December 2011

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

Final Fantasy X

Yoshinori Kitase, producer of Final Fantasy XIII-2, has recently given an interview in the German magazine M! Games in where he also talked about Final Fantasy X HD.

He said that it's unclear if he will be involved in the project, since the 'remake' is still in the early stage of development. He believes that he will be and for this reason alone, to ensure that "the quality of the new edition of the model is fit".

Hell and Heaven Net

I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

2011 was the year that Final Fantasy XIII-2 was announced, the sequel to the somewhat dissapointing Final Fantasy XIII and pushing back Final Fantasy Versus XIII even further. Also more Final Fantasy spinoffs were announced.

Will 2012 restore the Final Fantasy community? I think not after the damage Square Enix has already done.

Square Enix

Square Enix has announced that unknown parties has gained unauthorized access to a server related to Square Enix Members and therefore they have taken down the service in Japan and North America. Europe is not affected by the hack.

They said that it might take a few days to look into the matter and fix the security holes.

You can read the full statement below.

We have reason to believe that unknown parties may have gained unauthorized access to a particular Square Enix server related to the free SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS service offered in North America and Japan. In response, Square Enix, Inc. has temporarily suspended operation of the SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS service starting at 10PM (PST) on December 12, 2011.

We are assessing the full extent of this potential breach to determine what data, if any, was compromised and will provide more details as soon as possible. While some personal information may have been accessed, we can confirm that there is no possibility of any credit card information leak from this incident, since the server in question stores no credit card information. We estimate that the suspension will continue for a few days until we complete our investigation and counter-measures. We will update you as we learn more.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by the temporary suspension of the SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS service. We take data security extremely seriously and we regret any inconvenience this may have caused our customers and fans. We appreciate your patience and support at this time.

Final Fantasy XIII-2

Square Enix has released a new trailer of Final Fantasy XIII-2 in which the new features of the game will be explained.

The game will be released in Japan in 2 days. North America will follow on 31 January and Europe 3 days later.

Square Enix

Under the lead of producer Ryutaro Ichimura, Square Enix is developing a new (unique) action RPG which will be using the Unreal Engine 3. The only thing we know is that the game will not be a new Final Fantasy or Kingdom Hearts game and that they are currently looking for staff members.

Here's a scan from the latest Famitsu magazine showing some artwork from the game.

Famitsu Scan