January 2012

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

Square Enix

To celebrate the upcoming release of Final Fantasy XIII-2 next week Square Enix has temporary reduced the price of Final Fantasy titles that are available in the European PlayStation Store.

Final Fantasy sale

  • Dissidia: Final Fantasy (Was £14.99/€24.99 – Now £9.99/€11.99)
  • Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy – Prologus (Was £2.39/€2.99 – Now £1.19/€1.49)
  • Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy (Was £27.99/€34.99 – Now £13.99/€17.99)
  • Final Fantasy (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
  • Final Fantasy II (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
  • Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection (Was £27.99/€34.99 – Now £13.99/€17.99)
  • Final Fantasy V (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
  • Final Fantasy VI (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
  • Final Fantasy VII (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
  • Final Fantasy VIII (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
  • Final Fantasy IX (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
  • Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions (£7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)

PlayStation Plus members will receive an extra 10% off and starting 8 February Final Fantasy V will be available for free for PlayStation Plus members.

Final Fantasy XIII-2

Producer Yoshinori Kitase and director Motomu Toriyama were at the CES at Las Vegas and Square Enix Members North America interviewed them about the upcoming release of Final Fantasy XIII-2. Things that came to subject are the downloadable content, the reception of the game and their personal history with the Final Fantasy series.

Square Enix

Famitsu managed to score an interview with Tetsuya Nomura to ask about the process of a couple of games that are currently in development: Final Fantasy X HD, Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Kingdom Hearts 3D and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.

About Final Fantasy X HD Nomura didn't had much to say about, only that the development on the game has started.

He was more open about Final Fantasy Versus XIII, saying the following:

  • Nomura recently did the latest check of the game. The visual expression capability has improved from the trailer that was released last year.
  • The game has a mix of real time and Visual Works pre-rendered CG. The ratio is 7 real time to 3 pre rendered.
  • The scene where Noctus and Stella meet for the first time has been made into a pre-rendered scene. This is because it's an example of an area where adding player control would not have a big effect.
  • Square Enix won't be holding an event ala last year's January press conference this year. However, Nomura said that he'd like to make some sort Versus related announcement/showing this year, although he can't say when or where.
  • The next time we see Versus XIII, we will get a look at it being controlled on actual hardware.

Regarding Kingdom Hearts 3D he said that the ending of the game is unconventional to the series and that the original idea was not approved. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy will be getting a second demo.

20/01 Update: Famitsu has mentioned that Square Enix's 1st Production Department is going to develop Final Fantasy X HD.

Final Fantasy XIII-2

Square Enix has announced that a demo of Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be released on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. The demo will be released in North America on 10 January and Europe one day later.

They've also recently released a new trailer called 'The Moogle' which shows the various features of Mog, your companion on the journey.