Final Fantasy
3 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…
4 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…
5 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. 21stWith…
6 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…
6 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…
6 months ago.
Nova Crystallis is now on Twitch
Starting today, Nova Crystallis staff will be live streaming and testing our new Twitch channel!We're looking to bring you streaming content from various Final Fantasy titles played on a variety of platforms including PC, PS3 and possibly PSP. Our current two titles on deck are Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and Final Fantasy XII: International Zodiac Job System - both of which will be broadcast off and on pending announcement on our official Twitter feed.We'll have more to…
6 months ago.
Pictlogica Final Fantasy gets a short teaser trailer
Square Enix's recently announced Picross x RPG puzzle game gets its first trailer.The game - which will be available for iOS and Android platforms - features a quest mode where players will solve puzzles in order for their selected characters to attack enemies. Characters will have access to things like summons and other abilities as well as a co-op mode for multiplayer. When solving puzzles, the amount of time you spend doing so will directly impact attack strength.…
7 months ago.
Puzzle game Pictlogica Final Fantasy announced for iOS and Android
Not long ago, Square Enix registered a trademark and subsequent domain for something to do with "PICTLOGICA." We now know what that is, thanks to leaks from this week's Japanese magazine news.The full title of the game is Pictlogica Final Fantasy and if you hadn't guessed already, it's for smartphones. Developed by Jupiter, this F2P title is a fusion of Picross and RPG - complete with microtransactions.According to Famitsu, the game will feature a quest mode where players will…
8 months ago.
Square Enix still "wouldn't say no" to a Western-developed Final Fantasy spin-off
Ever since evidence leaked of a cancelled Western-developed Final Fantasy XII spin-off, online conversation about a potential Western take on the series has been intense. The talk is even referenced in recent Square Enix release Deus Ex: The Fall, where an optional email viewable on a computer declares the latest FF deserves to be Game of the Year 2027 - "Giving it back to a Japanese developer was the right move," the email winks.When fellow network affiliate RPG Site…
10 months ago.
Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts to appear at Japan Expo 2013
Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts will be back to this year's Japan Expo in France, according to a new post from Square Enix.The event - which runs from July 4th through the 7th this year in in Paris - covers a wide range of popular Japanese culture including video games and famous guests. This year, Square Enix will be bringing out several key staff including Yoshinori Kitase, Motomu Toriyama, Naoki Yoshida and Shinji Hashimoto. More information is promised in…
10 months ago.
Final Fantasy ranked as Japan's most wanted franchise for PS4
Final Fantasy is the most wanted game series for PlayStation 4, according to a new Japanese magazine poll.Readers were asked to weigh in on the new console and vote on which series they'd like to see most on it. Final Fantasy took the top spot, followed by Namco's Tales of series and Capcom's Monster Hunter series. Square Enix's other PlayStation mainstay - Kingdom Hearts - came in toward the end of the top ten in ninth place.Continue on down…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy fans speed run for charity this weekend - watch now
We may have the perfect solution to a boring weekend.Bored this weekend? We've got the perfect boredom killer - and it's for a good cause. Right now, a bunch of Final Fantasy fans are speed running almost every major game in the series - and it's all for a good cause.The folks at Crystals for Life are streaming a multi-day speed running marathon right through until Tuesday, playing many of the major FF games - from FF1 to FF13 and even some…
1 year ago.
Next generation Final Fantasy in development for PlayStation 4
If you haven't heard the news by now, Sony has gone and announced their next generation game platform - the PlayStation 4.During the third party section of today's PlayStation Meeting, Square Enix CTO Yoshihisa Hashimoto ran the Agni's Philosophy demo once again, this time running in real time on Sony's new hardware. Following the demonstration, another Hashimoto appeared on stage - Final Fantasy Versus XIII Producer and Square Enix VP, Shinji Hashimoto.While no game announcements were to be…
1 year ago.
Select Final Fantasy titles now 50% off on North American PlayStation Network
Following Japan and Europe, North American fans will now be able to enjoy several digital Final Fantasy titles at a discounted price.The PlayStation Blog promises 50% off select games in the series, ranging from the classics, to the newer Dissidia Final Fantasy. Presumably the sale will commence tomorrow during the regularly scheduled PSN update.You can catch a list of the discounted titles below.DISSIDIA 012 FINAL FANTASY (PSP) DISSIDIA DUODECIM PROLOGUS FINAL FANTASY…
1 year ago.
Square Enix shows off dynamic hair technology in new Luminous Engine videos
Let's get this out right in front: Agni's Philosophy is not a game.It's a tech demo, and I know there's been speculation abound as to whether or not Square Enix is going to make it into a game. As of now, they're not and the developers of the engine have said as much. FFXV will probably be something else, so it's best not to get hopes up out of fear of running into another FFVII tech demo cycle of…
1 year ago.
Japan ranks their favorite female characters from the Final Fantasy series
The results for Japan's female character vote is now in.Much like the earlier male character poll which saw Zack (FFVII) as the over all winner, the fight for the top appears to have been fierce. Lightning came in at #1, just narrowly beating out Aerith after taking what was seemingly an early runaway lead. Aerith and Yuna, however, were fighting for the top spot from the very beginning and lost out to Lightning by only two votes.46 character…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy All the Bravest uncovered for iOS
The latest Final Fantasy game heading to iOS seems to be "All the Bravest."After a teaser site went live last night, some persistent detectives found blatant hints hidden in the source code. The code itself reveals the words "all the bravest" as well as references to the iTunes store. More information will be revealed on January 17th, but it's safe to say the cat's out of the bag for now.Square Enix has promised a mobile revolution - this…
1 year ago.
Celebrating 25 Years...
We at UFFSite, RPG Site and Nova Crystallis have partnered with a bunch of other Final Fantasy fan sites and fans in order to create a special celebratory digital magazine to mark the series turning a whopping 25 years old. Featuring a suite of articles offering information, memories and insight into the series, it's a special one-off project. Check it out below, including download links to multiple formats. Enjoy!This is a large file - please keep that in mind while…
1 year ago.
2012: Year of the Tetsuya Nomura sketch
2012 has come and gone, and what it a year it was.Final Fantasy XIII-2 along with its assortment of DLC saw its release in the first half of the year, while Final Fantasy itself turned a seasoned 25 years old. Final Fantasy XIV stepped out from its ruined shadow to reveal a beautiful realm reborn, and a third Final Fantasy XIII - Lightning Returns - will be joining the spotlight come 2013. Other events brought memories and anticipation -…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy series staff discuss their past, present, and future
This week's Famitsu came packed with a bonus booklet to celebrate the end of the year and Final Fantasy's 25th anniversary.Contained within included not only a look at the future of the series, but guest illustrations as well as several comments from a selection of the series' staff.Yoshinori Kitase: The most striking memory he has is from one of FFVII’s early meetings where Sakaguchi proposed the game be set in 1999's New York since it was a pretty big…