Tagged: Square Enix

Following on from the announcement of plans for the sale of IO Interactive by Square Enix, today IO Interactive have confirmed that layoffs will be taking place at the studio: https://twitter.com/IOInteractive/status/866997673412501506 The positive side of the Tweet is that it does refer to "future adventures". Square Enix previously mentioned that they were searching for investors in the studio - so it is possible that this search is ongoing. Up until the announcement a few weeks ago, IO were thought to be developing a second season of their episodic Hitman game. This most recent news leaves the franchise in limbo, with no-one certain ... Read More »
In a note to investors, Square Enix has warned of a £33m extraordinary loss in its results for year ending 31st March 2017. With the losses suffered, the sale of developer IO Interactive is now becoming a result. The first season of the Danish developer's most recent game, Hitman, was originally sold as an episodic title before being bundled on disc. IO have continued to support the game, and an imminent second season was widely anticipated. Unfortunately, it appears that sales of Hitman may have been insufficient in the eyes of Square Enix - who recently retired the Deus Ex franchise following ... Read More »
The Hitman series of games has proven very popular over the years and it is easy to see why, with decent levels of gameplay and graphics in the previous titles. Square Enix would appear keen to keep owners of Hitman Episode 1: Paris entertained while waiting for the next in the series is released. To do this they are releasing a number of "Elusive Targets" for which you will earn in-game rewards. So sit down, grab yourself a drink and get ready to find out who your next job is. The latest in the series of "Elusive Targets" for the Hitman ... Read More »
Tomorrow will see the release of the second piece of DLC for Final Fantasy XV called Gladiolus. Before this however there is a couple of patches for you to download that will help to improve your Final Fantasy experience even more. Get a glimpse of the new content coming to #FFXV as part of the March 2017 Update as well as #EpGladiolus, both coming on 28th March 2017! pic.twitter.com/g4W7dJRfSr — Final Fantasy XV (@FFXVEN) March 27, 2017 There is in fact two patches available, Patch 1.06 and 1.07. These patches are designed to fix various bugs that players have found. ... Read More »
Square Enix is getting ready to launch its first major DLC for Final Fantasy XV in the form of Episode Gladiolus.  More details about the DLC drop were given at PAX East this past weekend with a new trailer to go with it. This DLC will have Gladiolus go through his very own mission, joined by Leonis.  The two will take on new enemies and bosses with new weapons and skills at their disposal.  Everything you acquire in the DLC will be able to carry through into the main game. The DLC launches on 28 March 2017 and costs £19.99.  You can ... Read More »
In a recent interview with Polygon, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata shared some more info about what to expect when it comes to multiplayer and how it will take place within the game's main story. "There are a lot of things I can't really say about the multiplayer future just yet, but it will tie into the game, the main game, at some point in the story. And for the multiplayer feature, we are less focused on playing as the four main characters but rather as an avatar that the user creates themselves. So rather than having you and ... Read More »
Honestly, I could have sworn this was backwards compatible, but we press on. The library of backwards compatible games is growing, week by week, with some huge additions being made recently. Last week saw GTA IV become compatible, and today Major Nelson has revealed the next game in line: Hitman: Absolution is coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today https://t.co/qPMRNrLoTQpic.twitter.com/uKyWweHsRM — 💬 Larry Hryb (@majornelson) February 14, 2017 For anyone looking for a decent story and the chance to murder a bunch of freaks in weird and wonderful ways, Hitman: Absolution might be for you. What do you make of ... Read More »
Earlier this month we told you about Hitman's January release schedule. On January 31st the third bonus mission, Landslide, is set to be released. This mission will take you back to the Sapienza map but there has been a few changes since the last time you were here. This time around there is a music festival called Festival del Paese and it is here that you will find your target. Your target this time around is a politician called Marco Abbiati and he will be attending the festival so this is your one chance to take him out. To show ... Read More »
Here's some unexpected but fantastic news: Square Enix have announced a partnership with the comic book and movie publishing Juggernaut (geddit?) to create multiple games, starting with an Avengers game. In a new teaser trailer, we can see the iconic items associated with each member of the Avengers: Banner's glasses, Iron Man's armour, Thor's Hammer and Captain America's shield. Unfortunately, the items are looking a little bit worse for wear, and the Avengers themselves are conspicuous by their absence. The woman doing the voiceover continues the glum outlook, stating that the "time of heroes is over", but we just need ... Read More »

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