May 2022

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

Final Fantasy VII

During the Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier Official Broadcast #2: Half Anniversary Special livestream creative director Tetsuya Nomura said that Square Enix will share Final Fantasy VII 25th Anniversary related news this June.

Nomura did not say what game it will be about. Most likely Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis, a mobile game set for release this year. Back in January, in the previous livestream, Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase teased “And as for the Final Fantasy VII Remake news you’ve been waiting on, I think I’ll be able to share more this year… maybe…”. Let's hope next month more information will be released of Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is the first game that has reimagined the original Final Fantasy VII and is set in the place of Midgar. It was released back in 2020 on PlayStation 4. In 2021 an enhanced version was released on PlayStation 5 called Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade.

Final Fantasy VII 25th Anniversary logo

Square Enix

Square Enix has announced that they've made an agreement with Embracer Group to sell 3 Western studios for $ 300 million USD: Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montréal, and Square Enix Montréal. Also a catalogue of IPs will be transferred like Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief and Legacy of Kain.

Crystal Dynamics is known for the Tomb Raider series which received a reboot in 2013. They are currently working on a new Tomb Raider game which is developed with the Unreal Engine 5. Eidos Montréal has developed games like Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Square Enix Montréal is mostly known for the Go series like Hitman Go and Tomb Raider Go.

Embracer Group was previously known as Nordic Games and THQ Nordic and has acquired several companies in the past like Koch Media, Deep Silver and Gearbox.

Embracer Group

Square Enix said the transaction enables "the launch of new businesses by moving forward with investments in fields including blockchain, AI, and the cloud".