There's a reason Twiggy's had to halt progress on his Final Fantasy VII playthrough
Namely, we've been ridiculously busy behind the scenes. Why? Well, aside from it being game-a-geddon out there (where every major publisher decides to release every major game in the span of three months), we got Final Fantasy XIII. And we've been playing it to death in order to bring you a review. Thus, we..
Shhh, let us tell you a secret: we're playing Final Fantasy XIII right now and
.. What's that? Oh yeah, we're still not allowed to talk about it. But we can talk about what other people say about the game. And that includes the opinion of Insomniac's James Stevenson, who reckons the PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIII is "superior" to the XBOX 360 version. Surprise! He Tweeted:PS3 is..
It took about, ooh, five minutes
We were excited. We've wanted to play Yakuza 3 for a long, long time and finally we got to go hands-on. It took about five minutes and then it dawned on us. "Dude, we're playing Yakuza 3." SEGA's hesitation to release Yakuza 3 in the West rings loud in much of the game's design. This is Japanese, and it...
In possibly the most bonkers promo video for a video game ever, you can watch Leona Lewis playing Final Fantasy XIII and telling you how amazing it is
The Internet are still debating which platform is actually being played, despite the prominent DualShock 3 — there's an XBOX 360 version too y'see.
Final Fantasy XIII is practically a done deal now
It's out in Japan and is merely weeks away here in the UK. That means we should be hearing about Final Fantasy Versus XIII pretty soon, right? Wrong. The game's director Tetsuya Nomura has revealed in this weeks Famitsu that the game probably won't be shown at this year's E3. The reason? Changes to the world map. Nomura didn't really detail exactly..
Yoshinori Kitase has told CVG that motion controls aren't like to show up in Final Fantasy, erm, Fifteen
Why? Too tiring.These new type of controllers are very interesting, but were not sure that people would like to spend up to 100 hours playing a conventional Final Fantasy title with these type of controllers, said Kitase. It could be too exhausting if you were always swinging a sword..
Final Fantasy XIII producer Yoshinori Kitase and director Motomu Toriyama has confirmed there's probably not going to be any DLC available for Final Fantasy XIII
Regarding the DLC content, we feel that the final product is 100% enjoyable its the complete package. So were not planning any DLC at this time, said one the...
Twiggys playing through Final Fantasy VII for the first-time ever
Join him as he catalogues his progress but beware, if youre still planning on playing through Final Fantasy VII for yourself, there are spoilers ahead.</em> "Mouth to mouth!?" I exclaim. "She's just..
Twiggys playing through Final Fantasy VII for the first-time ever
Join him as he catalogues his progress but beware, if youre still planning on playing through Final Fantasy VII for yourself, there are spoilers ahead.</em> If I didn't know any better at this stage, I'd say Sephiroth likes reading books. He's in the basement of the Shinra's mansion, frantically flipping through the..
Speaking in an interview on the official Playstation Blog, Square Enix's Yoshinori Kitase highlighted his "interest" in 3D technology, and hinted at the possibility of Final Fantasy XIII launching in a further dimension
We dont know how possible it is to build the game in 3D but we are interested in it, he said. In fact, we have already created a 3D Final Fantasy XIII trailer, which is..
Twiggys playing through Final Fantasy VII for the first-time ever
Join him as he catalogues his progress but beware, if youre still planning on playing through Final Fantasy VII for yourself, there are spoilers ahead.</em> Final Fantasy VII just became road-rash. I'm riding on the back of a huge motorcycle, wielding my elongated sword. I've got to protect Barrett and the others..
Remember when Square Enix's honcho Yoichi Wada said Final Fantasy XIII was to be the last game of its kind? Well, Square Enix developers Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama have no idea what he was talking about
They said as much during an interview with the Playstation Blog.We dont know exactly what he meant by that. We dont really know what he meant by this style of game, the duo said..
We've never quite understood the lure of the Kingdom Hearts franchise, but if you're one of the many people who wish every night for a third-installment in the franchise, rejoice: Tetsuya Nomura has told Famitsu that it will happen at some point
The series creator told the Japanese magazine: "Fans and partners alike are pressing us for it, so well work to realize it as soon as..
Japanese developers might be ruined right now, but if you're Square Enix, you're doing just fine
Particularly when you've just launched games with Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest in the title. Which Square Enix has just done. Then there was the acquisition of Eidos who published last year's sleeper hit, Batman: Arkham Asylum. Aimed at mid-and long-term growth for the Square Enix Group, we have..
SCE Hong Kong are going to bring Final Fantasy XIII to China in May
If you can't wait, yo, we suggest an import for your lovely non-locked down Playstation 3. Yup. The Chinese version will obviously be localised and is due in May. Western folks, we get it next month.
In a double-sweep of disappointment for Final Fantasy fans, Square Enix's production duo Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama have poo-pooed the HD remake of Final Fantasy VII, declaring traditional RPG towns (as seen in Square's classic) are "too hard" to do in HD
"Considering the amount of work to make graphics that deserve HD, it is hard to make towns in the conventional style," said..
Twiggys playing through Final Fantasy VII for the first-time ever
Join him as he catalogues his progress but beware, if youre still planning on playing through Final Fantasy VII for yourself, there are spoilers ahead.</em> If the blaring "battle music" is anything to go by, I'd say we're in a panic. The Don's told us that Sector 7 is to be blown to the ground and apparently..
If you're like us, you probably have like a bag of vinyls next your computer
Well, we totally do. If you don't - boo to you. Know what would be a cool complement to our vinyl collection? Final Fantasy XIII's soundtrack. Which is totally happening. The limited edition vinyl is available exclusively through Square's e-shop. Like right now. We suggest being quick on this one. Grab it here.
Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope - International launched in Japan yesterday
It means that Playstation 3 owners finally get the opportunity to play Star Ocean 4, which has been exclusive to XBOX 360 for about a year. And it would appear Yoshinori Yamagishi - Star Ocean 4's producer - is pretty pleased to see it make the jump. When asked if there were any memory limitations in the PS3 version of the game..
Sony's just announced via the European arm of the Playstation Blog that Final Fantasy VIII will indeed launch as part of today's Playstation Store update
Does any other content truly matter? Well, perhaps the small matter of the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Aliens Vs Predator multiplayer demos might tempt you. Full list through here.
Square Enix has announced that they are working on five unannounced titles at the moment
They also announced that at least two of them are set to launch in 2010. No mention of whether that's just Japan or worldwide. We reckon the titles are Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy XVI, Final Fantasy XVII, Final Fantasy XVIII... You get the idea. What else could they be, eh? Well probably a lot actually but,..
Twiggys playing through Final Fantasy VII for the first-time ever
Join him as he catalogues his progress but beware, if youre still planning on playing through Final Fantasy VII for yourself, there are spoilers ahead.</em> I'm starting to realise why everyone loves Final Fantasy VII so. When I left you last time, I'd been hanging with the lovely Tifa. Shortly after that, we headed..
Twiggy's in agreement - Team Teamwork's Final Fantasy VII/hip-hop mash-up is phenomenal
Aside from a brief appearance of the frighteningly folk Tom Waits, this "pay-what-you-want" record is the perfect compliment to our First-Time Fantasy series. Go download it from here.
Twiggy's playing through Final Fantasy VII for the first-time ever
Join him as he catalogues his progress but beware, if you're still planning on playing through Final Fantasy VII for yourself, there are spoilers ahead.</em> Apparently Square want me to know two key things about the cast of Final Fantasy VII: they like nothing more than riding trains and blowing up generators. As the..
Sony's Jeff Rubenstein has hinted that there is more information on Final Fantasy Versus XIII incoming
Perhaps as soon as next month. In response to a query regarding Square Enix's latest title, Rubenstein commented, I have [some more info on FF Versus XIII], and theyre [Square Enix] eager to get some posts on the blog in February. Awesome. Final Fantasy Versus XIII has always looked the most..
According to Final Fantasy XIII producer Yoshinori Kitase, the use of Leona Lewis' "My Hands" in the Western release of Square Enix's latest blockbuster is purely "experimental" due to translation issues
He told the Dutch iteration of Official Playstation Magazine (via theLostGamer) that, We tried to translate the song [Kimi Ga Iru Kara], but the singer had difficulties with that, adding,..
These shots (via Kotaku) show Final Fantasy XIII running on a Playstation 2
They've been published as part of a book documenting the development of Square Enix's latest RPG thriller. The sceens predate E3 2006, where the game was formally announced. Check the full set here.
We were told by some non-digital friends recently that, "Too many people are demanding it [Final Fantasy VII remake]; they [Square Enix] have to be working on it
" To which we responded, "Nah." Cue Square Enix's Tetsuya Nomura explaining a Final Fantasy VII remake as a no-go "for the time being." Ta for that Nomura, we owe you one. Nomura told Famitsu that he is aware..
Square Enix has revealed the Collector's Edition for Final Fantasy XIII today
The package includes a soundtrack, art-book and printed post-cards, and is due to launch worldwide alongside the standard version on March 9th.
Playstation Store's Mike Kebby has confirmed that Final Fantasy VIII will hit the European Playstation Store in early February; the 4th to be precise
FF8 is coming on the 4th of February, this is a confirmed date now. Hooray, he wrote on the Playstation Blog. Lovely.
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days aims to look like a YouTube video
In a generation where games try to outpretty each other, it's a risky move. But we think it actually is shaping up awesome here. There's a full set of screens on VG247.
In what can only be described as a master-class of viral marketing, the latest Just Cause 2 trailer is fully interactive
Kinda. It uses YouTubes video link tools to create the kind of trailer you want, based on your play type. It also helps showcase the depth of Just Cause 2's gameplay variety. Game is still flying under the radar, but looks even better each time we see it. Start your trailer here..
In an interview with FF-Reunion, Final Fantasy XIII's art director Isamu Kamikokuryou has revealed that enough locations and content were cut from the final game to make up a whole new release entirely
Sections cut include a zoo inside one of the game's amusement parks, and a secret base for Snow's hero squad. Dude, we have to bring up the XBOX 360 DVD thing. Hides. Check out the full interview..
Is it just us, or is the voice acting in this international Final Fantasy XIII trailer a little, erm, crap? Perhaps layering voices with a loud, and overly vocal rendition of Leona Lewis is not the best way of showcasing a games voice actors but erm, well
.. Please tell us we're not the only ones. CGI looks good. Shifts eyes.
Yoichi Wada's told EDGE that Final Fantasy XIII may be the "last of its kind" as the company move on to next generation forms of play
I believe Final Fantasy XIII is going be something special, and that its going to be well received by the audience, Wada said. But whether we are going to continue to internally create this type of game remains to be seen, because I actually feel that..
IGN has just uploaded some new screens of the upcoming Playstation 3 MMO, Final Fantasy XIV
The game's due out this year [is it really? - Ed] [yes, it is really! - PushSquare Staffer], and we have to admit, looks kinda hot in these screenshots. Check out the full collection through here.
Sure, we don't like posting about other site's reviews
Review is opinion and all that. But when you have one of the first English language reviews of Final Fantasy XIII, it's certainly worth sharing. And, sadly the review echoes many of thoughts filtering out of Japan over the past few weeks: Final Fantasy XIII is pretty good, but not as great as expected; earning itself a respectable, but..
With an opening week pushing over a million copies of Final Fantasy XIII, it's really no big deal that the game dropped to fourth on the Japanese sales charts this week
Still, with figures of around 200,000 copies shifted, we doubt Square Enix will be worrying too much, with Final Fantasy XIII seemingly meeting all its ridiculous expectations in the region. It'll be interesting to see how the..
But not brand new. That's the type of game that Square Enix's Tetsuya Nomura is working on, according to an interview in the latest Famitsu. Yo, are you thinking it? We're thinking it. Here's the direct quote:"There is a still yet unannounced title that I am working on sooner than thought," he says. Voice recording for this title has begun. "It's not a brand new title,..
Now Final Fantasy XIII is out, and flying off Japanese shelves, it's time for Square Enix to talk about their other project - Playstation 3 title Final Fantasy Versus XIII
Director Tetsuya Nomura has given details in the latest Famitsu magazine, of how Final Fantasy Versus XIII's graphics engine has been updated: namely to ensure cut-scene CGI and gameplay are identical. Yummy indeed. He also..
It must have been pretty humbling to see the out-of-the-gate Final Fantasy XIII figures for Square Enix
After years of XBOX 360 "exclusivity", Square-Enix's biggest release thus far this gen was, erm, on Playstation 3. Granted, it's a Final Fantasy game, guaranteed to sell where-ever it goes. But, surely no one can argue Playstation 3 is the right home for it. Thus, it's almost exciting..
Marketing, marketing, marketing
It's all about synergy. Final Fantasy XIII is a Playstation-related product (in Japan). Playstation is a Sony developed system. Sony also make the Bravia TV range. So what do you do? You get Final Fantasy XIII heroine Lightning to stand behind the latest Sony Bravia TV. Subconsciously anyone who picks up that Sony TV, will instantly find themselves compelled to buy..
Early rumours coming out of Famitsu's publisher Enterbrain (via the Examiner) suggest its been a bumper week in Japan for Sony and Square Enix
According to reports 1,516,532 copies of Final Fantasy XIII were sold in the game's first week on retail, with 245,406 Playstation 3 hardware systems shifted. And that figure is more than any of us imagined.
Final Fantasy XIII is out (in Japan)
That means that practically everyone living in the country stopped what they were doing, cancelled work, and went and bought a copy. Well, maybe not everyone in the country - but at least 1million, as early indications suggest sales for the game were strong in its first 24 hours. The 1million figure does not factor in sales for the special bundled Playstation 3..
Assuming you can't read Japanese, we're guessing you're itching for Final Fantasy XIII right now [if you can read Japanese, why aren't you importing the game? - Ed]
So we got your bases covered. Embedded are some videos of FFXIII from the mainstream Japanese media. It looks amazing by the way.
It's official. Japan's gaming Bible, Famitsu, has scored Final Fantasy XIII 39/40. One whole point less than Bayonetta then. We're sure that whole lost point isn't exactly tangible; i.e. the game is pretty rad, full-stop. Prepare for Japan to go nuts in the coming weeks.
If you happen upon Tokyo's Akihabara store over the next few weeks, prepare to be hit by a whole mass of Final Fantasy XIII content
The game's due to launch exclusively in the Japanese region on Playstation 3 in a few weeks. Sony domination ahoy.
We're not sure if stupidly long games are a good thing
On one hand, you can guarantee you're getting your money's worth. But on the other - does anyone really want to invest 60 hours into one game? It's daunting. Still, a considerably long game Final Fantasy XIII will be, with director Motomu Toriyama telling Famitsu magazine the experience could last anywhere up to 60 hours.For XIII, the size of..
Would you like to see a white box with a picture of Final Fantasy XIII protagonist and the game's logo? Well that's exactly what you're going to see on store shelves come March 9th
And well, there's nothing else to say is there. It's a box. With not much on it.
So, apparently Japan is hitting Final Fantasy XIII saturation point now
The game's out in like, just over two weeks, and Japanese presence is ramping up to "big cultural event" point. As evidenced by this advertisement for Elixir, a Japanese beverage. Dude! Sales predictions, anyone? Remember, the demo pushed PS3 sales through the roof...
Sit back, relax, and get ready to gawp at pretty CGI people talking in Japanese
Yep, it can only be Final Fantasy XIII, and the last trailer Square-Enix intend to release before the game's launch in Japan. We're now taking bets on first-day sales. Where you putting your money?
The original may have lost Jeff Gerstmann his job, but that ain't stopping IO Interactive announcing a sequel to Kane & Lynch
Set in the "gritty Shanghai underworld," Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is going to have a real innovative style, with an undercover documentary vibe going on. Sounds very interesting indeed.Gamers are always looking for something new and that is exactly what..
How do you guarantee the sale of lots of PSPs? You put Kingdom Hearts stickers on it and sell it alongside the upcoming Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep
This special PSP-3000 will be available from January 9th for 22,000 Yen.
As gaming prominence in the West continues to grow and grow, so must the attitudes of traditionally Eastern developers - like Square Enix
Cue, Square Enix's president - Yoichi Wada - confirming that the company's first "global game" is in development in Montreal. The game is being developed alongside Thief 4 and Deus Ex 3 in Eidos' Montreal studio. Of course, those up to date would know..
Bizarrely it was announced today that Final Fantasy XIII's theme song would be handled by Britains own (rather sexy - Ed) Leona Lewis
We've oft criticised the X-Factor winner here in the PushSquare offices. She often overdoes her vocals. So what of "My Hands," the track announced as the offical Final Fantasy XIII theme tune? As usual, Leona Lewis wants to remind us she's a good singer..
It's happening. As promised, there has been a Final Fantasy XIII announcement, and alongside new details contained in the embedded video, well, there's a release date. Both Europeans and North Americans will have Final Fantasy XIII in their hands this March 9th. The epic video also confirms the inclusion of music from the British X-Factor winner Leona Lewis. She will provide the..
You know something's going to be either exciting or disappointing when a company feel it's necessary to announce an announcement
But that's exactly what Square Enix have done in regards to Final Fantasy XIII, which is due an uber announcement over at the European Playstation Blog this Friday. What's most interesting about the announcement is the tie to both the Playstation Blog and the European arm..
A Final Fantasy XIII puzzle discovered by Siliconera has been cracked by the fine brains at a Final Fantasy fansite
The anagram ("A Henchmen Inventor Tent Unto.") has been solved to read: "Announcement Nov Thirteenth." The nature of the announcement is unknown, but we suppose we could speculate it might have something to do with a Western release date.
It's been revealed via scans from Shonen Jump magazine that Japanese copies of Final Fantasy XIII will include beta entry to Final Fantasy XIV- the online MMO from Square Enix
We're assuming the beta will be for PC, even though the game is due on Playstation 3 aswell. Still, it's a nice little extra incentive (as if any was needed) for the Japanese to pick up a copy of Final Fantasy XIII when it..
Final Fantasy games usually take a long time to localise
It's something Square Enix want to avoid with Final Fantasy XIII, with plans suggesting the game may be available before the end of the current financial year. Alas, Square Enix president Yoichi Wada did hint that while the game's on track, other elements such as marketing could hold it back further than the financial year end. Still it's..
Allow us to introduce Crystalium on Square Enix's behalf, the levelling system that will be used in the upcoming Final Fantasy XIII
As Andriasang point out, the system works by providing players with Crystal Points at the end of each battle. These points can then be spent on upgrading abilities and stats which are arranged on a circular chart. As you progress down one of the chart's specialisation..
Did anyone expect Final Fantasy XIII to be completely free of installation? We didn't
But it is. Kinda. The game will not require you to install, but those who do can enjoy a significantly speedier experience. So it's totally optional then, much like Street Fighter IV. That being said, there'll only be loading when the player transitions between town and field anyway. The game background streams..
Late last month we posted the latest Final Fantasy XIII trailer -- in Japanese
At the time we were waffling about underage-looking girls because we had little else to say. Having seen the trailer in English (which you can do yourselves right here) we can conclude that the romantic tones we'd predicted (but refrained from writing for fear of misinterpreting imagery and looking like fools) were in..
If you were hoping to get some early access to the upcoming Playstation 3 Final Fantasy MMO then you're going to have to wait a little while we're afraid
There will be a beta, but sadly it will be PC only, as confirmed by Final Fantasy XIV director Hiromichi Tanaka. The beta will start out closed with just 10,000 people but will eventually open up...
In an interview with Reuters, Squeenix honcho Yoichi Wada told the service he expects Final Fantasy XIII to outsell its predecessors, roughly selling upwards of six million copies
Wada also expressed hopes that the recent price cut to the Playstation 3 would drive up sales when it launches this December. We expect Wada won't be far off with this predictions. Japan will be the testing ground and..
The recipe to this Final Fantasy XIII trailer is two-parts amazing and one-part we wish we knew what was going on
Still, we suppose we can just sit and stare at the CGI character models of girls who look underage. Or not, because that would be a bad thing. And if you wondered why we are waffling, it's because we have nothing else to say about this trailer — because it's in Japanese!
We know very little about Final Fantasy XIV other than it's on the Playstation 3 (and PC) and is an MMO
Still, this trailer gives us a little artistic context, showing some of the world Eorzea. Apparently the place has lots of food. Oh and trading card games. Very, very important are trading card games. Did we mention that this trailer has really epic music too? 'Cos it does.
The PS3 looks hella good in silvery-cream and pink
This new Playstation 3 design is sure to shift a helluva lot of systems in Japan. It's easy to see why aswell. The thing looks flippin' gorgeous. The bundle will cost 41,600Yen, and will be available to tie-in with the launch of Final Fantasy XIII. Also of note, Final Fantasy VIII has just gone up on the Japanese store for 1,500Yen.
With Sony likely to show off the Playstation Motion Controller in a big way at this year's Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix's big-wig Yoichi Wada believes impact will be small
"Present game machines already have a lot of functions: they are a network terminal, a Blu-ray or DVD player, and a gaming machine. Compared to these three pillars, the [new motion] controllers are quite limited, so the..
For those of you wondering about a Western release of the recently announced Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope International, it's hitting America just five days after its Japanese launch, on February 9th
The version will include French, Italian, German, and Spanish language options alongside the traditional Japanese and English options. It means everyone can play!
A developer for one-time XBOX 360 exclusive Vampire Rain has spoken out about the trend of XBOX 360 exclusives being ported to the Playstation 3 a year later
We've already seen it happen with titles like Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope and Tales Of Vesperia amongst others. But why? The blogger writes that development on the XBOX 360 is easier. The developers sign a one year contract of exclusivity with..
The publisher of Japanese gaming-Bible Famitsu, Enterbrain, think that the coming December 17th release of Final Fantasy XIII could do absolute wonders for the Playstation 3
Perhaps even miracles. Enterbrain prez Hirokazu Hamamura said at today's Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan that the Playstation 3 could well see sales around the 500,000 mark for the week of Final Fantasy XIII's release..
Star Ocean 4 was an XBOX 360 exclusive
Not anymore. It's heading to the Playstation 3. The repackaged title will be dubbed Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope International when it releases in Japan this coming February 4th, 2010. The game will include a tweaked battle system, reworked menu screens and both English and Japanese voice acting options. There have currently been no mentions of bringing the..
We assume Sony (and Square Enix) are readying themselves for the Japanese sales figures of the century (perhaps slight exaggeration - Ed) as Final Fantasy XIII has been confirmed for release on December 17th in the East
The game will retail for a whopping 8,800 yen ($95!!!) in an act of severe price gouging by the folk at Square Enix. Sony are prepared for the game's launch with Kaz Hirai..
Square Enix's Tetsuya Nomura has claimed that Final Fantasy XIII will be playable at Tokyo Game Show, whereas Playstation 3 exclusive Versus XIII will not even be seen at the show
Square Enix are spending this year's show focusing on the games that are due out within the year.
Activision don't exist in Japan, but they have talked about making Modern Warfare 2 the "best selling game of all time"
They'll probably need to throw Japan into the mix in order to make it that. Cue this teaser site from Square Enix, headed with a similar looking "2" to that in the Modern Warfare 2 logo. Are we on the same wavelength?
Final Fantasy XIII producer Yoshinori Kitase reckons you should keep your ears tuned for Final Fantasy VII remake news in the future
Speaking with VideoGamer.com, Kitase said:"As for a VII remake, all I can advise right now is to play the PSN release that just came out for the time being. Maybe, perhaps we'll have some news for you at a later time." "I'm actually working on multiple..
Square Enix don't think the PS3 price cut will make much of a difference this year
But next year, boy are they expecting changes."In terms of the impact (the PS3 cut) will have on this financial year's earnings, I don't think there will be a major difference," explained Squeenix big-wig Yoichi Wada. "But I expect there to be a big impact from next year."</blockquote> Of..
The ESRB are at it again, back-handedly rating games no one else knew about
This time they're "announcing" a reboot of the Square-Enix classic, Thexder. It'll be called Thexder NEO and has been rated for the PS3 and PSP. The game first appeared on the NEC PC-8801 before being ported to the NES and PC. According to the ESRB rating the...
Square Enix want you to know that the English voice overs for Final Fantasy XIII are done
Finished. Finito. With the voice acting totally done, we wish they'd cut a slice of the game out and put it on the Playstation Store for us to try. Come on Squeenix. Pwease.
Those of you hotly anticipating a Blu-Ray release of an English version of the Final Fantasy XIII demo may be a little disappointed
If indeed an English demo ever does make it to the West, it's like to be downloadable. Square Enix's Yoshinori Kitase commented, "we are thinking of providing it in a downloadable format." And what would a...
Sony's semi-shock announcement from E3 '09 was Final Fantasy XIV
Here is the game being shown off at GamesCom. It looks very much like an MMO to us. To be totally honest, we have no idea what's going on in this video or how it compares to Final Fantasy XI (the previous FF MMO). All we know is that the graphics look pretty.
"We'll be making an announcement in a few weeks," said Square Enix gaffer Yoichi Wada regarding the release of Final Fantasy XIII
We'll pause while you people compose yourselves. ... That's right, Square Enix's masterpiece is likely to be dated at late September's Tokyo Game Show. For Japan, the launch of Final Fantasy XIII will be the biggest thing for the Playstation 3, where the game is still..
New Final Fantasy XIV artwork has gone live as part of the launch of the game's official website
It features details of regions that will feature in the game, alongside information on character races and whatnot. You get the drift - if you like the fiction you might find something of interest on the site.
The forums were awash with the flame-wars of old last night
"What has happened to my Final Fantasy XIII?" the question on the avid's lips. If you're eyes aren't trained enough to notice the differences between the August 2008 screen (left) and June 2009 screen (right), let us play spot the difference for you: poorer background textures, blurry depth of field effect type thing, worse..
As part of Microsoft's strategy for staying relevant, they've took popular franchises and made sure they only show up on XBOX platforms
Star Ocean: The Last Hope was one such example of that, going on to become the XBOX 360's best selling title in Japan. Now signs are pointing towards a Playstation 3 release. According to online retailer GameFly, Star Ocean is to make an appearance on the..
You'll be getting Dissidia on September 4th, just a week after the US release of the game. You'll also be getting extra stuff such as an Arcade Mode and some balanced gameplay. Mark the date on your calendars Final Fantasy fans.
Square Enix announced The Last Remnant as a multiplatform title
Even so, it only came out on the XBOX 360 and sold pretty badly. The Playstation 3 version has not been mentioned since. Well until today, when Square Enix's CEO Yoichi Wada stated "it's tough on the development side of things to say that you'll release a game on multiple platforms but end up not doing so, Square Enix has to think..
Indicative of the cheers that erupted due to the announcement of Final Fantasy VII's release on the PSN during Sony's E3 press conference, the Square title has gone on to sell over 100,000 copies in just two weeks
Quite astonishing sales figures really. It makes you wonder what would happen if they fully remade the game doesn't it?
XBOX 360 uses DVDs
Playstation 3 uses Blu-Rays. There is a massive difference in the amount of space the media can contain. Final Fantasy XIII was being developed specifically for the PS3. Now it's coming out on the XBOX 360, people are worried things are going to be cut from the game so it can fit on a DVD. There's "no chance" of that happening according to Square Enix.The team is..
The PSone Square onslaught continues, as the ESRB rate Final Fantasy Tactics presumably for distribution via the Playstation Network in North America
Seeing as the original PSone release never made it across the shores to Europe, we'd be surprised if it popped up on the European store. Alas, there's always that vastly superior PSP title to get hold...
Courtesy of Kazuya Takahashi, here's a first little snippet of some concept art for Final Fantasy XIV Online - it looks like Final Fantasy alright, eh? The game is due on Playstation 3 and PC next year
You can check out the full size concept art on Kotaku.
At some point today the Playstation Store will be updated with Square's classic Final Fantasy VII available for download to be playable on the PSP and PS3
Keep checking the store to see when the game hits!
Igniting a few sharp intakes, Sony today announced that the next entry in the Final Fantasy series, Final Fantasy XIV will be a Playstation 3 exclusive
A short trailer of the game was shown but few details, apart from a 2010 release date, were announced.
Final Fantasy XIII was announced for Spring 2010 at Microsoft's XBOX 360 conference; but the Japanese version is still on its way on Playstation 3 this Winter as confirmed by Square Enix's E3 line-up listings
There had been mumblings of a delay but it seems like the game is still on track. Thankfully.
Here's the trailer to Square Enix's recently announce Front Mission Evolved
There's a pretty cool explosion in the video. There are also some nice looking robots. It's hard to assume much else though, because, well this is a cinematic trailer. There's zero gameplay in here. Hey, it all looks like it would probably be quite good though. Right?
Presumably in a move to tie in with the American release of Final Fantasy: Advent Children Complete this June 2nd, an ESRB search has popped up that SCEA will be publishing Final Fantasy VII on the PSP and PS3
Europe will probably follow suite when we get the movie in July. Expect this announcement to pop up somewhere at E3.
Guess who loves the PSP? Square Enix
To celebrate they've just announced an exclusive GameStop bundle including Dissidia. But what do you get for your $199 "bones"? Well: a copy of Dissidia, a copy of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, a 2GB memory stick and a special branded Dissidia PSP-3000 - except it's just a bog-standard silver PSP really. Someone's probably really stoked about..
Final Fantasy XIII producer Yoshinori Kitase has warned that the XBOX 360 version of the game may only have English voiceovers due to a lack of space - the Playstation 3 will be unaffected due to Blu-Ray
Obviously, when we talk about XIII its for PS3 and Xbox with PS3 being on Blu ray there would be enough memory, but on Xbox probably not, said Kitase. At the moment were thinking of..