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Earlier this week a list containing a lot of unannounced games has been leaked from NVIDIA GeForce NOW servers by developer Ighor July. The list contains some interesting titles from Square Enix.

There are four unannounced Final Fantasy projects listed. According to the list two exclusive PlayStation titles, Final Fantasy VII Remake and Final Fantasy XVI will be released on PC. Also listed is Final Fantasy Tactics Remaster and Final Fantasy IX Remake.

Final Fantasy IX cast

Some other unannounced Square Enix titles in the list are Kingdom Hearts IV, Chrono Cross Remaster and Tactics Ogre Remaster. And Dragon Quest X Online/Offline which has never released outside of Japan.

NVIDIA has released a statement:

NVIDIA is aware of an unauthorized published game list, with both released and/or speculative titles, used only for internal tracking and testing. Inclusion on the list is neither confirmation nor an announcement of any game.

NVIDIA took immediate action to remove access to the list. No confidential game builds or personal information were exposed.

Is this list legit? I hope so.

The full list can be watched here (with thanks to SteamDB’s Pavel Djundik).

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During the PlayStation Showcase 2021 a new trailer has been revealed of Forspoken. Also it has been announced that the game will be releeased in Spring 2022.

In the introduction trailer Frey Holland is mysteriously taken from New York and trapped in the ancient land of Athia with a magical sentient bracelet on her arm. Her new, cynical companion "Cuff" helps Frey navigate the vast landscapes of Athia. Searching for a way home, Frey must battle monstrous creatures, take on the mighty Tantas, and unravel secrets that awaken many more from within.

Forspoken is an action RPG developed by Luminous Productions and will be released on PlayStation 5 and PC.

Final Fantasy VII

Recently Sony and Square Enix has announced that five Final Fantasy games will be added to PlayStation Now starting with Final Fantasy VII on 7 September 2021. In the next four months one Final Fantasy game will be added.

The version of Final Fantasy VII that will be added is the PlayStation 4 version, which is a port of the 'enhanced' PC version released back in 2012 bringing additional boosters. You can speed up the game, max the character statistics and disable random battles.

In the upcoming months one game will be added every month.

  • 5 October 2021: Final Fantasy VIII Remastered
  • 2 November 2021: Final Fantasy IX
  • 7 December 2021: Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster
  • 4 January 2022: Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

PlayStation Now is a cloud gaming subscription service that allow players to stream PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 games on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC.

Final Fantasy on PlayStation Now

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Square Enix has announced that they will release Bravely Default II on Steam on 2 September 2021. The game was previously exclusive to the Nintendo Switch and was released on 26 February 2021. So far the game has sold more than 950,000 units (shipped and downloads).

Bravely Default II follows the adventures of four unlikely heroes, Seth, Gloria, Elvis, and Adelle, as they set out across the land of Excillant in search of four elemental crystals.

The Steam version will feature English and Japanese audio, and English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese text. Fans can save 10% by purchasing it on Steam till 13 September 2021.

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Square Enix has announced that the pixel remaster version of Final Fantasy IV will be released on 8 September 2021 on Steam, Android and iOS devices.

This version will feature the following improvements compared to the original version:

  • Universally updated 2D pixel graphics redrawn for modern hardware, featuring iconic Final Fantasy character pixel designs created by the original artist and current collaborator, Kazuko Shibuya
  • Beautifully rearranged soundtracks, overseen by the original composer, Nobuo Uematsu
  • Improved gameplay, including updated controller controls, modernized UI, auto-battle options and more
  • Quality-of-life improvements including supplemental extras like the bestiary, illustration gallery, music player and the ability to save at any time

Steam users can now pre-order the game with 20% off and during that time you'll receive three specially rearranged music tracks and two limited wallpapers. You can also get the bundle which contains all 6 games with the bonus items. Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI will be added when they're available.

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Final Fantasy III

The first three games in the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series (Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II and Final Fantasy III) are now available on PC via Steam and mobile devices. The other 3 classic titles, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI, will follow at a later date this year.

Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster logo

These versions contains the following upgrades:

  • Universally updated 2D pixel graphics redrawn for modern hardware, featuring iconic Final Fantasy character pixel designs created by the original artist and current collaborator, Kazuko Shibuya
  • Beautifully rearranged soundtracks, overseen by the original composer, Nobuo Uematsu
  • Improved gameplay, including modernized UI, auto-battle options, and more
  • Quality-of-life improvements including supplemental extras like the bestiary, illustration gallery, music player and the ability to save at any time

If you purchase Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II or Final Fantasy III by 11 August 2021 you'll receive a small music bonus, a couple of wallpapers and a 20% discount per title. You can also purchase a bundle which features all 6 games at a higher discount on Steam.

With this release the old versions of Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI have been de-listed from Steam. On mobile platform Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI have been de-listed. Players who purchased the games can still download and play them. However the versions will not be updated anymore.

Hell and Heaven Net

Version 9 of Hell and Heaven Net On 13 July 2001, today 20 years ago Hell and Heaven Net was founded! Before that I had a personal website, but I renamed it to Hell and Heaven Net. Why this name? Because in Final Fantasy VIII there are two islands: Island Closest to Hell and Island Closest to Heaven. I wanted an unique name for the website, not a name like Final Fantasy Heaven. The site was first started as a Final Fantasy & Dragon Ball Z fansite, but some months later I decided to drop Dragon Ball Z coverage and focus on Final Fantasy (and later other Square Enix titles).

In the 20 years a lot has changed. The web was really different in 2001. No smartphones you need to take into account when designing your website, no fast internet, no YouTube, Twitter or Facebook.

In 20 years the layout of Hell and Heaven Net has changed 13 times. Most of the layouts were gray themed (like the current one), but there also were a lot of blue ones (like the screenshot). Version 13 is already 9 years old and even most of the games we cover still use version 12, because they haven't been converted to the content management system. Since I have a full time job as a Java Developer, I don't have a lot of time to update the website anymore.

I would like to thank all my former staff members for supporting me all these years. And of course Square Enix for creating the Final Fantasy series. Without them, this website wouldn't exist.

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Square Enix has announced that the first three Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster titles are now available for pre-purchase on Steam individually or as a bundle, and will launch on 28 July 2021. One day later the first three Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster titles will also be released on mobile platforms. The other three titles will follow later this year.

The Steam pages for the six Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster titles are online. The first three titles are on sale 20% off till 11 August 2021 and if you pre-purchase them you'll receive a small music bonus and a couple of wallpapers. Below you can view the screenshots and the link to the Steam pages.

The old Steam versions of Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI will be delisted on 27 July 2021. On Google Play all old versions will be delisted on 28 July 2021.

Final Fantasy

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Steam page

Final Fantasy II

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Final Fantasy III

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Steam page

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On 28 June 1991 Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden (outside of Japan known as Final Fantasy Adventure), the first game in the Mana series, was released on the Nintendo Game Boy. Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Mana series. During yesterday’s celebratory livestream from Japan Square Enix has revealed several new announcements.

A new entry in the Mana series is Echoes of Mana, a free-to-play action RPG developed by WFS coming to mobile devices worldwide in 2022. The game will feature new and existing characters from the Mana series. A teaser trailer can be watched below.

Last year, the 3D remake of Trials of Mana was released. Over 1 million units have been sold worldwide and now the game will also be available on Android and iOS devices on 15 July 2021.

Only mobile games? Well, there's another new entry in development at the moment. However Koichi Ishii said the game is still in early development and no information or footage could be shared.

Last week the remastered version of Legend of Mana has been released. During the livestream an anime series have been announced called Legend of Mana -The Teardrop Crystal-. It will be produced by Warner Bros. Japan LLC, Graphinica, Inc. and Yokohama Animation Lab and is planned to air worldwide.

Legend of Mana -The Teardrop Crystal- artwork

Final Fantasy IX

Cyber Group Studios, a developer, producer and distributor of animated television series and movies for children located in Paris, has signed a co-development and co-production deal with Square Enix to adapt Final Fantasy IX to an animated series for eight- to 13 years old. This according to a Kidscreen report. Cyber Group will also handle worldwide distribution, licensing and merchandise.

Pierre Sissmann, CEO of Cyber Group Studios, said that the company is putting the finishing touches on a project bible, and plans to begin pitching it to broadcasters in the coming months. The goal is to begin production by the end of 2021 or beginning of 2022.

Cyber Group Studios has partnered with Square Enix before. In 2009 Eidos Interactive (now part of Square Enix) released Mini Ninjas, an action-adventure game. In 2015 the animated series was aired on several networks that was produced by Cyber Group Studios.

Final Fantasy IX was originally released on the PlayStation in 2000 and goes back to the medieval style seen in earlier games in the Final Fantasy series. Now it can also be played on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Steam, Android and iOS devices.

Final Fantasy IX cast

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