COSMOS #4 | SeeBeyondTheScientist’s Beautiful Character Monologue Videos

The fourth transmission has finally arrived from Cosmos! Sorry for the delays, which were caused by the fact our staff has been on holiday for a week! (Not all the time, damn workaholics!) 

This week, we are enjoying SeeBeyondTheScientist’s beautiful character monologue videos. But what are they? SBTS beautifully combines game music, scenes and texts into artistic videos where you can read each characters’ thoughts. Watching beautiful sceneries, listening to music and reading characters’ thoughts, the way SBTS personally sees them, is a great way to relax and wake up your own memories!

All videos are made for SBTS’s favorite characters such as Auron (Final Fantasy X), Zack (Crisis Core), Xion & Roxas (Kingdom Hearts) and Neku (The World Ends with You) because he has come to respect them over the years and the values they are standing for. Creating something unique and important to you sounds like a great way to express your relationship with your favorite stories and characters. That’s something amazing which we here at Square Portal value and respect a lot.

While chatting about these monologue videos, SeeBeyondTheScientist revealed his creating progress often begins while listening to his favorite music. Expressing himself through these videos drives him forward while studying Aerospace Engineering in the university. More videos are in the works, and he is also planning to write own fantasy book as well! So, if you like his videos, we recommend you to keep eyes on his Youtube channel for future updates!

Thank you SeeBeyondTheScientist for sharing your talent and passion with us! See his videos below:

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NPD March Report: Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster 8th Most-Selling Game in United States

The NPD Group has issued its March video game sales report, revealing Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster was the 8th most-selling game in the United States. It’s the same position Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII reached back in February. Other Square Enix published/developed games have been selling quite well in US: Thief positioned as 4th best-selling game and Bravely Default as 10th in February 2014.

The competition has been quite rough when big titles such as Titalfall, inFamous: Second Son, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Dark Souls II were released in March as well. It’s also worth noting software sales have dropped 28% in March, but hardware sales increased 78% due to better availability of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Overall, total industry sales increased 3 percent to $1.03 billion, which is a good sign of healthier game market.



Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call | Spin-Off – Sequel Tracklist

Square Enix has updated 
the official Japanese Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call website. The latest update contains even more samples, and an updated version of the tracklist. Now they have revealed tracks coming from Final Fantasy spin-offs and sequels such as Lightning Returns, FFVII: Advent Children, FFX-2 and Dissidia.

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call will be out in Japan on 24th April. The western release timing remains unknown.

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (Mystic Quest Legend) 

  • Battle 1 (BMS)
  • Battle 2 (BMS)

Final Fantasy Tactics 

  • Trisection (BMS)
  • Antipyretic (BMS)
  • Ultema The Nice Body (BMS)
  • Prologue Movie (FMS)
  • Bland Logo ~ Title Back (EMS)

Final Fantasy X-2 

  • Yuripa, Fight! No. 1 (BMS)
  • “Let Me Blow You a Kiss.” (BMS)
  • Their Resting Place (BMS)
  • The Farplane Abyss (FMS)
  • We’re the Gullwings! (FMS)
  • 1000 Words (FFX-2 Mix) (EMS)

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles 

  • Monsters’ Dance ~Rondo~ (BMS)
  • Unite, Descent (BMS)
  • This Is The End For You! (BMS) (de FFCC: The Crystal Bearers)
  • Kaze no ne (FMS)
  • Across the Divide (FMS)
  • Moonless Starry Night (EMS)

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children 

  • Let the Battles Begin! (Piano Version) (BMS)
  • Divinity II (BMS)
  • J-E-N-O-V-A (FFVII AC Version) (BMS)
  • Cloud Smiles (FMS)
  • Advent: One-Winged Angel (EMS)

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII 

  • Encounter (BMS)
  • The SOLDIER Way (BMS)
  • The Price of Freedom (BMS)
  • Timely Ambush (from FFVII “Let the Battles Begin!”) (FMS)
  • A Flower Blooming in the Slums (from FFVII “Aerith’s Theme”) (FMS)
  • CRISIS CORE Theme – Succession (EMS)

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon 

  • Theme of Dungeon Hero X (BMS)
  • Raffaello Battle (BMS)
  • Guardian of Darkness 2 (BMS)

Dissidia: Final Fantasy 

  • The Troops’ Advance (BMS)
  • The Decisive Battle – arrange – (BMS)
  • DISSIDIA – ending – (BMS)
  • Keeping the Peace (FMS)

Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy 

  • Cantata Mortis (BMS)
  • Gate to the Rift (FMS)
  • Lux Concordiae (EMS)

Final Fantasy Type-0 

  • War: Warrior Worth a Thousand (BMS)
  • War: The White Weapon (BMS)
  • Vermilion Fire (BMS)
  • We Have Come (EMS)
  • The Earth Under Our Feet (FMS)
  • Soar (FMS)
  • Tempus Finis (FMS)

Final Fantasy XIII-2 

  • The Last Hunter (BMS)
  • Etro’s Champion (BMS)
  • Heart of Chaos (BMS)
  • Historia Crux (FMS)
  • Groovy Chocobo (FMS)
  • Eclipse (FMS)
  • Noel’s Theme – Final Journey – (FMS)
  • Warrior Goddess (EMS)

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII 

  • Crimson Blitz (BMS)
  • Chaos (BMS)
  • Lightning Returns (BMS)
  • The Glittering City of Yusnaan (FMS)
  • The Dead Dunes (FMS)
  • Savior of Souls (EMS)

Thanks to our French friends at FFWorld for making the original translation. 

Hitman GO Is Out Now for iOS! | Launch Trailer

Today, Square Enix has released “Hitman GO” which is a turn-based puzzle game where players will strategically navigate fixed spaces on a grid to avoid enemies, infiltrate well-guarded locations and take out their target on diorama-style set pieces. It’s also worth noting that Hitman Go is the first game coming from Square Enix Montréal studio!

Hitman Go is now available on App Store for €4.49 / $4.99!

With Hitman GO, you’ll experience:

  • Challenging puzzles that put your assassination skills to the test
  • Beautiful scale model-style visuals
  • Environments with secret passageways and off-limit areas
  • Agent 47’s tools of the trade: Distractions, disguises, hiding spots, sniper rifles and even the iconic Silverballers
  • Different enemy types with unique and deadly behaviours
  • Different ways of completing each level, silently or forcefully

Drakengard 3 Now Available for Pre-order on the European PS Store


Only 35 days left until Drakengard 3 is released! The game will be only available as a downloadable version here in Europe.  The price of standard edition is set to €49.95 and all pre-orderers will receive a Japanese voice pack for free as a pre-order bonus.

Official description

A prequel to the original Drakengard, Drakengard 3 transports players to a medieval world where six sisters wield special magical abilities as the ‘Intoners.’ These sisters have brought peace to the earth with their power to manipulate magic through song. Harmony is disrupted, however, when the eldest sister, Zero, attempts to murder her younger sisters with the help of her dragon companion, Mikhail. As the story progresses, players find themselves in a battle to unravel the mystery of Zero and learn her true intentions.

Pre-order Drakengard 3 and receive the Japanese Voice Pack for free.

Alongside the standard edition, Square Enix Europe has revealed a collector’s edition which is only available on their own store for €69.95. There will be only 2000 copies! Read more about the European collector’s edition from here. 

Curious about Drakengard 3? Take a look at our Drakengard 3 archive!