E3 2016
2 years ago.
Revisiting an old friend: Hands-on with Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
After years of pestering and pleading, Square Enix finally announced a remastered release for the oft underrated Final Fantasy XII, due out for PlayStation 4 some time next year. I was filled to the brim with excitement; watching the announcement trailer and reading all the noteworthy improvements for the game had me on the edge of my seat - it was finally FFXII's time to shine. This revamped version is based off Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System and includes higher resolution…
2 years ago.
Looking Forward To It (Episode 11) June 26 2016
After a brief hiatus for E3 2016 madness, the latest episode of our podcast Looking Forward To It talks about the latest developments for various Square Enix titles shown at the event. Join Nova Crystallis staff editor-in-chief Erren Van Duine, senior editor Tony Garsow, Michael Damiani of Easy Allies, and returning guest Mike Dantoni. We chat about Final Fantasy XV's stage demo and new media -- and run down the list of booth titles such as Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8…
2 years ago.
E3 2016: Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Gameplay Trailer
Square Enix has shared a new gameplay trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue featuring footage from the demos available at the E3 2016 show floor. We get a glimpse of Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD with Sora exploring the dream version of Traverse Town. Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep 0.2 -A Fragmentary Passage- is a brief chapter that features Aqua in the Realm of Darkness. Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover is also included, and features key scenes…
2 years ago.
E3 2016: All the news, stories and more rounded up
There's no doubt E3 2016 was one of Square Enix's biggest showings in recent memory. With a booth packed to the brim with playable demos, lengthy new trailers and a few exciting announcements the company is on track to deliver a banner year. 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 between Gamescom, Tokyo Game Show and PlayStation Experience. Should you have…
2 years ago.
E3 2016: A step forward into Final Fantasy XV
The realm of the possible and impossible seem to grey when you ride the escalator up and enter the doors of E3. Taking a quick glimpse back, all you can see are smiles as fellow gamers slowly make their way up. As I walked through the glass doors strewn with advertisements of games I love, my eyes became fixed on what laid before me. Square Enix’s booth shined bright. Music from Afrojack blared as I moved closer to the game…
2 years ago.
E3 2016: Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata answers 16 questions from fans
During today's Square Enix Presents E3 livestream, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata was brought on stage to answer 16 questions about Square Enix's highly anticipated RPG. These questions were directly asked by fans who used the hashtag #AskFFXV via social media. Check out the questions and answers directly below: 1: Is there an option to turn off the HUD to create a more immersive experience? Yes, there is. Tabata believes a ton of players will be taking lots of in-game shots. 2: Will there be…
2 years ago.
NieR: Automata E3 2016 Boss Battle video revealed
Towards the end of the game's livestream event via the YouTube channel 'Square Enix Presents!', the company treated viewers with never before seen boss battle footage of NieR: Automata featuring 2B and 9S fighting against the opera-singing robot! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq3_phBQA_Y NieR: Automata is scheduled to release worldwide in early 2017 for the PlayStation 4. Stay tuned to Nova Crystallis for all your Square Enix news including NieR: Automata!…
2 years ago.
Dragon Quest VII 3DS E3 2016 trailer; arrives September 16 in North America and Europe
The long awaited localization of Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past arrives on North American and European shores September 16th 2016. A remake of the original PlayStation title, Dragon Quest VII boasts a complete retelling of the story and full 3D visuals. Travel back and forth in time and unlock over 30 vocations (think Jobs) for your party to master. You'll also be able to use the 3DS's StreetPass functionality to send traveler's tablets to your friends, which you…
2 years ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter @ E3 2016 Summary
Final Fantasy XIV's Letter from the Producer Live at E3 2016 has wrapped! We've got a summary of all the major information below -- where we got a look at a new upcoming feature called the Deep Dungeon, QA, details on FanFest goodies, and more! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N12Fnl9E05g Q&A Details Regarding housing, the team prioritizes free company estates over single player housing -- but they want to cater to the latter group. So in Patch 3.4, Apartments will be added to potentially fulfill 100% of…
2 years ago.
Tabata and Nozue discuss Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV in the game's universe
Straight from E3 2016, Square Enix revealed an interview video of Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata, and Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV director Takeshi Nozue discussing about the game's universe in relation to the movie as part of the 'Final Fantasy XV Universe' video series. One piece of information worth noting is that the order in which fans and newcomers start with, either the movie or the game, does not matter. Whichever order you choose to take, "the end experience will…
2 years ago.
New Altissia footage revealed and more during Final Fantasy XV's ATR
Square Enix kicked off Day 2 of their Final Fantasy XV E3 showings with a Japanese language Active Time Report and a stage presentation by the game's director Hajime Tabata, who revealed new gameplay sequences of Altissia and the flying "Type-F" Regalia. Here is a summary of major details revealed in the latest Active Time Report with Tabata and the game's marketing manager, Akio Ofuji: • Altissia is the largest city in the game. • Square Enix hopes to bring the "Trial of…
2 years ago.
Nomura talks Kingdom Hearts III and HD 2.8
In an interview with Famitsu during E3 2016, Kingdom Hearts series director Tetsuya Nomura shed some light on the upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, focusing on some of the finer details in the three story collection as well as touched on the long awaited Kingdom Hearts III. Below are the main points from the interview (translation courtesy of Gematsu, KH13): Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep 0.2 -A Fragmentary Passage- Nomura discussed how they can easily alter the game thanks to Unreal Engine…
2 years ago.
NieR Automata E3 2016 Trailer - game releasing in Early 2017
Square Enix has gone live with the E3 2016 trailer for NieR: Automata! Directed by Taro Yoko, the game features music by Keiichi Okabe and character designs by Akihiko Yoshida. In the trailer, we learn the game will release in Early 2017 for PlayStation 4. Via Square Enix:   NieR: Automata tells the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2 and their battle to reclaim the mechanoid-driven dystopia overrun by powerful weapons known as “machine lifeforms.” 2B is the main playable character and is…
2 years ago.
Kingsglaive, Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV - E3 2016 Trailers
Square Enix debuted a new trailer for Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV -- a fully CGI companion movie for the upcoming game. We've got it here, so check it out in the video below: We also get word that the next episode of Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV will air June 14th at 1PM Pacific US Daylight Time -- mere hours from now. Check out the trailer for that too: Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGl_2gYrfM0 Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV -- Episode 2 Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6JNDOs3zyQ Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV…
2 years ago.
Final Fantasy XV - New Trailer + VR Experience Revealed (Update: New Trailer, Images)
At tonight's Sony E3 2016 press conference, a new trailer for Final Fantasy XV played featuring the music of AfroJack. The surprises didn't end there -- we get a first look at what's being called the Final Fantasy XV VR Experience. Available on PlayStation VR, you'll play as Prompto navigating through special segments that make use of the peripheral. That'll release in October of this year for $399 USD. Stay tuned to Nova Crystallis as more develops... UPDATE: The extended E3 trailer…
2 years ago.
Square Enix Presents E3 2016 live stream schedule revealed
For those unable to attend this year's E3 in person, Square Enix has a solution for you. Starting on Monday June 13, the company plans to kick off a slew of live stream programs beginning with Final Fantasy XV's Day Zero Active Time Report. Then throughout the week you can catch other game walkthroughs, interviews and more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fslh25FbVl4 Read on for the full schedule (all times are in PDT): Monday, June 13 8:00PM – Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report Day 0 Edition Tuesday, June…
2 years ago.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue due out December, E3 2016 trailer
Square Enix has revealed the latest trailer and release timing for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, due to be shown at E3 next week. The trailer features Aqua and her battle against the Heartless as a precursor to Kingdom Hearts III proper. The game will be available for PlayStation 4 worldwide this December, with hands-on opportunities at this year's E3. Not to leave too empty handed on news for "the big one," the trailer promised news and announcements would…
2 years ago.
World of Final Fantasy gets a new trailer, release date ahead of E3 2016
Square Enix is kicking off E3 early this year with another reveal ahead of the show. The quirky RPG World of Final Fantasy is up with a new trailer. Fans can catch a glimpse of famous Final Fantasy monsters and heroes as it expands the series universe for the new generation as well as providing a journey for long-time players to enjoy. The game is set to hit North America on October 25 on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita and…
2 years ago.
Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XV and more playable at E3 2016
Square Enix has detailed some of their additional plans for E3 2016 - including playable demos for both Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. Final Fantasy XIV is also returning to the show this year with its yearly Battle Challenge, featuring Sephirot the Fiend and a chance to snag one of the "I BEAT SEPHIROT" t-shirts. These games will be joining the likes of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Hitman, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness and I Am Setsuna…
2 years ago.
I Am Setsuna gets a gameplay trailer ahead of E3 2016
Square Enix has released a new trailer for I Am Setsuna today - focusing for the first time on gameplay in the English version of the Tokyo RPG Factory-developed game in preparation for E3 2016. Fans of Chrono Trigger can check out the familiar battle system as well as the art, music and story in this classic RPG re-imagined for the modern era. I Am Setsuna follows the story of Setsuna - a young woman of incredible inner strength,…