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

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 … Continue reading Final Fantasy Tactics comes to Android with enhanced visuals

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

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

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?

Final Fantasy III PSP quietly launches in North America next week

By: Erren Van Duine Starting next week you’ll be able to play Final Fantasy I through IX all on one platform. That is, if FFIII works with the PS Vita. Compatibility with Sony’s newest handheld is currently unknown, but Final Fantasy III for PSP is set to launch Tuesday September 25th in North America – just five days after the Japanese release. The news comes … Continue reading Final Fantasy III PSP quietly launches in North America next week

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

Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Ultimate Box And Ultimania Guides out in December

By: Banaz Near the end of the Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Event in Japan, Shinji Hashimoto surprised the audience by unveiling what is known as the Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Ultimate Box! So what is this "Ultimate Box"? Well, its a box that basically allows you to own all of the 13 mainline titles of Final Fantasy for various Playstation consoles. Here’s a list of … Continue reading Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Ultimate Box And Ultimania Guides out in December

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 … Continue reading PlayStation Vita reportedly hacked

Should More Developers Consider Kickstarting?

By: Adam Ma   (@34thGingerbread) If there’s one thing that both gamers and developers love it’s customer loyalty. We all enjoy the idea that developers are creating games with us, not just for us; taking our criticisms and requests seriously as they push towards creating more engaging experiences. Naturally developers need that kind of appreciation to thrive, as we generally show our love in the form … Continue reading Should More Developers Consider Kickstarting?