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Sunday - November 02, 2014

Square Enix - Final Fantasy & Realistic Hair

by Couchpotato, 05:23

Well since it's Sunday here is an interesting article to waste your time reading  on the Huffington Post. The article talks about the Final Fantasy games, and realistic hair.

Gamers got an inside look at the upcoming "Final Fantasy XV" at an event in Paris Thursday, and there was one clear takeaway: the game's developer, Square Enix, is serious about hair.

Though the "Final Fantasy" franchise is immensely popular -- it's sold over 80 million games worldwide in its 27 years of existence -- there’s a lot riding on this latest sequel (and its hair).

In recent years, franchises from the West like "Call of Duty" have dominated the sales charts. Japanese games haven't fared, as well. "If ‘Final Fantasy XV’ doesn’t do well, perhaps there’s not much of a future for console games," FFXV co-director Hajime Tabata told Kotaku.com this summer.

So, "Final Fantasy XV" needs to look really good to lure in an audience. One way to tell that’s happening? The hair. Check out this clip from Thursday's presentation, apparently showing the process artists and developers used to form an in-game character's hair.

Thursday - October 09, 2014

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD - Possible PC Port

by Couchpotato, 01:12

Game Idealist has news that Square Enix might be releasing Final Fantasy Type-0 HD on Steam. This shouldn't be a surprise as they are also releasing Final Fantasy 13.

It seems like Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is coming to the PC. Amazon.it has put up a listing for the videogame, indicating that it is going to ship next year on the 20th of March. It is also the same day as the releases of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions.

The listing may not be too surprising if you look at Square Enix’s recent history. The publisher announced in September that Final Fantasy XIII is coming to the PC on the 9th of October. The two other games in the trilogy, Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, are launching next spring.

For those unfamiliar with Final Fantasy Type-0, it started out as a PlayStation Portable game. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports contain much better graphics, especially with Square Enix adding in new assets. With the two next-gen system being quite similar to the PC from an architectural standpoint, a PC release was an easy decision.

Wednesday - October 01, 2014

Dragon Tournament - Square Collective Updates

by Couchpotato, 04:36

Ars Tactica: Dragon Tournament has two new updates on the Square Collective. The first update talks about the the games story, and give a short history lesson.

The story starts in the Realm of Loha a century after the Dragon War that confronted the kingdom and its allies against the dragons and their supporters. The conflict culminated with the banishment of the dragons which put an end to the hostilities among the realms. This brought an era of peace among humans and the Aurum Alliance, which symbolically unites all kingdoms, was established. Ever since, each decade a festival is celebrated to commemorate the event and the Dragon Tournament, a remembrance of the battles fought, is hosted in the original locations where they took place. Guilds around all the kingdoms are invited to participate and fight for the price of being granted a wish from Ryzard, the Golden King of Loha.

The second update gives information on the three main classes you can play as.

Here they come the first 3 jobs for our game, the Dark Mage a magic focused class, the Berserker a close combat specialist, and the knight an all round fighter that has very few flaws.

Thursday - September 25, 2014

Final Fantasy IV - Available Now On Steam

by Couchpotato, 01:51

Square Enix announced today that Final Fantasy IV is now available on Steam.

FINAL FANTASY IV AVAILABLE NOW ON STEAM

LOS ANGELES (Sep. 24th, 2014) – SQUARE ENIX® today announced its critically acclaimed RPG, FINAL FANTASY® IV is now available on Steam™.

FINAL FANTASY IV set the standard for role-playing games with its diverse cast of characters, deep plot and real-time Active Time Battle (ATB) system. Players will now be able to relive this seminal title in the FINAL FANTASY series and enjoy the best role-playing game experience on their PC.

The Steam version features updated 3D graphics that have been optimized for PC gaming. It also features refreshed audio and the voiceovers that were added from the 2006 remake. The game incorporates new features such as Steam Trading Cards and Achievements. Finally, the difficulty level can be selected to suit all levels of ability, allowing novice players to easily enjoy this classic FINAL FANTASY adventure.

FINAL FANTASY IV is now available on Steam for $15.99. This title has not been rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at http://www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.

Game Features

  • High-quality opening movie created by Visual Works
  • Quicker browsing through the monster bestiary and other game records
  • Upgraded graphics
  • Achievements
  • New feature of Steam Trading Cards

Story

Four elemental Crystals, each possessing awesome power, lie scattered throughout the realm. However, men are quick to covet things which offer such strength, and they are easily corrupted by the might which they possess...

Seduced by the promised power of the Crystals, the kingdom of Baron begins employing unprovoked force to seize them from peaceful nations. The dark knight Cecil – Lord Captain of Baron’s elite force, the Red Wings – is ordered by his king to obtain the Crystals, but soon begins to question the monarch's motives. Stricken with grief at his own actions, yet burdened by his loyalty to his country and his personal sense of honor, Cecil at last decides to turn from the path of darkness and destruction.

Enraged, the king accuses him of disloyalty, strips Cecil of his command, and sends him off to slay a mysterious beast that lurks in the nearby Valley of Mist. Cecil embarks on a fateful journey that will bring trials, betrayals, friendship, loss and self-discovery. Can Cecil open his eyes and become the man of honor that he must be?

Related Links

FINAL FANTASY IV Steam page.
FINAL FANTASY IV eStore page.

Sunday - September 21, 2014

Square Collective - Dragon Tournament

by Couchpotato, 01:14

I received news from the developers of a new SRPG called Ars Tactica: Dragon Tournament looking for votes on the Square Collective.

As usual here is the game infomation.

Ars Tactica: Dragon Tournament is a game designed by SRPG lovers for SRPG lovers: we’re very nostalgic about the golden era of this genre and we want to bring it back while also bringing something new to the table, the targeted platforms are PC and PSVITA,

During the development and design phase on the game we mainly focused on three things:

  • Battle System: You will be fighting for the majority of the time, so we tried to make the battle and character development system deep and interesting every time: you'll have a very broad choice of customization of your characters and battles are going to be tactically challenging as well.

  • Graphics Style: We obviously want you to enjoy this experience to the maximum so we did a lot ofresearch to find artistic and technical solutions that enable us to deliver this experience in the most effective and visually pleasing way that we can.

  • Story: We know that a good story is what makes you forget that time is flowing outside when you're enjoying the gameplay experience so we're avoiding fillers and trying to keep the game universe cohesive and entertaining.

Thursday - September 18, 2014

Square Collective - War of Zodiarcs

by Couchpotato, 02:34

There's a new game on the Square Collective called War of Zodiarcs looking for votes to get Squaresoft's support for a new Indiegogo campaign. Here are the details.

What is War of Zodiarcs?

War of Zodiarcs is a classic Tactical JRPG that mixes traditional tactical gameplay with the thrill of cards and dice. Follow the journey of a young hero who must lead his party into the heart of an enemy nation and learn that sometimes the burden of becoming the man everyone expects, can be too much to bear.

A game that blends Tactical JRPG, cards, and dice to create an exciting new gaming experience that requires tactical, minute-to-minute planning in every battle. Planned release for PC, console, and handheld gaming devices (PSVita & N3DS).

Why Tactical?

War of Zodiarcs is inspired by our love of tactical games like Shining Force and Final Fantasy Tactics, where you were required to think and plan ahead as your small group takes on a superiorly numbered force. In War of Zodiarcs, you determine your angle of attack, position your units, and take out your enemies in your march towards victory.
Why Cards and Dice?

We want to capture the experience of boardgames with War of Zodiarcs. Specifically, the experience of drawing cards and rolling dice. That emotional rollercoaster where you’re filled with anticipation and tension as you prepare to flip the card or throw the dice, and then fist-pump in success when you get the result you want! Or that pleasant surprise when you get something you didn’t expect but realize it opens up a whole new tactical approach that you didn’t see before...

Why JRPG?

We love JRPGs. They are what truly got us into gaming in the first place. With War of Zodiarcs, we want to stay true to what we love about JRPGs. Namely, the deep narrative with a large cast of complex and flawed characters that engage you on an emotional level, all taking place within a colorful and lore-filled world. War of Zodiarcs is a “coming of age” story that captures the hardship of growing up. Becoming an adult is not as simple as time passing; it's about responsibility, suffering, and personal sacrifice, and we want to tell that tale in War of Zodiarcs.

Square Enix - Final Fantasy XIII on The PC?

by Couchpotato, 01:14

Hardcore Gamer has news that the entire Final Fantasy XIII series might be getting a PC release on Steam. This sound possible due to Square Enix talking about it before.

If there’s one thing PC devotees have always loved, it’s playing Final Fantasy on the PC. Ever since Final Fantasy VII worked its way onto computers in the late ’90s thanks to Eidos, playing a formerly console-exclusive game in the series on PC has always been exciting. It looks like the series could be again returning to PC, as a Steam logo has appeared on the official Final Fantasy XIII site:

Wednesday - July 23, 2014

Square Enix - New Humble Bundle Sale

by Couchpotato, 15:22

Square Enix announces a new Humble Bundle in the following press release. The bundle has a few games that maybe of interest to you. Here are the details.

HUMBLE BUNDLE AND SQUARE ENIX LAUNCH HUMBLE SQUARE ENIX BUNDLE

Customers can pay what they want for up to 16 games on Steam for Windows

San Francisco, Calif. - July 22, 2014 - Today, Humble Bundle is launching the first-ever Humble Square Enix Bundle, featuring 16 titles on Steam for Windows from some of Square Enix's biggest franchises, including Hitman and Deus Ex. Select titles are also available for Mac. Customers can pay what they want and support charity.

Customers can pay what they want for:
●      Thief Gold
●      Daikatana
●      Mini Ninjas
●      Anachronox
●      Hitman: Codename 47, and
●      Hitman 2: Silent Assassin

Customers who pay more than the average will also unlock:
●      Deus Ex: Invisible War
●      Deus Ex: The Fall
●      Hitman Absolution
●      Nosgoth Veteran Pack, and
●      Battlestations: Midway

If customers pay $15 or more, they'll receive all of the above plus:
●      Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut
●      Just Cause 2
●      Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
●      Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition, and
●      Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days

As with all Humble Bundles, customers have the power to choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the developers and charity. The Humble Square Enix Bundle supports GamesAid, dedicated to helping disadvantaged and disabled youth, and Make-A-Wish, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

The Humble Square Enix Bundle runs for two weeks and ends on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. PDT.

Wednesday - May 28, 2014

Final Fantasy III - Now Available on Steam

by Couchpotato, 00:33

Square Enix sent out a new brief press statement with news that Final Fantasy III is now available on Steam for $15.99/£10.99/ and €12.99.

FINAL FANTASY III now available on Steam

LONDON, UK - May 27, 2014 – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, announces FINAL FANTASY® III, one of the best-loved games from the epic RPG series, is available from today on Steam, priced £10.99/€12.99.

First released in Japan in 1990, FINAL FANTASY III was the first title in the FINAL FANTASY series to become a million-seller, establishing once and for all that SQUARE ENIX's classic RPG saga was here to stay. The game first reached European shores in 2007 when it launched as a 3D remake on the Nintendo DS, also selling in excess of one million copies. 

Now available on Steam, FINAL FANTASY III has been optimised for PC gaming with new and improved 3D visuals and story sequences, and includes Steam Trading Cards and Achievements and new visual designs for the Job Mastery Cards.

The Story of FINAL FANTASY III

Protected by the crystals of light, the once peaceful land has forever been changed by the great tremor. Without warning, the earthquake pulled the crystals into the earth, upsetting the world’s fragile balance. It seems as if all hope is lost – but as the Gulgan prophecy foretold, four souls blessed with the light shall once again restore balance to the world.

Near the small village of Ur, fate guides Luneth to a sentient crystal that changes his life forever. As the light of the crystal fades, Luneth embarks on a journey to seek three others who share his destiny to search for the remaining crystals, and fight the battle of light and darkness.

Game Features

  • New and improved 3D visuals and story sequences
  • Quicker browsing through the monster bestiary and other game record
  • New visual designs for the Job Mastery Cards
  • Upgraded graphics
  • Includes Achievements
  • New feature of Steam Trading Cards

Monday - May 26, 2014

Final Fantasy III - May 27th Release

by Couchpotato, 01:07

Square Enix announced the release date for the Steam version of Final Fantasy III is this Tuesday the 27th, but they don't share the price on the Steam page.

FINAL FANTASY III has been optimised for PC gaming with new and improved 3D visuals and story sequences, and will include Steam Trading Cards and Achievements and new visual designs for the Job Mastery Cards.

  • New and improved 3D visuals and story sequences
  • Quicker browsing through the monster bestiary and other game record
  • New visual designs for the Job Mastery Cards
  • Upgraded graphics for PC
  • Includes Steam Trading Cards & Achievements

 

Saturday - May 10, 2014

Square Enix - Final Fantasy III Announcement

by Couchpotato, 08:18

Square Enix sent out an official press release confirming that Final Fantasy III will be released on Steam, but don't give a date just a vague coming soon comment.

Final Fantasy III Announcement

LONDON (9th May 2014) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces FINAL FANTASY® III, one of the best-loved games from the epic RPG series, is coming soon to Steam.

First released in Japan in 1990, FINAL FANTASY III was the first title in the Final Fantasy series to become a million-seller, establishing once and for all that Square Enix's classic RPG saga was here to stay. The game first reached European shores in 2007 when it launched as a 3D remake on the Nintendo DS, also selling in excess of one million copies worldwide. 

Coming soon to Steam, FINAL FANTASY III has been optimised for PC gaming with new and improved 3D visuals and story sequences, and will include Steam Trading Cards and Achievements and new visual designs for the Job Mastery Cards.

The Story of FINAL FANTASY III

Protected by the crystals of light, the once peaceful land has forever been changed by the great tremor. Without warning, the earthquake pulled the crystals into the earth, upsetting the world’s fragile balance. It seems as if all hope is lost – but as the Gulgan prophecy foretold, four souls blessed with the light shall once again restore balance to the world.

Near the small village of Ur, fate guides Luneth to a sentient crystal that changes his life forever. As the light of the crystal fades, Luneth embarks on a journey to seek three others who share his destiny to search for the remaining crystals, and fight the battle of light and darkness.

Game Features

  • New and improved 3D visuals and story sequences
  • Quicker browsing through the monster bestiary and other game record
  • New visual designs for the Job Mastery Cards
  • Upgraded graphics
  • Includes Achievements
  • New feature of Steam Trading Cards

Wednesday - April 23, 2014

Final Fantasy VII - Retrospective @ EDGE

by Couchpotato, 05:41

EDGE has posted a new retrospective article for Final Fantasy VII.

Final Fantasy VII’s greatest moment arrives when your party acquires an airship. From Midgar, and some local travels, the world had seemed large indeed (and by this point the average gamer would have spent days if not weeks on the game). The airship blows this all away: the world is huge, and packed full of towns, ruins and places to go and explore. It takes time to simply travel from one place to the next via airship, never mind exploring what now lies before you, and as the game unfolds the party travels to the upper limits of the atmosphere via rocket and to the bottom of the ocean via submarine. There are breeds of chocobo that allow you to cross previously closed terrain, or alternately you can breed up a racer and take him to the Gold Saucer to enter competition. It’s easy to forget that the world needs to be saved in Final Fantasy VII simply because, for once, it’s a virtual world that’s actually worth saving: the experience, and the memories, are permanent.

Saturday - April 19, 2014

Final Fantasy III - Possible PC Release

by Couchpotato, 05:21

Siliconera has information that Square Enix might release Final Fantasy III on the PC. So what do you guys think about this?

Before the Nintendo DS remake, Final Fantasy III was the least accessible game in the series since it was only available for Famicom in Japan. Now Luneth, the silvered haired Final Fantasy III protagonist is everywhere. Square Enix brought Final Fantasy III to DS, iOS (pictured), Android, PSP, and Ouya. Next, Final Fantasy III is coming to PC. A rating by Germany’s USK board leaked the news

Sunday - April 13, 2014

Final Fantasy VII - Should it be Remade?

by Couchpotato, 05:34

Gamer Attitude has a new article thats asks a simple question, and it's should Final Fantasy VII be remade for modern gamers. So what do you all think?

It’s a question I have been asking myself for a number of years. I picked up the PlayStation game back around 1997, I was young and the deep story along with the lovable characters really introduced me into gaming and I still class final fantasy VII as my all-time favourite game, even to this day. I have the game on various platforms including PC and digitally on my PS3 and Vita.  I still play it and have completed it a number of times through the years. Would I be excited for a total remake? Possibly, but a remake carries with it a basket full of pro’s and cons’s along with a ton of questions that need to be answered.

Friday - November 04, 2011

Square Enix - DX: HR and Dungeon Siege 3 Sales Figures

by Dhruin, 21:27

Eurogamer has some sales figures from Square Enix' bi-annual financial report for Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Dungeon Siege 3. These appear to be actual sale numbers - DX:HR has moved 2.18M copies to date and Dungeon Siege 3, 820k.

Wednesday - June 09, 2010

Square Enix - E3 Lineup

by Dhruin, 22:26

Sqaure Enix has announced their E3 lineup, which obviously includes Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Dungeon Siege III.  They also have various jRPG entries for those interested.

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