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Earlier this year during the Dragon Quest 35th anniversary livestream Square Enix has announced Dragon Quest X Offline, an offline version of Dragon Quest X Online. During the Tokyo Game Show 2021 special about Dragon Quest X Offline, Square Enix has announced the release date.

Dragon Quest X Offline will be released on 22 February 2022 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. Still there are no plans to release the game outside of Japan.

Below you can watch the release date announcement trailer.

Square Enix

During the Square Enix Presents Tokyo Game Show 2021 livestream Square Enix has announced that Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin will be released on 18 March 2022 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC via the Epic Games Store. This action RPG is currently in developed in collaboration with Team Ninja, creators of Ninja Gaiden and Nioh.

Join Jack and his allies as they throw open the gates to the Chaos Shrine and step into a world of dark fantasy and exhilarating battles to discover if they are truly the Warriors of Light the prophecy foretold.

During the livestream Square Enix also announced the release of Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Trial Version 2, an expansion of the first trial that was released in June. Players can explore an additional stage of the game, the Refrin Wetlands, alongside a new ally, experience new playstyles in battle with the addition of multiple new jobs, and fight against an array of new enemies. This will also be the first opportunity for players to sample the game’s multiplayer function.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin screenshot Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin screenshot Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin screenshot

The trial version will be available untill 11 October 2021. Like with the first trial version, you can provide feedback to the development team by filling in the survey.

You can now pre-order the game at the official website. You can watch the release date announcement trailer on YouTube (since the video has an age restriction).

Square Enix

Square Enix has announced a brand new IP during Square Enix Presents Tokyo Game Show 2021 called Dungeon Encounters, a single-player dungeon explorarion RPG.

An otherworldly labyrinth has suddenly appeared on the outskirts of a quiet town. Make clever use of your abilities to chart the depths, overcome obstacles and defeat your foes in thrilling battles! During your expeditions, you'll discover rare and powerful items, meet lost adventurers who might just become new allies, and come face-to-face with deadly monsters. Do you have what it takes to overcome the numerous trials that await you and discover the dungeon's secrets?

The game is directed by Hiroyuki Ito, the creator of the Active Time Battle system in the Final Fantasy series. The producer is Hiroaki Kato (Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age). The characters are designed by Ryoma Ito and the soundtrack by Final Fantasy veteran Nobuo Uematsu.

Dungeon Encounters will be released digitally on 14 October 2021 on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam. The official website can be found here and below you can view the announcement trailer.

Square Enix

Recently Square Enix has announced their line-up for the Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online, which will take place from 23 September 2020 to 27 September 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be online only.

Here's the list:

On Square Enix's website you can find the full schedule. Everything will streamed on YouTube, Twitch and Niconico. Also on 24 September at 22:00 JST (15:00 CEST / 09:00 EDT / 06:00 PDT) Square Enix will do their show on the Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online channel.

Square Enix Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online line-up

Final Fantasy VII

Square Enix has revealed new gameplay footage of Final Fantasy VII Remake during the Final Fantasy VII Remake Special Stage at the PlayStation at Tokyo Game Show 2019.

Here's a recap of the information shared during the live show:

It started off with Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase taking to the stage to explain how combat works in the game. For a full explanation, we recommend checking out our E3 presentation from earlier this year here: https://youtu.be/RU3TVZ5vWZc

We got a glimpse at both "Easy" and "Normal" modes from the in-game option menus, and Kitase-san then showed us a new combat mode, named "Classic Mode".

In the original Final Fantasy VII, you would wait around until the ATB Gauge fills up, and then select a move to initiate your attack. With Classic Mode in Final Fantasy VII Remake the team have re-created the same style of play!

In standard modes, the ATB Gauge fills up by repeatedly attacking your enemy, but in Classic Mode this aspect of gameplay is handled automatically. The player does not need to do anything and the character fights automatically, charging up their ATB Gauge.

So anyone playing Final Fantasy VII Remake in Classic Mode does not have to worry about the action side of the combat system, and can instead focus on selecting commands, making it possible to play Final Fantasy VII Remake as if it were a classic menu-based RPG!

After showing off combat in Final Fantasy VII Remake, Kitase-san introduced one of the elements we first saw in the Final Fantasy VII Remake TGS Trailer a few days ago - the Squats mini-game, and our presenter did an amazing job of playing!

Finally, we got a closer look at one of the boss fights in the game. In this segment we saw Cloud, Tifa and Aerith take on Aps in the sewers of Midgar.

Aerith's standard attacks are long-ranged, and pressing the Triangle button uses her unique character ability "Tempest". Her Holy Circle ability creates an area in the battlefield, and any spell used within the area is cast repeatedly.

During this boss battle, Cloud had the Ifrit Summon Materia equipped. And because of this, Cloud's attacks caused his Summon Gauge to eventually fill up completely over time...

With a full Summon Gauge we saw Cloud summon Ifrit, who remained on the battlefield. Summons are typically controlled by the AI, but we saw Cloud spend his ATB charges to make Ifrit use his unique abilities, such as Flare Burst and Crimson Dive!

Ifrit remained on the battlefield fighting until Cloud's Summon Gauge depleted, at which point Ifrit unleashed his ultimate attack: Hellfire!

Each character can equip up to one Summon Materia each, and while playing Final Fantasy VII Remake it'll be up to the player to decide which Summon to equip, depending on the battlefield and enemy!

You can watch the footage below:

  • 8:38 - 25:40: No. 1 Reactor
  • 31:05 - 32:20: Squats mini-game
  • 34:40 - 39:54: Aps boss battle

Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released on 3 March 2020 on PlayStation 4.

Final Fantasy VII

Square Enix has revealed the Tokyo Game Show 2019 trailer of Final Fantasy VII Remake. The trailer shows familiar faces, area's and gameplay scenes.

Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released on 3 March 2020 on PlayStation 4.

Square Enix

Tokyo Game Show 2019 Square Enix has recently announced their line-up for the Tokyo Game Show 2019 that will take place next week (12 till 15 September) in Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.

  • Dragon Quest X: Ibara no Miko to Horobi no Kami Online (PlayStation 4, Switch, Wii U, 3DS, PC) – Mega Theater, Stage
  • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition (Switch) – Playable, Mega Theater, Stage
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (PlayStation 4) – Playable, Mega Theater
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online (PlayStation 4, PC, Mac) – Playable, Mega Theater, Stage
  • Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius (iOS, Android, PC) – Studio
  • Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition (PlayStation 4, Switch, iOS, Android) – Playable, Mega Theater, Stage
  • Imperial SaGa: Eclipse (PC Browser, Smartphone Browser) – Mega Theater, Stage
  • Marvel’s Avengers (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Stadia) – Mega Theater, Stage
  • Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent (iOS, Android) – Mega Theater
  • Romancing SaGa 3 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PS Vita, PC, iOS, Android) – Mega Theater, Stage
  • Romancing SaGa Re: Universe (iOS, Android) – Stage
  • Star Ocean: First Departure R (PlayStation 4, Switch) – Mega Theater, Stage
  • Trials of Mana (PlayStation 4, Switch, PC) – Mega Theater, Stage
  • Tropico 6 (PlayStation 4) – Mega Theater, Studio
  • War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius (iOS, Android) – Mega Theater

Only 4 games that are playable. Comparing to previous years that's low.

Final Fantasy XV

Tetsuya Nomura has been replaced by Hajime Tabata, director of Final Fantasy Type-0 (HD), as director of Final Fantasy XV. The reason for this switch is that Tetsuya Nomura has been working on the original concept for the story and universe and he has also created the characters. Since the development of Final Fantasy XV has come so far, Nomura’s work is pretty much all in place. He has been moved on to work on other projects and make games that only he could do, like Kingdom Hearts III.

Final Fantasy XV screenshot

The special playable demo that will be available for download with the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is called Final Fantasy XV - Episode Duscae and takes place near the beginning of the game. Only certain elements will be different from the final game, since this is a demo and Square Enix wants you to get hands on with a unique first-play experience that will be able to give you a better feeling for the game as a whole. 

With this announcements Square Enix has also revealed the Tokyo Game Show 2014 of Final Fantasy XV. Enjoy! 

Final Fantasy Type-0

It was already leaked yesterday that Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will contain a demo of Final Fantasy XV and now it has been officially confirmed by Square Enix. Also the release dates have been announced. The game will be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One first in North America on 17 March 2015, secondly in Japan on 19 March 2015 and Europe one day later on 20 March 2015.

Together with this annoucement, Square Enix has also released the Tokyo Game Show 2014 trailer of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD that shows some of the games battle system and a part of the worldview.

Square Enix

Square Enix has revealed their line-up for the Tokyo Game Show 2014 that will take place from 18 till 21 September. Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD are the big absentees this year.

Tokyo Game Show 2014Playable

  • Bravely Second (Nintendo 3DS);
  • Chaos Rings III (PlayStation Vita, iOS, Android);
  • Deadman's Cross (PlayStation Vita, iOS, Android);
  • Dragon Quest IV (iOS, Android);
  • Dragon Quest VIII (iOS, Android);
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4);
  • Final Fantasy Explorers (Nintendo 3DS);
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX (PlayStation 3).

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  • 3594e (iOS);
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One);
  • Dragon Quest X (Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, PC);
  • Dragon Quest Monster Paradise (PC);
  • Dragon Quest Monsters (iOS, Android);
  • Final Fantasy VII G-Bike (iOS, Android);
  • Gunslinger Stratos 2 (Arcade);
  • Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur (iOS, Android);
  • Seiken Densetsu: Rise of Mana (PlayStation Vita);

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