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The running animations in Final Fantasy XIV are my everything

As someone who proclaimed that they didn’t like MMORPGs anymore, I’ve somehow slipped into Final Fantasy XIV. Everyone says it gets really good eventually, so I’m standing resolute in the face of many a fetch quest to reach this famed ray of light. Progress is slow, though. Not slow as in, “I’m taking my time”, but slow as in, “I cannot stop creating characters, help me”. Seriously, help me. Right now my progress towards that light is slow because I cannot stop running. Let me explain. Read more

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Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster may come to other platforms if there’s “enough demand”

By Dom Peppiatt 20 July 2021 11:00 GMT Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster could eventually come to PC and consoles if there’s enough demand, a Q&A released by Square Enix has revealed.When the Pixel Remaster series was first announced, the internet reacted in collective joy – then horror – as publisher Square Enix revealed that they would only be available on mobile platforms.The games, which come with gameplay improvements, auto-battle options, modernized UI, a rearranged soundtrack, and more, seem like a nice modern way to enjoy the classic titles, so Final Fantasy enthusiasts around the world seemed fairly miffed when Square…

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Square Enix Humble Bundle sale offers up to 85 percent off

By Jessica Reyes 19 July 2021 20:38 GMT Have you ever wanted a super sale on Square Enix titles? Well, Humble Bundle is currently hosting a Square Enix publisher sale for up to 85% percent off select games. However, as a heads up, many of the most popular titles are actually closer to 50 to 60% off. Discounted games include a respectable number of well-known names including Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and even the infamous Balan Wonderworld.Final Fantasy 7 is noticeably absent, but not without other games to make up for it. Square was especially generous with the Final Fantasy…

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It looks like we’re getting a Final Fantasy 14 cookbook later this year

Yep, you read that right. It looks like Insight Editions will be publishing a cookbook titled The Ultimate Final Fantasy 14 Cookbook, which will include various recipes inspired by the in-game world of Eorzea.Thanks to the eagle eyes of Wario64 on Twitter (via Siliconera), we’ve had an early peek at an as-yet-unannounced Final Fantasy 14 cookbook. The Simon & Schuster listing is still live, though it’s been altered from Wario64’s initial screenshot and now simply refers to a “licensed video game cookbook” instead of a Final Fantasy 14 one, specifically.As per Wario64’s screenshots, the book will include a foreword written by game director Naoki Yoshida, and it’ll…

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Marvel’s Avengers DLC, War for Wakanda, gets some cool concept art

By Dom Peppiatt 11 July 2021 15:24 GMT Crystal Dynamics has revealed some new concept art for the Marvel’s Avengers expansion, War For Wakanda, that shows off more of the area and sets the scene for the upcoming DLC offering.If you’ve been waiting patiently to hear more information about the War for Wakanda DLC that was detailed for the game back at the Square Enix showcase at E3 2021, you’re in luck: the developer has shown a set of concept art for the expansion that shows off more of the setting after its latest “Updates with the Devs” livestream.In the images below…

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Don’t expect to see Final Fantasy 16 at Tokyo Game Show 2021

If you were hoping to see Final Fantasy 16 at Tokyo Game Show later this year, we’ve got some bad news for you: it looks like Square Enix won’t be ready to show it off.During a special livestream dedicated to Final Fantasy 14 on Friday, Naoki Yoshida – director of Final Fantasy 14 and producer on Final Fantasy 16 – explained that the developer would like to show more of the upcoming game at Tokyo Game Show, but will likely be unable to due to not meeting development deadlines (via Aitai Kimochi).“We really want to show something for Tokyo Game Show 2021, but we probably…

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Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series of Final Fantasy 1-3 will be released on July 28

By Stephany Nunneley 30 June 2021 20:04 GMT The first three entries in the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series will be released on July 28.Square Enix announced the release date today for the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series, entires one through three.Watch on YouTubeOn July 28, through Steam and on mobile, you will be able to acquire Final Fantasy 1-3 with pixel-perfect makeovers.You can also expect gameplay improvements, auto-battle options, modernized UI, a rearranged soundtrack, and extras such as a bestiary, illustration gallery, and a music player which will allow further immersion into the game world.This will be the first time FF1…

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Marvel’s Avengers will permanently allow doubling up heroes in multiplayer

Marvel’s Avengers recently gave a longer look at its upcoming War For Wakanda expansion coming in August, but Square Enix have now updated their roadmap with additional plans for July’s update. Mega Hives are going multiplayer and players will now be able to suit up as the same hero in multiplayer as well. No more quarreling over Thor’s hammer, then. Read more

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Nier Reincarnation launches in the West in July

By Dom Peppiatt 28 June 2021 19:33 GMT Nier Reincarnation, the mobile RPG spin-off coming to Android and iOS, will launch later this month – and you can get bonus items if you pre-register.The game, developed by Applibo and published by Square Enix, will launch on July 28 (thanks, IGN). As per the site’s announcement, pre-registering on the App Store and Google Play will grant you bonus Gems in the final game that you will be able to spend on in-game summons.For every additional 100,000 players that register, the number of Gems will go up. So it looks like we’re…

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Legend of Mana HD Remaster review: a faithful, gorgeous recreation of a PS1 classic – warts and all

Square Enix’s methodology for remastering Legend of Mana is an admirable one, retaining much of what made the original game special – even where it won’t hold up great in 2021.Watch on YouTubeOf all the companies with a lavish back catalogue of classics to use and abuse, Square Enix seems to be one of those most confidently diving into its old work. We’ve seen bare-bones ports of the PS2 Kingdom Hearts games, previously unlocalized Japanese versions like Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age, and of course lore-bending, earth-shattering remakes as with Final Fantasy 7. But a contender for the best…

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Marvel’s Avengers Update Leaks Your IP Address

If you’ve downloaded the latest Marvel’s Avengers update with plans to stream your epic battle against A.I.M. Scientist Supreme Monica Rappaccini, maybe wait until Square Enix fixes the issue that’s making players’ IP addresses float around the screen during gameplay.

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Stranger of Paradise uses Final Fantasy 1 as a motif rather than being “directly connected to the game”

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin’s concept is based on Final Fantasy 1, but is a story all its own.Speaking in an interview with Weekly Famitsu, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin’s creative producer Tetsuya Nomura, producer Jin Hujiwara, and director Daisuke Inoue spoke about the game, and how it’s using the original Final Fantasy as a motif.Watch on YouTubeAccording to Nomura, the game is based on Final Fantasy 1, where at the end of which, you learn who the Warriors of Light really are and where they came from.In Stranger of Paradise, Jack and his friends are under the impression they…

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake appears in a hidden Epic Store product listing

I know a lot of us are still jealous of the shiny Final Fantasy 7 Remake that landed exclusively on the PS4 last year. Us PC folks have held out hope it would come our way even though Square Enix had nothing to say when FF7R’s PS4 exclusivity ended in April this year. The new PS5 upgraded version called Intergrade just launched this month too, also without mention of a snazzy PC port to match. There’s still no word. Not officially, anyway. There is a convincing new leak by way of a hidden Epic Games Store listing that specifically mentions…