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Final Fantasy V Now Available On Amazon Appstore

Final Fantasy V has conquered another platform. You can now play Final Fantasy V on your Kindle Fire.

The game has been available on App Store and Google Play Store (and a few other platforms) for some time, but this is the first time it is available on the Amazon Appstore. You can grab the game here for $ 15.99.

For more on the game's re-release, check out out the press release on page two.

 

Our Take
It's a bit pricey compared to other downloadable titles, but it is a classic after all.


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New The Ivalice Alliance Trailer revealed for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call

A new trailer was released today by Square Enix for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call. Entitled The Ivalice Alliance Trailer, the video showcases music that takes place in the land of Ivalice. This world was featured in both Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy XII, titles that shared themes about political machinations, the regencies of kings and princesses, and dark truths that are begging to be uncovered. Check it:

Those little chocobos fill my heart with joy. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call is due out on September 16th. Anyone feeling the rhythm with this portable music simulator?


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Level 5′s Fantasy Life becomes reality in Europe next month

Finally, Fantasy Life is confirmed for Europe with a regional release date of September 24. Don’t let the proximity of finally to fantasy in that opening sentence mislead you, the 3DS RPG is a Level-5 joint, even if it does feature music by Nobuo…
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Indie developer Swordtales working on dark fantasy epic Toren

 

Earlier this week, indie games publisher Versus Evil announced they were picking up Brazilian development team Swordtales to bring their game, Toren, to Windows, Mac, and PlayStation4 users early next year.  The game has already been successfully recognized at a number of games festivals, including being awarded Best PC Game at the 2011 E-Games Awards.

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Toren is an immersive puzzle/adventure game in which the player guides a lonely girl called Moonchild on a dangerous journey to discover the mysteries of the tower known as Toren.  The game’s story is built around an epic poem, and touches on existential questions and deep concepts in an attempt to let the players take an introspective look as they journey through the game.  Also, the game has a dragon, and who doesn’t love dragons?  Swordtales formed in 2011 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and Toren is one of the first games supported by the Brazilian Cultural Incentive Law.  On working with Versus Evil to launch the game, Swordtales producer Vitor Severo Leães states “Toren is the biggest project of our lives and we have been independently developing it for three years.  A big concern for us was finding a publishing partner for the game, one that understood how we operated and had the experience to help us launch the game successfully. We found the ideal partner in Versus Evil and are looking forward to working closely with them.”

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Versus Evil is an indie-focused game publisher interested in working with developers for all platforms.  They have helped successfully bring to light games from a number studios, including Stoic’s The Banner Saga, which we previously reported on.  “Toren is a great example of the type of game we look to partner with,” said Steve Escalante, general manager of Versus Evil. “It’s a unique, exciting, and beautiful game with a story that truly captivates the player. The Swordtales team has done a great job in developing this magical world and we’re thrilled to be partnering with them. We look forward to sharing more information in the months to come and to finally releasing Toren to gamers across the globe.”

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Look for Toren to be released in early 2015, and check out the game’s trailer from the Independent Games Festival last year below.  For more information on Toren, check out the game’s website here.

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Fantasy Flight Bringing XCOM To The Tabletop This Year

The melding of digital and tabletop isn’t a new phenomenon, as anyone who has played Scene-It or one of the many VHS-based “interactive board games” will recall. As tablets become more common though, the experiences have started to mature.

We’ve seen the blend of these two mediums in titles like Harebrained Schemes’ Kickstarted Golem Arcana. Now, 2K Games, Firaxis, and Fantasy Flight are taking advantage of the concept for XCOM: The Board Game.

In addition to the board, cards, and pieces representing UFOs, Interceptors, and XCOM troops, the game is managed in part on a tablet (or via an online tool). The free app is responsible for executing the alien invasion and responding to your actions. The idea is to create an feeling similar to the critically lauded XCOM: Enemy Unknown without exactly duplicating it.

It also enables a team of players to tackle the game at three different difficulty levels. The concept takes the cooperative nature of games like Arkham Horror, which use a system of card draws and “programmed” enemy movement, in a new direction.

Each player will take on a unique role: commander, chief scientist, central officer, and squad leader. Each takes on a specialist role, responsible for part of the team’s operations.

Fantasy Flight will release the game at retail during the holiday season this year. For an in-depth look at the game, check out a preview in the September 2014 issue.

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Square Enix squashes Final Fantasy Type-0 fan translation

Publisher Square Enix has issued a cease and desist order to a romhacker calling his or herself “Sky,” effectively ending work on an English-language patch for the PSP’s Japan-exclusive Final Fantasy Type-0.

“Unfortunately I’m forced to remove my…
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Final Fantasy Record Keeper relives the series’ battles for mobile

Square Enix revealed Final Fantasy Record Keeper today, a new mobile game that remixes memorable battles from the popular RPG series. The game is in development by DeNA for iOS and Android, and has players clearing dungeons that represent individual…
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Video: Understanding the successful relaunch of Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn director Naoki Yoshida speaks candidly at GDC 2014 about how Square Enix stumbled when launching their second big MMORPG — and how it found its footing. …


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Don’t Miss: Let’s revisit Final Fantasy X! Anyone?

Games remember who we were when we played them. Leigh Alexander revisits Final Fantasy X — and puzzles over the lost heyday of big Japanese roleplaying games. …


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Final Fantasy Explorers sets off in Japan this winter

Square Enix announced it’s bringing mulitplayer 3DS RPG Final Fantasy Explorers to Japan sometime this winter. The publisher showcased the upcoming game at the start of today’s Japan-only Nintendo Direct broadcast, which you can replay here.

First…
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