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1 week ago.
Luminous Productions interviews reveal a brand new IP for Square Enix is underway
In two blog interviews over on the official website for Luminous Productions (The team behind Final Fantasy XV) Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda and Studio Head Takeshi Aramaki shared their thoughts on game development, their hopes and expectations and more in two separate interviews regarding the past, present and future of their budding studio. Additionally, it was revealed that a brand-new triple-A title is currently underway. According to President Matsuda, despite the studio having created Final Fantasy XV, the IP will…
2 weeks ago.
Square Enix announces lineup and events for PAX West 2019
Square Enix will be attending PAX West 2019 at the Washington State Convention Center from August 30th to September 2nd. Attendees visiting Booth #2335 will get to see “Midgar come to life” with a recreation of some familiar sights from Final Fantasy VII’s Sector 1, including the train station and a giant looming Mako Reactor that will house gameplay demos of Final Fantasy VII Remake. A bundle of Square Enix titles will also be available to play at Booth #2141,…
3 weeks ago.
Dragon Quest Builders director Kazuya Niinou leaves Square Enix
Announced today on his official Twitter account, Dragon Quest Builders series director Kazuya Niinou revealed in a thread that he has left Square Enix now that development on Dragon Quest Builders 2 has concluded. Although he is leaving the company, Niinou mentioned he would still assist Square Enix externally and work with them when needed. Below is the Twitter thread, roughly translated: “With development for Dragon Quest Builders 2 completed, I have left Square Enix. I would like to thank Naoki Yoshida,…
1 month ago.
Square Enix reveals Gamescom 2019 lineup; FFVIIR, Avengers and more playable
Square Enix has revealed their full lineup for this year's Gamescom event at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany from August 20 through August 24. With their booth set in Hall 9, visitors will have the chance to try out the company's latest software titles including Final Fantasy VII Remake, Marvel's Avengers, the fourth episode for Life is Strange 2 and more. View the full details below: Final Fantasy VII Remake For the first time in Europe, visitors will experience the highly anticipated Final Fantasy…
2 months ago.
Square Enix announces lineup for San Diego ComicCon 2019
Square Enix has announced their lineup of panels and events for San Diego ComicCon 2019 on July 18-21 at the San Diego Convention Center in California, which will include world first gameplay footage for Marvel's Avengers. The Square Enix booth (#3829) will also feature a photo op on Cloud’s Hardy Daytona motorcycle from Final Fantasy VII Remake, Final Fantasy Brave Exvius on a giant touch screen and more. Below is the list of all panels and events: Marvel’s Avengers Panel (Thursday,…
3 months ago.
Square Enix reveals their starting lineup of games for Google Stadia
Stadia, a PC cloud gaming service from Google, is scheduled to launch in November this year and Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XV, Tomb Raider, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Shadow of the Tomb Raider will all be available for purchase immediately when the new platform releases. A couple of the developers at Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montréal had a few words to say regarding the announcement: “We’re thrilled to bring the critically acclaimed Tomb Raider trilogy to…
3 months ago.
Square Enix will publish Dying Light 2; more to come at E3 2019
Square Enix is teaming up with developer Techland to publish the upcoming zombie open-world action RPG game, Dying Light 2. The company will share more information about the game during the "Square Enix Live E3 2019" on Monday June 10 at 6:00PM PT/9:00PM ET. Here's a few words shared by the marketing leads from both companies regarding the partnership: "We couldn't be more excited to join forces with Square Enix. This partnership represents an incredible opportunity for both companies to bring Modern…
4 months ago.
Square Enix to release a new line of English translated manga, novels and art books
Square Enix has teamed up with Penguin Random House Publisher Services (PRHPS) in a multi-year sales and distribution agreement to introduce a new line of English translated manga, novels and artbooks beginning in fall of 2019. These new line of books are slated for worldwide releases. While Square Enix is known best for their gaming properties internationally, in Japan, Square Enix is also a book and magazine publisher. While the company has licensed their manga properties to US-based publishers in the…
4 months ago.
Square Enix to create more than 100 new jobs in Canada in 2019 alongside office expansions
Square Enix has announced that they will be creating more than 100 new game development job positions in 2019 in their Montréal-based studios, Eidos-Montréal, and Square Enix Montréal. Both studios have already begun accepting applications, and individuals interested in applying can find the job listings below. Alongside the opening of over 100 new job positions, Square Enix is financing the expansion and renovation of the Eidos-Montréal facility with an additional 10,000 square feet being added onto the 55,000 square-foot office. The…
4 months ago.
Square Enix Live E3 2019 broadcast set for June 10
With this year's E3 event closing in, Square Enix has revealed the first of their plans for the biggest annual video game expo. Commencing on Monday June 10 at 6:00PM PT/9:00PM ET, the company will host a special livestream presentation to showcase "an exciting line up of titles"— ultimately acting as their sort of press conference for the expo. E3 2019 will take place from June 11 to June 13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Stay tuned to Nova Crystallis for…
5 months ago.
Square Enix's 3rd Development Division is making a "large-scale HD title" for next generation
As part of the company's internal restructuring, Square Enix has consolidated Business Division 5 to form the newly "3rd Development Division" with Naoki Yoshida helming the studio as its general manager. While still committed to continuing development on Final Fantasy XIV, new information on their official recruitment page reveals that the same division are working hard on a new "large-scale HD title" for next generation. According to the webpage, the project has completed its initial development and is now shifting to its…
9 months ago.
Square Enix reveals Jump Festa 2019 lineup
Square Enix has gone live with their lineup for this year's Jump Festa event, set to take place from December 22 to December 23. The opening of their official event page reveals the company's software lineup as well as their schedule of events. Check out the lineup below: Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! (PS4, Switch) – Stage, Trailer Dragon Quest Builders 2 (PS4, Switch) – Playable, Stage, Trailer, Present Dragon Quest Rivals (iOS, Android, PC) – Stage, Trailer, Present Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an…
9 months ago.
Final Fantasy XV lead programmer Takeshi Aramaki appointed as studio head for Luminous Productions
Following Hajime Tabata's departure from the company, it's been revealed that Takeshi Aramaki is now designated as the new studio head for Luminous Productions. Aramaki was the lead programmer for Final Fantasy XV and also the technical director for its PC version. While not much else was shared, what remains unchanged is the studio's commitment to "developing new AAA titles". Source: Game Watch.…
10 months ago.
Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata departs Square Enix and Luminous Productions
Hajime Tabata has announced via Final Fantasy XV's special livestream event that he has departed from Square Enix and Luminous Productions as of October 31. Tabata was the game director for Final Fantasy XV, and was also COO and head of studio at Luminous Productions. Read Tabata's full statement below: Hello, this is Tabata. It’s almost going to be two whole years since the release of Final Fantasy XV. I honestly believe the reason we were able to get this far is because…
11 months ago.
Gaming industry veteran John Heinecke appointed Chief Marketing Officer at Square Enix
Previously the Vice President of Global Publishing for Overwatch at Blizzard Entertainment, industry veteran John Heinecke has been appointed to Chief Marketing Officer at Square Enix. With over 20 years of experience in the video game industry, Heinecke will oversee marketing across all Square Enix titles and report directly to Phil Rogers, CEO of Square Enix America and Europe. “We are tremendously excited to welcome John Heinecke to the Square Enix family,” said Rogers. “John’s experience and knowledge will be instrumental…
11 months ago.
Square Enix announces lineup and events for New York Comic Con 2018
Square Enix will be attending this year’s New York Comic Con, at booth #1805, and promises to bring a bundle of hands-on demos of titles such as Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, Kingdom Hearts III, The Last Remnant Remastered, Life is Strange 2 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Advanced tickets will be required to play the Kingdom Hearts III demo, and will be distributed at Square Enix booth at 10:00am Eastern Standard Time each day. Other activities…
1 year ago.
Square Enix reveals Tokyo Game Show 2018 lineup
Square Enix has shared their lineup for this year's Tokyo Game Show, set to take place from September 20 to 23. The opening of their official event page reveals the company's software lineup and schedule of events. Check out the lineup below: Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! (PS4, Switch) – Theater, Studio Dragon Quest Builders 2 (PS4, Switch) – Playable, Theater, Stage Dragon Quest Rivals (iOS, Android, PC) – Event Stage Dragon Quest X Online (PS4, Switch, Wii U, 3DS, PC) – Stage Fantasy Earth…
1 year ago.
Crystal Dynamics expands with new developers and a new studio to focus on The Avengers Project and future titles
Crystal Dynamics, best known for the popular Tomb Raider franchise, is expanding with the creation of a new satellite studio set out in Bellevue, Washington, as well as adding new world-class development talent to their headquarters in Redwood Shores, California. “We’re aggressively scaling up our teams and adding a new studio with spectacular talent to deliver the ultimate gaming experiences for our players,” Said the Co-Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics, Scot Amos. “We have assembled a team of industry veterans…
1 year ago.
Square Enix announces lineup and events for Gamescom 2018
Square Enix has officially announced that they will be attending Gamescom 2018, which will be held on August 21st to the 25th at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany. In hall 9.2 at booths B31/41 and C30/40, Square Enix will be bringing nearly 200 game stations for fans to play a variety of demos for their upcoming titles such as Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Kingdom Hearts III and Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive age. Also in attendance will be…
1 year ago.
Square Enix announces Anime Expo 2018 lineup and events
Square Enix has officially announced their lineup of games and activities for Anime Expo 2018, which begins this week on July 5th and lasts until July 8th, with a pre-night show on July 4th, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Fans who visit the Square Enix booth in the Entertainment Hall (LACC West Hall A) will get the opportunity to play demos of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, Star Ocean: Anamnesis and the long awaited and highly…