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Today Square Enix has released a new update for Final Fantasy XV; the March 2017 update. Together with the update a teaser video was reavealed showing footage from the March 2017 update and Episode Gladiolus, which will be available tomorrow.

Version 1.06 and 1.07 contains these patch notes:

Version 1.07

  • Various bug fixes

Version 1.06

  • Addition of Chapter 13, Verse 2 (alternate route featuring Gladiolus)
  • Enhancement of Arcana spells (Alterna, Holy, Death)
  • Announcement of winning snapshots from first photo contest (viewable at Takka’s Pit Stop in Hammerhead)
  • Temporary conclusion of Timed Quests (will resume at a later date)
  • Addition of two pieces from “Episode Gladiolus” downloadable content to music player tracklist
  • Addition of compatibility with “Episode Gladiolus” downloadable content
  • Various gameplay enhancements
  • Various bug fixes

Chapter 13, Verse 2 can be started from the main screen and you'll take control over Gladiolus (together with Ignis) searching for Noctis. The alternative chapter features gameplay elements from Episode Gladiolus, which will be available tomorrow for € 4.99 / $ 4.99. A season pass can also be bought for € 24.99 / $ 24.99.

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During a presentation at the PAX East convention, Square Enix has released a trailer for Episode Gladiolus showing the first gameplay footage of the DLC that will be available on 28 March.

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Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will get a Collector's Edition that is only available at their store.
 

The Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Collector's Edition will include the following:

  • The game
  • Exclusive Judge Magisters Mini Bust Set, featuring busts of Judges Bergan, Drace, Gabranth, Ghis, and Zargabaath (Exclusive to Collector's Edition. Will not be sold separately.)
  • Soundtrack featurning music from famed composer Hitoshi Sakimoto
  • Steelbook featuring art exclusive to the Collector’s Edition
  • Set of Six Art Cards, featuring Vaan, Ashe, Basch, Fran & Balthier, Penelo and World of Ivalice
  • Digital code to access the original soundtrack as background music in-game

The collector's edition will go on sale on 11 July 2017 for $ 199.99 / € 199.99 and can be pre-ordered at their store.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age collector's edition

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Today Square Enix has officially released the PlayStation 4 version of NieR: Automata in Europe. Earlier this week the game was released in North America.

NieR: Automata is the sequel to NieR and developed in collaboration with Platinum Games and delivers the perfect mix of action and RPG gameplay. Players will battle as androids 2B, 9S and A2 as they fight to reclaim the world for their human creators and uncover truths long forgotten.

The PC version will be available next week on 17 March.

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In Monaco a manga, comics, animation, video games and pop culture event was held today called MAGIC (Monaco Anime Game International Conferences). Guest at the event was Tetsuya Nomura, the director of Final Fantasy VII remake and Kingdom Hearts III. During his session he revealed two new screenshots of Final Fantasy VII remake.

Final Fantasy VII remake screenshot Final Fantasy VII remake screenshot

The first screenshot shows Cloud hiding after a crate while a soldier is shoting at him. The second screenshot shows the first boss of the original game, Guard Scorpion.

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On 2 February Square Enix has streamed a new issue of the Active Time Report and this week an English version was streamed. This issue revealed new updates and downloadable content coming to Final Fantasy XV. They also revealed that the game has sold more than 6 million units.

Update v1.05
On 21 February update v1.05 will be available for download which will feature the following:

  • PlayStation 4 Pro Full HD 60fps;
  • Increased level cap from 99 to 120;
  • Increased photo storage from 150 to 200;
  • You can listen the portable MP3 player while riding a chocobo;
  • Timed Quests (can only be available for a specific duration).

Booster Pack (free DLC)
The Booster Pack has been delayed due to the Magitek Exosuit which will be changed. They got a complaint that it looks to much like the Power Rangers.

Booster Pack + (DLC for Season Pass owners)
On 21 February the Booster Pack + will also be available for download which will feature the following:

  • Resplendent Glave (sword)
  • Dragon Drain (fishing rod)
  • Avior (fishing reel)

Episode Gladiolus (DLC)
On 28 March the first character episode is available about Gladiolus.

Update with various enhancements to chapter 13
A lot of players didn't enjoy chapter 13 and Square Enix has listened to them and will bring various enchancements in a later to be announced update.

Episode Prompto (DLC)
The second character episode about Prompto will be available in June.

Off-road
In a later to be announced update the Regalia can also be used off-road.

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Today, on Final Fantasy VII 20th Anniversary, Square Enix held the Opening Ceremony in Tokyo to commence a year-long of celebration for the ranchise’s 30-year legacy.

Like with the previous 25th Anniversary, this Anniversary comes with a new logo (drawn by Yoshitaka Amano) and website (www.finalfantasy30.com) where fans can use the hashtag #FF30th to share their favorite experiences and stay up to date on the various events planned for the rest of the year.

During the event several announcements were made.

Final Fantasy VII Remake
Brand-new key art for Final Fantasy VII Remake was unveiled, depicting the game’s protagonist and mercenary Cloud and his iconic Buster Sword set to the background of Midgar, base of the Shinra™ Electric Power Company.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
The release date has been announced: 11 July in North America and Europe. Japan 13 July.

Final Fantasy XV DLC
The first sneak peek at some of the upcoming DLC for Final Fantasy XV was showcased on-stage, highlighting the brand-new perspective players will experience in the coming months. The Final Fantasy XV Booster Pack (Free Version) and Final Fantasy XV Booster Pack + are scheduled for release on 21 February, and will be available for all players or Season Pass holders, respectively. The DLC content will include powerful items such as the invincible outfit, “Magitek Exosuit” that give players an advantage during battles.
 
Final Fantasy XV Episode Gladiolus releases on 28 March, and will be available to players who purchased the Premium Edition or Season Pass and can also be purchased separately via the Xbox Marketplace or the PlayStation Store. Through this DLC, players can enjoy an episode depicted from Gladio’s perspective. Gilgamesh, one of the franchise’s fan-favorite characters will also be making an appearance in the episode.

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, the full-scale Final Fantasy adventure for mobile devices that has achieved over 20 million downloads worldwide, recently began an in-game collaboration event with internationally renowned artist and actress Ariana Grande. All players will be able to acquire “Dangerous Ariana,” the Ariana Grande-inspired character exclusively designed for the game until 2 February by completing the first stage of the special in-game event, "Dangerous Woman Tour."
 
Mobius Final Fantasy
Mobius Final Fantasy, will be making its way to Steam next month on 6 February. The title offers an all-new RPG adventure featuring a deep story, stunning visuals, in-depth character customization and a refined turn-based RPG battle system. To celebrate over 10 million registered users worldwide and the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII, various in-game bonuses and a special Final Fantasy VII Remake collaboration event will begin on February 7 for a limited time.

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During the Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary event that took place earlier today in Japan producer Hiroaki Katô has annoiunced that Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will be available for PlayStation 4 on 11 July in North America and Europe. Japan will get the game on 13 July.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age features the world of Ivalice like never before with enhanced high-definition graphics and for the first time ever, western audiences will be able to experience the Zodiac Job System, a 12-job character progression system first introduced in the Japan-only release, Final Fantasy XII: International Zodiac System. The title will also feature a remastered soundtrack, 7.1-surround sound, an auto-save feature, faster loading times, a new Trial Mode and more.

With this announcement comes a brand-new piece of key art from famed character designer and artist Akihiko Yoshida.

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Recently Square Enix has uploaded a trailer of the Moogle Chocobo Carnival, a limited time event which is coming to Final Fantasy XV on 24 January (North America 23 January).

The Moogle Chocobo Carnival is held in Altissia and contains new side quests, mini-games like chocobo racing, a new outfit for Noctis and a spectacular fireworks show. The event will be available for a limited time only and can be playable with the latest Holiday Pack patch which was released previous month.

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This week Square Enix has announced that it will terminate the service of Justice Monsters Five on 27 March 2017. Justice Monsters Five is a pinball minigame in the world of Final Fantasy XV and is available on Android and iOS devices since 30 August 2016.

In the statement Square Enix apologies to the fans for any inconvenience, however no further details were released why it will be terminated. Golden Orbs (the in-game currency) can not be purchased anymore on 27 February 2017. Unused in-game currency will be reimbursed with more information shared at a later time.

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