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The Legend of Legacy has a bunch of SaGa staff ⊟

Including artists, character designers, and lots of Square talent, according to Famitsu scans translated by Duckroll. Even composer Masashi Hamauzu, who made the music for Final Fantasy X and the XIIIs, is on board.

This all helps to explain why the art style looks so familiar… and why we should pay attention to this 3DS RPG. These names carry a bit more weight than publisher FuRyu. The game releases to Japan in January.

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Final Fantasy Explorers adds Cloud, FF “Legends” ⊟
We have a new trailer for Final Fantasy Explorers, Square Enix’s multiplayer action-RPG coming to the 3DS in Japan this December. Along with showing off various classes, the video demonstrates the previously announced Trance / Legends Characters feature, which allows you to temporarily transform into popular characters from the mainline series like Final Fantasy VII's hero Cloud.
You can also see Lightning, Squall, Terra, and silhouettes for other characters in the clip. Watch the new Tokyo Game Show trailer after the break:
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Nope, no announcement for the West yet.
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Final Fantasy Explorers adds Cloud, FF “Legends” ⊟

We have a new trailer for Final Fantasy Explorers, Square Enix’s multiplayer action-RPG coming to the 3DS in Japan this December. Along with showing off various classes, the video demonstrates the previously announced Trance / Legends Characters feature, which allows you to temporarily transform into popular characters from the mainline series like Final Fantasy VII's hero Cloud.

You can also see Lightning, Squall, Terra, and silhouettes for other characters in the clip. Watch the new Tokyo Game Show trailer after the break:

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Theatrhythm: Curtain Call is out ⊟
I totally forgot the 3DS rhythm game came out this week, but it’s stores, in the eShop, and in boxes that are on their way to your doorstep, if they haven’t already arrived (provided you preordered your Curtain Call copy online).
It’s also in this launch trailer Square Enix put out yesterday:
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Everyone I’ve talked to who is playing the game right now says it’s amazing and immediately better than the original, which was pretty frickin’ rad already. Props to David/John for the comic panels generated at Awyisser. 
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Theatrhythm: Curtain Call is out ⊟

I totally forgot the 3DS rhythm game came out this week, but it’s stores, in the eShop, and in boxes that are on their way to your doorstep, if they haven’t already arrived (provided you preordered your Curtain Call copy online).

It’s also in this launch trailer Square Enix put out yesterday:

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Final Fantasy Explorers’ ”Light” demo, bonus FF1 ⊟

Well, this is rad. First-run packaged copies of Final Fantasy Explorers will include a code for a 3DS version of the original Final Fantasy, which looks to be based on the iOS/PSP/etc. version. It’ll be sold separately on the eShop a month later.

In other Explorers news, a demo called “Final Fantasy Explorers Light” will be released in advance of the game, featuring the first chapter and both single- and online multiplayer modes. Via GematsuGAME Watch.

Neither of these announcements have been confirmed outside of Japan, because Final Fantasy Explorers hasn’t been confirmed outside of Japan.

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Final Fantasy Explorers' Japanese special edition ⊟

As if the Crystal Chronicles-esque 3DS game didn’t look tempting enough, here’s an unusually classy special edition for Japan, featuring a 3DS case, artbook, soundtrack, and 3DS cover. 

Early purchasers of any edition (the game comes out December 18) get some Onion Knight gear in-game too! Meanwhile, in America, we get… jealous that this game hasn’t been announced yet.

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Final Fantasy Explorers looks great ⊟

We got our first look at Final Fantasy Explorers, the MonHun-ish 3DS action RPG with Final Fantasy classes, in this morning’s Nintendo Direct. I picked out some choice bits from the trailer to make GIFs out of, but you can watch the full presentation here.

The game releases in Japan this winter. Nope, we don’t know anything about a Western release yet.

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10 shots of Final Fantasy Explorers ⊟

Crystal Monster Hunter Chronicles is looking nice in these screens posted on the 3DS RPG’s official Japanese site. Famitsu mentioned the game will have about 20 classes, including the usual Final Fantasy jobs: Knight, Monk, White Mage, Blck Mage, Red Mge, time Mage, Dragon Knight, Paladin, Thief, Ninja, and Bard, according to the translated report from Gematsu.

The site adds these notes:

"Players can assign a maximum of eight abilities to each button for use in battle. While the game itself looks like Monster Hunter, Famitsu describes it as feeling like a ‘lite’ version of Final Fantasy XIV or i. Character positioning is important, and an ability chaining system is also being implemented.

Once mastered, job-specific abilities can be used within other jobs. Ability costs vary depending on which job a given character currently has. A Black Mage, for example, will have black magic costs halved.”

The game is expected to last 100-200 hours. No word on a Western release — no surprise, considering we don’t have a time frame for its Japanese debut.

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  • Source gematsu.com

Final Fantasy Explorers has both local and online multiplayer ⊟

Final Fantasy Explorers' character art reminds me a bit of Crystal Chronicles – as does the announcement that it will feature local and online multiplayer for groups of up to four. Siliconera translated a Game Watch report to that effect. The first four known jobs from the game’s job system are above: monk, black mage, white mage, and knight.

The article also describes gameplay as “taking on various quests while working together with [your] allies.” Sounds like Eric nailed it and it’ll be a little bit Monhunny.

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Final Fantasy Explorers announced for 3DS ⊟
Square Enix purportedly revealed this new title in the latest issue of Jump (scan via @FarmboyInJapan). We don’t know much about it, other than the game is a multiplayer action RPG. It looks like a Final Fantasy/Crystal Chronicles-ish take on Monster Hunter? So far, it’s only announced for Japan.
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Final Fantasy Explorers announced for 3DS ⊟

Square Enix purportedly revealed this new title in the latest issue of Jump (scan via @FarmboyInJapan). We don’t know much about it, other than the game is a multiplayer action RPG. It looks like a Final Fantasy/Crystal Chronicles-ish take on Monster Hunter? So far, it’s only announced for Japan.

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Final Fantasy Type-0 fan translation out ⊟

We’re unlikely to see an announcement at E3 about the PSP game Final Fantasy Type-0, but who cares? A team of fan translators (SkyBlade and Doomtrain) have released a fan translation patch! It’s been in progress since the beginning of last year.

Between this and Retro Game Challenge 2, it seems like a time of translation miracles has begun. Thank you all!

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Theathrythm: Curtain Call Collector’s Edition ⊟
Wow, so Square Enix will be making one of these! Well, actually the publisher is making 5,000 of them, so make sure to order the limited edition set from Square Enix’s online shop now if you want one. It’s coming to both North America and Europe.
Along with the game, the $70 bundle includes the following:
Nintendo 3DS Collector’s Pouch
5-track Theatrhythm Remix CD
20-track Best of Theatrhythm CD
5 Premium CollectaCards (Exclusive set of five Premium, limited edition cards, based on the popular CollectaCard designs of the game. Enter the password on the card into the game to get the in-game version of that CollectaCard)
There will also be a $40 limited edition thing that includes only the game and the 5-track CD. Shame there’s no special edition 3DS XL!
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Theathrythm: Curtain Call Collector’s Edition ⊟

Wow, so Square Enix will be making one of these! Well, actually the publisher is making 5,000 of them, so make sure to order the limited edition set from Square Enix’s online shop now if you want one. It’s coming to both North America and Europe.

Along with the game, the $70 bundle includes the following:

  • Nintendo 3DS Collector’s Pouch
  • 5-track Theatrhythm Remix CD
  • 20-track Best of Theatrhythm CD
  • 5 Premium CollectaCards (Exclusive set of five Premium, limited edition cards, based on the popular CollectaCard designs of the game. Enter the password on the card into the game to get the in-game version of that CollectaCard)

There will also be a $40 limited edition thing that includes only the game and the 5-track CD. Shame there’s no special edition 3DS XL!

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Theatrhythm: Curtain Call announced for the U.S. ⊟

It’s coming out some time this year, priced at $40. Expect 221 songs and more than 60 characters from the entire Final Fantasy series, as well as new features like daily featured tracks, Critical Hit Trigger, and EX Burst Gauge.

Theathrythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call also introduces a Versus Battle Mode in which you and a friend play the same song, trying to get a higher score and inflicting status effects on each other.

Preorder it here. Give us the special edition 3DS XL too, please!

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