Star Ocean: Til the End of Time arrives on North American PS4 on May 23. It’s the same game as the 2004 original, only the jaggies have been cleaned up through the PS4's HD emulator and it’s got trophy support. It’ll be available to download via the PlayStation Store for $20.99.
Nier: Automata came out two months ago on PC. It’s a really good game, and a clear standout during an unusually strong spring. So why the heck is the PC version still loaded with basic bugs and other problems that haven’t been patched?
Yesterday, Square-Enix announced that it was parting ways with Hitman developers IO Interactive. So why don’t we take some time to appreciate one of the best crafted stealth series around?
Even though things might sound grim with the IO Interactive split, Square Enix proper is doing well. Really well, it seems.
In 2009, Square Enix took control of Hitman developers IO Interactive. Today, the two companies part ways.
For the past couple of weeks I have been gradually playing through Nier: Automata, a video game about robot depression, and just a few nights ago I reached ending A. If I didn’t know any better—and if I took Square Enix’s message literally—I might just call it quits.
Along with giving folks a comfortable means of typing for hours on end, a decorated mechanical keyboard can also reflect the passions of the user. Since no existing keysets adequately reflected my love of Final Fantasy, I made my own.
There’s more Nier to play today, as Square Enix releases the game’s “3C3C1D119440927” DLC. New sidequests and odd coliseum battles reward players with music, costumes and other cosmetic items, as long as you’ve got that game’s Chapter Select feature unlocked.
Last Friday, Tokyo Tower was turned into level 50 dungeon Crystal Tower. Typically, it appears an orange-red when lit up, but on April 28, it also illuminated blue to mark Final Fantasy’s 30th anniversary.
No one likes having their game crash on them, but it’s gotta be especially painful when you’re in the middle of marathon speedrunning session.
New Dragon Quest games are always big deals in Japan. And big deals need special edition hardware like this.
In last year’s Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age trailer, it looked like we’d be stuck with Vaan’s spray-on abdominals. But now it seems like we won’t. Thank goodness for that!
The first Dragon Quest Heroes was a a satisfying combination of Dragon Quest characters and creatures with Dynasty Warriors-style battles and structure. With an overworld to traverse filled with random encounters and hidden treasures, Dragon Quest Heroes II feels a lot more like . . . well, Dragon Quest.
Recently on Japanese television, a 43 year-old systems engineer talked about his love of Dragon Quest and how it came between him and his family.
And not only does Nier: Automata’s upcoming DLC let you battle Square Enix exec Yosuke Matsuda, but also Platinum Games honcho Kenichi Sato.
After years of teasing, Square Enix announced last night that the next big Dragon Quest will be out in Japan on July 29. What’s fascinating about Dragon Quest XI isn’t just that it’s got a PS4/3DS special bundle. It’s that you can play the game in one of three different aesthetic styles.
As far as officially licensed DualShock 4s go, this might be the most unusual controller the PS4 has seen yet. However, it won’t be the first of its kind.