200w ago - Sony's Social Media Senior Specialist Chris Morell has shared a Final Fantasy XIII PS3 interview today with Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Director Motomu Toriyama.
To quote: We're heading up to San Francisco later today to speak with Mr. Kitase and Mr. Toriyama, as well as FFXIII's Battle Director Yuji Abe for the first time.
So now's the time to get those final questions out there (That's Final Fantasy XIII only, so please keep your questions on that topic. They won't be discussing anything Versus- or Agito-related). We're almost exactly a month out from the game's release, after all!
Thanks so much for your many questions – they were far too numerous for me to ask them all, but I hope you agree that I covered all the important ones with the game's Producer, Yoshinori Kitase, and Director, Motomu Toriyama. Can you believe it's only four weeks until the game is in our hands? It's been a long wait, but we're almost...
202w ago - Zipper Interactive's Sr. Community Manager Jeremy Dunham has shared a detailed comparison today between the MAG PS3 Beta and the final game code.
To quote: January 26 is just one day away with MAG arriving on store shelves worldwide tomorrow and throughout the week.
Before you delve into your first "official" match between Raven, S.V.E.R., and Valor, though, we wanted to make sure that you knew two things:
What the differences between the Beta 5.0 and the final version are
How we implemented your feedback from the beta to affect the retail game on day one
First, let's talk about the differences between the final game and the beta you tried out a few weeks ago - the most obvious of which is the mode and map count. Whereas before, the Beta version of MAG only offered six maps and two modes, the retail version has a full five modes with 15 maps to play.
The final game also includes a handy offline training mode, unique armors, new cinematics, art galleries, trophies, and the always-popular Veteran Mode that lets you start all over again with a permanent XP bonus and the ability to switch your faction after hitting the level cap. Of course, graphical and audio improvements are in there too.
202w ago - Square Enix Europe's Brand Manager Antonio Marfuggi has revealed the Final Fantasy XIII PS3 Limited Collector's Edition alongside a video today on the EU PlayStation Blog.
To quote: We've had to cross the perilous lands of Pulse and wade through hordes of Chocobos in order to bring this to you, but we're finally there: FINAL FANTASY XIII will be available in a LIMITED COLLECTOR'S EDITION, from 9th March 2010.
Along with the game, this special edition will include some exclusive pieces of content especially thought for the FINAL FANTASY fan that lies in all of us:
FINAL FANTASY XIII Original Sound Selection: a soundtrack CD including a selection of tunes from the game, especially chosen for this Limited Collector's Edition by composer Masashi Hamauzu. The CD is presented inside a slipcase featuring artwork from FINAL FANTASY XIII, with liner notes written by the composer himself.
The World of FINAL FANTASY XIII: an exclusive hardback book featuring characters artwork, CG rendered images and environments from across the game production.
Exclusive Art Prints: 3 highly collectable art prints showing artwork of the Eidolons, powerful summoned allies of the lead playable characters of FINAL FANTASY XIII.