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Troubled MMO Final Fantasy XIV gets reborn

Square Enix has announced it will relaunch FFXIV as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. The publisher claims the troubled MMORPG has been completely rebuilt from the ground up, with a brand new world to explore and a fresh storyline behind all of the quests. It is currently in development …

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Square Enix confirms extent of web hack

The personal details of around 1.8m North American and Japanese customers of Square Enix could have been compromised in a recent web hack, the publisher has admitted. A server containing details of 1m Japanese members and 800k North American users of the Square Enix Members service was accessed in the …

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Square Enixs new mature label

As part of Square Enix’s continued focus on titles and content suited to Western markets, the company has announced a brand new publishing label under which it will market such titles in Japan. Called ‘Square Enix Extreme Edges’, the branding will be used on titles such as Kane & Lynch …

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Square Enix grows market share

Square Enix has laid out ambitious plans to become a Top Five European publisher over the next few years.The company also reckons it can turn up the heat on other entertainment mediums with its tentpole franchises such as Final Fantasy. Square Enix has already had two No.1 games this year …

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Square Enix comes clean on cuts

The CEO of Square Enix Europe has braved a number of questions surrounding the publisher’s decision to cut staff at Io Interactive, virtually close a programming department at Beautiful Game Studios, and shut down operations at Eidos Hungary. Phil Rogers sportingly took on all questions during the second half of …

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Square Enix: DLC is a must

Digital content is now a massive part of” Square Enix Europe’s remit, says the group’s CEO Phil Rogers. In an interview with Develop, the publishing boss said his company has turned a new leaf in regards to online strategies. How we offer content to consumers via digital download is very …

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Just Cause 2 trumps original

In claiming number one in the ELSPA GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 this week, Just Cause 2 succeeds in justifying Square Enix’s loyalty to Avalanche’s high-octane free-roaming IP by achieving what the first game could not. The original Just Cause, upon its release in September 2006, managed just second …

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UK CHARTS: Just Cause 2 is no.1

Tropical action outing Just Cause 2 has become the tenth game to claim the top spot in the ELSPA GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 since the turn of the year. What’s all the more impressive is that Square Enix’s title had to fend off some very high-profile opposition to …

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US: FFXIII tops 1m sales

Having been on shelves for less than a week, Square Enix’s latest RPG epic Final Fantasy XIII has already passed the 1m sales barrier in the US. Destructoid also reports that that game in now the fastest ever selling Final Fantasy title in the US – echoing the very same …

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