June 2010

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

Final Fantasy XV

Finally some news has been released about Final Fantasy Versus XIII in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine. Here's the high quality scan of the article and the translation of the interview (courtesy of Oji at FF-XIII.net Forums).

Final Fantasy Versus XIII Famitsu scan

Q: Is this a real-time screenshot we’re looking? The image quality is very good.
A:Yes it’s an image in real-time using the real hardware. We aim to improve the quality you’re seeing now even further. As of now we can’t share more details in full scale right now, so we removed the menus and subscreens where it shows Noctis expression (image projected on the subscreen).

Q: Were the party members also there originally?
A: Yes, we removed because we haven’t formally announced their weapons and clothes yet.

Q: The exquisiteness and shades are like a photograph taken from real life.
A: Indeed, we’re using physical calculations to determine the movement of the clouds. By this time it allow us to filter sunlight and others on Versus XIII.

Q: Is the cliff to the wilderness & the Gas Station set in the same location?
A: Yes in the back of the Store is the cliff to the extended wilderness. You can walk all the way, to everything you see but the mountains.

Q: What’s this giant Enemy on the other screen?
A: It’s a Military Behemoth and he actually bears a huge sword in his back. As for this pictures, the battle screen were on the screen but we omitted it.

Q: The street of Shinjuku is real.
A:Yes, it’s our model for this, even the bicycle lanes and crosswalks are decipted. But the sense of distance has been changed a bit since the last time. Right out of the city you encounter the wilderness with electric wires every as it’s this kind of territory for this country.

Q: This region, It is only the Prologue, the early stages, nature is so even there.
A: Movement around this area is easy because you can use a car. Getting on and off the car can be done anytime, but only not possible to go all the way through it because it leads to a region underwater that has been shown on promotional trailers before.

Q: Monsters appear on the field?
A: (Laughter)…Yes, there are monsters that appear on the field; Some staff were doing the tests and were surprised by how good looking some are in the evening sun.

Q: Are the battles seamless, what about the world?
A: It’s basically seamless and we aim to make it even more seamless, but there are loadings between big areas.

Q: Information disclosure, is very restrict as of now.
A: Development is very advanced along and according to expectations we’re taking steady steps; wait at ease please, information on Versus XIII will come. Moreover, we’re making preparations for a Big announcement.

Q: You can actually see a signboard and things written inside in the screenshot?
A:The signboard is still temporary even though the inside of the Gas Station is modeled after the Stations in the US in detail. It’s possible to go up there using the stairs.

Q: Do you play in this perspective the whole game?
A: Yes. The camera basically sits in this position. We decided to priority to the character’s presence and the world; that said we decided to scrap the over the shoulder perspective of the world.

Final Fantasy XIV

During an interview that RPG Site held with Hiromichi Tanaka, the producer of Final Fantasy XIV, they asked if a Xbox 360 version is planned.

"Currently there are no plans for a version for the Xbox 360. We are still talking with Microsoft about an Xbox 360 version, but at the moment we are only working on the PS3 version and Windows version."

Read the full interview on RPG Site. To Eurogamer Hiromichi Tanaka said the following:

"The main reason why we couldn't go with Xbox 360 was the Xbox Live system," he explained at E3. "[Live is] different to the normal internet environment, so when we wanted to introduce this game in the same environment as Windows PC it had to be PS3, so that was our choice.

"Microsoft has a different point of view: they want to have a closed environment for Xbox Live. We're still talking to... We couldn't come to an agreement on Xbox Live."

It seems Final Fantasy XI is one of the few MMORPG's available on the system.

Final Fantasy XIV

Square Enix has released the E3 trailer of Final Fantasy XIV which shows some in-game scenes.

If you want to see more about Final Fantasy XIV, check out the official YouTube channel. You can now also download the Benchmark of the game on the official website to check if your PC meets the system requirements.

Final Fantasy IX

In Europe Final Fantasy IX was already released on PlayStation Network three weeks ago, but now (finally) all American PSN users can download the game.

The game costs $ 9.99 USD and can be played on PS3 and PSP (like all other PSone Classics).

During Nintendo's E3 Press Conference Nintendo has announced that Square Enix is working on a new Kingdom Hearts game that is called Kingdom Hearts 3D. It will be developed for the recently announced Nintendo 3DS.

Also announced for the new platforn is Chocobo Racing.

Square Enix has announced their lineup for the E3 2010, which will start next Tuesday.

  • The 3rd Birthday (PlayStation Portable)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC)
  • Dungeon Siege III
  • Final Fantasy XIV (PlayStation 3 and PC)
  • Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light (Nintendo DS)
  • Front Mission Evolved (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC)
  • Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC)
  • Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (PlayStation Portable)
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (Nintendo DS)

Shinji Hashimoto announced earlier that a new Kingdom Hearts game will be revealed at the E3. Well, Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, seems to be it. It's not a new game, it's just a remake of Kingdom Hearts coded, which is only released in Japan on mobile phones. Kind a disappointment...