60w ago - Square Enix Community Manager Benjamin Bateman has posted up the first PS3 screenshots today for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on the PlayStation 3 entertainment system!
To quote: Today we come bearing gifts! For all our RPG-loving fans we're excited to bring you the world's first screenshots of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn on the PS3 (Chocobos included)!
In our first PlayStation 3 reveal we wanted to give you a guided tour around the UI and menus. With a wealth of different options and commands at your fingertips at any one time it was important for us to create an elegant UI that is easy to read and navigate.
Taking inspiration from previous games the look and feel of the new FINAL FANTASY will be instantly familiar to long-time fans of the series.
In FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn we've put an extra emphasis on customisation. Knowing that everyone has their own personal tastes, not to mention the need to have a load-out that's compliments the character and role you're playing in-game, all of the UI elements that you see in the screenshots can be enabled, disabled, and repositioned to suit your preferences. Menus are also simple to navigate with the command you're looking for being only a few button presses away.
63w 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!
67w ago - Today Andy Stewart of the PlayStation Store Team has posted up the fourth and final weekly set of deals on Sony's PSN Summer sale below.
To quote: Well we are into our final content refresh week for the Summer Sale which will update tomorrow (22/8/2012.) We don't have as much content being added in as we did last week but there are more games in there that you, the PSN community, have requested.
I would like to say a big THANK YOU for all your suggestions for games and DLC to go on sale.
Now, we couldn't get all the deals requested but I am in discussions to get some of them for future sales. Also, due to so much DLC being requested, we are planning to do a DLC promotion in the future.
I have also added at the end of this blog post the deals which finish on the 22nd August, so get them before they are gone!
And don't forget! We still have our 7 Deals of Summer promotion running with four-day deals on some great games. Here's what we've had so far:
Deal 1 - FIFA 12*
Deal 2 - Ghost Recon Future Soldier*
Deal 3 - Dirt Showdown*
Deal 4 - Battlefield 3*
Deal 5 - Prototype 2*
Deal 6 - Spec Ops: The Line (on sale today!)
Deal 7 - 25th August to 28th August
76w 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!
77w ago - Sega Senior Digital Brand Manager Mai Kawaguchi is here with a Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown tutorial video and PSN launch details below, as follows:
Fighting game fans worldwide have spoken. Since the release last week, we've seen an overwhelming amount of support for Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown.
Today, we are releasing our tutorial video #3 for Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown that we put together while working closely with AM2 (the development team) and VF community members.
We are hoping that these videos will help newcomers pick up VF5's advanced techniques quickly!
Also, just a few weeks ago in LA, we teamed up with fighting game legend Alex Valle and his crews from LevelUp Series to host a Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Pre-launch party.
We've invited the VF legends, Fuudo and Chibita, from Japan to demonstrate the game and also take on 20 or so challengers. Amazingly, we had people fly in from Australia, Japan, Singapore, Canada and all over the US just to make it to this event and ... we had a blast!
We've put together a short video of our event. If anyone is interested in seeing what the VF community is like, you can watch the video here!