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12 New Jobs in Bravely Second, 30 Total

Brendan    2016-01-30    0 comments

Bravely Second: End Layer releases on February 27th in Europe and April 15th in North America. For gamers who weren't sated by Bravely Default's impressive array of powerful (and sometimes mystifying) costumes and jobs, Square Enix has a solution. The sequel to 2012's love letter to JRPGs and, in more than a few places, Final Fantasy, will introduce twelve new...

New Footage of Final Fantasy IX Mobile Hits the Web

Brendan    2016-01-29    1 comment

And now, for the only article actually worth reading this week, comes a video out of Square Enix's Japanese Youtube channel that explores the upcoming PC and mobile release of Final Fantasy IX. Announced only a few short weeks ago, Final Fantasy IX appears to be on the verge of an imminent global release. Square Enix's video, which has footage...

Tactics Advance Out Now on Wii U in EU and NA

Brendan    2016-01-29    1 comment

To the surprise and delight of Final Fantasy Tactics fans in the United States, Square Enix has released the game for both Europe and North America today. The announcement of a European virtual release preceded a North American confirmation by a few days; but as of this morning the title is live in both virtual console stores. In North America,...


Final Fantasy Explorers Available Now

Brendan    2016-01-26    0 comments

Final Fantasy Explorers, the plucky action-RPG upstart that took its time getting out of Japan, is now available to Western fans. If review units were provided to the mainstream gaming press then it would seem that Square Enix has not yet lifted the embargo which, historically, is not a great sign if the publisher is relying on positive buzz to...

FF15 Gets New Magical Screenshots, ATB Event Dated

Brendan    2016-01-26    0 comments

Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata and Global Marketing Director Akio Ofuji will be hosting their next ATB this Saturday, January 30th at 8PM PST. This ATB will focus specifically on new details surrounding the game's magic system as well as the chief antagonists, the Nilfheim Empire. To promote the event, screenshots of the main party casting magic were released...

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Comes to Wii U

Brendan    2016-01-26    0 comments

Nintendo owners are in for another Final Fantasy related treat as news has broken that Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, the 2003 GBA spiritual sequel to Final Fantasy Tactics, is headed to the Nintendo Wii U eShop for Europe this Thursday. Between Final Fantasy Explorers, Final Fantasy IX for mobile, and the constant barrage of Final Fantasy XV news, Square Enix...


Dev Team Offers Heartfelt Response to Sian Blake's Passing

Brendan    2016-01-16    0 comments

Final Fantasy XIV's development team has responded to the tragic news surrounding the death of Sian Blake, the voice actor who brought to life Yugiri, an first NPC introduced in the later stages of A Realm Reborn. Blake took over for the role beginning with the Heavensward expansion. This week, the team behind Final Fantasy XIV spoke out for the...

Hitman Goes Fully Episodic, Preorders Cancelled

Brendan    2016-01-15    0 comments

Preorders of IO Interactive's new Hitman game have been cancelled and the title has been transitioned from a full release to an episodic release schedule. Hitman, which had been scheduled for release in March, caused created a stir today when cancellation notices were sent out PS4 gamers who had preordered the title. After a few hours of confusion, IO Interactive...

Two Different Battle Modes and Altissia City Detailed in Latest FFXV Reveal

Brendan    2016-01-13    1 comment

More details are emerging on Final Fantasy XV's battle system and story locations, according to game developers who have taken to the official forums to answer fan questions. Answering a question about difficulty modes in Final Fantasy XV, Lead Game Designer Takizawa Masashi elaborated on the game's dual battle system and how it was influenced by Episode Duscae: The equivalent...


Heavensward Soundtrack Releases Next Month

Brendan    2016-01-10    0 comments

Audiophiles rejoice; the latest soundtrack from Square Enix's hit MMO, Final Fantasy XIV, is set for release next month on Bluray music disc. Previous to this Square Enix had released three EP albums with select tracks from the expansion but the full 60 track release will become available on February 24th, 2016 for purchase. Several of the other collected albums...

Lightning Strikes a Pose

Brendan    2016-01-09    0 comments

Final Fantasy XIII's stoic heroine, Lightning, has made the jump into the fashion industry again to star as the lead model for Louis Vuitton's Series 4 Spring-Summer 2016 campaign. The character began appearing in video and print media for the new campaign late last month. This isn't the first time that Lightning has crossed medium lines to become a fashion...

Sword of Mana Renamed and Remade

Brendan    2016-01-09    0 comments

In 1991 Squaresoft released Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden for the Game Boy in Japan, a game that went on to be retitled as Final Fantasy Adventure in North America and Mystic Quest in Europe. Then, in 2003, Square heavily reworked the game into Sword of Mana for the Game Boy Advance, which eliminated the game's connection to the Final...


FFXIV Voice Actor Found Dead

Brendan    2016-01-09    0 comments

Tragic news in the Final Fantasy XIV community: the bodies of Sian Blake and her two young children, ages four and eight, were found in their London home yesterday. Authorities are currently seeking Blake's partner, Arthur Simpson-Kent, in connection with the deaths. The BBC reports that Simpson-Kent may have fled to Ghana since Blake and her children were reported missing...

Tabata Talks Up the FFXV Release

Brendan    2016-01-07    0 comments

Final Fantasy XV's director Hajime Tabata is gearing up for a renewed marketing push as the fifteenth installment in the Final Fantasy series begins a mad dash towards its 2016 release. Speaking to Famitsu, as translated by Nova Crystallis, Tabata had the following to say: “This year is the year we’ll release Final Fantasy XV,” Tabata told Famitsu. “Currently, we’ve...

FF9 Mobile and PC Coming this Month?

Brendan    2016-01-07    1 comment

Final Fantasy IX's Steam page went live today and, among other noteworthy items, it briefly listed a release window of January 2016. Steam has since updated the page to reflect a more ambiguous "Early 2016" release window but still sheds some light on the upcoming re-release of the ninth Final Fantasy. The game will require 20GB of free space, but...