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.

Make It Rain seasonal event heads to Final Fantasy XIV’s Gold Saucer


The latest seasonal event set to arrive in Eorzea this week is centered around the Manderville Gold Saucer. The “Make It Rain” campaign invites adventurers back to the theme park for a special quest – Ollier, an attendant of the Gold Saucer, is seeking volunteers to sample a number of attractions before they’re released to the public. That means you, of course.

The event runs from May 27 at 1:00AM PDT to June 10 at 7:59AM PDT and offers up a 50% bonus on all GATEs, minigames and Cactpot rewards. Event items include a special emote – Eureka – golden sparklers, a housing item and Gold Saucer tickets.

For more details, check out the Make It Rain event page.

Mobile RPG Heavenstrike Rivals now available for PC


Tactical multiplayer RPG Heavenstrike Rivals has arrived on PC today via Steam, Square Enix revealed today.

Featuring cross platform play with the original smartphone version of the game, players enter a war-torn world on the brink of extinction as they embark on an “epic adventure full of tactical battles” and collect and train over 700 fully animated units along the way.

Here’s a rundown of the game’s features:

  • Battles against players around the world in real time in simple, yet deep tactical battles
  • Collect and train over 700 fully-animated units
  • Cross-platform play with mobile devices
  • Embark on an epic quest across Lunnain to save the legendary Seven Sisters
  • Climb the Sacred League to earn epic rewards
  • Take part in regular events, raid battles and weekend Arena competitions
  • Characters designed by Ryoma Ito (Final Fantasy Tactics Advance) and music by Ryo Yamazaki (Final Fantasy XIV)
  • Full Steam achievements and trading cards

Heavenstrike Rivals released on mobile platforms last year. Since then the game has passed 2 million downloads.

I Am Setsuna gets a gameplay trailer ahead of E3 2016


Square Enix has released a new trailer for I Am Setsuna today – focusing for the first time on gameplay in the English version of the Tokyo RPG Factory-developed game in preparation for E3 2016. Fans of Chrono Trigger can check out the familiar battle system as well as the art, music and story in this classic RPG re-imagined for the modern era.

I Am Setsuna follows the story of Setsuna – a young woman of incredible inner strength, and the sacrifice she must undertake to the save the people of her land.

The game will be available for both PlayStation 4 and Steam starting on July 19th in North America for $39.99. Those who pre-order on Steam are eligible to receive a special music track from composer Tomoki Miyoshi.

Catch the trailer below.

Battle giant monsters in this new Dragon Quest Heroes II footage


The folks over at VJump have posted up another video focusing on the gameplay of Dragon Quest Heroes II. This time we’ve our first look at a battle between giant monsters – which players can control for the first time.

The video showcases a battle between Drakulard and Atlas, with the latter able to take down enemy hordes with ease.

Dragon Quest Heroes II is set to launch in Japan on May 27th for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita. Square Enix has yet to announce a Western release for the game.

A look at Final Fantasy XV’s day/night cycle


IGN‘s week of Final Fantasy XV coverage continues with a new video look at the game’s real-time day/night cycle.

Similar to other open world games – and even Final Fantasy XIV – time will pass throughout the game as you play through it. As we learned in Episode Duscae, even more fearsome enemies come out during the night so use caution when traveling after dark.

Final Fantasy XV is due out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 30th worldwide. For more on Final Fantasy XV be sure to check out or continuing coverage here.

Romancing SaGa 2 heads West on May 26


Romancing SaGa 2 will finally be making its way to Western shores next week on May 26, Square Enix revealed today.

An update on the game’s official site puts the game at $17.99, launching for both Android and iOS mobile platforms. Originally released in 1993, this new version includes improved visuals, updated controls and the class and original dungeons from the previous mobile port.

More information and the game’s initial announcement trailer can be found here.