E3 2013: Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster Developer Interview
If there's one game that shouldn't be forgotten, it's Final Fantasy X. Revealed and released over a decade ago, it helped blaze the trail for the PS2 and would ultimately kick off the final golden era of JRPGs on home consoles.
No, we mustn't forget FFX - its emotional story is still ever popular today, held up high by fans new and old alike. It's only fitting this game be revived for the HD generation - late to the party or…
E3 2013: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Hands-On
At the ‘Future of Final Fantasy’ pre-E3 event on Tuesday morning, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Producer Yoshinori Kitase had a very short amount of time to explain his game to press salivating at the concept of learning more about the newly announced Final Fantasy XV.
It was clear that he chose his words carefully. Rather than focus on the legacy of the Final Fantasy XIII saga, or the character of Lightning, he offered a simple summary of his game -…
E3 2013: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Developer Interview
It's likely an understatement to say that E3 was big for Final Fantasy this year - and while the show floor was abuzz with dreams of Final Fantasy XV, the current generation still has quite a bit left to give. One of those titles tailored for fans is Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - the third and final chapter in the FFXIII saga and ultimate ending to the series on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
We had a chance…
Final Fantasy XIV developers' commentary on Full Active Time Events
Today players all over can take place in the third phase of Final Fantasy XIV's beta test - which has now opened for PlayStation 3 players.
Starting from this phase, players will have access to a huge amount of new content, including the introduction of the city states of Ul’dah and Limsa Lominsa as well as the new FATE - Full Active Time Event - content that has been prepared for parties to participate in.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn…
Arcanist, Summoner and Scholar revealed for A Realm Reborn
Joining Final Fantasy XIV's assortment of job classes at launch are three new entries to the lineup: Arcanist, Summoner and Scholar.
As revealed on the Letter from the Producer Live at E3 this past week, the Scholar class will stem from the Arcanist and in the future players can expect even more jobs such as ninja or samurai. Like Summoner and Arcanist, Scholar will also have a pet “Fairy” inspired by Akihiko Yoshida’s “Flying Fairy” from Bravely Default. The fairy…
XIV: A Realm Reborn Phase 3 Character Creation Preview
In the wee hours of the morning (for me, anyway) Phase 3 started of the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Beta. I had planned to stay up late and give it a play, writing this article up for you all to wake up to a nice surprise. However, with all of the translating, transcribing, write-ups, screenshotting, and late night trailer-waiting I've done in the last week I decided it was best to just crash out and do it in…
Nomura talks Final Fantasy XV's art style and modern world
Tetsuya Nomura enjoys modern settings - if you couldn't tell from the latest Final Fantasy XV trailers. This "fantasy based on reality" will enjoy many real world settings retuned for Noctis to explore.
But is the game perhaps too modern? NBC News had a chance to sit down with the director and quiz him on the various aesthetics of this "new" mainline entry to the series.
"I don't like the extreme cases of tech or magic," says Nomura. "If I choose, I…
Final Fantasy XV is the first part in a larger epic
Final Fantasy XV will be getting the sequel treatment too, if Tetsuya Nomura's words are to be believed.
The director shared some insight into the game with Famitsu this week - more specifically focusing on "a world of the VERSUS epic." This line, which appears at the end of the announcement trailer, is actually a tease to foreshadow XV's grandiose story.
Nomura says the game has become absolutely huge and as a result he is considering a compilation similar to that…
Nomura wanted to turn Final Fantasy XV into a musical
Tetsuya Nomura was so moved by the recent film adaptation of Les Miserables, he was dead set on turning FFXV into a musical.
Speaking with IGN, Nomura confessed his love for the film and films in general - saying the morning after he saw it he stormed into the Square Enix offices intent on converting it into an epic musical.
On the subject of films, Nomura admits he doesn't play too many games at home and instead delves into the world of…