E3 2013
1 year ago.
Square Enix Presents livestream videos rounded up
If you missed the livestream festivities last week, Square Enix has uploaded the majority of their E3 presentations on YouTube for easy viewing.Included within are English and Japanese interviews and gameplay walkthroughs with titles like Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX as well as Square Enix's western offerings and a final look at the future of Final Fantasy. Note, not every thing is translated but we've got you covered with all the important details here.Final Fantasy XIVSquare Enix Channel!Kingdom…
1 year ago.
E3 2013 news and previews rounded up
With E3 now over, it's time to gather our collective thoughts and prepare for the future. Between the excitement this year's announcements to our unprecedented traffic (and site downtime), I don't think any of use were expecting how frantic things would turn out.There's quite a bit to digest - the staff put in their hardest here - but there's more to come in just a few short months. Square Enix is already promising a new wave of information to…
1 year ago.
E3 2013: Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster Hands-On
It’s strange that my first two UFF Network hands-on articles of E3 2013 are of HD remakes of decade-old games - but it just seems to be the current trend. Yesterday I tackled Fable Anniversary, the HD do-over of Lionhead’s original Xbox classic, and now it’s the PlayStation’s turn with Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD Remaster, the PS3 port of the classic PS2 FF.This game actually takes a completely different approach than a typical HD port. Where that is…
1 year ago.
E3 2013: Final Fantasy XIV Developer Interview
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn took E3 in a big way this year - now properly detailed and dated and two months out from launch, it's clear Square Enix is placing high expectations on this rebooted MMO several years in the making. Despite promises of the next generation looming about the show, FFXIV took point - occupying a large portion of Square Enix's own booth on both PC and PS3 for curious adventurer's to try their hand at the…
1 year ago.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Hands-On
At the ‘Future of Final Fantasy’ pre-E3 event on Tuesday morning, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Producer Yoshinori Kitase had a very short amount of time to explain his game to press salivating at the concept of learning more about the newly announced Final Fantasy XV.It was clear that he chose his words carefully. Rather than focus on the legacy of the Final Fantasy XIII saga, or the character of Lightning, he offered a simple summary of his game -…
1 year ago.
E3 2013: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Developer Interview
It's likely an understatement to say that E3 was big for Final Fantasy this year - and while the show floor was abuzz with dreams of Final Fantasy XV, the current generation still has quite a bit left to give. One of those titles tailored for fans is Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - the third and final chapter in the FFXIII saga and ultimate ending to the series on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.We had a chance…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn new CG renders and screenshots
During all the hot press relating to Final Fantasy XIV this week, falling slightly under the radar were these beautiful CG renders and screenshots. Hoping to see further CG renders in the future, as they truly are of outstanding quality.…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - E3 Letter from the Producer LIVE: Part Two Summary
The final E3 presentation of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn wrapped up this evening with some very special announcements, and information, also including a brand new trailer. Without further delay please enjoy the brand new, and very informative, "Letter from the Producer" Q&A.The question on everyone's mind; What class does Scholar come from? Scholar comes from Arcanist!How does that work? We mentioned before during an earlier letter that our plan for A Realm Reborn is not to have one job for…
1 year ago.
Lightning Returns: Square Enix Members Exlcusive Interview
A few hours ago, there was a Square Enix Members interview with Lightning Returns director Motomu Toriyama and producer Yoshinori Kitase. Rather than just summarizing the session, I felt it would be best to sit down and write out a (mostly) full transcript so readers can see for themselves what went on. As a disclaimer, please note that the translator quite often broke down into "Uh, uh, well", and very frequently used "And, like, so, kind of, kind of like".…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Battle Event Recap
The Final Fantasy XIV battle challenge recap just wrapped up, which included a live commentary on the fight against Ifrit.Our hosts first started talking about the massive presence that the new FFXIV has at this year's E3. Not only are there large posters throughout the stadium (including in the elevator!), but images from the game can even be seen outdoors. The hosts later mentioned that the new FFXIV won Destructoid's award for Best MMORPG at this year's E3.The event consists…
1 year ago.
Square Enix Members Exclusive Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Interview
Today, Square Enix Presents featured a livestream with Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama in which their host asked the pair community questions, the Q&A is below:Why put out a HD Re-Master of X/X-2 instead of another franchise title? Titles up to Final Fantasy IX can actually be played on modern consoles, through the Playstation Network Archive, or SmartPhones. However, when looking at Final Fantasy X-X/2 these are PS2 only, these titles cannot be played on current gen systems unless you own…
1 year ago.
Focus On: Lightning Returns reveals some new information and a wealth of screenshots
During the Square Enix Presents 'Focus On' for Lightning Returns, there was a very special guest present: Ali Hillis, the English voice of Lightning. Ms. Hillis talks about how she was chosen for the role, and how overwhelming the first session was. She apparently had to learn a lot about the world in a very short time, and didn't know her role was going to be so big when she first auditioned. Ali talks next about how she tries to…
1 year ago.
Lightning Returns E3 Full Demo leaked on Youtube
Someone who played the demo at E3 decided to record and upload it. We've had a lot of news flowing in today, and a lot of segments that we've had to keep our eye on so this comes to you a few hours later than when we found it. I spent a short while watching the video on silent and a heavy hand on the pause button so I could bring you a transcript of the spoke lines during the…
1 year ago.
Kingdom Hearts 1.5 ReMix will contain a "special message" to fans from Nomura Tetsuya
During the "Focus On: Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMix" segment of Square Enix's live stream session, the hosts revealed there would be some sort of special message for fans included with the game in North America and Europe. They couldn't elaborate on what that message was, but seemed to think it was a fantastic one and said it was written by Nomura Testuya himself. Most of the Focus On was recapping, but they also talked a little bit about the…
1 year ago.
The Future of Final Fantasy Event Report
Following the announcement of both Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III at Sony's press conference on Monday night, Square Enix held a private press event to provide further details on the future of both series.We had a chance to see it for ourselves, and over the course of an hour were treated to the company's plans for their first foray into the next generation of games and game platforms.The presentation kicked off with a brief montage of several key…
1 year ago.
Nomura @ E3, Part 2: Final Fantasy XV
Tetsuya Nomura's livestream interview at E3 2013 went beyond discussing the Kingdom Hearts franchise. After showing us a new gameplay trailer, they immediately began talking about Final Fantasy XV!Nomura right away explains that the trailer will be available to view on the company website after the livestream. Regarding the name change from Versus XIII and the "feel" of being a numbered title: within the company, about one to two years after Versus XIII was announced, discussions were had on its scale…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy XV gameplay video
Square Enix sure is releasing things at a fast pace this E3! Hot from the show floor is this brand new gameplay trailer of Final Fantasy XV.Aforementioned, Final Fantasy XV is the brand new title from Square Enix, previously know as Final Fantasy Versus XIII. The title has expanded thoroughly from it's initial reveal and will be coming to both next generation platforms with deeper mechanics and much improved graphical fidelity.This trailer highlights further just what we can expect from…
1 year ago.
Nomura @ E3, Part 1: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts III
Tetsuya Nomura just concluded an interview on Square Enix's E3 2013 livestream, in which he discussed his work on both the Kingdom Hearts franchise and the new Final Fantasy XV (previously known as Final Fantasy Versus XIII). For part one, we'll be focusing on the Kingdom Hearts questions asked by the interviewer.Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIXThe title of the franchise was meant to be appropriate to Disney. Nomura was inspired by amusement parks and wanted to call the game series…
1 year ago.
Kingdom Hearts III E3 2013 announcement trailer
Square Enix has unveiled the full announcement trailer for Kingdom Hearts III - now in high definition.Featuring a mature Sora, Kingdom Hearts III aims to follow him along with Mickey, Donald and Goofy to brand new Disney worlds. Having learned that all the conflicts surrounding “Kingdom Hearts” were a part of Master Xehanort’s master plan to cause a Keyblade War, Sora and his friends search for the seven guardians of light to combat the darkness.While King Mickey and Riku set…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy XV E3 2013 announcement trailer
Square Enix has released the direct feed announcement trailer for Final Fantasy XV, revealed yesterday as a renamed Final Fantasy Versus XIII.While the game has been expanded to take advantage of next-generation platforms, Square Enix promises that the main concept, world and story will continue as originally envisioned.The story of Final Fantasy XV centers on the armed forces of Niflheim as they launch an armed assault upon the Kingdom of Lucis - casting main character Prince Noctis from his…