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Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis coming this December

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Final Fantasy XV: Episode Prompto came out today and at the end of it players were teased to what’s next. A teaser for Episode Ignis pops up after the credits for Episode Prompto with a short teaser trailer and a release window of this December. Outside of that, that is all we know. We all knew this was coming but for fans it is good confirmation.

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

Cars, Monsters, Battles & Dates – Final Fantasy XV: TGS 2014 Trailer

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Today during the 2014 Tokyo Games Show Square Enix has released a brand new trailer for the next chapter into the Final Fantasy saga. Final Fantasy XV is coming soon for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One and if gamers purchase Final Fantasy Type-0 HD they will be treated with a playable demo of the game before it is released. Check out the trailer below then be sure to check back to RGN for all of your Final Fantasy and Square Enix related news

Some Information in this article was sourced from djkillzownjones.com

Kingdom Hearts III / Final Fantasy XV Director Tetsuya Nomura Speaks On How His Career Came Together

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Developer prestige Tetsuya Nomura spoke recently about the early days of his career and what they entailed. With memories reminisced to the Japan Magazine Famitsu Nomura speaks about what it was like working with the minds that created the Final Fantasy series. He also speaks who he believed inherited the franchise from whom in regards to the origins of some of the Final Fantasy titles.

Nomura spoke about being shown the basics by Hiroyuki Ito and being taught from the start to use new ideas when pitching gameplay features to the Final Fantasy series. Nomura’s work began as a debugger for Final Fantasy V which quickly led up to designs that ended up as the well-known characters Shadow and Setzer from Final Fantasy VI. After this Nomura has gone forward to do much work on the FF series, as mentioned above, and has gained prominence as a designer in many ways for this work.

“There were a lot of things, but for example, in the planning book for what kind of jobs I had in mind for Final Fantasy V, there were things like a ninja with a dog, a gambler who fought with dice and cards, and other illustrations. Everyone else used computers to type things out for their main plan books, but in order to have more impact, I wrote all the notes by hand and included plenty of drawings.

“I believe that having studied advertisement also worked out in a positive way. After a while, whenever it was time to turn in our plan books, Sakaguchi and Kitase would say ‘Where’s Tetsu’s plan book?’ as they started looking forward to it each time.”

“However, in the end, those ideas weren’t used for Final Fantasy V, but when we started on Final Fantasy VI, they were used for Shadow and Setzer. After that, it was a great experience for me, to have something I arranged go out there in the world. I believe that being in that position is what may have led my being appointed to Final Fantasy VII.”

Credited for involvement in many games including Character Design for beloved RPG hits Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy X, and many mothers. Nomura is also credited for the creation of Kingdom Hearts franchise. Specifically Director, concept design, main character designer, storyboard designer, and base story are noteworthy titles among Nomura’s work on the original title.

More recently, Tetsuya Nomura is directing the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy XV games for Square Enix which will arrive on PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE upon completion – perhaps with a system-selling impact as seen with many past installments of these titles. Nomura is also involved with concept game design, character design, as well as base story among his responsibilities with Final Fantasy XV (pronounced: Final Fantasy Fifteen).

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[Some Info Sourced: Famitsu Magazine via Siliconera]

Will Console MMOs Have A Profitable Future On X1 / PS4 ?

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This March Sony Online Entertainment will be turning off the servers for Clone Wars Adventures and Free Realms (which also operates on PS3) in a process that SOE calls ‘sunset’ in which the game’s characters will not be kept by long-time subscribers and the online game-world essentially comes to an ending.

With all of the resources it takes to see an MMO run well, it is still sad to see them go for people who might still play. It’s a shame that Free Realms is joining the high list of MMO attempts that have failed to convert a large number of console users. The fate of other console MMO’s coming forth this generation for PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE include Elder Scrolls Online by Zenimax Online / Bethesda and the PS4 version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn from Square Enix.

A lot has changed since the days of the PS3 MMO attempts and the cancelled Xbox 360 ports such as Champions Online and the Marvel Universe MMO. PlayStation NOW has been announced and the PS4’s streaming / downloading capabilities are more advanced than the PlayStation 3’s ever were. Sony has a higher chance than ever at being able to score reduced fees on MMO experiences through the PlayStation Plus discount service that has grown into a formidable opponent for the Xbox LIVE GOLD package and hopefully Microsoft will be much more helpful with MMO developers / publishers both super-massive like Square Enix or Bethesda and to the more indie-based companies like Digital Extremes who are rumored to be releasing an Xbox ONE version of PS4 / PC co-op game Warframe.

Alongside the news of cancellations (Wizardry Online and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes will also be shut down on July 31, 2014) Sony Online Entertainment is also touting new investments in the MMO world for the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC platforms including of course EverQuest Next, Kingdom Under Fire 2, Planetside 2, Deep Down, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Elder Scrolls Online, and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. A new unannounced MMO game recently was teased by SOE as an upcoming “home” for Star Wars Galaxies fans as well.

Given the history of titles eventually removing online fees (like DC Universe Online did on PS3), when it comes to console MMOs an increased challenge is met by attempting to convince a customer-base used to trade-in offers and game-hopping every year to invest monthly in an MMO separately from what they already pay for a service such as XBL Gold or PS+. This fee system seems to be the main opponent to successful launches on the console platform and Elder Scrolls Online in addition to these other next-gen MMO projects will be an interesting indicator if anything has changed in that regard for PS4 / X1.

RGN Daily News #62: Are Square Enix Western Games Holding Them Back?

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RGN Daily News #62:

– Top News of October 10, 2013
– Final Fantasy 6 Coming to Android and iPhone w/ Enhanced Visuals
– Final Fantasy 7 Remaster Could Come to iPhone and Android
– Square Enix Talk: Are Their Western Games Holding Them Back?
– Capcom Presents Brand New Music for ‘MM25: Mega Man Rocks’ Feat. Hip Hop act MegaRan and more.
– RGN Reviews / IndieSpotlights Posted & Coming Soon
– And More

Final Fantasy XV Will Feel Like a True Final Fantasy According to Nomura

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Final Fantasy XV has been announced for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE exclusively and is set to bring the franchise back to fame. Thankfully, Nomura has stated that he believes Final Fantasy XV will feel like a true Final Fantasy game. In so many words, Nomura details that the game’s new real-time action battle sequence will still feature numbers of damage being dealt and that players must factor them.

We’ve already heard about the open-world aspects, airships, and towns set to be featured in the game that used to be called Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Now we are also told that an enemy steals a crystal, with deep interpersonal character relationships being a big part of the game. I’m feeling nostalgic already, but also hopeful that things will be very vast and intricate in some ways as well as seen with my favorite game of all time Final Fantasy VI and probably runner up in favorite FF game of all time, Final Fantasy VII (you know, that popular one with the blonde kid in it).