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Final Fantasy VII

During the Final Fantasy VII 25th Anniversary Celebration that was streamed last night Square Enix has announced the second chapter in the re-imagining of Final Fantasy VII titled Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. We now also know that the re-imagining will be a trilogy.

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Final Fantasy VII remake series Creative Director, Tetsuya Nomura said:

As revealed on the broadcast, there are currently four Final Fantasy VII projects being developed in parallel. Although each of the four titles plays a different role, they are all connected through the high-quality depictions of Final Fantasy VII’s world and characters. As someone who was involved with the development of each and every one of the original titles, I deeply understand the vision and thoughts behind each project, and I am actively involved in the development process for all four titles.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is being designed so that people can enjoy this game whether they know the original game or not. In fact, new players might even enjoy starting their Final Fantasy VII journey with Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. Cloud and his friends embark on a new journey in this game, and I believe that the scenes that they witness after leaving Midgar will give players a fresh, new experience. I can’t wait to share the intention behind naming the first title, “Remake,” and the second title, “Rebirth.” In time, I hope to reveal what the third title will be called, and where this journey will ultimately lead.

The development of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth has been progressing rapidly since we adopted a new development structure. A title of this scale in which everything is interconnected even before production began is truly rare. In fact, some development has already begun on the third title. I myself have started on the development and am working towards the completion of the series.

We will work to deliver this title to fans with the same amount of enthusiasm from now until we reach the finish line. In the meantime, please enjoy the other 25th anniversary projects that further expand the world of Final Fantasy VII.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Director Naoki Hamaguchi said:

I am overjoyed that we are able to announce Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and I feel a strong sense of duty to deliver the ultimate Final Fantasy VII experience to all the fans eagerly awaiting this game. The development has already entered full production and the team is highly motivated in putting everything together on the project and working to create a finished game. The Final Fantasy VII remake project will be a three-part trilogy, but Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is much more than just one installment in the series. We are developing it with all of the passion and dedication needed to create an original game and plan to deliver the ultimate gameplay and world building experience. Trust me, it will be worth the wait!

And finally Yoshinori Kitase, Final Fantasy VII Remake series Producer and Final Fantasy VII Director said:

We have officially announced that the second title Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will be released next winter, approximately three years after the original Final Fantasy VII Remake released in April 2020. Three years may feel like a long time for all the fans who are eagerly awaiting the next game, but we want to offer the best experience possible and reassure everyone that development is proceeding at an astonishingly fast pace for such a large-scale HD title. Making the middle part of a trilogy has its own challenges, but there are plenty of classic second installments in the world of film that are defined by stunning story twists and deeper explorations of their characters. Often these second installments become a favorite amongst the fans. In the same vein, we are aiming to make Final Fantasy VII Rebirth an even more gripping and memorable experience than Final Fantasy VII Remake, so please wait a little longer while we finish up.

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will be released on PlayStation 5 in the Winter of 2023/2024. You can watch the announcement trailer below.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

During the Final Fantasy VII 25th Anniversary Celebration that was streamed last night Square Enix revealed that Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII will be remasted under the title Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII is an action RPG that was released in 2007 on the PlayStation Portable and is the prequel to Final Fantasy VII. The game is part of the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII and follows the original story of SOLDIER 1st Class Zack Fair on his mission to find missing SOLDIER Genesis Rhapsodos, unraveling the stories of Cloud, Sephiroth, Aerith, Tifa and more.

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The announced new version features HD graphics, enhanced 3D-models, a fully voice-acted dialogue and a new arrangement for the soundtrack.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion will be released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam this Winter. Below you can watch the announcement trailer.

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In Sony's latest State of Play the last game shown was Final Fantasy XVI. They've released a new trailer called "Dominance" where gameplay footage is shown for first time and several new Eikons are introduced. At the end of the trailer the release date was revealed: Summer 2023.

Yoshida Naoki, the producer, and Hiroshi Takai, the director of Final Fantasy XVI, have written an article on the PlayStation Blog. The article goes, among other things, that the game is fully playable from start to finish and that the development team is optimizing the game and they still have a lot of challenges to tackle.

They also introduced some of the key development team members behind Final Fantasy XVI.

  • Producer: Naoki Yoshida
  • Main Director: Hiroshi Takai
  • Creative Director & Original Screenplay: Kazutoyo Maehiro
  • Localization Director: Michael-Christopher Koji Fox
  • Art Director: Hiroshi Minagawa
  • Combat Director: Ryota Suzuki
  • Character Design: Kazuya Takahashi
  • Composer: Masayoshi Soken

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Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is now available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X and PC via the Epic Games Store.

A message from Tetsuya Nomura, character designer:

It's release day! If you're hesitant about the challenging action gameplay, you'll be fine if you select the STORY difficulty level. And if you've already completed the game in early access and are confident in your skill -- it's time for the real deal. Go ahead and dive into multiplayer.

Thank you for all your support -- I Hope you'll enjoy the game, as well as the season pass.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is an action RPG developed by Team Ninja (Ninja Gaiden and Nioh) where you play as Jack together with his allies as they throw open the gates to the Chaos Shrine and step into a world of dark fantasy and exhilarating battles to discover if they are truly the Warriors of Light the prophecy foretold.

Below you can watch the launch video.

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During the latest Sony's State of Play Square Enix has announced that they've released a new demo of the upcoming game Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin. This third demo of the game is now available to play on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

The demo allows players to explore Pravoka Seagrot and the Western Keep, experience new playstyles in battle with the addition of multiple new jobs that were not available in the previous two demos and fight against an array of new enemies. Players can also try out the game’s multiplayer function*, allowing up to three people to play together and battle monsters as an online party. Save data from the demo will be carried over to the full game so you can continue the journey.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is an action RPG developed by Team Ninja (Ninja Gaiden and Nioh) where you play as Jack together with his allies as they throw open the gates to the Chaos Shrine and step into a world of dark fantasy and exhilarating battles to discover if they are truly the Warriors of Light the prophecy foretold. The game will be released on 18 March 2022 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC via the Epic Games Store.

Below you can watch the Chaos awaits trailer.

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During Sony's latest State of Play Square Enix has revealed another new game. This time a new instalment in the Valkyrie series titled Valkyrie Elysium. This action RPG will be released in 2022 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Steam.

The world is on the brink of destruction. You play as a Valkyrie who is entrusted with the fate of this world by the All-Father - the highest among gods and the ruler of all creation. Descending to the land below, you must battle powerful foes, and uncover the secrets behind the impending ruin.

Like previous games in the Valkyrie series, this game features fast-paced combat with a brand new real-time action combat system that rewards both fast reactions and strategic thinking. You can also recruit the Einherjar - warriors who’ll join the hero and fight at her side when summoned. Motoi Sakuraba, the series composer, has returned to contribute tracks for the soundtrack.

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During Sony's latest State of Play Square Enix has revealed a brand-new strategy RPG titled The DioField Chronicle. The game is developed by Platinum Games and will be released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC/Steam in 2022.

Welcome to the world of DioField, a new strategy RPG that will take you on a journey of honour and political intrigue. In this fresh and gritty story, you will discover a unique blend of fantasy, medieval and modern-day influences, and an innovative combat system: Real-Time Tactical Battle. Surrounded by richly detailed environments in diorama-style visuals, you must think quickly and act strategically to lead your team to victory.

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Luminous Productions, the developers of Forspoken, and Square Enix have announced that the game has been delayed the open-world action RPG which was previously planned to be released on 24 May 2022. The new release date will be 11 October 2022.

We have made the decision to move the release date of Forspoken to October 11, 2022. Our vision for this exciting new IP is to deliver a game world and hero that gamers across the globe will want to experience for years to come, so getting it right is extremely important to use. To that end, during the next few months we will focus all of our efforts on polishing the game and can’t wait for you to experience Frey’s journey this fall.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support. We look forward to sharing more about Forspoken with you soon.

—Luminous Productions

Forspoken will be released on PlayStation 5 and PC on 11 October 2022.

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Naoki Yoshida, producer of Final Fantasy XVI, has recently released an update on the current status of the development of Final Fantasy XVI, which was announced in September 2020 at the PlayStation 5 Showcase.

During that annoucement Naoki Yoshida said that in 2021 the next big information reveal will take place. We didn't get it. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the development of the game has been delayed by almost an half year and the next reveal is now planned for Spring 2022.

You can read the full update below.

Message from the producer Naoki Yoshida

Final Fantasy XIV

Square Enix has apologized to the community of Final Fantasy XIV for the current congestion situation due to the start of early access for the Endwalker expansion on 3 December and will compensate everyone with free game time.

On The Lodestone, Naoki Yoshida, producer and director of Final Fantasy XIV, said the following:

Currently, all Worlds across all regions have been hitting the login cap for extremely long periods of time, and the progression of login queues is being slowed dramatically. Across the FFXIV service as a whole, the number of simultaneous logins has reached the hardware limit, and as a result, logging in has required an extremely long time, especially during “peak hours” when we tend to see increased player activity. For this, I am truly sorry.

All players who own the full version of the game and have an active subscription will be granted 7 days of free game time during the official release of Endwalker on 7 December. This also includes players who are currently playing on the 30-day free play period included when registering the full version of the game and those with multiple accounts.

Additional free game time will be announced at a later date if the congestion situation still persists.

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker will be released on 7 December (today) after being delayed for two weeks and is the fourth expansion (after Heavensward, Stormblood and Shadowbringers).

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