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Final Fantasy XVI producer Yoshida on the debut trailer, official site coming soon
On the final day of Tokyo Game Show 2020, Final Fantasy XVI producer Naoki Yoshida commented about the development of the game on a "Yoshi-P Sanpo (Stroll with Yoshi-P)" broadcast where he plays Final Fantasy XIV with the community. Yoshida, you may remember, denied rumors he was the "main director" of the newest entry in the franchise -- instead revealing he was "just" the producer of this title and will also continue his role on XIV. Regarding the debut trailer from earlier this month, Yoshida he said he wanted to make the video content and logo reveal moving for a trailer that wouldn't show when it's for sale. He wanted to show in-game footage so that it wouldn't feel as if they were showing off a teaser with nothing substantial -- referencing American fans stating "see you in 2035." While the tuning and optimization of graphics has not been completed, he commented that it'll likely be compared to a title that will release later. Yoshida shared that the teaser site with an overview of the world and characters is planned to go live late in October. While new information won't be shared until 2021, Yoshida added that this will allow the team
Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend gets a Tokyo Game Show 2020 trailer
Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend is a compilation of the first three entries in Square Enix's long-running SaGa franchise heading to Nintendo Switch on December 15th, 2020. Today, the company shares a new trailer that highlights some of the features the new collection provides. You'll be able to to disconnect the Switch's JoyCon controllers and hold the console vertically to more closely simulate the classic GameBoy experience these titles originally released on. Customize the "screen" location and size as well as the background that would otherwise be unused. A high-speed mode has also been added much like other classic remasters. Catch the trailer below:
NieR: Automata worldwide sales passes 4.85 million
... Did you think it was over, kids? Guess again. During the NieR special TGS 2020 broadcast, Square Enix has revealed cumulative shipment and digital sales for NieR: Automata have passed 4.85 million worldwide. This figure accounts for all versions of the game, including the Game of the YoRHa Edition. While not exactly 5 million, this is still a big number and should be commended nonetheless (clap, you fools!). This reveal comes after the company shared a 'Decent Amount of Info' for NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… and NieR Recarnation during the same livestream. NieR: Automata is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam. Check here to read our review of the game.
NieR Re[in]carnation coming to the West; watch the TGS 2020 trailer
Following the huge info-drop for NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… which took place during the game series' special TGS 2020 broadcast, Square Enix decided not to stop there... How about that? NieR Recarnation director Daichi Matsukawa was brought on stage to share new details for the upcoming mobile title, including a new trailer among other tidbits. Feast them all below: Japanese Trailer A new trailer was shared during the livestream, which revealed bits of gameplay footage along with extremely brief introductions of the main cast of characters for the game. Pre-Registration Campaign (Japan Only) Next, Matsukawa revealed a Pre-Registration Campaign for NieR Recarnation. Each milestone will net all players with in-game rewards at the launch of the game. If the game hits over 1,000,000 registrations, Square Enix will make a solid-gold statue of the character Mama from the game, which will be worth ¥1,000,000. You can learn more about the campaign by visiting its Japanese Twitter profile. Western Version Announced Finally, Matsukawa ends his portion of the broadcast by announcing NieR Recarnation is coming to North America and Europe. NieR Recarnation is in development for iOS and Android mobile devices.
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… arrives on April 23, 2021; new trailer, screenshots, White Snow Edition and more
A 'Decent Amount of New Info' was certainly shown during the special NieR TGS 2020 broadcast that took place recently, so let's just get right to it. Square Enix has revealed NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…, the updated version of the 2010 action RPG, is releasing worldwide on April 23, 2021, with Japan receiving it a day early, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam. This was given to us via an all-new trailer showing off bits of real-time footage of the game's environments. Check it out: English Trailer Japanese Trailer Following the trailer, members of the development team showed off a bunch more things including the game's boxart, a collector's edition boxset titled 'White Snow Edition', some character design artwork, actual gameplay footage showcasing the revamped combat system and... Look, there's a lot, okay? Feast them all below: Gameplay Footage Screenshots Developer's Message Boxarts The international physical version of NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… will include two package designs, with the front boxart illustrated by Koda Kazuma, and the reversible boxart illustrated by Akihiko Yoshida. Character artwork Character designs by Akihiko Yoshida. White Snow Edition The White Snow edition includes the following: “Lunar Tear” Collector’s BoxSteelbook® Case – A metal case featuring stunning artwork by Illustrator Koda Kazuma.Pin Badge Set – Grimoire Weiss, Grimoire Noir, and Grimoire Rubrum pins
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition TGS 2020 Online trailer; DQXI worldwide sales passes six million
With this year's Tokyo Game Show now underway, Square Enix has gone live with a brand new trailer for Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition. In addition to this, the company has announced that worldwide shipments and digital sales for Dragon Quest XI have passed six million copies. View the trailer below: Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition is available now for Nintendo Switch, and is set to release worldwide on December 4 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam, Epic Games Store and the Microsoft Store.
War of the Visions Final Fantasy Brave Exvius celebrates six-month anniversary with new in-game content and rewards
In celebration of the title's six-month anniversary, Square Enix is adding new in-game content and rewards to War of the Visions Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, a turn-based tactical RPG available now as a free download for iOS and Android mobile devices. Players can participate in the first part of the Six-Month Anniversary Campaign to access the new content and rewards including special events, daily missions, login bonuses, free Summons and more. Anniversary-themed content includes: New Summonable Unit – Players can summon Sterne (Knight of Ruin), a brand-new and powerful UR unit. He can perform the Limit Burst “Destructive Fang,” which deals large damage to a target and absorbs the same amount of damage inflicted. Free UR Guaranteed Summons – Players can perform a free 10x Summon daily until September 29, totaling up to 70 Summons. This Summon guarantees one UR unit or vision card, which will alternate between the two each day throughout the period the banner is available.A Present from Global version Producer Hiroki – In honor of the release of the third episode of the War of the Visions Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Updates series, all players will be awarded a special gift of 2,000 Visiore, 80 million Gil and a variety of rare awakening and enhancement materials.
Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omina receives Ardyn Izunia; Autumn Festival begins today
To celebrate the arrival of Autumn season, Square Enix is adding new content to Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omina including story content, rewards and more. Starting today, players will be able to access the first part of Act 2's finale. Completing the scenario will unlock Ardyn Izunia, the antagonist from Final Fantasy XV, which players can add to their roster of characters. Other new content available to access includes: New Weapons – Players can obtain Ardyn’s powerful BT weapon, Blade of Ruin (XV), from a series of limited-time banners, available now through October 22. The first multi draw from these particular banners will be free for all players. Ardyn’s LD and EX weapons, Katana of the Warrior (XV) and Ifrit's Sword (XV), are also available from a limited-time story banner, now through October 7.Ardyn Costume – An alternate costume for Ardyn, based on his appearance featured in the Final Fantasy XV DLC Episode Ardyn, is available for purchase now until October 22.Story Raid Event – From September 29 until October 13, players can tackle the limited-time story raid event, titled “The Final Battlefield ~Shinryu Raid~”, to earn additional rewards. From today until November 5, players can also participate in in-game promotions for a limited time as part of
Balan Wonderworld arrives March 26, 2021; check out the new trailer
During Nintendo's recent 'Direct Mini: Partner Showcase' event, Square Enix has revealed Balan Wonderworld, the new 3D action platformer from creators Yuji Naka and Naoto Ohshima, will release on March 26, 2021. A press release later clarifies the release date applies for all platforms the game will be available on, including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch. Without further ado, here's the trailer:
Final Fantasy XVI officially announced for PS5; watch the trailer
During Sony's PlayStation 5 Showcase event that took place just recently, Square Enix has come out of the shadows to announce the 16th title in the mainline Final Fantasy series. That's right, Final Fantasy XVI is official and is in development for the PlayStation 5 as a console exclusive. The single player action-RPG is developed by Creative Business Unit III, with Naoki Yoshida (Final Fantasy XIV, Dragon Quest X) serving as its producer, and Hiroshi Takai (Final Fantasy XIV, The Last Remnant) serving as its director. Viewers were treated with a meaty trailer featuring an in-game look of the upcoming title packed with story bits, real-time combat action, the game's logo by Yoshitaka Amano and plenty more. Following its unveiling, Square Enix went live with the official English and Japanese Twitter accounts for the game, as well as put out a press release featuring high-quality screenshots from the announcement trailer and some comments from the developer. Square Enix will reveal even more information on Final Fantasy XVI sometime in 2021. Feast the trailer and more down below: English Trailer: Japanese Trailer: Final Fantasy XVI Director Hiroshi Takai and Producer Naoki Yoshida shared a few words regarding the upcoming title: Final Fantasy XVI producer (that’s right, just producer) Naoki Yoshida here. How did you