Final Fantasy FXN Network News
May 18, 2013
Despite there being a severe drought of news, David, Katya and Josh sit down and discuss some of the latest screenshots released for Final Fantasy XIV, and FInal Fantasy X-2 Remaster. We also talk about Final Fantasy Tactics S being announced, and Bravely Default: Flying Fairy finally being localized. In our questions segment we answer questions about Versus XIII, Lightning Returns music, and whether we think there will/should be multiplayer in Final Fantasy. Finally in our feature discussion we talk about how our faith in Final Fantasy Versus XIII has changed over time, as well as our predictions for Versus XIII release dates.
May 17, 2013
The official Final Fantasy XIV blog updated today with a bunch of screenshots showcasing some of the game's new character customization options. The screenshots show new tattoos, hairstyles, eye colors and sliders for features such as height and ear-length.
Source: FINAL FANTASY XIV Blog
May 16, 2013
In the past week, Square-Enix has been teasing about their booth at E3 quite a lot through twitter. It appears that there will most likely going to be some interesting things shown this year. Although, the full line up of what they have in store for us is not released yet, today they have confirmed that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be there as they've put up this statement on their Lodestone site:
"We’re proud to announce that FFXIV: A Realm Reborn will be at E3 2013 in Los Angeles on June 11-13! While things are a bit hectic as our E3 preparations are in full swing alongside our Beta Phase 3 planning, the development and operations teams have been working hard to prepare exciting content for E3 attendees. If you’re able to attend, you'll definitely want to stop by the FFXIV: A Realm Reborn area at the Square Enix booth! Just what will the attendees be playing at the show? While we don’t want to ruin the surprise, we can say we're planning to let them try out some exciting battle content!
Since E3 is an industry-only event, many people won't be able to participate -- but don't worry! We're also prepping a lot of new videos (including an awesome new trailer!), assets and even some... hm, how should we say... "live" streamed entertainment? We'll have lots of juicy announcements for those of you watching at home, so be sure to mark your calendars!"
So please be excited!
May 15, 2013
According to the Mitsuto Suzuki's music blog, the singer, Kaori, from the band Language has been brought in to do some vocals for the background music in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
"Roughly translated, it says that these mixes fit very well with the environments they are supposed to play in and that they are very exciting (for him personally, although this could also mean they are high-energy). He says something about leaving the studio ‘jumping for joy’, and that with the band’s help they came up with a few musical innovations he’d never considered before."
The band's music generally has a soothing sounds, but it is possible the music in the game will be completely different from what they usually make. Some samples of their music can be found here.
May 15, 2013
In the latest Famitsu, it has been confirmed that a re-release of Final Fantasy VIII for PCs is coming in Japan. This has been hinted to happen several times through the Steam registry and achievements leaks. It apparently is going to be similar to a Final Fantasy VII re-release that was made last year and featured game booster options such as increasing your HP, MP and Gil to the possible maximum. It is unclear if it will also feature cloud saving and achievements like VII did, but there is a high possibility that it will. There is still no announcement for the game to be released overseas.
May 15, 2013
Square-Enix has partnered up with Microsoft to promote the release of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and for that purpose they have created a website where fans can leave messages with the thoughts about the game and the series in general which will be used later in text art panels. They have put up some new wallpapers on it with artwork showing off different jobs, such as a white mage, dragoon, and bard, from the game created by Akihiko Yoshida.
May 15, 2013
In this week's Dengeki it has been revealed that the main character of Drakengard 3, Zero, will have multiple allies that will aid her throughout her journey. Their names are Deto, Decarted, Octa, and Cento. As it has been previously reported, Zero is a promiscuous character and these allies are also her sexual partners... Please click "Read More" for a more detailed description of her harem.
Famitsu has also uploaded some new screenshots and artwork of the Apostles on their site:
May 13, 2013
Square-Enix has announe the release of the music compliation for the DLC episodes in Final Fantasy XIII-2 called, "Final Fantasy XIII-2 Digital Contents Collection" as well as an Ultimate Hits soundtrack, "Ultimate Hits Final Fantasy XIII-2". The Ultimate Hits is just a a collection of population songs from the game. Both CDs will be released on July 18, 2013. They are sold for 5,040 yen and 2,940 yen, respectively.
Here is the list of tracks for the Digital Contents:
- Lightning and Lieutenant Amodar
- Jihl Nabaat
- Ultros and Typhon
- Sera: Summoner’s Garb
- Sera: Beachwear
- Sera: White Mage
- Noel: Battle Attire
- Noel: Spacetime Guardian
- Noel: Black Mage
- Mog: A Wondrous Wardrobe Costume Pack
- Sera: Genji Bow
- Noel: Catastrophe Blade
- Noel: Muramasa
- Sazh: Heads or Tails?
- Lightning: Requiem of the Goddess
- Snow: Perpetual Battlefield
May 13, 2013
May 10, 2013
Today, Naoki Yoshida wrote a new Letter from the Producer discussing mostly what has been said during the Nico Nico Chokaigi 2 event in Japan earlier this month. Some of the interesting things he mentions is that pre-orders will be going up by the end of the month, with the information on the release date, pricing and a collector's edition of the game. Here is what he said:
"First and foremost, FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn will be released in summer 2013. It will be a worldwide release for the PC and PlayStation 3, available in Japanese, English, French, and German. At the end of the month we'll announce the release date, along with pricing and details on the collector's edition. We'll also start accepting preorders at the end of the month.
Our second important announcement was that phase 3 will start at the beginning of June. Phase 3 will include a multitude of changes based on feedback from the first and second phases, as well as the long-awaited
commencement of PlayStation 3 testing. But that's not all—we're also adding Ul'dah and Limsa Lominsa, nearly one hundred new FATE encounters,four additional dungeons, main scenario quests up to level 20, grand companies, provisioning missions, free companies; we're making revisionsto the battle system, testing the transfer of characters from version 1.0—the list goes on and on. I've been working around the clock, double and triple checking everything along the way, so sit tight and phase 3 will be here before you know it!"