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9 Dec 2015

Review: Just Cause 3

If It Ain’t Broke… Readers here may have guessed, either through the number of times I’ve written about rhythm games or through my current Twitter handle, that I am quite into music. I worked in college radio, independent radio, band promotion, and have played in a band as well. In fact, before joining up with GamerEscape
26 Oct 2015

Review: Life is Strange

Back in January, DONTNOD and Square Enix released the first episode of Life is Strange into the world- which we really enjoyed. We gave the first episode a proper review, deciding to wait until the entirety of the season was released to give another. I did however list my thoughts after playing through each episode which
19 Oct 2015

Life is Strange Finale Trailer

The finale for Life is  Strange is just around the corner, and to help bring the hype train into the station, a new trailer has been released. Keep an eye out for our full Life is Strange Season 1 review later this week!
25 Sep 2015

New World of Final Fantasy Screenshots

Brand new screenshots have dropped for Square Enix’s World of Final Fantasy! The screenshots feature heroes Reynn and Lann and their mysterious guide Enna Kros who leads them into the world of Grymoire. During the journey, the siblings will encounter characters, locations and monsters from the Final Fantasy series such as Lightning from FFXIII and
16 Sep 2015

Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Announced at TGS

After news went around about Kingdom Hearts 2.9, a game that someone claimed to be working on via their Linked In profile, Square Enix has released a trailer for Kingdom Hearts 2.8 at the Tokyo Game Show. The game features an HD remaster of the Nintendo 3DS title Dream Drop Distance, an HD movie from
28 Jul 2015

Hands on Impressions: Life is Strange Episode 4

As I dived into the penultimate episode of Life is Strange, I was reminded of how the narrative drove me to the very bizarre and jaw dropping ending from the previous episode. The episode starts off right away and for about twenty minutes you just feel absolutely terrible seeing the consequences of the actions that the
23 Jul 2015

Life is Strange Episode 4 Coming Next Week

Things have gotten stranger and darker as we’ve progressed through Life is Strange. Episode 4 “Darkroom” seems that it will continue to drive Max further into these darker depths with an End of the World party while she gets closer to finding out the truth about the missing student Rachel Amber. Luckily we won’t have
15 Jun 2015

Final Fantasy VII Remake Is Happening!

In one of the biggest game announcements to come out of this year’s E3- Square Enix has announced FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (final name pending). The game will be lead by key members of the original game including producer Yoshinori Kitase, director Tetsuya Nomura and scenario writer Kazushige Nojima.  
11 Mar 2015

Life Is Strange Episode 2 Demo and Talk With Developers

While out at PAX East this past weekend we got to sit down with members of DONTNOD and Square Enix to talk about Life is Strange and see a demo of Episode 2. Spoilers ahead if you haven’t checked out the first episode of Life is Strange!
16 Feb 2015

Just Cause 3 Gets First Trailer

Square Enix and Avalanche Studios have released the very first trailer for the upcoming Just Cause 3. The trailer shows Rico Rodriguez blowing things up and flying around in the air as the protagonist of Just Cause is want to do. The game is currently slated for a Holiday 2015 release.
30 Jan 2015

Life is Strange Out Today

Life is Strange, the latest from a partnership between DONTNOD and Square Enix launches today on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Chrysalis, the first of five episodes is available for $4.99 and if you’re interested in picking up the complete package, $19.99. There will also be a free trial mode
9 Jan 2015

Life Is Strange Dev Diary & PC Specs

Today, Square Enix and DONTNOD Entertainment released their first Developer Diary for their upcoming title, Life is Strange. Additionally, they have released the specs for the PC version of the game: MINIMUM: OS: Windows Vista Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent Memory: 2 GB RAM Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM (not recommended for Intel
29 Oct 2014

New Type-0 Trailer Shows the Darker Side of Final Fantasy

It’s been well-known for a while now: the “lost” Final Fantasy game, Final Fantasy Type-0, is finally coming to the West as an HD-upgraded version for the PS4 and XBox One. Earlier today, what looks to be the first English trailer for Type-0 was released, entitled “Enter the Fray.” The trailer gets right to the action, showing off the
11 Aug 2014

Square Enix Thinks Life Is Strange

Today, Square Enix announced Life is Strange- an episodic, narrative driven adventure game being developed by DONTNOD Entertainment (Remeber Me). The game takes place in Arcadia Bay, Oregon where senior Max Caulfield returns and reunites with her former friend Chloe to attempt to uncover the truth about the disappearance of their fellow student Rachel Amber.
25 Jul 2014

CTO Yoshihisa Hashimoto Leaves Square Enix; Remi Driancourt Steps Up To The Plate

It was recently made known that Square Enix’s CTO, Yoshihisa Hashimoto, will be stepping down from his integral role at the Japanese developer. Citing personal reasons, according to the Japanese site Game Watch, he will be replaced by Senior Engineer Remi Driancourt who was lead programmer on Final Fantasy XIV. In addition to his duties
16 Apr 2014

Sony to sell its stake in Square Enix to the Tune of $47 million US

Sony and Square Enix have a long history together. Ever since Final Fantasy made the move from Nintendo to Sony, we’ve seen countless titles from Japan’s most illustrious RPG factory release  for the PlayStation platform – including the new smashing hit Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. It’s no wonder then, that Sony had a
19 Feb 2014

Square Enix Contemplates Final Fantasy on PC

Being a Final Fantasy fan and a PC gamer, it has always struck me as a tad odd that as popular as the franchise has become, it has never really seen any formal support for PC. With the exception of the MMORPGs FFXI and FFXIV, the only other games to be released for PC were
17 Jan 2014

Lightning Returns Collector’s Edition Unboxing

The North American Square Enix Member’s YouTube page posted an unboxing of the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII collector’s edition earlier today. A very hyped up Mat Kishimoto, product manager on the game, sits down with the package to show its contents to the audience. Alongside a copy of the game, the collector’s edition includes
3 Jan 2014

Final Fantasy X Novella Causing A Stir Among Japanese Fans

In a bit of news that flew under the radar from Western fans, a new piece of the Final Fantasy X series was recently released in Japan. A novella, Final Fantasy X-2.5 has been causing some controversy among fans of the series in Japan. Various posts and accounts from readers of X-2.5 across the internet
5 Nov 2013

Square Enix Announces Project FLARE

Today Square Enix unveiled Project FLARE which aims to create new games and experiences using the cloud. Working with companies such as Ubisoft, Project FLARE is a technological breakthrough in cloud game architecture. The project is said to provide Hollywood-quality animation running in real time to deepen the player’s immersion, uncapping AI physics processing to