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Final Fantasy VII Returns (PS4 Exclusive) Official Square Enix Announcement in HD

Final Fantasy VII Returns (PS4 Exclusive) Official Square Enix Announcement in HD

Final Fantasy VII is coming to PS4 in Spring 2015.

Editor’s Note: It’s still the PC version though and the PS1 version you can get on PS Store does not work on PS4. But I can see why some fans are upset if they were looking for the full monty remake that this title deserves. We can only hope this is a prelude to it I guess… However, if Square Enix allowed mods to be used on this PS4 version of the PC edition then we will be able to get the remake-quality textures without them doing a single ounce of work. Doubtful it would happen, but this makes it at least something we can demand now.

Update #2: Also this is not the PS1 version technically, it is the New PC Version which became available on Steam in 2013 and features Achievements and other features —> http://realgamernewz.com/27676/final-fantasy-vii-new-pc-version-review

We hope to see these features brought to the PS4 version in some form.

The PC version was also modded by the gaming community at large to have much better texture versions of the game among other mods, and though that is likely out of the question – it is something we can hope for.

The mods are pretty much out of the question on PS4 probably which is Sad, I agree. So in that respect the Steam version is the most superior version currently.

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Final Fantasy VII Unofficial Novel Asks – Zack VS Cloud: Who Wins? You Decide [Vote]

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The Final Fantasy VII Unofficial Novel is a free to download online piece of literature which falls into the Fan Fiction / Fan Art category of multimedia for one of the world’s favorite role playing games of yester-year. The Final Fantasy VII Unofficial Novel is currently asking JRPG gamers whether Zack Fair (Crisis Core) or Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII) are preferred.

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A third volume to the Final Fantasy VII Unofficial Novel will release April 30, 2014. More info can be found in the About Section of the FFVII Unofficial Novel Facebook Page.

 

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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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Kingdom Hearts III Promo Art

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[Some Info Sourced: Famitsu Magazine via Siliconera]

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SXSW 14: MegaRan Live Performance of “Tifa” From Final Fantasy VII: Black Materia [HD 1080P]

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Random AKA MegaRan  has released the following footage from an all Final Fantasy 7 / Hip Hop set he performed at SXSW 2014. In this clip you’ll see a piece of that performance, with a musical surprise for all who attended, in which the story of Tifa and her relationship to the main character Cloud Strife gets an epic exploration and re-telling to production sampling the game’s soundtrack (as heard on Black Materia the album) as well as some classic hip hop instrumental.

“Last night, the story of Cloud and Tifa was broken down the best way I knew how… by including Biz Markie. Check the footage from MusIQ From The Heart and enjoy!” – Random AKA MegaRan

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MegaRan Tour Update:

MegaRan Tour SXSW 2014

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South Park: The Stick of Truth – Ginger Kid Nazi Zombie Trailer [HD 1080P]

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The Ginger Kid Nazi Zombie Trailer for RPG title South Park: The Stick of Truth releasing from publisher Ubisoft on March 4, 2014 in North America, on March 6, 2014 in Australia, and on March 7, 2014 in Europe after much awaited anticipation from fans. This game is going to be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC platforms. Take a look at the Ginger Kid Nazi Zombie Trailer Ubisoft released today presented below in Full 1080P High Definition.

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A Summoner and A S.O.L.D.I.E.R – Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Pre-Order Bonuses

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There is still time to pre-order Lightening Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and the demo is available on Playstation Network and Xbox Live to try the game out before you buy. If you pre-order from Gamestop you will receive the DLC code for a Cloud Strife Costume and Weapon from Final Fantasy VII as well as two Samurai outfits. If you pre-order the game from Amazon you will receive the Yuna Summoner Costume and Weapon and both comes with powers and skills from the previous games. Check out the trailers below to see Lightning and the outfits in action and pick up Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII February 11th 2014 for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

 

Yuna Outfit Trailer

 

Cloud Strife Outfit Trailer

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Final Fantasy VI Heads to iPhone and Android – Final Fantasy VII Could Be Next

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Many gamers have raged on the debate between Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VI, which is the best FF game of all time? Well, if you’d like to give this game a run on the go, I think you’ll find that it’s definitely an incredible open world / linear hybrid experience that will forever be in the Role Playing Game hall of fame ever since its debut in Japanese as well as English on Super Nintendo / Super Famicon. I even got chiphop / nerdcore artist MegaRan, who created Black Materia: Final Fantasy VII, to discuss the possibility of making FF6-inspired hip hop in the future in our first RGN Interview with Random AKA MegaRan.

For those who never played the game, it is an incredible experience involving powerful human philosophical thinking resulting from a chaotic inner struggle within the species. At its core its gameplay is the foundation of the JRPG sub-genre in every way. Some of the themes of the storyline include corruption, the land of the living vs land of the dead, the nature of magic and its effect on human kind throughout the times, the magical gods incarnate and as summons, a factory harvesting magic energy from a living race from another realm, and even playing the game before and after it was completely destroyed. Beyond that, there are some of the most memorable RPG characters in existence, hidden characters and many easter eggs, an open-world map with lots to discover via Airships, on foot, and other methods beyond the Chocobo. Truly a game Final Fantasy or RPG fans in general should not miss out on.

Final Fantasy VI is currently available from Square Enix on PlayStation Network (compatible with PS Vita, PS3, and PSP devices) and will now arrive on Android and iPhone’s Apple App Store for iOS devices. Originally released in 1994, and never remastered to this date, this version of the game will be slightly tweaked for enhanced smartphone graphics marking a precedent for enhancing the visuals of a game that has been set in stone and is also classic.

It is likely, based on Square Enix remakes on smartphone as of late, that the graphics will be very true to their original appearance back in ’94 on SNES. Square Enix has done a good job of bringing earlier 8-bit titles to the smartphone market over the past few years particularly. Square Enix will consider remaking Final Fantasy VII for smartphones soon, possibly made possible only because of the tech advancements and early adoption culture of the smartphone market.

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

RGN Daily News 62 - Are Western Games Holding Square Enix Back

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

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Mirror’s Edge: DAEDALUS – A fan-film spiritual sequel on IndieGoGo

Mirrors Edge Fan Film

We recently saw the rise and fall of a preposterous $400,000 Final Fantasy VII Fan Fic Flick which Square Enix stomped out before it surpassed $25,000. That was possibly not the best way to go about things from a Kickstarter group who never even presented as much as a company logo or name. But here’s what we consider fan-fic done right. Mirror’s Edge: Daedalus, a fan-film spiritual sequel is on IndieGoGo and as of yet DICE and EA Games have yet to silence the voice of the fans on this one. Will you donate? Will you demand this be taken down for IP holder’s rights? You decide, trailer below; link here.

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Final Fantasy VII – The Web Series Kickstarter taken down by Square Enix

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Screenshot from Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII on PSP.

Near the end of July, a Kickstarter project was launched in an attempt to raise funds for an unofficial Final Fantasy VII live action web series. The ambitious creators wanted to raise a whopping $400,000 for the project. Many fans were really excited to finally see something like this being undertaken but others were skeptical that it could be pulled off. $400,000 is a lot of money. Would Square Enix really allow such a high budget series to be made based on one of their intellectual properties? Series director Gionata Medeot told gaming sites such as Kotaku that he wasn’t worried about Square Enix’s laywers taking the project down.

Well it looks like he should have been a little worried, since the project was officially taken off the Kickstarter website today.  Square Enix sent Kickstarter an official-sounding letter telling them the project was in violation of their copyrighted intellectual property. Prior to being taken down, the project had raised around $25,000. Here is the full text of the letter, as linked on what was previously the project’s Kickstarter page:

Date: Aug 1, 2013
SenderSquare Enix, Inc.

999 N. Sepulveda Blvd., 3rd Floor, El Segundo, California 90245
Sent via email

Recipient
Kickstarter, Inc.
155 Rivington St.
New York, NY 10002
USA

Re: Final Fantasy VII: The Web Series (Unofficial Fan Project)

Description of copyrighted material: 

Square Enix is the owner of all intellectual property rights to the Final Fantasy® franchise under which videogames, online services, and motion pictures have been published. The videogame Final Fantasy VII has been registered with the Copyright Office, including but not limited to, US Copyright No. TX0004508436 and V3519D554. You may see the official game introduced at the following websites: http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-vii-pc-50-sale http://store.steampowered.com/agecheck/app/39140/ http://www.crisiscore.com/

Description of infringing material:

The link provided directs you to the project Final Fantasy VII: The Web Series.

The project itself is in infringement of our copyrights and should be removed in its entirety from Kickstarter.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ffviiwebseries/final-fantasy-vii-the-web-series-unofficial-fan-pr
· The project itself admits it is an unofficial fan project in its title “Final Fantasy VII: The Web Series (Unofficial Fan Project).

· The description of the project itself claims to use the copyrighted characters and events of Final Fantasy VII.

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