Showing posts with label Square Enix. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Square Enix. Show all posts

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Final Fantasy TV Series Confirmed

A live-action Final Fantasy TV series is currently in works at Sony and production company behind Netflix's The Witcher.

A live-action TV series based on popular science fantasy role-playing Final Fantasy video game series is now in works at Sony Pictures Television in association with developer/publisher Square Enix and production company Hivemind.

Dinesh Shamdasani (Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior), Jason F. Brown (Ben-Hur, The Expanse) and Sean Daniel (The Mummy, The Scorpion King) will be producing on behalf of Hivemind, which is currently working on Netflix's The Witcher.

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Final Fantasy TV Series Confirmed

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A completely original story set within world of Eorzea from Final Fantasy XIV will serve as premise for this upcoming show. Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton will be writing scripts and also be serving role of executive producers.

Though specific plot details are yet not revealed, the show will focus on aspects of magic and technology in order to establish peace among conflicted lands while adding many renowned characters from vast franchise of FF.

RELATED: Final Fantasy VII Remake Release Date

An airship engineer named Cid nan Garlond from Final Fantasy XIV will be a part of principal character ensemble. Genre-bending elements of the series like a recurring chicken-like animal Chocobo would also make its appearance.

We are only days away from upcoming third expansion pack Shadowbringers for FFXIV to release on July 2, 2019 and Sony announcing a live-action Final Fantasy TV series shortly ahead could be a nice way to draw millions of fans into it.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Announced

Square Enix announced Final Fantasy VIII Remastered for Steam, Switch, PS4 and Xbox to arrive later this year.

Back in September 2018, developer/publisher Square Enix announced "Final Fantasy Legacy Collection" that featured fan-favorite RPG titles from Final Fantasy series, scheduled to launch on current-gen platforms through 2018 to 2019.

Final Fantasy VIII was somehow left behind from being included to that list in between seventh and ninth installment. However, a remastered version of this PlayStation original is announced recently during E3 2019 press conference.

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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Announced

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An official announce trailer was released to give a flashback to series fans that were looking forward to FFVIII for long.




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When military nation Galbadia and Sorceress Edea declares war against Dukedom of Dollet, protagonist Squall Leonhart gathers a group of friends within mercenary group SeeD, to help resistance member Rinoa Heartilly.

From iconic characters to its battle system, everything is getting rendered in enhanced visuals for modern-era consoles. Even its awesome soundtracks are currently made available on audio streaming platform Spotify for fans to enjoy.

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In terms of visual style, FF8 has moved over to a more realistic art style than its predecessor titles from FF series and rather than providing a high fantasy feel in overall, developers went for a grounded approach in storytelling process.

Breaking out of tradition, the studio also introduced Guardian Forces to customize your battle strategy. Every beloved original aspect of it is going to be revitalized and though it took time to arrive on modern systems, it was worth waiting.

RELATED: Final Fantasy XIV Crosses 16 Million Players

With everyone so busy being hyped about upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake and the recent release of Shadowbringers expansion for Final Fantasy XIV; fans were actually worried that they might never get a remade version of FFVIII after all.

Square Enix did not left Final Fantasy VIII out and is finally giving it a long-awaited remaster treatment on its 20th anniversary year. This classic role-playing video game is coming later in 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Marvel's Avengers E3 2019 Reveal

Square Enix have revealed first official trailer of upcoming Marvel's Avengers game at E3 2019 event.

For long, publisher Square Enix has been silent on "The Avengers Project" that was officially announced back at E3 2017 event. In December 2018, the game's Creative Director Shaun Escayg assured that development will start soon.

Only a week ago, an official Twitter account starts referring it as Marvel's Avengers and revealed schedule for a worldwide reveal at E3 2019. Today, fans are finally getting a glance at this long-awaited superhero action-adventure game.

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Marvel's Avengers E3 2019 Reveal

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An exclusive first-look trailer has been released earlier to present a more detailed look into upcoming Avengers game.




RELATED: The Avengers Project Will Begin Development Soon

It all begins at A-Day, when globally known superhero team of Avengers showed up in San Francisco to unveil their new hi-tech Headquarters. A sudden explosion nearby has Captain America send Iron Man and Thor to investigate.

Black Widow and Hulk joined soon into that mess what seemed like an act of terrorism by a private military force. A staged catastrophe causes huge devastation and these heroes were blamed, which led to disbandment of The Avengers.

RELATED: Marvel's Avengers Will Be Revealed at E3 2019

Fast forward to five years later, all superheroes are now outlawed by society and long gone. Entire world suffers from growing threats and the only way to save it will take for Earth's Mightiest Heroes to reassemble once again.

Over time, fans will receive regular updates for free to extend in-game content and there will be no micro-transaction. More Marvel heroes will be added to increase an ever-growing roster and options for customization will be available.

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After signing up a multi-year and multi-game partnership deal with Marvel Games, developer studios Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal were roped in by Square Enix to develop the game for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Lately, Google Stadia has been added to its list of platforms and a definitive release date of May 15, 2020 is also confirmed. As pre-order bonus, a pre-release Beta Access of the game will be offered to players on PS4 before anyone else.

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Although it was mentioned in E3 2019 trailer that footage shown are captured from in-game engine, it was quite hard to tell where cinematic cut-scenes ended or where we were watching gameplay moments except from its opening scene.

Marvel's Avengers will adapt an original story just like Insomniac Games most recently did with their immensely successful project, Marvel's Spider-Man. Despite many believe it to be an MMO or RPG but apparently we are getting an action-adventure title.

Dying Light 2 E3 2019 Trailer

Techland debuts new trailer for Dying Light 2 at E3 2019 Xbox press briefing and it will be out in spring 2020.

After officially announcing upcoming survival horror game Dying Light 2 last year at E3 2018, Polish developer studio Techland has remained quiet for a year-long period but returned this year at Xbox E3 briefing with a brand-new trailer.

This heavily anticipated sequel to 2015 original Dying Light makes a comeback with a new protagonist and same old open-world gameplay of running amok throughout a city that has been ravaged by a deadly virus.

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Dying Light 2 E3 2019 Trailer

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E3 2019 trailer for Dying Light 2 debuts a new hero and brings back some award-winning gameplay elements.




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Introducing Aiden Caldwell, a survivor who is infected yet alive in a post-apocalyptic world where everyone is fighting over resources and territory. After a global pandemic took over 15 years ago, society has fallen and on a brink of extinction.

Authorities have failed to reestablish control and order, which has led to new fractions to rise up climbing ladder of power. Because of his incredible parkour skills, Aiden is considered as an asset and a light of hope among people around him.

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Aside from first-person parkour chasing and weapons-based combat, day-night cycle mechanics are back as well. Throughout entire narrative, Aiden will have to make some hard choices that have consequences and will shape up how the game ends.

Since player decisions can affect your objective at hand, there will be more than one ways to finish the game and have different endings. The City has a total of seven regions and multiple factions, allying with which has its own pros and cons.

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Stamina is an important aspect of gameplay as activities like climbing, running or fighting back zombies would quickly reduce it. Melee combat system has become more brutal and there is always a way out of any situation if you are willing to improvise.

In association with publisher Square Enix, Dying Light 2 will be out on spring 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Featuring both single-player and co-op mode, you will be dealing with a lot of conflict from humans and zombies. 

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Final Fantasy VII Remake Release Date

In a surprise reveal, Square Enix announces official release date for upcoming PS4-exclusive Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Though developer/publisher Square Enix is scheduled to have their E3 2019 press conference very soon on June 11, game director Tetsuya Nomura and producer Yoshinori Kitase decided to drop something special at Final Fantasy concert today.

Ahead of E3 event, they came bearing great news for upcoming highly-anticipated PlayStation 4 game Final Fantasy VII Remake, which is now all set to launch on March 3, 2020 and debuted a brand- new teaser trailer with new scenes.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Release Date

RELATED: Final Fantasy VII Out On Nintendo Switch and Xbox One

Take a look at the surprise trailer titled "A Symphonic Reunion" for FF7 Remake featuring gameplay and story footage.




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The trailer opens up with lead character Cloud Strife walks up to a reactor carrying his iconic Buster Sword on his back. A  Shinra corporation employee reports to his boss about a troublesome mercenary group who call themselves AVALANCHE.

He is then seen in gameplay action alongside members of that group and among them was Barret Wallace, fighting to destroy a Mako reactor. At one point, Could also come across a beautiful flower seller named Aerith Gainsborough.

RELATED: Final Fantasy VII Remake Comes Before 2023

After being announced back at E3 2015, a series of delays have plagued FFVII Remake for long and it was revealed last year, at 35th anniversary of Final Fantasy series that developers would release the high-definition remake before 2023.

Apparently, this teaser trailer was just a tip of the iceberg of what Square Enix has in store to show for Final Fantasy VII Remake at their press event that will officially kick-off shortly and is currently set for June 10, 2019, 6 PM PT.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Marvel's Avengers Will Be Revealed at E3 2019

Square Enix would finally reveal their ambitious superhero adventure Marvel's Avengers at E3 2019 press conference.

Teaming up with Marvel Games for a multi-game partnership, publisher Square Enix officially announced superhero action-adventure game that was simply titled "The Avengers Project" at E3 2017 event and had no development updates for long.

Finally, the long-awaited game has received a schedule from Marvel Entertainment for a worldwide reveal event at E3 2019 press briefing now that we are only few weeks away and is currently referred to as Marvel's Avengers.

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Marvel's Avengers Will Be Revealed at E3 2019

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Originally announced in January 2017, developer studios Crystal Dynamics and EIDOS Montreal joined on board for this project. We don't even have a release window set for its possible launch but hopefully, we will get something very soon.

Back then, a brief cinematic has shown Captain America's shield, Iron Man's repulsor arm and Thor's hammer Mjolnir fallen on the ground that suggests that original Avengers have probably disassembled and they need to "reassemble".

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It is highly likely for a new group of heroes to gather to pick up mantles of their icons in a brand-new original story where a new generation of heroes like Amadeus Cho, Jane Foster and Sam Wilson can now form New Avengers.

We can pretty much except a similar lineup on Marvel Cinematic Universe as well since Avengers have already gone through major events such as "Infinity War" and "Endgame" lately, leading some key-characters to pass their mantle to new heroes.

RELATED: The Avengers Project Will Begin Development Soon

Almost a year after The Avengers Project was announced, Creative Director Shaun Escayg updated everyone on social media saying how hard they are working on this ambitious game and will soon reveal more when it is right time.

Given how Square Enix is planning to introduce a universe where gamers can play for years to come, Marvel's Avengers may turn out to be an MMO or RPG experience, which would not be very surprising and we will find that out on June 10, 6 PM PT. 

Friday, May 24, 2019

Final Fantasy XIV Crosses 16 Million Players

Just ahead of Shadowbringers expansion release, MMORPG title Final Fantasy XIV crosses 16 million players mark.

Though massively multiplayer online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV was heavily bashed over for a series of issues, developer/publisher Square Enix took time working on it and replaced it with FFXIV: A Realm Reborn in 2013.

Initially launched for PC and PlayStation 3, FFXIV eventually came to Mac and PlayStation 4 soon only to catch speed over time and has currently reached over 16 million players, just before the release of Shadowbringers expansion.

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Final Fantasy XIV Crosses 16 Million Players

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Over time, the game improvised over its issues and has accomplished a rare feat of rising from being pinned to the ground. A bold move from Square Enix to scrap down everything that didn't work and completely remaking it really paid off.

Afterwards, this critically-acclaimed MMORPG title picked up a good pace with players that led to the release of both Heavensward and Stormblood expansions, setting stage for a third DLC pack titled Shadowbringers to complement core story of FFXIV.

RELATED: Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Release Date

Upcoming third expansion would essentially feature loads of contents including dungeons and raids, increased level cap, new jobs, playable races and zones for the fan-favorite massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

Scheduled to arrive on July 2, Square Enix already showcased whatever change players can expect from it and an overwhelming surge in player-count has since pushed to a staggering 16 million in anticipation of Shadowbringers.

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In terms of video game genres, MMORPG are one of the most complex types where turning back on your feet after messing up once big time is near impossible but FFXIV has made that possible with "A Realm Reborn" and continues to expand.

While eagerly waiting for upcoming third expanded chapter of Final Fantasy XIV, series fans can prepare themselves and warm up in advance by simply grabbing Heavensward for free until June 27 if they already own the base game.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Just Cause 4 Spring Update Live Now

Spring Update for Just Cause 4 introduces more destruction and graphical improvements than ever before.

People sure love action-adventure game series Just Cause for its creative destruction system and they surely got more of that in Just Cause 4, which came out in December 2018 from developer Avalanche Studios and publisher Square Enix.

When it was initially criticized for having a degraded graphics quality, a patch was released for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. JC4 developer team are back again with brand-new Spring Update that will be out on May 21 for free.

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Just Cause 4 Spring Update Live Now

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Below is a newly released trailer that further details key-notes of Just Cause 4 biggest free update ever.




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Overall improvement to lighting brings more visibility to in-game world and everything in your surrounding environment is brighter than before. Even in low light, Black Hand enemy goons are easier to detect throughout the map you are in.

Nighttime visibility is also improved significantly aside from tweaking some lighting presets. In response to past complaint of simple looking vegetation and water effects, a little color vibrancy is added to make them look alive.

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World Lighting Improvements

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Game protagonist Rico Rodriguez can now go around destroying more Black Hand statue on Solìs to send them a clear message. It will take an explosive or two to blast off those figures into pieces or your grapple hook can do the trick as well.

New and improved combat AI offers you all that intense car chases, dog fights with Black Hand helicopters and drones are more aggressive now. Taking on private military organization is what Rico does and things just gotten even hardcore for him.

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More Black Hand Destructible Statue

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If you are still fantasizing about blowing up more stuff then you will be excited to know that railway bridges are up for destruction and it came in a time when trains on Solìs is just increased in number lately to be derailed.

Aside from his general quips for chaos, Rico Rodriguez is now armed with more firepower because almost any weapon he carries now has an extended ammo capacity and that sits very well with growing number of Black Hand soldiers.

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Mobile Chaos Objects

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More moving chaos objects on land and air of Solìs are added that gives you ideas for creative way of causing havoc with mobile explosion. Whether they are in sky or moving on wheels, it would be a shame for Black Hand if they start exploding all of a sudden.

Spring Update is making open-world gameplay of Just Cause 4 even better with long-awaited fixes and more tools of mayhem. To know more on the changes you would experience playing, check out detailed Patch Notes from Square Enix.