We're live, in Tokyo, to bring you reports from Square Enix Party 2007, a public event that showcases the latest in the Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, and Dragon Quest publisher's massive lineup of games for all of your favorite next generation consoles and handhelds.
We're bring in up-to-the-minute information as fast as we can over the course of the weekend. Check back to this page for updates as they happen.
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions interview: many missed it on the
Eidos daddy company SCi has thrown in the towel and decided to release its blaster duo Kane & Lynch: Dead Men and Crossfire on PlayStation 3.
This sets up Kane & Lynch, the next shooter from the Hitman boys, for a simultaneous release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC this year. Crossfire meanwhile, a new game from the developer behind the Conflict series, will arrive next year on the same platforms.
SCi also says it's in advanced negotiations for the film rights to the Kane & Lynch film, following up
It's quite likely that Microsoft's Project Natal will be renamed “Kinect.” More news on the name change and upcoming titles for the upcoming motion-sensor add-on for the Xbox 360 are expected to arrive during Microsoft's press conference, which is taking place as we speak. Here's what we know so far...
As plans go, it probably sounded pretty watertight. Hire two gorgeous models. Put them on stage in front of the press. Get them to show off the controller-free awesomeness of Kinect. Retire to the nearest drinking establishment for beers and good times. What could possibly go wrong?
With PSN finally clambering back to its feet (slightly shakily, but it's getting there), Sony has announced the contents of its 'Welcome Back' package. Understanding how put out gamers have been with 24 days without access to PlayStation Store or online gaming, free games and more are being lavished upon each and every existing PlayStation Network user. Hooray! The content is slightly different to the US package, so let's see what us European gamers can expect when the Store is back online.
Don't worry about those high online pre-order prices. Next-gen might not be as pricey as some are hinting.
It's not unusual, when checking into E3-sanctioned hotels in the days before the show, to get a packet of licensed junk meant to spread awareness of a particular publisher's games. When we checked in this afternoon, however, we got something we'd never seen before: a trio of faintly awesome keycards, courtesy of Square Enix's (specifically the part that used to be Eidos) E3 lineup...
Oh, Final Fantasy XIV, whose dreams won't you destroy? After gamers’ tepid reception of the expensive MMO, publisher Square Enix has reduced its earnings forecasts for the remainder of the fiscal year from 12 billion yen to 1 billion (from about $142 million to $12 million)...