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8:30 PM on 02.15.2014

The 'extremely popular' Lightning may return (again)

Lightning Returns may cap the Lightning saga, but director Motomu Toriyama told Siliconera that this isn't the last we'll see of the "extremely popular character." "For Lightning, her story ends here in Lightning Returns: Fin...

Steven Hansen





3:00 PM on 02.14.2014

Final Fantasy XV 'far into development,' 'high priority'

Final Fantasy XV, first announced in 2006 as Final Fantasy XIII: Versus before re-branding last E3, is "quite far into development," series producer Yoshinori Kitase told VideoGamer. I bloody well hope so. It's been eight god...

Steven Hansen

1:45 PM on 02.14.2014

Neither Final Fantasy X-3 nor FFXII HD in development

One of the additions to Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD is a 30 minute audio episode wherein Tidus meets Auron's daughter. When asked if this could hint at another entry in the Final Fantasy X sub series, Square Enix's Shinji Hashimot...

Steven Hansen

9:00 AM on 02.13.2014

Square Enix details Final Fantasy XIV PS4 beta

As we already know, the PS4 version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will launch on April 14, 2014. Phase 1 of the beta will start on February 22nd, and will run until March 3rd (characters will be wiped in this phase). A...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 02.12.2014

Win $1000, an Xbox, and more: Lightning Returns contest

DeviantArt is running a Lightning Returns contest encouraging users to put their own spin on Lightning with an original design. Entrants will be judged by Final Fantasy character designer Tetsuya Nomura himself and the three ...

Steven Hansen



Opinion: Lightning Returns is by far the best 'XIII' game photo
Opinion: Lightning Returns is by far the best 'XIII' game
by Chris Carter

I wasn't a fan of Final Fantasy XIII.

I felt like in many ways it was a step back for the franchise, and the cast wasn't nearly as charming as Square Enix thought it was. But with XIII-2, I partially warmed up to the series, as it slowly but surely injected that classic Final Fantasy charm of old. It embraced the silliness factor, had a less confusing (but ultimately still confusing) story, and crazy bits like Mog and Chocolina only added to its allure.

Somehow, Lightning Returns has dialed it up a bit, adding in insane elements like the Lady Gaga-esque Moogle suit, more Chocolina, and a story that actually makes sense. For that reason and many more, it's my favorite of the trio.

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3:15 PM on 02.11.2014

Final Fantasy composer joins SRPG Unsung Story

Unsung Story is the new turn-based strategy RPG from Yasumi Matsuno (Final Fantasy Tactics, Vagrant Story, Final Fantasy XII). Also signed on is artist Akihiko Yoshida (FFT, Vagrant Story, Bravely Default). One of the Ki...

Steven Hansen

4:15 PM on 02.10.2014

Final Fantasy X HD gets kissy-kissy for Valentine's Day

V-day? More like X-day. Hah. Final Fantasy X HD is out next month. This Valentine's Day video from Square celebrates one of the more romance heavy iterations in the series as Tidus and Yuna chew up screen time laughing into ...

Steven Hansen

9:01 AM on 02.06.2014

Final Fantasy VI now available on iOS

Just a heads up, everyone; Final Fantasy VI, which was recently ported to Android, is now available on iOS devices from the App Store for $15.99. The android version of Square Enix's RPG launched nearly a month ago,...

Harry Monogenis

3:00 AM on 02.06.2014

I want this Final Fantasy IV figure

I Kain-not wait for this Final Fantasy IV figure that Tomopop spotted. Kain has always been my favorite from IV and started my overall love affair with the series' dragoons. Kain has some gorgeous new color in this redesign b...

Steven Hansen

2:45 PM on 02.05.2014

Square Enix is no longer bleeding money

Square Enix is doing much better than it was exactly one year ago. That makes one of us. In the first three quarters of the company's 2014 fiscal year (the last nine months of 2013) it boasted net sales of 102.47 billion yen ...

Steven Hansen

2:30 PM on 02.05.2014

There's a Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call 3DS XL

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call is a thing that's happening, and as a fan of the first game, I couldn't be happier. It'll have 200 songs across the entire Final Fantasy series, and to celebrate, Japan is getting ...

Chris Carter





10:00 AM on 02.05.2014

Lightning Returns gets a Tomb Raider crossover outfit

It's so bizarre to see Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy under one roof, but here we are in 2014 with a Lightning Returns and Lara Croft crossover. Next week, you'll be able to pick up the special Tomb Raider ...

Chris Carter

5:00 PM on 02.04.2014

Square gives us a look at Lightning Returns' dev process

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is almost here, as the third and [final?] part of the XIII triology. To celebrate, Square Enix has released a new video that gives us a look at some of the people responsible for de...

Chris Carter

7:30 PM on 02.03.2014

Final Fantasy Tactics director talks new game

Yasumi Matsuno (Final Fantasy Tactics, Vagrant Story, Final Fantasy XII) has a Kickstarter project in the works, Unsung Story. It's sitting about $150,000 away from its goal with a week and half left. Unfortunately, the Vita ...

Steven Hansen

1:30 PM on 01.29.2014

Get caught up on Lightning's story with this 16-bit recap

With Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII releasing next month, players may need to get (re)acquainted with the (perhaps convoluted) story thus far. Square Enix took up this task, and produced a brilliant video to recapitul...

Darren Nakamura