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Video: Tokita on Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection, RPGs

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175w ago - Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared a video today featuring Square Enix's Takashi Tokita speaking on Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection and PSP RPG games.

To quote: [Register or Login to view links] is a name well respected among Square Enix fans, having helmed classic RPGs from Parasite Eve (newly resurrected for PSN) to Chrono Trigger.

Now he's overseeing the restoration of one of the earliest games of his career with Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection, coming to PSP on April 19th.

On the cusp of Final Fantasy IV's 20-year anniversary, Tokita explained his goals for The Complete Collection. The basic expectations are well and truly met: You'll get remastered high-res artwork that takes full advantage of the PSP's widescreen display, eye-catching new 3D special effects, an updated English translation, and two soundtrack options.

Also, for the first time in North America, FFIV will be presented in its pure, uncensored form, which will primarily translate to a few skimpier outfits and a handful of [Register or Login to view links] omitted from previous releases.

What won't change is the story, which...
 

Video: Dissidia 012 Duodecim Final Fantasy: EX Burst PSP Tour

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175w ago - Square Enix Head of Public Relations Sonia Im has shared some new video footage today as part of a Dissidia 012 Duodecim Final Fantasy: EX Burst PSP Tour.

To quote: With [Register or Login to view links] out this week, I thought I'd share some videos that show the various EX Burst attacks. You can watch them below!

But first: what is an EX Burst? EX Burst is equivalent of a super move in a game like Street Fighter. Each character has a special move which you'll recognize from their original game. During the EX burst, you'll have to input several button cues but each is customized for each unique character.

For example, Tifa's EX Burst features the same slot reels for her Limit Break in Final Fantasy VII. For Tidus, you'd have to align the cursor in the target zone like his Overdrive attack in Final Fantasy X.





For Squall, you'll have to pull the trigger just like in Final Fantasy XIII. The more successful you are with the button cues, the more devastating the attack.





The EX system is actually more than a special move because, during battle, you'll have to fill up a meter called the EX gauge. Once...
 

Video: Dissidia Duodecim Prologus Final Fantasy PSP is Hitting PSN

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176w ago - Today Square Enix's Head of Public Relations Sonia Im has confirmed that Dissidia Duodecim Prologus Final Fantasy for PSP is hitting PSN on March 15 with lightning and Aerith Unlock.

To quote: Prologus will be available March 15th exclusively via the PlayStation Network for $2.99. The details will be posted on the official [Register or Login to view links] later today.

In the meanwhile, here's a quick summary of why prologus is going to be so awesome straight from the press release:

• Witness Lightning before the storm: Lightning, the protagonist of the popular FINAL FANTASY XIII, will be introduced to the DISSIDIA series for the first time. Players can enjoy a taste of the latest installment through a unique scenario featuring Lightning that will recount the events leading to DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] FINAL FANTASY.

• Carry-over items from DISSIDIA duodecim prologus FINAL FANTASY to DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] FINAL FANTASY: Players can continue their journey and have the advantage of carrying over in-game items acquired in DISSIDIA duodecim prologus FINAL FANTASY for use in DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] FINAL FANTASY.

• Unlock a new character: By purchasing DISSIDIA duodecim prologus FINAL FANTASY, players will also receive the immensely popular [Register or Login to view links]
 

Video: Dissidia 012 Duodecim Final Fantasy PSP Trailer First Look

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198w ago - Square Enix Brand Manager Rob Rutter has shared a video today spotlighting a first look at the Dissidia 012 Duodecim Final Fantasy PSP trailer.

To quote: I'm really excited to give you a first look at the new trailer for DISSIDIA 012 Duodecim FINAL FANTASY for PSP, our upcoming sequel to the best-selling DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY.

If you've not played DISSIDIA before, here's what to expect: a mix of great Beat 'Em Up action and RPG gameplay depth, starring the most memorable heroes and villains from the FINAL FANTASY series.

You'll see some familiar faces from the original game in the video, as well as some new and exciting characters such as Lightning (FINAL FANTASY XIII) and Kain (FINAL FANTASY IV).





You'll also see some footage of the new Assist mode, in which you can choose your favourite FINAL FANTASY character to back you up in battle.

Check out the trailer and let us know what you think of the game.

The game is coming out next year. If you want to follow the latest news, you can also join our [Register or Login to view links] DISSIDIA fan page.
 

Final Fantasy IX for PS3 and PSP Hits PSN Store This Tuesday

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215w ago - Square Enix's Vice President of Marketing Ami Blaire has confirmed that Final Fantasy IX for both PS3 and PSP will be hitting the PSN Store this coming Tuesday.

To quote: We'd like to thank everyone who has patiently waited for the revival of one of the most anticipated classics in the Final Fantasy series, [Register or Login to view links].

Returning to the elements of what makes true role-playing games appealing – characters, grand story, engaging battles and an impressive presentation – we're proud to offer PS3 and PSP owners a chance to relive what RPG fans have long considered a nostalgic masterpiece.

The wait is almost over and we're proud to announce that Final Fantasy IX is finally here, again!

Look for Final Fantasy IX to hit the US PSN Store next Tuesday, June 15th for $9.99. For more information on Final Fantasy IX, please visit the [Register or Login to view links].
 
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