Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Square Enix

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Season Pass priced, detailed

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With Deus Ex: Mankind Divided nearing its launch, Square Enix has announced the content of the season pass. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Season Pass is priced at $29.99 and includes several packs that add extra items as well as story missions. The first story expansion, System Rift, is set to go live this fall, while a plethora of in-game weapons will be added on August 23. Full details are below.


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

Progress leads to chaos in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided launch trailer

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A launch trailer for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has gone live to signal Adam Jensen’s impending return. The latest in the conspiracy-theory-laden series is releasing next week, so it’s the perfect time to see what’s happened in the world after 2011’s Human Revolution. Despite a promising ending, things haven’t gone well, with a recent outbreak of violence by augmented humans resulting in increased tensions and harsh, oppressive laws.


PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Nier: Automata to launch simultaneously in 2017 for PC via Steam

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Square Enix has announced that their upcoming action role-playing game Nier: Automata will be released for PC. The computer version is slated to launch on Steam alongside the PS4 version in early 2017. A batch of new screens were also released, and can be found down below. In Automata, players will follow the droids 2B, 9S, and A2 as they attempt to free future-Earth from alien ‘machine lifeforms’ that have forced mankind to the moon. 2B is a sword-wielding battle droid built for the infantry squad YoRHa, and the main character, but she is backed by a Pod support system offering options for long-range combat.


PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Final Fantasy XV release bumped back from September to November

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Square Enix has pushed back the release of Final Fantasy XV to November 29. The extra time will be used to “allow the development teams time to further polish and conduct quality testing so that the reality of the game can match the expectations of both the fans and the creative teams.” A video from the game’s director, Hajime Tabata, has been released and posted below, which was made available alongside a statement. In part, he comments that he wishes “to personally apologize for the additional wait. As a team, we want Final Fantasy XV to achieve a level of perfection that our fans deserve. We kindly ask for your understanding.” Additionally, the physical versions of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy’s and Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV’s release dates might change, while the digital release of Kingsglaive remains August 30.


PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Mobius Final Fantasy now available for Android, iOS

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Square Enix’s latest mobile role-playing title, Mobius Final Fantasy, has launched for Android and iOS. A free download with in-app purchases, Mobius focuses on character customization and ongoing live events. Players take on the role of an amnesiac who finds himself in the world of Palamecia. He’s soon tasked with investigating a prophecy about a warrior of light in order to restore hope. As a bonus, from now through August 31, special items are being rewarded for players who dive into the game, including Tidus’s weapon Brotherhood from FFX, extra Ability Tickets, bonus Summon Tickets, and a Yuna character card. Daily login rewards will also run through August 12, gifting players with extra Ability Tickets, Bronze Openers, and Elixirs.


Android, Apple Handheld

World of Final Fantasy trailer released, three limited editions detailed

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Players will be able to explore Grymoire in a variety of releases for World of Final Fantasy, including a Day One Edition, Limited Edition, and Collector’s Edition. The Day One Edition will include extra digital content, such as a Sephiroth summon and a Japanese voice-over option add-on, while the similarly priced Limited Edition will add special packaging along with a 24-page artbook. The Square Enix-store-exclusive Collector’s Edition is priced at $119.99 and adds even more goodies, including the soundtrack, a three-piece minifigurine set (Cloud, Lightning, and Squall), a pop-up book, and more. Full details for all additions can be found below.


DLC, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Dragon Quest Builders Day One Edition detailed, new screens up

Dragon Quest Builders (PS4, PS Vita) Day One Edition Announcement - Header

Dragon Quest Builders, Square Enix’s upcoming hybrid sandbox construction and role-playing game, will be launching as a Day One Edition. Pre-orders and first-run copies will come with several exclusive in-game recipes: Gold Block, Slimy Block, and Springtide Sprinkles. The North American cover art was also released along some new screenshots showing off the bonus goods.


PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration revealed, including PS4

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Rise of the Tomb Raider will be making its way to PS4 this fall in Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration. Scheduled to launch on October 11, alongside updates for PC and Xbox One, the set will include the original game, an additional story chapter titled Blood Ties, Endurance co-op mode, and all downloadable content. The drops add 35-plus Expedition Cards, 12 outfits, and seven weapons. Blood Ties, which will support PSVR, sees Lara back in Croft Manor as she tries to find proof of ownership to resolve a dispute with her uncle. Then, in Lara’s Nightmare, she must defend the manor … from zombies. Endurance challenges teams of two to surviving the elements by day and enemies by night for as long as possible, with results posted to a leaderboard. Classic Lara skins can also be found in new packs. PC and Xbox One Season Pass holders will receive all new content as part of the pass.


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Digital RPG I Am Setsuna launches on Steam and PSN for PC, PS4

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Tokyo RPG Factory’s debut title, I am Setsuna, has launched digitally for PC and PS4. Inspired by Square Enix’s 16-bit catalog, the game follows Setsuna and her bodyguards—Endir, Kuon, and Yomi—as they set out from her hometown on a mission to save her people. In keeping with the studio’s focus on the past, the game utilizes a combat system inspired by the classic Chrono Trigger.


PC News, PlayStation 4 News

I Am Setsuna character, environment watercolors released

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While not screenshots, Square Enix has released some new media for their upcoming role-playing game I Am Setsuna. A handful of watercolors were sent out to offer players a first look at some of the environments that Setsuna will explore alongside her bodyguards Aeterna and Nidr. The duo, along with a few other characters, are also subjects of a few pieces themselves. Additionally, the studio announced pre-order incentives, with PS4 players receiving two dynamic system themes (Kuro for nighttime and Shiro for daytime) and an exclusive digital track, Eternal Winter, by composer Tomoki Miyoshi. PC players will receive a different track, The Warmth of Hope, through Steam.


PC News, PlayStation 4 News