Introducing Final Fantasy XIV’s new night cycle

By: Erren Van Duine Final Fantasy XIV’s first closed beta phase is only weeks away, and to whet your appetite, Square Enix has provided a look at the new game’s night life. In the alpha version, the day/night cycle had not yet been implemented, but it seems we may get a taste of it in the beta. Here’s your first look of the evening, complete … Continue reading Introducing Final Fantasy XIV’s new night cycle

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Preview Part III: Bold new ideas for the series, but are they for the best?

By: Erren Van Duine With the final entry in the Final Fantasy XIII saga, Square Enix has surprisingly and decidedly broken the tried and true mould set by previous games with that number attached with a strikingly different effort in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Rounding out the finale to an unplanned trilogy, they’ve a lot of work ahead of them to try and recapture fans who may … Continue reading Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Preview Part III: Bold new ideas for the series, but are they for the best?

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Preview Part II: The developers explain the latest in the FFXIII saga

By: Erren Van Duine For part two of our three part Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII first look, we’ll be focusing on the little things – that is, the finer details caught between the lines during our preview. Our hands-off preview with the live demo was followed up by a brief question and answer session with Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Director Motomu Toriyama. The pair … Continue reading Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Preview Part II: The developers explain the latest in the FFXIII saga

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Preview Part I: Demo Report

By: Erren Van Duine The Final Fantasy XIII series owes a lot of its success to the character Lightning, according to series producer Yoshinori Kitase. Her distinctive look has brought about an opportunity for not only a closing chapter to her saga, but also a brand new game in a brand new world. With this new gameplay experience, both Yoshinori Kitase and Director Motomu Toriyama … Continue reading Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Preview Part I: Demo Report

Final Fantasy All the Bravest uncovered for iOS

By:  Erren Van Duine The latest Final Fantasy game heading to iOS seems to be “All the Bravest.” After a teaser site went live last night, some persistent detectives found blatant hints hidden in the source code. The code itself reveals the words “all the bravest” as well as references to the iTunes store. More information will be revealed on January 17th, but it’s safe to say the cat’s out … Continue reading Final Fantasy All the Bravest uncovered for iOS

Square Enix Europe: The world will get answers on Final Fantasy X HD soon

By: Erren Van Duine Wondering where Final Fantasy X HD is? You’re not the only one. A fan reached out to Square Enix Europe on Twitter for an explanation following the game’s absence since its reveal in 2011. “The world will get answers soon, we promise,” came the reply from the community team. While nothing too concrete, it’s good to see them at least acknowledge the title’s … Continue reading Square Enix Europe: The world will get answers on Final Fantasy X HD soon

Sony Asia announces Chinese/English version of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

By: Erren Van Duine Sony Computer Entertainment Taiwan and Square Enix have teamed up once again to localize Final Fantasy for the Asian market. Following in the footsteps of titles like Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2, SCE Asia will publish and localize Lightning Returns exclusively on PlayStation 3 in Asian territories. The final chapter in the XIII saga will include Japanese voice over, as well … Continue reading Sony Asia announces Chinese/English version of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Here’s Lightning’s New Look For Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

By: Darryl Since their reveal for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII over the summer, Square Enix have been pretty quiet. That is, until a recent Japanese magazine published Lighting’s new look. A rather comical artist’s impression of the new look appearing on the internet yesterday, but we’ve now got official confirmation that Lighting will be donning some rather formidable armour for her new outing. Aside … Continue reading Here’s Lightning’s New Look For Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary: Embracing The Difficulty

By: Spencer For the past quarter of a century, the main Final Fantasy games have been known for memorable stories, grandiose soundtracks, and consistently offering a difficult challenge to players. Starting 25 years ago with the original Final Fantasy, the challenge was there even in an age of games that required a lot of time and effort to complete. While some may be turned off … Continue reading Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary: Embracing The Difficulty

Japan ranks their favorite male characters from the Final Fantasy series

By:  Erren Van Duine The official Final Fantasy forums recently held a vote to determine the top male characters among users. The results are in, with the top five having been through a rollercoaster race to the finish. Early on Zack and Cloud fought head to head, but Zack’s lead widened in the second half. At one point Cloud ran the risk of being outpaced by Zidane, who … Continue reading Japan ranks their favorite male characters from the Final Fantasy series