Gaming news: Final Fantasy XV PC version announced!

Announced through Twitter and IGN, Square Enix announced at Gamescon that they will be releasing the recent Final Fantasy game Final Fantasy XV for Steam, Windows PC and Origins. According to the news, the PC port will include 4K quality and simulated realistic features such as “realist hair simulation”. The game will also include all the all the recent updates and DLC for free. The PC is set to be released on 2018.

Here is the Key Visual for the PC:

Video Games News: Dissidia major announcement!

Today I woke up to exciting news this morning in regards to Final Fantasy. I want to thank @RedMakuzawa (news writer for Final Fantasy content and social media manager to the project game Lost Soul Aside) and the Square Portal for keeping me up to date on the latest news on Square Enix titles.

It was announced today that Square Enix will be releasing a new Dissidia video game for PS4 titled Dissidia Final Fantasy NT (NT stands could stand for New Tale or New Tournament). This game was developed by Team Ninja who are well-known for games like Dead or Alive, Nioh and Ninja Gaiden.

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The game will include over 20 playable characters (Squall, Cloud, Sephiroth, much more) and amazing summoning characters like Shiva and Ifrit. It will also include team battles like 3v3 matches. You can play as your favorite Final Fantasy character offline and online; however, it is mentioned that there will not be a story mode but it will have some sort of story. The story narrative is done by Kazushige Nojima who worked on titles like Final Fantasy XV and the upcoming games Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake.

But wait there is more! Leaked in Amazon (with the price of $60), even though it wasn’t in the recent trailer, it is confirmed that Noctis Lucis Caelum (protagonist in Final Fantasy XV) will be joining the game.

If you are going to E3 2017 (June 13-15), this game will be playable as a demo. The game doesn’t have an exact date but this game will be released for PS4 in early 2018.

If you don’t know what is Dissidia, Dissidia Final Fantasy is a video game spinoff based on the popular franchise Final Fantasy where characters (good and evil) are pitted together and fight each other in a unique fighting RPG video game. The first game was in the PSP called Dissida Final Fantasy and another one was made and titled Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy. This game was also on the arcades in Japan.

 

Sources/Credit:

Anime News Network

Square Portal

@RedMakuzawa

Square Enix news: Dissidia Arcade Story Mode! FFXV DLC Suits Delayed?!

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If you played the Dissidia games like myself on the PSP, you may have been following the news from Japan that there is an arcade game of the recent Dissidia game, Dissidia Final Fantasy, only exclusive in Japan. There are no newsin regards if it will be released through out the world but recent news states a console version is being made and unlike the arcade version, the console will have a story mode. Rumor has it that if the game reaches hgh demands and gets popular, this game could become an addition as an eSport!

To those who don’t know Dissidia, Dissidia Final Fantasy is a fighting game spinoff featuring fan favorite Final Fantasy characters. Players can play as the good and bad guys and duke it out in memorable worlds. In the past, Dissidia first started off in the PSP and later got a sequel.

Final Fantasy XV DLC

If you remembered the past news, it was confirmed that Final Fantasy XV will be releasing a dlc costume pack for Noctis and his friends called the Magitek Exosuits. However, recent news states that the suits dlc will be delayed and with a unconfirmed release date. The staff will modify and edit the costumes. Reason being is because it resembles the upcoming Sentai movie Power Rangers (movie comes out in March 24 in USA. July 15 in Japan).

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However, the upcoming Booster Pack will be released on February 21 but without the DLC costumes.

TGIF Friday Funny 94: Happy Anniversary!

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome to the Carnival… I mean welcome to TGIF Friday Funny. I am Matthew and welcome to another exciting post. We officially ended January and it has been an eventful month. As part of the OWLS, I want to say that the January Blog Tour was a success. You can read everyone’s, including mine, post here. As most of you are aware, this week has also been exciting because of past announcements.

This year marks the 30th anniversary to the game franchise Final Fantasy. Square Enix recently released on updates on games like a Remastered Final Fantasy XII release date, a key image to Final Fantasy VII Remake, and new DLC for Final Fantasy XV! As a reborn Final Fantasy fan, this year will be great and it will hurt my wallet. I will have to spend time on both Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts.

Also, if you missed out on the livestream podcast from Weekly Shonen Jump last week, you can watch it below. The American Weekly Shonen Jump announced that 6 new Jump Starts are coming to the new issues as part of the 5 years anniversay of the digital platform Weekly Shonen Jump. Another exciting news discussed that the movie Boruto: Naruto the Movie will be released on March 28th with English Dub. This movie takes place after the story of Naruto and focuses on the new generation of children.

To celebrate the anniversaries, here is some funnies!

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Here are some Final Fantasy songs to call it a day!

Stand tall, my friends.

Special Final Fantasy News

This year marks the 30 years of Final Fantasy. Today, I collected a lot of news regarding to Final Fantasy!

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Besides the 30th anniversary to the Final Fantasy franchise, this year on January 31 marks 20 years of Final Fantasy VII. Square Enix unveiled a key image displaying the images of the protagonist Cloud and the antagonist Sephiroth in the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake. Tetsuya Nomura, well-known for making FF games and Kingdom Hearts, will be working on the game for PS4. The game date is unknown but it will be for PS4 and in multiple game series.

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Square Enix also revealed that the mobile smart phone game Mobius Final Fantasy will be added to PC/steam. Here is what will the game will include according to Anime News Network:

“Project leader Naoki Hamaguchi noted that the PC version will not have compressed assets, so the 3D models will have a higher resolution. The game will also support up to 4K resolution and higher framerates up to 120fps. Players can sync their account between the game’s mobile and PC versions to play and continue progress on either version.”

A collaboration is planned to be added with game where players team up with Cloud and fight Shinra and the Mako Reactors.

Here is what the game is about:

“Created by an all-star development team including producer Yoshinori Kitase and writer Kazushige Nojima – known for their work on the acclaimed FINAL FANTASY VII and upcoming FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE – MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY is the story of a man who wakes up in a world called Palamecia with no memory of his past. There, he finds himself tasked with bringing hope to the world by unraveling a mysterious prophecy around the legendary warrior of light.”

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As an added bonus to Final Fantasy VII, Square Enix other title Kingdom Hearts paid tribute to the popular game. On the Twitter account, the Kingdom Hearts Twitter posted up a picture of Sora posing like Cloud in front of Yen Sid’s castle. The image pays a homage and reference to the 1997 Playstation 1 cover of Final Fantasy VII.

Final Fantasy XV

If you enjoyed the Moogle Chocobo Carnival, get ready for more Final Fantasy XV goodies!

Announced today, Square Enix announced that they will be releasing Noctis’s friend Gladiolus’ episode DLC. In this DLC, players play as Noctis friend and bodyguard Gladiolus (or Gladio) and go through his adventure and team up with Cor. Cor is an ally to Final Fantasy XV but his appearnace was hidden throughout the game. In this DLC, players will learn more from the expanded story and even encounter the enemy Gilgamesh. Gladiolus Episode is expected to be released on March 28th.

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Another episode is expected to be released but not until June 2017. Players will be able to play as the blond hair shooter Prompto. There is not much about his episode but it will be available this June.

On February 21, another DLC is expected to be released but it’s not an episode. The DLC pack is called the “Booster Pack” or “Booster Pack+”. Just like the Festive Pack, this new DLC will have both a paid and free version. The pack includes a “Power Ranger” like suit called the Magitek Exosuits. These suits will make players stronger, invincible and increase fishing skills but only for a little bit.

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Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age

Last but not least, Square Enix released details on the upcoming remastered game Final Fantasy XII but it will be under the name Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age. The release dates on are here on the image:

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The game is a international remake of Final Fantasy XII with additional features and upgrades. The upgrades include updated backgrounds, character models, and font, as well as movie scenes. The game will also feature both English and Japanese audio tracks, will have 7.1ch surround sound, and will feature the original soundtrack and updated tracks. Players can switch between the two soundtracks in the game’s settings. Additionally, the new game will shorten loading times, add an auto-save function, and improve the high-speed mode. The agme will also include the exclusive Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System game. According to ANN, it will  have a new job system that featured 12 License Boards (instead of one in the original game) representing 12 different jobs. The game also featured a new trial mode, and a new game plus feature, among other upgrades and changes.

That’s all the for the Final Fantasy news!

My First Anime Discussion Post: What if Final Fantasy was retold as an Anime?

I know this is probably something you expect from Shay from Anime Reviewer Girl but this post was inspired by her and from watching Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV . This is my first discussion post so please bear with me. Before I start, let me just say this: Thank you Shay for this inspiration!

After I watched the anime Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV, I wrote a review about this anime. In my review, I talked about how the anime did an excellent job on setting up the main story by talking about the main character Noctis and his friend’s past and friendship. This got me thinking, what if Square Enix did more adaptations of more Final Fantasy games? If they could make a great anime of Final Fantasy XV, imagine if they could do more with other series. Besides Brotherhood, here is an example on why this sounds like a good idea.

In the past, I did a review on a OVA of Final Fantasy VII titled “Last Order: Final Fantasy VII“. To those who don’t know, this OVA is a prequel to Final Fantasy VII and retells the story of the tragic event at Nibelheim. The main cast involves the heroes Zack Fair, Cloud Strife and Tifa Lockhart and the villain Sephiroth. The OVA was done by studio Madhouse and it’s only in Limited Edition Collector’s Set of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. It was very interesting to see a short anime special that showed what if Final Fantasy VII was an anime. The characters looked great and they made the combat exciting.

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If I could choose a series that I would want see as an anime (besides FFXV because they sort of already did it), I would pick Final Fantasy VII. Reason being because the series is quite popular from most fans and this is probably the only series besides Final Fantasy XV I know in regards to story and characters. I don’t think I would want the anime to be short either, I heard the game was really long. My second choice would actually be the spinoff fighting game Dissidia Final Fantasy. Dissidia is a video game where players can pick their fan favorite hero or villain and fight each other in different worlds (play as Cloud and fight Squall, or Tidus against Sephiroth). Reason I think this would be a great anime is because I enjoy the character interactions. It was nice seeing different characters from different worlds fighting along together and going against each for a specific goal.

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Going back to what I said earlier, if it was possible, how would you feel if Square Enix wanted to do an anime adaptation of your favorite FF game? Square Enix would turn one of your favorite games and you can experience it again in anime format. What series do you want to see? What kind of studio you think would be best for your choice?

Comment down below.