Day: 11/09/2012

Final Fantasy Versus XIII to miss Tokyo Game Show, Producer Shinji Hashimoto reportedly confirms

By: Erren Van Duine Final Fantasy Versus XIII will be sitting out Tokyo Game Show once again, Producer Shinji Hashimoto as reportedly claimed. UPDATE: Seems a user over at FF-Reunion was able to speak to Hashimoto today regarding the report from earlier. They asked him if it were true that Versus XIII would not be at TGS as per what people were saying online. To this he replied, “That’s right, I’m sorry…” This news comes from Shar, a fan who attended the []

What is Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII?

By: Erren Van Duine It’s been less than a year since Final Fantasy XIII-2 launched worldwide, bringing with it higher praise than its predecessor. The praise was deserved, the game improving on many aspects of FFXIII – though its story left many perplexed. It arguably created more questions than it answered, leaving fans in the dark and trying to piece together what happened. DLC was created allegedly to address this, but that too left even more questions once released in May. Perhaps []

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII – The Making of Isamu Kamikokuryou’s oil painting

By: Erren Van Duine Square Enix has released a brief video on the making of Isamu Kamikokuryou’s “City of Light” artwork for Lightning Returns. Unveiled last week during the game’s announcement stage, Kamikokuryou is said to have worked for a month on the piece. The video highlights the creation of his office studio as well as the creation of the painting. Check it out below. Source: Nova Crystallis

Final Fantasy XIV Special Talk Show presentation now in English

By: Erren Van Duine Square Enix has made available last Saturday’s Final Fantasy XIV Special Talk Show presentation. For those who can’t understand Japanese, you now have the option of enabling English subtitles. The show runs about an hour in length and features gameplay footage along with commentary from the development staff. Check it out below! Source: Nova Crystallis

The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies: Book 3)

An amazing book.  I loved it.  lately I read a critique of “The Power of Six”.  Now everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I do think that their critique was unfair (they didn’t even read book 1).  See what I think is that if you aren’t going to pick up the first book then don’t bother with the second, or the third. I suggest that everyone read them.  There is a great growth in the characters and who they are.  They []

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Developer Interview

By: Erren Van Duine Previously detailed here, we now have Famitsu’s full Lightning Returns interview in full. The game’s lead development staff including Director Motomu Toriyama, Producer Yoshinori Kitase, Art Director Isamu Kamikokuryou and Game Design Director Yuji Abe have assembled to tell all following last week’s reveal of the finale to Lightning’s saga. Kitase: Including the initial development of novels and FFXIII-2’s DLC, Lightning Returns is also part of this extension [of the FFXIII series.]  This production can be seen as []

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is 30% complete

By: Erren Van Duine As promised, Famitsu’s exclusive interview with the Lightning Returns developers has surfaced in this week’s issue. Details are just now coming out, but the game is only 30% complete according to the staff. Lighting Returns will bring the long-promised happy ending for Lightning, and will not include any multi-endings. The game’s project leads specifically stated that this would be the last game in the Final Fantasy XIII saga. The concept of the game is “world driven.” FFXIII was []

Final Fantasy I, II and III to be released as an all-new novel

By: Erren Van Duine Square Enix is releasing the first original three Final Fantasy games in the form of a novel. Set to coincide with the series’ 25th anniversary, the novel titled “Novel Final Fantasy I, II, III Memory of Heroes” will go on sale in Japan this Fall. This will be in addition to the rerelease of Final Fantasy III itself, which will launch on PSP later this month. Source: Nova Crystallis