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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.

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Happy Holidays!I want to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2019!

In 2018 Square Enix has not released many RPG's. In January we got Lost Sphear, the second game from Tokyo RPG Factory, and the console port of the arcade title Dissidia Final Fantasy called Dissidia Final Fantasy NT (I haven't played it much) which was received with mixed reviews. Also the sales were below expectations.

In February Square Enix released the remake of Secret of Mana. This version was received with mixed to bad reviews stating that the game seems to be rushed which results in numerous bugs from game freezes, crashes and other show-stopping bugs. Square Enix released a couple of patches to fix these problems.

In September Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age was released worldwide. Multiple reviewers called the game the best in the Dragon Quest series. By November 2018 over four million copies were sold worldwide.

Other RPG'a that Square Enix has released this year are: Octopath Traveler, World of Final Fantasy Maxima and The Last Remnant Remastered.

Final Fantasy XV got several updates this year and Square Enix released the Royal Edition containing all DLC from the season pass. Also the pocket edition was released. However in November 2018 Square Enix has announced that in 2019 only Episode Ardyn will be released and the 3 other episodes have been cancelled. Hajime Tabata, director of Final Fantasy XV, has left the company.

What will 2019 bring us? In about one month Kingdom Hearts III will (finally) be released. Also Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! will be released.

Will Square Enix release more information about Final Fantasy VII Remake next year? Let's hope so.

What about Hell and Heaven Net in 2019? Well, maybe the community forums will make its return and the website will be updated.

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Happy Holidays!I want to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2018!

When I look back at the year 2017 it was the year that Final Fantasy XV got a lot of updates after the release on 30 November 2016. Also downloadable content has been released like Episode Gladiolus, Episode Prompto, Epiisode Ignis and the multiplayer expansion Comrades. Early this year NieR: Automata, the sequel to the 2010 game Nier, was released and the game received very positive reviews. Also Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, the remastered version of the PlayStation 2 version Final Fantasy XII, was released. Other games that Square Enix released this year are Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Dragon Quest Heroes II, Final Fantasy Awakening, Life Is Strange: Before the Storm, Final Fantasy IX and Star Ocean: The Last Hope 4K & Full HD Remaster.

What will 2018 bring us? In January Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT will be released, following with the remake of Secret of Mana in February. But when will Kingdom Hearts III be released? And will Square Enix announce more information (and a release date) of Final Fantasy VII Remake?

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Happy Holidays!I want to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2014!

When I look back at the year 2013 it was the year that Square Enix released a lot of remakes. Final Fantasy IV, The After Years and Final Fantasy V for mobile devices and also new games like Final Fantasy All The Bravest (don't look at that game, it's crap). Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX was released and Final Fantasy VIII got a digital re-release. In August Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was worldwide launched (after the original version flopped), which had a bad start with servers that couldn't handle the amount of players.

It was also the year that Final Fantasy XV (first known as Final Fantasy Versus XIII) and Kingdom Hearts III where finally announced for the next generation consoles. Also, as expected, Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX was recently announced.

What will 2014 bring us? Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be up first. The third game in the Lightning-saga will hit stores in February. The HD version of Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 will be released in March (Japan will get them in 2 days). Other games that will be released are Drakengard 3 and Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX.

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Finally, after almost 3½ years having the same layout, Hell and Heaven Net has got a brand new one! Grey is the color I've choosen for version 13 *hides*, which meets with todays standards, since the old one was lacking that. With the new layout, I don't support old browser versions anymore and please use Firefox or Chrome to view the site at best.

With this change Hell and Heaven Net now also covers the retro Final Fantasy games and of course the latest release Final Fantasy XIII-2. All the new covered games have their introduction page up, but not have content yet. All the other covered games still uses the old layout, because the system has also been changed to a content management system (Drupal for those who want to know). All those covered games have to be converted to the new system to have the new layout. This will be done game by game.

A couple of sections (like features and reviews) are currently not available, but will be in the future. Some pages were removed, due to not up-to-date content. There could still be some bugs in the system.

You might also have noticed the Twitter and Facebook blocks at the bottom of the page. You can follow HHN on Twitter (@hhncom) and like us on Facebook.

Please leave a comment and let me know what your thoughts are with the brand new layout.

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I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

2011 was the year that Final Fantasy XIII-2 was announced, the sequel to the somewhat dissapointing Final Fantasy XIII and pushing back Final Fantasy Versus XIII even further. Also more Final Fantasy spinoffs were announced.

Will 2012 restore the Final Fantasy community? I think not after the damage Square Enix has already done.

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Today marks the tenth anniversary of Hell and Heaven Net! On 13 July 2011 the website was founded after I renamed my personal website. Why did I name it Hell and Heaven Net? Because in Final Fantasy VIII there are two islands: Island Closest to Hell and Island Closest to Heaven. And I needed an unique name, not a name like Final Fantasy Heaven. The site was first started as a Final Fantasy & Dragon Ball Z fansite, but some months later I decided that to drop Dragon Ball Z coverage.

In 2001 the web was different, there were a lot of Final Fantasy fansites in back then. In the years HHN affiliated with a lot of fansites, but most of the webmasters lost their interest in the websites and they died. Other were acquired by webmasters who didn't care much about it.

The Final Fantasy series also had rough times, especially after the first movie The Spirits Within, which caused Square to almost go bankrupt. A few years after the merge with Enix I experienced that the fanbase wasn't as big as before the merge.

In the 10 years the layout of Hell and Heaven Net has changed 11 times. Most of the layouts were gray themed, but there also were a lot of blue ones, like the current one, which is online for more than 2½ years now. I have a new layout in the works, but I'm currently in the last months of my graduation fase so my free time is limited.

I want to thank all visitors in the last 10 years and the (ex) staff members who supported me in the years. And of course Square Enix for creating the Final Fantasy series. Without them, this website wouldn't exist.

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Square Enix Forums is the latest Square Enix comminity where you can discuss about games from Square Enix like the Final Fantasy series, Kingdom Hearts series, Star Ocean series and all other games. Also you can create social groups,

Do you remember the card game from Final Fantasy VIII: Triple Triad? Well, you can play the game against others (and against a computer) very soon on Square Enix Forums. Also the Arcade will be available for people who like to play flash games.

So, please be a part of this growing community, because we can't last without you.

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After a lot of years having a community forum I decided to close it, since there was no activity anymore. It has been some great years with up- and downsides. Thanks goes to all the forum staff who supported me and all the members who stayed active from time to time.

I managed to convert all news items to Drupal, which will be used for posting news from now on and you can all leave your comments without registiring. There's still some tweaking to be done to the layout which I'll do in the upcoming days. I don't think that I'll convert all content to Drupal, since it's too much work and I don't have a lot of time at the moment (due to college mostly).

The website StarOcean4.com will be closing soon and all content will be transfered to Hell and Heaven Net, since there isn't much news about the game anymore (only the PS3 version that is coming in February).

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I've finally finished a new feature to Hell and Heaven Net called the History of Final Fantasy. If you're interested in how the Final Fantasy series began back in 1987 or why the game was called Final Fantasy, you should go and check it out.

The next I want to change is the main page. Instead of only displaying the news items, I also want to display some forum information and the poll will be back.


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