Final Fantasy IX

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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.

Final Fantasy IX

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy IX now officially has been released on Android and iOS devices today. In celebration of its release, the game will be available starting today for a discounted price of $16.99 / €16.99, and will then be priced at $20.99 / €20.99 starting on 21 February.

First released in 2000, Final Fantasy IX tells the story of the bandit Zidane Tribal who plans to kidnap the princess of Alexandria, Garnet Til Alexandros the 17th, with the troupe of thieves known as Tantalus. An unlikely series of events set Zidane, Garnet, the shy yet powerful black mage Vivi Ornitier, the loyal knight Adelbert Steiner, and other memorable characters on an epic journey as they learn about themselves, the secrets of the Crystal, and a malevolent force that threatens to destroy their world.

Final Fantasy IX stage

On a later, to be announced date, the game will be released on Steam.

Final Fantasy IX

To celebrate 2016, Square Enix has announced today that Final Fantasy IX, the PlayStation game that was released back in 2000, will be coming to Microsoft Windows, Apple iOS and Google Android soon.

This version will feature high-definition graphics (unlike the PC versions of Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII), newly added achievements, auto-save, high-speed mode and several game boosting features.

Square Enix has also released the first trailer that feature higher-res versions of the cast of the game and the battle screen looks a little different.

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It's been 20 years since the launch of the original PlayStation, which was released in Japan on 3 December 1994. Sony has questioned around 10,000 gamers in Japan what their favorite game is in PlayStation history and which game should receive a remake.

What is your favorite PlayStation game?

  1. Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu no Hanayome
  2. Final Fantasy VII
  3. Dragon Quest IV: Michibikareshi Monotachi
  4. Final Fantasy X
  5. Resident Evil
  6. Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi
  7. Final Fantasy
  8. Dragon Quest VII: Eden no Senshi-tachi
  9. Puyo Puyo!
  10. Tetris
  11. Final Fantasy IX
  12. Kingdom Hearts
  13. Final Fantasy VIII
  14. World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 LiveWare Evolution
  15. Gran Turismo
  16. Kingdom Hearts II
  17. Derby Stallion
  18. Sangoku Musou
  19. Resident Evil 2
  20. Minna no Golf

Japan is the home of the RPG's, that's for sure. Dragon Quest V is their favorite with Final Fantasy VII closely second. What I do notice is where is Final Fantasy VI? And why Tetris? Strange folk.

Final Fantasy VII PS3 techdemo Which PlayStation game should receive a remake?

  1. Final Fantasy VII
  2. Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi
  3. Resident Evil
  4. Final Fantasy
  5. Gran Turismo 6
  6. Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu no Hanayome
  7. Resident Evil 6
  8. Kingdom Hearts II
  9. Dragon Quest IV: Michibikareshi Monotachi
  10. Arc the Lad
  11. Final Fantasy IX
  12. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
  13. Final Fantasy X
  14. Kingdom Hearts
  15. Xenogears
  16. World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 LiveWare Evolution
  17. Final Fantasy VIII
  18. Dragon Quest VII: Eden no Senshi-tachi
  19. Final Fantasy VII International
  20. Gran Turismo

It's no suprise that Final Fantasy VII is at the top of most wanted remakes. What I notice is why are games like Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II listed? They recently received a HD upgrade on PlayStation 3.

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.

Square Enix

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.

Final Fantasy IX

In Europe Final Fantasy IX was already released on PlayStation Network three weeks ago, but now (finally) all American PSN users can download the game.

The game costs $ 9.99 USD and can be played on PS3 and PSP (like all other PSone Classics).

Final Fantasy IX

Earlier this month Shinji Hashimoto announced that Final Fantasy IX is ready for launch on PlayStation Network, but no release date was given. Today the game has been suddenly added to the European PlayStation Network.

You can download the game for £ 7.99 / € 9.99. When the game will be released in North America is unknown.

Final Fantasy IX

Shinji Hashimoto has announced on his Twitter account that Final Fantasy IX will be released on PlayStation Network in Japan on 20 May. No price has been announced yet, but it will likely cost the same as VII and VIII.

On the American PlayStation Blog has been announced that Final Fantasy IX will be coming soon to PlayStation Network. Stay tuned to HHN for the release date and the European release date.

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