Posts Tagged ‘Square Enix’

Look Heavensward To FF XIV Expansion’s Launch Trailer

By Cassandra Khaw on June 21st, 2015.

You like pretties a lot, don’t you? Of course you do. And because you do, here’s the launch trailer for Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward‘s [official site], the expansion which adds no small amount of content to Square Enix’s little MMO that definitely wants to. It’ll launch on Tuesday.

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Hands On: Just Cause 3

By Adam Smith on June 16th, 2015.

Just Cause 3 [official site] is a spectator’s dream. I’d been playing for at least two and a half hours when I decided to take a walk around the room to see what all of the other journalists were up to. Some were testing the physics by attaching cars to boats, planes to people and spluttering scooters to everything. Some had learned to navigate the game’s new yet familiar setting – the fictional Mediterranean island of Medici – like ground-skimming superheroes, swift creatures of the air who used a combination of grapple lines, wingsuit and parachute to stay airborne. Some were exploding everything.

On one screen the Looney Tunes violence elsewhere had been transformed into something grim.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Coming In Early 2016

By Alice O'Connor on June 16th, 2015.

Our first in-game glimpses at Deus Ex: Mankind Divided [official site] come from the FPS-RPG’s E3 trailer, including an amazing moment when Adam EMPs a guy with mechanical legs and they go all wobbly. Also Adam now has the power to turn into a faceted black statue from a vaporwave album cover. Oh, and I suppose it reveals a release window: early 2016. It’s a good thing to watch with your eyes and listen to with your ears. We’ve got a few screenshots too.

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Possibly Maybe PC? Final Fantasy VII Remake Announced

By Alice O'Connor on June 16th, 2015.

Playing with fire is dangerous, but the worst the fire does is consume you. Fire won’t then kick your charcoal corpse yelling “That’s what you get!” while holding back firefighters and medics because you’re “a pigging idiot who deserves this and worse”. No, only playing with fan nostalgia is that dangerous. Speaking of, Square Enix announced a remake of Final Fantasy VII [official site].

They haven’t confirmed a PC release yet, but they’ve been quite good with PC lately. The trailer says “Play it first on PlayStation 4″, which is of course E3 code for “Someone gave us money to pretend for a while that we won’t release it elsewhere”. So I’ll tentatively post about the JRPG here.

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Hitman Announced: Big Levels, Regular Free Updates

By Alice O'Connor on June 16th, 2015.

IO Interactive have been saying the right things about their next Hitman game, which mostly boil down to that it’s stepping back from the disappointment of Hitman: Absolution. Last night publishers Square Enix formally announced the game, which is called simply Hitman [official site] though they say it’s not a reboot, and will arrive on December 8th.

Big sandbox locations to do murdering in, plenty of creative ways to murder people, and saves not checkpoints are promised. They’re also planning to regularly update it with new story missions as well as smaller things like extra targets, some of whom might only be around for a few days.

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When To Watch The Big E3 Press Event Streams

By Jem Alexander on June 15th, 2015.

Sleep is for the weak and the uninformed and the sensible. Which is why I’ll be up until the stupid hours of the morning watching the E3 festivities play out like a parade of dreams (or a collection of marketing hoo-hah and 30sec reveal trailers, depending on your outlook). It all kicks off today, and you can see all of the big press conferences streaming over on Twitch or YouTube at the following times:

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Fail Forward: Life Is Strange

By Marsh Davies on June 4th, 2015.

Fail Forward is a series of videos all about the bits of games which don’t quite work and why. In this episode, Marsh Davies discusses Life Is Strange [official site], an episodic adventure series by Dontnod Entertainment set in a US highschool. It’s great – not because all of it works, but because it’s so interesting when and why it doesn’t.

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Schoolchild Action: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Coming To PC

By Alice O'Connor on June 3rd, 2015.

Every Final Fantasy PC announcement that isn’t Final Fantasy XV is a knife in my heart, a needle in my eye, and a spit in my face. I just want a fun-loving anime pop-punk boyband gallivanting around on a road trip to save their kingdom, fight monsters, eat fresh food, and discover the power of friendship. It’ll surely be coming at some point, right? Most other recent FF games are.

This latest boyband blather is sparked by Square Enix’s announcement that they’re bringing Final Fantasy Type-0 HD [official site] to PC.

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Your Discounts Are Augmented: Deus Ex Collection For £4

By Alec Meer on May 29th, 2015.

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You didn’t ask for this. You didn’t ask for this because if you know the I Didn’t Ask For This meme then surely you already own Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and thus have no interest in it being discounted to £3.99 in a pack also including Deus Ex 1 and Invisible Whatever. What a shame. But if you don’t already own Human Revolution, then oh my God this price is the bomb! The bomb!
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FFXIV Heavensward Expansion Heads Final Fantasy V-ward

By Jem Alexander on May 23rd, 2015.

Upcoming MMO expansion Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward [official site] brings with it a whole bunch (technical term) of new dungeons to explore and die inside. With the FFXIV development team taking heavy inspiration from past Final Fantasy games, this Dungeon Walkthrough trailer feels like a trip down memory lane, from FFX to FFXIII to… Is that the Library of the Ancients from Final Fantasy V?

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Booyah: Life Is Strange Episode 3 Is Out

By Jem Alexander on May 19th, 2015.

Don’t Nod’s adventure series Life Is Strange [official site] has a lot of things going for it, not least of which is the unironic use of the word “Booyah” in the launch trailer for Episode 3 – which launched this morning. Schoolyard angst, murder mystery and a hint of magic all mean that Life Is Strange is giving Telltale a run for their money in the episodic adventure game department.

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Funny, Huh? Life Is Strange Episode 3 Arrives Next Week

By Alice O'Connor on May 13th, 2015.

Life Is Strange [official site] is the first episodic game I’ve played actually episodically, getting in at the start and following along as new episodes come rather than in one lump at the end. (Half-Life 2 doesn’t count.) It’s quite fun this, isn’t it? I think the idea could catch on, you know. Like waiting for the next episode of a TV show, yeah?

Time-travelling teenager Max and her ragamuffin gal pal Chloe will return in Episode 3 of Dontnod’s adventure game next Tuesday, May 19th, publishers Square Enix have announced. Mild spoilers/teasers follow – like a TV listing, right?

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COGWATCH – 5. Life Is Strange (Spoiler Free!)

By Quintin Smith on May 7th, 2015.

Hey! It’s a new episode of COGWATCH, a weekly video series in which Quintin Smith examines one mechanic in one game. This week, the ability to rewind time and re-play decisions in episodic adventure game Life is Strange [official site].

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