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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 units throughout the year. Hot on its heels is the new Pokemon outing, sales of which hit 3.382m units and …

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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 North American market later this year. The publisher famed for successes such as Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest is teaming …

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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. Final Fantasy XIII overseas version is finally completed – I am sorry for the long wait,” he stated on the game’s official website. At present, …

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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 Final Fantasy XIV on PC. Applicants must be 18 or above, have access to the internet with a decent connection …

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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. Yoichi Wada is thought to be the first high-profile industry executive that’s publicly spoken in defence of the Japanese industry. If you look …

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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 even Bungie’s Halo Reach. However, it will be Warner and not now Eidos owners Square Enix Europe that will publish …

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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 for the Japanese release, according to Kotaku. Whilst the level is still included in the release, players will now automatically …

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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 bias against Western-developed titles. Wada was speaking in a YouTube interview, spotted by Kotaku, about the Japanese word ‘youge’. Directly translated it …

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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. In an exclusive interview with MCV that will be published next week, the CEO of the publisher – which now owns Eidos and is famous for its …

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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 of Supreme Commander 2. The game, which will be released on Xbox 360 and PC, will be developed by Gas …

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