Day: 24/08/2012

Shinji Hashimoto: Final Fantasy Versus XIII is supposed to be incredibly amazing


By: Erren Van Duine It looks like producer Shinji Hashimoto was out and about today. If you recall, he recently retired from Twitter in order to focus more on game development. Appearing as a special guest at Ginza SWING, and covering all things Final Fantasy 25th anniversary, Hashimoto touched a bit on his own project – Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Though it hasn’t been long since recently debunked rumors of cancellation, Hashimoto included a few comments on how the game has progressed []

Final Fantasy 25th anniversary stage events to be live streamed via Nico Nico


By: Erren Van Duine Square Enix has revealed the streaming line-up for next week’s Final Fantasy 25th anniversary event, which goes from September 1 through the 2nd. Via an update on the 25th anniversary portal site, each stage event now has a direct Nico Nico Video link you can click to view for each corresponding time slot and day. For a quick rundown, you can look forward to: 9/1 Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Saga New Developments Presentation Final Fantasy XI Music Stage []

Piano Collections Final Fantasy XII dated for November 7th


By: Erren Van Duine The previous revealed Piano Collections Final Fantasy XII now has a date. VGMDB.net has the scoop, with the album available on November 7th and priced at 2800 yen. A full track listing is not yet available, but some of the tracks included will be: Opening Movie (Theme of Final Fantasy XII) The Dream To Be a Sky Pirate The Royal City of Rabanastre / Town Ward Upper Stratum The Dalmasca Eastersand Theme of the Empire The Skycity of []

Square Enix America reveals their own Final Fantasy 25th anniversary event set for PAX Prime


By: Erren Van Duine Not to be outdone, Square Enix America has revealed their own Final Fantasy 25th anniversary plans for the beginning of September. Those looking to attend PAX Prime from August 31st though September 2nd – which coincidentally is the same time period Japan will be enjoying their own Final Fantasy event – will be able to partake in a special anniversary presentation at the show. Given that the event has been scheduled that way, it would be safe to []

European Final Fantasy XIII official site teases “A Storm Gathers”


By: Erren Van Duine Square Enix has uploaded a new teaser over at the official Final Fantasy XIII website. Headlined with the caption “A storm gathers,” we know that the main reveal for the next project in the Lightning Saga will be revealed on September 1st during the company’s 25th anniversary event in Japan. The “Lightning Saga” that started with the release of FINAL FANTASY XIII, has achieved a cumulative shipment of over 9.6 million units; and in May 2012 FINAL FANTASY []

The Making of Agni’s Philosophy: Final Fantasy Realtime Tech Demo to be held at CEDEC


By: Erren Van Duine Square Enix will be holding a session for Agni’s Philosophy: Final Fantasy Realtime Tech Demo as a part of today’s CEDEC events. Producer/Director Yoshihisa Hashimoto, Creative Director Takeshi Nozue, and Lead Artist Ryo Iwata will be in attendance to talk about concept design, pre-rendering CG creation, real time work flow, and real time CG technology development. Those who have a Nico Nico account can watch the session here when it goes live at approximately 1:40 EST and will []

Big Things Have Small Beginnings – The Connection Between Prometheus And Alien


By: Will Chadwick By now many people have had the chance to make their mind up about Prometheus. They have also had all those questions answered that were posed by the trailers and the marketing, the main question being:how does the film connect to the rest of the Alien franchise? Well, it’s complicated, as the film doesn’t really give you all the answers and only hints towards things that, down the line, sequels may or may not answer. That being said, I’m []