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.

First look at Final Fantasy Worldwide Words


Our first look at Square Enix’s Typing RPG, Final Fantasy Worldwide Words has been posted online. While short, it’s easy to see the visual style shared by the Theatrhythm Final Fantasy series has been mirrored here, and players play the game by typing out words corresponding the various Final Fantasy themes. Input said word and your characters will attack a variety of normal and boss enemies. Of course, you’ll also be able to customize your group and level up as you proceed through the game.

Final Fantasy Worldwide Words is due out this week for Android platforms in Japan. An iOS release is expected at a later date.

Final Fantasy XIV to launch in South Korea next year


Final Fantasy XIV will be making its way to South Korea some time next year, Square Enix has announced today. In partnership with Actoz Soft, the game will be fully localized – similar to the team’s further efforts with China and other overseas markets as the publisher works to expand from its initial launch across North America, Europe and Japan.

More on Final Fantasy XIV and its next big content update, Patch 2.4, is expected to be shared this week at Tokyo Game Show. Patch 2.38 was released today along with personal housing and the next step in the relic weapon quest line.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call out now

Curtain Call

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call is out today in North America, both at retail and digitally through the Nintendo eShop. This sequel to the 2012 original includes over 221 songs, over 60 playable characters and new gameplay modes across more than 20 Final Fantasy titles brought together in one definitive fan-flavored package.

“With Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, we wanted to capture the memorable musical elements that have been a huge part of the franchise,” said Ichiro Hazama, producer of the series. “Our fans are in for a nostalgic rhythmic experience that will have them fall in love with their favorite Final Fantasy soundtracks all over again, from the original Final Fantasy in 1987 all the way through the recently released Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.”

Square Enix also detailed a variety of post-release downloadable content, including both songs and character additions at the cost of $0.99 each:

DLC available today:
Character Final Fantasy VII — “Yuffie”
BMS Final Fantasy V — “Battle 2″ (Free until September 30th)
BMS Final Fantasy IX — “Rose of May” (Free until September 30th)
BMS Final Fantasy X — “Blitz Off”
FMS Final Fantasy V — “Library of Ancients”
BMS Final Fantasy VIII — “Shuffle or Boogie”
BMS Final Fantasy XI — “Tough Battle #2″
FMS Final Fantasy X-2 — “KUON: Memories of Waves and Light”
FMS Final Fantasy VII — “Crazy Chocobo”

DLC available September 25th:
Character Final Fantasy IV — “Rosa”
BMS Final Fantasy VI — “Protect the Espers!”
FMS Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles — “Promised Grace”
FMS Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children — “Aerith’s Theme (Piano Version)”
BMS Final Fantasy II — “Battle Theme A”
BMS Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn — “Good King Moggle Mog XII”
FMS Final Fantasy X — “Thunder Plains”
BMS Dissidia Final Fantasy — “Battle 1 – arrangement – from FINAL FANTASY IX”
BMS Dissidia 012[duodecim] Final Fantasy — “Canto Mortis -An Undocumented Battle-”

Sony TGS site leaks Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, other possible PS4 titles


An accidental “leak” hanging around the outer edges of Sony’s Tokyo Game Show website may have tripped the cord on some new announcements heading to Japan this week, including a domestic release for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. Japanese logos for Type-0 and other titles were found hidden in folders alongside the firm’s existing lineup and were promptly removed upon their discovery earlier this morning.

In addition to Type-0, several “Coming Soon” tiles indicate the HD remaster might not be the only new reveal. It’s worth noting the file number on the Type-0 image read as 55, while Dragon Quest Heroes was listed as 56. One of the unknown titles is 54 – which, as most of the titles on Sony’s site are grouped by publisher – might suggest a third Square Enix game to cap out this year’s lineup.

While Final Fantasy Type-0 has not been officially confirmed for Japan by Square Enix, its recent sightings at PAX and promises of a 2015 release date wouldn’t put it out of the realm of possibility. Expect more news as we head into TGS proper this week.

Via: NeoGAF.

The original Dragon Quest out now on mobile platforms


After a 14 year hiatus, the original Dragon Quest is making a come back to American shores through both Android and iOS platforms. Originally released outside Japan as Dragon Warrior for the Nintendo Entertainment System and later on for the Game Boy Color, Dragon Quest players begin their voyage as the “Hero,” a descendent of the valiant hero Erdrick. As they journey through the historic realm of Alefgard, players must tackle fearsome foes and adventure through perplex dungeons on their way to the trepid Dragonlord’s lair. After defeating an abundance of enemies, players can explore greater distances and complete additional quests.

“Dragon Quest is an extremely pivotal title within the industry; not only was it one of the first highly successful turn-based RPG’s, but it also spawned the successful franchise and set the standard for all other role-playing video games,” said Noriyoshi Fujimoto, the producer of the mobile Dragon Quest series. “We are thrilled to bring the legend of Dragon Quest to mobile devices and cannot wait for new and old fans to rediscover the RPG that won the hearts of two generations.”

Dragon Quest is out now on the App Store and Google Play for the reasonable price of $2.99.

There’s a new secret movie in Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX


Less than a month out until its domestic release in Japan, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX has already found its way into the hands of reviewers in Japan. The first outlet making the rounds is Dengeki Online, who’ve posted an extensive overview on their own site as well as the discovery of a brand-new secret ending unrelated to anything found in the originals.

Finding this video seems relatively simple: all you need to do is watch the two hours of cinematic cutscenes for Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded. More specifically, according to Dengeki, “In the DS version of Kingdom Hearts Re:coded there was a secret movie that was a pull towards KH 3D [Dream Drop Distance], which is of course included in this title too. Furthermore, and this is between you and us, but if you look at all the cutscenes you’ll see there’s a second secret movie… It’s a completely new cutscene of content that’s a must-see for fans, so please check it out with your own two eyes!”

The official Kingdom Hearts website will posting other Japanese reviews in the weeks leading up to release, which is due out on October 2nd in several standard and limited edition flavors. The game will arrive in the West this December.

Via: KH Insider.