Time has an influence on the game design in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

By: Erren Van Duine Today’s topic is “time.” It’s easy to understand when you compare it to real life. You wake up in the morning and then commute to work or school. And then in the afternoon, people enjoy different lifestyles through lunch or playing sports. In the evening you can go out somewhere to have a drink, or go home to watch TV – … Continue reading Time has an influence on the game design in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII battle system customization recap

By: Erren Van Duine The official Lightning Returns Facebook is recapping things once again. To start the week off they’re revisiting some of the game’s battle systems, which were detailed during the Final Fantasy 25th anniversary presentation. “Hello! Today we’re looking back at the battle system. If you remember Yuji Abe’s presentation, he talked about “Customizing Lightning.” This mechanic is completely different from the previous two … Continue reading Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII battle system customization recap

Day and night cycles to play an important role in the story of Lightning Returns

By: Erren Van Duine As promised, Square Enix’s marketing team has started updating the official Lightning Returns Facebook once again. Today’s update is a brief look back at the announcement event, as well as a hint at more content to come in the following weeks. “Hello! Let’s look back at the Final Fantasy exhibition. Revealed in September, this is some of the concept art that was shown … Continue reading Day and night cycles to play an important role in the story of Lightning Returns

Square Enix promises more on Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII soon

By: Erren Van Duine After taking a bit of a hiatus, it seems the Lightning Returns hype machine is ready to go once again. A messaged appeared today across both the official Twitter and Facebook pages for the game stating: “Hello everyone! The official LRFFXIII Facebook was on hiatus for a while but will resume as of today! From here on, producer Kitase and the … Continue reading Square Enix promises more on Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII soon

Brief update on Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Lightning Returns from Paris Games Week

By: Erren Van Duine While nothing substantial, a small update on both Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Lightning Returns has come out of Paris Games Week and its Final Fantasy celebration. FF Dream, who spoke with Square Enix World Technology Director Julien Merceron, was able to catch a few details on some of the company’s upcoming projects. Regarding Lightning Returns, development is coming along swiftly, … Continue reading Brief update on Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Lightning Returns from Paris Games Week

Square Enix survey: What qualities do you most like about Lightning?

By: Erren Van Duine North American fans, Square Enix is looking for your opinion. A survey for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has opened over on Square’s North American Member’s site. “With Lightning returning for the finale of the FINAL FANTASY XIII trilogy, we wanted to ask you guys one simple question about one of the strongest heroines in the franchise.” So the question is, “What qualities … Continue reading Square Enix survey: What qualities do you most like about Lightning?

Operation Suzaku aims to bring Final Fantasy Type-0 westward

By: Erren Van Duine One year ago, Final Fantasy Type-0 saw its release in Japan; one year later, it still sees very little chance of leaving it. And Square Enix has done very little to ease the minds of fans who continue to wait for the title. To date, the company has failed to communicate about any potential western localization – something that hasn’t been … Continue reading Operation Suzaku aims to bring Final Fantasy Type-0 westward

Square Enix Signs Deal For Unreal Engine 4

By: Alex The Final Fantasy series has always been known for its excellent graphics, especially in pre-rendered cutscenes. Over the last few years, that has been achieved with Square Enix’s Crystal Tools. But recently, Square Enix has decided to sign up for a multi-title deal with Epic Games for the latest version of their globally popular graphics engine Unreal Engine 4. The Unreal Engine has … Continue reading Square Enix Signs Deal For Unreal Engine 4

Final Fantasy Super Fan contest deadline extended

By: Erren Van Duine Square Enix has extended the deadline for its first ever Super Fan contest. You’ll now have until October 29th to get your video submissions in, so you’d better hurry! Anyone from all over the world is eligible to enter this contest – all you have to do is create a short 30-60 second clip of yourself and why you should be … Continue reading Final Fantasy Super Fan contest deadline extended

Why Have We Still Not Seen Final Fantasy Type-0?

By: Jared Scott In 2008, Square Enix announced to the public a brand new game on the PSP as an addition to the Fabula Nova Crystallis series. This little dandy was none other than Final Fantasy Agito XIII. As always, Western audiences were confident that this lovely title would make its way beyond the borders of Japan. With it being an addition to the mythos … Continue reading Why Have We Still Not Seen Final Fantasy Type-0?