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Final Fantasy VII Remake Will Follow In The Footsteps of Final Fantasy XIII

Posted on April 11, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Final Fantasy VII remake

Last week we brought you ton of news about Square Enix’s upcoming Final Fantasy XV but that wasn’t the only game that producer Yoshinori Kitase discussed. Kitsae also gave readers an insight into how the team’s approach to remaking the 19 year old classic Final Fantasy VII.

He pointed out that when Square announced the multi-part remake that fans were confused about how the developer would stretch the story across multiple games. Kitsae points out that allowing events to unfold from multiple points of view that the XIII series did well. Here’s the direct quote:

 “When the project was first announced, people were confused by its multi-part nature, but the goal is to structure it more like Final Fantasy XIII than an episodic series.”

He also said:

 “It will essentially be a full scale game for each part of the multi-part series. In XIII, each instalment told the story from a different angle. It was kind of like approaching an unknown territory in a sense.”

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Are you excited for the Final Fantasy VII remake for current generation consoles? If Square Enix follows through with their multi-game promise hopefully we’ll get the first game next year for FF7’s 20th anniversary. We should see the subsequent entries a few years apart if the FFXIII release model holds true.



Lightning Returns Demo Available today on Xbox 360 and PS3

Posted on January 21, 2014 by Jason Nason

Square Enix announced today that a playable demo for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is now available for download on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. As a special bonus, players who download the PlayStation Network demo will automatically receive the Utsusemi Garb DLC, which includes the Heavenly Fan weapon and the Kaminari (meaning “Lightning” in Japanese) shield item. The DLC pack will download with the demo and will be unlocked in the full retail game on February 11. The DLC pack will also be available to purchase for other customers later this year.

The demo puts players in control of Lightning as she traverses the chaos-infested Yusnaan palace of her old ally, Snow. Players will experience Lightning’s new customization options and master the game’s completely overhauled battle system. For those who activate the Outerworld services and submit their battle scores of the final fight against Zaltys, the ‘Siegfried’ outfit will be unlocked in the full retail game.

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Square Enix Details Final Fantasy XIII Collector’s Edition

Posted on December 12, 2013 by Jason Nason

Square Enix released details on the upcoming collector’s edition for Final Fantasy XIII, which will be available for preorder exclusively through the Square Enix online store. The collector’s edition will be available when the game launches on February 11th, 2014 for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Enclosed in packaging featuring brand-new artwork, the collector’s edition includes a silver embossed pocket watch and a downloadable content (DLC) code of Aerith Gainsborough’s “Midgar’s Flower Girl” outfit, based on the original Final Fantasy VII heroine. Art enthusiasts and fans alike will be sure to enjoy an 80-page hardcover artbook with never-before-seen illustrations.

Other items in the collector’s edition include Character Designer Tetsuya Nomura’s original artwork, including his early sketches of the characters, a foreword by Final Fantasy XIII Series Art Director Isamu Kamikokuryo, an introspective look at the worlds and architecture of the Nova Chrysalia world and a Final Fantasy nostalgia section that showcases crossover costumes and series’ fan favorites moogles and chocobos.

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Extended Trailer

Posted on January 18, 2013 by Joshua Rust

News regarding the upcoming Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has been in limited supply. Heck even this trailer is just an extension of the one already released. But it’s better than nothing right? Right?

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII currently doesn’t have a set date, but is expected to release this fall. If you could have any Final Fantasy game re-released in HD on PS3/Xbox 360 which would you choose and why?


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