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Manabu Daishima, graphics designer at Square Enix, has passed away on 30 July while diving at the age of 45. He was found unconscious 30 meters offshore from the Izo Kaiyū Kōen Diving Center in Ito, Shizuoka prefecture.

Manabu Daishima has worked on several (classic) titles for Square (later Square Enix):

  • Final Fantasy IV (special thanks)
  • Romancing SaGa (monster design)
  • Secret of Mana (map graphics design)
  • Chrono Trigger (field graphics)
  • Final Fantasy VI: The Interactive CG game (graphic design)
  • Radical Dreamers (graphics)
  • SaGa Frontier (background graphics)
  • Parasite Eve (battle effects and staff credits)
  • Final Fantasy IX (field map designer)
  • Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (3D map and background design)
  • Final Fantasy XII (3D map and background design)
  • Seiken Densetsu 4 (background graphics)
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King (background graphics)
  • The 3rd Birthday (background graphics)

Our thoughts and condolences are with Daishima’s family and friends at this sad time.

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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.

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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
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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.

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During the presentation of the recent release of Final Fantasy V for mobile devices and the announcement of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years for mobile devices Takashi Tokita had a little surprise at the end of the presentation. Final Fantasy VI will also be released on iOS and Android devices this Winter.

Final Fantasy VI logo

Final Fantasy VI will not be a straight port, but a remake in style of previous Final Fantasy releases for mobile devices with some enhancements. Like the battle system has been adjusted so you don't have to fight as much and can enjoy the game for what it is. The graphics will be optimised for mobile devices but are still in 2D.

At the end Kotaku asked Tokita if games like Final Fantasy VII, VIII, IX or X will be included in the Legacy series. "If this Legacy project works out well, we would like to one day be able to work with VII."

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To celebrate the upcoming release of Final Fantasy XIII-2 next week Square Enix has temporary reduced the price of Final Fantasy titles that are available in the European PlayStation Store.

Final Fantasy sale

  • Dissidia: Final Fantasy (Was £14.99/€24.99 – Now £9.99/€11.99)
  • Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy – Prologus (Was £2.39/€2.99 – Now £1.19/€1.49)
  • Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy (Was £27.99/€34.99 – Now £13.99/€17.99)
  • Final Fantasy (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 £27.99/€34.99 – Now £13.99/€17.99)
  • 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 Tactics: War of the Lions (£7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)

PlayStation Plus members will receive an extra 10% off and starting 8 February Final Fantasy V will be available for free for PlayStation Plus members.

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On the American PlayStation Blog Square Enix has announced the release dates of Chrono Cross, Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI on the American PlayStation Network.

The first game that will be released on PSN is Chrono Cross on 8 November. The sequel to Chrono Trigger was released back in 2000 and won lots of awards, like Game of the Year from GameSpot.

The second game will be Final Fantasy V on 22 November that was never released in America till Final Fantasy Anthology was released.

That makes Final Fantasy VI the last game and one of the big ones which will be released on 6 December.

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The remake of Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy IV for the Nintendo DS were positivity received by fans, but a lot of fans want Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI to be released on the Nintendo DS too. However Shinji Hashimoto tweeted that they are still considering remaking them.

"As for FF5 and 6, there are technical problems; presently these are also undecided."

This doesn't mean that the games aren't coming. It might be that Square is waiting for a new version of the Nintendo DS with increased power to be released.

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Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy VI Advance will be released in Europe on 29 June by Nintendo on the Game Boy Advance. The game will not only be available in the improved English translation, but also in other European languages. The game has been rated by PEGI as 7+ and will have a retail price of £30 / 40 euro.

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Today Final Fantasy VI Advance has been released in the United States! After the Super Nintendo and PlayStation release you can now also play it on your GameBoy Advance (or Nintendo DS)! What makes this game different from the two earlier releases is that the graphics have been improved, there are 3 new espers in the game (Cactuar, Gilgamesh and Leviathan), the game has been fully retranslated and the soundtrack has been remixed. Also it features a new dungeon called Dragon's Den.

» Official Final Fantasy VI Advance website

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According to Nintendo Final Fantasy VI Advance will be released in the United States on February 5th, 2007. When the game will be released in Europe is unknown.

Source: GameFront


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