Today was the first day of this year’s Tokyo Game Show. It was a business day, which means the show wasn’t open to the public. But here’s your inside look.
At the Square Enix Music booth at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, there’s a display of original Chocobo artwork done by the creators of various Final Fantasy games. Some of these creators aren’t visual artists by trade, so the results are a little interesting.
Last night, Nintendo and Square Enix delighted Final Fantasy fans by announcing a whole bunch of new Switch ports. There’s Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X/X-2, Final Fantasy XII, and even the adorable pocket edition of Final Fantasy XV. But where’s Final Fantasy VIII?
Final Fantasy VIII, the sorceress epic about a hormone-fueled romance, has been my favorite game in the series ever since I was 12 years old. I beat it almost that many times before I unlearned the lessons that Squall and Rinoa’s relationship taught me about trying to fix sad, broken guys, like the game’s…
Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu is cancelling a live music performance and talk scheduled for October 7 in Kanazawa, Japan for health reasons. In his apology, Uematsu said he hopes he can regain his health to perform in the future with the Kanazawa ensemble.
Originally released on the Xbox 360 in 2008, The Last Remnant was ported to the PC the following year. It announced for the PS3, but that release never happened. Now a decade later, the game is coming to PlayStation.
Here’s a look at Project Prelude Rune from Studio Istolia and Square Enix. The studio headed by Tales honcho Hideo Baba and this footage looks very early.
Final Fantasy XV’s PC version brings the inevitable mods. Some are just as kooky as one would hope!
Eminem’s surprise album drop over the weekend contains an even bigger surprise for JRPG fans: one of the tracks samples Square’s Kingdom Hearts throughout. UPDATE: Actually, it doesn’t.
Hidemi Matsuzuka used to oversee Square Enix’s figure brand. These days he’s left the game maker and is running his own cafe.
When not creating delightful video games, Owlboy creator Simon Stafsnes Andersen likes to create mock trailers for video games that will probably never exist. Like this one, a heartbreaking glimpse at the Chrono Trigger/Chrono Cross sequel that might have been.
Today, Square Enix announced that it has finished patching Chrono Trigger on PC, just days after releasing the fifth major update to the game since it launched six months ago. (Chrono Trigger is 50% off on Steam for the next week to celebrate.) Now if only Square’s other classic games would get the same treatment.
Square Enix has announced Project Echoes, a new RPG for iOS and Android. It will be released sometime this year in Japan. No word yet on an international release.
Karaoke parlor Pasela Akiba Showadorikan in Tokyo’s Akihabara has a handful of seriously cool themed rooms.
Octopath Traveler’s battle music has all of the zest you could want, brimming with quick drumbeats and arpeggiated chords. One simple trick ties together the game’s story and boss battles, creating amazing musical cues that make each new encounter even more exciting. Octopath Traveler assigns each character an…
Japanese politician Mio Sugita has made international news due to her anti-LGBTQ comments on a television show. The program is co-hosted by Koichi Sugiyama, who composes music for the Dragon Quest games.
Every party member in Octopath Traveler has a special ability that allows them to interact with NPCs throughout the world. Ophilia the cleric and Primrose the dancer can temporarily recruit NPCs into the party and summon them during battles. One unassuming old man is able to unleash Hell upon enemies. I’m pretty sure…
In Front Mission 3’s 18th battle, I’m on a naval base facing down two giant walking artillery cannons, four Gundam-like mechs, and an apache helicopter. It isn’t the most challenging tactical role-playing game from the PS1 era, but like lots of games from that era it’s prone to the occasional difficulty spike. Unlike…
Octopath Traveler is a complicated game with a lot of intricate mechanics. I’ve played many hours of it. Now it is time for me to share my knowledge with you.
Once you’re past the credits of Octopath Traveler, there’s one major hidden dungeon left to find. It’s not obvious how to get there, though, so allow us to give you a guide.