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Shenmue III

Quick Fund Event: Yu Suzuki's Shenmue III kickstarter already funded


I'm looking for some backers
Jun 16
// Josh Tolentino
E3 usually isn't the biggest thing to look forward to for fans of Japanese games, but there are always exceptions. This year is one of those exceptions, and Nintendo hasn't even begun its broadcast yet! Everyone brought some ...
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Million Arthur

Draw your Swords: Square's Million Arthur game gets a worldwide release


Are you brave enough to wield Excalibur?
Jun 10
// Salvador GRodiles
For a good while, I never was able to get behind any mobile games, since my phone isn't smart enough to play any of the titles that are available on the online stores. Thankfully, I was able to fix this problem after I got my...
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Final Fantasy XV

Wait, what? Final Fantasy XV demo and Type-0 getting patched


Brave new world
Jun 09
// Josh Tolentino
Hearing the news that a console game is getting a patch shouldn't be the kind of thing that makes a man feel old, but for some reason the announcement that Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and its accompanying Final Fantasy XV d...

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Dissidia

Dissidia Final Fantasy is looking pretty hot


The gang's all here
Apr 13
// Hiroko Yamamura
Time to get brawling in Midgar! Team Ninja's newest outing for Square Enix is a fresh entry to the Dissidia fighting series. The upcoming Sony PS4 game is an adaptation of the arcade game, with some sexy new upgrades. I neve...
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Final Fantasy XV

More Final Fantasy XV footage than you can shake a phantom sword at


40 minutes of hot boys and lotsa swordfightin'
Feb 23
// Josh Tolentino
It still feels almost unreal after so many years of being nothing more than a twinkle in Tetsuya Nomura's eye, but Final Fantasy XV looks like it might be an actual game that might be released. Square Enix is banking on...
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Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV's really looking nuts


Towns, toys, and trippy clothing
Dec 20
// Josh Tolentino
OK, Square Enix, you've got me. Despite my best attempts to remain thin-lipped and cynical about the prospects of Final Fantasy XV, the latest trailer you lot put out at Jump Festa yesterday has officially gotten me hype. Fo...
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Final Fantasy XV

This is what Final Fantasy XV sounds like in English


And they sound pretty!
Dec 15
// Josh Tolentino
And here it is, the dub of the long-overdue Final Fantasy XV, aka Riding In Cars With Boys 2. It's a good sign that Square Enix seems to be putting out information about this perennially delayed game on the regular now, afte...
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Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy: Type-0 trailer looks gorgeous


Quit taking so long to come out
Nov 21
// Hiroko Yamamura
What started off as the little Sony PSP title that just didn't want to come Stateside has finally morphed into a full fledged HD next-gen title. There's a new English trailer for the upcoming Square Enix game, and the wait until March 17 just got harder. I've been waiting way too long to meet you Final Fantasy: Type 0.
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Final Fantasy XIII-2

Final Fantasy XIII-2 time-warps to Steam soon


Time-tripping on the machine of the future
Nov 12
// Josh Tolentino
Ever since Final Fantasy XIII hit the PC way back in the halcyon days of last month, it was pretty much a foregone conclusion that the rest of Square Enix's grand, ill-fated trilogy would eventually make it over as well...
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Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV full of pretty tech, pretty boys, pretty cars


I want all three
Nov 04
// Josh Tolentino
Much as I enjoyed Final Fantasy XIII, even I could see that the franchise has been in sore need of a fresh approach, and despite having been in development for the better part of the last decade, Final Fantasy XV might ...
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Final Fantasy XIII

TGS 2014: Final Fantasy XIII trilogy coming to Steam


All hail the PC Master Race
Sep 18
// Josh Tolentino
I think it's safe to say that I'm in the minority when I say I actually liked the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy. They were flawed and the whole Fabula Nova Crystalis affair smacked of troubling hubris on the part ...
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Final Fantasy XV

TGS 2014: So this is Final Fantasy XV


Is your body ready?
Sep 17
// Josh Tolentino
Well, it took 'em long enough - the better part of a decade - but it looks like ordinary players might actually see Final Fantasy XV in playable form before the heat death of the universe. And it might even be fun, judg...
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Final Fantasy Agito

E3 2014: Final Fantasy Agito gets a trailer, Type-0 going HD


Your dreams answered
Jun 10
// Josh Tolentino
Wow, the last few hours just became pretty good ones for Final Fantasy fans. Square Enix may not have brought Final Fantasy XV to E3 this year, but they just blew some minds all the same by announcing that in addition t...
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Sony haet Square

Signs of Doom! Sony sells off its Square Enix stock


DOOOOMED!
Apr 16
// Josh Tolentino
Fanboys and girls rejoice, for the corporations you've pledged your loyalty to have given you some extra ammo to use in your eternal conflict. It seems consumer electronics giant and PlayStation maker Sony has decided to offl...
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Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV now in open beta on PS4


Get your fill ahead of launch
Apr 04
// Tim Sheehy
If you've been waiting to experience Final Fantasy XIV on PS4, now's your chance. From now until April 7th, the game will be made available as an open beta using live servers, allowing you to venture into to the world of Hyda...
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Video Games

Here's 22 minutes of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call


All the Final Fantasy music
Mar 31
// Elliot Gay
Many an hour of my life has been lost to the original Theatrhythm Final Fantasy for the 3DS. A rhythm game utilizing music from first Final Fantasy to the thirteenth, it was a great little celebration of the franchise and th...

Square Enix and Yen Press announce worldwide digital partnership

Mar 24 // Brad Rice
NEW YORK, NY (March 24, 2014) – Yen Press, the graphic novel imprint of Hachette Book Group, and leading Japanese gaming and manga publisher Square Enix in conjunction with the Tuttle-Mori Agency announced today that their highly anticipated inter-corporate initiative for the global distribution of Square Enix's English language manga will commence on April 8th. By virtue of this groundbreaking agreement, fans of Square Enix’s manga in over 200 countries will have access to the authorized, English-language ebook editions of 175 titles through Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Google and Kobo with new volumes available concurrently with future print releases. Launching first with internationally best selling series like Atsushi Ohkubo’s Soul Eater, Yana Toboso's Black Butler, and Yoshiki Tonogai's Doubt, Yen Press will roll out additional series weekly throughout the month of April with a blockbuster assortment that includes Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist, Jun Mochizuki's PandoraHearts, Ryukishi07's Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY, and Until Death Do Us Part by Hiroshi Takashige and DOUBLE-S. As an added bonus for fans, these ebook editions will include color pages not reproduced in the titles' print counterparts. In addition to this ambitious launch of their cooperative digital publishing endeavor, Yen Press and Square Enix have also unveiled a program for the digital English language serialization of new chapters of two ongoing series – Atsushi Ohkubo's riotous successor to Soul Eater, Soul Eater NOT!, and Yoshiki Tonogai's latest mind-bending mystery thriller, Secret. Chapters not already contained in the collected volumes of these series will be released as digital comics in advance of the latest chapters slated for publication April 14th. Kurt Hassler, VP and Publishing Director of Yen Press, said of the agreement, "In much the same way that video streaming technologies transformed the way fans consume anime, the digital availability of manga content stands to revolutionize readers’ access to the material they love. Particularly exciting to us is the opportunity Square Enix has provided international audiences to enjoy and support the latest installments of continuing series at the same time as Japanese fans. Manga has a truly global community of enthusiasts, and Yen Press could not be prouder to help connect these brilliant creators with the worldwide readership clamoring for their work." Katsuyoshi Matsuura, Division Executive of Publication Business Division and General Manager of Digital Publishing of Square Enix Co., Ltd., commented regarding the commencement of the service, "I am extremely pleased to know that our work will be available to manga fans to whom it was previously inaccessible. At the same time, I am very encouraged and excited to be able to implement this service in cooperation with Hachette Book Group and to work with them to address the ever expanding needs of enthusiasts while providing them with the most exciting experience possible." About the authors of the serialized chapter publications: Atsushi Ohkubo’s debut manga series, B.Ichi, originally appeared in Square Enix’s Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine. Upon completion of the work, his concept for Soul Eater began as a series of shorts appearing in the same magazine and later became the long-running work that has earned him international renown. The final chapter of Soul Eater recently ran in the September issue of Monthly Shonen Gangan. Ohkubo is still at work on his spin-off series, Soul Eater NOT!, the animation for which is slated to begin airing this spring. Yoshiki Tonogai leapt onto the manga scene as the artist on the Time Killing Arc of Ryukishi07's epic Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY. He then went on to create his first solo work, Doubt, which was serialized in Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan, the success of which inspired its sequel, Judge. Tonogai's latest murder masterpiece, Secret, kicked off its serialization in Monthly Shonen Gangan in October 2013, and he has been a recurring presence on the New York Times manga bestseller list.
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175 English-language titles to appear in over 200 countries
Yen Press and Square Enix just announced a partnership to put eBook versions of 175 manga titles online, giving the English-language versions of Square Enix's manga worldwide reach. Starting April 8, you'll be able to access ...

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Music

The Dose: Old School Thursdays


Time to get emotional
Mar 20
// Hiroko Yamamura
Well guys, I'm back from a fabulous vacation and ready to delve back into the depths of Japan's old school favorites. This week we're heading back to 2003, to one of my favorite J-Pop tunes of all time. I'm sure you've all b...
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Final Fantasy XIV

New trailer shows off Final Fantasy XIV 2.2 update


To be patched in preparation for the upcoming PlayStation 4 port
Mar 14
// Tim Sheehy
With the PlayStation 4 release just weeks away, Square Enix shared a video detailing some of the changes being made in the upcoming version 2.2 content patch for their flagship MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Titl...
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Video games

Official launch trailer for Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD


All dem feels
Mar 11
// Tim Sheehy
I admit that I never finished Final Fantasy X -- I made it about half-way through before I ultimately gave up on the series, and its been a regret. While both entries are relatively beloved by fans, neither Final F...
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Video Games

Drakengard 3 DLC gets a trailer full of crazy


Zero's sisters gonna be crazy
Mar 03
// Elliot Gay
Square Enix's Drakengard 3 is one of the weirdest games I've played in recent memory. It's full of bugs, jank, is graphically unimpressive, and generally feels like a very early PS2 game.  Drakengard 3 is also filled wi...
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Final Fantasy

Squall dumps Rinoa, marries White Mage instead


Level Up in matrimony with a Final Fantasy wedding
Feb 28
// Karen Mead
I have to admit: as much as my husband and I both adore a certain long-running JRPG series, it didn't occur to either of us to make our 2012 wedding ceremony Final Fantasy-themed. We did think of making it Persona-themed, bu...
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Theatrhythm: Curtain Call

Theatrhythm: Curtain Call trailer shows off new features


New tunes, too!
Feb 26
// Chris Walden
February 26th, 2011 was the release date of the Nintendo 3DS in Japan, so while I remember, happy birthday! However, the reason I've mentioned it is because for the longest time, myself and many others were critical of the s...
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Music

Nylon Pink covers Real Emotion from FFX-2


What can I do for you?
Feb 22
// Karen Mead
Just in time to get us pumped for the upcoming release of FFX/FFX-2 HD Remaster, Los Angeles-based band Nylon Pink has recorded a pretty spiffy cover of Real Emotion. Remember that part at the beginning of X-2 where Yuna com...
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Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD

Look at all these new features in Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD


I can practically see the definitions!
Feb 20
// Chris Walden
The release for the long-awaited Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD collection is just a month away now, landing March 18th and 21st for North America and Europe respectively. Perhaps you're a big fan of the series and you're currently ...
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Final Fantasy 7

Final Fantasy VII remake still not happening


Maybe it's time to let go?
Feb 19
// Tim Sheehy
A friendly reminder that everyone's favorite Final Fantasy will probably never receive a next-gen face-lift. This of course, was driven home by recent statements from series producer Yoshinori Kitase who, in an interview with...
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Square Enix

Square Enix trademarks Shinra Company


Don't get your hopes up just yet
Feb 19
// Pedro Cortes
Square Enix, makers of all things Final Fantasy, have recently registered the Shinra Company. What this means, nobody knows, but it was registered under use for video games. This might mean more spin-offs from the world of Fi...
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Show the world what Lightning should really look like!
Square Enix and DeviantArt have teamed up for a fantastic contest in which artists are invited to create a custom look for Lightning. Anything about her appearance, from her body to accessories you'd want to see on her, are f...

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Food

Give your Valentine chocolate FF7 Materia


Taste the planet
Feb 10
// Karen Mead
As a card-carrying chocoholic (and that's chocoholic for "chocolate" and not "chocobo," although the latter kind of works too), I have a bit of a dilemma with artisanal sweets. I love it when candies look awesome, but when th...
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Video Games

Drakengard 3 gets a NA release date and CE


Never forget Shinjuku
Feb 06
// Elliot Gay
Square Enix's Drakengard/Nier series is weird.  The first two games are gameplay messes that made me want to toss my controller out of a window. Nier is much better in that regard, as it's a functional video game that's ...
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A behind-the-scenes look at Lightning Returns


Square Enix releases a "making of" short
Feb 04
// Tim Sheehy
Square Enix recently released a special behind-the-scenes look at their upcoming action-RPG Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. The first part of an on-going series, titled "Inside the Square," features insights from some...
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LRFFXIII

FFXIII retrospective trailer goes full retro


Reaching way back
Feb 01
// Kristina Pino
As the North American and European street dates for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII approach, Square Enix has helpfully released a retrospective trailer that goes through a highlight reel of the events of FFXIII and FF...
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Dragon Quest

Who wouldn't want Erdrick's sword?


Get this eye candy from Square Enix!
Jan 25
// Amber Hunt
Good guy Square Enix is releasing a new replica weapon for us, and I want it! Erdrick's Sword from the first three Dragon Quest games is going to be up for grabs, and you can purchase it this spring! How cool is that? The wea...
Lightning Returns photo
Lightning Returns

Grab the Lightning Returns: FFXIII demo, get free DLC


From stoic soldier to cosplay savior
Jan 24
// Josh Tolentino
Man, the marketing blitz for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will just not let up. Good thing that the game is actually looking like it deserves to be hyped up a little, which is more than can be said for other pa...
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Final Fantasy

Man at Arms creates Sephiroth's Masamune


To match the Buster Sword, I suppose
Jan 14
// Pedro Cortes
We here at Modern Method are fond of Awe Me's Man at Arms Youtube show. Tony Swatton creates weapons that we've all dreamed of seeing in reality, often times looking just like the original pieces. Having posted about him sev...
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Kingdom Hearts

New Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX screens show up


Man, that title just keeps on going and going
Jan 04
// Pedro Cortes
Another week, another set of pictures from Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX. Not that that's a bad thing. No, I'm glad to see how this collection is coming along. Considering how pleased I was the with Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX...
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Vidya

Bravely Default censorship is worse than expected


Prepare to be baffled
Jan 03
// Tim Sheehy
First Tharja, and now this -- it's as if Nintendo can't help themselves. We've known for awhile now that there were some minor alterations being made to character designs for the western release of Square-Enix's Bravely ...
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Kingdom Hearts

Nomura says there's still more Kingdom Hearts HD to do


Just...one...more
Dec 26
// Pedro Cortes
With Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix coming along at a good clip, talk naturally shifts to Kingdom Hearts 3. Whoa there cowboyd, slow your horses, there's one thing left that needs to be covered. In an interview with Weekly Famit...
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Final Fantasy 6 iOS

JUMP FESTA shows off Final Fantasy VI Mobile


Coming to iOS and Android this Winter.
Dec 25
// Chris Walden
Square Enix's focus on mobile platforms continues, with the remake of Final Fantasy VI looking closer to completion. It's a shame that it couldn't be a brand new game built with the platform in mind, but hey, VI is certainly...
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FFX | X-2 HD

Details on FFX and X-2 HD for your PS Vita


Just an excuse to talk about FFX some more
Dec 23
// Kristina Pino
In case you hadn't heard yet, FFX and X-2 fans planning on grabbing their copy for PS3 soon will also be able to enjoy it for their Vita. You have the option of buying it separately for US$39.99 alongside the PS3 version at l...

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