Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Final Fantasy

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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Android

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

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (3DS) Chaos Shrine Screenshots - Screenshot 1

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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3DS

Final Fantasy XIII-2 getting final four DLC packs tomorrow

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

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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3DS

Final Fantasy XIII-2 to get N7 armor, new Coliseum Battle DLC

Final Fantasy XIII-2 (360, PS3) Mass Effect Armor DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Role-playing game giants will meet next week when Commander Shepard’s N7 armor makes its way into Final Fantasy XIII-2 as DLC. Serah Farron and Noel Kreiss will both be able to don the N7 gear. In addition to the new panoply, some new opponents, including Ultros, will be stepping into the arena in new Coliseum Battle DLC.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Final Fantasy XIII-2 gets weapon DLC, plus new Battle, Episode DLC

Final Fantasy XIII-2 (360, PS3) Coliseum and Episode DLC Announced and Weapon DLC Launched Announcement - Screenshot 1

The second Coliseum DLC for Final Fantasy XIII-2 has been announced, and this time players will be able to square off against PSICOM Officer Jihl Nabaat. The 240 MS Point/$2.99 download is scheduled to launch on March 13. A new Episode DLC was also announced, Lightning’s Story: Requiem of the Goddess. Requiem of the Goddess covers the battle between Lightning and Caius that was not shown in the game, and is scheduled to launch around mid-May.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions brings the battle to iPad

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions (iPad, iPhone, iPod, PSP) iPad Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

To war! Square Enix’s turn-based strategy title Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions has launched on the App Store for the iPad. The PlayStation Portable re-release of the PlayStation 1997 original includes new cutscenes, scenarios, and jobs. The iPad version available for $17.99.

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