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Final Fantasy Type-0

A couple of days ago it was announced that the fan translation of Final Fantasy Type-0, under the name of Operation Doomtrain, has reached the final state and can now be played by everybody. Started by Sky back on 1 January 2013 it was a reaction to Square Enix's decision to not release it in the West due to market reasons.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD screenshot

Today, Square Enix has announced that we will still receive an official version of Final Fantasy Type-0, but not on the PlayStation Portable. It will be remastered in HD on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as Final Fantasy Type-0 HD!

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD logo

On the American PlayStation.Blog, Sakura Minamida, senior product manager at Square Enix, said the following:

I’d like to start this out by thanking everyone who let us know how badly you wanted this game to come to North America. Ever since the original PlayStation Portable release in Japan, you guys have never given up on it, raising your voices in an effort to see this title come to North America and Europe. Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s coming and it’s going to be in HD.

Stay tuned for more details in the future.

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Sony Computer Entertainment has announced today that they are selling all their 9,520,000 Square Enix shares to a company called SMBC Nikko Securities. This will generate an income of 15.3 billion yen, around $ 150 million USD / € 108 million which will be marked down Sony's financial report for the year ending 31st March 2015. 

Sony is lately in severe financial weather and this is a financial boost for the company. This marks the seperation of a long partnership that resulted in a strong presence of the Final Fantasy series on PlayStation hardware over the years.

What the exact reason is for the sale is unknown.

17-04 Update: Sale price was incorrect and has been updated after Sony's announcement.

Final Fantasy III

Square Enix has announced on the American PlayStation Blog that the PSP version of Final Fantasy III will hit PlayStation Network this Tuesday (25 September). This version is similair to the Nintendo DS and iOS version, but features a 16:9 screen, an image gallery and the option to switch to the original NES music and auto battle option.

Final Fantasy III artwork

Let's hope an European release will be announced soon too.

Update: It has been released on the European PlayStation Network on 26 September.

Final Fantasy III

A magazine scan from next weeks Jump has been floating around the web that indicates that Final Fantasy III will be getting a PlayStation Portable release in Japan. Final Fantasy III was the last game of the series that was ported and released on the Nintendo DS in 2006. Last year the game was also released on iOS. The game will be released on 20 September and will cost 3800 yen, the downloaded version 3300 yen.

Final Fantasy III PSP Jump magazine scan

Update: The release has been confirmed by Square Enix and they have released the first trailer and official website.

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Square Enix has announced yesterday that Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection for the PlayStation Portable will hit North America and Europe on 19 April.

Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection is a remake of the original game released back in 1991 for the Super Nintendo together with the sequel The After Years that was released on mobile phones (only in Japan) and WiiWare. The game features 2D graphics, unlike the DS version which has 3D graphics. It also features a new senario that links the original and the sequal.

On the official website you can watch a trailer of the game.

» Final Fantasy IV The Complete Collection North American website
» Final Fantasy IV The Complete Collection European website

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In the latest issue of the Japanese magazine V-Jump Square Enix has revealed that Final Fantasy IV will get another remake, this time on the PlayStation Portable.

This time it won't be just the remake, but it will also contain Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (the mobile/WiiWare game) and a new scenerio between the two games. The pack will be called Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection.

Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection is due for release in Japan in Spring 2011.

Source: Andriasang

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After a wait of 8 months, which is quite a long time for a translation, Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep was finally released yesterday in the United States.

The PlayStation Portable exclusive is a prequel to the original Kingdom Hearts taking place 10 years before. You follow the journeyt of Terra, Aqua and Ventus who are on a quest to find Master Xehanort.

The game will be released in Europe this Friday. It will however not be released on the PSP Go (like Dissidia: Final Fantasy).

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Last week in Weekly Famitsu a remake was announced of Tactics Ogre for the PlayStation Portable. The game is subtitled Wheel of Fate in Japan and Let Us Cling Together in North America and Europe.

The original was released back in 1998 and was only released in Japan and North America. The game will developed by the original team, director Hiroshi Minagawa, character designer Akihiko Yoshida, composers Hitoshi Sakimoto and Masaharu Iwata and game designer Yasumi Matsuno.

On YouTube you can watch the first trailer of the remake.

Square Enix has announced that the exclusive PlayStation Portable title Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep will be released in North America on 7 September 2010 and in Europe 3 days later (10 September 2010).

This game is a prequel to the original Kingdom Hearts and the main characters are Terra, Ventus en Aqua. On the official website you can find a new (short) trailer of the game.

Source: Square Enix

On today's DKΣ3713 private party Square Enix has also announced that Final Fantasy Agito XIII and The 3rd Birthday (a Parasite Eve spin-off) will be released on the PlayStation Portable. Both games were mobile exclusives first, but seems Square Enix don't want that anymore.

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