May 2007

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

Square Enix

Square Enix has released a special trailer of Final Fantasy IV for the Nintendo DS that was presented on the Square Enix Party. It doesn't show any in-game footage however, but FMV footage from new movies that will be in the game. You can watch the trailer on the official website.

» Final Fantasy IV DS Official Website

Square Enix has released 2 new trailers from the two Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles games: Ring of Fates (for Nintendo DS) and The Crystal Bearers (for Wii). The trailers were features on the Square Enix Party that was held two weeks ago. The Ring of Fates trailer shows in-game footage of the game while the The Crystal Bearers is more a teaser.

You can watch the trailers at our movies and trailers section.

On a press conference Square Enix said that Final Fantasy XIII will not be released this financial year (01/04/2007 - 31/03/2008). "The development lasts longer then originally was stated. It is impossible to release it in this financial year," Square Enix president Yoichi Wada commented.

So the game will not be released before April 2008 and it may take quite a while when the Europeans will get the game. Might be 2009...

Square Enix has opened the Japanese and United States website of their recent announced game The Last Remnant. On the websites you can only see a little teaser now, nothing else.

The Last Remnant will be released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Japan and United States simultaneously. No release date have been set.

» Official Japanese website
» Official United States website

Yesterday Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales for the Nintendo DS will be released in Europe on 25th May. In the game you play a chocobo that must save his friends and stop the evil Darkmaster Bebuzzu.

You will go on a magical adventure to save your friends who are trapped in the pages of the book. With the wireless multiplayer you can dual your friends and play several mini-games. Also you can play against other players around the world.

On the Square Enix Party the company also has announced the new expansion for Final Fantasy XI called Wings of the Goddess. The add-on will feature new areas, more quests and jobs, big battles and you can travel through time.

The expansion will be released for PlayStation 2, PC and Xbox 360 and will be available in Winter 2007 in Japan, the United States and Europe. Here are the first screenshots of the 4th expansion.

» Screenshots: 1, 2, 3

At the Square Enix Party 2007 the company has announced that they will release Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII on September 13th, 2007 in Japan and not August 2nd, like the magazine Jump said.

Also 2 new screenshots have been released which you can find here.

» Images: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2

The Last Remnant is a Role Playing Game developed by Square Enix and will be released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 simultaneous in Japan and the United States in Spring 2008. Its the first game that will use the Unreal Engine 3 and will feature a turn-based battle system. The game will be directed by Hiroshi Takai, who has also directed Final Fantasy VII and The Spirits Within.

Square Enix also released some official artwork and one screenshot of the game.

» Images: Artwork 1, Artwork 2, Screenshot, Logo

Star Ocean 4

During a press conference in Japan Square Enix has announced that they are working on Star Ocean 4, which is the work title. The game will be developed by tri-Ace, which also did the previous Star Ocean games. On which platform the game will be developed for has not been said, but we will surely find out soon.

More Star Ocean news: The first two Star Ocean games will be remade for PlayStation Portable. They will be named Star Ocean First Departure and Star Ocean Second Evolution. The remakes will contain new character designs, new playable heroes, voices and movies.

» Press Conference pictures: Star Ocean First Departure, Star Ocean Second Evolution, Star Ocean 4

Square Enix

Seems like Square-Enix can’t keep anything a secret for their upcoming party! Rumor has it that Square-Enix will be giving Final Fantasy IV the 3d makeover treatment to appear on the DS. The team working on the game is the same team that handled the 3d remake of Final Fantasy III. Of course, Square-Enix has no comment, and most likely won’t confirm anything until their party. I think it’s a safe bet to take this one as truth.



UPDATE 1: It appears that the most recent issue of Famitsu does mention the title.


UPDATE 2: We can now confirm this, (japanese) scans can be found in the first comment.

source: gonintendo

Square Enix has announced a new Final Fantasy game on the PlayStation Portable called Final Fantasy: Dissidia. Not much is know about the game yet, only that Tetsuya Nomura will do the character design of the game and there's a teaser website. More information will be announced next week on the Square Enix party.

» Teaser Website
Source: 1up

Hell and Heaven Net Topsites, which is one of the biggest and most active Final Fantasy & Square Enix Topsite list there is, has finally got a new design! The old layout was kinda old already and I didn't really liked the look anymore. The new one is a (dark) green layout which looks a lot better and is better readeble. Hope you'll like the new look.
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» Topsites

Final Fantasy III

17 years after the first release in Japan, Final fantasy III has finally reached Europe, and not just as a simple remake... no, this time, Final Fantasy III has been completely revamped to get the most out of the Nintendo DS with 3D graphics and even WFC features.

Square Enix's MMORPG Final Fantasy XI will have its next version update in early June. In the new version will be a new, large-scale battle system, as well as additional Assault Missions, Aht Urhgan missions, quests, monsters, merit point abilities, and more! More details will be announced shortly.

Source: PlayOnline