If The Final Fantasy X Remake Does Well, FFXII Could Be Next

Right now, you can play any mainline Final Fantasy game on a modern system—PS3, Vita, iOS, etc.—except for two: Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy XII. Both PlayStation 2 entries have never made it to other platforms, and anyone who's tried to play PS2 games on a high-definition television might understand why people… » 6/17/13 12:00pm 6/17/13 12:00pm

A Visual History of Attractive Video Game Characters: The 00s

The first years of the new millennium brought us the seventh generation of video game consoles, and with that came a whole new family of attractive men and women. With new evolutions, this decade introduced the start of increasingly realistic-looking characters. » 5/02/13 8:21pm 5/02/13 8:21pm

A Final Fantasy Statue So Good I'd Stick It In A Gallery And Charge…

Sadly, this isn't something you can buy. It's a garage kit, which means it's basically a home-made piece, so the astonishing detail you're seeing here is a one-of-a-kind. As something so beautiful deserves to be. » 1/29/13 12:00am 1/29/13 12:00am

The Most Interesting Pirate-Themed Levels And Areas

It's not that hard to find great pirate-themed video game zones and levels. Gigantic ships, pirate hideouts on mysterious islands (or in space), full of treasure, topped with a Caribbean atmosphere; an ever-returning element of video games that will always be a pleasure to the eye. We've collected some of the most… » 1/25/13 6:30pm 1/25/13 6:30pm

Pick the Best Japanese Role-Playing Game for Someone That Never Plays…

In today's turn-based edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Monsieur.Froid admits that his Japanese role-playing game experience is limited to Final Fantasy XII. We cannot let that stand. Help him choose a more definitive JRPG to get him hooked on the genre. » 3/14/12 11:00am 3/14/12 11:00am

The Fantastic Character Art of Akihiko Yoshida

Akihiko Yoshida has been at Final Fantasy developers Square Enix since 1995, when he joined Squaresoft, one of the companies (along with Enix) that merged to create the RPG powerhouse. » 7/06/11 7:00am 7/06/11 7:00am

The Man Behind Vagrant Story, Final Fantasy XII Jumps To Level-5?

Yasumi Matsuno, the Japanese video game creator best known for his work at Square Enix on titles like Vagrant Story, Final Fantasy XII and Tactics Ogre, may have a new home: Professor Layton and White Knight Chronicles developer Level-5. » 6/28/11 7:30pm 6/28/11 7:30pm

Bankrupted Studio Says Square Enix Demanded Code by Fax, Didn't…

In a feature story published today in Sweden, the founders of GRIN lay their studio's precipitous demise at Square Enix's feet, saying the publisher reneged on payments during the development of a Final Fantasy game and saddled them with ridiculous requirements as the project went sour. » 5/28/11 1:00pm 5/28/11 1:00pm

In Search Of Impossible Tasks Hidden Inside Regular Games

Commenter Sir BeefyChu is looking for super difficult challenges lurking in otherwise normal games in today's episode of Speak-Up on Kotaku. » 4/19/11 11:20am 4/19/11 11:20am

What Do Harry Potter, Toy Story And Final Fantasy Have In Common?

Voice actors are more than just minor celebrities: they are so essential to a character that they become inseparable. » 11/16/10 2:00am 11/16/10 2:00am

Is Story Important For Japanese Role Playing Games? Ask This Lady

Miwa Shoda joined Squaresoft, now Square Enix, in 1995 and went on to write Japanese Legend of Mana and Final Fantasy XII. Those are big games with big stories — something that they apparently do not need. » 5/27/10 5:00am 5/27/10 5:00am

Rumor: Leaked 'Tech Demo" Footage of Final Fantasy: Fortress

This is a two-minute, 30-second video said to be of a tech demonstration of "Fortress," the Final Fantasy project GRIN was said to have been working on when the Swedish studio closed. » 1/17/10 12:00pm 1/17/10 12:00pm

Final Fantasy XIII Toilet Water is Coming Soon

What? What?! That's what "eau de toilet toilette," means, right? Oh, fine, it's perfume, specifically a fragrant homage to Final Fantasy XIII, and it'll be available a month after the game's release in North America. » 11/27/09 10:00pm 11/27/09 10:00pm

Final Fantasy XIII Drink Dated

For those who enjoy drinking questionable Final Fantasy beverages (and who doesn't), listen up. The latest tie-up between Square Enix and Japanese beverage maker Suntory will be out this December. » 10/22/09 11:30pm 10/22/09 11:30pm

GRIN Were Working On A Final Fantasy Game

There were the faintest of rumblings about this a couple of months ago, but now that GRIN are officially out of business, it can come to light that they'd been working on...a Final Fantasy game. » 8/19/09 11:45pm 8/19/09 11:45pm

Gorgeous Wedding Gowns In (Or Inspired By) Video Games

Weddings are a summer thing. June brides find happiness, there's good weather for an outdoor wedding and the most popular month in America to get hitched is August, according to some sources. » 8/06/09 8:40pm 8/06/09 8:40pm

And Now For The Games Inspired By Summer Blockbusters...

We took a look yesterday at the games based on Summer's biggest blockbuster movies. Today, let's switch things up, and look at the games inspired by the movies. » 7/16/09 4:00pm 7/16/09 4:00pm

Square Enix Dives Into MySpace Gaming

Square Enix sinks to the very depths of casual gaming with the launch of Dive II Hunt: Sorbet's Great Adventure, a java-based game on the company's MySpace page. » 4/08/09 11:20am 4/08/09 11:20am

Final Fantasy: The Battleship Yamato of Gaming?

When I saw this comparison between the Final Fantasy and the battleship Yamato (the largest battleship ever made), I was wondering how the comparison would be drawn: the spectacular demise, perhaps? Not quite. » 12/13/08 5:30pm 12/13/08 5:30pm

Square Enix Event Confirms That, Yep, FFXIII's Still PS3 Only

Yesterday, Square Enix announced a couple games for the Xbox 360. Previously PS3-only Star Ocean 4 is indeed Xbox 360 bound. And multiplatform release The Last Remanent is getting released on the Xbox 360 first. Today, Square Enix announced it's upcoming "private party" in August that will be showcasing PS3, PSP, DS… » 6/11/08 9:00am 6/11/08 9:00am