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share. does casting haste help? by evan campbellkingdom hearts 3 and final fantasy vii remake aren't arriving anytime soon.as part of square enix's recent financial results, the company listed both rpgs as fiscal 2018 and beyond releases. square enix president yosuke matsuda added that "we plan to launch each of these upcoming titles in the next three years or so."now this timeframe fits with what kingdom hearts 3 and final fantasy vii remake director tetsuya nomura expressed earlier this year, saying both games "still have a way to go."on top of that, nomura revealed this week that square enix is 'urgently' recruiting people for final fantasy vii remake.square enix has unveiled new kingdom hearts 3 and final fantasy vii remake screenshots this year. but other than that — and key art fo...

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share. the wait continues. by alex osbornthe first part of final fantasy vii remake may still be a ways off from release, if recruitment messages from the core staff behind the project are any indication.members from square enix's business division 1, including director director tetsuya nomura, producer yoshinori kitase and development leader naoki hamaguchi, posted recruitment letters on square enix's official site. according to nomura's message, translation courtesy of siliconera, the team is "urgently" seeking additional talent to join the development team."as those of you concerned with the industry may already know, the number of domestic staff is significantly lower compared to that of foreign high-definition developers," nomura said. "therefore, in order to further strengthen the...

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[image: square enix]even though things might sound grim with the io interactive split, square enix proper is doing well. really well, it seems.advertisement“for this fiscal year,” square enix stated in an official release, “the company reported record-high net sales, operating income, ordinary income and profit attributable to owners of parent, respectively.” year on year, square enix saw a 20 percent jump in net sales, a 20.3 percent increase in operating income, a 22.9 percent increase in ordinary income, and a 0.8 percent in profit. the increase in net sales, square enix says, was due to final fantasy xv and rise of the tomb raider as well as strong download numbers for previously released titles. advertisementsmart phone and pc browser games also saw a big leap in sales, thanks...

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[image: square enix]even though things might sound grim with the io interactive split, square enix proper is doing well. really well, it seems.advertisement“for this fiscal year,” square enix stated in an official release, “the company reported record-high net sales, operating income, ordinary income and profit attributable to owners of parent, respectively.” year on year, square enix saw a 20 percent jump in net sales, a 20.3 percent increase in operating income, a 22.9 percent increase in ordinary income, and a 0.8 percent in profit. the increase in net sales, square enix says, were due to final fantasy xv and rise of the tomb raider as well as strong download numbers for previously released titles. advertisementsmart phone and pc browser games also saw a big leap in sales, thank...

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well here's a kick in the head. square enix president and ceo yosuke matsuda announced recently in a financial briefing that kingdom hearts 3 and the remake of final fantasy vii should be coming "within the next three years". i suppose the good news is that we have a deadline of 2020 for both titles, but with such a broad release schedule it's hard to say when exactly that will be. are you disappointed by this news? ...

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abriael|2h ago|news|11|the giant japanese publisher square enix reveals its short and mid-term strategy for the future. 3dsandroiddragon quest xdragon quest xifinal fantasy viifinal fantasy xiv: a realm reborngame publisheripadiphonekingdom hearts 3pcps4square enixswitchwiiwii uxbox onedualshockers.comread full story >>dualshockers.comcredit url:http://www.hd.square-enix.c......

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abriael|13m ago|trailer|0|final fantasy xii: the zodiac age looks and sounds lovely in new trailers from square enix. final fantasy xii: the zodiac ageps4dualshockers.comread full story >>dualshockers.comcredit url:https://www.youtube.com/wat......

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phoenixup|39m ago|article|0|head over for a limited menu and exclusive merchandise beginning may 20! final fantasy xiv: a realm rebornpcps3ps4otakumode.comread full story >>otakumode.com...

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pozzle|16m ago|news|1|great final fantasy 7 remake news! voice actor steve burton has confirmed on twitter that he will be reprising his role as cloud strife in the upcoming final fantasy 7 remake. final fantasy viiindustry personps4steve burtonpsu.comread full story >>psu.com...

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though square enix is known for its console blockbusters such as final fantasy and kingdom hearts, it’s been making big push in mobile. this includes a final fantasy xv massively multiplayer online game for mobile or with developer mz (game of war, mobile strike) as well as final fantasy: brave exvius with a-lim and gumi (brave frontier).since brave exvius’s launch in japan, the game has been downloaded 20 million times. according to app annie, brave exvius ranks no. 110 in the u.s. apple app store for adventure games and no. 32 in the u.s. google play store for role-playing games. brave exvius hasn’t been a blow-out success like the recent final fantasy xv on console, which became the fastest-selling game in the series when it was released in november 2016 and was considered to be ...

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the people who make hit movies or top-40 songs often have a gift for predicting what new types of experiences audiences are looking. video games face a similar challenge, but game publishers also have to struggle to figure out the future of how consumers will want to play that content.what’s bizarre is that one square enix studio has figured out what’s next for engaging audiences with single-player campaign-based releases, and its reward for making that discovery? well, it’s up for sale.square enix announced earlier this week that it is looking for buyers for hitman studio io interactive. the publisher reported “record high” sales for its fiscal year 2017, which ended march 31. it credits final fantasy xv and rise of the tomb raider on playstation 4 for the strong results, an...

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square enix has soothed the masses of worried fans by saying the sale of developer io interactive doesn’t necessary spell the death of hitman.that’s according to the president of square enix who has spoken directly to investors about the topic, yosuke matsuda.apparently, square enix is “negotiating with prospective external investors capable of ensuring that these titles carry on”. of course, “these titles” mean whatever io interactive is currently working, and that definitely includes hitman season 2.matsuda cited the “nature of the competitive landscape in western markets” as part of the decision to break ties with io interactive.“we decided we needed to concentrate our development resources,” matsuda said. “the decision to withdraw from that business was the resul...

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share. available now for pre-order in japan. by alex gilyadovkingdom hearts director and longtime final fantasy character designer tetusya nomura has offered his take on the joker with a new figure.like nomura's interpretations of batman and catwoman, his joker redesign is striking, eccentric, and certainly a unique take on the dc villain. as part of square enix’s dc universe variant play arts kai line, the figure will release sometime this fall. you can preorder the figure now on amazon japan.check out the gallery below for a detailed look at the figure:square enix play arts kai joker figure10 imagesview slideshowreturn to articleartboard 3 copyartboard 3escsquare enix play arts kai joker figure of 10downloadthe collectible figurine sports an exoskeleton-wheelchair accessory and se...

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screencritics|49m ago|opinion piece|6|screen critics shaun looks at the current state of square enix's western games, asking if the company is dropping the ball hard? game developergame publisherhitmanpcps4square enixxbox onescreencritics.netread full story >>screencritics.net...

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robertdsouza|1h ago|news|12|the president of square enix, yosuke matsuda, confirms that they are negotiating with external investors to guarantee the future of the hitman license. game developergame product manufacturergame publisherhitmanindustry personio interactivepcps4square enixxbox oneyosuke matsudagametransfers.comread full story >>gametransfers.com...

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phoenixup|39m ago|article|0|famous japanese gaming magazine famitsu’s latest list for the most highly anticipated upcoming games among the japanese audiences is here, and the results are, once again, about what you’d expect them to be- dominated by a number of excellent-looking rpgs and, for the most part, square enix titles. 3dsdragon quest xifinal fantasy viikingdom hearts 3ps4switchxbox onegamingbolt.comread full story >>gamingbolt.com...

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today, publisher square enix announced their official withdrawal from developer io interactive, the danish studio known mostly for the hitman franchise. though this all sounds very bad, there’s still some hope for io, as square enix is currently in negotiations to secure new investors. (though, obviously, layoffs tend to be pretty likely in situations like this.) but does hitman deserve this fate?how hitman failedthis news comes at an especially bad time for io, fresh off of their critically lauded episodic hitman reboot. while the six-episode series didn’t exactly light the sales charts on fire, it existed as the best iteration of hitman to date, with an inventive mix of adventure and stealth gameplay. but despite what its title would have you believe, hitman isn’t a game you can go...

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share. future of hitman unclear at this stage. by luke reilly square enix has declared its decision to withdraw from danish developer io interactive. the company made the announcement alongside its financial results for the fiscal year ended march 31, 2017 – released today.“to maximize player satisfaction as well as market potential going forward, we are focusing our resources and energies on key franchises and studios,” square enix said in its statement. “as a result, the company has regrettably decided to withdraw from the business of io interactive, a wholly‐owned subsidiary and a danish corporation, as of march 31, 2017.”io interactive – the developer of hitman and kane & lynch – found itself in the square enix stable back in 2009 when the japanese publisher acquired io...

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the future of hitman is a little up in the air right now because square enix has announced it is cutting ties with developer io interactive. the japanese publisher is withdrawing from the business altogether.the decision has come after square enix posted “extraordinary loss” for the financial year ending march 31, 2017, with a whopping 4,898 million yen ($42.9 million/£33.2 million) loss marked by the company.“to maximise player satisfaction as well as market potential going forward, we are focusing our resources and energies on key franchises and studios,” read the official statement. “as a result, the company has regrettably decided to withdraw from the business of io interactive, a wholly-owned subsidiary”.“as a result of this, the company started discussions with poten...

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update:  a recent investors document released by square enix has made a 2018 release date for kingdom hearts 3 seem highly likely.  the document highlights games that are planned for release in the future and though some have loose 2017 windows attached to them, kingdom hearts 3 has nothing. this isn't a guarantee that we won't see the game this year, but it does make a 2018 release look more likely than not.  original article continues below...it’s been almost 12 years since kingdom hearts 2 was released. in that time we’ve gone through one and a half new console generations and played many spin off titles, but the mainline kingdom hearts story has retained a constant place in the back of our minds.it wasn’t actually ever certain that kingdom hearts 3 was even going to come until...

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io interactive, the studio that recently developed the latest hitman game, is no longer a part of square enix. the japanese-based company announced via a release that said that it “regrettably decided to withdraw from the business of io interactive” as of the end of the fiscal year.the main reason for the sale of the studio was due to finances. according to square enix, it had an “extraordinary loss” in the recent fiscal year to the tune of 4,898 million yen (about $43 million). however, its recent financial results indicates otherwise, with an increase in net sales and income compared to the previous fiscal year.the news puts the future of the current hitman title on the ropes. io interactive released the game’s first episode last year. over the course of the past year, io added...

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share. "a fifth sequel is currently in development to be released in step with this motion picture adaptation." by alex gilyadovwith a thief film adaptation in the works, square enix is also reportedly working on the fifth game in the series to coincide with the movie.straight up films, which acquired the film rights to thief from square enix last year, revealed the news in a post on the company's website describing the production."widely considered to be one of the greatest games ever created, a fifth sequel is currently in development to be released in step with this motion picture adaptation," the page reads."we don’t have anything to announce at this time," a square enix representative told ign when asked about a possible fifth game. we have also reached out to straight up films for...

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final fantasy xiv online: stormbloodfinal fantasy xiv online: heavensward is a major expansion pack to the epic mmorpg final fantasy xiv online: a realm reborn. get dealon pc...

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you don’t have to suffer through ugly backgrounds for the sake of your final fantasy ix nostalgia anymore.a new mod for the pc version of final fantasy ix on steam replaces the classic role-playing game’s backgrounds with cleaner, high-resolution versions. community modder fraggoso released the mod on steam earlier today in a thread on the final fantasy ix steam community forums. final fantasy ix originally debuted for the playstation in 2000, so updated graphics could make the game look better than ever.you can download the mod from onedrive or from mega. to install the mod, unpack the zipped contents into the final fantasy ix install directory where you see the “streamingassets” and “x64” folders. you may want to backup the .bin files p0data11 through p0data19 in streamingas...

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in 2009, square enix took control of hitman developers io interactive. today, the two companies part ways.advertisementsquare initially assumed ownership of io when it bought eidos interactive, io’s parent company. but in a statement released today, the japanese publisher says “to maximize player satisfaction as well as market potential going forward”, they have “regrettably decided to withdraw from the business of io interactive”. “as a result of this the company started discussions with potential new investors and is currently in negotiations to secure this investment”, square’s statement adds. “whilst there can be no guarantees that the negotiations will be concluded successfully, they are being explored since this is in the best interests of our shareholders, the stud...

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abriael|7h ago|news|9|ps4 pro users will be able to take advantage of two different modes in final fantasy xiv to improve their experience with the game. final fantasy xiv: a realm rebornps4dualshockers.comread full story >>dualshockers.com...

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gamergaming|5h ago|article|0|the physical ps4 version of final fantasy xii: the zodiac age has been discounted to just $37.76. final fantasy xii: the zodiac ageps4gameidealist.comread full story >>gameidealist.com...

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phoenixup|8m ago|opinion piece|0|does final fantasy xii deserve another chance? kat takes the hd version for a spin and offers her thoughts on the gambit system, the zodiac license board, and more. final fantasy xii: the zodiac ageps4usgamer.netread full story >>usgamer.net...

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abriael|2h ago|trailer|6|final fantasy xii: the zodiac age looks and sounds lovely in a two new trailers. final fantasy xii: the zodiac ageps4dualshockers.comread full story >>dualshockers.comcredit url:https://www.youtube.com/wat......

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share. "we had to make some changes to our studio". by joe skrebelshitman developer, io interactive has announced layoffs, following its enforced split with publisher/owner square enix.announced in a short statement on twitter (below), the details are vague, simply saying that "we're sad that great talent and good friends will be leaving the studio."it follows the announcement that square enix had decided to focus on "key franchises and studios" - of which io and hitman are apparently not a part - and had withdrawn from the business.it's not clear where this leaves io or its cornerstone franchise, hitman. the studio had previously announced that it had three seasons of content planned for the newly-episodic stealth game.it does seem that, at the very least, io will remain open, as the stat...

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fallenangel1984|28m ago|opinion piece|0|having beaten the original, miguel tells ffxii newcomer kallie that this world of ivalice is worth coming back to. final fantasy xiifinal fantasy xii: the zodiac ageps2ps4gamespot.comread full story >>gamespot.com...

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share. ps4 version arrives in august, switch version in september. by alex osborndragon quest x will release in japan for playstation 4 on august 17 and nintendo switch on september 21.square enix shared the news during a recent livestream event, during which the publisher showcased the first footage of its popular mmo running on switch. skip to the 29:17 mark in the video below to see the game running on switch, which is immediately followed by ps4 footage just over 31 minutes in.as reported by gematsu, the ps4 and switch versions will cost 4,800 yen each. the ps4 version requires a 1,500 yen monthly fee for five characters, while the switch version will cost between 1,000 and 1,500 yen a month for three to five characters. both versions will be available as the "all in one package" editi...

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game publisher square enix is reportedly set to sever ties with game developer io interactive with investors being sought to pick up their share. square enix, which reportedly has a stake worth $43 million, is reshifting their focus towards more lucrative ips. that means two of the most valuable io and eidos franchises – “hitman” and “deus ex” – are both being shelved for the foreseeable future. their sudden retirement follows in the wake of ea’s “mass effect” franchise which was also put on hold this week.it’s a surprise. last year’s episodic “hitman” reboot scored strong reviews even as the new piecemeal structure and release format weren’t well received. with this action, the game won’t resolve its cliffhanger with a second season. last year’s “deus ex:...

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[image: rockstar | square enix | nintendo]last week, mario kart 8 deluxe was way out in front in the japanese sales chart, surprising absolutely no one. some of the entries, however, might catch you off guard.advertisementvia famitsu, here are the top 30 selling games from april 24 to april 30. 30. final fantasy xv (ps4): 2,220 copiesadvertisementtotal: 975,104 copies29. grand theft auto v (ps4): 2,366 copiestotal: 247,919 copiessponsored28. a clockwork ley-line (vita): 2,480 copiestotal: 2,480 copiesadvertisement27. mario kart 7 (3ds): 2,542 copiestotal: 2,702,671 copies26. horizon zero dawn (ps4): 2,553 copiesadvertisementtotal: 186,925 copies25. minna de wai wai! spelunker (switch): 2,562 copiestotal: 8,028 copiesadvertisementadvertisement24. super mario maker 3ds (3ds): 2,590 copiesto...

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