Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Square Enix

Nier: Automata demo now available on PSN for PS4

Players can now try a portion of Nier: Automata. Co-developed with Platinum Games, the action role-playing game finds combat android 2B on a mission to destroy a weapon stored inside a large facility. The demo can be downloaded off of PSN. A trailer was also released highlighting Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy XV collaborations with 2B equipping Noctis’ Engine Blade and the Cypress Stick from Dragon Quest.

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Dragon Quest Heroes II coming to North America, media released

Dragon Quest’s spin-off train will continue next April with the release of Dragon Quest Heroes II. Scheduled to release on the 25th, the action-heavy role-playing game will once again put players in the middle of hordes of enemies, only now they are on a mission to restore peace to the Seven Realms. This time, players can get some help from others, as multiplayer will be supported for up to four players online. Two new characters are also being introduced, cousins Lazarel and Teresa. Check out the opening cinematic below.

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Nier: Automata to get playable demo for PS4 on December 22

Players who have been waiting for the long-awaited follow-up to Nier, Nier: Automata, will be able to try it themselves on December 22. Square Enix has announced that a playable demo will be going live that finds the attack android 2B searching an abandoned factory for a weapon that she needs to destroy. There was no word on a possible PC demo.

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Final Fantasy XV sells digitally, ships to retail 5-million-plus units

Square Enix has sent the celebratory word that Final Fantasy XV has shipped physically and sold digitally over five million units globally. The release marks the first time that a Final Fantasy has been released simultaneously around the world. The studio also noted that they they “will continue to work on projects to expand and enhance customer enjoyment of Final Fantasy XV, releasing additional content and associated series products.”

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Final Fantasy XV launches in store, online for PS4 and Xbox One

Square Enix has released the long-awaited fifteenth entry in the mainline Final Fantasy series today. The delayed release is being described as the “next evolution of the world renowned video game series, featuring visceral action-packed battles, a fantasy world based in reality, and colossal wonders to behold.” Players take on the role of Crown Prince Noctis, as he and his friends go on a quest within the lands of Eos to discover his destiny amidst an ongoing war with the Niflheim empire. Check out the launch trailer below.

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World of Final Fantasy now available online, in stores for PS4, PS Vita

Following last week’s demo release, the full version of World of Final Fantasy has hit store shelves and digital outlets. The story follows two siblings, Reynn and Lann, who are on a quest throughout the world of Grymoire to restore their lost memories. Along the way, they will meet old series favorites, and 200-plus creatures, called Mirages, that can be captured and evolved through training. The Day One edition includes an exclusive Sephiroth summon as well as the option to choose the Japanese voice track.

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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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