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Square Enix: Final Fantasy XIII Could Be Delayed Further

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280w ago - In a meeting with Japanese press to discuss their financial forecast, Square Enix Holdings were quizzed about both Dragon Quest IX and Final Fantasy XIII.

Both are obviously huge titles from an investors standpoint, and the answers given weren't exactly endearing.

When asked specifically about whether Final Fantasy XIII will be released within this fiscal year, the following reply was given:

"God knows. ... Is the truth (laughs). I'll try!"

So, although the Final Fantasy XIII demo issued Winter 2009 as the prospective Japanese release date, it looks like it might not even appear until after April 2010. Definitely not good news for Western gamers.
 

Eidos & Square Enix Deal Details, Eidos to Retain Independence

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283w ago - Eidos will remain as an independent operation, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co.,Ltd., following the completion of the £84 million acquisition last week.

Phil Rogers will continue in his role as CEO of Eidos, reporting directly to Yoichi Wada, President and CEO Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. and Eidos will continue to focus on delivering on the clear strategy to leverage the company's franchises and develop world class games.

Also confirmed is that the 'Eidos' brand will continue to be the brand identity for the business.

Yoichi Wada, President and CEO, Square Enix Holdings Co.,Ltd., said:

"This is an exciting beginning to what I believe will be an incredible journey. I am very happy that Phil Rogers has agreed to lead Eidos in what I see as an international marriage between our two companies, a marriage that will give birth to great things. Eidos is a content rich company and a culturally significant business to the Square Enix group."

Phil Rogers, CEO, Eidos, said:

"This is a watershed moment for Eidos. We have the backing of an incredible company which believes in our strategy and our people.

In the Square Enix group, we have a parent company, which I have held in high respect...
 

Square Enix Releases Final Fantasy VII International on PSN Today

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286w ago - Play Final Fantasy VII on your PS3... now! Or play it on your PSP, even. That is, if you have a Japanese PSN account.

Today, Square Enix released Final Fantasy VII International on the PlayStation Network.

Final Fantasy VII International is how Square Enix re-released the new and improved American version in Japan on the PlayStation.

The [Register or Login to view links] featured improvements like on-screen arrows, an enhanced management system and an added cut scene that helped explain Cloud's past.

The Japanese language game is priced at „1,500 (US$14.93) on the PSN.

Game Description: The legendary classic, the origin of Advent Children and Crisis Core is finally here on the classic game archive. The unforgettable storyline, characters that are still loved by fans all over the world.

Experience it all over again, in Final Fantasy VII today.

About Switching Discs: The original PlayStation version of this title is compiled of several CD_ROMs and requires the switching of discs during gameplay.

If a message asking you to switch discs is displayed,...
 

First Screenshot and Details of New Square Enix Title Available

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286w ago - PlayStation: The Official Magazine has made available an exclusive screenshot (below) and details of a new and unannounced action game from Square Enix.

To quote: I checked my mailbox today and found that I received the NEWEST issue of Playstation: The Official Magazine in the mail! The best part? It has a EXCLUSIVE screenshot of the newest currently unannounced action game coming from Square Enix.

All the magazine said was that it's for a Square Enix action title and that they will have the EXCLUSIVE unveiling of the name of game, more images, and 'the first details of this brand-new property' next month. Hell yes!

'It's Square Enix, it's new' and you'll read about it first right here' is the closing statement. Hell yes!

Square Enix might have screwed us the past couple years... but things might be changing.. I'll update you with any information I can find!
 

Square Enix Delivers The Last Remnant to PC Users Via Steam

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292w ago - Today Square Enix announced that it will release it's popular RPG The Last Remnant via Steam on April 9, 2009.

Press Release: LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in North America (Square Enix), and Valve Corporation (Valve), a developer of leading-edge technologies and software, announced today an agreement to bring Square Enix titles to customers in North America via Steam®, Valve's leading platform for digital content distribution and management.

Beginning April 9, THE LAST REMNANT(TM) will be available for purchase via Steam, which makes PC games available online to more than 15 million users worldwide. An action RPG from the makers of the FINAL FANTASY® series, THE LAST REMNANT will be the first Square Enix game to utilize Steamworks and be distributed via Steam.

Square Enix will continue to add to its roster of games on Steam, providing users with instant access - after purchase, they can download the game immediately and start playing. Pricing will be announced at a later date.

"We are excited to offer the millions of Steam customers online access to Square Enix titles beginning with our major action RPG, THE LAST REMNANT," said John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of...
 
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