Friday, April 17th, 2009
Posted by Reeve at 09:34 AM EST
Advent Children Complete PS3 Unboxing Pics
Yesterday, Advent Children Complete went on sale in Japan in three different versions, the most expensive of which is the limited-edition PlayStation 3 bundle. A writer at 1UP got ahold of one of these bundles and posted unboxing photos, which show off the Cloudy Wolf-branded matte black PS3 in all its glory.
Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
Posted by Reeve at 08:35 AM EST
AC Complete NA Cover Art, Creators Speak, Collectables Update
Joystiq has posted the North American cover art for Advent Children Complete, which shows Cloud and Sephiroth going head to head against a Midgar/Edge backdrop. AC Complete comes out in North America on June 2nd.
Meanwhile, the Unofficial Final Fantasy Site has posted details from an interview with key members of AC Complete's staff, where they discuss how this film differs from the original Advent Children. Among the changes are more blood for the fight sequences, additional scenes showing people suffering from Geostigma, and a tweaked final attack for Cloud. The animated version of "Case of Denzel" is also briefly discussed.
Finally, Square Enix Products recently emailed customers to announce new items arriving at their North American store soon. Among them are a Static Arts PVC statue of Sephiroth on April 17th, and the second wave of Kingdom Hearts Play Arts—which features Cloud, Sephiroth, and Halloween Town Sora—on April 24th.
Monday, April 13th, 2009
Posted by Reeve at 09:59 AM EST
The Compilation of FFVII: Done for Now
We have reported before about key individuals at Square Enix saying that the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII has not yet ended, hinting at more entries in the franchise without giving any specific details. Now, the producer of Advent Children Complete has said that this release, which goes on sale in Japan this Thursday, marks the Compilation's "end for now". This quote supports Tetsuya Nomura's earlier statement: "We do have an idea for the next Compilation, and for the time being, that's all we can say. It won't start up anytime soon."
Source: 1UP - Compilation Of Final Fantasy VII "Over For Now"
Saturday, April 11th, 2009
Posted by CloudANDTidus at 07:47 PM EST
Importing Final Fantasy VII International on PSN
Yesterday Square-Enix surprised gamers by breaking their long standing stance against rereleasing games on digital distribution services when they made Final Fantasy VII International available on the Japanese PlayStation Network store. While we can only hope that this will be followed by the US and European release in the future, you can "import" the game from the Japanese store today. This is possible with with any PS3 or PSP system (they are region free) and can be achieved by following our step by step guide. Please take note that Final Fantasy VII International has no English language text before considering this purchase.
Friday, April 10th, 2009
Posted by Reeve at 05:48 PM EST
AC Complete Launch Party
Cheers to our friends over at the Unofficial Final Fantasy Site for reporting on the launch party that Square Enix held in Japan for Advent Children Complete, which goes on sale in Japan next Thursday. This event included a screening of the film as well as a look at the FFXIII demo. There were also several FFVII-related displays, some of which have apparently been recycled from the 10th Anniversary Gallery.
UFFS' writeup, as well as several photos from the event, can be found here.
Posted by Reeve at 09:11 AM EST
Final Fantasy VII International Now Available Through PSN
Here's some promising news for those hoping for a rerelease of Final Fantasy VII: the Japanese PlayStation Network has made Final Fantasy VII International available for the price of ¥1,500. This download is playable on both the PS3 and PSP.
FFVII International is the US version of the original FFVII, but in Japanese. It is also notable for its having included a fourth disk, which contains bonus materials such as comprehensive image galleries and video clips showing early builds of FFVII.
Square Enix has released other PS1 games on Japan's PlayStation Network before, including cult classics Einhänder and Xenogears, but as far as I know, this marks the first time a Final Fantasy has shown up on the service. Unfortunately, no Square Enix PS1 games are currently available on either the North American or European PSN, but we certainly hope that this will change in the near future.
Source: Kotaku - Play Final Fantasy VII On Your PS3... Now!
Saturday, April 4th, 2009
Posted by Reeve at 06:07 PM EST
Dissidia NA Official Site Launches
Square Enix's North American website for Dissidia: Final Fantasy has moved from teaser mode to fully-functional site. Amongst the content now available at said site are a brief story synopsis; character profiles for the FFI, FFII, and FFIII heroes and villains; the trailer we posted about in yesterday's update; and a wallpaper download.
You may visit the site here. I've seen a lot of Square's dedicated game sites over the years, and this is easily one of the best-looking they've ever done; check it out!
Friday, April 3rd, 2009
Posted by Reeve at 12:55 PM EST
New Dissidia Trailer
A new trailer for Dissidia: Final Fantasy, and the first full one for the US release, is now online. This trailer shows no gameplay, but instead serves as an FMV-heavy introduction to Dissidia's story. Check it out here.
Wednesday, April 1st, 2009
Posted by Reeve at 10:23 AM EST
FFVII 10th Anniversary Ultimania Getting Revised Edition
PSP Hyper reports that the Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania, previously released only with the limited-edition version of the FFVII Potion, will be seeing a revised standalone edition. Along with updated information about the FFVII franchise, new features include an interview with Cloud Strife voice actor Takahiro Sakurai and additional artwork.
This Japanese-language book will be released alongside Advent Children Complete on April 16th and will sell for ¥1900 (or the tax-included price of ¥1995 for residents of Japan). Amazon.co.jp and CDJapan are currently taking preorders.