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Square Enix chair steps down to focus on cloud gaming

Square Enix chair steps down to focus on cloud gaming

Management, even the top brass, change a lot, but sometimes, the news that surround it are equally or even more interesting than the change itself. Take for example Yoichi Wada, former CEO of Square Enix, who is now also its former Chairman of the board. That news itself might have little bearing, unless you are deep into the company's story. But the news that Wada is stepping down to pool all his energy and time into the newly-formed Shinra cloud gaming startup makes it definitely worth noting.

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Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII to hit iOS later this summer

Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII to hit iOS later this summer

With E3 week still rolling out the big gaming announcements, Japanese developer Square Enix gave its presentation earlier today, revealing that the iconic RPG Final Fantasy VII will be coming to iOS before the end of this summer. You may have heard to big news earlier in the week about the long-awaited FF7 remake in HD coming to the PlayStation 4, but that's not the version of the game we're talking about. iOS will be getting a port of the original PlayStation version that was released in 1997.

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Square Enix’s E3 2015 loot bag includes a new NieR

Square Enix’s E3 2015 loot bag includes a new NieR

A lot of game studios and console makers have already revealed their wares at E3 2015 and, naturally, Square Enix won't be left behind. It has unleashed a flood of new titles, both coming soon and those coming really, really soon. Some of them, we've already heard about and are already awaiting with baited breath. Others, are new to our perked ears and have satisfactorily piqued our curiosities. And still, some exist in the realm of possibility that may never see the light of day.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 gameplay trailer live for PS4 and Xbox One

Kingdom Hearts 3 gameplay trailer live for PS4 and Xbox One

The official console-level Kingdom Hearts 3 has been revealed - for real this time. Earlier today at Square Enix's press conference for E3 2015, the group suggested a new Kingdom Hearts would be coming - to the mobile platform. For Android and iOS. It was a bit of a disappointment. But then - at the end of their conference - they revealed the big news. Kingdom Hearts 3 was revealed for real. This is the game as it'll appear on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year. This is Disney to the max.

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Dragon Quest Heroes arrives October 13 with Slime Edition

Dragon Quest Heroes arrives October 13 with Slime Edition

Finally, Square Enix has given a definite date to the next installment of Dragon Quest. Or, perhaps to be more technically correct, the next spin off. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the franchise next year, Square Enix will be releasing a DQ game that is both DQ and also not DQ. With a ridiculously long name, "Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below", will take some of the staples of the Dragon Quest series and inject some modern adrenaline-pumping sword-slashing action.

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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will have a PC port

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will have a PC port

Good news for Final Fantasy fans who are unfortunate enough not to have the latest gen consoles yet. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, which almost feels like a filler for FF XV coming soon, is coming to the PC, also soon. Square Enix made the announcement over at Computex though hasn't filled in many of the blanks. However, the fact alone that it will be available on Steam is enough to send hearts aflutter, even if the launch date is still months away at the very best.

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Final Fantasy XIV Heavensward gets pretty cinematic trailers

Final Fantasy XIV Heavensward gets pretty cinematic trailers

Final Fantasy fans who have stuck around even up to the MMORPG incarnations of the franchise are in for a treat. Square Enix has revealed not one but two cinematic trailers for Heavensward, the largest update the online game will be getting since A Realm Reborn. Though it's still two months away, that is, if all goes according to schedule, the trailers will definitely serve as tasty appetizers to adventurers in Eorzea who have been left hanging with the events that took place in the last chapter of the game.

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Final Fantasy XIII now streams to iOS and Android in Japan

Final Fantasy XIII now streams to iOS and Android in Japan

If you're any sort of a mobile gamer, you might have started jumping up and down before, or even after, reading that headline, but do try to calm down a bit for the details. Yes, it is true that, at least for Japanese smarpthone owners, the most recent, non-MMORPG, Final Fantasy game is indeed playable on their device, but that's not because the game has miraculously been ported to iOS or Android. This is all happening through the magic of game streaming and, is, therefore, quite limited in reach.

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Play Arts figurines give Star Wars a Square Enix flavor

Play Arts figurines give Star Wars a Square Enix flavor

Collectors are most likely familiar with Play Arts KAI, Square Enix's figurine branch that gives a different visual twist to iconic characters, whether with reverence or irreverence. The store has outed many figurines ranging from game characters to superheroes, particularly those from DC like Batman and Green Lantern. Some have been met with positive sales numbers. Others not so much. Given the hype that's building up around the next Star Wars film, it's not surprising to see that the next to get the Square Enix makeover are iconic villains rom the franchise.

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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Review

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Review

To suggest that Final Fantasy Type-0's international release was "long awaited" would be a gross understatement. The original game (pre-HD)'s demo was first released in August of 2011, back before the first whispers of an 8th-generation console release. Originally titled Final Fantasy Agito XIII for its non-HD PSP release, this game was eventually re-named Final Fantasy Type-0, so named for its original approach in battle in the Final Fantasy universe. Here we've got Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, a game that's been in development since mid-2012 for release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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