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A Closer Look At Combat In Final Fantasy Type-0

The fast-paced, real-time combat of Type-0 may not be what series fans are accustomed to, but then again, this isn't a typical Final Fantasy game. Square Enix's latest trailer goes into detail about the battle system, giving a brief overview of mechanics like magic, summoning, and how to revive fallen party members.

In the video below (which is loosely framed like a fake news report), you can see how the gameplay in Final Fantasy Type-0 HD unfolds. It's a far cry from the turn-based system that old-school fans know, but the game's story and world seem right at home in the Final Fantasy universe. If the visuals look a little rough, remember that this was originally a PSP title that is now seeing release on both PS4 and Xbox One.

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If the video has you intrigued, read up on what to expect from Final Fantasy Type-0 based on our hands-on impressions.

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Joystiq Discussions: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and the deliceous typo

Everyone makes mistakes. Chances are that in the process of writing this I’ve misspelled a word, mucked up my punctuation or grammar, at least once. Language is a tricky beast, make no mistake! The beauty of publishing on the Internet, though, is tha…
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Hear Classical Piano Arrangements Made Up On The Spot From The Last Of Us, Castlevania, And Final Fantasy

Talented pianist Sonya Belousova continues to churn out impressive piano arrangements of familiar video game themes she's never heard before.

Belousova doesn't appear to be much of a gamer, evidenced by her general unfamiliarity with the assorted video games themes she's tasked with playing, but it doesn't matter – she only needs to hear a little bit of a track to return an impressive re-imagining of basically any theme. Below you will find some of her most recent works.

Castlevania – Bloody Tears
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Final Fantasy VI – Cele's Theme
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The Last of Us
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For more form Belousova, follow the links for her Tetris and Street Fighter themes, as well as more on the spot arrangements.

Thanks to Jonathan Martin for the news tip!

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Listen To An Exclusive Final Fantasy Track From Legacy Sessions Studio Album

It’s always a joy when we can feature great adaptations of popular video game music. The latest is a studio album featuring 12 arrangements from the PlayStation and Nintendo 64 era.

Legacy Sessions: GAME Generation 5 features original arrangements by Casey Ormond, Nicole Brady, Tristan Coelho, and a guitar duo called With Ether. Selections include Super Mario 64, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and Metal Gear Solid:

  1. Final Fantasy VII
  2. The Curse of Monkey Island & Grim Fandango
  3. Super Mario 64 & The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  4. Pokémon (Blue, Red, Yellow)
  5. Super Mario 64
  6. Chrono Cross
  7. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  8. Silent Hill
  9. Final Fantasy Tactics
  10. Final Fantasy IX
  11. Metal Gear Solid
  12. Grandia (ft. With Ether)

We have an exclusive track featuring a medley of music from Final Fantasy VII to share with you.

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Beyond Generation 5, producer Demetri Potiris hopes to feature music from the 8-bit and 16-bit eras. The album is available via Loudr and iTunes now for $ 12. 

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Former pro League of Legends team opens wallets to fantasy eSports

Former League of Legends team Vulcun started a new fantasy eSports website, offering a $ 250,000 prize pool for League of Legends spectators. Much like other fantasy sports such as baseball and football, players participate in daily challenges by sele…
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What’s Combat In Final Fantasy XV Going To Be Like?


One of the big questions regarding Final Fantasy XV is “How’s the combat going to work?”

MP won’t be used in the standard fashion in Final Fantasy XV to cast all those Firagas, but instead will fuel many special systems that tie into the core of combat.

Kotaku has some interesting details and summations regarding the combat system coming to the long-anticipated Square Enix title.

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Mevius Final Fantasy to suffer from amnesia on iPhone, Android

There are fresh Final Fantasy games to play or look forward to on most gaming platforms, and Square Enix is looking to expand its RPG portfolio with Mevius Final Fantasy on Android and iPhone. Touted as a “full-scale, high-quality RPG,” Mevius FF is …
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Red hot PS4 coming to Japan with Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

It’s not exactly red-nosed, but we’d say Japan’s new PS4 glows. The red-and-black system is coming to the country on March 19, 2015 alongside HD-ified action-RPG Final Fantasy Type 0.

Sony unveiled the new livery over the weekend, and today it becam…
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Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, And Other Tracks Coming To Theatrhythm Final Fantasy In Japan

Some non-Final Fantasy music tracks are heading to Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call – in Japan, at least.

News of the DLC comes from dengekionline, which was translated by Siliconera. The DLC songs, which includes tracks from Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy Type-0, the SaGa series, Secret of Mana, and Chrono Trigger, release in Japan on December 24. There's no word yet on whether these tracks will come to North America yet.

You can see the list of promised tracks below:

  • Ultima – Final Fantasy XIV
  • Hard to Miss – Final Fantasy XIV
  • Zero – Final Fantasy Type-0
  • Opening Titles – Romancing SaGa 2
  • Passionate Rhythm – Romancing SaGa –Minstrel Song-
  • Battle #4 – SaGa Frontier
  • Meridian Dance – Secret of Mana
  • Chrono Trigger – Chrono Trigger

We're big fans of Chrono Trigger 'round these parts, and you can learn
why by reading the aptly titled feature Why We Love Chrono Trigger, by heading here.

[Source: dengekionline.com, via Siliconera, Joystiq]

 

Our Take
I doubt few would complain about these tracks coming to North America, and I imagine no one would complain about a dedicated Theatrhythm Chrono Trigger. I would especially like to see the track below be featured in a rhythm game. That take on the Chrono Trigger theme comes from the album The Brink of Time, which composer Yasunori Mitsuda was fully involved with.

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Reader Discussion: Final Fantasy XV Or Kingdom Hearts III?

Perhaps it's unfair to make a judgement call based on how little we know about each game, but which one are you more excited about?

They're arguably the two most anticipated titles on the way from Square Enix, and the two seem to be overlapping more and more. Where Kingdom Hearts began by borrowing characters from the Final Fantasy universes, the Final Fantasy series (based on the recent trailers) seems to be borrowing mechanics from Kingdom Hearts with its action gameplay and environment traversal.

Which one are you most excited to play?

For more on Final Fantasy XV, you can head here to see the latest trailer. For more on Kingdom Hearts III, head here.

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