Brendan    2016-04-09    0 comments

For better of for worse, the Final Fantasy VII Remake development team is finding inspiration in its divisive sibling series, Final Fantasy XIII. In May's issue of Game Informer (via IGN), whose cover story is dominated by Final Fantasy XV, Yoshinori Kitase addressed the scope of each "episode" for Final Fantasy VII Remake: "It will essentially be a full scale game for each part of the multi-part series [...] if we're just looking at each of these parts, one part should be on par with the scale of one Final Fantasy XIII game." In the Kitase's defense, he didn't really push the comparison any further than that and added, "I, along with [Tetsuya] Nomura-san and [Kazushige] Nojima-san--who are involved with the remake--were also involved with the original Final Fantasy. We were the people who created it, so in that sense, we don't think anything is untouchable. That isn't to say we're changing everything!" It seems that Kitase and company are trying to keep their heads on their shoulders about the project. And as weird as the Final Fantasy XIII games were, I quite liked Lightning Returns, they had fast development cycles (comparatively speaking) and the last two titles in the...

Final Fantasy XV will Have DLC, Possible PC Version

Brendan    2016-04-09    0 comments

Another day, another rush of Final Fantasy XV news. After a successful media barrage this last week Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata continues to delight fans with news on the much anticipated title. Tabata provided an outline of Final Fantasy XV's DLC plans, projecting summer as when gamers can expect to know more about the content. He provided little...

KH Unchained χ Available April 7 in NA on Mobile

Brendan    2016-04-05    1 comment

Kingdom Hearts would like for you to remember that it exists too, thank you very much, and that its iOS and Android prequel, Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ, will be available on April 7 in North America. Tetsuya Nomura, former director of Final Fantasy XV during its stint as Versus XIII, is helming the mobile title in addition to his duties...


Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV Video Roundup

Brendan    2016-04-03    0 comments

Square Enix firebombed the internet this week with numerous announcements and trailers thanks in no small part to their big event in Los Angeles, CA this week. While you could just as easily visit Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XV YouTube channel on your own, why not let me do the work and consolidate them here for you? You were kind...

Florence Welch's “Stand By Me” is Final Fantasy XV's Theme

Brendan    2016-04-03    1 comment

Final Fantasy XV has an official theme, a cover of “Stand By Me” orchestrated and performed by Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine. Fans were first exposed to the rendition during the “Reclaim Your Throne” trailer played at the start of the Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV event on March 30th. Square Enix also released a video on behalf of...


FF15 Ultimate CE Already Sold Out

Brendan    2016-04-02    0 comments

Square Enix announced three versions of Final Fantasy XV at their Los Angeles event earlier this week. The standard edition of the game will retail for $59.99 while the deluxe edition weighs in at $89.99. At $269, the Final Fantasy XV Ultimate Collector's Edition is one of the most expensive bundles ever released by Square Enix. Limited to 30,000 units...

Final Fantasy XV Gets Anime 'Brotherhood'

Brendan    2016-04-02    0 comments

Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV was another multimedia project announced at Square Enix’s Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV event. The series will span five independent episodes to be streamed for free online ahead of the game’s launch in September. It chronicles the journey that Noctis, Ignis, Prompto, and Gladio embark upon together. The first episode became available immediately and each will average...


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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...

Tomb Raider: The Square Insider Review

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...

The Art of Thief: The Square Insider Review

Brendan    2014-03-05    3 comments

After five long years of development and fomenting anticipation, Eidos-Montreal’s Thief was released to expectant gamers worldwide last week. While Garret’s long-awaited reboot has proven to be divisive, developer Eidos and publisher Square Enix partnered up with Titan Books to release The Art of Thief. This book of concept art and other artistic assets celebrates the game’s release, the artistic...


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