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After 24 years of the original release of Romancing SaGa 3 in Japan on the Super Famicom, the game is now available for the first time in the West digital on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Android and iOS.

Romancing Saga 3 gives players the freedom to forge their own path, choosing to play through eight different narratives led by eight protagonists, each with their own motives and unique personalities.

This HD Remaster features optimized graphics, a new dungeon called the ‘Phantom Maze’ to explore, a NEW GAME+ function and new storylines.

To celebrate the release, the game is now 20% off untill 4 December (1 December for the Nintendo Switch version).

Romancing SaGa 3 artwork

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Recently Square Enix has released an update for the PlayStation 4 version of Secret of Mana that updated the version to 1.02. The update will soon also be available for PlayStation Vita and PC version.

Here's the (huge) list of changes in this update:

  • Reduced the frequency of application errors
  • Fixed an error in which characters transition to a blacked-out screen
  • Fixed an error in which the character’s color changes
  • Fixed an error in which half of the screen goes dark
  • Fixed an error in which party members revived at zero HP
  • Fixed an error in which conversations would not finish on certain maps
  • Fixed an error in which players slipped through floors on maps that are two floors
  • Fixed an error that stops enemy movement when using a combination of some attacks and magic
  • Fixed bow and arrow behavior in battles against some monsters
  • Added a guide display for the switch button on the Ring Command screen
  • Added an icon for the character currently using a ring on the Ring Command screen
  • Added an item effect display for Item Rings and the Ring Command screen

Secret of Mana HD has been released previous month and has received mixed reviews. The game seems to be rushed which results in numerous bugs from game freezes, crashes and other show-stopping bugs.

Secret of Mana artwork

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Today Square Enix has announced that a remake of Secret of Mana will be released on 15 February 2018 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Steam.

The remake will feature 3D graphics, Japanese voices, a new arranged soundtrack and local multiplayer where you can play the game with 2 other friends. Players who pre-order the game in the PlayStation Store will receive special character costumes: “Moogle Suit” for Randi, Primm and Popoi, “Tiger Two-Piece” for Primm and “Tiger Suit” for Randi and Popoi, as well as three avatars. Those who pre-purchase the game, or purchase the Day 1 Edition within one week of the launch on Steam, will receive the three costumes as well as a downloadable wallpaper. The remake will be available digital only for $ 39.99 / £ 29.99 / € 39.99.

Secret of Mana remake

Originally released as Seiken Densetsu 2 in Japan for the Super Famicom in 1993. In the west the game was known as Secret of Mana. In 2008 the original version was re-released on Wii's Virtual Console. In 2010 an enhanced port was released on iOS and Android in 2014.

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Dragon Quest Heroes II is already available in Japan since May and after that it became quiet if the game will hit the west, untill today. Square Enix has announced, via the official Twitter account of Dragon Quest, that Dragon Quest Heroes II will be released in North America on 25 April 2017 and Europe on 28 April 2017 on PlayStation 4.

Dragon Quest Heroes II is a hack & slash action-RPG developed by Omega Force and was also released in Japan on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. No suprise that Square Enix skipped these systems due to the lack of sales.

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World of Final Fantasy is now available worldwide on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita! After North America got the game on Tuesday and Japan yesterday, Europe got the game today.

In World of Final Fantasy, players will lead a pair of twins, Reynn and Lann, on their journey through the mysterious world of Grymoire on a search to rediscover their lost memories. In this peculiar place, the young heroes will encounter over 200 unique and wonderful creatures, known as Mirages, and a whole host of legendary Final Fantasy characters. With an all-new battle system, players will capture customise and evolve their Mirages - stacking them up to defeat even the most ferocious of foes!

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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.

Final Fantasy XV

Last Friday Square Enix Presents featured the first Active Time Report with the latest news and footage of games that are currently in development. The first report was dedicated to Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and Final Fantasy XV.

The stream starts of with Shinji Hashimoto greeting everybody welcome. After that a message from Hajime Tabata is showed where he apologies for the delay of Final Fantasy Agito+, the PlayStation Vita version of the original game which was originally scheduled for release on 15 January 2015.

Next item is Final Fantasy Type-0 HD where footage is shown about the characters with French text and English voices (footage shown on Paris Games Week).

For the Final Fantasy XV part of the stream Yasuyuki Matsunami, map director, and Yusuke Naora, art director, joins the stream to show exploration footage of Noctis and team through the Duscae region. Later also Tech Demo #1 is showed with the current build of Luminous Studio engine version 1.4.

The next Active Time Report will be streamed during Jump Festa which takes place on 20 and 21 December.

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At the E3 it was revealed that Final Fantasy Type-0 will get a HD version on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. During PAX an interviewer of IGN asked Hajime Tabata, director of the game, asked why it isn't coming to PlayStation Vita. Tabata's answer a bit vague, but he kept circling around to the idea of his excitement of finally being able to play through the portable game on the big screen, on new hardware, and the fact that it’ll now be able to get out to a much wider audience.

Tabata assured that Final Fantasy Type-0 will be a full retail game and that is it currently about 80% done.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD logo

You can read the full article on IGN.com.

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Sony Computer Entertainment has announced today that they are selling all their 9,520,000 Square Enix shares to a company called SMBC Nikko Securities. This will generate an income of 15.3 billion yen, around $ 150 million USD / € 108 million which will be marked down Sony's financial report for the year ending 31st March 2015. 

Sony is lately in severe financial weather and this is a financial boost for the company. This marks the seperation of a long partnership that resulted in a strong presence of the Final Fantasy series on PlayStation hardware over the years.

What the exact reason is for the sale is unknown.

17-04 Update: Sale price was incorrect and has been updated after Sony's announcement.

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