More pics of Square-Enix's Dragon Quest XI Serena and Veronica 'Bring Arts' figurines

Square-Enix is releasing Dragon Quest XI Serena and Veronica 'Bring Arts' figurines in Japan on July 26th, 2019. Today we get a bunch of pics for each figurine. You can check out the full gallery here.

Oninaki - Kagachi character profile

Oninaki doesn't hit Switch until this Summer, but that's not stopping Square-Enix from sharing details on the game right now. It looks like they'll be giving quick character profiles via Twitter, and they've kicked things off with a profile on Kagachi.

Octopath Traveler Arrangements Break & Boost - track listing and more promo videos

The Octopath Traveler Arrangements Break and Boost album is now available in Japan. The album contains 12 different tracks, with 6 on the Break side and 6 on the Boost side. Check out the full track list below.

[Break Side]

1. Frostland Region
2. The theme of Odoriko Primroze
3. determination
4. Settlement of red cliffs
5. Village under the cliff Ower
6. Boss Battle 2

[Boost Side]

7. battle 1
8. Boss Battle 2
9. things that govern the reason
10. who stands at the end of the journey
11. those who succeed to the blood of the devil
12. OCTOPATH TRAVELER - Main theme -

You can also check out two more promo videos for the soundtrack release below.

Oninaki dev team detailed, Chrono Trigger director handling creative producer duties

Oninaki, a new RPG coming from Square-Enix and Tokyo RPG Factory, has gotten a feature in this week's Famitsu. The feature reveals a few interesting details on the upcoming game, which you can find out below.

- Chrono Trigger and Live A Live director and scenario writer Takashi Tokita is working on the game as its creative producer
- scenario is being handled by Hirotaka Inaba, who also did the scenarios for Tokyo RPG Factory’s previous titles
- the game is described as an “intensely shocking title”
- logo was illustrated by Tomonori Kogawa
- Tokyo RPG Factory’s Atsushi Hashimoto is the director
- Ryutaro Sasaki is the producer
- the game is set for release this Summer, and is currently 65 percent complete

Game Informer editor says Nintendo is reviving an 'officially cancelled' game, also talks about the potential for Kingdom Hearts titles on Switch

Game Informer senior editor Imran Khan has been hot-and-heavy lately with rumored Nintendo info. He recently talked about Mother 3 not making its way to the states/Europe, and now he's followed up that info with a double dose of rumored discussion. First up, he drops hints at Nintendo reviving a cancelled game.

“Let me hint at something, I guess. This is a thing that I’m going to write up at some point as soon as I get some more sources on it. But there’s a game that’s thought to be dead that Nintendo’s reviving, and it’s not one that people would expect. It was very much a title that was dead and buried – very officially cancelled.”

With the game being officially cancelled, it sounds like this project might involved a third party. Khan makes it clear that this was "very officially cancelled," and Nintendo doesn't really talk in those terms often.

Next up, Khan moves onto the Kingdom Hearts franchise. Will we ever see Sora and the gang come to Switch? Here's what Khan has to say.

- Kingdom Hearts III is looking unlikely
- the HD re-releases might be more feasible
- Nintendo and Square Enix were talking about what they could do with Kingdom Hearts III
- it was deemed unfeasible to get Kingdom Hearts III on the Switch
- the game is “very demanding” and “not necessarily you can put out without paring it down a lot”
- Khan's unsure if the remasters are “actively being worked on”
- he believes “that’s probably where they settled on it”

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

Final Fantasy IX on Switch includes the same music bug that plagued the PC/mobile/PS4 versions

Final Fantasy IX has a bug on Switch that isn't huge, but it can certainly become annoying to audiophiles. While playing through the game, you might start to notice that music tracks will restart following each and every battle. This isn't supposed to happens, as tracks are meant to pick up where they left off after a battle. The really bad news is that this bug has very little chance of happening.

The same music bug was present in the PS4 version of the game, as well as the PC and mobile versions. If Square-Enix didn't fix the bug on those platforms, then it's likely the bug will remain on Switch as well.

Final Fantasy IX - another round of gameplay

Experience the adventure once again with characters and pre-rendered movies featured in high definition, as well as a new booster system with a selection of various modes such as "high speed" or "no encounters"!

Dragon Quest Rivals - more footage

Dragon Quest Rivals is a digital collectible card game published by Square Enix. This game lets players create a deck of cards featuring characters and monsters throughout the Dragon Quest franchise and battle it out in turn-based combat with a variety of different strategies.

Squaresoft Chillout Album THE WORLD IS SQUARE Now Available

SAN DIEGO - February 14, 2019 - Scarlet Moon Records is excited to release THE WORLD IS SQUARE, a Valentine's Day tribute to Squaresoft JRPGs from the SNES and PSX eras lovingly arranged by producer and videogame remixing pioneer Mustin. Mustin--best known as the co-founder of OneUp Studios and The OneUps--arranges fan-favorite tracks from Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy VI, and Final Fantasy VII in a series of smooth ballads including live violin and guitar. Each track is dedicated to a special girl in Mustin's life, making a perfect musical accompaniment for Valentine's Day. THE WORLD IS SQUARE is licensed and available today:


"I spent countless hours as a kid playing through these games," notes arranger/ and producer Mustin. "Adulthood didn't seem to hinder me in any way seeing as how I have bought every release and remake of Final Fantasy IV. Every one of these themes is a time travel device that takes me back to my youth - sharing the emotions of these characters on my screen. I hope the listeners share my nostalgia!"

The full track listing for THE WORLD IS SQUARE is as follows:

01. Fear of the Heavens (Secret of Mana)
02. Main Theme of Final Fantasy IV
03. Theme of Love (Final Fantasy IV)
04. Forest Butterflies ["Secret of the Forest"] (Chrono Trigger)
05. From the Bottom ["Bottom of the Night"] (Chrono Trigger)
06. Coin Song (Final Fantasy VI)
07. Lonely Girl ["Terra"] (Final Fantasy VI)
08. Serenity ["Main Theme of Final Fantasy VII"]

Digital purchases on Bandcamp and iTunes include a sleek digital booklet with artwork, track credits, and liner notes. A limited physical edition CD is also available on Bandcamp to enjoy the lovely cover illustration by Scarlet Moon graphic designer Connary Fagen in all its pixelated glory.

Final Fantasy IX available on Switch today, Final Fantasy VII and Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! coming soon (official PR)

Thursday, February 14, 2019 — LONDON – Fans and new players alike can celebrate the arrival of classic FINAL FANTASY® titles on modern platforms starting with today’s arrival of FINAL FANTASY IX on the Nintendo Switch™ system, the Xbox One family of devices, and Windows 10. The release is followed closely by Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!™ launching 20th March and FINAL FANTASY VII releasing on 26th March.

Originally released in 2000, FINAL FANTASY IX is a thrilling fantasy tale of love, war, magic and self-discovery. Newcomers and veterans alike can experience legendary moments with Zidane, Vivi, princess Garnet and others with modern enhancements on the Xbox One, Windows 10 and Nintendo Switch, including high-definition movies and character models, auto-save functionality and more.

The fun continues next month with Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! on the Nintendo Switch system and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system on 20th March. The reworking of the 2007 game Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon is back and better than ever, with unique new dungeons, a new buddy system to recruit monsters and other characters as allies, and a local co-op system to play with your friends as you manoeuvre through randomly generated dungeons.

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! is now available for pre-order digitally. Fans who pre-order from the Nintendo e-Store will receive buddy chocobo “Alpha” and the Switch exclusive buddy chocobo “Machinist” DLC to assist players on their adventure at launch. Those who order on the PlayStation®Store will receive buddy chocobo “Alpha,” the PlayStation®4 exclusive buddy chocobo “Beastmaster” DLC, a PlayStation®4 theme, and Playstation™Network avatar bundle.

Additionally, on 26th March players can return to the original FINAL FANTASY VII on Nintendo Switch™ and the Xbox One family of devices. FINAL FANTASY VII follows the epic adventure of Cloud and his allies as they get caught up in a massive struggle to stop the threat of Sephiroth and save the planet. The title brings its groundbreaking story and gameplay with high-definition graphics and the addition of modern features such as auto-save, enemy encounter options and more.