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DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT – Tutorial Video

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“The DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT tutorial trailer teaches you the basics from moving, guarding, and dashing to attack strategies in helping you win. Understand the differences in performing bravery attacks then using the points collected to unleash HP attacks. Check out the tutorial and get a better grasp at this team based brawler set for a worldwide release in early 2018!”

Final Fantasy XV – Episode Gladiolus Trailer – Available Now

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The launch trailer for Final Fantasy XV – Episode Gladiolus is out now. The DLC features Gladiolus as the main character with an all new story centering around Gladiolus and fresh gameplay to tackle. The add on is available by itself for $4.99, apart of the seasons pass for $24.99 or as apart of the Final Fantasy XV Premium Edition for $84.99. It is available to download now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Square Enix Confirms a 2016 Release for Final Fantasy XV

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At long last Final Fantasy fans now have an idea of when they’ll get their hands on the 15th numbered entry, in the long-running franchise. FFXV Director Hajime Tabata confirmed a 2016 release for the highly anticipated action-RPG in a new Square Enix blog post. Tabata states that development of the game is in its final phase and the team will focus allof its “effort and willpower” in order to complete it.

“I vow to you all that every member in the team will do their best to the very last possible moment taking responsibility and pride in their craft.We will do everything we can do to finish FFXV to create an experience we are incredibly proud of and one that you will enjoy and treasure. The whole FFXV team appreciates all of the support from each and everyone one of you this past year. I cannot tell you how much it means to all of us. We’d like to celebrate a wonderful New Year and as we approach the release of FFXV, I’d like to enjoy that moment with you all.”

No actual release date was given but we’ll be sure to update you once SE reveals it.

 

Source: Square Enix

MegaRan’s LIVE Gamer Podcast “The Manual” Presented by Gunnar Optiks

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Thursdays at 8PM Eastern K Murdock (Producer of Forever Famicom) and MegaRan (Hip Hop Artist of Final Fantasy VII: Black Materia) come together to speak on the week in gaming, video game-based hip hop news, and in addition to their opinions on the industry also provide a deeper look into the vibe behind the creation of their music while answering questions from the fans.

Last week, they answered questions about their favorite Final Fantasy titles and whether or not they’d ever consider going over to the dark side of PC Gaming since the pair are mainly on consoles currently. That produced some interesting discussion indeed. The only problem with The Manual is that I’m always forgetting to check it out at the right timing live, so what I did is I set an alarm on my phone to remind me. There’s a Dash Radio app as well for Android (and can be side-loaded onto Fire OS) plus the iOS AppStore if you’re into the iPhone craze still.

The Manual is hosted specifically on the Multiplayer Network channel within Dash Radio, presented by Gunnar Optiks. You can listen in from a desktop computer, laptop, or mac easily too. K Murdock and MegaRan do a good job of keeping a theme going with each segment of the show, and provide music that backs up that theme while discussing their thoughts at hand revolving around sometimes light, sometimes heavy, and usually fun topics that could make you laugh or make the day go by a little better. At the end of the day, we are all in it for the same thing and that’s gaming. So check them out if you get the chance.

The Manual on Dash Radio’s Multiplayer Network

The Manual – Show #30 by Neosonix on Mixcloud

Take a Look at the Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Collector’s Edition

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The collector’s edition for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD has been revealed, for those of you with the extra money to spend and a love for the Final Fantasy franchise.

For $99.99, players will receive a copy of the game and soundtrack inside a golden steelbook case. The CE also includes a 200 page manga book, an 80 page art book as well as five Ace cards.

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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Collector’s Edition launches alongside the standard $60 game, on March 17, 2015 for Play Station 4 and Xbox One.

Source: PSblog

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy – Curtain Call 3DS Review

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is a fairly new series that emerged from Square Enix in 2012 for 3DS and later iOS platforms. Essentially, when boiled down to its most fundamental elements Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is often compared to Rock Band or Guitar Hero for the Final Fantasy universe of music. Curtain Call is second installment and a thank you from SE to the gaming community at large for supporting the first Theatrhythm Final Fantasy project on the Nintendo 3DS prior to this one. The title seems to have been a success with critics taking favor and sales seemingly decent enough. Its success can be easily attributed to the nostalgia and emotional attachment that millions of gamers around the world share for the musical arrangements of the various Final Fantasy video game soundtracks showcased in Curtain Call. If you never picked up the original, you can also view the movies it contained during EMS stages in Curtain Call’s Museum: Theater section.

My favorite songs to play in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy – Curtain Call are definitely the Main Theme on FF1, FF2, and a few others (it’s great to hear that familiar melody), the Final Fantasy VI and VII soundtracks are also personal favorites (I wish they put more tracks from those games). Using my Turtle Beach 3DS XL headphones the quality of the music for a dedicated gaming handheld device is incredible. Most of the songs were composed so well for the classic Final Fantasy series, that listening to them causes one to drift off to another place mentally and spiritually. Very moving musician work indeed makes for an engaging rhythm genre gem.

The ability to play music when you just want to hear it instead of being restricted to gameplay only is a great additional feature to Curtain Call that fans can enjoy. The soundtrack set of Curtain Call has everything to offer for gamers regardless if they’ve played the Final Fantasy series or not. Everything from full symphony music to retro chip-tunes, legit 8 bit stuff, and even modern soundtrack elements from newer titles.

Everything in Curtain Call is unlockable by playing the game. This isn’t one of those, spend money and get surprised by endless DLC later – which I appreciate since this Review is out of my own pocket. The many collectibles in the game are easily organized into a few key sections including CollectaCards and Card Binder: Collection (Normal, Rare, Premium) different designs to each for use in the Model Viewer, touch a card and examine in-game models from your Collection once you get the CollectaCard for that character (such as Cloud Strife Chibi). This game even features Play Records and Trophies for the really serious perfectionists out there.

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Characters:

Main Characters:

  • Tidus
  • Cloud Strife
  • Squall Leonhart
  • Lightning
  • Cecil Harvey
  • Terra Branford
  • Zidane Tribal
  • Warrior of Light
  • Firion
  • Onion Knight
  • Shantotto
  • Vaan
  • Y*shtola
  • Bartz Klauser

Returning Characters:

  • Locke Cole
  • Tifa Lockhart
  • Sephiroth
  • Cid Haze
  • Kain Highwind
  • Yuna
  • Celes Chere
  • Aerith Gainsborough
  • Vivi Ornitier
  • Auron
  • Prishe
  • Ashelia Binargin Dalmasca
  • Balthier
  • Cosmos
  • Ramza Beoulve
  • Serah Farron
  • Hope Estheim
  • Snow Villiers
  • Seifer Almasy
  • Rinoa Heartily
  • Garnet Til Alexandros XVII
  • Rydia
  • Princess Sarah
  • Minwu

New Characters:

  • Barret Wallace
  • Zack Fair
  • Tifa Lockhart*
  • Yuna*
  • Rikku*
  • Paine
  • Edge Geraldine
  • Lenna Charlotte Tycoon
  • Galuf Halm Baldesion
  • Laguna Loire
  • Eiko Carol
  • Edgar Roni Figaro
  • Lilisette
  • Aphmau
  • Jecht
  • Fran
  • Oerba Dia Vanille
  • Noel Kreiss
  • Lightning*
  • Benjamin
  • Agrias Oaks
  • Ciaran
  • Rem Tokimiya
  • Machina Kunagiri
  • Ace
  • Chaos

Downloadable Characters:

  • Gau
  • Vincent Valentine
  • Yuffie Kisaragi
  • Cloud Strife*
  • Auron*
  • Rosa Joanna Farrell
  • Krile Mayer Baldesion
  • Cidolfus Orlandeau

Special Characters:

  • Chocobo
  • Moogle
  • Fat Chocobo

Key = * indicates special alternate version of character

Graphics / Art Direction in the game are above standard for the Nintendo 3DS as a platform overall, showing that this is a game Square Enix teams really care about. Great work to the development team who seem to have mastered the 3D effect for players’ eyes as well even in a lit setting. (3DS XL used in testing this, your device may not get same result depending on the amount of glare and the model of Nintendo device being used)

  • 221 Final Fantasy Songs in total (10 from FF7, 14 if you grab the DLC and 10 from FF6 or 12 if you grab the DLC).
  • FF games represented through song in Curtain Call:
    • Final Fantasy
    • Final Fantasy II
    • Final Fantasy III
    • Final Fantasy IV
    • Final Fantasy V
    • Final Fantasy VI
    • Final Fantasy VII
    • Final Fantasy VII
    • Final Fantasy IX
    • Final Fantasy X
    • Final Fantasy XI
    • Final Fantasy XII
    • Final Fantasy XIII
    • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
    • Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
    • Final Fantasy Tactics
    • Final Fantasy X-2
    • Final Fantasy Crystal Chroncles
    • Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
    • Crisis Core – Final Fantasy VII
    • Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon
    • Dissidia Final Fantasy
    • Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy
    • Final Fantasy Type-0
    • Final Fantasy XIII-2
    • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
    • A few other Final Fantasy Spin-offs
  • Over 65 Playable Characters
  • Replay Ability: Excellent
  • Engine Performance: No glitches were encountered during our play-through of this game.

Final Verdict:

Curtain Call brings back the great concept that is Theatrhythm Final Fantasy on Nintendo 3DS. Essentially waving the stylus around as if you’re the composer to some of Role Playing Games’ most inspirational tracks is bad-ass. If you’re a fan of the series, this is a must have for your collection. This packaging in particular sequels the original quite well and provides plenty of content to justify the purchase. As always, if you absolutely hate all rhythm games – you might not like this one either. But if you’re open to what awaits behind the curtain, take a spin with this 3DS Exclusive this holiday season. It should be around at a decent price by now as it released on September 16th, 2014 in the United States and September 19th, 2014 in Europe after the initial release which occurred in Japan on April 24, 2014. Although this is an almost perfect release, there’s still some improvements that players can expect in future installments of the series – presumably compatible with New3DS hardware. There is also a limited edition Nintendo 3DS XL for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call available only in Japan.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 9 / 10

RGN Rating: Gold Game

Developer: Indies zero Co., Ltd

Publisher: Square Enix

Available On: Nintendo 3DS Exclusive

Review Copy Info: A physical copy of this game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this Review.

For Small Fee, MegaRan Will Make A Hip Hop EP / Album About Your Favorite Game

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MegaRan AKA Random is best known for his jump into the role of Mega Man and helping to launch Nerdcore as a genre alongside artists like MC Frontalot. When the album Black Materia came out, it shocked the video game world and blew up the world touring indie artist’s fan-base with Final Fantasy 7 fanatics who couldn’t get enough of Ran’s conversion of what was once a classic masterpiece video game saga into the feeling of that same story taking place in real life. Through voicing each character’s deepest unspoken emotions and embracing that exposure of FF7’s inner conflicts / spiritual themes, Ran proved that video games and hip hop belong together. If you haven’t heard it yet, take a listen below now:

Now the artist known as Random is offering the chance for your favorite game to see that same metamorphosis. One backer of the Mega Lo Mania Director’s Cut DVD Kickstarter has already purchased it, and I can’t wait to see which game they suggest for Random to bring to life.

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An EP of 4-5 tracks will be created with executive producer credits given to the backer as well as copyright license ownership and the decision on blessing the project for mass release or keeping it for yourself (an unprecedented value proposition in music that you’ll likely never see again) for just $900 which also nets the backer Mega Lo Mania Director’s Cut, Random’s 2015 album, (digital downloads of both and physical copies), a shout out on Twitter (Random has tens of thousands of fans), and a bunch more (all on top of actually getting to executive produce and own your own MegaRan Video Games Hip Hop project)!!! You can bump it up to FULL ALBUM (9 tracks at least) for $2,000.

Or for just $250 you can get K Murdock and MegaRan to do a song about your favorite game!

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Like I said this is the type of opportunity you won’t see twice. At the time of this writing, there’s only 33 hours left to accept such an awesome offer. Help Random distribute his Documentary to his fans all over the world, and become an Executive Producer of an incredible album at the same time.

 

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Update w/ Disclosure: I decided to back the Kickstarter for MegaRan’s Documentary to hit Netflix and other distributors. As according to our new RGN Public Ethics Policy, I will no longer be reporting on MegaRan’s work in an Evaluative Manner (i.e. Reviews) and will have another author Reviewing the work whereas I will be allowed to continue Informative Reporting (non-evaluative, i.e. News). If you have any feedback on this Ethics Policy, please comment on this article below or on our Policy itself and we’ll be sure to take your feedback into high regard. – Jon Ireson, Editor-In-Chief at RealGamerNewz.com

Theatrhythm – Final Fantasy : Curtain Call – Legacy Of Music – FFIII Trailer [1080P HD]

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Today Square Enix released a trailer celebrating the release of their upcoming title Final Fantasy title “Theatrhythm – Final Fantasy : Curtain Call” for the 3DS and IOS. Theatrhythm is a rhythm game based around the music of the Final Fantasy series and in this trailer Final Fantasy III is in the spotlight. Check out the trailer below and be sure to pick up Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy in-stores, and online via the Nintendo E-Shop and IOS Store in North America on September 16 2014 for $39.99 in North America.