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.

New Final Fantasy XV update due out May 24

Final Fantasy XV‘s next planned update will arrive on May 24, Square Enix announced today.

While not as substantial as previous updates, this free add-on will introduce several new elements to the game including: a “Stinky Tofu with a Mellow Flavor” food item for Ignis’ recipes, a survey focusing on future updates on the title screen, various bug fixes including a bug that would force the game to close on the Timed Quest rankings screen and the winning photo from the second Snapshot contest displayed at the Hammerhead diner.

Additionally, Square Enix plans to open a web survey focusing on free updates, DLC and more beginning May 24 through June 7 at 16:00 JST on the official website. Then, on May 30, a former retailer-exclusive Jumper Style outfit will be available for download on both the PlayStation Store and Xbox Live in Japan.

Final Fantasy XV is now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Here’s the full version of Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood’s main theme “Revolutions”

At long last Square Enix has revealed the full version of Stormblood‘s main theme song, “Revolutions.” Composed by Nobuo Uematsu with vocals by Final Fantasy XIV‘s own Susan Calloway, the latest theme added to the game’s pantheon of music was drafted “with a bit more power behind it.”

Rather than the feel of the song coming from a benevolent god, “Revolutions” is told from a more human perspective. With Susan Calloway cemented as the voice of Final Fantasy XIV, Uematsu believes she will be able to capture the human spirit just as well as the sentiments of Hydaelyn as seen in the game’s previous two main themes.

We’ve linked the video below, which does contain new scenes from Stormblood, so if you’re worried about spoilers you may want to look away for now.

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood is scheduled to release on June 20 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Mac.

Dragon Quest Heroes II is getting a month’s worth of free updates

Square Enix is kicking off a month-long celebration for Dragon Quest Heroes II with free content updates. Starting today, players can grab the first of five installments featuring extended side-quests, exclusive Slime weapons and additional multiplayer content.

The first update adds two new side-quests – Episode Maribel & Ruff and Episode Torneko, focusing on three classic Dragon Quest series characters. Then, throughout the rest of the month, fans can expect the following:

  • May 4, 2017

    Side Quest: Episode Maribel & Ruff
    Side Quest: Episode Torneko

  • May 11, 2017

    Side Quest: Episode Carver & Terry
    Side Quest: Episode Meena & Maya
    Special Boss Map: Estark
    Quest for the ultimate co-op spell: Kazzaple

  • May 18, 2017

    Side Quest: Episode Jessica & Angelo
    Side Quest: Episode Alena & Kiryl
    Additional Characters for Multiplayer mode #1: Luceus, Aurora, Bianca & Nera

  • May 25, 2017

    Additional Characters for Multiplayer mode #2: Dorik, Yangus, Isla & Psaro
    Special Boss Map: Dragon Lord

  • June 1, 2017

    Monster Medal Battle: Play online multiplayer competitively against players from around the world.

For more on Dragon Quest Heroes II, including our full review of the game, head here.

New Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade character reveal set for May 9


Square Enix is preparing another live stream focusing on Dissidia Final Fantasy‘s arcade version starting May 9.

The Niconico broadcast will be available on May 9 at 20:00 JST and feature the new character reveal along with live gameplay. Staff will also be providing information on the game’s latest update version and the usual Q&A corner.

NieR: Automata 3C3C1D119440927 DLC gets a launch trailer

NieR: Automata‘s promised downloadable content is available starting today. Priced at $13.99 on both PlayStation 4 and PC, players can pick up three new colosseums to challenge and additional subquests.

These subquests will give you several rewards including:

  • Costumes from the previous Japanese release, NieR: Replicant, including the “Revealing Outfit” for 2B, “Young Man’s Outfit” for 9S and “Destroyer Outfit” for A2
  • Records adding special music tracks to the player’s jukebox
  • New equipment and cosmetic accessories, including hairspray that allows you to change the color of 2B and A2’s hair
  • Masks with unique “on equip” effects
  • Special bullets that change the appearance of enemy bullets

Players will also have the opportunity to battle Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda and PlatinumGames CEO Kenichi Sato through the DLC’s new colosseum challenges. Square Enix has provided a sneak peak at this content and more in a special launch trailer, which we’ve linked below.

NieR: Automata is available for PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam.

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood details NPCs, benchmark in new screenshots

Square Enix has released a round of official screenshots and artwork detailing Final Fantasy XIV‘s upcoming expansion, Stormblood.

New screenshots take a look at the recently released PC benchmark as well as the various NPCs that are key to the main scenario. These include Lyse, Yugiri, Gosetsu, Yotsuyu, Hien, Zevon yae Galvus and Fordola – the likes of which were revealed in last week’s Letter from the Producer Live.

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood is due out for PC, PlayStation 4 and Mac on June 20. Early access begins a few days early on June 16.