This week’s Jump has revealed that Final Fantasy Explorers will launch in Japan on December 18. More jobs were also confirmed, including Time Mage and Ninja; a separate article in Famitsu reported that Paladin and Hunter will be playable as well.
Square Enix has revealed the titles it will be showcasing at the upcoming Gamescom. On Consoles and PC, the titles include Final Fantasy XIV, Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix, Lara Croft and the Temple of Orisis, and Nosgoth. For handhelds and mobile, the list is Dragon Quest IV, Dragon Quest VIII, and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call.
Gamescom will run from August 13 to 17.
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Square Enix recently announced Final Fantasy Explorers, an action RPG for the 3DS, with details emerging over the last few days. The game features four-player multiplayer, with characters selecting from 20 playable jobs, including Knight, Dragon Knight, Thief, Monk, Ninja, White Mage, Red Mage, Black Mage, Time Mage, and Bard.
Explorers will support both local and online co-op, and will feature a monster training system to fill out empty player slots. Players will also be able to change jobs, and even equip the current job with select skills mastered from other jobs.
The story centers around the titular explorers, who have arrived at the recently-unearthed island of Amostra in search of its vast crystal deposits. Said crystals, apparently, boast a mysterious connection to life on the planet, while also being a power source for human civilizations.
No release period has been announced at this time.
Square Enix confirmed today that Final Fantasy Type-0 will at last be coming to the west. Specifically, the title – which originally launched for the PSP – will be getting the HD treatment for its release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, according to director Hajime Tabata. A release timeframe was not announced.
In a recent announcement, Square Enix confirmed that Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call is planned for a September release; 9/16 in North America, 9/19 in Europe. A collector’s edition will include a special pouch, a “best of” Curtain Call music CD, a five-track remix selections CD, and five premium CollectaCards featured in the game. This bundle will be priced at $69.99/£44.99, and will be limited to a 5000-print run.
Speaking with Famitsu, Square Enix producer Shinji Hashimoto said that Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III will not be at this year’s E3. Hashimoto spoke positively of Final Fantasy XV‘s development, and that “we are working diligently on Kingdom Hearts III,” but stated that new information for either game would not be present at the show.
Final Fantasy Agito has officially made the jump to smartphones in Japan. The title is available now for iOS and Android through their respective stores.
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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call will release in North America and Europe, Square Enix recently announced. Apart from the 60-odd series characters, the game also features Versus and Quest Medley modes; the former pitting players against each other, and the latter letting players select a party to take into battle.
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Final Fantasy XIV‘s comeback momentum continues; Square Enix announced the rebuilt MMO has passed over two million account registrations worldwide.
Square Enix has revealed that Final Fantasy Agito will be available on iOS and Android platforms in Japan later this month. Alongside new characters and the player-created custom character, the game will also feature members of the Type-0 cast.
Square Enix will be adding songs from the SaGa series to Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call: “Sewers” from Romancing SaGa, and “Four-aristocrat Demon Battle 1″ from Romancing SaGa 3. The DLC was not given a release date; Curtain Call itself hits the 3DS in Japan on April 24.
Square Enix has released a few more tidbits about Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call. In particular, the sequel will add Machina and Rem from Type-0 as playable characters, while new enemies include Golbez, Zeromus, Gigantuar, Goobbue, Sahagin, King Behemoth, Braska’s Final Aeon, Bomb King, Reno, and Magitek Armor.
More notably, the game will feature a one-on-one Versus Battle mode, where players compete against both computer controlled enemies and each other for the high score. Quest Medley is another new mode, putting players on a “Chaos Map” where they complete variable-length quests; you’ll also receive quests through StreetPass.
Curtain Call is set for an April 24 release on the 3DS in Japan.
In a recent interview, Final Fantasy series producer Yoshinori Kitase stated that Final Fantasy XV is “quite far into development.” He added that the title is a “very high priority” for Square Enix, though he also clarified that the title is not competing with Kingdom Hearts III for development resources.
According to Kitase, the PS4 and Xbox One’s capabilities allow for more things to happen on screen at any given moment, and that “certainly one thing that’s going to come up is having battles with a lot more participants involved.” Kitase also suggested they may use elements of previous Final Fantasy battle systems – XII‘s Gambit system was brought up as a possibility – though he did not concretely state that this was the case.
The PS4 open beta for Final Fantasy XIV will begin its first phase on February 22 and run through March 3; the second phase will follow on April 4 to April 7. Any PS4 owner can download the beta from the PlayStation Store, and characters created during phase two will carry over to the retail release.
Players interested in transferring from the PS3 to the PS4 version may do so at no cost starting April 11, three days ahead of the PS4 launch proper. Do note this will render the PS3 copy unplayable; those players seeking to play the same account on both platforms must purchase both versions.
Square Enix has announced that the PS4 release of Final Fantasy XIV is set for April 14. The PS4 beta will begin on February 22.
In preparation for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII‘s release, Square Enix has taken the… let’s call it atypical step of summarizing the series thus far – in 16-bit form. The eight minute summary/trailer covers the broad-strokes events of XIII and XIII-2, and ends with the worldwide release dates: 2/11 for North America, 2/14 for Europe.
Watch the whole thing here.