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May 13, 2013
Square-Enix has announe the release of the music compliation for the DLC episodes in Final Fantasy XIII-2 called, "Final Fantasy XIII-2 Digital Contents Collection" as well as an Ultimate Hits soundtrack, "Ultimate Hits Final Fantasy XIII-2". The Ultimate Hits is just a a collection of population songs from the game. Both CDs will be released on July 18, 2013. They are sold for 5,040 yen and 2,940 yen, respectively.
Here is the list of tracks for the Digital Contents:
- Lightning and Lieutenant Amodar
- Jihl Nabaat
- Ultros and Typhon
- Sera: Summoner’s Garb
- Sera: Beachwear
- Sera: White Mage
- Noel: Battle Attire
- Noel: Spacetime Guardian
- Noel: Black Mage
- Mog: A Wondrous Wardrobe Costume Pack
- Sera: Genji Bow
- Noel: Catastrophe Blade
- Noel: Muramasa
- Sazh: Heads or Tails?
- Lightning: Requiem of the Goddess
- Snow: Perpetual Battlefield
May 13, 2013
May 10, 2013
Today, Naoki Yoshida wrote a new Letter from the Producer discussing mostly what has been said during the Nico Nico Chokaigi 2 event in Japan earlier this month. Some of the interesting things he mentions is that pre-orders will be going up by the end of the month, with the information on the release date, pricing and a collector's edition of the game. Here is what he said:
"First and foremost, FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn will be released in summer 2013. It will be a worldwide release for the PC and PlayStation 3, available in Japanese, English, French, and German. At the end of the month we'll announce the release date, along with pricing and details on the collector's edition. We'll also start accepting preorders at the end of the month.
Our second important announcement was that phase 3 will start at the beginning of June. Phase 3 will include a multitude of changes based on feedback from the first and second phases, as well as the long-awaited
commencement of PlayStation 3 testing. But that's not all—we're also adding Ul'dah and Limsa Lominsa, nearly one hundred new FATE encounters,four additional dungeons, main scenario quests up to level 20, grand companies, provisioning missions, free companies; we're making revisionsto the battle system, testing the transfer of characters from version 1.0—the list goes on and on. I've been working around the clock, double and triple checking everything along the way, so sit tight and phase 3 will be here before you know it!"
According to Famitsu, Square-Enix still is undecided if the Last Mission content will be added to the Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster. The game right now is based on the North American version of the game. The Japanese release of Final Fantasy X-2 International + Last Mission which came out after the NA release included three extra dress spheres (festivalist, psychic, and bare), a Last Mission event that takes place 3 months after the game ends in a massive new tower, and a system to capture monsters and characters (including some of the old faces like Tidus and Auron). DLC perhaps?
On another note, Square Enix has also opened up the Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster section on their site now, which can be found here.
May 09, 2013
May 07, 2013
Square Enix has announced that those who preorder Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix can recieve a limited edition artbook! The book will be a true collector's item as it will available in limited quantities so be sure to preorder quickly! The artwork will include early sketches, character renders and even final pieces of artwork that never made its way to North America!
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix will be released on PS3 on September 10th 2013! Get your keyblades ready!
Source: PS Blog
April 30, 2013
Last year Square Enix held multiple Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY concerts across the globe to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Final Fantasy series. Now the company has announced that it will be releasing the finale of this set of concerts on Blu-ray with the title Distant Worlds music from FINAL FANTASY THE CELEBRATION.
The concert took place on December 31, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan and featured music from Nobuo Uematsu, Hitoshi Sakimoto, Masashi Hamauzu and Naoshi Mizuta. It was conducted by Arnie Roth and featured guest vocals by Susan Calloway and Crystal Kay.
April 29, 2013
FFDream has recently had an opportunity to sit down with the creators of the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD, specifically the producer of the games Yoshinori Kitase, director and screenwriter Motomu Toriyama, and art director Isamu Kamikokuryou. They discussed things such as their challenges in creating the games, music direction, and future of remakes. Click "Read More" for the interview.
April 29, 2013
Today, Square-Enix has put out statements that suggest lay-offs at their UK offices and that they are reviewing their business structure in Europe. Despite their games, such as Tomb Raider and Sleeping Dogs, selling well they did not meet the high expectations that Square-Enix has had for them. Here are the following statements:
“We are reviewing our business in Europe to ensure we have the right structure, content and skills for the changing entertainment landscape."
"We do expect changes to the UK office, which will affect personnel. We will update you when the time is right, but our priority right now is for the people within the business.”
April 28, 2013
Some new information became available today from the Nico Nico Chokaigi 2 about Final Fantasy XIV and it's future. As was stated in our previous post, phase 3 of the beta is dependant on when Sony certifies the client, and it has now been revealed to start sometime in the begining of June. They have also talked about the details of what will be available during phase 3 and 4 of the beta test and what kind of things can be exected to be added later on. Click "Read More" for the full translation of the article.