12 hours ago.
'Inside Final Fantasy VII Remake' highlights combat and gameplay
In the latest episode of 'Inside Final Fantasy VII Remake', a video series exploring the development of the game with its creators, we get a look at how the combat was adapted for a more action-style flair while keeping the tactical selection of actions intact. Producer Yoshinori Kitase, director Tetsuya Nomura, game design director Naoki Hamaguchi, lead battle designers Tomotaka Shiroichi and Kosuke Sakane and other developers show what considerations went into a new interpretation of the battle system. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xupzVBja1sI You can find…
2 days ago.
Square Enix provides update on Final Fantasy VII Remake shipping challenges
An update posted on the official Final Fantasy VII Remake twitter shares that Square Enix will ship copies to Europe and Australia "earlier that usual" given the challenges due to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic. Square Enix will also begin shipping in the Americas this week. Potentially, some may receive the game before the April 10th launch date. Producer Yoshinori Kitase and director Tetsuya Nomura ask fans to avoid sharing spoilers should you receive the game early. "All our fans and players…
3 days ago.
NieR: Automata worldwide sales passes 4.5 million
If you thought you had enough NieR-related news for today, well think again! Square Enix has revealed cumulative shipment and digital sales for NieR: Automata have passed 4.5 million worldwide as of this March. This figure accounts for all versions of the game, including the Game of the YoRHa Edition. This comes to us alongside the company announcing a remastered version of NieR: Replicant and a new NieR mobile title are both in the works. NieR: Automata is a rare treat of an…
3 days ago.
NieR Re[in]carnation announced for mobile devices in Japan
Square Enix has announced NieR Recarnation for iOS and Android mobile devices in Japan. This comes to us shortly after the company announced a remastered version of NieR: Replicant is in the works. You can check here to read more. Aside from a trailer, not much else related was shared regarding the mobile title, but we do know it's being developed by Applibot, with character designs provided by CyDesignation. View the trailer below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqGmbdO3u7o …
3 days ago.
NieR Replicant Remastered announced for PS4, Xbox One and PC; watch the trailer
During the game series' 10th anniversary livestream event, Square Enix has announced a remastered version of NieR Replicant is in active development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam. Titled 'NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...', the remaster is developed by Toylogic with PlatinumGames game designer Takahisa Taura involved (via Game's Talk). Visit the game's official Japanese website here. UPDATE #1: Famitsu has shared a few key points regarding the remastered title. You can view them all below: Producer Yosuke Saito describes the title…
6 days ago.
Here's a look at Bravely Default II's demo
Today, the demo for Bravely Default II is available on the Nintendo Switch eShop, and we gave it a spin. What appears to be the next "numbered" title in the series succeeds 2012's Bravely Default, which saw a direct sequel named Bravely Second. Both titles released on the Nintendo 3DS. Bravely Default II takes place in a new world with a new cast of characters. The 2D background style from the original game remain to an extent, and can be explored…
6 days ago.
A free trial for Life is Strange 2 is now available
Square Enix has announced that the episodic adventure game Life is Strange 2 now has a free trial available for download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC(Steam). Players interested in trying out Life is Strange 2 before purchase can now do so, and any progress made within the demo can be carried over into the full game. This five-episode series follows the story of 16-year old Sean and 9-year old Daniel Diaz, two brothers who had to flee their…
6 days ago.
Bravely Default II set for 2020, demo available now
During today's Nintendo Direct presentation, an update was shared regarding Bravely Default II. Previously announced for the Nintendo Switch at The Game Awards last year, the game is still planned for a 2020 release. Additionally, a free demo is available today through the Nintendo Switch eShop. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqJ9_mz7iS0 In the latest trailer, we are introduced to the cast: Seth, is a sailor who washes up on the shore of one of five kingdoms in the land of Excillant. He meets Gloria, a princess…
1 week ago.
Here's a look at War of the Visions Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
War of the Visions Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is the lastest freemium gacha game from Square Enix and developer gumi, based on the universe of another freemium gacha game: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. Currently, you can download and play the game on iOS and Android smartphones. However, this game is styled very much in the garb of Final Fantasy Tactics. It features a tile-based maps with a turn-based systems where characters move and attack. The story hints at political intrigue involving…
1 week ago.
War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is now available worldwide
Square Enix’s turn-based tactical RPG, War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, is now available worldwide on iOS and Android devices. This standalone title is set in the same universe of Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, and follows the stories of twin princes, Mont and Sterne, and the Shield Maiden, Machérie, as they navigate a world on the brink of war. With gameplay similar to classic tactical RPGs from Square Enix, players will have to strategically move about the battlefield…
1 week ago.
Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia celebrates Final Fantasy VII Remake with special themed event
Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia, one of Square Enix’s mobile RPG titles based on the Dissidia series, is celebrating the ever-nearing release of the highly-anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake. Starting today and lasting until April 13, players can take part in new quests, limited-time co-op quests and access special offers that are all Final Fantasy VII themed. Simultaneously, DFFOO has also begun their in-game spring celebration. The full list of limited-time content includes the following: Special Limited-Time Event “Abyss: A…
1 week ago.
‘Inside Final Fantasy VII Remake’ Episode 2 highlights story and characters
In the latest episode of 'Inside Final Fantasy VII Remake,' a video series exploring the development of the game with its creators, we get a closer look at how the story and characters have been developed. Producer Yoshinori Kitase, scenario writer Kazushige Nojima, scenario director Motomu Toriyama, and game design & programming director Naoki Hamaguchi share how they've adapted Final Fantasy VII Remake for current era. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL_Xqgjm55Q You can watch Epsiode 1 of the series here. Final Fantasy VII Remake launches on April 10th…
1 week ago.
Hatching-tide seasonal event returns to Final Fantasy XIV on March 30
This year's Hatching-tide seasonal event will be conducted in two chapters, the first beginning Monday, March 30th and the second on Sunday, April 5th. The Easter-adjacent festivities will include unique rewards including a rabbit suit (head and bodies come separately), a stuffed rabbit furnishing, and a Hatching-tide advertisement furnishing. From The Lodestone The event quest “The Eggth Umbral Calamity” will start in Old Gridania with the Revelrous Rabbit in Mih Khetto's Amphitheatre. Note that you must be at least Level 15 and complete…
1 week ago.
Here's a look at the Trials of Mana demo
Trials of Mana, the upcoming remake of the 1995 Super Famicom title Seiken Densetsu 3, has a free demo out for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam. You'll be able transfer your save data from the demo into the full version of game. Only the beginning of the story is playable and characters' level is capped at 7. We gave the PlayStation 4 version a spin in the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pngh3qEEFQs After the introduction, you'll choose one of six protagonists, then two from…
2 weeks ago.
Demo for Trials of Mana is now available on multiple platforms
A demo for the upcoming Trials of Mana remake is now available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Steam. Players interested in trying out the game ahead of it’s April 24, 2020 release date can download the demo for free to briefly explore the world of Mana. According to the PlayStation Store information page, the demo of this action-RPG will allow you to experience the beginning of the game. You can play as any one of the six main…
2 weeks ago.
New screenshots for Final Fantasy VII Remake showoff new side-characters, Honey Bee Inn and more
Coinciding with the release of their new Inside Final Fantasy VII Remake video series, Square Enix has released a bunch of new high quality screenshots that showcase scenery and moments from the game in beautiful high definition, such as the Wall Market and Honey Bee Inn. Full-body character renders of some familiar side characters were also released alongside small snippets of information on the new faces we will be seeing in Final Fantasy VII Remake when it launches next month. Characters Tseng Tseng…
2 weeks ago.
'Inside Final Fantasy VII Remake' Episode 1 online
A new video series 'Inside Final Fantasy VII Remake' shares a behind-the-scenes look at the inception and creation of the game. The first introductory episode is now available below. Producer Yoshinori Kitase, director Tetsuya Nomura, co-directors Naoki Hamaguchi, Motomu Toriyama, and more, share their insight into how this title is being approached. We also get a few new snippets of game footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCAJADlLg9g Final Fantasy VII Remake will release on April 10, 2020 for PlayStation 4. You can find more of our coverage…
3 weeks ago.
PlayStation Underground shares 20 minutes of Trials of Mana gameplay
PlayStation Underground invited Square Enix to show off more gameplay of the upcoming Trials of Mana remake, set to release on April 24th on PlayStation 4. In the footage below, we get a look at character customization, flying around the world map on Flammie, field combat, and boss combat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p29PSJEdjpc Released in Japan in 1995 as Seiken Densetsu 3 for the Super Famicom, the original game just recently made it to international audiences as part of the Collection of Mana title for Nintendo…
3 weeks ago.
First Impressions: The demo for Final Fantasy VII Remake is a short nostalgic adventure
With the first installment of Final Fantasy VII Remake only a month away from finally being released into the world, Square Enix surprised fans with a demo release this past Monday that allows players to try the very first chapter of the game. Since the original Final Fantasy VII was the entire reason I got into the Final Fantasy franchise in the first place, I rushed to download the demo as soon as I was able to, as I was far…
3 weeks ago.
New Trials of Mana trailer showcases gameplay elements
A brand-new trailer for the upcoming RPG remake, Trials of Mana, was released today over on the official Square Enix Youtube channel. Focusing heavily on gameplay, this somewhat lengthy trailer offers glimpses into the combat system, the overall story, how players can level their party members and more, all the while showing off the beautiful, bright-colored world of Mana. Players can choose between six different heroes and are offered the chance to experience different adventures depending on who they select as…