Tag Archives: final fantasy
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 | 13:16 BST
Final Fantasy 25th anniversary celebrations continue with the reveal of a new Memorial Ultimania art book series to commemorate the occasion. They’re massive and perfect for collectors.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 | 16:06 BST
Final Fantasy developer Square-Enix has unveiled a 25th anniversary collection, that includes every game in the series – from Final Fantasy I all the way up to Final Fantasy XIII – clear your schedules now.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 | 10:37 BST
Final Fantasy 25th anniversary celebrations have prompted developer Square-Enix to de-make the biggest songs from Final Fantasy 7 – 11 and compile them together in a chiptune soundtrack collection.
Mon, Aug 20, 2012 | 12:55 BST
Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy’s library of tracks keeps on growing, thanks to another week of updated DLC.
Thu, Aug 16, 2012 | 15:11 BST
A North American Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Event will take place at PAX Prime, according to an announcement from Square Enix.
Sat, Jul 28, 2012 | 15:58 BST
Square has released Final Fantasy for Android, and it’s pretty much the exact same version released on iOS earlier this year. You can get the title over on Google Play for $6.99, where it requires Android version 2.1 and up.
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 | 00:34 BST
More good news out of early Famitsu leaks; Siliconera reports that a PSP re-release of Square Enix classic Final Fantasy III comes with an English language option, just like the first, second and fourth remakes. Since we’ve had nary a sniff of an official western release, and the PSP is blissfully region free, you know how to get your paws on this new version, which launches on September 20 with an auto-battle feature and original soundtrack.
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 | 21:05 BST
Motomu Toriyama, director of FFXIII and FXIII-2, said during at GDC Taipei that Square Enix plans to avoid large-scale development in the future after its experience with FFXIII-2.
Sun, Jun 17, 2012 | 23:44 BST
Wed, May 30, 2012 | 09:29 BST
Thu, May 10, 2012 | 21:37 BST
Square has posted a a guide for players returning to Final Fantasy XIV. The guide lists all sorts of additions to the configuration menu, as well as some “must-have settings for mouse and keyboard users.” It has also posted links to all the patch notes released since version 1.19 so that you can get caught up on all the changes. Square sent out invitations to inactive players as part of its Welcome Back Campaign with the release of patch 1.22. It allows former players to return to the game and try out v2.0 for no charge for 10 days.
Tue, Feb 28, 2012 | 20:36 GMT
Mistwalker’s Hironobu Sakaguchi, who is also the father of Final Fantasy in case that hasn’t been drummed into your head by now, has compared creating games with a child being born – in that any game created by he and his team is like an “extremely beautiful” child to them.
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 | 17:56 GMT
The Last Story’s Hironobu Sakaguchi has said he can get a bit tired of people asking him about Final Fantasy, which he created, and that he completely trusts what producer Yoshinori Kitase is doing with the series.
Tue, Feb 14, 2012 | 16:20 GMT
Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy, the debut title from producer Ichiro Hazama, was originally designed for release on DS but due to hardware limitations, the game’s production was held back. Speaking in the the latest edition of Iwata Asks, Hazama said the idea for the title came after he finished work on the Final Fantasy movie Advent Children, and with the release of 3DS, a handheld with the storage capacity and power was finally available to bring his ideas to fruition. Thus he went to Indies Zero to finalize his plans for the game, and after getting the all-clear from Tetsuya Nomura, work on the game started that very day. In order to get fans involved, Hazama said Square sent out fan surveys sent, and the 70 songs contained in the game are a direct result of said surveys. The more you know, etcetera. The rhythm-action game, which contains four-player co-op, will land on 3DS February 16. A western release has yet to be confirmed.
Sat, Feb 04, 2012 | 15:01 GMT
Square music portal offers up soundtracks and sheet music for The Piano Opera: Final Fantasy I/II/III
Square Enix has opened a website portal which devoted entirely to its Piano Collections series of game soundtracks. At present, the site contains piano renditions of Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts music,. and soon, NieR. The Piano Opera: Final Fantasy I/II/III soundtrack site has also been updated with track lists, samples, and composer comments from Nobuo Uematsu and Hiroyuki Nakayama. The soundtrack will be released on February 29 for ¥2,800 ($36.74), and sheet music will be available starting in March for ¥1,800 ($23.62). Thanks, Andriasang.
Fri, Feb 03, 2012 | 19:16 GMT
Square Enix has released a new batch of screenshots to celebrate the launch of Final Fantasy XIII-2 in the UK today, and as one would expect from a FF game, they are drop dead gorgeous – even if they are just showing combat. Say whatever you will about the series’ gameplay or storylines over the years, there’s no denying it has always been one of the more visually pleasing franchises out there. This time out, the sequel to FFXIII puts players in the shoes of Lightning’s sister Serah as she a Noel, a hunter from the future, journey across the boundaries of time and ultimately come face-to-face with antagonist Caius Ballad and his interesting hair decor. It’s out on PS3 and Xbox 360.
Sat, Jan 21, 2012 | 19:45 GMT
Square has trademarked something called Final Fantasy Dimensions in the US and Europe. Dug up by a NeoGAF user, the trademark was filed on January 16, and the domain FinalFantasyDimensions.com has been registered as well. Theories on the trademark range from a Vita title in the works from 1st Production Department, to a game already released in Japan but getting a name change in the west. Thanks, Gematsu.
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 | 22:21 GMT
The deals have been dropping left and right today, but we’re especially excited to pick up some of the latest Square Enix iOS games in their half off sale starting today and running until January 4.
Unfortunately, there’s a giant, glaring omission right now since Chrono Trigger is not on the list. However, all of the Chaos Rings games, Groove Coaster, and the Final Fantasy games are there so it’s still a great showing. Proceed beyond the break for the full list. More »
Mon, Dec 19, 2011 | 20:19 GMT
While Square Enix fans are still marveling over the fact that Squeenix was able to come up with a more bizarre title than Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, the company is forging ahead with Theatrhythm Final Fantasy. Bizarre even by Final Fantasy standards, this Theatrhythm trailer shows off more of those sweet chibi versions of all your favorite FF characters battling with the power of music. More »
Mon, Nov 21, 2011 | 06:21 GMT
Final Fantasy producer Yoshinori Kitase thinks Square Enix has something to learn from rapid Western development.