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More Final Fantasy Ports for PlayStation 4?

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Final Fantasy series executive producer Shinji Hashimoto made waves at PlayStation Experience when he announced a Final Fantasy VII… port — the PC port, that is, ported to PlayStation 4. While the news may have ruffled feathers with Final Fantasy VII faithful that a remake was in development, Hashimoto explains that it’s all in an effort to harbor greater accessibility to classic Final Fantasy games.

At a recent Sony venue in Shanghai to promote the console in China, Hashimoto told outlets that the PlayStation 4’s lack of backwards compatibility and limitations with cloud-based streaming was the impetus for Square Enix to port Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster directly.

Square Enix may have recently released DiveIn, a cloud-based system that will allow you to stream the company’s library to smartphones, but Hashimoto seems cognizant that other regions outside of Japan don’t have the infrastructure or the optimization to support a satisfactory level of service for all. Hashimoto elaborates that direct ports, through the PlayStation 4, are the best way to proceed — to create an ideal environment for the company’s aging library.

When asked about PlayStation 3 titles like the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy, which are currently being ported to PC, Hashimoto says that the company hasn’t considered them yet — though the logistics in doing so would require them to contract an outside team to get it done. (Note: a fairly common practice Square Enix has employed.) Many of Square Enix’s internal staff that worked on the trilogy have moved to work on Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XV.

It’s not hard to see why Square Enix pushing hard for the adoption of PlayStation 4 by fans. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will release in March of this year, followed by an eventual Final Fantasy XV release. We reason that Square Enix wants everyone ready, if mostly to take advantage of a larger install base.

What classic Final Fantasy games or remasters would you like to see come to the PlayStation 4? Leave us your thoughts in a comment below.

Via: FFWorld

Final Fantasy VII PC Comes to PlayStation 4

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Announced at PlayStation Experience, PlayStation 4 fans will be able to purchase and play Final Fantasy VII‘s PC version this Spring. The PC version included enhancements like trophy support.

Final Fantasy @ Jump Festa 2015

Monday, November 24th, 2014


Square Enix has revealed their Jump Festa 2015 lineup, which will be shown off at the event on December 20th and December 21st. Another of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and Final Fantasy XV director Tabata’s Active Time Report presentations will also take the stage.

Here’s what games are listed and what is planned to be shown:

Console & Handheld:
Final Fantasy XV trailer, stage presentation
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD playable demo, trailer, stage presentation
Final Fantasy Explorers playable demo, trailer, stage presentation
Bravely Second playable demo, trailer, stage presentation

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike playable demo, trailer, stage presentation
Final Fantasy Legends: The Space-Time Crystal trailer
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius trailer

Dragon Quest X stage presentation
Dragon Quest Heroes playable demo, trailer, stage presentation
Dragon Quest Monsters 2
Square Enix Music & Square Enix Goods Shop

View Square Enix’s official Jump Festa 2015 page by clicking here.

New Final Fantasy Explorers Summons, Cameos

Monday, November 17th, 2014


In Final Fantasy Explorers you’ll be pitted against classic Final Fantasy series summon monsters as arena boss encounters. Today the list grows by two more as we get our first look at Alexander and Diabolos.

New cameo appearances through the Trance system include Cecil (Final Fantasy IV), Aerith (Final Fantasy VII), Tifa (Final Fantasy VII), and Vaan (Final Fantasy XII). You’ll be able to play as these characters temporarily, with access to their powerful signature moves.

Final Fantasy Explorers releases on December 18th in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS. Localization plans for North America and Europe have not been announced.

G-Bike Pre-Registration Begins in Japan

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Pre-registration for Final Fantasy VII G-Bike‘s upcoming Japanese release has commenced. This smartphone title, developed in conjunction with CyberConnect2, is based on the Gold Saucer mini-game from Final Fantasy VII. It will feature courses, monsters, materia, and more — all based on the universe. You’ll be able to collect items to upgrade your gear through various missions.

The game will also have an energy system called “GS” which will deplete through course completions, so if you want to play without limit you’ll need to acquaint yourself with in-app purchases or wait until it refills.

Those who pre-register will receive a Comet materia to use in combat; pre-registration period ends October 29th.

You can pre-register by clicking here.

Via: 4gamer

Another Look at Final Fantasy VII G-Bike

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

The Final Fantasy VII G-Bike presentation begins around 18 minutes in.

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike producer Ichirou Hazama brought some new footage of the mobile game to this year’s TGS, and it gives us another look at some of the systems at play underneath a very flashy skin. In addition to moving, slashing, and jumping on his motorcycle, Cloud can use a variety of abilities including materia magic and Limit Breaks. You’ll face off against “normal” enemies but also have bosses to down as well.

A “support” ability will let you call on another character to help Cloud out — in this case Tifa Lockhart lends her pair Premium Hearts. The team wants to add a variety of courses and Final Fantasy VII-themed throwbacks into the game, and it remains to be seen what sort of microtransactions accompany G-Bike‘s free-to-play structure and their bearing on gameplay.

Character designer Tetsuya Nomura designed a new work of Cloud Strife in a form-fitting biker outfit, though it’s unclear if it’s an outfit you’ll be able to unlock in the game.

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike is currently headed to iOS and Android devices in Japan this fall.


Final Fantasy VII G-Bike TGS Trailer

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike is currently announced for release on iPhone and Android in 2014.

Final Fantasy Characters Join Explorers

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

It’s not just Final Fantasy VII‘s Cloud that will join your ranks temporarily in Final Fantasy Explorers, but Squall (Final Fantasy VIII), Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII), and Terra (Final Fantasy VI). How it’s done is through a system called Trance, which will allow you to transform into a Legend Character during battle.

While you’ll retain whichever Job (and equipment) you transform from, the Legend Character will have access to their unique abilities from their respective games. In the video above, each team of four players takes on Shiva — one of several classic summons that you’ll encounter in Explorers. Once the player uses Trance, the battle theme from the Legend Character’s game kicks in.

Final Fantasy Explorers will release on December 18th in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS.

Square Enix Launches Dive In Streaming Service

Monday, September 8th, 2014


Square Enix has revealed a new streaming service in Japan that will let you play both old and new games on your smartphone or tablet. Titled Dive In, players will be able to choose different tiers of price options for longer access to various games.

Starting with Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy VII International, and Season OF Mystery: The Cherry Blossom Murders, Square Enix will be gradually adding more games to the roster. Final Fantasy VIII and The Last Remnant will come in November, Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Murdered: Soul Suspect in December, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII early next year.

An sample of Dive In’s pricing with Final Fantasy XIII:

3 Days = 250¥ + tax
10 Days = 510¥ + tax
30 Days = 1250¥ + tax
365 Days = 1800¥ + tax

You’ll also be able to play the first thirty minutes of each game for free, but you’ll need to make a Japanese Square Enix account.

The service is scheduled to begin on October 9th in Japan. You can read more here.

Square Enix’s TGS 2014 Lineup

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014


Square Enix has revealed the lineup of games they’ll be bringing to this year’s Tokyo Game Show in Japan. At the forefront is Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, where we’re expecting to see a new Letter from the Producer Live detailing Patch 2.4.

We’ve been getting more and more information about Final Fantasy Explorers through recent promotional streams, and we’re expecting another hefty update before it releases in December in Japan. It’ll also be playable at the show along with Kingdom Hearts II.5 HD ReMix. Bravely Second isn’t far behind, scheduled for a Winter release in Japan — so expect some major updates on that front.

Lastly, Final Fantasy VII G-Bike has been largely absent since its reveal at E3, but we’re expecting to see another update (perhaps a release window) some time during the show.

It also looks like there are no plans to show Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III, but here’s hoping!

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4, PS3, Windows)
Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS)
Final Fantasy VII G-Bike (iOS, Android)
Bravely Second (3DS)

3594E (iOS)
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, PS3, XB1, 360, Windows)
Chaos Rings III (Vita, iOS, Android)
Deadman’s Cross (Vita)
Dragon Quest IV (iOS, Android)
Dragon Quest VIII (iOS, Android)
Dragon Quest X (Wii, WiiU, 3DS, Windows)
Dragon Quest Heroes (PS4, PS3)
Dragon Quest: Monster Parade (PC Browser)
Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light (iOS, Android)
Gunslinger Stratos 2 (Arcade)
Kai-ri-sei Million Arthur (iOS, Android)
Kingdom Hearts II.5 HD ReMix (PS3)
Rise of Mana (Vita)

You can view Square Enix’s official TGS 2014 line-up page by clicking here.

What are you guys expecting from Square Enix at this year’s show? Any surprise announcements or reveals? Leave us your thoughts in a comment below! Tokyo Game Show will run from September 18th to the 21st in Japan. Stay tuned to Final Fantasy Network as we cover this years developments!