Back in the day when we were thankful to play whatever Japanese RPGs we were given, we looked wistfully at all the huge titles that never came to the US, including Final Fantasy V. English-speaking players couldn't officially familiarize themselves with the game until it was released on the PlayStation, but by then it looked fairly dated compared to games like Final Fantasy VIII and Parasite Eve. Few bothered to play it, which is a real shame, and it's a mistake you can now rectify should you download the game off PSN starting today...
Tuesday 9 May 2006
Square Enix has used its E3 press conference to reveal two brand new games bearing the title Final Fantasy XIII and both of them are exclusive to PlayStation 3.
Final Fantasy XIII is an RPG... or at least we think so - details are slimmer than slim at the moment. The trailer shown at the Square Enix press conference started with gorgeous visuals that were beautifully shot, exactly what you'd expect from a Final Fantasy title.
The movie showed a lone female warrior in a
Square Enix could well be developing more games based on the Final Fantasy XIII universe beyond the three that were announced at the recent E3 games show.
The new additions are Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII for the PlayStation 3, and Final Fantasy Agito XIII for mobile. All three are part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis series, which has been designed from the beginning to allow for different projects to exist in the same universe. More details on the FFXIII projects are
Another Square Enix event, and two more trailers appear - both substantially including footage we've seen before. Somehow we're not complaining yet, however, since they both look so interesting and portend very engrossing games.
The Final Fantasy XIII trailer was, in fact, quite different and expanded from prior versions. The story of the game's world became clearer after we had the chance to watch it. The world of FFXIII is broken into two areas: Cocoon, what seems to be a small, closed
Sept 06 2007
Ok, so it's a bit of a fanboy line - but Final Fantasy VII was the game credited with single handedly popularising RPGs outside of Japan. Tomorrow will be the game's tenth anniversary, and those fanboys are still trying to find a way to resurrect Aeris. But with its past success looming over the Japanese developer, will Square Enix be able to make FFXIII do for PS3 what FFVII achieved for PSOne?
FFVII was a massive step up for the series in almost every respect, weaving a
Everyone knows that Square Enix can produce some incredible CG images, but will the PS3 Final Fantasy games be the first to look nearly as good in-game?
Square has sworn to use the "full specifications" of the PS3 with the RPG sequels, and Japanese Famitsu magazine has unleashed the first glimpse of its latest work - Final Fantasy Versus XIII.
Although the slightly grainy images on FinalfantasyXIII.net probably don't do the game justice, the character models look nice, and they show off some
Our pals over at CVG caught onto a Famitsu story about Final Fantasy Versus XIII being put on hold. Here's what they had to say:
"The plot of the Versus quest, which is entirely separate to the straight-up FFXIII title, is now complete. But it's been put on the backburner so that the Versus team can help out with the final touches on FFXIII, which is said to be the number one priority,
Game soundtracks should not be underestimated. Not only do they make games more pleasurable for the ears, but a quality musical score can elevate the entire game experience to something extra special with goosebumps. The following 10 games are all nominated in the Soundtrack of the Year category for this year's Golden Joystick Awards. Only one of them can win.
We’ve been pretty excited about Final Fantasy XIII-2 at the old GR corral since it was revealed earlier this week. The only downside was the game was revealed at a Japanese event and many of us just don’t understand the language, so all we could do was look at the pretty pictures. But no more! Square-Enix UK just released an English Language version of the trailer...
Today, Square Enix shockingly revealed three games bearing the title Final Fantasy XIII - two of them exclusive to the PlayStation 3.
Final Fantasy XIII is an RPG… we think. Details are slimmer than slim at the moment. The trailer shown at the Square Enix press conference started with gorgeous cinematics, as you'd expect a Final Fantasy should. The cinemas showed a lone female warrior, much in the mold of the gunslinging Yuna from Final Fantasy X-2 or Ashe from the upcoming Final