Nostalgia plays a big role when you decide to play this game again. While we are quite far from the oft-requested HD remake, some people would be satisfied to have slight improvements such as upscaled graphics and pristine sound quality.
But we are talking about Square Enix, so you can bet there is a catch. Prepare for some tradeoffs (or rather, sacrifices) if you’re willing to pay 12 gil, specially if you really want to play the same game from 1997.
Square Enix has released new screenshots and artwork for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. The new images include artwork of Bahamut, Odin, and new monsters, as well as screenshots of the locations that can be found across the city states of Eorzea.
A Realm Reborn is scheduled to enter the third phase of closed beta testing in June. Beta phase three will introduce PlayStation 3 users to the game for the very first time, where they will be able to experience the world of Eorzea alongside PC players due to the game’s cross-platform functionality.
Not everyone is resting easily while Square Enix develops Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster. The fact that both games got exclusive content in a Japan-only release still makes most NA and EU fans wary of what could be potentially cut because reasons.
To make you guys aware of this situation and make some noise, I present you Operation Full Throttle: a non-profit fan initiative intended on convincing Square’s developers to release the games across all regions without removing anything.
Wait, so there were actually FOUR versions of Final Fantasy X?
With the re-release of Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster, it would be nice to tell you what exactly is new in the package and what was already there back in the old Playstation 2. This game is one of the weaker examples of software revisions and updates before DLC was commonplace in the industry, with Square Enix being one of the most fond of such practices.
Square Enix today released a launch trailer for Final Fantasy V which is now available to download from the App Store for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad in Europe. The game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and traditional and simplified Chinese. It can be yours for £10.99 or €14.49.
Hit the link for a list of features and the trailer.
Square Enix has released new screenshots for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, showing off a new area called “The Dead Dunes.” Along with the screenshots, the publisher shared new details on Lightning’s new abilities including Lightspeed, which “slows the passage of time, rendering foes helpess before Lightning’s ferocious assault”, and recovery magic, which allows her to heal herself using EP (Energy Points).
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be released this summer on PlayStation 3 and PC, Square Enix has announced.
A closed beta for the PC version will begin on February 25. The publisher has made the new Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn benchmark software, available today as a free download at na.finalfantasyxiv.com.
“Closed Beta players will be able to try out the new Full Active Time Events, or “FATE,” as part of the new gameplay system. Players can participate in these randomly occurring events by simply being within proximity of the event, without the need to form parties.”
Square Enix confirmed a new Final Fantasy for PlayStation 4 during the PlayStation Meeting. However, the publisher didn’t reveal anything about the game, other than “please be excited for E3 this year.”
The publisher also showed off a real-time demo of Agni’s Philosophy running on PlayStation 4.
“Today, I have just one thing to say,” said Final Fantasy brand director Shinji Hashimoto on stage, “On the occasion of this presentation by Yoshihisa of the Luminous engine and the announcement of PlayStation 4 from Sony Computer Entertainment, I would also like to announce that we are preparing for development of a Final Fantasy title. Please be excited for E3 this year.”
Sony’s japanese website got a video up regarding lots of PS Vita news (all individually covered here on Geimaku). Right at the end, Square Enix game producer Shinji Hashimoto presented some footage of the new character models for the HD revamp. Check it out after the break.
Its been announced that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be going into beta later this month. The official date is February 25th. I just applied but below are links to go and apply for yourselves to see how it plays. Read more
So, there was this game called Final Fantasy Type-0 that launched for the PSP back in October 27, 2011. Some rumors emerged about an HD version for the PS Vita, but they turned out to be bogus. After all this time, Square Enix doesn’t seem to care about localizing the game at all. What gives? Piracy?
Well, what matters now is that NeoGAF revealed info about fans who are doing the hard work. Now, now, Square Enix! Behave yourselves and let these people share the love!