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Square Enix Initially Considered Making Dragon Quest XI An Open-World Game

By Sato . January 23, 2018 . 8:45am

Dragon Quest XI has some features you’d often see in open-world games such as vast fields and mounts to travel, and series creator Yuji Horii explained how they originally thought about making it open-world.

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Sonic the Hedgehog Creator Yuji Naka Joins Square Enix

By Sato . January 22, 2018 . 3:15am

Yuji Naka, one of the three main creators of Sonic the Hedgehog, who worked as a programmer and producer for the series, announced on his Twitter account that he joined Square Enix.

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Square Enix On Recreating A ‘90s-Style RPG In Lost Sphear—From ATB To Teenage Heroes

By Spencer . January 17, 2018 . 1:00pm

Siliconera caught up with Lost Sphear Director Atsushi Hashimoto of Square Enix about influences from the golden age of RPGs of the ’90s that went into the making of the Tokyo RPG Factory game.

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Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Developers Talk About The Setting And Its Few Too Many Heroes

By Sato . January 9, 2018 . 9:15am

Dissidia Final Fantasy producer Ichiro Hazama and director Takeo Kujiraoka recently talked about the action RPG fighter in an interview in this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine just before its Japanese release.

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Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda Shares A New Year’s Message With Future Plans

By Sato . January 2, 2018 . 2:00am

Square Enix president and representative director Yosuke Matsuda shared a letter wishing everyone a Happy New Year with a look back at 2017 and some of the plans we can expect to see in 2018.

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The World Ends with You And Dissidia Composer Takeharu Ishimoto Resigns From Square Enix

By Sato . December 28, 2017 . 9:15am

Composer Takeharu Ishimoto, known for his work on The World Ends wit You and Dissidia Final Fantasy, announced that he will be leaving Square Enix at the end of the year.

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Chrono Break May Be Forever Lost In Time But Its Concept Lives On In A Final Fantasy Dimension

By Sato . December 21, 2017 . 8:45am

Back in 2001 AD, Square Co. registered a trademark for Chrono Break. No news ever came from it, but Chrono Trigger director Takashi Tokita had a few words to share on the canceled game.

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Xenogears 20th Anniversary Concert Set For April 7-8 In Japan

By Sato . December 8, 2017 . 6:30am

Xenogears is celebrating its 20th anniversary next year, and Square Enix announced the Xenogears 20th Anniversary Concert –The Beginning and the End- that will take place in Japan this April.

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Square Enix Teasing New Tomb Raider Game

By Jenni . December 7, 2017 . 1:00pm

A new Tomb Raider game is going to be revealed in 2018.

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Final Fantasy XV Is Getting A New Mobile Game In China In 2019

By Sato . December 7, 2017 . 4:45am

Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda and Hajime Tabata announced at Family Game Forum today that Final Fantasy XV is getting a new mobile game in Mainland China in 2019.

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Square Enix Shares Its Jump Festa 2018 Lineup With Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, Secret of Mana, More

By Sato . December 1, 2017 . 2:00am

In addition to PlayStation Experience in December, we’ll have another big event with Jump Festa 2018 that takes place a week after, and Square Enix shared a look at its lineup of titles.

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NieR: Automata Samples Its Arranged & Unreleased Tracks Album, Releases December 20

By Sato . December 1, 2017 . 1:30am

Square Enix is releasing a two-disc album featuring arrangements from various artists as well as several unreleased tracks by the game’s composer Keiichi Okabe. Here are some samples from the album.

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Star Ocean Producer On Rebooting The Series And Hopes For The Next Star Ocean Game

By Sato . November 29, 2017 . 6:15am

Square Enix producer Shuichi Kobayashi recently spoke about how he went about reviving the dormant Star Ocean IP. He also talked about resource management and hopes for future developments.

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Yoko Taro’s Smartphone Game SINoALICE Gets A Live-Action Teaser, Info Coming December 1

By Sato . November 29, 2017 . 2:00am

Square Enix shared a teaser trailer for a new reality series for Yoko Taro’s smartphone game SINoALICE with more information to follow on December 1.

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Final Fantasy Brand Manager Shinji Hashimoto Says Next Year Will Be A Big One

By Sato . November 28, 2017 . 12:00am

Final Fantasy brand manager Shinji Hashimoto was recently featured in an interview with Edamame Arcade, where he talked about various developments for the Final Fantasy franchise.

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