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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.

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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.

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Fantasy Zone 2 is next for Sega 3D Classics

Fantasy Zone 2: The Tears of Opa-Opa is the next game that will get the Sega 3D Classics treatment on 3DS, joining the likes of Sonic the Hedgehog, Ecco the Dolphin, Super-Hang On, Space Harrier and the original Fantasy Zone. Like its predecessor,…
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Final Fantasy creator to reveal new project at Japan Expo 2014

Three years after the debut of The Last Story, Mistwalker’s tragically underplayed Wii roleplaying epic, Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi will debut his next project at Paris’ Japan Expo 2014. Mistwalker’s announcement offers no hints as to…
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Final Fantasy Artniks Dive says pick a card, any card

If Square-Enix has learned anything, it’s that games where Cloud from Final Fantasy VII can somehow interact with Tidus from Final Fantasy X will always lure in a few players. Final Fantasy Artniks Dive, due out this summer on Japanese iOS and…
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Final Fantasy Creator Hironobu Sakaguchi To Unveil New Project

At the upcoming Japan Expo in Paris, France, the legendary game designer Hironobu Sakaguchi will be showing off a surprise new project.

Sakaguchi left Square in 2001 and formed a new studio named Mistwalker. At Mistwalker, he's overseen the development of the excellent RPGs Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, and The Last Story.

Sakaguchi will be speaking next Wednesday at Paris Expo, which is held at the Paris-Nord Villepente Exhibition Center outside of Paris.

[Source: Japan Expo via Destructoid]


Our Take:
Anytime a designer as well known as Sakaguchi announces a new project, it's new. It will be interesting to see if it's a traditional console project or in the mobile or free-to-play markets.

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Trademark Filing Points To Final Fantasy Explorers Releasing In U.S.

A new Final Fantasy game subtitled Explorers is coming to Japan, but a recent trademark filing hints that the game may be heading to the United States, too.

The game was recently unveiled in in the Japanese magazine, Jump. It's a 3DS action title where players team up in groups of four to travel a world fighting enemies and searching for crystals, which sounds similar to the GameCube game Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, pictured above.

The U.S. trademark for Explorers was spotted by Nintendo Everything, and it hints that the game could be coming to Europe as well.

[Source: Nintendo Everything, CVG]

 

Our Take
I'd be more surprised if Square Enix didn't want to bring a four-player Final Fantasy action game to North America. If the game truly is similar to Crystal Chronicles, that would be interesting, too. The original release had real potential to be fun, but the hardware requirements to take full advantage of its experience (four Game Boy Advances and four link cables) were limiting. Bringing a similar game to 3DS has the potential to offer an experience close to the one many didn't get to see when Crystal Chronicles released in 2004.

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