Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Final Fantasy

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

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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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PC News

New Final Fantasy XV –Episode Duscae– screenshots released

Final Fantasy Type-0 (PS4, Xbox One)  FFXV Demo Sept Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

Square Enix released two new batches of screenshots today from Final Fantasy XV and Type-0 HD. First up is FFXV, and more specifically, the upcoming downloadable demo, Final Fantasy XV –Episode Duscae–. Duscae, which will feature the opening section of FFXV but with altered story elements, will be accessible via a download voucher that will be included with Type-0 for both PS4 and Xbox One. The shots show some combat against goblins, a few of the character close-ups, and a herd of giant Garula. The release also noted that all pictures were taken from in-game footage.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD dated for March, to include FFXV demo

Square Enix announced at the Tokyo Game Show that Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will be arriving on digital outlets and store shelves on March 17. The new adventure, set on the world of Orience, is said to offer “a gritty worldview and an action-packed battled system.” It was also revealed that access to a demo of Final Fantasy XV, titled Final Fantasy XV -Episode Duscae-, will be included. The demo, in the form of a download unlocked via voucher, will be unique in that it will include the same opening section as the final game but feature an alternative story progression. New trailers for both have been posted, and some new screens from Type-0 HD.

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Convention, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, DLC available for 3DS

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is once again summoning players to the battlefield with the melodic tunes of high adventure with Curtain Call. The 3DS exclusive follows up the 2012 original with 221 songs, 60-plus playable characters, the new Versus Mode, and the customizable Quest Medley, which allows players to choose their own party. Songs included are taken from across the franchise’s 26-year history, with Lightning Returns, Type-0, Tactics, and Advent Children being a handful of the titles represented. A list of newly launched and upcoming DLC is also provided below.

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3DS, DLC

Square Enix releases PC version of Final Fantasy III on Steam

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Another Final Fantasy has made its way to PC today with the release of Final Fantasy III on Steam. Originally released in Japan in 1990, Final Fantasy III not only introduced the popular job system but was also the first in the series to sell over a million copies. The PC version features Steam Trading Cards and Achievements, new graphics for the Job Mastery Cards, 3D visuals, an improved bestiary, and updated story sequences.

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PC News

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII now available for 360 and PS3

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Lightning sets out for a new journey today with the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII for 360 and PS3. Her latest adventure, available in stores and digitally through Live and PSN, is a more action-oriented title than a traditional Final Fantasy release, with players having direct control over Lightning as she ventures about Nova Chrysalia with her band of allies battling the deadly cult Children of Etro.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn PS4 beta, release dates revealed

Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn (PC, PS3, PS4) PS4 Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Square Enix has released some new details regarding the PS4 version of their MMO Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. First off, the game will be available in stores on April 14, the same day when “official service” begins. For those looking to preorder, beginning today, money can be put down on a Standard Edition or a Collector’s Edition, which will also include two in-game items (a Mog Cap and a Cait Sith Doll minion) and Early Access on April 11. The Collector’s Edition will be packed with an art book, a music CD, art cards, a themed security token, and a few exclusive in-game items. Additionally, existing players who have registered FFXIV Collector’s Edition, FFXIV: A Realm Reborn Collector’s Edition, or digitally upgraded will receive two new in-game items (Fat Chocobo Mount and Wind-up Moogle minion).

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII demo, pre-order bonus go live

Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII (360, PS3) Demo Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Lightning returns today, literally. Square Enix has announced that the first playable demo for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will launch later today for PS3 and is available now for 360 Live Gold members. Live Silver members will have to wait until January 28. The demo features a battle-heavy trip through the Yusnaa palace alongside Snow. For players that activate the Outworld feature and submit their score for the final fight against Zaltys, the Siegfried outfit will be unlocked in the full version. As an extra bonus, the PSN version will include the Utsusemi Garb DLC in the demo and full version, which includes the Heavenly Fan weapon and the Kaminari shield.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster PS3 CE, PS Vita version detailed

Final Fantasy X, X-2 HD Remaster (PS3, PS Vita) LE Announcement - Set

Square Enix announced a Collector’s Edition release for their upcoming set Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster. The PS3 will receive the CE along with the standard edition when it is released on March 18, but it will only be available through the Square Enix Online Store. The $79.99 package will include a 40-page hardcover artbook, five lithographs, and a soundtrack on Blu-ray with over six hours of music. Some new screens were released alongside shots of the CE.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News