Posts Tagged ‘Square-Enix’


Play Arts Kai debuts Spider-Man figure

2015 at 03:26 pm by admin | Comments Off


Square Enix has updated their line of Marvel-based Play Arts Kai figures with the announcement of Play Arts Kai Spider-Man! Originally debuting at concept artwork at New York Comic Con this past October, the figure is finally ready to hit shelves all over the world! The collectible features all of Play Arts Kai’s iconic articulation and attention to detail, as well as sporting a unique redesign akin to other Play Arts Marvel figures previously shown, such as Iron Man and Thor. Sporting a unique armor-styled suit with black details and ridges, the figure itself includes a number of swappable hands to perform all of Spidey’s iconic poses, as well as several different kinds of web effect pieces. He even comes with a unique web-shaped stand along with the standard Play Arts support stand! Currently slated for an August 2015 release, this new Marvel collectible is now open for preorders at around $120 USD, so Spider-Man fans everywhere shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to get their hands on this awesome web-slinging figure!




Dissidia Final Fantasy announced for arcades

2015 at 04:45 pm by admin | Comments Off


Final Fantasy has spawned numerous entries in its world-renowned franchise over the past decades, with spinoff games like the 1v1 fighting game “Dissidia Final Fantasy” and the rhythm game “Theatrhythm Final Fantasy” paying tribute to the dozens of beloved characters and games. With the online MMO “Final Fantasy XIV” and the upcoming “Final Fantasy XV” releasing soon, video game company Square-Enix has announced a new entry into the Dissidia franchise with an arcade-exclusive fighter!

The Dissidia series, which has focused on free-flowing action battles between iconic Final Fantasy characters, will head to arcades in a new battle format. While previous Dissidia games have been entirely 2-player battles, the arcade version will feature battles between two teams of three characters, allowing up to six people to play together at once! The teaser video released earlier this week shows off the game’s new graphics and just a few of the playable characters scheduled to appear in the game. While not much else is known yet about the new game, or whether or not it will release in America, more news is sure to come as work continues on the game, so stay tuned!


Nomura’s Hatsune Miku video debut

2014 at 05:24 pm by admin | Comments Off


Square-Enix artist and designer Tetsuya Nomura is widely know for his work in the Final Fantasy series, designing characters and creating artwork for a number of recent entries in the franchise. Earlier in October, Nomura unveiled his redesign for the popular Vocaloid character, Hatsune Miku, showing off her design in a teaser poster as well as a prototype figure at the Square-Enix booth at this year’s New York Comic-Con. Now, a promotional video that initially debut to select audiences at the Hatsune Miku Expo in New York last month has finally debuted online at Miku’s official YouTube channel! The short video, meant to demonstrate Miku’s and the Vocaloid program’s use as a creative tool, shows off her new Nomura design in a flurry of colors and cool-looking environments. Check out the video below, and keep a look out for more Miku and Vocaloid news in the future!


NYCC Play-Arts Kai on display

2014 at 01:07 pm by admin | Comments Off


Comic-Con has always been a place where companies and manufacturers can talk about their latest upcoming figures and merchandise. Square-Enix, video game developer and toy manufacturer, has continued this trend at last week’s New York Comic-Con with the unveiling of several different upcoming figures in their popular Play-Arts Kai line! the figures shown at NYCC covered a wide variety of mediums and franchises, ranging from comic book classics like Batman, Iron-Man, and Spider-Man to franchises like Final Fantasy, Appleseed, Predator, Vocaloid, and more!


Some highlights from their Play-Arts Kai booth include figures of Batman, Catwoman, and Hatsune Miku redesigned by Square-Enix artist Tetsuya Nomura, who is known for his artwork and character designs for the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts franchises, as well as new figures for the popular “Final Fantasy VII” line of figures, including Tifa, Barret, and Red XIII in their appearances from Advent Children. With no release date yet scheduled for most of these figures, keep your eyes open for more Play-Arts Kai news!






Final Fantasy restaurant opens in Tokyo

2014 at 01:12 pm by admin | Comments Off


Ever since Final Fantasy XIV’s relaunch in 2013 as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, the massively-multiplayer online entry into the classic Final Fantasy franchise has been receiving praise from players all over the world for its immersive world and cooperative gameplay. In commemoration of the anniversary of the game’s launch coming up in August 2014, Square-Enix has opened a brand-new café in Akihabara, Tokyo based on the hit franchise!


The café, called the Eorzea Café, was designed after a location in Final Fantasy XIV titled Carline Canopy, and has been constructed entirely with the mood and theme of the videogame in mind. These elements include giant stained glass windows, dark wood furniture and counters, and even life-sized statues of Moogles, floating bat-like mascots from the Final Fantasy series!


On top of serving unique food and drinks based on Final Fantasy XIV, like the Bahamut Giga Flare Curry or the Weight of the Land Titan Burger, the café features replicas of weapons from the game, and even has a series of computers set up so that customers can play the game while enjoying their food! In commemoration of the grand opening of the café, game director Naoki Yoshida was present at the event, meeting fans and serving lucky customers their orders.


Final Fantasy, which began in 1987 with the release of the original NES classic RPG, has since become a worldwide phenomenon, spanning countless sequels, spinoffs, remakes, anime adaptations, and more. Each game has its own standalone storyline, with no real connection between any of the numbered releases, allowing each game to start off with a new and interesting story. Fans of the franchise have since come to love the games’ soundtracks, characters, and unique plot lines alongside with the classic Final Fantasy turn-based battle gameplay.