August 2010

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

Final Fantasy XIV

The open beta of Final Fantasy XIV, which would start this night at 02:00 GMT, has been postponed by Square Enix due to some critical bugs. A new date for the open beta will be announced soon.

FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test, which is scheduled to begin at 02:00 (GMT) on Sept. 1, 2010, will be postponed due to a confirmation of critical bugs. New schedule will be released at a later date.

Along with the postponement of FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test, the issuing of registration code for FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test will be postponed as well. With the download of client software's installer, it will be suspended at 02:00 (GMT) on Sept. 1, 2010.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Update: A new date has been announced. This night (2 September) at 02:00 GMT (Source: Twitter).

Final Fantasy XIV

Square Enix has revealed that the open beta of Final Fantasy XIV will start on 1 September at 02:00 GMT. Also the Tokyo Game Show trailer has been released which shown some stunning CGI and real-time gameplay.

Click on the YouTube logo to play the trailer in HD.

Players who order the collections edition for PC can play the game on 22 September while others PC players have to wait will 30 September. The PlayStatuon 3 version will be available in March 2011, due to a memory problem.

Square Enix

Today Square Enix has announced that Front Mission 3 will be released on the European PlayStation Network.

Front Mission 3 is a tactical RPG that was released back in 1999 for the original PlayStation. It was the only game from the series that was released in Europe (and is really rare to get a hand on). The game takes place in the year 2112 and is based of the real world.

The release date and price will be announced soon.

Square Enix

Several weeks ago Square Enix has announced that Europe will get a special edition of the game Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep. It contains the game with as bonus 2 artprints and a 48-page artwork book entitled "The Art of Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep".

Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep special edition

The game will be released in Europe on 10 September and North America on 7 September.

Square Enix

According to Tetsuya Nomura, who revealed explosive information about his other projects Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy Agito XIII on twitter, the two games won't be released for ages.

"There are a number of unannounced titles. These will come before Agito and Versus. Some have finished voice recording. Announcements will take place in Japan."

This means the games will not be seen at the Gamescom that will take place next week. Square Enix only shows The 3rd Birthday and Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep. But they might appear on the Tokyo Game Show next month.

He also said the following about Final Fantasy Versus XIII:

"Versus has had many difficulties, and past method of production have been completely inapplicable, but these are the difficulties of birth, so we are working hard. We have a lot to announce, but because we're going in order, I can't say too much yet."

By "order" he means promotion of the games in order of release.

"There have been many questions regarding fields. It's not a completely open world. It's like the 2D FF games in HD. Although, in terms of looks, it's not a top-down view, it's like the screenshots that have been released. You'll move through the world from that view."

Nomura also touched briefly upon development progress for both Agito and Versus.

"Agito and Versus have different production styles and progress states, but they're both presently undergoing voice casting. 3rd's recording will end shortly. Next up is Agito."