Square Enix Announces Final Fantasy III is Coming to PSN Tuesday

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83w ago - Square Enix Product Manager Charles McCarter has announced today that Final Fantasy III is coming to PSN on Tuesday!

To quote: PlayStation fans are no strangers to the FINAL FANTASY brand, and have continued to be devoted supporters over the series' 25 year history. Last fall, we brought two additional classic entries in this franchise to the PSN catalog as part of our Winter of RPGs campaign.

This time, I'm here to help close out summer with a bang. The list of numbered FINAL FANTASY titles available on the PlayStation family of consoles has been incredible, but alas, it has also been incomplete. That changes on September 25th, with the release of FINAL FANTASY III on PlayStation Network.

Now, PSP owners will be able to experience a piece of FINAL FANTASY history as they embark on a journey with the four Warriors of Light - Luneth, Arc, Refia, and Ingus – as they battle to save the world from being engulfed in Darkness. A dangerous mission, to be sure; to accomplish their task, they will need an incredible set of skills.

FINAL FANTASY III was the first installment in the series to include the now-famous Job System. While this band of heroes starts out as Freelancers, with time, they will each be able to learn one of 23 different jobs!

Use the healing spells...
 

Final Fantasy XIII-2 & Saint Seiya PS3 EBOOTs Fixed for 3.55 CFW

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95w ago - This weekend Cre8 has announced that fixed PS3 EBOOTs for Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Saint Seiya Sanctuary Battle have been released by an anonymous Chinese PlayStation 3 hacker, and have been confirmed working on PS3 3.55 CFW without a dongle!

Download: Final_Fantasy_XIII-2_EBOOT.rar (BLES01269) / Final_Fantasy_XIII-2_EBOOT.rar (Mirror - Pass: tv.duowan.com) / Final_Fantasy_XIII-2_EBOOT.rar (Mirror #2) / Final Fantasy III-2 Freeze Fix / Final Fantasy III-2 Freeze Fix (Mirror) / Final Fantasy III-2 Freeze Fix (Mirror #2) / Saint SeiyaBLES01421.rar (EUR) (BLES01421) / Saint SeiyaBLJS10152.rar (JPN) (BLJS10152) / Saint Seiya Senki (JPN) (INF Health, MP, CP - Note: Just replace it with your Eboot)

For those curious, the decrypted FFXIII-2 PS3 EBOOT fix was released on 6-23-2012 (via bbs.duowan.com/thread-27870556-1-1.html)...
 

Sony Shares Final Fantasy XIV PS3 Update - Interview, New Details

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97w ago - Sony Blog Manager Fabio Santana of Brazil has shared a fresh Final Fantasy XIV PS3 update today including an interview and new details below, as follows:

When it was first launched back in 2010, Final Fantasy XIV for PC was criticized by players and the media, and eventually the planned PS3 version was postponed. Since then, Square Enix decided to reshuffle the leading developers of the game, with Naoki Yoshida now acting as Director and Producer.

His challenge is to helm the 2.0 version of Final Fantasy XIV, which is a re-imagination of the original release. It will mark a new beginning for the game when it gets launched this winter, coinciding with the release of the anticipated PS3 version.

The game was not ready to be demoed publicly at E3 this year, but we got a chance to see a brief live demo behind closed doors of the game still running on a PC. It featured lush visuals, with a richly detailed character running through a forest area with dense vegetation and impressive lighting effects passing through foliage.

It was something we definitely aren't used to see in an MMORPG. "Right now it's optimized for PC. We're about 50% into the development of the PS3 version, but it's pretty much how it's going to look on the console...
 

PlayStation Plus February 2012 Preview: Free Games and More!

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116w ago - PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with the PlayStation Plus February 2012 preview today, which offers a free Simpsons Arcade Game, Far Cry 2, Final Fantasy V and more detailed below!

To quote: February is nearly here, so it's time to have a look at what's coming to PlayStation Plus.

To start, we're excited to bring new release The Simpsons Arcade Game as a free offering for PlayStation Plus subscribers!

Releasing on February 7th, subscribers will be able to relive this classic title remastered in HD, complete with the online four-player cooperative play it's famous for.

To celebrate Valentine's Day, Plus subscribers will have access to download a bonus PS3 full game - Far Cry 2.

You're also going to want to check out the other free games coming throughout the month, including Square Enix's PS one classic Final Fantasy V, two PlayStation minis, six additional PSN games, and the SEGA Genesis Bundle - timed with SEGA's two-week release and sale on the Store put back in Plus just in case anyone missed them.

In the discount department, PlayStation Plus subscribers will want to keep their eyes out for great sales on games like new release...
 

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Q&A: Time Traveling Sequel Surpasses Original

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123w ago - Sony Brazil Manager Fabio Santana has posted up a Q&A interview today covering Final Fantasy XIII-2 for PlayStation 3, which aims to prove the time traveling sequel even surpasses the original game!

To quote: This week, Final Fantasy XIII-2 for PS3 is hitting stores across Japan with critical praise, garnering perfect scores from respected gaming magazines Famitsu and Dengeki PlayStation.

Granted, the original FFXIII is the best-selling PS3 title in Japan by a wide margin, but this direct sequel isn't resting on the laurels of its predecessor. For starters, it will offer a dynamic narrative, addressing one of the main complaints about FFXIII - linearity.

The new game also has a darker and more serious tone, in line with the conclusion of the previous game, putting the glitter and glam of FFX-2.

When FFXIII-2 reaches US stores on January 31st, making it the fastest localization cycle among numbered episodes of the franchise - it will also deliver an improved combat system, an area full of mini games, branched dialogue trees with NPCs, and even multiple endings based on your time-traveling journey.

To learn more about how Square Enix plans to "exceed Final Fantasy XIII in every aspect,"...
 











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