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May 15, 2013
According to the Mitsuto Suzuki's music blog, the singer, Kaori, from the band Language has been brought in to do some vocals for the background music in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
"Roughly translated, it says that these mixes fit very well with the environments they are supposed to play in and that they are very exciting (for him personally, although this could also mean they are high-energy). He says something about leaving the studio ‘jumping for joy’, and that with the band’s help they came up with a few musical innovations he’d never considered before."
The band's music generally has a soothing sounds, but it is possible the music in the game will be completely different from what they usually make. Some samples of their music can be found here.
May 15, 2013
In the latest Famitsu, it has been confirmed that a re-release of Final Fantasy VIII for PCs is coming in Japan. This has been hinted to happen several times through the Steam registry and achievements leaks. It apparently is going to be similar to a Final Fantasy VII re-release that was made last year and featured game booster options such as increasing your HP, MP and Gil to the possible maximum. It is unclear if it will also feature cloud saving and achievements like VII did, but there is a high possibility that it will. There is still no announcement for the game to be released overseas.
May 15, 2013
Square-Enix has partnered up with Microsoft to promote the release of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and for that purpose they have created a website where fans can leave messages with the thoughts about the game and the series in general which will be used later in text art panels. They have put up some new wallpapers on it with artwork showing off different jobs, such as a white mage, dragoon, and bard, from the game created by Akihiko Yoshida.
May 15, 2013
In this week's Dengeki it has been revealed that the main character of Drakengard 3, Zero, will have multiple allies that will aid her throughout her journey. Their names are Deto, Decarted, Octa, and Cento. As it has been previously reported, Zero is a promiscuous character and these allies are also her sexual partners... Please click "Read More" for a more detailed description of her harem.
Famitsu has also uploaded some new screenshots and artwork of the Apostles on their site:
May 13, 2013
Square-Enix has announe the release of the music compliation for the DLC episodes in Final Fantasy XIII-2 called, "Final Fantasy XIII-2 Digital Contents Collection" as well as an Ultimate Hits soundtrack, "Ultimate Hits Final Fantasy XIII-2". The Ultimate Hits is just a a collection of population songs from the game. Both CDs will be released on July 18, 2013. They are sold for 5,040 yen and 2,940 yen, respectively.
Here is the list of tracks for the Digital Contents:
- Lightning and Lieutenant Amodar
- Jihl Nabaat
- Ultros and Typhon
- Sera: Summoner’s Garb
- Sera: Beachwear
- Sera: White Mage
- Noel: Battle Attire
- Noel: Spacetime Guardian
- Noel: Black Mage
- Mog: A Wondrous Wardrobe Costume Pack
- Sera: Genji Bow
- Noel: Catastrophe Blade
- Noel: Muramasa
- Sazh: Heads or Tails?
- Lightning: Requiem of the Goddess
- Snow: Perpetual Battlefield
May 13, 2013
May 10, 2013
Today, Naoki Yoshida wrote a new Letter from the Producer discussing mostly what has been said during the Nico Nico Chokaigi 2 event in Japan earlier this month. Some of the interesting things he mentions is that pre-orders will be going up by the end of the month, with the information on the release date, pricing and a collector's edition of the game. Here is what he said:
"First and foremost, FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn will be released in summer 2013. It will be a worldwide release for the PC and PlayStation 3, available in Japanese, English, French, and German. At the end of the month we'll announce the release date, along with pricing and details on the collector's edition. We'll also start accepting preorders at the end of the month.
Our second important announcement was that phase 3 will start at the beginning of June. Phase 3 will include a multitude of changes based on feedback from the first and second phases, as well as the long-awaited
commencement of PlayStation 3 testing. But that's not all—we're also adding Ul'dah and Limsa Lominsa, nearly one hundred new FATE encounters,four additional dungeons, main scenario quests up to level 20, grand companies, provisioning missions, free companies; we're making revisionsto the battle system, testing the transfer of characters from version 1.0—the list goes on and on. I've been working around the clock, double and triple checking everything along the way, so sit tight and phase 3 will be here before you know it!"
According to Famitsu, Square-Enix still is undecided if the Last Mission content will be added to the Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster. The game right now is based on the North American version of the game. The Japanese release of Final Fantasy X-2 International + Last Mission which came out after the NA release included three extra dress spheres (festivalist, psychic, and bare), a Last Mission event that takes place 3 months after the game ends in a massive new tower, and a system to capture monsters and characters (including some of the old faces like Tidus and Auron). DLC perhaps?
On another note, Square Enix has also opened up the Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster section on their site now, which can be found here.
May 09, 2013
May 07, 2013
Square Enix has announced that those who preorder Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix can recieve a limited edition artbook! The book will be a true collector's item as it will available in limited quantities so be sure to preorder quickly! The artwork will include early sketches, character renders and even final pieces of artwork that never made its way to North America!
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix will be released on PS3 on September 10th 2013! Get your keyblades ready!
Source: PS Blog