Live-Action Final Fantasy XIV Series in the Works

Sony released a shock announcement this morning, revealing its plan to develop a live-action television series based on its wildly popular MMO video game, Final Fantasy XIV, which first released in 2010 and has been going strong ever since. Unfortunately, the cast, crew, and release date are all being kept under wraps for the time being.

“Final Fantasy XIV and Eorzea are the perfect gateway into Final Fantasy for longtime fans and newcomers alike,” Sony Pictures TV Co-President Chris Parnell said in a press release. “This show is about embracing and embodying all of the elements that have made the mythos such an endlessly captivating phenomenon, and it’s an immense honor to be bringing all of Eorzea’s iconic characters, settings, and concepts – including fan-favorites like Cid and, of course, the chocobos – to life for a television audience.”

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New Teaser for Final Fantasy VII Remake Now Online

Square Enix has revealed a new teaser trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake, the first bit of new footage from the title for several years, with the promise of more to come this June at E3 2019. The trailer gives us some morsels of new gameplay footage that looks absolutely gorgeous, showing a great blend between the classic and modern gameplay of Final Fantasy.

With E3 approaching quickly, it’s only a matter of time before we see more, with Final Fantasy VII Remake sure to be making some large waves this year at the Expo.

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Partners with Dippin’ Dots

As strange as it seems, Square Enix has partnered with futuristic ice cream brand, Dippin’ Dots, for its upcoming title Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! The contest is free to enter here, and entrants can win a Nintendo Switch, a copy of the game, an exclusive lunchbox, and free Dippin’ Dots home delivery, obviously the best prize of them all.

The partnership even introduces a few “specialty” flavors, which actually equate to renaming the chain’s everyday flavors. This includes White Mage’s Healing Vanilla, Red Mage’s Sweet Strawberry Spell, and more. Head over to the site, and try your luck!

Full List of PlayStation Classic Games Revealed

Sony has revealed the complete listing of all 20 games that will be playable on the upcoming PlayStation Classic, and it’s filled with some surprising choices, such as Cool Boarders 2, and even Revelations: Persona. Surprisingly, the game features no Tomb Raider, or Crash Bandicoot. The full list is as follows:

  • Battle Arena Toshinden
  • Cool Boarders 2
  • Destruction Derby
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Intelligent Qube
  • Jumping Flash
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Mr Driller
  • Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
  • Rayman
  • Resident Evil Director’s Cut
  • Revelations: Persona
  • Ridge Racer Type 4
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
  • Syphon Filter
  • Tekken 3
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
  • Twisted Metal
  • Wild Arms

The PlayStation Classic launches on December 3rd for $99.99

PlayStation Classic Announced

Sony Computer Entertainment has, out of left field, announced the new PlayStation Classic, jumping on the trend of mini retro consoles. The system will release on December 3rd, and include 2 replica controllers, HDMI output, and cleverly designed usage of its main top-mounted buttons. Currently only 5 games have been announced, but they already make the system one to watch:

  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Tekken 3
  • Wild Arms
  • Ridge Racer Type 4
  • Jumping Flash

The system is set to feature 20 pre-loaded games.

Lineup of Final Fantasy Games Announced for Nintendo Switch

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During today’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo and Square Enix revealed a massive bombshell that the Nintendo Switch, throughout 2018 and 2019 will be receiving a bevy of Final Fantasy titles.

  • Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition HD (Available Now!)
  • World of Final Fantasy: Maxima (Available November 6th)
  • Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Everybuddy! (Available This Winter)
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles HD Remaster (Available 2019)
  • Final Fantasy VII, IX, X/X-2, XII: The Zodiac Age (Available 2019)

PhE3: Square Enix Showcase

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Square Enix shocked us all this morning by doing next to nothing substantial on their E3 Showcase 2018. There was a new game announcement from Platinum Games, as well as a few updates for other new titles.

Additionally, there was plenty of new trailers for already announced games, and DLC for Monster Hunter World, and Final Fantasy XIV. Hit the jump to find out what Square Enix revealed at this year’s show.

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Nobuo Uematsu Confirmed for Final Fantasy VII Remake

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Final Fantasy VII fans can breathe a small sigh of relief, as Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase confirmed in a recent interview that legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu is in fact working on the upcoming remake. It’s been a while since we’ve heard any updates on the remake, but we should expect to hear something this year at Square Enix’s E3 panel.

I’ve worked on numerous titles with Uematsu-san, and while I’m currently working on the production of Final Fantasy VII Remake, it’s actually been since Final Fantasy X that I directly worked with Uematsu-san. So when I first went to ask Uematsu-san to come work on the music for the remake, I thought he would give me the cold shoulder since he had already left Square Enix and found success.

Square Enix Returning to E3

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After skipping the Electronic Entertainment Expo for both 2016 and 2017, Square Enix will once again he hosting a keynote event this year. Square’s keynote will take place on Monday, June 11th, at 10am PST, just before Ubisoft’s at 1pm PST.

It’s a safe bet that we’ll see Kingdom Hearts IIIShadow of the Tomb Raider, and Dragon Quest XI, but what other surprises could they have in the works? More DLC for Final Fantasy XV is also a pretty safe guess.

Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition is now Half-Life 3

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In a way, at least… Players that pick up Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition on Steam before the deadline of May 1st will receive the Half-Life Pack, which allows Noctis and multiplayer characters to cosplay as Gordon Freeman.

Players will receive the HEV Suit, Glasses, and even a Crowbar for their character in what is surely one of the coolest crossovers in quite some time. Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition will be available on March 6th, with a demo dropping February 26th.

Final Fantasy XV’s Noctis Joins Tekken 7

The world of fighting game development is starting to shift as more and more developers look to other, more established franchises to take their characters, giving us dream match after dream match of worlds colliding. Now, Bandai Namco has announced the inclusion of Final Fantasy XV’s Noctis Lucis Caelum in Spring 2018.

Noctis Lucis Caelum from Final Fantasy XV enters the Tekken 7 ring! Wielding his signature Engine Blade, Noctis is ready to deal heavy hard-hitting blows as he takes on the likes of Yoshimitsu, Devil Jin, Jack 7, and the rest of the Tekken 7 fighters when he enters the King of Iron Fist Tournament in spring 2018!

Final Fantasy XIV Halloween Event Announced

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Final Fantasy XIV has kicked off its annual “All Saints’ Wake” Halloween event yesterday, and this year’s event has been given a werewolf theme with plenty of new costumes and items for players to collect. In order to begin the event, players must be level 15 and have completed the quest “It’s Probably Pirates.” Afterwards, traverse to Old Gridania.

Rewards include male and female Werewolf costume sets, as well as Halloween-themed decoration items. The All Saints’ Wake Halloween event is available now through November 1st, 2017.

Fortune Street Demo and Theme Now Available

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Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary releases in just a few days in Japan for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, and a demo is now available for both versions on the Japanese PlayStation Store.

The demo map is Trodain Castle, and it features Yuna, Kefka, Craver, and Analucia as playable characters. Interestingly, players with the demo will be able to compete online against players who own the full version of the game, also. What’s more, if you’re able to take on S-Rank characters in Fortune Street, you can unlock a special PlayStation theme (seen above).

New Fortune Street Character Trailers

Square Enix has shared several new character trailers for Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary. The new trailers showcase Noctis from Final Fantasy XVLightning from Final Fantasy XIII, Alena from Dragon Quest III and Kiryl from Dragon Quest IV.

You can hit the jump to check out the other trailers. Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary releases in Japan on October 19th, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

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New Fortune Street Character Trailers

Square Enix has released two new character trailers for Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary. The new trailers give us a look at cute chibi versions of Final Fantasy X’s Yuna and Tidus, as well as Dragon Quest IX’s Erinn and Dragon Quest XI’s Silvia.

Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary releases in Japan on October 19, 2017 for PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita. Hit the jump to check out the other trailers.

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