Final Fantasy VIII PC re-release now available through Steam

By: Erren Van Duine Final Fantasy VIII joins Final Fantasy VII as the next title available for PC digital download today on Steam and other electronic services. At a price of $11.99, the game has been optimized for modern high-definition PCs and fully integrated with the Steam platform, this version includes a range of new features such as a Magic Booster that enables players to … Continue reading Final Fantasy VIII PC re-release now available through Steam

Final Fantasy VIII achievements show up in Steam database

By:  Erren Van Duine Nearly two years ago, Final Fantasy VIII (along with Final Fantasy VII) showed up in Steam’s registry database. The original find, reported on by RPG Site, contained dummy files for both titles – with FFVIII appearing to be a modified version of the original PC release. Since their discovery, the files were promptly removed and their existence fell into obscurity. Last year, however, … Continue reading Final Fantasy VIII achievements show up in Steam database

Final Fantasy Type-0 Bahamut prototype on display at New York Comic Con

By: Erren Van Duine Final Fantasy Type-0′s rendition of Bahamut is on display at New York Comic Con this week. The classic Final Fantasy summon joins Kefka, Shiva (FFVIII), Alexander (FFVIII), and Bomb in Square Enix’s latest Creatures Kai volume, which is set to launch in February 2013 for approximately $54.99. Bahamut marks the first time any sort of figure was designed for Final Fantasy … Continue reading Final Fantasy Type-0 Bahamut prototype on display at New York Comic Con

Tetsuya Nomura: A New Kingdom Hearts

Well, I’m sure you’ve all heard this bit of news by now.  There will be a new (kind of/sort of) Kingdom Hearts game  I blogged about this last week but now I will be writing my own article (if that wasn’t already obvious) regarding the subject.  It’s hard to write my own stuff about everything that I like but that’s the life of a hardworking … Continue reading Tetsuya Nomura: A New Kingdom Hearts

Upcoming contest – Win yourself one of these Final Fantasy 25th anniversary posters

By: Erren Van Duine Hey all. We’ve got a great new giveaway coming to the site here momentarily. Courtesy of Square Enix, we’ll be giving away a load of these specially designed Final Fantasy posters. Created to honor this year’s 25th anniversary of the series, all 14 mainline entries are gathered here using the designs of Yoshitaka Amano. These are indeed the same posters given … Continue reading Upcoming contest – Win yourself one of these Final Fantasy 25th anniversary posters

Classic PlayStation Final Fantasy titles now playable on PS Vita

By: Erren Van Duine PCs aren’t the only ones getting a dose of Final Fantasy VII this month. The as of now available 1.80 update for PlayStation Vita has brought with it a variety of new features including PlayStation Classics compatibility. Of course, PS Classics wouldn’t be complete without Final Fantasy and we’re happy to report nearly every available title is up and working in … Continue reading Classic PlayStation Final Fantasy titles now playable on PS Vita

Shinji Hashimoto leaves Twitter to focus on game development

By: Erren Van Duine Producer Shinji Hashimoto has stepped down from his role as resident Square Enix Members Japan Twitter guru. Those who have followed his @SQEX_MEMBERS_JP account know that Hashimoto typically updated every week day, often commenting about simple things such as the weather. He also took on the task of traveling to and reporting on various events including E3, Japan Expo, Tokyo Game … Continue reading Shinji Hashimoto leaves Twitter to focus on game development