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Final Fantasy VII

Square Enix has revealed new gameplay footage of Final Fantasy VII Remake during the Final Fantasy VII Remake Special Stage at the PlayStation at Tokyo Game Show 2019.

Here's a recap of the information shared during the live show:

It started off with Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase taking to the stage to explain how combat works in the game. For a full explanation, we recommend checking out our E3 presentation from earlier this year here: https://youtu.be/RU3TVZ5vWZc

We got a glimpse at both "Easy" and "Normal" modes from the in-game option menus, and Kitase-san then showed us a new combat mode, named "Classic Mode".

In the original Final Fantasy VII, you would wait around until the ATB Gauge fills up, and then select a move to initiate your attack. With Classic Mode in Final Fantasy VII Remake the team have re-created the same style of play!

In standard modes, the ATB Gauge fills up by repeatedly attacking your enemy, but in Classic Mode this aspect of gameplay is handled automatically. The player does not need to do anything and the character fights automatically, charging up their ATB Gauge.

So anyone playing Final Fantasy VII Remake in Classic Mode does not have to worry about the action side of the combat system, and can instead focus on selecting commands, making it possible to play Final Fantasy VII Remake as if it were a classic menu-based RPG!

After showing off combat in Final Fantasy VII Remake, Kitase-san introduced one of the elements we first saw in the Final Fantasy VII Remake TGS Trailer a few days ago - the Squats mini-game, and our presenter did an amazing job of playing!

Finally, we got a closer look at one of the boss fights in the game. In this segment we saw Cloud, Tifa and Aerith take on Aps in the sewers of Midgar.

Aerith's standard attacks are long-ranged, and pressing the Triangle button uses her unique character ability "Tempest". Her Holy Circle ability creates an area in the battlefield, and any spell used within the area is cast repeatedly.

During this boss battle, Cloud had the Ifrit Summon Materia equipped. And because of this, Cloud's attacks caused his Summon Gauge to eventually fill up completely over time...

With a full Summon Gauge we saw Cloud summon Ifrit, who remained on the battlefield. Summons are typically controlled by the AI, but we saw Cloud spend his ATB charges to make Ifrit use his unique abilities, such as Flare Burst and Crimson Dive!

Ifrit remained on the battlefield fighting until Cloud's Summon Gauge depleted, at which point Ifrit unleashed his ultimate attack: Hellfire!

Each character can equip up to one Summon Materia each, and while playing Final Fantasy VII Remake it'll be up to the player to decide which Summon to equip, depending on the battlefield and enemy!

You can watch the footage below:

  • 8:38 - 25:40: No. 1 Reactor
  • 31:05 - 32:20: Squats mini-game
  • 34:40 - 39:54: Aps boss battle

Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released on 3 March 2020 on PlayStation 4.

Final Fantasy VII

Square Enix has revealed the Tokyo Game Show 2019 trailer of Final Fantasy VII Remake. The trailer shows familiar faces, area's and gameplay scenes.

Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released on 3 March 2020 on PlayStation 4.

Square Enix

Tokyo Game Show 2019 Square Enix has recently announced their line-up for the Tokyo Game Show 2019 that will take place next week (12 till 15 September) in Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.

  • Dragon Quest X: Ibara no Miko to Horobi no Kami Online (PlayStation 4, Switch, Wii U, 3DS, PC) – Mega Theater, Stage
  • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition (Switch) – Playable, Mega Theater, Stage
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (PlayStation 4) – Playable, Mega Theater
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online (PlayStation 4, PC, Mac) – Playable, Mega Theater, Stage
  • Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius (iOS, Android, PC) – Studio
  • Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition (PlayStation 4, Switch, iOS, Android) – Playable, Mega Theater, Stage
  • Imperial SaGa: Eclipse (PC Browser, Smartphone Browser) – Mega Theater, Stage
  • Marvel’s Avengers (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Stadia) – Mega Theater, Stage
  • Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent (iOS, Android) – Mega Theater
  • Romancing SaGa 3 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PS Vita, PC, iOS, Android) – Mega Theater, Stage
  • Romancing SaGa Re: Universe (iOS, Android) – Stage
  • Star Ocean: First Departure R (PlayStation 4, Switch) – Mega Theater, Stage
  • Trials of Mana (PlayStation 4, Switch, PC) – Mega Theater, Stage
  • Tropico 6 (PlayStation 4) – Mega Theater, Studio
  • War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius (iOS, Android) – Mega Theater

Only 4 games that are playable. Comparing to previous years that's low.

Final Fantasy XV

Tetsuya Nomura has been replaced by Hajime Tabata, director of Final Fantasy Type-0 (HD), as director of Final Fantasy XV. The reason for this switch is that Tetsuya Nomura has been working on the original concept for the story and universe and he has also created the characters. Since the development of Final Fantasy XV has come so far, Nomura’s work is pretty much all in place. He has been moved on to work on other projects and make games that only he could do, like Kingdom Hearts III.

Final Fantasy XV screenshot

The special playable demo that will be available for download with the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is called Final Fantasy XV - Episode Duscae and takes place near the beginning of the game. Only certain elements will be different from the final game, since this is a demo and Square Enix wants you to get hands on with a unique first-play experience that will be able to give you a better feeling for the game as a whole. 

With this announcements Square Enix has also revealed the Tokyo Game Show 2014 of Final Fantasy XV. Enjoy! 

Final Fantasy Type-0

It was already leaked yesterday that Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will contain a demo of Final Fantasy XV and now it has been officially confirmed by Square Enix. Also the release dates have been announced. The game will be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One first in North America on 17 March 2015, secondly in Japan on 19 March 2015 and Europe one day later on 20 March 2015.

Together with this annoucement, Square Enix has also released the Tokyo Game Show 2014 trailer of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD that shows some of the games battle system and a part of the worldview.

Square Enix

Square Enix has revealed their line-up for the Tokyo Game Show 2014 that will take place from 18 till 21 September. Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD are the big absentees this year.

Tokyo Game Show 2014Playable

  • Bravely Second (Nintendo 3DS);
  • Chaos Rings III (PlayStation Vita, iOS, Android);
  • Deadman's Cross (PlayStation Vita, iOS, Android);
  • Dragon Quest IV (iOS, Android);
  • Dragon Quest VIII (iOS, Android);
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4);
  • Final Fantasy Explorers (Nintendo 3DS);
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX (PlayStation 3).

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  • 3594e (iOS);
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One);
  • Dragon Quest X (Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, PC);
  • Dragon Quest Monster Paradise (PC);
  • Dragon Quest Monsters (iOS, Android);
  • Final Fantasy VII G-Bike (iOS, Android);
  • Gunslinger Stratos 2 (Arcade);
  • Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur (iOS, Android);
  • Seiken Densetsu: Rise of Mana (PlayStation Vita);
Final Fantasy XV

During the Tokyo Game Show 2013 Square Enix also revealed a new trailer of FInal Fantasy XV (which was previously known as Final Fantasy Versus XIII) for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Only a small amount of footage in this trailer is new, most of the footage was also shown in the E3 trailer.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Square Enix has revealed the Tokyo Game Show 2013 trailer of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, the final chapter in Lightning's saga. In this trailer Caius, the main antagonist of Final Fantasy XIII-2 is back. An extended version of the trailer will be released shortly after the Tokyo Game Show ends on Sunday.

Update: The extended trailer has been released.

Final Fantasy X

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita (sold separately) will be launched worldwide this winter. They've also released the Tokyo Game Show 2013 trailer which can be viewed here.

Square Enix

Square Enix has launched their website and announced its line-up for the Tokyo Game Show 2012 that will be taking place from 20 till 23 September. A lot of games listed are Japanese only and only three games are playable.

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- Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (Nintendo 3DS)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC)
- Chosoku Henkei Gyrozetter (Arcade)
- Demons' Score (Android, iOS)
- Emperors SaGa (GREE)
- Final Fantasy III (PlayStation Portable)
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PC, PlayStation 3)
- Galaxy Dungeon (GREE)
- It's a Wonderful World Solo Remix (iOS)
- Hitman Absolution (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC)
- Otome Break! (Android, iOS)
- Sleeping Dogs (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC)
- Symphonica Grand Maestro (iOS)

Playable
- Chosoku Henkei Gyrozetter (Arcade)
- Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 3: Daikaizoku to Shippodan (Nintendo 3DS)
- Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry no Wonderland 3D (Nintendo 3DS)

And again no Final Fantasy Versus XIII this year. On the Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary event, that took place last weekend, Shinji Hashimoto said that this year there won't be anything new regarding this game.

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