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At the Microsoft press conference Square Enix has also announced that The Last Remnant will be released on Xbox 360 worldwide at 20 November 2008. The game will also be released on PC. Yoichi Wada showed the addience a new short trailer of the game.

Star Ocean: The Last Hope will be released on the Xbox 360 at Spring 2009. No new details were announced during the press conference.

Infinite Undiscovery
is a Xbox 360 exclusive game and will be released in North America at 2 September, in Europe at 5 September and in Japan at 11 September.

Let's hope Sony also has some interesting news to tell us tomorrow.

Update: A new trailer with ingame footage of Star Ocean: The Last Hope has been released. You can watch it here.

Square Enix has announced their line-up for the coming E3 that will take place from 15 till 17 July in Los Angeles.

Playable games
- Chrono Trigger (Nintendo DS)
- Dragon Quest: Chapters of the Chosen (Nintendo DS)
- Final Fantasy IV (Nintendo DS)
- Infinite Undiscovery (Xbox 360)
- Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes (iPod)

Trailer only
- The Last Remnant (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
- Star Ocean: First Departure (PlayStation Portable)
- Star Ocean: Second Evolution (PlayStation Portable)
- Star Ocean: The Last Hope (Xbox 360)

The big disappointment is that, like last year, Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII are not playable nor viewable on the E3.

Square Enix has confirmed to VG247 this afternoon that Final Fantasy XIII will appear at E3 this year.

“There’s going to be more things happening for XIII at E3,” said a rep. “That’s all I can say at the moment. And throughout the year there’s more things planned as well, which should shed more light on the release timings.”

The news comes after a story saying FF Versus XIII had been put on hold to assist in the development of FFXIII was proven to be incorrect.

Confirmation the game will show colours at the show will come as great relief both to fans and Sony alike.

Source: VideoGaming247

Final Fantasy III

Square Enix has updated their Final Fantasy III website with the E3 trailer. Click on the link to watch it. It looks very promising.

» Final Fantasy III E3 Trailer

I've uploaded the Final Fantasy XIII E3 trailer that was shown yesterday at Sony's E3 press conference. You can choose between a mov and wmv file. The wmv file is without website intro.

» Trailer: wmv mov

Sony

Yesterday Sony held his E3 press conference and announced that the PlayStation 3 will be available in Japan on November 11 and in America and Europe on November 17th.

The console will be available in two models. One with a 20 GB HDD, which will not have a WiFi IEEE 802.11 b/g connection, a memory slot for SD/Compact Flash/Memory Stick and HDMI-exit. This one will have a price card of $499 / €499. The other model will have a 60 GB HDD and will have all the things that are not in the 20 GB model. The advanced model will have a price card of $549 / €599.

The controller has been changed back to the old PS2 controller, but with improvements of course. First the controller is wireless, which is actually a must. Second the controller has motion-sensing capabilities, the controller can be turned in six degrees of movement. Due to this new feature they had to get rid of the Dual Shock feature.

» Images: Controller Spec-Sheet

Final Fantasy XIII

Earlier today Square Enix had given a pre-E3 conference and released much info about their upcoming games.

- Final Fantasy XII will be released in the USA in October 2006.
- Final Fantasy XIII has been announced for the PS3. The game was first made by the Final Fantasy X team for the PS2. But after the Final Fantasy VII tech demo on last years E3, they were so happy with the hardware and decided to make it for the PS3.
Final Fantasy Versus XIII will be made by the Kingdom Hearts team and will feature "extreme action elements." Final Fantasy XIII will also be made for the mobile phone.
- Final Fantasy V (GBA), Final Fantasy VI (GBA), Children of Mana (NDS) en Dawn of Mana (jap. 'Seiken Densetsu 4' ) (PS2) has been confirmed for release in the USA, but without a release date.
- Valkyrie Profile (PSP) will be released in the USA on July 18th, 2006.
- Valkyrie Profile 2 (PS2), Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime (NDS) and Final Fantasy III (NDS) will be released in the USA in September 2006.
- Two new games in the Crystal Chronicles series will be made. One for the NDS and the other for Nintendo Wii.
- Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors will be made for Nintendo Wii.

That's all right now. I'll update the site tomorrow with hopefully more Final Fantasy XIII screenshots and more news about this weird step Square made.

More info available at GameSpot.

» Final Fantasy XIII section

Square Enix has released their line-up for this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo that will be held on May 10-12.

Console
- Dawn of Mana [PS2] (trailer only)
- Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus [PS2] (playable demo and trailer)
- Final Fantasy XII [PS2] (playable demo and trailer)
- Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria [PS2] (playable demo and trailer)

Handheld
- Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime [NDS] (playable demo and trailer)
- Final Fantasy III [NDS] (playable demo and trailer)
- Final Fantasy V [GBA] (trailer only)
- Final Fantasy VI [GBA] (trailer only)
- Seiken Densetsu DS: Children of Mana [NDS] (playable demo and trailer)
- Valkyrie Profiles: Lenneth [PSP] (playable demo and trailer)

Online
- Final Fantasy XI: Treaures of Aht Urhgan (playable demo and trailer)

Mobile
- 3D Space Invaders (playable demo and trailer)
- Brave Shot 2 (playable demo and trailer)
- Chase HQ 3D (playable demo and trailer)
- Elevator Action 3D (playable demo and trailer)
- Final Fantasy (playable demo and trailer)
- Final Fantasy VII: Before Crisis (playable demo and trailer)
- Megatouch Mobile Arcade (playable demo and trailer)

Check Square Enix's E3 website for more information about the games.

» Square Enix's E3 2006 website

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