Entries in 'square enix' (212)

'Episodic model widens audience for triple-A games', Hitman dev says

'Episodic model widens audience for triple-A games', Hitman dev says

More triple-A games should consider adopting an episode release model if they wish to capture a wider audience, the chief of IO Interactive has argued.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 11th 2016 at 1:22PM in News
Square Enix game net sales double year-on-year

Square Enix game net sales double year-on-year

Japanese publishing giant Square Enix has revealed that net sales from its games business shot up 46 per cent over the last year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 4th 2016 at 1:50PM in News
Hitman's release plan has changed again, is now fully episodic

Hitman's release plan has changed again, is now fully episodic

The pricing and release schedule for Square Enix’s Hitman have undergone some more alterations.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 15th 2016 at 12:22PM in News
New community exec for Square Enix

New community exec for Square Enix

Amy-Marie Graves has joined Square Enix Europe as a community executive.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 15th 2016 at 12:00PM in News

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'Configuration change' leads to Hitman pre-order cancellations

'Configuration change' leads to Hitman pre-order cancellations

PS4 owners who had pre-ordered the digital version of Square Enix’s Hitman have had their orders cancelled.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2016 at 9:57AM in News
Rise of the Tomb Raider hits 1m units, could launch on PC this month

Rise of the Tomb Raider hits 1m units, could launch on PC this month

Crystal Dynamics' Rise of the Tomb Raider has shifted ‘well over one million units’ since it was released in November.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 5th 2016 at 9:50AM in News
Apple names Lara Croft Go as iPhone Game of the Year

Apple names Lara Croft Go as iPhone Game of the Year

Square Enix’s isometric puzzle platformer Lara Croft Go has been named by Apple as the best iPhone game of 2015.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 10th 2015 at 12:16PM in News
Former Square Enix boss slams Konami's treatment of Hideo Kojima

Former Square Enix boss slams Konami's treatment of Hideo Kojima

Yoichi Wada has labelled Konami’s treatment of Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima as “cruel”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 10th 2015 at 10:48AM in News

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Final Fantasy VI remake heading to Steam next week

Final Fantasy VI remake heading to Steam next week

Square Enix is porting yet another Final Fantasy title to PC, with the mobile remake of Final Fantasy VI set to arrive on Steam next week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 10th 2015 at 3:49AM in News
Episodic business model for Final Fantasy VII Remake

Episodic business model for Final Fantasy VII Remake

The forthcoming remake of 1997 classic RPG Final Fantasy VII could be released over several episodes.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 7th 2015 at 10:14AM in News
Rise of the Tomb Raider made Microsoft and Square Enix 'very happy', says dev

Rise of the Tomb Raider made Microsoft and Square Enix 'very happy', says dev

Lara Croft’s latest hasn’t been a disappointment for its publishers, developer Crystal Dynamics has insisted.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Dec 1st 2015 at 10:04AM in News
VIDEO: Just Cause 3 has a flash new CGI trailer

VIDEO: Just Cause 3 has a flash new CGI trailer

We’re about a couple of weeks away from the launch of Just Cause 3, so now’s about the time you’d expect a swanky launch trailer, right? RIGHT.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2015 at 3:00PM in News

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Deux Ex: Mankind Divided suffers six-month delay to August 2016

Deux Ex: Mankind Divided suffers six-month delay to August 2016

Square Enix’s upcoming cyberpunk sequel Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has been delayed by six months for ‘quality’ reasons.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 18th 2015 at 4:38PM in News
Square Enix sees increase in six-month sales and profits

Square Enix sees increase in six-month sales and profits

Square Enix has reported financial results for its most recent six-month stretch, with the publisher showing increases in both sales and profits for the period.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 18th 2015 at 4:18AM in News
Square Enix confirms Dragon Quest VII, VIII for western release

Square Enix confirms Dragon Quest VII, VIII for western release

Nintendo has officially confirmed the upcoming western release for a pair of Dragon Quest titles.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 13th 2015 at 8:19AM in News
Boxed release confirmed for Life Is Strange

Boxed release confirmed for Life Is Strange

Square Enix has announced a 2016 retail release for former digital-exclusive Life Is Strange.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2015 at 3:10PM in News

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Lara Croft: Relic Run surpasses 10m downloads

Lara Croft: Relic Run surpasses 10m downloads

Free-to-play mobile release Lara Croft: Relic Run has exceeded 10m downloads, Square Enix has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 21st 2015 at 4:50PM in News
Square Enix throws weight behind fan-made 'Revision' mod for original Deus Ex

Square Enix throws weight behind fan-made 'Revision' mod for original Deus Ex

The Steam edition of the original Deus Ex has received a facelift thanks to the fan-developed Revision mod, and Square Enix is surprisingly in full support of the release.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 19th 2015 at 11:38PM in News
Platinum handling bulk of Nier 2's development duties

Platinum handling bulk of Nier 2's development duties

While still officially a joint project with Square Enix, the RPG sequel to Nier is being developed almost entirely in-house at Platinum Games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 16th 2015 at 11:10AM in News
Square Enix abandons Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 'augmented pre-order' scheme

Square Enix abandons Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 'augmented pre-order' scheme

The vocal criticism of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s tiered pre-order scheme has led to its cancellation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2015 at 2:17PM in News
Hitman gets a new date and release plan

Hitman gets a new date and release plan

Square Enix has said that the first parts of its upcoming Hitman game will be released on March 11th 2016.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 29th 2015 at 3:27PM in News
Final Fantasy Agito PS Vita port cancelled

Final Fantasy Agito PS Vita port cancelled

Square Enix has cancelled Final Fantasy Agito Plus for Vita.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 25th 2015 at 5:12AM in News
Hitman delayed until March 2016

Hitman delayed until March 2016

IO has announced that it will be delaying its latest Hitman title until March of next year. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 22nd 2015 at 5:16PM in News
Just Cause 3 expansion pass listed on Steam

Just Cause 3 expansion pass listed on Steam

Square Enix has listed a season pass-style DLC offering on Steam for its upcoming action sequel Just Cause 3.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 21st 2015 at 6:06AM in News
Square Enix pulling Final Fantasy VII G-Bike support in December

Square Enix pulling Final Fantasy VII G-Bike support in December

Final Fantasy mobile spin-off FFVII G-Bike will shut down later this year, Square Enix has confirmed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 17th 2015 at 5:53PM in News