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 XV: Episode Ignis teased for December

With Final Fantasy XV: Episode Prompto now available eyes are turned to the next story installment – Episode Ignis, due out later this year in December. Those who play through Episode Prompto are treated to a brief teaser of sorts featuring a look at the bespectacled hero during the events of Altissia’s invasion.

While the video isn’t too terribly spoiler-filled, it does set the mood and characters for what’s to come. We advise you watch at your own risk.

Final Fantasy XV is now available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Square Enix has promised to share further developments on the project at this year’s Gamescom.

Final Fantasy XV’s update 1.12 now available

Square Enix clearly remain very committed to updating and improving Final Fantasy XV – with many of these updates continue to stretch beyond bug fixes or tweaking broken bits of the game.

The latest update is now live, and its banner feature is an all-new change – the ability to drive the Regalia car off-road. This is something that’d been teased when Square began asking for fan feedback on what should be added to the game.

This latest update, patch 1.12, will take up 8.65 gigabytes of space on PS4 – it’s a big one.

The update does the following:

  • Adds the Regalia Type-D car, which can drive off road like a monster truck.
  • Prepares the game for the release of the Episode Prompto DLC, which is out on the 27th June and available via the game’s season pass.
  • Adds Episode Prompto music to the in-game radio during regular, non-DLC gameplay. The music is by FF MMO alumni Naoshi Mizuta.

Final Fantasy XV is now available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Square Enix has promised to share further developments on the project at this year’s Gamescom.

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Watch part one of Noclip’s Final Fantasy XIV behind-the-scenes documentary

Crowd-funded venture Noclip has turned up with the first part in a three part series of videos recounting the birth of the original Final Fantasy XIV.

In the video, Noclip tells the story of how the 1.0 version of the game came into being, the inspiration it took from Final Fantasy XI and the path and reactions had from its initial failure. We’ve linked the full video, complete with subtitles, below.

Final Fantasy XV teases large-scale announcements at Gamescom

Square Enix and Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata shared a number of updates on the game during a special Active Time Report held this morning – focusing largely on E3 and the upcoming launch of Episode Prompto on June 27. Aside from the usual recap, Tabata shared several bits of new information, including the game’s Xbox One X patch, VR, the Regalia Type-D and more.

On Xbox One X, Final Fantasy XV will receive on update at the system’s launch. The game won’t be 4K native, however, and will run at 30 frames per second. The main difference will be found in the texture quality. As with the PS4 Pro update, users will simply download a patch to access these improvements.

Masashi Takizawa, director of VR title Monster of the Deep, also spoke at length on the project. They decided on fishing because of the level of immersion it offered over the original prototype shooting VR demo they showed off last year at E3. The titular “monster of the deep” will of course be a very big fish – so much so, it’s even possible to game over against him.

Beginning June 26, players will be able to hop into the Regalia Type-D off-road vehicle. In this mode the car can inflict damage on smaller to mid-sized enemies by driving over them. The more massive enemies, however, can’t be knocked down. The faster you drive, the more damage you’ll be able to deal too. The Regalia Type-D can also jump and the game will reward you a score depending on how far you manage to go with it.

Additionally, Tabata shared an update on the magitek exosuits revealed some months ago: basically they’re still in development and the new design will be revealed soon.

On the recent survey made available to players through the title menu, community manager Mittsu revealed they’ve received over 423,000 responses since release with an additional 15,400 through the Square Enix website. They survey will run through June with full results to be announced.

Wrapping up, Tabata and Akio Ohfuji revealed the team is preparing to make some large-scale announcements regarding Final Fantasy XV this Summer. Specifically, they held back during E3 to better prepare for the news to come – currently penned in for Gamescom in August.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX patched to version 1.04

Square Enix has released a new patch update today covering Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX. A number of changes have been added to the PS4 release including:

  • Fixed enemy / ally teleportation issue in Kingdom Hearts II.
  • Adjusted magnetic force of commands such as Magnet in Kingdom Hearts II.
  • Fixed various other issues.

These updates come hot on the heels of other patches to the game, which have previously included framerate adjustments, balance issues and more.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT demoed in new tutorial video

Square Enix has shared a new tutorial video covering the basics of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, including moving, guarding, and attack strategies for the home console version. The video also takes a look at the differences in performing bravery attacks then using the points collected to unleash HP attacks.

Check it out for yourself below.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is due out early 2018 for PlayStation 4.