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Final Fantasy III

In the latest issue of the Japanese magazine Nintendo Dreams exclusive screenshots are located from Final Fantasy III for the Nintendo DS. Also the logo has been reveiled. This 16 years old Famicon game will be fully in 3D.
The screenshots show a town area, the inside of a shop, a dungeon and a boss fight. The game is set to be released in 2006.

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Source: GameScience

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

Yesterday Square-Enix has announced that its CG movie sequel Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children has recorded sales exceeding 700,000 copies in Japan since its September 14th release. According to the company, the limited edition DVD Box and the first print limited edition have both sold out completely. While it did not provide any numbers, it also revealed that the UMD version of the movie was very popular as well.

Producer Shinji Hashimoto was pleased with the results, saying after the success in Japan, the expectations for the upcoming releases in North America and Europe were very high. The succcess in Japan would also encourage Square Enix to aim even higher in the future.

The movie's popularity has also been evident in Tokyo, as this editor found in late September. Despite having already been available for two weeks, the DVD version was sold out in Yodobashi Camera's main store in Shinjuku as well as the HMV Shibuya store.

Source: RPGFan

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Square Enix has announced that they will be bringing Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI to the Game Boy Advance in 2006. The GBA versions of these titles will be improved, just like the conversion of Final Fantasy IV, announced earlier this year.

Square Enix President Youichi Wada also addressed the development of Final Fantasy III for the Nintendo DS. Instead of being a simple clean-up of the original's Famicom-style graphics, Square Enix are making the characters and environments fully 3D. Hiromichi Tanaka, producer of the title, says that to keep the vibe of the original title intact, developers from the original title have been brought onboard for the remake.

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Square Enix has launched the Japanese teaser site for Final Fantasy IV for the Game Boy Advance. The teaser site features a Game Boy micro faceplate with Amano art from FFIV.

It's unknown if this faceplate will be seen outside of Japan when Final Fantasy IV GBA launches in North America on December 12.

» Final Fantasy IV GBA Teaser Site

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Square Enix today announced the two newest additions to its longrunning Seiken Densetsu series: Seiken Densetsu DS: Children of Mana and Seiken Densetsu 4. The former will feature 2D visuals and be released for Nintendo's DS handheld platform, while latter will shine in complete 3D on an undisclosed platform.

Seiken Densetsu DS: Children will be available in Japan sometime next year, while Seiken Densetsu 4 has yet to receive an official release date.

Source: RPGFan

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