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Kingdom Hearts III

Almost one year after the release of Kingdom Hearts III the first downloadable content is now available on PlayStation 4 called Re Mind.

Determined to rescue Kairi, Sora travels to the Keyblade Graveyard a short time before the final battle was to take place. Lacking a corporeal form, he traces the hearts of the seven guardians of light. Through experiencing their personal battles firsthand, Sora is about to discover truths that he has never before imagined.

The Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC includes:

  • The additional story: Re Mind
  • Limitcut episode and 13 boss battles
  • Secret episode and boss battle
  • Data greeting feature
  • Slideshow feature
  • Premium menu (Diverse difficulty settings and gameplay challenges)

Square Enix has also released two free patch versions for Kingdom Hearts III: version 1.07 and 1.09.

Version 1.09

  • Various issues have been fixed.

Version 1.07

  • You can turn in the Key Item “Proof of Promises” at the Moogle Shop to obtain the Keyblade “Oathkeeper.”
  • You can turn in the Key Item “Proof of Times Past” at the Moogle Shop to obtain the Keyblade “Oblivion.”
  • New forms have been added.
  • New abilities have been added.
  • Various menus have been updated.
  • Some cutscenes have been modified.
  • Various issues have been fixed.

The Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC package is now available in the PlayStation Store for $ 29.99 / £24.99 / € 29.99. Also there's a Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC package with the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra -World of Tres- video that was recorded in 30 November 2019 for $ 39.99 / £32.99 / € 39.99.

Xbox One owners have to wait till 25 February 2020.

Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC (Final Fantasy characters)

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Square Enix has announced that they will end the service of Mobius Final Fantasy on 31 March 2020 in Japan and 30 June 2020 in the rest of the world.

Mobius Final Fantasy is a role playing game designed for mobile phones. It was released in June 2015 on iOS and Android in Japan. In August 2016 the app was available worldwide. A Steam version was released in November 2016 in Japan and February 2017 worldwide.

Here's the full announcement:

Greetings, Warriors of Light.

Thank you for playing and supporting MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY throughout the years.

After many difficult discussions, Square Enix ended service for the Japanese version of MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY in December 2019, after the Warrior of Despair story concluded.

Service for the global version of the game will continue until the Warrior of Despair story has concluded on June 30, 2020, at 6:00 pm PDT (UTC-7), at which time service for it, too, will end.

The schedule until end of service is as follows.

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[Future Schedule]

  • Jan. 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm PST (UTC-8)
    End-of-service notification (this notice)
  • Mar. 31, 2020 at 8:00 pm PDT (UTC-7)
    End of "Magicite" sales in the global version of the game
    * Any purchased "Magicite" can be used until the end of service.
    Jun. 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm PDT (UTC-7)
    End of service

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We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all our players who have supported us since service began back on August 3, 2016.  It is with heavy heart that we must now bring you this sad news.

We will continue to implement updates to in-game events, including the conclusion of the Warrior of Despair story, until the end of service, so it is our fondest hope that you will see our adventurers' fates out to the very last.

Thank you for fighting alongside the Warriors of Light and for being a part of the world of Mobius Final Fantasy. May you continue to bring the light of hope to those around you.

January 15, 2020

MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY Operations Team

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy VII Remake will not be released worldwide on 3 March 2020, but has been delayed to 10 April 2020.

Below is a message from the development team:

We know that so many of you are looking forward to the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake and have been waiting patiently to experience what we have been working on. In order to ensure we deliver a game that is in-line with our vision, and the quality that our fans who have been waiting for deserve, we have decided to move the release date to April 10, 2020.

We are making this tough decision in order to give ourselves a few extra weeks to apply final polish to the game and to deliver you with the best possible experience. I, on behalf of the whole team, want to apologize to everyone, as I know this means waiting for the game just a little bit longer.

Thank you for your patience and continued support”

-- Yoshinori Kitase, Producer of Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released on 10 April 2020 on PlayStation 4.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

The games tracker on Gamstat, a page that lists every new addition to the PlayStation Store, has listed the demo of Final Fantasy VII Remake with the cover. The cover was later removed from playstation.net, but has been saved.

Final Fanatsy VII Remake demo cover

The demo has not been confirmed by Square Enix, but it seems to be coming. Will this be the same demo that was playable at multiple conferences (like E3 and gamescom)? Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released on PlayStation 4 on 3 March 2020.

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During The Game Awards 2019 Square Enix has revealed that a sequel to Bravely Default is currently in development and will be coming exclusively to the Nintendo Switch in 2020.

Bravely Default is an RPG for the Nintendo 3DS developed by Silicon Studio and released in 2012 in Japan. The development was first started as sequel to Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light. An expanded edition was released in 2013 in Japan and Europe and 2014 in North America. In 2015 a sequel was released in Japan on the Nintendo 3DS called Bravely Second: End Layer and came overseas in 2016.

Bravely Default II will be produced by Team Asano and developed by Claytechworks. The soundtrack will be composed by Revo.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

During The Game Awards 2019 that were held last night in Los Angeles Square Enix has revealed a new trailer of Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released on 3 March 2020 on PlayStation 4. Only 80 days left!

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Square Enix has announced via social media that Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition will be delayed to Summer 2020 and will not be released on 23 January 2020.

Here's the message from Square Enix:

Since announcing Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition, we’ve read so many positive messages filled with encouragement, and all of us on the team would like to thank you for the support you’ve shown us so far.

Today we’re announcing that the release date for the game is being moved to Summer 2020. We’ve made the decision to adjust the release date to allow the development team some extra time to make final adjustments to the game to make this the best experience possible.

We know you’ve been waiting patiently for this game, and we hope you’ll continue to support us as you have done so far, over the coming months through to launch.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition is coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android devices. You’ll be able to play online with your friends and transfer your save file across all four platforms when the game launches in Summer 2020.

Thank you again, from all of us on the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition team.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles was originally released on the Nintendo GameCube back in 2003 and follows a young group, known as the Crystal Caravans, as they embark on an epic journey to search for myrrh, a precious and rare liquid needed to cleanse and maintain a crystal protecting their world from the deadly gas, miasma.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles screenshot

Kingdom Hearts III

During the latest PlayStation State of Play Square Enix has revealed a new trailer of Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind that was leaked earlier. The DLC will be available on 23 January 2020 for PlayStation 4 and 25 February 2020 for Xbox One.

Two versions of Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind will be available:

Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC:

  • The additional story: Re Mind
  • Limitcut episode and 13 boss battles
  • Secret episode and boss battle
  • Data greeting feature
  • Slideshow feature
  • Premium menu (Diverse difficulty settings and gameplay challenges)

Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind + Concert Video:

  • Kingdom Hearts Orchestra -World of Tres- concert video recorded on 30 November 2019
  • All of the Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC context

Also version 1.07, which will be available in January 2020 as a free patch update, will include a main story update, new abilities and a new form for Sora along with the addition of Keyblades, “Oathkeeper” and “Oblivion”. Players will also be able to utilize expanded sharing features from January.

You can watch the trailer below.

Final Fantasy characters are coming back.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

It is possible that Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released on other consoles and PC after 3 March 2021. The game will be released on 3 March 2020 on PlayStation 4 and it seems to be a timed exclusive.

Square Enix has updated the North American package art of Final Fantasy VII Remake which now includes a PlayStation Exclusive logo with a disclaimer below: Timed Exclusive untill 3/3/21.

Final Fantasy VII Remake package art North America

The remake of Final Fantasy VII is in development for years and has been split into episodes. This first episode will take place in Midgar and will cover two Blu-ray discs.

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Today Square Enix has released Star Ocean: First Departure R for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

Star Ocean: First Departure R is a HD remaster of Star Ocean: First Departure released on the PlayStation Portable in 2008. The original version was released in 1996 on the Super Famicom, but never was released outside of Japan.

The HD remaster version contains the following features:

  • Full Voiceover – Players can choose between the original full voice cast from the PlayStation Portable version of the game in either Japanese or English, or the newly recorded version, featuring the Japanese voice cast from the original Super Famicom version, which was released in Japan only.
  • New Character Illustrations – Players can opt for the original character illustrations from Star Ocean First Departure, or brand-new versions drawn by the famous illustrator Katsumi Enami (Star Ocean The Last Hope)
  • Speed Mode – Players can traverse the world more swiftly.
  • Adjusted Game Balance – Adjusted battle difficulty enables players to experience more challenges in combat.

Square Enix has also released the launch trailer which you can watch below.

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