March 2006

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

According to Sony Pictures United Kingdom's website Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children will be released in Europe on 24 April 2006. This means it will be released on the same day as in the United States. Other contries, like Australia, will be getting the movie on the same day proberly.
On the website you can also find the subtitles the movie will be provided with. And a good thing is too is that the movie can also been seen in Japanese language.

» Sony Pictures website

Kingdom Hearts II

Today Square Enix finally released Kingdom Hearts II in North America. So, if you live in North America, go get the game before it's sold out!
If you haven't seen the commercial of the game on TV, I've uploaded it on the server.

European fans, like myself, have to wait untill October. But an official date still needs to be announced.

» KH2 Commercial

To promote the US release of Kingdom Hearts II character designer and director Tetsuya Nomura talked about the title and the future of the popular series.

First he talked about the difference between the Japanese and the North American version. The differences are minimal like one thing that is modified is the gun design of the Pirates of the Caribbean level. This is because of the ESRB rating the game has to make it guns look less like weapons. He also said that there won't be a Final Mix version of the game, due to the lack of changes.

Nomura already has some new ideas about the feature development of Kingdom Hearts. But, when the ideas will be turned into a project, fans should not expect a new numbered title or something like KH: Chain of Memories. Furthermore, Nomura also ruled out a foray into media forms other than games, such as animation. Famitsuu speculates that one possibility would be something along the lines of a gaiden.

As final thing, he promised major announcements for this year's edition for the Electronic Entertainment Expo and the Tokyo Game Show. Square Enix corporate executive director Shinji Hashimoto confirmed as much, saying his company would hold a big "surprise ceremony" at E3. Following the release of Kingdom Hearts II in North America and Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII in Japan, the development team of Nomura and Hashimoto is currently working on two confirmed projects: Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII for PlayStation Portable and an untitled Final Fantasy installment for PlayStation 3.

Source: RPGFan

Kingdom Hearts II

Yesterday Square Enix has updated their official North American website of Kingdom Hearts II. Things they added are the release date and new information about worlds.
The game will be hitting the stores in 6 days on March 28!

» Official North American website

Square Enix

Square Enix has announced the European release date for the GameBoy Advance remake of Final Fantasy IV. It will be the 2nd of June 2006. The game will be released by Nintendo.

Final Fantasy XII

The Final Fantasy XII Original Soundtrack will be released in Japan on April 19th and will consists of 4 discs containing over 100 tracks composed by Hitoshi Sakimoto, including songs that did not make it into the game. The first edition of the album will ship in a special DVD case and contain a special 28-page booklet. The album will cost 3,800 yen ($32.36 US).

Final Fantasy XII

The day has finally come for the Japanese Final Fantasy fans. The new installment in the Final Fantasy series; Final Fantasy XII has been released after 5 years of production on the game.

When the game will be released in the United States and Europe is still unknown.

Update: Japanese Box Art is available for viewing.

» Japanese Box Art

Square Enix has changed the official website of Dirge of Cerberus into a single player mode and a multi player mode section. At the single player mode website they updated the downloads section with an official screensaver of Dirge of Cerberus that you can download for Windows and Mac. You should try it, it's really a nice looking screensaver. You need a good PC though.

» Official Dirge of Cerberus website