December 2019

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

Hell and Heaven Net

Happy Holidays!I want to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2020!

This year, 2019, started with the release of the long awaited Kingdom Hearts III. The game received positive reviews, however some fans were dissapointed that no Final Fantasy characters are in the game. Next month Re:Mind, the DLC episode, will be released, that will include Final Fantasy characters.

In March Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn, the last DLC for Final Fantasy XV was released 2 years after the release of the game. Square Enix also released Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!, the remastered version of Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon. In July Dragon Quest Builders 2 was released.

There was also some development with the Mana series. Square Enix released Collection of Mana which contains Final Fantasy Adventure, Secret of Mana and for the first-time available in the West Trials of Mana (formely known as Seiken Densetsu 3).

2019 was also the year that a lot of Final Fantasy games have been released on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, like Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X / Final Fantasy X-2 and Final Fantasy XII. One Final Fantasy was still missing, but in September the remastered version of Final Fantasy VIII was released.

There are several Square Enix games planned for released in 2020. Final Fantasy VII Remake being the game most looking forward to. Also a remake of Trails of Mana will be released in April and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition this Summer.

This year I didn't had enough time to update the website content and revive the community forums. In 2020 I don't see a lot of change in this I'm afraid.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

The games tracker on Gamstat, a page that lists every new addition to the PlayStation Store, has listed the demo of Final Fantasy VII Remake with the cover. The cover was later removed from, but has been saved.

Final Fanatsy VII Remake demo cover

The demo has not been confirmed by Square Enix, but it seems to be coming. Will this be the same demo that was playable at multiple conferences (like E3 and gamescom)? Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released on PlayStation 4 on 3 March 2020.

Square Enix

During The Game Awards 2019 Square Enix has revealed that a sequel to Bravely Default is currently in development and will be coming exclusively to the Nintendo Switch in 2020.

Bravely Default is an RPG for the Nintendo 3DS developed by Silicon Studio and released in 2012 in Japan. The development was first started as sequel to Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light. An expanded edition was released in 2013 in Japan and Europe and 2014 in North America. In 2015 a sequel was released in Japan on the Nintendo 3DS called Bravely Second: End Layer and came overseas in 2016.

Bravely Default II will be produced by Team Asano and developed by Claytechworks. The soundtrack will be composed by Revo.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

During The Game Awards 2019 that were held last night in Los Angeles Square Enix has revealed a new trailer of Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released on 3 March 2020 on PlayStation 4. Only 80 days left!

Square Enix

Square Enix has announced via social media that Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition will be delayed to Summer 2020 and will not be released on 23 January 2020.

Here's the message from Square Enix:

Since announcing Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition, we’ve read so many positive messages filled with encouragement, and all of us on the team would like to thank you for the support you’ve shown us so far.

Today we’re announcing that the release date for the game is being moved to Summer 2020. We’ve made the decision to adjust the release date to allow the development team some extra time to make final adjustments to the game to make this the best experience possible.

We know you’ve been waiting patiently for this game, and we hope you’ll continue to support us as you have done so far, over the coming months through to launch.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition is coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android devices. You’ll be able to play online with your friends and transfer your save file across all four platforms when the game launches in Summer 2020.

Thank you again, from all of us on the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition team.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles was originally released on the Nintendo GameCube back in 2003 and follows a young group, known as the Crystal Caravans, as they embark on an epic journey to search for myrrh, a precious and rare liquid needed to cleanse and maintain a crystal protecting their world from the deadly gas, miasma.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles screenshot

Kingdom Hearts III

During the latest PlayStation State of Play Square Enix has revealed a new trailer of Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind that was leaked earlier. The DLC will be available on 23 January 2020 for PlayStation 4 and 25 February 2020 for Xbox One.

Two versions of Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind will be available:

Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC:

  • The additional story: Re Mind
  • Limitcut episode and 13 boss battles
  • Secret episode and boss battle
  • Data greeting feature
  • Slideshow feature
  • Premium menu (Diverse difficulty settings and gameplay challenges)

Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind + Concert Video:

  • Kingdom Hearts Orchestra -World of Tres- concert video recorded on 30 November 2019
  • All of the Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC context

Also version 1.07, which will be available in January 2020 as a free patch update, will include a main story update, new abilities and a new form for Sora along with the addition of Keyblades, “Oathkeeper” and “Oblivion”. Players will also be able to utilize expanded sharing features from January.

You can watch the trailer below.

Final Fantasy characters are coming back.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

It is possible that Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released on other consoles and PC after 3 March 2021. The game will be released on 3 March 2020 on PlayStation 4 and it seems to be a timed exclusive.

Square Enix has updated the North American package art of Final Fantasy VII Remake which now includes a PlayStation Exclusive logo with a disclaimer below: Timed Exclusive untill 3/3/21.

Final Fantasy VII Remake package art North America

The remake of Final Fantasy VII is in development for years and has been split into episodes. This first episode will take place in Midgar and will cover two Blu-ray discs.

Square Enix

Today Square Enix has released Star Ocean: First Departure R for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

Star Ocean: First Departure R is a HD remaster of Star Ocean: First Departure released on the PlayStation Portable in 2008. The original version was released in 1996 on the Super Famicom, but never was released outside of Japan.

The HD remaster version contains the following features:

  • Full Voiceover – Players can choose between the original full voice cast from the PlayStation Portable version of the game in either Japanese or English, or the newly recorded version, featuring the Japanese voice cast from the original Super Famicom version, which was released in Japan only.
  • New Character Illustrations – Players can opt for the original character illustrations from Star Ocean First Departure, or brand-new versions drawn by the famous illustrator Katsumi Enami (Star Ocean The Last Hope)
  • Speed Mode – Players can traverse the world more swiftly.
  • Adjusted Game Balance – Adjusted battle difficulty enables players to experience more challenges in combat.

Square Enix has also released the launch trailer which you can watch below.