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  • Square Plans To Continue Investing In Their Existing Properties Square-Enix’s new Annual Report says their plans for 2016 and beyond will mostly involve “revitalizing existing IPs.” Elaborating, they have vague plans to “take an IP developed for earlier generations of game consoles and recreate it for the latest consoles.” This also includes “smart devices” like phones.
    While this strategy sounds familiar and nothing like actual news, Square seems to be implying they’re interested in reviving more of their older intellectual properties. This could be good news for those impatiently waiting for the company’s dormant properties, like the Mana and Chrono series, to be used again.
    It doesn’t need pointing out — ...
  • New Shenmue 3 Details, Courtesy Of Yu Suzuki The website DualShockers published an interview with Yu Suzuki today. In it Suzuki revealed some new information regarding the development of the long-demanded sequel, Shenmue 3.
    Yu said the game will feature four main bosses, and that one of them would be Lan Di, who previously appeared in the other two games (released in 1999 and 2001). He also said the fourth boss would be “an extremely beautiful and sexy, but cruel woman” who focuses more on “cunning than head-on fighting.” How that will translate to gameplay is up to interpretation at this point, but it shows possibilities. As for the ...
  • Sega Files Trademark For Possible Valkyria Chronicles Game valkyria chroniclesAccording to the Japanese blog Esuteru, Sega has filed a new trademark with the Japanese Patent Office for something called Valkyria of the Blue Revolution. The filing was not specific beyond the name and the classification (it’s a video game). Since the Japanese name for Valkyria Chronicles was Valkyria of the Battlefield, the names are similar enough that it could mean Sega is planning to revive the beloved (yet unappreciated) strategy series.
    The original Valkyria Chronicles came out in 2008 for the PS3 to wide critical acclaim, but didn’t sell very well. Its sequels were banished to the PSP, and apparently ...
  • Just When You Thought You’d Seen Everything, Along Comes Vault Boy Socks vault boy socksToday the electronics retailer Best Buy announced they would be selling their own special version of Fallout 4 when the game is released next month. There has been more than one special Fallout 4 package announced by now (some of them sold out already). What’s so special about this one? Well….read on.
    The Fallout 4 Gold Edition will retail for $85 and come with the game, the DLC pass, and a pair of Vault Boy socks. Yes, it’s a real pair of woolen socks with Vault Boy’s head repeated all over them. A better reason to go for the Gold Edition ...
  • Fallout 4 Sale Honors The Great War fallout 4On October 23, 2077, the Great War will annihilate civilization, except for a few survivors. 62 years prior, Bethesda is holding a big sale in honor of the upcoming event, which will wrap up on October 23, 2015. All this week, here are some of the Fallout 4-themed things you can pick up for a discount at Bethesda’s store….
    Today, and only for this week, this Great War T-Shirt is for sale. It costs $16 and comes with a pre-order for Fallout 4.
    Tomorrow a limited-edition XBox One controller with a Fallout 4 paint job (and Vault Boy on the side) will ...
  • New Fallout 4 Trailer Goes For Live-Action fallout 4Fallout 4 comes out in less than a month. Bethesda has put out a lot of trailers for the game at this point. This particular one goes for a live-action take on the events in Fallout 4 — well, as live-action as the settings will allow. Much of what you see here is clearly CG’d into the scene, but it does use a real person and a real dog. If Fallout ever happened — and let’s all pray it never does — this is what it would look like.
    https://youtu.be/k3IlHBBGCIw
    The trailer uses the mid-20th century song “The Wanderer” over the scenes ...
  • What Square’s Showing Off At Paris Games Week Every time you turn your head, there’s another video game trade show happening in some country. Next up is Paris Games Week in France, which lasts less than a week (false advertising) from October 28 to November 1. Square-Enix will be one of the companies showing off new footage of their games, and they’ve revealed their full list now.
    The first game on the list is a title that coincidentally rhymes with “weird.” Nier 2: New Project is what the title from Platinum Games is currently known as, but that’s because the dev team says the actual subtitle contains a spoiler ...
  • You’ll Be Able To Play Fallout 4 On The Vita….Remotely ps vitaFallout 4 won’t be coming out for the PS Vita. Sony has pretty much written off the handheld as a failure, and most game creators have followed suit except for indie developers and a few Japanese studios. Fallout 4 developer Bethesda hasn’t completely forgotten about the thing, though. While you won’t be able to play a dedicated copy of Fallout 4 from the Vita, you will be able to play it there if you remotely stream it from a Playstation 4.
    You might wonder what the point is — your big TV is right there and you still can’t take Fallout ...
  • Square Issues Forth New Streaming Restrictions Everybody Will Ignore Watching livesteams of video games has become the hobby du jour for a generation, and game companies have noticed. Western publishers have recognized the publicity value and put Twitch functionality into their own menus. Japanese publishers….have reacted a bit differently.
    A representative of Square-Enix shared their new set of streaming guidelines with Kotaku today. Among them: if you stream a recent Square game on Twitch, you have to shut the music off, because only YouTube is licensed to have the music there. The video description has to have copyright fine print like © 2015 ARMOR PROJECT/BIRD STUDIO/KOEI TECMO GAMES/SQUARE ENIX/ALL RIGHTS ...
  • Square-Enix Exec Says He’d Consider Crowdfunding English Translations The new issue of Game Informer (turns out it’s good for something) contains an interview with Phil Rogers, CEO of Square-Enix Europe. One of the things they spoke about was the difficulty in finding the budget to translate niche titles. The suggestion of crowdfunding was brought up during the interview, and Rogers said he’d be up for it. “I think it’s a really interesting idea,” he said to GI. “I would love to try and work with that, to find a way, because ultimately we want to satisfy the demands of the fans. I think also, our fans are very ...