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Capcom: No Plans To Bring Monster Hunter To PS Vita


By: Darryl Kaye   (@DarrylGU) Despite the huge success Monster Hunter achieved on the PlayStation Portable in Japan, Capcom has stated that there are currently no plans to bring the franchise to the PlayStation Vita. The news came from the Capcom forums, where Capcom’s communications specialist Yuri Araujo said the company has “no plans for a PS Vita Monster Hunter at the moment.” There has been a clear switch by Capcom to support Nintendo with the Monster Hunter franchise. This first too place with Monster []

Hajime Tabata: We did experiment with a Final Fantasy Type-0 HD version


By:  Erren Van Duine High definition conversions aren’t anything new in the current gaming landscape. Nearly every major company that flourished in the PS2 era has tried their hand at updating their games to better suit HD displays and other devices. Square Enix is getting there too, what with the recent release of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX (and eventually a 2.5) along with the announcement of Final Fantasy X HD. But what about their PSP titles? PSP remasters, while not as popular, []

Final Fantasy Tactics comes to Android with enhanced visuals


By:  Erren Van Duine Final Fantasy Tactics has finally made its way onto the Android platform in Japan. Having seen its release on iOS back in 2011, this new version has been updated even further with the inclusion of enhanced graphics. The game’s interface has been completely overhauled, allowing for full customization with the ability to use multi-touch functionality. New screenshots show off a bit of a comparison between the original and enhanced – note the newly designed Ramza sprite and far more []

Select Final Fantasy titles now 50% off on North American PlayStation Network


By:  Erren Van Duine Following Japan and Europe, North American fans will now be able to enjoy several digital Final Fantasy titles at a discounted price. The PlayStation Blog promises 50% off select games in the series, ranging from the classics, to the newer Dissidia Final Fantasy. Presumably the sale will commence tomorrow during the regularly scheduled PSN update. You can catch a list of the discounted titles below. DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] FINAL FANTASY (PSP) DISSIDIA DUODECIM PROLOGUS FINAL FANTASY (PSP) DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY (PSP) FINAL []

Final Fantasy IV heads to iOS and Android devices


By: Erren Van Duine The next Final Fantasy to debut on smart devices is Final Fantasy IV. Square Enix has revealed that FFIV will be joining I through III on both iOS and Android, having seen previous releases on both DS and PSP. The game will launch first on iOS devices and is scheduled for a December 20th worldwide launch retailing at ¥1,800. The new version will of course include touch screen navigation, and a new easier mode meant for novice players. []

Square Enix taking a “clean slate” approach in terms of plans for bringing Final Fantasy Type-0 to the west


By: Erren Van Duine Square Enix has yet to localize Final Fantasy Type-0 due to market reasons. That’s quite obvious given the state of the PSP outside of Japan. One could argue the company waited too long to make any localization decision on the title, but Hajime Tabata has provided a few words instead that may encourage you. “Due to market reasons, we are taking a clean slate in terms of our plans. We feel strongly about bringing this title to the []

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 helped by the PSP’s demise outside of Japan either. The fact is, even during development, Square Enix []

NIS America’s Clan Of Champions Hits Steam This Month


By: Shawn Collier   (@ShawnCollier) A little over a year ago, NIS America announced that they would be releasing Clan of Champions on PC (via Steam) and PS3. The publisher has announced that the PC version will be hitting the Steam platform this month. Clan of Champions takes after its PSP predecessor Gladiator Begins, featuring similar gameplay, but with a vast range of customization options. There are three different races, 200 unique weapons and armour, ten customize-able body parts, and over ten thousand []

Final Fantasy Type-0′s Hajime Tabata wants to create a PlayStation Vita title


By: Erren Van Duine Crisis Core and 3rd Birthday creator Hajime Tabata has a lot to be proud of these days. Having produced a successful line of portable and mobile titles, the director was lucky enough to receive one of Sony’s yearly PlayStation Awards for outstanding sales performance. Final Fantasy Type-0, which saw its release in Japan last year, was the focus of this achievement. SCE took the time to interview Tabata following his acceptance of the award, which included his thoughts []

PlayStation Vita reportedly hacked


By: Guy Cocker Sony has long faced a difficult fight in the battle against hackers of its hardware and products. The PlayStation Portable was repeatedly hacked, ultimately resulting in low sales of the device, according to Sony. And, while it took longer for the PlayStation 3 to succumb, it too became the victim of hackers in 2011. Finally, the PlayStation Network was compromised in the same year, resulting in the loss of millions of people’s personal information. Now, it appears as though []