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 XIV Patch 2.25 out today, brings new PvP gear and more


The latest update to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is out today, bringing with it a few adjustments and additions to the game’s PvP (Player vs. Player) battles and materia systems. Dubbed Patch 2.25, PvP players can now look forward to ranking up to Rank 40 as well as new job-specific animal-themed gear is available as well.

Additionally, players can now take advantage of a new materia transmutation system to convert several materia into a new random one, as well as the ability to dye Darklight gear and a few fixes to known issues from current content. Those looking to run the Binding Coil of Bahamut Turns 1-5 will also be happy to know the automatic Echo Buff has been increased this week to 15%, impacting maximum HP, damage dealt and healing potency.

For more information on Patch 2.25 as well as the full patch notes, check the link here.

First round of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call DLC announced for Japan


The first volume of downloadable content for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call is set to launch in Japan this week following the launch of the game tomorrow, Square Enix has revealed today.

Eight new songs as well as one character – Yuffie from Final Fantasy VII – will be available for purchase off the Nintendo eShop at the cost of ¥150 each. As part of its launch campaign, two of those tracks will be available for users for free from 4/24 through 5/8 – Battle 2 from Final Fantasy V and Rose of May from Final Fantasy IX. The other songs which can be purchased include:

Battle 2 – Final Fantasy V
Shuffle or Boogie – Final Fantasy VIII
Blitz Off – Final Fantasy X
Tough Battle #2 – Final Fantasy XI
Library of the Ancients – Final Fantasy V
Eternity -Memory of Lightwaves- – Final Fantasy X-2
Crazy Chocobo – Final Fantasy XIII-2
Rose of May – Final Fantasy IX

As confirmed today, the game will also be making its way to both North America and Europe some time later this year.

Final Fantasy Agito launches next month, gets a new trailer


Square Enix has released a new trailer for Final Fantasy Agito titled “Cherry Blossom,” while revealing the mobile game title will finally release some time next month. While short, the trailer takes a look at battles, dialogue, the map, equipment, Crystal Gacha (Gachapon) and more.

Additionally, those who register early for the game will be granted access to the Street Clothes costume option for characters. Those with an understanding of Japanese can do so at Square Enix’s Member site here.

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

X HD Screens

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

TGS Stream

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.