Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Square Enix

New Final Fantasy XV –Episode Duscae– screenshots released

Final Fantasy Type-0 (PS4, Xbox One)  FFXV Demo Sept Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

Square Enix released two new batches of screenshots today from Final Fantasy XV and Type-0 HD. First up is FFXV, and more specifically, the upcoming downloadable demo, Final Fantasy XV –Episode Duscae–. Duscae, which will feature the opening section of FFXV but with altered story elements, will be accessible via a download voucher that will be included with Type-0 for both PS4 and Xbox One. The shots show some combat against goblins, a few of the character close-ups, and a herd of giant Garula. The release also noted that all pictures were taken from in-game footage.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD dated for March, to include FFXV demo

Square Enix announced at the Tokyo Game Show that Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will be arriving on digital outlets and store shelves on March 17. The new adventure, set on the world of Orience, is said to offer “a gritty worldview and an action-packed battled system.” It was also revealed that access to a demo of Final Fantasy XV, titled Final Fantasy XV -Episode Duscae-, will be included. The demo, in the form of a download unlocked via voucher, will be unique in that it will include the same opening section as the final game but feature an alternative story progression. New trailers for both have been posted, and some new screens from Type-0 HD.

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Convention, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, DLC available for 3DS

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (3DS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is once again summoning players to the battlefield with the melodic tunes of high adventure with Curtain Call. The 3DS exclusive follows up the 2012 original with 221 songs, 60-plus playable characters, the new Versus Mode, and the customizable Quest Medley, which allows players to choose their own party. Songs included are taken from across the franchise’s 26-year history, with Lightning Returns, Type-0, Tactics, and Advent Children being a handful of the titles represented. A list of newly launched and upcoming DLC is also provided below.

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3DS, DLC

Final Mix trailer highlights Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix additions

A new trailer has launched for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix. Titled the Final Mix, the video runs nearly three minutes and covers the additions and extras that will be included with the re-release, namely the new bosses and enemies, cutscenes, playable episodes, challenges, and some of the 40-plus additional items. It’s a bit of everything, and with some gameplay to boot.

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PlayStation 3 News

Dontnod returns with time-traveling adventure Life is Strange

Life is Strange (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Remember Me developer Dontnod is back with a new episodic adventure, Life is Strange. Square Enix will be publishing the title, set to launch for 360, PC, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One, which follows student Max Caulfield and the mystery behind the disappearance of another student, Rachel Amber. After returning to her hometown of Arcadia Bay, Oregon for the first time in five years, Max reunites with her old friend Chloe and sets out with her to look into what happened to Rachel. To her surprise, Max quickly discovers that she has the power to rewind time. The narrative-driven adventure will react to the player’s choices, malleable as they are with the time-warping powers, which will affect how the story unfolds from one episode to the other.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris pre-order, Gold Edition detailed

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PC, PS4, Xbox One) LE and Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 1

A Gold Edition of Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris will launch alongside the standard version, according to Square Enix. The premium set will come packed with a 3” figurine of Lara Croft, an art book, a map of the Overworld, and a DLC Season Pass. The pass will allow access to several packs, including costume, item, and weapon, that will also be launching alongside the game on December 9. The packs will contain six extra costumes, additional tomes, and several unique amulets, rings, and weapons.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen out for Android, iOS

Dragon Quest IV Chapters of the Chosen (Android, iOS) Mobile Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Dragon Quest has once again found its way onto the mobile market with the release of Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen. Available for Android devices, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, DQIV marks the beginning of the Zenithian Trilogy and features a novel progression design that has gamers play as each companion shortly before and up to when they meet up with the Hero, who then takes the lead in the final chapter. The mobile version allows for camera rotation via screen sliding as well as adds Party Talk, which allows players to talk with others during the journey, and an extra chapter.

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Android, Apple Handheld

Drakengard 3 gets final batch of DLC, contest announced

Drakengard 3 (PS3) Wave Two Preorder Bonus Announcement - Art (Nier Costume Pack)

The last round of downloadable content has launched for Drakengard 3. Over six weapon and outfit packs as well as a prologue and a theme pack are now available on PSN, and each is detailed below. Several of the packs were pre-order bonuses or are from the Collector’s Edition, including three alternate color schemes for Zero, an outfit based off of Caim’s from Nier, a costume based from Nier’s outfit in the Japan-only Nier Replicant, and even a Giant Baby head for Mikhail styled after the bizarre creatures in the first Drakengard. One’s Prologue, formerly a CE exclusive, is also available, which helps to flesh out backstory behind all the bloody mayhem.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News

(PlayStation 3 Review) Drakengard 3

(PlayStation 3 Review) Drakengard 3

“… great experience despite not always being a great game.”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews

Drakengard 3 costume, music, and mission DLC packs released

Drakengard 3 (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 3

Drakengard 3 received several downloadable packs today, adding new missions, music, and costumes. Fans of the original will be able to reduce damage taken by 5% in Furiae’s Garb for $2.99, while fans of Drakengard 2 can reduce stamina loss by sporting the Eris’s Garb pack for $2.99. A music pack for $1.99, the Intoner Arrange Tracks, replaces the tunes played while Zero is in Intoner Mode. The biggest additions are the five Sister Prologues. Each $5.99 chapter (Zero, Two, Three, Four, and Five) includes a playable level and unique weapons, while a $29.99 bundle includes all five plus a bonus prologue for One.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News