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If you're in North America and you've been dutifully collecting Square Enix games, you may have some free stuff headed your way. The end of the current reward period for the Square Enix Members club is coming up on March 31, at which point Square Enix will ship out rewards depending on your "tier" r...

February 28th 2010 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Just one day after Famitsu scans revealed a PS3 release of Star Ocean: The Last Hope for Japan, Square Enix announced a North American release of Star Ocean: The Last Hope International. Since the Japanese game will include the English voice acting from the American release of the Xbox 360 version,...

September 16th 2009 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Square Enix frequently releases "International" versions of its Final Fantasy games in Japan -- they're basically the Western versions of the games with some extra cutscenes and whatnot to encourage double-dipping among the rapt Japanese audience. According to this Famitsu scan, the publisher is goi...

September 15th 2009 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Square Enix producer Yoshinori Yamagishi (Star Ocean: The Last Hope) feels that game narratives have untapped potential. They're not quite there yet, but Yamagishi suggests that, in time, game stories will surpass those told in films. The problem is that "in TV, film and theatre, the creator has co...

March 6th 2009 at 11:20pm 0 Comments
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Star Ocean: The Last Hope dares to go against almost every Square Enix convention. The game is supposedly the last of the franchise, a final fantasy in the Star Ocean universe. The game is being exclusively developed for Xbox 360 and is aiming for an almost-simultaneous worldwide release.And now, S...

January 9th 2009 at 7:59pm 0 Comments
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Japan continues to receive special Xbox 360 bundles, as Microsoft rolls out the neon green carpet treatment for Resident Evil 5 and Star Ocean: The Last Hope. The Biohazard RE5 bundle, which retails for approximately $370, features your standard 60 gigglebyte Xbox unit, along with a remote control...

January 6th 2009 at 6:15pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft has announced that two new Xbox 360 bundles are headed to Japan. The first is a Star Ocean 4 bundle which will be available February 19 and will include an Xbox 360 Arcade unit with 256MB of internal memory, a faceplate and a soundtrack CD for ¥24,800 ($263). The second is a Resident...

January 6th 2009 at 11:00am 0 Comments

We're going to say what needs to be said; no one named Edge should be that adorable. However, Star Ocean: The Last Hope stars an adorable character named Edge. The Deadline trailer above, released in Japan, showcases some of the locales gamers will visit when Star Ocean: The Last Hope hits...

December 19th 2008 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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Edge Online has posted an article examining the Xbox 360's recent success in Japan. You may recall the console's recent sales surge, which saw it surpass the Playstation 3 in sales for weeks on end. Edge, unsurprisingly, points to the recent spate of games aimed at Japanese audiences as the reason...

November 28th 2008 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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With Japanese Xbox 360 sales recently reinvigorated, even outselling the Wii -- or coming damned close, depending on who you believe -- Microsoft is keen to keep up the momentum. Speaking to Edge, Xbox Japan head Takashi Sensui noted the sales boost, saying "[Microsoft needs] to make the strengthen...

September 23rd 2008 at 4:30pm 0 Comments