Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Square Enix

Square Enix teams up with Milestone for Ride 2 for console, PC

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Milestone S.r.l. has announced that their next motorcycle racer, Ride 2, will launch digitally this fall for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The Square Enix-published release will feature greater customization options for bike and rider, 220-plus motorcycles, new categories with the addition of Two Strokes and Supermotards, and new tracks, including Nürburgring Nordschleife and Northwest 200. New modes are also planned, but details on those won’t be revealed until closer to launch.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

E3 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue screens, trailer out

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A new gameplay trailer has gone live for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. The video features one of the original Keyblade wielders, Aqua, in her war against the Heartless. The battle highlighted is in a new playable episode of Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A fragmentary passage-, which is included in the compilation. The episode will also offer a glimpse at what’s in store in Kingdom Hearts III. E3 attendees will get a chance to try Final Chapter Prologue for themselves next week at Square Enix’s booth.

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PlayStation 4 News

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided gameplay, announcement stream tomorrow

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Square Enix is set to show a new gameplay demo for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided tomorrow. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. (CST) on the game’s official Twitch channel, 18 minutes of gameplay footage will be revealed as well as news about upcoming Deus Ex-related projects. The demo will feature the city-hub of Prague along with a few side quests.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

World of Final Fantasy dated for October 25, trailer, screens released

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Square Enix has announced that World of Final Fantasy will be available on October 25 for PS4 and PS Vita. Coinciding with the news is the release of a new localized trailer, which shows more of the escapades of twins Reynn and Lann. In the game, the duo will explore Grymoire in search of a cure to their amnesia. Along the way, they will fight monsters so that they can capture and raise them. The game is said to combine “classic RPG gameplay mechanics with fresh and imaginative toy-like visuals to welcome both fans and newcomers to the series.”

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Remastered Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age heading to PS4 in 2017

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North America will be getting an updated version of the previously import-only Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System. The PS4 exclusive will be available next year, and feature improved visuals, with remastered characters and cutscenes, 7.1 surround sound, shortened load times, a new soundtrack with an option to switch back to the original, and a new trial mode of 100 back-to-back battles. The Zodiac Job System is a 12-job progression system that was exclusive to the international version.

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PlayStation 4 News

Dragon Quest Builders coming this October for PS4, PS Vita

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The 30th anniversary of Dragon Quest is being celebrated with a new release, Dragon Quest Builders. Currently available in Japan, North American players will get their chance to dive into the ‘building adventure’ this October. Similar to other sandbox builders, players gather and combine resources from throughout the world to create tools, materials, and other items to construct buildings. In this case, it’s to rebuild the destroyed realm of Alefgard. Along the way, they will meet other characters and monsters from throughout the series as they help townsfolk and battle those responsible for their plight, Dragonlord and his monster army.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Augs rise up in new Deus Ex: Mankind Divided live-action trailer

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A new live-action trailer has been released for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The four-minute-long video offers a glimpse at how the world has changed since Human Revolution, with the events leading to what’s become known as the Mechanical Apartheid. After the uncontrolled attacks by those with augmentations in 2027, a global shift has taken place where people and laws are trying to separate Augs from the unmodified populace, known as Naturals. As governments begin taking away the augmented, pockets of resistance form to fight for their freedom.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Romancing SaGa 2 debuts stateside for Android, iOS devices

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Square Enix has brought Romancing SaGa 2 to North America for the first time. Originally released for the Super Famicom in 1993, mobile gamers will be able to play the first official localization on Android and iOS devices. The portable version has been updated with touch controls, improved graphics, the ability to auto-save, new classes (diviner and ninja), and a New Game+ mode. The multi-generational title follows the rulers of the Vareness Empire as they attempt to end a long-running war against the Seven Heroes. The storyline adds an imperial succession system, which ties together the freeform scenarios that were introduced in the original.

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Android, Apple Handheld

Get a glimpse of I Am Setsuna in action in new gameplay trailer

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Square Enix has debuted the first gameplay trailer for I Am Setsuna. Tokyo RPG Factory’s first role-playing game is a throwback title, inspired by releases of yesteryear. The game follows a young woman named Setsuna and her two bodyguards, and the video shows what the trio will be getting up to when they set out later this summer. The video runs a little over two minutes and features exploration, some conversation, and a fair bit of combat.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius coming stateside for Android, iOS devices

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Square Enix is porting over their mobile Final Fantasy title Brave Exvius to North America. The Android, iOS title has currently logged over six million players overseas, and this summer, the free role-playing game (supported by in-app purchases) will make its way stateside. Players will follow two knights from Grandshelt Kingdom who are on the hunt for a prized crystal as they happen upon a mysterious young woman. The trio will explore dungeons, loot items, and battle enemies via a turn-based battle system, as well as run across some familiar faces, including as Cecil and Terra.

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