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    Week 11

    Final Fantasy X

    The Summoner's Journey
    ― Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster NA launch trailer.

    Opening CGI Movie – Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
    ― the epic opening sequence to one of the most celebrated RPG adventures of all time: Final Fantasy X.

    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster - News
    ― with all that's leading up to this game's launch, we wanted to put together a quick recap of some new assets and activities that we've released to get you amped up for this timeless adventure.

    Final Fantasy X artwork before Tidus and Yuna’s designs were finalized
    (Siliconera)
    ― Tetsuya Nomura said during the game’s early stages of development, Tidus was going to be a worker who handled piping construction underwater.

    Final Fantasy X/X2 Remaster video review
    (IGN)
    ― the best way to play one of the best JRPGs ever made.

    Final Fantasy XIII

    Final Fantasy Legends Collection - Lightning Returns
    ― the add-on pack includes the schemata of Cloud from FFVII, Aerith from FFVII, and Yuna from FFX-2.

    Out of over 4,000+ fan art Lightnings, Tetsuya Nomura liked these three the most
    (Siliconera)
    ― here's what Nomura had to say about the winning entries.

    Final Fantasy XIV

    Beast Tribe Quest Preview (03/13/2014)
    ― with adventurers having made diplomatic inroads with peace-loving factions of the Amalj'aa and sylph tribes, patch 2.2 will give players a closer look into the inner workings of Sahagin and kobold society.

    Letter from the Producer, LV (03/13/2014)
    ― Final Fantasy XIV fans the world round, the fifty-fifth Letter from the Producer has arrived for your viewing pleasure!

    Patch 2.2 ─ Through the Maelstrom Trailer Now Live! (03/14/2014)
    ― Driven once more to the brink of turmoil, the realm seeks brave souls who would stand fast against the evils that threaten to pervade it.

    The Second Coil of Bahamut Preview (03/14/2014)
    ― for players looking for a true test of their mettle, today's preview will offer a glimpse of the Second Coil of Bahamut, wherein the most formidable battles adventurers have yet faced await.

    Hold On to Your Bombs
    ― I'm not entirely sure how stable these are...

    Beats by Soken
    ― with the release of the new soundtrack coming soon, it seems that Project Manager M was able to "convince" Sound Director Masayoshi Soken to write a blog post about it!

    Over the River and Through the Maelstrom
    ― we launched the Patch 2.2 - Through the Maelstrom official website and revealed the new trailer!

    The 19 Classes of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
    ― so, let’s get started, shall we?

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

    Tap to these timeless tunes in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call
    (Siliconera)
    ― Square Enix announced some of the songs in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, a follow up to the Nintendo 3DS game.

    The Knights of the Round are a summon in Theatrhythm: Curtain Call
    (Siliconera)
    ― Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call will allow you to summon the Knights of the Round as well as Chocobos.

    Songs from the Romancing SaGa series
    (Siliconera)
    ― in addition to Final Fantasy tunes, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call also has the “Four Demon Nobles Battle 1″ from Romancing SaGa 3 and “The Sewers” from Romancing SaGa.


    Final Fantasy Agito

    Final Fantasy Agito high-res art.
    (Dengeki)

    Kingdom Hearts

    Nomura Interview: HD 2.5 ReMIX recording complete + scenarios from χ[chi]!
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    ― He's also been raising a Scottish Fold Blue Tabby.

    Dragon Quest

    Dragon Quest X is now streaming on Japanese Smartphones
    (Siliconera)
    ― the first 100,000 players can try the smartphone client for free for 72 hours. Dragon Quest X d-Game Version costs 350 yen for three days or 650 yen ten days.

    Dragon Quest X has an impressive 300,000 daily active players in Japan
    ― the producers of Dragon Quest X, Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy IX discuss how each of their games is currently doing.

    Bravely Default

    Bravely Default sold over 200,000 copies in the U.S.
    (Siliconera)
    ― both Lightning Returns and Bravely Default were among last month’s best-sellers.

    Deus Ex

    Deus Ex: The Fall releasing early!
    ― We’re actually ready to go early, so rather than wait for the ‘official’ release date, we thought we’d just release it earlier instead. So the game will now be available on March 18 – woo!

    Nosgoth

    Introduction to Nosgoth’s Founders Program
    ― we’re ready to reveal the first details about our Founders Program.

    Nosgoth Founders Program
    ― Premium Packs & In-Game Bundles.

    Nosgoth gameplay in Beta mode: Vampire PvP on the loose
    ― check out Slash Gear's preview of Nosgoth, describing the game as being "both wildly diverse and radically simple".

    Preview
    ― in their 2nd preview of the game, MMOHut describes our Closed Beta as having "everything you need for a good time."

    Sinking our teeth into the free-to-play brawler
    (BrowserGamez)
    ― played Nosgoth over the last few days was the most PvP fun we’ve had in years.

    Champ Man

    1.4 update
    ― including updated player/club database, improvements and fixes now live!

    Murdered: Soul Suspect

    Xbox Magazine cover
    ― here's a sneak peek at the cover of Official Xbox Magazine's April issue, featuring Murdered: Soul Suspect.

    'Murdered: Soul Suspect' gets a new set of scary good screenshots
    (Examiner)
    ― a new set of screenshots was released that show off the visual look and feel of the game.

    Black Butler

    Happy White Day from Black Butler.
    (Anime News Network)

    Durarara!!

    Durarara!! gets new TV anime series
    (Anime News Network)
    ― new Durarara!! TV Anime's promo, chocolate mural posted.


    Lord of Vermilion

    Here's a look at the Final Fantasy Tactics collaboration in Square Enix’s Lord Of Vermilion III
    (Siliconera)
    ― Square Enix’s arcade card game Lord of Vermillion III has a tie-in with Final Fantasy Tactics, and here’s what it looks like in-game.

    Music

    Piano CD with tunes from Final Fantasy VII, FFVIII and FFIX has a release date
    (Siliconera)
    ― if you were busy relaxing this morning to the slow and gentle tunes of upcoming Piano Opera: Final Fantasy VII/VIII/IX’s soundtrack CD site, we now have a date for its release.

    Final Fantasy XIV OST― to be released on March 26.

    memória! The Very Best of Yoko Shimomura to include Omnis Lacrima
    ― bonus track from Final Fantasy XV.

    Merchandise

    Final Fantasy XI: XI Years Vana'diel Tribune Chronicles.

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

    Kingdom Hearts card case.

    Kingdom Hearts Trading Rubber Straps.

    New Dragon Quest entry in the Toys Blog.

    Saga merchandise.

    Received an award from WB!
    ― We are very honored that our work was appreciated.

    Events

    In the UK? Want to play Murdered on Wednesday March 12th?
    ― we will be attending the BAFTA Inside Games showcase this Wednesday March 12, and Murdered: Soul Suspect will be playable on the show floor!

    The Art of Final Fantasy X/X-2
    ― Tons of details released for our Final Fantasy X art gallery this Saturday 3/15.
    ― Products for sale! 100% of proceeds go to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.
    ― One of the many pieces of artwork up for auction.
    ― Under construction! 3, 2, 1...and more.
    Pictures and fun facts from the event.
    ― Naora-san's live art is available for auction.
    Inside the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster art exhibit. (Siliconera)

    Square Enix cooked up some imperial treats for the Romancing Saga event
    (Siliconera)
    ― Square Enix recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the SaGa franchise with a collaboration event called Romancing Saga, along with Japan’s Saga Prefecture.
    ― Additional pictures.
    (Game)

    Final Fantasy prototype figurine exhibition at Artnia
    ― review by Ayumi.

    Development

    Tetsuya Nomura talks about his childhood and how he joined Square
    (Siliconera)
    ― in an interview with Famitsu magazine, Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura details his childhood and how he joined the company he’s worked at all these years.

    How Final Fantasy V was a turning point in Tetsuya Nomura’s career
    (Siliconera)
    ― While many may consider Final Fantasy VII to be Kingdom Hearts creator Tetsuya Nomura’s early career-defining title, Nomura says it all began with Final Fantasy V.

    Collective: Pilot feedback phase complete!
    ― We had over 100,000 visits across the four weeks, and almost a quarter of a million page views in total.

    Collective: GamesIndustry Innovation Awards: Vote now
    ― we are very honoured to be nominated for a GamesIndustry Innovation Award, in the Innovation in Business category!

    Contests and Sweepstakes

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII official snapshot contest winners
    ― part 1 and 2.

    Important Notices

    Customers who received a Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD backorder email should please disregard the message. It was sent in error. Having trouble with an order on our online store? Get help by calling 310-846-0345 or via email at our support site.

    Changes to comment moderation
    ― just a note about some housekeeping.
    Last edited by Grimoire; 18th Mar 2014 at 13:52.

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    Week 12

    Final Fantasy IV

    Now available on the Amazon App store!

    Final Fantasy VII

    On the Way to a Smile to be released in French!
    ― Release date: April 3.

    Final Fantasy X

    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster available now!
    ― Final Fantasy X/X-2 launches today in North America!

    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster out now!
    ― Who’s gonna save Spira, if you don’t?

    New Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster trailer!
    ― We’ve got another breath-taking trailer to show you!

    Why Square Enix made Final Fantasy X-2
    (Siliconera)
    ― “It was a unique first time trial because we made such a rich story for Final Fantasy X and we wanted to build upon it. We didn’t want the story to end at X,” Kitase reminisced.

    Final Fantasy X + X-2 at Gallery Nucleus
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    ― more pictures from the event.

    Happy bidding!

    Final Fantasy XIII

    Lightning Returns: FFXIII Outerworld Adornments
    ― we’ve noticed a few of you are interested in the Adornments we’ve been giving away via the official NPC updates in Lightning Returns: FFXIII, so we wanted to make you aware of a few items that will be available in the game over the next two weeks!

    Outerworld Challenge #3 Results - Lightning Returns
    ― congratulations folks, you’ve made enough Outerworld posts to unlock Lightning’s La Fouldre garb to use in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII!

    Final Fantasy XIV

    Account Security Reminder (03/17/2014)
    ― players who log in with a one-time password will now receive an in-game bonus.

    Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XIII -UPDATE- (03/18/2014)
    ― it is our pleasure to announce the URL for the upcoming Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XIII.

    Letter from the Producer Live XIII.
    (Final Fantasy Network)

    Crafting and Gathering Preview (03/18/2014)
    ― today's patch 2.2 preview offers a look at the new challenges awaiting Eorzea's crafters and gatherers.

    Glamours and Gear Preview (03/20/2014)
    ― today's patch preview offers a peek at Gerolt's masterworks and the new Glamours system, allowing players to gain both the power they desire and a style to match.

    Dancing Mad
    ― and dresses! Dresses will also be introduced in patch 2.2!

    Yoshida Brings FFXIV to GDC
    ― Naoki Yoshida will be presenting at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, CA!

    Patch 2.2 Notes (Preliminary) (03/21/2014)
    ― Patch 2.2 contains myriad additions and refinements to the realm of Eorzea.

    Eorzea's Funniest Home Videos
    ― were you able to tune in and watch along with your fellow adventurers? If you did, I'm sure you remember the two new videos we introduced! If you didn't, you'll definitely want to check these out!

    A focus on graphics killed Final Fantasy XIV. Here’s how Square Enix revived it
    (Siliconera)
    ― at a GDC panel this afternoon, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer Naoki Yoshida discussed the painstaking process through which he and his team resurrected Final Fantasy XIV.

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

    Curtain Call introduction video 1.

    Curtain Call trailer shows new songs and modes
    (Siliconera)
    ― in a new trailer, Square Enix showed off new footage from the game.

    Dragon Quest

    Dragon Quest IV Smartphone version
    (Siliconera)
    ― Dragon Quest IV hits smartphones in Japan on April 17th.


    Guardian Cross

    FFX/X-2 Aeons invade Guardian Cross!
    ― For a limited time only, select Aeons from FFX/X-2 will be appearing in Guardian Cross on iOS devices!

    Tomb Raider

    Preview pages of Tomb Raider #2 from Dark Horse Comics
    ― take a look!

    Deus Ex

    Deus Ex: The Fall - out now on Steam!
    ― And right now, but for a limited time only, your purchase will also net you a free copy of the original Deus Ex GOTY edition too!

    Human Revolution - A film made by our fans for our fans
    ― premiering online March 25th @ 3pm EST.

    Nosgoth

    Psyonix
    Meet the Dev Team with Eric Majka.

    Evolved Skins
    Community Q&A with Daniel Cabuco.

    Psyonix
    ― Meet the Dev Team with Sarah Hebbler.

    Murdered: Soul Suspect

    Trailer & Limited Edition version
    ― we bring you yet more exciting news today from Murdered: Soul Suspect!

    SaGa

    Watch SaGa series illustrator Tomomi Kobyashi work her magic on porcelain plates
    (Siliconera)
    ― Square Enix’s Romancing Saga event featured “Arita-yaki” porcelain plates (a form of art that has been native to the Saga prefecture for over 400 years), with illustrations from series illustrator Tomomi Kobyashi.

    Black Butler

    Black Butler anime adaption resumes
    (Anime News Network)
    ― Book of Circus TV anime to premiere in June with returning & new cast members.

    Gunslinger Stratos

    Gunslinger Stratos anime short.

    Music

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is getting another Original Soundtrack
    (Siliconera)
    ― when Square Enix released Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII: Original Soundtrack back in November 2013, there were a few tracks that were left out. These will be included in the “Plus” release.

    Merchandise

    Final Fantasy XIII silver accessories in stock again!

    New Dragon Quest merchandise.

    APPLESEED Alpha Play Arts Kai.

    Development

    NieR and Drakengard creator says NieR was inspired by 9-11
    (Siliconera)
    ― at a panel at GDC this morning, Drakengard and Nier creator Taro Yoko—in a typically off-kilter fashion—began with his conclusion.

    Deals and Sales

    Square Enix Store Sale!
    ― Buy 1 game & get 20% off, 2 games gets 30% off, 3+ games gets 50% off!

    Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster is 15% off at GameStop
    (Siliconera)
    ― if you haven’t bought FF X|X-2 HD Remaster yet, the game is 15% off at GameStop.

    Contests and Sweepstakes

    RT for a chance to win
    ― a signed gallery poster, a canvas, Final Fantasy X/X-2 Collector's Edition or Play Arts Kai Tidus & Yuna signed by Kitase san Naora san from the art gallery event!

    Artnia

    Exclusive Shinra T-shirt at Artnia.

    Artnia chopsticks.

    Just for Fun

    Happy St. Patrick's Day from Agent 47!
    Last edited by Grimoire; 27th Mar 2014 at 21:13.

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    Week 13

    Final Fantasy X


    Why is the Final Fantasy X world melancholy after Final Fantasy X-2?
    (Siliconera)
    ― We talked to Final Fantasy X producer Yoshinori Kitase about the radio drama, Final Fantasy X: Will, found in Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.

    The Art of Final Fantasy X/X-2 video.

    Final Fantasy XIII

    Lightning Returns: Interview with Jessica DiCicco
    ― check out FFUnion's latest podcast interview with Jessica DiCicco, AKA Lumina from Lightning Returns: FFXIII.

    Final Fantasy XIV

    Patch 2.2 Notes (Full Release) (03/26/2014)
    ― We are pleased to announce that the patch notes for Patch 2.2 ─ Through the Maelstrom have been released in their entirety. Be sure to revisit the extensive list of additions and refinements to the realm of Eorzea!

    Latest Updates (03/27/2014)
    ― With the release of patch 2.2, the Lodestone has also undergone a number of changes, including additions to character profiles, the Eorzea Database, and more.

    Introducing New Optional Services (03/27/2014)
    ― Starting today we will be expanding our optional services to include the ability to hire additional retainers.

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer on the dangers of going free-to-play
    (Siliconera)
    ― Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer Naoki Yoshida discusses the dangers of going free-to-play, and how it could affect the quality of a game and its development team.

    Sapporo FATE Complete!
    ― The latest edition of our live FATE event series took place in Sapporo, Japan!

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

    Curtain Call’s Collectacrystarium & Summons
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    ― Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call is set to release at the end of next month (April 24 to be exact) in Japan, and features many more songs, modes, features, and characters than its original counterpart.

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call shows off Barret, Edgar, and many more
    (Siliconera)
    ― Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call also has a Chocobo summon!

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call’s list of modern Final Fantasy tunes
    (Siliconera)
    ― the first list of songs from Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call come from Final Fantasy’s golden age. These songs are from Final Fantasy VIII and above plus a few pieces from the Romancing SaGa series.

    Final Fantasy Agito

    Report: Final Fantasy Agito arrives for iOS and Android in April in Japan
    (Siliconera)
    ― the Nikkei reports Final Fantasy Agito, a smartphone game with the characters from Final Fantasy Type-0, is scheduled to come out in April.

    Dragon Quest

    Dragon Quest Trading Card Game.

    Dragon Quest X sells 1 million in Japan
    (Siliconera)
    ― Dragon Quest X has sold 1 million copies, the game’s producer, Yosuke Saito, says.

    Chomp into a Slime from Dragon Quest
    (Anime News Network)
    ― not to worry, they're made of marshmallow.

    Deadman's Cross

    How Zombie Abraham Lincoln got into a Square Enix game
    (Siliconera)
    ― Siliconera spoke to Deadman’s Cross producer Shinichi Tatsuke who created Guardian Cross to talk about why Square Enix made a zombie and how Abraham Lincoln got in as one of the characters.

    Deus Ex

    Human Revolution - Deus Ex Fandomonium Film Now Available!
    ― Watch it now on YouTube!

    Insight from Moe Charif - Director of the Human Revolution Fan Film
    ― Director Moe Charif chimes in with his thoughts on making the film.

    Thief

    Final Fantasy XIII’s Cid Raines voice actor plays Garrett in Thief
    (Siliconera)
    ― Square Enix announced they will bring the murky Thief reboot to Japan. The Japanese version is slated for release on PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on June 12 with the Xbox One version TBD.

    Nosgoth

    Founders Packs To Go Live Tomorrow
    ― We’ll be releasing a slew of information, including some previously unrevealed surprises.

    Founders’ In-Game Bundles are Live!
    ― Founders’ Packs to Follow Soon

    Nosgoth Founders Packs Are Live!
    ― For those of you who are new to Nosgoth, here’s what you can expect to receive when selecting one of our Founders' Packs.

    Murdered: Soul Suspect

    Murdered: Soul Suspect - Airtight Games interview
    ― at the recent Bafta Inside Games event, Game sat down with Doug Van Horne and Matt Brunner from Airtight Games to talk about their new supernatural mystery title Murdered: Soul Suspect.

    Lord of Vermilion

    Lord of Vermilion III new trailer.

    Guilty Gear Xrd Sign rocks into a Square Enix arcade game
    (Siliconera)
    ― Square Enix and Arc System Works brought BlazBlue characters like Ragna the Bloodedge into Lord of Vermilion Re: 2. Now, Guilty Gear Xrd fighters are joining Lord of Vermilion III as guests.

    Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur

    Animated opening.

    Manga

    Square Enix to offer 175 eManga titles across 200 countries digitally
    (Siliconera)
    ― Square Enix and Yen Press are joining forces to put out some 175 of Square Enix’s manga series on major eBook retailers such as Amazon, Kobo, Nook and smartphones.

    Music

    Square Enix hid “something” in the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn soundtrack
    (Siliconera)
    ― Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s official soundtrack has begun shipping, and Square Enix say they’ve hidden “something” within the OST.

    Merchandise

    Square Enix e-STORE Yahoo!
    ― now open!

    Look out!
    ― Final Fantasy Variant Play Arts Kai Dragoon is now available for pre-order.

    Final Fantasy Static Arts mini of Cloud, Sephiroth & Tifa are still available!

    Final Fantasy XIV Limited Edition PS4
    (Anime News Network)
    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn gets Limited Edition PS4.

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call main cast and chocobo bags.

    Final Fantasy mascot plushies
    (Toy Chest News)
    ― get new Final Fantasy plush creatures from @SQEX_MD_NA now at your local comic shop!

    Final Fantasy Silver Pendant Chocobo
    ― now available for pre-order!

    Final Fantasy Silver Necklace Cactuar
    ― now available for pre-order!

    Kupo!
    ― A new T-shirt sample!

    New Dragon Quest entry in the Toys Blog.

    Appleseed Alpha Play Arts KAI Briareos & Deunan
    ― now available for pre-order!

    Batman is back!
    ― Pre-order Batman: Arkham Origins Play Arts KAI Batman today.

    Deathstroke has arrived
    ― preorder Batman: Arkham Origins Play Arts KAI Deathstroke today.

    Play Arts Kai review
    (Toy Chest News)
    ― Batman and Deathstroke battle it out as Play Arts Kai figures.

    Events

    Play Murdered: Soul Suspect at EGX Rezzed!
    ― If you’re at the expo this weekend, you should head on over to our stand and get some hands-on time with Murdered: Soul Suspect!

    We're going to Boston!
    ― Nosgoth to Attend PAX East.

    Development

    What does Square Enix’s Final Fantasy Committee do?
    (Siliconera)
    ― Last year, Square Enix formed a committee solely for the Final Fantasy franchise, consisting of Final Fantasy Type-0 director Hajime Tabata, FFXIV: A Realm Reborn director Naoki Yoshida, FFXIII director Motomu Toriyama, and series producer Yoshinori Kitase.

    Deals and Sales

    50% off Final Fantasy VIII on PC
    ― for only £4.99, why not?

    Square Enix Humble Sale!
    ― More awesome bargains to be had, courtesy of those folks over at Humble, featuring a whole range of Square Enix Western games! And 10% of proceeds go to charity!

    Square Enix Publisher Weekend Steam Sale!
    ― Up to 75% off selected titles on Steam!

    Contests and Sweepstakes

    Deus Ex Spring 2014 Giveaway!
    ― Enter for your chance to win one of 5 awesome prize packs!

    Win a Lightning Returns wall scroll singed by Yoshinori Kitase and Yuji Abe!
    ― Square Portal and Namco Bandai Nordic Partners are happy to reveal their special Lightning Returns giveaway as a part of The Thirteenth Farewell!

    Artnia

    Anniversary mug
    ― new mug sample!

    Just for Fun

    Moogle tattoo
    ― Mog: How cute!! Oh my! It's...me KUPO!
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    Final Fantasy XIII

    Outerworld Challenge #4 Results - Lightning Returns
    ― With well over 400,000 Outerworld posts in the bag, you've completed our final Outerworld challenge and have unlocked Lightning's Dark Orchid garb - congratulations!

    Final Fantasy XIV

    FFXIV: ARR launching on the PS4 in 14 days!
    ― There comes a time in everyone’s life when something fantastic happens.

    Introducing the "Favour" System!
    ― It's been really hard to keep this secret, but it's finally time to let the coeurl out of the bag!

    April Fool Me Once...
    ― If there are enough burning requests for it, maybe Yoshi-P will...?

    FFXIV: A Realm Reborn Fan Kit #8 Released! (03/31/2014)
    ― This installment features a host of stylish illustrations—including the imposing visage of Leviathan, Lord of the Whorl─ready to adorn your desktop or smartphone.

    PlayStation®4 Beta Test Phase 2 Schedule (04/01/2014)
    ― The second phase of beta testing for the PlayStation®4 version is scheduled to take place at the following times.

    Transferring Hotbar and Macro Settings from the PlayStation®3 (04/04/2014)
    ― Players can now carry over configuration settings including hotbar and macro settings from the PlayStation®3 version.

    Hatching-tide (04/04/2014)
    ― Though preparations for the festivities are well underway, an unusual abundance of eggs suggest there is more to this affair than meets the eye.

    Announcing the Winners of the Little Ladies’ Day Screenshot Contest! (04/04/2014)
    ― After lengthy deliberations under the peach tree blossoms, the Community Team is pleased to announce the winners of the Little Ladies’ Day Screenshot Contest!

    Final Fantasy Tactics

    Final Fantasy VI heroes summoned like Espers for Final Fantasy Tactics S
    (Siliconera)
    ― Locke, Terra, and Celes can join your team between April 3 to April 13.

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call’s tunes from FFI – FFVII
    (Siliconera)
    ― preparing for their Theatrhythm encore, Square Enix released a lengthy video showcasing some of the songs from Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call.

    Chibi Jecht, Noel, and Fran are in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call
    (Siliconera)
    ― Square Enix still has surprises left for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call and Jump revealed Final Fantasy characters in it.

    Bravely Default

    Bravely Default: Praying Brage has a Lord Of Vermilion III crossover
    (Dengeki, Siliconera)
    ― this time popular characters from Lord of Vermilion III will appear in Bravely Default: Praying Brage.

    Drakengard

    Drakengard 3 collector’s edition news
    ― we will be releasing a Collector’s Edition for Drakengard 3 in Europe – and that it will feature the Japanese voice-over content too.

    Thief

    Thief's Fantasy
    ― try out the demo now!

    Nosgoth

    Can You Unlock This Exclusive Reaver Skin?
    ― We have something a little special to show you that may only be available for a limited time!

    Psyonix
    ― Meet the Dev Team with Jimi Doss.

    Nosgoth - Overview video
    ― Check out this superb Let's Play stream on Polygon by Griffin McElroy - watch the whole thing if you can!

    Deadman's Cross

    New update
    ― Deadman's Cross gets a new update today Featuring a new hunting area: Tumbleweed Casino.

    Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur

    Square Enix’s Million Arthur has been localized into English
    (Siliconera)
    ― the biggest new series to come out of Square Enix in years is Million Arthur. The Arthurian Legend inspired card game was a breakout hit in Japan and sparked a series of games.

    Donyatsu

    Surreal post-apocalyptic animal anime Donyatsu's 10th short streamed
    (Anime News Network)
    ― Donyatsu finds a pretty materia and the mice army Biggs and Wedge is trying to eat her in this episode!

    Merchandise

    This Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn bundle is limited to just 1,400 units
    (Siliconera)
    ― the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn package includes a PlayStation 4 console with a 500 GB hard drive, a copy of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on disc, and a laser etched hard drive bay cover.

    Dragon Quest flower-viewing.

    Events

    Square Enix PAX East 2014 Lineup
    ― The 2014 Penny Arcade Expo East aka PAX East is just around the corner on April 11 to April 13!

    Development

    Bravely Default's success in the West is making Square Enix rethink their JRPGs
    (Siliconera)
    ― Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda recently talked to Nikkei on the matter of shifting the company’s focus back to JRPGs and their core audiences.

    Why are card games so popular in Japan?
    (Siliconera)
    ― The rise of mobile gaming in Japan gave a jolt to the card game genre. Why? That’s what Siliconera asked Guardian Cross producer Shinichi Tatsuke.

    Square Enix makes 'light novel-style' RPG with all-star voice cast
    (Anime News Network)
    official website.

    Could this be a new clue for Square Enix’s upcoming light novel-style RPG?
    (Siliconera)
    ― While the trailer doesn’t show any footage, it recites several lines from characters that will give you an idea of the kind of drama that will unfold in the upcoming game.
    Last edited by Grimoire; 5th Apr 2014 at 00:32.

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    Does that mean SE is done with MMO based titles?

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    No, it does not.

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    Quite a bit of news bits, I am curious about the impact of storytelling design within the dev teams. Maybe we might see unique changes to come soon? Can't wait to see what happens.

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    I agree and will make sure to keep an eye out for any updates concerning this, kadosho.

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    Final Fantasy XIV

    The ”Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XIII” Video & Q&A Released! (04/09/2014)
    ― We’re proud to announce that the "Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XIII" video has been released!

    Patch 2.21 Notes (04/09/2014)
    ― Patch 2.21 will introduce the first phase of the Echo to the Binding Coil of Bahamut, as well as address several known issues.

    Hatching-tide Special Edition!
    Adventurers Scramble for Eggs!

    Announcing the Hatching-tide Screenshot Contest! (04/09/2014)
    ― Egg-ceptional adventurers of Eorzea, the season has come to heed the egg’s call as the annual Hatching-tide event has scrambled its way into the realm!

    The Chocobo and the Egg
    ― we prepared a lot of egg-citing event items for adventurers to collect!

    PlayStation 4 Version Official Launch Reminder (04/10/2014)
    ― Users looking to play on the PlayStation 4 are encouraged to review the following pertinent information regarding early access, the upgrade campaign, and several bonus items available at release.

    Latest Lodestone Updates (04/11/2014)
    ― The Lodestone has been updated, offering new information on upgrading from the PlayStation3 to the PlayStation4 and the addition of Allagan tomestones of soldiery to character profiles.

    FFXIV community team on XIV Reborn
    ― XIV Nation will host the FFXIV Community Team as special guests.

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s first expansion will let you fly
    (Siliconera)
    ― Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s producer and main scenario writer talk briefly about the game’s first expansion, which is currently in development.

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

    Jam with Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call songs from Final Fantasy VIII to FFXIV
    (Siliconera)
    ― this 26 minute video starts with “The Man with the Machine Gun” from Final Fantasy VIII and ends with “Torn from the Heavens” from Final Fantasy XIV.

    Dragon Quest

    Journey Of The Cursed King trademark means Square Enix hasn’t completely forgotten Dragon Quest
    (Siliconera)
    ― a new trademark for Journey of the Cursed King, the subtitle for Dragon Quest VIII, was registered in the US.

    Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of The Cursed King updated with Cloud Saves
    (Siliconera)
    ― Square Enix updated the smartphone version of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King with a cloud save feature.

    Bravely Default

    Bravely Second scenario is complete, more to come this Summer
    (Siliconera)
    ― series producer Tomoya Asano shedS some light on its current state of development of Bravely Second.

    Nintendo to publish Bravely Default in South Korea...but not in Korean
    (Siliconera)
    ― just like in the west, Nintendo are publishing Bravely Default in South Korea. There’s just one difference—the game won’t be localized into Korean.

    Drakengard

    Drakengard 3 - last preorder wave, novella update and new interview
    ― Drakengard 3, the hotly anticipated prequel to the Drakengard franchise is only a few months away, and as its release date draws nearer, we'd like to give you guys the latest round of updates.

    Drakengard 3 art director on how he designed the game’s characters
    (Siliconera)
    ― "I don’t really design characters based on their personality,” says Drakengard 3 art director Kimihiko Fujisaka.

    Hitman

    Launching Hitman GO
    ― we are very excited to let you know that it will be released worldwide on April 17!

    Nosgoth

    What Mysteries Lie Behind Our New Character Class?
    ― The time has come for us to give you the very first glimpse of our brand new Human character class, to be known as the Lost Seers of Avernus, aka The Prophet.

    New Human Class
    ― The Prophet, aka The Lost Seers of Avernus.

    Psyonix
    ― Meet the Dev Team with Jonathan Albert.

    Murdered: Soul Suspect

    Preview roundup
    ― the overall feedback has been super-positive, and now that the dust has settled, here’s a roundup of what the media journalists thought of the game!

    New Screenshots from Murdered: Soul Suspect
    ― a handful of juicy screenshots from the game.

    Schoolgirl Strikers

    Schoolgirl Strikers is Square Enix’s light novel-style RPG
    (Siliconera)
    ― "Classmates will become comrades in arms," is Schoolgirl Strikers’ slogan.

    Mechanical Apartheid

    Mechanical Apartheid
    ― new trademark.

    Manga & Anime

    Square Enix Manga is back!
    ― For the first time, fans will be able to purchase more than 175 volumes of manga in over 200 countries!

    Soul Eater Not! manga will end in 5th volume
    (Anime News Network)
    ― the end of the fourth compiled volume of Atsushi Ohkubo's Soul Eater Not! manga announced on Saturday that the fifth volume will be the last.

    Funimation to Stream Soul Eater Not!
    (Anime News Network)
    ― North American anime distributor Funimation announced on Monday that Soul Eater Not! will join its streaming lineup for the 2014 spring season.

    Music

    Rise of Mana OST cover.

    Merchandise

    Final Fantasy VII Theatrhythm Final Fantasy figures out in June
    (Siliconera)
    ― beginning on June 27, you can add a cutesy Cloud and Sephiroth to your Final Fantasy figure collection.

    Bravely Second figurine.

    Lord of Vermilion 3 figurine.

    Badges
    ― new line of badges in production!

    Artnia fan.

    Events

    Square Enix PAX East 2014 Lineup
    ― The 2014 Penny Arcade Expo East aka PAX East is just around the corner on April 11 to April 13!

    Development

    The Final Fantasy team responds to your thoughts on English-language localization
    ― long-time series producer Yoshinori Kitase asked for your opinions, and you gave them. Here are his thoughts.

    Square Enix on Final Fantasy X-3, the state of Final Fantasy XV, and Dissidia
    (Siliconera)
    ― this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine features a special article called “The Truth of Rumors 2014,” where the top brass of Square Enix took it upon themselves to talk about the latest rumors such as Final Fantasy X-3 and a possible sequel for Dissidia.

    Reboot Develop 2014
    ― Phil Elliott, guy behind Square Enix Collective confirmed as surprise speaker at Reboot Develop!

    Deals and Sales

    Easter Merchandise Sale
    ― 20% off all figurines!

    Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster now 25% off (that was quick)
    (Siliconera)
    ― not even a full month after the remake’s release, Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster is already down to $29.99 at GameStop.

    Contests and Sweepstakes

    Win Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn for PC from Siliconera and Square Enix
    ― Since we know there are fans for Square Enix’s MMORPG here, we’re glad we can give copies of the game to our readers.

    Murdered: Soul Suspect T-Shirt giveaway!
    ― These T-Shirts were previously only available to those fortunate few who attended last year's E3 convention, but now you too can enter the running to get your hands on one!

    Congrats to our deviantART winners who received sketches from Tetsuya Nomura!
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    Final Fantasy III

    Square Enix is bringing Final Fantasy III to PC
    (Siliconera)
    ― while Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII already had PC ports, Final Fantasy III for PC is a new version of the game.

    Final Fantasy XIV

    Latest Lodestone Updates (04/14/2014)
    ― The Lodestone has been updated with new filtering options for your Wall.

    Now Warking on PS4!
    ― Our team in Europe created an awesome PS4 trailer that we're excited to share with you, and in Japan, they also created this really cool 15 second TV commercial!

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn available on Playstation 4
    ― as the floodgates open to welcome another group of adventurers, we've also announced that we've surpassed the 2 million registered accounts worldwide!

    Graphics comparison video
    (IGN)
    ― see the visual differences between PS3, PS4 and PC.

    Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy

    Curtain Call adds Mystic Quest, FFT, and Chocobo songs
    (Siliconera)
    ― Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call has at least four characters for every mainline Final Fantasy game from Final Fantasy IV and up. You can make a full Final Fantasy XI party with Shantotto, Prishe, Lilisette. and Aphmau.

    Ultima and Eald’narche enemies join Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call
    (Siliconera)
    ― Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call will be released in Japan next week on April 24th, and Jump magazine in Japan has revealed more enemy characters that are in the game.

    From Mystic Quest to Lighting Returns, the spinoff songs in Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call
    (Siliconera)
    ― in addition to music from numbered Final Fantasy games, Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call has 63 tunes from Final Fantasy spinoffs.

    Final Fantasy Agito

    Dress like Class Zero's teacher
    ― purchase volume 5 of Kurasame's manga and receive his in-game attire in the Japanese version of the upcoming Final Fantasy Agito.

    Kingdom Hearts

    Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] egg hunt.

    Dragon Quest

    Why Square Enix used Unity for Dragon Quest VIII on smartphones
    (Siliconera)
    ― data conversion and user interface were among some of the hurdles Square Enix faced when they decided to port Dragon Quest VIII to smartphones, but one of the biggest issues involved programming language.

    Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen arrives on iOS and Android
    (Siliconera)
    ― the smartphone version has the same pop up analog stick like Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King so you can play the game one handed.

    Hitman

    Hitman GO is out today for iOS!
    ― Download it now and check out the launch trailer.

    The reviews are out & Hitman GO is a hit!
    ― Check out HipHopGamer's PAX interview with the game's creative director.

    Deus Ex

    Director's Cut goes STEAM
    ― Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut on Mac is now available on STEAM.

    Nosgoth

    Nosgoth @ PAX East 2014
    ― all the revelations right here.

    We are at Insomnia i51 this weekend!
    ― Will you be?

    Interview
    (Dealspwn)
    ― Bill Beacham on the importance of lore, asymmetrical multiplayer, and making free-to-play work.

    Murdered: Soul Suspect

    A game to kill for?
    (VG24/7)
    ― Murdered: Soul Suspect is a bit of a mystery. Chief among its enigmas is the question “is it any good, actually?” We put our top man on the case.

    Murdered: Soul Suspect spooks Japan with Cowboy Bebop’s Spike Spiegel’s voice actor
    (Siliconera)
    ― in Japan, the game is called Murdered: The Soul’s Voice Calling Out and has Koichi Yamadera voicing dead hardboiled detective Rowan O’Connor.

    Schoolgirl Strikers

    Square Enix’s Schoolgirl Strikers trailer shows off its battle system
    (Siliconera)
    ― here’s a closer look at Square Enix’s light novel-style RPG, Schoolgirl Strikers.

    Puzzle & Dragons

    Yes, these Puzzle & Dragons characters were created by Tetsuya Nomura
    (Siliconera)
    ― does that art style look familiar? It should. Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura is working on Puzzle & Dragons Battle Tournament.

    Akame ga KILL!

    Sora Amamiya leads Akame ga KILL! TV anime's cast
    (Anime News Network)
    ― the dark action fantasy manga follows the title character, Akame, a girl who was bought, and raised by the Empire as an assassin.

    Music

    Game Symphony Japan to feature music from Final Fantasy VII.

    Merchandise

    Final Fantasy Variant Play Arts Kai Dragoon action figure is available to pre-order now!
    (Toy Chest News)

    Final Fantasy Static Arts mini Squall Leonhart, Chocobo and Moogle are available for pre-order now!

    Mascot softballs.

    Play Arts Kai Watchmen Rorschach.

    During an inspection
    ― looking good! Even comes with this accessory.

    Events

    Collective sponsors Ukie Student Game Jam
    ― we’re really pleased to be able to offer our support this week to the Ukie Student Game Jam, taking place across a number of UK university campuses.

    Based in South-East Europe? Game developer?
    ― Then you’re probably already heading to Develop Reboot, where Phil Elliott has just been confirmed as a speaker.

    Development

    Square Enix developer teases the next Mana and SaGa games
    (Siliconera)
    ― “We will be doing our best to stay true to all your memories from the Super Famicom and PlayStation era,” says Square Enix’s Takehiro Ando.

    Square Enix Collective Focus On: 10 Years After
    ― for anybody that missed it, yesterday marked the publication of the first round of new indie pitches since Collective fully launched.

    10 Years After
    (Ten Tree Games)
    ― 10 Years After is an open-world FPS survival epic with an engrossing single player story mode.

    REalM
    (Arbor Sheep)
    ― a 2D side scroller puzzle-solving adventure about exploring a world of dreams... or nightmares?

    Moon Hunters
    (Kitfox Games)
    ― an open-world adventure for 1-4 players, solving ancient mysteries and building mythologies.

    Deals and Sales

    It's the Square Enix Easter Sale!
    ― If you’re looking for something new to play, you’re in luck, as we’ve got a juicy medley of discounts on digital games and merchandise taking place over the Easter Holidays!

    Grab Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy VIII and more for cheap on PC
    (Siliconera)
    ― online PC games store Green Man Gaming are hosting a week’s worth of discount sales.

    Sony sells its entire stake in Square Enix
    (Anime News Network)
    ― Sony owned an 8.25% stake in Square Enix before the sale.

    Final Fantasy Friday at Amazon Appstore!
    ― Grab the app and join in the fun.

    Contests and Sweepstakes

    Here are the winners of the Corsair, AMD, Deus Ex giveaway.
    ― Congratulations!
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    Is this true?

    As this IGN report http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/02/...may-come-to-pc
    is it possible that ff13 trilogy are coming to Steam? including the future ff15?

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    This was originally reported by Eurogamer, and not IGN. See this post.

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    Final Fantasy IV

    Final Fantasy IV on iOS now supports Logitech's PowerShell Controller!

    Final Fantasy XIV

    Hildibrand cookies!

    Letter from the Producer, LVI (04/23/2014)
    ― the fifty-sixth Letter from the Producer has arrived for your viewing pleasure!

    Introducing the Community Team’s new Live Show: DUTY COMMENCED! (04/23/2014)
    ― a new live show featuring the Final Fantasy XIV North American Community Team!

    Patch 2.25 Notes (04/23/2014)
    ― Patch 2.25 will introduce new ranks and rewards to the Wolves' Den, the next phase of the Echo in the Binding Coil of Bahamut, and much more.

    FFXIV 2.25 PvP update, Materia Transmutation
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    ― some notable changes landing today are the introduction of an additional ten ranks to PvP, including new rewards in the form of animal-themed gear for each class.

    How Leviathan’s theme came together
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    ― with time running out before the deadline, Soken stepped in to provide the song with his own voice!

    Famitsu Awards 2013!

    Pictlogica Final Fantasy goes Final Fantasy XIV!

    Kupo, kupo-kupo~

    Final Fantasy XV

    Xbox One official Japanese Final Fantasy XV page.

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call announced!
    ― The release is schedule for the Nintendo 3DS in July this year. Bring on the Summer!

    Official website.

    Curtain Call DLC scheduled for post-launch
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    ― Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call‘s first round of DLC is scheduled for Japan just in time for launch, with more songs available for 150 yen (roughly $1.50 USD) each.

    The game is now out in Japan!

    Final Fantasy Agito

    Final Fantasy Agito arrives in may and with street clothes if you pre-register
    (Siliconera)
    ― Square Enix is bringing Ace and his classmates to smartphones in May when Final Fantasy Agito comes out in Japan.

    Final Fantasy Agito smartphone game's second trailer streamed
    (Anime News Network)
    ― Square Enix began streaming a second trailer on Monday for its Final Fantasy Agito game for iOS and Android.

    Promotional artwork.

    Pre-registration website.

    Kingdom Hearts

    Xbox One official Japanese Kingdom Hearts 3 page.

    10 worlds we want in Kingdom Hearts 3
    (IGN)
    ― now that Disney owns everything we love, what's next for Sora and company?

    Dragon Quest

    Dragon Quest series creator: next game is in production
    ― Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Horii revealed at the Niconico Chōkaigi convention 3 on Sunday that the next game in the series is in production.

    Drakengard

    Drakengard 3 – PSN pre-order now open
    ― pre-orders are available until May 21, which is now under a month...

    Tomb Raider

    Square Enix readies Tomb Raider and Call of Duty for Xbox One launch in Japan
    (Siliconera)
    ― Square Enix will back Xbox One when the console launches in Japan with four games from their Extreme Edges line.

    Nosgoth

    Up All Night @ Insomnia51
    ― this Easter weekend, we spent some time with our nearest and dearest future friends…

    The Deceiver of Clan Zephonim
    – Released Today!

    Game updates.

    Murdered: Soul Suspect

    Want to play Murdered: Soul Suspect this weekend?
    ― From tonight, we'll be at the Stratford Picture House for the SCI-FI-LONDON film festival!

    SaGa

    SaGa Compilation Trading Card Game
    ― Chapter 1.

    Gunslinger Stratos

    Gunslinger Stratos 2 promotional videos.

    The Witch's Manservant and the Devil's Horn

    Cuticle Detective Inaba's Mochi launches new manga
    (Anime News Network)
    ― the new comedy-fantasy series centers on a witch's manservant running about to procure a devil's horn for a certain unnamed reason.

    Puzzle & Dragons

    Tetsuya Nomura’s Puzzle & Dragons characters are coming into regular Puzzle & Dragons
    (Siliconera)
    ― between April 28 to May 11, Puzzle & Dragons players will be able to get Yo Minazuki, Leona Akita, Tinnin, and Murakumo Takeda through the game’s gatcha system.

    Pandora Hearts

    Pandora Hearts manga to end in next volume
    (Anime News Network)
    ― the 22nd volume of Jun Mochizuki's Pandora Hearts manga announced on Saturday that the series will end in the next volume.

    Music

    Final Fantasy VII concert to be held in Japan this June
    (Siliconera)
    ― Square Enix will hold a Final Fantasy VII symphony concert in Tokyo this Summer. The performance will take place on June 21st.

    Merchandise

    Final Fantasy Variant Play Arts Kai Bahamut
    ― new images uploaded.

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy bags character and chocobo version.

    Climbing up Mount Moogle.

    You are no match for me!

    Artnia

    Moogle t-shirt
    ― café Artnia exclusive t-shirt.

    Dragon Quest visits Artnia.

    The World Ends with You pin badge collection now at ARTNIA!
    (KH Insider)
    ― The pins cost 200 Yen ($2 USD) and there are 12 pins in all.

    Chopsticks
    ― café Artnia exclusive chopsticks.

    Development

    Pub Master Quest - Portable Knights
    (Icey Games)
    ― Pub Master Quest is a series that draws it's inspiration from the roots of classic JRPG games.

    Sirona Sol - Journey of Artsmith from Avalon
    (Magnolia Soft)
    ― Sirona sol is a fast-paced casual game with fantasy theme. This game is a combination of time-management game and role playing game.

    Crash Dummies: Escape Velocity
    (Crash Dummies Games)
    ― Escape Velocity is a 3D action/adventure game animated with vivid hand drawn art that channels classics like Silent Hill and Resident Evil

    Leap of Fate
    (Clever-Plays)
    ― New York, present day. A rogue occultist must undergo a deadly rite of passage, forcing him to face his own demons and choose his fate.

    Black The Fall
    (Sad Sand Sailor)
    ― This is an atmospheric side-scrolling shooter with puzzle solving elements. An odd and unexpected black and white dream.

    Important Notices

    I'm Leaving Square Enix
    ― Best of luck with future projects, Monkeythumbz!

    Mail/Web Chat Support Technical Difficulties (Apr. 24)
    ― Due to network issues, we are currently experiencing technical difficulties in which we cannot provide support via mail/web chat.
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    Hi johnny

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    Johnny: Hey! You're in the wrong place, MooseMidget: This is my place. : D

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    Final Fantasy VIII


    Final Fantasy VIII for PC arrives in Japan on May 8
    (Siliconera)
    ― while Final Fantasy VIII is available now on Steam, Square Enix has not released the Japanese version. That’s about to change since Final Fantasy VIII is slated in Japan for May 8.

    Official website.
    e-STORE product page.

    Final Fantasy XIV

    Tokyo's FATEful Encounter
    part 1 and part 2.

    FINAL FANTASY XIV FAN FESTIVAL 2014 Coming This Fall! (04/28/2014)
    ― It is with great pleasure that we announce our first major fan event!

    DUTY COMMENCED - Episode 1 Now Available! (04/29/2014)
    ― We are happy to inform you that the archived video is now available for your viewing pleasure!

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Fan Kit ─ Special Edition (05/02/2014)
    ― to commemorate the recent Niconico Choukaigi 3 event in Japan, we've prepared a special edition of the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn fan kit!

    Eorzea Collection LIVE
    ― at the recent NicoNico Chokaigi 3 event held in Tokyo last week, attendees were able to visit Eorzea...in real life!

    Impressive cosplay from the event
    (Gamer)
    ― just check out that Miqo'te!

    Niconico Event Day 2
    (Reddit via Famitsu)
    ― summary of New Information: Personal Housing, Limit Break Changes, Marriage System, etc.

    FFXIV: A Realm Reborn posts underwhelming PS4 retail sales in Japan
    (Siliconera)

    ― last week, Square Enix released Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn for the PlayStation 4 in Japan. The game sold 31,326 copies during the week.

    More about Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s marriage system
    (Siliconera)
    ― during this past weekend’s NicoNico Super Meeting 3, Square Enix held a special stage event for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, called “Super F.A.T.E. in Tokyo”.

    Bravely Default

    What was the original Bravely Default like? Silicon Studio’s president explains
    (Siliconera)
    ― also development for Bravely Second, the sequel to Bravely Default, began in September 2013.

    Drakengard

    Drakengard 3 will get even more DLC scenarios
    (Siliconera)
    ― Drakengard 3 recently received a set of DLC prequel stories in Japan. Instead of playing Zero, you get to play as her Intoner sisters and unlock their memories through the story.

    Nosgoth

    Nosgoth’s Player-Written Beginner’s Guides
    Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 Day 4 and Day 5.

    Hello! (New Nosgoth CM)
    ― So, it's high time I say a big hello to everyone...

    Murdered: Soul Suspect

    Who is the Bell Killer?
    ― The sleepy streets of Salem are being terrorised by a serial killer. Leaving nothing behind but eerie symbols of a bell, the police and media have taken to calling him, the Bell Killer.

    Champ Man

    Get your Champ Man Coaching Badge for free
    – this weekend only!

    Manga and Anime

    Yen Press releases digital manga worldwide
    (Anime News Network)
    ― no matter where you are in the world, as long as you have access to the Internet and e-tailers, you'll be able to buy official English-language ebook editions of around 175 Square Enix titles!

    Arakawa Under the Bridge X Bridge SE now available!
    ― Standard edition DVD/Blu-ray set now available from NIS America.

    Music

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

    Final Fantasy VII concert to be held in Japan this June
    (Anime News Network)
    ― this performance which will be reproducing orchestral versions of some of the greatest hits from Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII, will be held in the Akasaka district's SUNTORY Hall.

    Remastered Romancing SaGa soundtrack out on June 18
    (Siliconera)
    ― the Romancing SaGa Original Soundtrack Remaster has 38 remastered songs.

    Merchandise

    New Final Fantasy XIV products.

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call bags
    ― now for sale.

    Final Fantasy Variants Play Arts Dragoon figurine up for pre-order
    ― preorders are now UPon the Square Enix store for the Final Fantasy Variant Play Arts Kai Dragoon figurine.

    The Dragon King is here!
    ― Pre-order our Final Fantasy Variant Play Arts Kai Bahamut today!

    Bravely Second isn’t even out yet, but its protagonist is already getting a figurine
    (Siliconera)
    ― online store AmiAmi was down at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition 2014, and here’s something they snapped and posted to Twitter from Square Enix’s figurine booth.

    SaGa 25th anniversary limited items
    ― now for sale in the Square Enix e-STORE!

    DC Comics Variant Static Arts mini images added!
    ― Batman and friends have never been cuter!

    Snake is ready to go!


    Artnia

    Square Enix Pin Badge Collection
    ― now refilled!

    Artnia exclusive items
    ― sweets and treats.


    Development

    Eternal Desert Sunshine
    (Karnak Arts)
    ― “Eternal Desert Sunshine” is a third-person adventure game with platform and shooter elements. The game is set in ancient Egypt.

    Haarmu
    (Haris Game Studio)
    ― A tower defense game that introduces elements of education, new TD mechanics and an awesome story. And I want to make it gorgeous.

    On creating art for Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy Type-0
    (Siliconera)
    ― “Temples and seaside towns were the most inspirational [from my trip to Bali]. This is reflected strongly in Besaid Village,” said Yusuke Naora.
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    Final Fantasy III

    Final Fantasy III coming to Steam!
    ― It’s something that we’ve received a lot of requests for, so we’re naturally very happy to be able to announce that Final Fantasy III is coming soon to Steam!

    Final Fantasy XIV

    Eorzea Down Under
    ― you may have heard it mentioned on the forums, but Yoshi-P recently traveled to Sydney, Australia for a media tour!

    Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XIV (05/09/2014)
    ― scheduled to be held in Nagoya, Japan, this will be the first half of a two-part special previewing the new adventures to come in patch 2.3!

    Under the HUD
    ― another fun update from the recent NicoNico Chokaigi 3 event held in Japan!

    [Important] Warning regarding phishing emails/messages
    ― please be very cautious as the contents of the fake websites and fake emails are being cleverly disguised.

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

    Curtain Call adds FFIV’s Rosa and piano Aerith’s Theme
    (Siliconera)
    ― Rosa Joanna Farrell of Baron from Final Fantasy IV is the second character added to Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call through DLC.

    Drakengard

    Drakengard 3 - Keiichi Okabe interview
    ― we've only got a few weeks to go until the launch of Drakengard 3 on May 20th and today marks another round of updates from the team!

    Nosgoth

    Nosgoth's German forums are LIVE!
    ― We’re happy to announce the launch of our very first official international Nosgoth forum; the brand-new German language section!

    Murdered: Soul Suspect

    In One Month...
    ― in one month, come face to face with the serial killer terrifying the town of Salem.

    It’s not safe.
    ― I have visions, he will return again.

    Murdered: Soul Suspect Q&A
    ― submit your questions!

    Wallpapers
    three, two, one.

    Schoolgirl Strikers

    Now available on Android.

    Black Butler

    Yuuki Tai, Mayumi Shintani join Black Butler: Book of Circus cast
    (Anime News Network)
    ― the website also unveiled a new key visual by Minako Shiba, a character designer and chief animation director of the new television anime.

    Rock band Sid performs new Black Butler TV anime's opening
    (Anime News Network)

    ― the four-man rock band SID created their new song "Enamel" for the opening theme of the Black Butler: Book of Circus television anime series.

    DISACODE's Akira sings new Black Butler TV anime's ending
    (Snime News Network)
    ― Kera magazine model makes solo debut with "Aoki Tsuki Michite" in July.

    Merchandise

    Deus Ex: Jensen's Coat
    ― Musterbrand's new Jensen's Coat replica now available for purchase!

    Future product?

    Development

    Debugger v3.16
    (Work of the Spider Entertainment)
    ― did you ever want to learn programming and create your own game? After playing this game you can!

    Where Final Fantasy went wrong, and how Square Enix is putting it right
    ― interesting US Gamer article with candid thoughts from Final Fantasy devs past, present & future.

    Contests and Sweepstakes

    Win a Drakengard 3 Japanese Limited Edition from Square Enix and Siliconera
    ― Siliconera has a prize we think the readers here will appreciate. Square Enix gave us a Drag-on Dragoon 10th Anniversary Box from Japan to giveaway to our community.

    Important Notices

    Recovery from Mail/Web Chat Support Technical Difficulties (May 7)
    ― we are happy to announce that the issue has been resolved as of May 7, 2014 at 10:00 (GMT) and we have resumed support via mail/web chat.
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    Final Fantasy XI

    New trailer
    ― watch the May version update trailer and get pumped for all the great new content!

    Final Fantasy XI May update to bring new missions, tweaks and more
    (Siliconera)
    ― Square Enix have shared a glimpse of an upcoming May update for Final Fantasy XI.

    Final Fantasy XIV

    Lyrics of the Whorl
    ― ever since the release of Patch 2.2 players have been asking me for the Leviathan lyrics so Soken figured it'd be a good time to share them!

    Second Episode of the Community Team’s Live Show: DUTY COMMENCED! (05/13/2014)
    ― Tune in this Friday for the second installment of DUTY COMMENCED, a not as new live show featuring the FINAL FANTASY XIV North American Community Team!


    Final Fantasy XV

    The reality of the Fantasy based on reality
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    we’re about to mark the one-year anniversary of Final Fantasy XV‘s debut at E3, and the eight-year anniversary of its former Final Fantasy Versus XIII self at the very same venue.

    Final Fantasy XV cam footage shows more scenes at Thailand Comic Con
    ― Square Enix recently shared some footage of Final Fantasy XV during their Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary show at Thailand Comic Con 2014.

    Final Fantasy Agito


    Final Fantasy Agito videos shows a bit of school life and combat
    (Siliconera)
    ― this is a look at what it looks like to interact with some of the Final Fantasy Agito characters, where we see the player talking to Deuce who introduces herself.

    Final Fantasy Agito smartphone game's 3rd trailer showcase battles
    (Anime News Network)
    ― a third trailer for Final Fantasy Agito for iOS and Android is out now.

    Final Fantasy Agito is out now in Japan!
    iTunes
    Google play

    Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-

    Fan survey
    ― ask the Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- team anything in our latest fan survey!

    Kingdom Hearts III

    Kingdom Hearts 3 not expected to be out in early 2015?
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    Today, Square Enix released their financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31st this year.

    Shinji Hashimoto discusses KH3 & FFXV at Thailand Comic Con 2014
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    ― over the weekend at Thailand Comic Con 2014, Shinji Hashimoto was in attendance and held a keynote about Final Fantasy and his past & current work at Square Enix.

    Dragon Quest X

    Square Enix considering bringing Dragon Quest X “overseas”
    (Siliconera)
    ― in a financial results briefing, Square Enix outlined a few of the company’s major initiatives going forward.

    Nosgoth

    Founders Packs now on Green Man Gaming!
    ― The fine folks at Green Man Gaming have welcomed Nosgoth into their family, and are now selling Founders Packs directly from their site.

    Vampire Clan 'Evolved Skins' & Level Cap Increase
    ― besides the new Skins and Level Cap, we also made a handful of adjustments and fixes in other areas of the game as well.

    Game updates.

    Murdered: Soul Suspect

    New screenshots
    ― the hunt for the Bell Killer takes a grave turn in Salem's Cemetery...

    SaGa

    SaGa Trading Card game to be released later this month.

    Kaku-San Sei Million Arthur

    BlazBlue crosses into Square Enix’s Million Arthur series on Vita
    (Siliconera)
    ― players will be able to get crossover cards and play a crossover event until June 9.

    Music

    SQ Swing
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    ― Square Enix releases swing album with Kingdom Hearts theme.

    Romancing SaGa 2 Original Soundtrack-REMASTER-
    ― to be released on July the 16th.

    Products

    Shall I give you despair?

    Dilly-Dally, Shilly-Shally!

    Figures in action!
    ― Check out our new merchandise display at the reception of Square Enix London Office!

    Square Enix products at MCM London Comic Con
    ― we are examining some of the new products in preparation for the MCMExpo!

    Following the latest trends
    ― Final Fantasy Girls are taking a selfie before going to MCMExpo.

    A brand new Play Arts Kai Tifa is in the making!

    Final Fantasy XII fans get ready!
    Fran Play Arts Kai coming soon!

    Square Enix Toys Blog
    ― Dragon Quest Trading Card Game edition.

    Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur figure.

    Snake pit
    ― new Metal Gear Solid Play Arts Kai released!

    WATCHMEN Rorschach Play Arts Kai
    ― a unique and mysterious air surrounds this troubled hero.

    New series of accessories from Batman, Superman and more!

    New pins?

    Square Enix Products on Twitter
    ― for updates on the latest merchandise from the Square Enix Store, follow @SQEX_Merch_EMEA!

    Development

    Collective at Nordic Game
    ― if you want to meet up for a chat, ask quesitons, etc, just email: collective@square-enix.com

    World War Machine goes into crowdfunding!
    We’re super-excited for the team at Tuque Games, who are aiming to raise $50,000 over the next few weeks to help them get the game to its PC release.

    Contests and Sweepstakes

    Announcing the Master Thief competition winners
    ― who were the most masterful Thieves on Youtube?

    Find Karen Douglas
    - Murdered: Soul Suspect

    ― we need you to investigate the disappearance of a young woman in the town of Salem.

    Thanks to your help we found Karen’s apartment, but it looks like we were too late…
    ― Thanks to all that participated, winners will be contacted shortly via Direct Message.

    Want to win a $300 special edition Drakengard 3 or a Bravely Default Ltd Ed?
    ― Watch http://Twitch.tv/Joystiq at 4PM EST.

    Just for Fun

    Planet Mephius artwork by Tetsuya Nomura (there's a tiny Sora in it).
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    Final Fantasy XIV

    Announcing the Winners of the Hatching-tide Screenshot Contest! (05/19/2014)
    ― After egg-stensive evaluation on all the egg-citing entries, the Community Team is pleased to announce the winners of the Hatching-tide Screenshot Contest!

    DUTY COMMENCED - Episode 2 Now Available! (05/20/2014)
    ― The archived video is now available to watch whenever you want!

    Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XIV -UPDATE- (05/21/2014)
    ― It is our pleasure to announce the URL for the upcoming Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XIV.

    A Realm Retrospective
    ― an update on Yoshida's talk at the Game Developers Conference this past March!

    You Obtain an Unfinished Gae Bolg
    ― the folks at Geek & Sundry's Arcade Arms team worked hard to create a real-life version of the dragoon's relic weapon—Gae Bolg!

    Letter from the Producer Live XIV
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    ― screenshots and English transcript!

    Defenders of Eorzea – FFXIV 2.3 announced
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    ― the third major update to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be coming this summer as Defenders of Eorzea.


    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

    Curtain Call has some hilarious passwords
    (Siliconera)
    ― an ESRB rating for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call reveals some of the game’s funny passwords.

    Cloud’s Advent Children costume in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call as DLC
    (Siliconera)
    ― additionally, the third set of DLC will be bringing “Thunder Plains” from Final Fantasy X and “Good King Moggle Mog XII” from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn to Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call.

    Final Fantasy Agito

    Final Fantasy Agito has over 500,000 registered users
    (Siliconera)
    ― active players will receive gifts including Gil, a Phoenix Down S, and a Gold Hourglass S. A Golem Takedown quest kicks off today too.

    Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-

    KH HD 2.5 ReMIX surfaces on Weekly Jump
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    ― after months of utter silence, it seems that Square Enix are finally ready to dish out info on Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMASTER for the PS3.

    Gilbert Gottfried recording for Kingdom Hearts!
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    ― Gilbert Gottfried, well known for his stand-up performance as Iago the parrot from Disney's Aladdin, just revealed via Twitter that he is recording lines for the loud-mouthed parrot for another Kingdom Hearts title!

    Drakengard 3

    Drakengard 3 launches today in NA!
    ― Check out the hack n' slash carnage unleashed by Zero in our launch trailer!

    Drakengard 3 available now
    ― carnage has never looked so beautiful.

    Review: A bloody good time
    ― Drakengard 3 gets 8.5/10 from Destructoid.

    Drakengard 3 - Japanese Voice Pack
    ― now available for download.

    Nosgoth

    Your new Nosgoth Community Managers!
    ― It’s time for a formal introduction, for everyone that isn’t already an active part of the forums.

    Our Community Gameplay Priorities
    ― We wanted to give you a status update on what's going on with Nosgoth’s Matchmaking and Parties, while providing some insight into what we’re up to.

    Psyonix
    ― Meet the Dev Team with Michael Ault.

    Nosgoth Dev Stream
    + Beta Key Giveaway.


    Murdered: Soul Suspect

    Pre-order now!
    ― Guarantee your Limited Edition and get £5/€10 off when you pre-order!

    New Murdered: Soul Suspect trailer
    ― everything you need to know.

    Child of Light

    Special Edition available for pre-order in Japan.

    Yantama RE:Union

    New game for iOS and Android
    ― set for a July release.

    Music

    Drakengard 3 Original Soundtrack
    ― up for pre orders NOW!

    SaGa OST -REMASTER- cover art.

    Products

    Our PAK series will continue to expand with new designs, a broader lineup, and upgraded structures.
    ― More to be revealed this summer!

    Fat Chocobo plushie prototype!

    Snake is now available for purchase!

    The "Big Three" of DC turned mini!
    ― DC Variant Static Arts mini are now available for pre-order.

    Everyone's sushi!!

    More TWEWY badges and Final Fantasy XIV badges by Kotobukiya.

    Staff T-shirt for summer events!
    ― This T-Shirt design is based on Variant Bahamut making it look like a rock band.


    Development

    RUN
    (Torch Games)
    ― if everything you know, begins to fall apart. Would you stay and fight or would you RUN?

    Battle of the Seas
    (DTM GAMES)
    ― Battle of the Seas is a session-based, online competitive Action RTS Game with ships and captains.

    Square Enix's Collective launches first crowdfunding campaign
    (GameIndustry International)
    ― last week saw the first title from Square Enix's Collective, a hybrid of Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight, enter the crowdfunding stage of the process.

    Events

    Square Enix at MCM London Comic Con!
    ― Square Enix products at MCM Expo.
    We've pulled out all the stops this year with over 60 products to choose from, iPods loaded with some fantastic tunes to chill out to, and special discounted prices on all items.

    ― We are going to have The Black Mages III Soundtracks, signed by Nobuo Uematsu, Kingdom Hearts 3D Play Arts Kai figures and more available at the MCMExpo this week!
    Play Arts Kai display.
    Jecht Shot!
    ― Cosplay: Tidus, Rikku & Yuna, Lightning, Sephiroth, Sora & Co, Serah, Cloud & Friends, Yuna & Light, Laguna & Ward, Mog, and a most adorable family.

    We're at Nordic Game! If you're at the show, stop by and say hello!
    ― We've brought some Agent 47 figurines to our Nordic Game booth to guard our sweet jar - and it's working!

    Final Fantasy X | X-2 Gallery Nucleus event recap
    ― opening day video
    ― photo gallery

    Deals and Sales

    Get 20% savings on your favorite releases
    ― including FFXIV, FFXIII, THIEF, FFX/X-2 & many more!

    The Square Enix Store weekend sale!
    ― What are you waiting for? Treat yourself this weekend to a classic from the Square Enix Store!

    From today till the end of May ALL the Silver Items are 10% off on our store!

    Contests and Sweepstakes

    Square Enix Merchandise Twitter Contest
    ― we'd like our Final Fantasy fans to get their Play Arts Kai figurines out of their display stands for some posing action.
    ― Check out the entries so far!

    Solve the case to win an iPad
    ― we need you to don your detective hats once again as the latest Mudered: Soul Suspect challenge is now underway...

    Help pick the winner of our Drakengard 3 Japanese Limited Edition contest
    (Siliconera)
    ― Drakengard 3 is out in North America today and one talented Siliconera reader will receive a rare Japanese limited edition.

    Artnia

    A new addition to the menu!
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    Final Fantasy III


    Final Fantasy III out now on Steam
    ― it gives us much pleasure to let you know that Final Fantasy III has now been released on Steam!

    Final Fantasy XIV

    Having a Gae Old Time
    ― Geek & Sundry's Arcade Arms team have revealed their full feature on the real-life creation of the of the dragoon's relic weapon—the Gae Bolg!

    Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XV (05/27/2014)
    ― The date has been set for the fifteenth installment of the Letter from the Producer LIVE!

    Announcing Letter from the Producer LIVE: E3 Edition! (05/28/2014)
    ― E3 is a major event in the gaming industry and we're proud to say that FFXIV will have some exciting things to showcase this year!

    Third Episode of the Community Team’s Live Show: DUTY COMMENCED! (5/28/2014)
    ― Be sure to tune in because they’ll also be discussing E3 plans, and more!

    Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-

    Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX new screenshots
    ― a brand new batch of screenshots!

    Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- in Famitsu and Dengeki
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    ― English translations.

    Dragon Quest VIII

    Dragon Quest VIII now on iOS and Android
    ― check out our launch trailer for a full glimpse of what to expect from this classic remake.

    Dragon Quest X

    Dragon Quest X: All In One Package set for August in Japan
    (Siliconera)
    ― Square Enix is bundling Dragon Quest X with The Slumbering Hero and Sworn Guiding Ally expansion pack to create the Dragon Quest X: All In One Package.

    Drakengard 3

    Drakengard had multiple endings because Taro Yoko was told there wouldn't be a sequel
    (Siliconera)
    ― when Taro Yoko, creative director of Drakengard 3, made the original PlayStation 2 game that started the series, he was told it would be a one-off game.

    Hitman

    The first concept from IOI’s next Hitman game
    ― the Hitman Blog has been updated with a new post on our next game!

    Nosgoth

    New Human Class
    ― The Prophet – Out Today!

    Nosgoth Founders Pack Offer and New Human Class!
    ― This week saw the release of a brand new Human character class, the Prophet.

    Game Update 29th May 2014

    Murdered: Soul Suspect

    New evidence has been uncovered...

    Murdered Soul Suspect Gameplay Walkthrough Part 1
    ― watch TheRadBrad walk through walls and the first half hour of gameplay.

    Livestream
    ― head on over to http://twitch.tv/nerdist to catch a livestream of Murdered: Soul Suspect!

    5 Biggest Influences
    ― find out the 5 biggest influences behind Murdered: Soul Suspect via IGN.

    The Making of Murdered: Soul Suspect
    ― get a behind the scenes look at Murdered: Soul Suspect in the first episode of our four-part "making of" series.
    The Mystery

    We investigate Square Enix’s ghostly mystery game, Murdered: Soul Suspect
    ― just a week away from release, Siliconera caught up with Airtight Games to talk about launching a new IP like Murdered: Soul Suspect and the medium Ronan can communicate with.

    Million Arthur: Carmen Of Gladius

    Square Enix’s Million Arthur now has a Romance of the Three Kingdoms version
    (Siliconera)
    ― Million Arthur: Carmen Of Gladius throws the Arthurs into an alternate realm, one set in China’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

    Sprint, Yankee Soul

    Square Enix’s next smartphone game stars a delinquent
    (Siliconera)

    ― are you fans of manly games done beating each other to death? GOOD. Because there’s a new enemy in town.

    Black Butler

    Black Butler: Book of Circus 30-second commercial streamed
    (Anime News Network)
    ― the commercial confirms that the anime will premiere on July 10.

    Music

    SQ Swing
    ― out now!

    Concert: The Legend of RPG Collection
    ― music from Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Chrono Trigger and more.

    Products

    Vincent Play Arts Kai was one of the most popular items we had at MCM Expo and no wonder, he is such a cool character!

    Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Yuffie Kisaragi Play Arts Kai
    ― available now.

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Static Arts
    ― you can pre-order these and more now!

    Moogle and Cactuar stress balls.

    Make your own Ice Slimes!
    ― The perfect treat to ward off the summer heat!

    Dragon Quest glass.

    Dragon Quest Slime hourglass
    ― green version.

    A third flavour of Slime cookies!

    New SaGa products!

    Get the DC Comics Variant Play Arts Kai Batgirl this week!
    (Toy Chest News)

    Watchmen's Rorschach is Square Enix's newest Play Arts Kai Figure!
    (Toy Chest News)
    ― See more photos here.

    Events

    The MCM Expo Photos are up!
    ― Cosplayers and Fans from the MCM Expo, you can Tag yourselves in this album.

    Murdered: Soul Suspect scares PAX East attendees
    ― at this year’s PAX East in Boston, we held a secret VIP "cocktail" party that a few lucky fans were invited to attend. Little did they know what they were really getting into...

    Ready for E3? So are we!
    ― Be sure to subscribe to our Square Enix Presents YouTube channel for the latest updates!

    Deals and Sales

    Get 20% savings on your favorite releases
    ― including FFXIV, FFXIII, THIEF, FFX/X-2 & many more!

    From today till the end of May ALL the Silver Items are 10% off on our store!

    For a limited time, get $10 off Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster on Amazon!

    Square Enix Fire Sale has Tomb Raider & Sleeping Dogs for $5.
    (Siliconera, Newegg)

    Contests and Sweepstakes

    Square Enix Merchandise Twitter Contest!
    ― We'd like our Final Fantasy fans to get their Play Arts Kai figurines out of their display stands for some posing action.
    ― Check out the entries so far!
    ― Challenge: can you submit a pose more dynamic than this one? Do it today!

    Solve the case to win an iPad
    ― we need you to don your detective hats once again as the latest Mudered: Soul Suspect challenge is now underway...

    Scream your passion for video game music!
    ― Answer three questions for a chance to win the Black Mages III: Darkness and Starlight signed by legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu!

    And the Drakengard 3 contest winner is...
    (Siliconera)
    ― Thank you for all of the drawings and votes.

    Artnia

    A new menu at ARTNIA!
    ― Eggs Benedict coming soon!

    Just for Fun

    Lara meeting the stars of Kingdom Hearts in the hallway.
    ― Just another day in the London office!

    There's a few posers in the group.
    ― Who can you name from this sneak peek into one of our London office displays??
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    Final Fantasy XIV

    The ”Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XIV” Video & Q&A Released! (06/03/2014)
    ― We’re proud to announce that the "Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XIV" video has been released!

    Challenge Leviathan at E3 for Glory and Loot! (06/04/2014)
    ― We’ll be hosting a Leviathan battle challenge throughout the event and giving away loot to attendees that are able to beat the Lord of the Whorl!

    Patch 2.28 Notes (06/05/2014)
    ― Patch 2.28 ushers in a host of new features and changes to Eorzea, from the continuation of the Saga of the Zodiac Weapons, to the Sightseeing Log, PvP adjustments, user interface improvements, and much more!

    Fantasia now available! (06/05/2014)
    ― In response to an overwhelming amount of feedback from our fans, we're pleased to announce that Fantasia is now available for purchase via the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Mog Station!

    The Lord of Levin - Primal Battle Preview (06/05/2014)
    ― As the release of patch 2.3 approaches, we offer you a sneak peek at the new encounters that will see adventurers face off with Ramuh, the Lord of Levin!

    E3 2014 Live Stream Schedule - Part 1 (06/06/2014)
    Square Enix plans to make waves at this year's E3 with the latest information on upcoming titles, game trailers, and more! If you plan to tune in for news on FINAL FANTASY XIV: ― A Realm Reborn, we've compiled a schedule of programs featuring FFXIV: ARR so you won't miss a beat on the latest updates!

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call Collector’s Edition and Launch Date
    ― it's official; Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call will be available in North America on September 16, 2014!

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call dated in Europe
    ― we can now share that the game will be launching for the Nintendo 3DS on September 19, 2014.

    E3 trailer.

    Yoshi-P will battle Hazama on the Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call show next week!
    ― Who'll it be curtains for!?

    Final Fantasy Tactics' Orlandeau dances into Theatrhyrhm Final Fantasy Curtain Call
    (Siliconera)
    ― Vivi’s Theme from FInal Fantasy IX and the Pop-up Duel song from Final Fantasy Fables: Chocbo’s Dungeon are available as downloadable content too.

    Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-


    Release Date
    ― you're hearing it first that on December 2nd in North America and 5th December 2014 in Europe, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX will release right in time for the holidays!

    Drakengard 3

    New Drakengard 3 DLC
    ― starting today, a brand new batch of DLC content will be available to extend your gameplay experience in the form of new prologue chapters, additional garbs and music packs.

    Hitman GO

    Hitman GO sneaks it's way onto Android
    ― yep, you read correctly, the wait is over - Hitman GO is now available on Android!

    Murdered: Soul Suspect

    Is this the Bell Killer?
    ― There’s something else inside the clip... can you figure it out?

    Murdered: Soul Suspect out now in North America!
    Murdered: Soul Suspect is out now in North America on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC!

    Murdered: Soul Suspect out now in Europe!
    ― The game is finally released on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC in Europe today!

    See the launch trailer
    ― take a closer look at Square Enix’s stylish mystery adventure.

    Exploring the beautiful concept art of Murdered: Soul Suspect
    ― we had the pleasure of sitting down with the young and incredibly gifted Concept Artist, Yuki Matsuzawa, who was responsible for visual development on Murdered: Soul Suspect.

    Xbox Avatar Items from Murdered: Soul Suspect
    ― luckily for you, we managed track down a digital tailor who was able to recreate Ronan's clothes exclusively for your Xbox gaming Avatar!

    The Making of Murdered: Soul Suspect - Part 2 of 4
    ― Ronan's Life Review.

    Nosgoth

    Game Update 5th June 2014

    Get ready to Throw, Whip and Curse!

    ― This patch includes a few new cool changes, specifically in relation to new abilities, and a new server location!

    Nosgoth Live at E3 2014
    ― the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo is just around the corner, and we're happy to announce that Nosgoth will be there!

    Join us at Dreamhack!
    ― We're happy to announce that from June 14 to June 17 we will be at Dreamhack, at the Elmia Exhibition and Convention Centre in Jönköping, Sweden.

    Deadman's Cross

    New update
    ― Deadman's Cross just released a new update with new hunting area, 39 Deadmen, abilities & more!

    Black Butler

    Black Butler's Jack the Ripper Arc gets stage musical
    (Anime News Network)
    ― the musical will adapt the manga's Jack the Ripper arc and run in Tokyo's Roppongi Blue Theater from September 5 to September 23. The musical will then run in Osaka's Umeda Arts Theater in the Theater Drama City hall from October 2 to October 5.

    Donyatsu

    Surreal post-apocalyptic animal anime Donyatsu's final short streamed.
    (Anime News Network)

    Products

    Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Seventh Heaven T-shirt.

    Final Fantasy Play Arts Kai postcards.

    Beware the 1000 Needles!
    ― Cactuar Plushie is back in stock!!

    Appleseed Play Arts Kai
    ― we are examining the samples of New Appleseed Play Arts Kai and they look awesome!

    Check out Play Arts -KAI- Assassin's Creed Edward!
    How cool!
    ― Different shot without the hood.

    Joining him is Play Arts -KAI- Assassin's Creed Connor!

    Arhkam Origins Play Arts -Kai- Batman Limited Version.

    Development

    Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander
    (Massive Damage, Inc.)
    ― a rogue-like strategy RPG game where you hire a rag-tag crew and rebuild a derelict space station on the edge of known space.

    Events

    Ready for E3? So are we!
    ― Be sure to subscribe to our Square Enix Presents YouTube channel for the latest updates!

    Square Enix Presents E3 2014 - Pre-Show 2
    ― Welcome to the second Square Enix Presents E3 2014 Pre-Show video! We're serving up some more info about what to expect out of this years show.

    No Final Fantasy XV or Kingdom Hearts III info at E3 says Square Enix
    (Siliconera)
    ― Final Fantasy XV will not be present at E3 this year says Square Enix’s Shinji Hashimoto.

    Deals and Sales

    Pre-order Murdered on Steam and get a FREE game!
    ― We thought we'd help tide you over the wait by giving you a free copy of one of Airtight Games' previous titles: Quantum Conundrum when you pre-purchase Murdered: Soul Suspect on Steam!

    Thief becomes a steal on the Square Enix Store
    ― from Friday, June 6, until Monday, June 9, both the regular edition of Thief and the Master Thief version of the PC Download game will be reduced by a whopping 66%!

    Contests and Sweepstakes

    Square Enix Merchandise Twitter Contest!
    ― We'd like our Final Fantasy fans to get their Play Arts Kai figurines out of their display stands for some posing action.
    ― Check out the entries so far!
    ― Challenge: can you submit a pose more dynamic than this one? Do it today!

    Take part in our Black Mages III contest!
    ― All you have to do is tell us a bit about your passion for video game music.

    Who is @markofsalem?
    ― We've got a special treat for those of you who are already playing the game...

    Artnia

    The World Ends with You Pin Badge Collection.

    Chocolate shuriken!
    Last edited by Grimoire; 10th Jun 2014 at 19:30.

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    Final Fantasy VII G-Bike

    FINAL FANTASY VII G-BIKE coming soon to your mobile devices
    ― First appearing in FINAL FANTASY VII at specific points in the main story or from the Gold Saucer amusement center, this G-BIKE title is now completely re-imagined to a brand new mobile experience.

    Producer Hazama on Final Fantasy VII G-Bike
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    ― Hazama-san shared that the project got started after fan reaction to Final Fantasy VII character introductions in Theatrhythm and Pictologica, so he pitched the idea to Final Fantasy series executive producer Shinji Hashimoto.

    Final Fantasy VII G-Bike Could Lead To More Final Fantasy VII Games
    (Siliconera)
    ― Speaking with Famitsu magazine, Square Enix’s Yoshinori Kitase recently discussed Final Fantasy VII G-Bike.

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

    Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XV -UPDATE- (06/09/2014)
    ― It is our pleasure to announce the URL for the upcoming Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XV.

    E3 2014 Live Stream Schedule - Part 2 (06/09/2014)
    ― Square Enix plans to make waves at this year's E3 with the latest information on upcoming titles, game trailers, and more! We've put together a set of links for all programs featuring FFXIV: ARR so you won't miss out on the latest updates!

    Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XV!
    ― Live Q&A updates!

    Letter from the Producer Live XV
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    ― Patch 2.3 Release Date: July 8th, 2014!

    E3 Live Letter Recap #1: Brutal Ninja Wedding
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    ― While tomorrow’s stream will primarily be about Patch 2.3: Defenders of Eorzea, director Yoshida and company saw fit to tease content that may be coming a bit later down the line.

    [Breaking News] The Latest from E3! (06/10/2014)
    ― We’re pleased to bring to you the latest FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn news straight from E3 in Los Angeles, California.

    FFXIV: ARR Fan Kit E3 Edition (06/10/2014)
    ― To commemorate FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn’s appearance at this year’s E3 event, we’ve prepared a special collection of wallpapers for our fans!

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call

    Epic THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL battle
    Yoshida Vs Hazama!

    Final Fantasy Type-0

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Coming to PS4
    ― It’s coming and it’s going to be in HD.

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Coming to PS4 and Xbox One
    ― It's official! Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is coming to PS4 and Xbox One!

    Final Fantasy Type-0 voice cast reveal themselves
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    ― as Trey, Nine and Cinque respectively.

    Final Fantasy Agito

    FINAL FANTASY AGITO Announced
    ― We've heard the fan feedback after FINAL FANTASY AGITO was released in Japan and today, we're extremely excited to announce that the game will soon make its way to North American fans who have been eagerly waiting!

    Final Fantasy Explorers


    Final Fantasy Explorers Announced For Nintendo 3DS
    (Siliconera)
    ― Final Fantasy Explorers is in development for the Nintendo 3DS, this week’s issue of Jump magazine reveals.

    Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-

    KHInsider's E3 2014 Coverage!

    Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix Gameplay Demo with IGN Live: E3 2014.

    Tai Yasue Interview Appears in Dengeki!
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    ― Kingdom Hearts Co-director Tai Yasue appears in an issue of Dengeki magazine and answers a couple of questions in an interview about the development of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX!

    Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

    Development Team Report #6.
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)

    Dragon Quest XI

    Dragon Quest Series Creator: Dragon Quest XI Is in Production
    (Anime News Network)
    ― Yuji Horii wants to play new game "on big screen" for franchise's 30th anniversary.

    Bravely Default

    Bravely Default Joins Square Enix’s Ultimate Hits In August
    (Siliconera)
    ―Bravely Default: For the Sequel will get a reprint in Japan under Square Enix’s own “Greatest Hits” label. The Ultimate Hits version of Bravely Default: For the Sequel will cost 2,500 yen and will be available on August 7.

    Expect More Info On Bravely Second This Summer
    (Siliconera)
    ― You can expect information on Bravely Second, the sequel to Bravely Default, this Summer, according to the official Bravely Default Twitter account.

    Tomb Raider

    Two new Tomb Raider games revealed!
    ― Check out the trailers!

    Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Announced
    ― Developed by Crystal Dynamics, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is the successor to the critically-acclaimed Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.

    Did you miss the Microsoft press Conference?
    ― Go to http://www.TombRaider.com to watch the Announcement Trailer!

    Visit our images page now to check out our latest Rise Of The Tomb Raider concept art!

    Follow @LaraCroft and @TombRaider for the latest news on "Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris" and "Rise of the Tomb Raider"!

    Nosgoth

    And our Nosgoth @Twitch E3 stream is kicking off!
    ― Join us now!

    Now streaming on Square Enix Presents!

    Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade

    Square Enix Is Publishing A Warhammer 40,000 Game
    (Siliconera)
    ― Behavior Interactive, the studio behind Naughty Bear, is developing the MMORPG and Square Enix will publish it.

    Music

    Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- Original Soundtrack Announced!
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    ― Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX is releasing in Japan on October 2nd and in North America on December 2nd, and with it the first taste of the newly remastered music tracks that will be featured in the game collection.

    Products

    A strategy meeting...or?
    ― Turns out they're just eating.

    Fat Chocobo makes his rounds.

    Final Fantasy Variant Play Arts Kai Bahamut!
    (Toy Chest News)
    ― Pre-order now!

    Final Fantasy Dragoon Play Arts Kai is ready for action!
    ― PRE-ORDER before June 22nd and save 10%!

    Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Wayfinder Pendant.

    KINGDOM HEARTS Series Memorial Ultimania Releasing on October 2!
    (Kingdom Hearts Insider)
    ― Accompanying the Japanese release of KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX on October 2nd, 2014 is the Kingdom Hearts Series Memorial Ultimania.

    New Dragon Quest entry in the SQEX Toys Blog.

    Square Enix Products San Diego Comic Con-Exclusive
    ― we've got an awesome Batman: Arkham Origins from our Play Arts Kai line that is available for you to order in advanced of the show!

    DC Comics Emblems of Valor silver pendants.

    Both Assassins Creed Connor and Edward Play Arts Kai will be in stock very soon!
    Pre-order now!

    The return of...Gankuma!

    Development

    World War Machine - A Q&A with Tuque Games' Jeff Hattem
    (Ten Ton Hammer)
    ― World War Machine marks Tuque Games' first project and Jeff Hattem's first foray into the action RPG genre.

    How to Make a Mech
    (Kotaku)
    ― The Science Behind World War Machine.


    Events


    Square Enix E3 2014 Lineup
    ― The videogame industry's biggest convention is underway and Square Enix once again, has some of the most anticipated titles in attendance at the show for your gaming pleasure!

    Welcome to E3!
    ― Subscribe to Square Enix Presents for all the news!
    ― The calm b4 the maelstrom!
    ― Check out our E3 coverage at Square Enix Presents!

    Square Enix at E3
    (Final Fantasy Network)
    ― Schedule.

    Square Enix Presents: E3 2014 Live Day 1

    Square Enix Presents: E3 2014 Live Day 2

    Square Enix Presents: E3 2014 Live Day 3

    E3 2014: Photos from the Square Enix booth.

    Collective will be at Gamelab in Barcelona this year!
    ― If you want to meet up, email us: collective@square-enix.com

    Deals and Sales

    Get Deus Ex: The Fall on iPhone and iPad for free!
    ― We’ve teamed up with IGN and together we’re offering Deus Ex: The Fall for iPhone and iPad for free, for one month, to a whole bunch of lucky gamers.

    A store-wide sale is now live on our official store!
    ― Get 30% off your whole basket.

    There is only 13 days left...
    ― Check out the SALE on all the FFXIII saga items!

    Get up to 75% off Thief and Tomb Raider this weekend!
    ― There’ll be nothing left to sell on the store soon…

    Contests and Sweepstakes

    Thank you to everyone who entered our Play Arts Pose contest! It was so fun.
    ― We look forward to announcing the winners soon. Stay posted!
    Merchandise Fanatics!
    ― Tune in to Square Enix Presents at 12:00pm PST. We'll announce the winners of Play Arts Pose!
    ― Congratulations to all our #PlayArtsPose winners! @AceHylian @YUofficial @solid_falcon @XMegaJuni @benkien and @DragmireG !!!

    Hey all! We'll be LIVE on Square Enix Presents at E3!
    Tweet your Q's to @Hitman or us to win codes!

    Artnia

    7th Heaven T-Shirt will be available at ARTNIA this week.

    Yuffie Matcha Parfait!
    ― Still in development.

    Dragon Quest series souvenir cup.
    Last edited by Grimoire; 16th Jun 2014 at 09:38.

  23. #73
    omg omg omg!!! FFZero shiki and Agito coming!

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    Indeed. Currently updating.

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    Thank you for keep us well informed, Grimoire!

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