May 2008

Here you can find news items that were posted on Hell and Heaven Net in the past.

Yesterday Square Enix has announced that they will release the Zenithia Trilogy, which includes Dragon Quest IV, Dragon Quest V and Dragon Quest VI across the United States and Europe for the Nintendo DS. The games will carry subtitles and those will be Chapters of the Chosen, The Hand of the Heavenly Bride and Realms of Reverie. The European version will not carry the number of the game like Square Enix did with Dragon Quest: Journey of the Cursed King.

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen will be released in the United States on 16 September and in Europe also that month.

While American Wii owners can play the game for a week now, the European Wii owners can now play it too, since the WiiWare service has been launched today. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King is now available for download for 1,500 Wii Points.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King is a city building game where you have to rebuild a kingdom from the ground.

Yoichi Wada, president of Square Enix, said that its considering taking stakes in game developers to combat rising competition from established game publishers. Square Enix is worried due to the recent news about take overs, like Electronic Arts, who wants to take over Take-Two.

"Economies of scale and breadth of scope are getting important. It may be a business alliance or it may be us taking a stake in others, but we need to go beyond traditional Square Enix. We face competition not only from Japanese videogame companies but from game companies worldwide. We also see some new players from outside the videogame industry coming in."

Wada also said he aims to boost the ratio of overseas videogame software sales among its total game software revenues to 80% in three years from about 50% now.

Source: Reuters

Square Enix has announced today that Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII will be released in Europe and other PAL territories on 20 June exclusive for the PlayStation Portable. At first the game was stated for a release this Spring, but it seems Square Enix delayed the game a bit. On the official website you can order the special edition of the game. More information of the game will follow soon. » Official European website

One week ago Square Enix has announced that they will release another compilation of Final Fantasy XI that has the latest expansion pack Wings of the Goddess together with the three another expansion packs.The package will be released for PC (Windows) and Xbox 360 in Europe on 23 May and is called Final Fantasy XI 2008 Edition.