News items tagged with square enix

‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has announced the nominees for the 16th annual Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain (D.I.C.E.) Awards. Leading the pack this year is thatgame...

By Jeff Schille on 22 June 2018
Tomb Raider Writer Wants More Diversity in Games

Tomb Raider Writer Wants More Diversity in Games

Rhianna Pratchett, writer of Rise of the Tomb Raider, discusses her hope to see more diverse characters in video games and a change in how people look at female characters. Video games have come a...

By Sarah Fields on 21 June 2018
Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 Pre-Orders Get Free Game

Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 Pre-Orders Get Free Game

Video game fans who decide to pre-order Crystal Dynamics’ and Square Enix’s Rise of the Tomb Raider get the 2013 title starring Lara Croft absolutely free. With Rise of the Tomb Raider having fina...

By Kyle Sledge on 20 June 2018
Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 Release Date & VR Details

Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 Release Date & VR Details

Video game publisher Square Enix officially announces the release date of Rise of the Tomb Raider‘s PlayStation 4 version and confirms its support for PlayStation VR. Not long from now, Rise of the...

By Kyle Sledge on 20 June 2018
Uncharted Director Teases About Tomb Raider PS4 Box Art

Uncharted Director Teases About Tomb Raider PS4 Box Art

The creative director of Uncharted pokes fun at the similarity between the box art for Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Rise of the Tomb Raider on PS4. It was announced today that Rise o...

By Weston Albert on 20 June 2018
Rise of the Tomb Raider's Next Expansion Release Date

Rise of the Tomb Raider's Next Expansion Release Date

Microsoft and developer Crystal Dynamics officially announce the release date for Rise of the Tomb Raider‘s forthcoming expansion materials for this month. According to Microsoft and Crystal Dynami...

By Kyle Sledge on 20 June 2018
Why Volition Didn't Make a New Saints Row

Why Volition Didn't Make a New Saints Row

Although Saints Row the franchise lasted for four entries (and one spin-off), it felt like the series really only came into its own with Saints Row The Third. The 4th game (originally meant to...

By Anthony Taormina on 19 June 2018
E3 2018: Biggest Games Rumored for the Show

E3 2018: Biggest Games Rumored for the Show

There’s a reason why gamers look forward to E3 every year. Not only does the show give fans a chance to learn more about already-announced titles, but it’s also used by video game companies to shoc...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 June 2018
Nominees Announced for 2012 Canadian Videogame Awards

Nominees Announced for 2012 Canadian Videogame Awards

The third annual Canadian Videogame Awards takes place in less than a month and the nominees for this year’s awards were unveiled earlier this week. With a growing presence of developers in Canada,...

By Rob Keyes on 15 June 2018
First ‘Mass Effect’ Now ‘Assassin’s Creed’, ‘Final Fantasy 13-2’ Getting More DLC

First ‘Mass Effect’ Now ‘Assassin’s Creed’, ‘Final Fantasy 13-2’ Getting More DLC

Despite fans feeling like developer Square Enix was pushing it with their Mass Effect themed DLC costumes for Final Fantasy XIII-2 they’re apparently at it again with another popular game series...

By Anthony Taormina on 15 June 2018
Hitman: Absolution (Attack of the Saints)

Hitman: Absolution (Attack of the Saints)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb_Gpqoc1wQ Be warned, this trailer for Hitman: Absolution is not very suitable for work. (NSFW). It’s been a little over a year now since IO Interactive and...

By Tyler Schirado on 15 June 2018
Our 25 Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Our 25 Most Anticipated Games of 2012

While we live for looking forward to what new games come out each year, we dread the overwhelming process of  picking only a select few to rank as our most anticipated. Starting with a lis...

By Rob Keyes on 15 June 2018
‘Hitman: Absolution’ Director: Only 5th of Gamers Will See Final Level

‘Hitman: Absolution’ Director: Only 5th of Gamers Will See Final Level

While most gamers will believe this to be an egregious sin and would never ever think of letting it happen, there are a lot of players that don’t finish games — any of them. They are engaged for...

By Anthony Taormina on 15 June 2018
Hitman: Absolution (Contracts)

Hitman: Absolution (Contracts)

httpv://youtu.be/f-Hy-Q1qKos An integral part of the multiplayer experience of many games these days is the ability to craft your own gameplay scenarios, create modes, or even manufacture a complete...

By Anthony Taormina on 15 June 2018
This May Be First Teaser Concept Art for ‘Hitman 6’

This May Be First Teaser Concept Art for ‘Hitman 6’

Agent 47 is back and he’s not going anywhere. After attempting to absolve himself of guilt in Hitman: Absolution (read our review) and getting deeply personal, the future of the bald bio-engineer...

By Rob Keyes on 14 June 2018
Square Enix Booth Impressions

Square Enix Booth Impressions

Square Enix has a very, very full booth at this year’s E3. Everything from action-adventure to role-playing, puzzle, and stealth, games were pouring out of every corner of the publisher’s massive...

By Curt Hutson on 14 June 2018
Hitman: Absolution

Hitman: Absolution

Beginning in 2000, IO Interactive developed Hitman video games for release every two years, until 2006 when the series came to a halt after the release of Hitman: Blood Money (and the terrible Hi...

By Rob Keyes on 14 June 2018
Final Fantasy 15 Art Director Leaves Square Enix

Final Fantasy 15 Art Director Leaves Square Enix

Final Fantasy 15 art director Yusuke Naora has left Square Enix after 24 years, and will shift into an independent role while still collaborating on designs with the company. Many fans had marked...

By Alexander Pan on 18 May 2018
Dragon Quest 7: Fragments of the Forgotten Past Review

Dragon Quest 7: Fragments of the Forgotten Past Review

Dragon Quest 7: Fragments of the Forgotten Past is an engaging remake of a well-liked classic that brings some much needed paint and portability to the overly long game. In 2016, gamers have becom...

By Riley Little on 09 April 2018
Final Fantasy 15 Gameplay Video: See First 40 Minutes

Final Fantasy 15 Gameplay Video: See First 40 Minutes

Square Enix’s livestream event at this week’s EGX in London shows off the first 40 minutes of Final Fantasy 15, revealing some finer details about combat and exploration. If Final Fantasy 15 is tru...

By Cody Gravelle on 09 April 2018
Lara Croft Movie Actress Has Played The Game Series

Lara Croft Movie Actress Has Played The Game Series

Academy Award-winning actress Alicia Vikander, star of the upcoming Tomb Raider movie reboot, admits to playing the games in secret during her childhood. Ever since Hollywood turned its eye onto vi...

By Alexander Pan on 09 April 2018
Final Fantasy 15: How to Unlock the Secret Dungeon

Final Fantasy 15: How to Unlock the Secret Dungeon

Final Fantasy 15 hides plenty of secrets, but one hidden dungeon gives players an experience unlike anything else in the game, and here’s how to find it. Most of the dungeons players will encounte...

By Curt Hutson on 09 April 2018
Tomb Raider Movie Casts Its Lara Croft

Tomb Raider Movie Casts Its Lara Croft

Warner Bros. and MGM finally cast Lara Croft in their hotly anticipated reboot of the Tomb Raider film franchise, opting to select an actress that’s sure to excite fans. It would seem that video ga...

By Riley Little on 09 April 2018
6 Gaming Splits Bigger Than Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

6 Gaming Splits Bigger Than Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

Breakups aren’t reserved for couples, celebrity or not, with plenty of blockbuster splits in the gaming industry making massive headlines and leaving their mark on the medium. Despite what many may...

By Riley Little on 09 April 2018
Rise of the Tomb Raider Sells Over 1 Million Copies

Rise of the Tomb Raider Sells Over 1 Million Copies

Microsoft reports Square Enix’s and Crystal Dynamics’ Rise of the Tomb Raider selling over 1 million copies since its release for the Xbox One on November 10 last year. According to a recent holida...

By Kyle Sledge on 09 April 2018
Rise of the Tomb Raider PC Deals

Rise of the Tomb Raider PC Deals

Update 2/1: Rise of the Tomb Raider is now discounted by 10% off at Steam Store. Incredibly, GMG is matching the deal, making the game only $40.50 (total of 32% off). Remember all the confusion las...

By Dealzon on 09 April 2018
Rise of the Tomb Raider Wins WGA Award for Writing

Rise of the Tomb Raider Wins WGA Award for Writing

At this year’s Writers Guild Awards, Crystal Dynamics’ and Square Enix’s Rise of the Tomb Raider wins the “Outstanding Achievement in Video Game Writing” award. Rise of the Tomb Raider was up again...

By Kyle Sledge on 09 April 2018
Rise of the Tomb Raider For PC Beating Xbox One Sales

Rise of the Tomb Raider For PC Beating Xbox One Sales

An official report reveals that Rise of the Tomb Raider has had far more success on the PC market than the Xbox One, selling many more copies in its first month. Months after its initial release fo...

By Sarah Fields on 09 April 2018
Dragon Quest Builders Review

Dragon Quest Builders Review

Square Enix takes a JRPG classic fuses it with elements of Minecraft in Dragon Quest Builders, creating a unique spin on the genre that enthralls even when it stumbles. The Dragon Quest franchise c...

By Cody Gravelle on 09 April 2018
Final Fantasy 15 Ending 'Way Different'

Final Fantasy 15 Ending 'Way Different'

Ray Chase, the voice actor for Final Fantasy 15 protagonist Noctis, tells Game Rant that the ending for Square Enix’s upcoming JRPG will be unlike any other Final Fantasy. At first glance, Final Fa...

By Cody Gravelle on 01 April 2018
Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 Release Date Leaks

Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 Release Date Leaks

The Italian GameStop website reveals a release date and pricing information for the PlayStation 4 version of the critically acclaimed Rise of the Tomb Raider. When Rise of the Tomb Raider was annou...

By Dalton Cooper on 01 April 2018
Final Fantasy 15 Review

Final Fantasy 15 Review

Final Fantasy 15 attempts to deliver an action-oriented RPG road trip that can please both old school fans and draw in fresh blood. It’s a tall order, but the bro-themed road trip pulls it off. Af...

By Denny Connolly on 01 April 2018
How Well Can Episodic Gaming Content Work?

How Well Can Episodic Gaming Content Work?

One writer sets out to explain how episodic content is becoming more commonplace within the gaming industry, and how it might not be the detriment it has been made out to be. The financial aspect o...

By Cody Gravelle on 01 April 2018
E3: New Game Trailers & Announcements [Roundup]

E3: New Game Trailers & Announcements [Roundup]

Watch ALL the new trailers and see ALL the new game announcements that came out of the E3 2014 press conferences.

By Rob Keyes on 21 June 2014