Friday, July 31st, 2009
Posted by Reeve at 07:44 AM EST
Rumor Mill: Square Enix's "VII Days" Teaser Site
Square Enix has launched a new teaser site with the words "VII DAYS" and a countdown timer, seemingly promising a reveal on August 7th.
The rumor mill has started, as Destructoid and other sites are speculating a Final Fantasy VII remake. However, the font used for the text is not the classic Final Fantasy font, nor does it resemble the ones used for the Compilation's various logos. There is also the fact that the numerical countdown timer only includes hours, minutes, and seconds; the "VII" seems to be part of the timer itself (if it reads "VI DAYS" tomorrow [Tokyo time], then this is most certainly the case).
At the moment, it could be almost anything, including an entirely new IP. Of course, if it does turn out to be a new FFVII-related project, we'll keep you all informed.
Source: Destructoid - Could new Squenix teaser promise a Final Fantasy VII remake?
ETA: Thanks to our visitors in the comments for verifying the VII's role as part of the countdown clock. Also, a reader at Kotaku discovered two pieces of artwork buried in the site's code, which are pictured here. Right now, Kotaku speculates it's a port of arcade title Lord of Vermillion and/or a game called Gyromancer. Either way, it looks like the old FFVII remake rumor has been dealt another blow.
Friday, July 17th, 2009
Posted by Reeve at 08:41 PM EST
Dissidia Demo Arrives Next Week
Thanks to FF7Eleven on the Forums for posting the news that a demo of Dissidia Final Fantasy will be hitting the North American PlayStation Store on Thursday, July 23rd. This demo will be available until the game's ship date, August 25th.
Source: QJ.NET - Dissidia demo coming this month (via FFVII Citadel Forums)
Saturday, July 4th, 2009
Posted by Reeve at 08:32 AM EST
Europe Gets Dissidia Release Date, Lavish Special Edition
Square Enix's European branch has announced that Dissidia Final Fantasy will be available in PAL territories starting September 4th, not long after the North American release. In addition, a collector's edition with plenty of extras will also go on sale in PAL-land that day; along with the game itself, this bundle includes special clamshell packaging, a soundtrack mini-cd, a hardcover artbook, a mini strategy guide, and two exclusive lithographs.
Source: PSP World - Dissidia European Release Date and Special Edition