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During today’s Active Time Report, director Hajime Tabata and marketing manager Akio Ofuji discussed a great deal of new information about Final Fantasy XV including a look at the new user interface (UI), magic system, weapon switching, characters, and the upcoming March event.

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It’s been a long time coming but fans of Final Fantasy Tactics will finally be able to view gameplay footage of Ramza in Dissidia Final Fantasy. According to Gematsu, footage will be first shown on a live stream at 9 pm JST on February 3rd. This footage will be streamed on Niconico. The next day, February 4th, Dissidia Final Fantasy will be updated to include Ramza.

Ramza has been expected to land in Dissidia Final Fantasy for a long time now, with his inclusion in the game first revealed back in 2015. Dissidia Final Fantasy is only available in Arcades in Japan for the time being, with reports of new characters being added every 1.5 – 2 months with a planned roster of over 50 characters from the Final Fantasy series.



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Back in December, the Final Fantasy XV community team asked fans to submit questions to the development team and vote for their favorites, and today they have finally revealed the answers to a few of the top questions asked including how difficulty modes work, how much of Altissia we can explore, and about warping as an exploration mechanic. You can read the answers below:

HOW WILL THE DIFFICULTY MODES COMPARE IN TERMS OF XP GAIN, ENEMY STATS, DAMAGE AND A.I?

The equivalent to difficulty level settings in FFXV is a system where you can switch between different battle modes. By having this ability to switch modes, we want to make it so that both players who like action oriented, technical gameplay and also those who want to fight at a slower, more relaxed pace can all enjoy the combat in their own style. This switching system is a key part of the gameplay that we decided to introduce based on the feedback we received from the Episode Duscae demo. We will go into more detail about the system closer to the game’s launch so stay tuned for more information.

Respondent: Lead Game Designer Takizawa Masashi

HOW MUCH OF THE BIG CITIES LIKE ALTISSIA/INSOMNIA WILL WE BE ABLE TO EXPLORE?

I can tell everyone a little about Altissia at this time.
Altissia has many and varied locations, such as multiple cafes, ship-bourne market places and parks etc. The city is of a considerable scale, to the extent that even the developers sometimes get lost there!
The player is free to take a leisurely walk around the complex maze of streets, or ride the gondola to see the sights and there is also added enjoyment to be had looking for restaurants to visit!
You are bound to encounter some unique characters when exploring the city streets.
So we have created lots of different things to enjoy in Altissia and hope everyone is looking forward to visiting!
Respondent: Planner Ishikawa Tomonori

WILL LARGE BUILDINGS HAVE MULTIPLE WARP POINTS TO ALLOW NOCTIS TO SCALE AND EXPLORE ROOFTOPS?

Why of course they will!
The warp ability that lets you teleport instantly to high up locations is a vital part of FFXV’s battle system. The ability to use multiple warp points in a strategic manner is especially prevalent in the game’s large scale battles over urban terrain. It is not just the buildings though, and we have also created exciting aerial battles with flying foes and gigantic boss enemies, so watch out for those.

Respondent: Lead Level Designer Terada Takefumi

 Source: The Official Final Fantasy XV Twitter

World of Final Fantasy Jump Festa 2016 Trailer

December 18th, 2015 by Arielle Haddad

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Jump Festa 2016 in Japan begins today, and there is no better way to start the day off than with a brand new trailer of World of Final Fantasy.

The new trailer features familiar characters like Yuna from Final Fantasy X, Sherlotta from Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time, and Faris Scherwiz from Final Fantasy V. The trailer also shows off a bit of exploration and combat.

World of Final Fantasy will release in 2016 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

Final Fantasy VII Remake will be a multi-part series

December 6th, 2015 by Arielle Haddad

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Announced by Square Enix today, Final Fantasy VII Remake will not be released as one game but instead will be “told across a multi-part series, with each entry providing its own unique experience.”

Square Enix has not revealed any further information about pricing or release timing at the current time.

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At the start of today’s PlayStation Experience Keynote, Square Enix blew fans away with a brand new trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake!

The trailer shows off familiar characters like Biggs, Wedge, and Jesse, exploration in Midgar, and the brand new combat system for the game. Check the trailer out in English and Japanese below:

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Mako Reactors are draining the life energy of the planet. The Shinra Corporation rules over a corrupt surveillance state. A few prosper, the rest are left to rot in the city slums of Midgar. That changes tonight.

The elite mercenary and ex-SOLDIER Cloud Strife has been hired by the resistance movement AVALANCHE to fight back. Their mission will change the world forever.

Final Fantasy VII Remake, coming first to PlayStation 4, is directed by Tetsuya Nomura, produced by Yoshinori Kitase, and character designs are by Tetsuya Nomura and Roberto Ferrari.

Cloud Strife to join Super Smash Bros. as playable character

November 12th, 2015 by Arielle Haddad

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Cloud In Smash

To the joyful surprise of everybody, Nintendo announced during during today’s brand new Direct that Cloud Strife will be entering Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS as a brand new playable character.

Nintendo did not reveal any release date or pricing for Cloud in Super Smash Bros. but nevertheless you can view the trailer below and revel in fantastic reveal full of Omnislashes and Chocobos.

Only One Gil 2 T-Shirt by Coinbox Tees Available at TeeFury!

September 26th, 2015 by Arielle Haddad

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It’s not easy trying to find a shirt that represents your favorite video game series, but TeeFury has fans covered. For today only, fans can order this Final Fantasy VII-meets-anime-inspired t-shirt designed by Coinbox Tees to commemorate the remake of Final Fantasy VII!

“Only One Gil 2″ by Coinbox Tees can be ordered from TeeFury for $11 for today only, so if you like the design be sure to make your purchase before the 26th is over.

We are giving away 5 t-shirts thanks to TeeFury, so leave a comment below, on our forums, Facebook, or on Twitter before 6pm PT where you tell us your favorite Final Fantasy VII moment for your chance to win!

Also, don’t forget to check out their gallery of shirts, hoodies, and more in their shop for even more amazing designs that are on sale!

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Square Enix has released brand new screenshots from World of Final Fantasy, their upcoming Playstation 4 & Playstation Vita game which combines classic RPG gameplay mechanics with toy-like visuals to welcome both fans and newcomers to the series.

The screenshots features Reynn and Lann, the twin duo who explore the world of Grymoire and encounter notable characters, locations and monsters that will be familiar to Final Fantasy fans, including Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII, the town of Cornelia, Princess Sarah, and the Warrior of Light from the original Final Fantasy. The new screenshots also show off mysterious woman named Enna Kros who guides Reynn and Lann into the world of Grymoire, powerful creatures called Mirages that aid Reynn and Lann in battle, and shows off more of the unique stacking mechanic that increases attack power, HP, and unlock special abilities.

Among the iconic Mirages are Shiva, Ramuh, Ifrit and Cerberus, ready to wipe out all enemies that oppose the duo. World of Final Fantasy also introduces train travel with the Cactuar Conductor for Reynn and Lann to journey across Grymoire.

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 releases on smartphones in Japan

September 25th, 2015 by Arielle Haddad

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Through Broadmedia Corporation on G-Cluster streaming services, Square Enix has launched Final Fantasy XIII-2 on iOS and Android devices in Japan today.

Players who download the game can play the first 30 minutes for free, but must pay 2400 Yen in order to play the full game.

To run Final Fantasy XIII-2 on smartphone devices, 3Mbps through Wi-Fi connection is required to play with 6Mbps as the recommended speed. In order to run the app properly, iOS 8.1 and Android 4.2 is required to play.