September 2006

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

Kingdom Hearts II

Today Kingdom Hearts II has finally been released in Europe! The game has been released here by Ubisoft, just like Dragon Quest VIII. So go get the game if you live in Europe (just like me) or Australia!

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

If you read the report on the Square-Enix booth, then you already know this, but the company has announced a new version of Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children with the subtitle 'Complete', and it came complete with a new trailer to show off some of the changes in the movie. This version of Advent Children will be on Sony's Blu-Ray media, and as the title suggests, it's going to be somewhat of a director's cut. Not only will the resolution be much higher than the DVD version, but Square Enix will be adding scenes and making changes to existing scenes. One new scene shown during the presentation was Sephiroth impaling Cloud and hoisting him over his head while his Masamune was still embedded inside of him, much like in Final Fantasy 7 for the PSOne.

No word on a solid release date yet but the trailer did indicate a Japanese release sometime in 2007. We'll have more information as it becomes available.


V-JUMP has confirmed that Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, originally released exclusively to the Gameboy Advance, is being fully remade for a release on PlayStation 2.

Not much is known about the remake thus far, but we can all expect to see Organization members such as Zexion and Larxene completely remade also. It's not known if the Card-Battle system will make a return as well, but it's to be expected.

Below are some magazine scans for the game, in its Playstation 2 format.

Scans: 1 | 2

Source: 4 The Reunion

Square Enix has opened their website of the recently announced Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings, which will be released on the Nintendo DS. On the website you can find info about the prologue, characters and you watch the trailer from the Tokyo Game Show (if you're a Square Enix member). Someone has uploaded the trailer to YouTube, so you can watch it there.
Also, here are some screenshots and artwork from the game.

» Artwork: 1 2 3 4 5 6
» Tokyo Game Show 2006 trailer
» Official Japanese Website

Final Fantasy XII

Today Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy XII will be released early 2007 in Europe.

John Yamamoto, President and CEO of Square Enix Ltd. comments, “We are very excited to be bringing FINAL FANTASY XII to Europe and PAL territories next year. The game has been a massive success in Japan and looks set to become one of the crowning glories of PlayStation 2.”

When an exact release date has been announced, we'll let you know.

Kingdom Hearts II

After a couple of days of downtime Square Enix has opened the new official European Kingdom Hearts II website! You now can find information about the storyline, characters, the worlds and press reactions. You can also watch character animations, the trailer and download wallpapers.

Kingdom Hearts II will be released in Europe on September 29th.

» Official European Kingdom Hearts II website

Final Fantasy XII

Square Enix confimed in the latest issue of the japanese magazine Shonen Jump that a spin-off of Final Fantasy XII called FFXII Revenant Wing is being develloped for the Nintendo DS.

Not much more has been revealed to this date, however i've attatched a scan of the page on the forums so you can all see fou yourself

source: jeuxfrance (english translation) & GoNintendo

Square Enix

Heroes of Mana has been confirmed by the latest issue of Famitsu to be a DS game.

The game is a combination of Real Time Strategy and RPG elements (expected to be the same as the other mana installments).

Producer of the game will be Koichi Ishii who was also involved in Legend of Mana
Scenario will come from Masato Kato who was involved in Chrono trigger and Seiken Densetsu 4.
Character designs are done by Ryoma Ito (Final Fantasy Tactics Advance) and Akira Oguro (Final Fantasy X)
Music is composed by Yoko Shimomura (Mana series, Parasite Eve)

A release date hasn't been announced yet.

Square Enix

Square Enix has filed to trademark the name Heroes of Mana. We have no idea what platform this game will come out on. Check out the trademark info in the first comment.


Previously, Sony delayed the PS3 in Europe and drastically cut the launch allocation in the rest of the world.
Today, according to a source at Kotaku, the company is apparently running short on developer hardware.

Here's exactly what this guy had to say:

"Sony has run out of PS3 test kits to give to developers. Since the announcement of the European launch being delayed, nobody has any idea what's going to happen with the PS3 port of F.E.A.R... specially since we only have the one PS3. And it's a devkit. In case you haven't seen those things, they sound like giant vacuum cleaners. They're reportedly ridiculously complicated to use, specially when upgrading the firmware. It has just the one controller, and it's not even the proper PS3 one even! It doesn't have those "innovative" changes from the PS3 controller, it's just a Dual Shock 2 with a USB Mini port."

There are two possible results of these last-minute problems. Either it's going to really hurt Sony with the PS3 hype, or it's all just going to even out to a small wrinkle in the PS3 lifespan and in the long run won't affect it at all. Only time will tell.


Today Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced that the release of the PlayStation 3 in Europe, Russia, Middle East, Africa and Australasia will be delayed to March 2007 and will not be released on November 17th. The reason why SCEE has changed the date is a delay in the production schedule of the blue laser diode within the Sony Group.

The release in Japan and the North America will remain the same, however there only will be 100,000 units available in Japan and 400,000 in the North America at the release.

Source: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Kingdom Hearts II

Square Enix has confirmed the release dates for Kingdom Hearts II in Europe! France will get the game at September 28th. The United Kingdom, Germany and Italy will get the game on September 29th. Spain hasn't got a release date yet, but it will likely not last long.

» Official European Website

Square Enix

Square Enix has announced their lineup for the Tokyo Game Show 2006 that will be held from September 22nd till September 24th.

Playable Demos
- Chocobo to Mahou no Ehon (NDS)
- Dragon Quest Monsters Joker (NDS)
- Dragon Quest Monsters Mobile (Mobile)
- Dragon Quest Fushigi no Dungeon Mobile (Mobile)
- Final Fantasy III (NDS)
- Final Fantasy XI (PS2, Xbox 360)
- Front Mission 2089 (Mobile)
- Pokemate (Mobile)
- Project Sylpheed (Xbox 360)
- Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden (Mobile)
- Seiken Densetsu 4: Dawn of Mana (PS2)

- Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (PSP)
- Fabula Nova Crystallis - Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)
- Fabula Nova Crystallis - Final Fantasy Versus XIII (PS3)
- Final Fantasy V Advance (GBA)
- Final Fantasy VI Advance (GBA)