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Square Enix has announced on the E3 2019 that a remake of Trials of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 3 in Japan) in currently in development and will be released early 2020 for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Steam.

Trials of Mana, in Japan known as Seiken Densetsu 3, was released in Japan in 1995 for the Super Famicom and tells the story of six heroes as they battle against the monsters of destruction that threaten a world where Mana has been weakened. Players can customize their own party of three, selected from six unique characters, to experience different stories.

Square Enix also announced that the Seiken Densetsu Collection, that was released in 2017 for the Nintendo Switch in Japan, is now available as Collection of Mana in the West via digital download and will get a limited physical version on 27 August. Collection of Mana features the first three games of the Mana series: Final Fantasy Adventure, Secret of Mana and for the first-time available in the West Trials of Mana. The three game compilation now includes a convenient quick save feature, and allows players to adventure with friends through a local multiplayer mode in both Secret of Mana (up to 3 players) and Trials of Mana (up to 2 players).

The Collection of Mana will cost $39.99 / £34.99 / €39.99 (both download and physical edition).

Final Fantasy VIII

During the Square Enix Live E3 2019 press conference Final Fantasy VIII Remastered has finally been announced and will be released in 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam marking its 20th Anniversary.

The only information that was revealed is that Final Fantasy VIII Remastered will contain newly rendered visuals. Final Fantasy VIII was originally released on PlayStation back in 1999 and on PC in 2000.

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Square Enix has announced that Octopath Traveler, available exclusively for Nintendo Switch since July 2018, will be released on PC via Steam on 7 June.

In Octopath Traveler, players will set forth on an epic adventure through the enchanting yet perilous continent of Orsterra, stretching across vast landscapes from lush forests, to desert outposts and snow-swept cathedrals. Featuring eight distinct characters each with their own tales to enjoy, ranging from journeys of self-discovery to quests for revenge, each traveler will start their journey in a different land so players can steer their own journey depending on whom they choose.

This announcement was made on Twitter and Square Enix also has released a trailer. You can check out the official Steam page here.

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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.

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Today Square Enix has announced that a remake of Secret of Mana will be released on 15 February 2018 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Steam.

The remake will feature 3D graphics, Japanese voices, a new arranged soundtrack and local multiplayer where you can play the game with 2 other friends. Players who pre-order the game in the PlayStation Store will receive special character costumes: “Moogle Suit” for Randi, Primm and Popoi, “Tiger Two-Piece” for Primm and “Tiger Suit” for Randi and Popoi, as well as three avatars. Those who pre-purchase the game, or purchase the Day 1 Edition within one week of the launch on Steam, will receive the three costumes as well as a downloadable wallpaper. The remake will be available digital only for $ 39.99 / £ 29.99 / € 39.99.

Secret of Mana remake

Originally released as Seiken Densetsu 2 in Japan for the Super Famicom in 1993. In the west the game was known as Secret of Mana. In 2008 the original version was re-released on Wii's Virtual Console. In 2010 an enhanced port was released on iOS and Android in 2014.

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Square Enix has announced that NieR: Automata, their upcoming action-RPG from PlatinumGames, will also be launched on Steam next to the PlayStation 4 version early 2017.

NieR: Automata is the sequel to the cult-hit NieR and was announced in 2015 at the Square Enix's E3 press conference. The game tells the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2 and their battle to reclaim a machine-driven dystopia overrun by powerful weapons known as machine lifeforms. First it was planned to be released in November, but Square Enix delayed the title due to concerns how the game might perform between other titles.

Final Fantasy X

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster will be available on Steam this Thursday, 12 May. This after the HD upgrade of Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 has been released on PlayStation 3 and Vita in 2014 and PlayStation 4 last year.

The Steam version will feature auto-save, 5 game-boosters (Turbo, Supercharge, Eneny encounter settings, Auto battle mode and Hide HUD) and 3 parameters that can not be turned off when activated (99 of each item excluding Key Items, Unlock all skills and Max Gil).

You can check out the Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster Steam page here.

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Update: Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster is now available 20% off (€ 19.99 / £ 15.99 / $ 23.99) the first week.

Final Fantasy IX

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy IX now officially has been released on Android and iOS devices today. In celebration of its release, the game will be available starting today for a discounted price of $16.99 / €16.99, and will then be priced at $20.99 / €20.99 starting on 21 February.

First released in 2000, Final Fantasy IX tells the story of the bandit Zidane Tribal who plans to kidnap the princess of Alexandria, Garnet Til Alexandros the 17th, with the troupe of thieves known as Tantalus. An unlikely series of events set Zidane, Garnet, the shy yet powerful black mage Vivi Ornitier, the loyal knight Adelbert Steiner, and other memorable characters on an epic journey as they learn about themselves, the secrets of the Crystal, and a malevolent force that threatens to destroy their world.

Final Fantasy IX stage

On a later, to be announced date, the game will be released on Steam.

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Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy V will be released on Steam on 24 September. Final Fantasy V was originally released in 1992 in Japan and weaves a classic tale of magic, monsters and friendship as players follow four unlikely heroes tied together by fate who embark on a journey to restore life to the world's four elemental crystals.

The Steam version will be based on the mobile version that was released in 2013 on iOS and Android and include the following features:

  • Veteran character designer, Kazuko Shibuya, has returned to recreate the characters and graphics from the Game Boy Advance version for an enhanced experience;
  • Updated controls and a newly optimized active-time battle system for an even more fluid PC experience;
  • ·A job and ability system featuring 26 unique classes that allows players to freely customize their four heroes to fit their unique play style;
  • The Sealed Temple, an additional dungeon originally featured in the 2006 version of Final Fantasy V for Game Boy Advance;
  • Enuo, an optional boss created by renowned designer Tetsuya Nomura;
  • Loads of obtainable Steam trading cards and achievements.

The Steam version will be available for $ 15.99 / £ 10.99 / € 14.49. Players who pre-order the game before launch will receive a 10% discount.

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In May GungHo Online Entertainment America announced that a HD version of Grandia II ic currently in development and will be released on PC. Yesterday they've announced that Grandia II Anniversary Edition will launch on next Monday (24 August) on Steam and GOG.com.

The remastered version is based on the original Dreamcast version and is the result of an April survey from Game Arts asking players for their favorite games, their opinions on PC ports and potential future releases of the developer's games on PC.

"After careful consideration, we have chosen to retitle the game for PC to Grandia II Anniversary Edition in order to properly celebrate Grandia II's 15th anniversary," said Kazuki Morsishita, President and CEO of Game Arts and GungHo Online Entertainment. "The fans voted and, now, we are proud to bring a revamped edition of the classic role-playing game from Dreamcast to PC as Grandia II Anniversary Edition."

This edition features numerous improvements from the original including: visual upgrades such as new shadow, lighting, resolution, anti-aliasing and many other graphic improvements, new Japanese voice acting, a new difficulty level, and controller support for a nostalgic experience and is available at launch for $ 14.99, a 25% discount of the normal price of $ 19.99.

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