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Games Review: The World Ends With You: Final Remix (Switch, 2018) is the triumphant return this hidden gem deserves

The World Ends With You is frequently spoken of as one of the greatest games developed for the original Nintendo DS, with a killer story and gameplay that used the full capacity of the innovative touch screen. Despite how well-received it was, TWEWY also went somewhat unloved in the wider gaming scene, and has come…

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Games Review: Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PS4, 2018) lives in the silhouette of two better titles

The closest media analogue I can think of for Shadow of the Tomb Raider is Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. I’m sure I’m the latest in a long line of critics to make this comparison, but it’s an apt one on just about every level. Shadow represents a stark shift in tone, character…

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Games Review: Octopath Traveler (Switch, 2018): Looking back, moving forward

I have a rule when it comes to playing games for review: Remain objective, even when the game is in a genre you aren’t crazy about. Last week, I broke that rule. I had assumed I would detest Octopath Traveler. I had resigned myself to reviewing yet another JRPG, despite my long and well-documented history…

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E3 2018: Kingdom Hearts 3 gets yet another trailer at PlayStation’s E3 media briefing

A third massive trailer for Kingdom Hearts III has dropped during Playstation’s  E3 press conference, showing a bit of new footage involving the game’s Pirates of the Carribean universe.

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E3 2018: Silence-based brawler The Quiet Man announced

Square Enix had a lot to talk about during their E3 2018 press briefing that we’d heard about already. One the games we hadn’t heard about before was The Quiet Man, which debuted a short trailer blending live action footage and in-game brawling tied to the absence of sound.

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E3 2018: PlatinumGames announces high fantasy title Babylon’s Fall

The short cinematic trailer for PlatinumGames’ new title Babylon’s Fall features massive knights brawling with blade and magic.

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E3 2018: Just Cause 4 gets a big new gameplay trailer during Square Enix’s press event

Just Cause 4 has been one of the surprise hits of this year’s E3 conference. Less a reimagining of the franchise’s core tenets and more a substantial leap forward for the tech that drives the series, our latest look at the game promises an adventure that’s crazier and more creative than ever.

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E3 2018: Shadow of the Tomb Raider gets huge new trailers during Square Enix press briefing

After a quick look at gameplay during the Xbox presser yesterday, the Square Enix E3 press brief gave us two more glimpses of the game in action.

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E3 2018: Kingdom Hearts 3 gets a new trailer

Following yesterday’s release date reveal, Kingdom Hearts 3 has dropped a new trailer during the Xbox E3 2018 press briefing.

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E3 2018: Kingdom Hearts 3 has a release date. This is not a drill.

Two days ahead of their E3 2018 press conference, and in the dead of bloody night, Square Enix have announced a release date for the long awaited third installment of the Kingdom Hearts franchise.

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Film Review: Tomb Raider (UK, 2018) is the video game to film curse lifted?

Alicia Vikander embodies Tomb Raider, Alicia is Lara Croft! There’s no pushing it aside and it must be said it’s miles above Angelina Jolie’s attempt at the character (it may have been Simon West‘s direction at the time, who knows?).  Here, we have a more grounded, fierce and believable action heroine in Vikander. A woman that…

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Games Review: Lost Sphear (PS4, 2018) finds its place amongst mundanity

Lost Sphear has finally been released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC. A successor of sorts to developer Tokyo RPG Factory’s fantastic I Am Setsuna, while it’s not all bad, its hard not to feel like Lost Sphear has lost the things that made Setsuna special.

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New Kingdom Hearts III trailer unveils second Pixar-centric level, Monsters Inc

Here we all are enjoying our perfectly normal Saturdays and out of nowhere Disney’s D23 Expo Japan goes and drops an honest-to-god trailer for Kingdom Hearts III.

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Games Review: Final Fantasy Dissidia NT (PS4, 2018): Fight for your Right

The premise of Final Fantasy‘s Dissidia spin-offs is one we’ve all seen before – the heroes and villains of World A get transported to World B for some wild, yet justifiable reason, and are then thrust into a battle for their lives and the fate of the world. It’s no different here, with Dissidia NT…

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The World Ends With You is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2018

One of the most unique action RPG’s in Square Enix’s back catalogue is coming to the Nintendo Switch. The World Ends With You: Final Remix, an updated version of the Nintendo DS classic is coming to the Switch with updated controls and a brand new scenario.

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There’s a new Tomb Raider game on the way but we still don’t know anything about it

Square Enix have announced that a new entry in the long-running Tomb Raider franchise is on the way, taking to the series’ official Twitter account to deliver the news.

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Kingdom Hearts III gets new trailer, and a 2018 release window

The long-awaited third instalment in the mainline Kingdom Hearts RPG series has gotten a brand new trailer at Disney’s D23 expo in Anaheim, California. On top of this rare and startling glimpse of the game in action, developer Square Enix are finally talking launch details.

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IO Interactive goes 100% independent, takes Hitman franchise with them

For fans of the long-running Hitman series, last month’s revelation at that publisher Square Enix was parting ways with developer IO Interactive came as a shock. What would happen to the Hitman IP that IO created? Would the rights remain at Square Enix? Would IO Interactive collapse? An open letter from IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak indicates…

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Video Games Review: Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (PS4, 2017) is Both Familiar and New

In a lot of ways for me, revisiting the Kingdom Hearts franchise is a lot like coming home. The original game was one of my first Playstation 2 titles, and one that’s stuck with me for a long time. From the deep, immersive lore of the series to the unrelenting positivity and charm, Kingdom Hearts…

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Video Games Review: Final Fantasy XV (PS4 Pro, 2016) is a welcome return to form for one of gaming’s most beloved franchises

Malcolm Gladwell once said that anyone could perfect a talent or work with 10, 000 hours of practice. Those 10, 000 hours can take years to accrue, depending on how often life gets in the way. Imagine then (should to believe his assertion to ring true) what the result would be if you filled an…

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Kingdom Hearts announces HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX for PS4; reveals 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue opening movie

Square Enix and Disney have announced a Kingdom Hearts HD ReMix collection that will make veteran players feel nostalgic, and give new players a chance to play catch-up. Need a refresher, or want to enjoy the Kingdom Hearts adventures for the first time? The HD ReMix compilation will bring six Kingdom Hearts adventures to the Playstation 4 ahead…

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Final Fantasy XV celebrates going gold with stunning new cinematic trailer Omen

After a long stretch in development, Final Fantasy XV has announced it is going gold. To celebrate its send off to manufacturing and November release date, Square Enix has dropped a CG short film titled Omen, that will leave you breathless. The 4.5-minute short film was created by 3D animation studio DIGIC Pictures (The studio…

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Video Games Review: Dragon Quest Builders (PS4, 2016)

Dragon Quest is one of the most venerable franchises in the history of video game role players. In its homeland of Japan, the series has spent its lifetime frequently and handily beating the sales all other comers, even genre titans like Final Fantasy, but in recent years has seen a bit of a drop off as…

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Square Enix announces new Final Fantasy XIV expansion, StormBlood, and reveals new trailer

Square Enix has announced a new expansion, StormBlood, for the popular online RPG Final Fantasy XIV. The announcement was made during the sold-out player’s event, Las Vegas Fan Festival, where Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida took the stage to present a new trailer and reveal exciting details about the expansion, which is expected to be…

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New trailer drops for World of Final Fantasy and it is adorable

Square Enix have released the new World of Final Fantasy trailer, which shows off familiar characters and beasts in a style that is more adorable than ever. The newest role-playing installment of the nostalgic Final Fantasy games series follows siblings Reynn and Lann as they enter the world of Grymoire.

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Square Enix’s mobile RPG Guardian Codex opens pre-registration

Square Enix have announced that pre-registration for their RPG mobile title Guardian Codex is now open. The multiplayer game is free-to-play on iOS and Android devices, and certainly looks promising. Created by the team behind the battle card games Guardian Cross and Deadman’s Cross, the game is said to feature a deep story mode, with…

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided to join the growing Playstation 4 Pro lineup

Square Enix and Eidos-Montréal have announced that the cyberpunk RPG Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be joining the Playstation 4 Pro lineup. The PS4 Pro boasts a higher processor and more powerful CPU then the standard model, allowing developers to enhance game graphics to create a more detailed and immersive experience. The game will be available to…

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Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past hits the Nintendo 3DS this weekend

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past is set to make its debut in Australia and New Zealand on the Nintendo 3DS handheld console on September 17th. The newest game in Square Enix’s long-running Dragon Quest RPG series has been completely rebuilt and re-imagined for the Nintendo 3DS. Fragments of the Forgotten Past is…

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Square Enix details content for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass

Square Enix has announced the content for the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass. The season pass will be composed of Narrative DLC’s and several in-game items, such as weapon packs and extra credits.  The first story mission titled System Rift will be available this Spring while the second mission, A Criminal Past is slated for an early 2017 release.  All…

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Confirmed: Final Fantasy XV has been delayed again

Final Fantasy XV has been an extraordinarily long time coming, and it seems the wait will continue. Square Enix have confirmed this afternoon that the game will miss its September release date for a new launch date in late November.

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