Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy IV now available on App Store for iOS

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Final Fantasy IV has launched on the App Store for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The iOS version is based on the 2008 3D remake for the Nintendo DS and features a remixed score, the new character Augment System, and CG cutscenes. The popular entry follows the former dark knight Cecil on his quest of redemption after being stripped of his powers.

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII announced for 360, PS3

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Square Enix has announced that Lightning’s journey is coming to an end next year with the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Not much else was mentioned, only that Lightning Returns will feature a new story, cast of characters, and improved mechanics. Some concept art was also released.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Final Fantasy Dimensions launches on App Store with free Prologue

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Square Enix is harkening back to Final Fantasy’s 8- and 16-bit days today with the launch of Final Fantasy Dimensions for iOS. The first chapter in the new episodic saga, Prologue, is a free download that introduces players to the tale of the Avalonian Empire’s quest for peace and the world’s subsequent descent into darkness. Dimension features the return of job-based classes, as well as a sliding control pad and new work from composer Naoshi Mizuta.

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Final Fantasy VII download-only PC re-release now available

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Square Enix is continuing their celebrations of Final Fantasy’s 25th Anniversary today with a nod to the 32-bit era via the ever-popular Final Fantasy VII. Starting today, role-players can download a new enhanced re-release for PC at Square Enix’s eStore for $11.99. Gamers who have a member account at the company’s site can download the game for $9.99 until September 12. The new version includes support for cloud saves and a character booster, and an in-game achievement system is also planned.

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PC News

Final Fantasy III joins OUYA launch line-up

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The Android-based OUYA console, the recent Kickstarter campaign flavor of the month, has gained some notable support today from none other than Square Enix. The studio has announced their plans to release Final Fantasy III when the console launches, which is currently scheduled for next March. More precisely, the OUYA version will be the 2006 enhanced re-release of the 1990 original, but optimized for the new system. A playable demo is also planned.

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Final Fantasy VII being revamped, re-released for PC

Some surprising news out of Square Enix today with the studio announcing a new download-only release of Final Fantasy VII for PC in honor of the franchise’s 25th Anniversary.

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PC News

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy regales retail with a jaunty tune

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Square Enix is getting into the beat today with the launch of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy for the 3DS. The title isn’t just the company’s first foray into the rhythm genre, though, as it’s also the first 3DS title to offer DLC. For adventurers who need more than the 70-plus included tracks, taken from event scenes, field themes, and battle arrangements, eight additional songs, listed below, are available for download.

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3DS, DLC

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy shows off Chaos Shrine in new shots

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Oh, what’s that? You’d like to explore the world of Final Fantasy by way of melodies and smooth basslines? Then sit back, kick up your feet, and enjoy these screenshots of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, an upcoming 3DS title that features rhythm-based action. The latest images are of the unlockable Chaos Shrine.

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 getting final four DLC packs tomorrow

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The final DLC packs for Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be dropping tomorrow on Live and PSN. The breakdown consists of two episode packs and three wardrobe packs. The episodes center around Snow and Lightning with Snow’s Story: Perpetual Battlefield and Lightning’s Story: Requiem of the Goddess. Snow’s story will pit players against him in a Coliseum battle, with him joining the victor, and Lightning’s portion will see her battling Caius with all-new powers. The wardrobe releases consist of a White Mage outfit, Black Mage outfit, and a 16-piece collection for Mog.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy pre-order extra announced

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Square Enix has announced a new pre-order bonus for their upcoming 3DS rhythmic RPG, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy. Befitting a game that features rhythm-based combat by way of tapping the stylus on the screen, gamers who put down some cash early enough will receive a gripped stylus and 17 stickers featuring some of the franchise’s most popular characters, including Cloud, Moogle, and Cecil.

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