Square Enix has revealed that it’ll offer a dedicated video programming during 2013′s E3 Expo, which takes place on June 11th through 13th. The program is dubbed – Square Enix Presents – and promises to offer “a diverse and user-friendly range of programming,” from the perspective Square Enix’s global audience.
Akio Oofuji, marketing director at Square Enix stated the following:
“Square Enix will be showcasing a terrific lineup of games this E3 Expo. Square Enix Presents is a new way we can engage on a more meaningful and personal level with our community and fans and share with them the spectacle and excitement of E3.”
Stay tuned for a full program schedule in the coming weeks, which will detail both the games, and personalities featured.
Square Enix has released brand new screenshots and artwork from their upcoming title, Final Fantasy XIV: Realm Reborn. Read the rest of this entry
“Core®Online – High definition games in your browser”
Square Enix has announced that Hitman: Sniper Challenge and Gyromancer have now become free to play titles, being available through the publisher’s online platform, Core®Online.
The retail launch of the Android powered console, the Ouya, has been delayed following a hefty donation from investors.
Square Enix has announced that players who pre-order the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 1.5 ReMIX will be offered a limited edition art book, giving them further insight into the franchise.
In what was one the finest Nintendo Directs, the big N has dropped a bomb of an announcement for any JRPG enthusiast. Per Nintendo Direct, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy will be making its way to EU and US shores in 2013 and 2014, respectively.
Last week Square Enix officially released the sales expectations of their recently released titles, including Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs and Hitman: Absolution. These expected numbers fell short, with Square Enix stating they “were very disappointed to see that the high scores did not translate to actual sales performance”.
Over the past year many gaming companies have closed due to poor sales, many more companies have lost money due to their overly high expectations of their games sales. With an industry that was booming only a few years ago, the drops seems extraordinarily high. But is that really the case? Hugh Simmonds and Jamie Briggs tackle the theory that popular AAA titles, might be the reason for seemingly low sales. Could these sales actually be strong, yet companies expect more due to games like Call of Duty, Halo and FIFA?
Following the recent announcement of Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Directors Cut for the Wii U, Eidos Montreal and Square Enix have release a new trailer featuring the new additions the game will receive.
Wii U players will experience enhanced AI, brand new ways to tackle boss fights, upgraded visuals, Wii U GamePad specific controls and much more.
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Following Square Enix’s announcement of the newest entry in the ‘Thief’ saga, the developer behind this next generation title, Eidos-Montréal, has released ‘Thief’s first in-engine footage. Warning! Pro candle take-down skills are required!