Gunslinger Stratos 2 Music Promotion Video Vol. 2: Behind The Scenes of Soundtrack Production

Last year, Square Enix revealed a new sequel for “Gunslinger Stratos″, which was released this Spring. There has been lots of buzz going on around the game, mainly because of this epic
 Gunslinger Stratos 2 CGI trailer.

However, today we’re taking a closer look at the music promotion video vol. 2 which again takes us behind the scenes of the music production. The video gives a great preview of the soundtrack and how recording work is done.There are quite big artists working on the game’s soundtrack, for example, the world famous violist AYASA from “Sword of the Far East”, GARNiDELiA and Magnetic Fighter.  Watch the previous music production video from here.

Note that Gungslinger Stratos 2 is an arcade-only title which means it won’t be seen outside Japan, unless Square Enix gets a reason to port it for consoles.

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Tops as the Best-Selling PS4 Game as It Launches in Japan

The new-gen version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was released exclusively for the PlayStation 4 last week. Media Create has shared the latest sale figures from last week, which show Final Fantasy XIV topped as the best-selling PS4 game as it launched on 14th April. Square Enix managed to sell over 31 000 copies of the game, which led to great increase in subscribes. Actually, when combined the Western and Japanese sales, the increase was that huge that the game managed to break a milestone of 2 000 000 active players.

The Western sale figures still remain unknown but below you can software sales from Japan:

Software Sales
 (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 34,690 (754,910)
  2. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/10/14) – 31,724 (174,156)
  3. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Square Enix, 04/14/14) – 31,326 (New)
  4. [3DS] Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection (04/17/14, Capcom) – 26,925 (New)
  5. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo, 03/20/14) – 18,848 (304,835)
  6. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/10/14) – 17,755 (145,991)
  7. [3DS] Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode Yokubari Sengen! Tokimeki Up! (Nintendo, 04/17/14) – 12,315 (New)
  8. [PSP] Juusanshi Engi Engetsu Sangokuden 2 (Idea Factory, 04/17/14) – 8,499 (New)
  9. [3DS] Meitantei Conan: Phantom Kyoushikyoku (Bandai Namco, 04/17/14) – 8,336 (New)
  10. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Konami, 03/20/14) – 8,018 (198,054)

Also read: Lightning Returns and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Won “Excellence” Awards at Famitsu Awards 2013


Lightning Returns and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Won “Excellence” Awards at Famitsu Awards 2013


This week, the famous Japanese magazine Famitsu arranged their own “Famitsu Award 2013″ show where they rewarded the best games of 2013. It was no surprise Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn were both nominated alongside other successful titles such as The Last of Us and Monster Hunter 4.

While Monster Hunter 4 managed to snatch the game of the year award, both Lightning Returns and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn received “Excellence” awards from the “general” category. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn also won an additional “Excellence” rewards from PC/Mobile category, making it the best PC game of the year, according to Famitsu.

It’s rather crazy and amazing to see such a great recognition given to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. We aren’t only talking about these awards, but the good reception it received from the fans and critics in general. And the fact, the very first version of Final Fantasy XIV was pretty much a huge failure, makes this even more awesome. It’s great to see that fans’ feedback really hit Square Enix, who decided to rebuild the game from the very beginning and release it again. That’s something insane and nearly impossible, not all game companies would be ready to do or could even deliver.

As we saw last Fall, Final Fantasy XIV was revived in style and rise like a phoenix from the ashes by gaining great sales and good review scores. And the success of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn continues as Square Enix just announced the game has over 2 000 000 subscribers / players worldwide! This is a great example and lesson in life that after a failure you shouldn’t immediately give up even though others may doubt you. Listening to feedback, believing in yourself and focusing on things you are good at, can lead to amazing results.

Don’t you think that it’s a good time to jump in one of the coolest MMOs around, and experience how a true Final Fantasy multiplayer game feels like? Especially, when you can use PS4′s party chat to communicate with your friends during the gameplay!

Happy Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn PS4 Day! The Launch Trailer Is Out Now!

Happy Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn PS4 Launch Day! Square Enix Japan has uploaded the Japanese launch trailer to celebrate the release of the game! Are you ready to step in the world of Eorzea and face new challenges!?

Remember if you own the PS3 version of the game, you can update it for free to the PS4 version. Here is our guide how it happens.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – Free PS4 Open Beta Trailer


Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be released on 14th April for PlayStation 4. The Beta Phase 2 will be starting this week!

The Open Beta of Final Fantasy XIV has started today! All PlayStation 4 users can download the beta client for free from the PS Store. Note that BETA 2 client works for EARLY ACCESS and LAUNCH as well, so there’s no need to download the game after this anymore! Players will be able to keep their progress and carry characters in to the launch version of the PS4 game. You can also play the beta with the existing character. The beta will be ending on 7th April.  

Early access (for those that pre-order the game) starts April 11-13th. The download size is 12GB.