Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Square Enix

E3 2015: Square Enix – Nier, Star Ocean, Final Fantasy

Nier New Project (PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 1

To a few (dignified) squeals from the staff, Square Enix announced that Nier is returning for PS4. The working title is Nier New Project, and as with the previous titles in the universe, including the Drakengard series, the game will be an action-heavy role-playing game. Only this time, PlatinumGames will be assisting by “amplifying the action-oriented combat and building a beautifully diverse visual experience that will fully harness the graphical power of the PlayStation 4 system.”

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Dragon Quest Heroes launching Oct 13, two limited editions detailed

Dragon Quest Heroes The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below (PS4) LE Announcement - Set

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below will be released on October 13 as a Day One Edition and a Slime Collector’s Edition. The Day One Edition will come bundled with a code for downloadable equipment, and the Slime Collector’s Edition will add to the Day One’s downloadables a slime plushie, slime keychain, slime lanyard, and even more downloadable content, including bonus quest items and Slime-themed goodies. A full list is available below. The Day One Edition is the standard retail price of $59.99, while the Slime Collector’s Edition is a Square Enix Online Store exclusive for $99.99. To see more of the game itself, see below for fifteen new screenshots.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News

Final Fantasy X/X2-HD Remaster now available for PS4

Final Fantasy X X2 HD Remaster (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) PS4 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Final Fantasy X/X2-HD Remaster has officially made the jump from PS3 to PS4. As with the previous-gen version, the Remaster set includes Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X: Eternal Calm cinematic, Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy X-2: Last Mission playable mission, and a 30-minute audio drama narrated by the characters that details the events after X-2. The latest version sports a new remastered soundtrack that can be swapped with the original on the fly, visual upgrades for more monsters and non-playable characters, and the ability to transfer saves across the PS3 and PS Vita versions. A new dynamic theme, To Zanarkand, is also available on PS Store for $3.49, which features the song playing over a campfire scene.

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PlayStation 4 News

Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer goes boom, reveals pre-order DLC

Avalanche has released some new gameplay footage from Just Cause 3. The video features protagonist Rico Rodriguez blowing anything and everything he comes across on Medici island in his war against General Di Ravello. The end of the trailer features a glimpse at the Weaponised Vehicle Pack, a free pre-order download pack that adds three luxury vehicles.

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

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years launching next month for PC

Final Fantasy IV The After Years (PC) Steam Announcement - Screenshot 1

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years will be hitting Steam on May 12, according to Square Enix. The After Years is a direct sequel to Final Fantasy IV, set almost 20 years later and spanning ten chapters, but wasn’t available in English until 2011. The PC version is based on the mobile phone release that went live in Japan in 2008, which came out stateside for PlayStation Portable. The Steam version will include achievements, trading cards, and updated visuals.

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PC News

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD ships a million, FFXV feedback in focus

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (PS4, Xbox One) Feb Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 4

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD has shipped over a million units, according to Square Enix. The studio also announced that they will be hosting a player feedback special about Final Fantasy XV on an upcoming Active Time Report with director Hajime Tabata based on community feedback from Episode Duscae. Scheduled to begin on 1 p.m. (CST) April 27, the new episode will discuss the type of comments received and the development team’s plans on how they will address concerns and suggestions. Feedback can still be submitted here, until May 19.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided announced for console and PC, trailer up

Square Enix has revealed Eidos Montreal’s follow-up to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The sequel is in development for PC, PS4, and Xbox One and will take place two years after the events in Human Revolution, with humanity split between those with and those without augments. Players will once again take on the role of Adam Jensen, who is now an anti-terrorist agent with even more powerful augments, as he tries to navigate and uncover the mysterious forces who are attempting to manipulate the divided public.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD now available for PS4, Xbox One

Final Fantasy Type-0 (PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Final Fantasy Type-0 has made the leap from PlayStation Portable to next-gen today. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD features support for remote play with PS Vita, enhanced visuals, dual language options for voice overs and subtitles, and for Day One edition buyers, a download code for Final Fantasy XV –Episode Duscae-. For those non-importers out there, that being most of you, this action-heavy entry follows Class Zero, 14 cadets from the Dominion of Rubrum military academy, who are embattled against the invading Militesi Empire.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster heading to PS4 this May

Final Fantasy X, X-2 HD Remaster (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) PS4 Announcement - Screenshot 1.jpg

Square Enix has announced that they will be bringing out last year’s Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster for PS4 on May 12. In addition to the two previously Japanese-only extras added to the original collection, the Final Fantasy X: Eternal Calm cinematic and Final Fantasy X-2: Last Mission playable mission, the game will also feature cross-save support with the PS3 and PS Vita versions, support for remote play, and the ability to switch between the original soundtrack and the remastered version. A physical pre-order bonus was also revealed, a calendar featuring artwork by Yoshitaka Amano.

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PlayStation 4 News

Dragon Quest Heroes coming stateside for PS4, dated for 2015

Dragon Quest Heroes (PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 1

In a surprise announcement, Square Enix has revealed that they will be bringing over Dragon Quest Heroes later this year. The Dynasty Warriors-style brawler is releasing this week in Japan and was co-developed by Omega Force and Koei Tecmo, who were recently involved in the development and publishing, respectively, of Hyrule Warriors. The action role-playing game will feature similar gameplay, with players facing hordes of enemies as they gain experience and new gear.

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PlayStation 4 News