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Square Enix: Vagrant Story to Hit PSN on December 22, 2009

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261w ago - Today Square Enix announced that their classic RPG adventure, Vagrant Story, is set to hit Sony's PlayStation Store across European and PAL territories just in time for the holidays on December 22, 2009.

Priced at €5.99, Vagrant Story originally gained critical acclaim on its launch receiving a full 40/40 from Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu.

Long famed for its dark narrative, unique battle system and atmospheric 3D world it has since been regarded as a true RPG classic.

To quote Square Enix's description for the title: "As the VKP's (Valendia Knights of the Peace) elite Riskbreaker, Ashley Riot, you must pursue a group of cultists into a deserted city of Lea Monde in an attempt to rescue the kidnapped son of a Valendian dignitary. But all is not as it seems, and everything you once believed will soon be called into question as you contend not only with the cultists, but rival political factions, the city's restless fallen, and your own dark memories."

Larry Sparks, Vice President of Brands for the PAL Region of Square Enix Ltd. comments, "Vagrant Story is one of only a handful of games to be honoured with Famitsu's highest possible score and it's a great pleasure to be releasing the game in Europe.

For the first time in years Vagrant Story...
 

Square Enix Launches Final Fantasy XIV Beta Sign Ups

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261w ago - With Final Fantasy XIII now released in Japan, Square Enix has just opened up Final Fantasy XIV Beta sign ups along with an official [Register or Login to view links].

All individuals are invited to apply, regardless of their past MMORPG experience.

The official Final Fantasy XIV Beta Web site indicates that the recruitment is currently for the Windows version of FF14 only, however, a PS3 version will follow on a later date according to [Register or Login to view links], to quote:

"When the TGS09 trailer for Final Fantasy XIV hit the Web, there was a disclaimer about a beta test at the very end of the video. In the past it was stated that there would be no beta test for the PS3 version of XIV."

Those interested can sign up at their [Register or Login to view links] or [Register or Login to view links] Web site accordingly. Cheers!
 

Video: Square Enix Releases Final Final Fantasy XIII Trailer

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264w ago - Today Square Enix has [Register or Login to view links] the final Final Fantasy XIII trailer (below) for Sony's PS3 and Microsoft's XBox 360 console.

This last trailer showcases some footage not seen before, and really sets the game up for next the 3 weeks until its launch in Japan on December 17, 2009.

For those curious, it's heading to Europe and North America on March 9, 2010.

To quote: "Square-Enix has just released the final Final Fantasy XIII trailer. Showcasing never before witnessed segments, this is the final trailer set to be released before the official release in Japan in just three short weeks.

With everything leading up to the launch, Square-Enix certainly went out with a bang with the trailer.

Some of the trailer features previous footage from older trailers, but a lot of the content is new. With, what appears to be an emotional story, Final Fantasy XIII should be one of the most emotional entries of the legendary saga."




 

Square Enix Confirms Just Cause 2 to Arrive in March, 2010

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264w ago - Developed by Avalanche Studios and using the proprietary Avalanche 2.0 Engine, Just Cause 2 features over 1000Km (400miles) of South East Asian island paradise in one of the richest, most realistic game worlds ever seen.

Snow-capped mountains, sun-kissed beaches, dense jungle and arid deserts create a stunning backdrop for a unique and compelling take on open-world gameplay.

Press Release: Square Enix London Studios, a part of Square Enix Europe, today announces that the anticipated action sequel to 2006's top-selling Just Cause will release in-stores on March 23rd, 2010, in North America and March 26th, 2010, in Europe, Middle East, and Australasia.

"Just Cause 2 offers the freedom to explore and tackle the world in any way you choose", said Lee Singleton, General Manager of Square Enix London Studios.

"The grapple and the parachute mechanic will change the way you play open-world games, allowing players to be in the air in seconds, tackling missions from above and using the aerial advantage. If you prefer to stay on solid ground, the choices offered by the grapple are limited only by your imagination."

As Rico Rodriguez, the Agency's most powerful weapon, players must take on the island of Panau and its military regime in order to track down Rico's...
 

Square Enix to Provide Eidos with Deus Ex 3 Cinematics

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264w ago - Square Enix Japan has confirmed today that they has bee working with Eidos Montreal in the development of Deus Ex 3.

Stephane D'Astous from Eidos has commented, to quote:

"Deus Ex 3 is going to be the first project which will be a concrete product of joint effort between Square Enix and Eidos," said D'Astous.

"The cinematics–by which I mean any CGI pre-rendered cinematics – are going to be done in Tokyo by Square Enix, and that's going to be amazing."

"We already have some pre-visualisations," continued D'Astous. "The people in Tokyo are just so glad to work on it; this is the first project for them that's a non-Final Fantasy title– they even want to work on Thief 4 too, so everyone is really excited."

Well it looks like this might be another game to be tracking down before its released.

xploz1on out.
 
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