Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy XII remaster brings Zodiac jobs to PS4 next year

Final Fantasy XII remaster brings Zodiac jobs to PS4 next year

Not all Final Fantasy titles are created equal. Some, like Final Fantasy VII and its characters, are forever memorialized in gaming history. The pre-VII titles, while pixelated by today's standards, also enjoy renown, especially among veterans. Final Fantasy XII might not exactly be one of the best, though it certainly won many accolades, but it will, perhaps, be more remembered for the many gameplay changes, some of which found their way to later titles. PlayStation 4 owners will soon be able to experience those when the "Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age" lands on the console in 2017, with that so-called Zodiac Job System in tow.

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Upcoming Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is designed for mobile only

Upcoming Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is designed for mobile only

Perhaps with the exception of Record Keeper, almost all of Square Enix's Final Fantasy titles for mobile are ports of existing titles. Record Keeper, however, is more of a reunion party for the franchise's popular characters. The mobile gaming world is definitely ready for an original Final Fantasy title of its own, which is exactly what Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is offering. Unsurprisingly a hit in Japan, Square Enix is finally bringing the game to the West this summer, with pre-registrations now open for getting early bird rewards.

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Final Fantasy X, X-2 land on Steam in Remastered HD glory

Final Fantasy X, X-2 land on Steam in Remastered HD glory

A couple of years ago, it was near inconceivable that Square Enix would bring its PlayStation exclusive Final Fantasy titles to the PC. Save for Final Fantasy VII and VII, which were practically cult classics. Today, all but one of those single-player JRPGs are available on the Windows platform via Steam. Square Enix has finally launched both Final Fantasy X and its direct sequel X-2 on Steam as a Remastered version. That leaves the relatively less popular Final Fantasy XII out of the Steam party.

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Final Fantasy XV gets an anime spinoff, movie, new trailer

Final Fantasy XV gets an anime spinoff, movie, new trailer

Final Fantasy XV is a big, nay a huge, thing for Square Enix. It is the biggest non-MMORPG installment of the game since "Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII" in 2013 (which, to be precise, is simply a sequel to the 2009 Final Fantasy XIII). It will also be a major departure from previous titles in terms of gameplay and combat. You know that it's really a big deal for the company when, in addition to announcing the launch date and a new trailer with a poignant cover, Square Enix is revealing a whole "universe" around it, including a prequel anime series, a full-length CG film, and even a mobile game spinoff.

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Final Fantasy XIV accused of ripping off band’s song

Final Fantasy XIV accused of ripping off band’s song

Final Fantasy XIV has stirred up a bit of a controversy, with some gamers claiming the song played during a boss battle is a ripoff of the Powerman 5000 song “When Worlds Collide.” The game's producer says the song is an original "industrial rock" track developed specifically for the game, but any casual listen reveals it has a striking similarity to Powerman 5000's own track.

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Square Enix teases Final Fantasy IX for mobile

Square Enix teases Final Fantasy IX for mobile

At the start of the year, Square Enix made a rather surprising reveal. That Final Fantasy IX would be coming to PCs is perhaps expected. That it would also be coming to mobile, both iOS and especially Android, was, perhaps the publisher's late Christmas gift (or early, depending on when it actually arrives) to fans. While still thin on launch details, Square Enix is now giving fans yet another appetizer, showing FF IX "in action" action on a mobile device, in a preview delivered over an almost two-hour long news style presentation.

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Final Fantasy IX coming to PC, mobile, FF XV to launch 2016

Final Fantasy IX coming to PC, mobile, FF XV to launch 2016

Square Enix has definitely brought good cheer to its fans on almost all gaming platforms in current use. Not only did it reveal that Final Fantasy IX, a hidden gem in the series, is coming to PC and mobile devices, both iOS and Android, Hajime Tabata, game director of the upcoming Final Fantasy XV game, has publicly committed to a 2016 launch of the title. Of course, it might be too early to celebrate, but at least it gives a sliver of hope to fans on all those gaming devices.

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Final Fantasy XIII character is Louis Vuitton’s newest model

Final Fantasy XIII character is Louis Vuitton’s newest model

As absurd as it seems, yes, you read that headline right. Louis Vuitton, the world-famous luxury fashion brand, has tapped Lightning, the heroine of Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIII series, as their latest model in a new advertising campaign. To be clear, this is not a real human model that was made up with pink hair to resemble the video game character, but the actual digital creation rendered with fashion items such as expensive handbags.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake keeps mini-games, adds voice acting

Final Fantasy VII Remake keeps mini-games, adds voice acting

We've been getting a pretty steady flow of information about the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake lately. Most recently we heard from the game's director about why they decided to release the game in multiple chunks instead of all at once. Today, we've got a few new tidbits about the forthcoming game.

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Final Fantasy VII director explains the game’s multi-part format

Final Fantasy VII director explains the game’s multi-part format

Final Fantasy VII will always have a special place in my gaming heart. I had played many games before it came out, but this was the first one that told me a complex story. It was the first game that made me really feel connected to the characters, and feel emotional about what happened to them. So ever since we were teased with a remade opening cinematic during the PS3 announcement, I've been excited at the possibility of a remake. We're finally getting one, but what's up with the whole multi-part format?

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Multi-part FF7 Remake teased, original launches on PS4

Multi-part FF7 Remake teased, original launches on PS4

Last June, Square Enix and Sony made almost every gamer's fantasy come true when the two announced that one of the most beloved Japanese RPG titles in one of the most beloved Japanese RPG franchises will finally be getting a do-over, including a long awaited visual makeover. Now half a year later, the two are once again teasing the crowd with actual in-game footage and gameplay of the Final Fantasy VII remake for the PS4, complete with obligatory eyecandy. That said, some hardcore fans might end up not liking some of the game design directions that the remake is taking the beloved classic.

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Final Fantasy VII for iOS Review

Final Fantasy VII for iOS Review

What do you remember about 1997? I remember a time before the iPhone or iPad, a period when the Internet boom was in full swing, and computer shows were a key part of my life. I also remember a video game that changed my opinion of role-playing games forever: Final Fantasy VII. Back then, the game was a monster hit and today, it lives on in my heart (and the hearts of millions around the globe) as one of the best RPGs to ever grace the PlayStation. Final Fantasy VII is without exaggeration, a masterpiece.

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