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Report: New Final Fantasy Souls-Like In Development At Team Ninja

According to new reports the Final Fantasy franchise might be branching out in a slightly unexpected direction – the “souls” genre. Going from a party of casters, melee, healers and heroes to a single playable character is quite the departure from what we are used to from Final Fantasy. Sure the series has experimented with a three member setup (XIII) and even a two party setup (Lightning Returns) but the slower paced combat, potential focus on counters...

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Everything Talked About During The Final Fantasy XIV Fan Fest Q & A

Over the weekend Square Enix held the biennial Final Fantasy XIV Fan Fest in Las Vegas. Expectations were high, and honestly it feels like Naoki Yoshida and co delivered with the debut trailer for the game’s latest expansion ShadowBringers. On Saturday Final Fantasy XIV Producer / Director Noaki Yoshida sat down with Sound Director Masayoshi Soken along with a translator. The pair took questions from curious Warriors of Light who traveled from all around the (physical) world...

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Five More Final Fantasy Games We’d Like To See On Switch

With Final Fantasy is making the jump to Nintendo Switch throughout the next year there are still many more tales that would be an absolute delight to have on the go on Nintendo Switch. The lack of Final Fantasy 8 in the release schedule has been covered to death – and apparently there’s no modern port for S.E to easily convert to switch – so baring that entry here are six more Final Fantasy titles that should...

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So much Final Fantasy coming to Nintendo Switch starting with FFXV Pocket Edition

Square Enix is bringing Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD to the Nintendo Switch (it’s actually already available in the Nintendo eShop). That much we already knew. Well it looks like Square Enix is going all in with the Nintendo Switch. On the latest Nintendo Direct it was announced that Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD isn’t the only Final Fantasy game coming to the Switch. High-definition versions of some of the most beloved Final Fantasy games of all...

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E3 2018: Kingdom Hearts III Gets Two Collector’s Editions and a Release Date

After a half a decade long wait we finally know when we will get to play the end of Sora’s story in Kingdom Hearts III – January 29th, 2019 on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Before the E3 press conferences, parties and festivities Square Enix announced the global release date during the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour Concert in Los Angeles. Fans have speculated that Disney / Square might include a world based upon the 2012...

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E3 2018: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Gets First Gameplay Trailer and Screenshots

Square Enix revealed the first in-engine gameplay trailer for the upcoming third entry in the Tomb Raider reboot franchise, Shadow of the Tomb Raider. This 3 minute long cut of sequences seems to be taken from the same “first hour” demo that I got to play at the Shadow of the Tomb Raider reveal event back in April. Demo stations featuring a slice of Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be playable at both Square Enix’s E3...

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FFXIV’s Hard Core Raiding Community Spent The First 12 Hours Doing ‘The Weapon’s Refrain’ Wrong

With the release of FFXIV Patch 4.31 two days ago, the newest entry in the on-going series of Ultimate difficulty encounters – The Minstrels Ballad: The Weapon’s Refrain – has been unleashed upon the denizens of Eorzea.   As soon as the servers went live in the early morning hours several well-known raiding groups like Elysium, YouTuber Mister Happy Gaming and XenoSysVex were ready to see just what Yoshi-P& Co were going to throw at them. Alongside...

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Star Ocean: Anamesis comes to mobile in July

Square Enix has announced that Star Ocean: Anamesis, a brand new journey in the popular sci-fi fantasy Star Ocean series, is coming to the North America this July on the App Store and Google Play Store for mobile devices. The game will be free to download. Star Ocean: Anamesis puts players in the captain’s chair as they lead a squad of heroes across the galaxy. They will have the freedom to build endless strategic and iconic teams...

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Kingdom Hearts III Off-Screen Pictures Emerge Before Embargo

Four off-screen camera phone pictures of a development build of Kingdom Hearts III surfaced earlier this afternoon on 4Chan and were later picked up by several users on Twitter. It is public knowledge that Square Enix recently held a preview event for KHIII and the embargo supposedly ends tomorrow morning.  The user who posted these images on 4Chan noted that they were subsequently kicked out of the event and had their phone confiscated for the breach.  Spoiller Warning Obviously  Each of the 4 images...

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Final Fantasy XIV Patch 4.3 Details Further Unveiled During Letter From The Producer Live

FFXIV’s next big update Patch 4.3: Under the Moonlight will be delivered to players on May 22nd it has been revealed during the latest entry in the Letter From The Producer Live live-streams. During the show with Producer / Director Naoki Yoshida, a special guest joined the show in the last half – none other than the creator of Italic himself – Yasumi Matsuno, to further discuss the second tier of the Return to Ivalice raid series....

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Preview PT 2: Every Beginning Has An End

This is Part 2 of my comprehensive preview of the upcoming Shadow of the Tomb Raider based upon an hour long play session and interviews at last week’s Shadow of the Tomb Raider reveal event. Square Enix USA covered my travel expenses and accommodations to attend the event. If you missed my breakdown on how Shadow of the Tomb Raider is evolving the established Tomb Raider formula – check it out here. Later this week and early...

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Final Fantasy XV Season 2, Spin-off Comrades Game Coming In The Next 2 Years

Fans of 2016’s Final Fantasy XV got confirmation at the Penny Arcade Expo that a season 2 of downloadable content is upcoming alongside the unexpected news that the multiplayer focused expansion, titled Comrades, will be receiving a major update this summer and a stand-alone release. We’ve known for a while now – since the release and confirmation of March’s FFXV: Royal Edition  – that brand new episodic DLC episodes could be a possibility. Thanks to ResetERA User...

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Fear Effect Sedna | Nintendo Switch Review

There is a saying that goes “jack of all trades, master of none”. This was what came to mind while I was playing Square Enix’s newly licensed game Fear Effect Sedna. While this in no way means Fear Effect Sedna is a terrible game, it does suffer from trying to accomplish t0 many things at once while not particularly achieving greatness in anything. Fear Effect Sedna was brought to life via Kickstarter campaign from developer Sushee and...

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Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition Demo Coming Ahead of March 6th Launch

Final Fantasy XV will be coming to Windows 10 in a little over a week and Square Enix has announced that a free demo version of the game will be made available a few days before launch. The demo will give players a taste of the real-time combat, NVIDIA Game Works enhancements and characters that FFXV has to offer. You’ll be able to play the entirety of Chapter 1: Departure in the demo version, which should last...

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Kingdom Hearts 3 Invades Monsters Inc

Square Enix, while at the D23 expo in Japan, took time to show off some new footage of the long awaited Kingdom Hearts 3.  Of course this trailer, the voices are all in Japanese but it now has an English caption available to read as well. In the trailer below, you’ll see some of the Monsters Inc. gameplay footage. I will have to say, this is looking pretty amazing. Monsters Inc. is just one of the many Disney worlds...

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