FEATURE: Interview with Square Enix Montreal’s Nicolas Verge

Nick shares the secret to Square Enix Montreal’s tremendous success on mobile

Square has a new strategy for their Western market. Inspired by the success of mobile tie-in’s to famous franchise titles in Japan, they have given Square Enix Montreal free reign to develop adaptations of their biggest titles. Their Community Manager, Nicolas Verge, was able to sit down and dish on develeopment, design, and office atmosphere.

“Gintama” OVA Goes On Sale

Two volume release scheduled for August and November

This week, pre-orders have opened for the first half of an OVA adaptation of Gintama’s “Aizen-kou” Arc, in which Tsukuyo comes under the influence of a drug that causes people to fall in love, regardless of if they originally loved or hated the new object of affection (from chapters 492-496 in the manga).  More after the jump.

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“Super Smash Bros.” Adds Bayonetta and Corrin This Week

Both characters will be available on February 3 in NA, February 4 in EU

Nintendo set an official release date for the Bayonetta and Corrin Super Smash Bros. DLC. Both characters will be joining the fight in North America on February 3, with Europe and Japan to follow on February 4. Hit the jump for more.

VIDEO: “Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger” Previewed in Full Trailer

40th Super Sentai series premieres in Japan on February 14

After seeing a handful of brief TV commercials, it’s nice to finally get a lengthy look at Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger. The 40th Super Sentai series is slated to premiere in Japan on February 14, and while Toei’s YouTube video is region-locked, you can see the version HeroShock posted to Facebook after the jump.

VIDEO: “Final Fantasy XV” ATR 7.0 Shows Off Development of Combat System

Latest entry in long-running JRPG series features Active Cross Battle system

Square Enix has released a series of videos looking at the development of the upcoming JRPG Final Fantasy XV, including the reveal of a new character and new footage of the Active Cross Battle combat system. Hit the jump to check them out.

Odds Are Ever In Fans’ Favor As J-pop ‘No Dating’ Clauses Ruled Unconstitutional

By Kristen Olson Where there’s a will, now there’s an easier way. Previously on “Fantasies That Will Never Happen”, male… Read More