Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Square Enix

World of Final Fantasy demo released on PSN for PS4, PS Vita

Square Enix has released a playable demo of World of Final Fantasy. The trial offers players the chance to try the active battle system, capture monsters to raise as companions, and unlock skills by customizing and upgrading Mirage Boards. Cloud and Faris also make an appearance. As a bonus, players who finish the demo will receive Magitek Armor P in the Coliseum in the full version.

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World of Final Fantasy demo hitting PSN next week, intro posted

Players looking to try World of Final Fantasy will get their chance next week with a new demo. Scheduled to hit PSN on October 17, the trial will allow players to control Reynn and Lann in their Lilikin and Jiant forms. Along the way, the duo will meet characters from throughout the series, including Cloud and Squall, as well as a number of Mirages. Players who complete the demo will be able to battle and capture Magitek Armor P in the full version. To help pass the time while it downloads, Square Enix has also revealed the opening cinematic, which can be found below.

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Time to grab the pickax! Dragon Quest Builders out for PS4, PS Vita

The hybrid builder and role-playing game Dragon Quest Builders is now available for PS4 and PS Vita. Players enter a world overrun by monsters, and they must do their part to set things right by gathering materials and crafting items that are needed to rebuild the realm of Alefgard. In addition to constructing new structures, players must also battle the forces of the Dragonlord.

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Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV ends its run with The Warmth of Light

Square Enix released the final episode of Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. The series reveals the backstory of Noctis, and offers additional insight into his family and his friends. The latest episode, The Warmth of Light, features a battle ten years later against a snake-like monster called Marilith. All five episodes are available on the official Youtube channel, while the newest one can be found below.

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Learn what’s what about Dragon Quest Builders in new video

Dragon Quest Builders received something of a 101 trailer today. Titled What is Dragon Quest Builders?, the video covers a little of everything in the hybrid RPG-builder. The footage goes over the backstory as well as the quests that players will undertake, characters they will meet, enemies they will battle, and buildings they will construct.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided headed to PS4 Pro on November 10

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, recently released for PS4, has been announced for the newly revealed PS4 Pro. The updated version will be available alongside the new console on November 10. Pro owners can look forward to a higher resolution, reduced aliasing, better reflective surfaces, and enhanced lighting effects.

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Hitman – Episode 5: Colorado to be released on September 27

Io-Interactive is following their recent release-date reveal of Hitman: The Complete First Season with news that Episode 5 will be going live on September 27. The penultimate episode, titled Freedom Fighters, will be set in Colorado, and task players with sneaking into a farm that’s been turned into a makeshift militia training camp. Four people—Sean Rose, Maya Parvati, Ezra Berg, and Penelope Graves—have been targeted by Agent 47 in what’s being described as “one of the toughest episodes yet.” The mission will entail 70 challenges along with new gear, items, and weapons.

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Hitman: The Complete First Season launching Jan. 31 for console, PC

Io-Interactive will be releasing the first season of Hitman physically on January 31. In addition, Hitman: The Complete First Season will include all updates, bonus downloadable content, and a steelbook case. The extra DLC adds three missions (The Icon and A House Built on Sand missions, Landslide mission), Requiem Blood Money Pack (formerly a pre-order bonus, with six extra Sarajevo Six contracts for PS4), a making-of documentary, and a copy of the soundtrack.

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Gamescom trailer released for Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration

The Gamescom theater demo of Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration has been released by Crystal Dynamics. The video covers a section from the campaign, Thin Ice; a preview of Blood Ties, the upcoming narrative add-on that pits Lara against her uncle; and a look at the zombie-infested survival mode, Lara’s Nightmare. The 20 Year Celebration release also includes PSVR support, a co-op mode (Endurance), Extreme Survivor difficulty, 5 classic Lara skins, a weapon and outfit from Tomb Raider III, and all released downloadable content.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided now available for console, PC

After being away for a few years, Adam Jensen returns today to find a world on the brink of anarchy. Following the events in Human Revolution, augmented humans turned on their non-augmented counterparts, leading to an outburst of violence that has resulted in harsh laws designed by the latter in order to control the augmented. The cause remains a mystery to the public, and Jensen is determined to find the answers, using stealth, hacking, and gunplay, before the struggle erupts into chaos. Also included is Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach, a first for the series, which has players take on the role of a hacker in a puzzle-shooter hybrid.

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