Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Eidos Montreal

E3 2013: Square Enix – Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts III, Deus Ex

Square Enix (E3 2013) Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII (360, PS3) Screenshot 1

Square Enix had a very Final Fantasy-heavy E3 showing, with news about Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, new media from Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster, and the reveal that Final Fantasy Versus XIII is now Final Fantasy XV. The studio also had surprises in store, including the announcement that Deus Ex: Human Revolution: Director’s Cut is going multiplatform and that the next entry in the Kingdom Hearts series is well underway.

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Garrett returns in new pre-E3 Thief trailer

More E3 goodies from Square Enix today with a new trailer from Edios Montreal’s upcoming Thief reboot. Master thief Garrett will return next year in a new adventure for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, though the trailer, unfortunately, doesn’t show him in action. E3 attendees can learn more by checking out Square Enix’s booth (#1647) in South Hall.

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New gameplay trailer, screens released from Deus Ex: The Fall

Square Enix has released a new E3 gameplay trailer and five new screenshots from the recently announced Deus Ex: The Fall. The mobile- and tablet-only release is a follow-up to the novel Deus Ex: Icarus Effect. The story follows ex-SAS mercenary Ben Saxon in his attempts to topple a global conspiracy that threatens all augmented humans.

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Android, Apple Handheld

Beware the megacorps! Deus Ex: The Fall coming to Android, iOS

Square Enix is expanding their presence in the mobile and tablet market with a new entry in the Deus Ex series. The Fall, a sequel to the Random House novel Deus Ex: Icarus Effect, follows ex-SAS soldier Ben Saxon as he investigates a global conspiracy by the world’s most powerful corporations to control the drug supply needed by augmented humans. During his search for the truth, he will find himself at odds with company henchmen and his former employer, the private military contractor known as the Tyrants. It’s never easy.

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Android, Apple Handheld

Thief heading to Xbox One in 2014

Thief (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Xbox One Announcement - Screenshot 1

Eidos Montreal’s upcoming Thief reboot will be launching for Xbox One, according to publisher Square Enix. As master thief Garrett, players will once again pull off daring heists as they case locations and keep to the shadows to avoid guards, traps, and even the supernatural in their quest for justice.

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(PC Review) Tomb Raider

(PC Review) Tomb Raider

“Crystal Dynamics has done wonders in rebooting Tomb Raider for a new generation.”

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PC Reviews

Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut detailed, trailer released

Square Enix has released a new trailer for the upcoming Director’s Cut of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, as well as a host of details about the many (many) improvements that are in store. The full details are available below, but some of the highlights include redesigned boss fights, which will feature new map layouts and tweaks to allow for non-violent victories; an improved energy-charging system so augments can be used more frequently; eight hours of director’s commentary; a 45-minute making-of movie; direct play via the GamePad; and the integration of the Missing Link DLC. The downside? It’s not coming out until next year.

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Wii U

Square Enix releases new Thief trailer, Out of the Shadows

Thief fans can now see Garrett back in action with a new trailer from Square Enix. The minute-long video shows Garrett gearing up for and going on a heist. The Eidos Montreal-developed title will see the master thief make his way through many more jewel boxes and trophy cases in a city on the brink of collapse, as the avarice of the rich feeds the growing resentment of the underclass.

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut announced for Wii U

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Directors Cut (Wii U) Announcement - Screenshot 1

In the ‘pleasantly surprising news’ category, Square Enix has announced that they will be releasing a Director’s Cut of Eidos Montreal’s action role-playing game Deus Ex: Human Revolution. What should excite Wii U owners the most isn’t the GamePad support for touchscreen hacking and map editing, Miiverse integration, inclusion of the Missing Link DLC, developer commentary, or improved graphics, control, and AI. No, they should be excited about the overhauled boss fights. Not that the other stuff isn’t worth getting excited about, because they should make a great game even better, it’s just that the boss fights were absolutely terrible.

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DLC, Wii U

Eidos Montreal working on new entry in Thief series

Thief (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Announcement - Header

If you’ve been curious as to what Eidos Montreal has been up to since they wrapped up the fantastic Deus Ex: Human Revolution, you now have your answer: Thief. Square Enix has announced that the next entry in the long-dormant Thief series is currently under development at the studio, and that Garrett will be returning as the protagonist, making his way back into gaming after an eight-year absence.

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