Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Square Enix

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

Dozen-plus new Final Fantasy XV -Episode Duscae- screens released

Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae (PS4, Xbox One) Demo Screens Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new set of screenshots has been released from Final Fantasy XV -Episode Duscae-. The 13 shots show more of the Duscae region as well as the game’s camp system, the job board, and some of the missions that Noctis and his friends will undertake.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call adds tracks from Nier, more

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

A new set of songs has been released for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call. Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy, Nier, and more provide new battle music and field music sequences, with a dozen in total added to the game’s library. Each track costs $0.99, and more are set to join the current slate of downloadable tunes on March 5.

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3DS, DLC

Square Enix Collective offering Anachronox, Fear Effect, and Gex IPs

Gex (PC, PSX, Saturn) PC version, courtesy of GOG.com

Square Enix is offering three Eidos IPs for independent developers to try their hand at through the studio’s Collective platform. Anachronox, Fear Effect, and Gex are all on offer for developers to submit game ideas, and new project pitch submissions have also been reopened. A previous submission, Goetia, a point-and-click adventure from French developer Sushee, recently passed its Kickstarter goal with 48 hours to go. According to the release, it was the latest campaign’s success that inspired them to open up the Eidos IPs.

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PC News

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD combat trailer, Episode Duscae clip released

Square Enix has released a translated video of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD from their recent Active Time Report presentation. The three-minute-long trailer starts with a bloody man begging for help and subsequently follows Class Zero as they argue about duty and battle a variety of monsters. The last minute is a clip from Final Fantasy XV – Episode Duscae – of Noctis and crew also battling enemies, as well as doing a bit of giggling. Episode Duscae will be available with the Day One Edition of Type-0 HD.

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3DS, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call gets six new DLC tracks

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (3DS) LE, Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 2

A new set of add-on tracks has been released for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call. The six new tracks are from four different series, including Secret of Mana and Xenogears, and are sold separately for $0.99. The full list is available below. And for those who can’t get enough rhythmic button-tapping action, more tracks are scheduled to go live on January 22.

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3DS, DLC

Final Fantasy XIII-2 launches on Steam, SE Online store for PC

Final Fantasy XIII-2 (360, PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Square Enix has released the PC version of Final Fantasy XIII-2. Available for $19.99 on Steam and the Square Enix Online Store, the PC version features support for 60 frames-per-second, Japanese voiceovers with English subtitles, and several resolutions (also added today in Final Fantasy XIII). The downloadable content from the console versions, including new enemies, missions, and outfits, detailed below, are also included. Some content from the console versions are missing, though, such as the Lost Report side story episode and any collaborative pieces with other series (e.g., Assassin’s Creed and Mass Effect).

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PC News

Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster heading to PS4

Final Fantasy X, X-2 HD Remaster (PS3, PS Vita) November Media Announcement - Screenshot 11

Square Enix announced during last weekend’s PlayStation Experience that they will be bringing over the updated PC version of Final Fantasy VII to PS4. At another conference today in Shanghai, PlayStation China, the studio revealed that they will also be porting over Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster. The latter is said to include unspecified system-exclusive features. Both titles will be available this spring, with Final Fantasy VII as a $15.99 download and Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster as a $49.99 download or retail boxed copy.

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Convention, PlayStation 4 News

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris now available for console, PC

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

Lara Croft returns today in a new isometric adventure for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris. The sequel to Guardian of Light follows in its predecessor’s footsteps with more traps to avoid, puzzles to solve, and twin-stick shooting, arcade-style combat. Now with support for up to four players, the game follows Lara and three allies as she searches for powerful artifacts and battles Set’s army of monsters alongside treasure hunter Carter Bell and gods Horus and Isis.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Just Cause 3 coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2015

Just Cause 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Header

Avalanche Studios’ Just Cause is set to return next year for PC, PS4, and Xbox One in Just Cause 3. As with its predecessors, players will be able to explore a large open-world environment as they wreak havoc on anything and everything. The only details released include the return of the grapple and parachute, the introduction of the new wingsuit, and the setting of a Mediterranean archipelago. Game Informer will be running a feature revealing more in their December issue.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News