Final Fantasy XIV Halloween Event Announced

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Final Fantasy XIV has kicked off its annual “All Saints’ Wake” Halloween event yesterday, and this year’s event has been given a werewolf theme with plenty of new costumes and items for players to collect. In order to begin the event, players must be level 15 and have completed the quest “It’s Probably Pirates.” Afterwards, traverse to Old Gridania.

Rewards include male and female Werewolf costume sets, as well as Halloween-themed decoration items. The All Saints’ Wake Halloween event is available now through November 1st, 2017.

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New Fortune Street Character Trailers

Square Enix has shared several new character trailers for Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary. The new trailers showcase Noctis from Final Fantasy XVLightning from Final Fantasy XIII, Alena from Dragon Quest III and Kiryl from Dragon Quest IV.

You can hit the jump to check out the other trailers. Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary releases in Japan on October 19th, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

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New Fortune Street Character Trailers

Square Enix has released two new character trailers for Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary. The new trailers give us a look at cute chibi versions of Final Fantasy X’s Yuna and Tidus, as well as Dragon Quest IX’s Erinn and Dragon Quest XI’s Silvia.

Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary releases in Japan on October 19, 2017 for PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita. Hit the jump to check out the other trailers.

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New Screenshots and Concept Art for Left Alive

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The already hotly-anticipated survival shooter from Square Enix, Left Alive, takes place in the same world as Front Mission, and after a “Day 1 Occurrence” takes place in an isolated village inside Russia, our protagonists are thrust into a situation in which survival is all that matters.

The game takes place between Front Mission 5 and Front Mission Evolved, but focuses on being a survival shooter rather than its more tactical predecessor. Hit the jump to take a look at some screenshots, and new concept art for the game.

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Full Left Alive Trailer

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After revealing Left Alive during the Sony TGS press conference, Square Enix has posted a full trailer for the game. The new trailer gives us a bit more of a look at the setting, which has been confirmed to take place in the world of Front Mission.

The trailer also reveals a few short seconds of gameplay footage, that shows a third-person mecha shooter, very similar to Capcom’s fan-favorite, Lost Planet.

Final Fantasy XV: Comrades Expansion Announced

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Square Enix announced at the Tokyo Game Show that a new expansion is on the way, launching October 31st, for Final Fantasy XV. The new expansion, titled Comrades, launches multiplayer into the mega-hit RPG.

Set after Chapter 13 in the main quest for Final Fantasy XV, players are given the chance to create their own FFXV avatar, and meet up with three friends online for questing in the land of EOS.

First Tomb Raider Trailer

The first trailer showing Alicia Vikaner as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider is online now, and it’s a pretty fun ride, showing many similarities to the 2014 reboot. The best part? The end of the trailer features a clear call-back to the original games, in a great bit with genre-favorite Nick Frost.

Tomb Raider also stars Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Hannah John-Kamen and Dominic West, and is set to hit theaters on March 16, 2018. Hit the jump to check out a featurette with Alicia Vikander discussing her transformation into the character.

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Square Enix Unveils Left Alive

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Square Enix had quite a lot of fantastic announcements during Sony’s Tokyo Game Show conference, with another surprising addition being the announcement of a new IP. The game, titled Left Alive, tasks Yoji Shinkawa of Metal Gear fame with designing the characters, Shinji Hashimoto of Square Enix is producing, and Toshifumi Nabeshima of Armored Cored V is directing.

Quite a dream team for fans of highly detailed mecha games. Left Alive is set to release in Japan next year.

Final Fantasy IX Available Now on PS4

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Sony had quite a few surprises up their sleeves for the PlayStation 4 at their Tokyo Game Show conference, and one of the biggest shockers was the surprise unveiling and subsequent release of fan-favorite Final Fantasy IX for the PlayStation 4. The game is available in the PlayStation Store globally, currently at a sale price of $16.79 until September 26, when it reverts to its normal $20.99 price.

Final Fantasy IX is an HD update that boosts the quality of cut-scenes to 1080p, gives you trophy support, as well as boosters (essentially cheats) to assist players in maxing their levels and weapons. The game also includes a PlayStation 4 theme, and set of player icons. Hit the jump for the unveiling trailer.

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Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition Announced

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Square Enix announced at GamesCom, that Final Fantasy XV is headed to iOS, Android, and Windows 10 Mobile Devices with its new Pocket Edition. The new edition will be released episodically across mobile platforms to accommodate the large story, and even gets this adorable new art style.

The new art style is a bit off-putting at first, with some proportions and face design being a bit strange on certain characters (looking at you, Gladiolus). But after a bit, it has a charm to it, and I’m already pretty fond of it. There’s no release date as of yet, but hopefully it won’t be long before we can see how well Final Fantasy XV transitions to touch screens.

Dissidia NT Collector’s Edition and Release Date Revealed

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Square Enix has announced a massive Collector’s Edition, and several Deluxe Editions for the upcoming Team Ninja-developed Final Fantasy fighting game, Dissidia NT: Final Fantasy. Releasing January 11 in Japan, and January 30 in North America, the Ultimate Collector’s Edition will run you $189.99 USD, exclusively from the Square Enix store, and includes the following:

  • 8.25″ tall Warrior of Light bust
  • Official soundtrack with 15 tracks selected from the Dissidia series as well as new music
  • 80-page hardcover artbook
  • Season Pass that gives access to six new playable characters and post-launch DLC
  • SteelBook case unique to the Ultimate Edition
  • Collector’s Box featuring legendary Final Fantasy characters

Pre-ordering the standard version at $59.99 will still get you the “Steelbook Brawler Edition,” which offers one of three randomly selected steelbook cases featuring various characters from the game. There’s also a digital version that comes with a five song soundtrack and Warrior of Light skin, or a deluxe digital version ($84.99) which comes with those two things and the season pass. Hit the jump to get a full look at the cover art, and all the versions of the game.

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Squall Fortune Street Character Introduction

Square Enix has shared a new character introduction trailer for Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary, and the new trailer debuts Final Fantasy VIII hero, Squall. In the video above, Squall is shown saying “I don’t fear expensive shops. You just simply have to not stop at one.” He then promptly lands on one, being forced to pay 1,750G to Lightning, to which he says “I’m going to destroy this expensive shop.”

Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary releases in Japan on October 19, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

A New Itadaki Street is on the Way!

You’d be forgiven for having never heard of Itadaki Street before. The wonderfully charming and original concept takes popular Square Enix characters from Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest, and places them in a Monopoly-style board game. The character designs are wonderful, and the game is incredibly fun.

Fortunately, Square Enix knows that also! During their recent live-stream, Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary was announced for PlayStation 4 and PS VITA. The game is set to release in October in Japan.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Coming to Nintendo Switch

Over the weekend, Square Enix hosted a massive live-stream with a slew of news for fans of the Dragon Quest franchise. The biggest piece of news being that the much-lauded Dragon Quest Builders 2 is coming to the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Builders is a game that takes the Minecraft formula and gives it a charming story, with a Dragon Quest backdrop.

The new release also adds underwater diving, hang-gliding, and even local multiplayer for up to 4 players. Local multiplayer! There’s no release date set for the title, but hopefully we get a North American release.

Dragon Quest XI Getting a Western Release

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It would seem that the Gods of Gaming have been listening, as Square Enix has announced that Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, the next game in the main Dragon Quest saga will be getting a Western release. It was beginning to feel like a lost cause as we hadn’t heard anything in regards to this happening, up until this point.

There’s currently no release date set, but the game is expected for a 2018 release date. Hit the jump for the official announcement video from game director, Yuuji Horii.

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