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Nobuo Uematsu's new music is a live concert exclusive - and comes with a chance to hear rare game scores live
Nobuo Uematsu's new music is a live concert exclusive - and comes with a chance to hear rare game scores live

Merregnon: Heart of Ice is a new concert series that brings together Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, Final Fantasy, Fantasian, and all-new music from the legendary Nobuo Uematsu.

news by Alex Donaldson on 03 February, 2024

Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata talks leaving Square Enix - and those cancelled DLCs
Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata talks leaving Square Enix - and those cancelled DLCs

FF15's director breaks his silence on his unceremonious departure from Square Enix, expresses disappointment at the cancelled DLCs, and outlines the lessons learned and goals for his new studio.

news by Alex Donaldson and Kite Stenbuck on 04 December, 2023

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth's story will conclude at the Forgotten Capital, Tetsuya Nomura reveals
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth's story will conclude at the Forgotten Capital, Tetsuya Nomura reveals

FF7 Rebirth will end right around one of the most anticipated scenes of the whole Remake trilogy.

news by Alex Donaldson on 14 September, 2023

Now Platinum's Hideki Kamiya weighs in on the JRPG debate: "It's something that should be celebrated moving forward"
Now Platinum's Hideki Kamiya weighs in on the JRPG debate: "It's something that should be celebrated moving forward"

Another legendary Japanese creator has thoughts on the appropriateness of the term 'JRPG' - but it's a very different take.

news by Alex Donaldson on 04 August, 2023

The music of Final Fantasy V, VIII, IX, and XIII gets the red carpet treatment in an incredible new orchestral arrangement album
The music of Final Fantasy V, VIII, IX, and XIII gets the red carpet treatment in an incredible new orchestral arrangement album

Final Symphony 2 is coming next week, and aims to offer gorgeous new arrangements from four classic games.

news by Alex Donaldson on 27 July, 2023

Could there be a Final Fantasy XVI sequel? “We’ve left the door open a little,” says its Naoki Yoshida
Could there be a Final Fantasy XVI sequel? “We’ve left the door open a little,” says its Naoki Yoshida

If you're not done exploring Valisthea once FF16's credits roll, there's still a chance the land may be revisited.

news by Alex Donaldson on 23 May, 2023

The key to Final Fantasy XVI’s success is its story - but it’s also Naoki Yoshida’s biggest worry
The key to Final Fantasy XVI’s success is its story - but it’s also Naoki Yoshida’s biggest worry

Much rests on the shoulders of FF16 protagonist Clive - as a sole lead, he'll carry its narrative - which the game's creators feel is its greatest asset.

news by Alex Donaldson on 22 May, 2023

It’s Final Fantasy XVI preview time - here’s everything we’ve learned
It’s Final Fantasy XVI preview time - here’s everything we’ve learned

As FF16 previews hit the internet, there's a lot of new information to digest.

news by Alex Donaldson on 28 February, 2023

Dragon Age Inquisition's Horse has been lying to you all this time
Dragon Age Inquisition's Horse has been lying to you all this time

We're not horsing around here - we've all been hoodwinked.

news by Alex Donaldson on 04 February, 2023

Former Sega Localization Coordinator blasts lack of translator credits in Persona 3 & 4 remasters
Former Sega Localization Coordinator blasts lack of translator credits in Persona 3 & 4 remasters

Translators have been left out of the credits of the new remaster - and some ex-employees aren't happy.

news by Alex Donaldson on 21 January, 2023

Marvel's Avengers to end later this year, with a final update in weeks
Marvel's Avengers to end later this year, with a final update in weeks

It's The Death of the Dream for Captain America, again, as his video game version faces the end.

news by Alex Donaldson on 21 January, 2023

Fans have already modded the most questionable romance out of Persona 3 Portable HD
Fans have already modded the most questionable romance out of Persona 3 Portable HD

If you thought that Ken romance was nonce-sense, good news: some fans have already removed it.

news by Alex Donaldson on 21 January, 2023

Sony deal bans Final Fantasy XVI and VII Remake from Xbox with "exclusion" agreement, says Microsoft
Sony deal bans Final Fantasy XVI and VII Remake from Xbox with "exclusion" agreement, says Microsoft

Will FF7 Remake and FF16 ever come to Xbox? Microsoft seems to think they won't, and blames Sony.

news by Alex Donaldson on 28 December, 2022

Square Enix removes console Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster screenshots, raising hopes of a font change
Square Enix removes console Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster screenshots, raising hopes of a font change

You might not need that magnifying glass after all, if Square Enix's recent changes are to be believed.

news by Alex Donaldson on 18 December, 2022

Final Fantasy XVI release date set for June 22, 2023
Final Fantasy XVI release date set for June 22, 2023

FF16's Summer date gets shored up to late June, right after E3.

news by Alex Donaldson on 09 December, 2022

Forspoken demo out now on PlayStation 5
Forspoken demo out now on PlayStation 5

Play Forspoken for yourself, and experience Frey's magical abilities.

news by Alex Donaldson on 09 December, 2022

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet patch update 1.1.0 arrives as Nintendo apologizes for its performance issues
Pokemon Scarlet & Violet patch update 1.1.0 arrives as Nintendo apologizes for its performance issues

Version 1.1.0 brings some bug fixes - and Nintendo says sorry.

news by Alex Donaldson on 01 December, 2022

What's the best Final Fantasy? It's time to have your say in our 35th Anniversary Fan Poll
What's the best Final Fantasy? It's time to have your say in our 35th Anniversary Fan Poll

What's the best Final Fantasy? We're looking to find out what you all think.

news by Alex Donaldson on 22 November, 2022

The latest Nier crossover is with Rainbow Six Siege
The latest Nier crossover is with Rainbow Six Siege

If you've ever wanted to blast terrorists while fighting alongside Grimoire Weiss, here's your chance.

news by Alex Donaldson on 15 November, 2022

Square Enix's financial results detail blockchain plans, income decline, and FF14 success
Square Enix's financial results detail blockchain plans, income decline, and FF14 success

FF14 successes continue, but despite a bevvy of games, Square Enix still suffers flat sales.

news by Alex Donaldson and Adam Vitale on 08 November, 2022

BioWare's N7 Day update provides teases for the new Mass Effect game
BioWare's N7 Day update provides teases for the new Mass Effect game

A tiny glimpse at concept art revealing some of the world of the far-off Mass Effect sequel.

news by Alex Donaldson on 07 November, 2022

New PlayStation ad reveals that Final Fantasy XVI is PS5 exclusive for six months - and Forspoken until 2025
New PlayStation ad reveals that Final Fantasy XVI is PS5 exclusive for six months - and Forspoken until 2025

Just how PS5 exclusive is Final Fantasy XVI? Well, six months' worth, at least.

news by Alex Donaldson on 07 November, 2022

Naoki Yoshida explains why there's less broad representation in Final Fantasy XVI: "The story we are telling is fantasy, but it is also rooted in reality"
Naoki Yoshida explains why there's less broad representation in Final Fantasy XVI: "The story we are telling is fantasy, but it is also rooted in reality"

Naoki Yoshida explains why you might not see all of humanity's diversity represented in the world of FF16.

news by Alex Donaldson on 04 November, 2022

Final Fantasy XVI's release date will be revealed this year, says Naoki Yoshida
Final Fantasy XVI's release date will be revealed this year, says Naoki Yoshida

FF16's developers are planning to reveal the release date later this year, according to a new interview.

news by Alex Donaldson on 04 November, 2022

Elden Ring patch update 1.07.1 is out now, offering an emergency nerf
Elden Ring patch update 1.07.1 is out now, offering an emergency nerf

The latest Elden Ring Patch, 1.07.1, is bringing some minor hotfixes and changes.

news by Alex Donaldson on 25 October, 2022

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