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Toyota

That's not a Chocobo, that's a Toyota


I'd listen to this theme all day
May 19
At first glance, this looks like a promo video for the world of the newest Final Fantasy. Then it becomes a car commercial, and quickly turns back into an FF experience with the Chocobo theme. Why do you have to confuse... read
Life is Strange

Life is Strange looks like it's going to start heating up


And blowing up
May 18
The third episode of Life is Strange releases this week, and it appears as if the embattled-teen story will really pick up speed with this next installment. That is, if this trailer has anything to say about it. Thus fa... read
FFXV

Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae 2.0 is coming next month


Early June
May 18
Some time ago Square Enix released the Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae demo out into the wild for PS4 and Xbox One. I really enjoyed it, despite the blemishes. It's also a work in progress, and the publisher seems keen o... read
Square Enix @ E3

Square Enix won't run up against Nintendo at E3


Damn straight
May 15
Nintendo will hold its E3 2015 Digital Event at 9:00am Pacific on Tuesday, June 16. Square Enix had the exact same date and time in mind for its E3 2015 press conference. Uh, guys? Can we not? Thankfully, Square Enix budged. ... read
Barely over a year after its original release on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster makes its way to the PlayStation 4. A remaster of a remaster, if you will. However, the original releas... read feature

Kingdom Hearts

Looks like Kingdom Hearts Unchained X[chi] will be coming to North America after all


Remember when KH was just a trilogy?
May 14
Kingdom Hearts Unchained X[chi], the iOS and Android game announced earlier this week, might actually be coming to North American devices. In an interview with Famitsu, Tetsuya Nomura mentioned that the app is currently ... read
Kingdom Hearts

Newly announced Kingdom Hearts Unchained X[chi] is adorable as heck


Japan always gets the best things
May 13
Usually I wouldn't make this big of a deal over something that is (so far) only releasing in Japan, but Kingdom Hearts Unchained X[chi] is just too cute to pass up. The iOS and Android game is based off a Japan-only... read
Life is Strange

Life is Strange Episode 3 uncovers secrets on May 19


'Chaos Theory' arrives next Tuesday
May 13
Dontnod's next installment of Life is Strange launches May 19, Square Enix announced today. The third entry is titled Chaos Theory and sees "Max & Chloe ramp up their investigation to find out what exactly is going on at ... read
Human Head

Prey 2's Human Head is joining with Shinra for a new game


DUM DUM DUM SE-PHI-ROTH
May 13
One of my biggest disappointments of the last generation was that we never saw the release of Human Head Studios’ Prey 2. An open world alien bounty hunting game with parkour and Johnny Cash? Sign me the fuck up. Unfort... read
Dragon Quest 3DS

Dragon Quest VIII is coming to Nintendo 3DS


...in Japan on August 27
May 12
Good lord, am I excited. Also, scared. Dragon Quest VIII is coming to Nintendo 3DS, which is potentially the best news ever or a harbinger of the apocalypse. You know, depending on whether Square Enix intends to localize the ... read
Final FAntasy IV

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years out now on PC


Too bad it looks gross
May 11
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is now available on PC, and good lord does it look bad. The sequel to the 1991 classic picks up nearly two decades after the its predecessor ends, treading old ground with familiar chara... read
Rise of Mana

Rise of Mana, that free-to-play mobile title, is coming to Vita this month


In Japan
May 08
Earlier last year, Square Enix shocked the world by announcing another title in the Mana series, a long-cherished franchise in the eyes of old school gamers. Then quickly shocked us back into reality by stating that it was go... read
Spelunker Z

Spelunker Z is heading to the PlayStation Vita, with Cross-Play


::Crickets::
May 08
Remember when Square Enix hyped up something mysterious, and it ended up being Spelunker Z on the PS4? No? Well you wouldn't be alone then. If you have been playing Spelunker Z in Japan though, you'll be happy to kn... read
Square x Soft

Final Fantasy XV dev put together this DirectX 12 tech demo for Microsoft


Square x Soft
May 01
It's so weird how many computer companies and developers had or have the word "soft" in their names. Squaresoft, Microsoft, Ubisoft. It's like a menagerie of Pau Gasols out here am I right folks. I put together some words in... read
Ok. Final Fantasy XV isn't skipping E3. It'll only pay lip service, though. The above Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report, which is helpfully subtitled in English, sees director Hajime Tabata and marketing manager Akio Ofuji... read feature

Just Cause 3

First look at Just Cause 3 gameplay is appropriately explosive


Just 'cause
Apr 28
Hey, the Just Cause 3 screenshots from last year were all well and good, but this series is all about motion. [Handsome man backflips off a car careening off an abruptly ending elevated highway] Ah, that's the stuff. The vid... read
Final Fantasy XIV

Check out the new Final Fantasy XIV Direct X 11 benchmark here


Some in-game footage and Au Ra character creation
Apr 27
Today is the day -- Final Fantasy XIV gets its new benchmark program to show off some Direct X11 footage. This new tool, a small demo of sorts, lets you check out how the new Heavensward expansion will look on your... read
Square Enix

Square Enix apes Street Fighter in 'Ultimate Fight Final Fantasy XIV'


Not real, sadly
Apr 25
Last night Square Enix hosted a Japanese live event for Final Fantasy XIV, and among a few announcements, it showed off a hilarious trailer for "Ultimate Fight Final Fantasy XIV." In a clear nod to the Street Fighter series,... read
Just Cause 3

The Just Cause 3 box art looks exactly how you'd expect the Just Cause 3 box art to look


Box art posts are the worst
Apr 24
"Playing it safe" is rarely regarded as hang-gliding through explosions while helicopters try to gun you down. But that perfect storm of circumstances aptly describes Just Cause 3's box art. How else could you explain Square ... read
Square Enix

Square Enix is the latest publisher to announce an E3 press conference


It'll be a busy E3
Apr 23
E3 press conferences are traditionally held by the three big console manufacturers. However, videogame publishers have been known to host their own when their upcoming line-ups call for it. Electronic Arts and Ubisoft are the... read
Final Fantasy IV

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years getting a remake


Coming to Steam this May
Apr 23
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is on its way to Steam next month, Square Enix just announced. The episodic role-playing game takes place nearly two decades after the events of the original Final Fantasy IV. The story follo... read
Bravely Second

Bravely Second out now in Japan


The rest of the world is waiting
Apr 22
Bravely Second: End Layer, the follow-up to last year's Bravely Default, is out now in Japan. Square Enix still hasn't said anything about an international release, in case you were wondering. The publisher didn't believ... read
Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy bosses make an appearance in Puzzle & Dragons


Yay Cloud of Darkness
Apr 22
Puzzle & Dragons' crossover power cannot be stopped. In addition to Squall and Ace making their way into GungHo's puzzler, more Final Fantasy characters are invading the game -- specifically, a few final bosses. Clou... read
FFXV

FFXV's Noctis may appear in Dissidia Final Fantasy


But not until his game launches
Apr 22
Are you ready for Noctis to start showing up in more Final Fantasy games? It was kind of a given seeing how pretty much every series protagonist ends up in some smartphone or "all-stars" title at some point, but Final Fantasy... read
Triad Wars

Triad Wars trailer reminds us how brutal the Hong Kong streets are


The streets is where I was born, and the streets is where I'll die; until then, the streets is where I'll be
Apr 21
United Front's 2012 sleeper-hit Sleeping Dogs taught us that the streets of Hong Kong are an unrelenting place. It's a dog eat (sleeping) dog world, but these proverbial canines were looking to do something much worse t... read
Bravely Second

Bravely Second characters make a crossover appearance in Million Arthur


On 3DS
Apr 21
Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur is a popular card battle game in Japan. Originally it was on iOS and Android, but the original smartphone version was eventually dropped in favor of keeping up the 3DS and Vita editions. On 3DS, de... read
Star Ocean 5

Take a closer look at the gorgeous Star Ocean 5


Premier screenshots show off characters, environments, and more
Apr 19
Square Enix recently unveiled Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, the latest entry in the company's intergalactic role-playing game series, but details on the title have been pretty scarce.  We know it's in developm... read
Music

Drift away with Chrono Trigger and Game Music Lullabies Volume II


Listen to a sample of 'Scattering Blossoms'
Apr 16
[Disclosure: Jayson Napolitano, the producer of Game Music Lullabies Volume II, previously wrote for Destructoid. As always, no relationships, personal or professional, were factored into this news post.] "Aquatic Ambiance" w... read
Full ghost

You won't have to fight the bosses in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided


We all asked for this
Apr 15
You asked for this. I had my own problems with Yellowest Game of Forever (YGF) Deus Ex: Human Revolution, but it seemed the internet shared universal disdain for its forced boss fights that completely upended no-kill runs an... read
Final Fantasy XIV

New details, full intro revealed for Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward


New jobs will start at level 30
Apr 13
Square Enix recently had a blowout of information for Final Fantasy XIV's Heavensward expansion. For starters, the game will launch on June 23 (June 19 for early access), as we previously knew. But at some point later, ... read






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