Tuesday, September 27th, 2005
Posted by Reeve at 10:16 PM EST
The Inscription on Jenova's Helmet page under Secrets & Mysteries now contains details on the helmet as it appears in Advent Children and Last Order. Also updated today is the FFVII Name Origins page, for a new entry; the AC Characters page, for an added pink ribbon location; and the AC FAQ, for the North American release date.
Posted by Reeve at 08:21 AM EST
FFVII Production Art, Advent Children on Cable?
Jen0va99 over at our affiliate Adventchildren_ has posted some amazing scans from the recently published Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega, including numerous pieces of production artwork. Among the art included are early sketches of Cloud, an alternate color scheme for Yuffie's outfit, and production drawings of Bizarro Sephiroth and Safer Sephiroth. If you're at all interested in the history and/or the making of FFVII, be sure to check them out!
Also on Adventchildren_, Satora-chan has posted news that a commercial for Advent Children is now airing in the United States. Apparently, this ad, which has been seen on either Starz or Encore, is a previously-released trailer. Will AC be airing on one of these cable channels? We hope to have more info soon.
Friday, September 23rd, 2005
Posted by Reeve at 08:38 PM EST
OFFICIAL U.S. Release Date for Advent Children
Thanks once again to Trevman77 for verifying the U.S. release date for both the DVD and UMD for Advent Children as November 29, 2005. The DVD suggested retail price is $26.96, while the one for the UMD is two dollars higher. A listing of some of the featured extras in the two-disk DVD set can be found in our previous update. For the record, this information comes from a video rental industry magazine, and thus is very much an official source. Mark your calendars!
In the meantime, AC has been doing very well in Japan, as 93% of the first run of the various DVD and UMD editions have been sold, for a total of 421,000 copies-- and that's just in the first week! Thanks goes out to CloudANDTidus for this info.
Tuesday, September 20th, 2005
Posted by Reeve at 08:27 PM EST
Possible U.S. Release Date for Advent Children
Thanks goes to Trevman77 on the Forums for posting the date that the Advent Children DVD will be hitting U.S. stores. For the record, this date is November 29, 2005. Please be aware that this date has not yet been confirmed by official sources, but if/when it is, we'll post about it as soon as possible.
In addition to the release date, Trevman77 has also included some info about the extras, which include "Reminiscence of FF7" (a story digest), "The Distance" (a making-of featurette), film festival footage, a sneak peak at the upcoming Compilation games, and trailers. The suggested retail price is $26.96.
Sunday, September 18th, 2005
Posted by Reeve at 02:20 PM EST
Huge Update: Advent Children, Before Crisis, More
Yes, I'm back, and as promised, I've brought a great deal of new content with me, mostly for the Compilation of FFVII section.
Thursday, September 15th, 2005
Posted by Seb at 03:55 PM EST
Nomura on FF7 remake
In an interview with 1UP, Tetsuya Nomura, the character designer on Final Fantasy VII, fanned the rumours of a FF7 remake by alluding to his desire to work on one. Rumours and expectations have been higher than ever since the PS3 Technical Demo was screened at E3 and Nomura's statements are the among the first indication of any remake even being considered.
Fans shouldn't get too excited however. No official statements, announcements or confirmations have been made at all and Nomura himself admitted that he would be unable to work on such a project for quite some time due to other commitments.
Thanks go to memory to ZacK from the forums for the 1UP link.
Posted by Seb at 08:54 AM EST
It has been revealed that a book entitled 'Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Prologue' was released on the 14th of September priced at 1000 Yen. The book is said to include interviews as well as the entire 'On The Way To A Smile' short story.
The book can be found here.
Thanks go to Sephiroth OWA from the forums for pointing this out to us.
Monday, September 5th, 2005
Posted by Seb at 09:41 PM EST
Official Novelisation revealed
A Novelisation focusing on events prior to Advent Children has been made available on the official Japanese AC website.
The story is titled 'On the Way to a Smile' and appears to revolve around the character of Denzel. Focusing as it does on Denzel and revealing things such as the identities of his parents, it could be assumed to be the story of Denzel at this early stage. However, with only a few loosely drafted translations circulating, details of the novel remain sparse until more accurate translations of the Kanji become available. Watch this space!
Thanks go out to Digital Holocaust for the link and information!