December 2012

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

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Square Enix has released the first trailer of the final game in the Final Fantasy XIII saga: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. In the trailer you can see Lightning in her new outfit walking and fighting through the city of Lexerion in the last 13 days before the end of the world.

According to the whitemark the trailer seems to be leaked from GameTrailers and Square Enix is copyright claiming the trailer on YouTube. Just to let you know when the video is removed from here too.

Square Enix

Today, 25 years ago on 18 December 1987, the first game in the Final Fantasy series was released on the Nintendo Famicom in Japan. What maybe was the last game for the, at that tiime, small developer Square before they went bankrupt, became one of the best selling game franchises.

Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the Final Fantasy series, took his inspiration from Dragon Quest (their big rival back then), The Legend of Zelda and Ultima to create a new fantasy RPG. Should it not have sold well, he would have quit the gaming industries and return to university.

Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary

Square Enix

Remember the (beautiful) tech demo Agni’s Philosophy that was shown during E3? Well, Square Enix released two new teasers with footage of the Luminous Studio engine when real-time editing a character. It seems Square Enix is aiming for photo realistic character creation.


Square Enix

Sorry for the fans that were thinking that a new Star Ocean game is coming, whiich is (sadly) not the case. The teaser site is for Star Galaxy, a massively multiplayer simulation browser game set in outer space. Up to 2,000 people can fight on one gigantic battlefield. Players act as a planet’s commander in chief by managing resources, infrastructure, and power sources. You can develop your base by adding buildings and secure resources by taking over other planets. A navigator character will help during the simulation parts and battles use cards that represent units. Cards can level up and gain new skills.

The closed beta of Star Galaxy will start on 20 December.

Square Enix

Square Enix has launched a new countdown page for a new title that will be revealed on 12-12-2012. On the page you see an image of space with two planets and the words "star", "border", "war", "galaxy", "divide" and "ambition" (every day one word is being revealed). Under the countdown there's a Twitter feed which shows the tweets with #sqex121212.

Many fans on Twitter say this is a new game in the Star Ocean series. Let's hope they're right.

Star Ocean 5?

Final Fantasy XIV

Square Enix has recently posted a new gameplay footage video on YouTube of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Unlike previous videos that showed the environments, this video shows the quests and combat system. Notice that both systems have been improved greatly compared to the original version.