Entries in 'square' (92)

Leona has allowed us to “reach out”

Leona has allowed us to “reach out”

It was once a genre that was the reserve of obsessives and teenage boys, but the RPG is now mainstream – and Square Enix believes that its promotional tie-in with ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2010 at 12:12PM in News
Profits up 68% at Square Enix

Profits up 68% at Square Enix

Square Enix has reported an operating income of YEN 21.4bn for the nine months ending December 31st 2009, a jump of 67.7 per cent year-on-year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2010 at 10:14AM in News
JAPAN: Strong debut for Dragon Quest VI

JAPAN: Strong debut for Dragon Quest VI

Square Enix’s cherished RPG series Dragon Quest has once again lived up to the hefty expectations placed upon it in the publisher’s homeland with news that Dragon Quest VI sold ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2010 at 12:27PM in News
Square spends millions to fulfil Fantasy

Square spends millions to fulfil Fantasy

Millions of pounds will be spent on the marketing campaign for Final Fantasy XIII, MCV understands.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2010 at 10:31AM in News

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Date set for Supreme Commander 2

Date set for Supreme Commander 2

Publisher Square Enix has dated the release of PC and Xbox 360 action RTS Supreme Commander 2.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2010 at 4:12PM in News
FFXIII Collector’s Edition announced

FFXIII Collector’s Edition announced

Square Enix has lifted the lid on the Final Fantasy XIII Limited Collector’s Edition which will be released for both Xbox 360 and PS3 on March 9th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2010 at 4:35PM in News
Front Mission Evolved targets UK

Front Mission Evolved targets UK

The latest instalment in the Front Mission series is targeting a spring release in the UK, Square Enix has confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2010 at 5:23PM in News
JAPAN: Dragon Quest tops 2009 chart

JAPAN: Dragon Quest tops 2009 chart

Very much in keeping with Japan’s penchant for RPGs, Square Enix’s Dragon Quest IX has emerged as the best selling game of 2009 in the country with sales over 4m ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 19th 2010 at 11:31AM in News

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Square Enix brings free MMO to West

Square Enix brings free MMO to West

The Western aspirations of Japanese giant Square Enix have been demonstrated once again with news that it is to bring its successful Eastern free-to-play MMO Fantasy Earth Zero to the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2010 at 4:45PM in News
English FFXIII ‘is complete’

English FFXIII ‘is complete’

Motomu Toriyama, the director of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIII, has confirmed that work has now finished on the non-Japanese version of the hyped RPG.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2010 at 12:11PM in News
FFXIV beta sign-ups begin

FFXIV beta sign-ups begin

With Final Fantasy XIII hype at it maximum ahead of its release in Japan today, Square Enix has already started recruiting beta testers for the still in development MMO title ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 17th 2009 at 12:22PM in News
Wada: FFXIV a serious WoW rival

Wada: FFXIV a serious WoW rival

Square Enix is positioning Final Fantasy XIV as a serious rival to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft series, company president Yoichi Wada has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 17th 2009 at 9:37AM in News

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Wada denies Japanese ‘decline’

Wada denies Japanese ‘decline’

The president of Square Enix – the increasingly Western-facing Japan-headquartered publishing empire – has refuted the widely held view that the Japanese game industry is in decline.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2009 at 4:11PM in News
JAPAN: 1m copies of FFXIII shipped

JAPAN: 1m copies of FFXIII shipped

Western gamers still face a long wait for the release of Final Fantasy XIII, but the Japanese anticipation has reached fever-pitch ahead of the release of the PS3 version of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2009 at 2:30PM in News
Warner publishing Arkham Asylum 2

Warner publishing Arkham Asylum 2

Such was both the critical and commercial success of this year’s Batman: Arkham Asylum that the announcement of a sequel at last night’s VGA awards arguably overshadowed the reveal of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 13th 2009 at 11:41AM in News
JAPAN: No Russian edited in MW2

JAPAN: No Russian edited in MW2

Ahead of its release in the territory tomorrow, it has been revealed that the notorious ‘No Russian’ airport massacre level in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been edited ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2009 at 11:54AM in News

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JAPAN: Wada urges gamers to go West

JAPAN: Wada urges gamers to go West

Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada has (not for the first time) levelled some harsh criticism at the Japanese games market, stating that Japanese gamers still harbour an unfair ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 7th 2009 at 1:39PM in News
Square Enix: Consoles set for extinction

Square Enix: Consoles set for extinction

Square Enix chief Yoichi Wada is preparing his firm for the demise of physical media – and potentially the death of home consoles.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Nov 26th 2009 at 11:19AM in News
Supreme Commander 2 announced

Supreme Commander 2 announced

Having just moments ago lifted the lid on gritty action sequel Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, Square Enix has followed the news with confirmation of the spring 2010 release ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2009 at 3:42PM in News
Kane & Lynch 2 unveiled

Kane & Lynch 2 unveiled

Square Enix Europe has finally issued its official confirmation of Danish studios IO Interactive’s adult action game sequel Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, which will be published under the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2009 at 2:20PM in News
Square Enix reveals 'first global game'

Square Enix reveals 'first global game'

Japan-headquartered Square Enix and its Canadian studio Eidos Montreal are collaborating on the firm's first truly global game, according to CEO Yoichi Wada.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 16th 2009 at 4:59PM in News
FFXI Ultimate Collection unearthed

FFXI Ultimate Collection unearthed

Square Enix has announced that it is to release what it is calling the Final Fantasy XI Ultimate Collection on PC next month, allowing gamers to grab the complete game ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2009 at 3:57PM in News
Square Enix axing Japanese staff?

Square Enix axing Japanese staff?

In what is fast appearing as the game industry’s largest ever mass-migration from East to West, mega-publisher Square Enix is rumoured to be reducing as many as 300 staff from ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 29th 2009 at 11:40AM in News
Wii 2 predicted for 2011

Wii 2 predicted for 2011

Nintendo will release a follow-up to its highly successful Wii console in 2011 – that’s the prediction from none other than Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2009 at 1:08PM in News
JAPAN: Square and Disney team up

JAPAN: Square and Disney team up

A deal has been struck between Japanese publisher Square Enix and growing casual games force Disney Interactive that will see the RPG specialist bring Disney’s upcoming range of digital entertainment ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 18th 2009 at 4:20PM in News