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Final Fantasy VII optimised for modern PCs

04 Jul 2012 by chaosweapon
Final Fantasy VII has been optimised for modern PCs and will be available for download exclusively from the Square Enix Store. It will also have new features such as achievements, cloud saves and a character booster system.

Achievements are similar to the PSN trophies. Users will have a profile which will show off the in-game accomplishments. There is a total of 36 brand new achievements to unlock.

Cloud saves will allow players to continue their game progress from different computers. All that is required is an internet connection for cloud save support.

The character booster system can increase HP, MP and Gil levels with the click of a button. This is particularly useful when stuck in a certain part of the game.

Below you may find the minimum system requirements for the new PC version of Final Fantasy VII:
• Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit)
• 2GHz Processor or faster
• 1GB RAM
• DirectX 9-compatible graphic card

Final Fantasy XIV Release Date

30 Jun 2010 by chaosweapon
Final Fantasy XIV (PC version) will be released on the 30th of September 2010, in two different forms: the standard edition and the collectors edition. Players buying the collectors edition will be able to start playing the game from the 22nd of September which is approximately a week earlier than the standard release date. The collectors edition will include artwork from Yoshitaka Amano and Akihiko Yoshida, a DVD titled "Eorzea: The Making of a Realm", a hard cover picture case illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano, an official tumbler and an original design security token.

With every game purchased, there will be a code for an exclusive ingame item. People buying the collectors edition will receive a free helmet which will reduce the penalty when knocked out. Those buying the standard edition will receive free goggles which will make your skill grow faster. Anyone who has the code of the first print of Final Fantasy XIII will be able to obtain the Ashura Arm Guard item.

Just like Final Fantasy XI, players will have to pay a monthly fee to be able to play the game. The fee is 1344yen per month, but the first one is free of charge.

The Playstation 3 version will be released at a later date, somewhere around March 2011.

Dissidia Duodecim Final Fantasy

08 Sep 2010 by chaosweapon
According to Weekly Shonen Jump, there will be a sequel to Dissidia Final Fantasy called Dissidia Duodecim Final Fantasy. This PSP title is set for release in 2011. Duodecim will have some additional characters including Kain (FFIV) and Lightning (FFXIII). Rumors say that Duodecim is actually the mystery game Tetsuya Nomura was talking about on Twitter and therefore it will be playable at the Tokyo Game Show.


Final Fantasy XIII Ultimate Hits International

08 Sep 2010 by chaosweapon
Square Enix is finally releasing the Japanese version of Final Fantasy XIII onto the Xbox 360. The game, priced 4980 yen, will be released on the 16th of December. It will have the international branding right from the start, with the full name being "Final Fantasy XIII Ultimate Hits International".

Final Fantasy XIII Ultimate Hits International will differ slightly from the original title. There will be a new Easy Mode and some changes to the item drop rate, accessory modifications and party AI. Attendees of the Tokyo Game Show will be able to try out a demo of the game at one of Square Enix's booths.

Life in Eorzea #1

01 Apr 2010 by chaosweapon
Square Enix Japan is making a series of videos called Life in Eorzea. The first video shows a blacksmith, a cook and some of the emotes available in the game.



Here's the translation offered by FFXIV Core:

Riekom: Hi, I’m Square Enix’s Riekom.
Julia: I’m Julia.
Aratam: I’m Aratam.
Riekom: Final Fantasy XIV’s alpha test is just around the corner!
Aratam: Oh, cool.
Riekom: Today we’re bringing you a quick look at Eorzea’s Limsa Lominsa.
Julia and Aratam are impressed.
Riekom: How about this view, huh?
Julia: It’s amazing. What a radiant sea!
Aratam: It definitely has a great, unique feel to it.
Julia: These must be shops.
Aratam: So many great-looking things are lined up. I’m having fun just window-shopping!
Riekom: I’m sure I’ll be spending a LOT of gil here.
Riekom: There’s even fish, and…

All three: Oh! CHOCOBO!

Riekom: There are many different kinds of people working in the city.

Aratam: Aw, she’s crying. I wonder if her boyfriend dumped her?
Riekom: Are you stupid or something? She’s slicing ONIONS.

Aratam: Such realistic movements!
Julia: We can even see the salt he’s putting in.

Riekom: I love cooking, so I feel right at home here.

All three: Oh! HAMBURGER STEAK!

Riekom: We’re also going to show you some character emotes.
Boys: Lalafell~

Creepy Mystery Voice: CUUUUUUTE…

Aratam: She’s dancing!
Riekom: The person controlling this Lalafell is a 30 year old guy.

Creepy Mystery Voice (Julia?): D’OH!

Riekom: This is just the first video, so we can’t show you very much. Sorry!
Riekom: From here on out, we’ll be showing you a lot of things from Eorzea through video, so look forward to it!

All three: See you next time!

Final Fantasy XIV World Map

25 May 2010 by chaosweapon
In the May 2010 newsletter, Square Enix attached a picture of the Final Fantasy XIV world map.



Underneath the map, there's the following text:
Come and explore beautiful Limsa Lominsa! You'll find newly-released details and images for this marine metropolis on the official site. Also, get a sneek peak at the entire Eorzean realm by checking out the world map — created for adventurers far and wide by renowned mapmaker, Roddard Ironheart!

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