Square Enix Switch Game Literally Just Called ‘Various Daylife’

Square Enix Switch Game Literally Just Called 'Various Daylife'

Image: Square-Enix Octopath Traveler. Triangle Strategy. Forspoken. These are just a few of Square Enix’s weirder game titles. But today, the Final Fantasy publisher reminded the world of one of its all-time-greats: Various Daylife. The iOS JRPG now has a Switch port. It came out today and it’s still called, well, that. I’m not sure … Read more

Square Enix Is Shutting Down The Worst PS5 Game Of The Year

Square Enix Is Shutting Down The Worst PS5 Game Of The Year

Image: Square Enix / Platinum Games Today, publisher Square Enix and developer Platinum Games finally did what everyone had been predicting from the start: they announced Babylon’s Fall will shut down within its first year. While I’m hardly surprised, it still sucks. People paid $60 for this game just six months ago, and less than … Read more

12 Nintendo Games That Deserve An HD-2D Remake

12 Nintendo Games That Deserve An HD-2D Remake

Picture: Nintendo Life HD-2D has become the new lofty bar for retro-inspired RPGs or remakes of our favorite Super Nintendo RPGs. Square Enix’s new trademark visual style started with 2018’s Octopath Traveler and has also been used in this year’s strategy RPG Triangle Strategy. But, arguably, its true potential has been realized in the stunning … Read more

Square Enix Shares Fresh New Details For Life Sim RPG Harvestella

Square Enix Shares Fresh New Details For Life Sim RPG Harvestella

Picture: Square Enix Square Enix is ​​keeping its end-of-year release calendar extremely busy. Even if you discount titles like Star Ocean: The Divine Force and Valkyrie Elysium, its Switch line-up — which includes The DioField Chronicle, NieR: Automata, and Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion — is a force to be reckoned with. But those … Read more

The Best Time To Play Nier: Automata Is Right Now

The Best Time To Play Nier: Automata Is Right Now

screenshot: Square-Enix Nier: Automata spent the last week in the headlines, the result of a secret door that sent the community into a scramble. The mystery itself may have come to a sudden, surprising conclusion, but that doesn’t mean the base game it was part of should drop off your radar. In fact, it’s all … Read more

New Octopath Traveler RPG Is Better Than The Switch Original

New Octopath Traveler RPG Is Better Than The Switch Original

Image: Square-Enix Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent, newly available on mobile, is a worthy sequel to the original 2018 Switch role-playing game. I had expected a watered-down combat system and a menu hell like many other gacha games on mobile devices. Square Enix proved me wrong. Champions retains the visuals and music that made … Read more

The Nier Automata Secret Door Nobody Can Figure Out Got Weirder

The Nier Automata Secret Door Nobody Can Figure Out Got Weirder

screenshot: Square Enix / Kotaku factions. Infighting. The whispers of a bounty. For the past few days, the Nier: Automata community has-been tearing itself apart over a secret chamber no one knows how to enter, which could be anything from a prank to cut content to a well-executed spot of viral marketing. Only one thing … Read more

Battlefield Company Slammed For Dunking On Single-Player Games

Battlefield Company Slammed For Dunking On Single-Player Games

Image: BioWare/Kotaku It’s been a while since Electronic Arts was the video game villain of the moment, but on Thursday the Fifa publisher sucked up all the oxygen in the room thanks to a bad joke made even worse by the company’s cutthroat history. If there’s one gaming mega corporation out there who shouldn’t have … Read more

Everything Shown At The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase

Everything Shown At The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase

Image: Atlus Switch-owning JRPG fans are feasting today. The biggest standouts from today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase include Persona 5 Royal and Nier: Automata ports for the Nintendo Switch, but there were also neat-looking indie titles like the beautifully handcrafted RPG Time: The Legend of Wright and visually striking co-op adventure White. Here’s our … Read more

Kingdom Hearts Fans Demand Native Switch Port After Nier Reveal

Kingdom Hearts Fans Demand Native Switch Port After Nier Reveal

“Gee 2B! how come Square Enix lets you have a native port on the Nintendo Switch?” – Sora (probably)Image: The Visking Corporation / Square Enix / Kotaku Following Nintendo’s announcement that PlatinumGames’ cult-favorite action-RPG Nier: Automata is coming to the Switch later this yearsome gamers are demanding that Square Enix make native ports for the … Read more