About Erren Van Duine

As a self-professed Final Fantasy fan, Erren created Nova Crystallis in 2009 as a place to collect the latest information on her favorite series. As owner and Editor-in-Chief, she also spends her time writing for RPG Site as Senior US Editor.

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster sales reach 260K in the U.S.

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Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster has done quite well for itself since going on sale this past March. According to the NPD Group – the company that tracks game sales data on a monthly basis – the combined sales on both PlayStation 3 and PS Vita hit over 260K units in two weeks.

While slightly under the game’s Japanese debut, FFX|X-2 HD did manage to top the debut sales of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX – which ended up selling 132K at launch. Despite its age and stiff competition last month. Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster is also the best selling Final Fantasy title of the year so far. Hopefully its success has convinced Square Enix that Final Fantasy XII should be next on their plate – fan demand is certainly there for it.

More Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call tracks revealed


Square Enix have revealed more tracks for the upcoming rhythm spin-off sequel, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call. The already sizable soundtrack will be further populated by tunes from Chocobo’s Dungeon, Final Fantasy Tactics, the Crystal Chronicles series, both Dissidia games, and Mystic Quest.

The new tracks include:

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
Battle 1 (BMS)
Battle 2 (BMS)

Final Fantasy Tactics
Trisection (BMS)
Antipyretic (BMS)
Ultema The Nice Body (BMS)
Prologue Movie (FMS)
Bland Logo ~ Title Back (EMS)

Final Fantasy X-2
Yuripa, Fight! No. 1 (BMS)
“Let Me Blow You a Kiss.” (BMS)
Their Resting Place (BMS)
The Farplane Abyss (FMS)
We’re the Gullwings! (FMS)
1000 Words (FFX-2 Mix) (EMS)

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
Monsters’ Dance ~Rondo~ (BMS)
Unite, Descent (BMS)
This Is The End For You! (BMS)
Kaze no ne (FMS)
Across the Divide (FMS)
Moonless Starry Night (EMS)

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children
Let the Battles Begin! (Piano Version) (BMS)
Divinity II (BMS)
J-E-N-O-V-A (FFVII AC Version) (BMS)
Cloud Smiles (FMS)
Advent: One-Winged Angel (EMS)

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
Encounter (BMS)
The Price of Freedom (BMS)
Timely Ambush (from FFVII “Let the Battles Begin!”) (FMS)
A Flower Blooming in the Slums (from FFVII “Aerith’s Theme”) (FMS)
CRISIS CORE Theme – Succession (EMS)

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon
Theme of Dungeon Hero X (BMS)
Raffaello Battle (BMS)
Guardian of Darkness 2 (BMS)

Dissidia: Final Fantasy
The Troops’ Advance (BMS)
The Decisive Battle – arrange – (BMS)
DISSIDIA – ending – (BMS)
Keeping the Peace (FMS)

Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy
Cantata Mortis (BMS)
Gate to the Rift (FMS)
Lux Concordiae (EMS)

Final Fantasy Type-0
War: Warrior Worth a Thousand (BMS)
War: The White Weapon (BMS)
Vermilion Fire (BMS)
We Have Come (EMS)
The Earth Under Our Feet (FMS)
Soar (FMS)
Tempus Finis (FMS)

Final Fantasy XIII-2
The Last Hunter (BMS)
Etro’s Champion (BMS)
Heart of Chaos (BMS)
Historia Crux (FMS)
Groovy Chocobo (FMS)
Eclipse (FMS)
Noel’s Theme – Final Journey – (FMS)
Warrior Goddess (EMS)

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Crimson Blitz (BMS)
Chaos (BMS)
Lightning Returns (BMS)
The Glittering City of Yusnaan (FMS)
The Dead Dunes (FMS)
Savior of Souls (EMS)

Additionally Square Enix has uploaded the third set of videos showcasing the various music in the game – this time with a focus on the non-mainline Final Fantasy and SaGa tracks available.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call is scheduled to release in Japan next week on April 24th.

Sony sells 8.58% stake in Square Enix

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Sony has announced it’s to sell its stake in Square Enix.

The sale of Sony’s 9.5 million shares in Square – that’s an 8.58% stake in the company – will be made to SMBC Nikko Securities for a fee of ¥4.8 billion (around £28 million/$47 million) and will be part of the company’s full-year financial results for the year ending March 31, 2015.

However, the sale will be mentioned for the company’s upcoming full-year report for the year ending March 31, 2014 when it’s published on May 14 as part of its forecast for FY2015.

The pricing of the shares will be announced tomorrow morning (April 17) Japanese Standard Time.

Final Fantasy XIV passes 2 million registered users


Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has surpassed 2 million registered accounts globally, Square Enix has announced today. With the launch of the PS4 version this week, along with players on both PC and PS3, FFXIV marks one of the biggest cross-platform MMOs to date. Previously it was revealed the game retains on average 500,000 daily users as well.

This news comes hot off the heels of Patch 2.2 as well, which offered new content for players – with more expected on a regular basis. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn for the PlayStation 4 is available for $39.99 and $29.99 for PlayStation 3 and Windows PC. A free 30-day trial is included when registering the game on a new platform, with monthly subscriptions starting at $12.99.

Final Fantasy XIV launches on PS4 today, gets a new trailer


Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn makes its way to the PlayStation 4 for all users starting today and Square Enix has prepared a special launch trailer in celebration of it.

Whether you’re new to the game or an existing PS3 or PC player, the PS4 version offers up high-definition visuals, Remote Play via the PlayStation Vita, DualShock 4 controller touchpad support, player content sharing and mouse and keyboard play capabilities. Those with a PS3 service account can upgrade to the PS4 version for free – full details on how to do that can be found here.

Releasing alongside a standard version of the game, Square Enix has prepared a Collector’s Edition for PS4 fans as well. Similar to the PC and PS3 versions, the CE includes an artbook, special music disc, art cards, a themed security token, a Seventh Umbral Era Special Movie Content Disc as well as six in-game bonus items in a unique Yoshitaka Amano-styled package. The CE can be purchased physically for $79.99 from select retailers or as a digital upgrade for $59.99.

Fans with an existing copy of the Collector’s Edition will automatically receive the newly launched Fat Chocobo mount as well as the Wind-up Moogle minion. Both items can be found directly through the in-game mail system.

Final Fantasy XIV PS3 to PS4 upgrade campaign detailed


With the official service date of Final Fantasy XIV for PS4 set to begin this upcoming Monday, many PS3 users looking to upgrade can get in on the next-generation release for free for a limited time.

Starting from Friday, April 11th at 4AM EDT through the end of this year those with a registered PS3 service account have the option to upgrade to the PS4 version – provided they relinquish all rights to the PS3 copy of the game. Those who wish to still play on PS3 and PS4 simultaneously will have to purchase another copy as access to the PS3 version will require a new license. Once the upgrade process is complete it won’t be able to be undone, so make sure you’re committed before finishing the submission.

Upon completion, all characters and in-game data from your PS3 version will be seamlessly carried over to the PS4. Cross Bar and macro settings can be transferred as well, with more details on that available through this link. The upgrade service itself will be available through the Mog Station portal site, which can be accessed through your Square Enix log-in – the one you use to log into Final Fantasy XIV already – here.

Should you already have a PS3 copy registered, upon logging in you should see a large PS4 upgrade button near the top of the page. All you’ll need to do is click that and then follow through for the rest of the process – it’s super easy!