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.

Community-focused Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report revealed for Japan


Square Enix has revealed a new community-focused Active Time Report off the heels of their recent Final Fantasy XV Twitter campaign.

The new ATR will focus – for now – on Japanese audiences, with fans encouraged to send in their own questions through Twitter until May 8th at 23:59 local time using the hashtag #ChocoboATR. While the team won’t be able to answer every one they receive, there’s still a chance your Twitter handle may be mentioned during the broadcast.

A date for the event has yet to be announced, though we know the next information-heavy ATR is already set for June at E3.

Final Fantasy XV is due out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 30th.

Dragon Quest Heroes II platform comparison videos released


Square Enix has released a trio of videos outlining the platform differences across each version of Dragon Quest Heroes II.

Each version will come packed with the same content and multiplayer options, however, the PlayStation 4 build tops out at 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second – making it the best one available. The PS3 and Vita versions both run at lower resolutions and only 30 frames per second with reduced detail.

PlayStation 4

PlayStation 3

PlayStation Vita

Dragon Quest Heroes II screenshots showcase Alena, Kiryl, Maya, Terry, and Jessica


Square Enix has posted new screenshots for Dragon Quest Heroes II, featuring Alena, Kiryl, Maya, Terry, and Jessica. Additionally, the publisher detailed how classic series’ monsters can assist in battle, or even be transformed into.

By picking up monster coins dropped in combat, the player can use these to call upon the abilities of the many monster types. There are three types of monster coins.

  • Transform – Allows the player to transform into the monster for a short period of time, like the Stone Golem.
  • Support – Calls the monster to aid the player in battle for a short period of time, like the Skeleton Soldier.
  • Assist – Calls the monster to aid the player with a special ability, like the Firespirit creating a firey vortex on the battlefield.

You can find the character screenshots in the gallery below. Dragon Quest Heroes II is set to launch in Japan on May 27th for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita.

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV commercial promotes Japanese theatrical release


Square Enix has released a short video promoting Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV today – seemingly the first in a series leading up to the film’s theatrical release in Japan.

As we learned back at Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV, Kingsglaive is a full-featured CGI movie set alongside the Final Fantasy XV game and told from the perspective of Noctis’ father, King Regis. While the movie focuses on Regis, the game itself will focus on Noctis’ side of things along with the importance of the bond between father and son. Kingsglaive won’t be required viewing to understand the full story, but will offer more depth for those interested in the Final Fantasy XV universe.

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV will hit Japanese theaters starting on July 9th. Those who pre-order tickets are eligible to receive a A3 sized metallic poster upon purchase.

Watch 8 minutes of Dragon Quest Heroes II gameplay


The folks over at V-Jump have posted a lengthy video today featuring eight minutes of Dragon Quest Heroes II gameplay.

The video focuses on several new character additions to the Tecmo Koei-developed action RPG sequel including Maribel, Gabo, Torneko, Meena, Carver and Angelo from previous Dragon Quest series games.

Additionally, Square Enix updated the game’s official site with a chart comparing the differences between the three versions of the game. While content is similar across each platform, the PS4 version boasts the highest visual fidelity at 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second.

Dragon Quest Heroes II is set to launch in Japan for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita on May 27th. There’s currently no word on a Western release.