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.

Director Tabata’s Active Time Report to air on Square Enix Presents October 31st

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The next time we’ll be seeing Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and likely Final Fantasy XV has been penciled in for October 31st, Square Enix announced today. In a similar vein to its Emergency Talk Show from Tokyo Game Show, director Hajime Tabata will deliver the latest information on his games as part of Paris Games Week in France as a part of his “Active Time Report”. The stream will air on Square Enix Presents on October 31st at 20:00 JST.

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward teaser site opens

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Square Enix has opened a teaser site for its upcoming Final Fantasy XIV expansion, Heavensward. The site, which can be accessed here, remains barebones for now, but offers a look at the teaser trailer that debuted during the Fan Fest in Las Vegas. More information is expected later this week, when Yoshi-P takes the stage in London to share even more about the blue skies of Ishgard and what players can come to expect.

For all the details on Heavensward, as well as its first trailer, you can read our report here.

Fans uncover cut Final Fantasy XIII content in the PC version

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Eager fans digging around through the available files found in the recent PC port of Final Fantasy XIII have discovered some of the unfinished content that had been left aside upon the game’s original release. The area, known as the Seventh Ark, was possibly intended as post-launch downloadable content. Within the dungeon, the developers had also placed a Nemesis boss, similar to the fal’Cie Anima players encounter near the beginning of the game. The area inside was eventually later reused in Fina Fantasy XIII-2 for the battle against the demi-fal’Cie Adam.

According to the Final Fantasy XIII Ultimania Omega, Square Enix decided to cut this content because they felt it wasn’t quite up to the quality they wanted and “because of the great differences between the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 network systems.” The Seventh Ark was originally planned to be a quest-like play and free battle area.

First Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward screenshots and artwork surface

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Following today’s announcement at the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Las Vegas, Square Enix has revealed a closer look at many of the new locations soon to be discovered in its first expansion, Heavensward. Game Watch has gotten hold of a number of official screenshots, all from the game’s new trailer, zone concept art, and Ishgard’s town and field locales.

Heavensward will bring with it a number of new additions including a level cap increase to 60, massive new zones, new job classes, primals, dungeons, a new high-end raid and more. Square Enix is expected to share even more information on the upcoming expansion on October 25th during the London side of its Fan Fest activities, with a full release by Spring 2015.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call’s last bit of DLC scheduled for North America

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Square Enix has announced the final round of downloadable content set for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call across North America. Each track and character is priced at $.99 and can be purchased directly through the game menu, leading to the Nintendo eShop. Read on for the full list of content available now and the rest out next week.

Available Today:
Battle Music Sequence (BMS)
“Beyond the Wasteland” (FINAL FANTASY VII: ADVENT CHILDREN)
“Precipitous Combat” (FINAL FANTASY TACTICS)
“We Have Come” (FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0)

Field Music Sequence (FMS)
“Chocobo Theme” (FINAL FANTASY II)
“Balamb GARDEN” (FINAL FANTASY VIII)
“Via Purifico” (FINAL FANTASY X)
“The Chase” (FINAL FANTASY VII)
“A New Horizon – Tavnazian Archipelago” (FINAL FANTASY XI)

Character
Auron #2 (FINAL FANTASY X)

On Sale Thursday, October 23rd:
Battle Music Sequence (BMS)
“Melodies Errant” (FINAL FANTASY XI)
“Nascent Requiem” (FINAL FANTASY XIII)
“Iron Colossus” (FINAL FANTASY XI)
“Battle in the Forgotten City” (FINAL FANTASY VII: ADVENT CHILDREN)

Field Music Sequence (FMS)
“Saronia” (FINAL FANTASY III)
“Ipsen’s Castle” (FINAL FANTASY IX)
“Rufus’s Welcoming Ceremony” (FINAL FANTASY VII)
“The Oath” (FINAL FANTASY VIII)
“Phon Coast“ (FINAL FANTASY XII)

Character
Vincent (FINAL FANTASY VII)

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Talk Show out now in English

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Square Enix has released English subtitles for its Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Talk Show, which took place earlier this month. During the show, director Hajime Tabata took time to show off a bit of Type-0 HD before moving onto Final Fantasy XV, answering a number of fan-generated questions and concerns that had popped up since its re-unveiling at TGS back in September. We’ve a full summary here, or you can watch the official translation below.