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Square Enix is busy preparing to unleash Final Fantasy X remastered in HD on PS3 and Vita, but they couldn’t just settle for X. It was announced recently that Final Fantasy X-2 would be remastered and included in a package for PS3 and separately for the Vita. An official trailer was set to debut tomorrow, but it appears one from Germany has surfaced already. Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy X | X-2 Remaster will release in North America this year.
Don’t hold your breath on that Final Fantasy VII remake.
Activision may have given up on True Crime: Hong Kong, but current Publisher Square Enix, resurrecting it as Sleeping Dogs, has expressed a bevy of confidence in what they’ve created. Until next month, however, which if you haven’t noticed is the official release, we won’t know for sure who made the right call. So, considering they haven’t been too tight lipped, we might as well take advantage of this gameplay trailer to make some early judgements.
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Final Fantasy XIII and its offspring have been the subject of quite a fair amount of debate, and have split fanbases down the middle in many cases. Say what you may about the games, there’s no doubt that they continue to push the envelope in terms of including features and designs that no other Final Fantasy game has before them. FFXIII-2 now stands as the first in the series to receive a healthy helping of downloadable content support, and new releases are still being announced. And, in traditional FFXIII style, the value of each DLC release is creating more and more arguments, such as “why spend money on this”, “do you really like playing dress-up with your JRPG characters”, “$1.59 is too much for a digital bikini”, among others.
Developer: Ankama Games
Publisher: Square Enix
Platform: PC/Mac (version tested)
Release Date: February 29th, 2012
ESRB: NR (Not Rated by the ESRB)
I don’t have much experience with massive multiplayer games of any type. It just wasn’t a ship that I chose to board those years back when the genre started to explode, and I’ve more or less chosen to stay my path – until recently. It took something different and beautiful to finally lull me into playing an MMO, and that something was Wakfu. And really, what’s more beautiful than French anime? To me, not very much – at least in this case.
Finally after months of waiting around we’ve gotten solid release dates for both Arkane Studios’ Dishonored and IO Interactive’s Hitman: Absolution.
October 9th 2012 PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 gamers will get to step into the boots of Corvo – a bodyguard gone rogue – as he attempts to track down and repay those responsible for framing him for murder. Dishonored looks to be a mix between shooter and stealth-action genres set inside a steampunk world. The more and more we learn about this game the more exciting it all gets. I’m personally keeping a keen eye on this title…
Publisher: Square Enix, Feral Interative (Mac)
Developer: Eidos Montreal, Square Enix (CGI), Nixxes Software (PC), Feral Interative (Mac)
Genre: First-Person Role-Playing Game
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Mac OS X
Release Date: August 23rd 2011 (Windows, PS3, Xbox 360), April 26th 2012 (Mac)
ESRB: M – Mature
Deus Ex: Human Revolution comes to us from Eidos Montreal and happens to actually be the company’s first game as a developer. With the closing of Ion Storm in 2005 (the original developers of Deus Ex) the fate of the series was up in the air for awhile but finally after some shifting about (most importantly the acquisition of Eidos Interactive by Square Enix) Human Revolution was finally pushed into production – making appearances of differing degrees at GDC, E3, and Gamescom 2010 and PAX East 2011…
Famitsu has revealed that Japanese gamers will be able to purchase Mass Effect costume DLC for Final Fantasy XIII-2. The outfits will be available for PS3 and Xbox 360 on March 27 and they will be priced at ¥300 and 240MSP respectively. There is no word on a official North American release date, but we will keep you posted if new information becomes available.
Here’s a screenshot of Serah and Noel sporting the N7 armor from the Mass Effect series:
Update: Square Enix has officially confirmed that this DLC will make its way to North America.
Source: Famitsu, Adriasang
Square Enix has resurrected, or maybe awoken is more appropriate, True Crime and given it a new name to go with a new lease on life, Sleeping Dogs. Not quite sure what the name has to do with an undercover cop trying to infiltrate the Triad in Hong Kong, but the game certainly looks bad ass and being a fan of Hong Kong flicks, this is sure to be right up my alley. I’ve always wanted to be Hong Kong’s Supercop playing outside the lines. Sleeping Dogs is being developed by United Front and published by Square Enix. It lies in wait for a 2012 release. We’ll have more info as soon as its revealed. For now, enjoy the story trailer and some thoroughly amazing box art images with artwork done by Tyler Stout.
Screenshots and Box Art Gallery after the break.
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Square Enix
Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360
Release Date: January 30, 2012
ESRB: T – Teen
Despite Peter’s fantastic PS3 review of Final Fantasy XIII-2 and his generous four star rating, there is absolutely no disputing the fact that Final Fantasy just ain’t what it used to be. That lustrous magical aura has since metamorphosed into something more akin to rust over the past generation. Gamers used to look forward to a new release of a Final Fantasy game like it was an event, a gaming holiday if you will. The stark reality is; Square Enix has lost touch with what makes Final Fantasy so special to so many gamers who have been with the series since the beginning or the ones who jumped on when Final Fantasy VII made the JRPG a mainstream staple in gaming. Many gamers just don’t look at a new Final Fantasy with the same reverence as games past, and one could argue that Square Enix just doesn’t treat it with that same reverence.