Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years launching next month for PC

Final Fantasy IV The After Years (PC) Steam Announcement - Screenshot 1

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years will be hitting Steam on May 12, according to Square Enix. The After Years is a direct sequel to Final Fantasy IV, set almost 20 years later and spanning ten chapters, but wasn’t available in English until 2011. The PC version is based on the mobile phone release that went live in Japan in 2008, which came out stateside for PlayStation Portable. The Steam version will include achievements, trading cards, and updated visuals.

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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD ships a million, FFXV feedback in focus

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (PS4, Xbox One) Feb Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 4

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD has shipped over a million units, according to Square Enix. The studio also announced that they will be hosting a player feedback special about Final Fantasy XV on an upcoming Active Time Report with director Hajime Tabata based on community feedback from Episode Duscae. Scheduled to begin on 1 p.m. (CST) April 27, the new episode will discuss the type of comments received and the development team’s plans on how they will address concerns and suggestions. Feedback can still be submitted here, until May 19.

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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD now available for PS4, Xbox One

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Final Fantasy Type-0 has made the leap from PlayStation Portable to next-gen today. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD features support for remote play with PS Vita, enhanced visuals, dual language options for voice overs and subtitles, and for Day One edition buyers, a download code for Final Fantasy XV –Episode Duscae-. For those non-importers out there, that being most of you, this action-heavy entry follows Class Zero, 14 cadets from the Dominion of Rubrum military academy, who are embattled against the invading Militesi Empire.

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Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster heading to PS4 this May

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Square Enix has announced that they will be bringing out last year’s Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster for PS4 on May 12. In addition to the two previously Japanese-only extras added to the original collection, the Final Fantasy X: Eternal Calm cinematic and Final Fantasy X-2: Last Mission playable mission, the game will also feature cross-save support with the PS3 and PS Vita versions, support for remote play, and the ability to switch between the original soundtrack and the remastered version. A physical pre-order bonus was also revealed, a calendar featuring artwork by Yoshitaka Amano.

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Dozen-plus new Final Fantasy XV -Episode Duscae- screens released

Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae (PS4, Xbox One) Demo Screens Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new set of screenshots has been released from Final Fantasy XV -Episode Duscae-. The 13 shots show more of the Duscae region as well as the game’s camp system, the job board, and some of the missions that Noctis and his friends will undertake.

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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD combat trailer, Episode Duscae clip released

Square Enix has released a translated video of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD from their recent Active Time Report presentation. The three-minute-long trailer starts with a bloody man begging for help and subsequently follows Class Zero as they argue about duty and battle a variety of monsters. The last minute is a clip from Final Fantasy XV – Episode Duscae – of Noctis and crew also battling enemies, as well as doing a bit of giggling. Episode Duscae will be available with the Day One Edition of Type-0 HD.

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 launches on Steam, SE Online store for PC

Final Fantasy XIII-2 (360, PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Square Enix has released the PC version of Final Fantasy XIII-2. Available for $19.99 on Steam and the Square Enix Online Store, the PC version features support for 60 frames-per-second, Japanese voiceovers with English subtitles, and several resolutions (also added today in Final Fantasy XIII). The downloadable content from the console versions, including new enemies, missions, and outfits, detailed below, are also included. Some content from the console versions are missing, though, such as the Lost Report side story episode and any collaborative pieces with other series (e.g., Assassin’s Creed and Mass Effect).

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Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster heading to PS4

Final Fantasy X, X-2 HD Remaster (PS3, PS Vita) November Media Announcement - Screenshot 11

Square Enix announced during last weekend’s PlayStation Experience that they will be bringing over the updated PC version of Final Fantasy VII to PS4. At another conference today in Shanghai, PlayStation China, the studio revealed that they will also be porting over Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster. The latter is said to include unspecified system-exclusive features. Both titles will be available this spring, with Final Fantasy VII as a $15.99 download and Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster as a $49.99 download or retail boxed copy.

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Convention, PlayStation 4 News

Square Enix details Las Vegas Fan Festival 2014 Live Stream

Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn (PC, PS3, PS4) Fan Festival 2014 Stream Announcement - Header

Details for accessing the upcoming Las Vegas Fan Festival 2014 Live Stream have been released by Square Enix. Two packages are on offer, with a free version streaming in standard definition and showing most events, except for the opening keynote and closing ceremonies. For $20, viewers get to see the opening keynote on what the studio has in store for the game by producer and director Naoki Yoshida, closing ceremonies, and extra bonuses. The full list of extras included with the premium package is available below. For those wanting to go with the free version, bookmark Square Enix’s official FFXIV Twitch channel.

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Convention, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Final Fantasy XIII now available on Steam, SE Store for PC

Final Fantasy XIII (360, PC, PS3) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Final Fantasy XIII has launched as a download-only release for PC. Available through Square Enix Online Store and Steam, the PC version features 60 frames per second, dual audio for those wanting Japanese dialog with English subtitles, and support for Steam Trading Cards. The rest of the trilogy is slated for release in spring 2015.

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