Showing posts with label Square Enix. Show all posts
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Sunday, March 29, 2020

NieR Replicant Remake Announced

Square Enix announces a remake for NieR Replicant to celebrate 10th anniversary of NieR franchise.

To celebrate 10th anniversary of action role-playing game series NieR in April, publisher Square Enix has announced a new version of NieR Replicant for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, in association with developer ToyLogic.

Before being revealed for modern systems lately as NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139, the game originally launched in Japan, for PlayStation 3, followed by a version for Xbox 360 in Japan and Western market that came out as NieR Gestalt.

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NieR Replicant Remake Announced

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Square Enix released a teaser trailer lately, during a livestream ahead of series anniversary for next month.




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Instead of going for a high-definition remaster for current-gen consoles at this point, Square Enix has chosen to do a version up for Replicant. All of its original Japanese voice acting will be redone and a new character will be introduced.

When asked whether there will be a different ending for Replicant, series producer Yosuke Saito has played coy about it but there is a possibility. All of its songs are re-recorded and NieR composer Keiichi Okabe has added new songs.

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Another new game, NieR Reincarnation has also been announced for Android and iOS devices with a teaser.




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Reincarnation is a role-playing game for mobile by Applibot, employing a free-to-play model with some micro-transactions involved. Aside from showcase of a location called "The Cage", there is nothing much to pick up from the teaser.

Nier is about a journey of titular protagonist to find a cure for his terminally ill daughter in a dystopian world. Keeping that same premise intact, latest version would only change its lead character as a brother to Yonah instead of her father.

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Square Enix has yet to reveal further details on features included in new version and a possible release window very soon. Platinum Games officially has shown no involvement in Replicant project but may have some minor ties after all.

A cult-classic RPG title, NieR Replicant sets stage for its sequel Nier: Automata, which became an even bigger success on release. Ver. 1.22474487139 is essentially a polished re-release that has spawned from 17-year old Drakengard series.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Tomb Raider, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris and More Free on Steam Now

Square Enix and Steam is giving away a bunch of free games for PC gamers to keep them home amidst a global pandemic of COVID-19.

Even though you may not see Valve Corporation giving out free games to players on their digital distribution storefront Steam for PC platform very often like Epic Games do in a weekly fashion, there are times when they really offer some.

To keep gamers safe in self-isolation amidst Coronavirus outbreak, publisher Square Enix and Steam is offering two Tomb Raider games along with few other titles to claim before March 24, 12:00 AM PDT, so that you can stay home and play.

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Tomb Raider, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris and More Free on Steam Now

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This limited time free giveaway includes 2013 reboot of action-adventure game Tomb Raider, which is joined by a 2014 spin-off title, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, both you can claim from either Square Enix store or on Steam.

Don't shy away from checking out go-to party game Drawful 2 from Jackbox Games and get it before April 11. Also, grab Deiland within March 24 and party game Headsnatchers ahead of March 22 before they are not for free anymore.

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Early Access multiplayer shooter Goat of Duty is a spoof to Call of Duty series with armed goats engage in fast-paced action. If you are up to trolling your friends online, you must give it a try as you can have it for free until March 31, 2020.

Classic puzzle game Pleasure Puzzle:Portrait is offered as well for you to add this to your collection prior to March 27, 2:00 AM PDT. Although, many of these titles may not be your cup of tea but it sure won't hurt to have them for free.

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Now that entire world is dealing with COVID-19 outbreak, people need something to lessen their boredom of staying home and what better ways to do that than getting busy gaming and go out solving fictional crisis on fantasy kingdoms?

Unfortunately, these standard edition titles are available only for gamers on PC platforms and not for consoles. However, they are yours to keep forever once you add them to your library before given time unlike free weekend deals.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Trials of Mana Remake Demo Release Date

Square Enix will be releasing a free demo for Trials of Mana Remake on Switch, PC and PS4 very soon.

As fans of Seiken Densetsu series awaits release of upcoming action role-playing game Trials of Mana Remake on April 24, 2020, developer/publisher Square Enix is releasing a demo ahead of its launch to let players have some fun.

You can take an early peak at modern reimagination of 1995 classic RPG title in a free demo version, which will become available on March 18, 2020, for players on Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam and PlayStation 4 platforms.

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Trials of Mana Remake Demo Release Date

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You can join in to explore some early parts of the game by choosing one main character and gather your party members from a roster of six heroes to go on a story adventure, which can change depending on select characters.

You can also enter a boss battle against an arachnoid known as Full Metal Hugger and veterans will notice subtle change in combat mechanics. There are drastic visual changes made overall to appeal to a new-generation of audience.

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Full Metal Hugger Boss Battle

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Most changes are on aesthetic level as Square Enix had to build the entire game with a 3D engine and redesigned its 2D aspects. Several elements that were not present in original Trials of Mana are added to latest HD remake version.

Although redesigned solely for current-gen gaming platforms, characters models have mostly received PlayStation 2-esque treatment that will surely receive appreciation from hardcore Mana fans and group of newcomers as well.

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Coming closer to launch in a month, a final trailer has also been released offering glimpse of in-game action.




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For long, fan-favorite Mana series were not released on Western markets until Collection of Mana came to Switch. Shortly afterwards, decision for a full remake was made with a worldwide release window set for early 2020.

Demo for Trials of Mana Remake will allow you to choose your party combination and let you carry over save data to full game at launch. Though Switch version will be up for download at Japanese eShop, anyone can play it region-free.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Demo Out Now

Square Enix released a demo for Final Fantasy VII Remake on PSN Store to let you play though iconic bombing mission.

Earlier this year, a leak from PlayStation Store has revealed that developer/publisher Square Enix has plans to release a playable demo for upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action role-playing game Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Eager fans who were expecting to get a hands-on preview of the game before its April release won't have to wait anymore as Sony has finally released a demo for FFVII Remake today on PS Store that players can download and play now.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo Out Now

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Currently available worldwide for all PS4 players, the demo will cover opening chapter of Final Fantasy VII, where protagonist Cloud Strife and AVALANCHE leader Barret Wallace takes on a mission to plant a bomb at Mako Reactor 1.

Though you only get to try out iconic bombing mission segment, there is a lot to explore within its large complex. While fighting against Shinra Security troopers with your huge Buster Sword, be sure to watch out for details and secrets.

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At one point, you will come across in-game first boss Scorpion Sentinel, who is not going to be an east mark to take on. Even when you managed to defeat this mechanical atrocity, Cloud has to make an escape through a collapsing complex.

First-hand experience to a revamped combat system awaits everyone, which is a mix of real time action and commands from menu. Those who prefer strategy over action can simply begin with Classic Mode and keep experimenting.

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Reimagined Combat System

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Also, an exclusive PS4 theme will be out on FF7 Remake launch next month for players who would play the demo before May 11, 2020. According to description, progress made during your trial will not be carried over to main game.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is set to arrive for PlayStation 4 platform on April 10, 2020, featuring opening Midgar section from original game. Square Enix will be working on its second part to complete full story and release on a later date.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Dragon Ball FighterZ, Just Cause 4 and The Division 2 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days event brings Dragon Ball FighterZ, Just Cause 4 and The Division 2 this weekend for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members.

With a new weekly lineup of games for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, Free Play Days event is offering some returning favorites to catch them up again on their Xbox One consoles to download and play.

All members can tap into their Super Saiyan powers or try to save the world on your own this weekend starting from February 27, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT and keep having fun until March 1, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ, Just Cause 4 and The Division 2 on Xbox Free Play Days

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FighterZ is a massive brawl fest of characters from Dragon Ball universe in high-end anime graphics to unleash your ultimate power fantasy, courtesy of developer Arc System Works and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment.

Just Cause 4 sees return of Rico Rodriguez, who is a rogue Agency operative looking to built his own army to take on Black Hand private military group on Isle of SolĂ­s and expose their weaponry experiments across the island.

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Improving upon its predecessor title, Tom Clancy's The Division 2 centers around a post-pandemic event in Washington D.C., leading Division agents to step up and make sure they prevent entire city from collapsing.

Keep playing these titles even when Xbox Free Play Days event comes to an end by simply purchasing any or all of them at a great member discount to carry over your progress, Gamerscore and earned in-game achievements.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ gets you 75% off for its base game with 80% off on both Fighterz Edition and Ultimate Edition. Just Cause 4 Reloaded Edition offers a 65% discounted rate while Gold Edition and Complete Edition comes at 70%.

The Division 2 Standard Edition is available at perhaps an all time low price of $2.99 only with 45% off on Warlords of New York Edition and 33% less for Warlords of New York Ultimate Edition right now for a limited time.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Opening Cinematic

Square Enix has revealed opening cinematic clip from Final Fantasy VII Remake only months ahead of release.

With only months to go for launch of upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action role-playing game Final Fantasy VII Remake, developer/publisher Square Enix has been hyping up player community with new in-game footage and trailers.

After showing off many related media so far, opening cinematic from FFVII Remake is rolled out today. It is designed with every familiar aspects of original classic to take all series fans back to 90's nostalgia lane, just how everyone expected.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Opening Cinematic

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FFVII intro film offers a proper glimpse at modern reimagining of many iconic faces, locations and story premise.




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Opening cinematic video starts showcasing from above the clouds and then nicely shifts into city premises where Shinra Electric Power Company has spread its corporate influence over all and draining Lifestream of entire Planet.

Moving over to city of Midgar, a young florist named Aerith Gainsborough looks above where a train was pulling into a station. On board that ride, elite super-soldier and mercenary Cloud Strife arrives with friends for his first mission.

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Square Enix is now on final stages of development and has kept everyone waiting for last five years for a complete ground-up remake of FFVII after making an official announcement during PlayStation press conference back at E3 2015.

Following an unexpected delay earlier this year, Final Fantasy VII Remake is currently scheduled to release worldwide on April 10, 2020 for PlayStation 4 and will remain a timed exclusive title for Sony consoles until March 3, 2021.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Demo Will Be Playable at PAX East

Square Enix has announced to show up at PAX East with Final Fantasy VII Remake demo for attendees.

Though fans will have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on upcoming action role-playing game Final Fantasy VII Remake by developer/publisher Square Enix upon release, they can have a hands-on experience later this month.

Sony has recently made announcement of showing up at PAX East 2020 on Thursday, February 27, 2020. Attendees will be able to try out FFVII Remake demo there at booth 12011, months ahead of its release on April 10, 2020.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo Will Be Playable at PAX East

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Square Enix is likely presenting the same demo they previously showed in Cologne, Los Angeles, Seattle and Tokyo. So, people will be able to play through first mission of FFVII, featuring Cloud Strife and his friends in AVALANCHE group.

Together, these unsung rebel heroes will attempt to take down several Mako reactors of evil Shinra Corporation on Midgar. Players will hopefully get a better look at Aerith Gainsborough, Barret Wallace and a few more familiar faces.

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PAX East event will remain open for all visitors until March 1 and therefore, fans have four days to check it out for themselves. Anyone who previously missed their chance to test the demo first-hand somehow can try their luck this time.

FF7 Remake demo was apparently leaked at PlayStation Store in late December and ended up revealing its opening cinematic. It was never addressed so far, probably because it didn't reveal anything that they were not shown already.

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Instead of waiting for its arrival on console platform on a later date, you might as well go visit PAX event and play now anyway. There would surely be other anticipated games from known developers to try your hand out as well.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is a timed PlayStation 4-exclusive title until March 3, 2021 and may come to PC platform afterwards. However, there is no word on whether there would be a Nintendo Switch or Xbox One version.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Dying Light 2 Delayed

Techland announced that Dying Light 2 to be delayed from its previously scheduled spring 2020 launch window.

Revealed back in E3 2018 at Xbox press conference, upcoming survival horror game Dying Light 2 from developed by Techland and published by Square Enix was originally set to arrive on spring 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

However, CEO of Polish studio Techland, Pawel Marchewka has recently stated in an official announcement that their anticipated open-world zombie action game has now been delayed indefinitely from its previously scheduled date.

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Dying Light 2 Delayed

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Although currently in works to be released on current generation gaming platforms, studio chief technology officer Pawel Rohleder confirmed to have plans to make Dying Light 2 a cross-generation game in an interview back in July 2019.

There is still no word on how this delay would affect its release on next-gen consoles like PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. It is also possible that Techland may be planning to launch the game for platforms from both generations.

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CEO Pawel Marchewka has lately posted current studio update on official Twitter account of Dying Light.



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Despite aiming for an initial spring 2020 release window, development team had to push back to deliver what they intended. They didn't a renewed launch period just yet and have promised to share more details in coming months.

Dying Light was an unexpected success in 2015 and its follow-up sequel Dying Light 2 has been one of the biggest AAA-title of Q2 2020. Techland has hired former writers from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt team to work on its narrative-based gameplay.