Monday, April 4, 2011

Square Enix Announce They Are Brining Final Fantasy V To The PSP And PS3 Via The PSN

Square Enix have announced they are brining Final Fantasy V to the PSP and PS3. the game will be released on the PSN and feature new CG Cinematic sequences exclusive to this version of Final Fantasy V.

Press Release

London (4th April 2011) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces FINAL FANTASY® V is currently in development for PlayStation® 3 and the PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system via the PlayStation® Network.

The hugely popular and critically-acclaimed FINAL FANTASY V returns, with original fans and new adventurers able to indulge in a true gaming classic at home and on the move.

Players will experience all-new CG cinematic sequences exclusive to the PSN edition, and discover the early days of renowned FINAL FANTASY gameplay features including the Active Time Battle system, mini quests, magic summoning and much more.


One day, the Tycoon King, upon feeling an irregularity in the air currents, rushed to the Wind Shrine, only to find the Wind Crystal shattering to pieces right before his eyes. In addition to this catastrophe, an enormous meteor had fallen to the ground, causing earthquakes in the surrounding land near Tycoon Castle.

Unbeknownst to them, this event is about to bring four people from different walks of life together on a common journey filled with new encounters and many mysteries.

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 MontrĂ©al. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 97 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 57 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.

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This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo have detailed the games coming out today on the Virtual Console, WiiWare, and DSiWare Stores. in all there are 5 new games and 1 new Demo.

Virtual Console

Super Bonk
This is a 1 player game only that costs 800 Wii Points. this game originally came out on the Super NES. You play as Bonk who has to find his way back to his pre-historic times. you can use different food to power up Bonk.


Planet Fish
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 Wii Points. This game has you diving to find fish to add to your personal aquarium. there are 30 levels to play through and trophies to unlock.

WiiWare Demos

A Monsteca Corral: Monsters vs. Robots


Anonymous Notes Chapter 1 - From The Abyss -
This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. this is a RPG set in an infinitely extending dungeon. there are monsters, bosses to defeat and magic to and skills to absorb.

A Fairy Tale
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. this is a puzzle game with other 100 levels.

Absolute Baseball
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. you are the manager of a baseball team and have to lead them to the championship.

Press Release

Showers or no showers, the onset of April brings another round of new downloadable games for Nintendo systems. The Super NES™ favorite Super Bonk is now available on the Virtual Console™ service, giving Wii™ owners a fun new way to enjoy the hard-headed fun of the classic series. And as real-world baseball comes back to life in ballparks across the nation, the Nintendo DSiWare™ service offers the hand-held excitement of Absolute Baseball, challenging players to guide their own customized teams to big-league victory. Dark dungeons, fairytale adventures and exotic fish add even greater variety to this week's lineup.

Nintendo DSiWare

Anonymous Notes Chapter 1 - From The Abyss -
Publisher: Sonic Powered Co.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Discover an exhilarating RPG set inside an infinitely extending dungeon. Sweep away the monsters wriggling in many places and defeat the strong boss monster lurking in the deepest part of the dungeon. Even after the boss monster is defeated, the dungeon automatically re-creates itself, so players can try new games over and over. Using the skill called Soul Capture, the male character can take magic and other skills away from the monsters, as well as weapons and shields to power up.

A Fairy Tale
Publisher: Lemon Games
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: When a giant menace threatens the village, young faeries Delfbert, Wilf and Angelica set out on a fantastic journey to save their home. Join them on their whimsical quest through 100 puzzling levels, marked by stunning graphics and magical music that will fill you with wonder. Featuring an exciting new type of puzzle game play and a humorous, lighthearted storyline, A Fairy Tale is an unforgettable journey of enchantment.

Absolute Baseball
Publisher: Tasuke
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Become the manager of a baseball team and lead it to the championship. Make all the decisions for your team, from selecting the starting lineup and switching pitchers and runners to giving your players pitching, fielding and batting orders. Earn points as you play games throughout the season, and use them to increase your players' abilities. Build them into the team that will respond to your strategy and make it to the top. In addition to regular league games, there are interleague games, playoffs and the championship series.

Virtual Console

Super Bonk
Original platform: Super NES
Publisher: Hudson Entertainment
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 800 Wii Points™
Description: Dive headlong into the action in the first installment of the Bonk series on the Super NES. This time, Bonk has been caught in King Drool's trap and hurled into darkness. To find his way back to prehistoric times, he must embark on an adventure through streets, caves and eventually outer space. Control Bonk as you progress through the stages, but watch out for enemies blocking your path. Eat meat to transform Bonk and perform even more powerful attacks. Many challenges lie in Bonk's path. In addition to his spin and climb moves, you can use items such as candy, which changes Bonk's size, to overcome these obstacles.


Planet Fish™
Publisher: Ludia
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Ready, suction bubbles from your underwater craft to trap fish to display in your personal aquarium. Catch and collect exotic fish in colorful deep-sea environments such as the Gulf of Mexico, the Ryukyu Islands and the spectacular Great Barrier Reef. Try to avoid obstacles and dangerous species lurking in the depths. Grow your aquatic collection with beautiful marine life from around the world. Navigate through 30 unique levels of play, each with its own challenges and obstacles. Watch out for jagged surfaces, dangerous jellyfish and paralyzing algae. Win bonus collectible fish as you advance in the game. Unlock animated Trophies with each region that you successfully complete.

A Monsteca Corral: Monsters vs. Robots (demo version)
Publisher: Onteca
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 500 Wii Points
Description: The planet Monsteca is no longer the harmonious world it once was. It's been overrun by a robotic army set on ruling and conquering. Monsteca natives, known as the Stompies, have no choice but to run or be captured. Unable to defend themselves against such heavy machinery, they must rely on the strength of their herd to work together and defeat the meddling robots. Take control of the cute, not-so-bright Stompies, and help them avoid being captured by invading robots. It's your duty to guide them successfully through each level. This fun strategy game offers 20 levels for many hours of game play.

Note: Some demo versions do not support all game features, and players cannot save their in-game progress in demo versions.

Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with broadband Internet access can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that both Wii and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit or

EA Have Released A New Trailer For Battlefield Play4Free

EA have released a new game trailer for Battlefield Play4Free. Battlefield Play4Free is made by the developers behind Battlefield Heroes and takes the free to play shooter they made to a new level. the trailer shows the game has a more realistic look and features familiar Battlefield weapons and vehicles.

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THQ And Random House Detail New Agreement To Create, Develop, And Publish IP Across Mediums

THQ and Random House Publishing Group have detailed a new agreement between them that will see a joint come together to create, develop, and publish IP across multiple mediums. This deal builds on an existing agreement between THQ and Random House which saw the recent publication of Homefront: The Voice Of Freedom, a prequel novel. the first new IP to appear from the new deal will appear as a collection of games and books.

Press Release

The team expects the new IP to first appear as a collection of games and books, while they further develop a rich IP universe that will allow for ongoing shelf life through other media. Drawing on rich skills and expertise in transmedia production, the team aims to bring a new level of quality to mutually created properties, expanding IP creation in ways that will immerse fans more fully in the fiction regardless of media.

The new IP incubator builds on Random House and THQ's continuing efforts to bring THQ's existing IP library to all book publishing formats, such as the recent HOMEFRONT: THE VOICE OF FREEDOM prequel novel. In addition, THQ plans to increase Random House's involvement in the creation of world bibles for prospective THQ properties through the Random House Publishing Group's IP creation and development group, Random House Worlds.

"Working with THQ has been nothing less than a huge pleasure for us, and we have very lofty goals for where this project will go," said Keith Clayton, director of creative development at RHPG. "It's really inspiring to work side-by-side with partners who share our creative passions as well as our view on the evolution of the entertainment industry. We truly think that this is the new direction for entertainment, and we're proud to be leading the way as we provide a platform for storytellers to have their visions realized across multiple mediums."

"This collaboration is a shining example of how we can generate interesting and exciting publishing opportunities as our various media continue to converge," said Lenny Brown, THQ Director, Creative and Business Development, Core Games. "Working with the incredible team at Random House, we expect to build a huge IP universe from the ground up, exploring the characters, settings, and stories of these worlds in ways that let each medium do what it does best, and giving fans a truly unequaled experience. We hope to make this relationship the gold standard in transmedia."


The Random House Publishing Group is a division of Random House, Inc., the U.S. company of Random House, which is the trade book publishing division of Bertelsmann, AG, one of the world's foremost media companies. The Random House Publishing Group is comprised of Ballantine Books, Bantam, Delacorte, Dell, Del Rey, The Dial Press, The Modern Library, One World, Presidio Press, Random House, Spectra, Spiegel & Grau, and Villard Books.


THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at THQ, Homefront and the THQ logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

THQ Inc. Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

The statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the business of THQ Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as "THQ"), including, but not limited to, expectations and projections related to THQ and RHPG's ability to successfully create and develop new IPs across multiple media and are based upon management's current beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, business, competitive, economic, legal, political and technological factors affecting our industry, operations, markets, products or pricing. Readers should carefully review the risk factors and the information that could materially affect THQ's financial results, described in other documents that THQ files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal period ended March 31, 2010, and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, particularly the discussion of trends and risk factors set forth therein. Unless otherwise required by law, THQ disclaims any obligation to update its view on any such risks or uncertainties or to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.

THQ And Volition Have Released A Gameplay Teaser Trailer For Saints Row The Third

THQ And Volition have released a teaser trailer for Saints Row The Third. this trailer aims to tease some gameplay from Saints Row The Third and carries over a sense of humour familiar to the series.

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Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 2nd And Sunday 3rd April

This is all the news From The Weekend Of Saturday 2nd And Sunday 3rd April.

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 2nd And Sunday 3rd April

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Friday 1st April
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Friday 1st April
  • 360: A confirmed Forza 4 gameplay video has leaked, it shows Kinect, in-game action, details some features
  • QTE Blog: 2K And Gearbox Have Released 2 New Gameplay Videos For Duke Nukem Forever
  • Android: HTC Reveal the HTC Flyer will be updated to Honeycomb in the future, but reveal no release date for it
  • Final Fantasy XIV producer Naoki Yoshida reveals there is currently no date for when the free trial ends.
  • QTE Blog: Konami Have Released A Launch Trailer And Screenshots For Rush'N Attack: Ex Patriot
  • Final Fantasy XIV producer Naoki Yoshida talks in-depth about the games issues, why he was brought in + much more
  • 3DS: Gaijin Games have teased a Commander Video Bit.Trip game is coming to the 3DS
  • QTE Blog: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Have Released A Behind The Scenes Look At The F.E.A.R.3. Comic
  • The EA Download Manager has listed Battlefield 3 as coming out 2nd November. its unknown if this is a mistake or real
  • Irem have apologised to their fans in a letter and thanked them for their support over the years
  • QTE Blog: Sony Have Released A New MLB 11 The Show Trailer Showing Home Run Derby
  • QTE Blog: What Have You Played This Week?
  • QTE Blog: QTE Tweets Of The Week

QTE Tweets Of The Week

This is the top 9 most clicked news stories from the QTE Gamers Twitter Stream. Things are kinda back to normal this week. Its a shame that only 1 post from the site made the top 9, but the rest was kinda expected. The number 1 story by a long way was news about the ipad 2 selling out. If I had to pick a surprise I would say the number 2 story and number 6. I had expected number 7 and number 5 to be higher

9 QTE Blog: Microsoft And Sky Announce A League Of Their Own Will Have Kinect Sports Product Placement

8 PC: Specs for Fable 3 released. Minimum, Vista/Xp/7, 2GB RAM, 12GB HDD, NVIDIA 7600GT/ATI HD 2600, Core 2 Duo 2GHz

7 Analysts predict the PS3 outsold the 360 worldwide by end of 2010, 43.4M to 42.9M. poor 360 sales in Asia and Europe

6 PS3: God Of War HD And God Of War II HD is being released as separate downloads on the PSN in Japan for ¥1,500 each

5 3DS: there appear to be a couple of reports of issues with the 3DS, dubbed "Black Screen of Death", reboot can fix it

4 Its reported iOS update 4.3.1 has patched the exploit used by Comex. hacker says it won't take long to re-hack

3 Tesco Comments Over GAME buying 3DS from them, "We think you could say this is game, set and match."

2 Konami announce the EU Release of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow DLC Reverie has been delayed

1 iPad2: its reported the iPad 2 has sold out in the UK, best chance to get one now is to order it online