May 2017

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

Final Fantasy VII

Square Enix has decided to shift the development of Final Fantasy VII Remake in-house. Previously the game was developed by third party studio CyberConnect2, best known for their .hack and Naruto games.

This was announced by Naoki Hamaguchi during the livestream of Mobius Final Fantasy 2nd anniversary:

“I’ve taken over the development side of the Final Fantasy VII Remake. Up until now, development has progressed by receiving external collaboration, but from here on out, with production and quality in mind, we’re shifting to our in-house organization. This company decision was made wanting to control quality as well as keeping the schedule stable.”

More details about the shedule were not given. Final Fantasy VII Remake was announced 2 years ago at E3 2015. Not much information has been released since, only that the remake will be released in episodes.

Square Enix

Tokyo RPG Factory, a studio from Square Enix that developed I Am Setsuna, has announced their second artisan title Lost Sphear. It is set for release early 2018 for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC.

The adventure of Lost Sphear begins in a remote town where a young boy, Kanata, awakens from a devastating dream to find his hometown disappearing. To stop the world from being lost forever, Kanata and his comrades set out to rebuild the world around them with the power of Memory by manifesting thoughts into matter.

For more information, check the official website of the game.

Final Fantasy XV

Square Enix has released the May 2017 update for Final Fantasy XV which features an in-game survey, available until next month’s update, allowing players to provide feedback on future game updates and DLC. Also a new recipe is added called Plump 'n' Pungent Tofu after a survey in Taiwan.

Version 1.10 contains these patch notes:

  • Survey about future updates added to title screen (available until the end of June)
  • "Plump 'n' Pungent Tofu" recipe added. Ingredients: Chocobean, Kettier Ginger & Sweet Pepper (Effects: "Last Stand" & LV1 EXP boost).
  • Winners of the Snapshot contest published.
  • Timed Quests crash bug fixed.
  • Various minor bugs fixed.
Square Enix

Square Enix has announced that Star Ocean: Till the End of Time is now available for download for PlayStation 4 in the PlayStation Store.

Originally developed by tri-Ace and released in 2004 on the PlayStation 2, Star Ocean: Till the End of Time is the third game in the Star Ocean series. The PS2 Classic version for PlayStation 4 emulates the game at HD resolution with trophies, remote play and share play.

The story begins in the year SD 772 as the protagonist, Fayt brings his family and childhood friend Sophia to the Federation-managed resort planet Hyda for a long-deserved vacation. Their dreamy holiday turns into a nightmare when Hyda is attacked by an unknown space military. In the heat of the attack, Fayt is separated from Sophia and his family and begins an emotional quest into the unknown to find his loved ones.

You can buy the game in the PlayStation Store for $ 20.99 / € 20.99.