March 28, 2008
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- Nokia unveils slightly less crappy N-Gage
"Confirming long suspicions that its first flirtation with handheld gaming wouldn't be its last, Nokia today announced the N-Gage QD, the upcoming successor to its original 'mobile gaming deck.' Coming to Europe, Asia, and Africa in May, with a North American release to follow in June, the QD aims to correct many of the design failings that kept the original N-Gage from becoming a success last year." 1UP.com
- Square Enix confirms E3 titles
Square Enix has revealed what titles will be shown at E3 next month - most notably Final Fantasy VII Advent Children, pretty much locking a North American release. Also to be shown are Front Mission 4, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II, Star Ocean: Till the End of Time.
- Square Enix to extend European division
Holding true to its previous promises that Europe will no longer be the whipping slave of the games industry (for Squenix titles anyway), Square Enix today made public plans to extend UK-based Square Enix Europe to take control of more than just quality assurance, which it currently does. The company will be expanded to hold 50 employees compared to its current 20, and take over European distribution and marketing operations which were previously in hands of Atari.
- Final Fantasy XI in Europe this year?
Alongside its other Europe-related announcement, Square Enix also suggested that the UK would be receiving Final Fantasy XI in some form before the end of the year; mainland Europe was not mentioned.
- More information released on Final Fantasy I-II Advance
Famitsu has new details of FFI-II Advance, both of which are under production at the company's Product Development Division 7. Apparently, FFI's Soul of Chaos dungeons will be comprised of 4 areas and include such new bosses as the 2 Headed Dragon from FF3 and Atmos from FF5. The Ragnarok weapon will also be returning. FFII will have an extended sequence called Soul of Rebirth explaining more about the main characters. Two extra characters, Cid and "Borgen", will also be available in this part of the game. Fleeing from battle with L&R is now also implemented in both titles. FFI-II Advance is scheduled for a Japanese release this July.