Marvel’s: The Avengers Doubles Down on What Made it Fail with Latest Expansion

There is failure, a woeful experience on the long road to success that instills in us lessons to better ourselves going forward. Then there is sending a multi-national profitable division of Square Enix into the red tier of failure. A category where the takeaway is, “whatever we do going forward, it shouldn’t be that.” And “that” is precisely what has been announced as the plan going forward.

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Square Enix’s Gaming Division Posts 6.5 Billion Yen Loss

Doom and gloom have befallen Square Enix with their financial statements posting if one believes the hype from various outlets. The truth of the matter is far less bleak for the company but does demonstrate the company’s gaming division outside MMOs suffered a massive loss with the release and poor performance of The Avengers.

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Trials Of Mana Sales Exceed Square Enix’s Projected Expectations

Square Enix took liberties to change up Seiken Densetsu 3 in that the Western version of the game is no longer a 2D sprite-based title but a new and improved 3D JRPG. Although said liberties also censored Angela’s hometown when performing her Pink Typhoon Attack, it looks like Trials of Mana has exceeded Square Enix’s initial sales projection as per a recent investor Q&A session. Continue reading “Trials Of Mana Sales Exceed Square Enix’s Projected Expectations”

Marvel’s Avengers And The Dev Team Embrace Diversity, Says Shaun Escayg

Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics, and Eidos Montreal are all for diversity and hope that it shines through the upcoming game dubbed Marvel’s Avengers. According to the game’s Creative Director and writer Shaun Escayg, the poster child behind this diversity agenda in Marvel’s Avengers is unsurprisingly Kamala Khan. Continue reading “Marvel’s Avengers And The Dev Team Embrace Diversity, Says Shaun Escayg”

Spider-man Exclusivity Backfires for Marvel’s Avengers

Doesn’t anyone remember a GaaS Avengers game is coming out? No seriously, I’ve seen more buzz in bee colonies after Colony Collapse Disorder and more anticipation from blindfolded Uighurs being sent to one of China’s beautiful summer camps. That’s not hyperbole… okay maybe it is, but a cursory look at the game’s YouTube channel’s views reveal a strong disinterest in the game by the general audience. Continue reading “Spider-man Exclusivity Backfires for Marvel’s Avengers”

Marvel’s Avengers PC, PS4 And Xbox One Beta Set To Go Live This August

Whether or not you’re a fan of Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics, and Eidos Montreal’s upcoming work, know that a “pre-order” and free beta will debut in August, giving skeptics and fans a chance to play Marvel’s Avengers across PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Continue reading “Marvel’s Avengers PC, PS4 And Xbox One Beta Set To Go Live This August”

Dragon Quest XI: S Definitive Edition Heading To Steam, Consoles Dec 4th

Dragon Quest XI

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age S – Definitive Edition is making its way to PC, PS4, Xbox One, Windows 10 and as part of Game Pass starting December 4th, 2020 later this year. Specifically, the game will be available on Steam for PC, so those of you worried about Epic getting their CCP-tarred hands on it can put that worry to rest. Continue reading “Dragon Quest XI: S Definitive Edition Heading To Steam, Consoles Dec 4th”

Rumor Watch: Final Fantasy 16 is a PS5 Exclusive

Without a doubt, this is an older rumor, but one that has recently come to my attention, thanks to Xbox Era Podcast. Having industry insiders routinely on their show when they claim Final Fantasy 16 is in development and will be a PS5 exclusive that is worth taking notice of. Continue reading “Rumor Watch: Final Fantasy 16 is a PS5 Exclusive”

Final Fantasy VII Remake: Part 2 Will Release As Soon As Possible, As Per Report

According to a new report, Final Fantasy VII Remake: Part 2 has entered full production, and the game’s director seems to have a delivery window in mind. This information comes from a new interview that sees Tetsuya Nomura wanting to ship the second part of the remake “as soon as possible.” Continue reading “Final Fantasy VII Remake: Part 2 Will Release As Soon As Possible, As Per Report”

NieR Re[in]carnation Trailer Previews Turn-Based Combat

NieR Reincarnation

It’s unfortunate that Square decided to make a new NieR entry but then relegate it to mobile devices. Specifically iOS and Android devices. The game is scheduled to launch later this year in Japan, but no Western version has been confirmed much less a release date. Continue reading “NieR Re[in]carnation Trailer Previews Turn-Based Combat”

Platinum Games Assures Fans That Development On Babylon’s Fall Is Going Well

Square Enix and Platinum Games are currently working on Babylon’s Fall as we speak. However, the latter has taken to the web to inform gamers and fans alike that development on Babylon’s Fall is progressing quite well. The game in question is still slated to launch across PC via Steam and PS4. Continue reading “Platinum Games Assures Fans That Development On Babylon’s Fall Is Going Well”

Front Mission Evolved Retro Review: Hot Chicks And Big Wanzers

Title: Front Mission Evolved
Players: 1 – 4 (online)
Genre: Third-Person Shooter
Platformers: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Developer: Double Helix Games
Publisher: Square Enix
Release Date: Sept 16th, 2010

Since AAA publishers refuse to make games for real gamers and have resolved to filling their games with “modern” approach, many of us have had to resort to playing only games in our back catalog. One game that was well worth the journey into the seventh gen history books is Square Enix and Konami’s Front Mission Evolved, a third-person mech shooter for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC, featuring hot chicks and plenty of big robots to boot. Continue reading “Front Mission Evolved Retro Review: Hot Chicks And Big Wanzers”

Sleeping Dogs Movie Starring Donnie Yen Will Be A Breakthrough Action Film, As Per Report

If you happen to be a fan of both Donnie Yen and Square Enix’s Sleeping Dogs, then know that said actor and IP might hit the silver screen according to a new report. No word on a release date has surfaced, but what is known is that progress is moving forward on the movie as of this writing. Continue reading “Sleeping Dogs Movie Starring Donnie Yen Will Be A Breakthrough Action Film, As Per Report”