Square Enix archive

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution review

    By 26 August 2011

    Released in space year 2000, the original Deus Ex is still revered by rheumy-eyed PC gamers as one of the greatest titles of all time. Arriving amidst a slew of generic first person shooters, it was a game-changing release that offered a vast array of...

  • E3 Quick Play: Tomb Raider
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    E3 Quick Play: Tomb Raider

    By 15 June 2011

    Lara croft is back and about to get the same treatment as Batman – a reboot, but can you bare to wait it out, should you wait it out, or will it all be dashed at the last hurdle. While we can’t answer all those questions, we can tell you what we think...

  • VIDEO: Tomb Raider opening level demoed at E3
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    VIDEO: Tomb Raider opening level demoed at E3

    By 6 June 2011

    We’ve seen the trailer, but judging by the 6-minute demo of the new Tomb Raider game just shown at E3, there is a dark and sinister angle to the new Tomb Raider game that's due out for Christmas 2012. Rebooting the franchise to show a much younger Lara...

  • E3 2011 preview: The hottest games to watch out for
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    E3 2011 preview: The hottest games to watch out for

    By 3 June 2011

    The year’s biggest gaming convention, E3 2011, is about to kick off in Los Angeles (on Monday 6 June) and the great and the good of the gaming world will be there, including Pocket-lint. And while there are still plenty of surprises to be had, a few...

  • Championship Manager coming to Facebook
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    Championship Manager coming to Facebook

    By 4 April 2011

    Square Enix is to bring its long-running Championship Manager franchise to Facebook, in a new collaboration between the software giant and Jolt Online Gaming & Gamestop. The MMOG version of the football management title will take certain popular elements...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Championship Manager 1980s Legends review (iPhone / iPod touch)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Championship Manager 1980s Legends review (iPhone / iPod touch)

    By 24 March 2011

    It's seemingly 1980s football week on Pocket-lint. Firstly, we met and chatted to two of the decades biggest stars, in the guise of Liverpool legends John Barnes and Ian Rush, and Paul's been trying to give himself a tight perm using a pencil and a can...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Big Cup Cricket (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Big Cup Cricket (Android)

    By 18 March 2011

    Throughout the Cricket World Cup we had planned on throwing in the odd cricket app for App of the Day to keep the spirit of the tournament alive on Pocket-lint. But when England lost to the likes of Bangladesh and Ireland, we kind of lost interest. Well,...

  • Relive the 80s with the next iPhone Championship Manager Legends
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    Relive the 80s with the next iPhone Championship Manager Legends

    By 7 March 2011

    We love a bit of nostalgia here at Pocket-lint towers, especially when it comes to football. Yeah, the players today are genuine athletes, with Hollywood lifestyles and bank accounts to suit, but can they sport a moustache the size of Ipswich? Can they...

  • Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days   review
    Gaming 3 out of 5

    Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days review

    By 20 August 2010

    Were it not for one thing, Kane and Lynch: Dead Men might have been one of 2007's most original and entertaining shooters. Some of us who played it loved it for its brave, gritty storyline, its tense, violent atmosphere, and just the fact that - for once...

  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light   review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light review

    By 17 August 2010

    You'd be forgiven for not expecting much from Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. A download-only, arcade spin-off from the Tomb Raider franchise, it's one of those games that's hard to get your head around until you've actually played it. Thanks to...

  • Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies   review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies review

    By 26 July 2010

    It's almost traditional to start a Dragon Quest review by contrasting the enormous popularity of the series in Japan, where it's a phenomenon on the scale of Star Wars or Harry Potter; with its reception over here, where it's never found the mass appeal...

  • Supreme Commander 2 - PC   review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Supreme Commander 2 - PC review

    By 31 March 2010

    Supreme Commander 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Supreme Commander which was released way back in 2007; both have been developed by Gas Powered Games and published by Square Enix. Supreme Commander 2 is the latest addition to the ever crowded...

  • Just Cause 2 - Xbox 360   review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Just Cause 2 - Xbox 360 review

    By 26 March 2010

    If we were in the business of clinically dissecting games to reach a scientific verdict on their worth, we might end up spending the rest of this review detailing the many flaws of Just Cause 2. We might spend a few paragraphs describing the scrappy combat...

  • Final Fantasy XIII - PS3   review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 review

    By 10 March 2010

    With Final Fantasy XIII, Square Enix can lay claim to a long list of magnificent achievements. There's no question that this is the most stunning looking example of a Japanese RPG on the market, taking the series trademark mix of high-fantasy and glossy...

  • Final Fantasy I and II coming to iPhone
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    Final Fantasy I and II coming to iPhone

    By 25 January 2010

    Square Enix has announced that both Final Fantasy I and Final Fantasy II will be coming to the iPhone and iPod touch later this year. Originally released on the NES back in 1987 and 1988, both games have been revamped to feature touchscreen controls....

  • Project Natal: EA, Ubisoft, Konami and others sign up
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    Project Natal: EA, Ubisoft, Konami and others sign up

    By 24 September 2009

    Microsoft has said that it has signed big name publishers like EA and Activision to create new games for it's yet to be released Project Natal. Talking at the Tokyo Games Show in Japan, Microsoft confirmed that publishers actively working on games for...

  • Square Enix: New Wii in 2011
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    Square Enix: New Wii in 2011

    By 22 September 2009

    The CEO of game publisher Square Enix has said that he's expecting a new Wii in 2011, and that motion sensing controls won't be the success for Sony and Microsoft that the companies are hoping that they'll be. In an interview with the Financial Times,...

  • Square Enix buys Eidos for £84.3 million
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    Square Enix buys Eidos for £84.3 million

    By 12 February 2009

    Japanese developer Square Enix has agreed to buy Eidos, the UK company behind famous game franchises like Tomb Raider and Championship Manager, for £84.3 million. The sale has apparently been brought on following poor US sales of the recent Tomb Raider...

  • VIDEO: Final Fantasy XIII trailer released
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    VIDEO: Final Fantasy XIII trailer released

    By 30 January 2009

    Square Enix has released a new Final Fantasy XIII trailer that will give FF fans a sneak peek into what they can expect from the next instalment in the series. The trailer shows a mixture of cinematic sequences as well as some gameplay footage too, which...

  • New Final Fantasy game coming to Wii and DS
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    New Final Fantasy game coming to Wii and DS

    By 6 October 2008

    Square Enix has confirmed that it is working on a new Final Fantasy title, exclusively for Nintendo Wii and its handheld sibling, the DS. Shonen Jump magazine first held news of the new game, rumoured to be titled Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes...

  • Square Enix brings retro favourites to handhelds
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    Square Enix brings retro favourites to handhelds

    By 7 July 2008

    Retro gamers will rejoice in the news that Square Enix is bringing both Arkanoid DS and Space Invaders Extreme back to our handheld consoles. Thirty years after Space Invaders was first released, Space Invaders Extreme has been let loose combining the...

  • Sony launches special edition Final Fantasy PSP
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    Sony launches special edition Final Fantasy PSP

    By 10 June 2008

    Sony has announced the release of the "Crisis Core - Final Fantasy VII" PSP bundle, to mark the launch of the title, a prequel to Final Fantasy VII. The bundle includes the limited edition, engraved silver PSP and a copy of the game. Available on 20 June...

  • 100 WiiWare titles waiting for release
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    100 WiiWare titles waiting for release

    By 3 June 2008

    A senior executive at Nintendo has announced that there are 100 WiiWare titles in development for download through the company's new download service, the Nintendo Channel. Tom Prata said that the new games will be made available every Monday, and there...

  • New Final Fantasy website goes live
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    New Final Fantasy website goes live

    By 3 June 2008

    Square Enix has launched a new website to coincide with the upcoming Final Fantasy release for the PSP. The portal offers fans information about the game’s story and the latest news and pre-order deals – as well as media assets and free game related...

  • Nintendo Japan signs deal with McDonald's
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    Nintendo Japan signs deal with McDonald's

    By 27 May 2008

    Nintendo Japan has signed a deal with McDonald's for a branded browser to be made available for DS users. The application will connect to a page of McDonald's news and promotions and also feature nutritional information for its products. The service will...