Square Enix archive

  • Hitman Go review
    Gaming 5 out of 5

    Hitman Go review

    By 21 hours ago

    Square Enix has been clever in utilising its rich heritage of intellectual properties in the last couple of years. Not only has it managed to breathe new life into old characters and franchises, such as Deus Ex: Human Revolution and the Tomb Raider reboot,...

  • Hitman Go hits iTunes App Store for iPad and iPhone
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    Hitman Go hits iTunes App Store for iPad and iPhone

    By 21 hours ago

    Hitman Go launches for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch today and while remaining true in tone to Square Enix's hugely successful franchise, mobile device owners will find its casual gaming-centric style more suited for bus or train journeys. The concept is...

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution live-action short film leaves us eager for a feature length movie
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    Deus Ex: Human Revolution live-action short film leaves us eager for a feature length movie

    By 26 March 2014

    A 12-minute live-action short film has been created based on the Deus Ex: Human Revolution game. Plenty of special effects and impressive costumes create the game's world perfectly, leaving us wanting more. About 90 minutes more. This film features characters...

  • Square Enix 99p iOS and Android sale includes Deus Ex: The Fall and Tomb Raider
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    Square Enix 99p iOS and Android sale includes Deus Ex: The Fall and Tomb Raider

    By 6 March 2014

    Square Enix has slashed the prices of some of its major mobile games. From today until Monday 10 March, you can get Deus Ex: The Fall for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android for just 99p. It originally came out for £4.99. In addition, Tomb Raider...

  • A week in reviews: 24 - 28 February
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    A week in reviews: 24 - 28 February

    By 1 March 2014

    In a week that has been all about the phones - courtesy of our coverage from MWC 2014 - and so we've taken the opportunity to focus the reviews section on different areas of tech this week. Granted it's hard to ignore the heavyweights, such as the unveiling...

  • Thief review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Thief review

    By 28 February 2014

    Thief in 2014 reboots a much loved gaming franchise that was born over 15 years ago. It’s been ten long years since the last title in the series, and in the time since there are inevitably great swathes of punters who either don't know or, perhaps,...

  • Original 1996 Tomb Raider video game releases for iOS with 'full, unedited, unadulterated experience'
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    Original 1996 Tomb Raider video game releases for iOS with 'full, unedited, unadulterated experience'

    By 17 December 2013

    If you like classic video games and have 69p to spare, you'll be happy to learn that the original Tomb Raider is now available for iOS devices.  The game boasts the "full, unedited, unadulterated experience from the classic release at a super-low price",...

  • Thief gameplay preview: We steal, shoot and lockpick our way through early play of the 2014 title
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    Thief gameplay preview: We steal, shoot and lockpick our way through early play of the 2014 title

    By 15 October 2013

    Thief is set to land on consoles in the first quarter of 2014, almost a full decade after the last title in the series surfaced. Pocket-lint got to play some sections of a pre-release version of the game on Xbox One to see whether it's been worth the...

  • Final Fantasy V for Android app now available on Google Play
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    Final Fantasy V for Android app now available on Google Play

    By 26 September 2013

    Attention old-school gamers: Final Fantasy V for Android has just landed on Google Play. First released in 1992, Final Fantasy V is the fifth installment in the Final Fantasy series. It's a popular RPG game developed by Square Enix that has been ported...

  • Tomb Raider 2 already "well into development" for Xbox One and PS4
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    Tomb Raider 2 already "well into development" for Xbox One and PS4

    By 2 August 2013

    Square Enix, the company behind the rebooted Tomb Raider game that came out earlier this year, has confirmed that a sequel is already in the works and headed for the Xbox One and PS4. "I am excited to reveal that we are well into development on a next-generation...

  • Deus Ex: the Fall for iPhone and iPad preview
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    Deus Ex: the Fall for iPhone and iPad preview

    By 7 June 2013

    Fans of Deus Ex: Revolution are in for a treat as Square Enix is bringing the franchise to iOS in the shape of an all-new adventure for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch steeped in the DNA of the console fave. Rather than raid the back catalogue and port the...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Mini Ninjas review (iPhone, iPad)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Mini Ninjas review (iPhone, iPad)

    By 6 March 2013

    When Square Enix isn't making top AAA titles for the PS3 or Xbox 360, it seems it spends its time making fun little apps for the iPad and iPhone. But can the company that normally only does "epic", do lighthearted fun as well? Mini Ninjas Format iPhone...

  • Tomb Raider: Lara Croft's PC-powered hairdo uses per-strand physics system (video)
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    Tomb Raider: Lara Croft's PC-powered hairdo uses per-strand physics system (video)

    By 6 March 2013

    We're not in the habit of writing about hairdos here at Pocket-lint. But there's a lot to be said for Lara Croft's new coif in the latest Tomb Raider game. Powered by AMD's TressFX, it gives higher-spec PC gamers the first in-game depiction of a real-time,...

  • New Tomb Raider inspired by Bond and Batman reboots, grittier movie planned
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    New Tomb Raider inspired by Bond and Batman reboots, grittier movie planned

    By 5 March 2013

    The new Tomb Raider game is now available for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC and it heralds the return of Brit heroine Lara Croft after five years. But although she is back on our games consoles once more, she's not quite the same mis-proportioned character we're...

  • WIN: Tomb Raider Collector's Edition and an Xbox 360 console to play it on
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    WIN: Tomb Raider Collector's Edition and an Xbox 360 console to play it on

    By 1 March 2013

    This month sees the launch of Tomb Raider on 5 March and thus the return of one of gaming's most iconic characters: Lara Croft. To celebrate, Pocket-lint's teamed up with Square Enix and Microsoft to give one lucky adventurer not only a Collector's Edition...

  • Tomb Raider (2013) review
    Gaming 5 out of 5

    Tomb Raider (2013) review

    By 25 February 2013

    Tomb Raider has, by the very premise of its name, always roused the excited kid in us. And we don't mean because of the game's female protagonist, Lara Croft. Well, not entirely. No, there's something very Indiana Jones about adventure, treasure hunting...

  • Tomb Raider limited edition Xbox 360 controller pictures and hands-on
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    Tomb Raider limited edition Xbox 360 controller pictures and hands-on

    By 14 February 2013

    All things Tomb Raider seem to be taking over on the approach to the game's release date on 5 March. As well as three hours of hands-on time with the final game, Pocket-lint has also got our mitts on the limited edition Xbox 360 Tomb Raider control pad....

  • Tomb Raider hands-on preview: The first three hours of play
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    Tomb Raider hands-on preview: The first three hours of play

    By 14 February 2013

    It's been five years since Lara Croft last occupied our screens - just enough of a hiatus to give the Tomb Raider franchise a much needed break and turn the game on its head. We don't just mean figuratively either: the latest Tomb Raider opens with our...

  • New Tomb Raider trailer shows just how brutal it will be - mature viewers only (video)
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    New Tomb Raider trailer shows just how brutal it will be - mature viewers only (video)

    By 11 December 2012

    Crikey! After we saw a level play-through at E3 in June, we put the new Tomb Raider reboot on our "one to watch" list. After the new trailer was released by developer Crystal Dynamics it's now firmly a "must have". The first adventure of Lara Croft is...

  • New Lara Croft is... Kate Middleton
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    New Lara Croft is... Kate Middleton

    By 26 June 2012

    Square Enix has finally named the actress who's providing the voice and motion capture for Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider reboot/prequel, and it's none other than wife to Prince William, Kate Middleton. Well, the actress who played her in the TV movie...

  • Tomb Raider preview (hands-on, screens and gameplay video)
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    Tomb Raider preview (hands-on, screens and gameplay video)

    By 11 June 2012

    An all new outing for Lara Croft has been on our radar for a while now - since E3 2011, in fact - but we've never had such an in-depth look at the prequel/reboot as we were treated to at this year's show. The forthcoming Tomb Raider - a return to the...

  • Agni's philosophy Square Enix demo shows what's in store for next-gen consoles (video)
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    Agni's philosophy Square Enix demo shows what's in store for next-gen consoles (video)

    By 6 June 2012

    Square Enix, the publisher behind the Final Fantasy series and the new Tomb Raider, due out in 2013, has revealed a real-time technical demonstration of what will be possible for the next generation of consoles from Sony and Microsoft. Dubbed Agni's Philosophy,...

  • Hitman Absolution hands-on preview
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    Hitman Absolution hands-on preview

    By 1 June 2012

    On a cold, wet morning back in May Pocket-Lint descended on a top secret London location. The target: to get our mitts on the latest Hitman title. Needless to say we didn’t have the stealthy grace of Hitman's barcoded assassin hero, Agent 47, but we...

  • Tomb Raider game trailer shows we are in for a gritty next instalment (video)
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    Tomb Raider game trailer shows we are in for a gritty next instalment (video)

    By 1 June 2012

    The bad news is that Lara Croft's latest exploits aren't going to be with us until 5 March 2013. The good news, however, is that if the new trailer is anything to go by the game should be a cracker when it comes out next year. Released ahead of annual...

  • Sleeping Dogs hands-on
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    Sleeping Dogs hands-on

    By 16 March 2012

    Some suspected that Sleeping Dogs would never see the light of day. Originally slated as True Crime: Hong Kong, Activision terminated the United Front development, only for it to be picked up by Square Enix, dropping the True Crime name in the process. ...