Posts Tagged ‘Final Fantasy (series)’

Final Fantasy Agito Hits Android/iOS in April

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.

Source: Gematsu

Theatrhythm Curtain Call Gets SaGa Music DLC

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.

Source: Gematsu

Theatrhythm: Curtain Call Details Revealed

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.

Source: Gematsu

Final Fantasy XV Far Along in Development

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.

Source: Gematsu

FFXIV PS4 Beta, PS3 Transfer Schedule Set

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.

Source: Gematsu

Final Fantasy XIV Set for April PS4 Launch

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.

Source: Gematsu

Square Enix Releases FFXIII/XIII-2 16-Bit Retrospective

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.

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Final Fantasy X|X-2 Release Date, Special Edition Announced

Square Enix has revealed the release date for the Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster. Both the PS3 and PS Vita versions will launch on March 18 in North America, and on March 21 in Europe. Additionally, a collector’s edition will be available for the PS3 exclusively through the Square Enix online store. Priced at $79.99, the CE includes a 40-page art book, soundtrack, and five lithographs of artwork and characters from the game.

Source: Gematsu

Lightning Returns Collector’s Edition Announced

Square Enix has revealed a Collector’s Edition for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Priced at $89.99, the CE adds to the package an 80-page hardcover artbook, a silver embossed pocket watch, and a DLC code for Aeris’ – sorry, Aerith’s – outfit from Final Fantasy VII. The CE will only be available from the Square Enix store, and the game itself comes out on February 11 for North America.

Source: Gematsu

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Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD PS3 Release Date Announced

Square Enix has revealed that the PS3 HD redux of Final Fantasy X/X-2 will hit North America on March 18, with the European release following on March 21.

Source: Gematsu

Lightning Returns Japanese Voices Announced as DLC

Square Enix has announced that the Japanese voice track for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be available as DLC. After the game’s launch on February 11 in North America and February 14 for Europe, players can download the DLC for free in the following two weeks. Afterward it will be available for an as yet unspecified price.

Source: Gematsu

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First Final Fantasy XV Voice Actor Revealed

Actor Jay Preston will reportedly be on the cast for Final Fantasy XV, having worked previously on the iOS title The Ories and the PC game Snark Busters: High Society. His role in the game’s cast was not stated.

Source: Gematsu

Square Enix Puts Together Crack Team for Final Fantasy

Okay, so they call it a “Committee to preserve the quality of future games in the series,” but I like the way I put it better. Anyway, Square Enix has assembled a group of internal series veterans with the aim of quality control for the Final Fantasy series. What this entails has not been specified, but the group’s members include Hajime Tabata (Type-0‘s director and XV‘s co-director), Motomu Toriyama (XIII saga director), Yoshinori Kitase (XIII saga producer), and Naoki Yoshida (XIV‘s lord and savior director and producer).

Source: Gematsu

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Final Fantasy Type-0 Goes Mobile-er

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy Type-0 will be getting a mobile phone adaptation, amusingly titled Final Fantasy Agito (recall this was part of the original title of Type-0). Although it appears to be an updated port with additional features, such as a new character, the story is reportedly broken into chapters to be released every two weeks. The game will feature optional microtransactions for game items, abilities, and to reduce downtime from mission failure.

Source: Gematsu

Lightning Returns’ Hard Mode, Monster Hunting Detailed

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will reportedly feature a hard mode, accessible after clearing the game. In this elevated difficulty setting, monsters are stronger and drop higher-level abilities, and some items may only be sold in hard mode.

Interestingly, each monster type has a predetermined population which can be whittled down by our protagonist. The last living member of each type will be notably stronger than their mundane counterparts, and they may behave differently as well. Killing a Last One renders the monster type extinct, granting you rare items in the process.

Source: Gematsu

Theatrhtyhm: Curtain Call Tracks Listed

Square Enix has identified more of the tracks to be featured in the recently announced Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call. These include the following: “Battle at the Big Bridge” and “Airship” from FFV; “The Decisive Battle” and “Edgar and Mash’s Theme” from FFVI; “Hunter Chance” and “You’re Not Alone” from FFIX; “Seymour Battle” and “Zanarkand” from FFX; “Ten Yori Furishi Chikara” from FFXIV; “Advent: One-Winged Angel” from FFVII: Advent Children; “Warera Kitareri” from FF Type-0; and “Crimson Blitz” from Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

Source: Gematsu