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Final Fantasy Re-Releases

kula shakerz    2002-07-19    0 comments

Square will be releasing Final Fantasy I and II once again this fall, but not for the Wonderswan color as had been previously announced. Instead, this fall, the two games will be released on the PSOne in Japan. No announcement has been made as of yet for an American or European release.

Financial Predictions

kula shakerz    2002-07-06    0 comments

Square has recently made a announcement on their financial predictions for this year. The blotched FFXI launch set their profits back 80-100 million yen, or around 600,000-800,000$ US. In addition to the PC release in Japan before the year's end, and the North American release, Square said that the launch problems would not hinder their profits in the coming term....

Square Releases FF Complete Works

kula shakerz    2002-06-22    0 comments

Square has already announced that they will be release a DVD guide to the Final Fantasy series. Now they will release a revised edition of Final Fantasy Complete Works, the two-book set detailing the first six Final Fantasy games. The books was first released back in 1997, the second book included a PlayStation disc with an encyclopedia of FF enemies,...

Square Buys Ogre Battle Developers

kula shakerz    2002-06-20    0 comments

Square has just bought Quest, the company responsible for the Ogre Battle series. This comes as a little surprise following the earlier acquisition of the OB series rights by Square. The move represents a homecoming for the games creator Yasumi Matsuno was a former Square staff member. Matsuno wrote and directed the first two games in the series before leaving...

Gamecube FF Not Actually Final Fantasy?

kula shakerz    2002-06-13    0 comments

Reported by Japanese journal site Mainichi Interactive, Square CEO Youichi Wada expressed retaliation against remarks made by Nintendo in their Analysts meeting on June 6th. On Nintendo's remarks that Final Fantasy XI did not sell well being an online game, Square president Youichi commented that the income structure and market size of online games are different, and cannot be compared...

Square Games Leave Top 10

kula shakerz    2002-06-11    0 comments

Last week was the first week in many that a Square game did not reside in the Top 10. Since the release of Kingdom Hearts, not a week had gone by without at least one Square game in the Top 10. However, a rush of new titles, and naturally declining demand, has forced Square games like Kingdom Hearts and Final...

Playonline In English?

kula shakerz    2002-06-09    0 comments

After a large amount of time spent finally finishing the Playonline Japan site, Square gave details at E3 to its next site project coming this fall. "We never thought we'd make it this far." Yuichi Wada said at E3 in Los Angeles. "Playonline and Squaresoft together, will take us a long way. We now have plans for the next upcoming...

Square Reveals Some Future Titles

kula shakerz    2002-06-07    0 comments

In its annual earnings report, Square held nothing back and revealed its list of upcoming Japanese titles for 2003. Well, almost nothing. Two RPGs and an action game are on the way for the Playstation 2, and two Game Boy Advance titles, including the much-anticipated handheld version of Final Fantasy Tactics, are in development. These games have no specific titles...

Ground Breaking Software

kula shakerz    2002-06-06    0 comments

President of Nintendo Co. Hiroshi Yamauchi quoted in an analysts meeting on the 6th that the software being developed for their hardware by Square's subsidiary- "Final Fantasy", will be released as early as within the year, and that it will be "a ground breaking software to the Japanese game market." Further on, Yamauchi commented that this title which interweaves the...

Final Fantasy DVD Set

kula shakerz    2002-06-06    0 comments

Square will release a DVD set named "Final Fantasy: The Adventure Bible" on July 25th in Japan for a price of 13,000 yen (euro 112/US $ 105). The set consists of 3 DVDs and supplies comprehensive background informations to all Fantasy Fantasy games released so far. DVD 1: Final Fantasy I, II, III, and XI DVD 2: Final Fantasy IV,...

Front Mission WSC Release Date

kula shakerz    2002-06-06    0 comments

Mentioned over a year ago, the WonderSwan Color version of Front Mission has been all but shrouded in secrecy. The release date, however, is quickly approaching, and more details are sure to emerge as the weeks pass. Front Mission is scheduled to be released on July 12th, for 5200 yen. Enhancements over the Super Famicon version include improved graphics, a...

Square's Final Fantasy Breaks 40 Million

kula shakerz    2002-06-04    0 comments

The Final Fantasy game series has been around for over a decade now, and just recently, the entire series reached a world wide shipment of 40 million. Very impressive to say the least. It is rare for a game to be demanded this much; even the past games are still shipping strong. Granted, this isn't game sales, but the number...

Square's Development Plans

kula shakerz    2002-05-29    0 comments

Square recently announced their development plans for the "big three" systems right now, Sony's PlayStation 2, Nintendo's GameCube, and Microsoft's X-Box. Square had decided not to pursue development for the X-Box. Rather, they will put most of their resources towards PlayStation 2 development. Final Fantasy XII is scheduled to hit the PS2 sometime in 2003. As for GameCube development, Square...