Archive for Square Enix

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children PS3 bundle

Posted in Japan, News, PS3, Sony with tags , on January 19, 2009 by Stephen

Square Enix just dated the FFVII: Advent Children PLAYSTATION 3 bundle, Going on sale April 16 in Japan, for a set price of ¥49,980 (US$551).

The bundle include a “Cloud Black” HDD 160GB PS3, Final Fantasy XIII Trail Version Set (FFXIII demo) and Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete Blu-ray disc (English language options).

7-11 joins Dragon Quest IX mania

Posted in Japan, News, Nintendo DS with tags , , , on January 16, 2009 by Stephen

At least in Japan.

There is no need to wait in line in front of your favorite electronic retailer because 7-11 is going to carry copies of the game for those hardcore fans looking to get their hands in the latest Dragon Quest saga developed by Level 5 and Square Enix.

Release date is scheduled for March 28, 2009, along with a price point of ¥5,980.

Square Enix Says Yes to Ubisoft Games in Japan

Posted in Japan, News, Nintendo DS, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360 with tags , , , on January 10, 2009 by Stephen

Japanese RPG powerhouse Square Enix  sent word today that the company has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with French publisher Ubisoft that will allow Square Enix to distribute Ubisoft’s games exclusively in Japan starting this April.

“In the increasingly consolidated video game industry, Square Enix has been implementing strategic initiatives to expand its product lineup and strengthen its presence as a global game publisher,” commented the publisher in a statement. “In 2008, the company began publishing third-party titles in PAL territories, and in December 2008, published its first overseas-produced game in Japan with the launch of U.K.-based Frontier Developments Ltd’s LostWinds for WiiWare. This exclusive distribution agreement for Ubisoft Group games will be another key step to achieve the aforementioned goal.”

“The global video game market is expected to maintain sustainable growth thanks to geographical expansion and diversification of customer base,” said Yoichi Wada, president and representative director of Square Enix. “By partnering with the Ubisoft Group having a number of highly acclaimed titles, we can now work to provide high-quality overseas-produced games to Japan, thus invigorating the Japanese game market while strengthening our presence as a global leader in the video game industry.”

Square Enix and Ubisoft said that details on the games to be distributed under this new partnership in Japan will be provided at “a later time.”

Square Enix Opens Final Fantasy XIII Site

Posted in Japan, News, PS3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , on January 10, 2009 by Stephen

King of JRPG Square Enix has a busy year ahead.  While company president Yoishi Wada love to criticizes and complaint every two months with Famitsu about his production team creating games they only love and like to play, those same team members are busy working at the Square Enix’s headquarters in the Shinjuku Bunka Quint Building in Shibuya to deliver another year full of JRPG delight for those hungry fans.

To start the year in great fashion, Square Enix just opened the official website for Final Fantasy XIII, with details regarding some of the characters, pictures and music…yes, dreamy music.

http://www.square-enix.co.jp/