It's not a mobile game factory just yet
Back when word broke regarding Tri-Ace's acquisition at the hands of mobile group Nepro Japan, the early speculation was the studio's days making games for consoles were over.
Then, just a couple months later, Square Eni...
Contain your excitement
[Update: Square Enix reached out to "...confirm that the published release date for this title is incorrect. As discussed at this year's E3, Final Fantasy VII will be ported to the PlayStation 4 in Winter 2015. The pricing ...
There's so much to talk about in the first minute or two alone.
Going in on mechanical Apartheid. Sexy leather pants. Jensen's spiky ass designer facial hair (and skull hair). The fucking Illuminati!!! A game that isn't piss...
I was beefing a bit with Rise of the Tomb Raider for its heavily scripted sequences in which you hold forward on the analog stick as the game just sort of nonthreateningly happens around you (except for when a brutal cutscen...
Interviewing developers can sometimes feel like pulling teeth. For example, when I spoke to Nier producer Yosuke Saito and director Taro Yoko about their game the other day, the pair spent a good portion of the interview dodg...
An interview with the RPG's creators
Nier isn't the sort of game you would expect to get a sequel, but that's exactly what's happening.
Square Enix surprised (and delighted) folks the world over when it announced the new project at E3. That news alone would...
Director explains how they came to be
Nier is a game of extremes. For all its strengths, it has as many weaknesses.
One of the roughest elements of the experience is fishing. The whole thing is poorly implemented and just as badly explained. And one of them wasn'...
Par for the heavens
The story of how Square Enix turned Final Fantasy XIV around is still incredible to me. I always tell people about playing it at E3 in 2010 for the very first time, pre-Realm Reborn, and how it was one of the least fun MMOs I...
Server issues, but not nearly as bad
Well, this is a lot smoother than Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's initial launch, which left some people unable to log in for weeks.
The Heavensward expansion debuted today for early access subscribers (read: pre-ord...
Once-upon-a-time Square Enix boss, Yoichi Wada, has left the company.
Wada stepped down as president in 2013 following a disastrous year for Square Enix but remained on as chair of Square Enix Tokyo (albeit one with no execut...
Pretty standard stuff
The Heavensward expansion launches for Final Fantasy XIV in a few hours, and Square Enix has sent over a copy of the Collector's Edition. For $130, it includes the expansion, a special box, a dragon mount figure, an...
Content updates through 2016
Square Enix announced something of a reboot for the Hitman series this week. It's just called Hitman and is coming December 8.
It won't be finished then, though. It will be $60. There will be "no DLC or microtransactions."
Let's hear it straight from Eidos
There's been a negative reaction online to Eidos Montreal's use of the racially-charged term "mechanical Apartheid" in its promotion of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
Speaking with Destructoid today, we asked the title's Exec...
'Not a simple remake'
Zack Furniss couldn't pull much about Final Fantasy VII when he interviewed Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura (in what was a Kingdom Hearts 3 focused meeting), but crumbs of not at all unexpected news about the for-real Fina...
Tons of info to sift through
Square Enix has posted the 3.0 update patch notes for Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, which is due for launch on Friday for early access pre-orders.
It details the new locations, jobs, abilities, items, and everything else yo...
SO5 producer on how new game came to be
During an interview with Destructoid today, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness producer Shuichi Kobayashi intimated the series was in a state of upheaval after the launch of Star Ocean 4.
Kobayashi told me "nobody would ...
What an adorable little man
HOLY FUCK I UNEXPECTEDLY INTERVIEWED NOMURA. I sat in a private room at the Square Enix booth with Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII's creative director Tetsuya Nomura. Co-creator Tai Yasue was also there, though he let Nomura answer the majority of the questions that two other journalists and I asked him.
That's saying something
So many preview events obsess themselves with presenting a carefully crafted slice of game. Here's a chunk of gameplay that puts the title's best foot forward. Don't deviate too far off the path, stick to the rules, and a P...
That helmet though
Well, Square Enix, you did it. We thought that talking to Pelé for 10 minutes was bad during EA's conference, but there were more awkward moments than I could count with your E3 2015 presser today. Missed cues, mi...
Can't kill progress
The Deus Ex: Mankind Divided section of Square Enix's press conference ended with Adam Jensen saying "I can only fight enemies I can see." That's kind of dumb. Luckily, not everything is dumb. We got a release date for t...
And new studio, Tokyo RPG Factory,
Today at their E3 conference in LA, Square Enix announced "Project Setsuna," an "all-new console project" that's in development from a brand new studio called Tokyo RPG Factory. Setsuna will be a completely new series, not a ...
Today at its E3 press conference, Square Enix announced the Final Fantasy portal app, a resource that looks to "provide any and all information related to Final Fantasy."
An English version is slated to launch on smartphones and tablet devices this summer.
Longest, subtitle, ever.
Square Enix and tri-ace Japan announced Star Ocean Integrity and Faithlessness is getting localized for the North American and Europe, and the combat looks to be real-time focused with a target for a constant 60 frames-p...
PS4 and Vita
Square Enix showed off World of Final Fantasy at its press conference. It was previously announced for PS4 and Vita at Sony's last night.
It takes place in a "completely new universe" than other Final Fantasy games, though it...
New footage shown today at E3
Square Enix is pulling back the curtain a bit for Kingdom Hearts III, showing more footage and confirming a Tangled world. Based on the footage we saw, Sora and company rode around in teacups, as well as vehicles like a ...
Not the one you care about
Everyone's abuzz about Final Fantasy VII on PS4, but while that's the talk of the town, Square Enix wants to keep us informed about something we're less excited about. The Final Fantasy VII Returns PC to PS4 port th...
'Set in a long-forgotten world'
Square Enix has some experience putting out mobile games with big name IPs. Hitman GO released last year and by most accounts it was a solid title. Now it looks like it's our favorite tomb raider's turn with Lara Croft GO.
Unchained confirmed for the West
There were audible shouts from the audience when Square Enix mentioned Kingdom Hearts during its E3 press conference. Then the game appeared and everything was deathly silent.
The publisher announced Kingdom Hearts Unchained,...
I LOVE NIER
Yosuke Saito took the stage at the Square-Enix press conference and announced a new game in the NieR universe in collaboration with Platinum Games. The subtitle for the game is being kept a secret for the time being, as the game is in early development.
I love NieR. For real. Like really, really love. We, we, we so excited.
Announced by Jesse Pinkman
Just Cause 3 is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC on December 1 this year.
The game will feature an updated grapping hook with tension control and a manual retraction function. He also has UNLIMITED C4 in his pockets!