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Final Fantasy IX

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy IX now officially has been released on Android and iOS devices today. In celebration of its release, the game will be available starting today for a discounted price of $16.99 / €16.99, and will then be priced at $20.99 / €20.99 starting on 21 February.

First released in 2000, Final Fantasy IX tells the story of the bandit Zidane Tribal who plans to kidnap the princess of Alexandria, Garnet Til Alexandros the 17th, with the troupe of thieves known as Tantalus. An unlikely series of events set Zidane, Garnet, the shy yet powerful black mage Vivi Ornitier, the loyal knight Adelbert Steiner, and other memorable characters on an epic journey as they learn about themselves, the secrets of the Crystal, and a malevolent force that threatens to destroy their world.

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On a later, to be announced date, the game will be released on Steam.

Final Fantasy XV

Earlier today the 7th Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report was broadcasted. This time it was no live broadcast, but recorded a week earlier. The last Active Time Report took place during the Tokyo Game Show 2015 in September.

In this Active Time Report they've shown the 2nd Progress Report, which will likely be the last, since the game is in an advance state of development. Next they went into detail on the Niflheim Empire showing characters were some play an important part in the story. Also new battle footage was shown where the gang is infiltrating a Niflheim Base. Some noticed that the first part of the gameplay footage was sneaking (like in Metal Gear Solid) and than hell brake lose!

Last item on the broadcast was the special event taking place in March. It's called Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV and will take place on 30 March 2016, 19:00 PST at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Tickets will be available on 5 February for free and can be ordered on the official website. During this special event the release date will be announced and more details about the tech demo will be revealed.

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After more than one year Final Fantasy Explorers is now finally available in the United States and Europe exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. Players can venture solo or in a party of up to four members via the Nintendo 3DS system’s wireless communication functions to collect materials and advance through dungeons. This all-new action role-playing adventure mixes beloved elements of the Final Fantasy franchise with modern battle mechanics. 

The world is on the brink of war over its reserves of crystals, the planet’s chief source of power. Players must band together to form an elite squad of Explorers on an island rich in crystals, braving hordes of monsters in hopes of conquering a newly discovered Grand Crystal – every Explorer’s dream.

Final Fantasy IX

To celebrate 2016, Square Enix has announced today that Final Fantasy IX, the PlayStation game that was released back in 2000, will be coming to Microsoft Windows, Apple iOS and Google Android soon.

This version will feature high-definition graphics (unlike the PC versions of Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII), newly added achievements, auto-save, high-speed mode and several game boosting features.

Square Enix has also released the first trailer that feature higher-res versions of the cast of the game and the battle screen looks a little different.

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Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy V will be released on Steam on 24 September. Final Fantasy V was originally released in 1992 in Japan and weaves a classic tale of magic, monsters and friendship as players follow four unlikely heroes tied together by fate who embark on a journey to restore life to the world's four elemental crystals.

The Steam version will be based on the mobile version that was released in 2013 on iOS and Android and include the following features:

  • Veteran character designer, Kazuko Shibuya, has returned to recreate the characters and graphics from the Game Boy Advance version for an enhanced experience;
  • Updated controls and a newly optimized active-time battle system for an even more fluid PC experience;
  • ·A job and ability system featuring 26 unique classes that allows players to freely customize their four heroes to fit their unique play style;
  • The Sealed Temple, an additional dungeon originally featured in the 2006 version of Final Fantasy V for Game Boy Advance;
  • Enuo, an optional boss created by renowned designer Tetsuya Nomura;
  • Loads of obtainable Steam trading cards and achievements.

The Steam version will be available for $ 15.99 / £ 10.99 / € 14.49. Players who pre-order the game before launch will receive a 10% discount.

Final Fantasy XV

During the Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report that took place yesterday at PAX Prime 2015 director Hajime Tabata announced that Final Fantasy XV will be released in 2016. An exact release date will be announced at a special event that will be held in March 2016.

In this Active Time Report new concept art and in-game footage was showed and a new Active Time Report exclusive was revealed called the Final Fantasy XV Progress Report (Vol. 1). In this progress reports various features of the game are shown which are currently in development.

You can watch the Active Time Report below. The next Active Time Report will be aired during the Tokyo Game Show which will take place from 17 till 20 September.

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In May GungHo Online Entertainment America announced that a HD version of Grandia II ic currently in development and will be released on PC. Yesterday they've announced that Grandia II Anniversary Edition will launch on next Monday (24 August) on Steam and GOG.com.

The remastered version is based on the original Dreamcast version and is the result of an April survey from Game Arts asking players for their favorite games, their opinions on PC ports and potential future releases of the developer's games on PC.

"After careful consideration, we have chosen to retitle the game for PC to Grandia II Anniversary Edition in order to properly celebrate Grandia II's 15th anniversary," said Kazuki Morsishita, President and CEO of Game Arts and GungHo Online Entertainment. "The fans voted and, now, we are proud to bring a revamped edition of the classic role-playing game from Dreamcast to PC as Grandia II Anniversary Edition."

This edition features numerous improvements from the original including: visual upgrades such as new shadow, lighting, resolution, anti-aliasing and many other graphic improvements, new Japanese voice acting, a new difficulty level, and controller support for a nostalgic experience and is available at launch for $ 14.99, a 25% discount of the normal price of $ 19.99.

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Kingdom Hearts III

Today at the D23 Expo in Anaheim (USA) has been revealed by Square Enix and Disney that Big Hero 6 is coming to Kingdom Hearts III. The characters of the 2014 animated film complete with the San Fransokyo setting will be featured in the upcoming game. The story will take place after the film.

Final Fantasy XV

Earlier today the 7th Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report was streamed live at gamescom 2015. A lot of speculation was going around that they we're going to announce the release date, but this wasn't the case. The team has already decided when it will be released, but it will remain a secret for now.

During the stream Hajime Tabata went into some detail about the new trailer that was revealed this morning and releasing some more detail about how the story of the game begins. Also six questions from fans were answered and a short gameplay footage was shown. In case you missed the broadcast, you can watch it back below.

The next Active Time Report will take place during Pax Prime (28 till 31 August in Seattle). Another one will also be held during the Tokyo Game Show (17 till 20 September).

Final Fantasy XV

Today gamescom 2015 in Cologne (Germany) has opened its doors and Square Enix has revealed a new trailer of Final Fantasy XV. In the trailer that is called "DAWN" the introduction to the story of Final Fantasy XV is shown.

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