342 posts tagged square enix
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.
Fire Emblem: Awakening & Bravely Default for $32 each ⊟
Another stellar 3DS RPG on sale! Fire Emblem: Awakening is just $31.99 on Amazon right now, while Bravely Default is $31.66. At those prices, you can get two of the best RPGs from the last two years, for the same you’d pay if you bought something butt on a console like Lightning Returns.
$31.66, actually — you should grab this fun 3DS JRPG if you haven’t yet. I told JC about this deal, to which he responded, “More like… Savely Discount,” and so that’s why he’s not allowed to post on this site anymore.
More Theatrhythm Static Arts mini figures ⊟
Moogles, Chochobos, and Squall turned into Theatrhythm-style figures! Tifa was shown a while back — as were Sephiroth and Cloud — but the other three were just posted on Facebook by Square Enix’s Hidemi Matsuzuka. No word yet on when these will come out in Japan. Thanks to Natalie from Tomopop for the link!
God, I love seeing Indieszero’s art style for this game brought to life. Speaking of, there’s a ton of new character art and a couple new trailers for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call posted at 4gamer.
Dragon Quest floor mats ⊟
Add mystery, intrigue, danger and implied dungeons to your home with these Dragon Quest floor mats, on J-List for $23 each. The 50cm square mats come in staircase, journey door or poison swamp styles.
I wonder if you could use a poison swamp tile to keep your cat away from an area… it’s a good look anyway!
The Konami code works with Bravely Default ⊟
Want to watch that special movie in Bravely Default that teases the JRPG’s sequel (it’s filled with spoilers, by the way!)? The video is supposed to unlock once you’ve completed the 3DS game, but you can load the clip whenever you want by just entering the Konami code (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A) at the main menu! It has really become fashionaaabluh to stick this code in everything.
Theatrhythm Curtain Call’s “Versus Battle” mode ⊟
Gahhh, too much going on in this video! Here, a player faces off against a CPU opponent (it’s possible to do real multiplayer as well), in what appears to be a score battle, hitting the same notes at the same time. Powerup items appear to speed up opponents’ notes and otherwise mess with them.
There’s a nice roundup of videos, screens and details (including some Type-0 characters and other newly Theatrhythmized FF characters) here.
Bravely Default works perfectly with this meme ⊟
This is one of my favorite memes to come out of Japan in recent memory, from a Tokyo couple interviewed by a news station about a recent blizzard. Asked how he feels about the weather, the dude goes super cornball and says, “There’s something special in the air about being with your loved one when it’s snowing, so I like it!” Meanwhile his girlfriend (or wife) hides her face in embarrassment, hoping to die that instant.
It’s spawned hundreds of parody illustrations with anime and game characters, but my favorite is this one for Bravely Default — Ringabel and Edea seem perfect here. Big ups to Shishamo for the artwork, and to Snowhalation for posting about the meme on Tumblr.
Will you be my valentine, Chocolate Golem? ⊟
I NEED to have this guy in my life. It’s the latest concoction from Luida’s Bar, the Dragon Quest-themed cafe in Tokyo. This mix of chocolate and opera cake will join the dessert menu for the next month, in honor of Valentine’s Day and the Japanese release of Dragon Quest Monsters 2 for 3DS.
From now on, when people ask what my favorite kind of food is, I won’t answer with something boring like Chinese food or French cuisine. With a glint in my eye, I’ll tell them my favorite is Dragon Quest monster food, yes, meals that have been fashioned to look like monsters from Dragon Quest, right before I float away into the sky, leaving this limited world to search for something more in the cosmos. … Yeah, that’s what I’ll tell them.
Since I brought up Dragon Quest, I have to point you to my second-favorite new Tumblr, Pixel Digest. It’s a blog about neat sprites, backgrounds, animations, and tricks with pixels in games, and I love it. The latest entry shares a clever trick TOSE employed in Dragon Quest III for the Game Boy Color to make the game look far better than it should have despite the system’s limitations.
Still want this Bravely Default 3DS XL case ⊟
Much like Bravely Default's collector's edition, these cases are no longer available on Amazon, and I'm very sad about this all. At least it looks like there are a couple of them on eBay.
Lots of Bravely Default posts popped up on gaming sites today, which is a good thing since a lot of you who ordered the game online are still waiting for it to arrive (hopefully this doesn’t happen to your order — or this nightmare scenario). Here are some of those links:
- Kotaku’s Tips for Playing Bravely Default
- Joystiq made one of those too
- USgamer’s Eight Great RPGs You Should Play if You Like Bravely Default and several Bravely Default guides
Game tips/guides must be significant traffic draws for these sites now! Credit to Staci for the pic.
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In case you forgot about Dragon Quest Monsters 2 ⊟
Here’s a GIF to remind you the 3DS remake (and its limited edition XL bundle — here’s an unboxing) released in Japan this week. The image comes from Kimimi, who posted a video showing the first half hour of her playthrough with the import at Nintendo Life.
So, again, that makes four Dragon Quest games for 3DS that have released in Japan and nowhere else. Now that Bravely Default is out in North America today, maybe we’ll hear about other plans Square Enix and Nintendo have for this side of the Pacific soon. Might as well put those trademarks to use!
Bravely Default CE unboxed ⊟
This Nintendo Minute features an unboxing of the Bravely Default Collector’s Edition. This is potentially worth watching for one of three reasons.
Either 1) you’re excited about the CE, have one preordered, and want a nice preview of what you’re getting. Or 2) you’re on the fence about whether to get the CE or the regular version, and you want a look at the contents to help you decide.
Or 3) you don’t have room in your house for a big game box, and you can just watch this video, see the cool stuff, and then just *imagine* trying to stuff it into your shelf, before you get the game on eShop.
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