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Final Fantasy XV

The Final Fantasy XV journey has been concluded with the release of Episode Ardyn. For the first time, players take control of Noctis's greatest foe Ardyn Lucis Caelum with a brand new storyline taking place 35 years before the events of Final Fantasy XV and learn what drove the scorned savior to seek revenge against the line of Lucis.

Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn features:

  • Several new options and gameplay mechanics to explore, including the ability to control Ardyn himself
  • Exhilarating, action-packed battles where players can utilize powerful new attack moves and skills unique to Ardyn, including the “Rising Phantom” and “Dark Tornado”
  • The ability to warp to high platforms or across nearby buildings by way of “Phantasmal Leap”
  • Though a foe of Noctis, the summonable Ifrit is now an ally of Ardyn and may dispatch enemies with powerful fire magic
  • A photography mode allowing players to capture the captivating city of Insomnia
  • A “Hat Shop” offering a plethora of hats for players to purchase, which also appear in cutscenes
  • Rewards upon completion of the episode, including the new “Ardyn’s Ensemble” outfit and “Mutant Rakshasa Blade” for Noctis

Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn is now available for $ 9.99 / € 9.99 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. You can dive deeper into Ardyn’s mysterious, forbidden past in Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn - Prologue, a short anime movie that offers a deeper understanding of the game’s world view and story.

Square Enix

Recently Square Enix announced that Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will be getting a free version called Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Free Edition and that this version together with the full version will be released on Steam. Now they're available on PlayStation 4 and Steam.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Free Edition is a limited version which contains no story mode. You can battle online (against other players of the free and full version) and offline with 4 characters, who change weekly. If you want to keep a character unlocked, you can buy a character starter pack. Please note that if you want to play online on the PlayStation 4, you need an active PlayStation Plus membership.

If you want to play the story and gain access to 28 characters, you need to buy the Standard Edition. The Deluxe Edition contains 6 additional characters, costumes and weapons.

Kingdom Hearts III

Square Enix has announced in a press release that Kingdom Hearts III has shipped more than 5 million units globally, both physical and digital, across all platform since it's release on 29 January. This makes Kingdom Hearts III the fatest selling game in the history of the Kingdom Hearts series.

From the press release:

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 4, 2019) – SQUARE ENIX® proudly announces that KINGDOM HEARTS III, the latest mainline entry in the beloved action RPG series, has shipped more than five million units globally, both physically and digitally, across all platforms since its January 29 release, making it the fastest selling game in the history of the series.
 
The shipment and digital sales numbers for the long-awaited installment in the blockbuster franchise have been matched with critical adoration. Media across the world are lauding KINGDOM HEARTS III for its breathtaking visuals and widespread appeal to newcomers and series veterans alike, with Bleacher Report praising that the adventure is “accessible for even the most casual of gamers” and “a sheer thrill to take in,” and CNET raving that KINGDOM HEARTS III is “the best looking Kingdom Hearts game.”

You can read the full press release here.

Kingdom Hearts III ships 5 million units worldwide

Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts III, the long awaited installment in the beloved action role-playing game series, is now available worldwide for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One! The game has been received very well, scoring an 88 for the PlayStation 4 and an 80 for the Xbox One version on Metacritic at the moment.

Tetsuya Nomura, director of the Kingdom Hearts series, had the following to say:

I am thrilled that Kingdom Hearts III is now officially out. There are many mysteries in the story, so players will want to take their time so that they don’t miss anything. The adventure lies within the journey, and not just the destination. This story marks one of the greatest experiences Sora will have with his friends, so I hope that the players enjoy it. To all of our fans around the world, thank you for eagerly awaiting this day.

In The Netherlands the game is already available in most stores since Saturday. If you don't have it yet, go and buy the game! My shipment didn't arrive today, so hopefully it's here tomorrow.

Square Enix

After two Dissidia Final Fantasy titles back on the PlayStation Portable, the series has come back with Dissidia Final Fantasy NT on PlayStation 4 available today. This port of the arcade title Dissidia Final Fantasy has been developed by Koei Tecmo's Team Ninja.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT lets you choose between 28 playable characters and battle in a 3-versus-3 arena with your friends or other players online, or by yourself. You can watch the launch trailer below.

Square Enix

Square Enix has announced that Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will make its debute in North America and Europe on PlayStation 4 early 2018. The console version of the arcade version is developed in partnership with Team Ninja from Koei Tecmo Games.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT logo

Offering strategic online and offline play, players can select from over 20 legendary characters and familiar summons, including Ifrit, Shiva and Odin, to bring into 3 vs. 3 battle. The game also brings back the Dissidia series’ unique “bravery combat system,” alongside unparalleled visuals and seamless gameplay.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT screenshot  Dissidia Final Fantasy NT screenshot
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT screenshot  Dissidia Final Fantasy NT screenshot

During E3 2017, on 13 June at 10:15 GMT producer Ichiro Hazamaand and director Takeo Kujiraoka, will be present during the E3 Coliseum providing more information about the game.

Final Fantasy XV

Today Square Enix has released a new update for Final Fantasy XV; the March 2017 update. Together with the update a teaser video was reavealed showing footage from the March 2017 update and Episode Gladiolus, which will be available tomorrow.

Version 1.06 and 1.07 contains these patch notes:

Version 1.07

  • Various bug fixes

Version 1.06

  • Addition of Chapter 13, Verse 2 (alternate route featuring Gladiolus)
  • Enhancement of Arcana spells (Alterna, Holy, Death)
  • Announcement of winning snapshots from first photo contest (viewable at Takka’s Pit Stop in Hammerhead)
  • Temporary conclusion of Timed Quests (will resume at a later date)
  • Addition of two pieces from “Episode Gladiolus” downloadable content to music player tracklist
  • Addition of compatibility with “Episode Gladiolus” downloadable content
  • Various gameplay enhancements
  • Various bug fixes

Chapter 13, Verse 2 can be started from the main screen and you'll take control over Gladiolus (together with Ignis) searching for Noctis. The alternative chapter features gameplay elements from Episode Gladiolus, which will be available tomorrow for € 4.99 / $ 4.99. A season pass can also be bought for € 24.99 / $ 24.99.

Final Fantasy XII

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will get a Collector's Edition that is only available at their store.
 

The Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Collector's Edition will include the following:

  • The game
  • Exclusive Judge Magisters Mini Bust Set, featuring busts of Judges Bergan, Drace, Gabranth, Ghis, and Zargabaath (Exclusive to Collector's Edition. Will not be sold separately.)
  • Soundtrack featurning music from famed composer Hitoshi Sakimoto
  • Steelbook featuring art exclusive to the Collector’s Edition
  • Set of Six Art Cards, featuring Vaan, Ashe, Basch, Fran & Balthier, Penelo and World of Ivalice
  • Digital code to access the original soundtrack as background music in-game

The collector's edition will go on sale on 11 July 2017 for $ 199.99 / € 199.99 and can be pre-ordered at their store.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age collector's edition

Square Enix

Today Square Enix has officially released the PlayStation 4 version of NieR: Automata in Europe. Earlier this week the game was released in North America.

NieR: Automata is the sequel to NieR and developed in collaboration with Platinum Games and delivers the perfect mix of action and RPG gameplay. Players will battle as androids 2B, 9S and A2 as they fight to reclaim the world for their human creators and uncover truths long forgotten.

The PC version will be available next week on 17 March.

Final Fantasy XII

During the Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary event that took place earlier today in Japan producer Hiroaki Katô has annoiunced that Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will be available for PlayStation 4 on 11 July in North America and Europe. Japan will get the game on 13 July.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age features the world of Ivalice like never before with enhanced high-definition graphics and for the first time ever, western audiences will be able to experience the Zodiac Job System, a 12-job character progression system first introduced in the Japan-only release, Final Fantasy XII: International Zodiac System. The title will also feature a remastered soundtrack, 7.1-surround sound, an auto-save feature, faster loading times, a new Trial Mode and more.

With this announcement comes a brand-new piece of key art from famed character designer and artist Akihiko Yoshida.

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