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Square Enix shows real-time rendering at PS4 event

Square Enix shows real-time rendering at PS4 event

This week the PlayStation 4 event, Square Enix' Chief Technology Officer Yoshihisha Hashimoto spoke up about the excellence of the system as it works with their own Luminous Studio. This next-generation technology has been presented as a game-changing push for graphics and real-live action that, like many of the presentations we've seen today, blurs the line between cinematics and gameplay. A demonstration was shown of this engine in action with a rather odd storyline of monks with lightning powers facing off against gun-toting violence-tossers - and so very many camera angles ensued.

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Final Fantasy X HD previewed on the PS VITA

Final Fantasy X HD previewed on the PS VITA

Square Enix has just shown off a preview of their new HD remake of Final Fantasy X. Final Fantasy X was the first game in the series to come to the PlayStation 2 and it won the hearts of many avid fans. Now to everyone's excitement, the game will be remastered, and brought to the portable Playstation Vita. The preview doesn't show off much, except for the main characters, Tidus and Yuna, standing alongside Bahamut and Yojimbo. While their changes seem a bit subtle, you can notice that their colors are more vibrant, and their character's textures are much more smooth.


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Dragon Quest VII sells over 800k copies in one weekend

Dragon Quest VII sells over 800k copies in one weekend

It looks like Square Enix knows what games to re-release in order to snag the biggest amount of sales. Square Enix launched a remake of one of its popular titles, Dragon Quest VII, last weekend, and it sold well over 800,000 copies within the first few days of its launch. The period was calculated between February 7th to February 10th, meaning it only took the game 4 days to reach that sales figure. It topped the gaming charts, with Famitsu reporting that the game sold approximately 836,654 copies.


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Multiplayer mode confirmed for Tomb Raider reboot

Multiplayer mode confirmed for Tomb Raider reboot

The Tomb Raider franchise will be getting a highly anticipated reboot next year, but when this new game arrives, it will be sporting some features that series veterans will find unfamiliar. After a UK listing for the game set off rumors about a Tomb Raider multiplayer mode, Crystal Dynamics today confirmed it. For better or worse, the next Tomb Raider title will indeed have multiplayer.

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Hitman Trilogy HD announced for January 29 in North America, February 1 in Europe

Hitman Trilogy HD announced for January 29 in North America, February 1 in Europe

If you're ready for some more Hitman action, be prepared for late next month, because Square Enix and IO Interactive just announced a trilogy edition for the series. Set for release on January 29 in North America and February 1 in Europe, Hitman Trilogy HD will be released for the PlayStation 3, while Hitman Trilogy HD: Platinum Edition will release for the Xbox 360.

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Hitman: Absolution gameplay trailer released by Square Enix

Hitman: Absolution gameplay trailer released by Square Enix

Square Enix's new and upcoming Hitman: Absolution might be the studio's best Hitman installment yet, and they just released a new trailer for the game that shows off bits of the gameplay. The trailer is quite lengthy for its kind (2:46) and it features Agent 47 as the "ultimate assassin." The trailer showcases Agent 47's skills and looks at some of the new gameplay features, weapons and environments.

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Final Fantasy Ultimate Box collection heading to Japan

Final Fantasy Ultimate Box collection heading to Japan

Square Enix has pulled the veil off the Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Ultimate Box, a massive collection spanning most of the main series. Sadly, spin-off titles such as Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and Final Fantasy Tactics seem to be missing from this compilation, but all of the main series games to Final Fantasy XIII are present. It sounds like the perfect collection for die-hard Final Fantasy fans, but it's going to cost quite a bit of money if you want to take one home with you.

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII announced by Square Enix

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII announced by Square Enix

Square Enix isn't quite finished with the Final Fantasy XIII series yet, as the publisher has announced another yet another installment. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is its name, and if focuses on - surpise! - Lightning, who has been a major character throughout the first two Final Fantasy XIII titles. This appears to be Lightning's last game, as director Motomu Toriyama says that Lightning will face her final battle in this title.

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