Entries in 'square enix' (224)

'Final Fantasy Disease' threatened series' future, director says

'Final Fantasy Disease' threatened series' future, director says

Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV, has admitted that he had a fight on his hands to implement the sort of modernisation needed to secure the RPG series’ ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2016 at 10:57AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Square Enix strengthens its communications team

MCV Jobs Weekly: Square Enix strengthens its communications team

Colette Barr and Sunil Godhania will focus on Final Fantasy, Toxic hires a new editor and Activision promotes Philip Earl to EVP international.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 21st 2016 at 10:38AM in News
Final Fantasy 7 Remake episodes will be full-size games

Final Fantasy 7 Remake episodes will be full-size games

Square Enix’s episodic approach to Final Fantasy 7 Remake will adopt an entirely different model to its more recent episodic release, Hitman.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2016 at 3:37PM in News

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Square Enix hopes Uncovered event will 'ignite' Final Fantasy

Square Enix hopes Uncovered event will 'ignite' Final Fantasy

Publisher Square Enix says its next Final Fantasy game is the biggest production in the series’ history.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 8th 2016 at 10:49AM in News
Square Enix to help Kickstart Fear Effect sequel

Square Enix to help Kickstart Fear Effect sequel

PSOne IP Fear Effect is staged for a comeback, providing it is successfully crowdfunded.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2016 at 4:03PM in News
Three games, a movie, an anime TV show, Sean Bean, Audi, and Florence and the Machine... Square Enix sets up major Final Fantasy relaunch

Three games, a movie, an anime TV show, Sean Bean, Audi, and Florence and the Machine... Square Enix sets up major Final Fantasy relaunch

Square Enix last night revealed ambitious plans to rejuvenate its ageing Final Fantasy series with its next game.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 31st 2016 at 11:23AM in News

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The Chuckle Brothers playing Hitman pretty much wins the internet

The Chuckle Brothers playing Hitman pretty much wins the internet

Deciding what marketing stunts to cover or not to cover can be somewhat difficult.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 11th 2016 at 2:24PM in News
Hitman's physical release pushed back to 2017

Hitman's physical release pushed back to 2017

The physical version of Square Enix’s new Hitman won’t be released until next year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2016 at 2:54PM in News
Hitman beta open for PlayStation Plus subscribers next week

Hitman beta open for PlayStation Plus subscribers next week

An open beta for Square Enix’s next Hitman game will be released for some PS4 owners next week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2016 at 1:14PM in News
Hitman Go has PS4 and PC release in its sights

Hitman Go has PS4 and PC release in its sights

Agent 47’s mobile spin-off Hitman Go will be released on PS4, Vita PC next week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 15th 2016 at 12:24PM in News

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'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
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
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