Final Fantasy VII
4 weeks ago.
New Final Fantasy Play Arts prototypes on display at Japan Expo
The latest tradeshow to play host to some of Square Enix's new merchandise is Japan Expo - happening this weekend in Paris, France. Among the company's quest for third party products is several first looks at some of the upcoming Final Fantasy figures, namely from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children as well as Final Fantasy XII.Joining the lineup at some point in the future is a new version of Cloud, seen unpainted in the photos below. Barret Wallace is also…
1 month ago.
G-Bike may open the door for more Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VII's latest game is taking shape in the form of G-Bike - a new social game for mobile platforms based on the original Gold Saucer mini-game - and it doesn't seem like it will be alone. Square Enix has already teased further games could come, and in this weeks Famitsu, the game's developers have teased perhaps more.The G-Bike staff includes series veterans such as executive producer Yoshinori Kitase and Ichiro Hazama, as well as CyberConnect2 president Hiroshi Matsuyama…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy VII G Bike doesn't affect the story of the Compilation
The newly announced and free-to-play mobile title set in the Final Fantasy VII universe has been confirmed to apparently have "no bearing on the canon". The producer for the game, Ichirou Hazama, stressed that although he would like players to consider it as having occurred during the original Final Fantasy VII the game hasn't got a story and therefore doesn't necessarily need to fall anywhere along the timeline. It was also confirmed that the game is more about chasing down…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy VII minigame G-Bike coming to mobile
In the latest issue of Famitsu, Square Enix has announced that they would be bringing the intense minigame G-Bike to both Android and iOS platforms with the help of CyberConnect2 (.hack//). Yoshinori Kitase is acting as Executive Producer with Ichirou Hazama (Theatrhythm) working as the Game Producer along with character designer Tetsuya Nomura.What was first used as the party escaped from Midgar with Cloud on a stolen motorcycle was eventually found at the Gold Saucer amusement park for players…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy VII now available on Steam
Rejoice, PC fans - Final Fantasy VII is now available on Steam.The official Steam store has just updated with the game ready for purchase and download at $11.99 - quite the surprise release. Similar to the version Square Enix released on their own digital platform for PC last year, the game comes loaded with achievements, cloud saves, and a handy character booster if you're finding the game too difficult.As a note - although the game can be…
1 year ago.
New Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Play Arts Kai arrive in September
The official Square Enix e-Store updated with listing for the Yuffie Kisaragi and Rufus Shinra Play Arts Kai figures.Due out on September 20th - nearly a year since their original announcement - both will carry the price of ¥8800 (around $90). As detailed before, Rufus will come stock with his signature shotgun, alternate head/chest piece, Jenova head case and alternate hand. Yuffie will come bundled with her shuriken, armful of materia and several sets of hands that can be used…
1 year ago.
New Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Play Arts Kai images
A brief update from Hidemi Matsuzuka gives us a look at the final press shots for Rufus Shinra and Yuffie Kisaragi Play Arts Kai.Both figures are due out later this year, having seen their initial reveals back at Tokyo Game Show 2012. As part of the Play Arts KAI line, both Rufus and Yuffie will come with an assortment of accessories. Rufus sports an alternate head and chest, Jenova head case and his signature shotgun - while Yuffie comes equipped…
1 year ago.
Advent Children Vincent and Yuffie Play Arts revealed at Jump Festa
The latest set of Final Fantasy figures in development include Vincent and Yuffie from Final Fantasy VII.While not necessarily new, both will be sporting their looks from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. They will be joining the collection with Rufus Shinra, who was revealed this past Tokyo Game Show.Vincent and Yuffie are still in prototype stage, but you can see the great amount of detail already put into their models. Rufus, on the other hand, has since been painted…
1 year ago.
Rufus Shinra Play Arts prototype revealed at Tokyo Game Show
As teased last month by Square Enix Merchandise General Manager, Hidemi Matsuzuka, the character who had never been commercialized before is here. As widely expected, it's Rufus Shinra.On display at TGS, the prototype Play Arts has appeared unpainted. Given Square's obsession with everything Advent Children, it's no surprise that Rufus has been styled in that manner. No release date has been given for his debut, but it's certainly exciting to see one of Final Fantasy VII's unsung characters represented…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy VII PC re-release now available for purchase in North America and Europe
Unlike the mistake from several days ago, it seems Square Enix has officially gone live with Final Fantasy VII for PC.The game will be on sale for €9.99/$9.99 through September 12th, and can be exclusively purchased through Square Enix's own online shop in Europe and North America.The “updated” PC version of the game will support achievements, cloud saving and come with a character booster – effectively allowing you to cheat by upping your HP, MP, and Gil levels…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy VII's PC re-release now available on the Square Enix Store
We're not sure if this is a mistake or what, but the PC re-release of Final Fantasy VII has shown up for purchase on Square Enix's online shop.UPDATED: Seems Square Enix has removed the link for now. Given that people purchasing the game were reporting it wouldn't work, it looks like someone pressed the button a little too early.Priced at $11.99, the "updated" PC version of the game will support achievements, cloud saving and come with a character…
1 year ago.
Square Enix hints at new Final Fantasy VII Play Arts, promises a character who's never been commercialized
Fans of Final Fantasy VII and merchandise alike might have a reason to get excited here in the near future. I know I am.Square Enix Merchandise General Manager Hidemi Matsuzuka shared a few messages recently on Twitter hinting at where the direction the company's next Final Fantasy Play Arts Kai figures may be heading.Last week, he mentioned that a character would be going into prototype - one that had never been commercialized before. Today he clarified a bit,…
2 years ago.
Square Enix reveals their full lineup for Gamescom 2012
Square Enix Europe has revealed their lineup for Gamescom, due here in just a few short weeks.Headlining the show will be the world premiere gameplay presentation for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - the newly remade version of Square's Final Fantasy MMORPG. Producer/director Naoki Yoshida will take the stage and will be present for autograph sessions on Friday and Saturday.Joining FFXIV, Final Fantasy VII's recently announced PC re-release will be on hand, along with Final Fantasy Dimensions for…
2 years ago.
Final Fantasy VII returns to PC as a digital download exclusive to the Square Enix Store
Final Fantasy VII is heading back to PC.Recent leaks have proved true and Square Enix is bringing the original 1998 PC port back to the present. While exclusive to the company's very own online shop, this "updated" version of the game will support achievements, cloud saving and come with a character booster - effectively allowing you to cheat by upping your HP, MP, and Gil levels to maximum.The minimum system requirements are: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit) 2GHz Processor or faster 1GB RAM DirectX…
2 years ago.
Square Enix CEO admits company isn't making Final Fantasy games that exceed the quality of FFVII
Square Enix held their annual shareholders meeting today and Japan, which consisted of a brief Q&A held by CEO Yoichi Wada.While a good majority of the discussion focused on the economy, Eidos and Dragon Quest X, someone else decided to question the oft-requested Final Fantasy VII remake.In response to the question, Wada said, "we'll make a Final Fantasy VII remake once we've made a Final Fantasy game that exceeds the quality of FFVII. The company is not making Final…
2 years ago.
Square Enix announces a special Final Fantasy 25th anniversary concert event for North America
Square Enix has revealed yet another celebratory concert in the theme of Final Fantasy.Arnie Roth and the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra and Chorus will be presenting Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy The Celebration on December 7th, 2012 at 8:00PM in Chicago at the Akoo Theater.This special concert celebrating 25 years of Final Fantasy will feature classic music throughout the entire Final Fantasy series including new HD video content along with a brand new history of the…
2 years ago.
Final Fantasy VII 15th Anniversary: Development discussion with Tetsuya Nomura, Yoshinori Kitase and Kazushige Nojima
Following our earlier report concerning the issue of a possible Final Fantasy VII remake, the rest of Famitsu's interview with the game's development staff has since surfaced (via AndriaSang.)Speaking with character designer Tetsuya Nomura, producer/director Yoshinori Kitase, and scenario writer Kazushige Nojima, Famitsu gathered some insight on the team's original development visions as well as reveals on certain changes that made their way into the final build.Kitase spoke at length on the design decisions in bringing the…
2 years ago.
Nomura: New titles take priority over a Final Fantasy VII remake
This week's issue of Famitsu magazine features an interview with Final Fantasy VII staff on the topic of the game's 15th anniversary.Tetsuya Nomura, who handled character design as well as certain gameplay design decisions for the game, weighed in on the ever-hot subject of a FFVII remake.While he admits there has been a great amount of fan demand for such a thing to happen, Nomura explains that Square Enix at present is more concerned with the creation of…