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    by Published on 07-29-2017 08:36 PM
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    Dragon Quest is one of the oldest JRPG franchises debuting in 1986, a full year before Square Enix's other flagship RPG series, Final Fantasy. Dragon Quest XI is officially out in Japan as of today, but series game designer, Yuji Hori, just announced the Western release yesterday morning. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will be coming to North America in 2018. Dragon Quest XI will be localized in five languages and will likely release for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS as those are the available platforms in Japan. You can also play the PS4 version on the PSVita via remote play.


    It's up in the air if we'll get the odd PlayStation 4 and 3DS combo package that's available in Japan. The PlayStation 4 version is in a full 3D HD environment while the 3DS version has a choice between a 3D chibi version or a classic 2D version. A Nintendo Switch version was announced a while ago, but that version is currently without a date. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is the first mainline Dragon ...
    by Published on 05-22-2017 01:27 AM
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    Rumor has it that Square Enix is working on a new game of a highly super-famous RPG series. Website dualshockers reported that a Japanese publisher/developer is looking for new developers. The info was found from an ad on a Japanese career site, ECareerFA. While a particular publisher isn't mentioned they state, "it’s described as having created “huge RPGs” and having launched online games as well. It has a digital entertainment business that provides “high quality games with unique world views” and delivered “a large number of million-sellers.” On top of that, the company has an amusement business based focused on the Taito Station arcades (Taito is owned by Square Enix), a publishing business for manga, and a licensing business." This sounds a lot like Square Enix. Square currently has three franchises that could be considered super famous; Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Kingdom Hearts. All three franchises currently have games in development (Final Fantasy VII Remake, Dragon Quest XI, ...
    by Published on 03-16-2017 03:35 AM

    A NeoGaf user by the name of Square2015 released some data concerning the sales of each Final Fantasy game. This data focuses specifically on first month sales on the mainline entries barring the original two, and a few spinoffs. Notably, Final Fantasy XII, XIII, and XV rounded out the top three spots with Final Fantasy Tactics selling the least with only 49,000 in its first month. This data can show how much the market has changed over time and what points in time in the series had the most hype surrounding them. You can check out the list below.

    Mainline Series

    FFIII Oct 1994:
    #5 77,000 (2 wks)

    FFVII Sep 1997:
    #1 494,000 (4 wks)

    FFVIII Sep 1999:
    #1 579,000 (4 wks)

    FFIX Nov 2000:
    #2 331,000 (2 wks)

    FFX Dec 2001:
    #2 747,000 (3 wks)

    FFX-2 Nov 2003:
    #3 403,000 (2 wks)

    FFXI Online [w/ PS2 HDD] Mar 2004:
    #8 115,000 (2 wks)

    FFXII Nov 2006:
    #2 896,000 (4 wks)

    FFXIII Mar 2010:
    #1 1,322,000 (4 wks)

    FFXIII-2 Feb 2012:
    355,000* (4 wks)

    FFXIII-LR Feb 2014:
    165,000* (3 wks)

    FFXIV-ARR Aug 2013:
    #9 >115,000** (3 wks)

    FFXV Dec 2016:
    #2 1,573,000 (5 wks)



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    by Published on 01-31-2017 12:28 PM
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    President Donald Trump's Travel Policy on Immigration has to put it lightly cause a stir among American citizens. Today, video game organization, ESA (The Entertainment Software Association) has issued a statement in regards to the new policy.


    "The Entertainment Software Association urges the White House to exercise caution with regard to vital immigration and foreign worker programs. As a leading force in technology and exporter of entertainment, the U.S. video game industry thrives on the contributions of innovators and storytellers from around the world."


    President Trump's new immigration policy has put a ban on immigrants and refugees from the following nations: Libya, Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. The ESA is the organization that manages E3 every year with members including Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, Take-Two, Blizzard, Electronic Arts, Activision, Bethesda, and more. The ESA also represents the game industry in Washington. It is safe to say that the ESA are concerned ...
    by Published on 01-13-2017 08:11 AM
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    Some interesting reveals were made at the live Nintendo Switch presentation last night and Square Enix had a few reveals during the event, but one new IP reared its head. That game was Project Octopath Traveler. This is a new game from the Bravely Default team with classic 2D sprites in gorgeous modern technology and turn-based combat. The title is a work in progress at the moment and not much was shown off in its thirty-second trailer, but what was shown does insight interest. The game will be a Switch exclusive, but no release date was given. You can check out the trailer below:
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    by Published on 01-02-2017 01:02 AM
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    Sensational pop star Ariana Grande is headed to Final Fantasy territory. In a tweet she wrote today the singer revealed that she will appear as a guest character in Final Fantasy Brave Exivus. There is a short clip of her character on her Instagram page which you can view here and a photo of her meeting Square Enix representatives which you can view below. Final Fantasy Brave Exivus released in October of 2015 for mobile devices in Japan, but didn't see a worldwide release until almost a year later in June 2016. Exvius features turn based RPG combat that the series is known for with some elements of Brave Frontier thrown in. ...
    by Published on 12-18-2016 05:35 PM
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    At the Recent Jump Festa event, Square Enix showed off the first footage of the next installment in the Dragon Quest series, Dragon Quest XI. Lots of information was revealed during the stream showing the opening cinematic, a gameplay related video exploring the map and a town, and a cutscene introducing one of the game's party members, the thief Camus. Dragon Quest XI's director, Takeshi Uchikawa, said the following about the game's map, "It is a vast map comparable to previous Dragon Quest titles. It won’t betray your expectations.” ...
    by Published on 12-14-2016 02:17 AM
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    The 3DS port for the PS2 RPG classic is less than a month away and today, Square Enix presents two new trailers for the port's two exclusive playable characters Morrie and Red. Morrie and Red were in the original game; the player was introduced to Morrie when they came across the optional Monster Arena and Red wove into the game's plot during one dungeon before she took off and was never seen again.

    In these trailers we see that Morrie can use fisticuffs, boomerangs, and clubs for weapons. His fourth skill set, Passion, allows him to call monsters for special attacks unlike the Call Monster ability by the Hero which switches the party out for your Monster Arena team. Red on the other hand uses fisticuffs, fans, and whips. Her fourth skill set Roguery allows her to summon help from her pirate crew to assault enemies.

    Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King 3DS arrives on January 20, 2017.



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    by Published on 11-28-2016 03:45 PM
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    In times of strife and depression, video games are a tool of coping and a form of escapism for people. Video games have can have rudimentary effect in numerous ways on society ranging from economics, pop culture, inspiration, and social engagement. Like other forms of media, video games can affect how people see each other and themselves. ...
    by Published on 11-28-2016 01:24 AM
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    Final Fantasy XV is almost upon us and in anticipation we at EOFF have conducted our top ten things we can't wait to do in Final Fantasy XV.
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    by Published on 10-03-2016 05:14 PM
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    Final Fantasy XV drops in little over a month and Square keeps dripping information for the game. Today, we have four minute gameplay video of Noctis casting this iteration's Death spell. Death in this game works a bit differently than what we're used to seeing in the series. A purple light emerges from Noctis's hand and the enemy's health is slowly drained and converted to Noctis while it grows thin and eventually disappears. It's definitely different and seems to be more accurate than its appearances in other games with the downside being that it isn't instantaneous.
    You can watch the gameplay trailer below. Final Fantasy XV hits PlayStation 4 and PC on November 29.

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    by Published on 09-26-2016 04:53 PM
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    Today, we are treated to a new character trailer for Dissidia Final Fantasy. Today's character is Ace from Final Fantasy Type-0. He is a member of Class Zero and like Setzer from Final Fantasy VI, he uses cards for weapons. He appears to be a range based character. He will playable in Japanese arcades on September 28. There is currently no word on a North American release date.


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    by Published on 09-18-2016 02:14 AM



    Square Enix's followup to NieR made it to Tokyo Game Show this year and with a new demo showing off the tech and stylized combat that the developer Platinum Games is known for. The two gameplay videos were released from these demos showed off some impressive feats. The first displaying a story segment of the game that blends this action game with 2D side scrolling with a bit of platforming ensuring that the game will always give you new ways to keep your attention.



    The second video shows off the High Score Challenge Mode which is basic arena battle mode where you attempt to rack up as most points as possible within the time limit. Here we can witness the high speed intense combat in all it's glory. The attacks are viscous and visceral and even from the video you can feel the blows being delivered on each enemy. The combat appears very smooth and intuitive. In this gif we can see YoRHa switching from gauntlets to katanna halfway into the air combo flawlessly.
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    by Published on 09-13-2016 05:12 PM
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    Kingdom Hearts II.8: Final Chapter Prologue was shown off that this year's Tokyo Game Show and it was presented with a new trailer showing off a new remix of Utada Hikaru's "Simple and Clean", more of the animal mask wearing people of X Back Cover, and more action from Aqua from Birth By Sleep: Fragments of Passage. In addition, the box art for the compilation was shown:




    Kingdom Hearts II. 8: Final Chapter Prologue includes Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance originally released for the 3DS, Kingdom Hearts X Back Cover, a cutscene prologue, and Kingdom Hearts 02: Birth By Sleep - Fragmentary Passage a new game featuring Aqua that takes place before KHIII. Kingdom Hearts II. 8: Final Chapter Prologue is scheduled to release January 24, 2017 for PlayStation 4. You can check out both the Japanese and English trailers below:



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    by Published on 08-31-2016 05:54 AM
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    Tokyo Game Show 2016 starts on September 15 and today, Square Enix has granted us with their lineup. Square's lineup features some goodies, but games noticeably absent here are Kingdom Hearts III, Dragon Quest XI, and the Final Fantasy VII remake. Final Fantasy XV, NieR: Automata, and World of Final Fantasy are the ones to watch out for here. For those lamenting over the absent games, Kingdom Hearts III is scheduled to have new information released this winter and Nomura stated that more information for Final Fantasy VII once World of Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts 2.8 drop. As for Dragon Quest XI, well I can't help you there. Tokyo Game Show 2016's venue will be at the Makuhari Messe in Tokyo, Japan. For the full list of games to appear check the list below.

    http://www.jp.square-enix.com/tgs16/lineup/


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