Final Fantasy XV Release Date

Everything we learned about Final Fantasy XV at the big Uncovered event last night

By on March 31, 2016 at 8:05 AM.

Everything we learned about Final Fantasy XV at the big Uncovered event last night

Wednesday night was the night that Final Fantasy fans have waited fifteen years to experience. In 2006, Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy XV (née Final Fantasy Versus XIII) was in development. Ten years later, at the Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV event in California, a release date was revealed: September 30th, 2016.

But the release date was only one of more than a dozen announcements that the Square Enix team prepared. Read on to find out everything the company announced at its big spring event on March 30th.

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Hitman Review

The first ‘Hitman’ episode is a stunning, confident debut and I can’t wait for more

By on March 10, 2016 at 4:24 PM.

The first ‘Hitman’ episode is a stunning, confident debut and I can’t wait for more

I’m standing on a balcony, pistol drawn, waiting for the heat to die down. A photographer happened to see me knock out a male model and change into his clothes in broad daylight. Understandably frightened, she called to a nearby security guard, at which point I hightailed it back into the mansion and ran upstairs.

Not everyone had seen my disguise, so I managed to make it through the throngs of guests without being noticed. Unfortunately, as the guards began to spread the news that an intense-looking bald man was choking people into submission and undressing them, they started to search the mansion more thoroughly.

It didn’t take long before they stumbled upon the four or five other unconscious bodies I’d stashed in various lockers and side rooms. Needless to say, I’d failed my mission and it was time to start over. But the great thing about Hitman is that every failure feels like progress, as you learn more about the level every time you play.

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Dragon Quest Heroes PS4 Gameplay

Watch us play Dragon Quest Heroes, a new hack-and-slash action game on PS4

By on October 9, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

Watch us play Dragon Quest Heroes, a new hack-and-slash action game on PS4

There’s really only one game that everyone’s going to be talking about this weekend — a game that doesn’t even launch until next month — but an interesting collaboration from Square Enix and Tecmo Koei is slated to launch on Tuesday, and although I’ve only spent a couple of hours with it, I thought it was worth sharing my initial impressions. More →

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Final Fantasy XV Driving Gameplay Video

All I want to do is drive around in Final Fantasy XV’s enormous open world

By on August 31, 2015 at 5:10 PM.

All I want to do is drive around in Final Fantasy XV’s enormous open world

I haven’t stopped thinking about Final Fantasy XV ever since I played through the demo earlier this year. It has some kinks to work out, but development appears to be progressing as fast as we could hope from a Final Fantasy title. On Monday, Square Enix helped ease the pain of the long wait with a new gameplay video starring the game’s iconic car.

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Square Enix E3 2015 Live Stream

Square Enix’s huge E3 showcase starts at 1PM ET – stream live video right here!

By on June 16, 2015 at 12:55 PM.

Square Enix’s huge E3 showcase starts at 1PM ET – stream live video right here!

This is it. The last E3 2015 press conference before the show floor opens. Square Enix is hosting its own live event this year, which was originally scheduled to begin at the same time as Nintendo’s, but was eventually moved back. Now it will lead straight into the show… so it had better be great! More →

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Square Enix DirectX 12 Demo

Incredible DirectX 12 tech demo from Square Enix shows off the future of gaming

By on May 1, 2015 at 3:48 PM.

Incredible DirectX 12 tech demo from Square Enix shows off the future of gaming

Over the past several months, we’ve seen a few Unreal Engine 4 tech demos that have blown our minds, but they were just that – tech demos.

Walking around a stunningly modeled digital apartment is fascinating, but it’s not exactly my idea of an exhilarating video game concept, which is why I was thrilled to see Square Enix make an appearance at Microsoft Build to show off a DirectX 12 demo that looked unlike anything I’ve ever seen. More →

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Final Fantasy XV Gameplay Video

BGR plays Final Fantasy XV: Over an hour of gameplay from the long-awaited RPG

By on March 17, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

BGR plays Final Fantasy XV: Over an hour of gameplay from the long-awaited RPG

After being announced nearly a decade ago with a different name and under the control of a different director, Final Fantasy XV is finally playable. This week, Square Enix will launch Final Fantasy Type-0 HD in the United States, bringing with it a demo for the next numbered entry in the Final Fantasy series.

This demo is called Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae, and you can watch over an hour of footage from it below.

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Square Enix Humble Bundle

Tomb Raider, Hitman and Thief featured in the latest Humble Bundle

By on February 17, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

Tomb Raider, Hitman and Thief featured in the latest Humble Bundle

It’s tough to stay up to date on all of the best new games. You’ve only got so much time in the day, and you probably don’t have an unlimited budget to work with. That’s why Humble Bundle has become one of the most valuable tools on the Internet for frugal gamers who want to get caught up. More →

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Preview
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Preview

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris gives you the power to mess with your friends

By on October 12, 2014 at 12:05 PM.

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris gives you the power to mess with your friends

On Wednesday afternoon, I had the opportunity to demo a slate of upcoming games from Square Enix, the ever-expanding publisher / developer behind some of the most iconic franchises in the industry. As expected, the company has all of its bases covered once again in 2014, but a few titles stand out, compelling curious fans of the studio to experience something that breaks from tradition. These are the impressions of one of those games. More →

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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Preview

Final Fantasy: Type-0 HD revives an action-packed offshoot for a new audience

By on October 11, 2014 at 11:30 AM.

Final Fantasy: Type-0 HD revives an action-packed offshoot for a new audience

On Wednesday afternoon, I had the opportunity to demo a slate of upcoming games from Square Enix, the ever-expanding publisher / developer behind some of the most iconic franchises in the industry. As expected, the company has all of its bases covered once again in 2014, but a few titles stand out, compelling curious fans of the studio to experience something that breaks from tradition. These are the impressions of one of those games.
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Hitman Sniper Preview

Hitman: Sniper is a ‘vertical slice’ of the long-running franchise

By on October 11, 2014 at 10:15 AM.

Hitman: Sniper is a ‘vertical slice’ of the long-running franchise

On Wednesday afternoon, I had the opportunity to demo a slate of upcoming games from Square Enix, the ever-expanding publisher / developer behind some of the most iconic franchises in the industry. As expected, the company has all of its bases covered once again in 2014, but a few titles stand out, compelling curious fans of the studio to experience something that breaks from tradition. These are the impressions of one of those games. More →

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