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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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Dragon Quest Heroes II is already available in Japan since May and after that it became quiet if the game will hit the west, untill today. Square Enix has announced, via the official Twitter account of Dragon Quest, that Dragon Quest Heroes II will be released in North America on 25 April 2017 and Europe on 28 April 2017 on PlayStation 4.

Dragon Quest Heroes II is a hack & slash action-RPG developed by Omega Force and was also released in Japan on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. No suprise that Square Enix skipped these systems due to the lack of sales.

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World of Final Fantasy is now available worldwide on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita! After North America got the game on Tuesday and Japan yesterday, Europe got the game today.

In World of Final Fantasy, players will lead a pair of twins, Reynn and Lann, on their journey through the mysterious world of Grymoire on a search to rediscover their lost memories. In this peculiar place, the young heroes will encounter over 200 unique and wonderful creatures, known as Mirages, and a whole host of legendary Final Fantasy characters. With an all-new battle system, players will capture customise and evolve their Mirages - stacking them up to defeat even the most ferocious of foes!

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Square Enix has announced that NieR: Automata, their upcoming action-RPG from PlatinumGames, will also be launched on Steam next to the PlayStation 4 version early 2017.

NieR: Automata is the sequel to the cult-hit NieR and was announced in 2015 at the Square Enix's E3 press conference. The game tells the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2 and their battle to reclaim a machine-driven dystopia overrun by powerful weapons known as machine lifeforms. First it was planned to be released in November, but Square Enix delayed the title due to concerns how the game might perform between other titles.

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Manabu Daishima, graphics designer at Square Enix, has passed away on 30 July while diving at the age of 45. He was found unconscious 30 meters offshore from the Izo Kaiyū Kōen Diving Center in Ito, Shizuoka prefecture.

Manabu Daishima has worked on several (classic) titles for Square (later Square Enix):

  • Final Fantasy IV (special thanks)
  • Romancing SaGa (monster design)
  • Secret of Mana (map graphics design)
  • Chrono Trigger (field graphics)
  • Final Fantasy VI: The Interactive CG game (graphic design)
  • Radical Dreamers (graphics)
  • SaGa Frontier (background graphics)
  • Parasite Eve (battle effects and staff credits)
  • Final Fantasy IX (field map designer)
  • Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (3D map and background design)
  • Final Fantasy XII (3D map and background design)
  • Seiken Densetsu 4 (background graphics)
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King (background graphics)
  • The 3rd Birthday (background graphics)

Our thoughts and condolences are with Daishima’s family and friends at this sad time.

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Today is the day that Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness is available in Europe after North America got the game last Tuesday. Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness is the fifth game in the main Star Ocean series developed by tri-Ace for the PlayStation 4 (and PlayStation 3 in Japan only).

The story takes place between Star Ocean: The Second Story and Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, taking place centuries after humans have left Earth for the distant Faykreed star system. The swordsman Fidel Camuze and his childhood friend, Miki Sauvester, set out to protect their village from being swallowed in the tides of civil unrest. Together with a diverse group of companions, Fidel and Miki are tasked with protecting the Kingdom of Resulia while also being drawn into battle with outside forces.

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After Final Fatasy XII: Zodiac Age and World of Final Fantasy, Square Enix and Disney have revealed today a new gameplay trailer for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue and announced that it will be available this December on PlayStation 4.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue includes the HD version of the Nintendo 3DS version of Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance, Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A fragmentary passage, which runs on the same engine as Kingdom Hearts III and KINGDOM HEARTS χ [chi] Back Cover, a new tale that sheds light on the mysterious foretellers.

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Squsre Enix has announced that World of Final Fantasy will be released on 25 October in North America and 28 October in Europe for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

In World of Final Fantasy, players lead a pair of twins, Reynn and Lann, through the land of Grymoire on a search to rediscover their lost memories. Throughout their adventure, players will collect, raise and battle adorable beings of classic Final Fantasy lore, including cactuar, chocobo and behemoth, to create customizable, strategic tower combinations to take on the most challenging of opponents.

Fans who preorder the day one edition of World of Final Fantasy will receive the legendary Sephiroth as a summon to aid them in battle.

With this announcement they've also released the E3 2016 trailer.

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Today, on the 30th anniversary of the Draqon Quest series, Square Enix has announced that they will release Dragon Quest Builders in North America and Europe this October. The game will be released on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita (digital only).

In Dragon Quest Builders players will use their creativity to gather and combine a variety of unique tools and materials in order to rebuild Alefgard, a realm destroyed by the menacing ruler of the monsters, the Dragonlord.

Seems to me this game is a clone of the Minecraft and Square Enix wants to take advantage of the hipe.

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Yesterday the first Star Log has been broadcasted on YouTube and Twitch about the upcoming Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, the fifth game in the Star Ocean series. During the stream the story trailer has been revealed and two characters profiles were shown from Fidel Camuze (the protagonist) and Miki Sauvester.

What also has been revealed is that Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness will feature dual audio. You can select Japanese and English voice overs and English subtitles.

Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness will be released in North America and Europe on PlayStation 4 this Summer. Japan will get the PlayStation 4 version on 31 March and the PlayStation 3 version on 28 April.

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