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Jul 30, 2014

Language Releases A New Single! | “Nagi” Out Now

Language Releases A New Single! | “Nagi” Out Now

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Language has made a surprise mini album release! Their new single “Nagi” is out now! It contains two new songs called “Nagi” and “Free”. Did you know that “nagi” means “calm sea” in Japanese? You can listen to the new songs here.

What’s Language? Read our interview to learn about them and their work on Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII!
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Jul 30, 2014

Square Enix Reveals Their Gamescom 2014 Lineup

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Gamescom 2014 will be starting on 13th August and Square Enix has just revealed their full Gamescom 2014 lineup: FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A REALM REBORN®
Platform: PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Windows PC
Developer: Square Enix
Available: Now
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Rebornis the critically-acclaimed, online role-playing game (MMORPG) set…

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Jul 30, 2014

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The biggest European gaming event, Gamescom, will be starting on 13th August, 2014! Square Enix will be returning there with new games, announcements and special activities.

Jul 29, 2014 / 1 note

Square Portal Gets A New Look For Fall 2014

Square Portal Gets A New Look For Fall 2014

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It’s the editor-in-chief here! For the next two weeks, we will be experimenting with the site. There’s no need be scared if things change while browsing the site, it’s just because we are trying new variations and perhaps adding new features! All issues you experience within the next two weeks are completely normal.

I really hope you will enjoy this new look because in my opinion it’s more…

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Jul 29, 2014 / 9 notes

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Bravely Second was revealed in the late 2013 with a short glimpse of a new town and gameplay. After that we haven’t received much new information about the upcoming 3DS JRPG, but today things changed – Square Enix updated the official Japanese website with new pictures, art and information on new and returning characters, jobs and areas.

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AGNES

Agnes, who was one of the leading characters in Bravely Default, will be returning in Bravely Second. She has taken over an important role as the pope of  the Crystal Orthodoxy, which no one has been able to do in centuries. She is being loved by her people and she is one to work on bringing the peace between Eternia and Crystal Orthodoxy. A dream of peace is soon shattered when she gets kidnapped all the sudden – right before she were meant to participate in the peace treaty ceremony. The future which once seemed certain is now in danger.

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MAGNOLIA

A fearless woman with a mysterious background. Magnolia prefers to be called a “Ba’al Buster”  and she is known to be able to use powerful attacks. Her eyes are red as blood, which is why people have started to spread rumors she might be the devil itself. Don’t let her elegant and tough looking shell to trick you: Magnolia is said to be a social weirdo yet very delicate and emphatic. On the other hand she is a romantic and at the same time a realistic. Even if these things aren’t completely certain, one thing is – she saved Tiz.

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JOBS: RED MAGE

Red Mages are great supporters and sabotages because their stats are well-balanced. That allows them to use all types of white and black magic effectively.

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Put your hands up, make ‘em touch, touch (make it real loud)

SUPERSTAR

They live for your applause. Superstars are known for their singing talents but in Bravely Second they will be focusing on supporting your team by giving buffs for other characters, of course, by singing them! Lalalaa! 

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VALKYRIE

An offensive class similar to monk in Bravely Default, but instead of knuckles, they use lances to deal lots of damage from the mid-air.

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Another returning role from Bravely Default. Time Mages can be helpful when you are in need of time control. Use similar abilities to slow and haste to give yourself  a cutting edge on the battlefield. They are also able to heal your team, so you should try to master this role – it may helpful once challenging battles come.

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Agnes Returns With New Artwork And Details On Bravely Second Bravely Second was revealed in the late 2013 with a short glimpse of a new town and gameplay.
Jul 27, 2014 / 1 note

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Square Enix has put the colored version of upcoming Halo 2 Play Arts -Kai- figure on display at San Diego Comic Con 2014. They figure was first revealed at E3 2014 when Square Enix announced another collaboration with 343 and Microsoft – the Play Arts Kai Halo 2 Anniversary Edition Master Chief figure. This figure will be the third version of Master Chief Square Enix has created for their Play Arts ~Kai~Halo line. It’s nine inche tall and includes two weapons: a covenant energy sword and Halo 2′s iconic dual SMGs. Pre-orders for the figure should be opening soon. Stay tuned.

Square Enix Is Making A Halo 2 Anniversary Play Arts ~Kai~ Figure | New Pictures Square Enix has put the colored version of upcoming Halo 2 Play Arts -Kai- figure on display at San Diego Comic Con 2014.
Jul 27, 2014 / 7 notes

Drakengard 3 “Story Side” Novel Will Be Released in August [Japan]

Drakengard 3 “Story Side” Novel Will Be Released in August [Japan]

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A new Drakengard 3 novel will be hitting Japan next month. “Story Side” will be telling an additional story about an unseen branch. The story will follow Zero, Itoner sisters and Mikhail and reveal how, when and where they were born in the first place. The book has 258 pages and pricing is set to 1008 yens which is approx.7.40$€ / 10$. People who know how to read Japanese can pre-order their…

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Jul 27, 2014

Introducing Square Portal Science - Know How Gaming Affects To Your Life

Introducing Square Portal Science – Know How Gaming Affects To Your Life

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It’s important to know how gaming affects to your life because it isn’t just a hobby – it’s a way of life. Have you ever had a discussion with your friends, parents, teachers or other people about how gaming really affects to your life? We here in Square Portal are planning to help you to know a bit more about the subject you are talking about and base your knowledge on real researches alongside…

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Jul 27, 2014

Rage Quitting: Caused By Games’ Violent Content Or Experiences Of Failure And Frustration?

Rage Quitting: Caused By Games’ Violent Content Or Experiences Of Failure And Frustration?

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For us gamers the experiences of failure and frustration are part of our everyday life. Have you ever felt angry and annoyed when having problems at defeating a challenging boss fight or losing to another team during an online multiplayer match? It’s quite a common thing to see big medias accusing video games’ disturbing and violent content for causing aggression to gamers, but is the…

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Jul 26, 2014 / 21 notes

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Square Portal’s gossip news writers attack again, which means it’s time for some casual news! A Canadian electropop musician, singer and songwriter, “Lights”, has got a new haircut which looks exactly like Lightning’s haircut! It’s no surprise since she had already told her fans: “Anyone that thinks I wouldn’t get my hair cut like Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII doesn’t know me.” In March 2014, she also posted a picture of her copy of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and this summer she had finally got the perfect Lightning haircut she wanted. It seems quite cool, don’t you think?


Many of us love Final Fantasy games and the Final Fantasy XIII saga and it’s not secret that there are big fans among popular artists and celebrities as well. Lights isn’t only celebrity to admit her love towards Final Fantasy games: Earlier this year, Lupita Nyong, who won “The Best Female Actor” oscar from her role in 12 Years A Slave, admitted that she loves Final Fantasy VIII and used to always play it as a child. Do you know any other celebrities who have revealed their love towards Square Enix games such as Tomb Raider, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, etc.?

Have you ever considered to get a game character’s haircut? If you could choose any, which game character’s hairstyle would you love to get? Post your thoughts on the comments and you may win a copy of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn!

Sneaky promo time: Lights new album “Little Machines” will be out later this year and she has released a new single from there, which you can listen below!

Canadian Singer “Lights” Stans For The Final Fantasy XIII Saga – Gets Lightning’s Haircut Square Portal’s gossip news writers attack again, which means it’s time for some casual news! A Canadian electropop musician, singer and songwriter, “Lights”, has got a new haircut which looks exactly like Lightning’s haircut!