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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.

Square Enix

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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Steam page

Final Fantasy III

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Steam page

Square Enix

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

Square Enix

Earlier today Square Enix streamed Square Enix Presents Summer Showcase. During the stream a new spinoff in the Final Fantasy series has been announced; Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin. This action RPG is currently in developed in collaboration with Team Ninja, creators of Ninja Gaiden and Nioh.

You take the role of Jack who, along with allies Ash and Jed, sets off on a quest to defeat Chaos. Burning with resolve, and with memories of their struggle deep in their hearts, are they the foretold Warriors of Light?

Your journey will take you into a dark and challenging fantasy world, filled with iconic monsters from the Final Fantasy series. Fortunately, Jack isn’t exactly defenseless - he can use powerful spells and abilities from a range of jobs, including warrior, dragoon and black mage.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin screenshot

Square Enix has released a trail version on the PlayStation 5 that can now be downloaded; But don't wait too long. The trail version will be available until 24 June 14:59 GMT.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin will release in 2022 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC.

Square Enix

Earlier today Square Enix streamed Square Enix Presents Summer Showcase. During the stream the company announced that the first six games in the Final Fantasy series will be remastered for Steam and mobile platforms.

The series will be known as the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series and the six games will be released individually. Only a teaser was revealed showing some footage from the remastered games.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

The PlayStation 5 version of last year hit title Final Fantasy VII Remake titled Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is now available.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is an enchanced version of Final Fantasy VII Remake with the following features:

  • Access to FF7R Episode INTERmission, a PlayStation 5 console exclusive adventure that brings a new perspective to the acclaimed Final Fantasy VII Remake storyline
  • Immerse yourself in the city of Midgar like never before, with improved textures, lighting, and background environments. Players can switch between two game modes:
    • "Graphics Mode" prioritizes 4K high-resolution graphics
    • "Performance Mode" prioritizes smooth action at 60 frames per second
  • Capture and share your memorable moments from the game with a fully customizable “Photo Mode”
  • Enjoy immersive battles by using the DualSense wireless controller, with its haptic feedback integration, and enjoy dynamic bike racing with its adaptive triggers
  • New difficulty settings for ‘Classic Mode’ provide new ways to play
  • Jump into the action faster with optimized loading times

Yuffie in Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade

Players who have purchased Final Fantasy VII Remake on PlayStation 4 can download the upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version for free. However you need the PlayStation 5 base edition (with the disc drive). The update does not include FF7R Episode INTERmission which can be purchased separately via the PlayStation Store.

Recently Square Enix released a patch for the PlayStation 4 version where players can transfer their save file to the PlayStation 5 version.

Final Fantasy VII Remake transfer save

Square Enix

During the Dragon Quest 35th anniversary livestream Square Enix has announced the next mainline entry in the Dragon Quest series: Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate. The game will use the Unreal Engine 5 and is in early stage of development and will have a global simultaneous release.

Dragon Quest XII logo

According to Yuji Horii, game designer of Dragon Quest, the player needs to make several decisions to determine the way of life. Also changes will be made to the command battle.

Also three other Dragon Quest titles have been announced during the livestream.

Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake

A remake of Dragon Quest III, which was first released in 1988 on the Famicom, in the style of Octopath Traveler.

Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake screenshot

Dragon Quest Treasures

A completely new spinoff from the Dragon Quest series, Dragon Quest Treasures explores the childhood of the siblings Mia and Erik from Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age. As Mia and Erik, players will embark on an RPG treasure hunting adventure in another world before the events of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age.

Dragon Quest Treasures screenshot

Dragon Quest Keshi Keshi (Final Name TBC)

Developed with NHN PlayArt, this title is a free-to-play mobile puzzle game for iOS and Android devices that will feature popular Dragon Quest series characters, monsters and items as erasers which are used to erase graffiti in the game.

Dragon Quest Keshi Keshi screenshot

Final Fantasy XIV

During the Letter from the Producer Live Part LXIV it has been announced that the PlayStation 5 version of Final Fantasy XIV will start official service on the same day as patch 5.55; 25 May 2021.

Letter from the Producer Live Part LXIV

The PlayStation 5 version features fast load times, 4K resolution support, high resolution UI, DualSense haptic feedback support, new thropies and 3D audio support. Currently this version is in open beta.

Patch 5.55 will feature part 2 of the Death Unto Dawn main scenario, Save the Queen updates, YoRHa: Dark Apocolypse epilogue quests and a reward for collecting all Triple Triad cards.

Between the release of patch 5.55 and the release of Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker several updates and events have been planned.

  • July 2021: Make it Rain campaign
  • June/July 2021: Patch 5.57
  • July/August 2021: Patch 5.58
  • August 2021: Moonfire Faire / The Rising
  • September 2021: Final Fantasy XV Collaboration Returns
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