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Hint: Invite your friends to discuss too! This will increase everyone’s chances to win!


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*It’s a promotional copy.

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Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX Limited Edition Announced, New Screens Released

Limited Edition


Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX is getting a limited edition for both Europe and North America! Preorder to ensure an automatic upgrade of your Standard edition order (while supplies last) and obtain an exclusive pin badge featuring Sora and Mickey Mouse! The limited edition is also available on the online store (NA / EU).



Have some new screens from the remastered HD cinematic cutscenes of Kingdom Hearts: Re:coded as well!


Check Out This Batman Action Figure Designed By Tetsuya Nomura


San Diego Comic Con 2014 starts today and Square Enix will be present to showcase its various games and merchandise! Visit our previous news post to learn more details on what Square Enix will be showing.

Square Enix also has its own contribution to Batman day by revealing a Batman action figure designed by Tetsuya Nomura himself!












Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain


Photos via: @SQEX_MD_NA, @SquareEnix, @KINGDOMHEARTS, @SquareEnixUSA, @FinalFantasy

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call Gets New Screens, Legacy of Music Contest Announced

Here is a new trailer with new screens below showing more of what to expect from the upcoming Nintendo 3DS rhythm RPG Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call.


To celebrate its release, Square Enix has also announced the Legacy of Music contest where entrants can win various amazing Final Fantasy prizes! Entries will be judged by the series’ legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu. Watch the overview below to learn how to submit your entries and the prizes that you can win!

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call is due for release on September 16th in North America and September 19th in Europe.

MdRadio Returns – Nomura Comes To Spill Final Fantasy XV / Kingdom Hearts III News?

will be returning soon, and the host and the merchandising manager of Square Enix Japan, Hidemi Matsuzuka, will be making a podcast with his special guests, Ichiro Hazama (Theatrhythm producer) and Tetsuya Nomura (Final Fantasy XV director). This special podcast focuses on Square Enix’s merchandise products, but sometimes there are interesting game details as well.

In the first podcast last year, Nomura said that they had decided when to show Final Fantasy Versus XIII again. He also revealed that Square Enix was supposed to show Versus in 2012 and there was a reason why it wasn’t. He said would understand it when we get the new info. Eventually it turned out that Final Fantasy Versus XIII had become Final Fantasy XV and moved to PS4 and Xbox One. At the time of E3, Nomura gave more details about FFXV and Kingdom Hearts III during the second radio show.


Matsuzuka meeting with Hazama and Nomura

According to Matsuzuka, MdRadio will be returning very soon and we should get more news about it later this week. He also posted a picture of a meeting with Hazama and Nomura where they are probably discussing the contents they will be talking about during the podcast. Let’s not forget that it’s less than two months until Tokyo Games Show 2014, which may lead Nomura to tease something about Square Enix’s plans for the biggest Japanese gaming event. If the same thing happens like previously, it might be possible we get some very small teasing about FFXV and KH3.

Please, be only a little excited.

FINAL FANTASY XIV Letter from the Producer Part XVI Recap

Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer XIV livestream starts now! It will contain new details about the upcoming patches such as Defenders of Eorzea! Perhaps we will be hearing more about new jobs, marriage system and dungeons. Also, the lead designer of the game, Nobuaki Komoto, will be a special guest and answers fans’ questions as well!

We will update this post as new details are revealed



1. Naoki Yoshida and Toshio Murouchi are discussing about PvP modes: They are working on to a feature that allows you to save all actions and traits per job, so you don’t need to constantly re-do them.

2. In Patch 2.35, they will allow players to use glamours with PvP gear, and they will be adjusting the PvP mode in general as well.
More maps coming to Frontline but it will take some time. Japanese players are most active when it comes to this PvP mode!

3. Mob Hunt talk – a new addition which was released alongside patch 2.3 – allows you to hunt big monsters with other players and gain big rewards. The system has been slightly broken and players have found it a bit problematic, and it has been causing some tension because some players may have rushed too much and haven’t left anything for other players. They have adjusted the new mode a bit and will continue until it pleases everyone.

4. Talk about the Syrcus Tower.

5. Talk about the new dungeon called “Hullbreaker”. For now, we are only fighting Kraken’s tentacles but the Kraken itself will make a comeback later on.

6. A new video clip of Ixal Stronghold and an epic scene with different enemy races!

7.Time to talk about future contents!

8. Talk about Lightning and Snow!

9. A fan asked if there will be additional costumes or hairstyle from previous Final Fantasy series characters similar to Light and Snow where the developers answered they can’t say too much, but you will be able to get famous outfits and hairstyles from some quests added with certain patches!

10. Now they are showing the new Ninja job in action!


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11.Minfilia is making a special presentation of Eorzea’s Economic Trends and changes between spending and earning gils.

12. No big changes but charts are showing how people earn and spend their gils.

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13. A chart about gil spending on housing .

14. Summary of charts


15. Gold Saucer concept artwork!

16. More talking with fans and answering their questions. (Check out the comments section)

17. The first anniversary special event announced! 14 hours live broadcast, special fates such as Dragon Quest X, Final Fantasy XI and Lightning Returns will be back! More to come!

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18. Moonfire Faire seasonal event revealed!

19. Free trial program revealed: Players get an opportunity to try FFXIV for two weeks then transfer their characters to the full game once the trial ends. More details announced later.

20. Final Fantasy XIV movie contest revealed! Celebrate the first anniversary of Final Fantasy XIV by creating own movie! The contest will be starting in late July.

Weekly News Recap | Weeks XXVIII – XXIX

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New Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn “Frontline” Artwork [6000x8000]

Square Enix has release a new amazing piece of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. The artwork is named as “Frontline” which also is known as a new PvP challenge which engages three teams of adventurers, each team representing one of the three Grand Companies, trying to do battle to claim disputed territory. Teams consist of up to 24 players in an alliance, allowing for a grand total of 72 players in a single battle.

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First Ever European Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival – Get Tickets NOW


Square Enix has confirmed presale tickets to its first ever FINAL FANTASY® XIV FAN FESTIVAL are now exclusively available to active FINAL FANTASY XIV subscribers across Europe and PAL territories. The European event will be held at London’s Tobacco Dock on 25th October 2014, with similar festivals also being held in Tokyo and Las Vegas on different dates.

FAN FESTIVAL will celebrate everything FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A REALM REBORN™ and will give some of its two million registered fans the chance to meet the game’s developers, participate in in-game events, enjoy live entertainment, bag some exclusive event loot, and much, much more!

Tickets for the London Fan Festival are priced at £65/ €80 per standard ticket, and £85/ €104 per VIP ticket. VIP tickets include access to an exclusive Friday night (24th October) event where you can eat, drink and meet members of the development team. Each Fan Festival ticket will grant access to the main event for 25th October.

How to purchase presale tickets:

1.    This week all players will an active subscription* will be sent an email that includes a unique promotion code to purchase tickets.

2.    On Thursday, 17th July, 2014 at 10 a.m. (BST), advance ticket sales will go live.

3.    Visit the ticket purchase site and enter the unique promotion code found in the email.

4.    Advance ticket sales will be on a first-come, first-served basis and fans may only purchase a maximum of two tickets per order.


How to purchase general sale tickets:

1.    Starting Thursday, 31st July 2014 at 10 a.m. (BST), any remaining tickets will go on sale.

2.    People will not need a promotion code to access the site and purchase tickets.

3.    Previously provided promotion codes will no longer be valid.

4.    Tickets will remain on sale via the website until Thursday, October 24th, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. (GMT) or until the event is sold out.

For more information on tickets and ticket T&Cs, please visit the: Lodestone Fan Event Presale Guide and the official event website.

*Subscription must be valid on 9th July 2014

What Square Enix Has In Store For San Diego Comic Con 2014

Square Enix has prepared some good stuff for this year’s San Diego Comic Con from showcases of games and merchandises to exclusive signings! From July 24-27 be sure to stop by at BOOTH #3829 at the San Diego Conventional Center. Here’s a brief list of the show’s activities:

1. Deep Silver/Square Enix Arcade

  • When:Friday & Saturday, July 25-26, 11:00am – 2:00am
    Whiskey Girl
    702 Fifth Ave
    San Diego, CA 92101

2. Games

  • Metro Redux™  
  • Sacred™ 3 

3. Merchandise Sales

4. Members Raffles

Go here for more details.

That’s not all, Tetsuya Nomura will be present alongside another famed game developer, Hideo Kojima, for an exclusive autograph session for fans! The signings are limited as you will have to purchase a Play Arts Kai at Square Enix’s booth in order to obtain a ticket for the session.

Photos via @hidemi_mad_EN

Here Are The Last Screens Of Final Fantasy XIII Reminiscence ~ Tracer Of Memories ~

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The final chapters of the online released novel Final Fantasy XIII Reminiscence ~ Tracer of Memories ~ came out with new screens featuring Caius Ballad and Lightning. The online novel features events between Lightning Returns’ ending and epilogue, depicting the new lives of the main characters. There has been no word yet on any official translation plans of the novel. You can view the older screens here.

More English Voice Actors For Final Fantasy Type-0 HD And Agito Surface

With the localization of Final Fantasy Agito and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD on the way, more English VAs are announcing their involvement in the games.

Bryce Papenbrook is voicing Machina Kunagiri, one of the members newly assigned to Class Zero along with Rem Tokimiya. People may know him well as Zidane Tribal from Dissidia Final Fantasy.




Robbie Daymond is voicing Kurasame Susaya, Class Zero’s captain. Most people would know him as Tuxedo Mask from the Sailor Moon series.


Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call Collector’s Edition Now Available In Europe






Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call Collector’s Edition includes:

  • Nintendo 3DS™ Collector’s Pouch (Fits All Models) - Exclusive, limited edition Nintendo 3DS™ Collector’s Pouch
  • 20-Track BEST OF THEATRHYTHM CD - Exclusive, limited edition “THE BEST OF THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL” Music CD (20 tracks)
  • 5 Premium CollectaCards - Exclusive set of 5 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!

You can now pre-order on the official Square Enix Europe store.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call is due for release on September 16th in North America and September 19th in Europe.



Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX Cover Art And Japanese Collector Packs Unveiled

Just like its predecessor, Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX gets a new illustration done by Tetsuya Nomura for its cover art.



With the game coming out in Japan on October 2nd 2014, Square Enix offers special Japanese packages:

Kingdom Hearts HD ReMIX Dual Pack

  • Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX
  • Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX
  • PC browser game Kingdom Hearts χ [chi] “Anniversary Set” serial code


Kingdom Hearts HD ReMIX Collectors Pack

  • Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX
  • Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX
  • A blu-ray disc of Kingdom Hearts Music Collection featuring 32 remastered tracks from both games
  • Kingdom Hearts Visual Collection (30 pages)
  • PC browser game Kingdom Hearts χ [chi] “Anniversary Set” serial code


A new KHII Sora Play Arts Kai can be purchased along with the different package choices.


You can view more about the packages and their prices over the official Japanese website.

Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX is a HD compilation consisting Kingdom Hearts 2 FINAL MIX, Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep FINAL MIX, and the remastered cinematic of Kingdom Hearts Re: coded. Players can expect new cutscenes, mini-games, keyblades, and more in the FINAL MIX versions that were previously exclusive to Japan.

Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX is due for release for the PlayStation 3 on October 2nd in Japan, December 2nd in North America and December 5th in European and PAL regions.

Legacy of Music – Episode 2 – Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call



The 16 bit debut of FINAL FANTASY was heralded by FINAL FANTASY IV, which showed to the world that that an RPG could tell a compelling and powerful story. This game and those that followed introduced a host of multi-faceted characters that faced real-world choices and consequences along their journeys. The Active Time Battle system also made its first appearance in this generation, giving a more real-time feel to the combat. Musically, some of the franchise’s most memorable themes made their debut, including Battle on the Big Bridge, which has had many triumphant series returns in a variety of styles.

Square Enix Trademarks “Life Is Strange”


Square Enix has recently trademarked “Life Is Strange”. The trademark covers games, books and other entertainment. It’s also worth-noting it has been registered in Europe, but not in other regions. Saying this, it is likely related to a new IP or a returning franchise by European developers.

You can view the trademark here.

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