January 2014

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

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

While the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is only two weeks away, Square Enix has released a new trailer. But not any ordinary trailer, but a retrospecive look at the history of Final Fantasy XIII (the Lightning saga) in 16-bit quality. This trailer shows the story of Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2 at lightning speed. Please mind that this trailer contains spoilers if you haven't played these games.

Final Fantasy XIV

During the Letter of the Producer Live XII that was streamed on Youtube yesterday it was announced that the PlayStation 4 version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be released worldwide on 14 April 2014. The beta test will launch worldwide on 22 February 2014 (the day the PlayStation 4 is launched in Japan). Also for this version a collector's editon will be available and will feature two new in-game items: A Fat Chocobo mount and a Wind-up Moogle! Don't worry if you already own the PC or PS3 collector's editon. All previous owners will receive these items for free.

Square Enix

Square Enix has announced that they've have started a massive Final Fantasy sale in the European PlayStation Store. Almost all available games in the Final Fantasy series are 50% off. PlayStation Plus users receive an additional 10% (which actually is a total of 55% off!).  Here's the full list of games on offer:

Final Fantasy sale

  • Final Fantasy I – 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 £15.99/€19.99, now £7.99/€9.99
  • 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 XIII-2 – Was £15.99/€19.99, now £7.99/€9.99
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Standard Edition – Was £28.49/€34.99, now £16.23/€19.94
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Collector’s Edition – Was £39.99/€49.99, now £19.99/€24.99
  • Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions - Was £7.99/€9.99, now £3.99/€4.99
  • Dissidia: Final Fantasy – Was £13.99/€17.99, now £6.99/€8.99
  • Dissidia duodecim prologus – Was £1.19/€1.49, now £0.78/€0.98
  • Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy – Was £15.99/€19.99, now £7.99/€9.99

One game that is missing from this list is the PSP version of Final Fantasy III. Also the DLC of Final Fantasy XIII-2 is not in this sale.

If you've never played a Final Fantasy before or only the recent ones but not the classics? This is your chance to try them! Don't wait to long, the offer lasts till 5 February.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Square Enix has announced that they have released a demo of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII that can be downloaded from Xbox Games Store today and PlayStation Store. The demo takes place in the beginning of the game where you play as Lightning finding your old friend Snow in the city of Yusnaan. At the end of the demo you fight against the Zaltys boss and when you defeat them you can post your score to the Outerworld to unlock the Siegfried Garb in the full game. Outerworld is a feature that enables you to communicate with other players via social media.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

You can download the Xbox 360 demo from the Xbox Games Store (North America / Europe). The PlayStaton 3 demo for North American users can be downloaded here. In Europe it will be available tomorrow. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be available on 11 February in the North America and 14 February in Europe.

Square Enix

Yasumi Matsuno, the man behind games like Final Fantasy Tactics, Vagrant Story and Final Fantasy XII, has teamed up with Playdek, to developed the tactical RPG Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians. In September last year it was announced that the game will be released on iOS and Android devices. Due to the demand of fans to release the game on other platforms, they've setup a Kickstarter to raise money to developed the game for PC, Mac and Windows Tables and when specified stretch goals are met they will also develop the game for PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS.

The game takes place in the world of Rasfalia where the central plot follows the struggles of heroes who fought in the Seventy-Seven Years War between great kingdoms and empires. Battles will take place on 3D landscapes with a fully player controlled camera. The units that you command are profession based, and within each profession are multiple classes.

The goal that is set is $600,000. With 30 days to go the game has already collected around $265,000 (which is almost half of the target).

Square Enix

Square Enix has released Final Fantasy VI for Android in the Play Store today. It was announced by Square Enix Europe yesterday in a tweet that it will be released today. The original version of the game was released back in 1994 on the Super Nintendo. After that the game received a port on the PlayStation in 1999 and Game Boy Advance in 2006.

Final Fantasy VI for Android Final Fantasy VI for Android
Final Fantasy VI for Android Final Fantasy VI for Android

The Android version features improved graphics, which are a matter of taste if you like them or not. For a 1994 remake the download size is kind of huge; 493 MB. Also it has a rather high price tag; € 14,49 / £10.99. Please keep in mind that this version required at least Android 3.2 and not rooted, otherwise it won't work.