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Xenogears, SaGa Frontier, and other classic RPGs from Square Enix's back catalog make an appearance as part of this week's DLC lineup for the publisher's 3DS rhythm game Final Fantasy Theatrhythm: Curtain Call. New Battle Music Sequence tracks hitting the eShop today include Final Fantasy 7's "Ope...

January 8th 2015 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Hiromichi Tanaka, a producer and designer who has been a part of Square Enix since before it was even Square Enix, announced his departure from the company during Vanafest 2012, an event held to commemorate Final Fantasy XI's 10-year anniversary.Tanaka's departure is due in part to his health; he s...

June 24th 2012 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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This is a column by Jason Schreier dedicated to the analysis (and occasional mocking) of his favorite genre, the Japanese role-playing game. Whether it's because they're too antiquated or just too niche, he believes JRPGs don't get enough attention in the gaming industry today. It's time to change t...

January 6th 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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This is a column by Jason Schreier dedicated to the analysis (and occasional mocking) of his favorite genre, the Japanese role-playing game. Whether it's because they're too antiquated or just too niche, he believes JRPGs don't get enough attention in the gaming industry today. It's time to change t...

November 11th 2011 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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Demo high fantasy and Japanese gangsterism with this week's PSN update, which will let you take Dragon Age 2 and Yakuza 4 out for a spin.If you're in to the classics, RPG epic Xenogears is available for download alongside non-classic Dragon's Lair follow-up, Space Ace. Both titles cost $10. Resi...

February 22nd 2011 at 6:35pm 0 Comments
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Just when we were about to give up on Square Enix, melting all our intricate Final Fantasy figurines in protest of the company's lack of offerings on the North American PSN, we receive a ray of hope. PlayStation Blog has announced that Xenogears -- which has been available on the Japanese PSN since...

February 21st 2011 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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For over a year, we in North America have been taunted by the presence of Yasumi Matsuno's PlayStation masterpiece Vagrant Story on the European and Japanese PlayStation Stores. Now, depending on how optimistic you feel, there's new information that is either encouraging, or just another taunt. It's...

December 29th 2010 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Good news for the new year from Touch Arcade: Hironobu Sakaguchi is developing games for the iPhone. Just in case that name doesn't ring a bell for you, maybe the games he's helped create might: Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, Super Mario RPG, and Xenogears. Yes, those of you who know your console RP...

January 4th 2010 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Yasunori Mitsuda is the composer behind some of the gaming industry's most moving soundtracks, including the accompaniment for Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross. His work was recently honored by the video game music preservationists of OverClocked ReMix, who recently released a re-imagination of what...

October 20th 2009 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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According to a NeoGAF posting, this month's Dengeki PlayStation reveals the very first PS1 games Square Enix will revive on the Japanese PSN. The titles will be available for 600 yen each, and will begin releasing in Japan today. There are twelve titles planned, starting with Xenogears. However, th...

June 25th 2008 at 12:45am 0 Comments
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According to a NeoGAF posting, this month's Dengeki PlayStation reveals the very first PS1 games Square Enix will revive on the Japanese PSN. The titles will be available for 600 yen each, and will begin releasing in Japan today. There are twelve titles planned, starting with Xenogears. However, th...

June 25th 2008 at 12:45am 0 Comments
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The protagonist of Sega's superstar RPG World Destruction is a boy named Kyrie who joins a secret organization called the World Destruction force, whose goal is not to save the world from destruction, but to cause the world to end. Kyrie was apparently a normal student until one day when he just up...

April 26th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments