This year marks the 30 years of Final Fantasy. Today, I collected a lot of news regarding to Final Fantasy!
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Besides the 30th anniversary to the Final Fantasy franchise, this year on January 31 marks 20 years of Final Fantasy VII. Square Enix unveiled a key image displaying the images of the protagonist Cloud and the antagonist Sephiroth in the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake. Tetsuya Nomura, well-known for making FF games and Kingdom Hearts, will be working on the game for PS4. The game date is unknown but it will be for PS4 and in multiple game series.
Square Enix also revealed that the mobile smart phone game Mobius Final Fantasy will be added to PC/steam. Here is what will the game will include according to Anime News Network:
“Project leader Naoki Hamaguchi noted that the PC version will not have compressed assets, so the 3D models will have a higher resolution. The game will also support up to 4K resolution and higher framerates up to 120fps. Players can sync their account between the game’s mobile and PC versions to play and continue progress on either version.”
A collaboration is planned to be added with game where players team up with Cloud and fight Shinra and the Mako Reactors.
Here is what the game is about:
“Created by an all-star development team including producer Yoshinori Kitase and writer Kazushige Nojima – known for their work on the acclaimed FINAL FANTASY VII and upcoming FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE – MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY is the story of a man who wakes up in a world called Palamecia with no memory of his past. There, he finds himself tasked with bringing hope to the world by unraveling a mysterious prophecy around the legendary warrior of light.”
As an added bonus to Final Fantasy VII, Square Enix other title Kingdom Hearts paid tribute to the popular game. On the Twitter account, the Kingdom Hearts Twitter posted up a picture of Sora posing like Cloud in front of Yen Sid’s castle. The image pays a homage and reference to the 1997 Playstation 1 cover of Final Fantasy VII.
Final Fantasy XV
If you enjoyed the Moogle Chocobo Carnival, get ready for more Final Fantasy XV goodies!
Announced today, Square Enix announced that they will be releasing Noctis’s friend Gladiolus’ episode DLC. In this DLC, players play as Noctis friend and bodyguard Gladiolus (or Gladio) and go through his adventure and team up with Cor. Cor is an ally to Final Fantasy XV but his appearnace was hidden throughout the game. In this DLC, players will learn more from the expanded story and even encounter the enemy Gilgamesh. Gladiolus Episode is expected to be released on March 28th.
Another episode is expected to be released but not until June 2017. Players will be able to play as the blond hair shooter Prompto. There is not much about his episode but it will be available this June.
On February 21, another DLC is expected to be released but it’s not an episode. The DLC pack is called the “Booster Pack” or “Booster Pack+”. Just like the Festive Pack, this new DLC will have both a paid and free version. The pack includes a “Power Ranger” like suit called the Magitek Exosuits. These suits will make players stronger, invincible and increase fishing skills but only for a little bit.
Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age
Last but not least, Square Enix released details on the upcoming remastered game Final Fantasy XII but it will be under the name Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age. The release dates on are here on the image:
The game is a international remake of Final Fantasy XII with additional features and upgrades. The upgrades include updated backgrounds, character models, and font, as well as movie scenes. The game will also feature both English and Japanese audio tracks, will have 7.1ch surround sound, and will feature the original soundtrack and updated tracks. Players can switch between the two soundtracks in the game’s settings. Additionally, the new game will shorten loading times, add an auto-save function, and improve the high-speed mode. The agme will also include the exclusive Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System game. According to ANN, it will have a new job system that featured 12 License Boards (instead of one in the original game) representing 12 different jobs. The game also featured a new trial mode, and a new game plus feature, among other upgrades and changes.
That’s all the for the Final Fantasy news!