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There was some speculation that FINAL FANTASY XV’s delay from September to November may have been related to Sony’s as-of-then-unannounced hardware, the PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim. While the additional development time has yielded significant improvements to FINAL FANTASY XV, the whole situation is still a bit suspicious. Sony and Square Enix have announced a Limited Deluxe Edition Final Fantasy XV Bundle, set to launch simultaneously with the game on November 29. Per Sony’s blog: This custom version of the new slimmer, lighter PS4 model comes with a 1TB HDD, and features a large illustration on the front of the system. The box also includes Final Fantasy XV with an exclusive Steelbook, the new DUALSHOCK 4 adorned with an XV graphic, the Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Movie Blu-ray, and multiple pieces of DLC – the Royal Raiment Outfit, Masamune Weapon, and Leviathan Regalia Skin. This bundle will be available exclusively at GameStop (EB Games in Canada) for $449 USD/$549 CAD. In addition, FINAL FANTASY XV will support the PS4 Pro hardware at launch, including visual improvements such as HDR support. But regular PS4 owners shouldn’t feel excluded: our version of FINAL FANTASY XV looks more gorgeous with each exhibition. Dualshockers’...

Looking Good on Xbox One

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There’s no doubt that Square Enix has heavily promoted Final Fantasy XV on Sony’s hardware, the PS4 and PS4 Pro. While confirmation of support for the PS4 Pro was pretty immediate, there’s been nary a whisper about the Xbox One S. Regardless, FINAL FANTASY XV’s development team is charging ahead with optimizing the game for Microsoft’s hardware as well. Dualshockers...

Brotherhood's End

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Square Enix has uploaded the fifth and final entry, THE WARMTH OF LIGHT, to BROTHERHOOD, the anime series that follows the early exploits of Noctis and company from FINAL FANTASY XV. This comes as the game’s original launch day, September 30, is within sight. Reactions to BROTHERHOOD have been universally positive and the anime itself has added depth and dimension...


Meet the English Voice Cast of FFXV

Brendan    2016-08-24    0 comments

Square Enix has added a new video to their Final Fantasy XV YouTube channel because, apparently the company's trying to make peace after delaying the game to November 29th. Rest assured, all is forgiven because of three words: Darin De Paul, AKA, Ardyn Izunia, Chancellor of Niflheim. This video also marks--I think--the first time we've heard Lunafreya speak in-game.

Square Insider Reviews Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

Brendan    2016-08-24    0 comments

In hindsight, Kingsglaive was obviously expected to be Final Fantasy XV’s emergent multimedia universe darling. I would argue that position has been usurped by the consistently excellent anime Brotherhood. Whereas Brotherhood is quite good, Kingsglaive is just good enough. This isn’t to say that Kingsglaive is bad. With stunning visuals and a gripping score, the foundation for an excellent movie...


FFXV Officially Delayed to Nov. 29

Brendan    2016-08-22    4 comments

The wait for Final Fantasy XV just got a little longer. Hajime Tabata announced on YouTube last week that Final Fantasy XV’s release date has been delayed from September 30th to November 29th, 2016—jumping from a Friday to the more traditional Tuesday in the process. Tabata’s confirmation followed the emergence of rumors late last weekend that Square Enix provided instructions...

Cosmos Rings Teaser Trailer

kula shakerz    2016-07-28    2 comments

Cosmos Rings was announced a few days ago and Square Enix has now decided that it's time to release the first teaser trailer. Little is known about the Apple Watch game other than that it will make use of the Apple Watch’s pedometer functionality. The game will be produced by Takehiro Ando, creator of the Chaos Rings series of mobile...


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Square Insider Reviews Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

Brendan    2016-08-24    0 comments

In hindsight, Kingsglaive was obviously expected to be Final Fantasy XV’s emergent multimedia universe darling. I would argue that position has been usurped by the consistently excellent anime Brotherhood. Whereas Brotherhood is quite good, Kingsglaive is just good enough. This isn’t to say that Kingsglaive is bad. With stunning visuals and a gripping score, the foundation for an excellent movie...

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD: The Square Insider Review

Brendan    2015-05-28    2 comments

When Type-0’s localization was finally announced at last year’s E3, gamers in the western hemisphere breathed a sigh of relief. Hajime Tabata’s second outing on the PSP would finally be reaching avid fans via an official release on the PS4 and X1. For gamers desperately searching for a sign that the Final Fantasy series is, at long last, correcting its...

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Brendan    2014-03-13    3 comments

Lara Croft’s presence in the gaming industry could be called ubiquitous, to say the very least of a character that has been a staple of the gaming experience since 1996. Lara Croft has played a key role in the birth of the action-adventure genre, has spanned four generations of hardware, all in more than 9 games that have collectively sold...


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