The Thirteenth Farewell Character Page: Noel

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The Thirteenth Farewell project is doing awesomely, thanks to you! There are still 11 days left until the project hits its deadlines, so remember to send your letters before the end. If you don’t know what this project is about, please read more about it here - especially, if you liked the Final Fantasy XIII series and want to send your regards for the developers. 

Like with earlier character pages, this time we are asking: “What is the best thing about NOEL?” All participants are also part of the special Lightning Returns giveaway where you can win a signed poster or a Lightning figure!

Earlier Character Pages:

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COSMOS #4 | SeeBeyondTheScientist’s Beautiful Character Monologue Videos

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The fourth transmission has finally arrived from Cosmos! Sorry for the delays, which were caused by the fact our staff has been on holiday for a week! (Not all the time, damn workaholics!) 

This week, we are enjoying SeeBeyondTheScientist’s beautiful character monologue videos. But what are they? SBTS beautifully combines game music, scenes and texts into artistic videos where you can read each characters’ thoughts. Watching beautiful sceneries, listening to music and reading characters’ thoughts, the way SBTS personally sees them, is a great way to relax and wake up your own memories!

All videos are made for SBTS’s favorite characters such as Auron (Final Fantasy X), Zack (Crisis Core), Xion & Roxas (Kingdom Hearts) and Neku (The World Ends with You) because he has come to respect them over the years and the values they are standing for. Creating something unique and important to you sounds like a great way to express your relationship with your favorite stories and characters. That’s something amazing which we here at Square Portal value and respect a lot.

While chatting about these monologue videos, SeeBeyondTheScientist revealed his creating progress often begins while listening to his favorite music. Expressing himself through these videos drives him forward while studying Aerospace Engineering in the university. More videos are in the works, and he is also planning to write own fantasy book as well! So, if you like his videos, we recommend you to keep eyes on his Youtube channel for future updates!

Thank you SeeBeyondTheScientist for sharing your talent and passion with us! See his videos below:

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NPD March Report: Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster 8th Most-Selling Game in United States

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The NPD Group has issued its March video game sales report, revealing Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster was the 8th most-selling game in the United States. It’s the same position Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII reached back in February. Other Square Enix published/developed games have been selling quite well in US: Thief positioned as 4th best-selling game and Bravely Default as 10th in February 2014.

The competition has been quite rough when big titles such as Titalfall, inFamous: Second Son, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Dark Souls II were released in March as well. It’s also worth noting software sales have dropped 28% in March, but hardware sales increased 78% due to better availability of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Overall, total industry sales increased 3 percent to $1.03 billion, which is a good sign of healthier game market.

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Source: Gameindusry.biz

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call | Spin-Off – Sequel Tracklist

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Square Enix has updated 
the official Japanese Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call website. The latest update contains even more samples, and an updated version of the tracklist. Now they have revealed tracks coming from Final Fantasy spin-offs and sequels such as Lightning Returns, FFVII: Advent Children, FFX-2 and Dissidia.

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call will be out in Japan on 24th April. The western release timing remains unknown.

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (Mystic Quest Legend) 

  • Battle 1 (BMS)
  • Battle 2 (BMS)

Final Fantasy Tactics 

  • Trisection (BMS)
  • Antipyretic (BMS)
  • Ultema The Nice Body (BMS)
  • Prologue Movie (FMS)
  • Bland Logo ~ Title Back (EMS)

Final Fantasy X-2 

  • Yuripa, Fight! No. 1 (BMS)
  • “Let Me Blow You a Kiss.” (BMS)
  • Their Resting Place (BMS)
  • The Farplane Abyss (FMS)
  • We’re the Gullwings! (FMS)
  • 1000 Words (FFX-2 Mix) (EMS)

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles 

  • Monsters’ Dance ~Rondo~ (BMS)
  • Unite, Descent (BMS)
  • This Is The End For You! (BMS) (de FFCC: The Crystal Bearers)
  • Kaze no ne (FMS)
  • Across the Divide (FMS)
  • Moonless Starry Night (EMS)

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children 

  • Let the Battles Begin! (Piano Version) (BMS)
  • Divinity II (BMS)
  • J-E-N-O-V-A (FFVII AC Version) (BMS)
  • Cloud Smiles (FMS)
  • Advent: One-Winged Angel (EMS)

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII 

  • Encounter (BMS)
  • The SOLDIER Way (BMS)
  • The Price of Freedom (BMS)
  • Timely Ambush (from FFVII “Let the Battles Begin!”) (FMS)
  • A Flower Blooming in the Slums (from FFVII “Aerith’s Theme”) (FMS)
  • CRISIS CORE Theme – Succession (EMS)

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon 

  • Theme of Dungeon Hero X (BMS)
  • Raffaello Battle (BMS)
  • Guardian of Darkness 2 (BMS)

Dissidia: Final Fantasy 

  • The Troops’ Advance (BMS)
  • The Decisive Battle – arrange – (BMS)
  • DISSIDIA – ending – (BMS)
  • DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY [FINAL TRAILER] (BMS)
  • Keeping the Peace (FMS)

Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy 

  • Cantata Mortis (BMS)
  • DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] FINAL FANTASY [FINAL TRAILER] (BMS)
  • Gate to the Rift (FMS)
  • Lux Concordiae (EMS)

Final Fantasy Type-0 

  • War: Warrior Worth a Thousand (BMS)
  • War: The White Weapon (BMS)
  • Vermilion Fire (BMS)
  • We Have Come (EMS)
  • The Earth Under Our Feet (FMS)
  • Soar (FMS)
  • Tempus Finis (FMS)

Final Fantasy XIII-2 

  • The Last Hunter (BMS)
  • Etro’s Champion (BMS)
  • Heart of Chaos (BMS)
  • Historia Crux (FMS)
  • Groovy Chocobo (FMS)
  • Eclipse (FMS)
  • Noel’s Theme – Final Journey – (FMS)
  • Warrior Goddess (EMS)

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII 

  • Crimson Blitz (BMS)
  • Chaos (BMS)
  • Lightning Returns (BMS)
  • The Glittering City of Yusnaan (FMS)
  • The Dead Dunes (FMS)
  • Savior of Souls (EMS)

Thanks to our French friends at FFWorld for making the original translation.