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NovemberEdit

Yuna returns to the conflict in Dissidia Final Fantasy NTEdit

November 10th by Vapor Rub

During the 3rd anniversary event of the arcade version of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, Yuna was revealed as the next playable character for the arcade and consoles, and is set to be released in December 2018.

As in Dissidia 012, she retains her role as a summoner, with Valefor being the only aeon she summons fully into battle, others manifesting their abilities through summoning glyphs seen in Final Fantasy X.

She's available as part of the game's Season Pass along with Vayne Solidor, Locke Cole, Rinoa Heartilly, Kam'lanaut and an unannounced male character to be revealed next year.

Addtionally, a number of new rearranged music tracks were revealed, as well as a new stage based off the final battle where Shinryu is fought.

Lastly, a new free version of Dissidia NT was announced, where a certain number of characters are available to play until the next rotation is added. The option to permanently buy a new character along with weapons and costumes is also available.

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Hajime Tabata has left Square Enix; majority of the planned DLC for Final Fantasy XV has been cancelledEdit

November 9 by Vapor Rub

In the recent Final Fantasy XV Special Program [1], Global Brand Director Akio Ofuji announced due to internal directorial changes made within the company, the majority of the "Dawn of the Future" DLC episodes have been cancelled, specifically referring to Episode Aranea, Episode Lunafreya, and Episode Noctis.

Ofuji also made the announcement that Hajime Tabata has resigned from Square Enix following the previously mentioned change in the company, which has resulted in a record loss of profitability.[2]

In spite of this, Episode Ardyn is still in development and planned for release on March 2019. Additionally, a number of other collaborations have been announced, including an anime prelude to Episode Ardyn, and a Final Fantasy XIV crossover event in December 2018.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKb9QLe5ZoU

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia to withdraw from Belgium amid loot-crate controversyEdit

November 6 by Swordzmanp236 (talk)

Per in-game broadcast, Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia has announced that it will be withdrawn from the Belgium market effective December 19, 2018. Belgian gaming regulations are presumed responsible, as the country has adopted strict anti-gambling laws in recent years that have yet to provide clear guidance on gacha and other loot-crate practices. Belgian players will not be able to continue play after a scheduled major update on the indicated date.

The notice given appears to be voluntary, and should not impact players in other territories currently serviced by DFFOO. Players in Belgium have been advised to exhaust all currency acquired prior to end-of-service.

Final Fantasy XV Special Program broadcasting November 7Edit

November 2nd by Keltainentoukokuu

Square Enix will broadcast a pre-recorded Final Fantasy XV Special Program on November 7 at 8:00 p.m. PT / 11:00 p.m. ET / November 8 at 4:00 a.m. UTC / 13:00 JST. It will be live on YouTube. The broadcast will deliver news on Final Fantasy XV developments and introduce initiatives to celebrate the game’s two-year anniversary.

OctoberEdit

Insomnia added to Dissidia Final Fantasy NTEdit

October 19th by Keltainentoukokuu

Insomnia from Final Fantasy XV has been added as a stage for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. The arena is the outside of the Citadel. Its night version has the thirteen Lucii watching over the arena.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper posts fix for 2019 Apple flagshipsEdit

October 3 by Swordzmanp236 (talk)

Earlier today, Square Enix and DeNA Games published a critical update for the 3 1/2-year-old Final Fantasy Record Keeper. The new client, version 5.8.5, is primarily a troubleshooting release, and fixes issues on the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max that were reported two weeks ago. However, neither publisher has declared full support of iOS 12.0. As such, both partners are asking users to continue to defer the update if at all possible.

This is a follow-up to a story posted September 21

SeptemberEdit

Kingdom Hearts series to employ dubstepper Skrillex, Utada Hikaru for title trackEdit

September 28 by Swordzmanp236 (talk)

The Twitterverse received news from the Kingdom Hearts franchise that American electronic composer Sonny John "Skrillex" Moore and Japanese songstress Utada Hikaru will be collaborating on the title track "Face My Fears" for the forthcoming third game in the franchise.

According to the Tweet, Moore is also a fan of the franchise.

New collaboration events in Final Fantasy XVEdit

September 25 by Keltainentoukokuu

The patch released today for all platforms (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC) includes crossover content that was announced during Tokyo Game Show on Sunday. A new quest appears in the player's quest log from chapter 5 onwards where Noctis Noctis goes on an adventure with Sarah from Hironobu Sakaguchi's Terra World series. The crossover content also includes cosmetic items for Final Fantasy XV: Comrades and music tracks for the in-game music player from Shadow of the Tomb Raider and the mobile game DJ Nobunaga. Terra Wars is an upcoming mobile game by Mistwalker.

FINAL FANTASY XV – Terra Wars Collaboration-0

FINAL FANTASY XV – Terra Wars Collaboration-0

Final Fantasy VIII 20th anniversary event coming to Mobius Final FantasyEdit

September 23 by Keltainentoukokuu

Mobius final Fantasy will have a Final Fantasy VIII collaboration event to celebrate the latter's 20th anniversary. The event happens in the Japanese version this winter and comes to the global version in 2019. The event features an original story from the team behind Final Fantasy VIII.

「メビウスFF」×「FFVIII」コラボ ティザートレーラー

「メビウスFF」×「FFVIII」コラボ ティザートレーラー

Another #DissidiaFFOO early-release poll up: will it be Sephy, Rydia, or Cid the pilot?Edit

September 21 by Swordzmanp236 (talk)

Time to flex those trigger-fingers again, as @DissidiaFFOO debates another early arrival. Get over there and vote for your favorite!

UPDATE: With a total of over 8,000 votes submitted, Sephiroth is all but a lock with 59%, Rydia with 31%, and Cid with 10%.

SIE rips Nintendo playbook with PlayStation Classic; Final Fantasy VII makes list of gamesEdit

September 19 by Swordzmanp236 (talk)

Sony is making plans to release a replica PSX December 3. The device includes 20 titles in its library, including the revered Final Fantasy VII.

The device follows two similar compilations by rival Nintendo Company, Ltd., and will retail at US$99.99.

(Via @PlayStation on Twitter and PS.Blog)


Get your scissors, win a Nintendo Switch in Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition cutout snapfestEdit

September 18 by Swordzmanp236 (talk)

The Final Fantasy XV social team has posted a series of paper figures in their most recent Tweet. Print and pose with the hashtag #FFXVPocketContest for a shot at a Nintendo Switch console.

Apple turns speed-bumped iPhones, Apple Watch loose, but budget tier delayedEdit

September 14 by Swordzmanp236 (talk)

This week's annual release event from Apple brought a slew of big-screen phones and a new Apple Watch to the 2019 lineup, replacing the 2018 iPhone X and iPhone 8 families with more refined edge-to-edge designs and beefier specs across the line. Pre-orders for the iPhone Xs and the iPhone Xs Max begin today, and will ship next week. iOS 12 is also slated to launch September 17 for all models from the 5s forward.

However, this event also marked the immediate discontinuation of the iPhone SE and iPhone 6s lines, to be replaced with a cut-down iPhone 7. The mid-tier iPhone XR, also announced, will be delayed until at least October 26.

Per current policies regarding new hardware and software, it is expected that Square Enix will advise owners of 2019 iOS devices upon release, and will advise on iOS 12 in the near future.

UPDATE (Sep 17): iOS 12, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5 are now live for all eligible devices, adding a host of refinements and features over previous versions, including automatic upgrades and per-app time-tracking.

UPDATE (Sep 21): Square Enix and partners are investigating reports of bugs and other incompatibilities on 2019 iPhones. We will continue to track these issues and follow up in a future article.

Updated September 15 with correct release date for XR model.
Updated September 17 with live iOS 12 info.
Updated September 21 with advisory data from Square Enix mobile games

More Final Fantasy titles announced for Winter 2018 and 2019; classic titles coming to Nintendo and Microsoft consoles for the first timeEdit

September 13 by Gold Darkness Edited by Gold Darkness (talk) 14:18, September 15, 2018 (UTC)

Square Enix revealed a list of upcoming game releases from the Final Fantasy franchise. These releases include ports of classic titles making their way to Nintendo and Microsoft consoles for the first time.

Starting today, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition is released digitally on the Nintendo Switch eShop.

On November 6, 2018, an updated version of World of Final Fantasy, World of Final Fantasy Maxima is making way to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows via Steam. Existing owners of World of Final Fantasy on the PS4 and PC will be able to purchase a downloadable update containing the Maxima additions.

For Winter 2018, a new installment of Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon, Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! is headed for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

In 2019, both the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One will see releases of Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition announced for 2019; coming to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo SwitchEdit

September 10 by Gold Darkness (talk) Edited by Anonymous 15:14, September 10, 2018 (UTC)

Square Enix revealed that a remaster of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is in the works. The game is planned to be released on the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch, and is currently planned to come out sometime in 2019.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles was originally released on the Nintendo GameCube, and was notable for its use of the Game Boy Advance in its multiplayer mode.

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition HD announced for consoles; Nintendo Switch version to launch soonEdit

September 6 by Gold Darkness (talk) Edited Sep 9 by Swordzmanp236 (talk)

Square Enix revealed that Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition HD is making its way to consoles. The game is now available to download on the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, and will be made available on the Nintendo Switch in the future. It is currently priced at $29.99 / £24.99, but there will be a 40 percent discount during the first week of release.

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition was originally released on the Android and iOS mobile platforms, followed by a release on Microsoft Windows.

AugustEdit

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia holds open-poll event; Kuja to headline next Global eventEdit

August 28 by Swordzmanp236 (talk)

In a rare open poll held over the weekend, players following @DissidiaFFOO on Twitter were asked to pick the next event for the 7-month-old tactical battle game. Quistis, Lenna, and Kuja were the contestants in the poll.

With 43% of the total votes cast, Kuja's event will follow the current The Proud Lance of Baron in early September. Quistis finished second with 42%, and Lenna with just 15%.

Deus Exvius: Another Square Enix franchise touches down in popular mobile gameEdit

August 24 by Swordzmanp236 (talk)

The third in a series of monthly crossovers involving lesser-known titles, Final Fantasy Brave Exvius begins hosting a raid event with the multi-genre Deus Ex franchise today. The event runs through September 5.

Deus Ex was launched in the year 2000, and was one of several properties acquired when Eidos Interactive was absorbed into Square Enix Europe.

Final Fantasy XV PC version updated; adds treasure systems and character creationEdit

August 9 by Keltainentoukokuu

Version 2862193 is an update to the PC version that let's the player alter Noctis's avatar with the character creator familiar from Final Fantasy XV: Comrades. Doing this shows other players' avatars on the field as a "ghost." Comrades purchased and/or earned items do not transfer to the main game and all clothing, accessories and so-on must be earned from the new treasure hunt and photo sharing systems, which are only available when playing as an avatar.

The activity of finding official treasures has been added. They are limited-time treasures that all users connected to the internet can acquire.

Players can now share photos taken with other players via the internet and shared photos will appear in the locations they were shot as User Photos. Shared photos can be rated and liked and rewards are given based on the number of Likes received. The player can share up to 10 pictures at a time and going over the limit swaps the oldest photos for the new ones.

Players can leave out User Treasures for other players to discover under [Item Menu] > [Field Map] > [User Treasure]. What loot User Treasures yield depends on how long it had been left out before it was picked up. Players can place up to one treasure box a day.

Android 9.0 "Pie" begins rollout; Square Enix and partners say "don't eat it yet."Edit

August 9 by Swordzmanp236 (talk)

Google published its annual Android upgrade on August 6, now named 9.0 "Pie". Among its latest enhancements are tools aimed at managing per-app usage and curtailing cyber-addiction as identified in recent scientific research. The update is rolling out to current Google flagship phones and will be delivered to other phone makers for further testing and review in the coming months.

As per typical protocol, Square Enix and its publishing partners advise against upgrading to the new platform until internal testing on all mobile titles has been completed.

Patch 4.36 of Final Fantasy XIV releasedEdit

August 7 by Catuse167

Patch 4.36, a minor patch in the "Under the Moonlight" patch cycle, has been released, including the new Trial The Great Hunt, in which players can face Rathalos of the Monster Hunter series, the next installment of Eureka, Eureka: Pagos, and the unlocking of Omega's Sigmascape raid.

Read patch notes on the Lodestone.

Insomnia stage for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT announcedEdit

August 7 by Keltainentoukokuu

【DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY】【DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT】新ステージ:王都インソムニア-0

【DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY】【DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT】新ステージ:王都インソムニア-0

JulyEdit

Star Ocean to warp in on Final Fantasy Brave Exvius July 27Edit

July 17 by Swordzmanp236 (talk)

Characters from Square Enix's Star Trek-inspired RPG series Star Ocean are coming to Final Fantasy Brave Exvius as part of yet another cross-canon collab to launch next week. Fayt Leingod, Reimi Saionji, and Roddick Farrence will be among the newest rare units to join the already-massive cast, per a joint announcement on Twitter. This latest collab celebrates the release of Star Ocean: Anamnesis, a 3D battler that features appearances from all five main series titles, released worldwide July 10, 2018.

Star Ocean began as an RPG developed by tri-Ace and published by Enix Corp. for the Japanese market in 1996. The series is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary. The second title, The Second Story, was the first global release.

Check out this CoolerMaster mod when Final Fantasy XV hits the roadEdit

July 13 by Swordzmanp236 (talk)

PC case maker CoolerMaster delivers Square Enix a custom game-inspired C700P enclosure. The company plans on using the computer designed within for livestreams and roadshows. Readers can see the case here.

Rinoa Heartilly joins the conflict in Dissidia Final Fantasy NTEdit

July 10th by Keltainentoukokuu (Edited July 11 by Vapor Rub)

Rinoa Heartilly from Final Fantasy VIII has been revealed as the next playable character in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT and its arcade version.

She is the third character from the Season Pass DLC following Vayne Carudas Solidor from Final Fantasy XII and Locke Cole from Final Fantasy VI, and is set to be released on July 12th for the arcades and late August for the PlayStation 4.

【DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY】バトルムービー:リノア・ハーティリー

【DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY】バトルムービー:リノア・ハーティリー

JuneEdit

King's Knight -Wrath of the Dark Dragon- closes, leaves door wide open for feedbackEdit

June 26th by Swordzmanp236 (talk)

King's Knight -Wrath of the Dark Dragon- has officially closed, and it is expected to complete closure work by 08:00 UTC. The final client update, version 2.1.21, has been released and will disable any installed copy. However, Square Enix has left a link to its support page for the title, leaving players the opportunity to address the company with constructive feedback.

Wrath of the Dark Dragon was the 2017 reboot and expansion of the 1986 Square Co., Ltd. shooter King's Knight, and was launched under the Final Fantasy XV Universe project.

Just Cause 3 crashes Final Fantasy Brave Exvius in raidEdit

June 22 (Posted June 26 by Swordzmanp236 (talk))

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius and Just Cause have announced a collab, dropping Rico Rodriguez, Mario Frigo, and Annika Svennson from the third installment as units. The event, The Son of Medici, runs through Thursday, July 5; it also comes on the heels of Square Enix announcing a fourth game at E3.

Released in 2015, Just Cause 3 is an action-adventure game based on real-life military strategy.

Patch 1.24 released for Final Fantasy XV Edit

June 7th by Kelatainentoukokuu

Patch 1.24 adds a new attire for completing Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis (Unkempt Crownsguard) where Ignis's hair is down like in the Verse 2 version of the episode. It also adds two new cookbooks purchasable at Altissia's JM Market (outside the hotel), which contain the Kupoberry Cheesecake and Golden Chocobo Tart recipes, which were previously available from the Moogle Chocobo Carnival. The patch implements the ability to change title background after completing Episode Ignis and adjusts loading screens.

Final Fantasy XV: Comrades got Thanatos' Bow to the base shop in Lestallum, appearing when the player receives the Piercing Bow. Regis's eyebrows were added to a shop at Cape Caem, as well as a steam cleaner to remove dirt from the avatar.

The patch is 3.5 GB in size.

MayEdit

Final Fantasy Record Keeper plans massive overhaul starting 30 May, gets official YouTube channelEdit

May 27 by Swordzmanp236 (talk)

Following earlier announcements regarding support changes for its iOS frontend, Square Enix and DeNA Games are preparing to roll out a massive update to the three-year-old Final Fantasy Record Keeper on May 30, setting the stage for an array of new content over the next six months and beyond. The developers released an official YouTube channel on Thursday in the spirit of improving relations with the global fanbase. The channel's first video, titled "FFRK Producer Letter" features an hour-long interview moderated and interpreted by SE Senior Marketing Manager Kaori Takasue with FFRK collaborators Yu Sasaki (DeNA) and Ichiro Hazama (SE), and provides extensive detail on the forthcoming relaunch.

Final Fantasy XV character Ignis is set to appear in the first event of the relaunch, a Collector's Event titled "Royal Tactician". Various festivals and Relic Draws are also outlined in the video.

Client version 5.6.6 for iOS was also launched, adding support for the upgraded title as well as large-screen devices.

Final Fantasy VII inducted into World Video Game Hall of FameEdit

May 18 by Swordzmanp236 (talk)

Final Fantasy VII has been inducted into the Strong National Museum of Play's World Video Game Hall of Fame. Various mobile games will be celebrating this honor for the 1997 title, considered a milestone for the greater series because of its achievements in technical development, musical composition, and story writing for the industry.

Final Fantasy series producer/director Yoshinori Kitase delivered his acceptance speech via video, including how the honor might influence work on the still-forthcoming reboot of the title. Another Square Enix game, the original Tomb Raider, was also inducted into the 2018 class.

Read the WVGHOF summary here.

The World Video Game Hall of Fame, opened in 2015, is a project of the Rochester, New York-based museum that also houses the National Toy Hall of Fame.

Updated 21:53 UTC with information about Mr. Kitase's acceptance address and the museum.

AprilEdit

Four new DLC plus other news for Final Fantasy XV announcedEdit

April 7th by Keltainentoukokuu

During a panel hosted at PAX East, Square Enix announcement several additions to Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy XV: Comrades.

Summary:

  • Four DLC episodes to come in 2019: Ardyn, Lunafreya, Aranea, and Noctis.
  • New main theme by Yoko Shimomura.
  • Final Fantasy XV: Comrades will become a standalone game, i.e. obtainable without the main game.
  • Players will be able to hide treasure boxes other players can find whose contents appreciate in value the longer they remain unfound.
  • Players will be able to create a custom avatars for use in the main game to replace Noctis.
  • Official mod tools and level editor are coming.

Read Dualshockers' indepth article about the reveals

MarchEdit

King's Knight -Wrath of the Dark Dragon- sunsetting, will end service in late JuneEdit

March 26th by Swordzmanp236 (talk), edited by Magicite-ffvi-ios Technobliterator TC

Square Enix today announced on the Final Fantasy XV Twitter account that it will be terminating King's Knight effective June 26, 2018, nine months after it was released. The company has pushed out an update, version 2.1.17, that coincides with the termination of in-app purchases. This is the second side project of the Final Fantasy XV Universe to be closed, after Justice Monsters Five.

UPDATE (17:30 UTC): Per in-game announcement, Square Enix was experiencing difficulties maintaining the game and came to the decision to terminate after some deliberation. Nevertheless, events and giveaways are still planned for the final 90 days.

King's Knight was a reimagining of the 1986 Square Co., Ltd. title of the same name.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper updates iOS client, drops iPhone 4 and earlier devicesEdit

March 20th by Swordzmanp236 (talk)

Following a revision to its Android frontend earlier this year, Final Fantasy Record Keeper hands iOS users a notice regarding a major update. The new client will drop support for versions older than 8.0, in effect ending service for iPhone 4 and other 2010 and earlier hardware. Details of the update have not yet been announced.

Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition and Royal Edition are outEdit

March 7th by Keltainentoukokuu

Final Fantasy XV has been released on PC, available from Steam, Windows Store and Origin. The Windows Edition is the extended version of the game that includes new content and all DLC episodes. Console gamers can get the same content by purchasing the Royal Edition, or downloading the DLC episodes individually as well as the Royal Pack that add the new content to the base version of the game.

FebruaryEdit

Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition gets The Sims 4 Pack as a pre-order bonusEdit

February 28th by Keltainentoukokuu

FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION The Sims 4 Pack Bonus

FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION The Sims 4 Pack Bonus

Square Enix collaborates with Electronic Arts and Maxis to bring The Sims 4 attires to Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition. The pack is available since launch day on March 6, 2018, until May 1, 2018, for players who purchase Windows Edition via Origin. The pack includes a Sim-themed outfit featuring The Sims 4 Llama Suit and Plumbob for Noctis in the main game, and for the player's avatar in Final Fantasy XV: Comrades.

Those who pre-order from Origin also receive the "FFXV Decal Selection" for the player's car.

Beginning March 8, 2018, those who own The Sims 4 can also download a Noctis outfit for their avatars.

Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition demo is outEdit

February 26th by Keltainentoukokuu

The demo comprises the first chapter of the game and is 20GB large. Progress doesn't carry over to the main game.

Steam
Windows Store
Origin

Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition announcements: Half-Life Pack and DemoEdit

February 22nd by Keltainentoukokuu

Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition Hajime Tabata Community Message 2

Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition Hajime Tabata Community Message 2

Director of Final Fantasy XV, Hajime Tabata, addressed the Steam community today in a video. The upcoming free demo will encompass Chapter 1 and be available ahead of the game’s release on STEAM®, Origin and Windows 10. From now until May 1, players who purchase or pre-purchase Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition from Steam will receive the Half-Life® Pack, which features an attire for Noctis based on Gordon Freeman, star of the Half-Life series, including the HEV Suit, Scientist Glasses and Crowbar. The Half-Life Pack will also be available for Final Fantasy XV: Comrades.

FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION Half-Life Pack Bonus

FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION Half-Life Pack Bonus

Previously announced pre-order bonuses include "FFXV Fashion Collection" for Steam, containing a selection of T-shirts for Noctis to wear depicting his party members from their character episodes as well as a Comrades shirt. Players who pre-order the game from Origin will receive the "FFXV Decal Selection," containing decals for the Regalia. The save data from the Windows 10 version of Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition is compatible with the Xbox One version of Final Fantasy XV and a post-launch update will enable Windows 10 and Xbox One cross play for Comrades. Players who pre-order the game from the Microsoft Store will receive the bonus "FFXV Powerup Pack," containing Dodanuki katana that reduces enemy defense with each slash, as well as 10 Phoenix Downs and 10 Elixirs.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper launches collab with Kingdom HeartsEdit

February 10th by Swordzmanp236

Final Fantasy Record Keeper has once again announced a major collaboration with another Square Enix franchise, Kingdom Hearts. Per in-game communication, the two games have launched a collaboration website as well as a YouTube video highlighting activities that will take place.

Sora and Riku will make their debut as units during the collaboration. Further details regarding their placement in Record Keeper have not yet been announced.

This is the first out-of-universe collaboration in the global release of Final Fantasy Record Keeper. The Japanese version has had several more tie-ins with other games outside of the franchise.

Standard events for both Record Keeper and Kingdom Hearts Union χ will run between February 22 and March 8, starting at 5:00 PM PST.

Get details here.

UPDATE (February 15th): The Gummi Ship collect-and-win shooter game has closed. Players amassed over 11,000,000,000 points in the game period. All players of either FFRK or KHUX will receive ALL prize items in each game, beginning February 22.

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition releasedEdit

February 8th by Keltainentoukokuu

The mobile version of Final Fantasy XV has been released for iOS and Android. The first of the ten chapters is free, and all the chapters are available as a bundle for $19.99.

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition at Google Play
Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition in iTunes

Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition - Official Launch Trailer w subs

Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition - Official Launch Trailer w subs


Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition will feature cross-platform co-op with Xbox One playersEdit

February 5th by Keltainentoukokuu

The Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition will feature cross-platform co-op with Xbox One players, according to its Microsoft Store listing. This refers to Final Fantasy XV: Comrades multiplayer expansion, which will ship with the PC version.

Source

Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age is now available on SteamEdit

February 2nd by Keltainentoukokuu

Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age has been released on Steam. It is a port of the PlayStation 4 HD remaster of Final Fantasy XII released last summer. In addition to the improvements added to the PlayStation 4 version over the PlayStation 2 original, the Steam version is further enhanced with new features:

  • 60FPS
  • Mouse and keyboard support
  • Compatible with 21:9 ultra-wide monitors - Up to three HD monitors can be used for a potential 48(16x3):9 experience.
  • New Game Plus and New Game Minus are now accessible from the beginning of the game.
  • Three background music options – The original, re-orchestrated and soundtrack versions are now available from the beginning of the game.
  • Maximized License Points and Gil - New functionality added to grant players max License Points and Gil from the configuration screen.
  • Full controller support and Steam Trading Cards

Mods will not be officially supported.

Those who purchase the game through Steam within the first week of launch will receive a 20% discount, a three-track digital music compilation, and a Steam Skin illustrated by Isamu Kamikokuryo.

JanuaryEdit

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia released worldwideEdit

January 30th by Swordzmanp236 (Updated February 1)

Square Enix and Koei Tecmo have teamed up to launch the global version of Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia to all app stores in all markets. The game went live at approximately 6:07 PM PST. After a delay of roughly 2-3 hours, the iOS version's infrastructure was also ready for play.

Players logging in during the launch period will receive a gift of 300 Gems per day for their first 20 days. The "All-Stars" gacha draw is also available through February 28, to obtain rare equipment for the 25 playable characters, with the first pull at half-price..

The game is free-to-play on iOS 8.0 and later, as well as Android 4.4 "KitKat" and later. A Facebook account is required to store and transfer progress.

Official website (Global)
DFFOO official Facebook feed (Global - English)
DFFOO official Twitter feed (Global - English)

CORRECTION (Feb. 6): The launch campaign runs through the end of the month.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper to push major upgrade for Android, will end service for older versions in FebruaryEdit

January 30th by Swordzmanp236

Per an in-game announcement, Final Fantasy Record Keeper will be receiving an Android client update on February 18-19, 2018. Details of expected changes have not been released. However, Square Enix and DeNA Games have set the end-of-life for the game on Android versions earlier than 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich". When the update is released, it will not be available to clients below Android 4.0 via Google Play, and these clients will no longer be able to access the game. Previously, the game would run on Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" and all later versions.

Android users are encouraged to update or upgrade their devices as soon as possible to continue play. Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" was released in 2009, while Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" was released in 2011.

Patch 4.2 of Final Fantasy XIV, Rise of a New Sun, has been releasedEdit

January 30th by Keltainentoukokuu

FINAL FANTASY XIV Patch 4

FINAL FANTASY XIV Patch 4.2 - Rise of a New Sun

Patch notes

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT releasedEdit

January 30th by Keltainentoukokuu

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT has been released for PlayStation 4. The game is the third game released in the Dissidia Final Fantasy series, the first to be team-based, and the first not released for PlayStation Portable. The original arcade release did not contain any story content until the "Battle of the Gods" DLC. The story centers around the conflict between the goddess Materia and the god Spiritus, who have summoned warriors to fight for them against the other. The game is a three-versus-three based fighting game, in which battles take place in three dimensional stages based on locations from the Final Fantasy series. Players select characters from one of four different classes (Vanguard, Marksman, Assassin or Specialist) and pit them against the other team.

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition coming February 9Edit

January 28th by Keltainentoukokuu

According to a new App Store page, the mobile version of Final Fantasy XV will launch next Friday. The Pocket Edition includes the full story told across 10 chapters, the first two being free.

Final Fantasy Awakening official English release coming to Asia and AustralasiaEdit

January 28th by Crystal Tear

In an official press release, Hong Kong-based game publisher Oasis Games announced that they have officially licensed the Perfect Worlds-developed mobile action role-playing game Final Fantasy Awakening for an English release in New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines, India, Laos, Cambodia, and Burma in early 2018.

Originally known as Final Fantasy Type-0 Online, Final Fantasy Awakening is a successor to the defunct mobile game Final Fantasy Agito, taking place in the universe of Orience from Final Fantasy Type-0. While an English-language release has been confirmed, releases in the West and Japan remain unconfirmed.

Sources: Gamasutra (press release), RPG Site

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia is coming to the West this JanuaryEdit

January 16th by One Eco

Square Enix has surprised the western audience today by announcing that Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia, will no longer be exclusive to Japanese iOS and Android smartphones by the end of this month.

DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY OPERA OMNIA Announce trailer

DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY OPERA OMNIA Announce trailer


Final Fantasy XV PC and Royal Editions coming 6th of MarchEdit

January 16th by Keltainentoukokuu

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PlayStation 4 edition cover.

Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition will release for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 alongside the Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition for Steam, Origin and Windows 10, on 6th of March 2018. The special editions feature the base game, downloadable content, and new features.

  • Expanded Map: Insomnia City Ruins – all-new side quests and enemies such as Cerberus and Omega will be available through the expanded map of the Crown City of Insomnia. Players will also take on the Rulers of Yore.
  • A fully-controllable Royal Vessel boat, expanding the world of Eos and allowing players to explore the area between Cape Caem and Altissia. Players will also be able to fish aboard the vessel and discover new fishes and dishes.
  • A new accessory that can activate the new action "Armiger Unleashed"—players will be able to unleash powerful attacks while the Armiger is summoned. After collecting all of the royal arms, players will be able to find an accessory in an unidentified part of the world, enabling access to Armiger Unleashed.
  • A new first-person camera mode, allowing players to experience the game from Noctis' perspective.
  • More than a dozen pieces of downloadable content including weapons, Regalia car skins and item sets.
  • All season pass content, including Final Fantasy XV: Episode Gladiolus, Final Fantasy XV: Episode Prompto, Final Fantasy XV: Comrades and Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis.
  • Archive – players can review the "Cosmogony" stories scattered throughout the world. Additional local myths and legends will also be placed in various new locations, allowing players to obtain more information about the world.
  • Quest to obtain and Strengthen Regalia Type-D
  • New Trophies
  • The FINAL FANTASY XV base game

Read the full press release here, including system requirements for the PC version

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age coming to PC February 1stEdit

January 11th by Keltainentoukokuu

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New key art.

The HD remaster version of Final Fantasy XII that was released on PlayStation 4 last summer, is coming to Steam on February 1st. In addition to the improvements added to the PlayStation 4 version over the PlayStation 2 original, the Steam version will be further enhanced with new features:

  • 60FPS
  • Compatible with 21:9 ultra-wide monitors - Up to three HD monitors can be used for a potential 48(16x3):9 experience.
  • New Game Plus and New Game Minus are now accessible from the beginning of the game.
  • Three background music options – The original, re-orchestrated and soundtrack versions are now available from the beginning of the game.
  • Maximized License Points and Gil - New functionality added to grant players max License Points and Gil from the configuration screen.
  • Full controller support and Steam Trading Cards

On Thursday, February 2nd at 12:00 a.m. Pacific, Producer Hiroaki Kato and Director Takashi Katano will answer questions presented by fans on Twitter. Viewers can tune into the program, complete with English subtitles, on the Square Enix YouTube channel.

A Collector's Edition available for pre-order from the Square Enix Online Store for $149.99. It features an official Collector's Edition Steelbook™ with the original soundtrack, a five-piece Judge Masters Bust Set, six-card art set and a digital download code for the game.

Fans that purchase the game through Steam within the first week of launch will receive a 20% discount, a three-track digital music compilation, and a Steam Skin illustrated by Isamu Kamikokuryo.

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