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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
Dragon Quest of the Stars celebrates its one-year anniversary with new in-game content and more
Square Enix is bringing new in-game content and special promotions to Dragon Quest of The Stars in celebration of its one-year anniversary. New content includes several celebratory rewards and special limited-time events, including a new Giga-Battle Event, the new Stargod Equipment series and more. Check out the full list below: 10,000 Gems Present – All players will be gifted 10,000 gems simply by logging in during the anniversary campaign period.Anniversary Log-in Bonus – Players who log in daily now through March 22 can receive a total of 4,000 gems.First Anniversary Giga-Battle Event – A new Giga-Battle Event is available until March 12 for players to face. In this special event, players will need to defeat six powerful bosses—which will trigger a final special boss to appear. Players can earn Evacuation Points by taking on these battles, which can be used to excavate various exciting rewards. New Vocations – The Gladiator and Astronomer Specialist Vocations are now available in game. The Gladiator is an attacker who can dish out exceptional physical attacks and is resilient against enemy hits. The Astronomer, meanwhile, is an all-purpose spellcaster with a high Magic Attack and excellent healing capabilities. Anniversary Lucky Chest Draws – Players can attempt to draw the powerful and rare Stargod Equipment, including
Outriders Broadcast #5 details demo content and PC version
The Outriders demo is almost here. Releasing tomorrow on February 25 at 5pm GMT (6pm CET, 9am PT), players can get their first up-close look at the upcoming RPG-shooter by downloading the free demo on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One, PC/Steam and GeForceNOW. According to Broadcast #5 “Into the Fray,” the demo will offer the entire opening chapter of the Outriders campaign, which is roughly three hours of free content that will be available ahead of its April release. Players will be able to make multiple characters, tackle multiplayer co-op (which will include crossplay with other platforms), and try out the four previously announced classes: Devastator, Pyromancer, Technomancer and Trickster. Any progress made in the demo will carry over to the full game if players purchase Outriders on the same platform. "10 Reasons Why" Trailer Also discussed in the Broadcast was the PC version of the game. The Outriders development team provided a special segment that showcased how the game offers a variety of system specs, key mapping functionality for keyboard/mouse players, controller support and more. You can check out the video linked below for further details. Additionally, the official Twitter account also provided links to the Outriders subreddit and