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.

Star Ocean 5 likely to show at E3

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Star Ocean 5 is likely making its way to this year’s E3, if brief tweets by the game’s character designer are anything to go by.

Akira “Akiman” Yasuda took to Twitter today explaining, “This year is really busy as we’re turning towards the game show,” Yasuda said in a tweet. “It’s busy, but it’s been terribly long [since we were last at a game show].” He added that they were in the middle of preparing images for E3.

While Square Enix has yet to confirm the PS3 and PS4 title for Western markets, the company is holding their own conference at the show this year. It’s likely we’ll hear about Star Ocean 5 there, if anything.

Via: Gematsu.

New Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward screenshots detail main scenario, new dungeons and job actions

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With less than a month until release, Square Enix has revealed a set of new Heavensward screenshots as part of a media tour that took place in Nantes, France this past week. Images depict scenes from the main scenario revealed alongside the game’s new theme, Dragonsong. Additionally, Square Enix has provided us with a look at new dungeons, field locations, enemies and new jobs actions for both the existing jobs and the new roles with Machinist, Dark Knight and Astrologian.

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavenward is set to launch on June 23rd with an early access period starting a few days earlier on the 19th.

Introducing Nobuo Uematsu’s Dragonsong, the main theme of Heavensward

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Square Enix revealed the main theme song for Final Fantasy XIV: Hevensward today ahead of its latest Letter from the Producer Live broadcast where producer/director Naoki Yoshida shared the latest information on the upcoming expansion.

The theme – titled “Dragonsong” – was composed by Nobuo Uematsu and featured the vocal talent of Susan Calloway who previously contributed to the main theme “Answers” for both Final Fantasy XIV 1.0 and A Realm Reborn. Square Enix has released the song in full along with a music video that showcases new scenes from the upcoming expansion.

Dragon Quest VIII heads to the 3DS later this year

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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is heading to the Nintendo 3DS, Square Enix announced today. Fans in Japan will be able to get their hands on this port of the original PS2 title come August 27th for ¥5,980.

This new version will include an additional scenario, new party members Red and Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road‘s Morrie, Japanese voice-overs, an updated soundtrack and StreetPass support.

The game’s official website can be accessed here.

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD launches today for PlayStation 4

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After a bit of a wait fans can now grab a copy of Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster for the PS4 – which is out now in both physical and digital formats. After its initial release on PS3 and Vita, Square Enix has upgraded the game further for the new generation, including additional visual and audio improvements as well as everything included in the International editions of both Final Fantasy X and X-2.

Players can take advantage of the PS4’s Share features as well as a data transfer option to share save files across PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. Intact from the PlayStation 3 version, fans can also listen to the events that occur after Final Fantasy X-2 – accessible from the title screen at any time.

In addition to the visual upgrades that the main character models, textures, and backgrounds received for the PlayStation 3 remaster, more NPCs and monsters join their carefully reworked counterparts. Square Enix has also added in the option to switch back and forth between the original PS2 score and newly arranged soundtrack done up specifically for the HD release.

To celebrate the launch, Square Enix has also released a new dynamic theme to the PlayStation Store modeled after the famous “To Zanarkand” scene from the opening credits. Fans in North America can pick it up for for a one-time fee of $3.49.

Square Enix Germany is teasing something related to Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

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The folks over at the official Facebook page for Square Enix Germany are doing a bit of teasing today. Observant fans over at KH13.com noted the company had posted up an image that holds some relation to the currently Japan-only browser game known as Kingdom Hearts χ[chi].

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The text in German can be roughly translated to “The point of this Post … you know just had to be said.”

Could Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] be coming to the west in some form? With Square Enix set to have its own press conference at E3 in just over a month, it’s likely we’ll find out – if this amounts to anything – by June 16th.