You can view more screenshots here.
Well, it hasn’t taken long, but Konami has finally announced a new successor to the Return of the Duelist booster pack (for those of you who don’t know, Return of the Duelist will be the next pack to be released after the upcoming Galactic Overlord booster pack). The cover card has been announced to be Number C32: Marine Biting Dragon – Shark Drake Vice, which, as you might know, will be the chaos xyz upgrade for the upcoming Number 32: Marine Biting Dragon – Shark Drake, set to be released in Galactic Overlord. Not much else has been confirmed, except that this pack will be released on July 21st, 2012 in Japan, so everyone playing in the TCG should expect this to be released sometime in September or October at the latest!
DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION – ULTIMATE EDITION TO BE RELEASED ON MAC ON APRIL 26
LOS ANGELES (April 4, 2012) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced the international blockbuster action-RPG video game DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION® will be released as an Ultimate Edition for Mac on April 26th.
Developed by Eidos-Montréal and brought to the Mac platform by Feral Interactive, Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Ultimate Edition will contain the acclaimed DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION, the Explosive Mission and Tactical Enhancement packs as well as the Deus Ex: Human Revolution – The Missing Link DLC. It will also include a 40-page book of concept art and a bonus disc, featuring a 44-minute “Making of” documentary, a motion comic, animated storyboard, CGI trailer and the game’s soundtrack, composed by Michael McCann.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Ultimate Edition for the Mac is published by Feral Interactive, and will retail in North America for $49.99.
DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PCs is published by Square Enix Inc.
For more information about Deus Ex: Human Revolution, log on to http://www.deusex.com. To check out information exclusively about the Ultimate Edition, visit: http://www.feralinteractive.com/deusexhr.
About DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION
The acclaimed DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION reinvents one of the most beloved video game franchises of all time. In DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION, the year is 2027– a time of great innovation in neuroprosthetics, but also a time of chaos, conspiracy and a new social divide. Adam Jensen, a man cybernetically augmented against his own choice, finds himself in the middle of a mysterious, global plot to which he holds the key. By offering players multiple and vastly different ways to play, DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION challenges the foundations of gaming and provides an immersive experience where every choice has a lasting consequence.
Founded in 2007, Eidos-Montreal is a leading video game development studio in Montreal. Embracing the philosophy to always pursue excellence in the development of games and create immersive, captivating experiences for players, Eidos-Montreal made its mark on the video game world with the release of its first video game, the critically acclaimed and best-selling Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Eidos-Montreal is part of Square Enix Europe.
About Feral Interactive
Feral Interactive is a leading publisher of games for the Macintosh® platform, founded in 1996 and based in London, England. It is responsible for such Macintosh hits as Batman®: Arkham Asylum, DiRT 2, LEGO® Star Wars III: The Clone Wars®, LEGO Indiana Jones® 2: The Adventure Continues, Mini Ninjas®, BioShock®, Borderlands®, Rome: Total War®, Tomb Raider®: Anniversary and Fable. Please visit our website at http://www.feralinteractive.com, find us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/feralgames or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/feralinteractive.
About Square Enix, Inc.
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 59 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, DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION, the DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION logo, CRYSTAL DYNAMICS, DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, FINAL FANTASY, IO INTERACTIVE, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO, and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group. “Mac” and “Macintosh” are registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple Inc. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE are registered trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
FINAL FANTASY CHARACTERS SHOWCASE PRADA 2012 MEN’S SPRING/SUMMER COLLECTION THROUGH ITS FIRST COLLABORATION
Square Enix® and Arena Homme+ Play with the Realms of Reality in an Exclusive CGI Shoot
For the Prada 2012 Men’s Spring/Summer Collection
LONDON (April 4, 2012) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and across PAL territories, today announced that two brands from different realms: fashion and video gaming, have come together in the latest issue of Arena Homme+ where characters from the recent game FINAL FANTASY® XIII-2 showcase Prada’s 2012 Spring/Summer men’s collection as part of the 25th Anniversary celebration of the FINAL FANTASY series.
In the latest issue of Arena Homme+, which goes on sale April 12, a cast of characters from FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 including Lightning, Noel, Snow, Sazh and Hope are styled for action as they step out of their usual outfits and into Prada.
“Our Spring issue focuses on a world of direction and escapism, and having a visually stunning videogame franchise such as FINAL FANTASY work alongside us and a leading fashion brand like Prada to create something so unique is incredible,” said Max Pearmain, Editor of Arena Homme+. “I’ve always been interested by the power of videogames and their place in society, and the amount of work that’s gone into this project blows my mind. We’re incredibly pleased with the result.”
“The FINAL FANTASY series is known for its creativity and innovation; so working with Prada, a renowned fashion house with such beautiful clothingwas a very exciting opportunity. The images we have been able to create together are vibrant and unique,” said Yoshinori Kitase, producer of FINAL FANTASY XIII-2.
The CGI (computer generated imagery) transformation was a task that was undertaken by Square Enix’s world leading Visual Works studio in Japan, working alongside the FINAL FANTASY character designers. The 12-page feature includes key looks from Prada’s Spring/Summer ‘12 men’s collection, regarded by many as one the best of the season, with key pieces including printed silk shirts and sharp modern suiting.
The article that accompanies the images in the magazine is written by British journalist and author Steven Poole. Stevenis a literary columnist for the Guardian and a respected videogame industry veteran, primarily recognized for penning the well-known book on the aesthetics of videogames called Trigger Happy, as well as his monthly column in the UK’s world-renowned videogame magazine, EDGE.
Image copyright: “Produced for Arena Homme+ ©2011, 2012 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. CHARACTER DESIGN: TETSUYA NOMURA”
Arena Homme+ RRP: £6.00
Since the release of FINAL FANTASY in 1987, this unique RPG series continues to showcase the spectacular visuals, highly imaginative worlds and rich stories leading the industry and earning the highest accolades from users around the world. Titles of the series have so far achieved a cumulative shipment of over 100 million units worldwide (as of June 2011).
Title: FINAL FANTASY XIII-2
Platform: Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 system
Release date: Available now
ESRB Rating: T (Teen)
About Arena Homme+
Launched in 1993, Arena Homme Plus is the world’s leading men’s fashion magazine, and the original men’s bi-annual title, working with leading international fashion photographers, writers, artists, stylist and commentators.
About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix Group. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 59 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/eu/en/.
FINAL FANTASY, the FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 logo, CRYSTAL DYNAMICS, DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, IO INTERACTIVE, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix group. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Square Enix Limited is a company registered in England & Wales under the number 01804186 whose registered office is situated at Wimbledon Bridge House, 1 Hartfield Road, London, SW19 3RU, United Kingdom.
SQUARE ENIX, INC. ANNOUNCES HEROES OF RUIN
LAUNCH DATE FOR NORTH AMERICA
Experience the Ever-Changing Adventure for Nintendo 3DS™ on June 26
Play HEROES OF RUIN at Square Enix Booth #850 at PAX East
LOS ANGELES (April 4, 2012) – Square Enix, Inc., the publishers of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced HEROES OF RUIN™ will be available at North American retailers on June 26. Custom-built for the portable Nintendo 3DS™ system, with support for online play and a wealth of social gaming features (such as real-time chat through the Nintendo 3DS™ microphone), players will find a new experience awaits them every day.For those attending Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East, HEROES OF RUIN will be playable at the Square Enix booth (#850).
HEROES OF RUIN challenges players to carve their own adventure, either venturing alone or joining forces with other heroes through seamless drop-in/drop-out co-op multiplayer. Players will enter an ever-changing world where danger waits around every corner. Heroes can explore and fight through wild, varied and dynamic environments, discovering new layouts and routes each time they play.
For more information about HEROES OF RUIN, join the community online at: http://www.HeroesOfRuin.com. HEROES OF RUIN is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at http://www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.
HEROES OF RUIN Official Homepage: http://www.HeroesOfRuin.com
HEROES OF RUIN Official Facebook® Page: http://www.facebook.com/HeroesOfRuin
About Square Enix, Inc.
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 59 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.
HEROES OF RUIN © 2012 SQUARE ENIX LIMITED. All rights reserved. HEROES OF RUIN, the HEROES OF RUIN logo, 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. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
POKÉMON CONQUEST FOR NINTENDO DS SET TO LAUNCH ON JUNE 18
Experience the Acclaimed Pokémon Series in an Entirely New Way in this Hand-Held Adventure
REDMOND, Wash., April 4, 2012 – A creative new entry in the Pokémon family of video games delivers a new way for fans to enjoy this legendary series on the Nintendo DS family of systems. Pokémon Conquest, set to launch on June 18, offers a fun new way to play Pokémon in a unique world called Ransei that is filled with adventure. Developed by TECMO KOEI GAMES Co., Ltd., the 2D game can also be played on the Nintendo 3DS system.
In Pokémon Conquest, players take on the role of a young Warlord who is linked with a Pokémon. Together, they must set out to recruit Warrior allies to strengthen their growing kingdom. Along their journey, players will encounter a variety of Pokémon, as well as Warriors and Warlords inspired by the Japanese feudal era. The game contains nearly 200 Pokémon, including many from the recent Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version games, which have sold more than 4 million copies combined in the United States.
As the battlefield unfolds in Pokémon Conquest, players must choose the correct Pokémon type to inflict maximum damage on their opponents. In the turn-based skirmishes, players choose different tactics for intense six-on-six battles, and battle conditions can change on every turn, keeping players on their toes in anticipation of what will happen next.
“Pokémon fans are always interested in playing in new environments and experiencing new adventures,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Pokémon Conquest gives them an entirely new way to enjoy this beloved series, with exciting new settings, fierce battles and nearly 200 Pokémon to team up with.”
For more information about Pokémon Conquest, visit http://www.pokemon.com.
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.9 billion video games and more than 620 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.
About Pokémon: The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit http://www.pokemon.com.