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Square Enix hints a possible FFXIII sequel

13 Mar 2010 by chaosweapon
Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama unveiled that they're planning to work on a sequel to Final Fantasy XIII if the game proves to be successful in Western countries.

"In the past three years we worked both on the world and on the various systems. Creating these systems isn't very glamorous and can frankly be a bit boring. If we could do a XIII-2, we could direct all our attention to the story and refine what we have already built."

They also said that Final Fantasy XIII's success will also determine whether there will be a Final Fantasy XV.

"We do not know if there will be a XV. This depends a lot on the success of XIII. Also, it is difficult to pinpoint elements that are typical Final Fantasy. They are mostly invisible: part of the DNA of the game, that everyone recognizes as typical Final Fantasy. But if there is a XV, I hope the way we wrote our characters carries over. We strived to create believable people of flesh and blood. They are not robots. And they are not super heroes. I hope this humanity is something we will see again."

Cloud's image on recruitment page

13 Mar 2010 by chaosweapon
Square Enix is currently looking for developers to work on the next generation game engine. On the recruitment they placed an image of Cloud Strife (the hero of Final Fantasy VII), most probably as an example of the quality of graphics they're expecting.

This might lead to more rumors about a Final Fantasy VII remake, even though Square Enix already confessed that it is not working on the title and doesn't plan to do so unless it can be done within a year.

What this could really mean is that newer games will most probably have graphics like those witnessed in Advent Children.

Recruitment page: http://www.square-enix.com/jp/recruit/section/development/gameengine/

Official Final Fantasy XIV Website Updated

13 Mar 2010 by chaosweapon
The official Final Fantasy XIV website has been updated with additional information and media. The Intro section gives a brief description of the game, with some pictures of the landscapes underneath. The World section contains information about the story, towns, races and monsters. The gameplay section explains the different types of jobs as well as the weapons each one can equip. There is also some information on the Guildleve system and on transportation using crystals. The Media section has plenty of screenshots, and also two trailers: one from the Tokyo Game Show and another one from the E3.

The Story
Several tribes from across Hydaelyn settle in Eorzea. The deities of Eorzea, known as the Twelve, are impressed by these primitive people and so they decide to ensure their welfare. 15 years pass, and an army from the east, known as the Garlean Empire, attacks Eorzea. The strongest city, Ala Mhigo, falls in battle and loses to the Garlean Empire. The army leaves and the other nations start to prepare themselves for the next invasion.


Official FFXIV Website: http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/
FFXIV Beta Test Site: https://dev-na.ffxiv.com/

Final Fantasy XIV Gameplay Trailer

19 Aug 2009 by chaosweapon
A new Final Fantasy XIV trailer has been uploaded to youtube. It shows the gameplay of the new MMORPG. The interface appears to be quite different from that of Final Fantasy XI. The combat text can now be scrolled, the HP and MP gauges are larger and now there are also some action bars (at the bottom of the screen). Click "Read More" to watch the trailer. Read More

Final Fantasy XIII-2 at E3 2011

07 Jun 2011 by chaosweapon
At the E3, Square Enix showed a full trailer of Final Fantasy XIII-2. The Japanese version of the game is set to be released in December this year. Also, there will be an update to the PS3 version of the original Final Fantasy XIII which will add Easy Mode since right now this is only available to Xbox360 players.



Noel's surname has been revealed to be Kreiss and we also get to hear what his voice is like. A new combat system called Cinematic Action has been introduced which in the trailer is followed by Lightning riding on Odin in Gestalt Mode and fighting Chaos Bahamut.

From what is heard from the trailer, one wonders why the people think Lightning is dead and why Serah is the only one who holds on to the belief that she may still be alive. What does Noel mean when he says that he wants a future in which everyone lives and how does he fit into the story? Why does Lightning fight Chaos Bahamut and does he have any connection to Fang? I guess we'll find out in the coming months or when the game comes out.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Teaser Trailer

03 Jun 2011 by chaosweapon
Gamespot posted a 20 second teaser trailer of Final Fantasy XIII-2. The characters shown are Lightning, Serah, Noel and Team Nora. The battle system appears to be the same as that of the original Final Fantasy XIII, including the paradigm shift and ATB system. More information is expected in the coming days especially during the E3 event period so stay tuned.


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