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Dragon Quest Tact Slime Festival adds various limited time events
Square Enix is kicking off a new event for Dragon Quest Tact. Beginning February 28 through March 24, players can participate in the "Slime Festival" and enjoy various limited time events as well as promotions. As the player, it'll be your job to wrangle a giant horde of slimes as well as their leaders - the emperor slime and queen slime. The Slime Festival features the following events and rewards: Event Quests: players can earn Slime Fest Medals by playing these quests, which can be exchanged for various rewards.Slime Fest Boss Battles: players can earn tons of Slime Fest Medals and the Slime Dagger and Slime Wand equipment by taking on the Queen Slime and Dragon Slime bosses.Monster Scouting: players can scout for the S-Rank Queen Slime and A-Rank Dragon Slime for a limited time.Login Bonus: players will be treated to several rounds of campaign login bonuses throughout the Slime Festival. The first round is available now, and players can earn Gems, Queen Slime SP Scout Vouchers and more by logging in daily.And much more! Dragon Quest Tact is now available for iOS and Android devices. To learn more about the game as well as read our extensive hands-on and original impressions along
A look at the Outriders demo
Outriders, a new class-based looter shooter developed by People Can Fly (Gears of War Judgment, Bulletstorm) and published by Square Enix, launched a free demo last week on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The full game will be out on April 1st. The demo contains roughly three hours of questing content from the very start of the game. After creating an Outrider in a somewhat-limited character creator, the story begins with an interstellar voyage to find the next home for humanity after society's collapse and Earth's destruction. The planet Enoch is deemed a worthy candidate, and an expedition is launched in the attempt to colonize the planet for human habitation. However, not all goes according to plan, "Anomaly storms" devastate the campaign and "alter" the protagonist, giving them superhuman abilities -- but it's not before they're locked away in cryostasis for 30 years. Upon release, the Outrider discovers that humanity has settled on Enoch, but the vicious environmental hazards make resources incredibly scarce and various factions, including those altered by anomaly storms, war against each other for control. It seems the problems that plagued Earth in it's final moments have only been transposed to Enoch. It's here where
Tetsuya Nomura talks Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, The First Soldier and Ever Crisis in Famitsu interview
A plethora of Final Fantasy VII related news dropped yesterday after the Sony State of Play presentation. Square Enix had announced Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade and Episode Yuffie for PlayStation 5 and two new mobile games, Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier and Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis, with the former being a RPG battle royale and the latter being the entire Final Fantasy VII storyline -- spinoffs and all -- explained in one singular title. Amidst all this exciting news, a Famitsu article featuring an interview with director Tetsuya Nomura was also dropped, and with it came a bunch of interesting tidbits of information regarding the three new titles. Thanks to the efforts of Aitaikuji, who has the interview translated in full on their blogpost, we got to learn a bit more about these three titles and what they will entail. In regards to the newly added Photo Mode to Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, Nomura was asked if it would be similar to Kingdom Hearts III ReMind's photo mode. Nomura responded by explaining that the new Photo Mode is more a snapshot feature and players will not be able to pose characters, but rather capture favorite moments -- like
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… English voice cast revealed in new video
Square Enix has released a new video covering the English voice cast for their upcoming release of NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... including several returning actors from the original game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n26YT8RW-WM The English voice cast includes the following: Protagonist (Young) - Zach AguilarProtagonist (Adult) - Ray ChaseGrimoire Weiss - Liam O'brienKainé - Laura BaileyEmil - Julie Ann TaylorDevola/Popola - Eden Riegel NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… is due out on April 23 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Square Enix also recently shared the game's opening cinematic, which can be viewed here.
Final Fantasy VII Remake joins the March PlayStation Plus lineup
PlayStation Plus subscribers who have yet to try out Final Fantasy VII Remake will be able to do just that in just a few days. Sony's announced the game will be coming to the service for the month of March, nearly a year after its original launch on PlayStation 4. This release doesn't come without some caveats, however. Those with the PS Plus version of the game will not be eligible to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version when it drops on June 10. That means if you want the next generation upgrades, you'll at least need to find a way to eventually purchase a physical or digital copy of the game on PS4. For more on Final Fantasy VII Remake, including our original review, head here.
Final Fantasy VII Remake’s second part to be directed by Naoki Hamaguchi
The second entry in the Final Fantasy VII Remake series will be helmed by the first game's co-director, Naoki Hamaguchi, confirmed by Tetsuya Nomura in an interview published with Famitsu today. While Nomura himself will stay on as a creative director for both Remake and other Final Fantasy VII related titles, he says his role on the main project won't be changing significantly from what it was. “Today, we announced three Final Fantasy VII titles, but as I mentioned earlier, I’m personally working on more projects now than ever before,” Nomura told Famitsu. “Since we were able to solidify the base gameplay in the first part of Final Fantasy VII Remake and are able to see what we need to improve upon in the future, Naoki Hamaguchi will be entrusted as the director on the next part, while I’ll be involved as the creative director on all things Final Fantasy VII, including Remake and mobile titles. My basic involvement in the work won’t significantly change, so please give me your continued support.” This news comes hot on the heels of several announcements including Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade for PlayStation 5. According to Nomura, the name 'Intergrade' came about as a throwback
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade coming to PlayStation 5 alongside Episode Yuffie
Announced today during Sony's State of Play, Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is coming to PlayStation 5. This upgraded version of the PlayStation 4's Final Fantasy VII Remake features a bundle of new updates exclusive to the PS5 edition, which includes two new visual modes to switch between ( "Graphics Mode", which prioritizes 4k high-resolution graphics and "Performance Mode", which prioritizes 60-frames per second). New "Classic Mode" difficulty settings were added as well alongside a fully customizable Photo Mode. Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade will release physically and digitally worldwide on June 10, 2021. The Physical version will be limited to the Standard Edition, which is currently priced at $69.99 USD on the PlayStation Network. The Delux Edition will be digital only ($89.99 USD), and comes bundled with a digital mini-soundtrack and artbook. Those who preorder either version of FFVIIR:Intergrade will receive a bonus "Cacstar" weapon to use in the new content update. (See below) Players who already own the original Final Fantasy VII Remake on PlayStation 4 will be offered a free upgrade to FFVIIR:Intergrade that will also carry over any saved data. Owners of the disc version of Final Fantasy VII Remake will require a PS5 console with a disc
Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis launches for mobile platforms in 2022
Joining the other announcements today, Square Enix has added a second title to the Final Fantasy VII lineup. Titled Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis, this mobile game is a pocket edition of sorts that goes through the story of Final Fantasy VII and the stories of its original Compilation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6ZDKZfr-i0 The game features a chapter-structured single player experience along with new story elements penned by original series author Kazushige Nojima covering the origins of SOLDIER. More information is expected on the game at a later date, before its launch in 2022.
Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier announced for mobile platforms
Joining a slew of Final Fantasy VII-related announcements today, Square Enix revealed a new action game in the series coming to iOS and Android devices in 2021. Titled Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier, players can participate in a battle royale game set in Midgar thirty years before the events of Final Fantasy VII proper take place. As a candidate for SOLDIER, you'll make use of a range of abilities for survival. Catch the announcement trailer and first screenshots below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chSgLDIhWE0
War of the Visions Final Fantasy Brave Exvius celebrates one-year anniversary with new in-game content, special livestream and more
In anticipation of the game's one-year anniversary on March 25, Square Enix is adding new limited-time events and rewards to War of the Visions Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. Beginning today, players can get their hands on the new content and rewards, including special events, login bonuses, free Summons and more. In addition, Chapter 12, Scene 2 of the main story is now available for players to experience. Finally, the company will also host a special anniversary livestream event on March 20 at 6:00PM PT where the development team will share various announcements, preview upcoming game content, provide rewards for players and more. https://youtu.be/9XBlZqwOH2Q Here's the full list of currently available anniversary countdown themed content: 1st Anniversary Countdown Login Bonuses – Counting down towards the 1st Anniversary, players can obtain various amazing rewards from daily Login Bonuses. Starting today until March 2, players can receive up to 2,100 Visiore, a UR Guaranteed Unit Summon Ticket A and more from the Countdown Part I Login Bonus.1st Anniversary Countdown Part I Free 10x Summon – Players can perform a free daily MR+ Guaranteed 10x Summon, for a total of 70 Summons, allowing them to add new units and vision cards to their parties.New Limited-Time Winter Units – Winter versions of two of the most