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August 09, 2013
According to retailer HMV/Lawson, pre-ordering the Japanese version of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII through them will grant you a new set of items. The "Kongo Bosatsu" armour along with a shield and spear. Also, if you preorder the Official Soundtrack you will recieve the "Fushikaden" outfit, several samurai outfits will also accompany a preorder.
"Fushikaden", "Kongo Bosatsu" and a third samurai outfit come as one preorder in Europe and North America's details are yet to be revealed, however you can preorder today and get Cloud Strife's "SOLDIER" outfit along with the Buster Sword.
August 08, 2013
Earlier today, Square-Enix has held a final "Letter from the Producer LIVE Part VIII" for Final Fantasy XIV before the game will be released. It was hosted by the game's director Naoki Yoshida. It has been revealed that the Phase 4 of the beta for the game will take place between August 17-19th, although players who played the beta previously will be able to begin on the 16th. The Early Acess for the game will officially start on August 24th, with the game being released on August 27th, 2013. He also talked more in detail about the Arcanist job and its classes, housing, new Bahamut and Crystal Tower areas, confirmed the possibility of world transfer, gave details on rewards for veteral players, and much more. Please click "Read More" to read the full summary of what was talked about in this letter.
Source: Official FFXIV Forums
August 08, 2013
August 08, 2013
Square Enix have announced their Gamescom 2013 lineup. The event runs from August 21 to August 25 in Cologne, Germany, and the following will be on show on Square Enix's stand in Hall 9:
- FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn terminals playable, presentations, dedications Yoshida
- THIEF: presentations
- MURDERED: Soul Suspect: presentations
- LIGHTNING RETURNS: Final Fantasy XIII playable kiosks, presentations, dedications with Yoshinori Kitase and Yuji Abe
- FINAL FANTASY HD Remaster X/X-2: playable kiosks, presentations
- KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX: playable terminals
- DEUS EX: The Fall: playable terminals
Source: Square Enix Europe
August 07, 2013
Final Fantasy XI is 11! With Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn very close indeed, there's no question that interest in Square's first MMORPG in the franchise is well and truly on the decline. That said, there is still a thriving, loyal community and so Square Enix are offering some free content to celebrate the game's 11th anniversary.
For those with the game, three additional battle scenarios (normally $9.99 apiece) will be available during the campaign period. Those scenarios are Vision of Abyssea, Scars of Abyssea, and Heroes of Abyssea. So all of the Abysseas, basically. There will also be a host of other item based goodies to collect during this campaign which runs from:
- Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. to Friday, October 11, 2013 at 7:00 a.m (U.S)
- Friday, August 9, 2013 at 3:00 a.m. to Thursday, October 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m (EU)
For all the details on how to collect, check out the official campaign page.
August 06, 2013
July 31, 2013
Back in April it was announced that the western version of Square Enix's 3DS RPG, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, was set to be released in 2014 in North America and 2013 in Europe courtesy of Nintendo. Unfortunately for European gamers, Nintendo's latest financial report has indicated that the European release is now scheduled for 2014, seemingly bringing it more in line with the North American release date.
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is the spiritual successor to Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light and was originally released in Japan on October 11, 2012. Its Japanese release received critical acclaim from gaming magazines such as Famitsu, who awarded it a 38/40. It's popularity led to a spin-off social game being released under the name Bravely Default: Praying Brague, which recently hit a milestone of 400,000 players.
UPDATE: Today, on the official Bravely Default twitter, Square-Enix wrote that the game is coming out in 2013 in Europe. It is unclear whether it was a case of miscommunication between them and Nintendo, and who is exactly right, but it is probably a safer bet to assume that the company that is developing the game would know better when their project is launching.
August 06, 2013
Square Enix have trademarked "A World of the Versus Epic", which is the tag line that appears at the end of the Final Fantasy XV E3 announcement trailer. Tetsuya Nomura has previously shown interest in the interviews during E3 to potentially expand the universe of this game by creating other projects that take place within it. This trademark shows that they are serious about this idea and the tagline can be potentially used for the future sequels of this game. In the last decade, it has become common for Square-Enix to create more than one game for the mainline Final Fantasy titles when they continued the stories to the games such as Final Fantasy VII, X, XII and XIII, so it is likely to happen again once Final Fantasy XV is released.
Final Fantasy XV has been announced for both PS4 and Xbox One. The release date is yet to be determined.
Source: oami database
August 05, 2013
Recently, a few pictures have been floating online showing off-screen photos of Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster title screens for PS3 and Vita. In the pictures it is visible that there is an option to play through an Eternal Calm and Last Mission segments of the games. While it is questionable whether those pictures are real, one of the Vita screens have shown a PlayStation Plus sign that was not present on the Vita games when the pictures first popped up. Today, Sony has released a 2.60 update for the Vita which added a feature to upload and download cloud save files from the game's Live Area by using a similar looking PlayStation Plus icon which suggests that those screens have a good chance of being legit. Square-Enix has not officially confirmed if the game will include those segments yet, so take it with a grain of salt. You can check the images in question below:
August 02, 2013
Square-Enix recently has been putting up mini-novels based on different characters from Drakengard 3 that gave a glimpse into their past and personalities. The first story explored a tragic backstory of the game's heroine Zero, and the second story talked about her sister Five's greedy persona. This time, the latest novel, titled Four- Family Portrait, focuses on another sister, Four, that has been revealed a couple of weeks ago, her interaction with other sisters, and her obsession with cleaning. To read the whole story, please click "Read More." Thanks goes to Siliconera for providing the translations.