July 2007

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

In the latest Jump magazine Square Enix has announced that they will remake Dragon Quest IV (Famicon), V & VI (both Super Famicon) for the Nintendo DS.

Dragon Quest IV will be released in Japan this Winter. Other release dates are unknown.

» Magazine Scans: 1, 2

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

Square Enix has announced that they will release a Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII - 10 Anniversary Limited pack in Japan.

The pack consists of:
- The game Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
- PlayStation Portable new design (PSP-2000ZS) 'Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Edition'
- Small key-ring with Buster Sword

The pack will be released on 13th September for 25,890 yen, the day of the release of the game. When you order the PSP together with the game you can get it a week before the release. There will be 77,777 units available.

Other Crisis Core news: The theme song of the game will be called 'Why' and will be performed by Ayaka.

» Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII - 10 Anniversary Limited pack
Source: GameSpot Japan

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Sony has announced a new version of the PlayStation 3 and is cutting the price of the current 60 GB version in North America and Europe.

The current price of the PlayStation 3 with the 60 GB HDD of $599 USD / €599 will fall to $499 USD / €499 and the new 80 GB version will be introduced in August for $599 USD / € 599.

The timing of the price cut came as a surprice since Ryoji Chubachi said last Friday that Sony has no plans at present to cut the price.

13/07 Update: Bad news for Europe: Sony has no plans to cut the price in Europe with 100 euros. They have announced that they will release a starter pack here with 2 first party games and 2 controllers for €599.

15/07 Update: Sony has confirmed that the recent price drop of the PlayStation 3 in North America is temporary.

Square Enix

Today Square Enix has announced their lineup for the E3 Media & Business Summit that will take place on July 11 - 13. The following games will be playable for the press only:

- Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Nintendo DS)
- Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors (Wii)
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates (Nintendo DS)
- Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions (PlayStation Portable)
- Final Fantasy II (PlayStation Portable)
- Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess (PlayStation 2, PC, Xbox 360)
- Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (Nintendo DS)
- Front Mission (Nintendo DS)
- Heroes of Mana (Nintendo DS)

There were rumors that Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII will not be playable on the E3 and its now has been confirmed.
The mech strategy game Front Mission will be playable for the first time in English.

Read the full press release from Square Enix for more details.

» Press Release

Yesterday Square Enix has opened their official website of The Last Remnant for Japan and North America. On the website, that is in flash you can find information about the game, the world, the two characters (Rush Sykes and The Conqueror), a little bio of the staff team and watch the trailer that recently been released.

» Official Japanese website
» Official North American website

IGN has released three new screenshots from the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 title The Last Remnant that will be released simultaneously in Japan and the United States. The game looks to become promising.

1, 2, 3

Update: There's also a trailer released from The Last Remnant, which can been seen here.

Last week Square Enix banned around 5,750 PlayOnline accounts and temporary suspended around 1,250 accounts from Final Fantasy XI. Most of them were banned due to using a third party tool or using Gold sellers. With the termination of these accounts 6.4 billion gil were removed from circulation.

Square Enix will continue to hunt down players disobeying the agreement to ensure a balanced and fun environment for Final Fantasy XI.

Source: PlayOnline