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Final Fantasy 9 and 7: The latest on Xbox One, Switch, release dates

Final Fantasy 9 and 7: The latest on Xbox One, Switch, release dates

The most recent Nintendo Direct was jammed full of new announcements, and during its 35 minute run time, we learned more about the various Final Fantasy ports that are en route to the Switch. As it turns out, Final Fantasy 9 is now available on the Switch and Xbox One, while Final Fantasy 7 will be heading to both platforms in just a few weeks.

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Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers expansion detailed, features Nier: Automata crossover

Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers expansion detailed, features Nier: Automata crossover

This weekend sees developer Square Enix host the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival, dedicated to all things related to the online RPG, in Paris. While the event will be filled with panels celebrating the game and its players, an announcement-filled opening keynote was dedicated to the upcoming Shadowbringers expansion, with some of the new content previewed, and a confirmed release date of July 2nd.

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GameStop oversells Kingdom Hearts 3 PS4 Pro, cancels customer pre-orders

GameStop oversells Kingdom Hearts 3 PS4 Pro, cancels customer pre-orders

The long-awaited Kingdom Hearts 3 is only days away from release, and like any big-name title, Sony used the game as a basis for a limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro console bundle. Announced back in early December, the special package includes a Kingdom Hearts-themed console and copy of the new game, and pre-orders quickly sold out. Now retailer GameStop has abruptly canceled a number of orders, while quietly admitting it oversold the console.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 game leaks weeks before January 2019 release date

Kingdom Hearts 3 game leaks weeks before January 2019 release date

Square Enix is preparing to release Kingdom Hearts 3 late next month, but some people will already be familiar with (parts of) the game. For reasons that aren't publicly known, the game has leaked six weeks ahead of its planned release date. Kingdom Hearts 3 director Tetsuya Nomura confirmed the leak, but also offered reassurance to players waiting for the official release.

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Final Fantasy 14 reveals new Shadowbringers expansion for Summer 2019

Final Fantasy 14 reveals new Shadowbringers expansion for Summer 2019

The annual Final Fantasy XIV Fanfest is taking place in Las Vegas this weekend, and developer Square Enix used the event to surprise attendees with a big announcement: the MMO game will getting its third major expansion in summer 2019, titled Shadowbringers. Naoki Yoshida, FF14's producer and director, was there to reveal a bunch of details on new update, including an epic storyline, new dungeons and raids, new job types, and even a new playable race.

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Final Fantasy 15 DLC roadmap axed: This is why

Final Fantasy 15 DLC roadmap axed: This is why

If you were looking forward to the four new DLC story packs on the way to Final Fantasy 15, then we've got some sour news for you. Square Enix has decided to cancel three of the four upcoming pieces of DLC as it begins to shift resources away from Final Fantasy 15. Oh, and the game's director has resigned from Square Enix as well.

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Yet another Kingdom Hearts compilation hits PS4 ahead of KH3

Yet another Kingdom Hearts compilation hits PS4 ahead of KH3

It's a running joke that Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts series is filled with oddly-titled spin-offs and side stories while only featuring two main entires up to now. At this point, there have been almost as many compilations as actual new titles, and this all before Kingdom Hearts III is finally released in January 2019. The publisher must figure one more compilation before then can't hurt, and has announced Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far, collecting every unique title in the series for the PlayStation 4.

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The Last Remnant Remastered heads to PS4 this year

The Last Remnant Remastered heads to PS4 this year

For a 10-year-old game, The Last Remnant sure has been in the news quite a bit lately. Earlier this month, Square Enix delisted the game from Steam and other platforms. At the time, the company didn't give a reason for delisting The Last Remnant, but today, we have a better idea of what may have motivated the move. As it turns out, Square Enix is planning to re-release The Last Remnant all these years later.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider trailer seems impossibly detailed

Shadow of the Tomb Raider trailer seems impossibly detailed

The newest Shadow of the Tomb Raider trailer shows details that'll knock you off your feet. Before you go any further, you'll want to take note of the PEGI 18 rating - that means it's not for kids. This game isn't meant for kids in any capacity, as it were. Not necessarily for an over-abundance of person-on-person violence, but for the constant potential for death of the main character.

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is heading to PS4 and Nintendo Switch

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is heading to PS4 and Nintendo Switch

Those of you who remember Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles will likely remember it as a quirky offshoot of the mainline series that made some bold multiplayer decisions. The game launched as an exclusive for the Nintendo Gamecube back in 2003, and it featured four-player co-operative play, which was strange enough for the Final Fantasy series. Even stranger was what was required if you wanted to dive into that multiplayer mode, as each player needed their own Game Boy Advance.

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Octopath Traveler hits 1 million shipments worldwide

Octopath Traveler hits 1 million shipments worldwide

Octopath Traveler is a game that had a lot of excitement backing it before its launch back in July. Fans of old-school JRPGs were quickly drawn to the game, which was co-developed by Square Enix, one of the masters of the genre. It turns out that there are a lot of people around the world who want that JRPG return-to-form, as the game just passed a major milestone in terms of sales.

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Octopath Traveler review: A solid throwback to the JRPG greats

Octopath Traveler review: A solid throwback to the JRPG greats

After more than a year of waiting, Octopath Traveler has finally arrived on the Nintendo Switch, and boy are JRPG fans excited. One look at its aesthetic is all you need to begin drawing comparisons to the many excellent JRPGs from the 1990s, like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI, and Chrono Trigger. It’s safe to say that hype among the folks who love this genre was incredibly high in the lead up to release, but now that it’s here, does Octopath Traveler live up to the hype? Is it the 16-bit throwback we’ve all been waiting for?

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