203w ago - Beginning on January 13, 2010 Square Enix will host San Francisco bus tours giving gamers a chance to play Final Fantasy XIII on PS3 before it is released on March 9, 2010.
The bus will make numerous stops in the San Francisco and Bay areas through January 16, 2010 and those interested can stay up to date on where exactly the bus will be on PlayFFXIII's official Twitter.
Press Release: SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES FINAL FANTASY XIII BUS TOUR
Fans in the San Francisco Area to be the First to Get a Hands-On Experience of the North American Version
LOS ANGELES (January 11, 2010) - Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix┬® interactive entertainment products in North America announced today that a bus tour offering fans the first chance to get their hands on the North American version of FINAL FANTASY┬® XIII will be kicking off on January 13, 2010.
The bus is scheduled to make numerous stops in the San Francisco and Bay areas through January 16, loaded with a never-before-seen demo area of the North American version of FINAL FANTASY XIII. Locations will be revealed and updated through the Twitter site @PlayFFXIII, so start following today!
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207w ago - Today Square Enix announced that their classic RPG adventure, Vagrant Story, is set to hit Sony's PlayStation Store across European and PAL territories just in time for the holidays on December 22, 2009.
Priced at €5.99, Vagrant Story originally gained critical acclaim on its launch receiving a full 40/40 from Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu.
Long famed for its dark narrative, unique battle system and atmospheric 3D world it has since been regarded as a true RPG classic.
To quote Square Enix's description for the title: "As the VKP's (Valendia Knights of the Peace) elite Riskbreaker, Ashley Riot, you must pursue a group of cultists into a deserted city of Lea Monde in an attempt to rescue the kidnapped son of a Valendian dignitary. But all is not as it seems, and everything you once believed will soon be called into question as you contend not only with the cultists, but rival political factions, the city's restless fallen, and your own dark memories."
Larry Sparks, Vice President of Brands for the PAL Region of Square Enix Ltd. comments, "Vagrant Story is one of only a handful of games to be honoured with Famitsu's highest possible score and it's a great pleasure to be releasing the game in Europe.
207w ago - With Final Fantasy XIII now released in Japan, Square Enix has just opened up Final Fantasy XIV Beta sign ups along with an official FAQ.
All individuals are invited to apply, regardless of their past MMORPG experience.
The official Final Fantasy XIV Beta Web site indicates that the recruitment is currently for the Windows version of FF14 only, however, a PS3 version will follow on a later date according to PS3Attitude.com, to quote:
"When the TGS09 trailer for Final Fantasy XIV hit the Web, there was a disclaimer about a beta test at the very end of the video. In the past it was stated that there would be no beta test for the PS3 version of XIV."
210w ago - Today Square Enix has released the final Final Fantasy XIII trailer (below) for Sony's PS3 and Microsoft's XBox 360 console.
This last trailer showcases some footage not seen before, and really sets the game up for next the 3 weeks until its launch in Japan on December 17, 2009.
For those curious, it's heading to Europe and North America on March 9, 2010.
To quote: "Square-Enix has just released the final Final Fantasy XIII trailer. Showcasing never before witnessed segments, this is the final trailer set to be released before the official release in Japan in just three short weeks.
With everything leading up to the launch, Square-Enix certainly went out with a bang with the trailer.
Some of the trailer features previous footage from older trailers, but a lot of the content is new. With, what appears to be an emotional story, Final Fantasy XIII should be one of the most emotional entries of the legendary saga."