Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy III launches for Ouya

Final Fantasy III (Android, Ouya) Ouya Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Final Fantasy III is now available for the Ouya. The new Android-powered console is being shipped out to the many Kickstarter backers but will be available in stores to the general public this June for $99.99. For those who get their systems early, Square Enix has announced that a new version of Final Fantasy III is on offer with several console-specific updates, including improved graphics and optimized controls. For those on the fence, a demo is also available.

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Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster announcement trailer released

As mentioned last week, Square Enix has released the first footage of the upcoming Final Fantasy X re-release, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster. The announcement trailer features Tidus, Yuna, and the crew adventuring around Spira.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD editions announced for PS3, PS Vita

Final Fantasy X, X-2 HD Remaster (PS3, PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 will be making their return later this year as HD remastered editions for PS3 and PS Vita. The set will be available as a single-disc release (Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster) for PS3 and individually (Final Fantasy X HD Remaster, Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster) for PS Vita, the latter most likely being due to size issues in regards to PSN. Check back on Monday for a trailer revealing more of what’s in store for Meg Ryan and company.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

New Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII screenshots released

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (360, PS3) March Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new batch of screens has been released for Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. The nearly dozen shots show the Dead Dunes, a new area of Nova Chrysalia, as well as Lighting engaging in combat and interacting with some townsfolk.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

New trailer, screens released for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

A new trailer and batch of screenshots have been released for Square Enix’s upcoming Lightning-tastic Final Fantasy spin-off, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. The Extended First Look trailer features the divine city of light Luxerion, one of the four regions of Nova Chrysalia, the area formerly known as Novus Partus, and a little of the fast-paced combat. New screens were also released, which reveal a brand-new character, Lumina.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Final Fantasy IV now available on App Store for iOS

Final Fantasy IV (iOS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

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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Apple Handheld

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

Final Fantasy Dimensions (iOS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

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

Final Fantasy VII (PC) PC Rerelease Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

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

Final Fantasy III (Android, iOS) OUYA Announcement - Header

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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