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Watch the extended Final Fantasy Type-0 Talk Show here


Square Enix wants Following its surprise appearance at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix has promised another go-around of the much talked about Final Fantasy Type-0 “Emergency Talk Show.” The broadcast will be aired in Japanese on Thursday, October 2nd at 7AM EDT and will be subtitled in English at a later date.

Today, word comes from one of the many official Final Fantasy Twitter accounts confirming the appearance of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy Agito and Final Fantasy XV. The message out from calls for those fans in particular to look forward to the event.

The length of the broadcast is currently unknown, but we’ve queued up the YouTube link below for future reference.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX has two Platinum trophies


Tracking site Exophase has revealed the set of obtainable trophies for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, due out in Japan later this week. Rounding out all three titles, players can collect 102 trophies in total – with both Kingdom Hearts II and Birth by Sleep offering up two separate Platinum trophies for full completion as well. Read on for each list, complete with icons, descriptions and of course spoilers.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX launches in Japan on October 2nd. The game will arrive in the West two months later on December 2nd in North America and December 6th in Europe.

Square Enix confirms Japanese and English audio for overseas release of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD


Along with a new batch of screenshots featuring Ace and the rest of Class Zero, Square Enix has confirmed that the North American version of Final Fantasy Type-0 will include a multitude of language options right from the start. Players will have the option to select from English or Japanese audio, as well as English, French or Spanish subtitles.

Square Enix has been a little more proactive recently in the dual language space, adding in the option to both Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and through DLC for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. With Type-0 now joining these titles, we hope to see even more of this sort of thing in the future.

An extended version of last week’s Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Talk Show, which debuted a new Final Fantasy XV tech demo will also be streamed on October 2nd at 4AM PDT. The program will air on Square Enix Presents in Japanese, but will be subtitled in English at a later date.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will release on March 17th in North America, March 19th in Japan and March 20th in Europe and will include a voucher for a downloadable demo of Final Fantasy XV.

New high resolution Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy Type-0 screenshots


Square Enix has released a batch of new screenshots for Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy Type-0, detailing a bit more from last week’s trailers as well as what we can expect in the Episode Duscae demo and HD remaster early next year. You may have seen one or two of these already as this new-ish batch of screens comes straight from the Japanese magazine circuit, but here they are in full resolution nonetheless.

Final Fantasy Type-0’s screenshots feature Ace and the rest of Class Zero as they fight to protect their homeland using magic spells and summons such as Ifrit. As you can see, the game has gained a considerable graphics upgrade using the technical know-how from developer HexaDrive, who previously worked on titles such as Okami HD and Zone of the Enders HD.

With Final Fantasy XV we’ve another look at the downloadable demo, Episode Duscae, and Noctis and his friends as they journey through the world. If you look closely, you can see many familiar enemies from the Final Fantasy series including the enormous Adamantoise, a Garula herd and classic goblins. Also shown is the mysterious new character Luna, who is said to play a pivotal role in the story.

Square Enix will launch Final Fantasy Type-0 HD worldwide in March 2015 and will include a voucher for a downloadable demo of Final Fantasy XV at a later date.

Square Enix Presents to host extended Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Talk Show next week


Coming to a livestream near you, Square Enix will be broadcasting a new, extended version of its Final Fantasy Type-0 HD talk show event from Tokyo Game Show. Scheduled for October 2nd at 20:00 JST, expect to hear more on Type-0 and maybe even Final Fantasy XV as limited time during TGS proper was a factor in setting up this after-event. Last week we saw a bit of live gameplay across both games, with the latter focusing on a fancy real-time tech demo.

You’ll be able to watch this Japanese-only broadcast live on the official Square Enix Presents website.

Nomura comments on his departure from Final Fantasy XV


Nomura’s departure from Final Fantasy XV is no doubt a troubling situation. Having stayed silent over the course of a year, it became evident that things at Square Enix weren’t going smoothly when the game failed to show up following E3 2013 despite promises to the contrary. Fast forward to today and we now know that Hajime Tabata has been assigned as the new director, who is now tasked with “completing the production of Final Fantasy XV and ensuring the delivery of the highest quality Final Fantasy title to date,” according to CEO Yosuke Matsuda.

Crisis Core and Final Fantasy Type-0 director Hajime Tabata has stepped into fill Nomura’s shoes, having sat down with him to preserve his original vision. Nomura mainly worked on the original concept for XV’s story and characters, but we still know very little about why he really left partway through the project. Unfortunately, Famitsu couldn’t get much out of him either.

Speaking to the magazine when asked about XV’s situation Nomura commented, “It was the company’s decision, I can’t say anything more than that.”

As for Nomura’s current prospects, he’s been whisked away to help Kingdom Hearts III get its bearings, although engine-related problems have forced him to double down on the scenario, world and clothing design side of things.