Final Fantasy
2 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary "Timeless Legacy" trailer
Square Enix has gone live with a snazzy trailer to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Final Fantasy franchise. Viewers are treated with a slick compilation of gameplay footage and cutscenes from throughout the mainline series including Final Fantasy I and Final Fantasy XV. Take a blast from the past below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHMHrLPIgcY…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy 30th anniversary opening ceremony was just the start, says Shinji Hashimoto
If you were disappointed with yesterday's Final Fantasy 30th anniversary event, don't fret. Square Enix is promising this is just the beginning. Speaking with Famitsu this week, Final Fantasy series boss Shinji Hashimoto had a few choice words for the magazine - noting there are new Final Fantasy titles currently in production. “This event was a ceremony to raise the curtain on the 30th anniversary, in other words an ‘opening ceremony.’ We’re preparing various projects from hereon. We’re preparing some…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary event: all the announcements
Square Enix Japan just wrapped up a special 30th Anniversary Final Fantasy event. FF doesn't turn 30 until December, but the company picked today, FFVII's 20th anniversary, to set out some of their plans for this, a banner birthday year for FF. We've covered some of the announcements elsewhere, but it only seemed right to round up the general announcements from the event under one banner. So - here's what you need to know: FFXV, FFVII Remake and FFXII HD News …
3 months ago.
Final Fantasy's 30th Anniversary Opening Ceremony dated for January 31
Mark your calendars because Square Enix will be hosting an opening ceremony event to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Final Fantasy series. Set for January 31, 2017 at the Toho Cinemas in Roppongi Hills, the ceremony will include a talk event featuring guests of high stature, and a first time showing of some of the franchise's 30th anniversary commemoration projects. Expect additional details about the event at a later date. If you happen to be a registered Square Enix Japan…
3 months ago.
Final Fantasy 30th anniversary plans will be revealed soon
Square Enix will reveal their plans for the Final Fantasy series 30th anniversary "soon" says franchise boss Shinji Hashimoto. His response was featured in Famitsu this week, where game developers were asked specifically about their expectations for 2017. Hashimoto notes the special Real Escape Game x Final Fantasy XIV "Escape from the Binding Coil of Bahamut" won't be the only thing they have planned for the 30th anniversary. Several months ago, Square Enix opened an official portal site to celebrate the milestone,…
4 months ago.
Final Fantasy returns to Puzzle & Dragons starting next week
Final Fantasy will return to mobile game Puzzle & Dragons once again, GungHo Online Entertainment America and Square Enix announced today. Starting from November 28 through December 11, the fan-favorite collaboration will expand upon the previous ones with six new characters, a new dungeon, Ultimate Evolutions and bosses from the mainline series. The Final Fantasy-themed "Rare Egg Machine" will now include 24 characters including Yuna, Lightning and Noctis. Glauca from Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV will also be available exclusively in the…
4 months ago.
Share your Final Fantasy Legacy
Celebrating the release of Final Fantasy XV in just a few weeks, Square Enix invited fans, developers and some special guests to talk about their stories surrounding the Final Fantasy series and how it's impacted their lives. Much like each Final Fantasy game itself, every person has their own story as to how the series has affected them. The official Final Fantasy XV Twitter has posted a teaser trailer to an upcoming video "Final Fantasy XV: New Legacies"…
4 months ago.
Final Fantasy Legends II is Square Enix's latest smartphone game
Square Enix's newest Final Fantasy title for mobile is Final Fantasy Legends II, in development for iOS and Android platforms. The company posted a short teaser for the game ahead of the official website launch, promising pre-registration bonus goodies for those who get in early. Bonus items include Tidus’ (Final Fantasy X) Phantom Stone and the exclusive Fraternity weapon. …
4 months ago.
Square Enix teases new Final Fantasy smartphone game
Square Enix has launched a new teaser website featuring their next Final Fantasy title for smartphone devices to be revealed in five days. The site features an image illustrated by series artist Yoshitaka Amano and a short message from Takashi Tokita. Tokita says: “Final Fantasy is about characters filled with human appeal. About dramatic battles of anger and sadness. And more than anything, we should not forget that it is about fantasy.” Tokita is well known for his work as director…
5 months ago.
Join Symphonic Fantasies London for a night of RPG magic
Fans of Square Enix games and RPGs in general need turn their attention to Symphonic Fantasies London set for a night of wonderful music and special guests to commemorate the British debut of the concert series. The show will take place on October 6 and feature four lengthy all-encompassing arrangements from the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts series, along with two arrangements of the score from Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross and Secret of Mana. As an unprecedented bonus, fans will be…
6 months ago.
Final Fantasy 30th anniversary site opens
Square Enix has opened an official portal site for Final Fantasy's 30th anniversary next year. The website doesn't feature much for now, but fans can check out a short video and visuals chronicling the main numbered Final Fantasy series from I to XV. …
6 months ago.
Distant Worlds 2017 European concert series announced
The famous Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy concert series returns to Europe in 2017. Today the first six locations have been announced, starting with Madrid, Spain on April 29. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o3deB2sLyA Arnie Roth once again conducts the Distant Worlds Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus, playing music from Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy XII, and more. Here is the full list of the concert dates and locations: April 29, 2017 - Palacio Vistalegre - Madrid, Spain …
6 months ago.
Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary revealed for PS4, PS Vita
Square Enix revealed a new entry in the Itadaki Street series titled: Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary during Sony's PlayStation Press Conference in Japan. The game will launch across both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2017. Square Enix has opened the game's official teaser site which features a short announcement video detailing the collaboration. …
6 months ago.
Record Keeper fans vote for their favorite Final Fantasy characters
Japanese fans who play Final Fantasy Record Keeper had a chance to vote for their favorite characters as part of the game's 2nd anniversary celebrations. The results are in and somewhat surprising. Taking the top spot was Cloud from Final Fantasy VII, followed by Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII) and Butz/Bartz (Final Fantasy V). Read on for the full 25-character ranking: 1. Cloud (FFVII) 2. Lightning (FFXIII) 3. Butz (FFV) 4. Yuna (FFX) 5. Squall (FFVIII) 6. Tidus (FFX) 7. Lock (FFVI) 8. Sephiroth (FFVII) 9. Cecil (FFIV) 10. Tina (FFVI) 11. Zidane…
6 months ago.
Distant Worlds is an audiovisual celebration of the Final Fantasy universe
I’ll go ahead and admit it up front. Despite my daily log-ins into Final Fantasy XIV's Eorzea, I consider myself a lapsed Final Fantasy fan. Almost a decade of Final Fantasy XIII, with its incoherent, disastrous plot and an endless barrage of side titles (I'm looking at you, Type-0) has clouded my positive memories of why Final Fantasy has had such a big impact on my life. Even today I look at the upcoming Final Fantasy XV with a bit…
8 months ago.
Play the original Final Fantasy on Nintendo's Classic Mini NES
Nintendo has announced a new console inspired by their first: the Nintendo Entertainment System. Specifically branded under "Nintendo Classic Mini", this small replica will come pre-loaded with thirty classic NES games including Square's Final Fantasy -- which launched in North America 26 years ago this past Tuesday. Out on November 11th 2016, the $59.99 asking price comes with an HDMI cable, an AC/USB adapter for power, and one controller. Additional controllers (the console supports up to 2) will be sold separately…
10 months ago.
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius heads West
Mobile RPG Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is heading to the West, Square Enix revealed today. An English version of the game's official site has gone live where users can pre-register for the upcoming iOS and Android title. Each pre-registration will count 30 Crystal Points toward a Milestones campaign that will unlock new content in the game. These Milestones include: 1,000,000 Points: Magitek Armor Terra – Terra from Final Fantasy VI will devastate your foes! 1,500,000 Points: 3 Elixirs and 5,000 Friend Points –…
11 months ago.
Masashi Hamauzu - works for piano concert to take place in Cologne next week
Next week on Wednesday, April 20 at 19:30, a special concert titled "Masashi Hamauzu - works for piano" will take place at the Loft Köln in Cologne, Germany. German pianist Benyamin Nuss - who is headlining the event - told Nova Crystallis earlier this week that he will play several of Hamauzu's compositions from Final Fantasy X and XIII - such as "The Promise" and "Nascent Requiem" - as well as tracks from Legend of Legacy, SaGa Frontier 2 and Unlimited…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy IX is out now for mobile platforms
Final Fantasy IX is out today on mobile platforms in a bit of a stealth release. Square Enix dropped the game on iOS and Android store fronts this morning, launching at a 20% discount price of $16.99 through February 21st. Featuring the same game content as the original PlayStation version, the mobile release offers a few additions such as achievements, seven different game boosters including high speed and no encounter modes, auto save functionality and high-definition movies and character models. Final…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy Explorers gets a Collector's Edition for North America and Europe
Final Fantasy Explorers is getting the Collector's Edition treatment, revealed for North America and Europe today during Nintendo's latest Direct stream. The Collector's Edition includes the following: A copy of the game Limited Edition Amano artwork box “Songs for the Journey” 20-track music sampler Nintendo 3DS collector’s hardcase Limited edition art book Unlockable in-game quests for legendary weapons: Crimson Blitz from Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Thyrus from Final Fantasy XIV Venus Gospel from Final Fantasy VII Death Penalty from Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Final Fantasy Explorers is set to…