Those of us (myself included) who have been pretty vocal about the PS Vita’s lack of games in 2012 have been on the receiving end of exciting game announcements this week. Not only are massive amounts of indie developers bringing their games to Sony’s handheld, Square Enix also stepped up and announced that two PS2 RPG classics, Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster are coming both to the PS3 and PS Vita.
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Square-Enix recently confirmed that THIEF is officially coming to PC and next gen consoles. Developed by Canadian studio Eidos Montréal, THIEF once again casts master thief Garrett in a first-person adventure that is set to reboot and re-invent the franchise on the PS4, the next Xbox, and high end PC’s.
Like the Thief trilogy that came before, THIEF will give you freedom to forge your own legend, choose your own paths within each of the game’s levels, as well as how you go about each mission. More on THIEF after the break. Read the rest of this entry
While the team at Crystal Dynamics have been quite busy developing Tomb Raider’s campaign, Square-Enix sought Canadian developers Eidos-Montréal to work on the game’s multiplayer component. A first for the franchise, Tomb Raider’s multiplayer features key elements from the single-player game and using them to create unique levels and mechanics for the online competitive play.
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Square-Enix revealed the first official Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn screenshots for the PS3 today. The screens highlight a brand-new user interface that allows for control without having to sacrifice depth required by MMORPGS.
From Square-Enix release:
“The accompanying screenshots show an action bar with 16 total slots; of which, the left 8 can be accessed by pressing the L2 button, and the right 8 with the R2. The corresponding 8 slots are mapped to the controller’s directional pad, along with the circle, x, triangle, and square buttons. Players can set up to 8 action bars, and cycle through them by pressing both the L2 and R2 buttons.
Additionally, the screenshots demonstrate that massively multiplayer online games can now have the rich and detailed graphics that define FINAL FANTASY — across a range of system specifications.”
This is the Final Fantasy XIV that fans have been waiting for. It’s beautiful, action-packed, and looks to welcome the Final Fantasy MMORPG fans lost with the original’s release.
Square-Enix is hard at work developing Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - previously titled 2.0 – and thankfully the entire game has been rebuilt from the ground up featuring a whole new world to explore, new storylines to experience, a brand new graphics engine, and new quests to complete. This is the revamped, re-imagined Final Fantasy XIV title that fans have been asking for when the PC version released quite a while ago.
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Onlive fans will be glad to learn that Sleeping Dogs, United Front Games and Square Enix’s newest open world adventure is indeed coming to Onlive in addition to its console and PC releases very soon. What’s great about Sleeping Dogs coming to Onlive is that players who aren’t familiar with the game can try it before they purchase it.
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Square Enix recently revealed that the hotly anticipated Canadian-developed Sleeping Dogs will feature a Hollywood and Hong Kong cast. Featuring over two hours of dialogue from some of Hollywood and Hong Kong’s most recognizable actors and actresses, Sleeping Dogs looks to bring an unprecedented Hong Kong-style cinematic tone to the sandbox game genre.
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You’ve never quite seen Mass Effect 3 action figures as detailed as these.
Over the last few months, we’ve been covering the various Play Arts Kai action figures released by Square-Enix. They’ve all featured incredibly detailed sculptures and articulation that allows for multiple poses; definitely high quality work and worth the premium price.
This time we’ll be looking at the newest additions to the Play Arts Kai line; all three figures coming from Mass Effect 3. Coming this September, Mass Effect fans will be able to pick up Commander Shepard, Garrus Vakarian, and Ashley Williams in their Mass Effect 3 costumes, as well as weapons preferred by each character. As well, each character will include two sets of hands that will allow them to the different weapons offered.
Check out the action figure specs and images after the break. Read the rest of this entry