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Kingdom Hearts

In the lead up to the 20th anniversary of the Kingdom Hearts series in 2022 Square Enix has announced that 10 Kingdom Hearts titles will make their debut on the Nintendo Switch. They will be released as three standalone cloud releases: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX Cloud Version, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Cloud Version and Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind (DLC) Cloud Version.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX Cloud Version

  • Kingdom Hearts FINAL MIX
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (HD Remastered cinematics)
  • Kingdom Hearts II FINAL MIX
  • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep FINAL MIX
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (HD Remastered cinematics)

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Cloud Version

  • Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
  • Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep –A fragmentary passage–
  • Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover (movie)

Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind (DLC) Cloud Version

Kingdom Hearts coming to Nintendo Switch via Cloud

You can also purchase all games in an ‘all-in-one’ cloud version collection: Kingdom Hearts Integrum Masterpiece for Cloud.

Below you can watch the Kingdom Hearts 20th anniversary trailer.

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Earlier this year during the Dragon Quest 35th anniversary livestream Square Enix has announced Dragon Quest X Offline, an offline version of Dragon Quest X Online. During the Tokyo Game Show 2021 special about Dragon Quest X Offline, Square Enix has announced the release date.

Dragon Quest X Offline will be released on 22 February 2022 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. Still there are no plans to release the game outside of Japan.

Below you can watch the release date announcement trailer.

Square Enix

During the Square Enix Presents Tokyo Game Show 2021 livestream Square Enix has revealed a new trailer for the battle royal game Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier. In the trailer the story of the game is explained and gameplay is shown of the different classes that are playable.

The game takes place 30 years before the events of Final Fantasy VII, before SOLDIER is active. Shinra is developing Project 0, the most elite fighting force ever known. After countless casaulties the first SOLDIERs have emerged.

Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier planned release

Earlier today the Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier TGS 2021 special livestream was streamed. During the livestream Square Enix has announced that they plan to release the game in November 2021 with pre-registration starting this month. Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier will be available for Android and Apple iOS devices for free with in-app purchases.

You can watch the Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier TGS 2021 trailer below.

Square Enix

During the Square Enix Presents Tokyo Game Show 2021 livestream Square Enix has announced that Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin will be released on 18 March 2022 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC via the Epic Games Store. This action RPG is currently in developed in collaboration with Team Ninja, creators of Ninja Gaiden and Nioh.

Join Jack and his allies as they throw open the gates to the Chaos Shrine and step into a world of dark fantasy and exhilarating battles to discover if they are truly the Warriors of Light the prophecy foretold.

During the livestream Square Enix also announced the release of Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Trial Version 2, an expansion of the first trial that was released in June. Players can explore an additional stage of the game, the Refrin Wetlands, alongside a new ally, experience new playstyles in battle with the addition of multiple new jobs, and fight against an array of new enemies. This will also be the first opportunity for players to sample the game’s multiplayer function.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin screenshot Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin screenshot Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin screenshot

The trial version will be available untill 11 October 2021. Like with the first trial version, you can provide feedback to the development team by filling in the survey.

You can now pre-order the game at the official website. You can watch the release date announcement trailer on YouTube (since the video has an age restriction).

Square Enix

Square Enix has announced a brand new IP during Square Enix Presents Tokyo Game Show 2021 called Dungeon Encounters, a single-player dungeon explorarion RPG.

An otherworldly labyrinth has suddenly appeared on the outskirts of a quiet town. Make clever use of your abilities to chart the depths, overcome obstacles and defeat your foes in thrilling battles! During your expeditions, you'll discover rare and powerful items, meet lost adventurers who might just become new allies, and come face-to-face with deadly monsters. Do you have what it takes to overcome the numerous trials that await you and discover the dungeon's secrets?

The game is directed by Hiroyuki Ito, the creator of the Active Time Battle system in the Final Fantasy series. The producer is Hiroaki Kato (Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age). The characters are designed by Ryoma Ito and the soundtrack by Final Fantasy veteran Nobuo Uematsu.

Dungeon Encounters will be released digitally on 14 October 2021 on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam. The official website can be found here and below you can view the announcement trailer.

Square Enix

In the latest Nintendo Direct Square Enix and Nintendo has announced that Triangle Strategy, previously known as Project Triangle Strategy, will be released on 4 March 2022 worldwide.

In February this year a debut demo was released that has been downloaded approximately 1 million times. Over 25,000 survey responses were sent to the development team that are currently making several adjustment to the final version of the game. Like you can now change the difficulty level of the battles. On Nintendo's website you can read the full article including the list of adjustments that are currently in development.

Triangle Strategy is a HD-2D tactical role playing game where three nations battle for control of the dwindling resources of salt and iron.

Square Enix

In the latest Nintendo Direct Square Enix has revealed a new Chocobo racing game: Chocobo GP. It will be released exclusively on Nintendo Switch in 2022. It was already known that this game was coming since the title was trademarked last December.

Chocobo GP will include the following features:

  • Various game modes – Play various modes including Story and Custom Races. Also enjoy exciting survival races in a bracket-style tournament, which can support up to 64 players. Select modes support online and/or local multiplayer.
  • Thrilling courses – Race through various courses taking inspiration from the Chocobo and FINAL FANTASY series, including Cid’s Test Track, the streets of Alexandria and Zozo and the Gold Saucer.
  • Roster of Beloved Characters – Players can choose from a wide selection of Chocobo series characters.  
  • Magical magicite – By collecting magicite, found within Magic Eggs scattered around the various tracks, racers will be imbued with magic, such as Fire or Aero, which can be used against their fellow racers to give them a competitive edge and speed to the finish.

This is not the first Chocobo racing game. Chocobo Racing was released in 1999 on PlayStation. At E3 2010 a sequel for Nintendo 3DS was announced called Chocobo Racing 3D, but was cancelled in 2013.

Square Enix

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).

Square Enix

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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