Showing posts with label Final Fantasy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Final Fantasy. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Final Fantasy VII Out on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One

Timeless classic role-playing game Final Fantasy VII from Square Enix comes to Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

Although developer/publisher Square Enix originally intended to release their flagship role-playing title Final Fantasy VII to release on Nintendo 64 back in 1997, they ended up choosing PlayStation console for superior hardware capacity.

Obviously, it did not worked very well between them at that point but clearly, both parties were able to ease up their differences in the past 22 years as FFVII has finally landed on Nintendo Switch today along with Xbox One.

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Final Fantasy VII Out on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One

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The game was originally being developed as a 3D title during the SNES era but Square Enix had to move to PS platform due to increased storage capacity it offered and some technical boundaries they faced on Nintendo system at that time.

Afterwards, these companies have moved on with their business and both flourished in their own way. It was finally announced back in September 2018, that the iconic JRPG title would arrive on Switch and Xbox consoles at an early point this year.

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Official Twitter account of Final Fantasy game also noted that the title is currently available on Microsoft Store and Nintendo eShop, priced $15.99 only.



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FFVII is set in a world where mega-corporation Shinra Electric Power Company has rose to power and their actions were threatening all that ever existed. Resistance was soon formed by an eco-terrorist group called AVALANCHE to halt their efforts.

Playing as protagonist Cloud Strife, you are in for a classic RPG experience based on turn-based combat system and unique character customization options while you attempt to save the world from a superhuman antagonist named Sephiroth.

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Final Fantasy VII is sure to hit players with a couple of nostalgia factor that made this legendary franchise so special. Whether you are an old-school fan or a newcomer to it, you can still appreciate the game in terms of gameplay, graphics and memorable soundtracks.

Apparently, FF7 is often regarded as one of the greatest video games of all time and a currently a high-definition remake of the classic is in works for PlayStation 4 to release on a foreseeable future, which is roughly estimated anytime before 2023.

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Switch and Xbox has already seen launch of Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD, World of Final Fantasy Maxima, Final Fantasy IX and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age in accords to Final Fantasy Legacy Collection announcement from last year.

Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! has arrived on Nintendo handheld earlier but it skipped Microsoft console. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition and Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster are yet to see release on the above-mentioned platforms though.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Final Fantasy XIV Reveals Dancer Job and Hrothgar Race for Shadowbringers

Straight out of FFXIV Fan Festival a full trailer of Shadowbringers comes with announcement for new Dancer job and Hrothgar race.

We are still a few months away from upcoming Shadowbringers expansion pack to arrive on July 2, 2019 for widely popular MMORPG title Final Fantasy XIV but that does not really hurt developer/publisher Square Enix to drop some new details.

At recent FFXIV Fan Festival in Tokyo, game director and producer Naoki Yoshida launched the event for fans by revealing some new information regarding upcoming content and releases an updated version of the previously shown trailer.

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FFXIV Reveals Dancer Job and Hrothgar Race for Shadowbringers

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Below is the full trailer for Shadowbringers players saw before, which has newly added scenes to an already exciting premise.




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Players already know that FFXIV will raise level cap from 70 to 80 along with inclusion of new dungeons and zones. There would be a NieR: Automata-themed alliance raid titled YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse as part of a collaboration between these titles.

In February 2019, Gunbreaker tank class job has been revealed with limited job Blue Mage to include months ahead of the expansion release. Surely, some exciting new features are also been confirmed to be come within as more icing on the cake.

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New Job Dancer and more!




One of the primary highlight of the trailer was the newest addition of Dancer job that received a brief introduction and will be a ranged DPS job that brings changes to battle system. You can see a lot more in its solo featurette shown right above.

Aside from obvious skills in dancing, it will be using circular ring-like weapons for throwing in style while causing ranged damage. Its primary kit will probably be buffing same party allies just like Bard and quest to unlocking it begins at Limsa Lominsa.

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Shadowbringers Second Job Dancer

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Two new cities; Crystarium and Eulmore are to be added into upcoming FFXIV content for exploration. The former will serve as a hub on Crystal Tower and the latter is an urban metropolis for the ones with resources to live a luxurious life.

A high-end raid series consisting of 8-players titled Eden is heading to The First, a fictional alternate universe without night. A girl name Gaia wearing gothic attire and wielding a hammer is on the center storyline of this raid for all we know now.

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New Playable Race "Hrothgar"




After teasing and announcing female exclusive Viera race of humanoid rabbits at Paris Fan Festival, Hrothgar will mark debut as a second playable race. These humanoid lion-like beings are excluded of any women among them, like a reverse of Viera people.

Though we have very little to almost no information regarding this buffed looking male-only race on our hand at this instant but they look quite amazing running around. Players who do not want to play as a woman can simply pick the role of a Hrothgar for a change.

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Shadowbringers Second Playable Race Hrothgar

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Tetsuya Nomura, director and designer of Kingdom Hearts series will join a guest creator to help devise character & boss designs for the raid. Pre-order for both physical copy and digital download of Standard Edition or Collector's Edition is currently open.

Originally announced back in November 2018, Shadowbringers is third major expansion pack for massively multiplayer online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV and will be available to play on Mac, PC and PlayStation 4 upon release.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Final Fantasy XIV Free on Twitch Prime

Windows PC version of Final Fantasy XIV Online Starter Edition is free for Twitch Prime users until May 3rd!

For those who have been meaning to get into the world of massively multiplayer online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV from developer/publisher Square Enix for some time, Twitch Prime subscription has you covered for now.

Users of Amazon's popular Prime subscription service can get a free copy of this popular MMORPG title from today until the offer runs out on May 3, 2019. So, whether or not you are having second thoughts, you have time to take a decision.

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Final Fantasy XIV Free on Twitch Prime

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You are allowed to play through up to level 50 and will have access to all the content that came out before first Heavensward expansion. In your 30 days time of given playtime, you can easily get more than one of your favorite jobs.

The best part of it is that, you don't need to make a separate character and your one character is more than capable of doing every job in FF14. Usually a free trial for the game offers players to get jobs until level 35 but there are no caps like that in this case.

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This promotional run will likely to bring more players rallying up for the upcoming FFXIV expansion Shadowbringers that is all set to arrive on July 2, 2019 for Mac, PC and PlayStation 4. You have to buy certain expansions to play certain jobs like Astrologian or Red Mage anyway.

To enter the world of Final Fantasy XIV with starter edition will cost you only $19.99 but Twitch Prime is giving it away for free. So, you might as well take this chance up while you can and save the money to spend on something else later.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Release Date

With new dungeons, jobs and raids, upcoming Shadowbringers expansion for Final Fantasy XIV will arrive July 2, 2019.

The enigmatic world of popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV is about to grow further with its upcoming expansion Shadowbringers, which was officially announced back in November 2018.

Following the success of early releases like Heavensward (2015) and Stormblood (2017), developer/publisher Square Enix has revealed the third one through director/producer Naoki Yoshida, which now has a release date set for July 2, 2019.

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Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Release Date

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Although an official announcement trailer was already dropped initially, another extended version is released and we got that right here.




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FFXIV raises level cap from 70 to 80 as battle against Garlean Empire rages on while including new dungeons and zones. Alliance raid will arrange a crossover themed on NieR: Automata titled YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse and may give away 2B armor or skin.

Standard Edition of Shadowbringers is priced only $39.99, whereas Collector's Edition will cost you $199.99 for physical copy and $59.99 for digital download. Square Enix is also offering starter edition of this classic MMORPG worth $19.99 to Twitch Prime subscribers for free.

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Final Fantasy XIV – Shadowbringers Collector's Edition

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New Job Gunbreaker and more!




One of the newest jobs that come to FFXIV: Shadowbringers is called Gunbreaker, a gunblade welding tank class. Current plan of development states that the job class starts at level 60 but that is still subject to change according to Yoshida.

You probably know already that another unique job is going to be introduced after update 4.5 and it is Blue Mage, inspired from the tradition of Final Fantasy V. This one will arrive long before the release of the expansion and from a level cap of 50.

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New Playable Race "The Viera"




On the FFXIV Fan Fest in Las Vegas, Naoki Yoshida was wearing a t-shirt featuring an image of Bugs Bunny standing beside a motorcycle and people were quick to predict humanoid rabbit race of Viera folks are joining as new playable race.

This peaceful race from the land of Ivalice and the short clip above displays a couple of variation of customizable outlook wearing their signature outfits. As they keep running around and wandering, we see no male members present within them.

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Viera Race Reveal

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Longtime series fans and other casual players can place their pre-order from February 6 and it would allow them an early access on June 28. Also, a Baby Gremlin minion and an earring come along with your copy as a special benefit to increase 30% bonus experiences up to level 70.

Final Fantasy XIV is already available to play on Mac, PC and PlayStation 4 with game's third expansion pack Shadowbringers launching on these platforms as well on July 2, 2019 holding promises for new adventures for everyone to enjoy.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Expansion Announced

FFXIV Fan Festival reveals new teaser of upcoming Shadowbringers expansion pack for Final Fantasy XIV.

Back in August, massively multiplayer online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV from the popular Final Fantasy franchise made a crossover with action role-playing game Monster Hunter: World from Capcom in a collaboration event.

Today, in the festive mode of FFXIV Fan Fest in Las Vegas, developer/publisher Square Enix took the stage for director/producer Naoki Yoshida to announce the upcoming third expansion pack, Shadowbringers for the popular MMORPG.

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Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Expansion Announced

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We invite you to witness this brand-new, action-packed teaser trailer heralding the darkness that will arrive in early summer 2019 with Shadowbringers.




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The teaser revolves around the battle-worn protagonist having flashbacks of past events and battles where he drew his Gunblade against monstrous creatures. Questions regarding the Warrior of Light and Warrior of Darkness still remain unanswered for a later time.

For those who want to re-experience the story of FFXIV all over again will not have to make a new character to do that. A new game plus option will let you revisit main quests and job quests once again to relive the fantastic plot of the game.

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The expansion seems promising enough for fans to enjoy long after the release of Stormblood now. Like any other previous update, version 5.0 is about to bring an extensive story, new level cap raise from 70 to 80 and several new jobs.

Players are now free to fight back the evil Garlean Empire as Ala Mhigo and Doma are rescued in Stormblood expansion. Of course there will be new areas to discover, new beast tribes, dungeons and much more.

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The Blue Mage job has been a part of the fantasy universe since Final Fantasy V and FFXIV is not going any further from the tradition of the series. However, this will be a limited job that comes with update 4.5, which is long before the release of the expansion.

Instead of learning through level progression, players will learn job actions from monsters through combat. Blue Mage will begin from a level cap of 50 and the release of Shadowbringers will increase the number with new patches.

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This job is unique and unlike the other jobs that isn't linked to any class from the game. You might also want to take a look at the reveal, so here it is.




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An unknown new playable race has been announced without giving any details but given the dramatic camera zoom focus on Yoshida's t-shirt with a photo of Bugs Bunny on a motorcycle; we believe they are teasing the Viera race of humanoid rabbits from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance to include.

Finally, the game allows you to travel to your friend even if they are playing on a different server. From main cities like Ul’dah, New Gridania and Limsa Lominsa, you can teleport to other worlds. More details on Shadowbringers expansion will follow when they are out.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Xbox One backward compatibility feature brings Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy and Civilization Revolution as Xbox One X enhanced from Xbox 360.

The entire Xbox community came celebrating the fourth-annual X018 event this weekend at Mexico City and Microsoft Studios teamed up with Square Enix to announce that Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy will be backwards compatible on Xbox One from November 13.

It is time for fans of the series to rejoice in excitement as Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII from role-playing game franchise Final Fantasy has joined the library of Xbox One X enhanced backward compatibility.

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Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

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These three action RPG titles from "Fabula Nova Crystallis" saga with mostly positive receptions were originally released within 2009 to 2013 for Xbox 360 consoles aside from other platforms like Android, iOS, PC and PlayStation 3.

Not only are these games are being made available for Microsoft's eighth-generation home console, FFXIII Trilogy is receiving enhanced visual upgrade to be enjoyed on the world’s most powerful console, Xbox One X.

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The above-mentioned titles will soon join previously announced lineup of Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X HD Remaster, Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age and World of Final Fantasy Maxima as part of Final Fantasy Legacy Collection, will be releasing throughout 2019.

On another note, turn-based strategy game Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution from developer Firaxis Games and publisher 2K Games has also received Xbox One X enhanced update. Back in April 2017, the title joined the backward catalog of games already.

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FFXIII and Civilization Revolution is Xbox One X Enhanced

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Some people may have missed their chance with these titles the first time they were launched and had no way of playing it back now without migrating back to older consoles or maybe experience it on PC if there is a version available. This is where the Xbox One backwards compatible feature comes to play.

Microsoft has done a great job amassing more than 500 titles from Xbox 360 platform and 25 of them are enhanced for Xbox One X. Another 32 original Xbox classic titles are now available to enjoy on your Xbox One devices.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Final Fantasy XV DLC Cancelled

Square Enix cancelled upcoming four DLC episodes for Final Fantasy XV. Also, game director Hajime Tabata quits the company.

Back in April, developer/publisher Square Enix of action role-playing game Final Fantasy XV announced additional content for the 2016 game in a panel at PAX East, which includes four new episodes planned to release on 2019.

Today, they revealed in a livestream that three of these four expansion packs are cancelled. On top of that, game director Hajime Tabata is also confirmed to have left the company after finishing his last work day on October 31. This is just too much to take in, right?

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Final Fantasy XV DLC Cancelled

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Before the unexpected official announcement, these character-focused episodes include Aranea, Ardyn, Lunafreye and Noctis were to offer side stories and an alternate finale. Except for episode Ardyn, rest three is scrapped now.

Ardyn is currently scheduled to release in March 2019 and the events of this episode takes place before the story of FFXV, where players have the chance to take the role of Ardyn Izunia, the main antagonist of the game.

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There would also be a tie-in anime titled, Final Fantasy XV Episode Ardyn - Prologue that explores the reason behind Ardyn becoming so vengeful. We also have a preview of the episode in a form of teaser trailer here. Check this out.




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Luminous Productions, an internal studio of Square Enix were in charge of developing these content add-ons will now focus on developing a brand-new AAA title for global market since they are no longer tasked to the DLC episodes anymore.

On director Hajime Tabata quitting the studio, the official statements mentioned him resigning back in October, probably in pursuit of founding his own company. He sincerely thanked all of the loyal fans in his resignation letter for supporting the game for years.

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Game Director Hajime Tabata Leaves Square Enix

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When Square Enix initially released plans for bringing more content to Final Fantasy XV, fans were convinced that the game will never end considering the title was originally announced back in 2006 before it saw release in 2016, exactly ten years later.

Unfortunately, that certainly is not the case at hand until further development because according to one of their earnings report, this executive decision of cancelling the DLCs resulted in a tremendous amount of loss of around $33 million.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far Announced for PS4

A collection of 9-game from the long-running Kingdom Hearts franchise is coming to PS4 later this month.

Upcoming crossover action role-playing game Kingdom Hearts III from developer/publisher Square Enix is set for a release window of January 2019, aiming for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. If you are new to the series, chances are that you have a lot to catch up as this is the twelfth installment of the series.

However, Square Enix has made it easy to help you get hold of the complex timeline by announcing a collection of games into one titled Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far for PS4, coming on October 30, 2018.

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Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far for PS4

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Since the first game of the series was released in 2002, it has been difficult for fans to keep up with the story premise of Kingdom Hearts. The Story So Far collects every important piece together for the price of $39.99 and doesn't require anything else. Let's take a look at the games added to the compilation.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX

  • Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (HD Remastered cinematics)
  • Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final MIX
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (HD Remastered cinematics)

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

  • Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
  • Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep –A fragmentary passage–
  • Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover (movie)

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Although these are an assortment of old games you've played before, updates and minor changes are added along with HD graphics to deliver a refreshing experience to the fans. Even a feature-length film is also included in the package and it is available for pre-order now.

Unfortunately, they didn't announce an Xbox version of the collection and considering how the entire franchise has built up its legacy on PlayStation consoles throughout the years, players on Xbox are the ones who probably needed it the most to catch up with the adventures of Sora, Donald Duck and Goofy.

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Adventures of Sora and Company

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Until now, there hasn't been a single collection that offered every important part of the overall story and The Story So Far is the most complete bundle ever. Only problem it has is that the games are not listed in chronological order and there are no new content in it.

As you wait for Kingdom Hearts III to arrive and characters from Disney, Final Fantasy, Pixar and The World Ends with You to reunite on January 2019, you have two more months in between to get yourself introduced to the entire plot of the franchise and maybe try to figure out which comes after which.