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Kingdom Hearts 3 xVentus on 24 Jun 2011

New iPhone game from Square!

Well, Square has just announced yet another gem in its line of games released for the iPhone systems. It’s called Victorian Mysteries: The Moonstone, and will have the player trying to solve a theft case! Sounds like my type of game actually. Along with FFIII already having been released on the iPhone earlier this year, I hope we can expect to see even more great titles added soon! You can read the full article below.

SQUARE ENIX UNVEILS CASUAL GAMING GEM
Victorian Mysteries: The Moonstone Out Today on the App Store

LOS ANGELES (June 23, 2011) — Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, announced today the worldwide simultaneous launch of Victorian Mysteries®: The Moonstone for iPhone®, iPod® touch and iPad®.

Part of the Victorian Mysteries series of games from developer Freeze Tag Inc., The Moonstone is adapted from Wilkie Collins’s 19th century novel of the same name — widely considered as the first detective novel ever written in the English language.

Players, playing the role of Detective Cuff, are drawn into a world of suspense, suspicion and deception as they are tasked with solving the mystery of the missing Moonstone. The investigation focuses on the disappearance of a large Indian diamond given to a young Englishwoman for her eighteenth birthday. When the gem goes missing, suspicion falls on all parties involved.

“The Victorian Mysteries series of games has been a smash hit with PC and Mac gamers,” said Freeze Tag CEO Craig Holland, “so we’re excited to be working with an international publisher like Square Enix on the global launch to bring this classic detective tale to a mobile audience.”

About The Moonstone

On her eighteenth birthday, Rachel Verinder inherits a large diamond called the “Moonstone”. In addition its extreme monetary value, the diamond also holds great religious significance to the people of India. So much so, in fact, that three Hindu priests have dedicated their lives to recovering it.

During her birthday party, she wears the Moonstone on her dress, and it catches the eye of everyone who sees it. When the diamond is stolen later that night, there are a house full of suspects to be questioned, including potential suitors, servants, entertainers, and other party attendees.

About Victorian Mysteries

Developed by Freeze Tag for mystery lovers, the Victorian Mysteries series brings classic tales of intrigue to life on interactive entertainment platforms like mobile devices and computers. From Wilkie Collins to Gaston Leroux, enduring classic literary mysteries from the Victorian era are adapted to create immersive, suspenseful and engaging gaming adventures.

I also would like to say this.. Why are we giving you guys full articles like this? That is because Roxanne and I are hard at work for something site-related for you all. Expect a few changes soon, and thank you for continuing to read up on the latest news! Stay tuned!

Kingdom Hearts 3 Roxanne on 21 Jun 2011

Super-Scrumptious Square Update!

My goodness gracious it’s been a while hasn’t it? I’m so sorry for that as well but KH news has been nearly nonexistent and thus I’ve been at a loss as to how to cope. But for the time being let’s focus on what’s going on with the ever elusive Square shall we?

Just today there was an update on their main site concerning their upcoming title DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION, so without further ado FEAST your eyes!

June 20, 2011

LEGENDARY AND EMERGING CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS BRING TO LIFE THE WORLD OF DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION

Well–known artists Estevan Oriol, N8 Van Dyke, Sam Flores and Jeremy Fish celebrate opening of NYC exhibition with creations inspired by Square Enix’s highly anticipated DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION

LOS ANGELES (June 20, 2011)Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today the lineup of esteemed artists from the street art, visual, graffiti, and photography space who will debut original works on July 28 in New York City at the Wooster Street Social Club to bring to life the world of DEUS EX®: HUMAN REVOLUTION™. The game’s future setting — dealing with the moral and ethical perils of artificial body augmentation is fertile creative ground for artistic talent.
The New York City exhibition will run for two weeks, and open with a launch that will play host to the who’s/who of the NYC art world. The following artists have been commissioned to create one-of-a-kind pieces that explore the game’s key storyline: the state of humanity, which in the DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION world is currently at its turning point due to cybernetic augmentation. Proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be put towards supporting further education in the arts.

  • 3rassiere — omprised of Justin Metros and Alex Tarrant who is the editor of New Media/Technology at JUXTAPOZ magazine, as well as a designer at Upper Playground and 900bats. They live and work in San Francisco.
  • Estevan Oriol — is a veteran Los Angeles–based photographer whose work focuses on LA culture and lifestyles. His work his currently on display at the “Art in the Streets” exhibition at the MOCA.
  • Eyeone — is a Los Angeles–based artist with a body of work ranging from street art to graphic design. His work is currently on display at Pasadena Museum of California Art.
  • Jeremy Fish — hails from San Francisco, and acts as both a fine artist—exhibiting his work in domestic and international galleries— and a commercial illustrator and designer, creating murals, vinyl toys, apparel, and more.
  • Jorge Alderete — is a Mexico-based artist known for his explosive international collection of contemporary and custom art.
  • N8 Van Dyke — is an artist and illustrator whose work spans a wide variety of mediums, from pencil and ink to acrylic and oil pants. His uniquely detailed work has been featured in galleries around the world.
  • Rico Deniro — exhibited his first solo show earlier this year at the FIFTY24SF Gallery in San Francisco. His art direction resulted in a collection of pop culture icons, hand–carved into mask form, by rural Mexican villagers who had no idea who these icons were.
  • Robert Abeyta, Jr. — having served as art director for brands like Stussy and Nike, Rob Abeyta, Jr. is renowned for his many skills in the fields of graphic design, painting, street art, and founder of the creative applications group, DualForces.
  • Sam Flores — is a graphic designer, street artist, and fine artist in San Francisco, California. His work has been displayed in many galleries and art publications.

“Creating the right visual look and feel for DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION was of critical importance to help set the tone of the incredibly rich storyline and enhance the game’s universe,” said Jonathan Jacques–Belletête, art director of DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION, Eidos–Montreal. “The art direction in the game is extremely distinctive, with its main elements being a polished blend of cyberpunk flavor and aesthetics from the Renaissance, and super slick contemporary designs such as modern architecture and geometrical art installations. It’s exciting to bring more focus to videogame inspired art and it will be really interesting to see how the theme of transhumanism in DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION is interpreted by the unique group of artists participating in this project.”
“With support from Square Enix, Juxtapoz and the art community, we’ve selected a group of artists from all disciplines who will explore both pro and anti–augmentation in their works, based on the captivating storyline from the game,” said Estevan Oriol, co–founder and creative director of SA Studios Global. “This show will seamlessly combine several art forms and styles through the lens of the futuristic DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION world.”
Each artist will create one poster style image, inspired by either the pro–augmentation or anti–augmentation factions as seen in DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION. Patrick Martinez, art director for SA Studios, will lend his talents to transforming the overall gallery space to create an experience that aptly depicts what’s in the game. Many of the artists participating in the show are expected to attend the exhibition’s opening.

About DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION
Praised for its in–game art and cinema–quality storyline, DEUS EX is one of the most critically acclaimed video game franchises of all time; DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION will be available at North American retailers on August 23, 2011, for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC, Steam®, and OnLive®.
For more information about DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION visit www.deusex.com and join the human revolution at http://www.facebook.com/DeusEx.
About SA Studios Global
SA Studios Global is a full service marketing and creative agency that specializes in strategically positioning brands, products and experiences at the core of culturally diverse markets. Our clients include Nike, PepsiCo, Microsoft, Universal Pictures, Square Enix and MetroPCS. Visit www.sastudiosglobal.com for more information.
About Square Enix
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 58 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/na/.
DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION © 2011 SQUARE ENIX, LTD. DEUS EX, HUMAN REVOLUTION. DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, FINAL FANTASY, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. STEAM is a registered trademark of Valve Corporation. OnLive is a registered trademark of OnLive, Inc.

Final Fantasy xVentus on 08 Jun 2011

A few changes! AND Update!

Roxane and I were talking the other day, and we felt it would be nice to not only give you guys updates on Kingdom Hearts news, but Square Enix related news as well! So let us know what you think about this, since KH news is still rather.. well, rather slow. To my knowledge, Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance was scheduled to make an appearance at this years Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), but still has yet to appear. Hopefully we’ll see something on it within the next few days.

On a brighter note, remember that update I gave you months ago about the upcoming Final Fantasy XIII-2? Well, I’ll admit, I thought it was being rushed and wouldn’t be a good title. But just earlier, the newest, and english language trailer, was released along with E3, and I must say I was blown away. So far, playable characters will be the legendary Lightning, new comer Noel, and the lovable little sister Serah. Also joining the party, for the first time in the Final Fantasy XIII series, are certain monsters you’ll be able to have in your party for short periods of time. Can Serah and Noel find Lightning and save Pulse before it’s too late? Stay tuned! Below, is the trailer.


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