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Square Enix Q&A: How Omega Became a Boss in Final Fantasy XIV

Posted by on Nov 13, 2018

When it comes to MMOs, one of the most exciting elements for the team is creating something that truly challenges your players–and a raid is a perfect example of that. Providing tough-as-nails encounters and new mechanics, these battles are not just a test of skill, but a test of teamwork.

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Left Alive Launches March 5, Gets New Mech Edition

Posted by on Oct 09, 2018

Left Alive takes place in the fictional location of Novo Slava in 2127 after a devastating surprise invasion leaves the city swarming with enemy troops, towering mechs, and in burning wintery ruins.

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Square Enix Remastering The Last Remnant for PS4, Coming December 6

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018

We had the chance to sit down with the original director of The Last Remnant, Takai-san, and director of the The Last Remnant Remastered, Sakamoto-san, to get insight on the inspiration, development, and differences between both versions.

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Free Kingdom Hearts VR Experience Coming to PS VR This Holiday

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018

What’s your favorite memory from Kingdom Hearts? Mine takes me back to my childhood, when I first saw a Kingdom Hearts commercial on TV. I was entranced by the beautiful music playing in the background!

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New Kingdom Hearts III Trailer Reveals Pirates of the Caribbean

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018

At PlayStation’s E3 Showcase, an all-new trailer revealed Pirates of the Caribbean making a stunningly beautiful (for real—check out all the clothing textures!) return to Kingdom Hearts. Captain Jack Sparrow, Elizabeth Swann, Will Turner, Hector Barbossa, Tia Dalma, and Joshamee Gibbs are all rendered in photorealistic detail. Of course, Sora, Donald, and Goofy arrive in the world dressed in their appropriate pirate costumes.

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Finally! We’ve Played Kingdom Hearts 3

Posted by on May 18, 2018

I know, I know, itsbeen84years.gif. But it happened! People outside Square Enix have actually played the third mainline entry in the long, long-running Kingdom Hearts series. And I’m one of them!

Kingdom Hearts has touched countless lives across numerous games since the first title in 2002 — KH3 is only the series’ third mainline title — impressive for a collaboration that stemmed from a casual elevator chat between executives (Square Enix’s Shinji Hashimoto among them).

Tetsuya Nomura, director of Kingdom Hearts 3, said in a presentation preceding yesterday’s hands-on session that the theme of this game is “resolution” — specifically, that of the ongoing battle against main series antagonist Xehanort. He also alluded to a darker overall theme than we saw in earlier titles, foreshadowed in events that take place in the mobile game Kingdom Hearts Union Cross.

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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age Journeys West September 4

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018

It’s a pleasure to meet everyone. I’m Hokuto Okamoto, the producer of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age. I’m ecstatic to announce the release date for the latest installment in the Dragon Quest series, Dragon Quest XI, for everyone in the West: Septebmer 4, 2018!

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Final Fantasy XV Director Q&A, Royal Edition Out Today

Posted by on Mar 06, 2018

Starting today, Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition expands further on the acclaimed RPG and its story with new features, new gear and a new dungeon – Insomnia City Ruins. I was lucky enough to reach out to Director Tabata and ask away the many bubbling thoughts in my head. In case you aren’t aware of what’s included, check out the trailer.

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