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August 22, 2013
Drakengard 3 has been delayed to be released on December 19th. It was originally scheduled to come out on October 31st in Japan. According to Square-Enix, the reason for this change is because they want to polish the game more to increase the quality of the game.
August 22, 2013
Square-Enix has released a new video from Gamescom for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn showing off the Primals that will be included in the game. Primals are powerful beasts that are similar to summons, except they cannot be as easily acquired and summoned as they usually are in offline Final Fantasy titles.
In the video, two types of battles are shown. One is an instanced battle, which is usually started as part of a story quest and as one progresses it can be done in higher difficulty settings. The other works as a FATE type of battle where the primal appears randomly in an area and anyone who happens to be there can participate in fighting it. If it is majorly killed by a single Free Company, they have a chance to control that summon for a limited amount of time and no one else can get it until it is free again.
The video features some old faces that were present in the original version of the game such as Garuda and Ifrit, as well as some new one like Odin and Titan. Check it out below:
IGN has also got a chance to tape their fight with Titan during Gamescom. You can find it here.
August 22, 2013
Square-Enix has send out a PR announcing their line-up of games that they are planning to show during a PAX Prime 2013 event. It will feature the following games:
- FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn™
- LIGHTNING RETURNS ™ : FINAL FANTASY XIII
- KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX
- FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution® Director’s Cut
- Thief ™
- Murdered: Soul Suspect™
The event takes place between August 30th and September 1st. To read the whole PR please click "Read More."
August 21, 2013
Recent news from Siliconera has shed some light on various elements about Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
Firstly, details on what happened to Sazh after the end of Final Fantasy XIII-2. In the new game, Sazh lives in a crashed airship that he has made into a home. For hundreds of years, he has been tormented because Sazh failed to save his son, who has fallen asleep and has not awakened since. Sazh now has a different personality because of this and his goal is to revive Dajh. He won't wake up as his soul is departed from his body and Lumina may have some involvement. In the game, Lightning will run into a baby blue chocobo who has clues on how to save Dajh.
Mog is back and after all this time, his personality had remained intact. Mog regrets not being able to save Serah, but Lightning forgives him. After the events of the previous game, Mog was sucked into a vortex of chaos and had wandered the Void Beyond. In Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Mog is the leader of the Moogle Village.
There has been a new outfit called 'Heartseeker'. The weapon is a rapier and Lightning gains an edge in combat when it comes to evading attacks. Lightning can freeze time with Overclock and a familiar move called Army of One can be activated. With this move, Lightning will perform a barrage of attacks while you switch between the outfits that you have equipped.
The Wildlands is the fourth continent in Nova Chrysalia and it is the last wilderness in this dying world. The feel of this area reflects that of Gran Pulse, where monsters are free to explore the area along with forests to run through. This area contains the Moogle Village and the Wildlands Station which is carved into the mountain. Players can also come across a white chocobo that will only respond to Lightning. This wounded chocobo is called the ' Angel of Valhalla' and Lightning saved it from a monster attack. You can nurse it back to health by collecting Gyshal Greens from villagers.
August 19, 2013
In the latest issue of VJump, it has been confirmed that Sazh Katzroy is going to appear in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. It is not clear yet what role he will play, but on the pictures he is still shown to be wearing the same outfit. He is one of many characters from the original cast to join the game. Fang, Hope, Vanille and Snow have been previously confirmed to play a part in the story. The magazine also talks about the Wildlands area, which consists of forests and grasslands, and goes into detail about Lightning's Scene Drive that can be used with the help of Energy Points. You can check out the new scan below:
August 14, 2013
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August 11, 2013
Square-Enix has released some new screenshots for Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster that shows off updated graphics in different areas of the game such as cutscenes, gameplay, FMVs, battles, and environments in general. In some of the screenshots it is possible to see a few trophies that one can earn during their playthrough. For example, of them shows that to obtain it you must do 99999 damage to the enemy. You can check all the screenshots below:
August 09, 2013
According to retailer HMV/Lawson, pre-ordering the Japanese version of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII through them will grant you a new set of items. The "Kongo Bosatsu" armour along with a shield and spear. Also, if you preorder the Official Soundtrack you will recieve the "Fushikaden" outfit, several samurai outfits will also accompany a preorder.
"Fushikaden", "Kongo Bosatsu" and a third samurai outfit come as one preorder in Europe and North America's details are yet to be revealed, however you can preorder today and get Cloud Strife's "SOLDIER" outfit along with the Buster Sword.
August 08, 2013
Earlier today, Square-Enix has held a final "Letter from the Producer LIVE Part VIII" for Final Fantasy XIV before the game will be released. It was hosted by the game's director Naoki Yoshida. It has been revealed that the Phase 4 of the beta for the game will take place between August 17-19th, although players who played the beta previously will be able to begin on the 16th. The Early Acess for the game will officially start on August 24th, with the game being released on August 27th, 2013. He also talked more in detail about the Arcanist job and its classes, housing, new Bahamut and Crystal Tower areas, confirmed the possibility of world transfer, gave details on rewards for veteral players, and much more. Please click "Read More" to read the full summary of what was talked about in this letter.
Source: Official FFXIV Forums