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Square Enix has released Final Fantasy VI for Android in the Play Store today. It was announced by Square Enix Europe yesterday in a tweet that it will be released today. The original version of the game was released back in 1994 on the Super Nintendo. After that the game received a port on the PlayStation in 1999 and Game Boy Advance in 2006.

Final Fantasy VI for Android Final Fantasy VI for Android
Final Fantasy VI for Android Final Fantasy VI for Android

The Android version features improved graphics, which are a matter of taste if you like them or not. For a 1994 remake the download size is kind of huge; 493 MB. Also it has a rather high price tag; € 14,49 / £10.99. Please keep in mind that this version required at least Android 3.2 and not rooted, otherwise it won't work.

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Square Enix has plans for the 25th anniversary of the SaGa series that will take place in December 2014. Akitoshi Kawazu, creator of the SaGa series and producer at Square Enix, said this in an interview with 4gamer.net.

The first game in the SaGa series, Makai Toushi SaGa (known as The Final Fantasy Legend outside Japan) was released back on 15 December 1989 on Game Boy and got two sequels. Later Romancing SaGa 1, 2 & 3 were released on Super Nintendo, SaGa Frontier 1 & 2 on PlayStation and Unlimited Saga on PlayStation 2.

Unlimited Saga wallpaper

More details about Square Enix's plans were not revealed by Kawazu. Hopefully a new game in the SaGa series will be announced.

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Last week Square Enix has presented their financial results over the last 6 months ending 30 September. In the previous news item it was already mentioned that since the launch of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn the game has been a success. The game has sold approximately 1.1 million physical copies and 350,000 downloadable copies. The current number of active players has exceeded 600,000, which has already exceeded the peak of Final Fantasy XI. They did also announce three strategic changes to the digital entertainment business that they're going to take.

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Western studios will shift focus to and focus on the production of online-based titles. Also the price model will change from fixed to other earning models (like F2P). Nosgoth, a F2P battle action game taking place in the Legacy of Kain environment that is currently in development by Psyonix for PC, was cited as an example.

Studios in Japan will accelerate the production of titles for smart devices. Titles like Dragon Quest VIII and Final Fantasy Agito will be available soon. Last change that Square Enix is going to take is to expand in Asia and to release Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn in China.

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During last night's D23 Fan Expo in Tokyo new gameplay footage has been released of the recently announced Kingdom Hearts III! In the gameplay trailer you can see the new Sora, Donald and Goofy battling various heartless and bosses using a variarity of attacks.

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During the presentation of the recent release of Final Fantasy V for mobile devices and the announcement of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years for mobile devices Takashi Tokita had a little surprise at the end of the presentation. Final Fantasy VI will also be released on iOS and Android devices this Winter.

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Final Fantasy VI will not be a straight port, but a remake in style of previous Final Fantasy releases for mobile devices with some enhancements. Like the battle system has been adjusted so you don't have to fight as much and can enjoy the game for what it is. The graphics will be optimised for mobile devices but are still in 2D.

At the end Kotaku asked Tokita if games like Final Fantasy VII, VIII, IX or X will be included in the Legacy series. "If this Legacy project works out well, we would like to one day be able to work with VII."

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It was already hanging in the air after Square Enix registered the domain name, but today they've confirmed that Drakengard 3 will be coming to North America and Europe in 2014 exclusively for the PlayStation 3. Drakengard 3 is a prequel to the original game which was released back in 2003 and marks the 10th anniversary of the Drakengard series. Takamasa Shiba will return as the producer of the game and Keichi Okabe will take care of the soundtrack.

Drakengard 3 logo

In this hack and slash game you play as Zero, the eldest of six "Intoner" sisters who wield special magical abilities. Zero is on a quest to murder her five sisters with the help of her dragon companion, Mikhail.

Sadly Europe will only get a downloadable version.

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Recently Square Enix Inc. has registered the domain name drakengardgame.com and this indicates that the action RPG Drakengard 3 (in Japan known as Drag-On Dragoon 3) will maybe be released in the United States and Europe. Japan will be able to get the game on 19 December.

Here's the recent Japanese trailer of Drag-On Dragoon 3 from the Tokyo Game Show.

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Square Enix has announced their lineup for the Tokyo Game Show 2013, which will take place from 19 till 22 September 2013.

- Call of Duty Ghosts (PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
- Dragon Quest X (Wii, Wii U)
- Dragon Quest: Monster Parade (Browser)
- Drag on Dragoon 3 (PlayStation 3)
- Final Fantasy X / X-2 Remaster (PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita)
- Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4)
- Final Fantasy XV (PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
- Kingdom Hearts III (PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
- Kingdom Hearts chi (Browser)
- Thief (PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
- Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Why are Call of Duty Ghosts and Wolfenstein: The New Order on the list? Well, since Square Enix is the publisher for these games in Japan.

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Square Enix has announced that Drakengard 3 (in Japan known as Drag-on Dragoon 3), which was set to release in Japan on 31 October 2013, has been delayed to 19 December 2013. According to Square Enix the reason for the delay is to further enhance the game’s quality to meet player expectations.

Drakengard 3 screenshot

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Square Enix has announced their line-up for gamescom, the largest trade fair for video games that takes place from 21 till 25 August in Cologne.

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- Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
- Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster (PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita)
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4)
- Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix (PlayStation 3)

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- Final Fantasy XV (PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
- Kingdom Hearts III (PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
- Murdered: Soul Suspect (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
- Thief (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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