Final Fantasy
1 week ago.
Final Fantasy Explorers TGS 2014 trailer
Square Enix has released their Tokyo Game Show trailer for Final Fantasy Explorers, the action RPG heading to 3DS in Japan this December. The trailer shows a bit of the various job classes and classic Final Fantasy summons such as Shiva, along with four player combat and the recently announced Trance system "Legend Characters" from previous FF titles such as Cloud, Tina, Squall and Lightning. …
2 weeks ago.
Squall, Tina (Terra) and Lightning to appear in Final Fantasy Explorers
Cloud won't be the only familiar Final Fantasy series face to join you in Final Fantasy Explorers. Square Enix has revealed that Tina/Terra (Final Fantasy VI), Squall (Final Fantasy VIII), and Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII) will also have the ability to fight by your side, if only temporarily. Using a system called Trance you'll be able to transform into one of these Legend Characters to face enemies in battle. Each Legend Character will have their own unique abilities in addition…
2 weeks ago.
Launch copies of Final Fantasy Explorers bundled with the original Final Fantasy for 3DS
First run copies of Final Fantasy Explorers will receive a voucher to download the original Final Fantasy from the 3DS eShop, Square Enix revealed today. Due out on December 18th, Final Fantasy Explorers is also set to receive a demo in the coming weeks leading up to release. Titled "Final Fantasy Explorers Light," the demo will allow players to experience the beginning of the game in both single and online multiplayer modes. A release for said demo was not announced.…
2 weeks ago.
First look at Final Fantasy Worldwide Words
Our first look at Square Enix's Typing RPG, Final Fantasy Worldwide Words has been posted online. While short, it's easy to see the visual style shared by the Theatrhythm Final Fantasy series has been mirrored here, and players play the game by typing out words corresponding the various Final Fantasy themes. Input said word and your characters will attack a variety of normal and boss enemies. Of course, you'll also be able to customize your group and level up as…
3 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy World Wide Words announced for mobile
The latest Final Fantasy spin-off heading to mobile platforms is called Final Fantasy: World Wide Words, Famitsu reveals this week. According to the magazine, Square Enix is preparing a "text-input battle RPG" where players will take on enemies by using the power of words that appear on screen. The game is set to feature a large variety of characters and references from the Final Fantasy series, seen in the same style both Theatrhythm games made use of. The RPG side…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy Explorers gets an Ultimate Box special edition, new screenshots
Following last week's update for the Hunter and Paladin, two more classes have been revealed for Final Fantasy Explorers. Both the Ninja class and Time Mage are playable. In addition, two more classic summon monsters that players can face have also been revealed. First up is classic lightning god Ramuh, and second is the monstrous wolf Fenrir. Finally, Square Enix has announced an Ultimate Box collector's edition in Japan. Priced at 14,040 yen, the ultimate box comes with a 3DSLL cover…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy Explorers dated for Japan, new job classes revealed
Final Fantasy Explorers will be arriving in Japan on December 18th, according to a leak from this week's Jump Magazine. Slated for the Nintendo 3DS, this action RPG combines the classic Final Fantasy job system with multiplayer, exploration and combat. The magazine also revealed two additional player classes, Time Mage and Ninja. Square Enix has also released a couple of videos detailing the Knight, Monk and Black Mage classes in the game. The Knight uses a sword, shield, and heavy armor,…
1 month ago.
Square Enix game sale on North American PSN this week
A large collection of classic and recent Square Enix titles are on sale through the PlayStation Store this week, offering up some great discounts for games that are rarely offered at a cheaper price. Aside from Final Fantasy, both Chrono series games and Crystal Defenders join fairly recent releases such as Lightning Returns and Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD. Check out the full list here: Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy (PSP) – $9.99 Dissidia: Final Fantasy (PSP) – $9.99 Final Fantasy III (PSP) –…
2 months ago.
Select Android Final Fantasy titles on sale starting today
Several mobile Final Fantasy titles found on the Android Google Play will be going on sale within the next few weeks, Square Enix has announced. Starting today, both Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy IV will be available for $7.99 each through July 30th. Then, starting from July 31st through August 6th, Final Fantasy V will be discounted with Final Fantasy IV: The After Years and Final Fantasy VI to follow from August 7th through August 18th. More details and…
3 months ago.
More Final Fantasy Explorers screenshots
The official website for Final Fantasy Explorers has updated with new screenshots for the initial four classes. Additionally, this week's Famitsu magazine provided some early details on the game. Gameplay is action based somewhat in the vein of the Monster Hunter series, and will support both local and internet multiplayer. Many jobs from classic Final Fantasy games will return, such as dragoon, ninja, and bard. There is also a mechanic were you can recruit monster enemies to fight alongside your characters. Final…
3 months ago.
Final Fantasy Explorers website opens with first screenshots
Square Enix has opened the official website for Final Fantasy Explorers today, offering up a look at the new action RPG coming to the Nintendo 3DS. FF Explorers is taking a more traditional approach to the series by focusing on various jobs such as Knight, Monk, Black Mage and White Mage. Players will be able to battle together in four-player multiplayer against classic Final Fantasy summons such as Ifrit and Bahamut. …
3 months 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…
3 months ago.
The Type-0 Voice Cast includes Matthew Marcer and Cristina Vee
Since the reveal of Type-0 HD's development and planned western release, a few voice actors have come forward to admit to their roles in the upcoming game - while at the same time confirming previous reports that voice recording had concluded for the title some years ago. Now that the localization is official, Mathew Mercer has stepped forward to confirm he will play the bowman Trey, Cristina Vee will play the mace-wielding Cinque, and Orion Acaba will voice the lancer named Nine.…
3 months ago.
Final Fantasy Explorers announced for 3DS
A new handheld Final Fantasy game is on the way to the Nintendo 3DS in Japan according to some leaks from Jump magazine. This new title is a four-player multiplayer RPG similar in style to the Crystal Chronicles series. In order to seek out crystals, players will be tasked with defeating monsters with job-based abilities - including Black Mage, White Mage, Monk and Paladin with more to be revealed in the future. Square Enix has yet to set a release date or…
4 months ago.
Square Enix back to profitability - but flat 2015 forecast hints no FFXV any time soon
After an incredibly rough financial report last year that had an "extraordinary loss", resulting in the resignation of then-CEO Yoichi Wada, Square Enix can finally collectively wipe the sweat from its brow - for this last fiscal year features a return to profitability for them. The financial report for the fiscal year ending 31st March 2014 sees the company posting a solid profit of ¥6.5 billion, translating, roughly, to $65 million. Net Sales for the year were up 4.8% on the disastrous…
8 months ago.
Final Fantasy in 2013: A Year in Review
As we close out the year that was 2013 I feel it’s important to look back at Square Enix and the various things they achieved while looking forward to the future of Final Fantasy established earlier in the year. We're breaking it down nice and simple for you - so feel free to take a read and post your own thoughts below. What impressed you? What disappointed you? We'd really like to know. The beginning of 2013 ushered in the world’s…
9 months ago.
Final Fantasy, Vagrant Story character designer Akihiko Yoshida departs Square Enix
Famed character designer Akihiko Yoshida is no longer with Square Enix, FF-Reunion reports. According to a message in The Art of Bravely - Bravely Default artbook - Yoshida left the company back in November but he'll still provide work for the series, likely on a freelance basis. Yoshida joined Square back in 1995 and lent his skills to such titles as Vagrant Story, Tactics Ogre, Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy XII and more recently Final Fantasy XIV. He will also…
10 months ago.
Final Fantasy Holiday 2013 Import Guide
This year is once again an exciting time for Final Fantasy fans. Two major titles are on the horizon, and in the future we can expect Final Fantasy XIV for PS4, Final Fantasy XV, and more! Those looking to get their hands on both Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster early, or who just prefer the Japanese voice cast, might be interested in our quick import guide. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - Out Nov. 21st With…
11 months ago.
Square Enix has formed a Final Fantasy committee to ensure series quality
In an effort to bolster the quality of the Final Fantasy series going forward, Square Enix has deemed it necessary to bring together some of the franchise's top creators in what they're calling the "Final Fantasy Committee." According to a report by FF-Reunion, the committee will be headed by Yoshinori Kitase, Hajime Tabata, Naoki Yoshida and Motomu Toriyama. Details remain sparse, but their meetings will take place to ensure the quality of the FF series going forward. Long time series…
11 months ago.
Kitase: Final Fantasy sequels won't necessarily be the standard going forward
Until the PS2 generation, Final Fantasy sequels were never really a thing. Before Final Fantasy X, fans could always expect "the next FF" title to be something new and fresh with regards to characters, world and event battle systems. However, Once X-2 came around - built on the top of an existing game world and its assets - the gloves were off for Square Enix to sort of expand what was previously contained in singular titles. With Final Fantasy XV…