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.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Extended Cinema trailer “We Have Arrived”


Square Enix has released a new Final Fantasy Type-0 HD trailer titled “We Have Arrived.”

The trailer will appear in American cinemas nationwide in front of the season’s biggest blockbuster films including The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. This special extended version of the trailer, created especially for the fans, debuted on a special episode of Square Enix Presents with the game’s director, Hajime Tabata.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is set to release on March 17th in North America, March 19th in Japan and March 20th in Europe. All copies will come packaged with a voucher for a downloadable demo of Final Fantasy XV.

Final Fantasy XV demo to be available for a limited time


Those looking to get their hands on Final Fantasy XV’s planned demo – Episode Duscae – will want to do so quickly whenever Square Enix seems fit to launch it.

According to director Hajime Tabata on today’s Type-0 HD broadcast, the demo will be available for a “limited time” as he feels the demo is a “special opportunity” and sort of gift for those who have waited so long already.

“For the users who have been waiting, we really wanted to provide a version of the game that could be played as soon as possible, so we thought up this sort of gift,” Tabata said in regards to the demo. “But rather than make it available forever, we’re thinking of a cut-off period. It wouldn’t be a very long period, in order to make its existence feel a little more special.”

More importantly, Episode Duscae won’t be releasing immediately alongside Final Fantasy Type-0 HD in March. Tabata says that the demo will be around an hour in length, but those looking to explore every inch can maybe get four or more from it. While the team is planning on taking player feedback into consideration, the demo’s content hasn’t been fully decided on yet. We should hear more details next month at Jump Festa.

Final Fantasy XV’s demo will be bundled with Final Fantasy Type-0 HD as a downloadable voucher.

Hajima Tabata talks Final Fantasy Type-0 HD with Square Enix Presents


Tonight Square Enix Presents called up director Hajime Tabata to discuss all things Final Fantasy Type-0 HD – the PSP title turned HD remaster set to launch early next year.

Digging into the world, characters, and themes present in Type-0 HD to get insight on Class Zero, the four nations of Orience, and what players can expect from having 14 playable characters to choose from, Square Enix showed off a bit of the game in its current state as well as the recent camera tweaks promised in recent interviews.

Additionally, Square Enix revealed that a trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will start running ahead of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, which opens across theaters tomorrow. The trailer is set to run in limited cities around the U.S. so if you live in a larger one, you’ll likely see it there.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will launch on March 17th in North America, March 19th in Japan and March 20th for Europe. All copies will come with a voucher for a digital copy of the Final Fantasy XV demo – the likes of which Tabata claims will be available for a limited time, though release timing remains undecided.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 PC downloadable content detailed

Those looking to buy into the PC release of Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be treated to the game’s console DLC releases free of charge, Square Enix revealed today.

Ranging from additional costumes to scenario content, nearly everything that hit both PS3 and 360 has made the cut. The main exclusions include the Mass Effect and Assassin’s Creed outfits, as well as the console and retailer exclusive items – likely due to previous agreements. The PC release of XIII-2 is set to include the ability to customize resolution past 1080p, support 60 frames-per-second gameplay and feature the option to switch between both Japanese and English audio files when it launches on December 11th.

Read on for the full list of included content:

• Sazh: Heads or Tails?
• Lightning: Requiem of the Goddess
• Snow: Perpetual Battlefield

Coliseum Battles:
• Omega from Final Fantasy V
• Gilgamesh from Final Fantasy V
• Ultros & Typhon from Final Fantasy VI
• PuPu from Final Fantasy VIII
• Lightning & Lieutenant Amodar from Final Fantasy XIII
• PSICOM officer Jihl Nabaat from Final Fantasy XIII

• Summoner’s Garb for Serah
• Beachwear for Serah
• White Mage for Serah
• Battle Attire for Noel
• Spacetime Guardian for Noel
• Black Mage for Noel
• A Wondrous Wardrobe for Mog

Looking back at a year of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn


It’s been well over a year now since the re-launch of Final Fantasy XIV – an undertaking that has paid off in spades for Square Enix as the game’s massive turnaround has lead to one of the most enjoyable Final Fantasy titles in recent memory.

To that end, they’ve compiled a short video chronicling its journey thus far. Spanning from relaunch, to the key patches leading up to the most recent addition with “Dreams of Ice,” fans can see that the game has certainly come a long way since inception and continues to improve with each passing update ahead of its planned first expansion – Heavensward – set to launch next year.

Square Enix announces a handful of Final Fantasy smartphone titles for 2015


Square Enix has revealed their Final Fantasy smartphone ambitions with a trio of new titles announced at a media presentation in Japan yesterday. First on the list is Final Fantasy Legends: The Space-Time Crystal, which is a follow-up of sorts to Final Fantasy Legends (Final Fantasy Dimensions) featuring new characters Tomo and Emo from two different time periods who travel across history to save the world. The game’s character design and art is being worked on by CyDesignation.

Square Enix also announced Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, an alim developed title set to be a “full-focused” RPG experience meant to evoke a Final Fantasy feeling rather than just simply being a Brave Frontier clone with a FF face. As a free-to-play freemium title, Brave Exvius will allow players to unlock various Final Fantasy characters to fight in battle.

The third and final reveal is a new Final Fantasy Portal App meant to carry the latest information on FF updates and merchandise. You’ll also be able to play Final Fantasy VIII’s Triple Triad mini-game through the service – a game that will also soon be apart of Final Fantasy XIV’s own version of the Gold Saucer when it launches next year. The Portal App will be completely free, including Triple Triad.

We’ve included some of the first screenshots and artworks for these title below. You can also visit the official teaser portals by clicking here.