July 2008

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

During my absence Square Enix has opened their official website about Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days that will be released on the Nintendo DS. On the website you can find information about the game, story, characters and download wallpapers. However its all in Japanese.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days takes place between Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts II and you'll take control of Roxas.

» Official website

At the Microsoft press conference Square Enix has also announced that The Last Remnant will be released on Xbox 360 worldwide at 20 November 2008. The game will also be released on PC. Yoichi Wada showed the addience a new short trailer of the game.

Star Ocean: The Last Hope will be released on the Xbox 360 at Spring 2009. No new details were announced during the press conference.

Infinite Undiscovery
is a Xbox 360 exclusive game and will be released in North America at 2 September, in Europe at 5 September and in Japan at 11 September.

Let's hope Sony also has some interesting news to tell us tomorrow.

Update: A new trailer with ingame footage of Star Ocean: The Last Hope has been released. You can watch it here.

At todays E3 press conference Microsoft and Square Enix proudly presented that Final Fantasy XIII will also be released on the Xbox 360. That's right, no more PlayStation 3 exclusive anymore (only in Japan). Yoichi Wada showed a trailer to the press with new scenes combined with ones we have seen before.

Final Fantasy Versus XIII will remain a PlayStation 3 exclusive however.

Update: The trailer can now be watched on Hell and Heaven Net. You can see it here.

In the latest issue of the Japanese magazine Famitsu 4 new pages with screenshots from Chrono Trigger for the Nintendo DS were revealed. Most of the screenshots are the same as from the Super Nintendo version, but on some you see a small HP/MP bar under the characters. This must be because the Nintendo DS uses 2 screens (stats above, action below) and you can't see both of them at one time.

» Magazine scans: 1 2 3 4

Square Enix has announced their line-up for the coming E3 that will take place from 15 till 17 July in Los Angeles.

Playable games
- Chrono Trigger (Nintendo DS)
- Dragon Quest: Chapters of the Chosen (Nintendo DS)
- Final Fantasy IV (Nintendo DS)
- Infinite Undiscovery (Xbox 360)
- Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes (iPod)

Trailer only
- The Last Remnant (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
- Star Ocean: First Departure (PlayStation Portable)
- Star Ocean: Second Evolution (PlayStation Portable)
- Star Ocean: The Last Hope (Xbox 360)

The big disappointment is that, like last year, Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII are not playable nor viewable on the E3.

Square Enix has updated their official Japanese Chrono Trigger DS website as promised with a teaser about the game. The trailer isn't really special, no new features are revealed (yet).

The first Shonen Jump magazine scan of Chrono Trigger DS has also been surfaced on the internet.

» Official Japanese website
» Magazine scan

Update: The trailer has now been added to HHN. You can watch it here.

There was a rumor that Chrono Trigger was coming to the Nintendo DS, since a Japanese magazine reported about it. Well, Square Enix has confirmed that the game is currently in development and is stated for release in Japan in winter 2008!

Square Enix opened a teaser website about the game, but its only showing a ticking clock. According to the main website of Square Enix more will come on 7 July.

Chrono Trigger was released back in 1995 on the Super Nintendo. According to many fans it was the best RPG of that time. A PlayStation version was also released with anime cutscenes, but the game was never released in Europe.

» Chrono Trigger teaser website