Sony released a shock announcement this morning, revealing its plan to develop a live-action television series based on its wildly popular MMO video game, Final Fantasy XIV, which first released in 2010 and has been going strong ever since. Unfortunately, the cast, crew, and release date are all being kept under wraps for the time being.
“Final Fantasy XIV and Eorzea are the perfect gateway into Final Fantasy for longtime fans and newcomers alike,” Sony Pictures TV Co-President Chris Parnell said in a press release. “This show is about embracing and embodying all of the elements that have made the mythos such an endlessly captivating phenomenon, and it’s an immense honor to be bringing all of Eorzea’s iconic characters, settings, and concepts – including fan-favorites like Cid and, of course, the chocobos – to life for a television audience.”
First off, apologies for the delay. I’ve been on vacation, and now have a ton of catch-up to do. I won’t be covering everything, but select things that are interesting. Square Enix revealed their long-awaited Avengers video game at this year’s E3, showing off a massive, beautiful world inside the game. Additionally, Avengers will take place within an ever-expanding universe with a consistently growing roster of superheroes, and Square Enix has confirmed that every new hero and world will be added to the game for free.
Assemble your team of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, embrace your powers, and live your Super Hero dreams.
Marvel Entertainment and Square Enix® are excited to unveil Marvel’s Avengers, an epic action-adventure game that combines cinematic storytelling with single-player and co-operative gameplay. Developed by Crystal Dynamics® in collaboration with Eidos-Montréal™, Nixxes Software, and Crystal Northwest, the game features an original story and delivers the definitive Avengers gaming experience. Assemble into teams of up to four players online, master extraordinary abilities, customize a growing roster of Heroes, and defend the Earth from escalating threats.
Marvel’s Avengers begins at A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor are unveiling a hi-tech Avengers Headquarters in San Francisco — including the reveal of their own helicarrier powered by an experimental energy source. The celebration turns deadly when a catastrophic accident results in massive devastation. Blamed for the tragedy, the Avengers disband. Five years later, with all Super Heroes outlawed and the world in peril, the only hope is to reassemble Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Featuring regular content updates, Marvel’s Avengers will take players on an epic journey delivered over multiple years. This game is what’s next for the Avengers.
In a bid to compete against the massive success that is Pokemon GO, Square Enix has announced a new augmented reality RPG, Dragon Quest: WALK. In the game, players traverse the in-game world through their own, doing battle with classic Dragon Quest monsters. Additionally, players can earn and buy in-game items to customize their player and dwellings.
No word on a release date yet, but a beta has been announced for Japan, with no word yet on a release date for North America.
After first unveiling the project nearly two years ago, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have revealed that their highly anticipated Avengers video game project will be officially revealed at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. Details are intensely scarce on this project, but it’s exciting to see more, soon.
The Square Enix E3 presentation will be livestreamed on Monday, June 10th, and 6:00pm EST.
Square Enix has revealed a new teaser trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake, the first bit of new footage from the title for several years, with the promise of more to come this June at E3 2019. The trailer gives us some morsels of new gameplay footage that looks absolutely gorgeous, showing a great blend between the classic and modern gameplay of Final Fantasy.
With E3 approaching quickly, it’s only a matter of time before we see more, with Final Fantasy VII Remake sure to be making some large waves this year at the Expo.
Square Enix has posted the first trailer of the upcoming Dragon Quest animated film, Dragon Quest: Your Story. The trailer is our first look at footage from the film, marking the first animated film that Square Enix has released since Final Fantasy XV: Kingsglaive. The film looks gorgeous, and an insane amount of fun for fans of the franchise.
Dragon Quest: Your Story hits theaters in Japan on August 2nd, with no word on an international release. But given the history of animated releases internationally, we should expect to hear news soon.
Last night at The Game Awards 2018, Square Enix took to the stage to reveal their long-awaited Avengers game project. Surprisingly, it was the reveal of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. The Marvel Ultimate Alliance games give players command over teams of Marvel heroes, and is considered one of the best series from the last generation of consoles.
The MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE series returns for the first time in 10 years—with a new action RPG—exclusively on the Nintendo Switch™ system! Assemble your ultimate team of Marvel Super Heroes from a huge cast including the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men, and more! Team up with friends to prevent galactic devastation at the hands of the mad cosmic tyrant Thanos and his ruthless warmasters, The Black Order.
Square Enix has revealed a new “Survivor’s Trailer” for its upcoming third-person shooter, Left Alive. The trailer reveals plenty of new gameplay footage, as well as a look at the full cast of characters: Mikhail, Olga, and Leonid who fight for their lives through the warzone of Novo Slava.
Left Alive drops in North America and Europe on March 5th, 2019 for the PlayStation 4 and Steam.
Square Enix has announced that the Nintendo Switch will officially play host to Dragon Quest XI S, according to series producer, Yoji Horii. The additional S in the name stands for Switch, Special, and Speaking referencing the new character voice acting being added to the game, similar to how it was handled for Dragon Quest XI’s Western release.
Currently, no release date is set for Dragon Quest XI S, as developers are taking their time to ensure a quality release. Dragon Quest XI is available now on PlayStation 4.
The NieR Orchestral Arrangement Special Box Edition, previously only available in Japan, is now surprisingly available for pre-order on the Square Enix Store in North America. The box set is priced at $79.99, and will contain both NieR Gestalt & Replicant and NieR: Automata arrangement albums, plus a special disc, exclusive to the box set.
The NieR: Orchestra Concert will take place on September 17th at the Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall.
Square Enix has announced a new, limited edition version of the upcoming The World Ends With You: Final Remix, called the “It’s a Wonderful Bag Edition.” The collectible is only available through Square Enix’ e-Store in Japan. The edition will include the full game, mini soundtrack featuring tracks new to the Final Remix, as well as two sticker sheets, artbook, acrylic stand, stylus pen, and the aforementioned tote bag.
You can hit the jump to check out better shots of each included item. The World Ends With You: Final Remix releases in Japan on September 27th for Nintendo Switch. The game will release in North America and Europe in Fall 2018.
Square Enix shocked us all this morning by doing next to nothing substantial on their E3 Showcase 2018. There was a new game announcement from Platinum Games, as well as a few updates for other new titles.
Additionally, there was plenty of new trailers for already announced games, and DLC for Monster Hunter World, and Final Fantasy XIV. Hit the jump to find out what Square Enix revealed at this year’s show.
It’s that time of year again. The Electronic Entertainment Expo, more commonly known as E3 is here, and strangely, many of the keynote showcases that the show has become known for will be taking place this Saturday and Sunday with others happening on Monday. You can follow along with all of the latest coverage from each show throughout the weekend on Ph LEVEL as we share the craziest announcements from each show, split into convenient posts for you to keep up with all the news.
Square Enix has revealed that Kingdom Hearts III is hosting a special Invitation Premiere Event that is taking place this week, and they have revealed that its embargo lifts at 6:00am PST on May 18th. Just later this week. That’s great news for fans of the franchise hoping to hear more about one of the most anticipated games in the history of video games.
Kingdom Hearts III releases this fall for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, confirmed by Square Enix at a financial report just a few weeks ago. Expect to hear plenty more information at this year’s E3.