106w ago - Square Enix Marketing Manager Jem Alexander has unveiled the upcoming Ezio Costume coming to Final Fantasy XIII-2 on the PlayStation 3 entertainment system today.
To quote: We're excited to announce a partnership with Ubisoft which is allowing us to offer a special costume for FINAL FANTASY XIII-2′s male protagonist, Noel, as downloadable content.
He will be able to dress up as the master assassin from the latest Assassin's Creed game, Assassin's Creed: Revelations. As you can see above, Ezio Auditore's costume has been lovingly recreated for Noel.
We'll be announcing the release date of this DLC at another time, but we thought you'd like to get a sneak peek at it ahead of time. For more information on FINAL FANTASY XIII-2, check out theSquare Enix Blog.
110w ago - Square Enix Product Manager Charles McCarter has announced news today of their upcoming Winter of RPGs Campaign on PlayStation Network, which includes popular titles Chrono Cross, Final Fantasy V, and Final Fantasy VI.
To quote: I'm here to announce Square Enix's "Winter of RPGs" campaign.
In some parts of North America, winter seems to have gotten an early head start. And while that brings a lot of headaches for those who have to contend with ice and snow, it's also a perfect time for us to announce our latest group of titles coming to PSN.
So, while you're staying inside and out of the cold, icky weather, why not fire up your PS3 and play some classic RPGs? We've got some great games lined up to get you through the cold days ahead.
So what's up first? Some of you may have noticed my responses to reader comments in my last column. And even last week, readers of "The Drop" were asking when we'd see this particular title arrive.
Well, get ready to travel not through time, but through alternate realities when Chrono Cross releases. Join Serge as he finds himself in a world where he died as a young child, meets the enigmatic thief Kid, and goes on a quest for the artifact known as the Frozen Flame!
The sequel to Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross delivers...
114w ago - Square Enix Marketing Manager Jem Alexander has unveiled their first PlayStation Vita game today, entitled Army Corps Of Hell as seen in the demo video below!
To quote: Army Corps of Hell is our first game for the PlayStation Vita. In the game you will control the King of Hell, who has been banished and is seeking to reclaim his throne with the help of an army of goblin soldiers.
Army Corps of Hell is being developed by Entersphere and will feature plenty of dark humour as you venture further into the depths of Hell.
With Army Corps of Hell we're taking full advantage of the Vita's unique features; you can use the rear touch pad to play a rhythm based mini-game and heal your troops.
The game also includes a crafting system and a leveling system to improve and equip your goblin soldiers to expand their skills and abilities. Want some rare items? Team up with some friends via ad-hoc multiplayer and take on tougher monsters.
You can expect to see Army Corps of Hell available for the PlayStation Vita in 2012.
We'll have more information in the coming months before launch, so keep an eye on the Square Enix Blog for any...
115w ago - Today Square Eniz Product Manager Charles McCarter has confirmed that Chrono Trigger will be hitting PSN on October 4, 2011 in North America.
To quote: What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words "Chrono Trigger?" I'm sure a lot of things, but I bet the first thing on your mind right now is "When can I get it?"
We're happy to confirm that Chrono Trigger is coming to the PSN in North America on October 4th. That's right- in just a few days, you'll be able to visit (or re-visit, as I'm sure is the case for many of you) one of the most hilarious and unique casts of characters ever assembled in an RPG:
Crono: The spiky-haired, stoic protagonist who finds himself wrapped up in events beyond his control. He's pretty good with a katana and doesn't run from a fight.
Marle: The requisite princess, but she's no ordinary princess. How many princesses do you know that wield a crossbow?
Lucca: Chrono's best friend since they were little kids. Oh, and she's a supergenius who invents things such as the teleporter that starts your journey through time.
Frog: A knight from the middle ages, Frog is a man who has been cursed and turned into a giant anthropomorphic...
Similar to the White Final Fantasy 13 PS3 Bundle, the Final Fantasy XIII-2 PlayStation 3 Lightning Edition version 2 console's character design is also done by Tetsuya Nomura.
To quote from Andriasang.com (linked above): "Square Enix announced today a final release date of December 15 for Final Fantasy XIII-2. Both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game will be priced ¥7,980.
The PS3 version will also be released as part of a hardware bundle called 'PlayStation 3 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Lightning Edition Ver. 2.' Priced ¥37,960, this includes a 320 gigabyte hard drive.
Overseas, the game will be released in North America and Asia on January 31. The European release is set for February 3. Square Enix did not say if the special PS3 will be released outside of Japan."