64 posts tagged final fantasy
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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)
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.
New Theathrythm's box, 3DS XL bundle preorder ⊟
Not a bad cover for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call! It’s the same design as what’s on the special edition 3DSL XL for Japan, except with more cover. That hardware bundle, by the way, is now available to preorder from Play-Asia for $413.99. Importing a system is really expensive! Still, I know some of you were considering taking the plunge with this kit.
Final Fantasy games on sale on PSN ⊟
Finally, the PS1 Final Fantasy games on PlayStation Network (playable on PS Vita, PSP, and presumably) are available for what you might have thought they cost anyway. As part of a sale starting tomorrow in North America, you can download Final Fantasy V, IX, and Origins for $5.99 each, or $5.39 on Plus.
Tons of other portable-friendly FFs are also available, including both Dissidias, whose names I’m not going to type out in full because no, the Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection, and the remade Final Fantasy III. Final Fantasy Tactics is a crazy five bucks! It’s a good time to fill up your Final Fantasy collection!
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I mentioned this deal on Twitter earlier in the week (you’re following us there, right?) when it was still on back-order, but Amazon has Theatrhythm Final Fantasy back in its warehouses for you to buy. It’s worth picking up as something to play during the upcoming holiday breaks — even if there’s a sequel (not announced for the West yet) coming up.
Oh, and these figures are presumably something coming out one day? The photos are from Square Enix’s Hidemi Matsuzuka.
You’ll need some games to go with your system if you buy the Black 3DS XL releasing today. Amazon will help you out with its Back-to-School discounts for Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts 3D, Skylanders, and Lego games. Scribblenauts Unlimited is $17, too.
Also on sale: StarCraft II, Dishonored, and Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 bundles. Credit to fantastic lol cat for the pic.