we'll be looking at the Dragon Quest X portion of the fun!

    There's Golems in Those Hills! (01/17/2014)
    ― Recent sightings of heretofore unseen varieties of golems have Amajina & Sons Mineral Concern beside itself with excitement.

    Kingdom Hearts

    Haley Joel Osment's Reddit AMA
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)

    it goes without saying that quite a few of the questions were about the Kingdom Hearts series.

    Dragon Quest

    Dragon Quest X players will meet Final Fantasy XI’s Shantotto this week
    (Siliconera)
    ― starting on January 15, players will be able to meet Shantotto from Final Fantasy XI who wound up in the Dragon Quest X world after one of her magical experiments went awry.

    Bravely Default

    These are the jobs you’ll get to use in Bravely Default
    (Siliconera)
    Nintendo of America have shared a new trailer for Bravely Default that highlights the jobs you can use in the game, along with brief descriptions.

    We’re back and better than ever! Mostly.
    (Siliconera)
    ― These Final Fantasy: The Four Heroes of Light bosses—Belphegor, Asmodeus and Beelzebub—are being injected back into Bravely Default: For the Sequel again in Japan.

    Drakengard

    Drakengard 3’s Zero looks good in Caim and Kaine’s clothes
    (Siliconera)
    ― a look at the next wave of DLC for Drakengard 3, which shows Zero sporting costumes from Drakengard’s Caim and Nier’s Kaine.

    Tomb Raider

    Tomb Raider takes "Best Xbox 360 Action-Adventure Game" on IGN!
    (IGN)
    ― with its Tomb Raider reboot, Crystal Dynamics did much more than just put Lara Croft back on the map - it delivered the best action-adventure game to grace the Xbox 360 in all of 2013.

    Tomb Raider finally achieved profitability "by the end of last year"
    (Eurogamer)
    ― dev talks sales expectations, Definitive Edition and the game's sequel.

    Hitman

    New Hitman game!
    ― The first details about the next Hitman game have been posted in an open letter to all our fans. We've set up a special section of our forums for discussion on the next Hitman game.

    Thief

    Thief PC requirements

    ― is your rig hot enough to handle Thief?

    Nosgoth

    Provance
    ― Home to Raiders and Rebels.

    All-Weekend Play Session Round 2
    ― Once again, we'll be running 24 hour play sessions from this evening until midnight on Sunday.

    SaGa

    Romancing SaGa 2 brings the bard back to Wii U this month
    (Siliconera)
    ― Square Enix is re-releasing the Super Famicom game Romancing SaGa 2 as a Wii U Virtual Console download in Japan.

    Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur

    New Million Arthur game
    more Million Arthur? Yes, says Square Enix, who erected a teaser website for a new Million Arthur game this week.

    Black Butler

    4 live-action Black Butler character videos posted
    (Anime News Network)
    ― Sebastian, Shiori, Hanae, Lin highlighted in videos for film opening on Saturday.

    New Black Butler anime series green-lit
    (Anime News Network)
    ― the cover of the February issue of Square Enix's Monthly G Fantasy magazine is announcing on Saturday that production on a new anime series adapting Yana Toboso's Kurosuji (Black Butler) manga has been green-lit.

    Durarara!

    Durarara! novels change title with 2-year jump in story
    (Anime News Network)
    ― the author's notes in the 13th volume of Ryohgo Narita's Durarara!! light novel series announced last week that the first arc of the series has ended.

    Music

    Drakengard 3 OST art.

    Merchandise

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Static Arts mini
    ― Cloud, Sephiroth and Tifa.

    Slime cookies
    ― chocolate flavoured.

    Dragon Quest slime blanket.

    Xenogears Perfect Works fanbook getting reprint in Japan
    (Siliconera)
    ― after receiving almost 2,000 votes from fans, Xenogears Perfect Works will get a reprint in Japan.

    Metal Gear Solid Snake Play Arts
    ― close-up pic. We adopted a flexible resin on the chest to ensure a more natural look and a wider range of motion.

    Deals and Sales

    Xbox Live Gold Members can pick up Sleeping Dogs for free
    ― but only for one more day!

    Just Cause 2 is still 50% off for now on Xbox Live Gold deals
    ― quick, grab it before the offer ends!

    *Flash Sale*
    ― get 80% off Hitman: Absolution this weekend on the Square Enix Store!

    Contests

    Style your own Lightning to win Final Fantasy XIII goodies
    (Square Portal)
    ― two winners will be receiving a Lightning Returns themed bag, an artcard and stickers.

    Just for Fun

    Hollywood blacksmith recreates Sephiroth's sword from Final Fantasy VII
    (Anime News Network)
    ― prop expert Tony Swatton has forged one of video game's most iconic swords, Sephiroth's Masamune.
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    Final Fantasy XI

    Summon Shantotto and others with the power of trust in Final Fantasy XI
    (Siliconera)
    ― also in February, Square Enix will and Relic Armor for the Geomancer and Rune Fencer classes. Players will also be able to get faces including Prishe and Ulmia from the Chains of Promathia expansion.

    Final Fantasy XIII

    Yuna’s Final Fantasy X outfit confirmed for Lightning Returns in America
    (Siliconera)
    ― Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has Yuna’s “Spira Summoner” outfit from Final Fantasy X, and this will be available as a pre-order bonus on Amazon.

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII steelbook case
    pre-order bonus at Game.

    Strategy Guide
    - Lightning Returns: FFXIII
    ― created by Piggyback, the beautifully illustrated guide comes in two varieties, Standard and Collector’s Edition.

    Lightning Returns: FFXIII demo out now!
    ― we're excited to announce that you can get your hands-on a playable demo!

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII demo out today on PS3
    ― from now on, you don’t have to take our word for it that this game is unlike anything Final Fantasy has ever done before, because it’s finally time for you to see for yourself.

    Demo gameplay guide
    (Square Portal)
    ― how to activate outerworld services, share screenshots and unlock Siegfried garb in Lightning Returns demo.

    All-new battle system - Lightning Returns: FFXIII
    introducing the new Style-Change Active Time Battle (SATB) system; an intuitive style of control that still encompasses the strategic legacy of the series, that we hope both newcomers and devoted fans will find an enjoyable addition.

    Snapshot contest winners
    ― the winners of the snapshot contest have been announced (SEM JP).

    Final Fantasy XIV

    Announcing the Winners of the Starlight Celebration Screenshot Contest! (01/19/2014)
    ― We would like to congratulate all the winners on a job well done.

    Patch 2.15 Notes (01/20/2014)
    ― Patch 2.15 has gone live, introducing a number of additions and refinements to the Wolves' Den, FATEs, the Crystal Tower, and much more.

    Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XII -UPDATE- (01/23/2014)
    ― It is our pleasure to announce the URL for the upcoming Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XII.

    Final Fantasy XIV comes to PS4 on April 14
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    ― a worldwide beta will kick off on February 22nd and players from all regions will be able to experience Eorzea on next-generation consoles.

    Letter From the Producer Live XII
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    ― view images and QA from the stream!

    Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy

    “Curtain Call” trademark filed in Europe, probably related to Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy
    (Siliconera)
    ― Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call, as previously reported, will contain over 200 songs and more than 60 characters from across the Final Fantasy series.

    Final Fantasy: Airborne Brigade

    The Knights of Avalon collaboration project.

    Final Fantasy Agito

    New magazine scan

    ― the game has been confirmed for a winter released in Japan.

    Kingdom Hearts

    The connection between Kingdom Hearts 3 and χ[chi]
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    ― "The war in that place will lead to the defeat and destruction of the Light.
    The World will be enveloped in eternal Darkness."

    Nomura comments on developing KH3 for the PS4

    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    ― with the PS4 finally releasing in Japan next month, the latest Weekly Famitsu managed to ask a few notable Japanese developers on what they think about Sony's latest gaming machine.

    Dragon Quest

    Dragon Quest VIII on Smartphones runs on Unity
    (Siliconera)
    ― Unity Technologies Japan’s director Hiroki Oomae talks about how Square Enix and other mobile developers have recently started using the engine for their games.

    Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light promotional video
    out now in Japan!

    Bravely Default

    Story trailer
    ― a new trailer, covering the game's characters, has been released.

    Nintendo wants to know your plans for Bravely Default
    (Siliconera)
    ― a pre-purchase survey for the game is now up on Club Nintendo, and asks a few questions as to why you’re buying the game and how.

    Like Bravely Default, Bravely Second will have a subtitle
    (Siliconera)
    ― the game will have a subtitle with a hidden meaning, according to producer Tomoya Asano.

    Tomb Raider

    Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition "The Definitive Lara"
    ― executive producer Scot Amos breaks down the next-gen tech behind Lara's updated look.

    Dark Horse Tomb Raider comics to debut 2/26!
    ― Ready for a new run of Croft comics?

    Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition launch trailer
    ― the critically acclaimed action-adventure, rebuilt specifically for next-gen consoles. Available 1/28/14.

    Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition review
    (IGN)
    ― IGN gives Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition a 9.1!

    Hitman

    Hitman: Contracts
    ― now available on Steam.

    Deus Ex

    Deus Ex: The Fall – out now on Android
    ― we’re really pleased to finally reveal that Deus Ex: The Fall is now live on the Google Play Store for £4.99/€5.99/$6.99… so go check it out!

    Thief

    Take 5 – Community Q&A #6
    ― we talk Collector's Edition, Bank Heist, Companion app and merch.

    Thief reboot rated “M” by ESRB
    (Siliconera)
    ― the upcoming Thief reboot from Eidos Montreal has been rated by the ESRB, and has received an “M” (Mature) rating like its predecessors.

    Nosgoth

    Valeholm
    ― birthplace of the Ironguard.

    New game mode coming soon!
    ― We'll be revealing a bold new game mode for Nosgoth later this week!

    You say you want an evolution...
    ― We’ve working on something special behind closed doors for a while now and have barely been able to contain our excitement.

    First hands-on previews go live
    ― we began inviting the world’s gaming specialist press into our Closed Alpha a couple of weeks ago, and their first hands-on previews of the game have now gone live for all to see.

    Closed alpha play session schedule
    ― the new Closed Alpha Play Session Schedule has gone live and we're running 24 hour tests this weekend!

    Siege
    ― new mode reveal.

    SaGa

    SaGa creator hopes to announce a new game in the next two years
    (Siliconera)
    ― during a recent live concert by Kenji Ito, known for composing tracks for the Mana and SaGa games, SaGa creator Akitoshi Kawazu discussed the series’ future.

    Gunslinger Stratos

    Gunslinger Stratos II - new screenshots.
    (Inside)

    Inu X Boku SS

    Inu X Boku SS, Rose Gun Days season 1 manga end in February
    (Anime News Network)
    the February issue of Square Enix's Monthly Gangan Joker magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Cocoa Fujiwara's Inu × Boku SS and Sōichirō's Rose Gun Days Season 1 manga will end in the following issue on February 22.

    Akame ga KILL!

    Dark action fantasy manga gets TV anime
    (Anime News Network)
    the February issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine is announcing on Wednesday that a television anime adaptation of Takahiro and Tetsuya Tashiro's Akame ga KILL! manga is greenlit.

    Music

    Final Fantay XIV: A Realm Reborn OST
    ― to be released on March 26.

    Drakengard 3 OST

    ― now out!

    Merchandise

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn official guidebook.

    Square Enix has slime chocolates just in time for Valentine’s Day

    (Siliconera)
    ― a Valentine’s Day gift approaches

    Dragon Quest merchandise.

    Exclusive first look: DC Comics Variant Play Arts Kai PX Red Costume Batman
    (Toy Chest News)
    ― limited to only 2,500 figures in North America, this menacing reinterpretation of the Dark Knight merges the classic DC hero with the styling of classic Sengoku era Japan.

    Play Arts Kai Skull and Quiet prototypes.

    Development

    New trademarks
    (Anime News Network)
    ― Square Enix trademarks 'The Seeds of Salvation, Luminaries of the Legendary Line, Dragon Sky'.

    Deals and Sales

    50% off Final Fantasy on PlayStation Store!
    ― It’s back and it’s kind of a big deal. Starting from today until February 5, we’ve slashed the price of our Final Fantasy series by 50% on the PlayStation Store!

    8% off Bravely Default, PlayStation 4 in stock – weekend deals
    (Siliconera)
    ― Bravely Default pre-order is 8% off while PlayStation 4 units are in stock at Best Buy.

    Contests

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Collector's Edition Sweepstakes
    ― win epic prizes in our latest sweepstakes! NA Only.

    Wagnaria!!2 comic contest, dood!
    ― 3 lucky winners will each receive a Wagnaria!!2 Limited Edition copy!
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    Final Fantasy X

    Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster - Limited & Collector's Edition overview
    ― we’ve put together a sleek little video montage that walks you through the various versions of the game. Namely the Limited Edition and the Collector’s Edition.

    Final Fantasy XIII

    Amazing 'retro-spective' trailer rec-caps FFXIII so far
    we’ve got something a bit special for you today…

    Final Fantasy XIV


    Final Fantasy XIV PS4 coming April 14th, Collector’s Edition revealed
    ― we’re happy to announce that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will begin beta on February 22nd, and then launch on April 14th.

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn fan kit #7 released!
    (01/27/2014)

    ― Use an assortment of action and trait icons to accentuate your smartphone, blog, or website.

    Osaka FATE Complete!
    ― The team held their first live event of the new year in Osaka, Japan this past weekend and Project Manager M was kind enough to point out just how much fun she had!

    Announcing the Sale of 60-Day Game Time Cards! (01/28/2014)
    ― In our continued effort to provide players convenient methods to add game time, we’re pleased to announce that the 60-Day Game Time Card is now available for purchase in North America! This card allows players to add 60 days worth of game time to their account without the need of a credit or debit card!

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Original Soundtrack Available for Pre-Order! (01/29/2014)
    ― We’re pleased to announce that the highly-anticipated soundtrack for FFXIV: A Realm Reborn is scheduled for release in April 2014 and is now available for pre-order!

    Announcing the Winners of the Heavensturn Screenshot Contest! (01/30/2014)
    ― There were a ton of really amazing entries that did an exceptional job showing the holiday spirit. We would like to congratulate all the winners on a job well done.

    Letter from the Producer, LIV (01/30/2014)
    ― Fans the world round, the fifty-fourth Letter from the Producer has arrived for your viewing pleasure!

    Lightning on the Horizon! (01/31/2014)
    ― In recent days, the city-states are atwitter with talk of a rogue adventurer roaming the land.

    Valentione's Day (01/31/2014)
    ― The air is sweet with the smell of confectionary delights, made sweeter still by the sight of young lovers seen in every corner Eorzea.

    Moogle Minion Merriment
    ― We're adding two new in-game bonus items to the previous CE items—the Fat Chocobo mount and the Wind-up Moogle minion!

    Kingdom Hearts

    Kingdom Hearts III PS4 new title trailer.

    Bravely Default

    Nintendo 3DS - Bravely Default - Television Commercial.

    Nintendo 3DS - Bravely Default - 30 Second Spot.

    This is what the ESRB had to say about Bravely Default
    (Siliconera)
    Bravely Default has been rated by the ESRB, and has received a “T” (Teen) rating.

    Bravely Default is your kind of JRPG. And yours. And yours, Too.
    (Siliconera)
    Bravely Default offers access to a perhaps unprecedented variety of settings and allows the player to tweak the game as he or she sees fit.

    Bravely Default proves the power of character
    (Siliconera)
    ― sometimes, one good character is all you need.

    Tomb Raider

    Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition out now!

    Thief

    Thief preview round-up
    ― a quick overview of the most recent gameplay demos and previews.

    Nosgoth

    First hands-on previews go live - UPDATE
    ― the news-hounds at Gameranx describe Nosgoth as both "brilliant” and “very welcoming” in their hands-on preview.

    Psyonix
    – Masters of Multiplayer.

    Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur

    New Million Arthur game from Square Enix has four Arthurs
    (Siliconera)

    ― while it’s practically unknown to the West, Million Arthur is Square Enix’s most successful new franchise.

    Guns N' Souls

    The game has now been released on iOS.
    Opening and demo video.

    Dragon Sky

    New strategy game.

    Square Enix also betting on new IP Dragon Sky
    (Siliconera)
    ― new real-time strategy game for smartphones.

    Music

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack - PLUS -.

    FFXIV: A Realm Reborn soundtracks are available on the Square Enix Online store for preorder!


    memória!
    ― Yoko Shimomura 25th Anniversary Best Album, on sale on March 26.

    Merchandise

    Excited for Final Fantasy X HD? Then preorder our amazing Tidus figure!

    If you're really excited for Final Fantasy X HD, preorder Yuna, too!

    Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remastered Ultimania.

    T-shirts: Hero of Light and Shinra Company.

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Static Arts mini
    ― our Final Fantasy Static Arts minis of Cloud, Sephiroth & Tifa are now available for preorder!

    Metal Gear Solid 2 Raiden out now.
    (Toy Chest News)

    Play Arts KAI is boldly going where it has never gone before with Captain Kirk from Star Trek!
    ― Joining his captain in Play Arts KAI form is Spock!

    Batman: Arkham City Play Arts Kai Batman 70's Version
    (Toy Chest News)
    ― available on February 5th!

    Events


    Final Fantasy X NA launch event/art gallery!
    ― Stop by for signings, prizes and games.

    Development

    Square Enix Collective launches today!
    Game pitches from Ruffian Games, Kitfox Games and Tuque Games now live.

    Game of Glens
    Game of Glens is a fun and frantic game of skill and tactics that provides a genuinely new and unique blend of action and strategy. You manage your Highland Clan and compete in the original, ancient Scottish highland games known as the Game of Glens. The game combines resource management, physical structure building and projectile based combat, featuring a variety of single and multiplayer gameplay modes.

    Moon Hunters
    Moon Hunters is an open-world adventure for 1-4 players, solving ancient mysteries and building mythologies. Explore a gorgeous 8-bit procedurally generated world that's rich with crafting, non-linear stories, and arcane lore.

    World War Machine
    "We stand on the last promontory of the centuries! ...Why should we look back, when what we want is to break down the mysterious doors of the impossible?”

    Wanted: Community Manager
    ― become one of us!

    Former Square Enix President explains why they make Smartphone games and remakes
    (Siliconera)
    ― former Square Enix president Yoichi Wada discusses why Square Enix have been releasing so many remakes and smartphone games of late.

    Square Enix responds to Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III rumor
    (Siliconera)
    ― you may have heard about a document from Square Enix Europe that pegs Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III for release in 2014. In a statement sent to Siliconera, Square Enix says the release schedule is inaccurate.

    Deals and Sales

    FFIV: The After Years – iOS and Android now 30% off!
    ― Until February 5 you can pick up the game for $10.99/€9.99/£7.49.

    Contests

    OfficialFFXIII Twitter RT Sweepstakes
    ― with every new "RT for chance to win" tweet, the prizes will get bigger and bigger and bigger, until "BOoooM!!!!"
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    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Collector's Edition Sweepstakes
    ― win epic prizes in our latest sweepstakes! NA Only.

    What if we pre-ordered a while ago? Do we still qualify or does it have to be within the said period??

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    SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD. THE "SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD" BEGINS ON JANUARY 24, 2014, AT 12:01 A.M., PACIFIC STANDARD TIME, AND ENDS ON FEBRUARY 11, 2014 AT 11:59 P.M., PACIFIC STANDARD TIME (THE "DEADLINE").

    ...However...

    ALREADY PRE-ORDERED? YOU’RE ENTERED!

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    Yay! Thanks for the info! I am now a happier camper than I was just to be getting the CE

    Edit: Annnd I feel like a dummy - cuz NOW I see it right on the main link , Got a lil over excited and jumped right into skimming the rules. Thanks for not pointing out my mistake (but I did so... ummmm.. lol)

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    Final Fantasy II

    The original version of Final Fantasy II goes portable via 3DS Virtual Console
    (Siliconera)
    ― Square Enix will re-release the Famicom version as a Virtual Console download for Nintendo 3DS.

    Final Fantasy VI

    Final Fantasy VI out now for iOS devices!
    ― Including all the stunning updates featured in the Android release, the iOS version of the game supports iCloud save data!

    Final Fantasy XIII

    Inside the Square
    extended video!

    Lara Croft/Tomb Raider Gear
    ―here’s a short trailer showing the garb in action!

    Lightning Returns Interview with Georgia van Cuylenburg (Oerba Dia Vanille)
    ― Final Fantasy Union wants your questions!

    Xbox 360 avatar items
    ― available now!

    Final Fantasy XIV

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on PS4 April 14!
    So, what are you waiting for? The pre-orders start now!

    The ”Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XII” Video & Q&A Released! (02/03/2014)
    ― We’re proud to announce that the "Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XII" video has been released!

    Valentione's Day Screenshot Contest (02/05/2014)
    ― The air of the realm is once again filled with the scent of love and sweet confectionaries from culinarians who have been toiling away to create masterpieces of tasty goodness for that special someone -- or perhaps just their client.

    Maid for Each Other
    ― Lisette de Valentione herself will be presiding over the event and playing match maker!

    Aetheryte Attuned: Hamburg, Germany
    ― Yoshida's underway and the first stop is... Hamburg, Germany!

    Final Fantasy X

    PlayStation 4 trailer.

    Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy

    Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call gets its own 3DS XL variant
    (Anime News Network)
    ― the official Twitter account for the Final Fantasy game franchise announced on Wednesday that the Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call game will ship in Japan on April 24 by itself and with its own exclusive Nintendo 3DS XL variant.

    Final Fantasy Type-0

    Kurasame's Story Volume 5
    ― the last part of the story will be released on April 22.

    Final Fantasy Type-0 spinoff manga gets bonus chapter
    (Anime News Network)
    ― the March issue of Square Enix's Monthy Shonen Gangan magazine will announce on February 12 that Takatoshi Shiozawa's Final Fantasy Type-0 Gaiden: Hyōken no Shinigami spinoff manga will get a bonus chapter next month.


    Bravely Default

    Nintendo Minute
    ― Bravely Default Collector's Edition unboxing video.

    Bravely Default has 24 jobs, but infinite possibilities
    (Siliconera)
    ― the great thing about job systems is that they can continue to feel fresh for as long as the jobs themselves break new ground. Bravely Default’s job system is no different.

    Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies
    ― out now in the US!


    Drakengard 3

    Drakengard 3 for PS3 releasing May 21
    ― we’ve got a firm release for Drakengard 3 and a new trailer!

    Drakengard 3 news on launch date, preorders and Collector's Edition
    ― not only have we announced that the fan favorite JRPG will be available on May 20, 2014, but we've also revealed our unique preorder bonuses and lifted the veils on our Standard and Collector's Edition of the game.

    Tomb Raider

    Tomb Raider [NA]: Definitive Edition - Next Gen World
    ― executive producer Scot Amos breaks down the tech behind what makes the island of Yamatai next-gen.

    It’s a beautiful island
    (Siliconera)
    Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is the prettiest version of the game you can possibly get. It looks gorgeous, and the level of detail is absolutely extraordinary.

    Thief


    Thief 101 Trailer
    ― Thief is GOLD and we celebrate with a new trailer!

    Murdered: Soul Suspect

    Murdered: Soul Suspect Xbox One reveal
    ― check out our exclusive behind-the-scenes first look at the Xbox One version of Murdered: Soul Suspect from Airtight Games.

    Murdered: Soul Suspect coming to next-gen!
    ― Also, a brand new trailer!

    Nosgoth

    Something Wicked This Way Comes...
    ― We have some very exciting revelations in store for you this week.

    The Road To Closed Beta
    ― we’re thrilled to inform you that we will be entering our Closed Beta phase of development very soon – weeks rather than months, now!

    Official Gameplay Footage Premiere Today
    ― we will be sharing Nosgoth’s very first official gameplay footage with you.

    Watch our First Official Gameplay Footage Broadcast
    ― in case you weren’t around to catch our broadcast live (don’t tell us you had better things to do…), we’ve split the stream into three parts and uploaded them to our YouTube channel.

    Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur

    Square Enix’s Million Arthur series is big outside of Japan too
    (Siliconera)
    ― Million Arthur, a social RPG with a very loose interpretation of the Arthurian Legend, is one of Square Enix’s most important new IPs.

    Square Enix and Capcom are collaborating to promote their free to Play Vita games
    (Siliconera)
    Dragon’s Dogma Quest from Capcom and Square Enix’s popular Million Arthur series have a crossover. Both of these social games are available for PlayStation Vita and smartphones in Japan.

    Gunslinger Stratos

    New video and screenshots for Gunslinger Stratos 2.


    Guns N' Souls

    Square Enix’s Guns N’ Souls looks like Temple Run but better
    (Siliconera)
    ― Square Enix have released a trailer of the opening tutorial for upcoming music/action-RPG Guns’N’Souls, the spiritual sequel to Song Summoner.

    Durarara!!

    Durarara!! 3way standoff -alley- game heads to PS Vita
    (Anime News Network)
    ― the PS Vita version will add games such "Puz-Dura!" (Puzzle Durarara!!) and "Rhythm de Perestroika."

    Soul Eater

    Takahiro Sakurai, Mikako Komatsu join Soul Eater Not! anime's cast
    (Anime News Network)
    ― cast from original Soul Eater anime also return for April anime.

    Wagnaria

    Wagnaria!!2 out now!
    (NIS America)
    ― Does this establishment happen to carry any sardine parfaits?

    Music

    Final Fantasy Type-0 (Rei Shiki) Original Soundtrack Limited Edition [3CD + DVD] sees an overseas release.

    Bravely Default’s soundtrack sets it apart from its peers

    (Siliconera)
    ― Bravely Default is a game that balances old and new at every turn, and nowhere is the push and pull between modern expectation and genre tradition more evident than in the soundtrack.

    Merchandise

    Final Fantasy Variant Play Arts Kai Dragoon.

    New Dragon Quest items.

    Xenogears Perfect Works the real thing
    ― to be e-released on April 10.

    DC Comics Variant Play Arts Kai Aquaman
    ― now available for pre-order.

    Batman: Arkham City Play Arts Kai Joker
    ― now available for pre-order.

    Development

    Collective – week one update
    a bit of an update on where we’re at, and what we’ve learned since last week’s launch.

    Deals and Sales

    Lightning Returns: pre-order offer with Game
    ― ready for the final chapter? Pre order today to get hold the cloud strife costume and steel case!

    Get Lightning Returns before anybody else... for one hour only!
    ― To celebrate the launch of the final entry in the Final Fantasy XIII series, we’ve teamed up with UK retailer GAME for a special one-hour, one-off event.

    Thief: limited time offer
    ― receive a free size L Thief T-shirt with preorders of Thief at the SE store!

    Contests and Sweepstakes

    OfficialFFXIII Twitter RT Sweepstakes
    ― with every new "RT for chance to win" tweet, the prizes will get bigger and bigger and bigger, until "BOoooM!!!!"

    Win a trip to Las Vegas, Paris, Cairo and Costa Rica
    travel across the world in GameStop's epic rewards!

    Artnia

    Final Fantasy VII and Advent Children: Final Fantasy VII chocolate at Artnia
    ― perfect for Valentine's Day.

    The Afternoon Tea Set is back.

    Important Notices

    Square Enix NA Online Store: Weather Dalays
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    Final Fantasy IV

    Final Fantasy IV jumps to Japan’s Wii U virtual console
    ― Square Enix also has the Famicom version of Elevator Action scheduled for release on February 19 for 500 yen.

    Final Fantasy VIII

    Final Fantasy VIII is 15 years old today!

    Final Fantasy X

    Valentine's Day trailer.

    Chinese version announced.

    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD coming to Asia with traditional Chinese subtitles
    (Siliconera)
    ― gamers in Asia who understand traditional Chinese and impatient for the release of Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster won’t have to wait too long.

    Final Fantasy XI

    Final Fantasy XI’s version update hits Feb 18
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    ― for more on what this month’s update entails, check out the official forum post here.

    Final Fantasy XIII

    The End of Saga - Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
    ― we are proud to present the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII launch trailer straight from Lightning's perspective.

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII out now!
    ― It all ends here. Don't forget to download the Lightning Returns: FFXIII Japanese voice DLC!

    Picked up the game?
    ― Check out our walkthrough guide directly from our team in Japan to aid you in your last 13 days.

    Byte sized treats from 16 bit memories to celebrate the launch of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII in NA.

    Reviews by Final Fantasy Network and Siliconera.

    Lightning Returns: interview with Rachel Robinson
    (Final Fantasy Union)
    ― check out FFUnion's podcast interview with Rachel Robinson, AKA Fang from Final Fantasy XIII!

    Check out the first 24 pages of the Lightning Returns Final Fantasy Guide by following the link!
    (Game)

    Happy Valentine's Day!
    ― Do you have a card for Lightning?

    Lightning’s story is truly over, but she may be a guest in a future Final Fantasy
    (Siliconera)
    ― Siliconera spoke to Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII director Motomu Toriyama to ask him what he thought about the Western reviews and to talk about the game’s ending.

    Final Fantasy XIV

    Fresh FFXIV beta and transfer info for PS4 owners!
    ― today marks the release of our Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn PlayStation 4 product page.

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn PlayStation®4 Product Page Now Live! (02/12/2014)
    ― The long-awaited PlayStation®4 version of A Realm Reborn is almost here. In preparation for this momentous occasion, the PlayStation®4 Product Page is now live!

    PlayStation®4 Version Beta Test Overview (02/12/2014)
    ― Beta testing for the PlayStation®4 version of A Realm Reborn is set to begin on Saturday, February 2, 2014! All PlayStation®4 owners are eligible to participate with no need to apply or pre-register.

    Aetheryte Attuned: Paris, France
    ― the event was held inside a gorgeous A-list level hotel!

    Aetheryte Attuned: San Francisco, California
    ― once the interviews were done for the day, Yoshida and the team took on Titan (Hard Mode) on the Vita using remote play!

    Final Fantasy XV

    Final Fantasy XV featured in PlayStation 4 coming soon line-up.

    Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy

    Curtain Call adds Machina, Rem characters
    (Anime News Network)
    ― the 3DS game ship in Japan on April 24.

    Dragon Quest

    Dragon Quest Monsters 2 has a post-game story with powerful bosses
    (Siliconera)
    ― Dragon Quest Monsters 2’s upcoming 3DS remake appears to have a great deal of post-game content for players to dabble in.

    Dragon Quest IV: Chapters Of The Chosen looks like it’s moving to Smartphones next
    ― Dragon Quest IV uses the same control system as Dragon Quest VIII. The games are designed to be played with one hand and use a popup joystick to move around the field.

    Happy Valentine's from Dragon Quest!

    It's snowing!

    Drakengard 3

    Drakengard 3 getting prequel DLC with more playable characters
    (Siliconera)
    ― Drakengard 3 is getting a prequel story as downloadable content, Dengeki PlayStation magazine reports this week.

    Tomb Raider

    Preview
    ― Tomb Raider #1 from Dark Horse Comics

    Happy Valentine's Day from Yamatai!
    ― Sorry for the terrible puns. We couldn’t help ourselves.

    Hitman

    Square Enix turned Hitman into a turn-based strategy game
    (Siliconera)
    ― Square Enix Montreal are working on a Hitman game for smartphones and tablets, titled Hitman GO.

    Thief

    Stories from the City: The Thief Taker General’s Hunt
    ― let me tell you about the City!

    Lockdown Mission Playthrough
    ― watch a pure 17-minute playthrough of the first mission of Thief.

    Nosgoth


    New Vampire Class
    The Deceiver of Clan Zephonim.

    Attention Closed Alpha testers!
    From this evening onwards, we will be running 24-hour play sessions every day this week!

    Closed Alpha Play Sessions Running All Day, Every Day
    ― having our servers online all the time will help us test our load capacity and to check our network infrastructure is as robust as possible in the run-up to Closed Beta.

    Exclusive interview with Bill Beacham
    (F2P)
    ― let's hear what the Design Director for the publishing team at Square Enix headquarters in London has to say!

    Guardian Cross

    Final Fantasy XIII campaign
    ― from now until March 3, iOS users can find FFXIII Eidolons and Monsters in Guardian Cross!

    Deadman's Cross

    New card battle RPG!
    ― Deadman's Cross, the zombie-themed card battle RPG from the Guardian Cross team, is available!

    Zombie Abe Lincoln will fight for your rights in Square Enix’s Deadman’s Cross
    (Siliconera)
    ― Deadman’s Cross is from the same team that made Guardian Cross, and has Hiroyuki Ito working on it as battle designer.

    SaGa

    Square Enix’s SaGa franchise gets a 25th Anniversary website
    (Siliconera)
    ― Square Enix have erected a 25th anniversary website for the SaGa franchise.

    Dragon Sky

    Trailer
    ― first trailer released for Dragon Sky, a new real-time strategy game for smartphones.

    Square Enix’s Dragon Sky trailer gives us a glimpse of the classes
    (Siliconera)
    ― Dragon Sky is an upcoming real-time strategy smartphone game from Square Enix.

    Black Butler

    Happy Valentine's Day from Black Butler!

    Soul Eater Not!

    Happy Valentine's Day from Soul Eater Not!
    (Anime News Network)

    Durarara!!

    Durarara!! PSP game is getting a PlayStation Vita makeover
    (Siliconera)
    ― Durarara!! 3way Standoff: Alley V has double the scenario size of the PSP game and that includes three brand new what if routes.

    Music

    Final Symphony Tokyo
    ― Music from Final Fantasy VI, VII and X.

    Merchandise

    Unboxing Final Fantasy X HD's Yuna figurine
    (IGN)
    ― check out Meghan IGN's unboxing video of our Play Arts KAI Yuna!

    Final Fantasy XI Vana'diel Tribune Chronicles.

    Metal Gear Solid as Play Arts Kai Liquid Snake action figure is available February 19th!
    (Toy Chest News)

    DC Comics Variant Play Arts Kai PX Red Costume Batman
    (Toy Chest News)
    ― now available!

    The Eidos-Montréal Store is back!
    Your one-stop shop for all Thief and Deus Ex merchandise.

    Events

    Toy Fair 2014
    ― check out Square Enix Merchandise Division's twitter for the latest news! Additional pictures from the event.
    (The Toy Ark)


    Development

    Dragon Quest games drawing near?
    (Siliconera)
    ― Luminaries of the Legendary Line registered in the USA.

    Square Enix Collective
    (Gamasutra)
    ― the story so far.

    Deals and Sales

    Get Lightning Returns before anybody else... for one hour only!
    ― To celebrate the launch of the final entry in the Final Fantasy XIII series, we’ve teamed up with UK retailer GAME for a special one-hour, one-off event.

    Contests and Sweepstakes

    Design your own Lightning!
    ― DeviantART and Square Enix invite you to design your own customization of Lightning in the first ever contest of its kind!

    IGN Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII contest
    ― live in the UK and want to win Lightning Returns and Final Fantasy goodies? Enter today!
    Win Tomb Raider hoodies
    ― our friends at American Giant are giving away 25 exclusive Tomb Raider hoodies.

    Artnia

    Square Enix’s Artnia store is selling Final Fantasy VII chocolates
    (Siliconera)
    ― and they’re a real wonder to behold.
    Last edited by Grimoire; 18th Feb 2014 at 00:21.

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    Final Fantasy VII

    Square Enix’s Yoshinori Kitase on a Final Fantasy VII remake
    (Siliconera)
    ― “I won’t rule out the possibility, but it would take a lot to make it happen,” says Final Fantasy VII director, Yoshinori Kitase, on the possibility of an FFVII remake.

    Square Enix registers trademark for Final Fantasy VII’s Shinra Company
    (Siliconera)
    ― Square Enix keeps saying that a Final Fantasy VII remake is too big of a project to take on, but perhaps they’re doing something else with the Final Fantasy VII universe.

    Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children now on PSN.

    Final Fantasy X

    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster new features trailer
    ― get acquainted with all the brand new features of the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, including the completely remastered visuals, updated music, and brand new content.

    Final Fantasy XIII

    Outerworld Challenge #1 - Lightning Returns: FFXIII
    ― if we reach a total of 100,000 Outerworld posts from the game, we’ll unlock the Helter Skelter Garb for everyone!

    Review: Dress to impress
    (Joystiq)
    ― a consistently entertaining, beautiful adventure - 4/5.

    Review: World's end generates wonderful RPG changes
    (PlayStation Universe)
    ― a new template for role-playing games - 8.5/10.

    Review: Keeping time
    (Euro Gamer)

    ― from its dazzling battle system to its overarching temporal puzzle, this is the best of the set – 8/10.

    Review: Innovate in a stagnant genre
    (X-ONE)

    ― an entertaining and surprisingly innovative full stop to this chapter of the Final Fantasy franchise - 8/10.

    Outerworld Challenge #1 Results
    ― the results are in… Congratulations, you’ve made enough Outerworld posts to unlock the Helter Skelter garb for Lightning!

    Final Fantasy XIV

    FFXIV: A Realm Reborn now on Steam & 50% off!
    ― Steam fans waiting patiently for the digital version of the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn to be available on the popular platform, now need wait no longer!

    Naoki Yoshida to Speak at Game Developers Conference 2014! (02/19/2014)
    ― We are proud to announce that our very own Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida will be hosting a session at the Games Developers Conference 2014 in San Francisco!

    Patch 2.16 Notes (02/19/2014)
    ― the patch notes are now live.

    Little Ladies' Day (02/21/2014)
    ― The realm is alive with the cheerful warbling of spring birds, and the blooming of peach trees signifies the coming of every maiden's favorite holiday—Little Ladies' Day, that once-a-year occasion when any young Eorzean lady can be a princess for the day.

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn may eventually move beyond PS3, says Producer
    (Siliconera)
    ― Producer Naoki Yoshida feels he must continually “renew” Final Fantasy XIV, and this could mean eventually going over the capacities of the PlayStation 3.

    Final Fantasy XV

    Final Fantasy 15 'quite far into development, given high priority' by Square
    (VideoGamer)
    ― larger parties and bigger battles the focus for next-gen, series producer suggests, as new info is revealed.

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

    Curtain Call’s “Daily Feature” lets you score more points

    ― Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call a new “Daily Feature” track that will show a new track every day. Clearing the daily feature track will give you x1.5 the average Rhythm Points.

    Kingdom Hearts

    Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] - Development Team Report #4
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    ― a new report, detailing the addition of a help function to allow team members to help each other to collect Guilt, as well as new story content and mysterious cards depicting familiar series' antagonists.

    Exclusive: KHI Interviews Justin Cowden!
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    ― You're in for a very special treat, so sit back, relax and enjoy!

    Kingdom Hearts II Volume 3 + 358/2 Days Volume 4
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    ― releasing in September.

    Dragon Quest

    Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light exceeds 3 million downloads in less than a month
    (Siliconera)
    ― for those who always wanted to play Dragon Quest Monsters but don’t happen to own a Nintendo 3DS, there’s always Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light.

    Dragon Quest Monsters Wanted!
    ― now for iOS.

    Dragon Quest Trading Card Game
    ― release date: March 28!

    Dragon Quest X gears up for update 2.1 with new class the Item Master
    (Siliconera)
    ― Square Enix are now teasing the next major update for the massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) in version 2.1, and one of the major additions is a new class called the Item Master.

    Bravely Default

    Bravely Default is a Japanese RPG inspired by American TV, says Director
    (Siliconera)
    ― “I used the methodology of American TV dramas like the older Beverly Hills 90210,” says Bravely Default director Tomoya Asano.

    Bravely Second will focus on story rather than exploration
    (Siliconera)
    ― Bravely Second will expand the world of Luxendarc, but more from a story rather than exploration standpoint, says producer Tomoya Asano.

    Thief

    Theif 17 minute gameplay trailer
    ― pure and simple, this trailer gives you a glimpse into skills and tools Garrett utilizes to get through town undetected by the the Baron's Watch.

    Thief PC Requirements
    ― read this important update regarding AMD Mantle and TrueAudio.

    Murdered: Soul Suspect

    The 10 most Promising Xbox one games of 2014 so far
    ― TIME list Murdered: Soul Suspect among their top 10 Most Promising games of 2014, for Xbox One. We agree!

    Nosgoth

    Nosgoth: proof that not everything is about balance
    (Siliconera)
    ― Nosgoth is trying to break into a busy field. The competition between free-to-play multiplayer games is fierce these days, but luckily, this one has something going for it.

    The End (of Alpha) is Nigh...
    ― The time is almost upon Nosgoth to transition from Closed Alpha to Closed Beta.

    How Gold & Runestones Work in Nosgoth
    ― want to find out how Nosgoth's in-game store works + what you can spend your Gold & Runestones on?

    This is the End... of the Beginning
    ― a special day for all of us on Team Nosgoth, as we mark the passing of our Closed Alpha and the swift approach of our shiny new Closed Beta phase.

    SaGa

    Romancing SaGa 3, the JRPG with a playable snowman, is coming to Wii U
    (Siliconera)
    Square Enix is keen on re-releasing all of the Romancing Saga games for Wii U Virtual Console. ― Romancing SaGa 3 is scheduled for February 26 and it’s bringing the Death Eclipse to Nintendo’s new console.

    Gunslinger Stratos 2

    Now live!
    ― Special sketches by Nomura.
    (Dengeki)

    Rose Gun Days

    Rose Gun Days season 2 manga to end on March 18
    (Anime News Network)
    ― Nana Natsunishi's manga of Ryukishi07's alternate-history PC game started last year.

    Music

    Gunslinger Stratos 2 Music Promotion Video Vol.1.


    Merchandise

    Our Final Fantasy XIII Serah Engagement Pendant is back in stock for a limited time!

    New Dragon Quest merchandise.

    New Dragon Quest entry in the Toy Blog.

    Development

    Square Enix "definitely interested" in bringing future Final Fantasy games to PC
    (EuroGamer)
    ― when we have more know-how and experience in this market we would be very interested.

    PS4 new title line up part 3.

    Events


    Toy Fair 2014
    ― check out Square Enix Merchandise Division's twitter for the latest news! Additional pictures from the event.
    (The Toy Ark)

    The Art of Final Fantasy X/X-2
    ― we've added more 2hrs to our Final Fantasy X/X-2 Gallery Nucleus exhibit! March 15th 2-8pm.

    Shinji Hashimoto to attend Japanese PlayStation 4 launch event!
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    ― Shinji Hashimoto, producer of Kingdom Hearts III & Final Fantasy XV, will be one of the many guests who will show off the various intriguing aspects of the PlayStation 4 through gameplay exhibits and video letters.

    Square Enix’s SaGa teaser was for an event in Japan’s Saga prefecture
    ― the Romancing Saga event’s goal is to show off the rich culture and charm of the rural prefecture, Saga, where the event will be showcasing traditional crafts and other known products from Saga… but with a SaGa twist.
    http://romasaga.jp/

    Deals and Sales

    Thief pre-order deals available across Europe
    ― the latest release from Eidos-Montreal is just around the corner in the shape of Thief, the latest in the iconic stealth franchise that’s releasing next Friday across Europe and PAL territories for PC and consoles.

    Get a $10 Square Enix Online Store coupon with preorders both CE & PS Vita Versions of FFX/X-2!

    SEE Store February sale – up to 75% off!
    ― So as the end of the month heaves into view we’re very happy to once again open our Big Book of Discounts.

    Final Fantasy VII & VIII on PC (Steam Key) is 50% off at GameStop
    (Siliconera)
    ― not much to say: its FF7 and FF8 for $6 at GameStop. Steam key. US-only. If you want to re-live some PS1 era nostalgia, this will do the trick.

    Contests and Sweepstakes

    Design your own Lightning!
    ― DeviantART and Square Enix invite you to design your own customization of Lightning in the first ever contest of its kind!

    Thief lock-in launch competition with GAME and PlayStation!
    ― 100 lucky GAME Reward members and their friends the chance to win their very own VIP launch night event for upcoming title Thief, released on 28th February.

    Ultimate Thief Modding Contest
    exciting news for the PC modding community! Starting today, we've joined forces with gaming industry partners like AMD and the team behind The Dark Mod, to announce the ultimate Thief Mod Contest!

    Win Lightning Returns: FFXIII for Xbox 360, signed by Yoshinori Kitase and Yuji Abe!
    ― We've donated a little prize to GAME.

    Artnia

    Artnia Treats Straps.

    Important Notices

    Square Enix Online Store Notice
    ― a small number of our fans had not yet received their online order placed from February 7-8. To all those affected, we sincerely apologize. Like you, we understand the frustration of not getting an order on the day it was promised.
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    Final Fantasy XIII

    Yuna FFX-2 DLC out now for Lightning Returns: FFXIII
    ― designed for area attacks, and modelled on Yuna's Gunner outfit from FFX-2, this add-on content includes the Sphere Hunter garb, Brotherhood weapon, and Guardian's Protector shield for Lightning to use in battle!

    The Premium Collection - Lightning Returns: FFXIII
    ― like Moogles? Then you’re gonna love our latest add-on content for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII!

    Final Fantasy XIV

    Transferring from Legacy Worlds (02/24/2014)
    ― as the economies of non-Legacy Worlds have now had time to mature, restrictions on World transfer for players on Legacy Worlds will be lifted on March 1, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. (PST).

    The FFXIV PlayStation 4 Beta Test is live!
    ― Download the beta from the PlayStation Store and start your adventure.

    You Beta Believe It
    ― the PlayStation 4 Beta has kicked off! Have you been playing?

    Announcing the Winners of the Valentione's Day Screenshot Contest! (02/27/2014)
    ― After lengthy deliberations while enjoying a selection of heart chocolates, the Community Team is pleased to announce the winners of the Valentione's Day Screenshot Contest!

    Little Ladies' Day Screenshot Contest (02/28/2014)
    ― the peach blossoms around Eorzea have begun to bloom signifying the coming of spring and the holiday to celebrate all the women of Eorzea – Little Ladies’ Day!

    Ladies Just Wanna Have Fun
    ― what would an event be without fun keepsakes to earn (and cherish forever and ever...)? We've prepared four different items this time!

    Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XIII (02/28/2014)
    ― during the livestream, Producer & Director Yoshi-P will be answering questions from fans across the globe.

    Lord of the Whorl - Primal Battle Preview (02/28/2014)
    ― the release of patch 2.2 is drawing ever closer, and today we'll be giving you a glimpse of the new Leviathan battle!

    Final Fantasy XV

    Final Fantasy XV English Voice Actor #2
    ― Katy Townsend?

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

    Curtain Call shows us its Final Fantasy Type-0 characters and more
    (Siliconera)
    ― Square Enix have shared more details, including a bunch of new features and refinements, on Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call.

    New videos.
    (Siliconera)

    Screenshots and renders.
    (Gamer)

    Dragon Quest

    Dragon Quest Monsters 2 may end up outselling the first game
    (Siliconera)
    ― Dragon Quest Monsters 2 may end up outselling Dragon Quest Monsters in in the long run, according to Japanese sales tracker Media Create.

    Rise of Mana

    Official website.

    Screenshots.
    (Dengeki)

    Rise of mana is free to play, but it looks like it retains the heart of the Mana series
    (Siliconera)
    ― the new game is an action game with a multiplayer mode that brings up to eight players together.

    Bravely Default

    These are the improvements to Bravely Default in our version of the game
    (Siliconera)
    ― Bravely Default producer Tomoya Asano lists out some of the improvements made to Bravely Default: For the Sequel in an effort to streamline the game.

    Konami code unlocks Bravely Second trailer within Bravely Default
    (Siliconera)
    ― Bravely Default contains a teaser trailer for Bravely Second, but you don’t need to complete the game to watch it.


    Drakengard 3

    New Drakengard 3 DLC unlocks the memories of Zero’s sisters
    (Siliconera)
    ― you’ll be unlocking their memories as you advance through the scenario and level up the sisters.

    Drakengard 3’s new DLC featuring Zero’s sisters look cuter than expected
    (Siliconera)
    ― on April 3, Zero’s past story will be depicted in the last of the series, where it’ll show how she meets her dragon partner, Mikhail.

    Drakengard 3 cards in Lord of Vermilion.
    (Dengeki)


    Thief

    Launch trailer
    ― out now in North America!

    Thief is out now!
    ― It’s time for Garrett to once more step out of the shadows...

    Reviews
    ― the reviews are in and one thing is certain: Thief leaves nobody indifferent.

    Thief: the most grim, oppressive game I’ve ever played
    (Siliconera)
    ― if a game sets out on such a dedicated mission to make its places and faces so uniformly wretched, there ought to be a reason for it.

    Release day FAQ
    (GameSkinny)
    ― the clock has ticked down (at least for those of us in North America) and Thief (2014) is out for release.

    Thief tech support
    ― got an issue with your brand new copy of Thief? Answers within.

    Deus Ex

    Deus Ex: The Fall PC edition heads to Steam
    ― following last year’s release on mobile devices, we’re really happy to now announce that Deus Ex: ― The Fall is coming to Steam on March 25.

    Nosgoth

    Closed Beta Launch Date Announcement
    ― we’re thrilled to announce that we will be launching our Closed Beta this Thursday, 27th February 2014.

    Livestream from Psyonix today
    ― top 50 closed alpha players & closed beta launch time.

    Nosgoth closed beta launching today
    ― we’re thrilled to let you know that today will see the launch of our Closed Beta phase at 8am PST / 10am CST / 11am EST / 4pm GMT / 5pm CET.

    Closed Beta is Live & Ready to Rumble
    ― just a very quick update today to confirm that Nosgoth's Closed Beta has gone live today!

    Nosgoth cake
    ― Raziel stands guard over the cake made for us by the amazing attendees of our mini community day in London yesterday.

    Psyonix
    ― meet the Dev Team with Dave Hagewood.


    Deadman's Cross

    Deadman’s Cross reaches 1 million downloads
    ― heads up Ladies and Gents! Our zombie card battle RPG, Deadman’s Cross, has reached over one million downloads worldwide - that's just 12 days after launch!

    Music

    Piano Opera Final Fantasy VII/VIII/IX
    ― scheduled for a April 23 release.

    New Final Fantasy Piano Opera CD has music from Final Fantasy VII, VIII and IX
    (Siliconera)
    ― Square Enix will be releasing a new Piano Opera: Final Fantasy VII/VIII/IX soundtrack CD, the publisher has announced in Japan.

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII OST -Plus-
    ― scheduled for a March 26 release.

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII OST and -Plus-
    ― overseas release: April 2014.

    Final Fantasy Tribute ~Thanks~
    ― now available for pre-order!

    memoria! Yoko Shimomura 25th Anniversary Best Album
    ― scheduled for a March 26 release.

    Rise of Mana OST
    ― scheduled for a April 23 release.

    Re:Birth II -閃- SaGa Battle Arrange
    ― now available for download.


    Merchandise

    1000 Needles!

    New Dragon Quest Metallic Monsters Gallery figurines.

    Dragon Quest Monster Parade monster metal charms.

    Drakengard 3 rubber straps.

    Sumitomo Mitsui introduces Black Butler Visa card
    (Anime News Network)
    ― with enrollment limited to 1,000, this special Visa card features an illustration of Sebastian Michaelis specially drawn by mangaka Yana Toboso, and is a special collaboration with the Black Butler II anime series.

    Events

    Did you miss the Lightning Returns 13/13/13 event?
    ― Don't worry, Yogscast Kim has you covered!

    Deals and Sales

    Mini Ninjas iOS sale on
    ― get the game for free, with up to 50% off the price of selected coin packs!

    Tomb Raider is free on PlayStation plus next month
    (Siliconera)

    ― in both North America and Europe, Sony are offering Tomb Raider for free to PS Plus subscribers in March.

    Contests and Sweepstakes

    Pick a Thief lock and win a PS4!
    ― if you can rock up to one of ten selected stores around the UK and be the first person to pick the lock of a special Thief chest, you get to win one of the prizes on offer – with PlayStation 4 consoles, PlayStation Vitas and AMD gaming PCs among them!

    Artnia

    Slime pancakes!

    Dragon Quest series café souvenir plate.

    Just for Fun

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Equilibrium cosplay!
    (SawadaAkane)

    Slime by Hiro Mashima.
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    Final Fantasy X

    TV commercial
    ― two celebrated adventures, now beautifully remastered.

    Final Fantasy XIII

    Lightning's Yuna garb from FFX/X-2 HD Remaster!
    ― Anyone who purchases a first print run version of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (standard or Limited Edition) for PlayStation 3 will receive the Yuna Summoner garb add-on content for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

    Outerworld challenge #2 results
    ― you’ve made enough Outerworld posts to unlock the Duelist garb for Lightning!

    Final Fantasy XIV

    Side Story Quest Preview (03/04/2014)
    ― Today's preview of patch 2.2 will feature Hildibrand─agent of enquiry, inspector extraordinaire, and another confounding case that has caught his sleuthing eye.

    Enhance...Enhance...
    ― a handy tip that is sure to help those of you trying out the PlayStation 4 Beta and using Remote Play on the PS Vita!

    Will Wark for Food
    ― when it comes to food, I'll make the effort.

    Dungeon preview (03/07/2014)
    ― preparations for patch 2.2 are full steam ahead, and in today's preview, we'll give you a glimpse of The Lost City of Amdapor, as well as the hard mode Halatali and Brayflox's Longstop dungeons!

    Gilgamesh travels to Eorzea.
    (4Gamer)

    The Weapon Thief and the Whorleater
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    ― into the Maelstrom is the second major update patch to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and with it comes a ton of new content.

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

    New info from Shonen Gangan
    (Anime News Network)
    ― Curtain Call 3DS game adds Reno, Golbez, more as enemies.

    Final Fantasy Agito

    Square Enix has spring update planned for Final Fantasy Agito
    (Siliconera)
    ― Famitsu reports new characters Lean Hamplemann (voiced by Koki Uchiyama) and Tono Mahoro (voiced by Hitomi Terakado) will be added to the game.

    New magazine scans and a screenshot.

    Final Fantasy Agito’s story and new characters detailed
    (Siliconera)
    ― Final Fantasy Agito is an upcoming free-to-play title for iOS and Android devices, and here’s a look at some of the features you’ll find in the game.

    Kingdom Hearts

    Kingdom Hearts official players survey
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    ― the official Kingdom Hearts Facebook page posted a link to a players survey.

    Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] development team report #5
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    ― this update, to be implemented March-May 2014, will include team battles, new deck-editing options and the expansion of Dwarf Woodlands!

    Rise of Mana

    Now on!

    Play Rise of Mana with touch controls, a virtual D-pad, or a game controller
    (Siliconera)
    ― more Rise of Mana videos than Flammie can carry by itself.

    Drakengard 3

    Interview with Drakengard 3 producer Shiba-san
    ― famed Drakengard producer, Takamasa Shiba, sits down for a candid interview about his experiences with the franchise, the prequel novella, and how Drakengard 3 came to fruition after an eight year hiatus in the series.

    DLC presentation site.

    Here’s a peek at Drakengard 3′s other Intoner Sisters in action
    (Siliconera)
    ― Square Enix have shared a peek at their upcoming downloadable content for Drakengard 3 via Nico Nico.

    A clearer look at Drakengard 3′s DLC episodes
    (Siliconera)
    ― in addition to Nier costumes and funny hats for your dragon, Drakengard 3 also has six downloadable stories. The twist is in five of them you play as Zero’s sisters, fellow Intoners you hunt down in the main story.

    Drakengard 3′s Nier and Kaine costumes are a pre-order bonus
    (Siliconera)
    ― additionally, Square Enix have also begun translating the Drakengard 3 novellas that were published online in Japan.

    Drakengard 3 producer on what makes the game appealing
    (Siliconera)
    ― “After having worked on Drakengard 1 and Drakengard 2, we realized what really captured the players’ imaginations is the games’ unique world and story,” says Drakengard 3′s producer.

    Drakengard 3's Zero in Lord Of Vermilion III
    (Siliconera)
    ― both flower-power Intoner Zero and her trusty dragon Mikhail will be in Lord of Vermillion III.

    Bravely Default

    Why Bravely Default is February's best game
    (IGN)
    ― if you haven't played Bravely Default go to IGN and see all the reasons why it's such a hit!

    Tomb Raider

    Tomb Raider sales close to 6 million
    ― Tomb Raider released 1 year ago, about to pass 6 million units & set to be best-selling in franchise history.

    Nosgoth

    Vampire clan 'evolved' skins
    ― the Tyrant of clan Turelim.

    Vampire clan 'evolved' skins
    ― the Reaver of clan Dumahim.

    Vampire clan 'evolved' skins
    ― the Sentinel of clan Razielim.

    Psyonix
    ― meet the Dev Team with Corey Davis.

    Murdered: Soul Suspect

    Murdered: Soul Suspect arrives June 6, 2014
    ― our supernatural detective thriller, Murdered: Soul Suspect, will launch in Europe and PAL territories on June 6, 2014 (and in North America on June 3, 2014), for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

    This is the beginning.

    Open your eyes.
    See what I see...

    Murdered: Soul Suspect preview
    (Digital Spy)
    ― what if John McClane was a ghost?

    Mini Ninjas

    Mini Ninjas reaches 5 million downloads
    ― yesterday, our endless running mobile game, Mini Ninjas, passed 5 million total downloads; we thought this was kind of a big deal so we wanted to shout about it!

    Glorious Blades

    This scary lady is the villain of Square Enix’s latest smartphone RPG
    (Siliconera)
    ― Square Enix teased a collaboration game with mobile games developer Gloops a while back, which ended up being Glorious Blades: The Princess of Destiny and the 8 Soldiers.

    Merchandise

    Kingdom Hearts Trading Rubber Straps
    ― pictures uploaded.

    Kingdom Hearts Card Case
    ― pictures uploaded.

    New Dragon Quest entry in the Toys Blog.

    Batman: Arkham Origins
    Play Arts Kai
    ― pictures uploaded.

    Beam up some Star Trek Play Arts Kai figures
    (Toy Chest News)
    ― Square Enix's Play Arts Kai line of highly detailed and articulated figures are getting the Star Trek treatment.

    Events

    The art of Final Fantasy X/X-2
    ― 1st 300 attendees to our Final Fantasy X art gallery will receive this exclusive poster!

    SaGa prefecture special event SaGa-themed food and traditional porcelain plates.
    (Gamer)

    Deals and Sales

    Square Enix Mobile Sale now on
    ― £0.99/€0.99 games!

    Attention PlayStation gamers!
    ― Get up 80% off our Western games on the PlayStation Store!

    Square Enix mobile sale on now
    ― get Deus Ex: The Fall for less than a buck.

    Contests and Sweepstakes

    Win a Lghtning Returns PS3
    ― follow Final Fantasy & retweet for a chance to win this rare 1 of 13 custom Lightning Returns PS3!

    Design your own Lightning ― winners!
    Forbidden Gateway by ArisT0te.
    Wilhelmina by KarmaLizzard.
    Lightning - Mythril Scorpion Armor by randis.
    Entries.

    The Master Thief competition
    ― there's a real life Master Thief in the Yogscast office!

    Just for Fun

    Tonberry cookies!

    Final Fantasy wedding.
    (Karapaia)

    Lightning Returns makeup tutorial
    ― cosplaying as Lightning? Emma Pickles has got you covered!
    Last edited by Grimoire; 20th Mar 2014 at 15:33.

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