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New Final Fantasy Versus XIII for PlayStation 3 Details Available

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304w ago - IGN (linked above) has translated some new details from Famitsu about the Final Fantasy Versus XIII characters 'Noctis Lucis Caelum' and 'Stella Nox Fleuret'.

To quote: The names of the two were revealed at the Tokyo Game Show to be Noctis Lucis Caelum and Stella Nox Fleuret. Stella is described by the magazine as a princess in the Fleuret family.

She and Noctis are shown in the magazine's screens discussing their ability to "see light." This may not sound all that special at first, but in Versus XIII, it's an ability that Noctis suggests keeping quiet about. Stella appears to be more open about the matter, even asking Noctis when he gained the ability.

Wondering what the characters' names mean? Typical for the FNC series, the two names are Latin. The three parts of the hero's name mean "Night, Light, and Sky." The three parts of the heroine's name mean "Star, Darkness, and Sword." Darkness is also the meaning of Stella's country's name.

Director and character designer Tetsuya Nomura shared with the magazine a few additional details on the characters. Nomura feels that the trailer footage (which you probably haven't seen, unless you made it out to the Tokyo Game Show) tells us a lot about the personalities of the two characters.

Stella, for instance, is shown...
 

Cloud Message: A Way to Announce a Final Fantasy 7 Remake?

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304w ago - The advertisement (pictured below) which can be found in the Japanese Magazine "DeGenki PlayStation" this morning states the following:

"CLOUD MESSAGE... Coming Soon"

But what can that "CLOUD Message" be exactly?

Can it be hiding an announcement of a much-anticipated Final Fantasy 7 remake, or just a delayed promotion for Advent Children Complete which will be released next March in Japan (with a Final Fantasy XIII demo, and an exclusive Pack including the Blu-ray film and a PlayStation 3).

One has to wonder, who is the best person to announce such a remake.. Cloud, don't you think?
 

TGS 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Live Premiere Underwhelmed

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305w ago - Update: Final Fantasy XIII's composer Masashi Hamauzu was presenting the live event. He didn't say much but has said the main theme doesn't have a title yet and probably won't until the game is completed. He also had a 5 minute "interview" talking about the process of composing a song. That's all we have so far.

According to ff13.xrea.jp, the Live Premiere Final Fantasy XIII event that was taking place today only lasted 20 minutes and included the trailers without voices.

The event lasted 25 minutes less than it was supposed to and included no new announcements from Square-Enix. They did preview two new tracks including the main theme though.

Sadly, that was the main point of the show...it was a live music event. We'll update you as we get more info.
 

PlayStation 3 Home BETA Ending Soon, Final 1.0 Expected

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306w ago - According to the official Japanese SCEJ site, the current closed PlayStation 3 Home BETA is due to end in a matter of weeks, presumably then opening up the final 1.0 version to a wider public.

Additionally, here's a list of companies that have signed up as partners for Home, providing content, spaces etc:

- IREM
- Activision
- Acquire
- Atlus
- Walt Disney Japan
- SNK
- EA
- Capcom
- Q Entertainment
- Game Republic
- Genki
- Koei
- Konami
- Spike
- Sega
- D3 Publisher
- Tecmo
- Nippon Ichi Software
- Hudson
- Bandai Namco Games
- Ubisoft

Finally, Home has a major presence at TGS this year, as can be seen by these photographs from the show.
 

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time for Wii and NDS

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307w ago - A Japanese magazine has revealed that Square Enix will release Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time for the Nintendo Wii and DS on January 29, 2009 in Japan.

Features translated from the article, linked above:

- Play at the same time on the Wii and DS, thanks to Pollux Engine created by Square Enix.
- Players on the Wii and players on the Nintendo DS will be able to play online together.
- Different gameplay for the 2 versions (stylus or Wiimote).
- Story revolves around Charlotta and a mysterious crystal.
- You can transfer Mii characters you made to the DS version.

As always, more details will be posted as they are available.
 
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