Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Final Fantasy

Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV ends its run with The Warmth of Light

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Square Enix released the final episode of Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. The series reveals the backstory of Noctis, and offers additional insight into his family and his friends. The latest episode, The Warmth of Light, features a battle ten years later against a snake-like monster called Marilith. All five episodes are available on the official Youtube channel, while the newest one can be found below.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Final Fantasy XV release bumped back from September to November

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Square Enix has pushed back the release of Final Fantasy XV to November 29. The extra time will be used to “allow the development teams time to further polish and conduct quality testing so that the reality of the game can match the expectations of both the fans and the creative teams.” A video from the game’s director, Hajime Tabata, has been released and posted below, which was made available alongside a statement. In part, he comments that he wishes “to personally apologize for the additional wait. As a team, we want Final Fantasy XV to achieve a level of perfection that our fans deserve. We kindly ask for your understanding.” Additionally, the physical versions of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy’s and Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV’s release dates might change, while the digital release of Kingsglaive remains August 30.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Mobius Final Fantasy now available for Android, iOS

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Square Enix’s latest mobile role-playing title, Mobius Final Fantasy, has launched for Android and iOS. A free download with in-app purchases, Mobius focuses on character customization and ongoing live events. Players take on the role of an amnesiac who finds himself in the world of Palamecia. He’s soon tasked with investigating a prophecy about a warrior of light in order to restore hope. As a bonus, from now through August 31, special items are being rewarded for players who dive into the game, including Tidus’s weapon Brotherhood from FFX, extra Ability Tickets, bonus Summon Tickets, and a Yuna character card. Daily login rewards will also run through August 12, gifting players with extra Ability Tickets, Bronze Openers, and Elixirs.

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Android, Apple Handheld

World of Final Fantasy trailer released, three limited editions detailed

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Players will be able to explore Grymoire in a variety of releases for World of Final Fantasy, including a Day One Edition, Limited Edition, and Collector’s Edition. The Day One Edition will include extra digital content, such as a Sephiroth summon and a Japanese voice-over option add-on, while the similarly priced Limited Edition will add special packaging along with a 24-page artbook. The Square Enix-store-exclusive Collector’s Edition is priced at $119.99 and adds even more goodies, including the soundtrack, a three-piece minifigurine set (Cloud, Lightning, and Squall), a pop-up book, and more. Full details for all additions can be found below.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

World of Final Fantasy dated for October 25, trailer, screens released

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Square Enix has announced that World of Final Fantasy will be available on October 25 for PS4 and PS Vita. Coinciding with the news is the release of a new localized trailer, which shows more of the escapades of twins Reynn and Lann. In the game, the duo will explore Grymoire in search of a cure to their amnesia. Along the way, they will fight monsters so that they can capture and raise them. The game is said to combine “classic RPG gameplay mechanics with fresh and imaginative toy-like visuals to welcome both fans and newcomers to the series.”

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Remastered Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age heading to PS4 in 2017

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North America will be getting an updated version of the previously import-only Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System. The PS4 exclusive will be available next year, and feature improved visuals, with remastered characters and cutscenes, 7.1 surround sound, shortened load times, a new soundtrack with an option to switch back to the original, and a new trial mode of 100 back-to-back battles. The Zodiac Job System is a 12-job progression system that was exclusive to the international version.

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PlayStation 4 News

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius coming stateside for Android, iOS devices

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Square Enix is porting over their mobile Final Fantasy title Brave Exvius to North America. The Android, iOS title has currently logged over six million players overseas, and this summer, the free role-playing game (supported by in-app purchases) will make its way stateside. Players will follow two knights from Grandshelt Kingdom who are on the hunt for a prized crystal as they happen upon a mysterious young woman. The trio will explore dungeons, loot items, and battle enemies via a turn-based battle system, as well as run across some familiar faces, including as Cecil and Terra.

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Android, Apple Handheld

Final Fantasy Explorers now available for 3DS

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Final Fantasy’s latest handheld adventure, Final Fantasy Explorers, hits stores and digital outlets today for 3DS. The action-heavy role-playing game features over 200 quests that can be tackled solo or online with up to three other players. As players seek the Grand Crystal in the midst of an energy crisis, they will have to face 12 eidolons, but to do so, they can access 20-plus customizable jobs and transform into such series legends as Cloud, Squall, and Tifa.

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3DS

Lightning Returns hits Steam, Final Fantasy VI launching next week

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Square Enix is adding two more Final Fantasy titles to Steam, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy VI. Lightning Returns is available today for $15.99, and includes graphic options for high-end systems plus all downloadable content from the console version, save for ‘Final Fantasy VII Aerith Costume’. Final Fantasy VI is scheduled to go live on December 16 for $15.99, but early buyers can currently purchase it for 10% off. The story follows the mysterious Terra Branford as she uncovers her past. The PC version will feature support for Steam achievements and trading cards.

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DLC, PC News

Final Fantasy V now available for Windows PC, Amazon Fire TV

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Square Enix has released Final Fantasy V for PC via Steam. The latest version features improved graphics, with new material provided by character designer Kazuko Shibuya, optimized controls, and extra content from the 2006 Game Boy Advance re-release. Carried over from the handheld version are a new dungeon, The Sealed Temple, and an optional boss, Enuo. Steam achievements and trading cards are also supported. Additionally, Final Fantasy V and VI are now compatible with Amazon Fire TV. Everyone who purchased the games through Amazon’s Appstore can download the compatibility update for free.

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Handheld, PC News