November 2005

Here you can find news items that were posted on Hell and Heaven Net in the past.

Kingdom Hearts II

Square-Enix has launched their official Kingdom Hearts II website for the United States! YOU SHOULD REALLY TAKE A LOOK!

» US Kingdom Hearts II Official Website

Final Fantasy XII

Some new information has been released by Square-Enix regarding Final Fantasy XII. Organisations better known as clans will be available. When you join a clan you can play various quests or get information about quests from other clan members. You can also shop in stores where only clan members can buy anything.

Hell and Heaven Net

The topsites finally have been skinned! As you can see there it's a dark blue skin with a banner that maybe need some work still. I hope you enjoy this skin.
The average total hits aren't displayed (put a '-' there for now), since that doesn't work yet.
People who have a Square Enix related website and want to improve their activeness, feel free to join the topsites.

» Topsites

Square Enix has put their new official website online from the new expansion disc Treasures of Aht Urhgan for Final Fantasy XI. The new expansion will bring new monsters, new area's and some new jobs (like Blue Mage).

» Official Website

Yoichi Wada, the president of Square-Enix said in a recent interview with Reuters that it's possible that Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest games will be released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Yoichi Wada didn't say anything about a possible Final Fantasy title on the Revolution.

Yoichi Wada didn't gave any certainty concerning these titles, but indicated that more will be reveiled during E3 2006 by Square Enix.

A Japanese website called added good quality scans from the latest Famitsu, Dengeki and Gan Gan. The latest scan from the Gan Gan also shows things from Before Crisis, Kingdom Hearts II and Final Fantasy XI.

» Famitsu: 1 2 3 4 5 6
» Dengeki: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
» Gan Gan: 1 2 3


At a press conference in Tokyo today, Square Enix announced more details regarding its upcoming "gun" Action-RPG Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII. For the newest installment of the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, the company is cooperating with J-Pop star Gackt. The singer will not only peform the game's main theme Redemption and another song titled Longing, but also appear in the game, playing the role of an important character. This character however will not be a virtual alter ego created by motion capturing, but rather the real Gackt filmed by a camera. The resulting movie will then combined with traditional CG scenes.

At today's press conference, Square Enix president Youichi Wada, the producer of Dirge of Cerberus and head of Square Enix's first production team Yoshinori Kitase, corporate executive director Shinji Hashimoto, and Gackt were present. Wada explained the "polymorphic content" concept behind the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, saying the company wanted to grant the wish for a sequel voiced by many fans, by bringing the Final Fantasy VII experience to various platforms, such as cellphones, movies and game consoles. Afterwards, producer Kitase took the stage, explaining that shooting games traditionally focused on action, while the story was merely an afterthought. With Dirge of Cerberus, however, he wanted to create a new-type of gun action game combining strong action elements with a Final Fantasy-class story, movie sequences, CG scenes and interesting characters.

The costume Gackt is wearing during his in-game appearance was designed by character designer Tetsuya Nomura. The popstar will also wear it during his concert tour Gackt Live Tour 2005 Diablos - Aien no Shi. Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII will be available in Japan on January 26th for 7,800 yen ($66.79 USD).

Source: RPGFan

Kingdom Hearts II

Square-Enix has updated their official Kingdom Hearts II website with the trailer of the Tokyo Game Show 2005. The trailer shows new worlds and characters that will be in the game.
To watch the trailer go to their official website and click on the button above the updates and then on PV. The trailer take a while to load, but it's worth it.
The trailer will be also available soon in the trailer section.

» Official Japanese Kingdom Hearts II website

Edit: The trailer is now also available for download, click here.