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Sony

Today Sony has announced that they will bring back the original PlayStation experience in a new miniaturised version: PlayStation Classic. This mini console is approximately 45% smaller than the original PlayStation.

The PlayStation Classic will come preloaded with 20 PlayStation titles in their original format: Jumping Flash, R4 Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, Wild Arms and Final Fantasy VII. The other 15 titles will be announced soon.

Each unit will come with two controllers and a HDMI cable and will be available for $ 99.99 /  £ 89.99 / € 99.99 on 3 December 1998, 24 years after the release of the original PlayStation in Japan.

Square Enix

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2 and Final Fantasy XII will be released on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in 2019. It is the first time these Final Fantasy titles will be available on Microsoft and Nintendo consoles.

Final Fantasy VII was released back in 1997 on the original PlayStation and was the first title not to be released on a Nintendo console. In 2015 the PlayStation 4 version was released which is a port from the PC version. Most likely the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch version will be based on that version.

Final Fantasy IX was released back in 2000, the last Final Fantasy on the original PlayStation. In 2017 the PlayStation 4 version was released which is a port from the PC version released in 2016. Most likely the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch version will be based on that version.

Final Fantasy X was released back in 2001 on the PlayStation 2 with its sequel Final Fantasy X-2 in 2003. Both games got a HD remaster (Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster) in 2013 on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. In 2015 a PlayStation 4 version was released and in 2016 the PC version.

Final Fantasy XII was released back in 2006, the last Final Fantasy on the PlayStation 2. In 2017 the game got a HD remaster called Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age on PlayStation 4. In February 2018 the PC version was released.

Final Fantasy VII, IX, X, X-2 and XII coming to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

But where's Final Fantasy VIII?

The Last Remnant

Last week The Last Remnant was removed from the Steam store without any reason. However today Square Enix has announced that The Last Remnant will be released on the PlayStation 4 as The Last Remnant Remastered.

The Last Remnant was originally released on the Xbox 360 back in 2008, almost 10 years ago, and is a turn-based RPG using Unreal Engine 3. The players controls Rush Sykes who is searching for his sister, who has been kidnapped by a mysterious organization during the war. The game received a mixed reception. The battle system was praised for being unique, massive-scale battles. Only the game had some technical issues.

In 2009 the game was ported to the PC. The PlayStation 3 version was also announced, but has been cancelled due to internal factors.

The PlayStation 4 version will not contain new content. All the features from the PC version will be present and also high-speed movement in the field will be available. The engine will be updated to Unreal Engine 4.

The Last Remnant Remastered will be released worldwide on 6 December 2018 for $20 / £16 / €20. Japan will receive a physical release, while North America and Europe only digital.

Square Enix

Square Enix has announced on Twitter that Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles will be released on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in 2019 as Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles was originally released on the Nintendo GameCube back in 2003 and was the first Final Fantasy title released for a Nintendo console after Final Fantasy VI in 1994 for the Super Nintendo. This action RPG follows the story of a group adventurers traveling the world searching for rare trees which produce myrrh, used to fuel crystals protecting the world's settlements from the poisonous Miasma. The game also features a multiplayer option that allows up to 4 players join a local session that relies on the Game Boy Advance connected to the GameCube with a link cable.

Final Fantasy XV

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition, the mobile retelling of Final Fantasy XV, is now available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Nintendo Switch version will be coming soon.

In Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition, fans and newcomers alike can follow the journey of crown prince Noctis and his brothers in arms, Prompto, Ignis and Gladiolus, with fully voiced key event scenes and faithfully recreated battles. All of the treasured moments from Final Fantasy XV, like driving the Regalia across breathtaking landscapes, camping, Chocobo riding and more, can be experienced in a whole new way with the game’s creatively reimagined art style and in HD resolution.

With the mobile version it is free to play the first chapter. However if you want to play the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One version you have to pay the full price of the game. PlayStation Plus members and Xbox One owners will receive a 40% discount till 13 September.

Square Enix

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is now available worldwide for PlayStation 4 and Steam. It took more than one year to get an English translation of the game.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age follows the perilous journey of a hunted hero who must uncover the mystery of his fate with the aid of a charismatic cast of supporting characters. They embark on a quest taking them across continents and over vast oceans as they learn of an ominous threat facing the world.

The Western release delivers several upgrades and enhancements that are not in the Japanese versio, including:

  • English Voiceover
  • Draconian Quest, a hard mode that offers additional challenges for more experienced players.
  • Overhauled Menus & UI, with graphical enhancements and more intuitive navigation.
  • Camera Mode, allowing players to take in views of the beautiful landscape, character renders and ferocious monsters in detail.
  • A New Dash Function and many other system enhancements, such as improved character and camera movement

The game is still in development for the Nintendo Switch and was recently delayed due to the Unreal Engine that needs to be updated to support the Switch.

The Last Remnant

Square Enix has quietly announced that they will remove The Last Remnant from Steam. The RPG will no longer be available for purchase, but owners of the game can still download and play the game.

The Last Remnant is a turn-based RPG using Unreal Engine 3 and was originally released worldwide on the Xbox 360 back in 2008. One year later the game was ported to the PC with enhanced graphical settings, a "Turbo Mode" increasing battle speed, and a New Game Plus. The PlayStation 3 version however was cancelled.

Hi everyone,

We will soon be discontinuing digital and physical sales of The Last Remnant on PC.

Sales will cease at the times below:-

Japan region: Wednesday 5th September, approximately 2:00 (JST)
NA region: Tuesday 4th September, approximately 10:00(PDT)
EU region: Tuesday 4th September, approximately 17:00(GMT)

Anyone already owning the game will still be able to play as per usual.

Thanks to everyone who’s adventured with the Mitras, Yamas, Qsitis and Sovanis!

Square Enix

Today Gamescom 2018 has started for the press and tomorrow till Saturday it will be open for everyone that have a ticket (tickets for Wednesday and Thursday still available). Recently Square Enix has announced their line-up for this year.

Kingdom Hearts III
Attendees can share the magic of Kingdom Hearts III with two playable demos, a boss battle against the Rock Titan from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Hercules and uncovering the Toy Box world from Toy Story alongside Woody and Buzz. Visitors can also take part in prime picture opportunities including a giant Keyblade and becoming a real life toy in a replica of Andy’s room from the Disney•Pixar classic Toy Story.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider
The themes of Shadow of the Tomb Raider have their influence on the appearance of the Square Enix booth as well: the area is set up in the style of an imposing Mayan pyramid with numerous game stations. Visitors can get an even more intense feel for Lara Croft’s biggest adventure yet with a demo version of the action adventure.

Dragon Quest XI
At the Square Enix booth, RPG fans can also experience the all-new adventure in the timeless Dragon Quest series, Dragon Quest XI with an extensive playable demo which showcases the many content improvements and brand-new voiceover ahead of the game’s release.

Life is Strange 2
Life is Strange 2 is coming to Gamescom 2018 as a world premiere. Not only will the development team share all the details about the highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning and critically acclaimed Life is Strange – it will be playable for the first time at the Square Enix booth on the Gamescom show-floor.

Just Cause 4
This year, fans will also be treated to an exclusive presentation of Just Cause 4 at the Square Enix booth. Just Cause 4 takes the series’ incredible destruction and unique physics to a whole new level with the introduction of fully simulated tornadoes and other Extreme Weather events. Rico Rodriguez returns in Just Cause 4 with his trademark parachute, wingsuit and, of course his grapple hook, now enhanced with new functionality and fully customizable. Making it the most powerful and creative tool the player has ever had.

Final Fantasy XIV
Critically-acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV Online returns to Gamescom once more, with intense challenges and great prizes in tow. A special promotion for show attendees offers anyone registering at the booth a free copy of the Final Fantasy XIV Online Starter Edition, while an exclusive programme of stage shows with the makers of the game including Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida and Sound Director Masayoshi Soken will be taking place throughout the week, all culminating in a big cosplay competition on Saturday 25th August. Finally, on Friday 24th August and Saturday 25th August the Final Fantasy XIV Eorzean Symphony will have its European premiere at the Konzerthaus Dortmund. More information on this event can be found https://de.finalfantasyxiv.com.

Gamescom

Square Enix

Gungho Online Entertainment America has revealed that Grandia I HD Remaster and Grandia II HD Remaster will be coming to the Nintendo Switch this winter. Gungho has released an updated version of Grandia II known as Grandia II Anniversary Edition on Steam back in 2015. Also the first Grandia will be released on Steam. At PAX West 2018, taking place from 31 August till 3 September in Seattle, a demo will be playable of Grandia II HD Remaster.

Grandia has been developed by Game Arts (Thexder, Sylpheed, and Lunar) and released on the Sega Saturn back in 1997 in Japan only. In 1999 the game was ported to the PlayStation and was also released in North America by Sony and in Europe by Ubisoft (in 2000).  Grandia II was first released on the Dreamcast in 2000 and has been ported to the PlayStation 2 and PC in 2002.

Grandia artwork

Square Enix

NieR: Automata Become as Gods Edition, the Xbox One version of the acclaimed RPG developed by PlatinumGames, is now available for download. This is 15 months after the release on the PlayStation 4 and PC, which in the meantime has sold over three million copies.

During Microsoft's Xbox E3 press conference it has been announced that NieR: Automata will be coming to Xbox One. At a lower price tag this version contains all the downloadable content:

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  • Grimoire Weiss Pod
  • Retro Red Pod Skin
  • Retro Grey Pod Skin
  • Cardboard Pod Skin
  • The Machine Lifeform Mask Accessory

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