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Square Enix Montréal to Shut Down Four Mobile Games in January 2023

A handful of mobile games are being shut down by Square Enix Montréal after their buyout and rebranding as Studio Onoma earlier. Square Enix Montréal to Shut Down Four Mobile Games in January 2023 Originally founded back in 2011 to work on premium games, Canadian developer studio Square Enix Montréal quickly shifted their focus on free-to-play mobile games market in 2013 and was acquired by Embracer Group a few months ago. After being rebranded as Studio Onoma , it was shut down by Embracer this summer and some employees moved to Eidos Montréal . Following their recent closure, Square Enix Montréal has revealed to shut down four mobile games soon. RELATED: Brazilian Regulator Approves Xbox/Activision Deal Without Any Restrictions Studio Onoma recently confirmed shutting down Arena Battle Champions , Deus Ex Go , Hitman Sniper: The Shadows and Space Invaders: Hidden Heroes by delisting them from iOS App Store and Google Play Store starting early next month. Once they are remove

Marvel's Avengers: Winter Soldier Hero Release Date

Upcoming update 2.7 will be adding newest hero Winter Soldier and Omega-Level Threat to Marvel's Avengers later this month. Marvel's Avengers: Winter Soldier Hero Release Date In over two years of its launch, 2020 action-adventure brawler Marvel's Avengers by developer Crystal Dynamics and publisher Square Enix rolled out loads of free post-launch content, which includes few new heroes and DLC expansions. After introducing Winter Soldier as newest playable hero for Marvel's Avengers back in August 2022, dev team has recently announced his arrival alongside cloning lab Omega-Level Threat in upcoming 2.7 update set for later this month. RELATED: Brazilian Regulator Approves Xbox/Activision Deal Without Any Restrictions Bucky Barnes will be joining Marvel's Avengers roster alongside other Earth's Mightiest Heroes on November 29, 2022. Winter Soldier will borrow his movesets from Black Widow and Captain America in his combat gameplay for most part. Friday Nigh

Final Fantasy 16 Will Be PlayStation 5-Exclusive for 6 Months

Sony confirms that upcoming Final Fantasy XVI will be exclusive to PlayStation 5 consoles for six months since summer 2023 launch. Final Fantasy XVI Will Be PlayStation 5-Exclusive for 6 Months Nearing final stage of development, upcoming action role-playing game Final Fantasy XVI from developer/publisher Square Enix was originally announced during PlayStation 5 Reveal Event in mid-2020 and is expected to arrive by next year. Square Enix promised to reveal a release date soon and is currently working on a free demo for fans to experience it early. Meanwhile, a recent Sony advert officially reveals that Final Fantasy 16 will be timed exclusive to PS5 for six months. RELATED: Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition and Age of Empires 4 Coming to Xbox A newly revealed marketing video briefly highlighting upcoming PlayStation 5 games confirmed a six months exclusivity of Final Fantasy XVI . Following a summer 2023 release, FFXVI may head to other platforms when timed exclusivity ends

Marvel's Avengers Offers Free MCU-inspired Outfits Bundle

For a limited time, Marvel's Avengers players can claim MCU-inspired outfits bundle for free until next month. Marvel's Avengers Offers Free MCU-Inspired Outfits Bundle In celebration for Thor: Love and Thunder movie release, 2020 action-adventure brawler game Marvel's Avengers by developer Crystal Dynamics and publisher Square Enix added new skin for Jane Foster's The Mighty Thor earlier last month. Other than a steady stream of new content, dev team continues to include new character skins for Earth's Mightiest Heroes. For a limited time, Marvel's Avengers is offering a bundle of MCU- inspired outfits for free to any base game owner. RELATED: Amy Hennig's Captain America/Black Panther Marvel Game Revealed Starting from now on, log into Marvel's Avengers to claim MCU-themed character outfit bundle until October 1, 2022. Ongoing offer includes Iron Man Mark-V "Suitcase Suit" armor from Iron Man 2 movie that was introduced in last Octobe

Knockout City, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Submerged Free on Epic Store Now

Epic Games Store is giving away PC version of Knockout City, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Submerged for free this week. Knockout City, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Submerged Free on Epic Store Now Throughout entirety of last year, Epic Games gave away 89 free games for PC platform on their digital distribution outlet Epic Games Store , which is lesser than previous year but users claimed over 765 million units worth a total of $2,120. Epic Store is offering PC version of Knockout City , Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and Submerged: Hidden Depths for a limited time this week, to claim a copy and own it forever before September 8, 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET. RELATED: Mafia Prequel Game Reportedly in Works, Hangar 13 Studio Head Exits Team up with your friends and participate with rival groups in 2021 free-to-play dodgeball title Knockout City by Velan Studios and Electronic Arts , comes bundled with exclusive Armazillo DLC pack including defeat pose, outfit and lot

Elder Scrolls Online, Just Die Already and Outriders on Xbox Free Play Days

Xbox Free Play Days offers Elder Scrolls Online, Just Die Already and Outriders for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members. Elder Scrolls Online, Just Die Already and Outriders on Xbox Free Play Days This week on Xbox Free Play Days event, new free game trials are added for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for a limited time to enjoy throughout this weekend to enjoy on their Xbox family of console system. Sign in to your Xbox account before visiting Microsoft Store starting from August 18, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT to download and play Elder Scrolls Online , Just Die Already and Outriders up until August 21, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT. RELATED: Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 Revealed, Intergrade Coming to Steam Join a community of over 20 million players and discover Tamriel in 2014 massively multiplayer online role-playing game Elder Scrolls Online by ZeniMax Studios and Bethesda Softworks right now to play base game and High Isle chapter. Try to surv

Tactics Ogre: Reborn Release Date and Screenshots Leaked on PlayStation Store

Latest leak on PlayStation Store reveals product description, release date and screenshots for unannounced Tactics Ogre remaster. Tactics Ogre: Reborn Release Date and Screenshots Leaked on PlayStation Store A trademark filing in Japan by developer/publisher Square Enix earlier has hinted at a potential  remake or remaster of 1995 tactical role-playing real-time strategy game Tactics Ogre is getting announced for new platforms in coming months. After a promotional artwork gets leaked on PlayStation Store earlier last month, an accidental listing has recently revealed Tactics Ogre: Reborn product details, a number of screenshots and a launch date scheduled for November 11, 2022. RELATED: Marvel's Spider-Man Exclusivity Offer Was Rejected by Xbox PlayStation Store price tracking website PS Deals have recently spotted full description, release date and screenshots of upcoming remaster, ahead of an official announcement by Square Enix and a brand-new reveal trailer may arrive sh

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Originally Had Plans for Two Games Instead of Trilogy

Square Enix originally planned to release Final Fantasy VII Remake story in two-part games instead of a trilogy. Final Fantasy VII Remake Originally Had Plans for Two Games Instead of Trilogy Culminating years of leaks and rumors, 2020 action role-playing game Final Fantasy VII Remake by developer/publisher Square Enix has debuted as a timed exclusive for PlayStation 4 consoles and received an enhanced version next year. Square Enix recently revealed Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, Part 2 of a planned trilogy of remake at 25th anniversary celebration event. However, dev team originally wanted to release FF Remake in two parts rather than an expansive trilogy. RELATED: Sucker Punch Has No Plans for InFamous or Sly Cooper Series In recent interview with Famitsu , director Tetsuya Nomura and producer Yoshinori Kitase talked about how they were unsure at first about how many installments it would take for dev team to retell the entire classic Final Fantasy VII story. Due to this dilemma

Final Fantasy 7 Director Teased at Playable Red XIII and Third Game Title

In a recent interview, Final Fantasy VII director Tetsuya Nomura teased at name of its third installment, a playable Red XIII and more. Final Fantasy VII Director Teased at Playable Red XIII and Third Game Title Earlier at 25th anniversary celebration event, developer/publisher Square Enix announces Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, Part 2 as part of a trilogy of remakes for 1997 action role-playing game and an HD remaster of 2007 prequel entry Crisis Core . Square Enix originally had plans for Final Fantasy VII Remake to be released in two parts but dev team ends up making it a trilogy. Moreover, third installment of FF7 shares a name theme with previous titles and Red XIII may become playable. RELATED: Marvel's Spider-Man Exclusivity Offer Was Rejected by Xbox Final Fantasy 7 Remake director Tetsuya Nomura recently opened up about upcoming FF7, Part 2 during an interview with Dengeki Online . He and producer Yoshinori Kitase also shared a few details regarding ongoing Final Fant

NieR: Automata or Red Dead Redemption 2 May Come to Nintendo Switch

Industry insider teases possible Nintendo Switch version of NieR: Automata and Red Dead Redemption 2 reveal at tomorrow's Nintendo Direct. NieR: Automata or Red Dead Redemption 2 May Come to Nintendo Switch Earlier last week, a reputable industry insider revealed an upcoming Nintendo Direct livestream may be announced very soon and Japanese video game developer/publisher Nintendo has even confirmed it very recently, proving his claims. Shorty after today's Nintendo Direct Mini announcement for tomorrow, he also began teasing a Nintendo Switch port for NieR: Automata . A few days ago, he also vaguely teased a port for Red Dead Redemption 2 will be confirmed as well. RELATED: Call of Duty Anti-Cheat System Will Make Players Invisible to Cheaters During a recent Twitch stream, Spanish gaming magazine Manual editor Nacho Requena hinted at a Switch port "that has been available for some time on other platforms … it's been available for four years now" without re

Final Fantasy 16 Won't Be Open-World, Will Have Mature Tone

In an interview with Famitsu magazine, Final Fantasy XVI producer Naoki Yoshida talks about why the game won't be open-world and more. Final Fantasy XIV Will Have Mature Tone, Won't Be Open-World Earlier this month, upcoming action role-playing game Final Fantasy XVI by developer/publisher Square Enix reveals a new trailer during State of Play showcase, highlighting combat, gameplay and a window of release set for summer 2023. Final Fantasy 16 is currently in final stage of development and producer Naoki Yoshida recently talked details about not having open-world elements, exploring more mature themes and how it is different from other Final Fantasy games. RELATED: Mafia Prequel Game Reportedly in Works, Hangar 13 Studio Head Exits In a latest interview with Japanese magazine Famitsu , producer Naoki Yoshida opened up about why FFXIV won't be open-world. Seeing a lot of newly released in-game screenshots, many fans assumed it to feature an expansive RPG world. However

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 Revealed, Intergrade Coming to Steam

Square Enix officially reveals Final Fantasy VII Part 2: Rebirth during recent 25th anniversary celebration event, Intergrade comes to Steam. Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 Revealed, Intergrade Coming to Steam It took nearly five years for developer/publisher Square Enix to release 2020 action role-playing game Final Fantasy VII Remake on PlayStation 4 since its E3 2015 reveal event and an upgraded version titled Intergrade came out a year later. Square Enix announces to host a celebration livestream earlier for 25th anniversary of FFVII and they unveiled a first-look at Final Fantasy VII Remake: Rebirth , which is second part in a planned trilogy, coming to PlayStation 5 by next winter. RELATED: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 May Tie-In With Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Square Enix premiered a reveal trailer for Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth at recent digital celebration event stream. RELATED: Bully 2 Scrapped Build Remains at Rockstar, Had RDR2-Style Honor System Rebirth marks the

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Remaster Announced

Square Enix eventually confirms a rumored HD remaster of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, titled "Reunion" for all major platforms. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Remaster Announced Originally launched across PlayStation Portable consoles, 2007 action role-playing game Crisis Core by developer/publisher Square Enix is a fan-favorite series entry among fans and has sold over 2 million units worldwide within few years. Only a day ago, known leaker The Snitch has teased a multiplatform release of Crisis Core soon and Square Enix officially announces Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII – Reunion today through Final Fantasy VII 25th Anniversary Celebration event. RELATED: Marvel's Spider-Man Exclusivity Offer Was Rejected by Xbox A trailer for Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII – Reunion was revealed by Square Enix at their recent livestream. RELATED: Red Dead Redemption 2 Reportedly to Get Next-Gen Upgrade Reunion is a modern HD remaster of Crisis Core , which revives origin

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Multiplatform Release Teased by Leaker

According to reputable insider, a remaster of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII may be announced soon for multiplatform release. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Multiplatform Release Teased by Leaker A prequel to Final Fantasy VII , 2007 action role-playing game Crisis Core originally launched on PlayStation Portable consoles by developer/publisher Square Enix , which received positive fan-feedback and sold over 2 million copies globally. Just ahead of Final Fantasy VII 25th Anniversary Celebration livestream tomorrow, a reputable leaker is hinting at a possible remaster of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII that may get announced for multiplatform release by Square Enix shortly. RELATED: Soul Hackers 2 Collector's Edition Announced, PC Specs Revealed Becoming a very trustworthy leaker recently, The Snitch has shared an image of Final Fantasy VII Remake featuring Zack Fair along with a blue, green, red and black box on their post, likely teasing that Crisis Core is coming to all pla

Embracer Group Teases Remasters and Sequels of Classic Square Enix Games

Following acquisition, Embracer Group wants to release remakes, remasters, sequels and spin-offs for Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montréal IPs. Embracer Group Teases Remasters and Sequels of Classic Square Enix Games With their most recent acquisition, Swedish media holding and video game company Embracer Group becomes a global gaming giant after buying out studios like Gearbox , Koch Media , Saber Interactive and Tarsier Studios in recent years. After their latest takeover on Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montréal and a number of classic Square Enix IP catalogue, Embracer Group is currently planning to release a bunch of remakes, sequels and spin-offs to fully capitalize on these assets. RELATED: Assassin's Creed Origins Next-Gen Upgrade Release Date Reportedly Leaked A recent earnings report, Embracer CEO Lars Wingefors revealed potential plans to revive their recently purchased IPs. Announcement for Crystal Dynamics , Eidos Montréal and popular titles' buyout was received ove

Embracer Group Acquires Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montréal and Tomb Raider IPs

Square Enix is selling Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montréal and IPs like Tomb Raider to Embracer Group in a $300 million acquisition. Embracer Group Acquires Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montréal and Tomb Raider IPs In a surprise New Year's letter, Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda revealed his interest for blockchain and NFTs earlier this year. His intention of pushing a "play to earn" concept was not taken positively and drew serious fan-criticism. In an interview earlier, Matsuda stated that their Japanese studios shouldn't try making games for western players. Today, Square Enix announces to sell a part of their western development and games to Embracer Group for $300 million. RELATED: Call of Duty Anti-Cheat System Will Make Players Invisible to Cheaters Swedish company Embracer Group recently agreed to a deal of acquiring a large part of Square Enix 's western studios including Crystal Dynamics , Eidos Montréal and a catalogue of titles like Deus Ex , Legacy