By Tracey Lien on Feb 06, 2014 02.06.14
Japanese role-playing game Final Fantasy 6 is out today on the iTunes App Store for $15.99, publisher Square Enix announced. Originally released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1994, the game has been re-worked to run on iOS devices and includes touchscreen controls and a battle interface that that is appropriate for smartphones. Game data saved with iCloud will be shared across devices, which will allow players to play the game on their iPhone or iPad. Other titles in the Final Fantasy series that have made their way to iOS (and, in some cases, Android) years after their original launch include Final Fantasy 4: The After Years and Final Fantasy 5.
By Samit Sarkar on Dec 04, 2013 12.04.13
Square Enix will show off nine of its games at Jump Festa '14, the annual anime and manga exposition in Japan run by magazine publisher Shueisha, Square Enix announced today. The video game publisher will showcase the games in various forms — playable demos will be available for some titles, while others will be shown only in trailers. Here's the full list: Dragon Quest X: Version 2 (Wii, Wii U, Windows PC) – trailer Bravely Default: For the Sequel (Nintendo 3DS) – trailer Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster (PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita) – playable demo and trailer Dragon Warrior Monsters 2 (3DS) - playable demo and trailer Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS) - playable demo and trailer Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (PS3) - playable demo and trailer Dragon...
By Emily Gera on Aug 07, 2013 08.07.13
Development of Final Fantasy 6 took just over one year, immediately following the release of Final Fantasy 5, game director Yoshinori Kitane told Edge. But even in that short development period, the game changed compared to what was initially planned. According to Kitane, Final Fantasy 6 was originally intended to let every character take on a leading role. Designers including series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi and graphic designer Soraya Saga all had input on the large cast of characters. The creation of multiple lead characters whose stories players would switch between proved difficult. According to Kitase: "Maintaining a careful equilibrium between all the characters was probably the greatest challenge I faced. "However, I ended up so involved with each personality while scripting...
By John Funk on Apr 11, 2013 04.11.13
A new trailer for Square Enix's relaunched MMO Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn recreates an iconic scene from an older game in the series. The trailer features a character who heavily resembles Final Fantasy 6 protagonist Terra riding one of the game's steampunk-esque Magitek Armor machines through a snowfield. Set to a remix of "Terra's Theme" from the same game, it's highly evocative of Final Fantasy 6's opening title crawl. Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn is an overhauled version of the original Final Fantasy 14, which received widespread backlash and negative criticism upon release. It's scheduled for release later this year on Windows PC and PlayStation 3.
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Feb 04, 2013 02.04.13
In honor of Final Fantasy's 25th anniversary, several titles in the series will be available at half price on PlayStation Network, according to the PlayStation Blog. The sale will last two weeks and includes PlayStation Portable and PSOne classics. The list is as follows: Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy (PSP)Dissidia Duodecim Prologus Final Fantasy (PSP)Dissidia Final Fantasy (PSP)Final Fantasy Tactics: War of Lions (PSP)Final Fantasy (PSOne Classics)Final Fantasy 2 (PSOne Classics)Final Fantasy 4: Complete Collection (PSP)Final Fantasy 5 (PSOne Classics)Final Fantasy 6 (PSOne Classics)Final Fantasy 7 (PSOne Classics)Final Fantasy 8 (PSOne Classics)Final Fantasy 9 (PSOne Classics) The sale begins tomorrow, following PlaySation Network updates.
By Tracey Lien on Jan 15, 2013 01.15.13
Square Enix launched a site recently that teases the possibility of a Final Fantasy 6 remake or port. The website contains no details or description of the project and only displays what appears to be a date (1.17) and silhouettes of behemoths from Final Fantasy 6. The website's URL also contains the letters "ff_atb". ATB could potentially refer to "All The Bravest", which is the name of a domain Square Enix trademarked in 2012. ATB also stands for Active Time Battle in Final Fantasy terms and was a battle system that debuted in Final Fantasy 4 and was used in some form in subsequent Final Fantasy games. Judging by the teaser website, more information is expected to be available Jan. 17.