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Dragon Quest Builders 2 announced for PS4 & Switch, original trilogy for 3DS

Dragon Quest Builders 2 announced for PS4 & Switch, original trilogy for 3DS

With Dragon Quest XI having just been released in Japan, developer Square Enix used the current excitement for the long-running RPG series to announce Dragon Quest Builders 2. The sequel to the 2016 Minecraft-inspired world-building game will be coming to both the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, and a special livestream presentation was used to reveal gameplay footage and new features.

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Dragon Quest XI confirmed for US release in 2018

Dragon Quest XI confirmed for US release in 2018

This weekend sees the release of Dragon Quest XI in Japan — where the debut of any new DQ game is a huge event — and with it finally comes news about the western release from developer Square Enix. A video with an announcement directly from Dragon Quest creator/designer Yuji Horii was shared, revealed that work has already begun on localizing Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age into English.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 to include Toy Story, will launch in 2018

Kingdom Hearts 3 to include Toy Story, will launch in 2018

Disney's big D23 expo is being held in California this weekend, and game developer Square Enix was there to drop a big two-part bombshell announcement: The very, very long-awaited Kingdom Hearts 3 will finally be released on PS4 and Xbox One in 2018. The other half of the news, which is possibly even more exciting, is that the world of Pixar's Toy Story will be coming to the massively popular RPG.

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Tokyo RPG Factory’s LOST SPHEAR is a JRPG spin on a familiar plot

Tokyo RPG Factory’s LOST SPHEAR is a JRPG spin on a familiar plot

Although it has had its fair share of loyal fans and players all over the world, JRPGs, a genre that pundits argue is a misnomer, have recently experience a resurgence in popularity. That's partly due to the wealth of "retro" indie games as well as a sort of counter-culture against the graphically sophisticated but sometimes mind-numbing button-mashing of modern games. Sensing a potential lucrative market, Square Enix formed Tokyo RPG Factory to blend JRPG tropes with modern gaming systems, as can be seen with the studio's second title: LOST SPHEAR.

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Square Enix brings back the Surprise Box in time for Spring

Square Enix brings back the Surprise Box in time for Spring

Subscription boxes have become quite the fad but not everyone actually wants random physical trinkets that pile up. Some, like gamers, prefer to go digital. Square Enix once had such an offering that blended the random whimsical fun of subscription boxes with its digital titles and now that “box” is making a comeback. The Square Enix Surprise Box has returned to keep you occupied this Spring season. Presuming, of course, you get lucky and don’t own any of the surprise games already.

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Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age is getting a $200 special edition

Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age is getting a $200 special edition

This July will see the release of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age on PlayStation 4. An HD remaster of the PS2's FF12, the game will feature updated graphics and the titular Zodiac Job system that was exclusive to the Japanese version, along with other small improvements that come with running on current-gen hardware. To celebrate the re-release of the acclaimed 2006 title, developer Square Enix has announced an exclusive, and pricey, collector's edition.

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Tomb Raider reboot comes to Android, exclusive to SHIELD TV

Tomb Raider reboot comes to Android, exclusive to SHIELD TV

Who said Android couldn’t have triple-A games? Well, technically some Android devices, specifically NVIDIA’s SHIELD devices, can, but through GeForce NOW or GameStreaming. Given hardware constraints, it just isn’t possible to have native, resource-intensive games on Android. Or is it? Square Enix and NVIDIA certainly don’t think so. Showing off both Square Enix’s development chops as well as the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TVs powerful hardware, the two have made the 2013 reboot of Tomb Raider available natively on Android, though limited only to the NVIDIA SHIELD.

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First Final Fantasy 15 DLC episode detailed, multiplayer on the way

First Final Fantasy 15 DLC episode detailed, multiplayer on the way

Now that Final Fantasy XV has been out for a few months, developer Square Enix is finally offering up some details on the game's first major DLC expansion. Titled "Episode Gladiolus," the add-on will be released on March 28th, and it will be included in the FF15 season pass, or purchased individually for $5. Separately, news also surfaced about the game's upcoming multiplayer mode, which is due to be introduced as part of another update down the road.

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New Final Fantasy 7 Remake images revealed

New Final Fantasy 7 Remake images revealed

The long-awaited and eagerly-anticipated remake of Final Fantasy VII still has a way to go in terms of development, but at least developer Square Enix is revealing that progress is being made. At the 2017 MAGIC (Monaco Anime Game International Conference) event, director Tetsuya Nomura showed off two new screenshots of gameplay, as well as a new image from Kingdom Hearts 3.

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Square Enix and Marvel are teaming up to make an Avengers game

Square Enix and Marvel are teaming up to make an Avengers game

In most cases, Marvel's video games efforts have been focused on the mobile space. That might all be changing, however, as Marvel and Square Enix announced a new partnership today. This team up will see the creation of multiple games, but the first title up will be centered around Marvel's superhero group The Avengers.

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Mobius Final Fantasy coming to Steam with FF VII Remake crossover

Mobius Final Fantasy coming to Steam with FF VII Remake crossover

Square Enix has tried to bring original Final Fantasy titles to mobile, but none has made it prouder than Mobius Final Fantasy. Raking in downloads and mostly (though not completely) positive remarks, the game brings a smidgen of some modern (read: 3D) FF elements in handheld servings. Now it wants to share that joy with PC gamers as it brings Mobius Final Fantasy to Steam in less than two weeks. And to further sweeten the pot, it is making a “collaboration” with the Final Fantasy VII Remake.

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Mobile apps and games on sale to fill your stockings

Mobile apps and games on sale to fill your stockings

For some overly excited people, they are just counting down the hours to the festivities. But why waste your time looking back and again at your watch when you can spend it shopping for apps and games instead. And maybe play those games while you’re at it. Unsurprisingly, it’s the season for sales and promos and you’re going to find a lot of them around. To help you get started, here are some of our top picks as well as some publisher lists to get you started. While most are for Android, be on the lookout for magical iOS links as well.

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