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Final Fantasy Type-0

Recently Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will be coming to PC. Yesterday they have announced that it will be released on Steam on 18 August.

The PC version will include the following features:

  • In-game battle camera;
  • Full Steam achievements and trading cards;
  • Scalable motion blur settings;
  • Customizable dynamic screen shot mode;
  • Full controller support;
  • Upgraded graphics resolution options (for high end PCs);
  • Increased blood levels;
  • New character speed boosts.

“Developing Final Fantasy Type-0 HD for Steam gave us the opportunity to fully realize our original vision of the game in an enhanced and refined experience exclusively for PC players,” said Director Hajime Tabata.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Steam version

The PC version can be purchased on Steam for $ 29.99 / £ 19.99 / € 24.99. Fans who pre-order Final Fantasy Type-0 HD on Steam will receive next to the 10% discount, the Master Chocobo as your courier and Moogle (Class Zero) as your ward in DOTA 2, plus an exclusive Final Fantasy Type-0 HD loading screen.

Square Enix

During Square Enix's new Dragon Quest title presentation that was streamed live on YouTube they've announced the next mainline entry in the Dragon Quest series. Dragon Quest XI is currently in development and will be released on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS. Producer of both versions will be Saito Yosuke. The soundtrack will be written by Koichi Sugiyama.

The PlayStation 4 version is being developed with the Unreal Engine 4 and they said that they will use the console at it's full potential [Footage PlayStation 4 version]. The Nintendo 3DS version will be developed by the same core members and will feature full 3D on the top screen and the classic retro look at the bottom screen [Footage Nintendo 3DS version].

Dragon Quest XI logo

They are aiming to release both versions sometime next year with the 30th anniversary of the series. At the end of the presentation they said that a version for the Nintendo NX is also in consideration.

Square Enix

Square Enix has recently announced their biggest line-up ever for Gamescom 2015 that will take place in Cologne, Germany from 5 to 9 August. Square Enix has 1,100 square meters of booth space featuring more than 200 hands-on stations for gamers eager to try out Square Enix’s upcoming releases. Their main booth is located in hall 9: B31/B41.

The following games are present:

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Live theatre demonstrations (in German) in the Square Enix cinema;
  • Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below - playable;
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Heavenward - MMO fans are called to arms at the Final Fantasy XIV: Battle Arena (hall 9, C51), where gamers face-off against all the powerful primals (Ravana and Bismarck) featured in the game in order to win attractive prizes. Returning to comment on the Final Fantasy XIV action live are the experienced ESL commentators Mori, Hendrik and A1m.
  • Final Fantasy XV - Big stage of the booth. Visitors will be treated to a number of exciting stage presentations with many well-known guests and new insights into the much-awaited game – a few select fans will even get the chance to play Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae v2.0 at the booth.
  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD - playable PC version;
  • Hitman - Live theatre demonstrations (in German) in the Square Enix cinema;
  • Hitman Go - playable;
  • Just Cause 3 - playable;
  • Life is Strange - playable;
  • Lara Croft: Relic Run - playable.

More information regarding the Final Fantasy XV stage schedule and more new announcements and reveals at Gamescom 2015 will be released in the coming weeks.

gamescom

Final Fantasy XIV

Square Enix has temporary halted the sales of the Mac version of Final Fantasy XIV due to various technical issues with the version as well as poor communication before the launch. For customers who already bought the game Square Enix is offering a refund.

The Mac version of  was released on 23 June, together with the first expansion Heavensward. But soon after the released the Mac version suffered from serious problems making the game unplayable.

On the official forum Naoki Yoshida, producer and director of Final Fantasy XIV, apologies and said that the issues were mostly caused by the middleware that is being used to convert DirectX to OpenGL. The biggest reason that they used middleware are the development costs.

With regards to our decision to use middleware rather than having native OpenGL, the biggest reason behind this choice was development cost. As I mentioned earlier, very few games are sold for Mac systems, and the prevailing opinion is that the majority of Mac users aren’t interested in games. This results in an extremely high risk for development.

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

Square Enix

During Square Enix's E3 2015 press conference they've announced that Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness will be released in North America and Europe. Also a new trailer was revealed showing gameplay footage of the game.

Square Enix is also trying to make it more game-like than movie-like by replacing some static cutscenes with dynamic ones. The above video was captured at 30 fps, but Square Enix said that the finished game will be running at 60 fps.

Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness will hit North America and Europe somewhere in 2016 and Japan in Winter 2015.

Kingdom Hearts

During Square Enix's E3 2015 press conference a new trailer was revealed from Kingdom Hearts III. The trailer reveals the lush world of the animated movie Tangled and features new gameplay footage here new elements are shown.

Final Fantasy VII

After years of rumours that were hyping up during E3 this year they are true. During Sony's E3 2015 press conference the remake of Final Fantasy VII has been announced with a trailer. The remake will first be released on PlayStation 4. It's unknown if it will be released on other platforms.

Square Enix

The past weekend Square Enix has released a hype video teasing their line-up for E3 2015 taking place this week. Games that will be present on E3 are Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, Just Cause 3, Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below (why such a long title?) and Life is Strange.

There are also some surprises coming up, so the rumour hype can start again! It was earlier announced that Final Fantasy XV will not be present on E3, but on gamescom.

Square Enix's first E3 press conference will take place on Tuesday 16 June at 10:00 PT / 13:00 ET / 18:00 BST / 19:00 CEST.

Final Fantasy XV

During Active Time Report page 6.0, that was streamed this afternoon, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata announced that Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae 2.0 patch will be available for download in the West next Tuesday 9 June.

This patch will feature graphical enhancements, more interactions and improvements to the framerate. These are a couple of reasons that the release of this patch was delayed several weeks. Japan will receive the patch tomorrow.

If you couldn't make it, here's the full Active Time Report page 6.0 episode.

Final Fantasy Type-0

In a tweet Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will be released on PC via Steam. Further details like a release date were not mentioned.

The PC version has been premiered at Computex Tapai 2015 today running on laptops (GS60 Red version and GS70 Silver version) from MSI. A quote from their news article:

FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 brings an immersive world, memorable characters and the production value known of the series, together with high quality gameplay and storytelling truly worthy of the FINAL FANTASY name.

Step into the fray as Class Zero, a group of students from an elite military academy whose country is attacked by an aggressive neighboring Empire. In the brutal and harrowing struggle that follows, you must engage a range of powerful magical and combat abilities using a new and exciting battle system, to defeat the Empire and uncover the secrets behind the war.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD screenshot

Also recently it was announced that Final Fantasy Agito, a free-to-play game set in the world of Final Fantasy Type-0, will also be released on PC via Windows 10.

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