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The official Japanese Final Fantasy twitter page has finally revealed the date of the next Active Time Report, this time focusing solely on Final Fantasy XV. Thanks to translations by Goldpanner, we now know the date in question is June 4th, which could only mean that the anticipated 2.0 update to Episode Duscae shouldn’t be far off.


For those unfamiliar, the demo update will include updates to the gameplay system, camera, and fix multiple bugs present in the current version of the demo. More concrete information should be revealed during the Active Time Report itself.

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Square Enix Europe recently held a special community feedback for Final Fantasy XV -Episode Duscae-. 16 lucky members were invited to attend the event, and were surprised to be joined by Hajime Tabata (Director – FINAL FANTASY XV) and Tomohiro Hasegawa (One of the artists on Final Fantasy XV).

Final Fantasy XV -Episode Duscae- will receive an update in the first week of June, bringing the version of the demo to 2.0. A small trailer for the game should be at E3.

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Last month, Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata announced that an update for Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae would be released in May based on feedback gathered from fans who were able to try out the demo. Today it has been announced via Twitter that the Episode Duscae 2.0 update will be arriving the first week of June instead of the projected May release.

Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae 2.0 will include updates to the gameplay system, camera, and fix multiple bugs present in the current version of the demo. More information about this update will come at a later date.

Final Fantasy XV is currently announced for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster PS4 Out Now

May 12th, 2015 by Tony Garsow

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Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is now available for PlayStation 4. Previously available on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, both games feature remastered visuals for an HD resolution, a newly-arranged soundtrack, and the contents of the International versions which never released in North America.

The PlayStation 4 version makes a few tweaks to the remastered visuals and includes the option to toggle between the original and arranged soundtrack. You can also transfer your save file between PlayStation 3, 4, and Vita.

The Goddess’ Gala Comes to Final Fantasy XI

May 1st, 2015 by Tony Garsow

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The Goddess’ Gala, an event to celebrate Final Fantasy XI‘s thirteen years of service, kicks off today. This includes promotional events that discount the price of the game’s current expansion Seekers of Adoulin, as well as an all-in-one pack that includes all the expansions released for the game. During the “Return Home to Vana’diel” event, anyone with a service account (regardless of subscription status) will be able to log in to explore Vana’diel again, or take part in the Rhapsodies of Vana’diel.

Square Enix is planning events throughout the year as a sendoff for Final Fantasy XI — the finale scheduled for this November. Beyond that, service for the game will continue, but only for the Windows PC platform. No further content updates are planned for beyond that date.

Rhapsodies of Vana’diel — Part One (Details)

• Assault – Nyzul Isle Uncharted Area Survey Mysterious Item Campaign
• Campaign Festa
• Double Capacity & Experience Point Campaign
• Abyssea Campaign

Begins: Monday, April 27 @ 1am (Pacific)
Ends: Monday, May 11 @ 1am (Pacific)

Rhapsodies of Vana’diel — Part Two (Details)

• Additional Seal Battlefield Spoils Campaign
• Double Unity Accolade Campaign
• Double Capacity & Experience Point Campaign
• Abyssea Campaign

Begins: Monday, May 11 @ 1am (Pacific)
Ends: Monday, May 30 @ 8am (Pacific)

Final Fantasy XI Discount Camapign

Various discounts for Final Fantasy XI products and services are available here.

Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin$29.99$4.99
Final Fantasy XI: Ultimate Collection Seekers Edition$39.99$9.99
World Transfer Service — $18.00$9.00

Begins: Friday, May 1 @ 12am (Pacific)
Ends: Monday, June 1 @ 12am (Pacific)

Return Home to Vana’diel Campaign:

Those with a past service account can log in and play for free — no active subscription required.

Begins: Friday, May 15 @ 12am (Pacific)
Ends: Monday, May 25 @ 12am (Pacific)

Final Fantasy XV, Agni’s Philosophy @ Build ’15

April 30th, 2015 by Tony Garsow

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Today at the Microsoft Live Build 2015 stream presentation, new footage from Final Fantasy XV was shown featuring DirectX 11. Introduced by director Hajime Tabata, he introduces us to a look at what this new software will allow Square Enix to reach for in terms of graphical fidelity.

Also shown was a new in-game (or in-build) demonstration of DirectX 12‘s capability — featuring “WITCH CHAPTER 0 [cry]“, what seems to be an “episode” of what we’ve previously known as Agni’s Philosophy.

Final Fantasy XV is currently announced for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report

April 28th, 2015 by Tony Garsow

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A new Active Time Report featuring Final Fantasy XV aired early this morning, and included an update on the many items of feedback fans have contributed around the globe. This includes updates to the battle system and more.

We also learned that Square Enix is planning a free Version 2.00 Update of the demo for sometime in May, which will include changes based on feedback as well as bug fixes.

It also looks like Final Fantasy XV will be missing E3 again this year, due to tight scheduling. However, director Hajime Tabata shared that they have plans to release a short trailer at the event and more information about the game as we near Gamescom in August or Tokyo Game Show in September.

Final Fantasy XV is currently announced for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Heavensward Benchmark Available Monday

April 24th, 2015 by Tony Garsow

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During the Letter from the Producer Live at NicoNico Chokaigi, the team showed off the new Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward benchmark in a new video you can see above. Featuring the new jobs and returning ones, we get a further glimpse of the northern reaches of Eorzea beyond Ishgard and new abilities we’ll gain with the increased level cap.

The benchmark itself will release Monday, April 27th.

Update: Download it here.

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward will release on June 23rd for Windows PC, Mac, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.

The After Years Comes to Steam in May

April 23rd, 2015 by Tony Garsow

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The episodic chapters of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years take place after the conclusion of Final Fantasy IV, and chronicle the trials of the original game’s protagonists as they face a new threat to their world.

Coming to Steam on May 12th, Square Enix released a new trailer today featuring the Visual Works cinematic that has accompanied previous versions. A “host of new features and enhancements” will accompany this version, the details of which we expect to learn when press releases go out.

Update: New screenshots below. The game will support Steam trading cards and achievements. Pre-order to get 10% off the $15.99 price.

Stay tuned to Final Fantasy Network for details.

Square Enix Press Conference at E3 2015

April 23rd, 2015 by Tony Garsow

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Square Enix will be heading to E3 this year, but not without their own press conference. Scheduled for June 16th at 9:00am Pacific Standard Time, it will be streamed live to YouTube and Twitch via the Square Enix Presents channels.

We’re expecting updates for many Square Enix developed and published titles, including the newly-announced Deus Ex Mankind Divided, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Just Cause 3.

As for Final Fantasy titles, it seems like a good chance we could see something new from Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward (out later that month) and Final Fantasy XV. Perhaps Kingdom Hearts III and Star Ocean V: Integrity and Faithlessness could show up too? Who knows!?

What are you excited to see at Square Enix’s press conference? Let us know in the comments below.