Check Out Some Brand New Final Fantasy Explores Screenshots

Final Fantasy Explorers is a title Square Enix will be releasing for the 3DS in Japan on December 18th, and now you can check out some brand new screenshots below and see what this Final Fantasy spin-off has to offer. Square Enix has not made an announcement regarding localization for the game having a Western release date.

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Bravely Second Release Date Announced; Collector’s Editions Revealed

Bravely Second

Simply Beautiful.

 

Get ready folks, Bravely Second is coming! With a release date recently announced by Square Enix, the title will be receiving the Collector’s Edition treatment, with a beautiful edition of it going for sale for the game.

The game will be releasing on April 23, 2015 and all the goods you can get with the Collector’s Edition was also revealed. What exactly does it contain? Well, this is what you’ll get for the price of 5,980 Yen.

 

  • Figure: Pope Agnes Special-Make Mini-Figure
  • Art and Novel: Bravely Default 200 Years Later: Shrine Maiden of the Wind, Edea Oblige
  • Data CD: Special-Make Mini-Soundtrack (Hi-Res Data CD-ROM)
  • Goods: U Notebook
  • Goods: Rubber Strap
  • Serial Code for Use In-Game

Not sure where to pre-order from? Many retailer/shops will be giving discounts for those who want to stretch their money worth for the a good price. This is what retailers will be giving those who pre-order from these places.

  • Square Enix e-Store – “Trinity Sword”: A sword with the “Divine Night” ability, which grants the effect of HP recovery when attacked in Default.
  • Amazon.co.jp – “Demon Strike”: A katana with the “Shell Divide” ability, which reduces the target’s physical defense while attacking.
  • Game Tsutaya and Tsutaya Online Shopping – “Holy Lance Garuda”: A spear with the “Haste” ability, which speeds up simple actions for four turns.
  • Geo – “Dragon Breath”: A bow-and-arrow with the “Physical Up” ability, which increases the target’s physical attack power.

You can order from here from the officially Square Enix e-STORE. No release date has been announced outside of Japan just yet. Are you holding out for a release date for the West, or are you importing it from Japan? Let us know in the comment section below!

 

 

Square Enix says they would ‘love to’ localize Dragon Quest X

Dragon Quest executive producer Yuu Miyake and mobile producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto recently had the chance to speak with Siliconera about the possibility of Dragon Quest X being able to make it to western territories. Check out a chunk of what they had to say below.

We’d love to do it! Love to. In terms of this being an MMO, again, we have to consider the operation and logistics of how to make that feasible. We also have to think about it from a business standpoint. With Final Fantasy XI and XIV, it’s a global-scale endeavor. In terms of Dragon Quest, the way it’s perceived in the different countries is very, very different. How it’s perceived in Japan is different than how it’s perceived in the United States.

In addition, we’d have to build a new data center for pretty much every location, and we need to make sure that makes sense as a business. We want to be able to operate in the different regions. Again, we would love to do it, but we’re still trying to work out the details and figure out what would work best [were we to bring it abroad].

In Japan, you have your outside developers who understand Dragon Quest and know what’s appropriate for a certain platform, so we worked with partners that knew what they were doing as well as what Dragon Quest was, and in that way it was a great partnership. With Dragon Quest X, because it’s an MMO, the team thought, ‘Okay, what company in Japan knows MMOs the best? Wait, that’s us! We’re running Final Fantasy XI, so, why not do it with an internal team?’ So, the concept isn’t about working with an outside company versus an inside company, it’s more like who works on a specific title and platform the best. We’re all kind of the same if you look at it from that perspective.” – Miyake

Full interview here. Would you like to have the opportunity to play Dragon Quest X on your 3DS? Or is it something that’s not your cup of tea? Let us know in the comment section below.

Square Enix Gamescom schedule announced

Square Enix has announced their schedule for Gamescom 2014 and what they plan on bringing to the show. Although Square Enix will have many games to show, only 1 of them will be on a Nintendo platform.

The team at Square Enix will be bring Theatrhythm: Curtain Call for the 3DS, which releases on September 21st in the United States. The game will contain  over 200 songs from all over the Final Fantasy series games.

 

THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL™
Platform: Nintendo 3DS™ system
Developer: Square Enix
Available: September 19, 2014
Combining hallmark FINAL FANTASY music with role playing game (RPG) elements, the new THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL is bursting with new content, including the new “Versus Battle” mode where players can now compete head-to-head with friends and other players. The game also includes 221 songs and over 60 playable characters from the entire FINAL FANTASY series. Players can relive nostalgic moments as they tap their way through key FINAL FANTASY events, field themes and battle arrangements.

And as well, the final face off between 2 big names: Ichiro Hazama and Naoki Yoshida (as seen above.) The producer of the current games vs the FF XIV producer. Things should be heating up.

Are you planning to buy the game for your 2DS/3DS? Let us know in the comment section!

New Bravely Second screenshots released + artwork

A couple of brand new images for Bravely Second have now emerged and gives us a look at scenes from the games as well as artwork from some of the development team. Take a look below and see for yourself what Bravely Second has to offer.