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Square Enix has announced that NieR: Automata, their upcoming action-RPG from PlatinumGames, will also be launched on Steam next to the PlayStation 4 version early 2017.

NieR: Automata is the sequel to the cult-hit NieR and was announced in 2015 at the Square Enix's E3 press conference. The game tells the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2 and their battle to reclaim a machine-driven dystopia overrun by powerful weapons known as machine lifeforms. First it was planned to be released in November, but Square Enix delayed the title due to concerns how the game might perform between other titles.

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Manabu Daishima, graphics designer at Square Enix, has passed away on 30 July while diving at the age of 45. He was found unconscious 30 meters offshore from the Izo Kaiyū Kōen Diving Center in Ito, Shizuoka prefecture.

Manabu Daishima has worked on several (classic) titles for Square (later Square Enix):

  • Final Fantasy IV (special thanks)
  • Romancing SaGa (monster design)
  • Secret of Mana (map graphics design)
  • Chrono Trigger (field graphics)
  • Final Fantasy VI: The Interactive CG game (graphic design)
  • Radical Dreamers (graphics)
  • SaGa Frontier (background graphics)
  • Parasite Eve (battle effects and staff credits)
  • Final Fantasy IX (field map designer)
  • Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (3D map and background design)
  • Final Fantasy XII (3D map and background design)
  • Seiken Densetsu 4 (background graphics)
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King (background graphics)
  • The 3rd Birthday (background graphics)

Our thoughts and condolences are with Daishima’s family and friends at this sad time.

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Today is the day that Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness is available in Europe after North America got the game last Tuesday. Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness is the fifth game in the main Star Ocean series developed by tri-Ace for the PlayStation 4 (and PlayStation 3 in Japan only).

The story takes place between Star Ocean: The Second Story and Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, taking place centuries after humans have left Earth for the distant Faykreed star system. The swordsman Fidel Camuze and his childhood friend, Miki Sauvester, set out to protect their village from being swallowed in the tides of civil unrest. Together with a diverse group of companions, Fidel and Miki are tasked with protecting the Kingdom of Resulia while also being drawn into battle with outside forces.

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After Final Fatasy XII: Zodiac Age and World of Final Fantasy, Square Enix and Disney have revealed today a new gameplay trailer for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue and announced that it will be available this December on PlayStation 4.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue includes the HD version of the Nintendo 3DS version of Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance, Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A fragmentary passage, which runs on the same engine as Kingdom Hearts III and KINGDOM HEARTS χ [chi] Back Cover, a new tale that sheds light on the mysterious foretellers.

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Squsre Enix has announced that World of Final Fantasy will be released on 25 October in North America and 28 October in Europe for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

In World of Final Fantasy, players lead a pair of twins, Reynn and Lann, through the land of Grymoire on a search to rediscover their lost memories. Throughout their adventure, players will collect, raise and battle adorable beings of classic Final Fantasy lore, including cactuar, chocobo and behemoth, to create customizable, strategic tower combinations to take on the most challenging of opponents.

Fans who preorder the day one edition of World of Final Fantasy will receive the legendary Sephiroth as a summon to aid them in battle.

With this announcement they've also released the E3 2016 trailer.

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Today, on the 30th anniversary of the Draqon Quest series, Square Enix has announced that they will release Dragon Quest Builders in North America and Europe this October. The game will be released on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita (digital only).

In Dragon Quest Builders players will use their creativity to gather and combine a variety of unique tools and materials in order to rebuild Alefgard, a realm destroyed by the menacing ruler of the monsters, the Dragonlord.

Seems to me this game is a clone of the Minecraft and Square Enix wants to take advantage of the hipe.

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Yesterday the first Star Log has been broadcasted on YouTube and Twitch about the upcoming Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, the fifth game in the Star Ocean series. During the stream the story trailer has been revealed and two characters profiles were shown from Fidel Camuze (the protagonist) and Miki Sauvester.

What also has been revealed is that Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness will feature dual audio. You can select Japanese and English voice overs and English subtitles.

Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness will be released in North America and Europe on PlayStation 4 this Summer. Japan will get the PlayStation 4 version on 31 March and the PlayStation 3 version on 28 April.

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After more than one year Final Fantasy Explorers is now finally available in the United States and Europe exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. Players can venture solo or in a party of up to four members via the Nintendo 3DS system’s wireless communication functions to collect materials and advance through dungeons. This all-new action role-playing adventure mixes beloved elements of the Final Fantasy franchise with modern battle mechanics. 

The world is on the brink of war over its reserves of crystals, the planet’s chief source of power. Players must band together to form an elite squad of Explorers on an island rich in crystals, braving hordes of monsters in hopes of conquering a newly discovered Grand Crystal – every Explorer’s dream.

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Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy V will be released on Steam on 24 September. Final Fantasy V was originally released in 1992 in Japan and weaves a classic tale of magic, monsters and friendship as players follow four unlikely heroes tied together by fate who embark on a journey to restore life to the world's four elemental crystals.

The Steam version will be based on the mobile version that was released in 2013 on iOS and Android and include the following features:

  • Veteran character designer, Kazuko Shibuya, has returned to recreate the characters and graphics from the Game Boy Advance version for an enhanced experience;
  • Updated controls and a newly optimized active-time battle system for an even more fluid PC experience;
  • ·A job and ability system featuring 26 unique classes that allows players to freely customize their four heroes to fit their unique play style;
  • The Sealed Temple, an additional dungeon originally featured in the 2006 version of Final Fantasy V for Game Boy Advance;
  • Enuo, an optional boss created by renowned designer Tetsuya Nomura;
  • Loads of obtainable Steam trading cards and achievements.

The Steam version will be available for $ 15.99 / £ 10.99 / € 14.49. Players who pre-order the game before launch will receive a 10% discount.

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Recently Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy Explorers, the action role playing game for the Nintendo 3DS that has been released in Japan last December, is coming to the west and will be released in North America on 26 January 2016 and Europe 29 January 2016.

Final Fantasy Explorers focuses on cooperative play with friends and utilizes a refined party system allowing Explorers to master over 20 new and familiar jobs—including Knight, Monk, Black Mage and White Mage—to defeat the realm’s mightiest monsters and even recruit them for battle. Players will have the ability to call upon the powers of eidolons like Ifrit and Bahamut, as well as transform into other legendary characters from the Final Fantasy series via the Trance feature.

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