Lords of the Fallen will be coming out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 31st, publisher Squre Enix revealed today.
The game is being developed by CI Games (the ones responsible for the lame Enemy Front), and it shares an awful lot of similarities to Dark Souls. Both games have a dark and creepy setting, and the main focus of the game is ruthless combat scenarios. Hmm…
I’d like to think that Lords of the Fallen will be another awesome game in the vein of the Souls series, but considering CI Games’ track record i’m not very optimistic. Maybe the fact that Square Enix is publishing will make them step up their game a bit more for this one, though.
Square Enix is working on a music game for the 3DS that will utilize music from the Final Fantasy series called Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, and today they have revealed a trailer that contains music from the first 3 entries in the series.
What sets apart this latest entry in the series is that it will contain music from spin-off titles, such as the phenomenal Final Fantasy Tactics. The game is set to have over 200 tracks and will be open to further tracks via DLC.
Check out the trailer below.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call is scheduled for release on September 16th in the U.S. and September 19th in Europe.
Square Enix has just revealed their financial report for the fiscal year that ends on March 31st, 2014, and in it they reduced their sales forecast from 17.23 million to 12 million. While this isn’t set in stone, it has lead some to believe that Final Fantasy XV will not be coming out this year.
Research analyst David Gibson posted the following on twitter:
“Square Enix forecast of game units falling to 12m implies no FF15 in the year ending Mar 2015.”
This all makes sense, in my opinion, because I never really expected Final Fantasy XV to release this year in the first place. When the developers showed off both that and Kingdom Hearts III I got the impression that both would be coming mid-to-late 2015, at the earliest.
The founder and creative chief officer of Avalanche Studios, Christofer Sundberg, has listed an unannounced sandbox game on his LinkedIn profile. Supposedly, this game is being created by Avalanche Studios New York and published by Square Enix.
On his LinkedIn profile, Sundberg says the following about the game:
“New installment in a very well-known game series. The game is being developed at Avalanche Studios New York studio and is scheduled for completion in June 2015 for next generation console platforms”
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Considering the amount of time that has taken place in-between installments, saying that the third entry in the series is coming out next year certainly isn’t out of the question. Little hints have been dropped for a while now, so maybe this will finally lead to an official announcement.
According to a Japanese news release, Sony is set to sell its entire stake in Square Enix. The announcement states that Sony will unload all 9.52 million shares in a transaction worth around $47 million.
This deal is set to take place on April 17th, and is being done in an effort to boost profitability. Sony previously announced that they would sell two major office buildings, lay off thousands of employees and sell off its PC division to try and return to a point of profitability.
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What the hell is up with all this bad news today? Sony selling off all this stock is a reminder of how crappy Square Enix has been and the unfortunate predicament that Sony is in, financially. This was definitely a good move on Sony’s end, though, as the merge that lead to Square Enix pretty much destroyed the Final Fantasy franchise.
Pretending that Final Fantasy X-2 didn’t happen, Final Fantasy X is an excellent RPG that brought with it a playful yet still very serious tone thanks to its complex characters and apocalyptic theme. Final Fantasy X and X-2 are being remastered and re-released this March, and now Square Enix is capitalizing on the upcoming Valentines Day by releasing a Valentines Day trailer for both of these games. Umm… yeah. Continue reading
At the end of this month, Thief will be hitting both current and next generation consoles, and now there is a 6-minute “101” trailer that gives you the ins and outs of every facet of the game. Needles to say, it all looks rather sweet. Continue reading