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Grimoire
13th Aug 2013, 08:16
Read, discuss and share the latest news here in this thread.

[In The News: Week 27/2013] http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/news-week-272013
[In The News: Week 28/2013] http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/news-week-282013
[In The News: Week 29/2013] http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/news-week-292013
[In The News: Week 30/2013] http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/news-week-302013
[In The News: Week 31/2013] http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/news-week-312013
[In The News: Week 32/2013] http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/news-week-322013

Grimoire
19th Aug 2013, 15:43
[In The News: Week 33/2013] http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/news-week-332013

After a long weekend in the marvelous world of Eorzea (http://www.finalfantasyxiv.com/), where many of you have spent most of your days exploring and adventuring to your heart’s content, a moment of caution might be in place.

As the August nights are slowly growing darker, you’d better keep an eye on your valuables – who knows what might lurk in the shadows of the dim alleyways? If you already checked out the latest thrilling trailer for Thief (http://www.thiefgame.com/), this time focusing on the story, you probably have a good idea. Look forward to a February release of this stealthy title featuring the uncatchable Master Thief Garrett.

Ahead of us is another exciting week, with Gamescom (http://www.gamescom-cologne.com/en/gamescom/home/index.php) being held in Germany and many other things in store. Oh, and did you check out the forum (http://forums.eu.square-enix.com/forum.php) yet? If not, then what are you waiting for? Make yourself at home and enjoy this lively haven within the vast sea of information we know as the Internet.

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster

New screenshots (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-x-x-2-hd-new-screenshots-and-audio-episode-announced-0) and an audio episode (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-x-x-2-hd-new-screenshots-and-audio-episode) for FFX|X-2 HD Remaster, plus a sneak peek at the all-new audio drama trailer.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Armoured to the beak (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/551) – the team finished a 13-minute long promotional video for FFXIV: ARR!
I can see clearly now (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/560) – whoa, check that out! I can totally see everything!
Party hard (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/561) – we have two really cool videos for you to enjoy!

Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX-

Photo booth (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151521661410841.1073741828.76090440840&type=1) – immortalise your visit to the magical world of Kingdom Hearts.

Chaos Rings

Now available on Windows Phone 8.0 devices (http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/store/app/chaos-rings/eba66c26-8fa0-4f07-bef8-ff03f7bce73d)! – Chaos Rings takes full advantage of the Windows Phone’s capabilities.

Bloodmasque

Square Enix hires former Kamen Rider to promote vampire hunting RPG (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/08/15/square-enix-hires-former-kamen-rider-to-promote-vampire-hunting-rpg/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – if you watched Kamen Rider Fourze you might recall the person in the commercial. That's Sota Fukushi, Kamen Rider Fourze himself, turning into a vampire hunter.

Thief

Release date and trailer! (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Thief-Story-Trailer-and-Launch-Date) – brand new Thief Uprising Gamescom story trailer out now, launch date confirmed for February 25, 2014!
Cover art revealed (http://thiefgame.tumblr.com/post/58360508429/thief-cover-art-revealed-get-more-info-plus-a)! What platform will YOU be thieving on?
Thief cosplay spotlight: Lyz Brickley (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Thief-Cosplay-Spotlight-Lyz-Brickley?theme=thief#blogs/Thief-Cosplay-Spotlight-Lyz-Brickley) is a busy girl. When she’s not sewing up a storm or broadcasting her live gaming streams via Twitch, you’ll find her in front of the lens modeling her latest cosplay.

Rise of Mana

Rise of Mana (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/08/13/rise-of-mana-trademark-registered-in-japan/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – new trademark not only registered in Europe, but also in Japan.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2 (Japan exclusive)

Dragon Quest Monsters 2's G for Giant size monsters (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/08/14/dragon-quest-monsters-2s-g-for-giant-size-monsters/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Dragon Quest Monsters 2 is getting a remake in the same way Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D entered the third dimension.

Music

Before Meteor Final Fantasy XIV OST (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/ff14/BM/) – out now!

Merchandise

Advent Children Final Fantasy VII Cloudy Wolf (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/367833804997554176/photo/1) and One-Winged Angel (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/368259658965725184/photo/1) earphone jack accessories.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII key chain (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/366829066084560898/photo/1) – so stylish!
Final Fantasy Type-0 Suzaku pin (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/368225100127932416/photo/1).
Shiro Amano: The Artwork of Kingdom Hearts (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Shiro-Amano-The-Artwork-of-Kingdom-Hearts-Cover-Revealed-3395) cover revealed! (Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com/)) – The Artwork of Kingdom Hearts contains over 100 pages of artwork by the acclaimed manga artist and will be coming out on October 29.
Prima Games to release Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX game guide (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Prima-Games-to-Release-Kingdom-Hearts-HD-1-5-ReMIX-Game-Guide-3396) (Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com/)) – this comprehensive 480-page guide book will be released on September 24th, 2013.
Artnia’s exquisite dessert strap line: Moogle pancakes (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/366862126549172224/photo/1), Chocobo cookie (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/367276908607586304/photo/1), Cloudy Wolf chocolate (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/367106816011804673/photo/1) (decorated with a red Swarovski Crystal), and Buster Sword parfait (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/367462583927713792/photo/1) – note: not for consumption.
Dragon Quest X Slime controller (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/08/17/a-blue-slime-pc-controller-draws-near-command/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – a blue slime PC controller draws near! Command?
Play Arts Kai Variant mystery figure (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/368267776198062080/photo/1) – who could it be?

Events

FFXIV: ARR goes to Gamescom (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/549) – the event will take place in the beautiful city of Cologne, Germany from August 21-25, 2013. Read up on the details!
Ali Hillis, the voice of Lightning, will be in Las Vegas on August 28 at theGameStop Expo (https://twitter.com/OfficialFFXIII/status/368494256534466560)!
Submit your questions for actors and developers for D23 Expo Japan (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Square-Enix-Members-Submit-Your-Questions-for-Actors-and-Developers-for-D23-Expo-Japan-3397)! (Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com/)) – Through Square Enix Members Japan, fans are able to submit questions for the voice actors and developers to answer at the Kingdom Hearts Limited Stage.

Development

Tomb Raider studio layoffs (http://kotaku.com/tomb-raider-studio-layoffs-hit-non-tomb-raider-team-1112277438) hit non-Tomb Raider team (Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/)) – if anyone is looking for development talent, please contact: mtrout@crystald.com and we’ll put you in touch direct.

Important notices

The forum is back (http://forums.eu.square-enix.com/)! The forum is here for everyone to enjoy, but make sure to read the forum guidelines (http://forums.eu.square-enix.com/announcement.php?a=1) before posting.

Grimoire
27th Aug 2013, 11:36
[In The News: Week 34/2013] http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/news-week-342013

It’s literally been raining trailers, screenshots and exciting news lately – all thanks to a most thrilling gamescom! With this action-packed event in hindsight, what was your favourite moment? There really is a lot to choose from, isn’t it? Like Lightning’s The Savior’s Choice (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Uaoq1-gu_0), the arranged music comparison trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhi7O565Ouo) for FFX X|X-2 HD Remaster, Murdered: Soul Suspect’s gamescom trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WZ-bkVviwg) and Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut’s walkthrough video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UbXvSdJ6vA&feature=youtu.be), just to mention a few gems.

Perhaps what really caught your eye were the latest trailers for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (http://www.finalfantasyxiv.com/)? After all: today is the big day! The gates to Eorzea have finally swung wide open. Eager to set out on an unforgettable journey? (Do I even have to ask?) I am sure that you’re quite busy at the moment, so I won’t take up any more of your precious time. Best of luck and have a wonderful time in the world of Hydaelyn!

(Psst! In case you’re curious but don’t know where to start, then here’s just the thing for you: Final Fantasy XIV: A Beginner’s Guide (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/start_ffxiv/)!)

Grimoire
27th Aug 2013, 11:37
Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster

Arranged music comparison trailer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster-arranged-music-comparison-trailer) – here's a lovely little trailer comparing some of the gameplay from the original Final Fantasy X release with footage from the new HD Remaster version.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Lightning Returns gamescom trailer and screenshots (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/lightning-returns-gamescom-trailer-and-screenshots) – a gamescom trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, plus a whole raft of new screens!
Japanese version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAaJmhlLboI) of the trailer.
gamescom video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CisnhyX5OGo&hd=1) – mission: Chocobo hunt!
Additional screenshots and information at Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/08/21/how-each-continent-in-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-will-be-a-unique-place/) and Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/lrff13/lightning-returns-gamescom-trailer/).
A closer look at Lightning's Shogun (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/collectors-catalog-samurai/) outfit (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)).

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Back in black (and yellow) (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000087.html) – an “On the Road to gamescom” update.
Dungeon diving deux (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000088.html) – take a look at Dungeon Crawl, Part 2!
Monsterangelo (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000089.html) – some neat behind-the-scenes magic that goes into the making of A Realm Reborn.
Guten Morgen, gamescom (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000090.html) – the event brought you not only one, but two new videos!
Chocobos at gamescom (https://twitter.com/FF_XIV_JP/status/369735060779720704/photo/1) – just can’t get enough of them (http://www.4gamer.net/games/199/G019924/20130823089/SS/005.jpg)!
Eorzea IRL (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000454.html) – in the days leading up to the launch, Shibuya (a popular shopping district in Tokyo, Japan), has been taken over by FFXIV!
Collector's Edition unboxing (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000455.html) – we're very proud to present a video of the unboxing of the North American Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Collector's Edition!
Pax Prime launch event (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-pax-prime-launch-event) – here're all the important details you'll need if you're planning on joining us.

Final Fantasy Brigade

The game goes Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.mbga.a11000023.lite)!

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] (Japan exclusive)

Square Enix expands the storyline, adds Stitch (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/08/23/square-enix-expands-kingdom-hearts-xchis-storyline-adds-stitch/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Agrabah, Wonderland, and the Dwarf Woodland all have new missions and events.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut

Screenshots (http://eidosmontreal.tumblr.com/post/58934925921/deus-ex-human-revolution-directors-cut-in) and walkthrough (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UbXvSdJ6vA&feature=youtu.be) – see all the new features of the Director's Cut of Deus Ex: Human Revolution in this walkthrough that takes you inside the FEMA camp all the way to Barrett's boss fight.

Murdered: Soul Suspect

gamescom trailer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/murdered-soul-suspect%E2%80%99s-gamescom-trailer-use-your-detective-skills-rare-reward) – use your detective skills for a rare reward!

Thief

Brand new screenshots (http://thiefgame.tumblr.com/post/58936635138/brand-new-screenshots-from-eidos-montreals-thief) and concept art (http://thiefgame.tumblr.com/post/59030573658/brand-new-concept-art-from-thief-which-one-is) from Eidos-Montreal’s Thief!
Thief screenshots (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/08/21/thief-screenshots-sneak-out-of-gamescom/) sneak out of gamescom (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)).

Dragon Quest: Monster Parade (Japan exclusive)

How to march and stomp your way (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/08/19/how-to-march-and-stomp-your-way-through-dragon-quest-monster-parade/) through Dragon Quest: Monster Parade (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – the goal is simple: march your way from the start to the end with your caravan of friendly monsters who can take out foes that get in the way.

Drakengard III (Japan exclusive)

Drakengard 3 delayed until December 19 (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/08/21/drakengard-3-delayed-until-december-3/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – the game was delayed to meet people’s expectations and further increase the game’s quality.
Meet Drakengard 3’s Utautai Two (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/08/23/meet-drakengard-3s-utautai-two-the-blue-haired-life-of-the-party/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Famitsu shares the latest on the blue-haired Utautai beauty Two.
Three (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/08/23/drakengard-3-sister-three-displays-her-obsession-with-dolls/) displays her obsession with dolls (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Three's story is written in diary entries, showing that she isn't actually lazy, but often lost in her own world.

Star Ocean Material Trader (Japan exclusive)

This new GREE title is now live (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/starocean_materialtrader/)!

Ardina (Japan exclusive)

Teaser site (http://www.ardina.jp/) – beta testers wanted.

Merchandise

Play Arts Kai Variant Bahamut and Kain Highwind (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/370552375775215616/photo/1) – the dragon king and the dragoon are up next for the Play Arts treatment!
Play Arts Kai Variant Batman (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/370901910506594304/photo/1) – limited colour version.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Chocobo pendant (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/370499469134929920/photo/1) – show off your love for the yellow bird with this stylish accessory, kweh!
Chocobo's Dungeon Chocobo (and Moogle) stamps (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BSRcK6KCEAAgafa.jpg:large) – cute is the word!
Kingdom Hearts 1.5 pencil and accessory bag (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KINGDOM-HEARTS-1-5-Pencil-and-Accessory-Bag-Releasing-on-August-31st-3298) releasing on November 15th! (Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com/)).

Development

Tomb Raider has sold more than 4 million (http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/DarrellGallagher/20130822/198839/How_do_you_tackle_industry_change.php) units worldwide! More great Square Enix news via Darrell Gallagher on Gamasutra (http://www.gamasutra.com/).
Eidos-Montréal is hiring a recruiter (http://www.eidosmontreal.com/jobs/Recruiter)!

Deals and sales

Sale time (https://store.eu.square-enix.com/emea_europe/) on the Square Enix Store! Up to 66% off lots of titles, with registered users eligible for an extra 20%!

Important notices

The new European Square Enix Merchandise E-Store is now open (https://store.eu.square-enix.com/emea_europe/)! Check out the stylish new interface!

Grimoire
2nd Sep 2013, 16:38
In The News: Week 35/2013 http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/news-week-352013

And so passes yet another busy week on the gaming side of things. Not only did we see a worldwide release (http://www.finalfantasyxiv.com/) of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, but also a new trailer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/kingdom-hearts-hd-15-remix-%E2%80%93-khrecom-and-3582-days-trailer-screens) for Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX- and a making of video (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/inside-square-%E2%80%93-making-lightning-returns-ffxiii) for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, handed out just in time for this year’s edition of PAX Prime (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-pax-prime-launch-event).

So, what to look forward to this week? The Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX- pre-launch hands-on event (https://www.eventbrite.com/event/7965520085), of course! And even if you’re not among the lucky attendees given an exclusive chance to try out the game beforehand, the launch of this highly anticipated title is certainly not too far off – only one more week to go now!

In the meantime, why not check out Stealing Time: Episode 1 (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Stealing-Time-Episode-1#blogs/Stealing-Time-Episode-1), the first in a series of intriguing podcasts covering Thief, or the Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/just-cause-2-multiplayer-mod-windows-pc)? This and much more below.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Inside the Square – The Making of Lightning Returns: FFXIII (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/inside-square-%E2%80%93-making-lightning-returns-ffxiii) – we’ve managed to get a first-ever peek inside the studio bringing Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII to reality – and we’re letting you in on it with this brand new developer video diary.
Freeze time (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/08/29/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-gives-players-an-ability-to-freeze-time-during-missions/) during missions (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – also: more about the moogles!

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

3-2-1... Launch! (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000462.html) – To celebrate, we have prepared an epic launch trailer for you to enjoy!
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn launches (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-launches-today) – it’s been a long time since 2010’s original launch of Final Fantasy XIV and since then, many, many man hours from dedicated and passionate teams across the world at Square Enix have worked tirelessly to make this happen.
Mog Station (https://secure.square-enix.com/account/app/svc/Login?cont=account&request=mogstation) – world transfer service is scheduled to begin mid-September.
Cute pictures (https://twitter.com/FF_XIV_JP/media/grid) – the game’s Japanese twitter account has posted a bunch of cute pictures in celebration of the launch.
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000461.html) – now that Gamescom has completely wrapped up, we figured it'd be a good time to give one last update on the craziness that took place.
Final Fantasy XIV to receive major update every three months (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/08/27/final-fantasy-xiv-to-receive-major-update-every-three-months-pvp-coming/), PvP coming (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – speaking with the PlayStation Blog, producer Naoki Yoshida says that the development team plans to roll out a major update every three months, continually adding large-scale content to the game.
Twitter account (https://twitter.com/FFXIV_NEWS_EN) – follow the game on Twitter for the latest updates.
An apology to our players using NA/EU data centers (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/68427?p=1071483#post1071483) – everyone on the development and operations teams is dedicated to providing the best possible experience for our customers, and we will continue to do their utmost to resolve the remaining and any future issues.
Early access problems (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/08/26/last-chance-on-ffxiv-a-realm-reborn-pre-order-bonuses-early-access-problems/), last chance on bonuses (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – the early access launched on Friday, August 24th and was riddled with emergency maintenance and server connection issues (error 90000, error 3102, error 1017 anyone?).
Important announcement: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn digital downloads (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-announcing-server-enhancements-and-temporary-suspension-digital-) – we are currently experiencing extremely long wait times for users to be able to log in and play. As a temporary measure, we will halt sales of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s digital download products so we can accommodate all of those wishing to play.
Login issue update (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/76132) – Producer/Director Yoshida provides an update on the server issues, maintenance and trial extension.
PlayStation 4 version in the making (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/08/29/final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-coming-to-playstation-4-sooner-than-you-expect/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – in a recent interview with 4Gamer, producer Naoki Yoshida shared that the PS4 version will be released sooner than you might expect.

Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX-

KHReCOM and 358/2 Days trailer & screens (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/kingdom-hearts-hd-15-remix-%E2%80%93-khrecom-and-3582-days-trailer-screens) – like what you see? We've got these and more screenshots on our official Facebook page, so be sure to check them out.

Kingdom Hearts Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] (Japan exclusive)

About the latest update (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KINGDOM-HEARTS-chi-Update-8-29-New-Arabian-Outfits-Cards-and-Guard-Armor-Raid-Boss-3400) (Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com/)) – a story leading into the main series coming soon!

Grimoire
2nd Sep 2013, 16:38
Tomb Raider

Lara Croft's path to Tomb Raider is an involuntary obsession (http://www.polygon.com/2013/8/26/4660614/lara-crofts-path-to-tomb-raider-is-an-involuntary-obsession) (Polygon (http://www.polygon.com/)) – Lara Croft's path to becoming a Tomb Raider is "almost an involuntary obsession" and will require her to prioritize aspects of her life, creative director Noah Hughes said during a recent forum Q&A session.

Thief

Stealing Time episode 1 (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Stealing-Time-Episode-1#blogs/Stealing-Time-Episode-1) – Nic Cantin and Daniel Windfeld-Schmidt talk about the gameplay mechanics of Thief.
Thief community Q&A part 1 (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Take-5-QA-1#blogs/Take-5-QA-1) – learn more about noise patches, colour blindness, and what it will be like to play like a true Master Thief.
Garrett cosplay reference guide (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Garrett-Cosplay-Reference-Guide#blogs/Garrett-Cosplay-Reference-Guide) – everything you need to make your own Garrett costume!

Just Cause 2

Multiplayer mod (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/just-cause-2-multiplayer-mod-windows-pc) for Windows PC – words simply will not do, to describe what you’re about to experience, so check out this video from the team!

Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies

Screenshots (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/08/28/bravely-default-flying-fairy-has-a-new-title-in-europe/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Bravely Default: Flying Fairy has been renamed for the European market.
For the Sequel (http://www.finalfantasy.net/bdff/bravely-default-sequel-dlc/) (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)) – an expanded version of Bravely Default: Flying Fairy for the Nintendo 3DS will be released in Japan this fall.

Dragonquest X (Japan exclusive)

Dragon Quest X demo for PC (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/08/27/square-enix-will-release-a-dragon-quest-x-demo-for-pc/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – players will be able to try Dragon Quest X starting on September 12th all the way to the game’s release on September 25th.

Drakengard III (Japan exclusive)

Dragon-riding gameplay (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/08/25/yeah-drakengard-3-has-dragon-riding-gameplay/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – just like in previous titles, you can ride a dragon in Drakengard III.

Legend World (Japan exclusive)

New Final Fantasy Type-0 campaign (http://avatar.member.jp.square-enix.com/avatar/sqex_lw/?cptp0830) – Gilgamesh is up for a fight!

Music

Square Enix Composers Best - Black Disk - (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/sqex_CB/BLK/) – an album featuring nine of Square Enix's talented composers. More on this atSiliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/01/final-fantasy-xs-prelude-last-remnant-music-picked-as-square-enix-composers-favorite-tunes/).

Merchandise

Final Fantasy VII Play Arts Kai Rufus (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/372912465949900800/photo/1), Yuffie (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/373086189105844225/photo/1), and Vincent (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/372900095412301824/photo/1) – it’s hard to believe these are figures and not CG (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/372689246496120832/photo/1)!
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII silver pendant (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/372517912986533889/photo/1) – have a look at the finished product.
Final Fantasy Type-0 Suzaku pin (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/371976672284655617/photo/1) – become a Suzaku cadet! Which class will you join?
Final Fantasy Trading Card Game Chapter XI poster (http://twitpic.com/db65cu) – the latest expansion will be on sale on October 11.
Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Eaters (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/372287660024270848/photo/1) – let’s duel!
Kingdom Hearts Play Arts Kai Keyblades (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/371979260107304961/photo/1) – sweet dreams (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/372363800235618304/photo/1)!
Kingdom Hearts Trading Rubber Straps (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.198297227013300.1073741859.100004990716473&type=1&l=ee83ecc2e6) – more pictures have been uploaded on Facebook.
Lord of Vermilion III official guide book (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/9784757540590) – a book brimming with exquisite card illustrations by several different artists.
DC Comics Play Arts Kai The Joker (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.116434315199592.20733.100004990716473&type=1&l=84a1696f9d), Man of Steel (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.151720021671021.1073741832.100004990716473&type=1&l=a7a3b6b3df), and Batman limited colour version (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MVPA09).

Events

PAX Prime 2013 (http://prime.paxsite.com/) – Eorzea photobooth (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151869079635871.1073741854.116214575870&type=1) and pictures (https://twitter.com/FF_XIV_EN/media/grid) from the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn launch event (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-pax-prime-launch-event)!
Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX- pre-launch hands-on event (https://www.eventbrite.com/event/7965520085) – we’re very happy to announce that we will be holding a pre-launch hands-on event on Friday 6th September from 6pm at The Soho Hotel, London.
Competition (http://blog.playfire.com/2013/08/competition-hands-on-with-kingdom.html) (Playfire (http://blog.playfire.com/)) – enter before Tuesday, September 3 at 12:00 UTC. for your chance to win a ticket to the event.
Tokyo Game Show 2013 (http://expo.nikkeibp.co.jp/tgs/2013/en/) – Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX- and much more: read the full listing here (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/final-fantasy-xv-tokyo-game-show/). (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/))

Deals and sales

Back to school sale (http://store.na.square-enix.com/DRHM/store?Action=DisplayCategoryProductListPage&SiteID=sqenixus&Locale=en_US&ThemeID=29853700&Env=BASE&categoryID=63256100) – check out the latest sale at the Square Enix NA official store.

Grimoire
10th Sep 2013, 18:32
In The News: Week 36/2013 http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/news-week-362013
After a lovely weekend (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/376072932428349440/photo/1), an even lovelier week is just about to begin as the time has finally come to welcome Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX- with open arms! Eleven years have passed since the unique mix of unforgettable characters and creations from Square Enix and Disney known as Kingdom Hearts first saw the light of day and to some of you revisiting Sora, Riku and Kairi on Destiny Islands might feel just like jumping back in time. Yet, should you instead be completely new to the franchise then it’s all the more the reason not to miss out on this exquisitely and painstakingly graphically enhanced complete collection of the first part of this epic tale for the PlayStation 3.

Although many questions may still riddle the way, each new installment of the series has brought us ever closer to a final conclusion of this magical saga. So no matter if you are reviewing the tale while finding yourself caught up in nostalgia or if this will be your first time setting out on your keyblade wielding adventure, I believe it‘s safe to say that you have countless of joyful, gripping and exciting hours ahead of you to look forward to.

Keep the following words close to heart and I am sure that you will do fine.

"Don't ever forget. Wherever you go, I'm always with you."

Grimoire
10th Sep 2013, 18:34
Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster

Limited Edition photo (http://www.square-enix-boutique.com/media/Product/FFX2_hero_shot_FRE_2.jpg) – have a closer look at the goodies included in this gorgeous edition.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Samurai garbs trailers (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/lightning-returns-ffxiii-samurai-garbs-trailers) – as part of the pre-order bonuses being offered in European/PAL regions, the Lightning Samurai Set includes three outfits: Shogun, Sohei Savior and Flower of Battle.
Additional samurai garb videos (http://www.finalfantasy.net/lrff13/samurai-outfits-lightning-returns/) (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/))
Lightning might return with new costumes at Tokyo Game Show 2013 (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/03/lightning-might-return-with-new-costumes-at-tokyo-game-show-2013/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – according to Square Enix’s schedule for Tokyo Game Show 2013, on September 21st, the publisher will be hosting a stage show called Final Fantasy Go There featuring series producer Yoshinori Kitase.
New video clip (http://www.finalfantasy.net/lrff13/introduction-nova-chrysalia/) (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)) – an introduction to the world of Nova Chrysalia.
Light on Noel Kreiss (http://www.finalfantasy.net/lrff13/noel-kreiss-returns-lightning-returns/) (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)) – new magazine scan from Jump.
Novel by Benny Matsuyama (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/9784757541252) – the 264-page book will be released on November 21st.

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call hints at another Square Enix music game (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/02/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-hints-at-another-square-enix-music-game/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – it looks like Square Enix is planning something since the publisher filed a trademark for Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call in the USA.

Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX-

Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX- Limited Edition unboxing (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Tetsuya-Nomura-s-Special-Message-Bonus-Sketch-3414) (Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com/)) – have a peek at Tetsuya Nomura's special message and bonus sketch included in the Limited Edition.

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider has been nominated for a trio of Golden Joysticks (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/joystick/) (CVG (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/)) – Best Storytelling, Best Moment, and GOTY. Share and vote!

Deus Ex: The Fall

Deus Ex: The Fall has been nominated for a Golden Joystick (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/joystick/game.php?cat=mobile&id=4) (CVG (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/)) – vote for it as Best Mobile Game in this year’s CVG Golden Joystick Awards!

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Funny death photos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4govf1m1pSw) (BlackmagicKota (http://www.youtube.com/user/BlackmagicKota)) – check out this montage of funny photos taken from the Murdered: Soul Suspect photo booth at gamescom and PAX! And check out the official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Murdered) to keep updated with the latest news.

Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies

Bravely Default: For the Sequel has revised battle system, English language option (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/01/bravely-default-for-the-sequel-has-revised-battle-system-english-language-option/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – one of the features in Bravely Default: For the Sequel is multiple language options. Players can choose Japanese, English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
Bravely Default for the West is the enhanced version of the game (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/02/bravely-default-for-the-west-is-the-enhanced-version-of-the-game/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – the western release of the game will contain both English and Japanese sound.
For the Sequel with overseas Bravely Default (http://www.finalfantasy.net/bdff/sequel-overseas-bravely-default/) (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)) – additional details.
Overview video (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/04/square-enix-shows-off-bravely-default-features-with-a-handy-overview-video/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – a new video showing off the game’s main features.
Bravely Default: For the Sequel is like a demo for Bravely Default 2 (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/06/bravely-default-for-the-sequel-is-like-a-demo-for-bravely-default-2/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – what kind of improvements will we be seeing? Producer Tomoya Asano talks all about these and how the idea began, in an interview featured in this week’s Famitsu magazine.
Website (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/bdfts).

Army Corps of Hell

Picotto Knights shuts down after a year (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/05/picotto-knights-the-vita-brawler-from-gungho-shuts-down-after-a-year/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – the Vita brawler from GungHo had crossovers with Square Enix’s Army Corps of Hell.

Dragon Quest: Monster Parade (Japan exclusive)

The game is ON (http://www.dqmp.jp/?entry_from=130731cbb)!

Gunslinger Stratos (Japan exclusive)

Square Enix greenlights sequel (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/02/square-enix-greenlights-sequel-for-their-lightgun-versus-game-gunslinger-stratos/) for their lightgun versus game, Gunslinger Stratos (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Gunslinger Stratos 2 is in development and more information about it will be shared in November.

Melpharia March (Japan exclusive)

Melpharia March looks like Square Enix’s take on plants vs zombies (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/01/melpharia-march-looks-like-square-enixs-take-on-plants-vs-zombies/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – the title is actually a spinoff of another Square Enix game, Fantasy Earth Zero. Both games are set in the same world and share characters.
Website (http://melphariamarch.com/).

Grimoire
10th Sep 2013, 18:34
Black Butler

Black Butler live-action film's new footage streamed (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-09-05/live-action-black-butler/kuro****suji-film-new-footage-streamed) (Anime News Network (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/)) – while the original manga is set in 19th century England, this new film is set more than 130 years later in 2020, in an Asian city where Western and Asian cultures freely intermingle.

Pictlogica

A mysterious new trademark (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-09-07/square-enix-registers-pictlogica-ff.com-domain), along with a domain name, has been registered by Square Enix. (Anime News Network (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/))

Music

Final Fantasy VI OST Remaster Version (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.574641215927921.1073741896.220023421389704&type=3) – now on sale (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/SQEX-10387-9)!
Compi de Chocobo (https://twitter.com/sem_sep/status/374895248113033217) – adorable cover art!

Merchandise

Assassin's Creed (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/441/all) Play Arts Kai.
Batman and Joker (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/440/all) Play Arts Kai.
Superman Black Ver. (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store?SiteID=sqenixus&Action=DisplayProductDetailsPage&productID=286522000) Play Arts Kai – don’t miss our NYCC exclusive pre-orders!
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII silver pendant (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.201504143359275.1073741862.100004990716473&type=1&l=480d07e4f3) – new pictures added!
Popular accessories and jewelry (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.575736819151694.1073741898.220023421389704&type=1#!/media/set/?set=a.575736819151694.1073741898.220023421389704&type=1) back in the e-STORE – get them now while supply lasts!
Cactuar and Chocobo (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.200567030119653.1073741861.100004990716473&type=1&l=e1faf1ff9c) Final Fantasy silver necklace – cute and cool!
Cactuar cup (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/375871589973110784/photo/1) – the second Artnia souvenir cup will be out this winter.
A trip to Square Enix’s Artnia café (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/07/a-trip-to-square-enixs-artnia-cafe/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Square Enix’s store is no more, but that’s no reason to fret! The spirit lives on at their new café, Artnia.

Events

Two major Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX- launch events were held last week – one in London, United Kingdom (https://www.eventbrite.com/event/7965520085) and one in Anaheim, California (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/kingdom-hearts-hd-15-remix-launch-event).
Tokyo Game Show (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/tgs13/) – Square Enix special site is up.
PAX|V (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000480.html) – we hope that everyone that attended had a great time, and we can't wait to do more live events in the future!

Development

Naoki Yoshida on being a Final Fantasy creator (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/02/final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-muses-about-being-a-final-fantasy-creator/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – how did Yoshida-san feel about joining the ranks of Sakaguchi-san, Kitase-san, and Nomura-san?
Yoshida-san details Final Fantasy XIV for PS4/Vita (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/yoshida-details-final-fantasy-xiv-ps4vita/) (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)) – in a new episode of the Conversations with Creators series, director/producer Naoki Yoshida talks at length about the upcoming PlayStation 4 version.
The difference between designing Final Fantasy XIV and Dragon Quest X (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/06/the-difference-between-designing-final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-and-dragon-quest-x/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – since Yoshida-san has a unique perspective on Square Enix’s two main MMORPGs, Siliconera asked him about the differences between developing Dragon Quest X and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

Important notices

Hello, I'm Cat (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hello-im-cat#comment-102552)! – A new girl joins the team! Make sure to give her a warm welcome.
FFXIV: ARR – server congestion and trial period extensions (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/100e4c522b970296c21210dd02e82cc49c2b3d66).
FFXIV: ARR – regarding results of maintenance (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/4198c8c4e8b4b749e6881aa564b9b8b5c44d4061).
FFXIV: ARR – EU users that purchased FFXIV: ARR from the PlayStation Network on the 27th or 28th of August: follow-up (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/b5998df7e6cfcd3671da9eb78470c8abcac7889b).
FFXIV: ARR – regarding RMT advertisements (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/6834cd241347f11e9162ddc05d4df85cce0a1fff).

Please note, some links will take you to unofficial sites or articles.

Grimoire
16th Sep 2013, 17:19
In The News: Week 37/2013 http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/news-week-372013

Time flies by when you are having fun, and after an unforgettable reunion with Sora and friends (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/kingdom-hearts-hd-15-remix-%E2%80%93-out-now), Tokyo Game Show 2013 is almost upon us! Square Enix will, of course, be at the heart of the event proudly showing off a most impressive lineup (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/tgs13/).

What are you looking forward to the most? Let us hear about your expectations, speculations and thoughts in the comments below, and count on us to keep you up to date with the latest news, info and exciting surprises from this year’s edition of TGS!

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster

Final Fantasy X HD gets Vita hardware bundle (http://www.finalfantasy.net/x/final-fantasy-hd-psvita-hardware-bundle/) (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)) – Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD made an appearance at Sony Computer Entertainment Japan/Asia’s live press conference.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Full character cast confirmed (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/full-character-cast-confirmed-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii)! – The infamous Caius Ballad returns in our latest Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII batch of screenshots.
Caius and Yeul return (http://www.finalfantasy.net/lrff13/caius-yeul-return-lightning-returns/) in Lightning Returns (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)) – the Seeress and the Guardian have been confirmed to return!
New Lightning Returns shots and character details (http://www.finalfantasy.net/lrff13/lightning-returns-shots-character-details/) (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)) – our first look at the return of Caius Ballad and Paddra Nsu-Yeul. New details about Noel Kreiss are also available.
Costume collection video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urDHSCHU6S0&feature=youtu.be) – this video shows off just small portion of the costumes, weapons, shields and accessories featured in the game. There's a wealth of wardrobe choice - the final game will have over 80 costumes for Lightning!
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII takes 20-30 hours to clear (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/11/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-takes-20-30-hours-to-clear-50-if-you-see-everything/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – if you want to see everything in the game and not skip any events, the game will take roughly 50 hours, says Famitsu magazine.
Take a tour of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII’s four continents (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/12/take-a-tour-of-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiiis-four-continents/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Square Enix uploaded a series of videos that show us exactly how different these cities are from each other.
Japanese PlayStation website (http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/title/bljm60558.html).

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

PlayStation 4 system beta (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-xiv-playstation-4-system-beta) – as of February 22, 2014, we'll be running PS4 beta tests for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn!
Moonfire Faire (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/Moonfire_Faire_2013/) – join in on the festivities!
Libra Eorzea (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/special/libraeorzea/) – a compendium of knowledge at your fingertips! Now on iOS!
Building Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and listening to fan feedback (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/09/building-final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-and-listening-to-fan-feedback/) –Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/) sat down with Naoki Yoshida for an interview.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn at Tokyo Game Show 2013 (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/4744124ff358ddeeb14d3f6d5ff9ce780252bb4d) – do battle with the fearsome Titan for the chance at prizes and glory, get the latest scoop on development with a new Letter from the Producer LIVE (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/74a8d194ec33b8c62b005112ae2f41741ae6a601), and much more. It’s an event you won’t want to miss!

Final Fantasy XV

New screenshot of Noctis (http://www.ff-reunion.net/kh/2013/09/13/ff15_and_kh3_hi_quality_cg). (FF-Reunion (http://www.ff-reunion.net/))
Japanese PlayStation website (http://www.jp.playstation.com/ps4/games/ff15/).

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call (Japan only)

Curtain Call announced (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-announced/) (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)) – this will be the ultimate version of the game.
Curtain Call has a two player versus mode (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/13/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-has-a-two-player-versus-mode/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – the new version expands the Final Fantasy themed music game with over 200 songs and more than 60 characters.
Official website (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/t_ffcc/).

Final Fantasy: All The Bravest

Now available on Google play (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ff_atb/en/)!

Final Fantasy: Agito

Final Fantasy: Agito coming to iOS and Android (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/10/final-fantasy-agito-coming-to-ios-and-android-looks-similar-to-type-0/) this winter (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – the game is a new title that will give players a look at the history of the first bout.
Final Fantasy: Agito starts in the world of Type-0, your decisions change the story (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/11/final-fantasy-agito-starts-in-the-world-of-type-0-your-decisions-change-the-story/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – more details regarding the upcoming game, including information on a new character.
Further information (http://www.finalfantasy.net/type0/final-fantasy-agito-announced-mobiles/) (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)).
Interview with Hajime Tabata (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/12/final-fantasy-agito-producer-talks-all-about-the-game-and-its-story/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Final Fantasy: Agito Producer talks all about the game and its story.
Maybe Square Enix will localise Final Fantasy: Agito (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/14/maybe-square-enix-will-localize-final-fantasy-agito-after-all/) after all? (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – The publisher registered two trademarks for Final Fantasy: Agito in Europe, including the game’s logo.
Trailer (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/12/final-fantasy-agitos-first-trailer-shows-familiar-faces-and-battle-action/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)).
Official website (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ff-agito/).
Square Enix Members special site (http://special.member.jp.square-enix.com/ff-agito/enq).
Tokyo Game Show information page (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/tgs13/ff-agito/).
Screenshots (http://www.gamer.ne.jp/news/201309120037/) (Gamer (http://www.gamer.ne.jp/)).

Grimoire
16th Sep 2013, 17:23
Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX-

Out now (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/kingdom-hearts-hd-15-remix-%E2%80%93-out-now)! – Your wait is over - Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX- is now available in stores across European and PAL territories, exclusively on PlayStation 3.
Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX- available now (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/kingdom-hearts-hd-15-remix-available-now)! – “With the release of Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX-, fans everywhere now have the chance to play the game in a brand-new high-definition format – and with that, I’m very pleased.” – Tetsuya Nomura
Unboxing the Limited Edition (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/kingdom-hearts-hd-15-remix-unboxing-limited-edition) – series Executive Producer Shinji Hashimoto takes a cheeky break from signing sessions at our recent Pre-Launch Event in London, to join our lovely Brand Manager, Rui Anderson, in showing you what’s included in the Limited Edition of the game.
Square Enix Members Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX- unboxing video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfUtZ_jeCho) – we sit down with Mat Kishimoto, the North American Product Manager for Kingdom Hearts for a unique look into the art book that comes as part of the preordered version of Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX-!
Launch trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lOuVbQa-Yw).
Kupcakes (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Members_NA/status/377534222421864448/photo/1)!

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

Manga adaption (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KINGDOM-HEARTS-358-2-Days-Manga-Cover-Revealed-3420) by Shiro Amano. (Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com/))

Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts III at SCEJA Press Conference (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-III-Trailer-at-Pre-TGS-3407)! (Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com/)) – Kingdom Hearts III was shown in this conference as a short trailer amongst other PS4 games.
Promo art (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-III-HQ-Promotional-Media-3419). (Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com/))
Japanese PlayStation website (http://www.jp.playstation.com/ps4/games/kh3/).

Hitman: Absolution

Hitman Absolution: Full Disclosure (https://itunes.apple.com/app/hitman-absolution-full-disclosure/id681792934?ls=1&mt=8) – want development details on Hitman: Absolution and all the stuff that didn't make the cut? Full Disclosure iPad app out now!

Thief

Master Thief movement (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Master-Thief-Movement#blogs/Master-Thief-Movement) – the Thief fan community has been buzzing for more details regarding the movement mechanics of Eidos-Montreal’s Thief.
August community round-up (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/August-Community-Roundup#blogs/August-Community-Roundup) – if you read only one thing about Thief this month, make it this!
Take 5 – Community Q&A #2 (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Take-5-QA-2#blogs/Take-5-QA-2) – we address the Claw, the diversity of environments, and the level of intellectual and visceral stimulation the game will offer.

Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies

New Bravely Default already has over 80% of fan feedback implemented (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/13/new-bravely-default-already-has-over-80-of-fan-feedback-implemented/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – after the release of Bravely Default, Square Enix got busy compiling a list of 100 questions and suggestions for their next game. A number of these have been implemented in the Bravely Default sequel.
New screenshots (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/10/bravely-default-screens-show-off-the-new-graphical-improvements-and-story-events/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Bravely Default screens show off the new graphical improvements and story events.

Dragon Quest X (Japan only)

Expansion announced for PC, Wii U, Wii (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/09/dragon-quest-x-expansion-announced-for-pc-wii-u-wii/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – titled Dragon Quest X: The Slumbering Hero and Guiding Sworn Ally, the game will be detailed at this year’s Tokyo Game Show.

Drakengard III (Japan only)

Demo video (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/10/drakengard-3s-weapon-switching-system-in-action/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Drakengard III′s weapon switching system in action.
PlayStation 3 box art revealed (https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/q71/1240301_578052952253414_391949880_n.jpg).

Legend World (Japan only)

Final Fantasy XI campaign (http://avatar.member.jp.square-enix.com/avatar/sqex_lw/) – Shantotto bids the Hero of the Sword: take down the Shadow Lord!

Grimoire
16th Sep 2013, 17:23
Music

The Nanaa Mihgo’s – Stolen Hearts (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.577872002271509.1073741899.220023421389704&type=3) – new CD out now!
Suzuki performs Lightning Returns music live (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiii-2/suzuki-performs-lightning-returns-music-live/) (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)) – composer Mitsuto Suzuki held a special performance of his work this week along with Aska Kaneko on the electric violin.
Soken has posted more information along with a new photo (https://twitter.com/SOKENsquareenix/status/377995925114728448/photo/1) of Compi de Chocobo.

Merchandise

Final Fantasy Warrior of Light (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.203166676526355.1073741863.100004990716473&type=1&l=e3af33e438#!/media/set/?set=a.203166676526355.1073741863.100004990716473&type=1&l=e3af33e438) Play Arts Kai Variant.
DC Comics Superwoman (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.153269568182733.1073741835.100004990716473&type=1&l=83014cca6d) Play Arts Kai.
Final Fantasy Chocobo (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MFFS13006) silver necklace.
Final Fantasy Cactuar (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MFFS13005) silver necklace.
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children earphone jack accessories (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.204251553084534.1073741865.100004990716473&type=1&l=b489c48d4f).
Final Fantasy XI 11th anniversary keyboard (http://www.4gamer.net/games/171/G017171/20130909014/) – did you spot the moogle on the Enter key?
Final Fantasy XI celebrations (http://www.4gamer.net/games/005/G000546/20130911019/) at Artnia café (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/artnia/news.html) – the fruit parfait looks so delicious!
Artnia fan (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/377433740156207104/photo/1).
Final Fantasy XV wallscroll (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MEMBERS_JP/status/378418145985187840/photo/1).
Final Fantasy Type-0 Suzaku pin (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.204737336369289.1073741866.100004990716473&type=1&l=21a9cfa4aa).
Kingdom Hearts rubber strap box (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MKHA032).
Square Enix merchandise event information (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/event_info/tgs2013.html): Tokyo Game Show.

Events

Thanks to everyone who attended our UK pre-launch event (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151583819865841.1073741836.76090440840&type=3) for Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX! – We hope you enjoyed playing the game and meeting our special guests, series Executive Producer Shinji Hashimoto and Composer Yoko Shimomura.
Photos (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151576213440841.1073741833.76090440840&type=1) and coverage (http://kh13.com/news/42254-coverage-kingdom-hearts-hd-1-5-remix-launch-event-in-california) of the Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX- pre-launch event in Anaheim. (KH13 (http://kh13.com/))
Tokyo Game Show special site (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/tgs13/) – make sure to check out our line-up before the event!

Development

Final Fantasy Director wants to develop new IP for seniors (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/09/final-fantasy-director-wants-to-develop-new-i-p-for-seniors/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Tabata also says, "My aim for the projects centering on Final Fantasy XV is to achieve the highest-acclaimed, highest-profitable installment in the Final Fantasy series".
Drakengard Producer wants to leave a scar on players (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/09/drakengard-producer-wants-to-leave-a-scar-on-players/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – "This expression may be difficult to understand, but I'm talking about something like a life-altering product," says Square Enix's Takamasa Shiba.
Learn how to write stories (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/13/learn-how-to-write-stories-the-nier-and-drakengard-way/), the Nier and Drakengard way (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – recently, the games’ director, Taro Yoko, discussed his approach to storytelling.
Expect a wait (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/09/10/expect-a-wait-between-kingdom-hearts-iii-and-final-fantasy-xv) between Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy XV (IGN (http://www.ign.com/)) – Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy XV aren't likely to arrive at the same time, since both games are by the same director.

Important notices

Square Enix Annual Report 2013 (http://www.hd.square-enix.com/eng/pdf/ar_2013_01en.pdf).
FFXIV: ARR – Warning concerning the security of your account (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/82f2d6626a48903297d786a19dd7863f82e197b6).

Please note, some links will take you to unofficial sites or articles.

Grimoire
19th Sep 2013, 14:51
Looking for TGS news? Then make sure to keep an eye on the comments of this article. (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/news-week-372013)

Grimoire
23rd Sep 2013, 20:49
In The News: Week 38/2013 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/news-week-382013)

Tokyo Game Show is often called the Christmas of the gaming world, and I certainly cannot deny that there is some truth to it – check out the overflowing news collection below and you’ll see what I mean. How about a new trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, featuring no one less than the stoic Guardian Caius, a hint about a worldwide Winter release of Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster along with an exquisite trailer and the tidings that Final Fantasy V will be coming to Android devices later this week (on Thursday September 26, to be more precise), just to mention a few highlights?

TGS may be over for this time, but don’t let your gaming spirit take a break just yet! Square Enix will be at the Eurogamer Expo 2013 this weekend, and no doubt this will be a good opportunity to check out some of our upcoming titles, such as Murdered: Soul Suspect, Thief and Lightning Returns. In other words: expect another week full of excitement!

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years gets 3D remake (http://www.finalfantasy.net/iv/final-fantasy-iv-years-3d-remake/) (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)) – the game is currently scheduled for release in Winter 2013 and will come to iOS and Android platforms.

Final Fantasy V

Final Fantasy V on Android (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/380655680358604800) – Final Fantasy V will be coming to Android devices on Thursday September 26, 2013!

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster TGS 2013 trailer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/tgs-trailer-%E2%80%93-final-fantasy-x-x-2-hd-remaster) – open the trailer in full screen, set it to 1080p, and see why this is one of the most loved Final Fantasy games ever made!
Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster out in Japan on December 19 (http://www.finalfantasy.net/x/final-fantasy-xx2-hd-japan-dec-19/) (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)) – Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster will be out before the Holidays in Japan, according to the newest issue of VJump which reveals a December 19th, 2013 release date.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Caius returns in the TGS 2013 trailer for Lightning Returns: FFXIII (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/caius-returns-tgs-trailer-lightning-returns-ffxiii)! – Get a closer look at his encounter with Lightning in our TGS 2013 trailer.
Lightning Returns extended TGS 2013 trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8qpeBEYKxw)! – Bringer of Light. Redeemer of souls. Check out our extended TGS 2013 trailer.
Lightning gets Yuna’s garb (http://www.finalfantasy.net/x/lightning-dons-yunas-summoner-robe/), Aerith’s attire (http://www.finalfantasy.net/lrff13/lightning-aerith-costume/) and Miqo’te outfit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tmS2BfpBXQ) (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)) – check out Lightning’s latest dress-ups in motion!
Additional pictures of Lightning’s Yuna accessories (http://www.gamer.ne.jp/news/201309210009/). (Gamer (http://www.gamer.ne.jp/))
Combat and roaming (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y0XpboHvp4) (GameSpot (http://www.gamespot.com/)) – Lightning takes on enemies and roams the countryside in this gameplay video from TGS 2013.
TGS 2013 Lightning Returns demo gameplay (http://www.finalfantasy.net/lrff13/tgs2013-lightning-returns-demo-gameplay/) (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)) – in the demo, we see Lightning navigate her way through a section of the Wildlands.
Lightning Returns equipment & social features (http://www.finalfantasy.net/x/lightning-returns-customization-social-features/) (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)) – shown are some of the social features included in the game, such as taking screenshots in-game and sending them to your social media outlet of choice.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will have a hard mode with better drops (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/18/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-will-have-a-hard-mode-with-better-drops/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – playing the game on Hard has its benefits – while the monsters will become more difficult to defeat, item drops and item quality will also increase, with some impossible-to-find-otherwise items only dropping in Hard.

Grimoire
23rd Sep 2013, 20:53
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Digital downloads are again available via our online store! EU Online Store (https://store.eu.square-enix.com/emea_europe/games/pc-windows-download/mmorpg/1/) and NA Online Store (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/DisplayCategoryProductListPage/ThemeID.29853700/categoryID.64514800).
Also available on the PlayStation Network (http://us.playstation.com/psn/) for digital download!
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn fan kits, 1 (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/3e6490a31e665f4895cd14ca5a8149ac2deb11fe), 2 (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/04a2e39e569801f0f5336d908deea17992559188), 3 (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/85e77bcc507cd3ba4f650ad8f5f589d3ff958a8d) and 4 (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/9144a541cd5fca6f73368e21e05303a014ee5a66)! – We've prepared yet another fan kit with one amazing illustration for each day of this year's Tokyo Game Show!
Life's greatest rewards (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000482.html) – check out the Veteran Rewards program!
1,000 needles in your ear (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000485.html) – tidings from TGS 2013!
Pre-patch preview (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000494.html) – the team showed off some exciting content planned for patch 2.1!
The Sorceress and the Stone (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000495.html) – this year we're celebrating a lot of milestones in our Square Enix online titles. Sneak a peek at what we've got planned!
Home is where the PvP is (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000497.html) – the special Tokyo Game Show edition of the Letter from the Producer Live featured a sneak peek at some upcoming content.
Concerning the PS3 to PS4 account transfer (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/19/final-fantasy-xivs-ps3-to-ps4-account-transfer-is-free-but-you-lose-the-ps3-version/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – speaking with Famitsu, producer/director Naoki Yoshida elaborated on the transfer, which is actually a transfer of login rights.
16 nostalgic references (http://www.gamesradar.com/16-nostalgic-references-final-fantasy-games-ffxiv-realm-reborn/) to Final Fantasy games in FFXIV: A Realm Reborn (gamesradar (http://www.gamesradar.com/)) – there are tons of nods to previous Final Fantasy games, and it borrows some mechanics and items wholesale from its predecessors – and we're totally okay with that. Here are a few of the references to specific Final Fantasy games we've managed to find so far.

Final Fantasy XV

Sony's Conversations with Creators (http://commu.jp.playstation.com/blog/details/20130920_cwc16.html) featuring Nomura-san! In this video interview, Tetsuya Nomura talks about Final Fantasy XV and the next generation of PlayStation consoles. You can read an English summary of the interview by Final Fantasy Network and Siliconera here (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xv/conversations-creators-tetsuya-nomura/) and here (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/20/final-fantasy-xv-director-nomura-on-the-games-next-gen-aspirations/).
Final Fantasy XV TGS 2013 trailer (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xv/final-fantasy-xv-trailer-lot/) (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)).
Screenshots (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/18/final-fantasy-xv-screenshots-and-kingdom-hearts-iii-screenshots-from-tgs/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)).

Final Fantasy Agito

Final Fantasy Agito will definitely be localised (http://www.usgamer.net/articles/tgs-final-fantasy-agito-will-definitely-be-localized) (US Gamer (http://www.usgamer.net/)) – Square Enix hasn't promised a US release, but there's hope – and FF-Type 0 is not out of the question, either.
Agito, Type-0, fan support, and the intimacy of portables (http://www.usgamer.net/articles/tgs-agito-type-0-fan-support-and-the-intimacy-of-portables) (US Gamer (http://www.usgamer.net/)) – a comprehensive interview with Hajime Tabata.
Final Fantasy Agito TGS 2013 trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbMESaDwqBo).
Final Fantasy Agito TGS 2013 demo (http://www.finalfantasy.net/mobile-dlg/final-fantasy-agito-demo-tokyo-game-show/) (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)).
New screenshots and media (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/711/711193/) (Dengeki (http://dengekionline.com/)).

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call (Japan only)

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call has tunes from these Final Fantasy games (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/17/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-has-tunes-from-these-final-fantasy-games/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – the Nintendo 3DS game will have songs from all of the numbered Final Fantasy games (I-XIV) plus Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children and spinoffs like Final Fantasy Mystic Quest.
Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call at TGS (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/18/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-has-advent-one-winged-angel-and-these-other-tunes/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – the track list includes new songs like Crimson Blitz from Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and Edgar and Sabin’s Theme from Final Fantasy VI.
Theatrhythm: Curtain Call TGS 2013 trailer (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/18/check-out-theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-calls-vs-mode/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – this trailer from Tokyo Game Show shows Garnet and Cloud fighting one another.
Theatrhythm Curtain Call’s versus mode (http://www.finalfantasy.net/trff/theatrhythm-curtain-calls-mode/) – Director Ichirou Hazama took on Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Producer Yoshinori Kitase on a track from the game – with interesting results! (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)).

Pictologica: Final Fantasy (Japan only)

Pictologica: Final Fantasy TGS 2013 trailer (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/18/final-fantasy-x-puzzle-game-is-the-concept-for-pictologica-final-fantasy/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – developed by The World Ends With You and Picross-e maker Jupiter, Pictologica Final Fantasy mashes Final Fantasy style battles with Picross puzzles underneath.
Official website (http://pre.pictlogica-ff.com/?entry_from=sqwn).

Grimoire
23rd Sep 2013, 20:53
Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] (Japan only)

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] TGS 2013 trailer (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KINGDOM-HEARTS-chi-TGS-2013-Trailer-3427) (Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com/)) – narrated by the voice of Sora, Miyu Irino, this trailer shows off the latest additions to the story from the August 15th update.

Kingdom Hearts III

Yoko Shimomura (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Yoko-Shimomura-to-compose-Kingdom-Hearts-III-3430) to compose Kingdom Hearts III (Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com/)) – Yoko Shimomura has served as the series’ main composer ever since its creation over eleven years ago.
Screenshots (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/18/final-fantasy-xv-screenshots-and-kingdom-hearts-iii-screenshots-from-tgs/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)).

Kingdom Hearts manga

Gangan launches e-Book version (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Gangan-Launches-e-Book-Version-of-Kingdom-Hearts-Manga-Series-3426) of the Kingdom Hearts manga series (Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com/)) – the e-Book version of the Kingdom Hearts series is readable on any tablet, smartphone, or computer and will cost 400 yen ($4 USD) per volume.

Deus Ex: The Fall

Falling Forward (http://unity3d.com/gallery/made-with-unity/profiles/nfusion-eidosmontreal-deusex-thefall) (Unity 3D (http://unity3d.com/)) – the Unity 3D team shines a spotlight on the technology powering Deus Ex: The Fall.

Thief

Thief Community Spotlight: Madeeha Ahmed (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Thief-Community-Spotlight-Madeeha-Ahmed) – we’re taking you behind the scenes to meet the woman behind the screen, and give you a closer look at Madeeha’s work in the world of Thief fandom!

Bravely Default

Bravely Default: For the Sequel debut footage shows new features, English scenes (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/17/bravely-default-for-the-sequel-debut-footage-shows-new-features-english-scenes/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Producer Tomoya Asano and other key developers show off Bravely Default: For the Sequel’s additional features, along with a peek at a scene using the game’s English voiceovers.
Bravely Default: For the Sequel TGS 2013 trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sFsfykMrSPg) (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)).
Hey, these trademarks (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/18/hey-these-trademarks-sound-like-future-bravely-default-games/) sound like future Bravely Default games (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – maybe not-so-coincidentally, Square Enix have trademarked Bravely Second and Bravely Third in Japan.

Grimoire
23rd Sep 2013, 20:54
Dragon Quest X (Japan only)

Dragon Quest X expansion awakening this winter (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/20/dragon-quest-x-expansion-awakening-this-winter/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – the previously announced expansion for Dragon Quest X, titled Dragon Quest X: The Slumbering Hero and Sworn Guiding Ally will be released on December 5, 2013.

Chaos Rings Sigma (Japan only)

Chaos Rings Sigma TGS 2013 trailer (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/18/chaos-rings-sigma-is-an-online-rpg-with-all-of-the-chaos-rings-characters/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Media.Vision and Square Enix are developing Chaos Rings Sigma. This game will bring together all of the characters from the Chaos Rings series for an online RPG.
Promotional artwork (http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/img/gmw/docs/615/781/html/cs02.jpg.html) (Game Watch (http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/)).
Official website (http://www.chaosrings.com/sigma/).

Drakengard III (Japan only)

Here's Drakengard III's leading lady dressed as Kaine from Nier (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/16/heres-drakengard-3s-leading-lady-dressed-as-kaine-from-nier/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – the Drakengard 10th anniversary box includes the PlayStation 3 game, a bunch of items to celebrate the Drakengard series, and a Kaine costume for Zero.

Merchandise

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children earphone jack accessories (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/467/all) – to be released on December 6, 2013.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII card case (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/380325499471269889/photo/1).
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII DualShock 3 controller (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/18/the-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-dualshock-controller/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – not to be confused with the red Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII controller from Hori, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia made a Lightning Returns DualShock 3 controller.
Final Fantasy Warrior of Light Play Arts Kai product page (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MFFVPA0001) and pictures (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.580912788634097.1073741903.220023421389704&type=1).
Artnia collection: Café Charm (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.206741322835557.1073741867.100004%20%20990716473&type=1&l=03f778360e) series – straps so tasteful you could almost eat them!
Artnia chopsticks (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/380736671941025793/photo/1).
TGS 2013 extensive photo review (http://marshallalloc.blog90.fc2.com/blog-entry-902.html). (Marshall Alloc (http://marshallalloc.blog90.fc2.com/)).
Chocobo cookies (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/380844656017154048/photo/1) at TGS 2013.

Events

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX North American launch event video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azIOHU87tUs&feature=youtu.be) – a special video message to our fans who came out to our NA Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX launch event. You guys rock!
TGS 2013 line-up (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/tgs13/) and photos (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.617567741598147.1073741827.236792046342387&type=1&l=e07550e854).
Merchandise (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/event_info/tgs2013.html) at TGS 2013.
New TGS trailers (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/new-tgs-trailers) – Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster.
Final Fantasy trailers (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/final-fantasy-trailers-tokyo-game-show-2013/) at TGS 2013 (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)).
TGS 2013 coverage by Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Tokyo-Game-Show-2013-Coverage-3423).
FFXI + FFXIV + DQX collaborations revealed (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xv/ffxi-ffxiv-dqx-collaborations-revealed/) (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)) – everyone, everywhere! See for yourself (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/20/final-fantasy-xiv-and-dragon-quest-x-to-collaborate-for-square-enix-25th-anniversary/)! (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)).
Blitz Ace (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/719/719457/) (Dengeki (http://dengekionline.com/)) – who would have thought that Nine had a knack for Blitzball, or that Tidus was good at card games?
Sayonara, Chocobo... (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=618980858123502&set=a.617567741598147.1073741827.236792046342387&type=1) – This brave little fellow has been the front figure of the Japanese Square Enix booth for many years, but all things must come to an end and TGS 2013 might be the last time we see him. Farewell, and thank you for watching over us for so long, kweh!
Square Enix at the Eurogamer Expo 2013 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-eurogamer-expo-2013) – if you're attending the Eurogamer Expo this year (at Earls Court, London, September 26-29), there will be plenty to see and do. Make sure you stop by our booths to say hi!

Development

Final Fantasy Type-0 team working on Final Fantasy XV (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/17/final-fantasy-type-0-team-working-on-final-fantasy-xv/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – “I've recently joined Final Fantasy XV as the co-director, and I'm currently giving it my all, along with the Final Fantasy Type-0 team,” says Square Enix’s Hajime Tabata.
How to follow a revolution: The making of Deus Ex: The Fall (http://www.pocketgamer.biz/r/PG.Biz/Deus+Ex%3A+The+Fall/feature.asp?c=53856) (Pocket Gamer (http://www.pocketgamer.biz/)) – in this week's Making Of, we delve into the decisions behind Eidos and parent company Square Enix's decision to deliver a fully-fledged mobile sequel, casting a keen eye on the decisions both it and the game's development team came to as it rolled towards release.

Deals and sales

Final Fantasy IV on sale (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/ffiv-sale-celebrate-ffv-coming-android) to celebrate Final Fantasy V coming to Android! Fans of the classic turn-based Final Fantasy games can pick up the genre-defining RPG from the Google Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.square_enix.android_googleplay.FFIV_GP&hl=en) today. Sale ends September 26, 2013.
Want to hunt vampires in 19th century Paris (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/bloodmasque-actionrpg/id663686291?mt=8)? Check out Bloodmasque, on sale until September 26, priced £1.99!

Grimoire
30th Sep 2013, 10:39
In The News: Week 39/2013 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/news-week-392013)

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000517.html) x Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrx9tZsqDs8&feature=youtu.be), Final Fantasy V out now on Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.square_enix.android_googleplay.FFV_GP), a marvelous 3D remake of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years to look forward to (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/ffv-android-out-now-ffiv-after-years-announced), a thorough music update (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-vii-music-%E2%80%93-now-updated) for the downloadable PC release of Final Fantasy VII, a Thief preorder deal that will no doubt steal your money (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Preorder-Thief-Today) (but you’ll be happy about it!) and a completely new and unique free-to-play game set in the Legacy of Kain universe: Nosgoth (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-and-psyonix-unveil-nosgoth)!

This, and much more (how about some new trailers for Lightning’s latest garb along with the game’s stunning opening sequence (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/opening-cgi-sequence-and-aerith-garb-lightning-returns-ffxiii) and the Disney side (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-kingdom-hearts-hd-15-remix-trailer) of Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX-?) down below!

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

Coming to iOS and Android devices (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/ffv-android-out-now-ffiv-after-years-announced) in Winter 2013 – originally released for Wii and PSP in 2008, the game has undergone a full 3D remake with completely recreated graphics that deliver this fan favourite like you've never seen before.
Official website (http://dlgames.square-enix.com/ff/ff4tay/en/index.html).

Final Fantasy V

Out now on Android (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/ffv-android-out-now-ffiv-after-years-announced)! – Available in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish, fans can pick up the game today from the Google Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.square_enix.android_googleplay.FFV_GP), priced £10.99/€14.99.

Final Fantasy VII

Music update (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-vii-music-%E2%80%93-now-updated)! – We've now released an update for the PC release of the game that includes an audio upgrade.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Opening CGI sequence and Aerith garb (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/opening-cgi-sequence-and-aerith-garb-lightning-returns-ffxiii) for Lightning Returns: FFXIII – the amazing opening scene for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII! Kick back and get ready for five minutes of awesomeness.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Yuna outfit and Mog (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-yuna-outfit-and-mog) – on the battlefield, Mog will become an invaluable member to the team as he distracts your enemies allowing Lightning to get the upper hand.
Lightning gets decked out in a Final Fantasy XIV Miqo'te outfit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrx9tZsqDs8&feature=youtu.be)! – That and a peek at the customization tool are featured in the latest trailer.
FFXIV’s cameo (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/ffxivs-cameo-lightning-returns-detailed/) in Lightning Returns detailed (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)) – apart from her female Miqo’te dress, Lightning will also get Grand Company-issue swords and shields, which bear the unique look of each city-state.
Costumes will include Black Mage, Red Mage and Bunny Girl (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/25/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-costumes-include-black-mage-red-mage-bunny-girl/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – a look at some of the styles, mixed and matched, along with various customized looks with accessories.
Saving a chocobo (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/24/saving-a-chocobo-in-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – in the demo of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Lightning was tasked with looking into what was eating nearby chocobos by some chocobo ranchers.
Exploration (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/26/square-enix-demonstrates-exploration-battles-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii/) is back (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – gameplay footage of the earlier parts of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, showing off battles and exploration.
Special TGS 2013 event: Game on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04MQxELSXgM) – check out some Lightning Returns demo gameplay in this video!

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Survey Says (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000506.html) – during the recent edition of the Letter from the Producer Live at the Tokyo Game Show, Yoshida and Foxclon shared quite a bit of census data on the current state of the game!
Crystal Tower Dynamics (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000513.html) – in FFXIV, you'll need three full parties (24 people total) to challenge this high-level dungeon!
Lightning's Fate Intertwined (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000517.html) – check out the awesome gear and weapons you can earn in the upcoming Lightning Fate!
Lightning’s cameo (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiii/lightnings-cameo-final-fantasy-xiv-detailed/) in Final Fantasy XIV detailed (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)) – previously announced earlier this year, Lightning will cameo in the game through a series of quests and Fates that players can participate in.

Final Fantasy Agito

Final Fantasy Agito sounds kind of like Final Fantasy at Hogwarts (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/24/final-fantasy-agito-sounds-kind-of-like-final-fantasy-at-hogwarts/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – since Square Enix consider Final Fantasy Type-0 to be more on the serious side, they wanted to go a different direction with Final Fantasy Agito, by giving it an overall lighter tone.

Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX-

All About Disney (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/all-about-disney-new-kingdom-hearts-hd-15-remix-trailer) – new Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX trailer!

Grimoire
30th Sep 2013, 10:43
Nosgoth

Square Enix and Psyonix unveil Nosgoth (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-and-psyonix-unveil-nosgoth)! – Nosgoth is a competitive, team-based Human vs Vampire multiplayer game for Steam on Windows PC being developed by the team at Psyonix – and you’ll be able to play it for free.
Live community Q&A (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/live-community-q-a-with-square-enix) with Square Enix – join us on Monday, September 30, for a live Q&A with the team about Nosgoth.
Official website (http://www.nosgoth.com/).

Thief

Preorder (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Preorder-Thief-Today) Thief today! – And get an exclusive mission: The Bank Heist!

Murdered: Soul Suspect

What we know so far (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/murdered-soul-suspect-what-we-know-so-far) – we're here to give you an overview of what we have shown so far, so if you haven’t checked out the game before, hold onto your hats (and waistcoats)... You're in for a treat!

Deadman’s Cross

Deadman's Cross TGS 2013 trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_RmMDu6Nv8) – a zombie-themed card-based battle RPG from the team that brought you Guardian Cross! To be released for iOS and Android devices in Winter 2013.
Official website (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/dc/en.html).

Bravely Default

Bravely Default intro trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-bXzIeZ-14w) – Nintendo has uploaded an introduction trailer for the upcoming European and North American release of Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies on their English YouTube channel.
Bravely Default: For the Sequel TGS 2013 trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCg3IFGC2w4).

Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Marvelous Mysterious Key (Japan only)

New details and screenshots (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/25/visit-malta-kingdom-fight-monsters-world-dragon-quest-monsters-2/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – visit Malta and fight monsters from all over the world.

Dragon Quest X (Japan only)

Dragon Quest X expansion adds Beast Master class (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/24/dragon-quest-x-details-new-continent-class-for-expansion/), new continent (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – players will have to scout and recruit monsters on the field, before being able to bring them along as AI companions.

Drakengard III (Japan only)

Drakengard III trailer shows Zero confronting all of her sisters (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/23/drakengard-3-trailer-shows-zero-confronting-all-of-her-sisters/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – the latest trailer for the game released at TGS 2013 gives us a peek at their encounters.

Music

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII OST (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/SQEX-10392-5), Cure SQ (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/SQEX-10412) and Christmas Collections II music from Square Enix (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/SQEX-10411) – Three brand new albums to look forward to.

Merchandise

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Play Arts Kai Variant Vincent (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MFF7PA07).
Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster Play Arts Kai Tidus and Yuna (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.209885062521183.1073741868.100004990716473&type=1&l=45ed9f77eb).
Final Fantasy XV poster and clear file (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/472/all).
Final Fantasy Type-0 Suzaku pin (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MFF00005).
Mystery chocobo (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/382758030049165312/photo/1) – or rather...part of a mystery.
Kingdom Hearts Character Strap Dream Eaters (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/383167734881599488/photo/1).
Artnia tea (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/383164065670909952/photo/1).

Events

Murdered: Soul Suspect photos from Eurogamer Expo 2013 (https://www.facebook.com/Murdered#!/Murdered/photos_stream)! – The photos from our photobooth are to die for!
Final Fantasy Go There (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUkT9IjPBpQ) – a video of the entire stage event at TGS 2013.
Kingdom Hearts “TGS 2013 wrap-up by Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-TGS-2013-Wrap-up-Looking-Forward-3432).

Important notices

Hi, I’m Chinch (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hi-i%E2%80%99m-chinch)! – So another week, another new recruit joining the good ship Square Enix Community! Say hello to Chinch!

Just for fun

Dragon Quest slime wedding cake (https://twitter.com/higuchiyo/status/383452998250156032/photo/1)! – Congratulations to the happy twosome!

Grimoire
7th Oct 2013, 08:02
In The News: Week 40/2013 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/news-week-402013)

With something as the exciting as Deus Ex: Universe on the horizon, the future is bound to be busy for gamer and developer alike. Read up on the details (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/future-vision-deus-ex-revealed) and look forward to much more to come!

And in the meantime, how about checking out the latest batch of screenshots along with the Miqo’te garb trailer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/screenshots-garb-trailer-lightning-returns-ffxiii) for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, the newly released TGS 2013 trailer for Final Fantasy XV in high definition (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hhNFiNwn3w), a comprehensive Nosgoth live community Q&A session (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/watch-the-recording-of-our-live-community-q-a-session-here), or having a peek at the characters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEOcMXcsojI) of Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies (to be released on December 6 in Europe and sometime during the first quarter of 2014 in North America)?

…Not to mention that it’s about time to pre-order (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Future-Vision-for-Deus-Ex) Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut if you want to be sure to have it in your hands it time for the release (October 25 in Europe, October 22 in North America)!

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Screenshots and garb trailer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/screenshots-and-garb-trailer-lightning-returns-ffxiii) – here’s the trailer and screenshots for Lightning’s Miqo’te Dress Garb, based on the playable cat-like race from FFXIV: A Realm Reborn.
Vanille returns (http://www.finalfantasy.net/lrff13/vanille-returns-lightning-returns/)! (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)) – To the Salvation Council that presides in Luxerion, Vanille is a saint — someone who can hear the voices of the dead that have passed on before them.
Square Enix summarises Final Fantasy XIII (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/04/square-enix-summarizes-final-fantasy-xiii-lightning-makes-return/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Square Enix have shared a short video recapping the main events of Final Fantasy XIII to refresh our memory for the upcoming third game in the series, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

How Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s World Transfer Service (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/01/final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborns-world-transfer-service-works/) works (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – the World Transfer Service will launch sometime within the next two weeks.
18 recognisable monsters (http://www.gamesradar.com/18-recognizable-monsters-final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn/) in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Gamesradar (http://www.gamesradar.com/)) – you'll find side-by-side comparisons of how they appeared in their original form versus how they look after decades of technological advancements.

Final Fantasy XV

TGS 2013 trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hhNFiNwn3w) – watch the trailer in HD!

Nosgoth

Live community Q&A (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/live-community-q-a-with-square-enix) with Square Enix – full details about our Live Q&A, plus downloadable desktop wallpaper!
Watch the recording of our live community Q&A session here (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/watch-the-recording-of-our-live-community-q-a-session-here) – Enjoy!

Thief

Master Thief digital download edition (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Master-Thief-Edition#blogs/Master-Thief-Edition) – announcing a special edition of Thief exclusively for PC gamers.
Take 5 – Community Q&A part 3 (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Take-5-QA-3#blogs/Take-5-QA-3) – we talk about humor, scarcity, lockpicking and what makes us proudest about the game.
Stealing Time episode 2 (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Stealing-Time-Episode-2#blogs/Stealing-Time-Episode-2) – listen to Building a Hero, a panel recorded at San Diego Comic Con 2013.
September community round-up (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/September-Community-Roundup) – if you read only one thing about Thief this month, make it this!

Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut

Director’s Cut features trailer (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Future-Vision-for-Deus-Ex) – we will be releasing the game on October 22 (October 25 in PAL regions) on the Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.
Pre-order bonus (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/search?keywords=deus+ex+director%27s+cut) – get James Swallow's novella, Deus Ex: Fallen Angel with console pre-orders of Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut via the Square Enix store!

Deus Ex: Universe

The future vision (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Future-Vision-for-Deus-Ex) for Deus Ex – the concept behind Deus Ex: Universe is to create an ongoing, expanding and connected game world built across a generation of core games.

Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies

Release date (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/01/bravely-default-releases-europe-december-new-trailer-inside/) and character trailer (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Bravely Default will be released in Europe on December 6, Nintendo announced this morning. Meanwhile, North America will get the game sometime during the first quarter of 2014.
Collector’s edition and art book (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/01/bravely-default-collectors-edition-art-book-headed-europe/) headed to Europe (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Bravely Default will be available in Europe on December 6.

Dragon Quest X (Japan only)

Dragon Quest X marches its way to iPhone and iPad (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/29/dragon-quest-x-marches-way-iphone-ipad-winter/) this winter (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Dragon Quest X has been available for Wii, Wii U, and more recently on PC. Japanese mobile carriers NTT DoCoMo announced that they and Square Enix will be working on bringing Dragon Quest X to iPhone and iPad this winter.
Here’s Dragon Quest X running on a tablet (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/30/heres-dragon-quest-x-running-tablet/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Famitsu got a hands on with Dragon Quest X running on a dTab device.

Grimoire
7th Oct 2013, 08:02
Drakengard III (Japan only)

More tidbits about the air battles (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/01/tidbits-drakengard-3s-air-battles/) of Drakengard III (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – according to Famitsu, the game has high speed air battles where you can weave between buildings.
The life of a Drakengard III spear tells sad stories (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/03/life-drakengard-3-spear-tells-sad-stories-wielder/) about its wielder (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – also, we have the quirky and somewhat insane sword with a whole other tale.

Fantasy Earth Zero (Japan only)

Square Enix and Falcom team up for a costume collaboration (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/01/square-enix-falcom-team-costume-collaboration/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Falcom and Square Enix have teamed up once again, with a Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash collaboration with Square-Enix’s Fantasy Earth Zero.

Merchandise

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Play Arts Kai Variant Rufus (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/386041948257001472/photo/1) – here’s areview (http://marshallalloc.blog90.fc2.com/blog-entry-903.html) to remember! (Marshall Alloc (http://marshallalloc.blog90.fc2.com/))
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Play Arts Kai Variant Yuffie (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/385647194818093056/photo/1) – Shadow Clone Technique!
Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster goods (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.212420075601015.1073741870.100004990716473&type=1&l=26ad2a5ebd).
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Character Straps (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.211500115693011.1073741869.100004990716473&type=1&l=36a63a37c3) and figures – Cloud (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/384846480269262850/photo/1), Tifa (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/384885308795260929/photo/1) andSephiroth (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/385991237473296384/photo/1).
Dragon Quest is getting its own metal slime style smartphone (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/29/dragon-quest-getting-metal-slime-style-smartphone/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – this limited edition phone has a metal slime motif and pictures of other Dragon Quest monsters on the back.
Square Enix goes to Krypton for their NYCC exclusive (http://www.nerdist.com/2013/10/square-enix-goes-to-krypton-for-their-nycc-exclusive/) (Nerdist (http://www.nerdist.com/)) – thanks Nerdist for the coverage on our NYCC13 exclusive Man of Steel Movie Superman Play Arts Kai!
Artnia clip (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/385254010694815745/photo/1) vol 2.

Events

EGX 2013: Eurogamer.net editor's choice (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-09-29-egx-2013-eurogamer-net-editors-choice) – we even got a cheeky mention inEurogamer’s (http://www.eurogamer.net/) expo round-up!

Development

Chatting music & production (http://www.rpgsite.net/interviews/468-chatting-music-&-production-with-kingdom-hearts-yoko-shimomura-&-shinji-hashimoto) with Kingdom Hearts' Yoko Shimomura & Shinji Hashimoto (RPG Site (http://www.rpgsite.net/)) – when Square Enix called RPG Site and offered them a sit-down time with two of the most important people behind the Kingdom Hearts series, the answer was only ever going to be yes.
Square Enix President: We must reform with urgency (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/04/square-enix-president-must-reform-urgency/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Yosuke Matsuda talks about changing business models and the importance of unifying developers with sales teams.
Have a peek inside Square Enix's cafeteria (http://www.shashoku.com/shashoku/015.html) – working on an empty stomach makes no one happy, but that's certainly not a problem if you work for this company.

Deals and sales

Final Fantasy VII – half price on Steam (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-vii-half-price-steam)! – There's currently a 50% discount available for Final Fantasy VII on Steam! Don’t delay, the sale ends today!

Important notices

Ian Livingstone – A New Adventure (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/ian-livingstone-new-adventure). After an incredible career of over twenty years, Ian Livingstone has decided the time has come to leave our company.

Grimoire
14th Oct 2013, 10:35
In The News: Week 41/2013 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/news-week-412013)

Darkness is upon the horizon and thus the mysterious Zero finally descends (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/drakengard-3-coming-ps3-2014). However, the week that passed also brought tidings of the return of a familiar face (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/vanille-back-lightning-returns-ffxiii).

Learn how to augment your copy (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/dxhr-%E2%80%93-director%E2%80%99s-cut-pc-digital-release-details) of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, watch a sneaky gameplay trailer (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/thief-gameplay-trailer), participate in the celebrations of All Saints' Wake (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000520.html) and look forward to a reunion with Terra, Locke and Lord Kefka (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-vi-coming-ios-and-android-winter) like you've never seen them before. And by all means, do take a moment to admire the most illuminating CG artwork of the Sun and the Moon (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ffx_x-2HD/image/bg01_3.jpg) themselves.

Also, you might want to keep an eye at a certain innovative project (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/what-square-enix-collective) – for with the help of this new platform, who knows what exciting ideas will one day come to life? We’re counting on you to shape the future!

Final Fantasy VI


Coming to iOS and Android (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-vi-coming-ios-and-android-winter) this Winter – Final Fantasy VI will not be a straight port, but a remake in the style of the previous installments to the series.
Final Fantasy VI is coming to iOS and Android (http://kotaku.com/final-fantasy-vi-is-coming-to-ios-and-android-vii-coul-1443087791) (Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/)) – Square Enix will be releasing a modified version of the beloved Final Fantasy VI this winter for iOS and Android.

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster dated for Japan (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/09/final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster-dated-japan-vita-get-twin-pack/), Vita to get twin pack (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – the games will be available on December 26 for PlayStation 3 and Vita.
Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster PS Vita bundle (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/09/final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster-ps-vita-bundle-price-japan/) has a price in Japan (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – more details about the Resolution Box.
A look at the newly released gorgeous CG art! Tidus (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ffx_x-2HD/image/bg01_2.jpg), Yuna (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ffx_x-2HD/image/bg01_1.jpg), Tidus and Yuna (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ffx_x-2HD/image/bg01_3.jpg), and a comparison with Nomura's original artwork (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BWMb2BfCcAAa3GZ.jpg:large).
Official Japanese website (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ffx_x-2HD/).

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Vanille is back (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/vanille-back-lightning-returns-ffxiii)! Check out Vanille’s stunning CG artwork and read up on the Outerworld system!
Additional screenshots (http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20131009_618560.html) (Gamewatch (http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/)).
TGS 2013 demo hands-on, part I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNNp3bOSyFQ) and part II (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fsYgyIUp0k) – XboxJapan (http://www.youtube.com/user/XboxJapan?feature=watch) sat down and checked out the demo at the recent event.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Eorzea Database now live (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/b77fa3cfeec5dcdf390b0d16e7d04459054f1d58)! Boasting useful information on items, quests, NPCs, and achievements as seen in the Libra Eorzea app, the database is a veritable treasure trove of knowledge for adventurers.
Preliminary World Transfer Service (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/718598d11a12e326d405a76d03845e5978e37811) measures – players will be allowed to use the World Transfer Service free of charge from Tuesday, October 15, 2013 to Sunday, October 21, 2013, 08:00.
Ghosts and coblyns (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000520.html) – it feels like the atmosphere around the city-states has really started to change. It feels very foreboding, like something is just not quite right...
Letter from the Producer Live (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/4638608ede90d1c25fbf6f48beecdc9835252b99) at the Tokyo Game Show – for all of you adventurers who missed our broadcast at the Tokyo Gameshow, we've prepared a summary of the Letter from the Producer Live at TGS!
Distribution of Tokyo Game Show 2013 cactuar lottery Items (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/2d8e11825f80ed7fd08529cfb648c6a246825bc0) – thanks to the valiant heroes who bested Titan at this year's Tokyo Game Show, players on all Worlds are eligible to receive Cactuar Earrings and Bomb Earrings!

Grimoire
14th Oct 2013, 10:37
Drakengard 3

Drakengard 3 coming to PS3 in 2014 (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/drakengard-3-announced)! A prequel to the original Drakengard, Drakengard 3 is our newest medieval hack and slash adventure where players play as Zero, the eldest of six "Intoner" sisters who wield special magical abilities.
Drakengard 3 is Square Enix’s attempt to woo hardcore gamers (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/10/drakengard-3-square-enixs-attempt-woo-hardcore-gamers/) –Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/) met with Square Enix who was showing off their upcoming holiday releases along with one title that's still in development, that being the much anticipated Drakengard 3.
Drakengard 3 connects to Nier, will have a balance between darkness and humour (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/[http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/11/drakengard-3-connects-nier-will-balance-darkness-humor/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – we don’t want to turn it into a completely dark story, said producer Takamasa Shiba.
Official website (http://www.drakengardgame.com/).
Official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Drakengard).

Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies

Bravely Default: For the Sequel completion time lowered (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/09/bravely-default-sequel-completion-time-lowered-70-30-hours/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – while the original version of Bravely Default would take about 70 hours to clear, For the Sequel's (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/bdfts/) completion time has been shortened to around 30 hours, as part of the game's improvements.

Tomb Raider

Lara Croft sets her sights on the Mac (http://www.feralinteractive.com/en/news/383/) – a survivor is born! Tomb Raider will be coming to the Mac later this year.

Nosgoth

A land in turmoil (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-a-land-in-turmoil) – this week, we’ll be introducing you to the background behind the war between Humans and Vampires that defines this era of Nosgoth’s history.
Humans – from slaves to soldiers (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/humans-from-slaves-to-soliders) – we continue our introduction to the history behind the game's warring factions with a closer look at the Humans of Nosgoth.
Vampires (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/vampires-a-legacy-under-threat) – a legacy under threat.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut

PC digital release details (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Directors-Cut-PC-Digital-Release-Details) – how much will the Director's Cut cost on PC? Answers here!

Thief

Gameplay trailer (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Thief-Gameplay-Trailer)! Get your first in-game look at Garrett's hideout, the dark alleys of the City, and your old friend and fence Basso.
City hub media previews (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/City-Hub-Media-Previews) – journalists got a chance to experience the City hub; here are their impressions.

Triad Wars

New game based in the Sleeping Dogs universe (http://www.unitedfrontgames.com/2013/10/news-from-ufg/)! We'll have more information about what the game's going to be in 2014.

Dragon Quest I-VIII (Japan only)

Dragon Quest I – VIII on iOS and Android (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/07/dragon-quest-viii-following-final-fantasys-footsteps-ios-android-ports/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Dragon Quest is following Final Fantasy’s footsteps with iOS and Android ports.
Official website (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/dqsp).

Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light (Japan only)

Square Enix is making a brand new Dragon Quest Monsters (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/07/square-enix-making-brand-new-dragon-quest-monsters-smartphones/) for smartphones (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – no details about the game other than the genre which is a "super light RPG."
Official website (http://www.dragonquest.jp/dqmsl).

Occult Maiden (Japan only)

Defeat demons with the power of photography (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/09/defeat-demons-power-photography-square-enixs-occult-maiden/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Occult Maiden will be out for iOS this month, while the Android version is slated for a 2014 release.
Official website (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/om/).

Music

Final Fantasy VII Vinyls (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/SQEX-10418-9).
X'mas Collections II (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/xmas2/).

Merchandise

Final Fantasy XI 11th anniversary postcard set (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/387144928360296449/photo/1).
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII silver pendant (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MFF1309003).
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII keychain (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.213724068803949.1073741871.100004990716473&type=1&l=fcd27cfbe0).
Play Arts Kai Robocop (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/388432197273014273/photo/1).
Play Arts Kai Bahamut prototype (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/388629084353208320/photo/1).

Events

Come play Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/10/10/come-play-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-with-the-developers) with the developers! What are you doing today (Monday, October 14)? Come play Lightning Returns: FFXIII with the developers in London with IGN (http://uk.ign.com/)!
Final Fantasy XI - XI Years Café in Artnia (http://www.playonline.com/ff11/xiyears/artnia/index.html) – photo review (http://ffnoayumi.or-hell.com/artnia/%E3%80%8Cfinal%20fantasy%20xi%EF%BC%9Axi%20years)! (Ayumi (http://ffnoayumi.or-hell.com/)).
D23 Expo Japan coverage (http://www.khinsider.com/news/D23-Expo-Japan-Coverage-3442)! (Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com/)) – As the event continues to run over the next few days, all information regarding Kingdom Hearts will be compiled here.

Development

What is Square Enix Collective (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/what-square-enix-collective)? Collective is a platform designed to help small teams get creative, innovative and fun ideas to market by showcasing new ideas to you – the community.
Official website (http://collective.square-enix.com/).
Chocobo Racing 3D (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/10/chocobo-racing-3d-one-square-enixs-first-3ds-projects-will-never-leave-coop/) will never leave the coop – Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/) turned to the creator of the original Chocobo Racing for PsOne, Takashi Tokita, to get some answers.

Grimoire
21st Oct 2013, 12:46
In The News: Week 42/2013 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/news-week-422013)

The annoncement of Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/kingdom-hearts-hd-25-remix-announced) would be enough to make any week, yet the excitement doesn’t stop there!

Last week also brought an eight minute Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIgameplay demo (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/8-minute-lightning-returns-ffxiii-gameplay-demo), an action-packed trailer (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/kingdom-hearts-iii-d23-expo-japan-2013-trailer) for Kingdom Hearts III, the thrilling tidings of a Bloodmasque Halloween event (http://bloodmasque.com/halloween/en/) as well as the start of All Saint’s Wake (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/eb14031c45d84df21590c3780fcbfd7597d2724d) and the opportunity to try out a new career in sports (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/champ-man-201314-season-now-available-ios-android) and life as a ninja on the run (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/mini-ninjas-endless-runner-%E2%80%93-free-limited-time).

And lastly: how about a cup of tea (http://eidosmontreal.tumblr.com/post/64255574597/adamn-it-jensen-snake-another-cup-of-tea-mr) and …some other stuff (https://www.facebook.com/DeusEx/posts/560917837294902), along with a look at thebrand new features and improvements (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Directors-Cut-Walkthrough-Hengsha) Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut has to offer?

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Eight minute gameplay demo (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/8-minute-lightning-returns-ffxiii-gameplay-demo) – we’ve got an action-packed gameplay trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII – and it’s a long one too!
Exploring (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/10/14/exploring-the-beautiful-world-of-lighting-returns-final-fantasy-xiii) a beautiful world (IGN (http://www.ign.com/)) – in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Square Enix is focused on making exploration more of a priority, and, based on a one-hour demo we played this week, it seems like they’ve succeeded.
Yusnaan gameplay video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=O9MglTvPmgE#t=134).
Fang is the leader of desert bandits (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/16/fang-leader-desert-bandits-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii/) – Lightning and Fang will team up and explore ruins at some point in the game.
Chronicle of Chaotic Era (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/magazine/gamebooks/ff/lrff13_novel/) – a new game novel by Benny Matsuyama.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Letter from the Producer, LI (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/108086). Yoshi-P brings you his fifty-first Letter from the Producer.
Letter from the Producer Live part 9 (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/letter-producer-live-9/) (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)) – find out more about the upcoming developments!
Treacherous trick or tasteful treat (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/eb14031c45d84df21590c3780fcbfd7597d2724d)? As the leaves turn color and summer heat gives way to brisk autumn breezes, the denizens of Eorzea once again prepare to observe All Saints' Wake.
Camaraderie through combat (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000524.html) – here's a closer look at Wolves' Den, the coliseum home of PvP battles, shown at New York Comic Con and coming to Final Fantasy XIV later this year with the next major content update.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn expanding into net cafés (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/16/final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-expanding-netcafes/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – why would you want to play Final Fantasy XIV in a netcafe instead of at home? Well, netcafes in Japan rent out little rooms with a PC, a chair, and unlimited soft drinks.

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- announced (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/kingdom-hearts-hd-25-remix-announced)! Whether you guessed it might be coming or not, we're really pleased to be able to share with you that we're going to be releasing Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- for the PlayStation 3!
Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- has Japanese voiceovers (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/14/kingdom-hearts-hd-2-5-remix-japanese-voiceovers-least-japan/), at least for Japan (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – one of the main features in the Final Mix versions is English voiceovers with Japanese text. Just like Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX- , Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- will have Japanese voiceovers, a first for the Final Mix versions in Japan.
Official website (http://www.kingdomhearts.com/).

Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts III D23 Expo Japan 2013 trailer (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/kingdom-hearts-iii-d23-expo-japan-2013-trailer) – we've got for your viewing pleasure a gameplay trailer that only those who attended were fortunate enough to see. So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!
Kingdom Hearts III has Riku making a return (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/14/kingdom-hearts-iii-riku-making-return-new-outfits/), new outfits, and more (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – during Disney’s D23 Expo event, Square Enix shared a few tidbits of information on Kingdom Hearts III.
Official website (http://www.kingdomhearts.com/).

Grimoire
21st Oct 2013, 12:53
Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies

Bravely Default: For the Sequel screenshots (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/14/bravely-default-sequel-screenshots-9000-damage/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – do over 9,000 damage!
Dengeki survey (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/18/dengeki-readers-didnt-buy-bravely-default/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – here are some charts from Dengeki's questionnaire (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/732/732140/index-3.html), for people who’ve played Bravely Default and those who have yet to try it out.

Bloodmasque

Halloween Blood Drive (http://bloodmasque.com/halloween/en/)! For a limited time, team up with the Halloween Hunters to win exclusive goodies!

Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut

Director's Cut gameplay (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Directors-Cut-Walkthrough-Hengsha) – see the brand new features and improvements of the Director’s Cut in action.
Mr Odd (http://www.youtube.com/user/ChristopherOdd?feature=watch) looks at Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director's Cut (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsXRpIGw3g0&feature=youtu.be) – this in-depth look shows off many of the game’s amazing improvements.
Official website (http://www.deusex.com/).

Champ Man

2013/14 season now available on iOS & Android (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/champ-man-201314-season-now-available-ios-android) – so the new football season is now in full swing, and already managers are grabbing all of the headlines.

Nosgoth

And so it begins... (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/and-so-it-begins) – A big thank you to everyone who joined us in our first round of Closed Alpha testing on Tuesday evening.
First alpha keys (http://nosgoth.browsergamez.com/news/2904/1/nosgoth-first-alpha-keys-sent-out.html) sent out (BrowzerGamez.com (http://browsergamez.com/)) – while the first closed alpha will only be available to a limited number of users, the following testing phases will include a wider range of participants.
Tyrants: “disputed heirs (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/tyrants-disputed-heirs-to-the-throne) to the throne – find out about the secret history of Vampire Clan Turelim and the Tyrant class.

Thief

Take 5: “community Q&A part 4 (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Take-5-QA-4) – we give you the whole truth about Headshot XP.

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Concept art (http://ow.ly/i/3sLLk) – check out this striking concept art of the street where Ronan meets his untimely end.

Dragon Quest X (Japan only)

The feel of adventure is alive and well in this Dragon Quest X expansion (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/15/feel-adventure-alive-well-dragon-quest-x-expansion/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – it’s a joyful, simple video full of the themes and music Dragon Quest players love, and also gives us snapshot cuts of NPCs we'll interact with such as Mishua and Crows.

Anime

Wagnaria!! season 2 (http://www.nisamerica.com/index.php?nav=n&article=pbomb/PrinnyBomb394.html) to be released in English by NIS America (http://www.nisamerica.com/) – submit a question to the director, Atsushi Ohtsuki, at Anime News Network (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/contest/2013-10-15/wagnaria-season-2-ask-and-win) for the chance to win one of ten Wagnaria!!2 complete second series Premium Editions!

Grimoire
21st Oct 2013, 12:54
Merchandise

Final Fantasy mascot glassware – Chocobo (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MFFS07019), Moogle (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MFFS07020) and Cactuar (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MFFS07021).
Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy figure straps (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/391193881489850369/photo/1).
Play Arts Kai Bahamut (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/390405557686771712/photo/1) – the figure is being remodeled with a bigger body, yet arms that can be crossed.
Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX- game guide images (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-1-5-Game-Guide-Delayed-images-3451) (Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com/)) – the guidebook is released today (Monday, October 21). To celebrate, Amazon has put up some images from the guidebook that provides an in-depth look at what to expect.
Sora figure auctioned for 703,000 yen (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Sora-figure-auctioned-for-703-000-yen-at-D23-Japan-3448) at D23 Japan (Kingdom Hearts Inside (http://www.khinsider.com/)) – all proceeds were donated to charity.
Dragon Quest metal slime smartphone (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/14/dragon-quest-metal-slime-smartphone-runs-android-coming-december/) runs Android, coming in December. (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/))
More Dragon Quest merchandise (http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/goods/toys/).
Variant Batman (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/390765201051492352/photo/1) - and from a different angle (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/391027983135145985/photo/1).
Play Arts Kai Aliens Colonial Marines (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.217149545128068.1073741874.100004990716473&type=1&l=021b5e5441).
Artnia tea (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/390785435435143168/photo/1).
Merchandise advertising images (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.216963678479988.1073741873.100004990716473&type=1&l=e8df44b7fa).

Events

D23 Expo Japan wrap-up (http://www.khinsider.com/news/D23-Expo-Japan-Wrap-up-Gamer-jp-Interview-Event-Summary-3450) (Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com/)) – Gamer.jp (http://www.gamer.ne.jp/) interview and event summary.

Development

Square Enix forms Final Fantasy Committee (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/17/square-enix-forms-final-fantasy-committee-ensure-quality-future-final-fantasy-games/) to ensure the quality of future FF games (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Naoki Yoshida, Hajime Tabata, Motomu Toriyama, and Yoshinori Kitase are members of this four person party.
What's the difference between making Final Fantasy now and 20 years ago (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/18/whats-difference-making-final-fantasy-now-20-years-ago/)? That's the question Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/) asked Takashi Tokita who has been working with the Final Fantasy series starting with FFIII and FFIV.
Conversation with Creators with Tetsuya Nomura interview (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Conversation-with-Creators-Tetsuya-Nomura-Interview-3449)! (Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com/)) – Video and English transcript.
A Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest and Tales collaboration might be possible (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/17/final-fantasy-dragon-quest-tales-collaboration-might-possible/)? (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Dragon Quest producer Yosuke Saito and Final Fantasy producer Shinji Hashimoto from Square Enix, along with Namco Bandai’s Tales of series producer Hideo Baba share some interesting quotes regarding possible collaboration ideas.
Check out concept art (https://twitter.com/conceptartworld/status/390905500742610944/photo/1) by Mathieu Latour-Duhaime!

Deals and sales

Mini Ninjas endless runner (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/mini-ninjas-endless-runner-%E2%80%93-free-limited-time) – free for a limited time!

Grimoire
21st Oct 2013, 21:48
Week 43

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has over 50 hours of content (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/10/22/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-has-over-50-hours-of-content)
(IGN)
– speaking to IGN as part of a First Look event, gameplay director Yuji Abe addressed fan concerns that the game would feel short when compared to other Final Fantasy titles, thanks to the unavoidable countdown-to-the-apocalypse feature.

Screenshots (http://www.hmv.co.jp/news/article/1306060078/)

Lightning X Lawson (https://twitter.com/LRFF13/status/392935014632919040/photo/1)

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

All Saints' Wake haiku contest (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/b4a5e1fd02015548ec66583a177cfb17714591a9)
– this year we challenge you to express your thoughts and feelings towards All Saints' Wake quite literally in words. So overcome your fears, sharpen your quills and start scribbling.

Announcing the Doppelganger Screenshot Contest (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/d6f0c4fea71ca1178f416eba4e9ef6e22a85e06d)!
– To celebrate this year's All Saints' Wake, adventurers across the realm have been called upon to take after the dreaded doppleganger, guising themselves as their favorite NPC or monster!

Official World Transfer Service Announcement (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/7be8ae1110a3a0a86f8722fae981277ebcaebf72)
– after reading the guidelines, please proceed to the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Mog Station to use the World Transfer Service.

Full Housing (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000532.html)
– you'll definitely want to check out the exciting housing-related content planned for patch 2.1!

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has over 1.5 million registered accounts (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/25/final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-1-5-million-registered-accounts/)
(Siliconera)
– Famitsu reports Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn that the game has over 1.5 million registered users worldwide.

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

Development Team Report part 1 (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KINGDOM-HEARTS-chi-Development-Team-Report-1-3453)
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
– a new series of updates have begun today, entitled the "Development Team Reports." In these reports, future additions to the game will be described, giving players something to look forward to.

Kingdom Hearts III

Nomura interview in Famitsu (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Nomura-Interview-in-Famitsu-Kingdom-Hearts-3-and-2-5-Detailed-3455) - Kingdom Hearts 3 and 2.5 detailed!
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
– Out of the blue, the latest issue of Famitsu Weekly greets us with a brand new interview with Series Director Tetsuya Nomura.

New gameplay trailer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-gameplay-trailer-kingdom-hearts-iii) for Kingdom Hearts III
– Kingdom Hearts fans! In case you missed it, check out the all new trailer featuring never before seen Kingdom Hearts III gameplay shown at the D23 Expo Japan 2013.

Roxas and Ventus (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/24/roxas-ventus-teased-kingdom-hearts-iii/) teased for Kingdom Hearts III
(Siliconera)
– series creator Tetsuya Nomura drops more tidbits on Kingdom Hearts III.

Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies

Bravely Default's "Bravely Second" feature added to help players finish the game (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/21/bravely-defaults-bravely-second-feature-added-help-players-finish-game/)
(Siliconera)
– "There's a chance that all the players could end up disliking it, so we really put a lot of thought into this one," says Bravely Default producer Tomoya Asano.

Bravely Default English screenshots (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/23/bravely-default-english-screenshots-show-exploration-battles-story-scenes/) show exploration, battles and story scenes
(Siliconera)
– Nintendo of Europe have released a batch of brand new English screenshots for Bravely Default.

Bravely Default Deluxe Edition announced (http://www.finalfantasy.net/bdff/bravely-default-deluxe-edition-announced/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
– for European fans anticipating Bravely Default, Square Enix has revealed the Deluxe Edition set that will be available for purchase.

Someone in Japan spent $40,000 on Bravely Default (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/23/someone-japan-spent-40000-bravely-default-3ds/)... but not on the 3DS
(Siliconera)
– you might know someone who spent $100 or even more on a social game. Well, they have nothing on Mikuru, an avid player and blogger of Bravely Default’s browser spin-off, Bravely Default: Praying Brage.

Drakengard 3

Drakengard 3's Zero cosplaying as the first Drakengard protagonist, Caim (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/21/drakengard-3s-zero-cosplaying-first-drakengard-protagonist-caim/)
(Siliconera)
– this weekend, Square Enix showed off some new footage of Drakengard 3 during a NicoNico Live presentation featuring producer Takasama Shiba, along with some of the game’s voice actresses.

A first look at Drakengard 3's aerial battles on dragonback (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/22/first-look-drakengard-3s-aerial-battles-dragonback/)
(Siliconera)
– in Drakengard 3, you’ll be playing as the deadly Utautai Zero, who can hold her own on land, but when it comes to aerial combat, she’ll be needing the help of her partner dragon Mikhail.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Directors Cut

Out now! (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/deus-ex-human-revolution-%E2%80%93-director%E2%80%99s-cut-ships-today)
– today’s the day (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/DXHR-Directors-Cut-Out-Now), augmentees. Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut is available for purchase today (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/dxhr-director%E2%80%99s-cut-%E2%80%93-out-now) – or if you’ve got it already on PC, you get upgrade it for a pretty modest fee.

Thief

Stealing Time Episode 3 (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Stealing-Time-Episode-3)
– listen to the third episode of our THIEF podcast series, all about the City Hub.

Nosgoth

Closed alpha extended (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/closed-alpha-extended-north-america-and-throughout-europe) to North America and throughout Europe
Nosgoth Closed Alpha extends throughout NA/EU (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/nosgoth-closed-alpha-extends-throughout-naeu)!
– we're overjoyed to announce that gamers in North America and throughout Europe are now eligible (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/closed-alpha-extended-to-north-america-and-throughout-europe) to take part in the exclusive Nosgoth Closed Alpha!

Closed alpha testing schedule (http://nosgoth.com/servers)
– if you have been selected to participate please ensure you are available at the designated times.

Dragon Quest X

Dragon Quest X expansion introduces entirely new monsters (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/22/dragon-quest-xs-expansion-shows-new-generation-monsters-battle/) to the series
(Siliconera)
– we’ve got three monsters who will be making life difficult for you when you land in Dragon Quest X’s brand new continent.

Lost Crusade

What is Square Enix’s Lost Crusade (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/22/square-enixs-lost-crusade/)?
(Siliconera)
– Square Enix filed a trademark for Lost Crusade which can be used for video games in Japan.

Black Butler

Live-action Black Butler's story details revealed (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-10-24/live-action-black-butler-story-details-revealed)
(Anime News Network)
– the staff of the live-action film based on Yana Toboso's Black Butler manga revealed more story details about the film and new stills on Thursday.

Merchandise

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII keychain (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MFF130715).

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Mascot Straps (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/513/al).

Play Arts Kai DC Comics group pictures 1 (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/393614125407797248/photo/1) and 2 (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/393943369761558529/photo/1).

Play Arts Kai Zetman (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.283625800/categoryId.64274100/parentCategoryID.).

Play Arts Kai The Flash (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/394261389843234816/photo/1).

Play Arts Kai Captain Harlock (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.282932300/categoryId.64274100/parentCategoryID.).

Play Arts Kai Yuki Kei (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.282964700/categoryId.64274100/parentCategoryID.#.UmmYRXBmh8E).

Play Arts Kai Aliens (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/506/all).

Square Enix ask fans what Bravely Default merchandise (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/20/square-enix-ask-fans-bravely-default-merchandise-theyd-like-see/) they'd like to see
(Siliconera)
– D’s Notebook tops the list!

Fuzzy Cactuar (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/392987790889086976/photo/1).

Dengeki visits Artnia Café (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/735/735783/)
– the Japanese magazine samples the latest delicacies inspired by Final Fantasy XI.

Artnia Mascot Cups: Chocobo (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/392946981573636097/photo/1) and Cactuar (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/393310292215472128/photo/1).

Artnia fan (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/392601739313946624/photo/1).

Development

New trademarks:
2013-74669 グロリアスブレイズ
2013-75921 ゆるかみ!
2013-76428 THE SEEDS OF SALVATION
2013-76464 LUMINARIES OF THE LEGENDARY LINE
2013-75868 TRIAD WARS
2013-75869 CUPCAKE KINGDOM

Eidos-Montréal looking for a new Community Manager (http://www.eidosmontreal.com/jobs/Community-Manager)
– do you have what it takes to Tweet like a pro?

Square Enix once promised Final Fantasy VII, VIII and IX remakes (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/26/square-enix-promised-final-fantasy-vii-remake-cancelled/)
(Siliconera)
– way back, once upon a time, Square Enix promised a full on updated remake of Final Fantasies VII – IX, that would have been completely done up with graphical and audio enhancements that befit the PlayStation 2 system it would have graced.

Grimoire
29th Oct 2013, 01:59
Week 44

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years coming to iOS and Android in November (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/29/final-fantasy-iv-years-coming-ios-android-november/)
(Siliconera)
– Ceodore and Cecil are retuning in 3D with Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. The sequel to Final Fantasy IV has been remade with 3D graphics for iOS and Android.

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster

Screens show shiny Bahamut, Gun Mage Rikku (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/27/final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster-screenshots-show-shiny-bahamut-gun-mage-rikku/)
(Siliconera)
– more screenshots Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster from Square Enix show Yuna’s summons in HD and a few of the jobs from Final Fantasy X-2.

Final Fantasy X Superboss Penance (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/29/final-fantasy-x-superboss-penance-final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster/) is in Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
(Siliconera)
– Penance was one of the additions in Final Fantasy X made for Final Fantasy X International. This superboss appears after you defeat all of the Dark Aeons and Penance has well over 10 million HP.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Oerba Yun Fang Returns (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/oerba-yun-fang-returns)
Fang’s back (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/fang%E2%80%99s-back-lightning-returns-ffxiii), in Lightning Returns: FFXIII
– Fang and her devastating bladed lance return in our latest screenshots!

Lightning Returns (and Fang too (http://www.finalfantasy.net/lrff13/lightning-returns-fang/))
(Final Fantasy Network)
– along with some gameplay details!

You can eradicate entire monster species (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/28/can-eradicate-entire-species-monsters-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii/) in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
(Siliconera)
– in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, you can bring entire races of the games enemies to extinction.

Why walk when you can teleport (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/30/walk-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-can-teleport/)?
(Siliconera)
– You only have so many hours to save the world in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and the world compared to other Final Fantasy games is a lot larger. One way to get from one continent to the next is to run on a giant highway, but beware there are powerful monsters on the road.

Lightning Returns with Chocobo Eater and Snow's restaurant artwork (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/31/lightning-returns-chocobo-eater-snows-restaurant-artwork/)
(Siliconera)
– Square Enix shared more artwork from Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. The monster above is a Chocobo Eater and it looks like it doesn’t have legs like the Chocobo Eater in Final Fantasy X.

Even more Lightning costumes (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/29/even-lightning-costumes-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii/) from Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
(Siliconera)
– Lightning has a stunning array of costumes in her upcoming game, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and Square Enix have put up a bunch online for us to ogle at.

Lightning concept art (http://img.hmv.co.jp/news/image/hmv_pc/13/0918/news1236584.jpg).

Pocky maker Glico (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/01/pocky-maker-glico-tie-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii/) has a tie up with Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
– Square Enix and snack maker Ezaki Glico are partnering for a promotion. Glico is probably best known for creating the Pocky, the chocolate coated pretzel sticks.

Asian version (http://asia.playstation.com/tw/cht/newsdetail?id=1342).

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

The ”Letter from the Producer LIVE Part IX” Video & Q&A Released (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/5e09290c570f635c0f5e0ad200f93760881f4877)!
– We’re proud to announce that the "Letter from the Producer LIVE Part IX" video has been released!

Fan Kit #5 released (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/e55095eb5ad0a42fec3c5c5d15c03b849b448a2c)!
– We've released a new fan kit including ringtones for your smartphone! Try them out and treat your ears to the sounds of Eorzea.

Libra Eorzea for Android (Version 1.0.0) is now available (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/0fb9a15031acf6a296c4b4a8452b68c8e14f169a)!
– Android users can at long last enjoy the wealth of knowledge that is Libra Eorzea!

Combing Soon (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000538.html)
– new hairstyles!

Final Fantasy XIV had a major but quiet hiccup (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/03/final-fantasy-xiv-major-quiet-boo-boo-heres/) some time ago
(Siliconera)
– here's what it was.

Final Fantasy XV

Voice actor confirmed (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xv/final-fantasy-xv-voice-actor-confirmed/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
– voice actor Jay Preston will be voicing a character in Final Fantasy XV, so declares his official website and LinkedIn profile.

Pictologica: Final Fantasy

Now available in Japan (http://www.finalfantasy.net/mobile-dlg/pictologica-final-fantasy-launches-japan/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
– revealed earlier this year, Pictologica: Final Fantasy is the latest entry in Square Enix’s Final Fantasy-themed mobile minigame lineup.

Cloud Strife concept art (https://twitter.com/pictlogicaff/status/395101346140917760/photo/1).

Official website (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/p_ff/).

Dragon Quest Monsters 2

Dragon Quest Monsters 2 has gigantic Super G size monsters to fight (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/31/dragon-quest-monsters-2-gigantic-super-g-size-monsters-fight/)
(Siliconera)
– monsters in Dragon Quest Monsters 2 are visible on the field and in this game you can threaten monsters. If there’s a monster behind you can spook it by quickly turning around.

Drakengard 3

Drakengard 3's four deadly weapons (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/28/drakengard-3s-four-deadly-weapons/)
(Siliconera)
– Drakengard 3 has multiple weapons for Zero to use and you can switch weapons while you are in battle. The weapon story system returns in Drakengard 3 and each weapon can grow to level four if you can collect materials for it.

Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies

Sound of Bravely (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/bdff/dramacd/)
– drama CD (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/SQEX-10413) and artwork (https://twitter.com/BDFF_OFFICIAL/status/394820168909479936/photo/1).

Bravely Default drama CD brings with it some stylish and risqué costumes (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/29/bravely-default-drama-cd-brings-with-it-some-stylish-and-risque-costumes/)
(Siliconera)
– Bravely Default, much like Fire Emblem, is getting its own set of drama CDs, and the first one comes with a set of bonus costumes (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/bdfts/campaign-costume.html) for the game.

Final Fantasy: 4 Heroes of Light bosses (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/30/final-fantasy-4-heroes-light-bosses-invade-bravely-default-sequel/) invade Bravely Default: For the Sequel
(Siliconera)
– Square Enix is bringing Final Fantasy: The Four Heroes of Light’s bosses over in a crossover to Bravely Default: For the Sequel.

For the Sequel cover art (https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/q71/s720x720/1375964_601638006561575_1078376523_n.jpg).

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Directors Cut

Director's Cut review round-up (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Directors-Cut-Review-Round-Up)
– since the launch of the Director's Cut, we've had a lot of reasons to smile. It seems like the gaming press likes the game as much as we do! Here is what they had to say.

FAQ (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=140084).

Cosplay Augmented (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Cosplay-Augmented?theme=deusex)
– we've seen a lot of Adam Jensen cosplay over the past year, and they almost had one thing in common: the trenchcoat. Sure, trenchcoats are badass, but why no combat outfit? Simple. Those cybernetic arms are damned hard to make! Luckily, we found two fantastic fabricators who dared to take on the project.

Deus Ex: The Fall

Lite version (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/deus-ex-fall-%E2%80%93-lite-version-now-available) now available
– we’re pleased to announce that we’ve released a Lite edition of the game, so if you were at all on the fence about whether to jump in, you can try it for yourself and see if you like it!

Nosgoth

Hunters (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/hunters-sworn-to-exterminate-the-vampire-scourge) – Sworn to Exterminate the Vampire Scourge
– from before their earliest recorded histories, groups of Human warriors have come together and taken up arms against their enduring enemies, Nosgoth’s race of Vampires.

Happy Halloween (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/happy-halloween-from-nosgoth) from Nosgoth!
– Happy Halloween everybody! And what would Halloween be without a bit of spooky fun? After all, we are home to plenty of vampires already!

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Concept art (https://twitter.com/Murdered/status/393758398618943488/photo/1)
– we're showing more of the Dusk world in Murdered: Soul Suspect today with this newly released concept art.

Concept art II (https://twitter.com/Murdered/status/395902547224842241/photo/1)
– here's some never-before-seen Murdered: Soul Suspect concept art - featuring a demonic spirit!

Thief

New Thief trailer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-thief-trailer-stories-city-part-1)
– Stories from The City - Part 1.

Trick or Treat (http://thiefgame.tumblr.com/post/65644315228/trick-or-treat-treat-heres-some-of-our)?
– Treat! Here’s some of our never-before-seen art of Basso and Garrett. What could they be up to this time?

Thief Cosplay Spotlight: Israel Horton (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Thief-Cosplay-Spotlight-Israel-Horton)
– Halloween is here, and once again our thoughts turn to cosplay.

Thief Cosplay Spotlight: Landstalker Props (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Thief-Cosplay-Spotlight-Landstalker-Props)
– Showcasing a working version of Garrett's bow made by a talented prop-maker!

Gunslinger Stratos

Tetsuya Nomura and a street fighter artist worked on this Square Enix game (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/03/tetsuya-nomura-street-fighter-character-designer-worked-square-enix-game/)
(Siliconera)
– Square Enix is making a sequel to the light gun arcade game Gunslinger Stratos and it has two characters designed by Final Fantasy artist Tetsuya Nomura. Can you guess which two are made by Nomura?

Official website (http://gunslinger-stratos.jp/gs2/).

Music

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster OST (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/FFXHD/).

CureSQ Holiday (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugAVRKBM1d4).

Merchandise

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Cloudy Wolf Zippo Lighter (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/396112467299794944/photo/1).

Final Fantasy X Tidus Zanarkand Ring (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/517/all).

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster Ultimania (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/523/all).

Final Fantasy XI (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/395820151741763584/photo/1/large) Pin Badge Collection (https://twitter.com/FFXI_JP/status/395764240776065025/photo/1/large).

Final Fantasy XIII Snow and Serah's Pendant (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MFF130018-1).

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Pendant (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/396280718952628224/photo/1).

Kingdom Hearts Character Straps (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.220254481484241.1073741875.100004990716473&type=1&l=9485df4f28)
– Dream Eaters.

Dragon Quest merchandise campaign (http://twitpic.com/dinx2u).

The Art of Bravely 2010 - 2013 (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/9784757541177).

Play Arts Kai Wonder Woman (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/394874170804142080/photo/1).

Play Arts Kai Aquaman (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/395470685851484161/photo/1).

Mini Hitman Agent 47 (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Members_NA/status/395344189166075904/photo/1) means some serious business!
– Check him out at our official online store (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.290170000#.UnB1FXCsh8E)!

Square Enix have made some of the best DC Comics figurines (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/28/square-enix-made-best-dc-comics-figurines-weve-seen-yet/) we've seen yet
(Siliconera)
– Square Enix’s Play Art Kai brand is going to be releasing an absolutely gorgeous set of DC comics “Variant” figurines.

Artnia Café Charm Series (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/artnia/exclusive/).

Events

Lightning Returns and FFX/X-2 event in Tokyo (http://ffnoayumi.or-hell.com/sqex/ff10hd%EF%BC%86lrff13%20%E5%90%88%E5%90%8C%E3%81%AE%E3%82%AF%E3%83%AA%E3%82%A8%E3%82%A4%E3%82%BF%E3%83%BC%E3%82%BA%E3%82%A4%E3%83%99).

Development

Rare Tetsuya Nomura art sketches (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/28/rare-tetsuya-nomura-art-sketches-final-fantasy-vi-era-unearthed/) from Final Fantasy VI era unearthed
(Siliconera)
– those who have been following scenario writer Aki Takashi’s Twitter were met with a pleasant surprise when he dug up some of Tetsuya Nomura’s sketches dating back to the Final Fantasy V, VI and Front Mission era.

Take the Square Enix Dragon Quest story writing test (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/30/take-square-enix-dragon-quest-story-writing-test/)
(Siliconera)
– on top of submitting a resume, all applicants have to send two writing samples. The first is an essay about what you think of the Dragon Quest series and the second is a short story with an escape theme.

Deals and Sales

Final Fantasy IV now 50% off on iOS devices (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-iv-now-50-ios-devices)!
– Final Fantasy IV is now half price on iOS devices! Play the original before the release of its sequel, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, which will be arriving on iOS and Android devices late November 2013.

Pre-order into the future (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/02/pre-order-future-ff-xiii-3-xx-2-hd-remastered/)... Final Fantasy XIII-3 & X | X-2 HD Remastered
(Siliconera)
– pre-order deals crept up for next year's FF XIII-3, plus Remastered HD of X | X-2.

Bloodmasque free for one week on iOS devices (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/bloodmasque-free-one-week-ios-devices)
– to celebrate the release of the iPad Air, Bloodmasque is FREE for one week on iOS devices!

D23 Expo Japan Sora art by Nomura up for aucton (http://page15.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/t342353477).

Custom Tomb Raider Xbox 360 & Collector's Edition Game - Extra Life Charity (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Tomb-Raider-Xbox-360-Collectors-Edition-Game-Extra-Life-Charity-/271301439570)
– we've donated a custom Tomb Raider Xbox 360 to Team Tomb Raider Community to support their Extra Life 4 Kids efforts!

Square Enix Store sale – last couple of days (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-store-sale-%E2%80%93-last-couple-days)!
– In case you missed it, here’s a quick reminder that this month’s Square Enix Store sale is still on… but only until 5pm tomorrow, so if you want to bag a bargain, you’d better be quick.

Just for Fun

Happy Halloween with Dragon Quest X and Black Butler (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-10-31/happy-halloween&no.8212-anime-style)!
(Anime News Network)

Cactuar (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/396195455169593344/photo/1), Chocobo (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/396197250033934336/photo/1) and Moogle (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/396203631965265920/photo/1) pumpkins!

The food of Square Enix: Halloween special (http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2013/10/30/71608.html).

ripax11
29th Oct 2013, 20:02
And FFIV have Brasilian Portuguese! Thank you SE!!! First game of yours in my language!

Grimoire
4th Nov 2013, 11:46
Week 45

Final Fantasy VIII

Play Chocobo World on Vita (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/04/play-chocobo-world-vita-pocketstation-downloadable-app-japan/), PocketStation is a downloadable App in Japan
(Siliconera)
– starting today, Japanese PlayStation Plus members will be able to download the PocketStation app, free of charge, which will also feature mini-games from Crash Bandicoot 3, Mega Man, Ape Escape, and many other PsOne classics.

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster

New screenshots (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-screenshots-final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster).

Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster will have International Dresspheres, and Creature Creator (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/06/final-fantasy-x-2-hd-remaster-will-international-dresspheres-creature-creator/)
(Siliconera)
– Final Fantasy XIII-2 wasn't the first game where you could have a monster instead of another party member. Final Fantasy X-2 International + Last Mission dabbled with that idea eight years earlier.

Final Fantasy X's original idea and other reflections (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/08/final-fantasy-xs-original-idea-reflections-yoshinori-kitase/) from Yoshinori Kitase
(Siliconera)
– Yoshinori Kitase also explains why Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Reamster took so long to develop and why they chose to add a radio drama an epilogue to Final Fantasy X-2.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Shops and Customisation (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/shops-and-customisation-%E2%80%93-lightning-returns-ffxiii)
– we've got some exciting new footage from Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII to show you today!

The Final Fantasy XIII project was originally called "Colors World (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/04/final-fantasy-xiii-project-originally-called-colors-world/)"
(Siliconera)
– this weekend, Square Enix held a creator's event where Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII producer Yoshinori Kitase and lead planner Yui Sawada had a few things to share about the game.

FamilyMart promo campaign (http://www.family.co.jp/campaign/galileo-lightningreturns/index.html).

Lightning Returns X Pictlogica Final Fantasy X Pocky (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/04/lightning-returns-x-pictlogica-final-fantasy-x-pocky/)
(Siliconera)
– Square Enix, Pocky maker Ezaki Glico, and Family Mart are working together on a Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII campaign. If you purchase two participating Glico products at Family Mart you can get one of these Final Fantasy XIII cards.

Bhunivelze Returns (http://www.finalfantasy.net/lrff13/bhunivelze-returns-lightning-returns/) in Lightning Returns
(Final Fantasy Network)
– Bhunivelze will return in Lightning Returns as was foretold in the Fabula Nova Crystallis lore, and you can see him in the newest issue of Jump.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII alters Lightning's silly sorceress pose (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/07/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-alters-lightnings-silly-sorceress-pose-final-release/)
(Siliconera)
– during a fan presentation in Japan, the developers also talked about how Lightning’s boobs jiggle and confirmed they boosted Lightning’s bust. Why did Square Enix feel the need to do this since other Final Fantasy games steered clear of this kind of stuff?

Interview (http://squareportal.net/2013/11/07/interview-with-motomu-toriyama-and-yuji-abe-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii/) with Motomu Toriyama and Yuji Abe
(Square Portal)
– a few weeks ago Square Enix went on a press tour in Europe to promote Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. The German gaming site Spieletester (http://www.spieletester.com/special/interview-mit-motomu-toriyama-und-yuji-abe-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii/) had the chance to sit down with director Motomu Toriyama and game designer Yuji Abe for an interview about the game’s gameplay and story.

Lightning's costumes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b6rl8j-aSw)
– which one will you choose?

66 costumes (http://i.imgur.com/oZg4G4r.jpg) so far!

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Final Fantasy XIV exceeds Square Enix's expectations (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/05/final-fantasy-xivs-exceeds-square-enixs-expectations-prompts-earnings-forecast-increase/)
(Siliconera)
– prompts earnings forecast increase.

Final Fantasy XIV paid subscribers have already exceeded Final Fantasy XI's peak (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/06/final-fantasy-xiv-paid-subscribers-already-exceeded-final-fantasy-xis-peak/)
(Siliconera)
– despite its rocky start, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is shaping to be one of Square Enix’s strongest games. The reboot launched on August 27 and as of September 30 over 1.45 million units have been sold worldwide.

Final Fantasy XIV: Libra Eorzea (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/special/libraeorzea/) companion app is available on Google Play for free (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.square_enix.libra_eorzeaE)!

Pictologica: Final Fantasy

iOS version now available (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/p_ff/).

Serah and Mog concept art (https://twitter.com/pictlogicaff/status/398020305261572097/photo/1).

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

Localization in progress (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KINGDOM-HEARTS-chi-Localization-In-Progress-3460)?
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
– 2 pages of code caught our eye by content and name, featuring one key word: "localization".

Dragon Quest Monsters 2

Set for February (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/04/dragon-quest-monsters-2-set-february-along-limited-edition-3ds-xl/) along with Limited Edition 3DS XL
(Siliconera)
– Square Enix set February 6, 2014 as the release date for Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Marvelous Mysterious Key. The Nintendo 3DS remake will retail for 5,490 yen ($55), but Dragon Quest fans will probably want this limited edition 3DS XL.

Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies

Gameplay trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb84JDKzFTQ&feature=youtu.be)
– behold the world of Bravely Default for Nintendo 3DS in our brand new trailer!

Bravely Default to have more downloadable special bosses (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/07/bravely-default-downloadable-special-bosses-future/) in the future
(Siliconera)
– "We're currently thinking of a schedule to add more even after the release of the game," says Bravely Default producer Tomoya Asano.
[B]
Nosgoth

Reavers (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/reavers-harsh-masters-of-human-cattle) – Harsh Masters of Human Cattle
– check out our latest blog entry for the secret history and dark motivations behind the Reaver Vampires of Clan Dumahim.

Scouts (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/scouts-messengers-wardens-and-warriors) – Messengers, Wardens and Warriors
– we reveal the background and motivations for the Human Scouts, aka the Watchers of Dark Eden.

Closed Alpha (https://twitter.com/Nosgoth/status/397673178765332480)
– our next Closed Alpha play session takes place *today* at 17:00 GMT/18:00 CET/12:00 EST/09:00 PST.

Thief

Thief Cosplay Spotlight: Smish (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Thief-Cosplay-Spotlight-Smish)
– we saw Smish at Dragon Con and just had to show you her costume, so we tracked her down for an interview.

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Concept art (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/murdered-soul-suspect-concept-art)
– with our concept art you get a little behind-the-scenes peek at the making of Murdered: Soul Suspect - including a few notes from one of our artists.

Emperors SaGa

Headed for the mobage (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/mobile/etc/emsaga/) platform.

Music

Lightning Returns skips on promo theme song (http://www.finalfantasy.net/lrff13/lightning-returns-skips-promo-theme-song/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
– Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will skip out on a promotional theme song (unlike its two predecessors) in favor of a theme composed by the game’s triumvirate of composers: Masashi Hamauzu, Naoshi Mizuta, and Mitsuto Suzuki.

OST mastered and ready for printing (http://squareportal.net/2013/11/08/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-original-soundtrack-mastered-ready-for-printing/)
(Square Portal)
– Mitsuto Suzuki also made a blog post about the mastering and showed pictures from the recording studio

Christmas Collections II (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/SQEX-10411) music from Square Enix (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.606736486051727.1073741921.220023421389704&type=1)
– official website (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/xmas2/).

Gunslinger Stratos OST (http://gunslinger-stratos.jp/information/2013/11/post-337.html).

Merchandise

Final Fantasy VII Shinra Tie Pin (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/398450847899611136/photo/1).

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Ultimania (http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4757541589).

Glico makes Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Cactuar Pretz (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-11-05/glico-makes-lightning-returns/final-fantasy-xiii-cactuar-pretz)
(Anime News Network)
– for a limited time only, Glico will be releasing a Cactuar-decorated Pretz (http://www.i-mezzo.net/log/2013/11/06074829.html) in its original roasted corn flavor, with more characters to come in the immediate future. These specially branded snacks will be available at Family Mart markets across Japan.

Artnia Souvenir Cup Cactuar (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/398073382509375488/photo/1).

Dragon Quest Metallic Monsters Gallery (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/524/all) figures.

Hori are bringing back their Dragon Quest X slime keyboards (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/09/hori-are-bringing-back-their-dragon-quest-x-slime-keyboards/)
(Siliconera)
– Hori brings word that it is re-releasing its popular Dragon Quest X-themed slim keyboards in both Blue Slime and Metal Slime versions, which were sold out last year on release.

Play Arts Kai Robocop (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.222696731240016.1073741876.100004990716473&type=1&l=deae3a892b).

Square Enix & Ubisoft assemble! (For Merchandise (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-ubisoft-assemble-merchandise))
– Hey folks! We’re super-excited to announce a joint merchandising partnership between Square Enix and Ubisoft. To clarify, from today, a range of merchandise from each company is now available for fans to purchase in both the Square Enix Store (https://store.eu.square-enix.com/emea_uk/merchandise/) and Ubisoft’s Uplay Shop (http://shop.ubi.com/) across European/PAL territories.

Development

Square Enix announces Project FLARE (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/flare/jp/)
– A technological breakthrough in cloud gaming

Further reading (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/flare/pdf/Project_Flare_20131104.pdf).

Project Flare is Square Enix's entry into cloud gaming (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/05/project-flare-square-enixs-entry-cloud-gaming/)
(Siliconera)
– a Project Flare tech demo shows Final Fantasy XI running with multiple windows that shows each party member's perspective.

Square Enix’s sets three strategic changes (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/06/square-enixs-sets-three-strategic-changes-gaming-division/) for their gaming division
(Siliconera)
– Square Enix has a new president and new ideas on how to move the company forward. The publisher behind Dragon Quest announced three strategic changes to the digital entertainment business.

Important Notices

FFXIV: A Realm Reborn – beware ‘fake’ emails (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/ffxiv-realm-reborn-%E2%80%93-beware-%E2%80%98fake%E2%80%99-emails)
– it’s come to our attention that some Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn players are receiving emails claiming to be from Square Enix, warning that your Square Enix account may be suspended if you sell it on to another person – and that you should verify ownership by following a link.

Countermeasures for the Fraud Using Market (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/01985a5bbaf1346955e8e60230057fdd6d4e76ec).
Follow-up (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/869cb2527b42914d7a85f4691644ed6710551152).
Countermeasures to Assist Players Affected by the Market Security (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/5d8ed20e520cf8efc6f1c05f1fdba9e3aa78e746).
Notice of Maintenance to Address Technical Difficulties (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/dd053147dd71af0d4c872648a9f124fb88f77eca).
Notice of End to Maintenance (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/9ca05e4f168e27bc4e9a258285fb2c600dd00891).
All Worlds Maintenance (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/8063670c82f360bc41cc7e52b1f12e5b4ecddd15).

Grimoire
11th Nov 2013, 10:25
Week 46

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster

Even more Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster screenshots (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/even-more-final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster-screenshots)
– hey folks, we've got another bundle of screenshots from Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster for you to feast your eyes upon!

Screenshots (http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20131111_622943.html) and promotional CG artwok (http://www.4gamer.net/games/148/G014816/20131108100/).
(Game Watch, 4 Gamer)

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Thirteen "What to Wear" mini trailers (http://squareportal.net/2013/11/11/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-thirteen-what-to-wear-minitrailers-released/) released
(Square Portal)
– Square Enix Japan has released 13 brand new trailers for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII showing off a few of her outfits.

New screenshots (http://squareportal.net/2013/11/11/23-brand-new-lightning-returns-screenshots-and-the-wildlands-morning-music/) and The Wildlands ~Morning~ music!
(Square Portal)
– We got you a huge bunch of brand new Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII screenshots! And that’s not all! We also have a new preview song to share with you from the soundtrack!

European demo tour preview and video (http://squareportal.net/2013/11/11/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-european-demo-tour-previewvideo/).
(Square Portal)

An important NPC (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/12/important-npc-final-fantasy-xiii-surprisingly-returns-lightning-returns/) from Final Fantasy XIII surprisingly Returns for Lightning Returns
(Siliconera, FF-Reunion)
– warning! this could be considered a spoiler for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII so read at your own risk (http://www.ff-reunion.net/ff13/2013/11/13/lrff13_jump_scan_serah_caius_cid)!

NORA won't return (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/13/nora-wont-return-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii/) for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
(Siliconera)
– also, tri-Ace helped Square Enix develop Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

Cid Returns (http://www.finalfantasy.net/lrff13/cid-returns-lightning-returns/) in Lightning Returns
(Final Fantasy Network)
– you'll encounter some familiar faces in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, including Cid Raines who originally appeared in Final Fantasy XIII. He serves as a spokesman for the thoughts of the dead, and you can see him in this week’s circuit via Famitsu. Serah Farron will also reappear in some form, as will Caius, but we’ll keep any spoilers to a minimum.

More details about Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII's surprising returning characters (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/13/details-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiiis-surprising-returning-characters/)
(Siliconera)
– possible spoiler alert for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. This post talks about some characters from other Final Fantasy XIII titles that come back for the third game.

Bhunivelze (https://twitter.com/LRFF13/status/400886422522970112/photo/1).

How Snow and other FFXIII heroes changed (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/15/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-interview-snow-ffxiii-heroes-changed/)
(Siliconera)
– Siliconera spoke with producer Yoshinori Kitase to talk about how the characters evolved and why they added Final Fantasy crossover costumes.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII live action (http://www.gamer.ne.jp/news/201311150074/) commercial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrO_bblSgns).

Box art (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/17/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-box-art-around-world/) from around the world
(Siliconera)
– Square Enix made four different covers for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Japan’s box art has a close up of Lightning’s face. The game also launches throughout Asia this week, but with pink lights behind her.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Announcing the Winners (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/f01ef6336000b2197f85f389ed85c983153b327f) of the Doppelganger Screenshot Contest!
– After lengthy deliberation due to double vision, the Community Team is pleased to announce the winners of the Doppelganger Screenshot Contest!

Lightning (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/fe833c29e2b2348e155524a0e60d271adb19db70) on the Horizon!
– In recent days, the city-states are atwitter with talk of a rogue adventurer roaming the land.

Lightning strikes in Eorzea (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/lightning-strikes-eorzea)!
– Tomorrow marks the start of a cross-over collaboration event between Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. From tomorrow morning (08:00 GMT), you can jump into FFXIV: A Realm Reborn and take part in quests featuring the renowned heroine.

Return of the Kupo (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000542.html)
– the return of the Good King (Moggle Mog XII)!

Letter from the Producer LIVE Part X (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/1e28cecd80c332dce95fec1024bc3399670337c6)
– schedule.

Kingdom Hearts II

Kingdom Hearts II manga volume 7 promotional artwork (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-II-Volume-7-Promotional-Artwork-3461)
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
– the seventh volume of the Kingdom Hearts II manga will be releasing on November 22nd, 2013.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Vol.2 manga cover revealed (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KINGDOM-HEARTS-358-2-Days-Vol-2-Manga-Cover-Revealed-3464)!
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
– Check out the cover featuring Xion & the Organization XIII Moogle along with a summary and information where to purchase the second volume of the manga.

Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies

Bravely Default's Final Fantasy superbosses and new costumes detailed (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/11/bravely-defaults-final-fantasy-superbosses-new-costumes-detailed/)
(Siliconera)
– Lucifer has strong attacks that can hit the whole party like the sword swipe attack the Iron Giant from other Final Fantasy games uses.

Bravely Default reaches North America in February (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/13/bravely-default-reaches-north-america-february/)
(Siliconera)
– Bravely Default will be released in North America on February 7th, Nintendo of America announced during a Nintendo Direct presentation this morning.

Bravely Default demo out now (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/13/bravely-default-demo-now-nintendo-eshop-europe/) on Nintendo eShop in Europe
(Siliconera)
– Bravely Default is headed to Europe on December 6th, and this morning Nintendo of Europe released a demo for the game via the Nintendo eShop.

Nosgoth

Community first impressions (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/community-first-impressions-of-nosgoth-s-gameplay) of Nosgoth’s gameplay
– a couple of months ago, we invited some of the most hardcore Legacy of Kain fans in the world over to the Square Enix Europe HQ in Wimbledon, London for a very special occasion.

Thief

Thief Lockdown Screenshots (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/thief-lockdown-screenshots)
– New Thief screenshots were just released for your viewing pleasure showing early levels from our newest stealth game.

AMD Never Settle Forever Bundle (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/AMD-Never-Settle-Forever-Bundle)
– Upgrade your PC and get Thief for free!

Take 5 – Community Q&A #5 (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Take-5-QA-5)
– We answer your questions on swimming, challenge modes, stealth upgrades and the dreaded QTEs.

Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur

Square Enix has an Atelier Rorona crossover (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/14/square-enix-atelier-rorona-crossover-vita/) on Vita
(Siliconera)
– there's actually a whole story that ties the two games together. Morgan a witch from Million Arthur summons an alchemist from a different world, the New Atelier Rorona world.

Soul Eater Not!

Maka voice actress Omigawa confirms Soul Eater Not! anime adaptation (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-11-14/maka-voice-actress-omigawa-confirms-soul-eater-not-anime-adaptation)
(Anime News Network)
– important announcement for Soul Eater spin-off manga was hinted in Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine.

Music

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII OST (https://twitter.com/LRFF13/status/400956050234286080/photo/1).

Merchandise

Final Fantasy XIII Lightning bage (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/400195521660194816/photo/1).

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII shop (https://twitter.com/LRFF13/status/400063972054810624/photo/1)
– a special Lightning Returns-themed shop (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/400983726206636032/photo/1) will be open in Japan from November 13 to December 5.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Mascot Straps (http://www.amazon.co.jp/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?__mk_ja_JP=%E3%82%AB%E3%82%BF%E3%82%AB%E3%83%8A&url=search-alias%3Dhobby&field-keywords=THEATRHYTHM+FINAL+FANTASY+%E3%83%9E%E3%82%B9%E3%82%B3%E3%83%83%E3%83%88%E3%82%B9%E3%83%88%E3%83%A9%E3%83%83%E3%83%97).

Play Arts Kai Bahamut (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/401249874387021824/photo/1).

Artnia Cactuar Clip (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/401319318383644672/photo/1).

Dragon Quest merchandise (http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/goods/toys/).

Play Arts Kai Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Raiden (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MKOMGSPA36).

Play Arts Kai Robocop 1987 (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.291347000/categoryId.59052600/parentCategoryID.#.UoQ5EHCsh8F).
Play Arts Kai Robocop 1.0 (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.291347100/categoryId.59052600/parentCategoryID.#.UoQ5BXCsh8F).
Play Arts Kai Robocop 3.0 (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.291347200/categoryId.59052600/parentCategoryID.#.UoQ4_XCsh8F).

Development

Square Enix to continue developing AAA titles (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/11/square-enix-continue-developing-aaa-titles-says-ceo/) says CEO
(Siliconera)
– "Games as a service" is a concept that doesn’t resonate with gamers, says Square Enix U.S. and Europe CEO Phil Rogers.

Kingdom Hearts Online (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Pleasants-Hints-at-Kingdom-Hearts-Online-3462)?
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
– Currently Disney Interactive has a studio in Seoul, South Korea working on an online Kingdom Hearts game, not to be confused with the browser game, Kingdom Hearts χ[chi], that was developed by Success Corporation in cooperation with Square Enix.

Important Notices

All Worlds Maintenance (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/2edbff321ba1b061ce819f5c9751086aad98d9aa).
Japanese Data Center Worlds Maintenance (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/e99f82b08756ff9b10c9d54f101132060bebe36d).
North American/European Data Center Worlds Maintenance (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/17645872fa59df4e918cd781fda71e699092fb37).
Japanese Data Center Worlds Maintenance (Nov. 14): Follow-up (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/ce6c33c158b1d63eaf5405cadbeab55d7a9828a6).
North American/European Data Center Worlds Maintenance (Nov. 15): Follow Up (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/13b2c7fd60ca0daed470aa743737bfb4530e1839).
Recovery from Several Worlds Technical Difficulties (Nov. 15) (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/a9f37c96cfe1ef572cc95948786793e3d3d0f890).

Just for Fun

Moogle (https://twitter.com/floresta_koenji/status/400804936063016960/photo/1) doughnuts (https://twitter.com/floresta_koenji/status/400804471044710400/photo/1).
FFVII Cloud cosplay (https://twitter.com/Rikkupat/status/401350814260035584/photo/1/large).

Grimoire
18th Nov 2013, 13:38
Week 47

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

Out on iOS and Android in full 3D (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/24/final-fantasy-iv-years-ios-android-full-3d/)
(Siliconera)
– while the game has been released for WiiWare and is part of Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection for PSP, the smartphone version is a full 3D remake updated with achievements.

Launch trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBpV3eyLSws).

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD release date (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-release-date)
– we’re excited to announce that Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster will be available for the PlayStation 3 in North America (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster-release-date) on March 18, 2014 and in Europe and PAL territories (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-release-date) on March 21, 2014!

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Lightning gets stronger by saving souls (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/19/lightning-gets-stronger-saving-souls-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii/)
(Siliconera)
– all Final Fantasy games have a character growth system, but Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has a different way to develop Lightning. In this game, Lightning is a savior of souls and as a reward for liberating a soul you get a stat boost.

Lightning Returns this week in Japan (http://www.finalfantasy.net/lrff13/lightning-returns-week-japan/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
– just a few days remain between now and the Japanese launch of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII — the final installment in the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has a costume based on Final Fantasy VI (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/19/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-costume-based-final-fantasy-vi/)
(Siliconera)
– key Square Enix designers talked costumes in a recent interview on Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and made a surprising revelation.

The musical world (http://www.finalfantasy.net/lrff13/musical-world-lightning-returns/) of Lightning Returns
(Final Fantasy Network)
– Square Enix has provided a new set of samples from each of the four regions you’ll travel to in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

High voltage warning: new Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII song (http://squareportal.net/2013/11/19/high-voltage-warning-new-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-song/)
(Square Portal)
– here is a brand new song to build your hype up since Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be out tomorrow in Japan [21st Nov] and we wanted to give you something to look forward to as well!

Lightning Returns: FFXIII out now in Japan (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/lightning-returns-ffxiii-out-now-japan)!

Lightning Returns: FFXIII Special Effects Trailer & DLC Update (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/lightning-returns-ffxiii-special-effects-trailer-dlc-update)

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII developers give Lightning a send-off (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/20/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-developers-give-lightning-send/)
(Siliconera)
– Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is out tomorrow in Japan, and the game will, at long last, provide a conclusion to the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy. Square Enix commemorate the occasion by giving Lightning a send-off in Famitsu.

Gameplay video (http://www.4gamer.net/games/182/G018237/20131120079/).
(4gamer)

Final Fantasy Go There goes to mobile titles (http://www.finalfantasy.net/mobile-dlg/final-fantasy-mobile-titles/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
– the Final Fantasy Go There Campaign (http://special.member.jp.square-enix.com/ff_go_there/) is expanding into two more titles — both of which are available on mobile phones. Guardian Cross, a card-based battle game, and Final Fantasy Tactics S, a game in which you collect units from the Tactics Advance series and put them head to head in combat.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Easy Doze It (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000547.html)
– no free company headquarters would be complete without a multitude of beds for their members to relax on after a hard day's work, right?

X Marks the Date (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000552.html)
– we just finished airing the 10th LIVE edition of the fan-favorite Letter from the Producer series and we had a whole lot of goodies to share!

Eorzea Collection 2013AW (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFVS4M_I4oI)
– Gotta catch 'em all!

Regarding Actions Taken Against In-Game RMT and Other Illicit Activities (Nov. 21) (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/f805775c7d7c4bdc52c0346042c21537ef1159ba).

Kingdom Hearts II

Kingdom Hearts II manga volume 7 cover art (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-II-Manga-Volume-7-Cover-Art-3465).
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)

Pictologica: Final Fantasy

Lightning returns (https://twitter.com/pictlogicaff/status/402401534022918144/photo/1) in Pictologica: Final Fantasy.

Auron (https://twitter.com/pictlogicaff/status/402704759787753472) artwork.

Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest X shows glimpses of its new expanded storyline (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/20/dragon-quest-x-shows-glimpses-new-expanded-storyline/)
(Siliconera)
– it seems Rizerotta will have a larger role to play in Dragon Quest X’s story than we thought, if the latest promotional video for the game’s expansion is any indicator.

Dragon Quest fans, here's a glimmer of hope for localized games (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/20/dragon-quest-fans-heres-glimmer-hope-localized-games/)
(Siliconera)
– Siliconera dug up trademarks for Luminaries of the Legendary Line and The Seeds of Salvation registered in Japan by Square Enix. These trademarks are in English, which suggest they will be used for future localized Dragon Quest games.

Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies

Bravely Default’s downloadable SP Drinks (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/18/bravely-defaults-downloadable-sp-drinks-european-version/) are in the European version, too
– Bravely Default’s downloadable “SP Drinks” that make the RPG a little easier will be available in the Europe version of the game.

Bravely Default’s heroes (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/19/bravely-defaults-heroes-making-way-bravely-default-praying-brage/) are making their way to Bravely Default: Praying Brage
(Siliconera)
– Square Enix will soon be releasing Bravely Default: For the Sequel on Nintendo 3DS, but they haven’t forgotten about fans of Bravely Default: Praying Brage. they’ll be including codes for rare characters with the 3DS game.

Comic strips (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/754/754583/).
(Dengeki)

Special costumes artwork (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/754/754321/).
(Dengeki)

Drakengard 3

Drakengard 3 is loaded with side quests (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/24/drakengard-3-loaded-side-quests/)
(Siliconera)
– some side quests act like a bonus stages where you fight waves of enemies and earn rewards depending on how many you takedown. Side quests are graded and the reward you get depends on how well you do.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Director's Cut patched (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/DXHRDC-Patch-Release-Notes)
– patch release notes within!

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider is being ported to next-gen consoles (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/18/tomb-raider-ported-next-gen-consoles/)
(Siliconera)
– it looks like Tomb Raider is coming to next-generation platforms. The game has been rated in Brazil for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Hitman: Absolution

Hitman: Absolution’s first birthday (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hitman-absolution%E2%80%99s-first-birthday)!
– It’s Hitman: Absolution’s first birthday – happy birthday!

Nosgoth

Alchemists (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/alchemists-arcane-cultists-with-a-thirst-for-revenge)
– Arcane Cultists with a Thirst for Revenge.

Black Butler

Live-action Black Butler film's full trailer streamed (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-11-18/live-action-black-butler-film-full-trailer-streamed)
– Absolute Boyfriend's Hiro Mizushima, Gatchaman's Ayame Gōriki star in January 18 film.

Music

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII OST website (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/fabula/LRFF13/).
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII OST pictures (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.614152445310131.1073741934.220023421389704&type=1).

Merchandise

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (https://twitter.com/LRFF13/status/402738609771409408/photo/1) -Lightning Ultimate Box- (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/SE-E0110).

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Collector's Edition guide book (http://www.square-enix-boutique.com/guides-guide-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-edition-collector.html?utm_source=site_ffring&utm_medium=lien_generique&utm_campaign=communaute_ff).

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII promo campaign in Tokyo (http://inunosotto.blog37.fc2.com/blog-entry-555.html).
Lightning Returns promo material (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.613511885374187.1073741931.220023421389704&type=1).

Exclusive V Jump Lightning Returns themes.
Lightning (https://twitter.com/blackdolldoll/status/403037176478183424/photo/1)
Hope (https://twitter.com/blackdolldoll/status/403037023524507648/photo/1)
Lumina (https://twitter.com/blackdolldoll/status/403036848299077632/photo/1)

Lightning Returns...to be on a Pocky box (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/19/lightning-returns-pocky-box/)
(Siliconera)
– starting this week Family Mart stores will have Pocky, Almond Peak, and Friend Bakery treats with Lightning or Mog the Final Fantasy XIII-2 one on them.
Additional pictures (http://www.ff-reunion.net/ff13/2013/11/19/lrff13_famima_campaign).

Dragon Quest Smartphone case (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MW66002).
Dragon Quest Smartphone with DQVIII pre-loaded is out in two weeks (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/21/dragon-quest-smartphone-dqviii-pre-loaded-two-weeks/)
(Siliconera)
– yep, a real, bona fide phone. And one packed to the gills with Dragon Quest in it.

Tomb Raider Chase giclee (http://www.tombraiderstore.com/chase-giclee.html)
– the winning piece from our Deviantart Tomb Raider Reborn contest is now available on Tomb Raider Official Store!

Metal Gear Solid Play Arts Kai pictures (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.116640605178963.20812.100004990716473&type=1&l=81a2b71069).

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance silver pendant (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.116640605178963.20812.100004990716473&type=1&l=81a2b71069).

Development

Dissidia and Theatrhythm were made to introduce Final Fantasy to a new generation of fans (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/18/dissidia-theatrhythm-designed-introduce-final-fantasy-new-generation-fans/)
(Siliconera)
– “When you ask kids in their teens about their favorite Final Fantasy titles, Final Fantasy Type-0 and Dissidia are more popular than the main-numbered series,” says producer Ichiro Hazama.

Grimoire
25th Nov 2013, 10:21
Week 48

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

FFIV: The After Years out now on iOS and Android (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/ffiv-after-years-out-now-ios-and-android)
– fancy playing the game (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-iv-after-years-available-ios-and-android) but don’t want to fork out the big bucks? Well you’re in luck, we’ll be giving away four copies of the game (for iOS devices) on the Square Enix Europe Twitter page (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU) later today.

Official website (http://dlgames.square-enix.com/ff/).

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster

New HD video clips (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ffx_x-2HD/#movie).

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Asian launch event (http://gnn.gamer.com.tw/3/89123.html).

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII demo and wacky moogle costume (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/26/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-demo-wacky-moogle-costume-now/) out now
(Siliconera)
– if you have Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII you can purchase additional costumes like the Loveable Moogle Style. This outfit comes with the Moogle Queen garb, Moogle Stick weapon, and Moogle Shield.

Lightning Returns demo hits Japan PSN (http://www.finalfantasy.net/lrff13/lightning-returns-demo-hits-japan-psn/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
– Lightning Returns producer Yoshinori Kitase took to twitter tonight to announce that post-game DLC costumes will be coming to Japan on December 17th and February 6th, 2014.

New video clips
– Lightning's new costumes (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFkhhMdRzI4) and demo video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbyb4z6d1So).

Funny photos (http://special.member.jp.square-enix.com/lrff13/snapboard/detail/snapshotId/877)
– the infamous Kitchen Knife, Mario (https://twitter.com/da_i_Y/status/406679890713264128/photo/1) and more!

First week sales figures (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/27/lightning-returns-lowest-opening-sales-final-fantasy-xiii-game/).
(Siliconera)

Square Enix shipped far fewer copies (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/29/square-enix-shipped-far-fewer-copies-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii/) of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
(Media Create, Siliconera)
– Sales tracker Media Create reports that the PS3 version of the game sold through 71.98% of its initial shipment.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Housing Preview (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/b5ccdce760da46b194e4869c0d93a982eed1df54) (11/25/2013)
– As we work toward the release of patch 2.1, we'd like to give you a peek at what you can expect in the first major update for FINAL FANTASY XIV. Today, we'll focus on housing.

The massive Final Fantasy XI, Dragon Quest X, and Final Fantasy XIV crossover detailed (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/27/massive-final-fantasy-xi-dragon-quest-x-final-fantasy-xiv-crossover-detailed/)
(Siliconera)
– Final Fantasy XI black mage Shantotto will show up in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and Dragon Quest X.

Dungeon Preview (11/27/2013) (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/1d2735aedb93aec6689f83f7ab79ad62ed30e196).
Announcing the “XIII Days – Your Fate is Sealed” Contest (11/27/2013) (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/3828a1d2260c5c2f2ed6f89d79fb3f159247f630).
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Thanksgiving Sale – 50% off! (11/27/2013) (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/d34b9833ad3d16245e832187d9dffde66a6bb72f).
Regarding Actions Taken Against In-Game RMT and Other Illicit Activities (Nov. 28) (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/b5e95b7515adf6c2ff7612ce716607e0807f1e7d).

Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XI (11/29/2013) (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/be4ccd00484db59495218a12055b445d5e5a0781).
– The date has been set for the eleventh installment of Letter from the Producer LIVE!

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

Development Team Report #2 (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KH-chi-Development-Team-Report-2-Leading-to-KINGDOM-HEARTS-3-3468)
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
– leading to Kingdom Hearts 3.

Dragon Quest

Square Enix is giving 1 million copies of Dragon Quest away for free (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/27/square-enix-giving-1-million-copies-dragon-quest-away-free/)
(Siliconera)
– Dragon Quest for smartphones is interesting since it uses a vertical layout. The graphics have been upgraded too and we’re not just talking about the NES version.

Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies

Bravely Default developers deeply moved by anticipation from west (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/29/bravely-default-developers-deeply-moved-anticipation-west/)
(Siliconera)
– Bravely Default: For the Sequel is receiving stellar reviews from game critics, which appears to have taken its developers by surprise.

Champ Man

Champ Man hits 1,000,000 managers (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/champ-man-hits-1000000-managers)!
– At Champ Man HQ this week, we hit a rather nice milestone that we wanted to share with you.

Nosgoth

Closed Alpha Progress (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/closed-alpha-progress-the-journey-so-far)
– the Journey So Far.

European closed alpha testing schedule (http://www.nosgoth.com/servers)
– the schedule for closed alpha testing. If you have been selected to participate please ensure you are available at the designated times.

Emperors SaGa

Now available from d game and mobage (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/mobile/etc/emsaga/).

Occult Maiden

iPhone version (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/om/).

Music

Christmas Collections II (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/SQEX-10411) music from Square Enix (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.606736486051727.1073741921.220023421389704&type=1)
– out now (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.617777974947578.1073741938.220023421389704&type=1)! Official website (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/xmas2/).

Merchandise

Play Arts Kai Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Lightning review (http://blog.amiami.com/amiblo/2013/11/27.html).

The Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII novel by Benny Matsuyama has been canceled due to the author's health (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/magazine/gamebooks/).

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy figure straps (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/406053368579117057/photo/1).

Play Arts Kai Kingdom Hearts 3D Sora (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/405307778769485825/photo/1) and Riku (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/405242929515491328/photo/1).

Play Arts Kai Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Snake (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.292290500#.UpiVLdKsh8G).

Play Arts Kai Raiden (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/405340986701668352/photo/1).

Play Arts Kai Aquaman (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.153269568182733.1073741835.100004990716473&type=1&l=83014cca6d).

Dragon Quest straps (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/404919422390784000/photo/1).
Dragon Quest mug (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/404920686931484672/photo/1).
Dragon Quest merchandise (http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/goods/toys/).

Square Enix makes Tomb Raider, Just Cause, and Kane & Lynch Collections for Europe (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/29/square-enix-makes-tomb-raider-kane-lynch-just-cause-collections-europe/)
(Siliconera)
– Square Enix Europe made bundles for their in-house developed series like Tomb Raider and Just Cause.

Artnia Bland Rose Tea (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/405273314978836481/photo/1).

Development

Nomura answers questions (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Nomura-answers-questions-about-KH3-and-2-5-HD-ReMIX-3469) about KH3 and HD 2.5 ReMIX
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
– Tetsuya Nomura was recently interviewed by Dengeki PlayStation about his upcoming titles.

Deals and Sales

Thanksgiving Day Special (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/DisplayHomePage)!
– Get 75% off!

Square Enix Store – Thanksgiving Weekend Sale (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-store-%E2%80%93-thanksgiving-weekend-sale)!
– Well, everybody else is doing it, so here at the Square Enix Store (https://store.eu.square-enix.com/emea_europe/games/) we thought we might as well join in.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn 60% off (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/27/final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-will-60-tomorrow-black-friday/) today & Black Friday
(Siliconera)
– both Gamefly Digital and Green Man Gaming also has Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and its Digital Deluxe Edition on sale.

Black Friday deals: Kingdom Hearts (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Black-Friday-Deals-Kingdom-Hearts-3467)
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
– Amazon will have Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX- and Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] on sale as one of their early Black Friday deals.

Just for Fun

Kupo (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/media)!

Grimoire
3rd Dec 2013, 11:07
Week 49

Final Fantasy II

Final Fantasy II catches airship to Wii U Virtual Console in Japan (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/04/final-fantasy-ii-catches-airship-wii-u-virtual-console-japan/)
(Siliconera)
– Square Enix will re-release the Final Fantasy game that’s so much more fun when you hit your own party members on Wii U. Final Fantasy II is scheduled to come out on December 11 and will cost 500 yen ($5).

Final Fantasy VI

See how Final Fantasy VI for iOS and Android looks Vs. the original SNES game (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/03/final-fantasy-vi-coming-ios-android-winter-heres-looks-vs-snes-game/)
(Siliconera)
– check out comparison screenshots from the Super Nintendo version of Final Fantasy VI and the upcoming iOS/Android release.

Final Fantasy VIII

Final Fantasy VIII digital download out today (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-viii-digital-download-out-today)
– out now on SE Store and Steam (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-viii-out-now-se-store-and-steam)!

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster

New HD video clips (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ffx_x-2HD/#movie).

Final Fantasy XI

Final Fantasy XI December update (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/06/final-fantasy-xi-december-update-brings-new-solo-content-trial-campaign/) brings new solo content, trial campaign
(Siliconera)
– Final Fantasy XI will see an update this month, which will add new features to the game. Today, Square Enix touched upon what some of these will be.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Inside the Square - The Making of Lightning Returns (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/inside-square-making-lightning-returns)
– Episode 2 (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-inside-square-episode-2).

Lightning Returns has a lot of fun playing around with music (http://kotaku.com/lightning-returns-has-a-lot-of-fun-playing-around-with-1475358152)
(Kotaku)
– tip of the hat to the guys at Kotaku for their kind words about Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII!

Concept art (http://cinnamonchurro.tumblr.com/post/68935949342/raitningz-lightning-returns-concept-art) by Nomura.
(Churro)

Yuna FFX-2 Gunner outfit (http://www.ff-reunion.net/ff13/2013/12/06/lrff13_ff10-2_yuna_gunner_cos).

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Archiving of the Old Lodestone (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/a73b8db92056720fa63cd6efa6a32493e2ba579e) (12/02/2013)
– the old Lodestone will be closed on January 6, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. (PST), after which time users will no longer be able to log in to edit or delete their data.

The ”Letter from the Producer LIVE Part X” Video & Q&A Released! (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/e58f6a629f96e2731f5f548adfae7075b1ce1205) (12/02/2013)
– We're proud to announce that the "Letter from the Producer LIVE Part X" video has been released!

FFXIV: A Realm Reborn Receives the “Special Award” at the PlayStation® Awards 2013 (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/fb6dd22ff07a3d28fdfb8323fe5d9a6ecda7a72c) (12/03/2013)
– FFXIV: A Realm Reborn has received the “Special Award” at the 2013 PlayStation® Awards held in Tokyo, Japan!

Crystal Tower Preview (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/22a9b7bb4e5f17f525ef21c8c444f9d3bcad5bf3) (12/03/2013)
– Today's patch 2.1 preview will feature the long-awaited Crystal Tower from FINAL FANTASY III! Enter with up to 24 players and do battle with the dark forces that have awoken within.

Final Fantasy XIV PS4 arrives in April (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/final-fantasy-xiv-ps4-arrives-april/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
– on tonight’s PlayStation Awards stream from Japan, President Hiroshi Kawano introduced Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn being played on the next-generation console.

The Winner Is... (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000559.html)
– We're pleased to say that FFXIV: A Realm Reborn received the "Special Prize" award at yesterday's PlayStation Awards 2013!

Letter from the Producer, LII (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/72f45fc43297ca64bfe445b5a587161f22a2cc92) (12/04/2013)
– Fans the world round, the fifty-second Letter from the Producer has arrived for your viewing pleasure!

Lightning Strikes Event Reminder (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/a90a7719464e64e82865e8720fae72fad74966c1) (12/05/2013)
– The Lightning Strikes event, commemorating the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, will be ending on December 9, 2013 at 6:59 a.m. (PST).

Patch 2.1 — A Realm Awoken Trailer Now Live! (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/7b7c64cb6d5e775446c7e034152a6e1c43908d22) (12/06/2013)
– The realm of Eorzea is ever-changing, and new adventures are on the horizon!

A Trailer Awoken (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000562.html)
– The massive trailer clocks in at over 10 minutes and features a ton of things to marvel at!

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn 2.1 Patch (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-21-patch)
– With a bunch of adventurers eager to explore new areas, we've lifted the curtains on our latest 2.1 patch which will be arriving on December 17th.

Official website (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/special/2_1_A_Realm_Awoken/).

Final Fantasy: Type-0

Final Fantasy Type-0 spinoff manga ends in January (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-12-07/final-fantasy-type-0-spinoff-manga-ends-in-january)
(Anime News Network)
– the January issue of Square Enix's Monthy Shonen Gangan magazine is announcing on Thursday that the last chapter of Takatoshi Shiozawa's Final Fantasy Type-0 Gaiden: Hyōken no Shinigami spinoff manga will run in the following issue on January 11.

Pictlogica: Final Fantasy

Christmas campaign (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/763/763861/).

Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest VIII (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/dqsp/dq8/#index) journeys to Smartphones on December 12 (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/02/dragon-quest-viii-journeys-smartphones-december-12/)
– Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is next since it’s slated for release on December 12.

You can transfer monsters (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/02/can-transfer-monsters-terrys-wonderland-3d-dragon-quest-monsters-2/) from Terry’s Wonderland 3D into Dragon Quest Monsters 2
– Square Enix will release a Dragon Quest Monsters app that lets players transfer data including monsters from Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D into Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Marvelous Mysterious Key.

Dragon Quest VIII’s one handed control scheme (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/06/dragon-quest-viiis-one-handed-control-scheme-looks-pretty-well-done/) looks pretty well done
(Siliconera)
– the biggest surprise about the Dragon Quest smartphone ports isn't that they exist, those were inevitable. It’s that Square Enix eschewed the typical landscape orientation most RPGs use in favor of portrait mode.

Bravely Default

This Week In Imports: Bravely Default (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/02/week-imports-bravely-default-returns-attack-titan/)
(Silconera)
– Bravely Default returns for Japan with Bravely Default: For the Sequel, which is basically the “International version” of Square Enix’s RPG since it has all of the upgrades in the Western version. Nintendo will release Bravely Default in Europe this week too (http://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-3DS/Bravely-Default-813488.html).

Bravely Default DLC price announced for Europe (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/03/bravely-default-sp-drink-dlc-price-announced-europe/)
(Siliconera)
– Bravely Default will be available in Europe this week, and Nintendo have revealed the price of the game’s downloadable “SP Drinks,” which allow you to power up in battle.

Bravely Default sequel, Bravely Second, announced for 3DS (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/04/bravely-default-sequel-bravely-second-announced-3ds/)
(Siliconera)
– Bravely Second, a full-fledged sequel to Bravely Default, is in development for the Nintendo 3DS.

Magazine scan (https://twitter.com/kazu4281/status/408211823230332928/photo/1/large).

Customization, world, dual audio (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/04/customization-world-dual-audio-bravely-default-trailer-bares/)
(Siliconera)
– Bravely Default trailer bares it all.

Bravely Default, FF Tactics character designer leaves Square Enix (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/05/bravely-default-character-designer-leaves-square-enix/)
(Siliconera)
Akihiko Yoshida, who first joined Square Soft in 1995 to work as a character designer on titles such as Final Fantasy Tactics, has announced his departure from the company.

Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies
– out now in Europe (https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-3DS/Bravely-Default-813488.html)!

Bravely Default lets Japanese players transfer save data to For the Sequel (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/05/transferring-save-data-bravely-default-pretty-easy/)
(Siliconera)
– if you’re a Japanese owner of Bravely Default, you’ll be able to transfer over pretty much everything important from it to Bravely Default: For the Sequel.

Bloodmasque

Christmas campaign (http://bloodmasque.com/).

Guardian Cross

Wallpaper Collection (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id727544480?mt=8)
– easily create Guardian Cross wallpapers for your iOS device with our free app!

Thief

Thief's UI & Gameplay Customisation (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/thiefs-ui-gameplay-customisation)
– straight from Valerie and the Thief team at Eidos Montreal comes a super detailed update to get everyone excited about the game!

Stealing Time Episode 4 (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Stealing-Time-Episode-4)
– we tell you all about UI and Gameplay customization in Thief.

Nosgoth

The Fall of the Razielim (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/the-fall-of-the-razielim-part-1)
– part 1.

Puzzle & Dragons Battle Tournament

Tetsuya Nomura and other Square Enix staff are working on new Puzzle & Dragons Battle Tournament (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/03/tetsuya-nomura-square-enix-staff-working-new-puzzle-dragons-battle-tournament/)
(Siliconera)
– GungHo will borrowing more from Square Enix than Crystal Defenders, Tetsuya Nomura and other Square Enix staff will be working on the upcoming arcade title, Puzzle & Dragons Battle Tournament.

First look (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/05/first-look-puzzle-dragons-arcade-shows-characters-tetsuya-nomura/) shows characters by Tetsuya Nomura
(Siliconera)
– GungHo Online Entertainment have teamed up with Square Enix for a competitive arcade game, called Puzzle & Dragons Battle Tournament. Here’s a first look at the title.

Promotional video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxQH8Leoii4).

Official website (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/padbt/).

Artwork and screenshots from Dengeki (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/765/765932/) and Famitsu (https://twitter.com/letajp/status/408229252287315968/photo/1).
– Character 1 (https://twitter.com/letajp/status/408236412996034560/photo/1), 2 (https://twitter.com/letajp/status/408237355942674433/photo/1), 3 (https://twitter.com/letajp/status/408237851092852736/photo/1) and 4 (https://twitter.com/letajp/status/408238394993410048/photo/1).

Music

Final Fantasy VII Limited Edition vinyl soundtrack (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/408270615678697473/photo/1)
– our Final Fantasy VII Limited Edition vinyl soundtrack is now back in stock!

Merchandise

Final Fantasy VII Shinra tie clip (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.231459123697110.1073741878.100004990716473&type=1&l=56be2a3ee0).

Final Fantasy VII Materia chocolate (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/409176112862744576/photo/1).

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Ultimania cover (http://z-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/P/4757541589.09.MAIN._SCRMZZZZZZ_.jpg).

Final Fantasy XV Play Arts Kai Noctis (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/408969373148119040/photo/1/large).

New Dragon Quest merchandise (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/556/all).

Bravely Default D's notebook (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MBBDF0001)
(Siliconera)
– Bravely Default has its very own notebook in Japan, and it looks awesome (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/04/bravely-default-notebook-japan-looks-awesome/).

Play Arts Kai Snake comparison (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/407514262760734720/photo/1).

Artnia fan (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.206741322835557.1073741867.100004990716473&type=1&l=03f778360e) and tea (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/407739557954609152/photo/1).

Merchandise event information: Jump Festa (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/event_info/JF2014.html).

Our merchandise store is now delivering to Ireland, Italy and Spain (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/408273208752607232/photo/1)!

Events

VGX 2013 (http://www.spike.com/vgx).
– mark December 7 in your calendar!

Jump Festa lineup (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/jf14/).

Artnia's 1st Anniversary (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/408450458823294976/photo/1)
– in order to commemorative café Artnia's very first anniversary, a Chocobo series art exhibition is soon to take place.

Development

Why Square Enix is inviting indies (http://www.edge-online.com/features/why-square-enix-is-inviting-indies-to-explore-its-vault-of-intellectual-property/) to explore its vault of intellectual property
(Edge)
– "The indie games sector is vital for the future strength of the industry, so that’s something we want to try to support", says Phil Elliott.

The Crystal Habit Podcast: Episode 24 (http://tombraider.tumblr.com/post/68994812354/crystaldynamics-the-newest-episode-of-the)
– this episode dives deep into how to start your career in game design.

Grimoire
9th Dec 2013, 11:06
Week 50

Final Fantasy

Original Final Fantasy leaves Chaos Tower, heads to 3DS Virtual Console in Japan (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/10/original-final-fantasy-leaves-chaos-tower-heads-3ds-virtual-console-japan/)
(Siliconera)
– sure we've seen Final Fantasy on just about everything, but this is the original version of the RPG classic.

Final Fantasy IV

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years missing content (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/09/final-fantasy-iv-years-missing-content-ios-android/) on iOS and Android
(Siliconera)
– Square Enix removed the challenge dungeons from Final Fantasy IV: The After Years in the iOS and Android version.

Final Fantasy X

Memories Remastered (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/memories-remastered-final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster) - Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster
– These short clips focus on iconic events, key characters and the fearsome summoning power of the Aeons - so if that sounds up your street, start watching!

Special card (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/material/item2010_img.jpg) from Nomura and Kitase.

Final Fantasy XI

FFXI Welcome Back campaign kicks off (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xi/ffxi-campaign-kicks/)
Final Fantasy Network
– from now until December 23rd, you’ll be able to log in to Final Fantasy XI if you have had a previously established service account through PlayOnline.

Yahoo’s Monster x Dragon gets Final Fantasy XI summons in crossover (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/13/square-enix-monster-x-dragon-game-isnt-puzzler/)
(Siliconera)
– as part of the second anniversary, Monster x Dragons is a new Summoner commander class that has access to summons from Final Fantasy XI.

Final Fantasy XIII

PlayStation Plus members in Japan can play Lightning Returns for an hour (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/10/playstation-plus-members-japan-can-play-lightning-returns-hour-tales-2-hours/), Tales for 2 hours
(Siliconera)
– Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia added two RPGs to the game trials section for PlayStation Plus members in Japan.

Final Fantasy XIV

Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XI -UPDATE- (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/fe1322c8b8a57470f462712b0714dd6d2c4b2df7) (12/10/2013)
– heck out the details on how to view the broadcast.

Primal Battles Preview (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/08be66738fa9d456e9d9857ae3f8fbc63bbcb912) (12/10/2013)
– adventurers must now face the power of Garuda, Titan, and Ifrit in their extreme incarnations, reawakened by the fervent devotion of their followers.

Bow down Knee-sock Lover (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000567.html)
– a post from FFXIV's own Sound Director Masayoshi Soken!

They Grow Up So Fast (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000573.html)
– how many of you are excited for the Grand Company leader minions!?

Announcing the Free Company Recruitment Contest (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/ff35622a116303a1edffa3b83efbc90b7b9930e5) (12/11/2013)
– with the release of patch 2.1 ushering in the long awaited free company housing, you can bet that free company membership activity will be on the rise in a big way!

Side Story Quest Preview (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/04fdef3dfc318453b2a04cb0129798d594958db7) (12/12/2013)
– in patch 2.1, we welcome the return of Hildibrand—agent of enquiry, inspector extraordinaire—and an unusual case befitting his expertise.

Beast Tribe Quest Preview (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/af7e7254bbed9e8bcc9d2e4272d70d014cb16d3a) (12/14/2013)
– with new quests available every day, players can steadily raise their reputation among the beastmen to win their favor.

Treasure Hunt Preview (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/1d69c1035f690e6be0c322ee3216a9195087f55c) (12/14/2013)
– whether you're alone or with comrades, the undiscovered fortunes of Eorzea are ripe for the taking!

Enter the Wolves' Den (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/fcc53a6bd9df33b03e3318bd3146f445f1e93802) (12/14/2013)
– prepare test your mettle against your fellow adventurers as we give you a brief preview of the Wolves' Den, the upcoming PvP arena in patch 2.1.

Patch 2.1 Notes (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/03843d6bf7ba69adc37d7955ff7af43f3c43828a) (12/14/2013)
– patch 2.1, the very first major version update in FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn, will have various updates and adjustments including the Crystal Tower, Hosuing, job adjustments, etc.

Letter From the Producer Live #11 (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/letter-producer-live-11/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
– you can view a full digest of the QA.

Final Fantasy XIV Producer on borrowing elements from World of WarCraft (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/13/final-fantasy-xiv-producer-borrowing-elements-world-warcraft/)
(Siliconera)
– producer Naoki Yoshida discusses borrowing elements from World of WarCraft, but using them differently in his game.

Final Fantasy: Airborne Brigade

Special Final Fantasy VII event (https://twitter.com/1stPD_PR/status/409288499552980992/photo/1)
– how to become a hero!

Dragon Quest

PS2 classics Dragon Quest VIII and GTA: San Andreas move to Smartphones (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/12/ps2-classics-dragon-quest-viii-gta-san-andreas-move-smartphones/)
(Siliconera)
– Square Enix and Rockstar Games just brought two massive PS2 games to iOS. You can get Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and if you have a Japanese account Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2 lets you customize your avatar, too (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/12/dragon-quest-monsters-2-lets-customize-avatar/)
(Siliconera)
– Additionally, Square Enix have also discussed some of the game’s StreetPass features.

Dragon Quest X heads to the Cloud on December 16 (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/13/dragon-quest-x-heads-cloud-december-16/)
(Siliconera)
– Beginning on December 16, players will be able to login to their Dragon Quest X account using the DoCoMo dtab tablet.

Bravely Default

You can complete Bravely Default without random encounters (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/09/can-complete-bravely-default-without-random-encounters/)
(Siliconera)
– Bravely Default has random encounters, but if you’d rather not deal with them at all, you don’t have to.

Bravely Default characters are crossing into another game (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/09/bravely-default-characters-crossing-another-game/)
(Siliconera)
– Square Enix is further pushing Bravely Default with a crossover into Road to Dragons, an RPG made by Akiba’s Trip developer Acquire. Tiz Arrior and Agnes Oblige both show up in the game with different jobs.

Bravely Second’s new character is a devil buster from the Moon (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/08/bravely-seconds-new-character-devil-buster-moon/)
(Siliconera)
– this story takes place in Luxendarc several years after the Warriors of Light saved the world.

Bravely Second will have larger fields, more things to do (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/10/bravely-second-will-larger-fields-things/)
(Siliconera)
– this week’s issue of Famitsu brings more details on Bravely Second, the sequel to Bravely Default, currently in development for the Nintendo 3DS.

Bravely Default contains a trailer for Bravely Second, here it is (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/10/bravely-default-contains-trailer-bravely-second/)
(Siliconera)
– after the end credits, Bravely Default lets you watch a trailer for its upcoming sequel, Bravely Second.

Bravely Second official website (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/second/).

Drakengard 3

Art (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/766/766845/)
– a special sketch featuring Zero.
(Dengeki)

– Drakengard Dengeki magazine cover art (http://dengekionline.com/dps/special_556/)
comparision (https://twitter.com/arata_hip/status/410527420752482304).

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Revealed at VGX (http://tombraider.tumblr.com/post/69314185937/tomb-raider-definitive-edition-revealed-at-vgx)
– we’re super excited to reveal Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

VGX - Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc11Es-Xyoc)
– Camilla Luddington, the voice of Laura Croft, and Crystal Dynamic's Scott Amos talk about next-gen's Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Announcement Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SSNTEbcW0s&feature=youtu.be)
– discover the changes coming to this year's Tomb Raider on Xbox One and PS4 in this exclusive trailer.

Thief

VGX 2013: World Premiere Trailer (http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/ichpsc/thief-vgx-2013--world-premiere-trailer)
– what's yours is his, right? Check out this never-before-seen story trailer that brings a few of Garret's motivations out of the shadows.

Thief @ VGX (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Thief-at-VGX)
– recap of Garrett's appearance at the big show.

Eidos-Montréal and Polygon Pictures collaborate for Thief in-game cinematics (http://www.ppi.co.jp/news_release/press_release20131210thief/)
– Thief steps out of the shadows after 10 years.

Thief Companion: Enter the Hideout (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Thief-Companion-Enter-the-Hideout)
– your first look at the features of the Thief Companion app.

Nosgoth

The Fall of the Razielim (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/the-fall-of-the-razielim-part-3)
– part 3.

Your Feedback Matters (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/your-feedback-matters)
– We’ve gone through all your responses and we wanted to share some of our findings with you.

Legend World

Yahoo! version (http://www.gamer.ne.jp/news/201312130092/).

Music

Bloodmasque OST (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/id750917419)
– featuring 34 original tracks, the official Bloodmasque OST is now available on iTunes.

Merchandise

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Collector's Edition (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-collector%E2%80%99s-edition)
– we decided that this collector’s edition box art should give a little fan service to these hardcore fans and imported the Japanese cover art into this collector’s edition.

Final Fantasy Ultimania website (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/magazine/gamebooks/ff/ffult3release/).

Artnia 1st Anniversary (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/411343586655866880/photo/1) Chocobo postcards (https://twitter.com/itabee/status/410592615407419392).

Artnia 1st Anniversary Chocobo and Moogle bag (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/410776413399052288/photo/1).

Artnia Feather (http://instagram.com/p/h2DRKPDwVp/#) Juice (http://instagram.com/p/h2D-NYDwW_/#).

Events

Visit the NA Square Enix office (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Members_NA/status/410115988571832321) for amazing deals on games and merchandise!
– Tues 12/10 only!

Jump Festa Square Enix booth map (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/jf14/map/).

Development

Bravely Default character designer explains why he left Square Enix (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/11/bravely-default-character-designer-explains-left-square-enix/)
(Siliconera)
– Akihiko Yoshida, the character designer for Square Enix RPGs such as Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy XIV and Bravely Default, explains why he left Square Enix after close to 20 years.

Bravely Second producer aims to create a new pillar of support for Square Enix (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/12/bravely-second-producer-aims-create-new-pillar-support-square-enix/)
(Siliconera)
– “There were actually several concepts, but out of all of them, the idea of ‘surpassing the previous title’ left the biggest impression,” says producer Tomoya Asano.

Square Enix President talks future plans for Smartphone and console games (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/12/square-enix-president-talks-future-plans-smartphone-console-games/)
(Siliconera)
– Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda discusses the company’s plans with regard to console and smartphone game development.

Deals and Sales

Bloodmasque free for a limited time (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/bloodmasque-free-limited-time-ios-devices) on iOS devices
– to celebrate reaching half a million total downloads, our action-RPG Bloodmasque will be free to download on iOS devices starting from today until midnight on Monday December 16, 2013.

What’s inside the Christmas Surprise Box (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/what%E2%80%99s-inside-christmas-surprise-box)?
– here at Square Enix we wanted to put together a very special offer just for the Festive season... and add an air of mystery too!

Grimoire
16th Dec 2013, 20:00
Week 51

Final Fantasy VI

Final Fantasy VI mobile Jump Festa 2014 trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw4qdEAWBFo).

Final Fantasy X

FFX/X-2 HD Remaster coming to PS Vita (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/ffxx-2-hd-remaster-coming-ps-vita)...
– we know you’ve been eager for an update on the PlayStation Vita version of Final Fantasy X/X-2HD Remaster, so we just wanted to let you know that the game will be out on March 21, 2014!

New Trailers and Screenshots (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-trailers-and-screenshots-ffxx-2-hd-remaster) FFX/X-2 HD Remaster
– we've got a ton of new Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster content to show you!

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Collector's Edition (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster-collectors-edition-announced)
– the ever popular FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster, which launches next year on March 18th, now has its very own Playstation 3 CE jam packed with an artbook, lithographs and the FINAL FANTASY X HD Remaster Original Soundtrack!

New HD video clips (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ffx_x-2HD/#movie).

Square Enix hosting a lovey-dovey Final Fantasy X HD photo event for couples (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/19/square-enix-hosting-lovey-dovey-final-fantasy-x-hd-photo-event-couples/)
(Siliconera)
– with Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster and its romantic story coming out soon, Square Enix are marking the occasion by hosting a themed couples’ photo event in Shibuya, Tokyo.

Final Fantasy XIII

A Guided Tour (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/guided-tour-lightning-returns-ffxiii) – Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
– we’ll be taking you on a guided tour of Nova Chrysalia in our 101 video (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/guided-tour-%E2%80%93-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii) for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

The next Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII DLC (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl0opQ8rWr0) has legendary FF costumes (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/17/next-round-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-dlc-legendary-ff-costumes/)
(Siliconera)
– Lightning wields Brotherhood, Tidus’ sword, when she wears the Final Fantasy X-2 Yuna’s costume.

Awesome snacks (https://twitter.com/OfficialFFXIII/status/413737332626690048) available in Japan
– which one is your favorite?

Final Fantasy XIV

Regarding Housing Prices (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/cb7713d1cc385c44a3cd03af284f2e9eaec80e81) (12/17/2013)
– we would like to inform you that Producer/Director Naoki Yoshida has made a post on the official forums regarding the price of land in the housing system, implemented in patch 2.1.

The Starlight Celebration - Forever Winter Nights (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/2ed58470896bbe8873da608169b498e3e02dba32) (12/18/2013)
– it is a time of merriment and winter delights, and the Adventurers' Guild has wasted no time in preparing for this year's festivities.

Announcing the Starlight Celebration Screenshot Contest! (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/5a87a69a84f21addd969ccbb81fe4b7e5e3a743a) (12/19/2013)
– winter is coming! No wait, that's not right -- it's already here in Eorzea!

Stay Frosty, My Friends (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000577.html)
– the Starlight Celebration has begun!

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

Y’shtola from Final Fantasy XIV and FFX-2 Yuna are in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/16/yshtola-final-fantasy-xiv-ffx-2-yuna-new-theatrhythm-game/)
(Siliconera)
– Yuna, Rikku, and Paine from Final Fantasy X-2 will be in the game as well as second version of Lightning from Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call’s Final Fantasy XIV guest and Lightning again (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/18/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-calls-final-fantasy-xiv-guest-another-lightning/)
(Siliconera)
– you can’t have a Final Fantasy crossover without Lightning and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call has two Lightnings.

YRP is ready to perform (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/19/yrp-ready-perform-theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call/) in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call
– all of the lead characters from Final Fantasy X-2 are in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call. Players can add Gunner Yuna, Thief Rikku, and Warrior Paine in their party.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call Jump Festa 2014 trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU_8wqyZTBavaTBoYuQreFlA&v=gAHYnc4k-jU).

Official website (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/t_ffcc/).

Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Vol.3 manga cover revealed (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KINGDOM-HEARTS-358-2-Days-Vol-3-Manga-Cover-Revealed-3473)
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
– next up in Yen Press's release of the Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days manga is the third in the five volume series, releasing in March 2014.

Kingdom Hearts 3 previewed (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-3-Previewed-in-January-2014-Issue-of-Game-Informer-3475) in January 2014 issue of Game Informer
(Kingdom Hearts Insider, Game Informer)
– American game magazine Game Informer got the chance to speak with series creator Tetsuya Nomura.

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- Jump Festa 2014 trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmIg-3NGCus).

Dragon Quest

See the monsters you can fight and create (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/18/see-monsters-can-fight-create-dragon-quest-monsters-2-remake/) in the Dragon Quest Monsters 2 remake
(Siliconera)
– Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Marvelous Mysterious Key is loaded with all of the monsters from Terry’s Wonderland 3D and has new additions from Dragon Quest X.

Bravely Default

Here’s who worked on Bravely Default’s English localization (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/16/heres-worked-bravely-defaults-english-localization/)
(Siliconera)
– Square Enix have shared a few details on the game’s English-language release.

Let’s just throw all The 4 Heroes of Light bosses (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/17/lets-just-throw-4-heroes-light-bosses-bravely-default-shall/) into Bravely Default, shall we?
(Siliconera)
– Bravely Default is getting even more bosses from Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light.

Bravely Second Jump Festa 2014 trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68DRtWZxBcs).

Drakengard 3

TV commercials (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/dod3/#/trailer).

Drakengard 3 will have an extra story as DLC, classic Drakengard heroine costumes (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/17/drakengard-3-will-extra-story-dlc-classic-drakengard-heroine-costumes/)
(Siliconera)
– Square Enix has Drakengard 3 downloadable content designed for Drakengard fans. On December 19, the same day the game comes out in Japan, players will be able to download a costume for Zero with a different color variation for free.

Drakengard 3 out now in Japan (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/18/dragon-riding-need-drakengard-3/)
(Siliconera)
– Drakengard 3 has dragon riding and you can fight ground enemies by swooping in or swiping Mikhail’s tail. Zero also has the ability to quickly switch weapons and go from sword to chakram.

Screenshots (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/19/dont-worry-square-enix-usa-havent-forgotten-drakengard-3/)
(Siliconera)
– Square Enix USA have released a back of screenshots for Drakengard 3, to coincide with the game’s release in Japan.

Tomb Raider

Happy Christmas! Tomb Raider I released on iOS (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/happy-christmas-tomb-raider-i-released-ios)
– we’re releasing Tomb Raider I – yes, the very first, original Tomb Raider game – on iOS devices.

Q&A (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=140668) with CrystalD's Scot Amos
– the result of a 90 minute live Q&A session with Scot Amos, Executive Producer at Crystal Dynamics.

Just Cause

Just Cause 2 PC Multiplayer Mod (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/just-cause-2-pc-multiplayer-mod-out-now)
- out now!

Thief

Thief trailer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/thief-trailer-stories-city-part-2)
- Stories from the City - Part 2 (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/The-Queen-of-Beggars).

Nosgoth

European closed alpha testing schedule (http://www.nosgoth.com/servers)
– the latest update to our Closed Alpha play sessions schedule has been posted!

The Winter Holidays Come to Nosgoth (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/the-winter-holidays-come-to-nosgoth)
– ‘tis the season for giving, and we on team Nosgoth have been overcome by the festive spirit.

The Fall of the Razielim (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/the-fall-of-the-razielim-part-4)
– part 4

War Is Upon Nosgoth in Our New Trailer (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/war-is-upon-nosgoth-in-our-new-trailer)
– we’re very pleased to reveal our brand new, action-packed trailer for Nosgoth's Closed Alpha, titled ‘War Is Upon Us'.

Sommerdamm (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/sommerdamm-cown-of-human-civilisation-or-its-tomb)
– Crown of Human Civilisation, or its Tomb.

Happy Holidays from everyone on Team Nosgoth (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/happy-holidays-from-everyone-on-team-nosgoth)
– hey everyone, we just wanted to officially wish you all a very merry festive season and a supremely happy New Year!

Guns N' Souls

Guns N' Souls (http://gunsandsouls.com/)
– coming this winter.

Square Enix is working with Freedom Wars developer to create Guns’N'Souls (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/19/square-enix-working-freedom-wars-developer-create-gunsnsouls/)
(Siliconera)
– the character designs are done by Roberto Ferrari.

Wagnaria!!

Wagnaria!!2 preorder starts now (http://www.nisamerica.com/index.php?nav=n&article=pbomb/PrinnyBomb_Vol417.html)!

Music

A New World: intimate music from Final Fantasy (http://ffnewworld.com/#welcome)
– the producers of the live orchestra performance phenomenon Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY are proud to announce an intimate Final Fantasy music experience.

Piano Opera (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/pianoopera/) music from Final Fantasy.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII OST (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/fabula/LRFF13/)
– out now!

Merchandise

Square Enix official goods 2014 bags (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/special/2014fukubukuro).

Limited Edition PlayStation Vita Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Resolution Box (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/PCHJ-10009).

Dragon Quest merchandise (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/569/all).

Events

Jump Festa 2014 - Square Enix lineup (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/jf14/).

Jump Festa 2014 - Square Enix merchandise booth (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/413985954534158336/photo/1).

Jump Festa 2014 - coverage by Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Jump-Festa-2014-Coverage-3476).

Development

Pilot projects (https://twitter.com/PhilElliottSEE/status/413971903984857088) for Collective have now been chosen
– we're launching next month and will have more news early in January!!

Bravely Default and Legend Of Heroes producers on the struggles of making sequels (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/20/bravely-default-legend-heroes-producers-struggles-making-sequels/)
(Siliconera)
– this year, we’ve seen several JRPGs such as Bravely Default: For the Sequel, Conception II, and The Legend of Heroes. The producers of these three series discuss the struggles of designing sequels.

Deals and Sales

Get Deus Ex: The Fall for £0.99/$0.99/€0.99 until Jan 2 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/get-deus-ex-fall-%C2%A3099099%E2%82%AC099-until-jan-2)
– if you missed Deus Ex: The Fall earlier this year, there’s no more excellent reason to pick it up for your iOS device than the fact that we’ve slashed the price by a massive 80%.

Square Enix Winter Sale - Part 1 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-winter-sale-part-1) and part 2 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-winter-sale-%E2%80%93-part-2)
– winter is coming, and so are the sales – in fact, some are already here, while there are more to come over the coming weeks.

Visit the North American Square Enix Store (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/DisplayCategoryProductListPage/ThemeID.29853700/categoryID.63256100) for great savings up to 50% off (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Members_NA/status/413855044426272768)!
– From now til 1/5!

Time to open the Square Enix Christmas Surprise Box (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/time-open-square-enix-christmas-surprise-box)!
– It’s time to unwrap the box to see what’s inside!

Mobile Holiday Sale (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/mobile-holiday-sale)
– while you lay down on your couches recovering from the holiday food comas, be sure to pull out your mobile devices and snap up some crazy deals we've got in store for some of your favorite mobile games.

Artnia

Dragon Quest (http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/goods/toys/2013/12/artnia-2.html) at Artnia.

Grimoire
23rd Dec 2013, 19:09
Week 52

Final Fantasy III

Now on Windows Phone (http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/final-fantasy-iii/14ee2c62-1f7d-4e57-8380-5433d4df54b2)!

Impression (http://www.wpcentral.com/final-fantasy-iii-appears-windows-phone).
(Mobile Nations)

Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII streaming on Cloud gaming services in Japan (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/23/final-fantasy-vii-streaming-cloud-gaming-services-japan/)
(Siliconera)
– on December 25, Final Fantasy VII will go where no Final Fantasy game has gone yet, to a cloud gaming service. Final Fantasy VIII International will be available on G-Cluster and Hikaru TV.

Final Fantasy VII is finally part of a hardware bundle (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/25/final-fantasy-vii-finally-part-hardware-bundle/)
(Siliconera)
– G-Cluster, a cloud gaming service similar to OnLive, has a hardware bundle with Final Fantasy VII International. The package includes one G-Cluster system, a game controller, and Final Fantasy VII International all in one package.

Final Fantasy X

Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster is out in Japan (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ffx_x-2HD/)!

Final Fantasy X scenario writer on the possibility of Final Fantasy X-3 (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/26/final-fantasy-x-scenario-writer-possibility-final-fantasy-x-3/)
(Siliconera)
– Final Fantasy scenario writer Kazushige Nojima would like to see a Final Fantasy X-3.

Rumors of third Final Fantasy X game (http://www.finalfantasy.net/x/rumors-final-fantasy-game-abound/) abound
(Final Fantasy Network)
– new illustrations of Tidus and Yuna by Tetsuya Nomura have also appeared.

Final Fantasy X-2.5 ~ forever~ (https://twitter.com/toda_numazu/status/415677469354520576/photo/1)
– novel by Kazushige Nojima.

Final Fantasy XIV

Behemount (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000583.html)
– Greetings puny weaklings, it is I, Behemoth, taking control of this blog!

The ”Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XI” Video & Q&A Released! (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/9aa9ba68b8d72eb3e75cba4842e8c082ab7bcaa0) (12/24/2013)
– We’re proud to announce that the "Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XI" video has been released!

Pre-order Code Redemption (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/1e85682df607f20e9be955ac05651ae88e96880f) (12/24/2013)
– We would like to remind those of you who purchased the game via pre-order that the deadline for redeeming pre-order codes is Tuesday, December 31, 2013.

Fan Kit #6 Released! (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/22261943df3b769d84c625f42af47c9f9e2f0225) (12/25/2013)
– Liven up your PC or smartphone with striking new artwork from Patch 2.1 - A Realm Awoken!

The Starlight Celebration Screenshot Contest is Underway! (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/2f02a20daa4b3a9e43a365ec465544de6aef3c41) (12/26/2013)
– Be sure not to miss out on the festivities as the development and operations teams will be selecting 100 winners and awarding them with an Ahriman Choker in-game item!

Free Company Recruitment Contest is Underway! (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/ec57f9b8b84bc40d546ff3a746450cc43ed35d58) (12/27/2013)
– Are you looking for a new recruit for your free company?

Letter from the Producer, LIII (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/23169f676b0aaccf6d60c96ee2b715c284ba50ab) (12/27/2013)
– the fifty-third Letter from the Producer has arrived for your viewing pleasure!

Meet the Uma Bugyo This Heavensturn! (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/6c8a7ac9580a4d68c9e4717d375fadfa030d5e35) (12/27/2013)
– On this the highest of high feast days, outlanders from the Far East descend on Eorzea with a curious mission.

Kingdom Hearts

New Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX assets (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/new-kingdom-hearts-hd-25-remix-assets)
– prepare to join our all star cast of characters featuring Roxas, Xehanort, Sleeping Beauty's Auror, Young Hercules, King Mickey, Captain Jack Sparrow and a bunch of other fan favorites in this latest jam packed trailer.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix will have new scenes for Re:coded (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/24/kingdom-hearts-hd-2-5-remix-will-new-scenes-recoded/)
(Siliconera)
– similar to Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Kingdom Hearts Re:coded will be turned into an HD movie for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix. Famitsu magazine says there will be additional events in the cinematic story scenes.

Nomura discusses (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Nomura-discusses-HD-2-5-ReMIX-KH3-chi-more-in-latest-Famitsu-3479) HD 2.5 ReMIX, KH3, χ[chi] & more in latest Famitsu!
(KH Insider)
– Jump Festa 2014 is over and Square Enix has released a high quality version of the Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- trailer, but the news doesn't stop there. In the latest issue of Famitsu, series director Tetsuya Nomura discusses Kingdom Hearts III, Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX, Kingdom Hearts χ[chi], and the potential for a Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] high definition remaster!

KH χ[chi] Development Team Report #3 (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KH-chi-Development-Team-Report-3-New-Worlds-Card-Exchange-New-Year-s-Celebration-3480)
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
- new worlds, card exchange, new year's celebration!

Kingdom Hearts III and KH 2.5 HD Remix are being developed simultaneously (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/24/kingdom-hearts-iii-kingdom-hearts-2-5-hd-remix-developed-simultaneously/)
(Siliconera)
– Kingdom Hearts III evolves on the Free Flow Battle system from Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. This was used as a base for the Attraction Flow battle system, which Nomura says will give boss battles a lot of personality.

Dragon Quest

There’s still stuff to do after you beat Dragon Quest Monsters 2 (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/24/theres-still-stuff-beat-dragon-quest-monsters-2/)
(Siliconera)
– players will be able to create monsters with Slime or Giga bodies after clearing Dragon Quest Monsters 2 on 3DS.

Dragon Quest XI won’t be for Smartphones (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/26/dragon-quest-xi-wont-smartphones-says-dragon-quest-creator/) says Dragon Quest creator
(Siliconera)
– “At the current stage, there are no talks about making Dragon Quest XI for smartphones,” says creator Yuji Horii.

Merry Christmas (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-12-24/holiday-greetings-from-the-anime-world-part-1) from Dragon Quest (http://cdn03.animenewsnetwork.com/images/cms/interest/68818/dragonquestxmas.jpg).
(Anime News Network)

Bravely Default

Bravely Second producer aims to release a new Bravely game each year (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/23/bravely-second-producer-aims-release-new-bravely-game-year/)
(Siliconera)
– “We’d like to prepare some sort of benefit that it can be used for in Bravely Second, but honestly speaking, we’ve yet to decide on what. So for now, please bear with the idea of ‘If you save your data there may just be something good waiting for you.’”

Bravely Default drama CD (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/bdff/dramacd/).

New bosses (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/26/two-psychedelic-new-bosses-join-bravely-default-theyre-level-99/)
(Siliconera)
– Bravely Default continues stuffing in as many bosses as it possibly can into the game via free DLC.

Drakengard

Drakengard 3 is being translated into Chinese (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/23/drakengard-3-translated-chinese-thanks-sony/) thanks to Sony
(Siliconera)
– Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong announced a Chinese version of Drakengard 3 is in the works. Actually, the Chinese version is coming out before the English release since it’s slated for January 23, 2014.

Tomb Raider

We finally know what Lara Croft: Reflections (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/23/finally-know-lara-croft-reflections/) is
(Siliconera)
– earlier in the year, Siliconera uncovered a trademark for something called Lara Croft: Reflections. This morning, Square Enix announced the game.

Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur

Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster collaboration campaign (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/416467144243544064/photo/1)
– get Yuna's Summoner outfit!

Soul Eater

Merry Christmas (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-12-24/holiday-greetings-from-the-anime-world-part-1) from Soul Eater Not (http://cdn01.animenewsnetwork.com/images/cms/interest/68818/bbqj0tacqaevkuq.jpg)!
(Anime News Network)

Music

Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster OST (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/FFXHD/)
– out now!

Final Fantasy X HD Remaster soundtrack has rearranged songs on Blu-ray (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/27/final-fantasy-x-hd-remaster-soundtrack-rearranged-songs-blu-ray/)
(Siliconera)
– one of the highlights in Final Fantasy X HD Remaster is rearranged music. The Final Fantasy X HD Remaster official soundtrack has visuals that go along with the audio and MP3 data on the disc, too.

Merchandise

Final Fantasy VII Seventh Heaven T-shirt (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/416195301666344961/photo/1).

Sony made Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII pre-paid PSN cards (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/25/sony-made-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-pre-paid-psn-cards/)
(Siliconera)
– perfect to go along with the downloadable Final Fantasy X-2 Yuna costume in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII downloadable content are these pre-paid PlayStation Network cards.

Chocobo mug (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/416082397591912448).

Dragon Quest mats (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/415694544194134016) and more (http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/goods/toys/).

Artnia

Slime pancake (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/415377114515255296/photo/1).

Artnia chopsticks (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/415672769527820288).

Just for Fun

Merry Christmas from Mog! (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/415407150706331649)

Merry Christmas from Square Enix (http://ow.ly/i/47rD1).

Grimoire
31st Dec 2013, 09:27
Week 1

Final Fantasy X

Screenshot comparison (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bck36LzCMAEKt3v.jpg:large).

Final Fantasy XIV

Announcing the Heavensturn Screenshot Contest! (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/d3b210763ebbc1a3f0ca6e7292c51c0d678eaba4) (12/31/2013)
– Submit a screenshot of your character joining in the Heavensturn celebration and the Twelve may be gracious enough to award you an Ahriman Choker in-game item!

New Year's Greetings! (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/5a154a2d3eaf289d0e858fec416bbdf618b01f70) (01/01/2014)
– Let's talk about what's in store for 2014.

Kingdom Hearts

Sora looks great in these Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix screenshots (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/02/sora-looks-great-kingdom-hearts-hd-2-5-remix-screenshots/)
(Siliconera)
– the latest batch of uprezzed screenshots have landed for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix.

Kingdom Hearts III will have more crazy Keyblade transformations (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/30/kingdom-hearts-iii-will-crazy-keyblade-transformations/)
(Siliconera)
– Kingdom Hearts III will have the Keyblade transforming into even crazier things.

Dragon Quest

Happy New Year from Dragon Quest X (http://hiroba.dqx.jp/sc/topics/detail/dc6a6489640ca02b0d42dabeb8e46bb7/).

Bravely Default

Bravely Default demo out in North America today (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/02/bravely-default-demo-north-america-today/)
(Siliconera)
– Bravely Default is getting a demo in North America today via the Nintendo eShop.

Bravely Second’s success will be crucial to the future of the series (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/30/bravely-seconds-success-will-crucial-future-series/)
(Siliconera)
– “I believe that the future of the Bravely series will really depend on the success of Bravely Second,” says producer Tomoya Asano.

Drakengard

Here’s a look at the Chinese version (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/30/heres-look-chinese-version-drakengard-3/) of Drakengard 3
(Siliconera)
– the game, which will be distributed by various Asia region branches, has Traditional Chinese text and Japanese voiceovers.

Nosgoth

Welcome Back! (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/welcome-back)
– Play sessions will be resuming today and we’ll be rolling out more invites very soon for some fresh blood on the battlefield.

Thief

Thief Community Spotlight: AndyAlbarn (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Thief-Community-Spotlight-AndyAlbarn)
– great Garrett portraits from a talented Russian fan artist.

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Concept art (https://o.twimg.com/2/proxy.jpg?t=HBgtaHR0cDovL3N0YXRpYy5vdy5seS9waG90b3Mvb3JpZ2luYWwvNGJOUm0uanBnFLgXFKwNABYAEgA&s=RjHLB22z6SeMcUdjYf_ZXbXp9POW4vI0lCaZcs1-VYY)
– here's some very special concept art, teasing a location in the game you haven't seen...

Black Butler

Happy New Year from Black Butler (http://d-6th.com/blog/).

Destiny VIII

Coming soon (http://destiny-viii.jp/)...

Merchandise

Final Fantasy Variant Play Arts Dragoon (http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1486081_287373221410571_1640715727_o.jpg).

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy figure (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/419740404884316160) samples (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/419739984929624064).

Metal Gear Solid Snake Play Arts faces (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/419670346875154432).

Development

Drakengard series director has seen better days (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/05/drakengard-series-director-seen-better-days/)
(Siliconera)
– “Next year, I’ll be going back to unemployment, so I don’t have anything as far as a next title goes,” says Taro Yoko.

Deals and Sales

Sleeping Dogs and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light are free with Xbox Live Gold in January (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/30/sleeping-dogs-lara-croft-guardian-light-free-xbox-live-gold-january/)
(Siliconera)
– Games with Gold is “Games with Square Enix” in January 2014. Xbox Live Gold Members will be able to get Sleeping Dogs for free between January 1 and January 15.

Artnia

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children chocolate (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/419694080486936576).

Grimoire
6th Jan 2014, 11:37
Week 2

Final Fantasy X

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster sells over 339K in its first week (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/01/final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster-sells-over-339k-in-its-first-week/)
(Famitsu, Nova Crystallis)
– according to Famitsu’s tracking (http://www.famitsu.com/biz/ranking/), the game sold a total of 339,902 units across both the PS3 and PS Vita platforms.

Final Fantasy X writer shares his thoughts and memories of the series (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/08/final-fantasy-x-writer-shares-thoughts-memories-series/)
(Siliconera)
– Kazushige Nojima shares his thoughts on the series in a recent interview with Famitsu.

Final Fantasy XIII

Inside The Square (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/inside-square-making-lightning-returns-0)
– The Making of Lightning Returns Part 3.

Final Fantasy XIV

Explore a Realm Awoken During the Free Login Weekend! (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/f22966f70e31307c98ca44dea8b5ed1f2e31cb2c) (01/07/2014)
– Since we’re excited for even more players to experience everything that FFXIV has to offer we’ve decided to host a limited time Free Login Weekend!

Free Up Your Weekend (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000589.html)
– this weekend FINAL FANTASY XIV will be hosting a Free Login Weekend!

The Free Company Recruitment Contest Entry Deadline Draws Near! (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/476d9d1ab6d25f1ee74d569428850b87cf66a394) (1/10/2014)
– To end on Tuesday, 14 January at 8 a.m. (GMT)

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade

Players vote Yuna as the most popular heroine (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/06/final-fantasy-airborne-brigade-players-vote-yuna-popular-heroine/)
(Gamer, Siliconera)
– Square Enix held a survey (http://www.gamer.ne.jp/news/201401070020/) for the game’s two year anniversary in Japan and asked players to vote on their favorite Final Fantasy heroine. Yuna took top honors and players will be able to get an UR Legend Wedding Yuna card as a bonus.

Kingdom Hearts

Haley Joel Osment comments (http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/spoils-of-babylon-haley-joel-osment-recalls-taxidermy-crows-teases-kingdom-hearts-3.html) on Kingdom Hearts 3
(Zap2it)
– the actor is slated to voice the main character of Sora in the long-anticipated video game Kingdom Hearts 3.

Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest Monsters 2 introduces a new way to fuse monsters (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/06/dragon-quest-monsters-2-introduces-new-way-fuse-monsters/)
(Siliconera)
– Dragon Quest Monsters 2 has a new feature called “New Life Fusion” that allows you to instantly obtain a SS ranked monster from any family.

Bravely Default

More bosses (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/08/ok-getting-ridiculous-even-bosses-bravely-default-sequel/) in Bravely Default: For the Sequel
(Siliconera)
– the latest two bosses from that game to make their way into the game are Lucifer and Leviathan.

Drakengard

Drakengard 3’s latest DLC features rearranged songs from Nier (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/09/drakengard-3s-latest-dlc-features-rearranged-songs-nier/)
(Siliconera, Dengeki)
– while we wait for Drakengard 3′s new DLC episode, Square Enix have released additional DLC with more costumes (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/785/785462/) and rearranged tracks from Nier.

The World Ends with You

The World Ends with You -Live Remix- to end (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/subarashiki-live-remix/)
– February 28 will be the last day to play (https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/subarashikikonosekai-live/id646308186?mt=8).

SaGa

Square Enix to celebrate Final Fantasy Legend 25th Anniversary with new announcement (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/05/square-enix-celebrate-final-fantasy-legend-25th-anniversary-new-announcement/)
(Siliconera)
– “December of 2014 will be 25 years since the birth of the SaGa series,” says director Akitoshi Kawazu. “With that in mind, we’re making various preparations.”

Tomb Raider

New screenshots (http://tombraider.tumblr.com/post/72562274036/screenshots-tomb-raider-definitive-edition)
– a couple of new screens from Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition!

Hands-on (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/01/06/hands-on-with-tomb-raider-definitive-edition-on-ps4/) with Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition on PS4
(PlayStation.Blog)
– just when we thought Lara Croft hit her peak, she keeps on climbing.

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Concept art album (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.515254558572541.1073741885.339108876187111&type=1&l=e03e555e04)
– check out our collection of concept art from the development of Murdered: Soul Suspect.

Nosgoth

Weekend Play Tests Are Go! (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/weekend-play-tests-are-go)
– We’ve just issued a new bunch of invites to the Closed Alpha for European and North American players.

Freeport (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/freeport-central-to-the-human-rebellion)
– Central to the Human rebellion.

Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur

Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster collaboration campaign (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/784/784290/)
– Shiva-style card and more!

Glorious Blades

That mysterious Square Enix social game now has a glorious title (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/08/mysterious-square-enix-social-game-now-glorious-title/)
(Siliconera)
– remember when Square Enix was teasing a new game with Gloops? It’s got a title now.

Official website (http://www.g-blades.jp/).

Music

Vote (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/vote-classic-fm-hall-fame) in the Classic FM Hall of Fame!
– We’re asking our fans to unite once again and vote for your favourite contemporary composition in video games!

Merchandise

DualShock 3 wireless controller (http://www.gamestop.com/ps3/accessories/dualshock-3-wireless-controller-gamestop-exclusive-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii/113498)
- GameStop exclusive item.

Final Fantasy chocobo mug (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MFFS07026).

Kingdom Hearts 3D Riku and Sora (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/580/all) Play Arts
– out this week.

Star Trek Kirk and Spock (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.243013955874960.1073741879.100004990716473&type=1&l=032140f8d9) Play Arts
– new photos.

DC Comics Aquaman (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.294938900#.UtFBgdJDt8E) and Cyborg (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.294942600#.UtFBhtJDt8E) Play Arts
– up for pre-order.

Occult Maiden iPhone cases (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/585/all).

Development

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster was made by Virtuos (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/06/final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster-made-virtuos/)
(Siliconera)
– the company that handled the enhanced port was Virtuos, a Shanghai studio that worked on a couple of Ben 10 Ultimate Alien games and Wii ports of 2K sports games.

Dragon Quest creator shares ideas he has in store for Smartphones (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/12/dragon-quest-creator-shares-ideas-store-smartphones/)
(Siliconera)
– while we won’t be seeing a Dragon Quest XI on smartphones anytime soon, Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii shares some of his thoughts on mobile devices with Famitsu.

Square Enix Montreal's next-gen Hitman title confirmed cancelled (http://www.videogamer.com/xbox360/hitman_absolution/news/square_enix_montreals_next-gen_hitman_title_confirmed_cancelled.html)
(Videogamer)
– iOS & Android Hitman in development at the studio instead.

Clarification (https://twitter.com/Hitman/status/420307462990725120) on today's stories
– IO Interactive is developing a new, AAA Hitman game that will be coming to PC and next-gen consoles...

Deals and Sales

Final Fantasy VII & Final Fantasy VIII on sale for PC this weekend (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/11/4-dragon-age-2-k-o-amalur-borderlands-goty-weekend-deals/)
(Siliconera)
– Final Fantasy VIII hits lowest ever price for the Steam key while Final Fantasy VII is at 50% off.

Artnia

Artnia 1st Anniversary logo (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/421644699485495296) and bag (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/421472630277820416/photo/1).

Just for Fun

Final Fantasy X art by Arina Tanemura
– Tidus (https://twitter.com/arinacchi/status/421649535543160832/photo/1), Yuna (https://twitter.com/arinacchi/status/420167327317897216), Rikku (https://twitter.com/arinacchi/status/420174759175782400), Wakka (https://twitter.com/arinacchi/status/421111322814578688), Lulu (https://twitter.com/arinacchi/status/420467261694935040), Auron (https://twitter.com/arinacchi/status/421111665422131201) and Kimahri (https://twitter.com/arinacchi/status/420752272889376769).

Grimoire
13th Jan 2014, 22:05
Week 3

Final Fantasy VI

Who wants to know when Final Fantasy VI will be out on Android (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/423186987340681216)?
― From tomorrow evening, Android users can pick up Final Fantasy VI from the GooglePlay Store for £10.99/€14.99!

Final Fantasy VI out now for Android devices (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-vi-out-now-android-devices)
― hearing Kefka’s laugh already? You’ll be hearing a lot more of it over the next 30+ hours if you head on over to the Google Play Store...

Final Fantasy X

A closer look at Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD remaster’s sales (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/13/closer-look-final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remasters-sales/)
(Siliconera)
― Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster was released in Japan on December 26th, 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in Japan. Here’s a closer look at how it did.

Final Fantasy XIII

The wait is almost over (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/423158722072834048).

Lightning Returns is actually pretty good (http://www.nowgamer.com/ps3/ps3-previews/2238157/lightning_returns_is_actually_pretty_good_honest.html), honest
(Now Gamer)
― Lightning returns in Lightning Returns, and we get hands-on with the next Final Fantasy game to find out it actually is rather fun.

New videos
― Lightning versus Noel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfxUhlPn2V8), Caius (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqWzrIlMkZ8) and Snow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHgwdjXq6rA&feature=youtube_gdata).

Lightning’s Return draws near (http://www.finalfantasy.net/lrff13/lightnings-return-draws/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
― an English demo made a brief appearance on Xbox Live yesterday, and we assume that it’s premature release was unintended.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Collector's Edition (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1fySZj5_Ww)
― we sat down with Mat Kishimoto, the product manager on the final chapter of the FINAL FANTASY XIII saga, to show you guys what's in store when you purchase the Collector's Edition of the game.

Final Fantasy XIV

Yoshi-P's European (Work) Vacation (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000593.html)
― Yoshi-P recently travelled to Europe to attend meetings in the London office and we thought it'd be nice to let you know what went on.

Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XII (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/0be800c4bec0afa6c26bf9d07656ecb3b0f22c34) (01/14/2014)
― The date has been set for the twelfth installment of the Letter from the Producer LIVE!

Attack of the 50-Fulm Woman (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000597.html)
― as you can see, Shantotto comes in a variety of sizes!

That Old Black Magic (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/5a3e98db5610f3d1c4cb983ccb862255f8198e5f) (01/17/2014)
― ill rumors speak of a towering shadow-clad figure who leaves this wanton destruction in its wake.

Between a Golem and a Hard Place (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000601.html)
― we'll be looking at the Dragon Quest X portion of the fun!

There's Golems in Those Hills! (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/f46f0193f9acf6145b585dd7930bba06e5bc4743) (01/17/2014)
― Recent sightings of heretofore unseen varieties of golems have Amajina & Sons Mineral Concern beside itself with excitement.

Kingdom Hearts

Haley Joel Osment's Reddit AMA (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Haley-Joel-Osment-s-Reddit-AMA-3484)
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
― it goes without saying that quite a few of the questions were about the Kingdom Hearts series.

Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest X players will meet Final Fantasy XI’s Shantotto this week (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/13/dragon-quest-x-players-will-meet-final-fantasy-xis-shantotto-week/)
(Siliconera)
― starting on January 15, players will be able to meet Shantotto from Final Fantasy XI who wound up in the Dragon Quest X world after one of her magical experiments went awry.

Bravely Default

These are the jobs (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/14/jobs-youll-get-use-bravely-default/) you’ll get to use in Bravely Default
(Siliconera)
― Nintendo of America have shared a new trailer for Bravely Default that highlights the jobs you can use in the game, along with brief descriptions.

We’re back and better than ever! Mostly (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/17/thought-killed-us-back-better-ever-mostly/).
(Siliconera)
― These Final Fantasy: The Four Heroes of Light bosses—Belphegor, Asmodeus and Beelzebub—are being injected back into Bravely Default: For the Sequel again in Japan.

Drakengard

Drakengard 3’s Zero looks good in Caim and Kaine’s clothes (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/17/drakengard-3s-zero-still-looks-good-caim-kaines-clothes/)
(Siliconera)
― a look at the next wave of DLC for Drakengard 3, which shows Zero sporting costumes from Drakengard’s Caim and Nier’s Kaine.

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider takes "Best Xbox 360 Action-Adventure Game (http://www.ign.com/wikis/best-of-2013/Best_Xbox_360_Action-Adventure_Game)" on IGN!
(IGN)
― with its Tomb Raider reboot, Crystal Dynamics did much more than just put Lara Croft back on the map - it delivered the best action-adventure game to grace the Xbox 360 in all of 2013.

Tomb Raider finally achieved profitability (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-01-17-tomb-raider-finally-achieved-profitability-by-the-end-of-last-year) "by the end of last year"
(Eurogamer)
― dev talks sales expectations, Definitive Edition and the game's sequel.

Hitman

New Hitman game (http://hitman.com/open-letter-to-hitman-fans/?age-verified=2230a723d9)!
― The first details about the next Hitman game have been posted in an open letter to all our fans. We've set up a special section of our forums (http://forums.eidosgames.com/forumdisplay.php?f=330)for discussion on the next Hitman game.

Thief

Thief PC requirements (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Thief-PC-Requirements)
― is your rig hot enough to handle Thief?

Nosgoth

Provance (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/provance-home-to-raiders-and-rebels)
― Home to Raiders and Rebels.

All-Weekend Play Session Round 2 (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/all-weekend-play-session-round-2)
― Once again, we'll be running 24 hour play sessions from this evening until midnight on Sunday.

SaGa

Romancing SaGa 2 brings the bard back to Wii U this month (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/15/romancing-saga-2-brings-bard-back-wii-u-month/)
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix is re-releasing the Super Famicom game Romancing SaGa 2 as a Wii U Virtual Console download in Japan.

Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur

New (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/15/million-arthur-yes-says-square-enix/) Million Arthur game
― more Million Arthur? Yes, says Square Enix, who erected a teaser website for a new Million Arthur game this week.

Black Butler

4 live-action Black Butler character videos posted (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-01-16/4-live-action-black-butler-character-videos-posted)
(Anime News Network)
― Sebastian, Shiori, Hanae, Lin highlighted in videos for film opening on Saturday.

New Black Butler anime series green-lit (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-01-16/new-black-butler-anime-series-green-lit)
(Anime News Network)
― the cover of the February issue of Square Enix's Monthly G Fantasy magazine is announcing on Saturday that production on a new anime series adapting Yana Toboso's Kuro****suji (Black Butler) manga has been green-lit.

Durarara!

Durarara! novels change title with 2-year jump in story (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-01-18/durarara-novels-change-title-with-2-year-jump-in-story)
(Anime News Network)
― the author's notes in the 13th volume of Ryohgo Narita's Durarara!! light novel series announced last week that the first arc of the series has ended.

Music

Drakengard 3 OST (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BefxTpqCYAA3fNX.jpg:large) art (https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/q83/s720x720/72806_642939382431437_1032088886_n.jpg).

Merchandise

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Static Arts mini (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.245720682270954.1073741880.100004990716473&type=1&l=7b5717381a)
― Cloud, Sephiroth and Tifa.

Slime cookies (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/586/all)
― chocolate flavoured.

Dragon Quest slime blanket (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MW60267).

Xenogears Perfect Works fanbook getting reprint in Japan (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/13/xenogears-perfect-works-fanbook-getting-reprint-japan/)
(Siliconera)
― after receiving almost 2,000 votes from fans, Xenogears Perfect Works (http://www.****an.com/fk/CartSearchDetail?i_no=68322385&tr=ftw) will get a reprint in Japan.

Metal Gear Solid Snake Play Arts (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/423013399266476032/photo/1)
― close-up pic. We adopted a flexible resin on the chest to ensure a more natural look and a wider range of motion.

Deals and Sales

Xbox Live Gold Members can pick up Sleeping Dogs for free (http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-GB/Product/Sleeping-Dogs/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80253510811?DownloadType=Game#LiveZone)
― but only for one more day!

Just Cause 2 is still 50% off (http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Just-Cause-2/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802534307e7) for now on Xbox Live Gold deals
― quick, grab it before the offer ends!

*Flash Sale (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/424189727411929088)*
― get 80% off Hitman: Absolution this weekend on the Square Enix Store!

Contests

Style your own Lightning (http://squareportal.net/2014/01/13/style-your-own-lightning-to-win-final-fantasy-xiii-goodies/) to win Final Fantasy XIII goodies
(Square Portal)
― two winners will be receiving a Lightning Returns themed bag, an artcard and stickers.

Just for Fun

Hollywood blacksmith recreates Sephiroth's sword (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-01-13/hollywood-blacksmith-recreates-sephiroth-sword-from-final-fantasy-vii) from Final Fantasy VII
(Anime News Network)
― prop expert Tony Swatton has forged one of video game's most iconic swords, Sephiroth's Masamune.

Grimoire
20th Jan 2014, 11:50
Week 4

Final Fantasy XI

Summon Shantotto and others with the power of trust in Final Fantasy XI (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/21/summon-shantotto-others-power-trust-final-fantasy-xi/)
(Siliconera)
― also in February, Square Enix will and Relic Armor for the Geomancer and Rune Fencer classes. Players will also be able to get faces including Prishe and Ulmia from the Chains of Promathia expansion.

Final Fantasy XIII

Yuna’s Final Fantasy X outfit confirmed for Lightning Returns in America (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/21/yunas-final-fantasy-x-outfit-confirmed-lightning-returns-america/)
(Siliconera)
― Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has Yuna’s “Spira Summoner” outfit from Final Fantasy X, and this will be available as a pre-order bonus on Amazon.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII steelbook (https://twitter.com/GAMEdigital/status/425673077637541888/photo/1) case (https://twitter.com/GAMEdigital/status/425673595822809088)
― pre-order (https://twitter.com/GAMEdigital/status/425674342434082816/photo/1) bonus at Game (http://www.game.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/HubArticleView?hubId=154419&articleId=208252&catalogId=10201&langId=44&storeId=10151&cm_mmc=Twitter-_-Digital-_-LightningReturnsCloud-_-Link).

Strategy Guide (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/strategy-guide-lightning-returns-ffxiii) - Lightning Returns: FFXIII
― created by Piggyback, the beautifully illustrated guide comes in two varieties, Standard and Collector’s Edition.

Lightning Returns: FFXIII demo out now (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/lightning-returns-ffxiii-demo-out-now)!
― we're excited to announce that you can get your hands-on a playable demo (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-demo-out-now)!

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII demo out today on PS3 (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/01/21/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-demo-out-today-on-ps3/)
― from now on, you don’t have to take our word for it that this game is unlike anything Final Fantasy has ever done before, because it’s finally time for you to see for yourself.

Demo gameplay guide (http://squareportal.net/2014/01/22/how-to-activate-outerworld-services-share-screenshots-and-unlock-siegfried-garb-in-lightning-returns-demo/)
(Square Portal)
― how to activate outerworld services, share screenshots and unlock Siegfried garb in Lightning Returns demo.

All-new battle system (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/all-new-battle-system-lightning-returns-ffxiii) - Lightning Returns: FFXIII
― introducing the new Style-Change Active Time Battle (SATB) system (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/evolution-battle-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-battle-system); an intuitive style of control that still encompasses the strategic legacy of the series, that we hope both newcomers and devoted fans will find an enjoyable addition.

Snapshot contest winners (http://special.member.jp.square-enix.com/lrff13/contest/result_1)
― the winners of the snapshot contest have been announced (SEM JP).

Final Fantasy XIV

Announcing the Winners (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/0548c4b39580dae54fd3422bbe36f58f296cd7e9) of the Starlight Celebration Screenshot Contest! (01/19/2014)
― We would like to congratulate all the winners on a job well done.

Patch 2.15 Notes (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/259c00a28523999519a34896d7ba39b67875a7af) (01/20/2014)
― Patch 2.15 has gone live, introducing a number of additions and refinements to the Wolves' Den, FATEs, the Crystal Tower, and much more.

Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XII -UPDATE- (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/582e677f7e6f126c61ea2bcda66155e8937b573d) (01/23/2014)
― It is our pleasure to announce the URL for the upcoming Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XII.

Final Fantasy XIV comes to PS4 on April 14 (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/final-fantasy-xiv-ps4-april-14/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
― a worldwide beta will kick off on February 22nd and players from all regions will be able to experience Eorzea on next-generation consoles.

Letter From the Producer Live XII (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/letter-producer-live-xii/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
― view images and QA from the stream!

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy

“Curtain Call” trademark filed in Europe (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/26/curtain-call-trademark-filed-europe-probably-related-theatrhythm-final-fantasy/), probably related to Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy
(Siliconera)
― Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call, as previously reported, will contain over 200 songs and more than 60 characters from across the Final Fantasy series.

Final Fantasy: Airborne Brigade

The Knights of Avalon collaboration project (http://www.gamer.ne.jp/news/201401200052/).

Final Fantasy Agito

New magazine scan (https://twitter.com/73_now/status/425961720683585536/photo/1)
― the game has been confirmed for a winter released in Japan.

Kingdom Hearts

The connection (http://www.khinsider.com/news/The-Connection-Between-Kingdom-Hearts-3-and-chi-3485) between Kingdom Hearts 3 and χ[chi]
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
― "The war in that place will lead to the defeat and destruction of the Light.
The World will be enveloped in eternal Darkness."

Nomura comments on developing KH3 for the PS4 (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Nomura-comments-on-developing-KH3-for-the-PS4-3486)
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
― with the PS4 finally releasing in Japan next month, the latest Weekly Famitsu managed to ask a few notable Japanese developers on what they think about Sony's latest gaming machine.

Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest VIII on Smartphones runs on Unity (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/20/dragon-quest-viii-smartphones-runs-unity/)
(Siliconera)
― Unity Technologies Japan’s director Hiroki Oomae talks about how Square Enix and other mobile developers have recently started using the engine for their games.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light promotional video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRIbzQ4-Xq4&feature=youtube_gdata)
― out now (http://www.dragonquest.jp/dqmsl/) in Japan!

Bravely Default

Story trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6hcWZ2asTs)
― a new trailer, covering the game's characters, has been released.

Nintendo wants to know your plans for Bravely Default (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/22/nintendo-wants-know-plans-bravely-default/)
(Siliconera)
― a pre-purchase survey for the game is now up on Club Nintendo, and asks a few questions as to why you’re buying the game and how.

Like Bravely Default, Bravely Second will have a subtitle (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/24/like-bravely-default-bravely-second-will-subtitle/)
(Siliconera)
― the game will have a subtitle with a hidden meaning, according to producer Tomoya Asano.

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition "The Definitive Lara" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgvaNtQCv6E&feature=youtu.be)
― executive producer Scot Amos breaks down the next-gen tech behind Lara's updated look.

Dark Horse Tomb Raider comics to debut 2/26! (http://tombraider.tumblr.com/post/74220610557/dark-horse-tomb-raider-comics-to-debut-2-26)
― Ready for a new run of Croft comics?

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition launch trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMeFeyTc7dE)
― the critically acclaimed action-adventure, rebuilt specifically for next-gen consoles. Available 1/28/14.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition review (http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/01/25/tomb-raider-definitive-edition-review)
(IGN)
― IGN gives Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition a 9.1!

Hitman

Hitman: Contracts (http://store.steampowered.com/agecheck/app/247430/)
― now available on Steam.

Deus Ex

Deus Ex: The Fall – out now on Android (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/deus-ex-fall-%E2%80%93-out-now-android)
― we’re really pleased to finally reveal that Deus Ex: The Fall is now live on the Google Play Store (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Deus-Ex-The-Fall-Android?theme=deusex) for £4.99/€5.99/$6.99… so go check it out!

Thief

Take 5 – Community Q&A #6 (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Take-5-QA-6)
― we talk Collector's Edition, Bank Heist, Companion app and merch.

Thief reboot rated “M” by ESRB (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/20/thief-reboot-rated-m-by-esrb/)
(Siliconera)
― the upcoming Thief reboot from Eidos Montreal has been rated by the ESRB, and has received an “M” (Mature) rating like its predecessors.

Nosgoth

Valeholm (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/valeholm-birthplace-of-the-ironguard)
― birthplace of the Ironguard.

New game mode coming soon (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/new-game-mode-coming-soon)!
― We'll be revealing a bold new game mode for Nosgoth later this week!

You say you want an evolution... (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/you-say-you-want-an-evolution)
― We’ve working on something special behind closed doors for a while now and have barely been able to contain our excitement.

First hands-on previews (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/first-hands-on-previews-go-live) go live
― we began inviting the world’s gaming specialist press into our Closed Alpha a couple of weeks ago, and their first hands-on previews of the game have now gone live for all to see.

Closed alpha play session schedule (http://www.nosgoth.com/servers)
― the new Closed Alpha Play Session Schedule has gone live and we're running 24 hour tests this weekend!

Siege (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/siege-new-mode-reveal)
― new mode reveal.

SaGa

SaGa creator hopes to announce a new game in the next two years (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/20/saga-creator-hopes-announce-new-game-next-two-years/)
(Siliconera)
― during a recent live concert by Kenji Ito, known for composing tracks for the Mana and SaGa games, SaGa creator Akitoshi Kawazu discussed the series’ future.

Gunslinger Stratos

Gunslinger Stratos II - new screenshots (http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2014/01/23/73747.html).
(Inside)

Inu X Boku SS

Inu X Boku SS, Rose Gun Days season 1 manga end in February (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-01-21/inu-x-boku-ss-rose-gun-days-season-1-manga-end-in-february)
(Anime News Network)
― the February issue of Square Enix's Monthly Gangan Joker magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Cocoa Fujiwara's Inu × Boku SS and Sōichirō's Rose Gun Days Season 1 manga will end in the following issue on February 22.

Akame ga KILL!

Dark action fantasy manga gets TV anime (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-01-20/akame-ga-kill-dark-action-fantasy-manga-gets-tv-anime)
(Anime News Network)
― the February issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine is announcing on Wednesday that a television anime adaptation of Takahiro and Tetsuya Tashiro's Akame ga KILL! manga is greenlit.

Music

Final Fantay XIV: A Realm Reborn OST (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/SQEX-20016)
― to be released on March 26.

Drakengard 3 OST (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/dod3/)
― now out!

Merchandise

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn official guidebook (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/598/all).

Square Enix has slime chocolates just in time for Valentine’s Day (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/23/square-enix-slime-chocolates-just-time-valentines-day/)
(Siliconera)
― a Valentine’s Day gift approaches (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/special/valentine2014?sscd=officialtop_20140124vt)…

Dragon Quest merchandise (http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/goods/toys/).

Exclusive first look: DC Comics Variant Play Arts Kai PX Red Costume Batman (http://www.toychestnews.com/Home/1/1/4/678?articleID=144197)
(Toy Chest News)
― limited to only 2,500 figures in North America, this menacing reinterpretation of the Dark Knight merges the classic DC hero with the styling of classic Sengoku era Japan.

Play Arts Kai Skull (https://twitter.com/HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN/status/425093044530974720) and Quiet (https://twitter.com/HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN/status/425093338631393280) prototypes.

Development

New trademarks (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-01-22/square-enix-trademarks-the-seeds-of-salvation-luminaries-of-the-legendary-line-dragon-sky)
(Anime News Network)
― Square Enix trademarks 'The Seeds of Salvation, Luminaries of the Legendary Line, Dragon Sky'.

Deals and Sales

50% off Final Fantasy (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/50-final-fantasy-playstation-store) on PlayStation Store!
― It’s back and it’s kind of a big deal. Starting from today until February 5, we’ve slashed the price of our Final Fantasy series by 50% on the PlayStation Store!

8% off Bravely Default, PlayStation 4 in stock – weekend deals (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/25/bravely-default-weekend-deals/)
(Siliconera)
― Bravely Default pre-order is 8% off while PlayStation 4 units are in stock at Best Buy.

Contests

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Collector's Edition Sweepstakes (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/Content/pbPage.lrcesweepstakes)
― win epic prizes in our latest sweepstakes! NA Only.

Wagnaria!!2 comic contest (http://www.nisamerica.com/index.php?nav=n&article=pbomb/PrinnyBomb_Vol425.html), dood!
― 3 lucky winners will each receive a Wagnaria!!2 Limited Edition copy!

Grimoire
27th Jan 2014, 13:42
Week 5

Final Fantasy X

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster - Limited & Collector's Edition overview (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster-limited-collectors-edition-overview-0)
― we’ve put together a sleek little video montage that walks you through the various versions of the game. Namely the Limited Edition and the Collector’s Edition.

Final Fantasy XIII

Amazing 'retro-spective' trailer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/amazing-retro-spective-trailer-rec-caps-ffxiii-so-far) rec-caps FFXIII so far
― we’ve got something a bit special (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-retro-spective-trailer) for you today…

Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV PS4 coming April 14th, Collector’s Edition revealed (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/01/27/final-fantasy-xiv-ps4-coming-april-14th-collectors-edition-revealed/)
― we’re happy to announce that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will begin beta on February 22nd, and then launch on April 14th.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn fan kit #7 released! (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/4e57e9595a46d05e56dd3fbaa188e711cc9f9991) (01/27/2014)
― Use an assortment of action and trait icons to accentuate your smartphone, blog, or website.

Osaka FATE Complete (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000608.html)!
― The team held their first live event of the new year in Osaka, Japan this past weekend and Project Manager M was kind enough to point out just how much fun she had!

Announcing the Sale of 60-Day Game Time Cards (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/edba8baf26dd23d69164c2dd86334191b233c841)! (01/28/2014)
― In our continued effort to provide players convenient methods to add game time, we’re pleased to announce that the 60-Day Game Time Card is now available for purchase in North America! This card allows players to add 60 days worth of game time to their account without the need of a credit or debit card!

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Original Soundtrack Available for Pre-Order (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/ba453193f1985ba53034510d5446ad74c486a565)! (01/29/2014)
― We’re pleased to announce that the highly-anticipated soundtrack for FFXIV: A Realm Reborn is scheduled for release in April 2014 and is now available for pre-order!

Announcing the Winners (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/8d79d9efde099c2aa6fd3ea757a8ddde0658e346) of the Heavensturn Screenshot Contest! (01/30/2014)
― There were a ton of really amazing entries that did an exceptional job showing the holiday spirit. We would like to congratulate all the winners on a job well done.

Letter from the Producer, LIV (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/04b5997ad3eef7e8d594753319301c1ffbff212e) (01/30/2014)
― Fans the world round, the fifty-fourth Letter from the Producer has arrived for your viewing pleasure!

Lightning (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/a50891f4f2a23ef322078de0abd3656ece98fc0a) on the Horizon! (01/31/2014)
― In recent days, the city-states are atwitter with talk of a rogue adventurer roaming the land.

Valentione's Day (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/85ace7f60b816a02b7b91452267c9782c12715b1) (01/31/2014)
― The air is sweet with the smell of confectionary delights, made sweeter still by the sight of young lovers seen in every corner Eorzea.

Moogle Minion Merriment (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000612.html)
― We're adding two new in-game bonus items to the previous CE items—the Fat Chocobo mount and the Wind-up Moogle minion!

Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts III PS4 new title trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQmHCNuJmhI).

Bravely Default

Nintendo 3DS - Bravely Default - Television Commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC1GBYSPeE8).

Nintendo 3DS - Bravely Default - 30 Second Spot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3fRPAJ_rfA).

This is what the ESRB had to say (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/27/esrb-say-bravely-default/) about Bravely Default
(Siliconera)
― Bravely Default has been rated by the ESRB, and has received a “T” (Teen) rating.

Bravely Default is your kind of JRPG (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/28/bravely-default-kind-jrpg/). And yours. And yours, Too.
(Siliconera)
― Bravely Default offers access to a perhaps unprecedented variety of settings and allows the player to tweak the game as he or she sees fit.

Bravely Default proves the power of character (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/31/bravely-default-proves-power-character/)
(Siliconera)
― sometimes, one good character is all you need.

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition out now (http://www.tombraider.com/)!

Thief

Thief preview round-up (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Thief-Preview-Roundup)
― a quick overview of the most recent gameplay demos and previews.

Nosgoth

First hands-on previews go live - UPDATE (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/first-hands-on-previews-go-live)
― the news-hounds at Gameranx describe Nosgoth as both "brilliant” and “very welcoming” in their hands-on preview.

Psyonix (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/psyonix-masters-of-multiplayer)
– Masters of Multiplayer.

Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur

New Million Arthur game (http://portal.million-arthurs.com/kairi/) from Square Enix has four Arthurs (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/27/new-million-arthur-game-square-enix-four-arthurs/)
(Siliconera)
― while it’s practically unknown to the West, Million Arthur is Square Enix’s most successful new franchise.

Guns N' Souls

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbSDr2Cdb3k)The game has now been released on iOS.
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbSDr2Cdb3k)― Opening (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbSDr2Cdb3k) and demo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCV4pwjUqTU) video.

Dragon Sky

New strategy game (http://www.dragonsky.jp/).

Square Enix also betting on new IP Dragon Sky (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/01/square-enix-also-betting-new-ip-dragon-sky/)
(Siliconera)
― new real-time strategy game for smartphones.

Music

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack - PLUS - (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/SQEX-10430).

FFXIV: A Realm Reborn soundtracks are available on the Square Enix Online store for preorder (http://gc.digitalriver.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.296650500/categoryId.64514800/parentCategoryID.#.UulcBj1dV8F)!

memória (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/memoria/)!
― Yoko Shimomura 25th Anniversary Best Album, on sale on March 26 (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/SQEX-10431).

Merchandise

Excited for Final Fantasy X HD? Then preorder our amazing Tidus figure (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.291242600#.UulbmD1dV8E)!

If you're really excited for Final Fantasy X HD, preorder Yuna, too (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.291245300#.Uulbmj1dV8E)!

Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remastered Ultimania (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/magazine/gamebooks/ff/10_2_hd_ult/).

T-shirts: Hero of Light (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/428366540811939840/photo/1) and Shinra Company (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/428412707390255106/photo/1).

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Static Arts mini (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/428177770166767617/photo/1)
― our Final Fantasy Static Arts minis of Cloud, Sephiroth & Tifa are now available for preorder (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/search?keywords=static%20arts)!

Metal Gear Solid 2 Raiden out now (http://www.toychestnews.com/Home/1/1/4/678?stockItemID=JUL132006).
(Toy Chest News)

Play Arts KAI is boldly going where it has never gone before with Captain Kirk from Star Trek (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/428972214856060928/photo/1)!
― Joining his captain in Play Arts KAI form is Spock (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/428972557702684672/photo/1)!

Batman: Arkham City Play Arts Kai Batman 70's Version (http://www.toychestnews.com/Home/1/1/4/678?stockItemID=SEP132056)
(Toy Chest News)
― available on February 5th!

Events

Final Fantasy X NA launch event/art gallery (https://twitter.com/finalfantasyx/status/427874632239022081/photo/1)!
― Stop by for signings, prizes and games.

Development

Square Enix Collective (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-collective-launches-today) launches today! (http://collective.square-enix.com/news/13/square-enix-collective-launches-today)
― Game pitches from Ruffian Games, Kitfox Games and Tuque Games now live.

Game of Glens (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/6/game-of-glens)
― Game of Glens is a fun and frantic game of skill and tactics that provides a genuinely new and unique blend of action and strategy. You manage your Highland Clan and compete in the original, ancient Scottish highland games known as the Game of Glens. The game combines resource management, physical structure building and projectile based combat, featuring a variety of single and multiplayer gameplay modes.

Moon Hunters (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/5/moon-hunters)
― Moon Hunters is an open-world adventure for 1-4 players, solving ancient mysteries and building mythologies. Explore a gorgeous 8-bit procedurally generated world that's rich with crafting, non-linear stories, and arcane lore.

World War Machine (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/7/world-war-machine)
― "We stand on the last promontory of the centuries! ...Why should we look back, when what we want is to break down the mysterious doors of the impossible?”

Wanted: Community Manager (http://www.eidosmontreal.com/jobs/Community-Manager)
― become one of us!

Former Square Enix President explains why they make Smartphone games and remakes (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/28/former-square-enix-president-explains-business-model-came/)
(Siliconera)
― former Square Enix president Yoichi Wada discusses why Square Enix have been releasing so many remakes and smartphone games of late.

Square Enix responds to Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III rumor (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/31/square-enix-responds-final-fantasy-xv-kingdom-hearts-iii-rumor-says-dates-placeholders/)
(Siliconera)
― you may have heard about a document from Square Enix Europe that pegs Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III for release in 2014. In a statement sent to Siliconera, Square Enix says the release schedule is inaccurate.

Deals and Sales

FFIV: The After Years – iOS and Android now 30% off (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/ffiv-after-years-%E2%80%93-ios-and-android-now-30)!
― Until February 5 you can pick up the game for $10.99/€9.99/£7.49.

Contests

OfficialFFXIII Twitter RT Sweepstakes (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/officialffxiii-twitter-rt-sweepstakes)
― with every new "RT for chance to win" tweet, the prizes will get bigger and bigger and bigger, until "BOoooM!!!!"

Saria3
27th Jan 2014, 16:34
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Collector's Edition Sweepstakes (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/Content/pbPage.lrcesweepstakes)
― win epic prizes in our latest sweepstakes! NA Only.


What if we pre-ordered a while ago? Do we still qualify or does it have to be within the said period??

Grimoire
27th Jan 2014, 17:01
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD. THE "SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD" BEGINS ON JANUARY 24, 2014, AT 12:01 A.M., PACIFIC STANDARD TIME, AND ENDS ON FEBRUARY 11, 2014 AT 11:59 P.M., PACIFIC STANDARD TIME (THE "DEADLINE").

...However...

ALREADY PRE-ORDERED? YOU’RE ENTERED!

Saria3
27th Jan 2014, 17:32
Yay! Thanks for the info! :) I am now a happier camper than I was just to be getting the CE :p

Edit: Annnd I feel like a dummy - cuz NOW I see it right on the main link :p, Got a lil over excited and jumped right into skimming the rules. Thanks for not pointing out my mistake (but I did so... ummmm.. lol)

Grimoire
3rd Feb 2014, 11:02
Week 6

Final Fantasy II

The original version of Final Fantasy II goes portable via 3DS Virtual Console (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/05/original-version-final-fantasy-ii-goes-portable-via-3ds-virtual-console/)
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix will re-release the Famicom version as a Virtual Console download for Nintendo 3DS.

Final Fantasy VI

Final Fantasy VI out now for iOS devices (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-vi-out-now-ios-devices)!
― Including all the stunning updates featured in the Android release, the iOS version of the game supports iCloud save data!

Final Fantasy XIII

Inside the Square (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/inside-square-%E2%80%93-extended-video)
― extended video!

Lara Croft/Tomb Raider Gear (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/lara-crofttomb-raider-gear-%E2%80%93-lightning-returns-ffxiii)
―here’s a short trailer (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/lara-crofttomb-raider-gear-%E2%80%93-lightning-returns-ffxiii) showing the garb in action!

Lightning Returns Interview with Georgia van Cuylenburg (http://www.finalfantasyunion.com/news/lightning-returns-interview-with-georgia-van-cuylenburg-oerba-dia-vanille-we-want-your-questions--2400.html) (Oerba Dia Vanille)
― Final Fantasy Union wants your questions!

Xbox 360 avatar items (https://twitter.com/OfficialFFXIII/status/431564872615071745)
― available now!

Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on PS4 April 14 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-ps4-april-14)!
― So, what are you waiting for? The pre-orders start now!

The ”Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XII (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/70f6bb2cc33fb735f9a68742683ade4508c7bb21)” Video & Q&A Released! (02/03/2014)
― We’re proud to announce that the "Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XII" video has been released!

Valentione's Day Screenshot Contest (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/f73c38c7e093ec1bc54ec6838f58e7ecfde51947) (02/05/2014)
― The air of the realm is once again filled with the scent of love and sweet confectionaries from culinarians who have been toiling away to create masterpieces of tasty goodness for that special someone -- or perhaps just their client.

Maid for Each Other (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000615.html)
― Lisette de Valentione herself will be presiding over the event and playing match maker!

Aetheryte Attuned: Hamburg, Germany (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000619.html)
― Yoshida's underway and the first stop is... Hamburg, Germany!

Final Fantasy X

PlayStation 4 trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjd_Led5Xeg).

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call gets its own 3DS XL variant (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-02-05/theatrhythm/final-fantasy-curtain-call-gets-its-own-3ds-xl-variant)
(Anime News Network)
― the official Twitter account for the Final Fantasy game franchise announced on Wednesday that the Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call game will ship in Japan on April 24 by itself and with its own exclusive Nintendo 3DS XL variant.

Final Fantasy Type-0

Kurasame's Story Volume 5 (http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/4757542429/)
― the last part of the story will be released on April 22.

Final Fantasy Type-0 spinoff manga gets bonus chapter (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-02-09/final-fantasy-type-0-spinoff-manga-gets-bonus-chapter)
(Anime News Network)
― the March issue of Square Enix's Monthy Shonen Gangan magazine will announce on February 12 that Takatoshi Shiozawa's Final Fantasy Type-0 Gaiden: Hyōken no Shinigami spinoff manga will get a bonus chapter next month.

Bravely Default

Nintendo Minute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPRkRQgOnxo)
― Bravely Default Collector's Edition unboxing video.

Bravely Default has 24 jobs, but infinite possibilities (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/06/bravely-default-24-jobs-infinite-possibilities/)
(Siliconera)
― the great thing about job systems is that they can continue to feel fresh for as long as the jobs themselves break new ground. Bravely Default’s job system is no different.

Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies (http://bravelydefault.nintendo.com/)
― out now in the US!

Drakengard 3

Drakengard 3 for PS3 releasing May 21 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/drakengard-3-ps3-releasing-may-21)
― we’ve got a firm release for Drakengard 3 and a new trailer!

Drakengard 3 news on launch date, preorders and Collector's Edition (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/drakengard-3-news-launch-date-preorders-and-collectors-edition)
― not only have we announced that the fan favorite JRPG will be available on May 20, 2014, but we've also revealed our unique preorder bonuses and lifted the veils on our Standard and Collector's Edition of the game.

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider [NA]: Definitive Edition - Next Gen World (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8qARAkjsMY&list=UUaAUQeeSpnQmeEhPl1Rru0A&feature=share&index=1)
― executive producer Scot Amos breaks down the tech behind what makes the island of Yamatai next-gen.

It’s a beautiful island (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/08/tomb-raider-definitive-edition-beautiful-island/)
(Siliconera)
― Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is the prettiest version of the game you can possibly get. It looks gorgeous, and the level of detail is absolutely extraordinary.

Thief

Thief 101 Trailer (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Thief-Gold-101-Trailer)
― Thief is GOLD and we celebrate with a new trailer!

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Murdered: Soul Suspect Xbox One reveal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy-H_enzswc)
― check out our exclusive behind-the-scenes first look at the Xbox One version of Murdered: Soul Suspect from Airtight Games.

Murdered: Soul Suspect coming to next-gen (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/murdered-soul-suspect-coming-next-gen)!
― Also, a brand new trailer!

Nosgoth

Something Wicked This Way Comes... (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/something-wicked-this-way-comes)
― We have some very exciting revelations in store for you this week.

The Road To Closed Beta (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/the-road-to-closed-beta)
― we’re thrilled to inform you that we will be entering our Closed Beta phase of development very soon – weeks rather than months, now!

Official Gameplay Footage Premiere Today (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/official-gameplay-footage-premiere-today)
― we will be sharing Nosgoth’s very first official gameplay footage with you.

Watch our First Official Gameplay Footage Broadcast (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/watch-our-first-official-gameplay-footage-broadcast)
― in case you weren’t around to catch our broadcast live (don’t tell us you had better things to do…), we’ve split the stream into three parts and uploaded them to our YouTube channel.

Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur

Square Enix’s Million Arthur series is big outside of Japan too (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/04/square-enixs-million-arthur-series-big-outside-japan/)
(Siliconera)
― Million Arthur, a social RPG with a very loose interpretation of the Arthurian Legend, is one of Square Enix’s most important new IPs.

Square Enix and Capcom are collaborating to promote their free to Play Vita games (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/05/square-enix-capcom-collaborating-promote-free-play-vita-games/)
(Siliconera)
― Dragon’s Dogma Quest from Capcom and Square Enix’s popular Million Arthur series have a crossover. Both of these social games are available for PlayStation Vita and smartphones in Japan.

Gunslinger Stratos

New video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC3ewIVSDWU) and screenshots (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/801/801220/) for Gunslinger Stratos 2 (http://gunslinger-stratos.jp/gs2/).

Guns N' Souls

Square Enix’s Guns N’ Souls looks like Temple Run but better (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/04/square-enixs-guns-n-souls-looks-like-temple-run-better/)
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix have released a trailer of the opening tutorial for upcoming music/action-RPG Guns’N’Souls, the spiritual sequel to Song Summoner.

Durarara!!

Durarara!! 3way standoff -alley- game heads to PS Vita (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-02-07/durarara-3way-standoff-alley-game-heads-to-ps-vita)
(Anime News Network)
― the PS Vita version will add games such "Puz-Dura!" (Puzzle Durarara!!) and "Rhythm de Perestroika."

Soul Eater

Takahiro Sakurai, Mikako Komatsu join Soul Eater Not! anime's cast (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-02-06/takahiro-sakurai-mikako-komatsu-joinsoul-eater-not-anime-cast)
(Anime News Network)
― cast from original Soul Eater anime also return for April anime.

Wagnaria

Wagnaria!!2 out now! (http://www.nisamerica.com/index.php?nav=n&article=pbomb/PrinnyBomb_Vol429.html)
(NIS America)
― Does this establishment happen to carry any sardine parfaits?

Music

Final Fantasy Type-0 (Rei Shiki) Original Soundtrack Limited Edition [3CD + DVD] sees an overseas release (https://store.eu.square-enix.com/emea_europe/merchandise/Final-Fantasy-Type-0-Rei-Shiki-Original-Soundtrack-Limited-Edition-3CD-DVD.php).

Bravely Default’s soundtrack sets it apart from its peers (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/04/bravely-defaults-soundtrack-sets-apart-peers/)
(Siliconera)
― Bravely Default is a game that balances old and new at every turn, and nowhere is the push and pull between modern expectation and genre tradition more evident than in the soundtrack.

Merchandise

Final Fantasy Variant Play Arts Kai Dragoon (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.253149998194689.1073741881.100004990716473&type=1&l=689e871a3e).

New Dragon Quest items (http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/goods/toys/).

Xenogears Perfect Works the real thing (http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/4835450620/)
― to be e-released on April 10.

DC Comics Variant Play Arts Kai Aquaman (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.294938900/categoryId.64274100/parentCategoryID.#.UvLMKWJdV8E)
― now available for pre-order.

Batman: Arkham City Play Arts Kai Joker (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.289227600/categoryId.64274100/parentCategoryID.#.UvLMaWJdV8E)
― now available for pre-order.

Development

Collective – week one update (http://collective.square-enix.com/news/14/collective-week-one-update)
― a bit of an update (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-collective-week-one-update) on where we’re at, and what we’ve learned since last week’s launch.

Deals and Sales

Lightning Returns: pre-order offer with Game (http://www.game.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/HubArticleView?hubId=154419&articleId=208252&catalogId=10201&langId=44&storeId=10151&cm_sp=home-_-gamerecommends-_-FFXIIIlightningreturns)
― ready for the final chapter? Pre order today to get hold the cloud strife costume and steel case!

Get Lightning Returns before anybody else... for one hour only (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/get-lightning-returns-anybody-else-one-hour-only)!
― To celebrate the launch of the final entry in the Final Fantasy XIII series, we’ve teamed up with UK retailer GAME for a special one-hour, one-off event.

Thief: limited time offer (http://gc.digitalriver.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/DisplayCategoryProductListPage/ThemeID.29853700/categoryID.66851500)
― receive a free size L Thief T-shirt with preorders of Thief at the SE store!

Contests and Sweepstakes

OfficialFFXIII Twitter RT Sweepstakes (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/officialffxiii-twitter-rt-sweepstakes)
― with every new "RT for chance to win" tweet, the prizes will get bigger and bigger and bigger, until "BOoooM!!!!"

Win a trip (https://www.gamestop.com/PowerUpRewards/PUR/Enter/EpicRewardFeb14) to Las Vegas, Paris, Cairo and Costa Rica
― travel across the world in GameStop's epic rewards!

Artnia

Final Fantasy VII (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/431745908229668864) and Advent Children: Final Fantasy VII (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/431785389062242304) chocolate at Artnia
― perfect for Valentine's Day.

The Afternoon Tea Set is back (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/432029435852627968).

Important Notices

Square Enix NA Online Store: Weather Dalays (http://forums.eu.square-enix.com/showthread.php?t=9524)

Grimoire
10th Feb 2014, 10:33
Week 7

Final Fantasy IV

Final Fantasy IV jumps to Japan’s Wii U virtual console (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/11/final-fantasy-iv-jumps-japans-wii-u-virtual-console/)
― Square Enix also has the Famicom version of Elevator Action scheduled for release on February 19 for 500 yen.

Final Fantasy VIII

Final Fantasy VIII (https://twitter.com/sem_sep/status/433125780952866816) is 15 years old today (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/433281287021809664)!

Final Fantasy X

Valentine's Day trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTd7Pw2kd2c&feature=youtu.be).

Chinese version announced (http://blog.asia.playstation.com/community/hk/cht/news/product/blog/2014/02/13/ps3ps-vita-%E5%B0%88%E7%94%A8%E9%81%8A%E6%88%B2-final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster-%E4%B8%AD%E6%96%87%E7%89%88%E7%99%BC%E5%94%AE%E6%97%A5%E6%B1%BA%E5%AE%9A).

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD coming to Asia with traditional Chinese subtitles (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/16/final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-coming-asia-traditional-chinese-subtitles/)
(Siliconera)
― gamers in Asia who understand traditional Chinese and impatient for the release of Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster won’t have to wait too long.

Final Fantasy XI

Final Fantasy XI’s version update hits Feb 18 (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xi/final-fantasy-xis-version-update-hits-feb-18/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
― for more on what this month’s update entails, check out the official forum post here (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxi/threads/39702).

Final Fantasy XIII

The End of Saga (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/end-saga-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii) - Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
― we are proud to present the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII launch trailer straight from Lightning's perspective.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII out now (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-out-now)!
― It all ends here. Don't forget to download the Lightning Returns: FFXIII Japanese voice DLC (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/434328189033140224)!

Picked up the game (https://twitter.com/OfficialFFXIII/status/433340492902699009)?
― Check out our walkthrough guide directly from our team in Japan to aid you in your last 13 days.

Byte sized treats from 16 bit memories (https://twitter.com/OfficialFFXIII/status/433392329592819712) to celebrate the launch of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII in NA.

Reviews by Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/lrff13/review-lightning-returns/) and Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/11/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-animal-crossing-final-fantasy/).

Lightning Returns: interview with Rachel Robinson (http://www.finalfantasyunion.com/news/lightning-returns-interview-with-rachel-robinson--2406.html)
(Final Fantasy Union)
― check out FFUnion's podcast interview with Rachel Robinson, AKA Fang from Final Fantasy XIII!

Check out the first 24 pages of the Lightning Returns Final Fantasy Guide by following the link (https://img.game.co.uk/hub/images/LightningReturns/MiniGuide.pdf)!
(Game)

Happy Valentine's Day (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/434369766795382784)!
― Do you have a card for Lightning?

Lightning’s story is truly over, but she may be a guest in a future Final Fantasy (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/14/lightnings-story-truly-may-guest-future-final-fantasy/)
(Siliconera)
― Siliconera spoke to Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII director Motomu Toriyama to ask him what he thought about the Western reviews and to talk about the game’s ending.

Final Fantasy XIV

Fresh FFXIV beta and transfer info for PS4 owners (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/fresh-ffxiv-beta-and-transfer-info-ps4-owners)!
― today marks the release of our Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn PlayStation 4 product page.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn PlayStation®4 Product Page Now Live (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/b6b7d0efbefd3a47fdb113b686d0706804dafa25)! (02/12/2014)
― The long-awaited PlayStation®4 version of A Realm Reborn is almost here. In preparation for this momentous occasion, the PlayStation®4 Product Page is now live!

PlayStation®4 Version Beta Test Overview (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/f600d3da39875bbc27d16c82909e36e3465d689e) (02/12/2014)
― Beta testing for the PlayStation®4 version of A Realm Reborn is set to begin on Saturday, February 2, 2014! All PlayStation®4 owners are eligible to participate with no need to apply or pre-register.

Aetheryte Attuned: Paris, France (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000629.html)
― the event was held inside a gorgeous A-list level hotel!

Aetheryte Attuned: San Francisco, California (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000631.html)
― once the interviews were done for the day, Yoshida and the team took on Titan (Hard Mode) on the Vita using remote play!

Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV featured in PlayStation 4 coming soon line-up (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/803/803891/05_o_.jpg).

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy

Curtain Call adds Machina, Rem characters (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-02-12/theatrhythm/final-fantasy-curtain-call-3ds-game-adds-machina-rem-characters)
(Anime News Network)
― the 3DS game ship in Japan on April 24.

Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest Monsters 2 has a post-game story with powerful bosses (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/10/dragon-quest-monsters-2-post-game-story-powerful-bosses/)
(Siliconera)
― Dragon Quest Monsters 2’s upcoming 3DS remake appears to have a great deal of post-game content for players to dabble in.

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters Of The Chosen looks like it’s moving to Smartphones next (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/13/dragon-quest-iv-chapters-chosen-looks-like-moving-smartphones-next/)
― Dragon Quest IV uses the same control system as Dragon Quest VIII. The games are designed to be played with one hand and use a popup joystick to move around the field.

Happy Valentine's (https://twitter.com/SQEX_eSTORE/status/434158994790162432/photo/1) from Dragon Quest (http://cdn02.animenewsnetwork.com/images/cms/interest/71474/dragonquestx.jpg)!

It's snowing (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/434224927785242624/photo/1)!

Drakengard 3

Drakengard 3 getting prequel DLC with more playable characters (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/10/report-drakengard-3-getting-prequel-dlc-playable-characters/)
(Siliconera)
― Drakengard 3 is getting a prequel story as downloadable content, Dengeki PlayStation magazine reports this week.

Tomb Raider

Preview (http://tombraider.tumblr.com/post/76448189238/preview-tomb-raider-1-from-dark-horse-comics)
― Tomb Raider #1 from Dark Horse Comics

Happy Valentine's Day from Yamatai (http://tombraider.tumblr.com/post/76641129426/happy-valentines-day-from-yamatai-sorry-for-the)!
― Sorry for the terrible puns. We couldn’t help ourselves.

Hitman

Square Enix turned Hitman into a turn-based strategy game (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/13/square-enix-turned-hitman-turn-based-strategy-game/)
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix Montreal are working on a Hitman game for smartphones and tablets, titled Hitman GO.

Thief

Stories from the City: The Thief Taker General’s Hunt (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/The-Thief-Taker-General)
― let me tell you about the City!

Lockdown Mission Playthrough (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Lockdown-Mission-Playthrough)
― watch a pure 17-minute playthrough of the first mission of Thief.

Nosgoth

New Vampire Class (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/new-vampire-class-the-deceiver-of-clan-zephonim)
― The Deceiver of Clan Zephonim.

Attention Closed Alpha testers (http://www.nosgoth.com/servers)!
― From this evening onwards, we will be running 24-hour play sessions every day this week!

Closed Alpha Play Sessions Running All Day, Every Day (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/closed-alpha-play-sessions-running-all-day-every-day)
― having our servers online all the time will help us test our load capacity and to check our network infrastructure is as robust as possible in the run-up to Closed Beta.

Exclusive interview (http://www.f2p.com/nosgoth-interview-bill-beacham-design-director-ad-square-enix/) with Bill Beacham
(F2P)
― let's hear what the Design Director for the publishing team at Square Enix headquarters in London has to say!

Guardian Cross

Final Fantasy XIII campaign (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/433593633950810112/photo/1/large)
― from now until March 3, iOS users can find FFXIII Eidolons and Monsters in Guardian Cross!

Deadman's Cross

New card battle RPG (https://twitter.com/SquareEnixDLG/status/434163609757679617/photo/1)!
― Deadman's Cross, the zombie-themed card battle RPG from the Guardian Cross team, is available!

Zombie Abe Lincoln will fight for your rights (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/16/zombie-abe-lincoln-will-fight-rights-square-enixs-deadmans-cross/) in Square Enix’s Deadman’s Cross
(Siliconera)
― Deadman’s Cross is from the same team that made Guardian Cross, and has Hiroyuki Ito working on it as battle designer.

SaGa

Square Enix’s SaGa franchise gets a 25th Anniversary website (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/14/square-enixs-saga-franchise-gets-25th-anniversary-website/)
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix have erected a 25th anniversary website for the SaGa franchise.

Dragon Sky

Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sUzavXIwqY)
― first trailer released for Dragon Sky, a new real-time strategy game for smartphones.

Square Enix’s Dragon Sky trailer gives us a glimpse of the classes (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/14/square-enixs-dragon-sky-trailer-gives-us-glimpse-classes/)
(Siliconera)
― Dragon Sky is an upcoming real-time strategy smartphone game from Square Enix.

Black Butler

Happy Valentine's Day from Black Butler (http://d-6th.com/blog/2014/02/post-260.php)!

Soul Eater Not!

Happy Valentine's Day from Soul Eater Not! (http://cdn01.animenewsnetwork.com/images/cms/interest/71074/soulnot.png)
(Anime News Network)

Durarara!!

Durarara!! PSP game is getting a PlayStation Vita makeover (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/10/durarara-psp-game-getting-playstation-vita-makeover/)
(Siliconera)
― Durarara!! 3way Standoff: Alley V has double the scenario size of the PSP game and that includes three brand new what if routes.

Music

Final Symphony Tokyo (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/special/fst)
― Music from Final Fantasy VI, VII and X.

Merchandise

Unboxing Final Fantasy X HD's Yuna figurine (http://www.ign.com/videos/2014/02/11/unboxing-final-fantasy-x-hds-yuna-figurine)
(IGN)
― check out Meghan IGN's unboxing video of our Play Arts KAI Yuna!

Final Fantasy XI Vana'diel Tribune Chronicles (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/9784757542716).

Metal Gear Solid as Play Arts Kai Liquid Snake (http://www.toychestnews.com/Home/1/1/4/678?stockItemID=JUL132005) action figure is available February 19th!
(Toy Chest News)

DC Comics Variant Play Arts Kai PX Red Costume Batman (http://www.toychestnews.com/Home/1/1/4/678?articleID=144197)
(Toy Chest News)
― now available!

The Eidos-Montréal Store is back (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Eidos-Montreal-Store-Open)!
― Your one-stop shop (http://store.eidosmontreal.com/) for all Thief and Deus Ex merchandise.

Events

Toy Fair 2014
― check out Square Enix Merchandise Division's twitter for the latest news (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA)! Additional pictures from the event (http://news.toyark.com/2014/02/16/toy-fair-2014-square-enix-dc-comics-figures-115915).
(The Toy Ark)

Development

Dragon Quest games drawing near (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/10/dragon-quest-games-drawing-near-luminaries-legendary-line-trademark-registered-usa/)?
(Siliconera)
― Luminaries of the Legendary Line registered in the USA.

Square Enix Collective (http://gamasutra.com/blogs/PhilElliott/20140211/210402/Square_Enix_Collective__the_story_so_far.php?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GamasutraNews+%28Gamasutra+News%29)
(Gamasutra)
― the story so far.

Deals and Sales

Get Lightning Returns before anybody else... for one hour only (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/get-lightning-returns-anybody-else-one-hour-only)!
― To celebrate the launch of the final entry in the Final Fantasy XIII series, we’ve teamed up with UK retailer GAME for a special one-hour, one-off event.

Contests and Sweepstakes

Design your own Lightning (http://moonbeam13.deviantart.com/journal/Lightning-Returns-FF-XIII-Contest-431630794)!
― DeviantART and Square Enix invite you to design your own customization of Lightning in the first ever contest of its kind!

IGN Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII contest (https://twitter.com/IGNUK/status/432846141441732608)
― live in the UK and want to win Lightning Returns and Final Fantasy goodies? Enter today!
Win Tomb Raider hoodies (http://www.american-giant.com/tombraider-hoodie)
― our friends at American Giant are giving away 25 exclusive Tomb Raider hoodies.

Artnia

Square Enix’s Artnia store is selling Final Fantasy VII chocolates (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/11/square-enixs-artnia-store-selling-final-fantasy-vii-chocolates/)
(Siliconera)
― and they’re a real wonder to behold.

Grimoire
18th Feb 2014, 00:37
Week 8

Final Fantasy VII

Square Enix’s Yoshinori Kitase on a Final Fantasy VII remake (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/17/square-enixs-yoshinori-kitase-final-fantasy-vii-remake/)
(Siliconera)
― “I won’t rule out the possibility, but it would take a lot to make it happen,” says Final Fantasy VII director, Yoshinori Kitase, on the possibility of an FFVII remake.

Square Enix registers trademark for Final Fantasy VII’s Shinra Company (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/18/square-enix-registers-trademark-final-fantasy-viis-shinra-company/)
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix keeps saying that a Final Fantasy VII remake is too big of a project to take on, but perhaps they’re doing something else with the Final Fantasy VII universe.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children now on PSN (https://twitter.com/aibo_ac7/status/436116876255449088).

Final Fantasy X

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster new features trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvN2Z0dogZ0)
― get acquainted with all the brand new features of the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, including the completely remastered visuals, updated music, and brand new content.

Final Fantasy XIII

Outerworld Challenge #1 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/outerworld-challenge-1-lightning-returns-ffxiii) - Lightning Returns: FFXIII
― if we reach a total of 100,000 Outerworld posts from the game, we’ll unlock the Helter Skelter Garb for everyone!

Review: Dress to impress (http://www.joystiq.com/2014/02/11/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-review-dress-to-impress/)
(Joystiq)
― a consistently entertaining, beautiful adventure - 4/5.

Review: World's end generates wonderful RPG changes (http://www.psu.com/a022458/Lightning-Returns--Final-Fantasy-XIII-Review---worlds-end-generates-wonderful-RPG-changes)
(PlayStation Universe)
― a new template for role-playing games - 8.5/10.

Review: Keeping time (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-02-11-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-13-review)
(Euro Gamer)
― from its dazzling battle system to its overarching temporal puzzle, this is the best of the set – 8/10.

Review: Innovate in a stagnant genre (http://www.xb1.co.uk/reviews/xbox-360-reviews/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-review/)
(X-ONE)
― an entertaining and surprisingly innovative full stop to this chapter of the Final Fantasy franchise - 8/10.

Outerworld Challenge #1 Results (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/outerworld-challenge-1-results-lightning-returns)
― the results are in… Congratulations, you’ve made enough Outerworld posts to unlock the Helter Skelter garb for Lightning!

Final Fantasy XIV

FFXIV: A Realm Reborn (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/173b0eb93e3987cb910452cb46e9782bcdf70320) now on Steam & 50% off (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/ffxiv-realm-reborn-now-steam-50)!
― Steam fans waiting patiently for the digital version of the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn to be available on the popular platform, now need wait no longer (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-now-steam-50)!

Naoki Yoshida to Speak at Game Developers Conference 2014 (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/f3f112f2b4a302cd79609e17defc6650ac78754b)! (02/19/2014)
― We are proud to announce that our very own Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida will be hosting a session at the Games Developers Conference 2014 in San Francisco!

Patch 2.16 Notes (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/1e50acf08461e355e3e5d4736391ba3f787720f1) (02/19/2014)
― the patch notes are now live.

Little Ladies' Day (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/5accab139293f6a02416e5bc2d37cb5b6ac5917a) (02/21/2014)
― The realm is alive with the cheerful warbling of spring birds, and the blooming of peach trees signifies the coming of every maiden's favorite holiday—Little Ladies' Day, that once-a-year occasion when any young Eorzean lady can be a princess for the day.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn may eventually move beyond PS3 (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/21/final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-may-eventually-move-beyond-playstation-3-says-producer/), says Producer
(Siliconera)
― Producer Naoki Yoshida feels he must continually “renew” Final Fantasy XIV, and this could mean eventually going over the capacities of the PlayStation 3.

Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy 15 'quite far into development, given high priority (http://www.videogamer.com/ps4/final_fantasy_15/news/final_fantasy_15_quite_far_into_development_given_high_priority_by_square.html)' by Square
(VideoGamer)
― larger parties and bigger battles the focus for next-gen, series producer suggests, as new info is revealed.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

Curtain Call’s “Daily Feature” lets you score more points (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/20/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-calls-daily-feature-lets-you-score-more-points/)
― Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call a new “Daily Feature” track that will show a new track every day. Clearing the daily feature track will give you x1.5 the average Rhythm Points.

Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] - Development Team Report #4 (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KINGDOM-HEARTS-chi-Development-Team-Report-4-3493)
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
― a new report, detailing the addition of a help function to allow team members to help each other to collect Guilt, as well as new story content and mysterious cards depicting familiar series' antagonists.

Exclusive: KHI Interviews Justin Cowden (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Exclusive-KHI-Interviews-Justin-Cowden-3488)!
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
― You're in for a very special treat, so sit back, relax and enjoy!

Kingdom Hearts II Volume 3 + 358/2 Days Volume 4 (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-II-Volume-3-358-2-Days-Volume-4-Releasing-in-September-3494)
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
― releasing in September.

Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light exceeds 3 million downloads in less than a month (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/18/dragon-quest-monsters-super-light-exceeds-3-million-downloads-less-month/)
(Siliconera)
― for those who always wanted to play Dragon Quest Monsters but don’t happen to own a Nintendo 3DS, there’s always Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light.

Dragon Quest Monsters Wanted (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/mobile/dq/wanted/)!
― now for iOS.

Dragon Quest Trading Card Game (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/436799488640811009)
― release date: March 28!

Dragon Quest X gears up for update 2.1 with new class the Item Master (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/20/dragon-quest-x-gears-update-2-1-new-class-item-master/)
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix are now teasing the next major update for the massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) in version 2.1, and one of the major additions is a new class called the Item Master.

Bravely Default

Bravely Default is a Japanese RPG inspired by American TV (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/17/bravely-default-japanese-rpg-inspired-american-tv-says-director/), says Director
(Siliconera)
― “I used the methodology of American TV dramas like the older Beverly Hills 90210,” says Bravely Default director Tomoya Asano.

Bravely Second will focus on story (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/21/bravely-second-will-focus-story-rather-exploration/) rather than exploration
(Siliconera)
― Bravely Second will expand the world of Luxendarc, but more from a story rather than exploration standpoint, says producer Tomoya Asano.

Thief

Theif 17 minute gameplay trailer (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/thief-17-minute-gameplay-trailer)
― pure and simple, this trailer gives you a glimpse into skills and tools Garrett utilizes to get through town undetected by the the Baron's Watch.

Thief PC Requirements (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Thief-PC-Requirements)
― read this important update regarding AMD Mantle and TrueAudio.

Murdered: Soul Suspect

The 10 most Promising Xbox one games (http://techland.time.com/2014/02/12/the-10-most-promising-xbox-one-games-of-2014-so-far/slide/murdered-soul-suspect/) of 2014 so far
― TIME list Murdered: Soul Suspect among their top 10 Most Promising games of 2014, for Xbox One. We agree!

Nosgoth

Nosgoth: proof that not everything is about balance (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/16/nosgoth-proof-everything-balance/)
(Siliconera)
― Nosgoth is trying to break into a busy field. The competition between free-to-play multiplayer games is fierce these days, but luckily, this one has something going for it.

The End (of Alpha (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/the-end-of-alpha-is-nigh)) is Nigh...
― The time is almost upon Nosgoth to transition from Closed Alpha to Closed Beta.

How Gold & Runestones Work in Nosgoth (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/how-gold-runestones-work-in-nosgoth)
― want to find out how Nosgoth's in-game store works + what you can spend your Gold & Runestones on?

This is the End... of the Beginning (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/this-is-the-end-of-the-beginning)
― a special day for all of us on Team Nosgoth, as we mark the passing of our Closed Alpha and the swift approach of our shiny new Closed Beta phase.

SaGa

Romancing SaGa 3, the JRPG with a playable snowman, is coming to Wii U (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/19/romancing-saga-3-jrpg-playable-snowman-coming-wii-u/)
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix is keen on re-releasing all of the Romancing Saga games for Wii U Virtual Console. ― Romancing SaGa 3 is scheduled for February 26 and it’s bringing the Death Eclipse to Nintendo’s new console.

Gunslinger Stratos 2

Now live (http://gunslinger-stratos.jp/gs2/)!
― Special sketches by Nomura (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/808/808257/).
(Dengeki)

Rose Gun Days

Rose Gun Days season 2 manga to end on March 18 (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-02-19/rose-gun-days-season-2-manga-to-end-on-march-18)
(Anime News Network)
― Nana Natsunishi's manga of Ryukishi07's alternate-history PC game started last year.

Music

Gunslinger Stratos 2 Music Promotion Video Vol.1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go6raeJ6kqQ).

Merchandise

Our Final Fantasy XIII Serah Engagement Pendant is back in stock for a limited time (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.291230000/categoryId.64274100/parentCategoryID.16256300#.UwPrXmJdV8F)!

New Dragon Quest merchandise (http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/goods/toys/).

New Dragon Quest entry in the Toy Blog (http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/goods/toys/2014/02/post-75.html).

Development

Square Enix "definitely interested" in bringing future Final Fantasy games to PC (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-02-19-square-enix-definitely-interested-in-bringing-future-final-fantasy-games-to-pc)
(EuroGamer)
― when we have more know-how and experience in this market we would be very interested.

PS4 new title line up part 3 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erh8Ma1y7Rc).

Events

Toy Fair 2014
― check out Square Enix Merchandise Division's twitter for the latest news (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA)! Additional pictures from the event (http://news.toyark.com/2014/02/16/toy-fair-2014-square-enix-dc-comics-figures-115915).
(The Toy Ark)

The Art of Final Fantasy X/X-2 (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/435944602726461440)
― we've added more 2hrs to our Final Fantasy X/X-2 Gallery Nucleus exhibit! March 15th 2-8pm.

Shinji Hashimoto to attend Japanese PlayStation 4 launch event (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Shinji-Hashimoto-to-attend-Japanese-PlayStation-4-Launch-Event-3492)!
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
― Shinji Hashimoto, producer of Kingdom Hearts III & Final Fantasy XV, will be one of the many guests who will show off the various intriguing aspects of the PlayStation 4 through gameplay exhibits and video letters.

Square Enix’s SaGa teaser was for an event in Japan’s Saga prefecture (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/19/square-enixs-saga-teaser-event-japans-saga-prefecture/)
― the Romancing Saga event’s goal is to show off the rich culture and charm of the rural prefecture, Saga, where the event will be showcasing traditional crafts and other known products from Saga… but with a SaGa twist.
http://romasaga.jp/

Deals and Sales

Thief pre-order deals (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/thief-pre-order-deals-available-across-europe) available across Europe
― the latest release from Eidos-Montreal is just around the corner in the shape of Thief, the latest in the iconic stealth franchise that’s releasing next Friday across Europe and PAL territories for PC and consoles.

Get a $10 Square Enix Online Store coupon (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Members_NA/status/436653011264225280/photo/1) with preorders both CE & PS Vita Versions of FFX/X-2!

SEE Store February sale – up to 75% off (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/see-store-february-sale-%E2%80%93-75)!
― So as the end of the month heaves into view we’re very happy to once again open our Big Book of Discounts.

Final Fantasy VII & VIII on PC (Steam Key) is 50% off at GameStop (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/19/final-fantasy-7-8-steam-re-releases-50/)
(Siliconera)
― not much to say: its FF7 and FF8 for $6 at GameStop. Steam key. US-only. If you want to re-live some PS1 era nostalgia, this will do the trick.

Contests and Sweepstakes

Design your own Lightning (http://moonbeam13.deviantart.com/journal/Lightning-Returns-FF-XIII-Contest-431630794)!
― DeviantART and Square Enix invite you to design your own customization of Lightning in the first ever contest of its kind!

Thief lock-in launch competition (http://instore.game.co.uk/game-lock-ins/#Thief_link) with GAME and PlayStation!
― 100 lucky GAME Reward members and their friends the chance to win their very own VIP launch night event for upcoming title Thief, released on 28th February.

Ultimate Thief Modding Contest (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Thief-Modding-Contest)
― exciting news (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/thief-ultimate-mod-contest) for the PC modding community! Starting today, we've joined forces with gaming industry partners like AMD and the team behind The Dark Mod, to announce the ultimate Thief Mod Contest!

Win Lightning Returns: FFXIII for Xbox 360, signed by Yoshinori Kitase and Yuji Abe (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/436941967130230784)!
― We've donated a little prize to GAME.

Artnia

Artnia Treats Straps (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/436855068935995392).

Important Notices

Square Enix Online Store Notice (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/square-enix-online-store-notice)
― a small number of our fans had not yet received their online order placed from February 7-8. To all those affected, we sincerely apologize. Like you, we understand the frustration of not getting an order on the day it was promised.

Grimoire
25th Feb 2014, 01:37
Week 9

Final Fantasy XIII

Yuna FFX-2 DLC out now (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/yuna-ffx-2-dlc-out-now-lightning-returns-ffxiii) for Lightning Returns: FFXIII
― designed for area attacks, and modelled on Yuna's Gunner outfit from FFX-2, this add-on content includes the Sphere Hunter garb, Brotherhood weapon, and Guardian's Protector shield for Lightning to use in battle!

The Premium Collection (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/premium-collection-lightning-returns-ffxiii) - Lightning Returns: FFXIII
― like Moogles? Then you’re gonna love our latest add-on content for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII!

Final Fantasy XIV

Transferring from Legacy Worlds (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/4d0207bbf7794e7dc20c70d7972383a8c040e906) (02/24/2014)
― as the economies of non-Legacy Worlds have now had time to mature, restrictions on World transfer for players on Legacy Worlds will be lifted on March 1, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. (PST).

The FFXIV PlayStation 4 Beta Test is live (https://twitter.com/FF_XIV_EN/status/437262481266724864)!
― Download the beta from the PlayStation Store and start your adventure.

You Beta Believe It (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000640.html)
― the PlayStation 4 Beta has kicked off! Have you been playing?

Announcing the Winners of the Valentione's Day Screenshot Contest (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/4ded5a3eaf043430f9162608b9b363226ec0dcec)! (02/27/2014)
― After lengthy deliberations while enjoying a selection of heart chocolates, the Community Team is pleased to announce the winners of the Valentione's Day Screenshot Contest!

Little Ladies' Day Screenshot Contest (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/6f4ae7e47b9f17e26e1db491b58eb8cd554d3d56) (02/28/2014)
― the peach blossoms around Eorzea have begun to bloom signifying the coming of spring and the holiday to celebrate all the women of Eorzea – Little Ladies’ Day!

Ladies Just Wanna Have Fun (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000642.html)
― what would an event be without fun keepsakes to earn (and cherish forever and ever...)? We've prepared four different items this time!

Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XIII (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/e1ef48ea62db7aa158d0b9f6867145981faf3cf9) (02/28/2014)
― during the livestream, Producer & Director Yoshi-P will be answering questions from fans across the globe.

Lord of the Whorl - Primal Battle Preview (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/8a868b17c74d417780cdc442f58869fbfe85bf34) (02/28/2014)
― the release of patch 2.2 is drawing ever closer, and today we'll be giving you a glimpse of the new Leviathan battle!

Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV English Voice Actor #2 (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=773747)
― Katy Townsend?

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

Curtain Call shows us its Final Fantasy Type-0 characters and more (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/24/theatrhythm-curtain-call-shows-us-final-fantasy-type-0-characters/)
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix have shared more details, including a bunch of new features and refinements, on Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call.

New videos (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/25/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-videos-show-versus-quest-modes/).
(Siliconera)

Screenshots and renders (http://www.gamer.ne.jp/news/201402240002/).
(Gamer)

Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest Monsters 2 may end up outselling the first game (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/24/dragon-quest-monsters-2-may-end-outselling-first-game/)
(Siliconera)
― Dragon Quest Monsters 2 may end up outselling Dragon Quest Monsters in in the long run, according to Japanese sales tracker Media Create.

Rise of Mana

Official website (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/seiken_rom/).

Screenshots (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/811/811737/).
(Dengeki)

Rise of mana is free to play, but it looks like it retains the heart of the Mana series (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/26/rise-mana-free-play-looks-like-retains-heart-mana-series/)
(Siliconera)
― the new game is an action game with a multiplayer mode that brings up to eight players together.

Bravely Default

These are the improvements to Bravely Default in our version of the game (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/23/improvements-bravely-default-version-game/)
(Siliconera)
― Bravely Default producer Tomoya Asano lists out some of the improvements made to Bravely Default: For the Sequel in an effort to streamline the game.

Konami code unlocks Bravely Second trailer (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/26/konami-code-unlocks-bravely-second-trailer-within-bravely-default/) within Bravely Default
(Siliconera)
― Bravely Default contains a teaser trailer for Bravely Second, but you don’t need to complete the game to watch it.

Drakengard 3

New Drakengard 3 DLC unlocks the memories of Zero’s sisters (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/25/new-drakengard-3-dlc-unlocks-memories-zeros-sisters/)
(Siliconera)
― you’ll be unlocking their memories as you advance through the scenario and level up the sisters.

Drakengard 3’s new DLC featuring Zero’s sisters look cuter than expected (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/27/drakengard-3s-new-dlc-featuring-zeros-sisters-look-cuter-expected/)
(Siliconera)
― on April 3, Zero’s past story will be depicted in the last of the series, where it’ll show how she meets her dragon partner, Mikhail.

Drakengard 3 cards (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/811/811662/) in Lord of Vermilion.
(Dengeki)

Thief

Launch trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of_3FxnsCZc)
― out now in North America!

Thief is out now (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/thief-out-now)!
― It’s time for Garrett to once more step out of the shadows...

Reviews (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Thief-Reviews)
― the reviews are in and one thing is certain: Thief leaves nobody indifferent.

Thief: the most grim, oppressive game (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/26/thief-grim-oppressive-game-ive-ever-played/) I’ve ever played
(Siliconera)
― if a game sets out on such a dedicated mission to make its places and faces so uniformly wretched, there ought to be a reason for it.

Release day FAQ (http://www.gameskinny.com/v9e0e/thief-2014-release-day-faq)
(GameSkinny)
― the clock has ticked down (at least for those of us in North America) and Thief (2014) is out for release.

Thief tech support (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Thief-Tech-Support)
― got an issue with your brand new copy of Thief? Answers within.

Deus Ex

Deus Ex: The Fall PC edition heads to Steam (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/deus-ex-fall-pc-edition-heads-steam)
― following last year’s release on mobile devices, we’re really happy to now announce that Deus Ex: ― The Fall is coming to Steam on March 25 (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Deus-Ex-The-Fall-PC).

Nosgoth

Closed Beta Launch Date Announcement (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/closed-beta-launch-date-announcement)
― we’re thrilled to announce that we will be launching our Closed Beta this Thursday, 27th February 2014.

Livestream from Psyonix today (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/livestream-from-psyonix-today-top-50-closed-alpha-players-closed-beta-launch-time)
― top 50 closed alpha players & closed beta launch time.

Nosgoth closed beta launching today (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/nosgoth-closed-beta-launching-today)
― we’re thrilled to let you know that today will see the launch of our Closed Beta phase at 8am PST / 10am CST / 11am EST / 4pm GMT / 5pm CET.

Closed Beta is Live & Ready to Rumble (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/closed-beta-is-live-ready-to-rumble)
― just a very quick update today to confirm that Nosgoth's Closed Beta has gone live today!

Nosgoth cake (https://twitter.com/Nosgoth/status/438631768116035584)
― Raziel stands guard over the cake made for us by the amazing attendees of our mini community day in London yesterday.

Psyonix (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/psyonix-meet-the-dev-team-with-dave-hagewood)
― meet the Dev Team with Dave Hagewood.

Deadman's Cross

Deadman’s Cross reaches 1 million downloads (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/deadman%E2%80%99s-cross-reaches-1-million-downloads)
― heads up Ladies and Gents! Our zombie card battle RPG, Deadman’s Cross, has reached over one million downloads worldwide - that's just 12 days after launch!

Music

Piano Opera Final Fantasy VII/VIII/IX (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/ff7-9/piano/)
― scheduled for a April 23 release.

New Final Fantasy Piano Opera CD has music from Final Fantasy VII, VIII and IX (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/26/new-final-fantasy-piano-opera-cd-music-final-fantasy-vii-viii-ix/)
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix will be releasing a new Piano Opera: Final Fantasy VII/VIII/IX soundtrack CD, the publisher has announced in Japan.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII OST -Plus- (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/SQEX-10430)
― scheduled for a March 26 release.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII OST (http://gc.digitalriver.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.297764000#.Uw66EeNdV8F) and -Plus- (http://gc.digitalriver.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.297655900#.Uw66EeNdV8F)
― overseas release: April 2014.

Final Fantasy Tribute ~Thanks~ (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/439231950109175808/photo/1)
― now available for pre-order!

memoria! (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/SQEX-10431) Yoko Shimomura 25th Anniversary Best Album
― scheduled for a March 26 release.

Rise of Mana OST (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/seiken_rom/)
― scheduled for a April 23 release (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/SQEX-10433).

Re:Birth II -閃- SaGa Battle Arrange (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/rebirth2_sen/)
― now available for download.

Merchandise

1000 Needles (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/437801371299880960/photo/1)!

New Dragon Quest Metallic Monsters Gallery figurines (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/606/all).

Dragon Quest Monster Parade monster metal charms (https://twitter.com/DQ_PR/status/437882474354319360/photo/1).

Drakengard 3 rubber straps (https://twitter.com/2894chang/status/438956340812058624/photo/1).

Sumitomo Mitsui introduces Black Butler Visa card (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-02-24/sumitomo-mitsui-introduces-black-butler-visa-card)
(Anime News Network)
― with enrollment limited to 1,000, this special Visa card features an illustration of Sebastian Michaelis specially drawn by mangaka Yana Toboso, and is a special collaboration with the Black Butler II anime series.

Events

Did you miss the Lightning Returns 13/13/13 event (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/438006610099585024)?
― Don't worry, Yogscast Kim has you covered!

Deals and Sales

Mini Ninjas iOS sale on (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/438978114153349120)
― get the game for free, with up to 50% off the price of selected coin packs!

Tomb Raider is free on PlayStation plus next month (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/27/tomb-raider-free-playstation-plus-next-month/)
(Siliconera)
― in both North America and Europe, Sony are offering Tomb Raider for free to PS Plus subscribers in March.

Contests and Sweepstakes

Pick a Thief lock and win a PS4! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/pick-thief-lock-and-win-ps4)
― if you can rock up to one of ten selected stores around the UK and be the first person to pick the lock of a special Thief chest, you get to win one of the prizes on offer – with PlayStation 4 consoles, PlayStation Vitas and AMD gaming PCs among them!

Artnia

Slime pancakes (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/438628653165838336)!

Dragon Quest (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/438972063324176384) series café souvenir plate (http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/goods/toys/2014/02/post-76.html).

Just for Fun

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Equilibrium (https://twitter.com/SawadaAkane/status/437844482176716800) cosplay (https://twitter.com/SawadaAkane/status/437968081436934144)!
(SawadaAkane)

Slime by Hiro Mashima (https://twitter.com/hiro_mashima/status/438950785393508352).

Grimoire
3rd Mar 2014, 17:08
Week 10

Final Fantasy X

TV commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD1j28Fn7M8)
― two celebrated adventures, now beautifully remastered.

Final Fantasy XIII

Lightning's Yuna garb (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/lightnings-yuna-garb-ffxx-2-hd-remaster) from FFX/X-2 HD Remaster!
― Anyone who purchases a first print run version of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (standard or Limited Edition) for PlayStation 3 will receive the Yuna Summoner garb add-on content for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

Outerworld challenge #2 results (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/outerworld-challenge-2-results-%E2%80%93-lightning-returns-0)
― you’ve made enough Outerworld posts to unlock the Duelist garb for Lightning!

Final Fantasy XIV

Side Story Quest Preview (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/5c5d3114a9992589a94517bc8047ca5e3c97e122) (03/04/2014)
― Today's preview of patch 2.2 will feature Hildibrand─agent of enquiry, inspector extraordinaire, and another confounding case that has caught his sleuthing eye.

Enhance...Enhance... (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000645.html)
― a handy tip that is sure to help those of you trying out the PlayStation 4 Beta and using Remote Play on the PS Vita!

Will Wark for Food (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000652.html)
― when it comes to food, I'll make the effort.

Dungeon preview (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/71bfb44b4ed23abf821880a4bdd756a7a4278daf) (03/07/2014)
― preparations for patch 2.2 are full steam ahead, and in today's preview, we'll give you a glimpse of The Lost City of Amdapor, as well as the hard mode Halatali and Brayflox's Longstop dungeons!

Gilgamesh (http://www.4gamer.net/games/199/G019924/20140303051/) travels to Eorzea.
(4Gamer)

The Weapon Thief and the Whorleater (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/weapon-thief-whorleater/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
― into the Maelstrom is the second major update patch to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and with it comes a ton of new content.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

New info (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-03-08/theatrhythm/final-fantasy-curtain-call-3ds-game-adds-reno-golbez-more-as-enemies) from Shonen Gangan
(Anime News Network)
― Curtain Call 3DS game adds Reno, Golbez, more as enemies.

Final Fantasy Agito

Square Enix has spring update planned (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/04/square-enix-spring-update-planned-final-fantasy-agito/) for Final Fantasy Agito
(Siliconera)
― Famitsu reports new characters Lean Hamplemann (voiced by Koki Uchiyama) and Tono Mahoro (voiced by Hitomi Terakado) will be added to the game.

New (https://twitter.com/sqexgal/status/441461372136603648/photo/1) magazine (https://twitter.com/sqexgal/status/441462739282567168/photo/1) scans (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/441503541861953536/photo/1) and a screenshot (https://twitter.com/akari_sa/status/441546008841842688).

Final Fantasy Agito’s story and new characters detailed (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/06/final-fantasy-agitos-story-new-characters-detailed/)
(Siliconera)
― Final Fantasy Agito is an upcoming free-to-play title for iOS and Android devices, and here’s a look at some of the features you’ll find in the game.

Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts official players survey (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KINGDOM-HEARTS-Official-Players-Survey-3498)
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
― the official Kingdom Hearts Facebook page posted a link to a players survey.

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] development team report #5 (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KINGDOM-HEARTS-chi-Development-Team-Report-5-3499)
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
― this update, to be implemented March-May 2014, will include team battles, new deck-editing options and the expansion of Dwarf Woodlands!

Rise of Mana

Now on (https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/sheng-jian-chuan-shuo-rise/id696484385?mt=8)!

Play Rise of Mana with touch controls, a virtual D-pad, or a game controller (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/05/play-rise-mana-touch-controls-virtual-d-pad-game-controller/)
(Siliconera)
― more Rise of Mana videos than Flammie can carry by itself.

Drakengard 3

Interview (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/interview-drakengard-3-producer-shiba-san) with Drakengard 3 producer Shiba-san
― famed Drakengard producer, Takamasa Shiba, sits down for a candid interview about his experiences with the franchise, the prequel novella, and how Drakengard 3 came to fruition after an eight year hiatus in the series.

DLC presentation site (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/dod3/dlc/).

Here’s a peek at Drakengard 3′s other Intoner Sisters in action (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/03/heres-a-peek-at-drakengard-3s-other-intoner-sisters-in-action/)
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix have shared a peek at their upcoming downloadable content for Drakengard 3 via Nico Nico.

A clearer look at Drakengard 3′s DLC episodes (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/04/clearer-look-drakengard-3s-dlc-episodes/)
(Siliconera)
― in addition to Nier costumes and funny hats for your dragon, Drakengard 3 also has six downloadable stories. The twist is in five of them you play as Zero’s sisters, fellow Intoners you hunt down in the main story.

Drakengard 3′s Nier and Kaine costumes are a pre-order bonus (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/04/drakengard-3s-nier-kaine-costumes-pre-order-bonus/)
(Siliconera)
― additionally, Square Enix have also begun translating the Drakengard 3 novellas that were published online in Japan.

Drakengard 3 producer on what makes the game appealing (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/04/drakengard-3-producer-makes-game-appealing/)
(Siliconera)
― “After having worked on Drakengard 1 and Drakengard 2, we realized what really captured the players’ imaginations is the games’ unique world and story,” says Drakengard 3′s producer.

Drakengard 3's Zero in Lord Of Vermilion III (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/05/drakengard-3s-zero-also-showing-square-enixs-lord-vermilion-iii/)
(Siliconera)
― both flower-power Intoner Zero and her trusty dragon Mikhail will be in Lord of Vermillion III.

Bravely Default

Why Bravely Default is February's best game (http://www.ign.com/videos/2014/03/07/why-bravely-default-is-februarys-best-game)
(IGN)
― if you haven't played Bravely Default go to IGN and see all the reasons why it's such a hit!

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider sales close to 6 million (https://twitter.com/tombraider/status/441624016265048064)
― Tomb Raider released 1 year ago, about to pass 6 million units & set to be best-selling in franchise history.

Nosgoth

Vampire clan 'evolved' skins (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/vampire-clan-evolved-skins-the-tyrant-of-clan-turelim)
― the Tyrant of clan Turelim.

Vampire clan 'evolved' skins (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/vampire-clan-evolved-skins-the-reaver-of-clan-dumahim)
― the Reaver of clan Dumahim.

Vampire clan 'evolved' skins (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/vampire-clan-evolved-skins-the-sentinel-of-clan-razielim)
― the Sentinel of clan Razielim.

Psyonix (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/psyonix-meet-the-dev-team-with-corey-davis)
― meet the Dev Team with Corey Davis.

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Murdered: Soul Suspect arrives June 6, 2014 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/murdered-soul-suspect-arrives-june-6-2014)
― our supernatural detective thriller, Murdered: Soul Suspect, will launch in Europe and PAL territories on June 6, 2014 (and in North America on June 3, 2014), for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqSvL9s1_2M) is the beginning.

Open your eyes (http://markofsalem.com/).
See what I see...

Murdered: Soul Suspect preview (http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/news/a554287/murdered-soul-suspect-preview-what-if-john-mcclane-was-a-ghost.html)
(Digital Spy)
― what if John McClane was a ghost?

Mini Ninjas

Mini Ninjas reaches 5 million downloads (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/mini-ninjas-reaches-5-million-downloads)
― yesterday, our endless running mobile game, Mini Ninjas, passed 5 million total downloads; we thought this was kind of a big deal so we wanted to shout about it!

Glorious Blades

This scary lady is the villain (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/06/scary-lady-villain-square-enixs-latest-smartphone-rpg/) of Square Enix’s latest smartphone RPG
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix teased a collaboration game with mobile games developer Gloops a while back, which ended up being Glorious Blades: The Princess of Destiny and the 8 Soldiers.

Merchandise

Kingdom Hearts Trading Rubber Straps (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.198297227013300.1073741859.100004990716473&type=1&l=ee83ecc2e6)
― pictures uploaded.

Kingdom Hearts Card Case (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.263316027178086.1073741883.100004990716473&type=1&l=c87721a0f1)
― pictures uploaded.

New Dragon Quest entry (http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/goods/toys/2014/03/post-77.html) in the Toys Blog.

Batman: Arkham Origins (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.262724647237224.1073741882.100004990716473&type=1&l=2fae5a6a46) Play Arts Kai
― pictures uploaded.

Beam up some Star Trek (http://www.toychestnews.com/Home/1/1/4/678?articleID=145857) Play Arts Kai figures
(Toy Chest News)
― Square Enix's Play Arts Kai line of highly detailed and articulated figures are getting the Star Trek treatment.

Events

The art (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/441643475209973760) of Final Fantasy X/X-2
― 1st 300 attendees to our Final Fantasy X art gallery will receive this exclusive poster (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/441643475209973760/photo/1/large)!

SaGa prefecture special event SaGa-themed food (http://romasaga.jp/) and traditional porcelain plates (http://www.gamer.ne.jp/news/201403060015/).
(Gamer)

Deals and Sales

Square Enix Mobile Sale now on (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-mobile-sale-now-%C2%A3099%E2%82%AC099-games)
― £0.99/€0.99 games!

Attention PlayStation gamers (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/attention-playstation-gamers-sale-alert-0)!
― Get up 80% off our Western games on the PlayStation Store!

Square Enix mobile sale on now (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Square-Enix-Mobile-Sale)
― get Deus Ex: The Fall for less than a buck.

Contests and Sweepstakes

Win a Lghtning Returns PS3 (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/441757869466087424)
― follow Final Fantasy & retweet for a chance to win this rare 1 of 13 custom Lightning Returns PS3!

Design your own Lightning (http://moonbeam13.deviantart.com/journal/Lightning-Returns-FF-XIII-Contest-431630794) ― winners!
― Forbidden Gateway (http://arist0te.deviantart.com/art/Forbidden-Gateway-435066809?utm_source=social&utm_medium=all&utm_campaign=030714_soc_LightningReturnsWinner1) by ArisT0te.
― Wilhelmina (http://karmalizzard.deviantart.com/art/Wilhelmina-435545909?utm_source=social&utm_medium=all&utm_campaign=030814_soc_LightningReturnsWinners2) by KarmaLizzard.
― Lightning - Mythril Scorpion Armor (http://randis.deviantart.com/art/Lightning-Mythril-Scorpion-Armor-435523863?utm_source=social&utm_medium=all&utm_campaign=030814_soc_LightningReturnsWinner3) by randis.
― Entries (http://www.deviantart.com/morelikethis/435545909).

The Master Thief competition (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Master-Thief-Competition)
― there's a real life Master Thief in the Yogscast office!

Just for Fun

Tonberry cookies (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/440817324866547712)!

Final Fantasy wedding (http://karapaia.livedoor.biz/archives/52155258.html).
(Karapaia)

Lightning Returns makeup tutorial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x47RWwzOXCE)
― cosplaying as Lightning? Emma Pickles has got you covered!

Grimoire
10th Mar 2014, 17:16
Week 11

Final Fantasy X

The Summoner's Journey (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Snyo6kSnGt4&feature=youtu.be)
― Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster NA launch trailer.

Opening CGI Movie (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/opening-cgi-movie-%E2%80%93-final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster) – Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
― the epic opening sequence to one of the most celebrated RPG adventures of all time: Final Fantasy X.

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster - News (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster-news)
― with all that's leading up to this game's launch, we wanted to put together a quick recap of some new assets and activities that we've released to get you amped up for this timeless adventure.

Final Fantasy X artwork before Tidus and Yuna’s designs were finalized (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/10/final-fantasy-x-artwork-tidus-yunas-designs-finalized/)
(Siliconera)
― Tetsuya Nomura said during the game’s early stages of development, Tidus was going to be a worker who handled piping construction underwater.

Final Fantasy X/X2 Remaster video review (http://uk.ign.com/videos/2014/03/10/final-fantasy-xx2-hd-remaster-video-review)
(IGN)
― the best way to play one of the best JRPGs ever made.

Final Fantasy XIII

Final Fantasy Legends Collection (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-legends-collection-lightning-returns) - Lightning Returns
― the add-on pack (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/new-dlc-available-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii) includes the schemata of Cloud from FFVII, Aerith from FFVII, and Yuna from FFX-2.

Out of over 4,000+ fan art Lightnings, Tetsuya Nomura liked these three the most (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/11/4000-fan-art-lightnings-tetsuya-nomura-liked-three/)
(Siliconera)
― here's what Nomura had to say about the winning entries.

Final Fantasy XIV

Beast Tribe Quest Preview (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/31c8e5659ff63125b006d5cd0d392c112ee85e13) (03/13/2014)
― with adventurers having made diplomatic inroads with peace-loving factions of the Amalj'aa and sylph tribes, patch 2.2 will give players a closer look into the inner workings of Sahagin and kobold society.

Letter from the Producer, LV (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/305e66d6c7ce71ae6ba2b07514b58b1a44187791) (03/13/2014)
― Final Fantasy XIV fans the world round, the fifty-fifth Letter from the Producer has arrived for your viewing pleasure!

Patch 2.2 ─ Through the Maelstrom Trailer Now Live (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/b8ecd13e913648e2b08511f4dcc642eec8c72415)! (03/14/2014)
― Driven once more to the brink of turmoil, the realm seeks brave souls who would stand fast against the evils that threaten to pervade it.

The Second Coil of Bahamut Preview (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/f7bac790e69df6dc98488be0fb8eaa770ff3970e) (03/14/2014)
― for players looking for a true test of their mettle, today's preview will offer a glimpse of the Second Coil of Bahamut, wherein the most formidable battles adventurers have yet faced await.

Hold On to Your Bombs (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000658.html)
― I'm not entirely sure how stable these are...

Beats (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000661.html) by Soken
― with the release of the new soundtrack coming soon, it seems that Project Manager M was able to "convince" Sound Director Masayoshi Soken to write a blog post about it!

Over the River and Through the Maelstrom (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000669.html)
― we launched the Patch 2.2 - Through the Maelstrom official website and revealed the new trailer!

The 19 Classes (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/03/10/the-19-classes-of-final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn/#sf2100177) of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
― so, let’s get started, shall we?

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

Tap to these timeless tunes (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/10/tap-timeless-tunes-theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call/) in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix announced some of the songs in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, a follow up to the Nintendo 3DS game.

The Knights of the Round (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/12/knights-round-summon-theatrhythm-curtain-call/) are a summon in Theatrhythm: Curtain Call
(Siliconera)
― Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call will allow you to summon the Knights of the Round as well as Chocobos.

Songs from the Romancing SaGa series (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/16/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-songs-romancing-saga-series/)
(Siliconera)
― in addition to Final Fantasy tunes, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call also has the “Four Demon Nobles Battle 1″ from Romancing SaGa 3 and “The Sewers” from Romancing SaGa.

Final Fantasy Agito

Final Fantasy Agito high-res (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/816/816957/) art (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/816/816959/).
(Dengeki)

Kingdom Hearts

Nomura Interview (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Nomura-Interview-HD-2-5-ReMIX-Recording-Complete-Scenarios-from-chi-3500): HD 2.5 ReMIX recording complete + scenarios from χ[chi]!
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
― He's also been raising a Scottish Fold Blue Tabby.

Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest X is now streaming on Japanese Smartphones (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/10/dragon-quest-x-now-streaming-japanese-smartphones/)
(Siliconera)
― the first 100,000 players can try the smartphone client for free for 72 hours. Dragon Quest X d-Game Version costs 350 yen for three days or 650 yen ten days.

Dragon Quest X has an impressive 300,000 daily active players in Japan (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/14/dragon-quest-x-impressive-300000-daily-active-players-japan/)
― the producers of Dragon Quest X, Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy IX discuss how each of their games is currently doing.

Bravely Default

Bravely Default sold over 200,000 copies (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/13/bravely-default-sold-200000-copies-u-s/) in the U.S.
(Siliconera)
― both Lightning Returns and Bravely Default were among last month’s best-sellers (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/13/npd-3/).

Deus Ex

Deus Ex: The Fall releasing early (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/deus-ex-fall-releasing-early)!
― We’re actually ready to go early, so rather than wait for the ‘official’ release date, we thought we’d just release it earlier instead. So the game will now be available on March 18 – woo!

Nosgoth

Introduction (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/introduction-to-nosgoth-s-founders-program) to Nosgoth’s Founders Program
― we’re ready to reveal the first details about our Founders Program.

Nosgoth Founders Program (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-founders-program-premium-packs-in-game-bundles)
― Premium Packs & In-Game Bundles.

Nosgoth gameplay in Beta mode: Vampire PvP on the loose (http://www.slashgear.com/nosgoth-gameplay-in-beta-mode-vampire-pvp-on-the-loose-07319776/)
― check out Slash Gear's preview of Nosgoth, describing the game as being "both wildly diverse and radically simple".

Preview (http://mmohuts.com/news/nosgoth-closed-beta-preview)
― in their 2nd preview of the game, MMOHut describes our Closed Beta as having "everything you need for a good time."

Sinking our teeth into the free-to-play brawler (http://nosgoth.browsergamez.com/previews/3468/1/nosgoth-preview-sinking-our-teeth-into-the-free-to-play-brawler.html)
(BrowserGamez)
― played Nosgoth over the last few days was the most PvP fun we’ve had in years.

Champ Man

1.4 update (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.squareenix.champman&referrer=mat_click_id%3D98c58f58eaeb4ace9d-20140314-2588)
― including updated player/club database, improvements and fixes now live!

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Xbox Magazine cover (https://twitter.com/Murdered/status/443442491589550080/photo/1)
― here's a sneak peek at the cover of Official Xbox Magazine's April issue, featuring Murdered: Soul Suspect.

'Murdered: Soul Suspect' gets a new set of scary good screenshots (http://www.examiner.com/article/murdered-soul-suspect-gets-a-new-set-of-scary-good-screenshots)
(Examiner)
― a new set of screenshots was released that show off the visual look and feel of the game.

Black Butler

Happy White Day (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-03-14/anime-series-and-artists-celebrate-white-day) from Black Butler.
(Anime News Network)

Durarara!!

Durarara!! gets new TV anime series (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-03-15/durarara-gets-new-tv-anime-series)
(Anime News Network)
― new Durarara!! TV Anime's promo, chocolate mural (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-03-16/new-durarara-tv-anime-promo-video-chocolate-mural-posted) posted.

Lord of Vermilion

Here's a look at the Final Fantasy Tactics collaboration (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/14/heres-look-final-fantasy-tactics-collaboration-square-enixs-lord-vermilion-iii/) in Square Enix’s Lord Of Vermilion III
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix’s arcade card game Lord of Vermillion III has a tie-in with Final Fantasy Tactics, and here’s what it looks like in-game.

Music

Piano CD with tunes from Final Fantasy VII, FFVIII and FFIX (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/15/piano-cd-tunes-final-fantasy-vii-ffviii-ffix-release-date/) has a release date
(Siliconera)
― if you were busy relaxing this morning to the slow and gentle tunes of upcoming Piano Opera: Final Fantasy VII/VIII/IX’s soundtrack CD site, we now have a date for its release.

Final Fantasy XIV OST (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/ff14/REBORN/)― to be released on March 26.

memória! The Very Best of Yoko Shimomura to include Omnis Lacrima (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/memoria/)
― bonus track from Final Fantasy XV.

Merchandise

Final Fantasy XI: XI Years Vana'diel Tribune Chronicles (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/magazine/gamebooks/ff/11_11years_sp/).

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Static Arts mini (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog) Cloud (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MFFTH016), Tifa (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MFFTH017) and Sephiroth (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MFFTH018).

Kingdom Hearts card case (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MKH06002).

Kingdom Hearts Trading Rubber Straps (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MKHA038).

New Dragon Quest entry (http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/goods/toys/2014/03/post-77.html) in the Toys Blog.

Saga (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/444453068470366208) merchandise.

Received an award from WB (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/444442720447119360)!
― We are very honored that our work was appreciated.

Events

In the UK? Want to play Murdered on Wednesday March 12th (http://forums.murdered.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=38)?
― we will be attending the BAFTA Inside Games showcase this Wednesday March 12, and Murdered: Soul Suspect will be playable on the show floor!

The Art of Final Fantasy X/X-2
― Tons of details released for our Final Fantasy X art gallery this Saturday 3/15 (http://www.gallerynucleus.com/gallery/exhibition/424).
― Products for sale (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/444222829030957056/photo/1)! 100% of proceeds go to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts (http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-General/EVENT-The-Art-of-FINAL-FANTASY-X-X-2-Charity-Gallery/td-p/43095544).
― One of the many pieces of artwork up for auction (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/444245696560902146).
― Under construction! 3 (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/444567181645205504), 2 (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/444570757050298369), 1... (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/444586387199647744)a (https://twitter.com/1stPD_PR/status/444576194806050816)n (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/444587527203082240)d (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/444596538363228160) m (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/444597087796097025)o (https://twitter.com/1stPD_PR/status/444606670136545280)r (https://twitter.com/1stPD_PR/status/444750966198247424)e. (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/444647924731871233)
― Pictures (https://twitter.com/1stPD_PR) and fun facts (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy) from the event.
― Naora-san's live art is available for auction (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/445363729538879488).
― Inside (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/15/inside-final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster-art-exhibit/)the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster art exhibit. (Siliconera)

Square Enix cooked up some imperial treats (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/14/square-enix-cooked-imperial-treats-romancing-saga-event/) for the Romancing Saga event
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the SaGa franchise with a collaboration event called Romancing Saga, along with Japan’s Saga Prefecture.
― Additional pictures (http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20140313_639549.html).
(Game)

Final Fantasy prototype figurine exhibition (http://ffnoayumi.or-hell.com/artnia/%E3%80%8Cfinal%20fantasy%20series%20%E5%8E%9F%E5%9E%8B%E5%B1%95%E7%A4%BA) at Artnia
― review by Ayumi.

Development

Tetsuya Nomura talks about his childhood and how he joined Square (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/13/tetsuya-nomura-talks-childhood-joined-square/)
(Siliconera)
― in an interview with Famitsu magazine, Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura details his childhood and how he joined the company he’s worked at all these years.

How Final Fantasy V was a turning point (http://httw://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/13/final-fantasy-v-turning-point-tetsuya-nomuras-career/) in Tetsuya Nomura’s career
(Siliconera)
― While many may consider Final Fantasy VII to be Kingdom Hearts creator Tetsuya Nomura’s early career-defining title, Nomura says it all began with Final Fantasy V.

Collective: Pilot feedback phase complete (http://collective.square-enix.com/news/15/pilot-feedback-phase-complete)!
― We had over 100,000 visits across the four weeks, and almost a quarter of a million page views in total.

Collective: GamesIndustry Innovation Awards: Vote now (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2015-03-10-gamesindustry-innovation-awards-vote-now#champion)
― we are very honoured to be nominated for a GamesIndustry Innovation Award, in the Innovation in Business category!

Contests and Sweepstakes

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII official snapshot contest winners
― part 1 (http://special.member.jp.square-enix.com/lrff13/contest/result_1) and 2 (http://special.member.jp.square-enix.com/lrff13/contest/result_2).

Important Notices

Customers who received a Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD backorder email (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Members_NA/status/443079845883301888) should please disregard the message. It was sent in error. Having trouble with an order on our online store? Get help by calling 310-846-0345 or via email at our support site (https://support.na.square-enix.com/contact.php?id=489&la=1).

Changes to comment moderation (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/changes-comment-moderation)
― just a note about some housekeeping.

Grimoire
17th Mar 2014, 15:18
Week 12

Final Fantasy IV

Now available on the Amazon App store (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00IHX3TIW)!

Final Fantasy VII

On the Way to a Smile to be released in French (http://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/2371020028/)!
― Release date: April 3.

Final Fantasy X

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster available now (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster-available-now)!
― Final Fantasy X/X-2 launches today in North America!

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster out now (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster-out-now)!
― Who’s gonna save Spira, if you don’t?

New Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster trailer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster-trailer)!
― We’ve got another breath-taking trailer to show you!

Why (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/18/square-enix-made-final-fantasy-x-2/) Square Enix made Final Fantasy X-2
(Siliconera)
― “It was a unique first time trial because we made such a rich story for Final Fantasy X and we wanted to build upon it. We didn’t want the story to end at X,” Kitase reminisced.

Final Fantasy X + X-2 at Gallery Nucleus (http://www.finalfantasy.net/x/final-fantasy-x2-gallery-nucleus/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
― more pictures from the event.

Happy bidding (http://www.gallerynucleus.com/gallery/pieces/424)!

Final Fantasy XIII

Lightning Returns: FFXIII Outerworld Adornments (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/lightning-returns-ffxiii-outerworld-adornments)
― we’ve noticed a few of you are interested in the Adornments we’ve been giving away via the official NPC updates in Lightning Returns: FFXIII, so we wanted to make you aware of a few items that will be available in the game over the next two weeks!

Outerworld Challenge #3 Results (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/outerworld-challenge-3-results-lightning-returns) - Lightning Returns
― congratulations folks, you’ve made enough Outerworld posts to unlock Lightning’s La Fouldre garb to use in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII!

Final Fantasy XIV

Account Security Reminder (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/45e4e4123c3d901276d1f5e5f74ceda18a4657cf) (03/17/2014)
― players who log in with a one-time password will now receive an in-game bonus.

Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XIII (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/b4deebe6d4187c92a880bd8423a14e00ab4ec51d) -UPDATE- (03/18/2014)
― it is our pleasure to announce the URL for the upcoming Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XIII.

Letter from the Producer Live XIII (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/letter-producer-live-xiii/).
(Final Fantasy Network)

Crafting and Gathering Preview (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/fdcac38ca1a190627bf4e5b1362cae51e70137f7) (03/18/2014)
― today's patch 2.2 preview offers a look at the new challenges awaiting Eorzea's crafters and gatherers.

Glamours and Gear Preview (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/a1585905092f4cd0fcf95239489bb85da7227deb) (03/20/2014)
― today's patch preview offers a peek at Gerolt's masterworks and the new Glamours system, allowing players to gain both the power they desire and a style to match.

Dancing Mad (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000672.html)
― and dresses! Dresses will also be introduced in patch 2.2!

Yoshida Brings FFXIV to GDC (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000677.html)
― Naoki Yoshida will be presenting at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, CA!

Patch 2.2 Notes (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/638e05ee98d7e940e63b866abfa2f50fd428c5c2) (Preliminary) (03/21/2014)
― Patch 2.2 contains myriad additions and refinements to the realm of Eorzea.

Eorzea's Funniest Home Videos (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000678.html)
― were you able to tune in and watch along with your fellow adventurers? If you did, I'm sure you remember the two new videos we introduced! If you didn't, you'll definitely want to check these out!

A focus on graphics killed Final Fantasy XIV. Here’s how Square Enix revived it (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/19/focus-graphics-killed-final-fantasy-xiv-heres-square-enix-revived/)
(Siliconera)
― at a GDC panel this afternoon, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer Naoki Yoshida discussed the painstaking process through which he and his team resurrected Final Fantasy XIV.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

Curtain Call introduction video 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgIEYGozQEA).

Curtain Call trailer shows new songs and modes (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/20/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-trailer-shows-new-songs-modes/)
(Siliconera)
― in a new trailer, Square Enix showed off new footage from the game.

Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest IV Smartphone version (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/21/dragon-quest-iv-hits-smartphones-japan-april-17th/)
(Siliconera)
― Dragon Quest IV hits smartphones in Japan on April 17th (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/dqsp/dq4/#index).

Guardian Cross

FFX/X-2 Aeons invade Guardian Cross (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/ffxx-2-aeons-invade-guardian-cross)!
― For a limited time only, select Aeons from FFX/X-2 will be appearing in Guardian Cross on iOS devices!

Tomb Raider

Preview pages of Tomb Raider #2 (http://tombraider.tumblr.com/post/80286078527/preview-tomb-raider-2-from-dark-horse-comics) from Dark Horse Comics
― take a look!

Deus Ex

Deus Ex: The Fall - out now on Steam (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Deus-Ex-The-Fall-Steam)!
― And right now, but for a limited time only, your purchase will also net you a free copy of the original Deus Ex GOTY edition too (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/deus-ex-fall-%E2%80%93-out-now-steam)!

Human Revolution - A film made by our fans for our fans (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Deus-Ex-Fandomonium)
― premiering online March 25th @ 3pm EST.

Nosgoth

Psyonix (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/psyonix-meet-the-dev-team-with-eric-majka)
― Meet the Dev Team with Eric Majka.

Evolved Skins (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/evolved-skins-community-q-a-with-daniel-cabuco)
― Community Q&A with Daniel Cabuco.

Psyonix (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/psyonix-meet-the-dev-team-with-sarah-hebbler)
― Meet the Dev Team with Sarah Hebbler.

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Trailer & Limited Edition version (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/murdered-soul-suspect-trailer-limited-edition-version)
― we bring you yet more exciting news today from Murdered: Soul Suspect!

SaGa

Watch SaGa series illustrator Tomomi Kobyashi work her magic on porcelain plates (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/17/watch-saga-series-illustrator-tomomi-kobyashi-work-magic-porcelain-plates/)
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix’s Romancing Saga event featured “Arita-yaki” porcelain plates (a form of art that has been native to the Saga prefecture for over 400 years), with illustrations from series illustrator Tomomi Kobyashi.

Black Butler

Black Butler anime adaption resumes (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-03-22/black-butler-gets-book-of-murder-arc-video-anime)
(Anime News Network)
― Book of Circus TV anime to premiere in June with returning & new cast members.

Gunslinger Stratos

Gunslinger Stratos anime (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXfGKDFu5LA) short (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2K8fdB67iY).

Music

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is getting another Original Soundtrack (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/18/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-getting-another-original-soundtrack/)
(Siliconera)
― when Square Enix released Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII: Original Soundtrack back in November 2013, there were a few tracks that were left out. These will be included in the “Plus” release.

Merchandise

Final Fantasy XIII silver accessories in stock again (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/644/all)!

New Dragon Quest merchandise (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/642/all).

APPLESEED Alpha (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.267429906766698.1073741885.100004990716473&type=1&l=65906a5854) Play Arts Kai.

Development

NieR and Drakengard creator says NieR was inspired by 9-11 (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/20/nier-drakengard-creator-says-nier-inspired-9-11/)
(Siliconera)
― at a panel at GDC this morning, Drakengard and Nier creator Taro Yoko—in a typically off-kilter fashion—began with his conclusion.

Deals and Sales

Square Enix Store Sale (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Members_NA/status/447089521297879040)!
― Buy 1 game & get 20% off, 2 games gets 30% off, 3+ games gets 50% off!

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster is 15% off at GameStop (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/18/final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster-15-gamestop/)
(Siliconera)
― if you haven’t bought FF X|X-2 HD Remaster yet, the game is 15% off at GameStop.

Contests and Sweepstakes

RT for a chance to win
― a signed gallery poster (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/445612051163934720), a canvas (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/446089685220085760), Final Fantasy X/X-2 Collector's Edition (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/445638501048913921) or Play Arts Kai Tidus & Yuna (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/446074138361208833) signed by Kitase san Naora san from the art gallery event!

Artnia

Exclusive Shinra T-shirt (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/446605692581867520) at Artnia.

Artnia chopsticks (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/446606444079480832/photo/1/large).

Just for Fun

Happy St. Patrick's Day (http://instagram.com/p/lpabSSKbPZ/) from Agent 47!

Grimoire
28th Mar 2014, 00:13
Week 13

Final Fantasy X

Why is the Final Fantasy X world melancholy after Final Fantasy X-2 (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/24/final-fantasy-x-world-melancholy-final-fantasy-x-2/)?
(Siliconera)
― We talked to Final Fantasy X producer Yoshinori Kitase about the radio drama, Final Fantasy X: Will, found in Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.

The Art of Final Fantasy X/X-2 video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRJtzsVRpfY).

Final Fantasy XIII

Lightning Returns: Interview with Jessica DiCicco (http://www.finalfantasyunion.com/news/lightning-returns-interview-with-jessica-dicicco--2425.html)
― check out FFUnion's latest podcast interview with Jessica DiCicco, AKA Lumina from Lightning Returns: FFXIII.

Final Fantasy XIV

Patch 2.2 Notes (Full Release) (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/69e2c959d2e9285fd541e7f5f70fb8139b3464da)(03/26/2014)
― We are pleased to announce that the patch notes for Patch 2.2 ─ Through the Maelstrom have been released in their entirety. Be sure to revisit the extensive list of additions and refinements to the realm of Eorzea!

Latest Updates (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/977f2cc296f8d699aeb5d9263613ce32a641313a) (03/27/2014)
― With the release of patch 2.2, the Lodestone has also undergone a number of changes, including additions to character profiles, the Eorzea Database, and more.

Introducing New Optional Services (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/be9d745c99613128b114ab6fda52a8f0606551dd) (03/27/2014)
― Starting today we will be expanding our optional services to include the ability to hire additional retainers.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer on the dangers of going free-to-play (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/25/final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-producer-dangers-going-free-play/)
(Siliconera)
― Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer Naoki Yoshida discusses the dangers of going free-to-play, and how it could affect the quality of a game and its development team.

Sapporo FATE Complete! (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000686.html)
― The latest edition of our live FATE event series took place in Sapporo, Japan!

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

Curtain Call’s Collectacrystarium & Summons (http://www.finalfantasy.net/trff/curtain-calls-collectacrystarium-summons/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
― Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call is set to release at the end of next month (April 24 to be exact) in Japan, and features many more songs, modes, features, and characters than its original counterpart.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call shows off Barret, Edgar, and many more (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/24/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-shows-barret-edgar-many/)
(Siliconera)
― Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call also has a Chocobo summon!

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call’s list of modern Final Fantasy tunes (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/25/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-calls-list-modern-final-fantasy-tunes/)
(Siliconera)
― the first list of songs from Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call come from Final Fantasy’s golden age. These songs are from Final Fantasy VIII and above plus a few pieces from the Romancing SaGa series.

Final Fantasy Agito

Report: Final Fantasy Agito arrives for iOS and Android in April in Japan (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/28/report-final-fantasy-agito-arrives-ios-android-april/)
(Siliconera)
― the Nikkei reports Final Fantasy Agito, a smartphone game with the characters from Final Fantasy Type-0, is scheduled to come out in April.

Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest Trading Card Game (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/449408573391376384).

Dragon Quest X sells 1 million in Japan (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/27/dragon-quest-x-sells-1-million-japan/)
(Siliconera)
― Dragon Quest X has sold 1 million copies, the game’s producer, Yosuke Saito, says.

Chomp into a Slime (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-03-29/chomp-into-a-slime-from-dragon-quest) from Dragon Quest
(Anime News Network)
― not to worry, they're made of marshmallow.

Deadman's Cross

How Zombie Abraham Lincoln (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/28/zombie-abraham-lincoln-got-square-enix-game/) got into a Square Enix game
(Siliconera)
― Siliconera spoke to Deadman’s Cross producer Shinichi Tatsuke who created Guardian Cross to talk about why Square Enix made a zombie and how Abraham Lincoln got in as one of the characters.

Deus Ex

Human Revolution - Deus Ex Fandomonium Film Now Available (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Deus-Ex-Fandomonium-Release)!
― Watch it now on YouTube!

Insight from Moe Charif (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Deus-Ex-Fandomonium-Moe-Charif) - Director of the Human Revolution Fan Film
― Director Moe Charif chimes in with his thoughts on making the film.

Thief

Final Fantasy XIII’s Cid Raines voice actor plays Garrett in Thief (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/27/final-fantasy-xiiis-cid-raines-voice-actor-plays-garrett-thief/)
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix announced they will bring the murky Thief reboot to Japan. The Japanese version is slated for release on PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on June 12 with the Xbox One version TBD.

Nosgoth

Founders Packs (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/founders-packs-to-go-live-tomorrow) To Go Live Tomorrow
― We’ll be releasing a slew of information, including some previously unrevealed surprises.

Founders’ In-Game Bundles are Live (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/founders-packs-in-game-bundles-are-live)!
― Founders’ Packs to Follow Soon

Nosgoth Founders Packs Are Live (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-founders-packs-are-live)!
― For those of you who are new to Nosgoth, here’s what you can expect to receive when selecting one of our Founders' Packs.

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Murdered: Soul Suspect - Airtight Games interview (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2QXM_GS4Dc)
― at the recent Bafta Inside Games event, Game sat down with Doug Van Horne and Matt Brunner from Airtight Games to talk about their new supernatural mystery title Murdered: Soul Suspect.

Lord of Vermilion

Lord of Vermilion III new trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imNPN6MCexg).

Guilty Gear Xrd Sign (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/26/guilty-gear-xrd-sign-rocks-square-enix-arcade-game/) rocks into a Square Enix arcade game
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix and Arc System Works brought BlazBlue characters like Ragna the Bloodedge into Lord of Vermilion Re: 2. Now, Guilty Gear Xrd fighters are joining Lord of Vermilion III as guests.

Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur

Animated opening (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWfonK47qo8).

Manga

Square Enix to offer 175 eManga titles across 200 countries digitally (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/24/square-enix-offer-175-emanga-titles-200-countries-via-major-online-retailers/)
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix and Yen Press are joining forces to put out some 175 of Square Enix’s manga series on major eBook retailers such as Amazon, Kobo, Nook and smartphones.

Music

Square Enix hid “something” (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/26/square-enix-hid-something-final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-soundtrack/) in the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn soundtrack
(Siliconera)
― Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s official soundtrack has begun shipping, and Square Enix say they’ve hidden “something” within the OST.

Merchandise

Square Enix e-STORE Yahoo! (http://shopping.geocities.jp/squareenix-estore/)
― now open!

Look out (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.298929100#.UzR-z6hdV8F)!
― Final Fantasy Variant Play Arts Kai Dragoon is now available for pre-order.

Final Fantasy Static Arts mini of Cloud, Sephiroth & Tifa (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/search?keywords=static%20arts) are still available!

Final Fantasy XIV Limited Edition PS4 (https://twitter.com/PlayStation_jp/status/448796640644587520/photo/1)
(Anime News Network)
― Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-03-26/final-fantasy-xiv/a-realm-reborn-gets-limited-edition-ps4) gets Limited Edition PS4.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call main cast (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/449501065629532160) and chocobo (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/449733708304502784/photo/1) bags.

Final Fantasy mascot plushies (https://twitter.com/toychestnews/status/446405910491967488)
(Toy Chest News)
― get new Final Fantasy plush creatures from @SQEX_MD_NA now at your local comic shop!

Final Fantasy Silver Pendant Chocobo (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.299216500#.UzYxTqhdV8E)
― now available for pre-order!

Final Fantasy Silver Necklace Cactuar (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.299216900#.UzYxE6hdV8E)
― now available for pre-order!

Kupo (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/449154217773502464)!
― A new T-shirt sample!

New Dragon Quest entry (http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/goods/toys/2014/03/post-79.html) in the Toys Blog.

Appleseed Alpha Play Arts KAI Briareos & Deunan (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/search?keywords=appleseed)
― now available for pre-order!

Batman (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.298930300#.UzR-j6hdV8F) is back!
― Pre-order Batman: Arkham Origins Play Arts KAI Batman today.

Deathstroke (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.298930500#.UzR_AKhdV8F) has arrived
― preorder Batman: Arkham Origins Play Arts KAI Deathstroke today.

Play Arts Kai review (http://www.toychestnews.com/Home/1/1/4/678?articleID=146571)
(Toy Chest News)
― Batman and Deathstroke battle it out as Play Arts Kai figures.

Events

Play Murdered: Soul Suspect at EGX Rezzed (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/play-murdered-soul-suspect-egx-rezzed)!
― If you’re at the expo this weekend, you should head on over to our stand and get some hands-on time with Murdered: Soul Suspect!

We're going to Boston (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/we-re-going-to-boston-nosgoth-to-attend-pax-east)!
― Nosgoth to Attend PAX East.

Development

What does Square Enix’s Final Fantasy Committee (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/25/square-enixs-final-fantasy-committee/) do?
(Siliconera)
― Last year, Square Enix formed a committee solely for the Final Fantasy franchise, consisting of Final Fantasy Type-0 director Hajime Tabata, FFXIV: A Realm Reborn director Naoki Yoshida, FFXIII director Motomu Toriyama, and series producer Yoshinori Kitase.

Deals and Sales

50% (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/50-final-fantasy-viii-pc) off Final Fantasy VIII on PC
― for only £4.99, why not?

Square Enix Humble Sale (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-humble-sale)!
― More awesome bargains to be had, courtesy of those folks over at Humble, featuring a whole range of Square Enix Western games! And 10% of proceeds go to charity!

Square Enix Publisher Weekend Steam Sale (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-publisher-weekend-steam-sale)!
― Up to 75% off selected titles on Steam!

Contests and Sweepstakes

Deus Ex Spring 2014 Giveaway (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Deus-Ex-Giveaway-Corsair-AMD)!
― Enter for your chance to win one of 5 awesome prize packs!

Win a Lightning Returns wall scroll singed by Yoshinori Kitase and Yuji Abe (http://squareportal.net/2014/03/22/participate-in-the-thirteenth-farewell-and-win-epic-lightning-returns-prizes/)!
― Square Portal and Namco Bandai Nordic Partners are happy to reveal their special Lightning Returns giveaway as a part of The Thirteenth Farewell!

Artnia

Anniversary mug (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/448660384027648000)
― new mug sample!

Just for Fun

Moogle tattoo (https://twitter.com/Inazaii/status/448729559652126720/photo/1)
― Mog: How cute!! Oh my! It's...me KUPO!

Grimoire
31st Mar 2014, 15:26
Week 14

Final Fantasy XIII

Outerworld Challenge #4 Results (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/outerworld-challenge-4-results-lightning-returns) - Lightning Returns
― With well over 400,000 Outerworld posts in the bag, you've completed our final Outerworld challenge and have unlocked Lightning's Dark Orchid garb - congratulations!

Final Fantasy XIV

FFXIV: ARR launching on the PS4 in 14 days (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/ffxiv-arr-launching-ps4-14-days)!
― There comes a time in everyone’s life when something fantastic happens.

Introducing the "Favour" (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000692.html) System!
― It's been really hard to keep this secret, but it's finally time to let the coeurl out of the bag!

April Fool Me Once (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000694.html)...
― If there are enough burning requests for it, maybe Yoshi-P will...?

FFXIV: A Realm Reborn Fan Kit #8 Released (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/f9b9b3b8cf881ce883c1c2a2182043cd1e7d1b44)! (03/31/2014)
― This installment features a host of stylish illustrations—including the imposing visage of Leviathan, Lord of the Whorl─ready to adorn your desktop or smartphone.

PlayStation®4 Beta Test Phase 2 Schedule (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/5f05dae44518ce12d881e5b2e256e707664adca1) (04/01/2014)
― The second phase of beta testing for the PlayStation®4 version is scheduled to take place at the following times.

Transferring Hotbar and Macro Settings (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/da26082eae70afdb860ec8fb61f3f989a073f4ee) from the PlayStation®3 (04/04/2014)
― Players can now carry over configuration settings including hotbar and macro settings from the PlayStation®3 version.

Hatching-tide (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/c0fb907e8813d07df51b72b2d461c222527317a7) (04/04/2014)
― Though preparations for the festivities are well underway, an unusual abundance of eggs suggest there is more to this affair than meets the eye.

Announcing the Winners (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/ff7ff219c37480db835428ccc728bb98050e2c69) of the Little Ladies’ Day Screenshot Contest! (04/04/2014)
― After lengthy deliberations under the peach tree blossoms, the Community Team is pleased to announce the winners of the Little Ladies’ Day Screenshot Contest!

Final Fantasy Tactics

Final Fantasy VI heroes summoned like Espers (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/01/final-fantasy-vi-heroes-summoned-like-espers-final-fantasy-tactics-s/) for Final Fantasy Tactics S
(Siliconera)
― Locke, Terra, and Celes can join your team between April 3 to April 13.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call’s tunes from FFI – FFVII (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/01/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-calls-tunes-ffi-ffvii/)
(Siliconera)
― preparing for their Theatrhythm encore, Square Enix released a lengthy video showcasing some of the songs from Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call.

Chibi Jecht, Noel, and Fran (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/02/chibi-jecht-noel-fran-theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call/) are in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix still has surprises left for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call and Jump revealed Final Fantasy characters in it.

Bravely Default

Bravely Default: Praying Brage has a Lord Of Vermilion III crossover (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/830/830468/)
(Dengeki, Siliconera)
― this time popular characters from Lord of Vermilion III (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/31/bravely-default-praying-brage-lord-vermilion-iii-crossover/) will appear in Bravely Default: Praying Brage.

Drakengard

Drakengard 3 collector’s edition news (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/drakengard-3-collector%E2%80%99s-edition-news)
― we will be releasing a Collector’s Edition for Drakengard 3 in Europe – and that it will feature the Japanese voice-over content too.

Thief

Thief's Fantasy (http://www.thiefgame.jp/af/)
― try out the demo now!

Nosgoth

Can You Unlock This Exclusive Reaver Skin (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/can-you-unlock-this-exclusive-reaver-skin)?
― We have something a little special to show you that may only be available for a limited time!

Psyonix (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/psyonix-meet-the-dev-team-with-jimi-doss)
― Meet the Dev Team with Jimi Doss.

Nosgoth - Overview video (http://www.polygon.com/2014/4/3/5578742/nosgoth-overview-video)
― Check out this superb Let's Play stream on Polygon by Griffin McElroy - watch the whole thing if you can!

Deadman's Cross

New update (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/450684420744151040)
― Deadman's Cross gets a new update today Featuring a new hunting area: Tumbleweed Casino.

Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur

Square Enix’s Million Arthur has been localized into English (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/04/square-enixs-million-arthur-has-been-localized-into-english-but-still-not-heading-to-the-west/)
(Siliconera)
― the biggest new series to come out of Square Enix in years is Million Arthur. The Arthurian Legend inspired card game was a breakout hit in Japan and sparked a series of games.

Donyatsu

Surreal post-apocalyptic animal anime Donyatsu's 10th short streamed (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-03-31/surreal-post-apocalyptic-animal-anime-donyatsu-10th-short-streamed)
(Anime News Network)
― Donyatsu finds a pretty materia and the mice army Biggs and Wedge is trying to eat her in this episode!

Merchandise

This Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn bundle is limited to just 1,400 units (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/01/final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-bundle-limited-just-1400-units/)
(Siliconera)
― the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn package includes a PlayStation 4 console with a 500 GB hard drive, a copy of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on disc, and a laser etched hard drive bay cover.

Dragon Quest flower-viewing (http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/goods/toys/2014/04/post-80.html).

Events

Square Enix PAX East 2014 Lineup (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/square-enix-pax-east-2014-lineup)
― The 2014 Penny Arcade Expo East aka PAX East is just around the corner on April 11 to April 13!

Development

Bravely Default's success in the West is making Square Enix rethink their JRPGs (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/31/bravely-defaults-success-west-making-square-enix-rethink-jrpgs/)
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda recently talked to Nikkei on the matter of shifting the company’s focus back to JRPGs and their core audiences.

Why are card games so popular in Japan (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/03/card-games-popular-japan/)?
(Siliconera)
― The rise of mobile gaming in Japan gave a jolt to the card game genre. Why? That’s what Siliconera asked Guardian Cross producer Shinichi Tatsuke.

Square Enix makes 'light novel-style' RPG (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-04-02/square-enix-makes-light-novel-style-rpg-with-all-star-voice-cast) with all-star voice cast
(Anime News Network)
― official website (http://team043.jp/).

Could this be a new clue for Square Enix’s upcoming light novel-style RPG (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/04/new-clue-square-enixs-upcoming-light-novel-style-rpg/)?
(Siliconera)
― While the trailer doesn’t show any footage, it recites several lines from characters that will give you an idea of the kind of drama that will unfold in the upcoming game.

Prod1gyX2014
31st Mar 2014, 22:45
Does that mean SE is done with MMO based titles?

Grimoire
1st Apr 2014, 00:15
No, it does not.

kadosho
6th Apr 2014, 00:13
Quite a bit of news bits, I am curious about the impact of storytelling design within the dev teams. Maybe we might see unique changes to come soon? Can't wait to see what happens.

Grimoire
6th Apr 2014, 16:34
I agree and will make sure to keep an eye out for any updates concerning this, kadosho.

Grimoire
8th Apr 2014, 11:37
Week 15

Final Fantasy XIV

The ”Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XIII” Video & Q&A Released (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/9a28307f954638748b2e61aa0f861d57f74ed54f)! (04/09/2014)
― We’re proud to announce that the "Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XIII" video has been released!

Patch 2.21 Notes (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/198cac9ac0f1ad52a42c7ff4addc97c280208a1c) (04/09/2014)
― Patch 2.21 will introduce the first phase of the Echo to the Binding Coil of Bahamut, as well as address several known issues.

Hatching-tide Special Edition (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/2014/Hatching_tide/)!
Adventurers Scramble for Eggs!

Announcing the Hatching-tide Screenshot Contest (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/fa7492386ea22c6930d99144c151aa04d8f3f446)! (04/09/2014)
― Egg-ceptional adventurers of Eorzea, the season has come to heed the egg’s call as the annual Hatching-tide event has scrambled its way into the realm!

The Chocobo and the Egg (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000699.html)
― we prepared a lot of egg-citing event items for adventurers to collect!

PlayStation 4 Version Official Launch Reminder (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/51850bb7bef96a624b1968875441e888a6f2f0ff) (04/10/2014)
― Users looking to play on the PlayStation 4 are encouraged to review the following pertinent information regarding early access, the upgrade campaign, and several bonus items available at release.

Latest Lodestone Updates (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/beb4b0f6928aa4dbebc37a8a1d9a261817b81cdd) (04/11/2014)
― The Lodestone has been updated, offering new information on upgrading from the PlayStation3 to the PlayStation4 and the addition of Allagan tomestones of soldiery to character profiles.

FFXIV community team on XIV Reborn (http://www.xivnation.com/news/special-edition-ffxiv-community-team-xiv-reborn/)
― XIV Nation will host the FFXIV Community Team as special guests.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s first expansion will let you fly (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yP7rwC4FFJk)
(Siliconera)
― Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s producer and main scenario writer talk briefly about the game’s first expansion, which is currently in development.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

Jam with Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call songs from Final Fantasy VIII to FFXIV (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/08/jam-theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-songs-final-fantasy-viii-ffxiv/)
(Siliconera)
― this 26 minute video starts with “The Man with the Machine Gun” from Final Fantasy VIII and ends with “Torn from the Heavens” from Final Fantasy XIV.

Dragon Quest

Journey Of The Cursed King (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/07/journey-cursed-king-trademark-means-square-enix-hasnt-completely-forgotten-dragon-quest/) trademark means Square Enix hasn’t completely forgotten Dragon Quest
(Siliconera)
― a new trademark for Journey of the Cursed King, the subtitle for Dragon Quest VIII, was registered in the US.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of The Cursed King updated with Cloud Saves (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/09/dragon-quest-viii-journey-cursed-king-updated-cloud-saves/)
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix updated the smartphone version of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King with a cloud save feature.

Bravely Default

Bravely Second scenario is complete (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/10/bravely-second-scenario-complete-come-summer/), more to come this Summer
(Siliconera)
― series producer Tomoya Asano shedS some light on its current state of development of Bravely Second.

Nintendo to publish Bravely Default in South Korea...but not in Korean (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/11/nintendo-publish-bravely-default-south-korea-korean/)
(Siliconera)
― just like in the west, Nintendo are publishing Bravely Default in South Korea. There’s just one difference—the game won’t be localized into Korean.

Drakengard

Drakengard 3 - last preorder wave (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/drakengard-3-last-preorder-wave-novella-update-and-new-interview), novella update and new interview
― Drakengard 3, the hotly anticipated prequel to the Drakengard franchise is only a few months away, and as its release date draws nearer, we'd like to give you guys the latest round of updates.

Drakengard 3 art director on how he designed the game’s characters (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/09/drakengard-3-art-director-designed-games-characters/)
(Siliconera)
― "I don’t really design characters based on their personality,” says Drakengard 3 art director Kimihiko Fujisaka.

Hitman

Launching Hitman GO (http://hitman.com/launching-hitman-go/)
― we are very excited to let you know that it will be released worldwide on April 17!

Nosgoth

What Mysteries Lie Behind Our New Character Class (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/what-mysteries-lie-behind-our-new-character-class)?
― The time has come for us to give you the very first glimpse of our brand new Human character class, to be known as the Lost Seers of Avernus, aka The Prophet.

New Human Class (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/new-human-class-the-prophet-aka-the-lost-seers-of-avernus)
― The Prophet, aka The Lost Seers of Avernus.

Psyonix (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/psyonix-meet-the-dev-team-with-jonathan-albert)
― Meet the Dev Team with Jonathan Albert.

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Preview roundup (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/murdered-soul-suspect-preview-roundup)
― the overall feedback has been super-positive, and now that the dust has settled, here’s a roundup of what the media journalists thought of the game!

New Screenshots (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-screenshots-murdered-soul-suspect) from Murdered: Soul Suspect
― a handful of juicy screenshots from the game.

Schoolgirl Strikers

Schoolgirl Strikers (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/08/schoolgirl-strikers-square-enixs-light-novel-style-rpg/) is Square Enix’s light novel-style RPG
(Siliconera)
― "Classmates will become comrades in arms," is Schoolgirl Strikers’ slogan.

Mechanical Apartheid

Mechanical Apartheid (http://www.trademarkia.com/mechanical-apartheid-86238357.html)
― new trademark.

Manga & Anime

Square Enix Manga is back (http://www.yenpress.com/digital/)!
― For the first time, fans will be able to purchase more than 175 volumes of manga in over 200 countries!

Soul Eater Not! manga will end in 5th volume (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-04-11/soul-eater-not-manga-will-end-in-5th-volume)
(Anime News Network)
― the end of the fourth compiled volume of Atsushi Ohkubo's Soul Eater Not! manga announced on Saturday that the fifth volume will be the last.

Funimation to Stream Soul Eater Not! (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-04-07/funimation-to-stream-soul-eater-not-and-riddle-story-of-devil)
(Anime News Network)
― North American anime distributor Funimation announced on Monday that Soul Eater Not! will join its streaming lineup for the 2014 spring season.

Music

Rise of Mana OST cover (https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1.0-9/10014531_685220124870029_4886352725382011135_n.jpg).

Merchandise

Final Fantasy VII Theatrhythm Final Fantasy figures out in June (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/07/final-fantasy-vii-theatrhythm-final-fantasy-figures-june/)
(Siliconera)
― beginning on June 27, you can add a cutesy Cloud and Sephiroth to your Final Fantasy figure collection.

Bravely Second figurine (https://twitter.com/amiami_figure/status/453347377097625600).

Lord of Vermilion 3 figurine (https://twitter.com/amiami_figure/status/453346611016368128).

Badges (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/453364018523013120)
― new line of badges in production!

Artnia fan (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/453787740077686784).

Events

Square Enix PAX East 2014 Lineup (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/square-enix-pax-east-2014-lineup)
― The 2014 Penny Arcade Expo East aka PAX East is just around the corner on April 11 to April 13!

Development

The Final Fantasy team responds to your thoughts on English-language localization (http://www.usgamer.net/articles/the-final-fantasy-team-responds-to-your-thoughts-on-localization)
― long-time series producer Yoshinori Kitase asked for your opinions, and you gave them. Here are his thoughts.

Square Enix on Final Fantasy (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/08/square-enix-final-fantasy-x-3-state-final-fantasy-xv-dissidia/) X-3, the state of Final Fantasy XV, and Dissidia
(Siliconera)
― this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine features a special article called “The Truth of Rumors 2014,” where the top brass of Square Enix took it upon themselves to talk about the latest rumors such as Final Fantasy X-3 and a possible sequel for Dissidia.

Reboot Develop 2014 (https://twitter.com/rebootmag/status/453450371634319360)
― Phil Elliott, guy behind Square Enix Collective confirmed as surprise speaker at Reboot Develop!

Deals and Sales

Easter Merchandise Sale (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/easter-merchandise-sale-%E2%80%93-20-all-figurines)
― 20% off all figurines!

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster now 25% off (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/10/final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster-drops-10-gamestop-deals-week/) (that was quick)
(Siliconera)
― not even a full month after the remake’s release, Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster is already down to $29.99 at GameStop.

Contests and Sweepstakes

Win Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn for PC (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/09/win-final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-pc-siliconera-square-enix/) from Siliconera and Square Enix
― Since we know there are fans for Square Enix’s MMORPG here, we’re glad we can give copies of the game to our readers.

Murdered: Soul Suspect T-Shirt giveaway (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/murdered-soul-suspect-t-shirt-giveaway)!
― These T-Shirts were previously only available to those fortunate few who attended last year's E3 convention, but now you too can enter the running to get your hands on one!

Congrats to our deviantART winners (https://twitter.com/OfficialFFXIII/status/454668050524954624) who received sketches from Tetsuya Nomura!

Grimoire
14th Apr 2014, 05:26
Week 16

Final Fantasy III

Square Enix is bringing Final Fantasy III to PC (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/18/square-enix-bringing-final-fantasy-iii-pc/)
(Siliconera)
― while Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII already had PC ports, Final Fantasy III for PC is a new version of the game.

Final Fantasy XIV

Latest Lodestone Updates (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/8d058668a4a9ea7034373d8e769e757d78eda202) (04/14/2014)
― The Lodestone has been updated with new filtering options for your Wall.

Now Warking on PS4 (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000706.html)!
― Our team in Europe created an awesome PS4 trailer that we're excited to share with you, and in Japan, they also created this really cool 15 second TV commercial!

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn available on Playstation 4 (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-available-playstation-4)
― as the floodgates open to welcome another group of adventurers, we've also announced that we've surpassed the 2 million registered accounts worldwide!

Graphics comparison video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDPbXAKxNdc)
(IGN)
― see the visual differences between PS3, PS4 and PC.

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy

Curtain Call adds Mystic Quest, FFT, and Chocobo songs (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/16/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-adds-mystic-quest-fft-chocobo-songs/)
(Siliconera)
― Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call has at least four characters for every mainline Final Fantasy game from Final Fantasy IV and up. You can make a full Final Fantasy XI party with Shantotto, Prishe, Lilisette. and Aphmau.

Ultima and Eald’narche enemies (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/16/ultima-ealdnarche-enemies-join-theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call/) join Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call
(Siliconera)
― Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call will be released in Japan next week on April 24th, and Jump magazine in Japan has revealed more enemy characters that are in the game.

From Mystic Quest to Lighting Returns, the spinoff songs (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/17/mystic-quest-lighting-returns-spinoff-songs-theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call/) in Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call
(Siliconera)
― in addition to music from numbered Final Fantasy games, Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call has 63 tunes from Final Fantasy spinoffs.

Final Fantasy Agito

Dress like Class Zero's teacher (https://twitter.com/anna64174517/status/455197699638190080/photo/1)
― purchase volume 5 of Kurasame's manga and receive his in-game attire in the Japanese version of the upcoming Final Fantasy Agito.

Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] egg hunt (http://sqex-bridge.jp/guest/information/5369).

Dragon Quest

Why Square Enix used Unity (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/16/square-enix-used-unity-dragon-quest-viii-smartphones/) for Dragon Quest VIII on smartphones
(Siliconera)
― data conversion and user interface were among some of the hurdles Square Enix faced when they decided to port Dragon Quest VIII to smartphones, but one of the biggest issues involved programming language.

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen arrives on iOS and Android (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/17/dragon-quest-iv-chapters-chosen-arrives-ios-android/)
(Siliconera)
― the smartphone version has the same pop up analog stick like Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King so you can play the game one handed.

Hitman

Hitman GO (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/hitman-go) is out today for iOS (https://twitter.com/Hitman/status/456805650681454592)!
― Download it now and check out the launch trailer.

The reviews are out & Hitman GO is a hit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZT-XN3EyIU&feature=youtu.be)!
― Check out HipHopGamer's PAX interview with the game's creative director.

Deus Ex

Director's Cut goes STEAM (https://twitter.com/eidosmontreal/status/456057315620556800)
― Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut on Mac is now available on STEAM.

Nosgoth

Nosgoth @ PAX East 2014 (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-pax-east-2014-all-the-revelations-right-here)
― all the revelations right here.

We are at Insomnia i51 (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/we-re-at-insomnia-i51-this-weekend-will-you-be) this weekend!
― Will you be?

Interview (http://www.dealspwn.com/nosgoth-interview-bill-beacham-171157)
(Dealspwn)
― Bill Beacham on the importance of lore, asymmetrical multiplayer, and making free-to-play work.

Murdered: Soul Suspect

A game to kill for (http://www.vg247.com/2014/04/10/murdered-soul-suspect-a-game-to-kill-for/)?
(VG24/7)
― Murdered: Soul Suspect is a bit of a mystery. Chief among its enigmas is the question “is it any good, actually?” We put our top man on the case.

Murdered: Soul Suspect spooks Japan with Cowboy Bebop’s Spike Spiegel’s voice actor (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/17/murdered-soul-suspect-spooks-japan-cowboy-bebops-spike-spiegels-voice-actor/)
(Siliconera)
― in Japan, the game is called Murdered: The Soul’s Voice Calling Out and has Koichi Yamadera voicing dead hardboiled detective Rowan O’Connor.

Schoolgirl Strikers

Square Enix’s Schoolgirl Strikers trailer shows off its battle system (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/17/square-enixs-schoolgirl-strikers-trailer-shows-battle-system/)
(Siliconera)
― here’s a closer look at Square Enix’s light novel-style RPG, Schoolgirl Strikers.

Puzzle & Dragons

Yes, these Puzzle & Dragons characters were created by Tetsuya Nomura (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/17/yes-puzzle-dragons-characters-created-tetsuya-nomura/)
(Siliconera)
― does that art style look familiar? It should. Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura is working on Puzzle & Dragons Battle Tournament.

Akame ga KILL!

Sora Amamiya leads Akame ga KILL! TV anime's cast (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-04-20/sora-amamiya-leads-akame-ga-kill-tv-anime-cast)
(Anime News Network)
― the dark action fantasy manga follows the title character, Akame, a girl who was bought, and raised by the Empire as an assassin.

Music

Game Symphony Japan to feature music from Final Fantasy VII (http://www.aim-vil.com/artists/game-symphony-japan/).

Merchandise

Final Fantasy Variant Play Arts Kai Dragoon (http://www.toychestnews.com/Home/1/1/4/1079?stockItemID=STK641791) action figure is available to pre-order now!
(Toy Chest News)

Final Fantasy Static Arts mini Squall Leonhart (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.299214700#.U0yBM1WSx8E), Chocobo (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.299214800#.U0yBWFWSx8E) and Moogle (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.299214900#.U0yBe1WSx8E) are available for pre-order now!

Mascot softballs (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/456241695965736960).

Play Arts Kai Watchmen Rorschach (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MWATCHMENPA01).

During an inspection (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/455668540813492224)
― looking good (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/455691804768075776/photo/1)! Even comes with this accessory (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/455992470212313088).

Events

Collective sponsors Ukie Student Game Jam (http://collective.square-enix.com/news/18/collective-sponsors-ukie-student-game-jam)
― we’re really pleased to be able to offer our support this week to the Ukie Student Game Jam, taking place across a number of UK university campuses.

Based in South-East Europe? Game developer (http://collective.square-enix.com/news/19/based-in-south-east-europe)?
― Then you’re probably already heading to Develop Reboot, where Phil Elliott has just been confirmed as a speaker.

Development

Square Enix developer teases the next Mana and SaGa games (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/14/square-enix-teasing-next-mana-saga-game/)
(Siliconera)
― “We will be doing our best to stay true to all your memories from the Super Famicom and PlayStation era,” says Square Enix’s Takehiro Ando.

Square Enix Collective Focus On: 10 Years After (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-collective-focus-10-years-after)
― for anybody that missed it, yesterday marked the publication of the first round of new indie pitches since Collective fully launched.

10 Years After (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/21/10-years-after)
(Ten Tree Games)
― 10 Years After is an open-world FPS survival epic with an engrossing single player story mode.

REalM (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/14/realm)
(Arbor Sheep)
― a 2D side scroller puzzle-solving adventure about exploring a world of dreams... or nightmares?

Moon Hunters (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/5/moon-hunters)
(Kitfox Games)
― an open-world adventure for 1-4 players, solving ancient mysteries and building mythologies.

Deals and Sales

It's the Square Enix Easter Sale (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/its-square-enix-easter-sale)!
― If you’re looking for something new to play, you’re in luck, as we’ve got a juicy medley of discounts on digital games and merchandise taking place over the Easter Holidays!

Grab Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy VIII and more for cheap on PC (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/14/grab-tomb-raider-final-fantasy-viii-cheap-pc/)
(Siliconera)
― online PC games store Green Man Gaming are hosting a week’s worth of discount sales.

Sony (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-04-16/sony-sells-its-entire-stake-in-square-enix) sells its entire stake in Square Enix
(Anime News Network)
― Sony owned an 8.25% stake in Square Enix before the sale.

Final Fantasy Friday (https://twitter.com/amazonappstore/status/457255357060894720) at Amazon Appstore!
― Grab the app and join in the fun.

Contests and Sweepstakes

Here are the winners (https://twitter.com/eidosmontreal/status/457192111759446016) of the Corsair, AMD, Deus Ex giveaway.
― Congratulations!

Mumutaro
17th Apr 2014, 02:42
As this IGN report http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/02/19/future-final-fantasy-games-may-come-to-pc
is it possible that ff13 trilogy are coming to Steam? including the future ff15?

Grimoire
17th Apr 2014, 02:48
This was originally reported by Eurogamer, and not IGN. See this post (http://forums.eu.square-enix.com/showthread.php?t=4258&page=2&p=84630#post84630).

Grimoire
22nd Apr 2014, 09:15
Week 17

Final Fantasy IV

Final Fantasy IV on iOS now supports Logitech's PowerShell Controller (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/459704497410174976)!

Final Fantasy XIV

Hildibrand cookies (https://twitter.com/FF_XIV_JP/status/458187817084911618/photo/1)!

Letter from the Producer, LVI (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/a5993bd9fcec0b899afc9cd4f36f4e22afbba042) (04/23/2014)
― the fifty-sixth Letter from the Producer has arrived for your viewing pleasure!

Introducing the Community Team’s new Live Show: DUTY COMMENCED! (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/f89c14f035042c0fa4306b22fb7ffca14a6cc65e) (04/23/2014)
― a new live show featuring the Final Fantasy XIV North American Community Team!

Patch 2.25 Notes (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/506a135c96590f304f18e8c110b45897e3a016cf) (04/23/2014)
― Patch 2.25 will introduce new ranks and rewards to the Wolves' Den, the next phase of the Echo in the Binding Coil of Bahamut, and much more.

FFXIV 2.25 PvP update, Materia Transmutation (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/ffxiv-225-brings-pvp-gear-materia-transmutation/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
― some notable changes landing today are the introduction of an additional ten ranks to PvP, including new rewards in the form of animal-themed gear for each class.

How Leviathan’s theme came together (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/leviathans-theme/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
― with time running out before the deadline, Soken stepped in to provide the song with his own voice!

Famitsu Awards 2013 (http://jp.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000708.html)!

Pictlogica Final Fantasy (http://jp.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000709.html) goes Final Fantasy XIV!

Kupo (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/459613625695485952), kupo (https://twitter.com/FF_XIV_JP/status/459558464964939777)-kupo (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/459627084818546688)~

Final Fantasy XV

Xbox One official Japanese Final Fantasy XV page (http://www.xbox.com/ja-JP/xbox-one/games/ffxv).

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-announced) Curtain Call announced (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-announced)!
― The release is schedule for the Nintendo 3DS in July this year. Bring on the Summer!

Official website (http://www.theatrhythm.com/).

Curtain Call DLC scheduled for post-launch (http://www.finalfantasy.net/trff/curtain-call-dlc-scheduled-postlaunch/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
― Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call‘s first round of DLC is scheduled for Japan just in time for launch, with more songs available for 150 yen (roughly $1.50 USD) each.

The game is now out in Japan (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/t_ffcc/)!

Final Fantasy Agito

Final Fantasy Agito arrives in may and with street clothes if you pre-register (http://special.member.jp.square-enix.com/ff-agito/pre/)
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix is bringing Ace and his classmates to smartphones in May when Final Fantasy Agito comes out in Japan.

Final Fantasy Agito smartphone game's second trailer streamed (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-04-21/final-fantasy-agito-smartphone-game-second-trailer-streamed)
(Anime News Network)
― Square Enix began streaming a second trailer on Monday for its Final Fantasy Agito game for iOS and Android.

Promotional artwork (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/458142632162500608/photo/1).

Pre-registration website (http://special.member.jp.square-enix.com/ff-agito/pre/).

Kingdom Hearts

Xbox One official Japanese Kingdom Hearts 3 page (http://www.xbox.com/ja-JP/xbox-one/games/KINGDOMHEARTSIII).

10 worlds we want (http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/04/23/10-worlds-we-want-in-kingdom-hearts-3) in Kingdom Hearts 3
(IGN)
― now that Disney owns everything we love, what's next for Sora and company?

Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest series creator: next game is in production (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-04-27/dragon-quest-series-creator/next-game-is-in-production)
― Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Horii revealed at the Niconico Chōkaigi convention 3 on Sunday that the next game in the series is in production.

Drakengard

Drakengard 3 – PSN pre-order now open (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/drakengard-3-%E2%80%93-psn-pre-order-now-open)
― pre-orders are available until May 21, which is now under a month...

Tomb Raider

Square Enix readies Tomb Raider and Call of Duty for Xbox One launch in Japan (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/23/square-enix-readies-tomb-raider-murdered-call-duty-xbox-one-launch-japan/)
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix will back Xbox One when the console launches in Japan with four games from their Extreme Edges line.

Nosgoth

Up All Night @ Insomnia51 (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/up-all-night-insomnia51)
― this Easter weekend, we spent some time with our nearest and dearest future friends…

The Deceiver (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/the-deceiver-of-clan-zephonim-released-today) of Clan Zephonim
– Released Today!

Game updates (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates).

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Want to play Murdered: Soul Suspect this weekend (https://twitter.com/Murdered/status/459706378777812992)?
― From tonight, we'll be at the Stratford Picture House for the SCI-FI-LONDON film festival (https://twitter.com/Murdered/status/459712815499313152)!

SaGa

SaGa Compilation Trading Card Game (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/458068806582022144)
― Chapter 1.

Gunslinger Stratos

Gunslinger Stratos 2 promotional (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx8ECPdlOJ0) videos (http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/music/cm_blog/2014/04/post_366.html).

The Witch's Manservant and the Devil's Horn

Cuticle Detective Inaba's Mochi launches new manga (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-04-21/cuticle-detective-inaba-mochi-launches-new-manga)
(Anime News Network)
― the new comedy-fantasy series centers on a witch's manservant running about to procure a devil's horn for a certain unnamed reason.

Puzzle & Dragons

Tetsuya Nomura’s (https://twitter.com/padBT_PR/status/458908615726751744/photo/1/large) Puzzle & Dragons characters are coming into regular Puzzle & Dragons (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/24/tetsuya-nomuras-puzzle-dragons-characters-coming-regular-puzzle-dragons/)
(Siliconera)
― between April 28 to May 11, Puzzle & Dragons players will be able to get Yo Minazuki, Leona Akita, Tinnin, and Murakumo Takeda through the game’s gatcha system.

Pandora Hearts

Pandora Hearts manga to end in next volume (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-04-26/pandora-hearts-manga-to-end-in-next-volume-no.23)
(Anime News Network)
― the 22nd volume of Jun Mochizuki's Pandora Hearts manga announced on Saturday that the series will end in the next volume.

Music

Final Fantasy VII concert (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/21/final-fantasy-vii-concert-held-japan-june/) to be held in Japan this June
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix will hold a Final Fantasy VII symphony concert in Tokyo this Summer. The performance will take place on June 21st.

Merchandise

Final Fantasy Variant Play Arts Kai Bahamut (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.278600448982977.1073741886.100004990716473&type=1&l=40aab6645a)
― new images uploaded.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy bags character (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/459176833582243840) and chocobo (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/459180552793235456) version (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/459281898217291776).

Climbing up Mount Moogle (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/459528566137307137).

You are no match for me (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/459510912773136384)!

Artnia

Moogle t-shirt (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/458543824986324992)
― café Artnia exclusive t-shirt.

Dragon Quest (http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/goods/toys/2014/04/gwartnia.html) visits Artnia.

The World Ends with You pin badge collection (http://www.khinsider.com/news/TWEWY-Pin-Badge-Collection-now-at-ARTNIA-3506) now at ARTNIA!
(KH Insider)
― The pins cost 200 Yen ($2 USD) and there are 12 pins in all.

Chopsticks (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/458493346621558785)
― café Artnia exclusive chopsticks.

Development

Pub Master Quest - Portable Knights (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/16/pub-master-quest-portable-knights)
(Icey Games)
― Pub Master Quest is a series that draws it's inspiration from the roots of classic JRPG games.

Sirona Sol - Journey of Artsmith from Avalon (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/15/sirona-sol-journey-of-artsmith-from-avalon)
(Magnolia Soft)
― Sirona sol is a fast-paced casual game with fantasy theme. This game is a combination of time-management game and role playing game.

Crash Dummies: Escape Velocity (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/12/crash-dummies-escape-velocity)
(Crash Dummies Games)
― Escape Velocity is a 3D action/adventure game animated with vivid hand drawn art that channels classics like Silent Hill and Resident Evil

Leap of Fate (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/13/leap-of-fate)
(Clever-Plays)
― New York, present day. A rogue occultist must undergo a deadly rite of passage, forcing him to face his own demons and choose his fate.

Black The Fall (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/20/black-the-fall)
(Sad Sand Sailor)
― This is an atmospheric side-scrolling shooter with puzzle solving elements. An odd and unexpected black and white dream.

Important Notices

I'm Leaving (http://forums.eu.square-enix.com/showthread.php?t=12789) Square Enix
― Best of luck with future projects, Monkeythumbz!

Mail/Web Chat Support Technical Difficulties (http://support.eu.square-enix.com/) (Apr. 24)
― Due to network issues, we are currently experiencing technical difficulties in which we cannot provide support via mail/web chat.

MooseMidget
22nd Apr 2014, 22:03
Hi johnny

Grimoire
22nd Apr 2014, 22:39
Johnny: Hey! You're in the wrong place, MooseMidget: This (http://forums.eu.square-enix.com/showthread.php?t=1691) is my place. : D

Grimoire
29th Apr 2014, 06:30
Week 18

Final Fantasy VIII

Final Fantasy VIII for PC arrives in Japan on May 8 (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/01/final-fantasy-viii-pc-arrives-japan-may-8/)
(Siliconera)
― while Final Fantasy VIII is available now on Steam, Square Enix has not released the Japanese version. That’s about to change since Final Fantasy VIII is slated in Japan for May 8.

Official website (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ffviii-pc-jp/).
e-STORE product page (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/SEDL-1021).

Final Fantasy XIV

Tokyo's FATEful Encounter
― part 1 (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000713.html) and part 2 (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000719.html).

FINAL FANTASY XIV FAN FESTIVAL 2014 Coming This Fall (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/baa66dbfabc1b4b1ffd3e8acfb2a3693aec37ee5)! (04/28/2014)
― It is with great pleasure that we announce our first major fan event!

DUTY COMMENCED - Episode 1 Now Available (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/c3811dda4f54366e08a40e1f49fe842f4a0d5d14)! (04/29/2014)
― We are happy to inform you that the archived video is now available for your viewing pleasure!

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Fan Kit ─ Special Edition (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/9079b57258554c19aa59f24f28784ab5070848d3) (05/02/2014)
― to commemorate the recent Niconico Choukaigi 3 event in Japan, we've prepared a special edition of the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn fan kit!

Eorzea Collection LIVE (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000726.html)
― at the recent NicoNico Chokaigi 3 event held in Tokyo last week, attendees were able to visit Eorzea...in real life!

Impressive cosplay from the event (http://www.gamer.ne.jp/news/201404280019/)
(Gamer)
― just check out that Miqo'te!

Niconico Event Day 2 (http://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/comments/2466y3/niconico_event_day_2_summary_of_new_information/)
(Reddit via Famitsu)
― summary of New Information: Personal Housing, Limit Break Changes, Marriage System, etc.

FFXIV: A Realm Reborn posts underwhelming PS4 retail sales in Japan (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/28/ffxiv-a-realm-reborn-posts-underwhelming-ps4-retail-sales-in-japan/)
(Siliconera)
― last week, Square Enix released Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn for the PlayStation 4 in Japan. The game sold 31,326 copies during the week.

More about Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s marriage system (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/01/final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborns-marriage-system/)
(Siliconera)
― during this past weekend’s NicoNico Super Meeting 3, Square Enix held a special stage event for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, called “Super F.A.T.E. in Tokyo”.

Bravely Default

What was the original Bravely Default like (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/02/original-bravely-default-like-silicon-studios-president-explains/)? Silicon Studio’s president explains
(Siliconera)
― also development for Bravely Second, the sequel to Bravely Default, began in September 2013.

Drakengard

Drakengard 3 will get even more DLC scenarios (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/01/drakengard-3-will-get-even-dlc-scenarios/)
(Siliconera)
― Drakengard 3 recently received a set of DLC prequel stories in Japan. Instead of playing Zero, you get to play as her Intoner sisters and unlock their memories through the story.

Nosgoth

Nosgoth’s Player-Written Beginner’s Guides
― Day 1 (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-s-player-written-beginner-s-guides-day-1), Day 2 (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-s-player-written-beginner-s-guides-day-2), Day 3 (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-s-player-written-beginner-s-guides-day-3) Day 4 (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-s-player-written-beginner-s-guides-day-4) and Day 5 (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-s-player-written-beginner-s-guides-day-5).

Hello! (http://forums.eu.square-enix.com/showthread.php?t=12932&p=99505#post99505) (New Nosgoth CM)
― So, it's high time I say a big hello to everyone...

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Who is the Bell Killer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/who-bell-killer-%E2%80%93-murdered-soul-suspect)?― The sleepy streets of Salem are being terrorised by a serial killer. Leaving nothing behind but eerie symbols of a bell, the police and media have taken to calling him, the Bell Killer.

Champ Man

Get your Champ Man Coaching Badge for free (https://twitter.com/champman/status/462253907234672640)
– this weekend only!

Manga and Anime

Yen Press releases digital manga worldwide (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/advertorial/yen-press-worldwide-digital-release)
(Anime News Network)
― no matter where you are in the world, as long as you have access to the Internet and e-tailers, you'll be able to buy official English-language ebook editions of around 175 Square Enix titles!

Arakawa Under the Bridge X Bridge SE now available (http://www.nisamerica.com/index.php?nav=n&article=pbomb/PrinnyBomb_Vol458.html)!
― Standard edition DVD/Blu-ray set now available from NIS America.

Music

Final Symphony Tokyo (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/fst/)
― Music from Final Fantasy VI, VII and X.

Final Fantasy VII concert to be held in Japan this June (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-04-28/final-fantasy-vii-concert-to-be-held-in-japan-this-june)
(Anime News Network)
― this performance which will be reproducing orchestral versions of some of the greatest hits from Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII, will be held in the Akasaka district's SUNTORY Hall.

Remastered Romancing SaGa soundtrack out on June 18 (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/02/remastered-romancing-saga-soundtrack-june-18/)
(Siliconera)
― the Romancing SaGa Original Soundtrack Remaster has 38 remastered songs.

Merchandise

New Final Fantasy XIV products (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/461795397258584065).

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call bags (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/460736482206949376/photo/1/large)
― now for sale.

Final Fantasy Variants Play Arts Dragoon figurine up for pre-order (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/01/final-fantasy-variants-play-arts-dragoon-figurine-pre-order/)
― preorders are now UPon the Square Enix store for the Final Fantasy Variant Play Arts Kai Dragoon figurine.

The Dragon King is here (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/461285045362098176)!
― Pre-order our Final Fantasy Variant Play Arts Kai Bahamut today!

Bravely Second isn’t even out yet, but its protagonist is already getting a figurine (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/03/bravely-second-isnt-even-yet-protagonist-already-getting-figurine/)
(Siliconera)
― online store AmiAmi was down at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition 2014, and here’s something they snapped and posted to Twitter from Square Enix’s figurine booth.

SaGa 25th anniversary limited items (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/special/saga)
― now for sale in the Square Enix e-STORE!

DC Comics Variant Static Arts mini images added (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.281073592068996.1073741887.100004990716473&type=1&l=2133668e47)!
― Batman and friends have never been cuter!

Snake is ready to go (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/460975154885971969/photo/1)!

Artnia

Square Enix Pin Badge Collection (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/460643930514534400/photo/1/large)
― now refilled!

Artnia exclusive items (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/460732269829689344/photo/1/large)
― sweets and treats.

Development

Eternal Desert Sunshine (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/28/eternal-desert-sunshine)
(Karnak Arts)
― “Eternal Desert Sunshine” is a third-person adventure game with platform and shooter elements. The game is set in ancient Egypt.

Haarmu (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/26/haarmu)
(Haris Game Studio)
― A tower defense game that introduces elements of education, new TD mechanics and an awesome story. And I want to make it gorgeous.

On creating art (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/30/creating-art-final-fantasy-x-final-fantasy-type-0/) for Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy Type-0
(Siliconera)
― “Temples and seaside towns were the most inspirational [from my trip to Bali]. This is reflected strongly in Besaid Village,” said Yusuke Naora.

Grimoire
6th May 2014, 17:38
Week 19

Final Fantasy III

Final Fantasy III coming to Steam (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-iii-coming-steam)!
― It’s something that we’ve received a lot of requests for, so we’re naturally very happy to be able to announce that Final Fantasy III is coming soon to Steam!

Final Fantasy XIV

Eorzea Down Under (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000729.html)
― you may have heard it mentioned on the forums, but Yoshi-P recently traveled to Sydney, Australia for a media tour!

Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XIV (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/19dfa97dcf5be9e19977b3c4c0a727489f63a43c) (05/09/2014)
― scheduled to be held in Nagoya, Japan, this will be the first half of a two-part special previewing the new adventures to come in patch 2.3!

Under the HUD (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000732.html)
― another fun update from the recent NicoNico Chokaigi 3 event held in Japan!

[Important] Warning regarding phishing emails/messages (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/1279adbea7954975d5518e420313d4d3f70f07dc)
― please be very cautious as the contents of the fake websites and fake emails are being cleverly disguised.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

Curtain Call adds FFIV’s Rosa and piano Aerith’s Theme (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/06/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-adds-rosa-ffiv-aeriths-theme-pianos/)
(Siliconera)
― Rosa Joanna Farrell of Baron from Final Fantasy IV is the second character added to Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call through DLC.

Drakengard

Drakengard 3 - Keiichi Okabe interview (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/drakengard-3-keiichi-okabe-interview)
― we've only got a few weeks to go until the launch of Drakengard 3 on May 20th and today marks another round of updates from the team!

Nosgoth

Nosgoth's German forums are LIVE (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-s-german-forums-are-live)!
― We’re happy to announce the launch of our very first official international Nosgoth forum; the brand-new German language section!

Murdered: Soul Suspect

In One Month... (https://twitter.com/Murdered/status/463735855459606528)
― in one month, come face to face with the serial killer terrifying the town of Salem.

It’s not safe (https://twitter.com/markofsalem/status/464098470899773440).
― I have visions, he will return again.

Murdered: Soul Suspect Q&A (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/murdered-soul-suspect-qa-%E2%80%93-submit-your-questions)
― submit your questions!

Wallpapers
― three (https://twitter.com/Murdered/status/464810425503469568), two (https://twitter.com/Murdered/status/464809837080375297), one (https://twitter.com/Murdered/status/464809327736676352).

Schoolgirl Strikers

Now available on Android (http://schoolgirlstrikers.jp/).

Black Butler

Yuuki Tai, Mayumi Shintani join Black Butler: Book of Circus cast (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-07/yuuki-tai-mayumi-shintani-join-black-butler/book-of-circus-cast)
(Anime News Network)
― the website also unveiled a new key visual by Minako Shiba, a character designer and chief animation director of the new television anime.

Rock band Sid performs new Black Butler TV anime's opening (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-09/rock-band-sid-performs-new-black-butler-tv-anime-opening)
(Anime News Network)
― the four-man rock band SID created their new song "Enamel" for the opening theme of the Black Butler: Book of Circus television anime series.

DISACODE's Akira sings new Black Butler TV anime's ending (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-09/disacode-akira-sings-new-black-butler-tv-anime-ending)
(Snime News Network)
― Kera magazine model makes solo debut with "Aoki Tsuki Michite" in July.

Merchandise

Deus Ex: Jensen's Coat (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Deus-Ex-Jensens-Coat)
― Musterbrand's new Jensen's Coat replica now available for purchase!

Future product (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/465685417740603392)?

Development

Debugger v3.16 (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/30/debugger-v3-dot-16)
(Work of the Spider Entertainment)
― did you ever want to learn programming and create your own game? After playing this game you can!

Where Final Fantasy went wrong, and how Square Enix is putting it right (http://www.usgamer.net/articles/where-final-fantasy-went-wrong-and-how-square-enix-is-righting-it)
― interesting US Gamer article with candid thoughts from Final Fantasy devs past, present & future.

Contests and Sweepstakes

Win a Drakengard 3 Japanese Limited Edition (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/08/win-drakengard-3-japanese-limited-edition-square-enix-siliconera/) from Square Enix and Siliconera
― Siliconera has a prize we think the readers here will appreciate. Square Enix gave us a Drag-on Dragoon 10th Anniversary Box from Japan to giveaway to our community.

Important Notices

Recovery from Mail/Web Chat Support Technical Difficulties (http://support.eu.square-enix.com/) (May 7)
― we are happy to announce that the issue has been resolved as of May 7, 2014 at 10:00 (GMT) and we have resumed support via mail/web chat.

Grimoire
12th May 2014, 16:44
Week 20

Final Fantasy XI

New trailer (http://www.playonline.com/pcd/topics/ff11us/detail/12450/detail.html)
― watch the May version update trailer and get pumped for all the great new content!

Final Fantasy XI May update to bring new missions, tweaks and more (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/12/final-fantasy-xi-may-update-bring-new-missions-tweaks/)
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix have shared a glimpse of an upcoming May update for Final Fantasy XI.

Final Fantasy XIV

Lyrics (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000739.html) of the Whorl
― ever since the release of Patch 2.2 players have been asking me for the Leviathan lyrics so Soken figured it'd be a good time to share them!

Second Episode of the Community Team’s Live Show: DUTY COMMENCED! (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/59159312cd2a61dd0c0367c37da1fb72eacdc64c) (05/13/2014)
― Tune in this Friday for the second installment of DUTY COMMENCED, a not as new live show featuring the FINAL FANTASY XIV North American Community Team!

Final Fantasy XV

The reality (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xv/reality-fantasy-based-reality/) of the Fantasy based on reality
(Final Fantasy Network)
― we’re about to mark the one-year anniversary of Final Fantasy XV‘s debut at E3, and the eight-year anniversary of its former Final Fantasy Versus XIII self at the very same venue.

Final Fantasy XV cam footage shows more scenes at Thailand Comic Con (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/13/final-fantasy-xv-cam-footage-shows-scenes-thailand-comic-con/)
― Square Enix recently shared some footage of Final Fantasy XV during their Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary show at Thailand Comic Con 2014.

Final Fantasy Agito

Final Fantasy Agito videos shows a bit of school life (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/12/final-fantasy-agito-videos-shows-bit-school-life/) and combat (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/14/final-fantasy-agitos-latest-videos-prepare-us-combat/)
(Siliconera)
― this is a look at what it looks like to interact with some of the Final Fantasy Agito characters, where we see the player talking to Deuce who introduces herself.

Final Fantasy Agito smartphone game's 3rd trailer showcase battles (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-15/final-fantasy-agito-smartphone-game-3rd-trailer-showcase-battles)
(Anime News Network)
― a third trailer for Final Fantasy Agito for iOS and Android is out now.

Final Fantasy Agito is out now in Japan!
― iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/final-fantasy-agito/id774609884?mt=8)
― Google play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.square_enix.android_googleplay.F***itoj)

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-

Fan survey (https://www.facebook.com/KingdomHearts/posts/10152046748755841)
― ask the Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- team anything in our latest fan survey!

Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts 3 not expected to be out in early 2015 (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-3-not-expected-to-be-out-in-2015)?
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
― Today, Square Enix released their financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31st this year.

Shinji Hashimoto discusses KH3 & FFXV (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Shinji-Hashimoto-discusses-KH3-FFXV-at-Thailand-Comic-Con-2014-3509) at Thailand Comic Con 2014
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
― over the weekend at Thailand Comic Con 2014, Shinji Hashimoto was in attendance and held a keynote about Final Fantasy and his past & current work at Square Enix.

Dragon Quest X

Square Enix considering bringing Dragon Quest X “overseas” (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/12/square-enix-considering-bringing-dragon-quest-x-overseas/)
(Siliconera)
― in a financial results briefing, Square Enix outlined a few of the company’s major initiatives going forward.

Nosgoth

Founders Packs now on Green Man Gaming (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/founders-packs-now-on-green-man-gaming)!
― The fine folks at Green Man Gaming have welcomed Nosgoth into their family, and are now selling Founders Packs directly from their site.

Vampire Clan 'Evolved Skins' & Level Cap Increase (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/vampire-clan-evolved-skins-level-cap-increase)
― besides the new Skins and Level Cap, we also made a handful of adjustments and fixes in other areas of the game as well.

Game updates (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates).

Murdered: Soul Suspect

New screenshots (https://twitter.com/Murdered/status/468058392331055105)
― the hunt for the Bell Killer takes a grave turn in Salem's Cemetery...

SaGa

SaGa Trading Card game to be released later this month (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/466521995761704960).

Kaku-San Sei Million Arthur

BlazBlue (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/11/blazblue-crosses-square-enixs-million-arthur-series-vita/) crosses into Square Enix’s Million Arthur series on Vita
(Siliconera)
― players will be able to get crossover cards and play a crossover event until June 9.

Music

SQ Swing (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Square-Enix-Releases-Swing-Album-with-Kingdom-Hearts-Theme-3511)
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
― Square Enix releases swing album with Kingdom Hearts theme.

Romancing SaGa 2 Original Soundtrack-REMASTER- (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/SQEX-10438)
― to be released on July the 16th.

Products

Shall I give you despair (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/466054477284249600/photo/1)?

Dilly-Dally, Shilly-Shally (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/466101206104817664/photo/1)!

Figures in action (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/465811949100756992)!
― Check out our new merchandise display at the reception of Square Enix London Office!

Square Enix products at MCM London Comic Con (http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/2014/05/01/reds-in-the-hood-once-upon-a-times-meghan-ory-to-attend-london-comic-con/)
― we are examining some of the new products (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/465847834152296448) in preparation for the MCMExpo!

Following the latest trends (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/466186096129630208)
― Final Fantasy Girls are taking a selfie before going to MCMExpo.

A brand new (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/467667615188389890) Play Arts Kai Tifa (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/467503523102339072) is in the making!

Final Fantasy XII fans get ready (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/467181164076490752)!
― Fran (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/467287574898565122) Play Arts Kai coming soon!

Square Enix Toys Blog (http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/goods/toys/2014/05/tcg.html)
― Dragon Quest Trading Card Game edition.

Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur figure (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/466832062184316929).

Snake pit (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/466181868254031874/photo/1)
― new Metal Gear Solid (https://twitter.com/kojima_pro/status/466840537736024064) Play Arts Kai released!

WATCHMEN Rorschach (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/467003077175037952) Play Arts Kai
― a unique and mysterious air surrounds this troubled hero.

New series of accessories from Batman (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/466507344453832704), Superman (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/466477936317845504) and more!

New pins (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/466895788493111299)?

Square Enix Products on Twitter (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/465854417305346048)
― for updates on the latest merchandise from the Square Enix Store, follow @SQEX_Merch_EMEA!

Development

Collective at Nordic Game (https://twitter.com/SQEXCollective/status/465839605154336768)
― if you want to meet up for a chat, ask quesitons, etc, just email: collective@square-enix.com

World War Machine goes into crowdfunding (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/world-war-machine-goes-crowdfunding)!
― We’re super-excited (http://collective.square-enix.com/news/20/world-war-machine-enters-crowdfunding) for the team at Tuque Games, who are aiming to raise $50,000 over the next few weeks to help them get the game to its PC release.

Contests and Sweepstakes

Announcing the Master Thief competition winners (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Master-Thief-Winners)
― who were the most masterful Thieves on Youtube?

Find Karen Douglas (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/find-karen-douglas-%E2%80%93-murdered-soul-suspect) - Murdered: Soul Suspect
― we need you to investigate the disappearance of a young woman in the town of Salem.

Thanks to your help we found Karen’s apartment, but it looks like we were too late… (https://twitter.com/Murdered/status/467311254605160448/photo/1)
― Thanks to all that participated, winners will be contacted shortly via Direct Message.

Want to win a $300 special edition Drakengard 3 or a Bravely Default Ltd Ed (https://twitter.com/joystiq/status/466284263449849856/photo/1)?
― Watch http://Twitch.tv/Joystiq at 4PM EST.

Just for Fun

Planet Mephius artwork by Tetsuya Nomura (https://twitter.com/sqnmr/status/466599233315823616) (there's a tiny Sora in it).

Grimoire
19th May 2014, 04:07
Week 21

Final Fantasy XIV

Announcing the Winners (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/eb48bc93059dc0699e999078ecf8d2baf2f9a815) of the Hatching-tide Screenshot Contest! (05/19/2014)
― After egg-stensive evaluation on all the egg-citing entries, the Community Team is pleased to announce the winners of the Hatching-tide Screenshot Contest!

DUTY COMMENCED - Episode 2 Now Available (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/7f047176b5bc50b72190bb8101b3e50df17c3056)! (05/20/2014)
― The archived video is now available to watch whenever you want!

Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XIV (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/a71d0cc9430700f52172abd0e2876fdd9a48582a) -UPDATE- (05/21/2014)
― It is our pleasure to announce the URL for the upcoming Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XIV.

A Realm Retrospective (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000743.html)
― an update on Yoshida's talk at the Game Developers Conference this past March!

You Obtain an Unfinished Gae Bolg (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000747.html)
― the folks at Geek & Sundry's Arcade Arms team worked hard to create a real-life version of the dragoon's relic weapon—Gae Bolg!

Letter from the Producer Live XIV (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/letter-producer-live-xiv/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
― screenshots and English transcript!

Defenders of Eorzea – FFXIV 2.3 announced (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/defenders-eorzea-ffxiv-23-announced/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
― the third major update to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be coming this summer as Defenders of Eorzea.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

Curtain Call has some hilarious passwords (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/19/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-hilarious-passwords/)
(Siliconera)
― an ESRB rating for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call reveals some of the game’s funny passwords.

Cloud’s Advent Children costume (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/20/clouds-advent-children-costume-theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-dlc/) in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call as DLC
(Siliconera)
― additionally, the third set of DLC will be bringing “Thunder Plains” from Final Fantasy X and “Good King Moggle Mog XII” from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn to Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call.

Final Fantasy Agito

Final Fantasy Agito has over 500,000 registered users (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/23/final-fantasy-agito-500000-registered-users/)
(Siliconera)
― active players will receive gifts including Gil, a Phoenix Down S, and a Gold Hourglass S. A Golem Takedown quest kicks off today too.

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-

KH HD 2.5 ReMIX surfaces on Weekly Jump (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KH-HD-2-5-ReMIX-surfaces-on-Weekly-Jump-3514)
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
― after months of utter silence, it seems that Square Enix are finally ready to dish out info on Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMASTER for the PS3.

Gilbert Gottfried recording (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Gilbert-Gottfried-Recording-for-Kingdom-Hearts-3515) for Kingdom Hearts!
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
― Gilbert Gottfried, well known for his stand-up performance as Iago the parrot from Disney's Aladdin, just revealed via Twitter that he is recording lines for the loud-mouthed parrot for another Kingdom Hearts title!

Drakengard 3

Drakengard 3 launches today in NA (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/468750673488908288)!
― Check out the hack n' slash carnage unleashed by Zero in our launch trailer!

Drakengard 3 available now (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/drakengard-3-available-now)
― carnage has never looked so beautiful.

Review: A bloody good time (http://www.destructoid.com/review-drakengard-3-274631.phtml)
― Drakengard 3 gets 8.5/10 from Destructoid.

Drakengard 3 - Japanese Voice Pack (https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/en-us/games/addons/drakengard-3-japanese-voice-pack/cid=UP0082-NPUB31251_00-ADDJAPANESEVOICE)
― now available for download.

Nosgoth

Your new Nosgoth Community Managers (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/your-new-nosgoth-community-managers)!
― It’s time for a formal introduction, for everyone that isn’t already an active part of the forums.

Our Community Gameplay Priorities (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/our-community-gameplay-priorities)
― We wanted to give you a status update on what's going on with Nosgoth’s Matchmaking and Parties, while providing some insight into what we’re up to.

Psyonix (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/psyonix-meet-the-dev-team-with-michael-ault)
― Meet the Dev Team with Michael Ault.

Nosgoth Dev Stream (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-developer-stream-debut-episode-and-beta-key-giveaway)
+ Beta Key Giveaway.

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Pre-order now (http://murdered.com/uk/#preorder)!
― Guarantee your Limited Edition and get £5/€10 off when you pre-order!

New Murdered: Soul Suspect trailer (http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/05/22/new-murdered-soul-suspect-trailer-everything-need-know/)
― everything you need to know (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/everything-you-need-know-about-murdered-soul-suspect).

Child of Light

Special Edition (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/VLJM-30092) available for pre-order in Japan.

Yantama RE:Union

New game for iOS and Android (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/yantama/)
― set for a July release.

Music

Drakengard 3 Original Soundtrack (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/468820714175614976)
― up for pre orders NOW!

SaGa OST -REMASTER- cover art (https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t1.0-9/10401388_708386832553358_2211698859242865315_n.jpg).

Products

Our PAK series will continue to expand with new designs, a broader lineup, and upgraded structures (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/468227779272531968).
― More to be revealed this summer!

Fat Chocobo plushie prototype (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/468352397593411586)!

Snake is now available for purchase (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/469025002725969920)!

The "Big Three" of DC turned mini (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/468511793698983937)!
― DC Variant Static Arts mini are now available for pre-order.

Everyone's sushi (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/468742172661915649)!!

More TWEWY badges (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/469096604960440320) and Final Fantasy XIV badges (https://twitter.com/Kotobukiya_akb/status/468308618039664640/photo/1) by Kotobukiya.

Staff T-shirt (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/469403892443127808) for summer events!
― This T-Shirt design is based on Variant Bahamut making it look like a rock band.

Development

RUN (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/34/run)
(Torch Games)
― if everything you know, begins to fall apart. Would you stay and fight or would you RUN?

Battle of the Seas (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/38/battle-of-the-seas)
(DTM GAMES)
― Battle of the Seas is a session-based, online competitive Action RTS Game with ships and captains.

Square Enix's Collective launches first crowdfunding campaign (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2014-05-19-square-enixs-collective-launches-first-crowdfunding-campaign)
(GameIndustry International)
― last week saw the first title from Square Enix's Collective, a hybrid of Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight, enter the crowdfunding stage of the process.

Events

Square Enix at MCM London Comic Con (http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/)!
― Square Enix products at MCM Expo (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/470098813517312000/photo/1/large).
― We've pulled out all the stops this year (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-products-mcm-comic-con) with over 60 products to choose from, iPods loaded with some fantastic tunes to chill out to, and special discounted prices on all items.
― We are going to have The Black Mages III Soundtracks, signed by Nobuo Uematsu (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/468381154052431873), Kingdom Hearts 3D Play Arts Kai figures (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/468669026991099904) and more available at the MCMExpo this week!
― Play Arts Kai (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/470459141388242944) display (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/470163765527576576/photo/1/large).
― Jecht Shot (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/470121110206709760/photo/1/large)!
― Cosplay: Tidus (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/469871892460216320), Rikku & Yuna (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/469884082223325184), Lightning (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/469873029062082560), Sephiroth (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/470128874664517632/photo/1/large), Sora & Co (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/470135336673476608/photo/1/large), Serah (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/470258294725292034), Cloud & Friends (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/470512273300406273), Yuna & Light (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/470525948111360001), Laguna & Ward (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/470581461729693696), Mog (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/470836024739110912), and a most adorable family (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/470501933309243392).

We're at Nordic Game (http://nordicgame.com/)! If you're at the show, stop by and say hello (https://twitter.com/IOInteractive/status/469430496360148992)!
― We've brought some Agent 47 figurines to our Nordic Game booth to guard our sweet jar - and it's working (https://twitter.com/IOInteractive/status/469450170095394817)!

Final Fantasy X | X-2 Gallery Nucleus event recap
― opening day video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXaxEeKidi0&feature=youtu.be)
― photo gallery (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.616644665087072.1073741834.438728416212032&type=3)

Deals and Sales

Get 20% savings (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Members_NA/status/468903515155611648) on your favorite releases
― including FFXIV, FFXIII, THIEF, FFX/X-2 & many more!

The Square Enix Store weekend sale (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-store-weekend-sale)!
― What are you waiting for? Treat yourself this weekend to a classic from the Square Enix Store!

From today till the end of May ALL the Silver Items are 10% off (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/469210240144379905) on our store!

Contests and Sweepstakes

Square Enix Merchandise Twitter Contest (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/square-enix-merchandise-twitter-contest)
― we'd like our Final Fantasy fans to get their Play Arts Kai figurines out of their display stands for some posing action.
― Check out the entries so far (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA)!

Solve the case to win an iPad (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/solve-case-win-ipad-%E2%80%93-murdered-soul-suspect)
― we need you to don your detective hats once again as the latest Mudered: Soul Suspect challenge is now underway...

Help pick the winner (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/20/help-pick-winner-drakengard-3-japanese-limited-edition-contest/) of our Drakengard 3 Japanese Limited Edition contest
(Siliconera)
― Drakengard 3 is out in North America today and one talented Siliconera reader will receive a rare Japanese limited edition.

Artnia

A new addition (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/469835681267597312) to the menu!

Grimoire
26th May 2014, 06:49
Week 22

Final Fantasy III

Final Fantasy III out now on Steam (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-iii-out-now-steam)
― it gives us much pleasure to let you know that Final Fantasy III has now been released on Steam!

Final Fantasy XIV

Having a Gae Old Time (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000756.html)
― Geek & Sundry's Arcade Arms team have revealed their full feature on the real-life creation of the of the dragoon's relic weapon—the Gae Bolg!

Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XV (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/215b2df3f2f157e457be22e66e78009c2ab39520) (05/27/2014)
― The date has been set for the fifteenth installment of the Letter from the Producer LIVE!

Announcing Letter from the Producer LIVE: E3 Edition (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/86af34232d3ede60cfa6bcf858637ba6bb1aa3ff)! (05/28/2014)
― E3 is a major event in the gaming industry and we're proud to say that FFXIV will have some exciting things to showcase this year!

Third Episode of the Community Team’s Live Show: DUTY COMMENCED (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/a65af99478d3571e75e1eef1875a82276f161b29)! (5/28/2014)
― Be sure to tune in because they’ll also be discussing E3 plans, and more!

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX new screenshots (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/kingdom-hearts-hd-25-remix-new-screenshots)
― a brand new batch of screenshots!

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- in Fam (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMix-in-Famitsu-3519)itsu (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Scans-from-Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-in-May-29th-Famitsu-Weekly-3520) and Dengeki (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMix-in-Dengeki-Playstation-3521)
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
― English translations.

Dragon Quest VIII

Dragon Quest VIII now on iOS and Android (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/dragon-quest-viii-now-ios-and-android)
― check out our launch trailer for a full glimpse of what to expect from this classic remake.

Dragon Quest X

Dragon Quest X: All In One Package set for August in Japan (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/28/dragon-quest-x-one-package-set-august-japan/)
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix is bundling Dragon Quest X with The Slumbering Hero and Sworn Guiding Ally expansion pack to create the Dragon Quest X: All In One Package.

Drakengard 3

Drakengard had multiple endings because Taro Yoko was told there wouldn't be a sequel (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/29/drakengard-multiple-endings-taro-yoko-told-wouldnt-sequel/)
(Siliconera)
― when Taro Yoko, creative director of Drakengard 3, made the original PlayStation 2 game that started the series, he was told it would be a one-off game.

Hitman

The first concept from IOI’s next Hitman game (http://hitman.com/the-first-concept-from-iois-next-hitman-game/)
― the Hitman Blog has been updated with a new post on our next game!

Nosgoth

New Human Class (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/new-human-class-the-prophet-out-today)
― The Prophet – Out Today!

Nosgoth Founders Pack Offer (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/nosgoth-founders-pack-offer-and-new-human-class) and New Human Class!
― This week saw the release of a brand new Human character class, the Prophet.

Game Update 29th May 2014 (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates)

Murdered: Soul Suspect

New evidence (https://twitter.com/Murdered/status/471335344735277056) has been uncovered...

Murdered Soul Suspect Gameplay Walkthrough Part 1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v8WAn-8SnM&feature=youtu.be)
― watch TheRadBrad walk through walls and the first half hour of gameplay.

Livestream (https://twitter.com/Murdered/status/471745129523732480)
― head on over to http://twitch.tv/nerdist to catch a livestream of Murdered: Soul Suspect!

5 Biggest Influences (https://twitter.com/Murdered/status/471975184342454272)
― find out the 5 biggest influences behind Murdered: Soul Suspect via IGN.

The Making of (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/making-murdered-soul-suspect-part-1) Murdered: Soul Suspect
― get a behind the scenes look at Murdered: Soul Suspect in the first episode of our four-part "making of" series.
― The Mystery (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q0J9SHgGFU)

We investigate (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/30/investigate-square-enixs-ghostly-mystery-game-murdered-soul-suspect/) Square Enix’s ghostly mystery game, Murdered: Soul Suspect
― just a week away from release, Siliconera caught up with Airtight Games to talk about launching a new IP like Murdered: Soul Suspect and the medium Ronan can communicate with.

Million Arthur: Carmen Of Gladius

Square Enix’s Million Arthur now has a Romance of the Three Kingdoms version (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/30/square-enixs-million-arthur-now-romance-three-kingdoms-version/)
(Siliconera)
― Million Arthur: Carmen Of Gladius throws the Arthurs into an alternate realm, one set in China’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

Sprint, Yankee Soul

Square Enix’s next smartphone game stars a delinquent (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/31/square-enixs-next-smartphone-game-stars-a-delinquent/)
(Siliconera)
― are you fans of manly games done beating each other to death? GOOD. Because there’s a new enemy in town.

Black Butler

Black Butler: Book of Circus 30-second commercial streamed (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-29/black-butler-book-of-circus-30-second-commercial-streamed/.75035)
(Anime News Network)
― the commercial confirms that the anime will premiere on July 10.

Music

SQ Swing (http://special.member.jp.square-enix.com/sqswing/)
― out now!

Concert: The Legend of RPG Collection (http://jagmo.jp/category/concert/)
― music from Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Chrono Trigger and more.

Products

Vincent Play Arts Kai was one of the most popular items (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/471599567423954944) we had at MCM Expo and no wonder, he is such a cool character!

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Yuffie Kisaragi Play Arts Kai (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/472373540986310656)
― available now.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Static Arts (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/471098564483874816)
― you can pre-order these and more now (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/search?keywords=final%20fantasy%20static%20arts)!

Moogle (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/471549065487212544) and Cactuar (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/471655343680811008) stress balls.

Make your own Ice Slimes (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/471306201712431104)!
― The perfect treat to ward off the summer heat!

Dragon Quest glass (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/471604473488363521/photo/1).

Dragon Quest Slime hourglass (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/472340481985085440)
― green version.

A third flavour of Slime cookies (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MWH007)!

New SaGa products (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/471900853981294592)!

Get the DC Comics Variant Play Arts Kai Batgirl this week (https://twitter.com/toychestnews/status/471401838575890432)!
(Toy Chest News)

Watchmen's Rorschach (https://twitter.com/toychestnews/status/472449723337809921) is Square Enix's newest Play Arts Kai Figure!
(Toy Chest News)
― See more photos here (http://www.toychestnews.com/Home/1/1/4/678?articleID=149167).

Events

The MCM Expo Photos are up (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.680807375288496.1073741858.166326776736561&type=3)!
― Cosplayers and Fans from the MCM Expo, you can Tag yourselves in this album (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.680809641954936.1073741859.166326776736561&type=1).

Murdered: Soul Suspect scares PAX East attendees (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/murdered-soul-suspect-scares-pax-east-attendees)
― at this year’s PAX East in Boston, we held a secret VIP "cocktail" party that a few lucky fans were invited to attend. Little did they know what they were really getting into...

Ready for E3? So are we (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTJhUDQeovs&feature=youtu.be)!
― Be sure to subscribe to our Square Enix Presents YouTube channel for the latest updates!

Deals and Sales

Get 20% savings (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Members_NA/status/468903515155611648) on your favorite releases
― including FFXIV, FFXIII, THIEF, FFX/X-2 & many more!

From today till the end of May ALL the Silver Items are 10% off (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/469210240144379905) on our store!

For a limited time, get $10 off (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/471822890489229312) Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster on Amazon!

Square Enix Fire Sale has Tomb Raider & Sleeping Dogs for $5 (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/31/tomb-raider-goty-5-weekend-pc-gaming-deals/).
(Siliconera, Newegg)

Contests and Sweepstakes

Square Enix Merchandise Twitter Contest (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/square-enix-merchandise-twitter-contest)!
― We'd like our Final Fantasy fans to get their Play Arts Kai figurines out of their display stands for some posing action.
― Check out the entries so far (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA)!
― Challenge: can you submit a pose more dynamic than this one (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/472558951339290624)? Do it today!

Solve the case to win an iPad (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/solve-case-win-ipad-%E2%80%93-murdered-soul-suspect)
― we need you to don your detective hats once again as the latest Mudered: Soul Suspect challenge is now underway...

Scream your passion for video game music (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/black-mages-giveaway)!
― Answer three questions for a chance to win the Black Mages III: Darkness and Starlight signed by legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu!

And the Drakengard 3 contest winner is (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/28/drakengard-3-contest-winner/)...
(Siliconera)
― Thank you for all of the drawings and votes.

Artnia

A new menu (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/470735363439202304) at ARTNIA!
― Eggs Benedict coming soon!

Just for Fun

Lara meeting the stars of Kingdom Hearts in the hallway (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/471321664488505345).
― Just another day in the London office!

There's a few posers in the group (http://instagram.com/p/olg9yly_G6/).
― Who can you name from this sneak peek into one of our London office displays??

Grimoire
2nd Jun 2014, 23:14
Week 23

Final Fantasy XIV

The ”Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XIV” Video & Q&A Released (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/bf01f7defc5e0634797218df749fcb9bdd91ed9e)! (06/03/2014)
― We’re proud to announce that the "Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XIV" video has been released!

Challenge Leviathan at E3 for Glory and Loot (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/10cd9be24f0e4ff92ec85b3383fb2c33e077a9ad)! (06/04/2014)
― We’ll be hosting a Leviathan battle challenge throughout the event and giving away loot to attendees that are able to beat the Lord of the Whorl!

Patch 2.28 Notes (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/450816f57ade2015876e7675c3d06dca30386770) (06/05/2014)
― Patch 2.28 ushers in a host of new features and changes to Eorzea, from the continuation of the Saga of the Zodiac Weapons, to the Sightseeing Log, PvP adjustments, user interface improvements, and much more!

Fantasia now available (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/0eceb94b632640f305a90c9e5f45b97fd238380d)! (06/05/2014)
― In response to an overwhelming amount of feedback from our fans, we're pleased to announce that Fantasia is now available for purchase via the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Mog Station!

The Lord of Levin - Primal Battle Preview (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/8dc622fc5270bf758ba090a2902e844a5d2493ba) (06/05/2014)
― As the release of patch 2.3 approaches, we offer you a sneak peek at the new encounters that will see adventurers face off with Ramuh, the Lord of Levin!

E3 2014 Live Stream Schedule - Part 1 (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/a9614ad59e086aa1871f3931c1ddf62ece8add39) (06/06/2014)
― Square Enix plans to make waves at this year's E3 with the latest information on upcoming titles, game trailers, and more! If you plan to tune in for news on FINAL FANTASY XIV: ― A Realm Reborn, we've compiled a schedule of programs featuring FFXIV: ARR so you won't miss a beat on the latest updates!

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call Collector’s Edition and Launch Date (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-collector%E2%80%99s-edition-and-launch-date-0)
― it's official; Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call will be available in North America on September 16, 2014!

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call dated in Europe (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-dated)
― we can now share that the game will be launching for the Nintendo 3DS on September 19, 2014.

E3 trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRs4sPSTa_4&feature=youtu.be).

Yoshi-P will battle Hazama (https://twitter.com/FF_XIV_EN/status/475009230077173760) on the Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call show next week!
― Who'll it be curtains for!?

Final Fantasy Tactics' Orlandeau dances into Theatrhyrhm (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/04/final-fantasy-tactics-orlandeau-dances-theatrhyrhm-final-fantasy-curtain-call/) Final Fantasy Curtain Call
(Siliconera)
― Vivi’s Theme from FInal Fantasy IX and the Pop-up Duel song from Final Fantasy Fables: Chocbo’s Dungeon are available as downloadable content too.

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-

Release Date (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/kingdom-hearts-hd-25-remix-release-date)
― you're hearing it first that on December 2nd in North America and 5th December 2014 in Europe, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX will release right in time for the holidays!

Drakengard 3

New Drakengard 3 DLC (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/new-drakengard-3-dlc)
― starting today, a brand new batch of DLC content will be available to extend your gameplay experience in the form of new prologue chapters, additional garbs and music packs.

Hitman GO

Hitman GO sneaks it's way onto Android (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hitman-go-sneaks-its-way-android)
― yep, you read correctly, the wait is over - Hitman GO is now available on Android!

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Is this the Bell Killer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/bell-killer-murdered-soul-suspect)?
― There’s something else inside the clip... can you figure it out?

Murdered: Soul Suspect out now in North America (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/murdered-soul-suspect-out-now)!
― Murdered: Soul Suspect is out now in North America on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC!

Murdered: Soul Suspect out now in Europe (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/murdered-soul-suspect-out-now)!
― The game is finally released on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC in Europe today!

See the launch trailer (http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/06/03/murdered-soul-suspect-hits-ps3ps4-week-see-launch-trailer/)
― take a closer look at Square Enix’s stylish mystery adventure.

Exploring the beautiful concept art (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/exploring-beautiful-concept-art-murdered-soul-suspect) of Murdered: Soul Suspect
― we had the pleasure of sitting down with the young and incredibly gifted Concept Artist, Yuki Matsuzawa, who was responsible for visual development on Murdered: Soul Suspect.

Xbox Avatar Items (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/xbox-avatar-items-murdered-soul-suspect) from Murdered: Soul Suspect
― luckily for you, we managed track down a digital tailor who was able to recreate Ronan's clothes exclusively for your Xbox gaming Avatar!

The Making of Murdered: Soul Suspect - Part 2 of 4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emfa6eXDKRE)
― Ronan's Life Review.

Nosgoth

Game Update 5th June 2014 (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates)

Get ready to Throw, Whip and Curse (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/get-ready-to-throw-whip-and-curse)!
― This patch includes a few new cool changes, specifically in relation to new abilities, and a new server location!

Nosgoth Live at E3 2014 (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-live-at-e3-2014)
― the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo is just around the corner, and we're happy to announce that Nosgoth will be there!

Join us at Dreamhack (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/join-us-at-dreamhack)!
― We're happy to announce that from June 14 to June 17 we will be at Dreamhack, at the Elmia Exhibition and Convention Centre in Jönköping, Sweden.

Deadman's Cross

New update (https://twitter.com/SquareEnixDLG/status/473526096655175680)
― Deadman's Cross just released a new update with new hunting area, 39 Deadmen, abilities & more!

Black Butler

Black Butler's Jack the Ripper Arc gets stage musical (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-06-07/black-butler-jack-the-ripper-arc-gets-stage-musical/.75299)
(Anime News Network)
― the musical will adapt the manga's Jack the Ripper arc and run in Tokyo's Roppongi Blue Theater from September 5 to September 23. The musical will then run in Osaka's Umeda Arts Theater in the Theater Drama City hall from October 2 to October 5.

Donyatsu

Surreal post-apocalyptic animal anime Donyatsu's final short streamed (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-06-04/surreal-post-apocalyptic-animal-anime-donyatsu-final-short-streamed/.75086).
(Anime News Network)

Products

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Seventh Heaven T-shirt (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/474141375974223872).

Final Fantasy Play Arts Kai postcards (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/474443427837276162).

Beware the 1000 Needles (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/474482770534993921)!
― Cactuar Plushie is back in stock!!

Appleseed (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/474185962093051904) Play Arts Kai
― we are examining the samples of New Appleseed Play Arts Kai and they look awesome!

Check out Play Arts -KAI- Assassin's Creed Edward (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/473696729879953408)!
― How cool! (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/473667641534869504)
― Different shot without the hood (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/473697979006590976).

Joining him is Play Arts -KAI- Assassin's (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/473800342639878144) Creed (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/474200572044664833) Connor (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/474200734892699648)!

Arhkam Origins Play Arts -Kai- Batman Limited Version (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/474881829611114496).

Development

Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/47/halcyon-6-starbase-commander)
(Massive Damage, Inc.)
― a rogue-like strategy RPG game where you hire a rag-tag crew and rebuild a derelict space station on the edge of known space.

Events

Ready for E3? So are we (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTJhUDQeovs&feature=youtu.be)!
― Be sure to subscribe to our Square Enix Presents YouTube channel for the latest updates!

Square Enix Presents E3 2014 - Pre-Show 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7QD_qtxTWY&feature=youtu.be)
― Welcome to the second Square Enix Presents E3 2014 Pre-Show video! We're serving up some more info about what to expect out of this years show.

No Final Fantasy XV or Kingdom Hearts III info (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/06/final-fantasy-xv-kingdom-hearts-iii-info-e3-says-square-enix/) at E3 says Square Enix
(Siliconera)
― Final Fantasy XV will not be present at E3 this year says Square Enix’s Shinji Hashimoto.

Deals and Sales

Pre-order Murdered on Steam and get a FREE game (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/pre-order-murdered-steam-and-get-free-game)!
― We thought we'd help tide you over the wait by giving you a free copy of one of Airtight Games' previous titles: Quantum Conundrum when you pre-purchase Murdered: Soul Suspect on Steam!

Thief becomes a steal (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/thief-becomes-steal-square-enix-store) on the Square Enix Store
― from Friday, June 6, until Monday, June 9, both the regular edition of Thief and the Master Thief version of the PC Download game will be reduced by a whopping 66%!

Contests and Sweepstakes

Square Enix Merchandise Twitter Contest (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/square-enix-merchandise-twitter-contest)!
― We'd like our Final Fantasy fans to get their Play Arts Kai figurines out of their display stands for some posing action.
― Check out the entries so far (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA)!
― Challenge: can you submit a pose more dynamic than this one (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/472558951339290624)? Do it today!

Take part in our Black Mages III contest (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/take-part-our-black-mages-iii-contest)!
― All you have to do is tell us a bit about your passion for video game music.

Who is @markofsalem (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/who-markofsalem-murdered-soul-suspect)?
― We've got a special treat for those of you who are already playing the game...

Artnia

The World Ends with You Pin Badge Collection (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/473839040634966017).

Chocolate shuriken (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/474046145522434048)!

Grimoire
10th Jun 2014, 19:46
Week 24

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike

FINAL FANTASY VII G-BIKE coming soon to your mobile devices (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-vii-g-bike-coming-soon-your-mobile-devices)
― First appearing in FINAL FANTASY VII at specific points in the main story or from the Gold Saucer amusement center, this G-BIKE title is now completely re-imagined to a brand new mobile experience.

Producer Hazama (http://www.finalfantasy.net/vii/producer-hazama-final-fantasy-vii-gbike/) on Final Fantasy VII G-Bike
(Final Fantasy Network)
― Hazama-san shared that the project got started after fan reaction to Final Fantasy VII character introductions in Theatrhythm and Pictologica, so he pitched the idea to Final Fantasy series executive producer Shinji Hashimoto.

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike Could Lead To More Final Fantasy VII Games (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/12/final-fantasy-vii-g-bike-lead-final-fantasy-vii-games/)
(Siliconera)
― Speaking with Famitsu magazine, Square Enix’s Yoshinori Kitase recently discussed Final Fantasy VII G-Bike.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XV (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/69753571806d0ac69935d8e5db1605dadebabdb0) -UPDATE- (06/09/2014)
― It is our pleasure to announce the URL for the upcoming Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XV.

E3 2014 Live Stream Schedule - Part 2 (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/6a353c2dcbdfb7e981ecd144fa2c593d393a9393) (06/09/2014)
― Square Enix plans to make waves at this year's E3 with the latest information on upcoming titles, game trailers, and more! We've put together a set of links for all programs featuring FFXIV: ARR so you won't miss out on the latest updates!

Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XV (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/173393)!
― Live Q&A updates!

Letter from the Producer Live XV (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/letter-producer-live-xv/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
― Patch 2.3 Release Date: July 8th, 2014!

E3 Live Letter Recap #1: Brutal Ninja Wedding (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/e3-live-letter-recap-1-brutal-ninja-wedding/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
― While tomorrow’s stream will primarily be about Patch 2.3: Defenders of Eorzea, director Yoshida and company saw fit to tease content that may be coming a bit later down the line.

The Latest from E3 (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/3746fd16ede4d432b57aa59d17f2180c677c3a98)! (06/10/2014)
― We’re pleased to bring to you the latest FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn news straight from E3 in Los Angeles, California.

FFXIV: ARR Fan Kit E3 Edition (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/a3afb4268e88257e32e36aa2be306eee1027b6f0) (06/10/2014)
― To commemorate FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn’s appearance at this year’s E3 event, we’ve prepared a special collection of wallpapers for our fans!

[B]Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call

Epic THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL battle (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/476071696181764097)
― Yoshida (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/477196583704879104) Vs Hazama (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/477196834067075072)!

Final Fantasy Type-0

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Coming to PS4 (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/06/10/final-fantasy-type-0-hd-coming-to-ps4/#sf3255743)
― It’s coming and it’s going to be in HD.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Coming to PS4 and Xbox One (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-type-0-hd-coming-ps4-and-xbox-one)
― It's official! Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is coming to PS4 and Xbox One!

Final Fantasy Type-0 voice cast reveal themselves (http://www.finalfantasy.net/type0/matthew-mercer-joins-type0-cast/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
― as Trey, Nine and Cinque respectively.

Final Fantasy Agito

FINAL FANTASY AGITO Announced (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-agito-announced)
― We've heard the fan feedback after FINAL FANTASY AGITO was released in Japan and today, we're extremely excited to announce that the game will soon make its way to North American fans who have been eagerly waiting!

Final Fantasy Explorers

Final Fantasy Explorers Announced For Nintendo 3DS (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/11/final-fantasy-explorers-announced-nintendo-3ds/)
(Siliconera)
― Final Fantasy Explorers is in development for the Nintendo 3DS, this week’s issue of Jump magazine reveals.

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-

KHInsider's E3 2014 Coverage (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KHInsider-E3-2014-Coverage-3524)!

Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix Gameplay Demo (http://www.ign.com/videos/2014/06/12/kingdom-hearts-25-hd-remix-gameplay-demo-ign-live-e3-2014) with IGN Live: E3 2014.

Tai Yasue Interview (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Tai-Yasue-Interview-in-Dengeki-3547) Appears in Dengeki!
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
― Kingdom Hearts Co-director Tai Yasue appears in an issue of Dengeki magazine and answers a couple of questions in an interview about the development of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX!

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

Development Team Report #6 (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KINGDOM-HEARTS-chi-Development-Team-Report-6-3527).
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)

Dragon Quest XI

Dragon Quest Series Creator: Dragon Quest XI Is in Production (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-06-12/dragon-quest-series-creator-dragon-quest-xi-is-in-production/.75468)
(Anime News Network)
― Yuji Horii wants to play new game "on big screen" for franchise's 30th anniversary.

Bravely Default

Bravely Default Joins Square Enix’s Ultimate Hits In August (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/09/bravely-default-joins-square-enixs-ultimate-hits-august/)
(Siliconera)
―Bravely Default: For the Sequel will get a reprint in Japan under Square Enix’s own “Greatest Hits” label. The Ultimate Hits version of Bravely Default: For the Sequel will cost 2,500 yen and will be available on August 7.

Expect More Info (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/08/expect-info-bravely-second-summer/) On Bravely Second This Summer
(Siliconera)
― You can expect information on Bravely Second, the sequel to Bravely Default, this Summer, according to the official Bravely Default Twitter account.

Tomb Raider

Two new (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/two-new-tomb-raider-games-revealed) Tomb Raider games revealed!
― Check out the trailers!

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Announced (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/lara-croft-and-temple-osiris-announced)
― Developed by Crystal Dynamics, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is the successor to the critically-acclaimed Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.

Did you miss the Microsoft press Conference (http://www.tombraider.com/landing/)?
― Go to http://www.TombRaider.com to watch the Announcement Trailer!

Visit our images page (http://www.tombraider.com/us/images/) now to check out our latest Rise Of The Tomb Raider concept art (https://twitter.com/tombraider/status/476900435014717440)!

Follow @LaraCroft and @TombRaider (https://twitter.com/CrystalDynamics/status/477124287351255040) for the latest news on "Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris" and "Rise of the Tomb Raider"!

Nosgoth

And our Nosgoth @Twitch E3 stream (https://twitter.com/Nosgoth/status/476806411104813056) is kicking off!
― Join us now!

Now streaming on Square Enix Presents (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqL0e-Xx0xk)!

Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade

Square Enix Is Publishing A Warhammer 40,000 Game (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/13/square-enix-publishing-warhammer-40000-game/)
(Siliconera)
― Behavior Interactive, the studio behind Naughty Bear, is developing the MMORPG and Square Enix will publish it.

Music

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- Original Soundtrack Announced (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-ReMIX-Original-Soundtrack-Announced-3425)!
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
― Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX is releasing in Japan on October 2nd and in North America on December 2nd, and with it the first taste of the newly remastered music tracks that will be featured in the game collection.

Products

A strategy meeting (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/476025606325301249)...or?
― Turns out they're just eating (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/476026788234018817).

Fat Chocobo makes his rounds (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/477084288790192128).

Final Fantasy Variant Play Arts Kai Bahamut (https://twitter.com/toychestnews/status/477108878615019520)!
(Toy Chest News)
― Pre-order now!

Final Fantasy Dragoon Play Arts Kai is ready for action (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/476816223444164609)!
― PRE-ORDER before June 22nd and save 10%!

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Wayfinder Pendant (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MKH051221).

KINGDOM HEARTS Series Memorial Ultimania (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KINGDOM-HEARTS-Series-Memorial-Ultimania-Releasing-on-October-2-3528) Releasing on October 2!
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
― Accompanying the Japanese release of KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX on October 2nd, 2014 is the Kingdom Hearts Series Memorial Ultimania.

New Dragon Quest entry in the SQEX Toys Blog (http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/goods/toys/).

Square Enix Products San Diego Comic Con-Exclusive (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/square-enix-products-san-diego-comic-con-exclusive)
― we've got an awesome Batman: Arkham Origins from our Play Arts Kai line that is available for you to order in advanced of the show!

DC Comics Emblems of Valor silver pendants. (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.294120414097647.1073741889.100004990716473&type=1&l=0765448de0)

Both Assassins Creed Connor and Edward Play Arts Kai will be in stock very soon (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/475960383166230528)!
― Pre-order now (https://store.eu.square-enix.com/emea_europe/games/)!

The return of (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/476729214465368064)...Gankuma (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/476728985628311552)!

Development

World War Machine - A Q&A with Tuque Games' Jeff Hattem (http://www.tentonhammer.com/world-war-machine/interview/jeff-hattem)
(Ten Ton Hammer)
― World War Machine marks Tuque Games' first project and Jeff Hattem's first foray into the action RPG genre.

How to Make a Mech (http://kotaku.com/how-to-make-a-mech-the-science-behind-world-war-machi-1589794542/all)
(Kotaku)
― The Science Behind World War Machine.

Events

Square Enix E3 2014 Lineup (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/square-enix-e3-2014-lineup)
― The videogame industry's biggest convention is underway and Square Enix once again, has some of the most anticipated titles in attendance at the show for your gaming pleasure!

Welcome to E3 (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/476400222629675009)!
― Subscribe to Square Enix Presents for all the news!
― The calm b4 the maelstrom (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/476407777305165824)!
― Check out our E3 coverage at Square Enix Presents (https://www.youtube.com/user/squareenixpresents)!

Square Enix at E3 (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/square-enix-presents-e3-2014/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
― Schedule.

Square Enix Presents: E3 2014 Live Day 1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMayL01TQWY)

Square Enix Presents: E3 2014 Live Day 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqL0e-Xx0xk)

Square Enix Presents: E3 2014 Live Day 3 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emlu9q4c9IA)

E3 2014: Photos (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.744753788879541.1073741831.236792046342387&type=3) from the Square Enix booth (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152484448554461.1073741838.59916854460&type=1).

Collective will be at Gamelab in Barcelona (http://gamelab.es/2014/) this year!
― If you want to meet up (https://twitter.com/SQEXCollective/status/477374240967376896), email us: collective@square-enix.com

Deals and Sales

Get Deus Ex: The Fall on iPhone and iPad for free (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/get-deus-ex-fall-iphone-and-ipad-free)!
― We’ve teamed up with IGN and together we’re offering Deus Ex: The Fall for iPhone and iPad for free, for one month, to a whole bunch of lucky gamers.

A store-wide sale (https://twitter.com/eidosmontreal/status/476412453925167104) is now live on our official store!
― Get 30% off your whole basket.

There is only 13 days left (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/477425820328546304)...
― Check out the SALE on all the FFXIII saga items!

Get up to 75% off (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/get-75-thief-and-tomb-raider-weekend) Thief and Tomb Raider this weekend!
― There’ll be nothing left to sell on the store soon…

Contests and Sweepstakes

Thank you to everyone who entered our Play Arts Pose contest! It was so fun (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/476108928674058241).
― We look forward to announcing the winners soon. Stay posted! :)
Merchandise Fanatics (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/477125210944966657)!
― Tune in to Square Enix Presents at 12:00pm PST. We'll announce the winners of Play Arts Pose!
― Congratulations to all our #PlayArtsPose winners! @AceHylian @YUofficial @solid_falcon @XMegaJuni @benkien and @DragmireG !!!

Hey all! We'll be LIVE on Square Enix Presents (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqL0e-Xx0xk) at E3!
― Tweet your Q's (https://twitter.com/SquareEnixMtl/status/476803017757310977) to @Hitman or us to win codes!

Artnia

7th Heaven T-Shirt (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/475868622762434560) will be available at ARTNIA this week.

Yuffie Matcha Parfait (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/477460894192893952)!
― Still in development.

Dragon Quest series souvenir cup (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/477038345088802816).

ripax11
10th Jun 2014, 20:31
omg omg omg!!! FFZero shiki and Agito coming!

Grimoire
10th Jun 2014, 20:45
Indeed. Currently updating.

ripax11
10th Jun 2014, 21:08
Thank you for keep us well informed, Grimoire!

Grimoire
10th Jun 2014, 21:25
And thank you for reading, Ripax! ^_-

Grimoire
16th Jun 2014, 09:55
Week 25

Final Fantasy VIII

Final Fantasy VIII now updated with new features (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-viii-now-updated-new-features)!
― What are these mysterious new features then you might wonder?

Final Fantasy XIII

Reminiscence -tracer of memories (https://twitter.com/LRFF13/status/479453329127268352)-
― A story set after the events of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has been published by Famitsu magazine.

Final Fantasy XIV

Frontline Preview (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/55efe7893cea8d3159727e4f291db2da455c74e7) (06/16/2014)
― Today's patch preview offers a closer look at Frontline, where adventurers will do battle to claim disputed territory in the name of their respective Grand Companies.

More Details On Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s Rogue And Ninja (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/17/details-final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborns-rogue-ninja/)
(Siliconera)
― Famitsu shares a few extra details, including another look at the reveal trailer.

Main Scenario and Hildibrand Preview (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/9b9343f5ad7303ea647b3264c325de39fa652c20) (06/18/2014)
― Today's patch 2.3 preview delves into new developments in the main scenario, and the continuing adventures of our favorite gentleman detective, Hildibrand.

― Additional screenshots (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152519601000871.1073741871.116214575870&type=1).

Final Fantasy Type-0

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD now available for pre-purchase (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/479654952587911168) on PS4 and Xbox One!
― Secure your copy now (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/secure-your-copy-ff-type-0-now)!

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call

Romancing SaGa DLC (http://www.finalfantasy.net/legend/romancing-saga-dlc-curtain-call/) Comes to Curtain Call
(Final Fantasy Network)
― Previously announced to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Square Enix’s SaGa franchise, Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call will be getting a round of DLC music from the Romancing SaGa games.

Curtain Call is Everything I Wanted (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/14/curtain-call-everything-wanted-improved-theatrhythm-final-fantasy/) in an Improved Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy
(Siliconera)
― Simply put, it’s the subtle changes to the note-striking system that make the Curtain Call the definitive Theatrhythm title.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Will Have DLC From Future Games (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/16/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-will-dlc-future-games/)
(Siliconera)
― There’s a good chance Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call will see more downloadable content in the future from Square Enix.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Tune And FFV’s Krile (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/17/final-fantasy-vii-advent-children-tune-ffvs-krile-curtain-call-dlc/) Are Curtain Call DLC
(Siliconera)
― More songs will be available too and not all of them are from Final Fantasy. Music from the Romancing SaGa series like “Seven Heroes Battle” from Romancing SaGa 2 and “The Decisive Battle with Saluin” from Romancing SaGa are confirmed too.

Final Fantasy Explorers

Official website (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ffex/).

Final Fantasy Explorers Website Opens (http://www.finalfantasy.net/final-fantasy-explorers/final-fantasy-explorers-website-opens/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
― The 3DS action RPG will feature classes from the Final Fantasy franchise such as Knight, White Mage, Black Mage, Monk, and more.

Final Fantasy Explorers Will Connect Players Locally And Through Wi-Fi (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/16/final-fantasy-explorers-will-connect-players-locally-wi-fi/)
(Siliconera)
― Final Fantasy Explorers will have a multiplayer mode with ad-hoc (local wireless) and Wi-Fi options for teams of four to get together and party. For those of you who prefer to play solo, that won’t be a problem, either.

Details On Final Fantasy Explorers’ First Four Jobs
(Siliconera)
― The official website for Final Fantasy Explorers shares some details on the jobs that have been announced thus far.

Final Fantasy Explorers Details Reveal Lots Of New Information (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/17/final-fantasy-explorers-details-reveal-lots-new-information/)
(Siliconera)
― Final Fantasy Explorers will let you customize equipment and abilities, and you’ll even be able to transfer abilities from one job to another.

Final Fantasy Explorers Screenshots Show Off The Game’s Visual Style (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/19/final-fantasy-explorers-screenshots-show-games-visual-style/)
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix have updated the official website for Final Fantasy Explorers with screenshots and a Q&A section.

In Final Fantasy Explorers’ World, Monsters Protect Crystals From Mankind (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/19/final-fantasy-explorers-world-monsters-protect-crystals-mankind/)
(Siliconera)
― The world of Amostela contains an enormous amount of Crystals, which resulted in countless “Explorers” appearing on the island to collect them all as part of their occupation.

Which Square Enix Staff Are Making Final Fantasy Explorers (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/20/square-enix-staff-making-final-fantasy-explorers/)?
(Siliconera)
― A feature in Famitsu reveals the development staff working on Final Fantasy Explorers.

Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Vol. 4-5 & Kingdom Hearts II Vol. 3 to release late 2014 (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-358-2-Days-Vol-4-5-Kingdom-Hearts-II-Vol-3-Manga-to-release-late-2014-3548)
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
― Yen Press announced their newest licenses and upcoming releases for this and next year!

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Featured in Famitsu (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMix-Featured-in-Famitsu-3552)!
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
― We're excited to report that you can now purchase official Kingdom Hearts stickers to use in LINE.E3 may be over, but the news continues with an 8-page feature on Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix!

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Screenshots Recap The Events Of Kingdom Hearts II (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/20/kingdom-hearts-hd-2-5-remix-screenshots-recap-events-kingdom-hearts-ii/)
(Siliconera)
― 4Gamer shows us the latest screenshots for the game, covering the events of Kingdom Hearts II.

Loads of new Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX screenshots and renders (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Loads-of-new-Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-screenshots-3555)
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
― These include battles, cutscenes and new character renders.

Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest II Coming To iOS And Android On June 26 (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/18/dragon-quest-ii-coming-ios-android-june-26/)
(Siliconera)
― This smartphone version uses the Super Famicom remake from 1993 as a base.

Dragon Quest X Is Getting A Romantic Comedy Manga (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/20/dragon-quest-x-getting-romantic-comedy-manga-two-players-decide-meet/), Where Two Players Decide To Meet
(Siliconera)
― The spin-off is going to run in Young GanGan magazine and follows two players who’ve decided to finally meet up in real life after playing tons of Dragon Quest X together.

Dragon Quest Gets Guinness Record for Longest-Running Japanese RPG Series (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-06-21/dragon-quest-gets-guinness-record-for-longest-running-japanese-rpg-series/.75785)
(Anime News Network)
― The series has been ongoing since 1986.

Drakengard 3

Drakengard 3 Downloadable Stories Made Over Ramen (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/18/drakengard-3-downloadable-stories-made-ramen/)
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix expanded on Drakengard 3 with downloadable storylines that are prologues to the game and actually the entire Drakengard series since Drakengard 3 itself is a prologue.

Drakengard 3 update (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/drakengard-3-update)
― We've been passing your feedback along, and the team has been working constantly to try and rectify the issues. Here's an update from the team, released today.

Nosgoth

Game Update 18th June 2014 (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates)
― A basic Tutorial has been added that teaches players the basics of both human and vampire gameplay. It can be accessed via the "TUTORIAL" button on the main menu.

Nosgoth Tutorial Now Online (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-tutorial-now-online)
We have just deployed a new update that adds both a Human and Vampire "Tutorial" feature to the game.

New Prophet Skins (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/new-prophet-skins-have-arrived) Have Arrived!
― All four brand new skins are now available in the in-game Store.

Want to get in on the Nosgoth beta (http://www.vg247.com/2014/06/20/weve-got-3000-keys-to-the-nosgoth-beta/)?
― VG24/7 got 3,000 keys to giveaway to the humans-against-vampires shooter-fighter.

Thief

Announcing the Thief Mod competition winners (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Thief-Mod-Winners)
― The results are in! Find out who came out on top of the competition.

Thief Cosplay Spotlight: Ewenae (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Thief-Cosplay-Spotlight-Ewenae)
― Ewenae is another in a fantastic line of Fem-Garrett cosplayers. Check out this little interview to find out how she got to make her costume!

Thief demo (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Thief-Demo-Now-Available) now available!
― Still haven't got your hands on Thief? Try out the first mission of the game!

Champ Man

Where the free CM Credits at (https://twitter.com/champman/status/479957012902846464)?
― For every 5 Retweets of this tweet, we'll drop a code - you could win up to 150k CM Credits! Now get RTing!

Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade

Developer On Price And Cross-Platform Play (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/20/warhammer-40000-eternal-crusade-developer-price-cross-platform-play/)
(Siliconera)
― Square Enix invited us to meet with the guys from Behaviour Interactive to talk about Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade last week at E3.

Guns N' Souls

― Service for GUNS N' SOULS will cease on August 20 (https://twitter.com/gunsandsouls_PR/status/479887469182066688).

Music

VGO & SoundtRec Boston (http://www.khinsider.com/news/VGO-SoundtRec-Boston-recorded-the-new-Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-soundtrack-3550) worked on the new Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX soundtrack
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
― Tai Yasue, co-director of the most recent Kingdom Hearts games, announced in a recent E3 interview that the soundtrack for Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- would be reorchestrated by an orchestra in Boston.

22 Years Later, Romancing SaGa Gets A Remastered Original Soundtrack (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/22/22-years-later-romancing-saga-gets-remastered-original-soundtrack/)
(Siliconera)
― The album, titled Romancing SaGa: The Original Soundtrack Remaster, features 38 tracks from the Super Nintendo classic.

― SaGa 2 OST official website is now up (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/saga/romancingsaga2/).

Products

Hero of Light t-shirt (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/479916203654148096)
― This is what we are working on today!

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/478748845245857792) mug (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/478422585600770048) and bags (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/479910910153076736).

Kingdom Hearts LINE stickers available with 40 stamps (https://twitter.com/KINGDOMHEARTS/status/480061340145696768) of your favorite heroes, villains & NPCs!
― Chat in style today!

The World Ends With You bag (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/478339980017012737) and t-shirt (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/478345075383357440).

Dragon Quest X stuffed mole (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/478391227381854209) and Rizerotta & Rukoria (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/478391397880324097) plushies.

New Dragon Quest vending machine (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/479183079987085312) and Metallic Monsters Gallery figures (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/478748350900994048).

New Dragon Quest entry (http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/goods/toys/2014/06/post-82.html) in the SQEX Toys Blog.

Hot Topic Gets Exclusive Black Butler Vinyl Figures (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-06-18/hot-topic-gets-exclusive-dragon-ball-z-and-black-butler-vinyl-figures/.75627)
(Anime News Network)
― Each figure measures a wee 3.75” high. The Grell, Sebastian, Undertaker, and Ciel figures go on sale in July but are only planned to be stocked through November.

Look Devilishly Cute in Black Butler Socks (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-06-21/look-devilishly-cute-in-black-butler-socks/.75682)
(Anime News Network)
― The July issue of Square Enix's G Fantasy magazine came with a mail-away order form sure to appeal to Black Butler fans (http://member.jp.square-enix.com/article/2490/).

We have a new Metal Gear Solid Snake (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/478469686250987520) Play Arts Kai figure coming soon
― Photos courtesy of Kojima-san (https://twitter.com/HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN/status/478464500912254976).

DC Comics Batgirl and The Flash Variant Play Arts Kai figures are NOW IN STOCK (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/479304325106507776)!

The LIMITED Edition of DC Comics Variant Play Arts Kai Batman is available in our store now (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/479695318070853632)!

Mad Dog introduces the his staff
― Kon-chan & Tommy (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/479933423025270784)
― Take-chan (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/479922726388240384)
― Kuna-chan (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/479922492841005056)
― Zakai (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/479934599041011712)

Events

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix Will be Playable at Japan Expo 2014 (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMix-Will-be-Playable-at-Japan-Expo-2014-3556)!
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
― This year, the event will be taking place from July 2 - 6 at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center.

Development

KRUM (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/45/krum)
(Haidme Studio)
― An old school hack'n slash action-RPG game. KRUM has medieval settings, fast-paced battles based on action-reaction AI and dangerous quests.

Let's Take Over The Universe (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/39/lets-take-over-the-universe)
(3itg)
― Want to help a Soldier in a pink chicken suit, a broken robot, a little man in a big ship and a very lost lady take over the universe?

Project Flare allows Square Enix to create a virtual world 17 times larger than Skyrim (http://www.polygon.com/2014/6/13/5795778/project-flare-square-enix-e3-skyrim)
(Polygon)
― In a demo and question-and-answer session mostly restricted to developers and potential publishing partners, Square Enix showed off the latest iteration of their Project Flare cloud gaming technology.

Deals and Sales

Only 13 days left (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/477425820328546304)...
― Get 13% off all Final Fantasy XIII merchandise on the Square Enix Store until June 25!

Save on FFXIV: A Realm Reborn during the Steam Summer Sale (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/3af4e16b7e29801236e1b42486f75bb03dd01c2f)! (06/20/2014)
― Great news, adventurers! FFXIV: A Realm Reborn is on sale for 33% off during the Steam Summer sale!

Exclusive offer (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/479795309816860672)
― With any $200 purchase; get a 16-bit Final Fantasy lanyard for free!

Get Deus Ex: The Fall on iPhone and iPad for free (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/DXTF-IGN-GOTM)!
― Square Enix has teamed up with IGN to offer Deus Ex: The Fall for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch for free, for one month, to a whole bunch of lucky gamers.

Deus Ex - only $2.49 at GOG.com (https://twitter.com/GOGcom/status/479169761117765632).

The Nosgoth Veteran Founders Pack is 75% off (http://store.steampowered.com/agecheck/app/200110/) in the Steam Summer FLASH Sale for the next 8 hours!

The Steam Summer Sale strikes again!
― Get 80% off Sleeping Dogs (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/480768961642905600) for the next 8 hours!

Get 75% off the critically acclaimed Tomb Raider (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/480769819373871106) during the Steam Summer Sale!

Contests and Sweepstakes

Drakengard 3 Haiku Contest and new DLC (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/drakengard-3-haiku-contest-and-new-dlc)
― Now that you've had time to hack and slash your way through Zero's path of destruction in Drakengard 3, we've got an exciting opportunity for you to get your hands on an exclusive copy of the Japanese Drakengard 3 10th Anniversary Box. Here's the rundown…

Giveaway (https://www.facebook.com/GrabTheGames/posts/1569794933161544) Murdered: Souls Suspect
(Grab The Games)
― Fancy winning a copy of Murdered: Soul Suspect on Steam?

Artnia

Some of the many t-shirts (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/479535211315613696) available at café Artnia.

New window display (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/479980506356797442)!

Just for Fun

Share your Coke with... (https://twitter.com/xing_dummy_plug/status/477979904059772928)

Mad Dog Diner (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/479956460315484161).

Grimoire
23rd Jun 2014, 13:01
Week 26

Final Fantasy XIII

Reminiscence -tracer of memories-
― Hope (http://www.famitsu.com/sp/140623_ff13/page01.html)
― Sazh (http://www.famitsu.com/sp/140623_ff13/page02.html)
― Get Back (http://www.famitsu.com/sp/140623_ff13/page03.html)
― Serah (http://www.famitsu.com/sp/140623_ff13/page04.html)
― More screenshots (http://www.famitsu.com/news/201406/24055829.html) from Famitsu!

Final Fantasy XIV

New Class & Job (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000767.html) Announced!
― We're pulling out all the stops to give you guys some exciting info this year...

Straight Outta E3 (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000770.html)
― All a tour of the booth since you probably aren't attending the show.

Become a Defender of Eorzea (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000771.html) Today
― We just launched the Defenders of Eorzea website and trailer!

The ”Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XV” Q&A Released (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/677a5c7884a38f20505f3bdf32da5609d1f223c5)! (06/23/2014)
― We're pleased to present the full Q&A digest from the Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XV!

Crystal Tower and Dungeon Preview (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/3bf319a07aae8092c72573bed94b75add06ab2b1) (06/24/2014)
― Patch 2.3 preview offers a glimpse into Syrcus Tower, the principal spire of the Crystal Tower, the lost treasures unknown dangers hidden in the mists of Hullbreaker Isle, as well as two new hard mode dungeons!

Patch 2.3 - Defenders of Eorzea Trailer Is Now Live (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/2c2c40e0e42c6a7e373a993dd23245de373a039c)! (06/24/2014)
― Only through courage and sheer strength of will can you rise to be the defender of Eorzea!

Fan Festival 2014 Teaser Site Launches with Ticket Details (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/72e267360a297a207ac461c8e97bbf6e13ea7612)! (06/24/2014)
― The teaser site gives potential attendees their first glimpse of the event and information about the exclusive early access ticket period for active North American subscribers!

Delivery Moogle Quest and Hunt Previews (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/7364d5b97a69c0e5142b582c12216ab8886a09af)(06/25/2014)
― Today's patch 2.3 preview introduces two new ways to get acquainted with both friends and foes in the realm of Eorzea─delivery moogle quests and the Hunt!

Desynthesis Preview (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/e488fcaa436e68de12164d48b7aca681b15fc4b4) (06/27/2014)
― Today's patch preview takes a peek at desynthesis, a new ability allowing players to break down items into raw materials.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call has been nominated (http://www.gamecriticsawards.com/nominees.html) for Game Critics Awards's Best Handheld Game of E3 2014!

Final Fantasy Explorers

Will Final Fantasy Explorers Come Westward (http://www.finalfantasy.net/ffex/final-fantasy-explorers-westward/)?
(Final Fantasy Network)
― If newly filed trademarks by Square Enix are any indication, Final Fantasy Explorers may be coming to North America and Europe.

Ifrit Heats Things Up (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/23/ifrit-heats-things-latest-final-fantasy-explorers-screenshots/) In The Latest Final Fantasy Explorers Screenshots
(Siliconera)
― in Final Fantasy Explorers, Ifrit fights with an all-out attacking style using physical attacks with his powerful body, and fire-based magic. He can also bust out with his signature attack, Hellfire.

Dragon Sky x Final Fantasy Pictologica

Collaboration campaign (http://www.dragonsky.jp/pictlogicaff_collaboration/).

Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX

New screenshots (https://twitter.com/KINGDOMHEARTS/status/481198477045555200)
― 40+ brand new Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX screenshots have been added to our FB album!

Dragon Quest II

Dragon Quest II Marches Onto iOS And Android (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/26/dragon-quest-ii-marches-onto-ios-android/)
(Siliconera)
― Dragon Quest II picks up after Dragon Quest where you play as a descendent of the legendary hero Loto.

Dragon Quest Monsters Super Light

Watch a most dramatic trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8s6r3AYuGk)...
― ...or two (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUirsI2FcmI&list=PLCF9D21495CAB0C2F).

The World Ends With You: Solo Remix

Out now on Android (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/world-ends-you-solo-remix-%E2%80%93-out-now-android)
― Android owners rejoice - The World Ends With You: Solo Remix busted its way on the Google Play Store today!

Bravely Default

Bravely Default drama CD: Eternity (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/bdff/dramacd2/)
― to be released on September 17.

Rise of Mana

Now available on Android (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/seiken_rom/).

Emperors SaGa x Rise of Mana

Promotional video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LGwxq7oGcY).

Music

Final Fantasy Tactics concert (http://www.4gamer.net/games/064/G006492/20140624003/)
― on July 19.

The Death March (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/tdm/)
― new album out on September 17.

Guest Blog: The Music of Revision (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Music-of-Revision)
― John French is the lead composer for the Revision project, which overhauls Deus Ex. In this article, he talks about the challenge of improving on the game’s music.

Products

Hero of Light t-shirt (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/482350880851632128)
― out now!

Nivellheim (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/481781821273686018/photo/1)?
― New t-shirt idea.

Final Fantasy Stress Ball (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.297264170449938.1073741891.100004990716473&type=1&l=b66f96cf15)
― images now up!

Who is exited for Theatrhythm: Curtain Call?
― Check out the mascot straps (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/482926806052638720) we have in our store.

Dragon Quest Slime glass (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/481404222840135680).

New Dragon Quest entry (http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/goods/toys/2014/06/post-83.html) in the SQEX Toys Blog.

Black Butler (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/magazine/top/fair/1406/140627_02.html) Lawson campaign (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/magazine/top/fair/1406/140627_05.html).

Our limited SDCC Batman Arkham Origins Play Arts Kai Variant Figure is available for preorder (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/481232726243045376)!

Play Arts Kai Variant Superman (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/482106877476499456) and Superwoman (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/482175814474010625).

Titanfall (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.298235973686091.1073741893.100004990716473&type=1&l=65fb107229) Play Arts Kai Atlas.

Square Enix Members Japan rewards (http://special.member.jp.square-enix.com/ultimate2013/).

Development

Goetia (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/49/goetia)
(Sushee)
― An adventure game set in an old English manor. You're a ghost: wander through these walls to find out what happened to the Blackwood.

Events

We’re headed to Japan Expo in Paris next week (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/482118546261307392)!
― Visit our booth and check out the latest Final Fantasy Play Arts Kai prototypes being revealed.

Deals and Sales

The Final Fantasy (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/481852215922270210) Steam Summer Sale is on with up to 66% off your favorite titles!
― 48hrs only!

Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/481010410628579328)
― now on sale, ONLY £26.09!

Final Fantasy XIV (https://twitter.com/FF_XIV_EN/status/481857460773216258) is part of the Steam Daily Deal!
― For the next 48 hours, get the Standard or Collector's Ed. for 50% off!

Today's Amazon GoldBox Deal slashes the price of Drakengard (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/481606458577272832) 3 by 30% for 4 hours ONLY!

75% off Deus Ex (https://twitter.com/eidosmontreal/status/481052156544712704)!
― All Deus Ex games are discounted 75% for the next 4 hours, as part of the Steam Sale Community Choice!

All Deus Ex games are 75% off on Steam (https://twitter.com/eidosmontreal/status/482608678143815681) for the next 48 hours!
― A perfect time to introduce your friends to the series.

ALL Hitman content is 80% off (https://twitter.com/Hitman/status/481131357129543681) on Steam for the next 8 hours!
― It's a great time to introduce a friend to the series!

ALL THIEF content is 50% off (https://twitter.com/Thief/status/482945354078638081) for the next 48 hours on Steam!

Steam Summer Sale (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/steam-summer-sale)
― Nosgoth Founders' Packs.

Nosgoth Founders’ Packs (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-founders-packs-hot-summer-offers)
― Hot Summer Offers.

Until Tuesday, get 75% off Nosgoth Veteran Founders Packs (https://store.eu.square-enix.com/emea_europe/games/pc-windows-download/Nosgoth-Founders-Veteran-Pack.php) on the Square Enix store.

Get 75% off of Saints Row IV (https://twitter.com/deepsilver/status/481196016860151808) on the Steam Summer Sale!

Murdered (https://twitter.com/Murdered/status/481493341864214529) has fallen victim to the Steam Summer Sale, get 33% off for the next 48 hours!

Get $20 off Murdered: Soul Suspect (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/481552785666609152) in today's North American Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deal until 6pm PDT!

Artnia

New window display (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/480988039112429568)
― now shown from a from a different angle!

Final Fantasy Agito (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/482447626478944258) campaign at Artnia
― between July 1 and 18, you will be able to order the non-alcoholic drink Suzaku at Square Enix's very own cafe.

Grimoire
30th Jun 2014, 22:34
Week 27

Final Fantasy XIII

Reminiscence -tracer of memories-
(Dengeki)
- Hope (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/869/869933/)
- Sazh (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/869/869952/)
- Nora (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/869/869988/)
- Serah (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/869/869990/)

Final Fantasy XIV

Private Chambers Preview (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/e0ec6f44c2cfb3dc4d7267bb84c794de31482c6b) (06/30/2014)
- Today's patch 2.3 preview offers a peek into private chambers, a new way of adding a personal touch to free company estates.

LFP - Looking for Pajamas (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000778.html)
- Since a whole week might be too long to wait, a lot of us at the office decided to sleep to pass the time. Of course, we had to do it in style...by donning the new 'nightwear' outfits!

Chocobo Raising Preview (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/3d01271ad3add3638e42b642e8ad4bb4db15ca50) (07/02/2014)
- Today's patch 2.3 preview offers a look at chocobo raising, a new way to bond and grow together with your beloved feathered companion.

Patch 2.3 Notes (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/2977e520e828067bb82917156c809e71a48adb5a) (Preliminary) (07/04/2014)
- Patch 2.3 brings a host of additions and refinements for adventurers of every persuasion.

Final Fantasy Agito

Swimsuits (https://twitter.com/F***itoOfficial/status/483823184085409792/photo/1)!

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call

THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL Legacy of Music Campaign (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-legacy-music-campaign)
- With so many amazing memories experienced through equally amazing storytelling that the franchise is famous for, we thought it would be appropriate to launch our THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL Legacy of Music Campaign.

Been Waiting For You, Auron (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/01/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-waiting-auron/)
(Siliconera)
- Auron is in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call as an unlockable character and another version of Auron is available as paid downloadable content.

Final Fantasy Explorers

Final Fantasy Explorers’ Job System Is A Little Different From The Main Series (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/01/final-fantasy-explorers-job-system-little-different-main-series/)
(Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy Explorers Will Have Advanced Moves (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/01/final-fantasy-explorers-will-advanced-moves-skilled-action-gamers/) For Skilled Action Gamers.

Final Fantasy Artniks Dive

Final Fantasy Artniks Dive Announced For Smartphones (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/30/final-fantasy-artniks-dive-announced-smartphones/)
(Siliconera)
- Square Enix have announced Final Fantasy Artniks Dive, a free-to-play RPG for iOS and Android devices.
- Official Website (http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/ff_artniks/2014/06/final-fantasy-artniks-dive.html).

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX

Interactive SD/HD Comparison Trailer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/kingdom-hearts-hd-25-remix-interactive-sdhd-comparison-trailer)
- Featuring both HD/SD footage from KINGDOM HEARTS II and KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep, you'll now have an opportunity to see how much awesomeness has gone into KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX by giving you full control over how you want to watch the trailer.

Tomb Raider

The Tomb Raider Novel Takes Place After The Game, But Before The Comics (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/03/tomb-raider-novel-takes-place-game-comics/)
(Siliconera)
- However, Crystal Dynamics won’t comment on how the novel will affect Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Hitman GO

The first level pack (http://hitman.com/) for Hitman GO is here!
- Read up on all the info on the new guard types, moving walkways & civilian mode.

Nosgoth

Nosgoth Twitch Integration (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-twitch-integration-coming-in-july) Coming Soon!
- It’s been a long time coming, but we’re proud to announce that Nosgoth will officially include built-in support for the world’s biggest video game community, Twitch.tv!

Game Update (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates) 3rd July 2014.

Mana

Rise of Mana Producer Wants To Release The Next Major Mana Game In Two Years (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/30/next-saga-game-going-slow-steady-says-series-creator/)
(Siliconera)
- Rise of Mana producer Masaru Oyamada talks about the fifth mainline Mana game and confirms Secret of Mana for Android.

SaGa

Next SaGa Game Is Going Slow But Steady (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/30/next-saga-game-going-slow-steady-says-series-creator/), Says Series Creator
(Siliconera)
- “As far as the new game goes, things are meandering along, bits at a time, but it’s advancing steadily, so please don’t worry,” said SaGa series creator Akitoshi Kawazu.

Emperors SaGa x Rise of Mana

- Screenshots (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/873/873246/).
(Dengeki)

Black Butler

Book of Circus Anime's Promo Previews (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-07-01/black-butler-book-of-circus-anime-promo-previews-sid-akira-theme-songs/.76181), Akira Theme Songs
(Anime News Network)
- Television anime inspired by Yana Toboso's Black Butler manga premieres July 10.
- Daisuki to Stream (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-07-01/daisuki-to-stream-black-butler-book-of-circus-sword-art-online-ii-anime/.76191) Black Butler: Book of Circus.
- Funimation (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-07-05/funimation-adds-barakamon-sengoku-basara-judge-end-black-butler-book-of-circus/.76356) Adds Black Butler: Book of Circus.

Life Is Strange

Square Enix Files Trademark For “Life Is Strange (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/01/square-enix-files-trademark-life-strange/)”
(Siliconera)
- As always, this could be for just about anything, and the name doesn’t sound like it would make a suitable subtitle for, say, Hitman.

Products

Traveling the world of Final Fantasy VII
- A new t-shirt line in the making!
- Costa del Sol (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/483428575127670785)
- Nibelheim (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/484923231577444352)

Final Fantasy rubber straps
- Bartz (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/485035967636443138)
- Locke (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/485300325981495297)
- Cloud (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/485406399095001088)
- Squall (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/485104221201506306)

Final Fantasy Play Arts Kai Dragoon (Limited Color Version (http://www.toychestnews.com/Home/1/1/4/1079?stockItemID=JUL142317))
(Toy Chest News)
- Available to pre-order now!

From today's featured list (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page)
- Square Enix companion books are honoured in today's Featured List on Wikipedia (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/483613783710269440)!

Gunslinger Stratos (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/749/all) products.

Development

Discuss Collective (http://collective.square-enix.com/) at Develop in Brighton (http://www.developconference.com/)
- Phil Elliott is heading to Develop in Brighton next week, so if you want to meet and discuss Collective, email: collective@square-enix.com.

Collective adds Kickstarter as crowdfunding option (http://collective.square-enix.com/news/21/collective-adds-kickstarter-as-crowdfunding-option)
- Developers coming through Collective (https://twitter.com/SQEXCollective/status/484317803584188416) will be able to choose to run funding campaigns on Indiegogo (https://www.indiegogo.com/) or Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/) from now on!

Events

E3 2014 Videos (https://www.youtube.com/user/SquareEnixPresents/)
- Visit our Square Enix Presents YouTube channel for all of our E3 2014 interviews, trailers & live segments!

We are setting up the Square Enix Booth at Japan Expo in Paris (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/483650674635595776)!
- See you soon! :)
- Our booth (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/484298832721616896) at Japan Expo in Paris.
- From a different angle (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/484298997511618561).
- The Square Enix Booth is set and ready for your arrival tomorrow (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/484083554583056385)!
- The doors are now open (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/484286800517939200)! Come and see us!
- Final Fantasy Trading Arts Mini (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/484292150851825665).
- Displayed for the first time ever (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/484299408301780993), Cloud (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/484478796377374720) Play Arts Kai. Another shot (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/484720233647984640) of Cloud. Cloud, how many swords (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/484298505541148672) do you actually need?
- Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Prototypes (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/484295255333027840)!
- Barret (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/484479237299380224) Play Arts Kai. Avalanche leader (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/484300011107139585).
- Red XIII (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/484291694230511617) is ready for action!
- Final Fantasy XII Fran (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/484296253623525376) Play Arts Kai Prototype.
- Lightning (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/484303169057722368) Returns.
- Dragoon (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/484719933679734784) Variant Play Arts Kai.
- Another shot of Dragoon Variant (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/485165684792782848) Play Arts Kai.
- The King of Dragons, Bahamut (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/484290502381301760)!
- Kingdom Hearts Tron Sora (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/484479803945664512) Play Arts Kai.
- Kingdom Hearts Tron Riku (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/484599825330360320) Play Arts Kai.
- Captain Harlock (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/484594507275833344) Play Arts Kai.
- Appleseed (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/484584011055243264) Play Arts Kai.
- Japan Expo Day 4! Captain Harlock and Kei Yuki (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/485306641198637056) Play Arts Kai.
- Appleseed Alpha (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/484947171750731776).
- DC Comics Batman and Batgirl (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/484303643378995200) Play Arts Kai.
- Day 2 of Japan Expo (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/484583528286674944)! See you all soon.
- Sora and Kairi (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/484719457173254144) visited our Square Enix Booth!
- More Kingdom Hearts cosplayers (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/485350442000736256)!
- Final Fantasy IX Team (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/485440355694034944) at Square Enix Booth...but wait! There is more members (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/485442154270310400) of the Final Fantasy IX Cosplay Team! Beatrix and Vivi (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/485360195791781888) cosplay.
- Final Fantasy Cosplayers (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/485736061302108161) at Square Enix Booth!
- Looks like Sephiroth doesn't stand a chance (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/485744954980184064) with the power of friendship!
- Music Quiz with video questions from Yoko Shimomura (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/485350846293901313) and Nobuo Uematsu (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/485422334179041280)!
- Photo gallery (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152443459297221.1073741837.371439107220&type=1)!
- The last day (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/485690440226983937) of Japan Expo! Come see us at Square Enix Booth!

How to Purchase (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/135bbc3ce5f3531ef25210d1eedcfe120d9b1593) Fan Festival 2014 Tickets! (07/03/2014)
- We created a short guide for both advance ticket purchasers and general admission so that everyone has an idea of what to expect when purchasing tickets!

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game Masters 2014 Final & The After (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/ff-tcg/events/masters2014_final.html)
- The TGC event will be held at the Square Enix headquarters in Japan on August 30!

Game Update (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates) 3rd July 2014.

Nosgoth On Tour.... in Europe (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-on-tour-in-europe)!
- Gather round, Nosgoth fans, so we may share tales of future events with you.

Contests and Sweepstakes

Announcing the “Eorzea IRL” Contest (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/b7016805ba08612ba327e5c77e96d2857460da05) (06/30/2014)
- After being totally immersed in Eorzea doing the things that adventures do, sometimes the way you view the real world around you may change...

The World Ends With You now on Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.square_enix.android_googleplay.subarashikikonosekai_solo) and iOS (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/world-ends-you-solo-remix/id544695089?mt=8).
- RT 4 chance to win US iOS Code.

- Play Arts Kai posing competition winners (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/485349990144155648)! And there is more of them (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/485784784166461440)!

Artnia

- Final Fantasy Agito x Artnia campaign (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/483852381155622912).
- Artnia t-shirt (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/484687327202013184) in production.

Just for Fun

HD 2.5 ReMIX Co-Director, Tai Yasue casts Reflega (https://twitter.com/KINGDOMHEARTS/status/483755628779683840)!

Important Notices

Toby's the name (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/tobys-name-gamings-my-game), gaming's my game
- Say hello to Toby Palm, the most recent addition to the Square Enix Community team!

Grimoire
7th Jul 2014, 23:14
Week 28

Final Fantasy XIV

Letter from the Producer, LVII (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/e7f0a825ea7f24e31d2bededc8f3279a2b339d54) (07/07/2014)
- FINAL FANTASY XIV fans the world round, the fifty-seventh Letter from the Producer has arrived for your viewing pleasure!

Patch 2.3 Notes (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/c96b9e090eb60d1ebd1b89e20e582d59335acd84) (Full Release) (07/07/2014)
- We are pleased to announce that the patch notes for Patch 2.3 ─ Defenders of Eorzea have been released in their entirety.

FFXIV: ARR Fan Kit (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/7f0978d65dc07d9b7968fec7283ee35148a68c91) - Patch 2.3 Edition Released! (07/10/2014)
- Breathe new life into your PC or smartphone with these stunning fan kit additions!

Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XVI (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/5f0a8ee08c3a787c79011ef6f32c968b06c728df) (07/10/2014)
- The date has been set for the sixteenth installment of the Letter from the Producer LIVE!

Purple Patch Preview (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000783.html)
- While Yoshi-P and Foxclon were reading out all of the patch notes on a live stream, it seems that Project Manager M had some fun on the test server playing with some of the new gear!

Sing, Sing a Song (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000788.html)
- A tribute to Ramuh, Lord of Levin.

Final Fantasy Explorers

Final Fantasy Explorers Composer On His Struggles To Create The Game’s Main Theme (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/08/final-fantasy-explorers-composer-on-his-struggles-to-create-the-games-main-theme/), Shares His Process On Making Music (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/11/final-fantasy-explorers-composer-shares-process-making-music/)
(Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy Explorers composer Tsuyoshi Sekito might not stand out as much among all the composers at Square Enix, but he’s been with the company since 1995.

Final Fantasy Explorers Will Be Released This Winter In Japan (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/11/final-fantasy-explorers-will-released-winter-japan/)
(Siliconera)
- Check out the trailer!

Kingdom Hearts

The Kingdom Hearts Animated Series That Never Was (http://www.khinsider.com/news/The-Kingdom-Hearts-Animated-Series-That-Never-Was-3564)
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
- The thing is, this project was actually a reality! Technically speaking anyway.

Kingdom Hearts II

Kingdom Hearts II Volume 8 Manga Cover + Release Date (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-II-Volume-8-Manga-Cover-and-Release-Date-3565)
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
- The long-awaited conclusion of Shiro Amano's manga adaptation of Kingdom Hearts II is approaching.

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-

Kingdom Hearts III Co-Director Teases What's To Come (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2014/07/03/kingdom-hearts-iii-co-director-teases-whats-to-come-reveals-more-on-2-5.aspx?PostPageIndex=1)
(Gameinformer)
- Gameinformer were able to interview co-director Tai Yasue, who's currently working on Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix.

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- Japanese Website Updated (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-Japanese-Website-Updated-3562)!
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
- Larger renders, HD screenshot comparisons, and larger images of screenshots previously released.

Dragon Quest X

Dragon Quest X Heading to Nintendo 3DS in Japan (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-07-08/dragon-quest-x-heading-to-nintendo-3ds-in-japan/.76426)
(Anime News Network)
- September 4 release allows 3DS users to play with users on Wii, Wii U, Windows.

Bravely Default

New Bravely Default Demo Lets Players Adventure Up To Chapter Four (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/07/new-bravely-default-demo-lets-players-adventure-chapter-four/)
(Siliconera)
- Starting on July 28, an extended demo of Bravely Default will be available in Japan that lets players go through the first four chapters of the game.

Bravely Default Drama CD ~Eternity~ cover art (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/883/883163/)
(Dengeki)
- The CD will be released on September 17.

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

Five Things To Know (http://www.gameinformer.com/games/lara_croft_and_the_temple_of_osiris/b/playstation4/archive/2014/06/12/five-things-to-know-about-lara-croft-and-the-temple-of-osiris.aspx) About Lara Croft And The Temple Of Osiris
(GameInformer)
- GameInformer got some hands-on time with Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, and walked away with five facts fans should know.

Nosgoth

Psyonix - Meet the Dev Team with Erich Beckmann (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/psyonix-meet-the-dev-team-with-erich-beckmann)
- It's time for another peek behind the Nosgoth development curtain with this week's introduction of Psyonix Texture Artist, Erich Beckmann!

Game Update (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates) 10th July 2014.

Changes (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/changes-to-nosgoth-s-founders-packs) to Nosgoth's Founders Packs
- From July 22nd, the contents of our Founders Packs will be undergoing a few changes, and the prices are being adjusted in line with this.

Step-by-Step: How to Use Nosgoth Twitch Integration (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/step-by-step-how-to-use-nosgoth-twitch-integration)
- As we promised last week, Twitch.tv Integration has officially come to Nosgoth!

Legend World

Game Renewal (http://cache.member.legendworld.jp/game.html)!
- Participate in the open beta and receive a Gea Bolg orb!

Products

Final Fantasy rubber straps
- Bartz (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/485964536206196736) (Final Fantasy V)
- Locke (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/485989310483550208) (Final Fantasy VI)
- Cloud (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/486005586283098113) (Final Fantasy VII)
- Squall (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/485975720837914626) (Final Fanyast VIII)
- Lightning (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/486024019540332544) (Final Fantasy XIII)
- Trey (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/486155622610509824) (Final Fantasy Type-0)

New t-shirts (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/487590687664128000 000)
- Our latest t-shirts can be purchased at cafe Artnia!

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call mug (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/487543187318112256).

Chocobo towel (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/487445785374519297).

New Dragon Quest Metalic Monsters Gallery figures (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/486416089190916096).

SaGa Compilation TCG (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/486731658805010433)
- Out now!

Square Enix's 2014 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive (https://exclusives.na.square-enix.com/)!
- Square Enix Products Brings Batman to San Diego

Stand by for TITANFALL (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.305950600#.U7yX0fldWgY9)!
- Our Play Arts KAI Atlas figure is now available for pre-order.

DC Comics VARIANT PLAY ARTS KAI HAWKMAN & DARKSEID (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.153269568182733.1073741835.100004990716473&type=1&l=83014cca6d) images now up!

Play Arts Kai lineup (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/PA_KAI_lineup/)
- A marvelous list of our latest and upcoming Play Arts Kai figures!

Development

Red Awakening (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/51/red-awakening)
(Domino Effect Ltd)
- Red Awakening is an online team based objective multiplayer stealth game

Red Awakening now on Square Enix Collective (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/red-awakening-now-square-enix-collective)!
- America, 1987. The nation is rife with civil unrest and the ever-present threat of communism, yet the only successful counter operation, codenamed 'Red Awakening', is seemingly failing. That is, until the latest ten 'recruits' enter the program.

Square Enix Collective Spotlight (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-collective-spotlight-08072014): 08/07/2014
- There are a couple of other projects that have just seven days remaining! 'Let's Take Over The Universe' and 'Krum' are entirely different concepts and are both well worth your time. Let's take a look!

Party of Three (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/487269244204507136)
- Hidemi Matsuzuka, Tetsu-san and Producer Hazama engaged in deep discussion!

Events

Japan Expo 2014
- Square Enix Products Booth (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.700974353271798.1073741860.166326776736561&type=1).
- Cosplays, Competitions and Fans (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.701369396565627.1073741861.166326776736561&type=1).
- Check out the pictures from our Square Enix Booth at Japan Expo in Paris! We want to thank all of you for your visit and for making this Japan Expo very special!

Deals and Sales

The Big in Japan sale (http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/07/02/big-japan-sale-returns-ps-store-week/) returns to PS Store!
- Be sure not to miss out on huge discounts of up to 80% (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/big-japan-sale-returns-ps-store) off your favourite Square Enix games including (but certainly not limited to): Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy X/X-2 and Final Fantasy XIV!

Up to 75% off SEGA and Square Enix (http://blog.playfire.com/2014/07/get-up-to-75-off-sega-square-enix-titles.html) on GMG this weekend!
- See all the best deals on the blog.

Just for Fun

Adam Jensen is on the hunt for candy bars (https://twitter.com/eidosmontreal/status/486588599513939969)!

Important Notices

Drakengard 3 update and fix (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/drakengard-3-update-and-fix)!
- After extensive testing with our development team and PlayStation, we have now found the cause of the issue and have uploaded a fixed version of the game.

Grimoire
15th Jul 2014, 04:04
Week 29

Final Fantasy XIV

Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XVI -UPDATE- (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/4e7a961d5535d82fa64eefb9c1a60ac9df00401b) (07/16/2014)
- It is our pleasure to announce the URL for the upcoming Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XV.

Announcing the Free Login Weekend (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/a104cb914a069b8b48e189f88a3f7f10ce31dae9)! (07/16/2014)
- If you or any of your friends are currently taking a break from your adventures in Eorzea, you won't want to miss out on this limited-time event!

Eorzea Mirage Prism and Housing Catalogue (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/magazine/gamebooks/ff/14_arr_collection2014_sp/)
- Now on sale!

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

The THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL Legacy Of Music continues onto the SNES (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfWJbdf3UCM&feature=youtu.be)!
- Don't be a spoony bard, watch it!

Theatrhythm expanded shipping (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/theatrhythm-expanded-shipping)!
- Great news, folks! The Collector’s Edition for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call is now available to you in 30 European countries.

Vincent Valentine (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/15/vincent-valentine-rises-theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-dlc/) Rises For Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call DLC
(Siliconera)
- Square Enix’s seventh round of downloadable content for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call adds Vincent Valentine.

New Theatrhythm Trailers (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/15/new-theatrhythm-trailers-showcase-music-final-fantasies-vi/) Showcase Music From Final Fantasies I – VI
(Siliconera)
- Square Enix have begun a “Legacy of Music” series of trailers for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call.

Final Fantasy Explorers

See Final Fantasy Explorers’ Freelancer (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/14/see-final-fantasy-explorers-freelancer/)
(Siliconera)
- When you start Final Fantasy Explorers your character won’t have a specific job like White Mage or Monk. Players will be Freelancers and can create equipment for their characters by defeating enemies or summoned monsters to get raw materials.

Final Fantasy Explorers Composer Reveals The Game’s Main Battle Theme (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/18/final-fantasy-explorers-composer-reveals-games-main-battle-theme/)
(Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy Explorers composer Tsuyoshi Sekito on how he created the game’s main battle theme.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper

Official Website (https://ffrk.jp/).

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Teased By Square Enix And DeNA (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/14/final-fantasy-record-keeper-teased-square-enix-dena/)
(Siliconera)
- Square Enix and DeNA, a mobile games provider and owner of the Mobage platform, recently opened a teaser site for a Final Fantasy Record Keeper and a countdown with less than three days until its reveal.

Final Fantasy’s Greatest Battles Remixed (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/17/final-fantasys-greatest-battles-remixed-final-fantasy-record-keeper/) In Final Fantasy Record Keeper
(Siliconera)
- Square Enix and DeNA unveiled Final Fantasy Record Keeper which has sprite drawn heroes from Final Fantasy I to Final Fantasy XIII mixed up in one game.

Kingdom Hearts II

Manga Volume 8 Special Poster (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-2-Manga-Volume-8-Special-Poster-3608)
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
- Those familiar with the manga are especially looking forward to seeing the beautiful colored poster included in this volume.

Kingdom Hearts X[chi]

Why Kingdom Hearts X[chi] Hasn't Been Released In The West Yet (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/16/kingdom-hearts-xchi-hasnt-released-west-yet/)?
(Siliconera)
- There is one missing piece of the Kingdom Hearts saga that hasn’t been localized yet.

KINGDOM HEARTS χ[chi] 1st Anniversary (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KINGDOM-HEARTS-chi-1st-Anniversary-3651)!
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
- Please enjoy this special artwork by Tetsuya Nomura to celebrate the occasion!

Kingdom Hearts HD ReMIX

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 HD Remix Compilation Announced For Japan (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/17/kingdom-hearts-1-5-2-5-hd-remix-compilation-announced-japan/)
(Siliconera)
- Square Enix will release the Kingdom Hearts Starter Pack HD 1.5+2.5 Remix, which features both remix games in a special bundle.

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- Scans Shows off (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-Scan-Shows-off-Re-coded-3613) Re:coded (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-2-5-Scan-in-VJump-Featuring-Re-coded-3658)!
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)

Kingdom Hearts 2.5 Boxart Revealed (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-2-5-Boxart-Revealed-3648)!
(Kingdo Hearts Insider)
- After months of waiting and anticipation the official Box Art for Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- has been revealed.

Dragon Quest X

Dragon Quest X On 3DS Is Something Yuji Horii Wanted Since Early Development (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/11/dragon-quest-x-3ds-something-yuji-horii-wanted-since-early-development/)
(Siliconera)
- Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii made an appearance in this morning’s Nintendo 3DS Direct to talk about the Nintendo 3DS version of Dragon Quest X.

Dragon Quest X For 3DS Uses Ubitus’ Cloud Streaming System (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/15/dragon-quest-x-3ds-uses-ubitus-cloud-streaming-system/)
(Silconera)
- This version of the Dragon Quest MMORPG uses Ubitus GameCloud middleware just like the Android version from NTT DoCoMo.

Dragon Quest X For 3DS Retail Version Includes A Slime Segway, But No Cartridge (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/16/dragon-quest-x-3ds-retail-version-includes-slime-segway-cartridge/)
(Siliconera)
- If you purchase Dragon Quest X in stores you’ll get a code to download the game from the Nintendo eShop, a voucher good for 60 days of online play, a poster, and a Lemon Slime Board Prism.

Secret of Mana

SECRET of MANA gets an iOS Update (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/secret-mana-gets-ios-update)
- Included in the new 3.0.3 update is an improved d-pad for better movement, retina display compatibility, gamepad support and much more.

Deadman's Cross

Deadman's Cross X Resident Evil (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/zombies-resident-evil-invade-deadman%E2%80%99s-cross)
- Resident Evil zombies have invided Deadman's Cross in our latest update on iOS and Android!

Mini Ninjas

Heads up, Mini Ninjas is now FREE on Android (https://itunes.apple.com/app/mini-ninjas/id577106023?mt=8) and iOS (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.squareenix.minininjasmobiletm)!

Melpharia March

Now on Adroid (http://melphariamarch.com/)!

Black Butler

New Black Butler Musical's Video Shows Cast in Costume (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-07-16/new-black-butler-musical-video-shows-cast-in-costume/.76725)
(Anime News Network)
- Musical adapting Jack the Ripper arc premieres in September in Tokyo, October in Osaka.

Higurashi When They Cry

Here’s A Peek At The New Artwork (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/15/heres-peek-new-artwork-higurashi-cry/) For Higurashi When They Cry
(Siliconera)
- Higurashi’s new sprites are being designed by Kurosaki, an illustrator that works at Caramel Box.

Space Invaders

Space Invaders Game's Film Rights Acquired by Warner (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-07-20/space-invaders-game-film-rights-acquired-by-warner/.76841)
(Anime News Network)
- Warners attached producers Akiva Goldsman (I Am Legend, Constantine, Paranormal Activity), Joby Harold, and Tory Tunnell to the proposed project.

Music

Watch Famed Violinist Ayako Ishikawa Play the Final Fantasy X Theme (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-07-15/watch-famed-violinist-ayako-ishikawa-play-the-final-fantasy-x-theme/.76638)
(Anime News Network)
- Recently, she recorded herself playing "To Zanarkand" from the Final Fantasy X soundtrack, and it's breath-taking.

Romancing SaGa 2 OST (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/saga/romancingsaga2/)
- Out now!

Products

Travelling into FF7: Cosmo Canyon (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/490382395346931712)
- New t-shirt in production!

Final Fantasy XII - Fran Play Arts Kai prototype (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/487911587945406465)
- Now in color!

Final Fantasy Trading Rubber Strap box (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/489743985590546432).

Final Fantasy Play Arts Kai Variant (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/490392881979330561) Dragoon (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/490404835980611585).

Play Arts Kai Variant Bahamut (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/489343097927524353) shows (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/489349450779742208) off (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/489373798739636224)!

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- Trading Rubber Straps (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-Trading-Straps-3631)
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
- A new set of 6 straps, 3 of which will feature Birth by Sleep's very own Terra, Aqua, and Ventus!

New Dragon Quest entry (http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/goods/toys/2014/07/post-84.html) in the SQEX Toys Blog.

Bravely Default Edea plush (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/bdfts/info-ideya.html).

Square Enix Accessories special page (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/accessory/).

Assassin's Creed Connor and Edward (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/490971861183127553) Play Arts Kai
- In stock and ready to be shipped.

Mad Dog celebrated his birthday (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/489406328125673472) with the merchandise staff
- More Madness (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/489458975780245506).

Development

Project Seele (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/52/project-seele)
(Broken Arms Games)
- Project Seele is a fast-action Metroidvania game set in a Dark Gothic world. Cut down your enemies - they're big, but your sword is bigger!

Project Seele slashes its way onto Collective (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/project-seele-slashes-its-way-collective)!
- One of the creepiest projects to feature on Square Enix Collective so far…

Square Enix Collective Spotlight: Goetia (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/square-enix-collective-spotlight-goetia)
- We'll be taking a closer look at Goetia, a project that has been haunting Square Enix Collective for a few weeks now, but that only has five days left of its feedback phase!

Events

Square Enix San Diego Comic-Con 2014 (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/square-enix-san-diego-comic-con-2014)
- From July 24-27, Square Enix will be on the show floor yet again to showcase our latest offerings from your favorite videogames and merchandise from our Square Enix Products team.
- ANYONE Can Play Nosgoth (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/anyone-can-play-nosgoth-at-san-diego-comic-con) at San Diego Comic-Con!
- SDCC 2014 Hideo Kojima + Tetsuya Nomura joint autograph session announced (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/sdcc-2014-hideo-kojima-tetsuya-nomura-joint-autograph-session-announced)!
- Tetsuya Nomura (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/sdcc-2014-tetsuya-nomura-autograph-session-announced) will be at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con for an exclusive autograph session with our Square Enix Merchandise team!
- This is the exclusive postcard (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/489960083888279553) that will be used during the Hideo Kojima + Tetsuya Nomura joint autograph session!
- SDCC 2014 Tetsuya Nomura autograph session postcard: FINAL FANTASY Ver. (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/489983913465356290)!!
- SDCC 2014 Tetsuya Nomura autograph session postcard: KINGDOM HEARTS Ver. (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/489984505529135104)!!
- Theatrhythm and Nintendo America will be attending San Diego Comic-Con. Find out all the details at their blog (http://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/IQxkisotdxmRizGl8NwnfvsH53CZq7tH).

Deals and Sales

Superhero (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/490753392047063041) Special Offer!
- All DC Comics Play Arts Kai figures are 25% Off until the end of July!

Artnia

The World Ends With You (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/artnia/news.html) campaign at cafe Artnia!
- Exclusive products and awesome new drinks (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/artnia/cafemenu.html)!

The World Ends With You ARTNIA Campaign (http://www.khinsider.com/news/The-World-Ends-With-You-ARTNIA-Campaign-3644)!
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
- Starting July 19, Square Enix will be hosting a special The World Ends With You campaign at ARTNIA.

Just for Fun

Check out this cute Final Fantasy IX Stiltzkin tattoo (https://twitter.com/KrystiPryde/status/489161601858424832)!
(Krysti Pryde)

Northern Crater discovered (http://sploid.gizmodo.com/mysterious-hole-discovered-in-siberia-1605872539?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow)!
(Sploid)

Grimoire
21st Jul 2014, 17:13
Week 30

Final Fantasy XIV

Sendai FATE Complete (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000794.html)!
- Project Manager M was kind enough to grab some photos of the local event and share them, so without further ado...

Letter from the Producer Live XVI (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/letter-producer-live-xvi/)
(Final Fantasy Network)

Kingdom Hearts II

Kingdom Hearts II Volume 8 released (https://twitter.com/h141127/status/491546590268502016)!
- Shiro Amano says thank you to everyone who bought a copy.

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-

North American Limited Edition (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-English-Limited-Edition-3689)!
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
- The limited edition is only available on the Online Square Enix store at this time.

Limited Edition Announced (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/limited-edition-announced-kingdom-hearts-hd-25-remix) for KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX (NA)
- While supplies last, preorders of KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX will contain a one of a kind KINGDOM HEARTS 2.5 HD ReMIX pin featuring iconic characters Mickey Mouse and Sora!

Limited Edition Announced (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/limited-edition-announced-kingdom-hearts-hd-25-remix) for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX (EU)
- Anyone who preorders the Standard Edition of the game will automatically get upgraded to the Limited Edition! The Limited Edition will be available across all European and PAL regions.

Famitsu features Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Famitsu-Kingdom-Hearts-Re-coded-3700)
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
- English translations!

Dragon Quest X

Dragon Quest X Gets An All-In-One Package (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/22/dragon-quest-x-gets-one-package-wii-wii-u-pc-versions/) For Wii, Wii U, And PC Versions
(Siliconera)
- Square Enix have announced a new all-in-one package for the game’s PC and home console releases.

Bravely Second

Bravely Second Shows Magnolia In Different Job Forms, And A Look At Agnes (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/23/bravely-second-shows-magnolia-different-job-forms-look-agnes/)
(Siliconera)
- The latest issue of Jump magazine provides an update on Bravely Second.

Drakengard 3

Drakengard 3 Story Side (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/dod3/storyside/index.html)
- A collection of side stories will be released on August 28.

Nosgoth

Game Update 22nd and 23rd July 2014 (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates)

Nosgoth's revamped Founders Packs are LIVE (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-s-revamped-founders-packs-are-live)!
- Following on from our announcement earlier this month, our new Founders Packs are now live, and available to purchase!

New Map (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/new-map-the-fane-released-today) - The Fane - Released!
- The Fane (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/the-fane-lost-city-of-the-razielim) – Lost city of the Razielim.

Legend World

Legend World X (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/legendworld/) Final Fantasy Agito
- New Final Fantasy Agito (http://avatar.member.jp.square-enix.com/avatar/lw/) campaign in Legend World!

Development

Endless Reach (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/54/endless-reach)
(Soverance Studios)
- Endless Reach is a VR arcade shmup that puts you in control of a mighty starfighter charged with cleansing the Reach of an evil alien race.

Endless Reach now on Square Enix Collective (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/endless-reach-now-square-enix-collective)!
- Endless Reach improves upon the beloved "shmup" formula in a couple of surprising ways!

Square Enix Collective Spotlight: Red Awakening (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-collective-spotlight-red-awakening)
- Apart from adding some snazzy GIFs, the dev team also added information about maps as well as a second mechanics video!

Crowdfunding (http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/PhilElliott/20140721/221488/Crowdfunding_with_greater_confidence__why_we_think_Collectives_Team_Assessment_is_one_of_the_most_important_parts_of_the_platform.php) with greater confidence
(Gamasutra)
- Why we think Collective’s Team Assessment is one of the most important parts of the platform.

Advice (http://collective.square-enix.com/news/22/advice-for-collective-developers) for Collective Developers
- If you're submitting a pitch for Collective (or any other platform) here are some tips to get the most out of the process.

Why the Team Assessment is important for helping trust (http://collective.square-enix.com/news/23/why-the-team-assessment-is-important-for-helping-trust)
- Crowdfunding is a great chance to introduce gamers to a wide range of fresh game ideas. But what can be done about trust?

Square Enix CTO Yoshihisa Hashimoto Leaves Company (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/25/square-enix-cto-yoshihisa-hashimoto-leaves-company-personal-reasons/) For “Personal Reasons”
(Siliconera)
- Square Enix’s Chief Technology Officer, Yoshihisa Hashimoto, has parted ways with the company.

Events

Square Enix San Diego Comic-Con 2014 (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/square-enix-san-diego-comic-con-2014)
- From July 24-27, Square Enix will be on the show floor yet again to showcase our latest offerings from your favorite videogames and merchandise from our Square Enix Products team.
- ANYONE Can Play Nosgoth (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/anyone-can-play-nosgoth-at-san-diego-comic-con) at San Diego Comic-Con!
- SDCC 2014 Hideo Kojima + Tetsuya Nomura joint autograph session announced (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/sdcc-2014-hideo-kojima-tetsuya-nomura-joint-autograph-session-announced)!
- Tetsuya Nomura (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/sdcc-2014-tetsuya-nomura-autograph-session-announced) will be at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con for an exclusive autograph session with our Square Enix Merchandise team!
- This is the exclusive postcard (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/489960083888279553) that will be used during the Hideo Kojima + Tetsuya Nomura joint autograph session!
- SDCC 2014 Tetsuya Nomura autograph session postcard: FINAL FANTASY Ver. (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/489983913465356290)!!
- SDCC 2014 Tetsuya Nomura autograph session postcard: KINGDOM HEARTS Ver. (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/489984505529135104)!!
- Theatrhythm and Nintendo America will be attending San Diego Comic-Con. Find out all the details at their blog (http://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/IQxkisotdxmRizGl8NwnfvsH53CZq7tH).
- Setting up our booth (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/491329750120419329).
- One more hour until the curtains are unveiled for our awesome items for sale at SDCC! Booth #3829 (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/492102462107426816).
- Check out some of our awesome items that qualify for an autograph ticket (http://Check out some of our awesome @SQEX_MD_NA items that qualify for an autograph ticket at #SDCC) at SDCC!
- New Play Arts Kai Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Cloud Strife, Barret Wallace, Red XIII and Tifa Lockhart (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/492119616219398144)!
- Play Arts Kai Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Cloud (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/492760168896008192), Tifa and Barret (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/492790676283600896) prototypes.
- Previously shown as a prototype, Fran from FFXII (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/492135762242977792) makes a colorful appearance (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/492326777880997888)!
- Final Fantasy Cactuar, Chocobo, Moogle and Tonberry (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/492121994754674689) available for purchase.
- Tron Sora and Riku amongst the Kingdom Hearts items qualifying for a Tetsuya Nomura autograph ticket (https://twitter.com/KINGDOMHEARTS/status/492112853260726272)!
- Kingdom Hearts Play Arts Kai Roxas, Sora and Riku (https://twitter.com/KINGDOMHEARTS/status/492124123317809152) figurines on display.
- Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMix Sora and Roxas Play Arts Kai figures shown for the 1st time at SDCC (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/492194320708288512)!
- SORA (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/493538061293084673) KINGDOM HEARTS PLAY ARTS -KAI-.
- ROXAS (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/493537678432813060) KINGDOM HEARTS PLAY ARTS -KAI-.
- Event Exclusive Play Arts Kai Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - Punished Snake and crew (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/492132874129137664) at our Square Enix Products SDCC booth!
- Hideo Kojima: Venom (https://twitter.com/HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN/status/492160310849982464), Quiet (https://twitter.com/HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN/status/492159007293837314), looking good (https://twitter.com/HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN/status/492158836631818242), SkullFace (https://twitter.com/HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN/status/492160533231960064), V (https://twitter.com/HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN/status/492161467026640897)!
- VENOM SNAKE (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/493541751609499648) METAL GEAR SOLID V PLAY ARTS -KAI-.
- SKULL FACE (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/493542722095939584) METAL GEAR SOLID V PLAY ARTS -KAI-
- MAN ON FIRE (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/493542259527143424) METAL GEAR SOLID V PLAY ARTS -KAI-.
- Batman: Testuya Nomura's very own design (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/492118636023123968)!
- SQUARE ENIX Products reveals new Batman Action Figure (https://twitter.com/SquareEnixUSA/status/492121570161094656) envisioned by Designer Tetsuya Nomura at #DCC!
- Preview Night SDCC14 over. Fans swooned (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/492160519432728577) over the DC Comics Variant Play Arts KAI Batman designed by Tetsuya Nomura!
- What's next (https://twitter.com/KINGDOMHEARTS/status/492141301060472832) after our Play Arts Kai DC Comics Variant Batman designed by Kingdom Hearts Director Tetsuya Nomura?
- Check out these new prototypes at SDCC14! This new line is the DC Comics Variant Timeless Batman Play Arts KAI (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/492326104699400192).
- From Batman: Arkham Knight (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/492329239320854529) are Batman and Robin Play Arts KAI prototypes!
- VARIANT PLAYARTS -KAI- TIMELESS - WILD WEST (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/492339845763579904), STEAMPUNK (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/492421999747035136/photo/1), BUSHIDO (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/492422698761338881) and SPARTA (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/492423223850446848).
- DC Comics Variant Play Arts KAI continue to dazzle (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/492328747568074752). Harley Quinn and Joker are in vivid color as is Armored Batman!
- Play Arts Kai Batman, Joker, Robin and Harley Quinn (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/492712290307674112).
- BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/493526431066890242) PLAY ARTS -KAI- .
- BATMAN ARMORED (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/493532362517397504) VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI-.
- ROBIN (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/493527853363777536) ARKHAM ORIGINS PLAYARTS-KAI-.
- THE JOKER (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/493526958123130880) ARKHAM ORIGINS PLAY ARTS -KAI-.
- THE JOKER (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/493532680101695488) VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI-.
- HARLEY QUINN (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/493531274884042754) VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI-.
- Tetsuya Nomura’s Batman Figurine Came From A Canceled Videogame Project (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/25/tetsuya-nomuras-batman-figurine-came-canceled-videogame-project/) (Siliconera)
- Our Halo 2: Anniversary Edition Play Arts KAI Master Chief is now in color (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/492327551339986944)!
- Another exciting SDCC14 reveal is our Predator Play Arts KAI and Variant Play Arts KAI (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/492326525673299970)! Check out these accessories!
- HAWKMAN (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/493533367095136258) VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI-.
- DARKSEID (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/493533025439723522) VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI-.
- Predator (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/493502675942522881) Play Arts Kai.
- Predator Variant (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/493502509923573760) Play Arts Kai.
- Making of at Square Enix booth (https://twitter.com/Ken1555/status/492164577027584000). See you guys tomorrow at the Con!
- mdRADIO (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/492198271675162626) is back!
- Day 1 of SDCC has started and our products are flying off the shelves! Be sure to stop by Booth #3829 (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/492366732158181376).
- Off to SDCC this weekend? Join us Friday and Saturday at Whiskey Girl (https://twitter.com/laracroft/status/492431619517874176) for LCTOO demos and giveaways!
- REMINDER: Play Nosgoth (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/reminder-play-nosgoth-at-comic-con-without-passes) at Comic-Con Without Passes!
- Hitman GO is all ready to... GO at San Diego Comic Con (https://twitter.com/Hitman/status/492714069410185216)! Stop by and join us!
- Phew! Day 2 at SDCC14 and we are selling out of items left and right. Hurry to booth 3829 to purchase our amazing goods before we run out!
- Hideo Kojima (https://twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/492449876916326400) and Tetsuya Nomura (https://twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/492774266094383104) joint (https://twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/492449777905598465) autograph (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/492650947110125570) session (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/492824538619449344).
- More photos (http://www.famitsu.com/news/201407/25057868.html) from Famitsu.
- Hideo Kojima: Play Arts KAI GZ Snake, only this much left (https://twitter.com/HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN/status/492816209184714752).
- Play Arts Kai Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Cloud (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/492760168896008192), Tifa and Barret (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/492790676283600896) prototypes.
- Play Arts Kai Batman, Joker, Robin and Harley Quinn (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/492712290307674112).
- Tetsuya Nomura’s Batman Figurine Came From A Canceled Videogame Project (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/25/tetsuya-nomuras-batman-figurine-came-canceled-videogame-project/) (Siliconera)
- DC top creator Jim Lee and Tetsuya Nomura in a meeting (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/493230706957361152)!!
- Phew! Day 2 at SDCC14 and we are selling out of items left and right. Hurry to booth 3829 to purchase our amazing goods before we run out!
- A Moogle stopped by booth 3829 for our SDCC sweepstakes! Come by and get a FREE 16bit Final Fantasy lanyard (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/493082275001536512)!
- Lightning returns to Booth #3829 at SDCC to check out THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/493114853062500355)!
- DC Variants Play Arts Kai (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/493141245087084544) cosplay!
- The Hobbit Static Arts Mini Gollum (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/493500118604070912).
- Well guys, SDCC14 is officially over! We had so much fun seeing all of our fans and conducting our autograph session with Nomura-san. Stay tuned here (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA) for announcements about release timing and pre-orders of the prototypes we showed off at the show!! See you all next time!

Nosgoth @ Gfinity’s G3 (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-gfinity-s-g3) in London!
- If you have not had a chance to play the Nosgoth Closed Beta yet, it’s a great chance to get some hands-on time with the game, and find out for yourself what all the fuss is about!

The World Ends With You Preview Night (http://www.khinsider.com/news/The-World-Ends-With-You-Preview-Night-on-August-7th-3717) on August 7th!
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
- A special event was just announced via the third episode of Square Enix's mdRadio, called "Subarashiki Kono Sekai Preview Night" which will be held on August 7th at ARTNIA.

Deals and Sales

FINAL FANTASY III and FINAL FANTASY IV (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/492353560378478594) are on sale at the GooglePlay Android store!

FREE 16Bit Final Fantasy Lanyard (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/491762447158882304) with orders of $19.99 or more from our NA Store!
- Expires 07/27!

The Humble Square Enix Bundle (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/humble-square-enix-bundle-has-landed) has landed!
- We've partnered up with Humble Bundle (https://www.humblebundle.com/) to offer you a truckload of games (16 to be exact) for next to nothing!

25% off Superhero figures (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/25-superhero-figures-se-store) on SE Store!
- To celebrate the arrival of our Arkham Origins Batman and Deathstroke Play Arts Kai figurines on the Square Enix Store, we’ve cut the prices on our whole DC Comics superhero range by 25% until the end of the month – Kapow!

In celebration of SDCC, get 20% off on a wide range of products (http://store.eidosmontreal.com/) on our official Eidos store!

We're having a special SDCC 20% off Tomb Raider products (https://twitter.com/tombraider/status/492427834426920962) sale today through Monday, July 28!

Up to 75% off in the SE Store Summer Sale (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/75-se-store-summer-sale)
- Summer is (finally) here and it’s a scorcher.

Get Murdered: Soul Suspect for $15 and Thief for $10 (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/26/2014-games-flop-prices-15-murdered-soul-suspect-10-thief/)!
(Siliconera)

Contests and Sweepstakes

Announcing the Winners of the Eorzea IRL Contest (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/c5779d3599497993bef2771852fdb05850e89ba2)! (07/21/2014)
- We asked players to tweet #FFXIV personal pictures from the real world (you know that place that keeps us away from Eorzea) that reminded them of Eorzea, and the results were spectacular!

THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL Legacy of Music Campaign Contest (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-legacy-music-campaign-contest-final-fantasy-vii-vignette) & FINAL FANTASY VII Vignette
- The contest is a homage to the song that started it all, the “Main Theme” of FINAL FANTASY.

Important Notices

Ever fancied getting paid to game (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/node/1729?all=)?
- Who hasn't?! Well, it's your lucky day: We're recruiting elite GMs for FF XI and XIV!

Crystal Dynamics: Open Positions (http://crystald.com/workwithus/apply-here)
- We're always on the look out for top talent.

Grimoire
28th Jul 2014, 16:22
Week 31

Final Fantasy XIV

Eorzea Cafe (http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20140729_660008.html)
(Game Watch, Dengeki)
- Check out the delicious dishes and the gorgeous furnishing this FFXIV-themed cafe (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/897/897228/) has to offer!

Sample the Eorzea Café Menu (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/sample-eorzea-caf-menu/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
- Our first look includes a sneak peek of the dishes: Apkallu Omelette, La Noscean Toast, Trapper’s Quiche, Bomb Croquette, Mandragora Bagel Sandwich, and Weight of the Land Titan Burger. Director/producer Naoki “Yoshi-P” Yoshida was also on hand to mix drinks!

A Taste (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000799.html) of Eorzea
- The Eorzea Café (http://www.pasela.co.jp/paselabo_shop/ff_eorzea/) is located on the 2nd floor of the Pasela Resorts building in Akihabara.

Announcing the One Year Anniversary Video Contest (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/4efd57ec5a9a10d65d69e2cf7b2dc7147e187e13) (07/29/2014)
- To kick off our array of anniversary festivities, we’re holding a video contest for adventurers to reflect back on the past year, boost the morale of the realm, and show off their pride as a citizen of Eorzea!

Announcing the FFXIV Free Trial (http://www.ffxiv-freetrial.com/)!
- Play for free for 14 days and explore the world of Eorzea!

Recruit a Friend (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/friend_recruit/) Campaign
- Invite friends to FFXIV using the new Recruit a Friend campaign and you can both earn rewards!

Recruit a Friend Campaign and Free Trials (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/3ef885de369a0d8f6f6361fcf94de373c92ed478) Begin Today! (07/31/2014)
- Recruit a friend, and help them on their way with a 14-day free trial today!

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call

Final Fantasy VII’s Motorcycle Chase Song (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/30/final-fantasy-viis-motorcycle-chase-song-theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call/) Is In Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call
(Siliconera)
- Square Enix has a prelude to Final Fantasy VII G-Bike in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call.

Chocobo's Choco Farm

New Chocobo mini game (http://www.gamer.ne.jp/news/201407310056/)!
(Gamer)

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX

Kingdom Hearts Website Updates with Re:coded (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-Website-Updates-with-Re-coded-3751)!
(KHInsider)
- The official Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- website updated today bringing with it an updated Kingdom Hearts Re:coded section.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX confirmed for Gamescom 2014 (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-confirmed-for-Gamescom-2014-3763)
(KHInsider)
- Square Enix have just confirmed their lineup for this year's Gamescom, and among those will be Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Shines In These Comparison Screenshots (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/30/kingdom-hearts-hd-2-5-remix-shines-comparison-screenshots/)
(Siliconera)
- Dozens of screenshots from the three stories in Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix.

Dragon Quest IV

Dragon Quest IV For Smartphones Coming To The West (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/30/dragon-quest-iv-smartphones-coming-west/)
(Siliconera)
- Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen will be released in the West, Square Enix have announced.

Rise of Mana

Final Fantasy Agito Characters (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/30/final-fantasy-agito-characters-invading-rise-mana/) Are Invading Rise Of Mana
(Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy Agito, a smartphone game that shares the same universe and characters as Final Fantasy Type-0, will have a crossover with Rise of Mana.

Bravely Default

Bravely Default Sales Reach 1 Million Worldwide (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/28/bravely-default-sales-reach-1-million-worldwide/)
(Siliconera)
- Bravely Default has shipped 1 million copies worldwide, Square Enix have announced.

Bravely Second

Official website (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/second/)
- Now open!

Bravely Second Details A New City And What Happened To Agnes (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/28/bravely-second-details-new-city-happened-agnes/)
(Siliconera)
- The official Bravely Second website shares a little more on Agnes and about a new city in the game.

Bravely Second Has New Writers Handling Its Story (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/30/bravely-second-new-writers-handling-story/)
(Siliconera)
- Producer Tomoya Asano and assistant producer Shinji Takahashi will work on Bravely Second’s story, alongside other members of the development team.

Bravely Second’s Magnolia Arch Dresses Up For The Job Change System (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/01/bravely-seconds-magnolia-arch-dresses-job-change-system/)
(Siliconera)
- Bravely Second Will Have New And Returning Jobs (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/01/bravely-second-made-sequel-focus-will-many-surprises/).

Deadman's Cross

Deadman’s Cross Celebrates 4 Million Downloads (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/deadman%E2%80%99s-cross-celebrates-4-million-downloads)
- For all registered accounts by 11:59 p.m. on July 28 (PDT), we'll be gifting 400 Deadman coins!

Deadman's Cross (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/dc/en/) Ver1.3.0 (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/494884610094800896) features new ZenoTek hunting area, 40 new Deadmen and 2 new abilities!

Sprint, Yankee Soul

Introduction video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbMWadC-N-M&feature=youtube_gdata).

Square Enix’s New Game Lets You Be A Motorcycle Gangster (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/31/square-enixs-new-game-lets-motorcycle-gangster/)
(Siliconera)
- The game puts players in the role of a “yankee”, which is Japanese slang for a delinquent.

Lost Crusade

Android version (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.ne.d2c.venusr.pro) released!

Music

Great news about our Piano Collections (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/494142487779635200)!
- We have Final Fantasy VII, VIII, IX and X Piano Collections on the store now!

Supercell’s ryo (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/29/supercells-ryo-charge-music-bravely-second/) In Charge Of Music For Bravely Second
(Siliconera)
- Supercell’s ryo will be in charge of the sound for Bravely Second, this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine reveals.
- Why Square Enix Chose ryo (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/31/square-enix-chose-ryo-bravely-seconds-composer/) To Be Bravely Second’s Composer.

Military Tune (http://www.sonymusicshop.jp/m/item/itemShw.php?site=S&ima=0238&cd=SQEX000010448) The Album
- New album to be released on October 1.

Products

THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL Plush Fat Chocobo (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.309601939216161.1073741895.100004990716473&type=1&l=2f9185b826)
- WARK! Don't leave him alone in your kitchen!

Magnolia (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MBBDF0002) (Bravely Second) and Lord of Vermilion III figurines (https://twitter.com/dengeki_nomura/status/493242913556418562).
(Dengeki)

Seen At Comic Con 2014: Collectibles (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2014/07/28/seen-at-comic-con-2014-collectibles.aspx)
- GameInformer visited our booth at San Diego Comic Con!

Hitoshi Kondo (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/494810336290021376), the designer of VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI-!!
- Designer Kondo's art series uploaded (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.309635252546163.1073741896.100004990716473&type=1&l=057c8ef0a2)!

Development

Guns and Robots0 (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/57/guns-and-robots)
(Masthead Studios)
- Guns and Robots is free to play online shooter that combines robot action with massive customization. Play for free at www.play-gar.com (http://www.play-gar.com)!

Guns and Robots now on Square Enix Collective (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/guns-and-robots-now-square-enix-collective)!
- The definition of mayhem is: "Violent or extreme disorder; chaos." Do you need a visual? If so, look no further than Square Enix Collective's latest project: Guns and Robots!

Last few days (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/last-few-days-red-awakening-collective) for Red Awakening on Collective!
- Fancy trying an entirely different approach to multiplayer shooters? Then you should definitely check out Red Awakening before the Feedback phase on Square Enix Collective comes to an end in a few days' time!

What Is Square Enix’s "Prequel Trilogy (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/29/square-enixs-prequel-trilogy-atlus-asraga-adventure-chronicle/)"?
(Siliconera)
- Square Enix Japan registered a trademark for Prequel Trilogy for use with video games in Japan.

Crystal Dynamics now on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/crystal-dynamics)!
- Follow us!

Are you a video game animator (http://crystald.com/workwithus/job-description/of8jZfwp)?
- Apply now and work with us!

We have many open positions for programmers (http://www.eidosmontreal.com/jobs) on the Deus Ex franchise/Universe!
- Have a look!

Events

Our favourite E3 battle (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=810285508981991)!
- Naoki Yoshida versus Ichiro Hazama in THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL!

Best of SDCC - Batman v Superman News, Square Enix's Batman (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjsjgBEy4kM&feature=player_detailpage#t=81)
(DC Entertainment)
- Watch Tetsuya Nomura's original take on Batman in this video!

Nosgoth @ Gfinity’s G3 (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-gfinity-s-g3) in London!
- If you have not had a chance to play the Nosgoth Closed Beta yet, it’s a great chance to get some hands-on time with the game, and find out for yourself what all the fuss is about!

The World Ends With You Preview Night (http://www.khinsider.com/news/The-World-Ends-With-You-Preview-Night-on-August-7th-3717) on August 7th!
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
- A special event was just announced via the third episode of Square Enix's mdRadio, called "Subarashiki Kono Sekai Preview Night" which will be held on August 7th at ARTNIA.

Square Enix announces Gamescom 2014 lineup (http://gematsu.com/2014/07/square-enix-announces-gamescom-2014-lineup)
(Gematsu, Final Fantasy Network)
- Gamescom will also see the return of the battle of the producers (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/square-enixs-gamescom-lineup/) — Naoki Yoshida (Final Fantasy XIV) and Ichirou Hazama (Theatrhythm Curtain Call) will reunite for one final bout in Theatrhythm’s new versus mode. Gamescom runs from August 13 to 17.

Deals and Sales

Up to 75% off in the SE Store Summer Sale (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/75-se-store-summer-sale)
- Summer is (finally) here and it’s a scorcher.

The Humble Square Enix Bundle (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/humble-square-enix-bundle-has-landed) has landed!
- We've partnered up with Humble Bundle (https://www.humblebundle.com/) to offer you a truckload of games (16 to be exact) for next to nothing!
- More (4) games (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/more-games-added-humble-square-enix-bundle) added to the Humble Square Enix Bundle!

FINAL FANTASY III and FINAL FANTASY IV (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/492353560378478594) are on sale at the GooglePlay Android store!

More Hitman deals (https://twitter.com/IOInteractive/status/494480776227209216)!
- The PlayStation EU Summer Sale has heavy discounts on Silent Assassin, Contracts and Blood Money for PS3.

25% off Superhero figures (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/25-superhero-figures-se-store) on SE Store!
- To celebrate the arrival of our Arkham Origins Batman and Deathstroke Play Arts Kai figurines on the Square Enix Store, we’ve cut the prices on our whole DC Comics superhero range by 25% until the end of the month – Kapow!

Contests and Sweepstakes

Free Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- Giveaway!
- To celebrate the upcoming release of Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-, KHInsider are giving away 5 pre-orders (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-Giveaway-3744) for Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- Limited Edition.

Just for Fun

Jecht VS. Tidus (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BttuWxqCIAIyjxX.jpg)! And there is more: Play Arts Kai Variant Wonder Woman (https://twitter.com/Ckentx01/status/494329515074519041) and Supergirl (https://twitter.com/Ckentx01/status/494686132647370753)!

Grimoire
4th Aug 2014, 17:54
Week 32

Final Fantasy XI

Final Fantasy XI Gets A New Update This Month (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/05/final-fantasy-xi-gets-new-update-month/)
(Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy XI is getting its next update this month, and Square Enix have revealed some of the features being added to the game.

Final Fantasy XIV

Fan Festival 2014 Site Updated (http://ffxiv-fanfest.com/na/index.php) and Reveals the In-Game Item (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/aee9d3f3ee543e42f0be685526a1bb5cdeb1065e)! (08/06/2014)
- We’re excited to announce the launch of the full Fan Festival 2014 site, along with the reveal of the in-game bonus item for all attendees: the Moogle Attire!

FFXIV: ARR One-Year Anniversary 14-Hour Broadcast (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/99386921217d26aaee06abf7ee3a7ff71068fa43)! (08/07/2014)
- The live stream will feature appearances by development team members, special guests, and much more!

One Year Anniversary Site Now Live (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/f46a7d9ae07a0c6e285ac30b88ff92ec858494b0)! (08/08/2014)
- FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn will celebrate its first anniversary on August 27, and we have a host of special events in the works for the next two months to commemorate this milestone!

Moonfire Faire (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/d5f2fcbd659efc5bc1b9637b79b9710754ba640b), Revived from the Bombard Ashes (2014/08/08)
- A host of events are planned for this year's fair, giving townsfolk the opportunity to better acquaint themselves with the guild, and see what it truly means to be an adventurer.

Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XVII (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/dfe095eaa94b5bf0fae9530e108bb7730414a413) (08/08/2014)
- The date has been set for the seventeenth installment of the Letter from the Producer LIVE!

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Trailer Highlights FFVIII – X (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/06/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-trailer-highlights-ffviii-x/)
(Siliconera)
- A new trailer for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call features music from Final Fantasy VIII – Final Fantasy X.

Another Look at Curtain Call’s Versus Mode (http://www.finalfantasy.net/trff/curtain-calls-mode/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
- Competing on a track for the highest score, you’ll be able to use all sorts of tricks to get your opponent to slip up.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Turns Memorable Fights Into 16-Bit Style Battles (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/08/final-fantasy-record-keeper-turns-memorable-fights-16-bit-style-battles/)
(Siliconera, Famitsu)
- In Final Fantasy Record Keeper (http://app.famitsu.com/20140808_421919/) Kain from Final Fantasy IV plus Snow from Final Fantasy XIII can battle Rufus from Final Fantasy VII and Dark Knight Cecil can help Final Fantasy VI’s Terra destroy Magitek Armor.

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-

PS3 Theme (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-PS3-Theme-3783)!
(KHInsider)
- Amazon.co.jp (http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00KS342IK/) has revealed the special PS3 theme that Japanese fans will be receiving when Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- launches on October 2nd.

Interview: Director Tai Yasue on Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX (http://stevivor.com/2014/08/interview-kingdom-hearts-hd-2-5-remix/)
- Stevivor was fortunate enough to sit down and talk with Tai Yasue, the Co-director of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix and the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III at E3 this year.

Dragon Quest IV

DRAGON QUEST IV available on iOS and Android (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/dragon-quest-iv-available-ios-and-android)
- The DRAGON QUEST mobile train keeps on chugging with the latest installment of DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen launching today on iOS and Android devices.

Dragon Quest Monsters

A New Dragon Quest Monsters Game Is In Production (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/04/new-dragon-quest-monsters-game-production-says-square-enix/) Says Square Enix
(Siliconera)
- This weekend, fans gathered for the Dragon Quest Summer Festival that was held at the AiiA Theater at Tokyo.

Bravely Second

New screenshots and renders (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/889/889092/) via Dengeki!

Chaos Rings III

Chaos Rings III Coming To iOS, Android, And Vita On October 16 (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/04/chaos-rings-iii-coming-ios-android-vita-october-16/)
- Famitsu reports the fourth game in the series, Chaos Rings III, will be released simultaneously for iOS, Android, and PlayStation Vita (http://app.famitsu.com/20140804_418965/).
- Screenshots (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/04/chaos-rings-iii-prequel-trilogy-screenshots-reveal-media-visions-next-rpg/).
- Chaos Rings III Said To Have Over 50 Hours Of Play Time (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/05/chaos-rings-iii-said-50-hours-play-time/).
- Chaos Rings III Is About The Journey To A Mythical Blue Planet (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/07/chaos-rings-iii-journey-mythical-blue-planet/).
(Siliconera)
- Official website (http://www.chaosrings.com/3/).

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

New Lara Croft - Gold Edition, skins and release date (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-lara-croft-gold-edition-skins-and-release-date)!
- Today’s news is about a shiny Gold Edition of the game that we have details for, plus a range of cool skins from some of our other top games!

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Pre-Orders Let You Dress Lara Up In Deus Ex And Hitman Garb (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/08/lara-croft-temple-osiris-pre-orders-let-dress-lara-deus-ex-hitman-garb/)
(Siliconera)
- Depending on which store you pre-order the game from, you’ll get access to various costumes for Lara and the game’s three other characters, based on various Eidos franchises.

Nosgoth

Game Update (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates) 4th August 2014.

Nosgoth Free Access Weekend & Open Beta announcement (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-free-access-weekend)
- Join the Nosgoth Free Weekend from August 7th to 10th, with exclusive rewards for everyone that takes part.

Game Update (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates) 6th August 2014.

Play Nosgoth For Free NOW (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/play-nosgoth-for-free-now)!
- From now through August 10th, Nosgoth is available to play during our Free Weekend. Anyone that did not already have access to Nosgoth will be able to play it NOW!

To celebrate this Nosgoth special weekend, we have 50% off on our Founders Packs (https://twitter.com/Nosgoth/status/497433799299694592)!

Champ Man

We'll just leave this here (https://twitter.com/champman/status/497366633640235008)...
- Coming next week!

Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition confirmed (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/sleeping-dogs-definitive-edition-confirmed)!
- Today we are delighted to officially confirm that Sleeping Dogs is coming to the new generation of consoles. Enter: Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition!

Lords of the Fallen

UK folks! Preorder Lords of the Fallen now and upgrade to the Day One Edition for free (https://store.eu.square-enix.com/emea_europe/games/)!

Durarara!!

Anime and game updates!
- 2nd Durarara!! TV Series' Staff, January 2015 Premiere Unveiled (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-08-06/2nd-durarara-tv-series-staff-january-2015-premiere-unveiled/.77386).
- Durarara!! Gets New PS Vita Game in 3D in January (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-08-07/durarara-gets-new-ps-vita-game-in-3d-in-january/.77389).
(Anime News Network)

Working!!

Manga to End (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-08-07/working-manga-to-end-with-13th-volume-in-december/.77399) With 13th Volume in December
(Anime News Network)
- The September issue of Square Enix's Shonen Gangan magazine is announcing on Tuesday that the 13th and final compiled volume of Karino Takatsu's Working!! manga will ship in Japan on December 25.

Sukedachi Nine

O-Parts Hunter's Seishi Kishimoto Starts Sukedachi Nine Manga (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-08-09/o-parts-hunter-seishi-kishimoto-starts-sukedachi-nine-manga/.77405)
(Anime News Network)
- The tagline reads "The hero committed murder with their first word!!?"

Music

SaGa III OST website now open (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/saga/romancingsaga3/).

KHInsider interviews the Video Game Orchestra (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KHInsider-interviews-the-Video-Game-Orchestra-on-Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-3814) on Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-
- KHInsider had the pleasure of interviewing both creator & producer Shota Nakama and sound engineer Falk Au Yeong of the Video Game Orchestra & SoundtRec Boston, the group responsible for the re-orchestrated soundtrack in the upcoming Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- on the PlayStation 3.

Products

Dragon Quest t-shirts (https://twitter.com/DQ_PR/status/496228212729331712) and Nagoya store (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/496212428514816000).

Bravely Second’s Magnolia Figure Comes With A DLC Code For The Game (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/05/bravely-seconds-magnolia-figure-comes-dlc-code-game/)
(Siliconera)
- Bravely Second isn’t even out yet, but that didn’t stop Square Enix from showing off a prototype figure of the game’s protagonist, Magnolia Arch.

TWEWY t-shirts (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/496839297824092160).
- Preparing for preview night. Wait till you actually see the back design.

MGSV Snake Play Arts Kai figure is now IN STOCK and ready for action (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/497096941776687104)!

Rorschach (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/497782273370882049) PLAY ARTS -KAI- coming soon !!

Development

Square Enix Collective: We need your help (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-collective-we-need-your-help)!
- We thought it'd be a good idea to give you folks a bit of a recap on the platform, and how it works, and see if you have any questions or feedback. If you like something you see, vote for it, give the developer feedback, and share it with your friends.

Project Seele only has a few days left (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/project-seele-only-has-few-days-left)!
- The sheer size of the Seele Knight's sword was already enough to impress during the initial project pitch, but Broken Arms Games have now taken it a step further by imbuing said piece of metal with abilities that can warp time and space, vampire life and even control gravity. Sweeeet.

New Trademark (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=867455): EPISODE DUSCAE
(qualitydisc)
- Square Enix has trademarked the name "EPISODE DUSCAE" in Europe as of July 30th.

Crystal Dynamict are hiring a Graphics Engineer (https://twitter.com/CrystalDynamics/status/497049740128026624)!
- Come render with us!

SNK Filed A Criminal Lawsuit Against Square Enix For Copyright Infringement (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/06/snk-filed-criminal-lawsuit-square-enix-copyright-infringement/)
- SNK recently filed a criminal lawsuit against Square Enix for usage of SNK’s intellectual property without prior consent from the company.
(Siliconera)
- Hi Score Girl Manga Recalled (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-08-06/hi-score-girl-manga-recalled-after-snk-copyright-charges/.77361) after SNK's Copyright Charges (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/company/ja/news/2014/html/e008f861538bff5f0a282b619ee144f8.html), no changes to manga's magazine run, anime plans yet.
(Anime News Network)

Events

TWEWY event (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/497282819333169153) at Artnia (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/artnia/news.html)
- Preparing for Preview Night!!
- Coverage (http://www.famitsu.com/news/201408/08058804.html) from Famitsu.
- Sketches and pins (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/497599849202589696).
- More art: 1 (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bua8uCYCIAAZ5U-.jpg:orig), 2 (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bua8f4TCMAIBNb_.jpg:orig), 3 (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bua8l2YCAAInFJh.jpg:orig), 4 (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bua9oTkCIAE55J7.jpg:orig), 5 (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bua8qCxCMAAmo01.jpg:orig), 6 (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bua9oULCIAAEMkM.jpg:orig), 7 (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bua9FToCAAA4Sjl.jpg:orig), 8 (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bua9EJyCAAAslvr.jpg:orig), 9 (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bua9EJ1CMAAj1xR.jpg:orig), 10 (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bua81_QCcAApFPW.jpg:orig), 11 (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bua8x-uCYAAj3IK.jpg:orig), 12 (https://twitter.com/aibo_ac7/status/497296724268834816), 13 (https://twitter.com/aibo_ac7/status/497298447980982272).
- T-shirt design (https://twitter.com/aibo_ac7/status/497351149419130881).
- Fo (https://twitter.com/aibo_ac7/status/497335938658222080)od (https://twitter.com/aibo_ac7/status/497342755295612928) and Dri (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BubV***CQAE112Q.jpg)nk (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BubelWtCIAEA17X.jpg).
- Decor (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/497758209507999745).

We are heading to gamescom (http://www.gamescom-cologne.com/en/gamescom/home/index.php) next week!
- Will you be there? Find us in Hall 10.1 / D010 (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/496639137093808129/photo/1)!
- We will have something very special for MGS fans at gamescom: Event Exclusive MGS V Punished Snake Play Arts KAI (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/496680982205173760)!
- FFXIV: A Realm Reborn Appearing at Gamescom 2014 (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/820319fbf5099d3ded314217acc77b10bff37402)!

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- Playable (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-Playable-at-the-EB-Expo-3804) at the EB Expo (http://www.ebexpo.com.au/exhibitors/kingdom-hearts-hd/)!
(KHInsider)
- Australian fans of Kingdom Hearts will finally be able to play the demo of Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- at the Eb Expo this year!

Deals and Sales

Hero of Light Variant Play Arts Kai is now up for Pre-oder with 10% off for the next 2 weeks (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/497758707170951168)!

Square Enix Holding Discount Sale On PlayStation Network (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/06/square-enix-holding-discount-sale-playstation-network-north-america/) In North America
(Siliconera)
- Square Enix are holding a sale on the PlayStation Network in North America (https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/en-us/square-enix-sale/cid=STORE-MSF77008-9_SQUAREENIXSALE), during which a number of their games are available at discounted rates.

The Google Play Android store has huge discounts on FFIV: The After Years and Final Fantasy VI (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/497426977578434562)!

Secret of Mana iOS sale (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/secret-mana-ios-sale-android-coming-soon); Android coming soon!
- We’re now able to announce that the game will be arriving on Android platforms this Autumn. Not only that, but we’re also cutting the price of the iOS version too – down to €3.59/£2.49 until 4pm BST on August 10.

Silver Award-winning Deus Ex: The Fall is on a summer sale (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/deus-ex-falls-special-summer-sale) until August 14th
- You can now pick up Deus Ex: The Fall for only £0.99/$0.99/€0.99 on either iOS or Android!

Contests and Sweepstakes

The One Year Anniversary Video Contest (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/8cacc8fad61d70e9fc5e4939389b65844ed17db5) is Underway! (08/07/2014)
- We can’t wait to see your amazing videos celebrating our upcoming one year anniversary!

Our Legacy of Music Contest Begins Taking Submissions (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/our-legacy-music-contest-begins-taking-submissions)
- We’re eagerly awaiting all of your awesome submissions, so be sure to head over to our contest page and submit your entries!

Drakengard 3 Haiku Contest Winners Announced (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/drakengard-3-haiku-contest-winners-announced)
- After many internal discussions between our very own Drakengard 3 Director, Taro Yoko & Producer, Takamasa Shiba, we're really excited to reveal to you the top entries in our contest!

Grimoire
11th Aug 2014, 19:32
Week 33

Final Fantasy XIV

The ”Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XVI” Q&A Released (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/fee577b9e7e71e3f962d6c7ddcfe934fe097518d)! (08/11/2014)
- We're pleased to present the full Q&A digest from the Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XVI!

Announcing the Casting Call Contest (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/fc2077678b3c9322f4c43b1d6afd796a06166612)! (08/13/2014)
- Think you know the perfect character to act as the NPC?

Announcing the Moonfire Faire Screenshot Contest (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/91b36937d8ec0a1bf78be427efc2d98adf41b1fa) – (08/14/2014)
- No summertime in Eorzea can be complete without the annual Moonfire Faire, which is all about fun in the sun, yukata, and fireworks!

That Old Black Magic (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/985d849c9437c4c5f19bb8a7ce011ec53ad02dfc) (08/15/2014)
- In recent days, phenomena not unlike those that presaged the Calamity have been reported in all corners of Eorzea.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call Adds Final Fantasy XI’s Abyssea Battle Music (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/12/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-adds-final-fantasy-xis-abyssea-battle-music/)
(Siliconera)
- Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call is expanding with a song from one of Final Fantasy XI’s expansion packs. “Melodies Errant” is the battle music from the Vision of Abyssea battle area add-ons.

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-

New KINGDOM HEARTS 2.5 HD ReMIX Screenshots (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/new-kingdom-hearts-25-hd-remix-screenshots-kingdom-hearts-birth-sleep-final-mix)- KINGDOM HEARTS Birth By Sleep Final Mix
- Today marks a new update featuring brand new screenshots from the popular KINGDOM HEARTS Birth By Sleep in ultimate HD fashion!

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX's Disney Worlds Trailers Streamed (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-08-14/kingdom-hearts-hd-2.5-remix-disney-worlds-trailers-streamed/.77623)
(Anime News Network)
- The first trailer showcases the Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney Castle, and Steamboat Willie worlds. The second trailer features The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Lion King, Hercules, Mulan, Tron, and Winnie the Pooh worlds.

Kingdom Hearts 2.5 Website Updates (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-2-5-Website-Updates-with-BBS-and-New-Trailer-3856) with BBS and New Trailer!
(KHInsider)
- The Japanese Website for Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- updated today with larger images of Birth by Sleep and brand new trailers for Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix.

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] - 14 August 2014 Maintenance Update Notice (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-chi-14-August-2014-Maintenance-Update-Notice-3875)
(KHInsider)
- Without further ado, we present to you our very first translated update notice, done by Kazr10!

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Update (http://tombraider.tumblr.com/post/94529480860/rise-of-the-tomb-raider-update)
- Rise of the Tomb Raider Gamescom Announcement!

Life is Strange

Announcing Life is Strange (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/announcing-life-strange)!
- Thus begins the story for a game that everyone here at Square Enix has fallen in love with.

Nosgoth

Thanks for taking part in our Nosgoth Free Weekend (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/thanks-for-taking-part-in-our-nosgoth-free-weekend)!
- We had such a great response to Nosgoth from gamers everywhere, we were thrilled to see so many of you playing and loving the game!

Nosgoth Matchmaking: The Past, Present, and Future (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-matchmaking-past-present-and-future)
- We thought we'd explain what we ultimately have planned for release before the summer is out.

Game Update: 13th August 2014 (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates).

Champ Man 15

Champ Man 15 out now (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/champ-man-15-out-now)!
- Champ Man 15 has just been released on iOS!

Lords of The Fallen

Vote (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/vote-lords-fallen-ign) for Lords of The Fallen on IGN!
- IGN has once again kicked off their People's Choice award... and we are delighted to announce that Lords of the Fallen has been nominated as a candidate!

Working!!

Working!!/Wagnaria!! Anime Gets 3rd Season (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-08-11/working-wagnaria-anime-gets-3rd-season/.77485)
(Anime News Network)
- The cast of the anime of Karino Takatsu's Working!! manga announced on Sunday that production on a third season has been green-lit.

Hi Score Girl

Hi Score Girl Halts Serialization (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-08-11/hi-score-girl-halts-serialization-after-snk-copyright-charges/.77521) After SNK's Copyright Charges
(Anime News Network)
- The editor-in-chief of Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan posted a message to its readers announcing that the magazine will temporarily halt serialization of Rensuke Oshikiri's Hi Score Girl in light of alleged copyright violations.

Products

Dissidia Final Fantasy silver ring (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/874/all).

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Fat Chocobo (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/499456963227299840)
- Now studying (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/499494711875231745)?!

Moogle charm (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/499859554448838657)!

Assembling (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/499803766980218880)!!

The World Ends With You Tote Bag #2 (http://www.khinsider.com/news/The-World-Ends-With-You-Tote-Bag-2-3832)!
(KHInsider)
- How's the pin collection (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/499450869629214720) coming along (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/500531218585112579)?

Dragon Quest goods caravan store (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/500102009161129984)!

Lord of Vermilion III Theo PVC statue (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MW71033).

DC Comics Variant Play Arts KAI Hawkman and Darkseid up for pre-order (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/500432936152203264)!

Development

Last few days for Endless Reach (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/last-few-days-endless-reach-collective) on Collective!
- Their reach may be endless but their Collective Feedback phase unfortunately isn't - it's the last few days for Endless Reach on Collective!

Events

The World Ends With You Preview Night Recap (http://www.khinsider.com/news/The-World-Ends-With-You-Preview-Night-Recap-3818)
(KHInsider)
- On August 7th, Square Enix held the The World Ends With You Preview Night event at their Artnia store and cafe in Shinjuku.

Square Enix at gamescom (http://www.gamescom-cologne.com/en/gamescom/home/index.php): Come and see us in Hall 10.1 / D10
- FFXIV: Guten Tag, Gamescom Part 1 (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000804.html) and Part 2 (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000809.html).
- Our Final Fantasy display (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/500217551175946241).
- Final Fantasy display no 2 (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/500218257459015680).
- Final Fantasy Creatures and Mini figures (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/500218554814185472).
- Lightning Play Arts Kai and her Chocobo, but wait he doesn't look like Odin (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/500219123851214848).
- Our Kingdom Heart display (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/499504008244260864) at gamescom.
- Square Enix Presents Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- at Gamescom (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Square-Enix-Presents-Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-at-Gamescom-3883)! (KHInsider)
- Meristation Interviews Tai Yasue: No European Dub for 2.5, Possibilities for Frozen in KH3 (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Meristation-Interviews-Tai-Yasue-No-European-Dub-for-2-5-Possibilities-for-Frozen-in-KH3-3891). (KHInsider)
- Hello from Gamescom (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/hello-from-gamescom)! We have had a fantastic response from everyone, with a lot of repeat visits from people immediately hooked on Nosgoth!
- Lara (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/499505991227293696) sliding down the rope.
- Punished Snake Play Arts Kai was so popular that we only have few units left (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/500220251624050688)!!
- Street Fighter (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/499505421867307008) Play Arts Kai.
- DC Comics Variant Play Arts Kai Batman, Batgirl and The Flash (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/500589347268071425)!
- DC Comics Variant Play Arts Kai Wonder Woman, Superman and Supergirl (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/500589718833098754)!
- First display of our great music selection (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/500590113605185536) at GAMESCOM!
- Sephiroth with mini Cloud statue (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/499586064793604097) at Square Enix Products Booth!
- Lightning, Serah, Yuna, Lulu (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/500026336812212226) and Tifa (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/500027759847301120)!
- What is your favourite game of gamescom 2014? Go here to vote (http://uk-microsites.ign.com/ign-pca/)!
- Square Enix Presents (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjaudkQ1noQT4eaWlYbeO8Q) at gamescom!

Deals and Sales

Get your game on with our gamescom Sale (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/get-your-game-our-gamescom-sale)!
- To celebrate a certain event in Cologne, Germany, we're having a special gamescom sale!

Enemy Front on sale (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/enemy-front-sale-square-enix-store) on the Square Enix Store!
- Enemy Front is currently reduced by 30% on the Square Enix Store and that you'll even get free shipping with it!

With cunning use of a plasma rifle, the Mac Game Store (http://www.macgamestore.com/product/2278/Deus-Ex-Human-Revolution-Ultimate-Edition/) has removed 50% from the price of Deus Ex: Human Revolution (https://twitter.com/feralgames/status/498833213687877633).
(Feral Interactive)

Artnia

Please note our official shop & cafe ARTNIA is now open daily (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/499456356642861057).

Artnia 1st Anniversary souvenir cup (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/500210301707370498)!
- Finish the delicious dessert and bring the cup home with you.

Grimoire
19th Aug 2014, 05:08
Week 34

Final Fantasy XIV

Patch 2.35 Notes (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/2952cde08127ad3911220b2b5744330af2f11d85) (08/19/2014)
- Patch 2.35 brings a multitude of additions and refinements to Eorzea, including new beast tribe quests, colored plumage for chocobo companions, changes to the Hunt and spiritbonding, and more!

Final Fantasy XIV Producer Talks About B-Rank Monster Changes And End Game Content (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/19/final-fantasy-xiv-producer-talks-b-rank-monster-changes-end-game-content/)
(Dengeki, Siliconera)
- Producer Naoki Yoshida shed some light on the latest during an interview with Dengeki.

FFXIV 2.35 Brings Adjustments to The Hunt, PvP (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/ffxiv-235-brings-adjustments-hunt-pvp/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
- This weekend’s gamescom is a wrap, with a strong presence from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn at the Square Enix booth.

One Year Anniversary Free Login Campaign (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/1f01b68030b99e8dd4cdde8b79105f12b87c27e9)! (08/19/2014)
- The campaign will run from Friday, August 22, 2014 at 4:00 a.m. to Monday, September 1, 2014 at 4:00 a.m. (PDT).

Players are discussing the new chocobo dye system (https://twitter.com/FF_XIV_EN/status/502583220966539266) and sharing their results!
- Have you dyed your companion yet?

One-Year Anniversary Site Update (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/e5614aef646d99222ef9390981a5d7016320ed04) (08/20/2014)
- This weekend, we will be hosting a special 14-hour live stream to commemorate the first anniversary of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn. Ahead of the event, a live stream schedule has been made available on the anniversary website!
- Watch the broadcast live (http://www.finalfantasyxiv.com/anniversary/na/detail/xiv_hour.html?rgn=na&lng=en)!
- Curious about what's going on on the screen? Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/final-fantasy-xiv-14hour-anniversary-stream/) got you covered!

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL Ivalice Vignette (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-ivalice-vignette)
- As part of our ongoing celebration of FINAL FANTASY in our Legacy of Music campaign, we celebrate the world of Ivalice!

Final Fantasy Explorers

Final Fantasy Explorers Hits Japan On December 18th (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/20/final-fantasy-explorers-hits-japan-december-18th/)
(Siliconera)
- The latest issue of Jump magazine shares additional info on Final Fantasy Explorers’ various features.

Final Fantasy Explorers Videos Demonstrate Knight, Monk, And Black Mage Jobs (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/21/final-fantasy-explorers-videos-demonstrate-knight-monk-black-mage-jobs/)
(Siliconera)
- Square Enix show off the Knight, Monk, and Black Mage jobs in Final Fantasy Explorers.

How Final Fantasy Explorers Encourages You To Use Job Abilities (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/22/final-fantasy-explorers-encourages-use-job-abilities/)
(Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy Explorers is a multiplayer action RPG, and this means cooperation with your teammates is key.

Final Fantasy Explorers Details The Paladin, Ranger, And The Shiva Boss Fight (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/22/final-fantasy-explorers-details-paladin-ranger-shiva-boss-fight/)
(Siliconera)
- Shiva the “Ice Queen” hangs out in the the dim cave known as the Tinz Underpass, where you’ll fight her in Final Fantasy Explorers.

Final Fantasy Explorers Ultimate Box Revealed (http://www.finalfantasy.net/ffex/final-fantasy-explorers-ultimate-box-revealed/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
- Square Enix has revealed more information about Final Fantasy Explorers preorder gifts and an Ultimate Box edition.

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep HD will be Previewed in next Famitsu (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-Birth-by-Sleep-HD-will-be-Previewed-in-next-Famitsu-3897)!
(Famitsu, KHInsider)
- Famitsu announced that their August 21st issue will feature the Kingdom Hearts prequel.
- New Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep scans from Famitsu Weekly (http://www.khinsider.com/news/New-Kingdom-Hearts-Birth-by-Sleep-scans-from-Famitsu-Weekly-3905)! Boy does this game look gorgeous!

Where to Preorder Kingdom Hearts 2.5 in Japanese
(KHInsider)
http://www.khinsider.com/news/Where-to-Preorder-Kingdom-Hearts-2-5-in-Japanese-3909
- If you're a person who loves collectables or finds enjoyment in playing games in another language then the opportunity to play Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- in Japanese is appealing.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX new screenshots from Birth by Sleep (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/kingdom-hearts-hd-25-remix-new-screenshots-birth-sleep)
- Enjoy your brand new batch of screenshots featuring more HD goodness from KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep!

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

21 August Maintenance Update Notice (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-chi-21-August-Maintenance-Update-Notice-3936)
(KHInsider)
- Welcome to this week's issue of Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] maintenance update report!

Kingdom Hearts Manga

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Vol. 4-5 & Kingdom Hearts II Vol. 3 Manga Release Dates (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-358-2-Days-Vol-4-5-Kingdom-Hearts-II-Vol-3-Manga-Release-Dates-3952)!
(KHInsider)
- Hopefully you all have caught up on your Kingdom Hearts manga backlog because the next batch of them will be on their way to a bookstore near you in the next few months!

Dragon Quest X

Get A Look At Dragon Quest X On Nintendo 3DS (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/21/get-look-dragon-quest-x-nintendo-3ds/)
(Siliconera)
- This is a direct port of the massive online game with the latest expansion pack. Just like Dragon Quest X on Wii or PC, this also requires a paid subscription to adventure in the world.

Dragon Quest V Had Flying Carpets. Dragon Quest X Has Flying Dragons (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/22/dragon-quest-iii-flying-carpets-dragon-quest-x-flying-dragons/)
(Siliconera)
- Since Dragon Quest III, the series has begun introducing different ways to fly, from magic carpets to flying castles. Dragon Quest X adds dragons.

Dragon Quest Trading Card Game

Dragon Quest X Special Pack BOX (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/502674956950306817)
- To be released on August 30.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Xbox’s Phil Spencer Talks (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/18/xboxs-phil-spencer-talks-rise-tomb-raider-exclusivity/) Rise of the Tomb Raider Exclusivity
(Siliconera)
- Microsoft’s head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, recently discussed his thoughts on the deal with Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics for Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Rise of the Tomb Raider Confirmed For Both Xbox One And Xbox 360 (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/23/rise-tomb-raider-confirmed-xbox-one-xbox-360/)
(Siliconera)
- In case it wasn’t already clear, Rise of the Tomb Raider will be released for both Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Nosgoth

Game Update 19th and 20th August 2014 (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates).

Champ Man 15

Champ Man 15 - 2014/15 season database (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/champ-man-15-201415-season-database)
- We'll take a closer look at some of the newer stuff in CM15 over the course of this week.

Cham Man 15 - under the hood (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/cham-man-15-under-hood)
- Have a look at the game's match engine!

Champ Man 15 - Training for glory (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/champ-man-15-training-glory)
- CM15 features three different types of training: Formation, Team and Player Intensive.

Champ Man 15 - Currencies (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/champ-man-15-currencies)
- We've moved away from the CM Credits system of CM14 so that CM15 now has two currencies instead: Coaching Funds and Board Funds.

Life is Strange

The Life is Strange gamescom review round up (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/life-strange-gamescom-review-round)!
- It's now just over a week since we announced Life is Strange and gamescom has come and gone. For Life is Strange, it leaves in its wake a host of journalist reviews and even a few awards!

Chaos Rings III

Chaos Rings III e-STORE Limited Special Edition (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/special/chaos).

Chaos Rings III For PlayStation Vita Also Includes The First Three Games (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/22/chaos-rings-iii-playstation-vita-also-includes-first-three-games/)
(Siliconera)
- Included in Chaos Rings III: Prequel Trilogy are: Chaos Rings, Chaos Rings Omega, and Chaos Rings II, in addition to the third game.

Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur

Square Enix’s Million Arthur Is So Popular It’s Getting A Live Action TV Show (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/19/square-enixs-million-arthur-popular-getting-live-action-tv-show/)
(Siliconera)
- What started out as a smartphone card game exploded into a franchise with multiple games in development and starting on October 3rd there will be a TV show.
- Official website (http://www.tvk-yokohama.com/rma/).

Lost Zero - The irregular at magic high school

Official website (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/mahouka-lz/)

- A trailer has been published and pre-registration is now open. Coming to iPhone and Android.

Wakfu

Turn-Based MMORPG Wakfu Is Transitioning To Free-To-Play (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/15/turn-based-mmorpg-wakfu-transitioning-free-play/)
(Siliconera)
- The MMORPG was previously published by Square Enix, but the game was handed back to Ankama Games in March last year.

Black Butler: Book of Murder

Funimation (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-08-17/funimation-adds-black-butler-book-of-murder-original-video-anime/.77707) Adds Black Butler: Book of Murder Original Video Anime
(Anime News Network)
- Funimation announced on August 8 that it licensed the Black Butler: Book of Murder original video anime for home video, digital, and broadcast.

Durarara!!×2

2nd Durarara! TV Anime Gets New Cast Key Visuals (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-08-19/2nd-durarara-tv-anime-gets-new-cast-key-visuals/.77765)
(Anime News Network)
- The official website for Durarara!!×2 released three new key visuals for the upcoming second season of the Durarara!! series.

Products

FFVIIAC CLOUD PLAY ARTS -KAI- will come with this many accessories (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/502108236376309760)...
- Fully equipped (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/502370032853057536)!!

Final Fantasy Dragoon Variant Play Arts Kai Limited Color Version
- Ready to Jump (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/502762790621556736)!

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
- Cloud (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/501597607978758145) and Tifa (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/501648777225068544).
- Mug (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/502280648715800576)!

Final Fantasy stress ball (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/502340760318930944)
- To be in store soon (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/879/all)!!

Exclusive Moogle strap (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/501249704995192833).

Chubby Chocobo Plush Is As Round As He Is Adorable (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-08-18/chubby-chocobo-plush-is-as-round-as-he-is-adorable/.77741)
(Anime News Network)
- The slim, sleek Chocobo that populate the Final Fantasy world may be much better for covering long distances and racing, but as far as cuddling goes, Fat Chocobo might take the cake.
- Going on a date (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/502469531248254977)?
- Best summer activity (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/502686512866009088)!!

Kingdom Hearts Memorial Ultimania (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/9784757543843).

New Dragon Quest (http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/goods/toys/2014/08/post-85.html) entry in the Toys Blog.

SaGa 25th anniversary items (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/502035999501717504).

BATMAN:ARKHAM ORIGINS PLAY ARTS -KAI- Vol.2 images added (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/502345356860874752)!!

DC VARIANT Cyborg (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/502822296877150208) sample (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/501993659617640449).
- Looking good (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/502031599253221376)!

DC VARIANT (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/502083996130361344) Aquaman (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/502085383694192640) samples (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/502035510412320768).

VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI- series packaging (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/502425983610134529)
- All designed by our designer Hitoshi Kondo.

Development

Moon Hunters to enter crowdfunding next week (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/moon-hunters-enter-crowdfunding-next-week)!
- We are very happy to announce that we will be supporting Moon Hunters, one of the first games ever to be pitched on Square Enix Collective, through their upcoming Kickstarter campaign, launching next Tuesday, August 26!

Last few days (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/last-few-days-guns-and-robots-collective) for Guns and Robots on Collective!
- A lot has happened since Guns and Robots launched their Feedback phase on Square Enix Collective - Masthead Studios has continued to regularly update the game and the game even made it onto Steam a few days ago.

Square Enix To Publish Curve Studios’ Stealth Inc (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/19/square-enix-publish-curve-studios-stealth-inc-japan/) In Japan
- Curve Studios’ infiltration game, Stealth Bastard, is being released in Japan by Square Enix.

Events

mdRADIO part 4 is now online (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/mdRADIO/)!
(KHInsider)
- Square Enix mdRADIO: The World Ends With You Preview Night (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Square-Enix-mdRADIO-The-World-Ends-With-You-Preview-Night-3890).

Play Nosgoth at Insomnia52 this weekend (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/play-nosgoth-at-insomnia52-this-weekend)!
- This August Bank Holiday, we're bringing Nosgoth to the RICOH Arena in Coventry (UK), for three days of multiplayer fun, at the UK's biggest gaming festival (LAN): Insomnia (http://insomniagamingfestival.com/).
- Come to the Nosgoth Insomnia52 stand to sign up for our tournament (https://twitter.com/Nosgoth/status/502755551747768320) taking place tomorrow, with Razer prizes!
- Get a beta key and an exclusive tshirt (https://twitter.com/Nosgoth/status/502751208906706944)!

PAX Prime 2014 Line Up (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/pax-prime-2014-line)
- Square Enix will be at this year's PAX Prime 2014 in Seattle, WA with our usual awesome assortment of videogames and sweepstakes for attendees to enjoy!
- Join Unity, Square Enix Montréal and DESTRUCTOID, as we throw a Hitman: Sniper party at PAX Prime 2014 (https://twitter.com/SquareEnixMtl/status/502547353161969665)!- Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX demo playable at PAX Prime 2014 (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-demo-playable-at-PAX-Prime-2014-3948)!
(KHInsider)

Square Enix Starts Video Streaming Program For Japan (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/22/square-enix-starts-video-streaming-program-japan-will-bravely-news/). Will Have “Bravely” News
(Siliconera)
- During E3, the “Square Enix Presents” program has streamed various features, from gameplay footage, to interviews and concerts. Now, it’s headed to Japan.

Deals and Sales

NA Store Back 2 School Sale! Save up to 50% Off (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/502876802117664768)!
- Buy 1 get 20% Off, 2 games 30% Off, 3+ games 50% Off!

Final Fantasy III Steam Keys 33% Off at Uplay Shop (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/20/final-fantasy-iii-steam-key-hits-10-uplay-summer-sale/)
(Siliconera)
- You can now buy Steam activated titles such as Final Fantasy III at Uplay Shop.

Over 50% off Hitman GO (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/over-50-hitman-go-weekend-only) for this weekend only!
- You can get up to 60% off both the iOS and Android app for this weekend only!

Artnia

Café Artnia's (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/501229488047259650) terrace (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/501233055520927744).

Exclusive items (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/501250266176299008)!

TWEWY campaign at Artnia until August 31 (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/502379472608165888).

Important Notices

Hey there, Internet (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hey-there-internet-1).
- Say hello to the newest member of our Community team: Petra!

Grimoire
26th Aug 2014, 11:33
Week 35

Final Fantasy XIV

XIV Hours of FFXIV (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000814.html)
- A brief recap of some of the fun that went on during the 14-hour live stream last week!

Letter from the Producer, LVIII (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/0bdb885d7dbe66d30f259b936213575d43b2bb10) (08/27/2014)
- FINAL FANTASY XIV fans the world round, the fifty-eighth Letter from the Producer has arrived for your viewing pleasure!

Celebrating a Year (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/3bd0a44cfd9b1d2e6c4a176b25e3bab4c17bf3fa) of A Realm Reborn! (08/27/2014)
- Today marks the first anniversary of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn, a momentous occasion that wouldn’t have been possible without you.

A Realm Reborn Celebrates First Anniversary (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/realm-reborn-celebrates-anniversary/)
(Final Fantasy Network)
- The Wandering Minstrel returns in The Rising seasonal event to greet a Warrior of Light.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Celebrates Its Anniversary With Fireworks And Minions (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/27/final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-celebrates-anniversary-fireworks-minions/)
(Siliconera)
- It’s already been a year since the realm of Final Fantasy XIV was reborn, and Square Enix are celebrating its first anniversary.

Announcing the Winners of the One Year Anniversary Video Contest (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/a890a39e16889902551338bb9ded036ad9816200) (08/29/2014)
- With the one year anniversary celebration reaching its pinnacle, now is the perfect time to announce the winners of the One Year Anniversary Video Contest!

It's a Celebration (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000818.html)
- Today we're extremely proud to be celebrating the one year anniversary of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn!

FFXIV Arrives in China (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000821.html)
- The Chinese version of FFXIV has officially launched!

Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV official website changes its domain name (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=885947)
NeoGAF
- Before, the websites name was http://www.na.square-enix.com/FFXV, it has now been changed to simply http://www.finalfantasyxv.com.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL LEGACY OF MUSIC: FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-legacy-music-final-fantasy-type-0)
- One of our most hotly anticipated entries into the FINAL FANTASY franchise, FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 is featured in our latest Legacy of Music vignette.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children’s Battle In The Forgotten City (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/26/final-fantasy-vii-advent-childrens-battle-forgotten-city-song-added-theatrhythm/) Is Theatrhythm DLC
(Siliconera)
- The song that plays when Cloud fights Yazoo and Loz in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children comes into Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call a a downloadable battle song for the 3DS music game.

Round #10 (http://www.finalfantasy.net/vii/10-curtain-call-dlc-announced/) of Curtain Call DLC Announced
(Final Fantasy Network)
- Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call will be getting its tenth round of DLC music from Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy XI, and Final Fantasy XII.

Final Fantasy Type-0

FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 now on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FinalFantasyType0)!
- Just launched our official FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 Facebook page so be sure to LIKE it to get all the latest updates!

Why Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Is For PS4 And Xbox One Instead Of PS3 And 360 (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/29/final-fantasy-type-0-hd-playstation-4-xbox-one-instead-ps3-xbox-360/)
- Why did Final Fantasy Type-0 HD skip PS3 and Xbox 360 to go straight to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One? Siliconera asked Final Fantasy Type-0 director Hajime Tabata.

Eight Big Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Questions, Answered (http://kotaku.com/eight-big-final-fantasy-type-0-hd-questions-answered-1628600728)
- Kotaku sat down for a hands-off presentation and Q&A with Hajime Tabata, the veteran Square Enix producer who is heading up both Type-0 and the much-anticipated Final Fantasy XV.

Final Fantasy Explorers

Limited Edition Revealed (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/SE-E0202).
- Final Fantasy Explorers Pays Homage To The Onion Knight (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/24/final-fantasy-explorers-pays-homage-onion-knight-limited-edition-amano-art/). (Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy Explorers Ultimate Box Revealed (http://www.finalfantasy.net/ffex/final-fantasy-explorers-ultimate-box-revealed/). (Final Fantasy Network)
- First print copies of Final Fantasy Explorers includes a special quest where you can collect Onion Knight equipment. (Siliconera)
- New screenshots (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/891/891432/) and renders (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/909/909179/). (Dengeki)
- Kupo (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/504119877989171201/photo/1)!
- FF Explorers Multiplayer, Cloud Cameo Revealed (http://www.finalfantasy.net/vii/ff-explorers-multiplayer-cloud-cameo-revealed/). (Final Fantasy Network)
- Final Fantasy Explorers Is Getting Another Livestream Today, Watch It Inside (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/29/final-fantasy-explorers-getting-another-livestream-today-watch-inside/). (Siliconera)
- Check Out Cloud Swing His Buster Sword (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/29/check-cloud-swing-buster-sword-final-fantasy-explorers/) In Final Fantasy Explorers. (Siliconera)

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX New Features Trailer (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/kingdom-hearts-hd-25-remix-new-features-trailer)
- Other than the awesome HD eye candy graphics, did you also know that our team’s been hard at work putting together new features?

KINGDOM HEARTS Video Casting Call (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/kingdom-hearts-video-casting-call)
- Want to be a part of an official KINGDOM HEARTS collaboration video?

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Rated by the ESRB (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-Rated-by-the-ESRB-3969)
(KHInsider)
- Last week, the Entertainment Software Rating Board responsible for assigning ratings for video games and apps in North America gave Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- an Everyone 10+ rating for Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood, and Use of Alcohol.
- Australian Classification Says Kingdom Hearts 2.5 is a Modified Version (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Australian-Classification-Says-Kingdom-Hearts-2-5-is-Modified-Version-3974).

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- Birth by Sleep Worlds Trailer (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-Birth-by-Sleep-Worlds-Trailer-4017)
(KHInsider)
- We have a brand new worlds trailer for you, this time focusing on the Disney worlds from Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep.

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] - 28 August 2014 Maintenance Update Notice (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-chi-28-August-2014-Maintenance-Update-Notice-3997)
(KHInsider)
- In a nutshell, summer event has begun, so it goes without saying that the old-school Watermelon and Fireworks Heartless have made their glorious return.

Bravely Default

New details (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/916/916487/) on Bravely Default's drama CD ~Eternity~. (Dengeki)

Bravely Second

Watch Square Enix Presents Japan’s Bravely Second Livestream (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/25/watch-square-enix-presents-japans-bravely-second-livestream/)
- Bravely Second Shares A Peek At Magnolia’s Outfits And The Game In Motion (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/25/bravely-second-shares-peek-magnolias-outfits-game-motion/). (Siliconera)
- Screenshots (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/914/914596/)! (Dengeki)
- Bravely Second Will Release This Winter In Japan [Update: Trailer (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/29/bravely-second-will-release-winter-japan/)]. (Siliconera)

Chaos Rings III

- Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvY6OXrSo_Y&feature=youtube_gdata)!
- New screenshots (http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2014/08/24/79783.html). (Inside-games)

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

Crystal Dynamics On Managing Two Different Lara Crofts (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/29/crystal-dynamics-managing-two-different-lara-crofts/)
- Crystal Dynamics talks to Siliconera about how they strike a balance between the new and old Tomb Raiders in Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris.

Life Is Strange

Did we mention we are on Instagram (https://twitter.com/LifeIsStrange/status/505302037861781505)?
- Follow LifeIsStrangeGame.

Music

X'mas Collections (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/SQEX-10458) music from BRAVELY DEFAULT
- New album to be released on November 19.

Chaos Rings series OST (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/chaosrings/)
- To be releasend on November 11.

Products

Advent Children Final Fantasy VII Cloudy Wolf necklace (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/504898534114463744).

Fat Chocobo hits the beach (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/504189060793905152)! Or?
- Oh gee, it's raining outside... - Has to eat (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/504591138301304832) since it's raining...

Dragon Quest goods caravan (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/505215219216293888) store (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/505215745932808193)
- More photos.

BATMAN ARKHAM ORIGINS PLAY ARTS Kai Robin (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MBATMANPA47) and Joker (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MBATMANPA48), SUPERMAN and SUPERGIRL (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/503868719903170560) and superhero group photo (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/503839962739912706)!
- All of our DC VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI-!

DC Comics Variant Play Arts Static mini (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/503869824817041408)
- In production now!

Can you figure out what these are (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/504199656264318976)?
- Definitely not for drinking...

Development

Moon Hunters now live on Kickstarter (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/moon-hunters-now-live-kickstarter)!
- We're delighted to announce that Moon Hunters, the myth-weaving RPG first featured on the Square Enix Collective (http://collective.square-enix.com/news/24/moon-hunters-now-live-on-kickstarter) platform, is now live on Kickstarter and waiting for your support!
- Seen the Kickstarter homepage (https://www.kickstarter.com/) yet? Moon Hunters (project of the day!) is now at 94% funded!
- Congrats Kitfox Games (http://www.kitfoxgames.com/)! 50 hours in and...Moon Hunters has reached its target pledge goal (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/504984387348627458)!
- Moon Hunters (http://collective.square-enix.com/news/25/moon-hunters-funded-in-just-50-hours) hitting its Kickstarter funding goal of $45,000 in just two days (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/moon-hunters-funded-50-hours)!

Events

We have uploaded the photos from GAMESCOM 2014 (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/503848417022738433)
- Here are the cosplayers and fans!

PAX Prime 2014 Line Up (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/pax-prime-2014-line)
- Square Enix will be at this year's PAX Prime 2014 in Seattle, WA with our usual awesome assortment of videogames and sweepstakes for attendees to enjoy!
- Going to PAX this weekend? Make sure to visit the Square Enix booth to pick up some FFXIV goodies (https://twitter.com/FF_XIV_EN/status/505411416560398336)!
- Be sure to stop by Booth 3630 at PAX Prime 2014 for awesome FINAL FANTASY XIV fat chocobo and moogle hats (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/506118460523683840)!
- Pick Up Type-0 CollectaCards (http://www.finalfantasy.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/TYPE0.jpg) at PAX 2014! (Final Fantasy Network)
- PAX 2014: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD: Fast, Violent and Mature (http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/08/29/pax-2014-final-fantasy-type-0-hd-fast-violent-and-mature). (IGN)
- Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX demo playable at PAX Prime 2014 (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-demo-playable-at-PAX-Prime-2014-3948)! (KHInsider)
- Nosgoth (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-headed-to-pax-prime-2014) Headed to PAX Prime 2014!
- Join Unity, Square Enix Montréal and DESTRUCTOID, as we throw a Hitman: Sniper party at PAX Prime 2014 (https://twitter.com/SquareEnixMtl/status/502547353161969665)!

We are happy to announce that Eidos Montreal will be attending MIGS (http://mtldgtl.com/fr/migs/)!
- Come meet their recruiters on Nov 10th-11th!

Deals and Sales

More great SE Store deals (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/more-great-se-store-deals-you-can-shake-stylus) than you can shake a stylus at!
- Hopefully you're all up to something exciting this weekend, but it certainly wouldn't hurt to have even more good stuff to look forward to, right? That's where our Square Enix Store pre-order specials come in...

Dragon Quest VIII Discounted For iOS And Android (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/28/dragon-quest-viii-discounted-ios-android/)
(Siliconera)
- The game is availalbe for $14.99 until September 4th, down from its regular price of $19.99.

Get 30% off on our official Eidos Montreal (http://store.eidosmontreal.com) store by using the code PAXPRIME (https://twitter.com/eidosmontreal/status/505063468987604992) at checkout!

Contests and Sweepstakes

Enter KHInsider's Facebook Giveaway (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Enter-our-Facebook-Giveaway-of-Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-3979) of Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-!
- To make the wait a bit more bearable, we have decided to give away another pre-order of Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- Limited Edition to one lucky winner!

Artnia

Artnia exclusive t-shirts (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/ARTNIA-T/).

New parfait (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/504984845202620416)!

Important Notices

New Kid (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-kid-block-0) On The Block
- Say hi to Scott, our newest Community Manager!

Phil Rogers takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/phil-rogers-takes-ice-bucket-challenge)!
- Good ol' Yoshida-san, producer and director of FFXIV: ARR, thought it'd be hilarious to challenge Phil Rogers, CEO and general commander in charge of Square Enix Europe and America to the challenge...

Grimoire
1st Sep 2014, 10:04
Week 36

Final Fantasy XIV

Lightning (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/8f1972a177766162ab3ea81b34437b9d14976b48) on the Horizon! (09/01/2014)
- In recent days, the city-states are atwitter with talk of a rogue adventurer roaming the land.

FINAL FANTASY XIV at Tokyo Game Show 2014 (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/078163b9daddf7f844e50c6acaca122e1eda1309) (09/03/2014)
- The 2014 edition of the Tokyo Game Show is right around the corner, and FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn will be there in full force!

Summer Combing to an End (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000825.html)
- Enjoy the last few moments of summer!

Final Fantasy Type-0

Final Fantasy Type-0’s Story Comes From Its Director’s Love For History (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/02/final-fantasy-type-0s-story-comes-directors-love-history/) (Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy Type-0 Director Hajime Tabata tells us how history and the Fabula Nova Crystallis setting influenced the game.

How Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Will Be Different From The PSP Version (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/05/final-fantasy-type-0-hd-will-different-psp-version/) (Siliconera)
- "The PSP version was very fast-paced, and very hard, and there were many players that didn't reach the end," says director Hajime Tabata.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

Here's A Look At Quest Medley Mode (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/02/heres-look-quest-medley-mode-theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call/) From Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (Siliconera)
- In Quest Medley, you take your party on missions where you can earn experience and rewards.

THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL Demo (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-demo)
- With only a few weeks to go until the release of THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL, we’ve got some exciting news for those of you who cannot wait to get your hands on the title!

Final Fantasy Explorers

Final Fantasy Explorers' Job System Sounds Very Flexible (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/01/final-fantasy-explorers-job-system-sounds-flexible/) (Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy Explorers director Atsushi Hashimoto and project manager Takahiro Abe got together again on a livestream late last week to showcase the game.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper

Tetsuya Nomura Makes An In-Game Appearance... In 16-Bit Fashion (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/04/tetsuya-nomura-makes-game-appearance-16-bit-fashion/) (Siliconera)
- As part of a new campaign for the game, Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura and Ichiro Hazama, along with voice actress Shoko Nakagawa, will appear as guest characters.

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- Final Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm3tR2hY-aM).

Kingdom Hearts 2.5 Remix - Christmas Time (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcCYWQq0fUM) - PAX Prime (IGN)
- HD gameplay of Jack, Donald, and Sora helping Santa save Christmas Town.

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

4 September 2014 Maintenance Update Notice (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-chi-4-September-2014-Maintenance-Update-Notice-4053) (KHInsider)
- The second half of the summer event, revealing of mystery cards, and new boxes are just a few of the many things we can expect to see in the game!

Dragon Quest

Message (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/message-dragon-quest-creator-yuji-horii) from Dragon Quest creator, Yuji Horii
- Join us as we sit down with Horii san to get his thoughts on how the DRAGON QUEST franchise was born and his thoughts on the game design that’s made the franchise so popular!

Dragon Quest I Coming Out In September With A New Localization (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/30/dragon-quest-coming-september-new-localization/)
- In an interview with Siliconera, producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto revealed soon after the original Dragon Quest, Square Enix will also release Dragon Quest II and Dragon Quest III for iOS and Android in the West.

Square Enix Want To Bring Dragon Quest VII For 3DS To The West, But Aren’t Sure If It’ll Sell Enough (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/31/square-enix-want-bring-dragon-quest-vii-3ds-west-arent-sure-itll-sell-enough/)
- Siliconera asked Dragon Quest mobile producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto if Square Enix were interested in localizing the Dragon Quest VII remake for Nintendo 3DS.

Square Enix Would "Love To" Bring Dragon Quest X To The West (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/04/square-enix-love-bring-dragon-quest-x-west/) (Siliconera)
- "In terms of this being an MMO, again, we have to consider the operation and logistics of how to make that feasible," says Square Enix’s Yuu Miyake.

Square Enix Will Consider Localizing More Dragon Quest: Rocket Slime Games (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/01/square-enix-will-consider-localizing-dragon-quest-rocket-slime-games/) (Siliconera)
- “In the western regions, especially North America, there are a lot of requests to see another Rocket Slime game,” says Square Enix’s Noriyoshi Fujimoto.

New Action RPG, Dragon Quest Heroes In Development (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/01/new-action-rpg-dragon-quest-heroes-development-playstation-4/) For PlayStation 4 And PS3 (Siliconera)
- The game is a collaboration between Square Enix and Omega Force, and appears to be a Warriors-style game.
- Official website (http://www.dragonquest.jp/heroes/).

Bravely Second

Bravely Second Has A New Party Member Named Yu (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/05/bravely-second-new-party-member-named-yu/) (Siliconera)
- Three new characters that will be introduced in Bravely Second have been revealed.

Bravely Second’s Three Musketeers (http://www.finalfantasy.net/bdff/bravely-seconds-musketeers/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- Agnès Oblige finds herself at the head of the Crystal Orthodoxy as its new Pope. Orthodoxy soldiers Yuu, Jean, and Nikolai are three musketeers assigned to protect her during what is described as a period of unrest with Eternia.

Rise Of Mana and Deadman's Cross

Rise Of Mana And Deadman's Cross Coming To PlayStation Vita (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/02/rise-mana-deadmans-cross-coming-playstation-vita/) (Siliconera)
- Rise of Mana was designed to work with Logitech’s iOS controller accessory so the action RPG should feel right at home with a controller.

Hitman GO

Go Hitman GO! RT:Hitman GO is up for a Golden Joystick Award (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/506454166789951488)!
- How many of you thought it had the Best Visual Design?

Nosgoth

Nosgoth on Twitch at PAX Replay (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-on-twitch-at-pax-video-replay)
- We had a great time at PAX 2014 and this video interview, aired by our friends at Twitch on August 29, proves it.

Moon Hunters

Moon Hunters, a Myth-Weaving RPG (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kitfoxgames/moon-hunters-a-myth-weaving-rpg)
- Looks like Moon Hunters is cooking up quite the storm over on Kickstarter...

Fight, Explore, And Create Your Own Myths (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/02/fight-explore-create-myths-friends-action-rpg-moon-hunters/) With Friends in Action-RPG Moon Hunters (Siliconera)
- Whether you’re playing by yourself or with others, Moon Hunters will have you travelling on a mystical journey to solve ancient mysteries and build your own mythologies.

Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur

Infinite Stratos Characters (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/03/infinite-stratos-characters-enter-square-enixs-million-arthur/) Enter Square Enix's Million Arthur (Siliconera)
- Square Enix’s Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur's latest collaboration ties the mobile game in with the girls from anime Infinite Stratos.

Lost Zero - The irregular at magic high school

The game is now available on the App Store and Google Play (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/mahouka-lz/).
- Review (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/921/921199/). (Dengeki)

Sennenyusya

Square Enix X Hello Kitty (http://sennenyusya.jp/event/201409/collaboration/).

Durarara!!×2

4 New Durarara!!×2 Key Visuals (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-09-02/4-new-durarara-2-key-visuals-unveil-akane-vorona-ruri-more/.78302) Unveil Akane, Vorona, Ruri, More (Anime News Network)
- The official website for Durarara!!×2 released a new key visual for the upcoming second season of the Durarara!! series.

Hi Score Girl

Sega Also Has Copyright Complaints (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-09-03/sega-also-has-copyright-complaints-against-hi-score-girl-manga/.78273) Against Hi Score Girl Manga (Anime News Network)
- Virtua Fighter character appeared in series before permission was granted.

Music

rePLAY Symphony (http://www.replay-symphony.com/)
- From composers Nobuo Uematsu, Garry Schyman, Mike Morasky, John Debney, Jessica Curry, Inon Zur, Austin Wintory and more, everything starts with the music, and our award-winning lineup brings you some of the best music that games have to offer.

Military Tune The Album Has Remixed Tracks From Chrono Trigger And Other Square Enix Titles (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/01/cd-remixed-tracks-chrono-trigger-square-enix-titles/) (Siliconera)
- Square Enix are releasing a new music CD that remixes songs from a bunch of their games, including tracks from Chrono Trigger.

Products

Final Fantasy
- Final Fantasy VII T-shirt Designs (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.324031644439857.1073741899.100004990716473&type=1&l=a029e6cc71).
- Final Fantasy Trading Rubber Straps (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.323775024465519.1073741897.100004990716473&type=1&l=8c9e8d8b01).
- Let's go! Squall and friends (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/506799301704425472) on the run!
- Fat Chocobo (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/506713694206562305): Summer is gone...
- Preparing for Halloween (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/507138748434239488)!!

Kingdom Hearts
- Kingdom Hearts II Play Arts Kai Sora and Roxas (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.323933711116317.1073741898.100004990716473&type=1&l=d2f132d6e7).

Dragon Quest
- Metal Slime Edition Silver PlayStation 4 (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/01/metal-slime-edition-silver-playstation-4-coming-dragon-quest-heroes/) coming out with Dragon Quest Heroes. This silver console has a Metal Slime on the PS4 system and the controller. (Siliconera)
Dragon Quest Metallic Monsters Gallery Black Dragon (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MW36047)!
- Dragon Quest Stairs Mat (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MW53013).
- Dragon Quest V Hero Costume (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MW40043).

Square Enix Music Bag (https://twitter.com/sem_sep/status/507140650433658882).

Preorder our NYCC exclusive BATMAN ARKHAM ORIGINS PLAY ARTS KAI DEATHSTROKE (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Members_NA/status/508011335561404416)!

Announcing two Square Enix Triple Packs (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/announcing-two-square-enix-triple-packs)!
- We'll be releasing two Ultimate Triple Pack game collections for Xbox 360 and PS3 on October 31, 2014!

Development

Square Enix Recruiting Staff For A New Studio (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/05/square-enix-recruiting-staff-new-studio-will-focus-console-rpgs/) That Will Focus On Console RPGs (Siliconera)
- Square Enix are currently looking to recruit staff who will be part of the core members for a new studio that will focus on RPGs for consoles.

Events

Square Enix' TGS 2014 Lineup (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/tgs14/)!
- Final Fantasy VII G-Bike Q and A at TGS (http://special.member.jp.square-enix.com/ff7_gbike)!
- Bravely Second, Final Fantasy Explorers, And Chaos Rings III Playable At TGS (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/02/bravely-second-final-fantasy-explorers-chaos-rings-iii-playable-tgs/). (Siliconera)

Deals and Sales

Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX- is now one of PS3's Greatest Hits (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-1-5-ReMIX-is-now-one-of-PS3-s-Greatest-Hits-4068) (KHInsider)
- The game is now available as one of PS3's Greatest Hits for $19.99.

Grimoire
8th Sep 2014, 13:08
Week 37

Final Fantasy XI

Game update (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxi/threads/44090)
- The FFXI September version update descends into Vana’diel and beckons adventurers from beyond the maw!

Return to FFXI with our sale and Welcome Back campaign (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/return-ffxi-our-sale-and-welcome-back-campaign)!
- This is a perfect opportunity for those of you who previously played Final Fantasy XI and now want to check out what's changed since you left.

Final Fantasy XIV

The ”Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XVII (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/5f34a54c0d14480e52773a1484dff421ceb73e32)” Q&A Released! (09/11/2014)
- We're pleased to present the full Q&A digest from the Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XVII!

There's Golems in Those Hills (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/5673baa4ce9982c66cce9e0edbb7ca774df0b084)! (09/12/2014)
- Recent sightings of heretofore unseen varieties of golems have Amajina & Sons Mineral Concern beside itself with excitement.

Slime and Punishment (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000829.html)
- New FFXIV Developers' Blog posted!

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call is out next week!
- Fancy watching our community managers battle on versus mode (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs9kFMZpyOo&feature=youtu.be)?
- Part 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPCYIvbNORg&feature=youtu.be) of our Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call tournament is up! So who's going to be joining Cat in the final?

Final Fantasy Type-0

Square Enix Members Interview with Hajime Tabata (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/square-enix-members-interview-hajime-tabata-director-final-fantasy-type-0-hd), Director of FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD
- In a private suite at an offsite venue, we asked some questions that we know you guys have wanted to hear answers to. So sit back and enjoy!

How First-Person Shooters (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/11/first-person-shooters-influenced-final-fantasy-type-0/) Influenced Final Fantasy Type-0
- "I wanted to provide unique weapons to each of the game’s characters," Final Fantasy Type-0 director Hajime Tabata said to SIliconera.

Final Fantasy Explorers

In Final Fantasy Explorers, Your Appearance Is Tied To Your Equipment (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/09/final-fantasy-explorers-appearance-tied-equipment/) (Siliconera)
- In order to be able to change appearance, we've prepared a wide variety of armor and weapon types for Final Fantasy Explorers.

Here Are The Controls (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/12/controls-final-fantasy-explorers/) For Final Fantasy Explorers (Siliconera)
- Square Enix have shared a look at the control scheme of Final Fantasy Explorers.

Final Fantasy World Wide Words

Final Fantasy’s Latest Mobile Game Fights Monsters With Words (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/09/final-fantasys-latest-mobile-game-fights-monsters-words/) (Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy World Wide Words will be the series’ very first “text-input battle RPG”.
- Theatrhythm Graphics Return (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/11/theatrhythm-graphics-return-final-fantasy-world-wide-words/) For Final Fantasy: World Wide Words (Siliconera)
- Official website (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ff_www/).

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game

National Championship 2014 (https://twitter.com/SQEX_EVENTS_JP/status/510318931681087488)!

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-

High Quality Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- Box Art (http://www.khinsider.com/news/High-Quality-Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-Box-Art-4104) (KHInsider)
- Square Enix have released 3 high quality images of the Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- box art, showcasing what it looks like on the box, and the limited edition pin fans can receive for FREE with their pre-order of the game.

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- contains a new secret movie (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-contains-a-new-secret-movie-4119)! (KHInsider)
- Dengeki Online have already reviewed the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- and in it, it turns out that among the Kingdom Hearts Re:coded HD Cinematics lies a hidden, new secret ending unrelated to the original one on the DS version.

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

Updates
- Cross-game campaign, refreshed Raise Draw roster, and new Heartless and missions are just a few of the many things we can expect to see in the game (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-chi-11-September-2014-Maintenance-Update-Notice-4127)! (KHInsider)
- Kingdom Hearts X[chi] - Development Team Report #7 (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-X-chi-Development-Team-Report-7-4152). (KHInsider)

Kingdom Hearts III

Square Enix Are Recruiting More Staff (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/12/square-enix-recruiting-staff-help-kingdom-hearts-iii/) To Help With Kingdom Hearts III (Siliconera)
- Last we heard, Square Enix were conducting a survey for Kingdom Hearts games, and while we don’t know how far along they are in development for Kingdom Hearts III, they are recruiting staff to develop the game.

Osaka Team Recruiting for Technical Artist & Network Programmer (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Osaka-Team-Recruiting-for-Technical-Artist-for-Kingdom-Hearts-3-Network-Programmer-4143) for Kingdom Hearts 3! (KHInsider)
- Square Enix's Osaka Branch has listed another job opening for a Technical Artist for Kingdom Hearts III who would be responsible for creating high quality interface graphics, field effects (e.g. water, rain, snow) and special effects with the game engine's shader.

Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest 1 Will Be Localized Under Its Original Title For The First Time Tonight (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/10/dragon-quest-1-will-localized-original-title-first-time-tonight/) (Siliconera)
- The English version of Square Enix’s Dragon Quest I launched on the New Zealand iOS App Store earlier last night.

Square Enix Casts Snooze To Temporarily Stop Dragon Quest X For 3DS Shipments (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/09/square-enix-casts-snooze-temporarily-stop-dragon-quest-x-3ds-shipments/) (Siliconera)
- Square Enix is halting shipments of Dragon Quest X for Nintendo 3DS in Japan. The game sold well and the initial batch sold out in less than one week, but the huge influx of players lead to problems with the 3DS version.

Dragon Quest X On Nintendo 3DS Has Some Major Issues (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/10/dragon-quest-x-nintendo-3ds-major-issues/) (Siliconera)
- Dragon Quest X on 3DS has an average rating of 1.5 stars on Amazon Japan.

Dragon Quest Heroes And Dragon Quest XI Are Being Developed Simultaneously (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/09/dragon-quest-heroes-dragon-quest-xi-developed-simultaneously/) (Siliconera)
- This week’s issue of Famitsu shares more information on Dragon Quest Heroes from series creator Yuji Horii.

Bravely Second

Bravely Second’s New Tomahawk Job Uses Guns And Support Abilities (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/12/bravely-seconds-new-tomahawk-job-uses-guns-support-abilities/)
- Amy is the Asterisk holder for the Tomahawk job in Bravely Second. She’s from a minority tribe that lives in the depth of Flowell. (Siliconera)
- More screenshots (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/921/921248/)! (Dengeki)

Live A Live

Square Enix Might Have Plans For To Resurrect Live A Live On Smartphones (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/12/square-enix-might-plans-ressurect-live-live-smartphones/) (Siliconera)
- Manga artist Yoshinori Kobayashi, who worked on some of the original game’s character designs, wrote a blog that mentions a mobile release.

Millennium Brave

Square Enix’s Millennium Brave Gets Some Hello Kitty Lovin' (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/13/square-enixs-millennium-brave-gets-hello-kitty-lovin/) (Siliconera)
- The collaboration will allow players to pick up different Hello Kitty-themed characters.

Black Butler

New Black Butler Musical Stage Video Previews Songs (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-09-12/new-black-butler-musical-stage-video-previews-songs/.78604) (Anime News Network)
- MaiDiGitv began streaming a preview of the Musical Kuro****suji ―Chi ni Moeru Licorice― (Musical Black Butler: Licorice that Burns in the Ground), the third musical adaptation of Yana Toboso's supernatural manga Black Butler on Tuesday.

Products

Square Enix launches streaming service Divein in October (http://www.rpgsite.net/news/3848-square-enix-launches-streaming-service-divein-in-october) (RPG Site)
- The streaming service will let Japanese smartphone owners stream games like Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy VII to their smartphones and tablets (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/08/square-enix-bringing-final-fantasy-xiii-smartphones-via-streaming/). (Siliconera)
- Official website (http://divein.jp.square-enix.com/).

Final Fantasy
- Final Fantasy VII Hardy Daytona t-shirt (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/509226847435882496).
- Final Fantasy VII Strife Delivery Service t-shirt (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/509914381115617280). Front (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/510050715704643584).
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn The Art of Eorzea -Another Dawn- (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/9784757544611).
- Pre-order the SE Store Teatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call Limited Ed now for a free stylus (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/509717103537303552)!

Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts II Play Arts Kai release date & new images (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-II-Sora-Roxas-Play-Arts-Kai-release-date-and-new-images-4081) (KHInsider)
- Eager fans will be able to obtain these upcoming Play Arts Kai figures on November 29th for 8,800 Yen ($88 USD).
- Pre-order the Kingdom Hearts Memorial Ultimania and receive an exclusive mini poster (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/9784757543843)!

Dragon Quest
- Dragon Quest Metallic Monsters Gallery Keith Dragon (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/508903343083634688).
- More Metallic Monsters (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/510380736818319360)!

SaGa
- SaGa Compilation Trading Card Game Chapter II (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/510343284250509312).

Development

Moon Hunters (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/moon-hunters-hits-225-funding-next-campaign-announced) hits 225% funding... next campaign announced
- There’s still more than two weeks to go on the campaign, so if this is a game you want to support, then start spreading the word today! Also, it’s a great time to let you know about the next campaign we’ll be supporting – Black The Fall (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/20/black-the-fall) – coming in a few weeks’ time...

War of Zodiarcs (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/22/war-of-zodiarcs) (Cardboard Utopia)
- A Tactical JRPG that mixes classic gameplay with cards and dice. Recruit your party, build your decks, and discover the power of the Zodiarc
- Announcing Collective's latest project (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/announcing-collectives-latest-project-war-zodiarcs): War of Zodiarcs!

Square Enix On Their Streaming Service (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/12/square-enix-streaming-service-will-let-play-final-fantasy-xiii-phone/) That Will Let You Play Final Fantasy XIII On Your Phone (Siliconera)
- Square Enix recently announced a new cloud-streaming service in Japan, called Dive In. Recently, they detailed how the service works in an interview with Famitsu.

Events

Tokyo Game Show
- Square Enix' TGS 2014 Lineup (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/tgs14/)!
- Square Enix Products Special Page (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/event_info/tgs2014.html).
- Square Enix booth map (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/tgs14/map/).

Deals and Sales

It's the Green Man Gaming Square Enix weekend (http://blog.playfire.com/2014/09/square-enix-weekend-up-to-75-off.html)!
- Get up to 75% off Tomb Raider, THIEF, Hitman and more!

Contests and Sweepstakes

The original Dragon Quest is now available on iOS & Android devices!
- RT for a Chance to win a US iOS Code (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/510233363416768513)!

Artnia

Halloween preparations with Vincent Valentine (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/508962282777214977)
- More (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/509932842873151488) Halloween (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/509910442156630017) decorations (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/509912406915444736/photo/1)!
- It is becoming a little scary (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/510029629239734272)...
- Showing a little what it looks like inside ARTNIA now (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/510044712502185984).
- Meteor (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/510075997501132801)! this special menu will be available during Halloween event at ARTNIA.
- A new cocktail "Cerberus (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/510360472554455040)" sample. This will be available during the Halloween event at ARTNIA.

Important Notices

Nice to meet you, kupo (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/nice-meet-you-kupo)!
- Come say hi to Dan! He's our newest Community Manager & he'll be looking after all the SEJ titles! Kupo!

Grimoire
15th Sep 2014, 13:29
Week 38

Final Fantasy I

Final Fantasy 1 Coming To Nintendo 3DS eShop With 3D Support (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/17/final-fantasy-1-coming-nintendo-3ds-eshop-3d-support/)
- First-print copies of Final Fantasy Explorers in Japan will include the eShop release as an early bonus.

Final Fantasy IV

FINAL FANTASY IV now on Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/312750/)!
- A port of the iOS and Android versions has finally been released for PC via Steam.

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike Gets A New Trailer (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/17/final-fantasy-vii-g-bike-gets-new-trailer/) (Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy VII G-Bike is a motorcycle chase game, featuring 3D stages where you need to evade obstacles and fight enemies as Cloud Strife.
- Cloud photo session (https://twitter.com/PIROSHI_CC2/status/512828634873081857/photo/1)! (CyberConnect2)

CyberConnect2's Matsuyama: If Final Fantasy VII G-Bike Is a Hit, Let's Make a FF7 Remake (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-09-21/cyberconnect2-matsuyama-if-final-fantasy-vii-g-bike-is-a-hit-let-make-a-ff7-remake/.79046) (Anime News Network)
- Hashimoto replied that for now, he is not yet interested, since he is focused on Final Fantasy VII G-Bike first.

Another Look (http://www.finalfantasy.net/vii/final-fantasy-vii-gbike/) at Final Fantasy VII G-Bike (Final Fantasy Network)
- Final Fantasy VII G-Bike producer Ichirou Hazama brought some new footage of the mobile game to this year’s TGS, and it gives us another look at some of the systems at play underneath a very flashy skin.

Final Fantasy XIII

Final Fantasy XIII portal site (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/fabula/FF13_Portal/)
- Hinting at a Steam release?

Yes, The Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy Is Coming To PC (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/18/yes-final-fantasy-xiii-trilogy-coming-pc/) (Siliconera)
- Here Are The System Requirements (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/18/system-requirements-final-fantasy-xiii-pc/) For Final Fantasy XIII On PC.
- Pre-order it on Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/agecheck/app/292120/)!

We Played Final Fantasy XIII On A Tablet (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/18/played-final-fantasy-xiii-tablet-using-square-enixs-cloud-streaming-service-dive/) Using Square Enix’s Cloud Streaming Service, Dive In (Siliconera)
- Similar to Netflix, Final Fantasy XIII on tablets automatically adjusts the resolution of the game depending how much bandwidth is available.

FINAL FANTASY XIII returns to Windows PC (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-xiii-returns-windows-pc)
- Steam users can grab an additional 10% savings with your preorder today! Additionally, the FINAL FANTASY XIII trilogy will also come with Steam Trading cards.

The Final Fantasy XIII saga is coming to Windows PC (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-xiii-saga-coming-windows-pc)
- Final Fantasy XIII is coming out on 9th October 2014. That’s only three weeks away.

Final Fantasy XIV

Patch 2.38 Notes (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/466a99222687298cf0515b6f476869b10e012e57) (09/16/2014)
- From the implementation of individual estates and land along with added residential districts to the continuation of the Zodiac Weapon quest line, an item level boost for Extreme Ramuh rewards, and much more, patch 2.38 is sure to offer something for all adventurers.

Announcing Digital 60-Day Game Time Cards (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/a93278cb30ea750d04dac73b7bfcaf0e6ec79ac6)! (09/16/2014)
- In our continued effort to provide players with convenient ways to extend their adventures in Eorzea, we’re pleased to announce the 60-Day Game Time Cards are now available digitally from the Square Enix Online Store!

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Is Headed To Korea (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/16/final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-headed-korea/) (Siliconera)
- Square Enix’s MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (http://jp.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000836.html) is headed to South Korea.

FFXIV: ARR Fan Kit, TGS 2014 Edition (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/3817c75ecdd06dc2c92fb0fac1b39d4889ae8cbd) (09/17/2014)
- To commemorate FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn’s appearance at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, we’ve prepared a special collection of desktop wallpapers for fans the world over.

Final Fantasy XIV 2.4 Dreams of Ice (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/final-fantasy-xiv-24-dreams-ice/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- Square Enix will be showing off more of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn at this week’s Tokyo Game Show, specifically more of Patch 2.4 — now named Dreams of Ice.

The Latest on Patch 2.4 (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/b875c8f79189f99f82d1bad9285c3fa266a09a90) from TGS 2014! (09/21/2014)
- We’re pleased to bring you the latest news on patch 2.4 as announced via the Letter from the Producer LIVE at Tokyo Game Show 2014!

Letter from the Producer Live from TGS 2014 (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/letter-producer-live-tgs-2014/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- Part of Square Enix’s presentation at this year’s Tokyo Game Show included a new Letter from the Producer Live, which went over some major new additions that will be coming in Patch 2.4 later this year. We’ve provided a summary of the major details.

[B]Final Fantasy Type-0 and XV

Final Fantasy XV Demo & Type-0 HD Release Date (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xv/final-fantasy-xv-demo-type0-hd-release-date/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will release on March 17th in North America, but its not clear if the Final Fantasy XV demo will be available on the same day. Entitled Episode Duscae, the demo will take place in the early parts of the final product.

Release Date And Trailer For FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD, Demo Coming For FINAL FANTASY XV
- Some really big news (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/release-date-and-trailer-final-fantasy-type-0-hd-demo-coming-final-fantasy-xv) is breaking from TGS 2014, happening over in Japan right now.
- FF Type-0 HD coming in March with a special surprise (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/ff-type-0-hd-coming-march-special-surprise)!
- Final Fantasy Type-0 HD to be released (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/17/final-fantasy-type-0-hd-launch-march-2015-worldwide/) on March 17th, 2015 in North America, March 19th in Japan, and March 20th in Europe. (Siliconera)
- Type-0 HD, Agito Vita TGS Trailers (http://www.finalfantasy.net/type0/type0-hd-agito-vita-tgs-trailers/). (Final Fantasy Network)
- Final Fantasy XV TGS Trailer, Nomura Departs (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xv/final-fantasy-xv-tgs-2014-trailer/). (Final Fantasy Network)
- 25 Minutes of Final Fantasy Type-0 Gameplay (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1z5QLMSV6s) - TGS 2014. (IGN)
- Final Fantasy Type-0: What It's Like to Play the New-Gen Action RPG (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdQLlZJCePk&list=PLE196726F02565118) - TGS 2014. (IGN)

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Will Include Both English And Japanese Voices (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/19/final-fantasy-type-0-hd-will-include-english-japanese-voices/) (Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will include both English and Japanese voices, a product page (http://asia.playstation.com/sg/en/newsdetail?id=2932) for the game confirms.

The 3rd Birthday Developer, Hexadrive, Are Working On Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/19/3rd-birthday-developer-hexadrive-working-final-fantasy-type-0-hd/) (Siliconera)
- Hexadrive have become the go-to studio in Japan, when it comes to the development of HD Remasters or remakes.

Final Fantasy XV Demo Will Let You Drive Around And Explore Dungeons (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/19/final-fantasy-xv-demo-will-let-drive-around-explore-dungeons/) (Siliconera)
- Tabata Shares an Early Look at Final Fantasy XV (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xv/tabata-shares-early-final-fantasy-xv/). (Final Fantasy Network)

Hands-On: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Still Needs Some Work Before It’s Good To Go (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/20/hands-final-fantasy-type-0-hd-still-needs-work-good-go/) (Siliconera)
- The playable build Square Enix had brought with them to TGS was simply not very optimized for playing on the PlayStation 4 yet.

Final Fantasy Agito

Final Fantasy Agito+ (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ff-agito/ff-agitoplus/) Announced For Vita; Is Free-to-Play With Micro-Transactions (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/17/final-fantasy-agito-announced-vita-free-play-micro-transactions/) (Siliconera)
- Square Enix’s free-to-play smartphone RPG Final Fantasy Agito is coming to the PlayStation Vita.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call

THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL AVAILABLE NOW (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-available-now)
- The wait is finally over for THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL as the stage lights shine down on a game that takes 25+ years of FINAL FANTASY music and delivers it in a melodic and addicting package.

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call is out now (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-out-now)!
- It’s time to waltz for the moon as Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call is out today in the UK/EU!

Looking to unlock some THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL CollectaCards (https://www.facebook.com/FinalFantasy/photos/a.597630026938427.1073741826.362460097122089/824436124257815/?type=1)?
- Like us on FB!

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call reviews are coming in and we've got another hit on our hands!
- Check out IGN's review (http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/09/12/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-review)!

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call Surpasses Expectation (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/20/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-surpasses-expectation/) (Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy has a musical pedigree unlike any in the video game medium.

Final Fantasy Explorers

Lightning Returns (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/16/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-explorers/) In Final Fantasy Explorers (Siliconera)
- Terra from Final Fantasy VI and Squall from Final Fantasy VIII are in Final Fantasy Explorers, too.

Final Fantasy Explorers: Job Actions And A Tour Of The Hometown (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/16/final-fantasy-explorers-job-actions-tour-hometown/) (Siliconera)
- Gameplay footage of Final Fantasy Explorers shows off more aspects of the game, including your base of operations, Libertus.

Explorers Includes Final Fantasy I for 3DS (http://www.finalfantasy.net/i/explorers-includes-ffi-3ds/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- Final Fantasy Explorers is set to release on the 3DS in Japan this December 18th, and Square Enix is seeking to further whet classic Final Fantasy fans’ appetites by including a code to download Final Fantasy I with launch copies.

Final Fantasy Explorers Will Get A Free Demo With Internet Multiplayer (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/17/final-fantasy-explorers-will-get-free-demo-internet-multiplayer/)
- The demo will allow you to play the earlier stages of the game, and will have both Internet and local multiplayer available as well.

Final Fantasy Explorers Hands-On: Using The Dragoon To Take Down Ifrit (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/17/final-fantasy-explorers-hands-using-dragoon-take-ifrit/) (Siliconera)
- The Tokyo Game Show demo for Final Fantasy Explorers starts with Cid welcoming players to the Explorers Union.

Final Fantasy Explorers Adds Beastmaster Job And A Look At Bahamut (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/18/final-fantasy-explorers-adds-beastmaster-job-look-bahamut/) (Siliconera)
- In addition to being able to control monsters, Beastmasters have a skill that lets them absorb health from enemies they hit.

Final Fantasy Explorers Is More Fun In Multiplayer (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/19/final-fantasy-explorers-fun-multiplayer/) (Siliconera)
- I got to play a second round of Final Fantasy Explorers, this time with a group of Square Enix employees in multiplayer. This time, I decided to go with a magic user class and chose Black Mage.

Final Fantasy Explorers TGS 2014 Trailer (http://www.finalfantasy.net/ffex/final-fantasy-explorers-tgs-2014-trailer/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- Square Enix has released the Tokyo Game Show trailer for Final Fantasy Explorers, showing off some of the classes and jobs revealed so far.

Final Fantasy Worldwide Words

Final Fantasy Worldwide Words Debut Trailer (http://www.finalfantasy.net/mobile-dlg/final-fantasy-worldwide-words-debut-trailer/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- The debut trailer of Final Fantasy Worldwide Words is here, and it gives us a first glimpse of what a Final Fantasy-themed typing RPG is like.

Final Fantasy Typing Game Has A Bunch Of Characters And Enemies From The Series (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/16/final-fantasy-typing-game-bunch-characters-enemies-series/) (Siliconera)
- Square Enix’s latest Final Fantasy spinoff title, Final Fantasy World Wide Words, is kind of like Typing of the Dead, but with Theatrhythm graphics.

Xperia Phones promotional campaign (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/17/sony-trying-sell-people-xperia-phones-tgs/) at TGS (Siliconera)
- Sony even had a Tifa cosplayer on hand.

Kingdom Hearts

Yen Press Localizes Kingdom Hearts: The Novel (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Yen-Press-Localizes-Kingdom-Hearts-The-Novel-Releasing-March-2015-4266) (KHInsider)
- Releasing March 2015.

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-

Scenes Related to Kingdom Hearts X[chi] (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Scenes-Related-to-Kingdom-Hearts-X-chi-to-Be-Included-in-Re-coded-Cinematic-4200) to Be Included in Re:coded Cinematic (KHInsider)
- While we don't know what exactly the new scenes entail, you can bet they will be of utmost importance in the series to come.

Exploring the World (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN6iOSdp2Uo) of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix - TGS 2014 (IGN)
- We take a quick look at the unique action-packed world created by Disney and Square.

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

18 September 2014 Maintenance Update Notice (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-chi-18-September-2014-Maintenance-Update-Notice-4222) (KHInsider)
- Welcome to this week's issue of Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] maintenance update report!

Kingdom Hearts III

Tabata Takes Over Final Fantasy XV; Tetsuya Nomura Moves On To Kingdom Hearts III (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/17/tabata-takes-final-fantasy-xv-tetsuya-nomura-moves-kingdom-hearts-iii/) (Silionera)
- The move, Square say, will allow Nomura to focus on the development of Kingdom Hearts III, which he is also directing, alongside “other highly anticipated titles”.

Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest X On Nintendo 3DS Sold Through 95% Of Its Shipment (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/15/dragon-quest-x-nintendo-3ds-sold-95-shipment/) (Siliconera)
- On September 4th, Square Enix released the Nintendo 3DS version of Dragon Quest X in Japan, and the game sold 52,375 copies in its first week.

Dragon Quest Heroes Introduces Its Main Characters And A Couple New Friends (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/17/dragon-quest-heroes-introduces-main-characters-couple-new-friends/) (Siliconera)
- Acht is the captain of the bodyguards who serve the king of Elsarze Castle.

A First Look At Dragon Quest Heroes' Gameplay Footage (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/17/first-look-dragon-quest-heroes-gameplay-footage/) (Siliconera)
- The video starts out with the hero Acht and some of his buddies taking out small-fry enemies along with the Dragon boss that has been around since the first Dragon Quest.

A Slime Draws Near!... on Your Dinner Plate (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-09-16/a-slime-draws-near-on-your-dinner-plate/.78629) (Anime News Network)
- Village Vanguard, a quirky bookstore chain based in Nagoya, is now offering Slimes in curry form.

Bravely Second

Bravely Second Introduces The Three Musketeers Of The Crystal Orthodoxy (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/15/bravely-second-introduces-three-musketeers-crystal-orthodoxy/) (Siliconera)
- The Crystal Orthodoxy Knights were founded in order to protect and defend the religion, which they’ve done throughout the course of history with the church.

Bravely Second Hands-On: Introducing The New Wizard Class (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/18/bravely-second-hands-introducing-new-wizard-class/) (Siliconera)
- The Bravely Second demo at Tokyo Game Show let players try out the Wizard, a new class in the Bravely Default sequel.

Bravely Second TGS 2014 Gameplay (http://www.finalfantasy.net/bdff/bravely-tgs-2014-gameplay/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- In a stream segment from Tokyo Game Show featuring Bravely Second producer Tomoya Asano, we get a glimpse of more details surrounding the job and combat system.

Bravely Second Producer Shows Off The Wizard, Teases Skills From A New Job (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/19/bravely-second-producer-shows-wizard-teases-skills-new-job/) (Siliconera)
- Bravely Second producer Tomoya Asano shows off the game’s new Wizard Job, along with a forest area.

Nosgoth

Executions (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/executions-come-to-nosgoth) Come to Nosgoth
- In a world dominated by vampires, death is indeed a release -- and starting with this week's update (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates), your fallen human enemies will know its embrace more intimately than ever.

Community Spotlight: DFA (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/community-spotlight-dfa)
- We have amazing fans in the Nosgoth community and it's time that you get some recognition for it!

SaGa

SaGa Compilation TCG National Champonship 2014 (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/sagacomp-tcg/events/details/event2014_championship_01.html).

Legend World

Black Butler Book of Circus campaign (http://avatar.member.jp.square-enix.com/avatar/lw/)!

Music

THE DEATH MARCH - iTunes Store Exclusive Track (http://www.khinsider.com/news/THE-DEATH-MARCH-iTunes-Store-Exclusive-Track-4179) (KHInsider)
- A new song exclusive to the iTunes Store release has been revealed via Ishimoto's Soundcloud.

Final Fantasy Villains/Heroes CD (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/ffvillains_heroes/).

Products

Final Fantasy
- Final Fantasy VII Advent Children t-shirt (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/511706782553886720), Cloudy Wolf on the front and Fenrir on the back.
- Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Play Arts Kai Cloud (https://twitter.com/prov_01/status/512426441917485056). (C K)
- Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Play Arts Kai Tifa (https://twitter.com/sqexgal/status/512449544508813313). (SQEX☆GAL)
- Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Play Arts Kai Red XIII, Tifa, Barret and Cloud (https://twitter.com/sqexgal/status/512449644354228224). (SQEX☆GAL)
- THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY Static Arts Mini Vol.1 (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/511878326785679360) is now IN STOCK! Chocobo (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/512264852182540288) and Moogle (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/512265265732517889) coming soon.

Kingdom Hearts
- Kingdom Hearts series Trading Rubber Straps (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.198297227013300.1073741859.100004990716473&type=1&l=ee83ecc2e6) now available. More pictures (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/511813355808378880).
- Kingdom Hearts Sora (https://twitter.com/sqexgal/status/512448819414331393) Play Arts Kai. (SQEX☆GAL)
- Kingdom Hearts Series Memorial Ultimania Cover Revealed (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-Series-Memorial-Ultimania-Cover-Revealed-4246)! (KHInsider)

Dragon Quest
- New (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/242/all) Metallic Monsters Gallery figures!
- Up Close With The Dragon Quest Heroes PlayStation 4 (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/18/close-dragon-quest-heroes-playstation-4/). (Siliconera)

Play Arts
- A NEW Variant (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/512121856342491136) is on its way... Star Wars Variant Play Arts Kai Darth Vader (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/512513302610456576).
- Wow! (https://twitter.com/HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN/status/511769990966415362) Kid Mantis, are you also Play Arts? (Hideo Kojima)
- Skull Face & burning man (https://twitter.com/HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN/status/512195509394497536) by Play Arts KAI. (Hideo Kojima)
- Metal Gear Solid (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/512634313188196353) Play Arts Kai on display at the Konami booth!
- New sneaking suit (https://twitter.com/HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN/status/512472659200720896) by Play Arts KAI. (Hideo Kojima)
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Play Arts Kai Venom Snake (https://twitter.com/konamistyle/status/512430367794413568). (Konami)
- MGS goods (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/512775128451538947)!

Development

Ars Tactica: Dragon Tournament (Alcapa Games)
- Ars Tactica: Dragon Tournament now on Collective (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/ars-tactica-dragon-tournament-now-collective)!
- Discover (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/62/ars-tactica-dragon-tournament) the truth behind the Dragon Wars in a 2D isometric Turn Based Strategy RPG.

Shinra Technologies Streaming Service (http://www.finalfantasy.net/luminous/shinra-technologies-streaming-service-announced/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- Shinra Technologies, named after the company in Final Fantasy VII, is a cloud gaming company (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/18/square-enix-announces-cloud-gaming-company-shinra-technologies/) that is being led by former Square Enix president Yoichi Wada. (Siliconera)
- Official website (https://www.shinra.com/us).

Events

Square Enix Presents San Diego Comic Con Wrap Up (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkWaIkVvZMc&feature=youtube_gdata)!
- Merchandise Focus (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_n_RaPi6ao&feature=youtube_gdata).

Tokyo Game Show (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/512089969054056448)
- Square Enix' TGS 2014 Lineup (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/tgs14/)!
- Square Enix Products Special Page (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/event_info/tgs2014.html).
- Square Enix booth map (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/tgs14/map/).
- KHInsider's (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Tokyo-Game-Show-2014-Coverage-4189) Tokyo Game Show 2014 Coverage!
- Pictures from the TGS booth and goods shop. 1 (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/512402911511318528), 2 (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/512403638933671936), 3 (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/512405993737580544), 4 (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/512775078975524864), 5 (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/513126145911296000), 6 (https://twitter.com/1stPD_PR/status/513143480441249792), 7 (https://twitter.com/1stPD_PR/status/513144651545444352), 8 (https://twitter.com/1stPD_PR/status/513148077880791040)...
- Greetings from Tokyo Game Show! Always remember to follow the flying slime (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/512469718364459008).
- TGS 2014 pamphlet front (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/512771665852248064) and back (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/512772383237623809).
- Day 2 of TGS 2014 & we've got a big crowd checking out the new Final Fantasy Type-0 HD trailer (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/512830357939310593).
- Photo report (http://marshallalloc.blog90.fc2.com/blog-entry-908.html) covering Square Enix' latest products! (Marshal.Alloc)
- Morning of the 1st public day of TGS 2014 & we've already got a full house (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/513147431123312640) for FF Type-0 HD & Kingdom Hearts 2.5.
- There's already a big queue for FF Type-0 HD & Kingdom Hearts 2.5 as well! Lots of excited fans (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/513148233539780608)! All so polite too.
- We have cookies (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/513337216731316224)!
- Fat Chocobo is very popular. Get him while supplies last (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/513141620472967168)!
- Luckily, the product department is restocking tomorrow (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/513334868957073408)!
- Nomura's Batman (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/513191763247259648/photo/1) on display!
- Lots of people came to see the Final Fantasy Type-0 panel at TGS & I mean A LOT! The crowd continued up the stairs... (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/513217225428570114) - Loads of fans came to check out the new Final Fantasy XV trailer (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/513248075553312770).

Heading to Eurogamer Expo (https://twitter.com/LifeIsStrange/status/512170550945656832)?
- We will be previewing Life Is Strange from a secret location. Want to come? Let us know!

Deals and Sales
$12 (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/20/final-fantasy-xiii-steam-key-12/) for Next Month’s Final Fantasy XIII on PC (Siliconera)
- Next month’s Final Fantasy XIII on the PC can be grabbed for 24% off.

Contests and Sweepstakes

Fancy winning a Collector's Edition of FFXIV?
- Check out Virgin Atlantic's TGS competition and promotion (http://blog.virgin-atlantic.com/t5/Our-Places/Win-Big-Game-Prizes-With-Our-Tokyo-Game-Show-2014-Guide/ba-p/34917#.VBbCTPldX0z)!

Japanese Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- campaign allows lucky players to win a trip to Disney World (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Japanese-Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-campaign-let-s-lucky-players-win-a-trip-to-Disney-World-and-more-4216) (KHInsider)
- Square Enix has a mighty nice treat for Japanese residents interested in purchasing Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- on the PS3.

Help us win a Golden Joystick (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/help-us-win-golden-joystick)!
- A whole host of our games have been nominated across a bunch of categories this year… do you fancy helping us claim the Golden Joystick this year?

Artnia

ARTNIA Halloween event (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/511759782236024833) goes on until Nov 3.
- Make sure to check out the limited-time decorations and staff costumes!
- Halloween menu (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/512940905762791425): Cerberus (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/512766065244262400) drinks and Meteor Pasta (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/512765839171268608).

Grimoire
22nd Sep 2014, 12:59
Week 39

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike Will Have Materia, New Weapons, And Characters From FFVII (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/24/final-fantasy-vii-g-bike-will-materia-new-weapons-characters-ffvii/) (Siliconera)
- Square Enix provided a good look at Final Fantasy VII G-Bike at this year’s TGS. Here are all the details.

Final Fantasy XV

More Details (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xv/details-ffxv-episode-duscae/) on FFXV, Episode Duscae (Famitsu, Final Fantasy Network)
- Final Fantasy XV Will Feel Like A Group Of Guys Going On A Road Trip (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/22/final-fantasy-xv-will-feel-like-group-guys-going-road-trip/). (4Gamer, Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy XV Changed Directors But Nomura’s Vision Remains Intact (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/22/final-fantasy-xv-changed-directors-nomuras-vision-remains-intact/). (Famitsu, Siliconera)

Final Fantasy XV Director Compares Its Open World To That Of Red Dead Redemption’s (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/22/final-fantasy-xv-director-compares-open-world-red-dead-redemptions/) (Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy Record Keeper is a hodgepodge of Final Fantasy nostalgia. Players enter the worlds of different Final Fantasy games – all of which have been transformed into classic 2D with the classic ATB battle system.

Final Fantasy XV’s Director Is All Too Aware Of The Ageing Videogame Audience (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/24/final-fantasy-xvs-director-aware-ageing-audience/) (Siliconera)
- There’s a significant portion of the videogame audience that is getting older, and Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata knows it.

Here’s Final Fantasy Type-0 HD And The Final Fantasy XV Demo In New Screenshots (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/25/heres-final-fantasy-type-0-hd-final-fantasy-xv-demo-new-screenshots/) (Siliconera)
- Square Enix have shared new screenshots for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and Final Fantasy XV –Episode Duscae-, the playable demo that will come with the game. All screenshots are from in-game footage.

More (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xv/type0-hd-final-fantasy-xv/) Type-0 HD & Final Fantasy XV Soon (Final Fantasy Network)
- We won’t have to wait long for new information anymore, and Square Enix has announced that on Thursday, October 2nd at 7:00AM Eastern US time, a special broadcast of Square Enix Presents will show more of both games.

Final Fantasy XIV

Letter from the Producer LIVE in Las Vegas (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/97c7d7bf0d7065e2697307832b543f28f65808da)! (09/26/2014)
- The highly anticipated FINAL FANTASY Fan Festival 2014 is ready to take the world by storm, and Producer & Director Naoki Yoshida will be streaming a special Letter from the Producer LIVE from our first venue in Las Vegas.

Now Accepting Questions for the Lore Panel (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/4b38f6f8546f60fa193f7e34b75e0311201a5d77) at the Las Vegas Fan Festival! (09/26/2014)
- The Las Vegas Fan Festival will play host to a special panel dedicated to all things lore in Eorzea! World lore co-creator Michael-Christopher Koji Fox will be on hand to lift the veil on a variety of topics, including story, characters and what goes into building the lore of such an expansive world!

Tokyo Game Show 2014 Eorzea Style (http://jp.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000830.html).

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call

DLC Update (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-dlc-update)
- Here’s your weekly Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call DLC update!

Final Fantasy Explorers

Final Fantasy Explorers Adds Geomancer Job, Shows Terra From FFVI (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/25/final-fantasy-explorers-adds-geomancer-job-shows-terra-ffvi/) (Siliconera)
- Just like all the other “Legends Characters” of Final Fantasy Explorers, players will get to transform into Terra when the right conditions are met.
Final Fantasy Explorers Shares More Details On Monster Breeding (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/26/final-fantasy-explorers-shares-details-monster-breeding/). (Siliconera)
- New screenshots and renders (http://www.gamer.ne.jp/news/201409260002/). (Gamer)
- Final Fantasy Explorers Screenshots Get Up Close With Bahamut And The Dark Knight (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/26/final-fantasy-explorers-screenshots-get-close-bahamut-dark-knight/). (Siliconera)

Final Fantasy Record Keeper

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Transforms Final Fantasy VII Into 2D (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/22/final-fantasy-record-keeper-transforms-final-fantasy-vii-2d/) (Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy Record Keeper is a hodgepodge of Final Fantasy nostalgia. Players enter the worlds of different Final Fantasy games – all of which have been transformed into classic 2D with the classic ATB battle system.

Final Fantasy World Wide Words

Now on iOS (http://www.gamer.ne.jp/news/201409240038/)!

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-

Next Famitsu issue contains a Nomura interview and more on KH HD 2.5 ReMIX (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Next-issue-of-Famitsu-contains-a-Nomura-interview-and-more-on-KH-HD-2-5-ReMIX-4284) (Famitsu, KHInsider)
- The September 25th issue of Famitsu will contain an interview with Kingdom Hearts director, Tetsuya Nomura, along with a special feature on the upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX on the PS3.
- Kingdom Hearts 2.5, Final Fantasy XV, and Type-0 in Famitsu Weekly (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-2-5-Final-Fantasy-XV-and-Type-0-in-Famitsu-Weekly-4305)!
- Translated: Tetsuya Nomura's Interview with Famitsu (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Translated-Tetsuya-Nomura-s-Interview-with-Famitsu-4350).

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

25 September 2014 Maintenance Update Notice (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-chi-25-September-2014-Maintenance-Update-Notice-4313)
- Ultimate Card system, refreshed Raise Draw roster, and new story missions are just a few of the many things we can expect to see in the game!

Kingdom Hearts III

New details from Famitsu
- Kingdom Hearts III director Tetsuya Nomura talks about the game and Kingdom Hearts 3D (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/24/square-enix-considering-kingdom-hearts-3d-hd-remaster/) in this week’s issue of Famitsu. (Siliconera)
- Famitsu Interview with Tetsuya Nomura: KH3, Chi, 3D, and Costumes (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Famitsu-Interview-with-Tetsuya-Nomura-KH3-Chi-3D-and-Costumes-4298). (KHInsider)

Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest III Out On iOS And Android Now (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/24/dragon-quest-iii-marches-ios-android-november/) (Siliconera)
- Loto’s legacy is now complete on smartphones. Square Enix just released Dragon Quest III: And Thus Into the Legend… for iOS and Android in Japan.

Dragon Quest Heroes Releases The Gigantes (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/22/dragon-quest-heroes-releases-gigantes/) (Siliconera)
- Omega Force made giant bosses like the Gigantes, a towering cyclops monster that’s a staple in the Dragon Quest series, for Dragon Quest Heroes.

Rise of Mana

Rise of Mana Brings Its Real Time Battles To Vita (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/22/rise-mana-brings-real-time-battles-vita/) (Siliconera)
- Rise of Mana may be a free to play game, but it sure looks like a regular Mana game. It should feel right at home on PlayStation Vita since it’s already has an optional smartphone gamepad control scheme. a d-pad and buttons.

Bravely Second

Bravely Second Three Musketeers Trailer (http://www.finalfantasy.net/bdff/bravely-musketeers-trailer/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- The newest Bravely Second trailer features three Musketeers of the Orthodoxy, tasked with the protection of Agnes Oblige in the tumultuous times following Bravely Default.

Chaos Rings III

Theme song presentation video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80Mrf24O6hg&feature=youtube_gdata)
- Chaos Ring III’s Latest Video Shows Off Characters And Mysterious Blue Planet (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/24/chaos-ring-iiis-latest-video-shows-characters-mysterious-blue-planet/). (Siliconera)

Nosgoth

Game Update (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates) 23rd September 2014 (Hotfix)

Nosgoth Comes To Australia (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-comes-to-australia)!
- We have launched servers in Sydney, Australia!

Matchmaking/ Party System Progress Update (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/matchmaking-party-system-progress-update)
- We've changed our date for the new Matchmaking and Party systems. They will now debut during the Open Beta launch window later this winter.

Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition Trailer Highlights Visual Improvements (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/25/sleeping-dogs-definitive-edition-trailer-highlights-visual-improvements/) (Siliconera)
- Square Enix have released a trailer for the HD Remastered version of Sleeping Dogs.

Moon Hunters

Moon Hunters Kickstarter campaign: Last few days (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/moon-hunters-kickstarter-campaign-last-few-days)!
- Listen up, those of you who own a PC, PS4 or a Vita - you won't want to miss this…
- Another stretch goal reached! The 'Sun Cultist (https://twitter.com/SQEXCollective/status/515391342168768512)' will now be playable in Moon Hunters.

Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur

TGS Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qax6CCdpEi8&feature=youtube_gdata)
- The game's official website (http://portal.million-arthurs.com/kairi/).

Puzzle & Dragons Battle Tournament

TGS Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bpp3AHe6lBs&feature=youtube_gdata)
- The game's official website (http://www.padbt.com/).

3594e – Romance of the Three Kingdoms Hero’s Song


Gackt (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/25/gackt-voicing-another-square-enix-character/) Is Voicing Another Square Enix Character (Siliconera)
- J-rock artist Gackt has a new role for the upcoming game 3594e.
- Official website (http://3594e.jp/).

Kimi Shi ni Tamafu Koto Nakare

Chrono Crusade's Moriyama, Drakengard Director Yokō Collaborate to Make Manga (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-09-23/chrono-crusade-moriyama-drakengard-director-yoko-collaborate-to-make-manga/.79101) (Anime News Network)
- Moriyama will provide the art, and Yokō will write the story for the "ultimately twisted, dark battle-action" manga.

Music

Release Date (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Release-Date-for-Kingdom-Hearts-HD-1-5-2-5-albums-revealed-4279) for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 & 2.5 albums revealed (KHInsider)
- According to the OST database website VGMDB, the release date for both the 1.5 and 2.5 albums will be November 26th.
- Kingdom Hearts 1.5 & 2.5 Soundtrack Website (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/kh/hd/)! (KHInsider)

Final Fantasy Explorers OST (http://www.gamer.ne.jp/news/201409260016/)
- To be released on the 17th of December.

Products

Final Fantasy
- Announcing the “Art of Eorzea - Another Dawn - (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/95cbd3a8eb10f6047a4b6fc0796769d64c85c167)“ Art Book!
- Chocobo Stress Ball (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/513548389145784320)!

Kingdom Hearts
- Kingdom Hearts Keyblade Keychains in Production (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-Keyblade-Keychains-in-Production-4310)! The Keyblades include the Fenrir Keyblade, the Sleeping Lion, and the Ultima Weapon, all from Kingdom Hearts II. (KHInsider)

Play Arts
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Play Arts Kai Venom Snake (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MKOMGSPA47).
- Play Arts BATMAN TIMELESS WILD WEST (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/514987327043551232) Ver​.
- Wonderful gifts from Konami (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/515100252680908800)! This packaging (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/515311537284579328) goes well with PLAY ARTS KAI (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/515137292650835969)...

Square Enix Members JP reward plates (DNAOdyssey)
- Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (http://instagram.com/p/tY_Il8svcG/).
- Final Fantasy XIV (http://instagram.com/p/tY-Ixwsvac/).
- Dragon Quest X (http://instagram.com/p/tY_8E7MvdW/).
- Bravely Default (http://instagram.com/p/tZApkgMvet/).

Development

Outland 17: Void of Liberty (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/64/outland-17-void-of-liberty) (Grenade Tree Games)
- Outland 17 is a turn based tactical RPG that is inspired by the American Revolutionary War but has a Sci-Fi twist to it.
- Have you ever wondered what the American Revolution would look like in space (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/outland-17-voice-liberty)?

Events

We're at EGX (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/were-egx-are-you)! Are you?
- We'll be there from today (Thursday) till Sunday with all sorts of awesome games, so be sure to drop by Zone 10, say hello, play whatever takes your fancy and maybe even grab some free swag!
- Nosgoth @ EGX London (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-egx-london).
- Who's having fun at EGX today (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/515461438828478465)? Come play some Lords Of The Fallen, Nosgoth and Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition!
- Day 3 of EGX be sure to come say hi (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/515797929660284928) and check out our games on show!
- Last day of EGX. If you see our man Dan Seto around be sure to stop him & grab a pic with the official Kingdom Key (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/516151358018551808).

Autograph card at New York Comic Con (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/514749774046568448)
- Featuring Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Play Arts Kai Cloud.

Square Enix Trading Card Game 2014 National Championship
- Tournaments for both Final Fantasy and SaGa TCG to be held!
- Website (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/ff-tcg/events/event2014_championship_01.html).

Deals and Sales

New - Nosgoth Item Sale (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-item-sale)!
- Summer is now officially over, but we're here to cheer you up with a few special offers in Nosgoth. Here is a round-up of the in-game sales you can expect to find when you load up Nosgoth right now!

Up to 80% off in the ‘Eidos Anthology (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/80-%E2%80%98eidos-anthology%E2%80%99-sale)’ Sale
- Are you wondering what game to purchase next? Well now you can buy 34 + DLC for one fantastic price! Introducing the Eidos Anthology.

Contests and Sweepstakes

Seven Days Left (http://ffxiv-fanfest.com/na/contests.php) to Enter the FFXIV Fan Festival Art Contest! (09/23/2014)
- We hope that the artists around the realm have been finishing up their masterworks because there is only seven days until the Art Contest deadline (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/3a3bc6fe251bf1b627a0e7aea681020891e5d77b)!

Nomura draws Sora in KH campaign
- 1 (https://twitter.com/_KINGDOMHEARTS/status/512542687652626432), 2 (https://twitter.com/_KINGDOMHEARTS/status/512798480444567552), 3 (https://twitter.com/_KINGDOMHEARTS/status/513885610021376001), 4 (https://twitter.com/_KINGDOMHEARTS/status/514610383391182848), 5 (https://twitter.com/_KINGDOMHEARTS/status/515000012850221056), 6 (https://twitter.com/_KINGDOMHEARTS/status/515388285326082048)...

Artnia

Pictlogica Final Fantasy Pin Badge Collection (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/514704730635784192)
- 12 new pins (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/514604233157390336) now available (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/514729120526110720) at Artnia (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/514601434185101313)!

ARTNIA Halloween event (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/511759782236024833)
- Make sure to check out the limited-time decorations and staff costumes!
- Halloween menu (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/512940905762791425): Cerberus (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/512766065244262400) drinks and Meteor Pasta (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/512765839171268608).
- Report from a Halloween-themed Artnia (http://marshallalloc.blog90.fc2.com/blog-entry-909.html)! (Marshal.Alloc)

Just for Fun

Fans Are Having A Field-Day Photoshopping the Final Fantasy XV Trailer (Anime News Network)
- Long gone are the days of riding chocobo or slowly ambling through vast plains. These days, everything is paved, and the characters explore the world in a sweet convertible. Since then, it's turned into a meme, with netizens Photoshopping the characters cruising past things other than monsters and landscapes (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-09-22/fans-are-having-a-field-day-photoshopping-the-final-fantasy-xv-trailer/.79079).
- For more fun, search under the hashtag #FF15クソコラグランプリ (https://twitter.com/hashtag/FF15%E3%82%AF%E3%82%BD%E3%82%B3%E3%83%A9%E3%82%B0%E3%83%A9%E3%83%B3%E3%83%97%E3%83%AA?src=hash).

Grimoire
29th Sep 2014, 20:59
Week 40

Final Fantasy IV

Final Fantasy IV goes full Steam ahead (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-iv-goes-full-steam-ahead-and-weve-got-some-codes-give-away-too)! (and we've got some codes to give away too!)
- Following the news of the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy coming to PC, we have another Final Fantasy on the way as well. I say on the way, it’s actually already here!

Final Fantasy XIV

Tokyo Gameshow 2014 Cactuar Lottery 2.0 Prizes for All (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/724c6a2ffcb3e3143e1e037c26de1e8e91169781)! (10/01/2014)
- Thanks to the efforts of the brave heroes who defeated Ramuh at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, players on all Worlds are eligible to receive the Dodo Earrings, Cacutar Earrings, and Slime Earrings in-game rewards from the Cactuary Lottery 2.0!

Announcing the Winners of the Moonfire Faire Screenshot Contest (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/9fb3cffcd57b8e69ee264c50828f582f7f7883de)! (10/02/2014)
- The entire team would like to thank everyone who contributed.

How it's Made (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000832.html)
- We're drawing ever closer to the show in Las Vegas where we'll be debuting the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn The Art of Eorzea - Another Dawn - art book!

Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV Won’t Let You Change Characters In Battle (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/02/final-fantasy-xv-wont-let-change-characters-battle/) (Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata talks about the game’s battle system and the recent Internet memes of Noctis and co. in their car.

Final Fantasy XV Director Encourages Fans To Make More Car Memes (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/02/final-fantasy-xv-director-encourages-fans-make-car-memes/) (Siliconera)
- Square Enix have released art assets of the car from Final Fantasy XV, so fans can have fun with it.

Art assets: 1 (http://www.finalfantasy.jp/twitter/FF15_A_fix.png), 2 (http://www.finalfantasy.jp/twitter/FF15_B_fix.png), 3 (http://www.finalfantasy.jp/twitter/FF15_C_fix.png)
- Hashtag #FFXVCOLLA (https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23FFXVCOLLA&src=hash)

Final Fantasy XV Meme Gets Official Assets (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-10-03/final-fantasy-xv-meme-gets-official-assets-fan-makes-incredible-chrome-browser-extension/.79488), Fan Makes Incredible Chrome Browser Extension (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ff15-internet-car-driving/acbomgcfbkgbbomhfclpojgceiglbnhl) (Anime News Network)
- With these assets in hand, a fan named miyaoka has made road-tripping even easier with a "FF15 Internet Car Driving" Chrome extension, allowing anyone and everyone to browse the web alongside their convertible-driving buddies.

Final Fantasy Type-0

FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD TO FEATURE DUAL AUDIO (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-type-0-hd-feature-dual-audio-new-screens-released-japan), NEW SCREENS RELEASED IN JAPAN
- If you were hoping you could play the game with the original Japanese audio, we're happy to announce that you'll be able to do just that!

Square Enix Presents Type-0 & XV Stream (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xv/square-enix-presents-type0-xv-stream/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- Director Tabata showed off a gameplay segment of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD featuring English voice acting and text. King, Deuce, and Sice fight various monsters including a Behemoth.

Final Fantasy Explorers

Final Fantasy Explorers Developers Detail The Trance System And Fight Ramuh (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/30/final-fantasy-explorers-developers-detail-trance-system-fight-ramuh/) (Siliconera)
- Square Enix recently held their second Final Fantasy Explorers livestream session as part of their ongoing “Square Enix Japan Presents” program that will focus on upcoming games.

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- in Stores Ready for Release (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-in-Stores-Ready-for-Release-4374) (KHInsider)
- KHInsider will be reviewing the Japanese copy of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX when it releases, so please look forward to that!
- Get an Extended Look at Kingdom Hearts 2.5 TGS Videos (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Get-an-Extended-Look-at-Kingdom-Hearts-2-5-TGS-Videos-4376)!
- Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Early Copies + Teases Another HD Remaster (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-Early-Copies-Teases-Another-HD-Remaster-4399)?
- Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX TV Commercials (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-TV-Commercials-4407)!
- Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- Released in Japan (http://www.khinsider.com/features/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-Released-in-Japan-4366)!
- Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX in Famitsu Weekly; New Screens, Interviews and more (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-in-Famitsu-Weekly-New-Screens-Interviews-and-more-4416)!
- Amazon France reveals the Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- Limited Edition Boxart (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Amazon-France-reveals-the-Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-Limited-Edition-Boxart-4459)
- Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Features Capes on the Armour (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-Birth-by-Sleep-features-Capes-on-the-Armour-4482)!
- English Data (http://www.khinsider.com/news/English-Data-found-on-Japanese-Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-disk-4504) found on Japanese Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX disk!
- Shiro Amano Creates KH 1.5 ReCap (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Shiro-Amano-Creates-KH-1-5-ReCap-for-KH-2-5-s-Release-4433) for KH 2.5's Release!
- Comic website (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/kingdom/khhd2/#comic).

The Final Mix Fights (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/03/final-mix-fights-kingdom-hearts-hd-2-5-remix/) In Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (Siliconera)
- Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix brings Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix to the West for the first time. Both Japan-only re-releases have extra battles, which will be new for the West.

Tetsuya Nomura draws Sora in KH -HD 2.5 ReMIX- campaign: 1 (https://twitter.com/_KINGDOMHEARTS/status/512542687652626432), 2 (https://twitter.com/_KINGDOMHEARTS/status/512798480444567552), 3 (https://twitter.com/_KINGDOMHEARTS/status/513885610021376001), 4 (https://twitter.com/_KINGDOMHEARTS/status/514610383391182848), 5 (https://twitter.com/_KINGDOMHEARTS/status/515000012850221056), 6 (https://twitter.com/_KINGDOMHEARTS/status/515388285326082048), 7 (https://twitter.com/_KINGDOMHEARTS/status/516423051575980035), 8 (https://twitter.com/_KINGDOMHEARTS/status/516802267719028736), 9 (https://twitter.com/_KINGDOMHEARTS/status/517215045093056512), 10 (https://twitter.com/_KINGDOMHEARTS/status/517600055197327360)
- Watch the full process in this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPjqdj6OkLA&feature=youtu.be)!

New KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX Screenshots (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-kingdom-hearts-hd-25-remix-screenshots)
- To help tide you over until its release in December, we’ve got a load of brand new screenshots featuring scenes KINGDOM HEARTS 2, KINGDOMHEARTS Birth by Sleep and KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded.

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

2 October 2014 Maintenance Update Notice (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-chi-2-October-2014-Maintenance-Update-Notice-4441) (KHInsider)
- This maintenance brought back all of the past Key Arts.

Dragon Quest X

Dragon Quest X Producer Would Love To See DQX On PlayStation 4 (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/01/dragon-quest-x-producer-love-see-dqx-playstation-4/) (Siliconera)
- With Dragon Quest X already available on many platforms, fans recently asked producer Yosuke Saito on Nico Nico if we might see it get a release on PlayStation 4.

Sleeping Dogs

Pre-order Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/pre-order-sleeping-dogs-definitive-edition-now) now!
- As of today, you can pre-purchase/pre-order the game via each of its respective platform websites.

Life Is Strange

We have a new Snapchat channel; LifeisstrangeSE (https://twitter.com/LifeIsStrange/status/518034713773342720).
- We will snap EXCLUSIVE LIS concept art to the first 100 followers!

Rise of Mana

Secret Of Mana Heroes Rendered In 3D (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/01/secret-mana-heroes-rendered-3d-rise-mana/) For Rise Of Mana (Siliconera)
- Square Enix is bringing the three heroes from Secret of Mana back for a Rise of Mana crossover. Randi, Primm, and Popol were drawn in 2D, but Rise of Mana brings them into the third dimension.

Bravely Default For the Sequel (https://twitter.com/BDFF_OFFICIAL/status/517720646919262208) X Rise of Mana
- Collaboration campaign.

Bravely Default Praying Brage

Kingdom Hearts campaign (http://pages.y.bravely.jp/event/20140911_KH/)!

Lord of Vermilion Arena

Square Enix Is Making A MOBA Game From Lord Of Vermillion (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/29/square-enix-making-moba-game-lord-vermillion/) (Siliconera)
- Lord of Vermillion is being spun off into a MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game called Lord of Vermilion Arena for PC. This game has 7 vs. 7 fights where players and enemies can summon monsters (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/02/lord-vermilion-arenas-frantic-fights-action/).
- First Look (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/29/first-look-lord-vermilion-arena/) At Lord Of Vermilion Arena. (Siliconera)
- Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPebbcLrJ84&feature=youtube_gdata).
- Official website (http://lova.jp/).

Guns N' Souls

Ending movie (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bls0R74SoEM&feature=youtube_gdata).

Music

From Astral to Umbral (http://www.gamer.ne.jp/news/201409260041/) ~ FINAL FANTASY XIV: BAND & PIANO Arrangement Album (Gamer)
- The album is set to be released on December the 17th.
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn‘s new arrangement album From Astral to Umbral combines piano themes with band performances. (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/astral-umbral-arrangement-album/) (Final Fantasy Network)

Rock out to music from Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy & more (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Rock-out-to-Kingdom-Hearts-Final-Fantasy-and-more-video-game-music-in-October-4354) this October with the VGO (KHInsider)
- The Video Game Orchestra will be holding two concerts next month celebrating the stunning music from Kingdom Hearts & Final Fantasy along with other beloved franchises like Dragon's Dogma, Street Fighter, Mega Man, the newly released D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die & more!

Products

Kingdom Hearts Keyblade Keychains
- Ultima Weapo (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MKH051229)n.
- Sleeping Lion (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MKH051230).
- Fenrir (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MKH051231).
Kingdom Hearts Memorial Ultimania
- Review (http://www.ff-reunion.net/kh/2014/10/02/kingdom-heats-memorial-ultimania).

Lord of Vermilion
- Over the Lord (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/517896319936266240) products.

Play Arts
- Play Arts Kai Superman & Supergirl now available (https://twitter.com/toychestnews/status/514538190439739392)!
- Watchmen Play Arts Kai Rorschach now available (https://twitter.com/toychestnews/status/514867014905913344)!- Our NYCC14 Exclusive Deathstroke pre-orders are already sold out (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/517103870204342274)! In case you missed it, visit us at booth 1813 to get one in person!
- Variant Play Arts Kai Batman Timeless Wild West (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/516941349598162944) - A Batman will always exist, as the Dark Knight is Timeless. Legends Exist Regardless of the Time (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/517614303243808768). Through generations, there has always been a force of justice (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/517916081499803648) that agents of crime and evil have contended with. "The West was never won, it was fought for by a vigilante... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/517994682194747392)"

Development

Belial: Art of the Devil (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/65/belial-art-of-the-devil) (Ferryman)
- A 2D action platformer set in Hell with a focus on building deep, interesting characters and an epic story.
- Belial: Art of the Devil now on Collective (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/belial-art-devil-now-collective)!

Black The Fall (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/black-fall-now-live-kickstarter) - now live on Kickstarter!
- Black The Fall is Collective's latest project to reach crowdfunding thanks to the feedback and support provided by the community.

War Of Zodiarcs (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/war-zodiarcs-feedback-closing-soon) - Feedback closing soon
- Cardboard Utopia want to know if you would support this game through crowdfunding. The response so far has been great, thank you to all that have voted and left feedback.

Dive In streaming service introduction movie (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zp_OJY-0YU).

Events

The TGS 2014 Experience (Part 1 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/tgs-2014-experience-part-1-3) of 3)
- Want to know a little bit about what our stand at TGS was like? On the off chance you do, we wrote a bit about it.

Legendary Creator Tetsuya Nomura to Appear at NYCC (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/legendary-creator-tetsuya-nomura-appear-nycc)
- Autograph Sessions at the Square Enix Merchandise Booth Confirmed!
- There will be many surprises at NY Comic Con (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/517658410116853760) next week. Stay tuned!

ARTNIA Halloween event (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/511759782236024833)
- Make sure to check out the limited-time decorations and staff costumes!
- Halloween menu (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/512940905762791425): Cerberus (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/512766065244262400) drinks and Meteor Pasta (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/512765839171268608).

Deals and Sales

Check out the latest hot products on the store (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/517015259639738368)!
- Use T53PZ4ET and get 10% off all your orders!

Contests and Sweepstakes

Theatrhythm Legacy of Music contest winners (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/theatrhythm-legacy-music-contest-winners)!
- Congratulations to all the winners!

Artnia

Artnia exclusive Final Fantasy VII t-shirts (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/516545866371317760)
- Final Fantasy VII The Highwind (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/516959838077583362) t-shirt now in production!

Already preparing (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/517293322566504449) for Christmas at Artnia (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/517860299114680321).

Just for Fun

Chibi Adam (https://twitter.com/eidosmontreal/status/518132203491184640) is the master of Eidos-Montréal's whiteboards.

Grimoire
6th Oct 2014, 09:30
Week 41

Final Fantasy VI

Final Fantasy VI Mobile Update (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-vi-mobile-update)
- We have some small updates for Final Fantasy VI on iOS and Android to inform you of.

Final Fantasy XI

Final Fantasy XI Oct Update Reawakens Avatars (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xi/final-fantasy-xi-oct-update-reawakens-avatars/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- A new quest that relates to the events of the Wings of the Goddess expansion has been added, as well as high-tier battlefields where you can square off against Ifrit, Shiva, Garuda, Titan, Ramuh, and Leviathan Prime.

Final Fantasy XIII

Final Fantasy XIII PC Available Today (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiii/final-fantasy-xiii-pc-today/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- Final Fantasy XIII is available today for PC via Steam.

Final Fantasy XIV

Dungeon Preview (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/2a26959a26a3b1409c4765cf6239b83882d71b77) (10/06/2014)
- Preparations for patch 2.4 are nearly complete, and today we offer you a sneak peek at Snowcloak, the stronghold of heretics serving the Dravanian horde, as well as Hard incarnations of Sastasha and the Sunken Temple of Qarn.
- Dreams of Ice Job & Dungeon Preview (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/patch-24-dreams-ice-preview/). (Final Fantasy Network)

Announcing the Fan Festival 2014 Live Streams (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/65d4a985ffbfdcdff033703deda36a7387c69877)! (10/06/2014)
- We’re pleased to announce that each of the Fan Festival events will be streamed live!

Announcing the Fan Festival Art Contest (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/94031f5fa3631a6fbf173d0ed6c7c41befb4f5cb)! (10/06/2014)
- We cordially invite all of you artistic savants to pick up your pens, pencils, paint brushes, and click that mouse because we are looking to showcase your finest works at the Fan Festival in London!

New Class and Job Preview (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/83c65f341837d9ae40730f8728dce5fa6bcb9567) (10/09/2014)
- In today's patch 2.4 preview, we offer you a glimpse of Rogues, the covert professionals who preserve order in the back alleys of Limsa Lominsa, and Ninjas, stealthy masters of Far Eastern combat who have come to practice their art in Eorzea!

Changes to Fantasia Purchasing Options (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/0f9736251680298dc78841357a682d0d57b078f0) (10/09/2014)
- Beginning in mid-October, players will have the option to purchase Fantasia in desired quantities for individual characters.

Main Scenario and Hildibrand Preview (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/8e7b8ec1da206183703265de3e76687371980459) (10/10/2014)
- In today’s patch 2.4 preview, we take a look at the sinister events set to unfold in the main scenario, and the latest capers of the renowned gentleman hero, Hildibrand.
- Ultros & Typhon (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/ultros-typhon-crash-ffxiv-24/) Crash FFXIV 2.4. (Final Fantasy Network)

The Lady of Frost (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/51a750ecc29b3f709a70c8519d706ddd90c21432) – Primal Battle Preview (10/10/2014)
- In today’s patch 2.4 preview, we offer you a sneak peek at the new encounters with Shiva, the Lady of Frost!

Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV, Type-0 HD join Sony Japan’s big PS4 title montage (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/10/final-fantasy-xv-type-0-hd-join-sony-japans-big-ps4-title-montage/) (Nova Crystallis)
- Sony Japan’s got a new add out this week in time for the launch of its Glacier White PS4, introducing an “invasion” of big titles heading to the console in the near future and beyond.

Final Fantasy Type-0

Australian advertisement (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/10/australian-advertisement-promotes-final-fantasy-type-0-hd/) promotes Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (Nova Crystallis)
- Square Enix is already starting to promote Final Fantasy Type-0 HD online.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Is Not Coming To PC (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/10/08/final-fantasy-type-0-hd-is-not-coming-to-pc.aspx?utm_content=buffer0891e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer) (Gameinformer)
- Don't get your hopes up, PC gamers: A representative from Square Enix confirmed to us that this is an error, and reaffirmed that the game is coming exclusively to the PS4 and Xbox One.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call

Theatrhythm Friday! – DLC Update (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/theatrhythm-friday-%E2%80%93-dlc-update-10102014)
- Before we get to this week’s DLC though, we thought we’d share with you some of the videos of the winners of the Legacy of Music contest that we announced last week.

Final Fantasy Explorers

Final Fantasy Explorers Won’t Have Stereoscopic 3D Graphics (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/06/final-fantasy-explorers-wont-stereoscopic-3d-graphics/) (Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy Explorers is compatible with the Circle Pad Pro accessory, which adds a second analog stick on the right side of a regular Nintendo 3DS. If you have a New Nintendo 3DS model, you can control the camera with the C-stick.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Surpasses One Million Downloads (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/07/final-fantasy-record-keeper-surpasses-one-million-downloads/) (Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy Record Keeper came out on September 25 and in just ten days the game broke the one million download mark.

Mevius Final Fantasy

Square Enix has filed for “MEVIUS FINAL FANTASY (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/10/square-enix-has-filed-for-mevius-final-fantasy-trademark/)” Trademark (Nova Crystallis)
- Square Enix has filed for “MEVIUS FINAL FANTASY” trademark in Europe. It was filed on 3rd of Oct, 2014, and is under examination.

Kingdom Hearts

Introducing the magic of Kingdom Hearts (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/introducing-magic-kingdom-hearts)
- Do you know anyone who’s never really played any the games in the series? Well we have a special trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh8gfAQgDRU&feature=youtu.be) for them and you hardcore fans too!

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

9 October 2014 Maintenance Update Notice (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-chi-9-October-2014-Maintenance-Update-Notice-4549) (KHInsider)
- This maintenance, lasting from 13:00 to 16:00 JST on Thursday, 9 October 2014, introduced to us Halloween event, new field Heartless, and brand new sweets-hunting mission series! That's right, it's trick-or-treat time!

Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts III to be developed on Unreal Engine 4 (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-3-to-run-on-Unreal-Engine-4-4517)! (KHInsider)
- Kingdom Hearts III Drops Luminous Engine (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/06/kingdom-hearts-iii-drops-luminous-engine-favor-unreal-engine-4/) In Favor Of Unreal Engine 4. (Siliconera)
- Revised Famitsu Interview (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Famitsu-Interview-with-Nomura-Fully-Translated-4523) with Nomura Fully Translated. (KHInsider)

Dragon Quest II

Dragon Quest II goes mobile (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/dragon-quest-ii-goes-mobile)
- Luminaries of the Legendary Line is now available on iOS and Android (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/dragon-quest-ii-luminaries-legendary-line-now-available-ios-and-android).

Dragon Quest Trading Card Game

Starter Pack (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/category/GD12/MW56128.html) and Sky (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/item/MW56127.html) booster pack.

Chaos Rings

Square Enix Is Giving Away Chaos Rings For Vita/PSM For Free (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/10/square-enix-giving-away-chaos-rings-vitapsm-free-japan/) In Japan (Siliconera)
- To get Vita owners up to speed for Chaos Rings III, Chaos Rings for PlayStation Mobile will be a free download between October 16 to October 21. The PlayStation Mobile version can be played on a Vita as well as certain Xperia smartphones.

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

Four Player Co-Op Mayhem (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX_yPsBAnxs&feature=youtu.be)
- In our first Developer Diary, Executive Producer Scot Amos and members of his team discuss how tons of weapons, rings and amulets that grant abilities, puzzles that adjust to the number of players, and the occasional spike-pit sabotage turn Lara’s latest adventure into four player co-op mayhem.

Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition out now (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/sleeping-dogs-definitive-edition-out-now)!
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition launches today on PS4, Xbox One and PC (Steam) - woohoo! Want a shiny new launch trailer? Alright then, here you go (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI9xkaPibxk)!

Nosgoth

Mysterious Items Revealed Next Week (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/mysterious-items-revealed-next-week)
- We're releasing a hefty patch update on October 14 that includes a number of new gameplay features and adjustments -- the most intriguing of which, are the subject of our headline up there, the Mysterious Items!

Champ Man 15

Out now on Android + iOS update (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/champ-man-15-out-now-android-ios-update)!
- Champ Man 15 is now available on Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.squareenix.champman15) with the most up to date season data!

Hi Score Girl

Square Enix Files Counterclaim Against SNK Playmore (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-10-08/square-enix-files-counterclaim-against-snk-playmore-over-hi-score-girl-manga/.79677) Over Hi Score Girl Manga (Anime News Network)
- Square Enix is requesting the Osaka District Court to confirm that the manga does not violate SNK Playmore's copyrights.

Monster Hunter X Tetsuya Nomura

We’ve summoned up an all-new collaboration with renowned Square Enix designer Tetsuya Nomura for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (https://twitter.com/monsterhunter/status/520984803727147008)! (Monster Hunter)
- Tetsuya Nomura creates equipment and Play Arts action figure design (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/520982291418726402) for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/521028970180263938).
- Mysterious picture (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/521492133614604288) - Sephiroth?

Products

Final Fantasy
- Final Fantasy VII Limited Edition Trick or Treat Vincent Valentine t-shirt (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/519978126877528065) and bag (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/519978873887289344).
- Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Cloudy Wolf Pendant (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/item/MFF700054.html).
- You've Got Mog Mail! This adorable Letter Moogle (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/520824485126361088) is now ready for Pre Orders! Kupo, Kupo!!
- Square Enix To Release Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Art Book (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/11/square-enix-to-release-final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-art-book/). (Siliconera)

Kingdom Hearts
- KH II Sora & Roxas Play Arts Kai are back and ready for the new adventure! Pre Order yours now (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/521024156927016960)!

Dragon Quest
- Dragon Quest Hero Costume (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/item/MW40043.html).

DC Comics
- DC Comics (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.153269568182733.1073741835.100004990716473&type=1&l=83014cca6d) VARIANT PLAY ARTS Kai line.

Development

To celebrate reaching 10k in their Kickstarter campaign Black The Fall have added new rewards (https://twitter.com/SQEXCollective/status/520283209964482560)!

Bear With Me (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/71/bear-with-me) (Indiefferent)
- Help Amber solve the mystery of her missing brother while being hunted... a 2D B&W point-and-click 'horror' adventure.
- Bear With Me: Now on Collective (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/bear-me-now-collective).

Square Enix Delays (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/05/square-enix-delays-final-fantasy-vii-ffxiii-cloud-streaming-service-dive/) Final Fantasy VII And FFXIII Cloud Streaming Service, Dive In (Siliconera)
- Dive In was scheduled to launch on October 9 with Final Fantasy VII International, Final Fantasy XIII, and Season of Mystery: The Cherry Blossom Murders. After running tests, Square Enix decided to delay the service until a later, unannounced date.

Events

Legendary Creator Tetsuya Nomura to Appear at NYCC (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/legendary-creator-tetsuya-nomura-appear-nycc)
- Autograph Sessions at the Square Enix Merchandise Booth Confirmed!
- There will be many surprises at NY Comic Con (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/517658410116853760) next week. Stay tuned!
- Hidemi Mad Dog and Tetsuya Nomura hit the streets of New York in mdRADIO #5 (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/mdRADIO/)! Also...Trick or Treat with Vincent Valentine (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/519896554891526144)!
- Setting up the booth (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/520068359111454722) for the opening tomorrow!
- MARVEL COMICS VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI- IRON (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/520235735123652610) MAN (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/520238674911322112). The concept is Shinobi (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/520407141874540544).
- DC COMICS VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI- CATWOMAN DESIGNED BY TETSUYA NOMURA (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/520244511403155457) - autograph card (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/520241805951254528) at New York comic-con.
- Video Game and Predator (http://news.toyark.com/2014/10/09/nycc-2014-video-game-predator-play-arts-kai-figures-140160) Play Arts Kai Figures. (The Toyark)
- Buy qualifying items at NYCC and get one of these limited art cards signed by Tetsuya Nomura himself (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/520334322033643520)! Booth #1813!
- Exclusive NYCC offer (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/520339753485348866)! Spend $50+ and receive a FREE 16-bit Final Fantasy lanyard!
- Kingdom Hearts is officially on Instagram (http://instagram.com/kingdomhearts)! In celebration, we are running a contest (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/kingdom-hearts-instagram) during New York Comic Con for fans that attend.
- If you're dying for a chance to get a Tetsuya Nomura autograph (https://twitter.com/SQEX_EVENTS/status/520689734516236289), today is your lucky day (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/520691150542213120)! Seize your chance NYCC 2014 (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/520568651502878720)!
- NYCC autograph session with Tetsuya Nomura (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/520652344737144832).
- Don't let the rain stop you! Hit up booth 1813 at NYCC14 for your last chance at our exclusive Deathstroke (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/520928808611106816) Play Arts KAI action figure!
- NYCC: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD hands-on (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/10/nycc-final-fantasy-type-0-hd-hands-on-with-a-title-revived-for-the-new-generation/) with a title revived for the new generation. (Nova Crystallis)
- TETSUYA NOMURA×Monster Hunter4 (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/520982291418726402) Ultimate collaboration (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/521028970180263938) PLAY ARTS-KAI-.
- NYCC: Hands-on with Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/10/nycc-hands-on-with-lara-croft-and-the-temple-of-osiris/). (Nova Crystallis)
- NYCC: Inside the Polaroid world of Life is Strange (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/10/nycc-inside-the-polaroid-world-of-life-is-strange/). (Nova Crystallis)

Hatsune Miku (http://mikuexpo.com/ny_exhibition) X Tetsuya Nomura (http://www.famitsu.com/news/201410/09063177.html) (Famitsu)
- Hatsune Miku & Square Enix's Tetsuya Nomura Join Forces (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-10-08/hatsune-miku-and-square-enix-tetsuya-nomura-join-forces/.79727). (Anime News Network)
- This Is What Miku Would Look Like If She Were In Final Fantasy (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/08/miku-look-like-final-fantasy/). (Siliconera)
- SE's Visual Works (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-10-09/square-enix-tetsuya-nomura-debuts-new-hatsune-miku-video/.79739) makes video that debuted at NYC gallery (http://www.famitsu.com/news/201410/09063208.html) on Wednesday. (Famitsu, Anime News Network)
- Tetsuya Nomura Hopes The Miku Collaboration Will Lead To Something Surprising (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/09/tetsuya-nomura-hopes-miku-collaboration-will-lead-something-surprising/). (Siliconera)
- Variant Play Arts Kai Hatsune Miku (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/520181663397974016) design by Tetsuya Nomura - autograph card at New York Comic Con.
- HATSUNE MIKU (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/520241071188901888) VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI- DESIGNED BY TETSUYA NOMURA (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/520228072805527553).
- We have announced Hatsune Miku & Catwoman designed by Tetsuya Nomura, Iron Man by Hitoshi Kondo. There is one more surprise on Saturday (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/520546885346418688).
- Night in New York (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/521090471234260993).

We are getting ready for the MCM Expo (http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/) in London.
- Let us know what merchandise you would like to see available at our booth (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/519811842374258690)?

ARTNIA Halloween event (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/511759782236024833)
- Make sure to check out the limited-time decorations and staff costumes!
- Halloween menu (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/512940905762791425): Cerberus (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/512766065244262400) drinks and Meteor Pasta (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/512765839171268608).

Deals and Sales

Final Fantasy XIII’s 28% Sale Before Tomorrow’s Steam Debut (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/08/final-fantasy-xiiis-28-discount-tomorrows-steam-debut/) (Siliconera)
- Grab tomorrow’s Final Fantasy XIII on Steam for PC at 28% off. Better get ready to preload as the download is 50GB.

Contests and Sweepstakes

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] Serial Code Giveaway (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-chi-Serial-Code-Giveaway-4462)
- Together with the first press copies of the game is a serial code for Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]. Hence, to celebrate the release of the game, KHInsider will be giving out a number of these serial codes to two lucky Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] players!

Artnia

The TGS 2014 Experience (Part 2 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/tgs-2014-experience-part-2-3-artnia) of 3) - Artnia
- Welcome back to our little mini-blog series about Tokyo Game Show 2014. Well, I say it’s about TGS but we’re actually going to talk about something outside of the show now.

Final Fantasy Trading Rubber Straps at Artnia
- Get a limited edition Moogle strap (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/520542733165813760)!

Halloween at Artnia: A new delicious pancake dessert (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/520568681927942144) and a Vincent Valentine Halloween t-shirt (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/520581031305289728)!
- Set to be released on October 11 and 12 (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/520581031305289728) respectively.

Just for Fun

Squall's Gunblade (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GgijhlKbSc), Final Fantasy VIII (MAN AT ARMS: REFORGED)
- Every other Monday, our team of blacksmiths and craftsman will be building some of your favorite weapons, and some weapons that you've never seen before. This week, they recreate Squall Leonhart's Gunblade from Final Fantasy VIII!

Grimoire
13th Oct 2014, 13:09
Week 42

Final Fantasy VI

Final Fantasy VI For iOS/Android Updated With Portuguese And Thai Localizations (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/16/final-fantasy-vi-iosandroid-updated-new-d-pad-portuguese-thai-localizations/) (Siliconera)
- Originally only released in Japanese and English, Final Fantasy VI has been localized into a dozen languages.

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike

G-Bike Pre-Registration Begins (http://www.finalfantasy.net/vii/gbike-preregistration-begins-japan/) in Japan (Final Fantasy Network)
- Comet Materia Is A Gift (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/16/comet-materia-gift-players-register-final-fantasy-vii-g-bike-early/) For Players That Register For Final Fantasy VII G-Bike Early (Siliconera)
- Official website (https://form3.square-enix.com/a.p/203/).
- Final Fantasy G-Bike on Twitter (https://twitter.com/FFVII_GBIKE).

Final Fantasy XIII

Fans Discover Secret FFXIII Area and Boss (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiii/fans-discover-secret-ffxiii-area-boss/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- It seems in all of that poking around fans have discovered a hidden and unfinished area called the Seventh Ark that may have intended to be post-launch DLC back in the day.

Final Fantasy XIV

Fan Festival 2014 Premium Live Stream Now Available for Purchase (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/4d9902b3af9c1dddb90d4110b2e4ca0441f1e536)! (10/14/2014)
- The Premium live stream will ensure that you’re able to enjoy as much of the Las Vegas Fan Festival as possible.
- FFXIV Fan Fest Official Website (http://ffxiv-fanfest.com/na/events.php).

Korea’s Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Closed Beta Kicks Off Next Year (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/14/koreas-final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-closed-beta-kicks-next-year/) (Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will have dedicated servers for Korea and Actoz Soft plans to retain the paid subscription business model for the game.

Regarding the Issue with Quick Exploration Ventures (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/30eda28054e5760d2e19885ba3ed45bd0d16d80f) (10/14/2014)
- An error occurred during recent maintenance, which resulted in retainers being unable to collect metallic gold dye in quick exploration ventures. Yoshi-P, producer and director of Final Fantasy XIV, has posted on the forum regarding this issue.

Final Fantasy XIV gets a Game of the Year re-release (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/10/final-fantasy-xiv-gets-a-game-of-the-year-re-release/) (Nova Crystallis)
- Square Enix has announced that its successful MMO reboot, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, is to get a Game of the Year themed re-release next month, featuring some cool bonuses and additional content.

New SE Trademarks Likely FFXIV Xpac Titles (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/se-trademarks-ffxiv-xpac-titles/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- One, perhaps two, may catch the eye of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn fans eagerly anticipating the game’s first expansion.

Update on the Issue with Quick Exploration Ventures (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/a292992152b6c55e2bc77bf6ed3ab1f2b7188eb4) (10/15/2014)
- Regarding the issue with quick exploration ventures where metallic gold dye will not drop, we would like to inform that the schedules for both hotfix and the delivery of pots of dye have been confirmed.

Changes to Allagan Tomestones (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/ca3fd938adf971c84d2e6d1d1d07c2e8b8f0e9c8) (10/15/2014)
- Patch 2.4 will see the introduction of a new Allagan tomestone currency, the removal of Allagan tomestones of philosophy, and changes to other tomestone varieties currently in circulation.

All Worlds Emergency Maintenance Postponed (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/4012167368e6cfe780d3aa377b89bbdf2df5e2b5) (10/16/2014)
- The emergency maintenance, which was planned to be conducted on October 16, 2014 to address the issue with quick exploration ventures where metallic gold dye will not drop, has been postponed.

The Final Coil of Bahamut Preview (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/de67ce1934e112e2e8c28fed1864e975ce9ea3b9) (10/16/2014)
- Today’s patch 2.4 preview will offer players a glimpse of the Final Coil of Bahamut, wherein the greatest of challenges awaits Eorzea’s adventurers. The truth of the Calamity lies hid within its dark confines—will it finally be brought to light?

Letter from the Producer LIVE at TGS 2014 – Event Digest (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/f5d2a51c83fa7e955b3c3583a5aa739e064b3ebe) (10/17/2014)
- We are pleased to present a digest of the Letter from the Producer LIVE at TGS 2014! If you missed the live stream, this is your chance to catch up on all the latest coming to Eorzea.

All Saints' Wake (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/edb50ac5ab980a64de17ede2f098818b3c629000) – Frightful Delights and a Haunting Good Time (10/17/2014)
- Another sultry summer has faded to memory, giving way to the bracing charm of autumn. Outside, the trees have donned coats of fiery red and yellow, while pumpkin lanterns line the streets, perpetually wearing toothy grins. All Saints' Wake is upon us once more.

Patch 2.4 – Dreams of Ice Trailer Is Now Live (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/b8cbb40379b3efd3aa8620ddeeeaa4fe26fb3e76)! (10/17/2014)
- There is much to see and do in the ever-changing realm of Eorzea, and today we offer you a sneak peek with the Patch 2.4 – Dreams of Ice trailer!

Final Fantasy Type-0

Did you miss the FINAL FANTASY Type-0 HD Flash talk show after TGS (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmhP6niVsVs&feature=youtu.be)?
- Now you can see it with full English subtitles.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

Theatrhythm Thursday – DLC Update (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/theatrhythm-thursday-%E2%80%93-dlc-update-16102014) 16/10/2014
- Whether you want some relaxing music to chill out in the (Balamb) garden or whether you’re looking for “A New Horizon” of wonderful music, “We Have Come” with some great music for you to add to your Theatrhythm music collection.

Final Fantasy Explorers

Red Mage And Machinist Jobs (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/16/red-mage-machinist-jobs-join-final-fantasy-explorers/) Join Final Fantasy Explorers (Siliconera)
- This week’s issue of Jump features two new classic Jobs and Summons (http://www.finalfantasy.net/ffex/explorers-introduces-red-mage-machinist/) that will appear in Final Fantasy Explorers. (Final Fantasy Network)

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

16 October 2014 Maintenance Update Notice (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-chi-16-October-2014-Maintenance-Update-Notice-4586) (KHInsider)
- This maintenance introduced to us the second half Halloween event, new Kupo Fruit Draw roster, and another set of sweets-hunting mission series!

Dragon Quest

Square Enix Members Interview with DRAGON QUEST Mobile Producers (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/square-enix-members-interview-dragon-quest-mobile-producers-yu-miyake-and-noriyoshi-fujimoto) Yu Miyake and Noriyoshi Fujimoto
- With this classic franchise coming to mobile, we had a chance to sit down with the two producers tasked with bringing DRAGON QUEST to a new generation of Japanese RPG gamers.

Dragon Quest Heroes Brings Back Heroes From Other Dragon Quest Games (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/16/dragon-quest-heroes-brings-back-heroes-dragon-quest-games/) (Siliconera)
- Recurring Dragon Quest Characters to Be Voiced in Dragon Quest Heroes Game (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-10-17/recurring-dragon-quest-characters-to-be-voiced-in-dragon-quest-heroes-game/.80019). (Anime News Network)

Sleeping Dogs

OLD DOG, NO NEW TRICKS (http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/10/08/sleeping-dogs-definitive-edition-review)
- IGN gave the Definitive Edition an 8.5 for its story, characters, combat and city.

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition out now in North America (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/sleeping-dogs-definitive-edition-out-now-north-america)!
- Happy launch day everyone! Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition launches today on PS4, Xbox One and PC (Steam) - woohoo!

Nosgoth

Double XP, Mysterious Items, Immolation, and more (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/mysterious-items-immolation-and-more)!
- Game Update (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates) 14th October 2014
- Game Update (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates) 16th October 2014.

Private Matches (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/private-matches-headed-for-nosgoth) Headed for Nosgoth
- With Private Matches, anybody can organize and enjoy Nosgoth with friends whenever they want.

Lords of the Fallen

EGX London 2014: Lords of the Fallen Impressions (http://www.psnation.com/2014/10/04/egx-london-2014-lords-of-the-fallen-impressions/) (PSNation)
- You can pre-order Lords of the Fallen from SQUARE ENIX in the PS4 Store.

The Lords of the Fallen developer stream is live on Twitch now (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/522824376727527424)!
- Check it out here.

Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur

Square Enix’s Million Arthur Series Expands To Nintendo 3DS (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/14/square-enixs-million-arthur-series-expands-nintendo-3ds/) (Siliconera)
- Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur will be a free to play game on Nintendo 3DS too. Square Enix tweaked the game to use both screens.

Monster Hunter X Tetsuya Nomura

We’ve summoned up an all-new collaboration with renowned Square Enix designer Tetsuya Nomura for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (https://twitter.com/monsterhunter/status/520984803727147008)! (Monster Hunter)
- Tetsuya Nomura creates equipment and Play Arts action figure design (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/520982291418726402) for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/521028970180263938).
- Mysterious picture (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/521492133614604288) - Sephiroth?

Black Butler

Book of Murder Original Video Anime Previewed in TV Spot (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-10-15/black-butler-book-of-murder-original-video-anime-previewed-in-tv-spot/.79944) (Anime News Network)
- Aniplex began streaming a TV spot for the Black Butler: Book of Murder original video anime (OVA) on Wednesday.

Working!!/Wagnaria!!

Manga to End on November 7 (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-10-15/working-wagnaria-manga-to-end-on-november-7/.79945) (Anime News Network)
- The final chapter will have center color pages within the magazine.

Music

Final Fantasy VI: Symphonic Poem (http://rspoplay.se/#DcYk7tk9fdSiKvNw_aykcw) (Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra)
- The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra performs music from Nobuo Uematsu's Final Fantasy VI, orchestrated as a symphonic poem called Born with the Gift of Magic (arr Roger Wanamo).

Products

Final Fantasy
- Final Fantasy VII Limited Edition Trick or Treat Vincent Valentine t-shirt (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/520581031305289728) - now available at Artnia.
- Vincent Valentine Halloween t-shirt and bag (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/category/AHV) now available for pre-order at e-STORE.
- FINAL FANTASY VII ADVENT CHILDREN PLAY ARTS Kai (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.153498654826491.1073741836.100004990716473&type=1&l=8f96e8ac4b).
- Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Cloudy Wolf Pendant (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/item/MFF700054.html).
- Square Enix To Release Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Art Book (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/11/square-enix-to-release-final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-art-book/). (Siliconera)
- Our new Super BIG and super CUTE Fat Chocobo Plush is ready for pre order (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/522022847410348033)!
- You’ve got mail Kupo! Delivery Moogle plush now available for pre-order (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/523109485666390016) on the EU SE store.

Kingdom Hearts
- KH II Sora & Roxas Play Arts Kai are back and ready for the new adventure! Pre Order yours now (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/521024156927016960)!

Dragon Quest
- Slime Tissue Cover (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/item/MW60233_4.html).

DC Comics
- DC Comics (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.153269568182733.1073741835.100004990716473&type=1&l=83014cca6d) VARIANT PLAY ARTS Kai line.
- Take a better look at Square Enix's Harley Quinn and Joker (https://twitter.com/DCComics/status/522005186387394560) figures. (DC Comics)
- Every incarnation of Batman that existed throughout time stood as a beacon of hope and a reflection of the age it is a part of (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/522664913534087168).

Development

Tetsuya Nomura Discusses The Possibility Of A Hatsune Miku Game Collaboration (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/14/tetsuya-nomura-discusses-possibility-hatsune-miku-game-collaboration/) (Siliconera)
- Nomura emphasizes that if they were to do a collaboration, it would be up to Vocaloid producers Crypton Future Media to decide.

Point & click mixed with horror & mystery (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/71/bear-with-me)!
- Would you back Bear With Me via crowdfunding?

Feedback phase for Ars Tactica: Dragon Tournament ends today (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/62/ars-tactica-dragon-tournament#pitch)!
- Vote & leave your thoughts whilst you can!

Black The Fall – 50% funding mark passed (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/black-fall-%E2%80%93-50-funding-mark-passed)!
- We wanted to share the good news that the team have just passed the 50% funding mark with around 16 days left to go!
- Thanks to fantastic your support Black The Fall has hit 1000 backers (https://twitter.com/SQEXCollective/status/523768717118042112)! Let's celebrate!

Outland 17: Void Of Liberty, last week to vote (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/outland-17-void-liberty-last-week-vote)
- The past meets the future in Outland 17: Void of Liberty but there are just a few days left to leave your thoughts on Collective!

NEW TALENT JOINS IOI (http://www.ioi.dk/?p=1875)
- We're very keen to share more of what's going on at Io-Interactive and we've recently rejuvenated our News section here on ioi.dk to let us do just that.

Events

The TGS 2014 Experience (Part 3 of 3) - The Eorzea Cafe (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/tgs-2014-experience-part-3-3-eorzea-cafe)
- Now this blog is something for all you Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn fans. We’re going to take a trip to the Eorzea Café. Let’s go inside!

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Las Vegas (http://ffxiv-fanfest.com/na/)
- Final Fantasy XIV: Announcing the Fan Festival 2014 Live Streams (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/65d4a985ffbfdcdff033703deda36a7387c69877)!
- Heavensward Official Website (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/heavensward).
- FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward Teaser Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68CNzwinqlg).
- Screenshots (http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20141019_672041.html). (Game Watch)
- Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival Kicks Off (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/final-fantasy-xiv-fan-festival-kicks/). (Final Fantasy Network)
- Final Fantasy XIV Heavensward Expansion Revealed (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/final-fantasy-xiv-heavensward-expansion-revealed/). (Final Fantasy Network)
- Final Fantasy XIV Las Vegas Fan Festival Day 1 (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/final-fantasy-xiv-las-vegas-fan-festival-day-1/). (Final Fantasy Network)
- Final Fantasy XIV Las Vegas Fan Festival Day 2 (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/final-fantasy-xiv-las-vegas-fan-festival-day-2/). (Final Fantasy Network)
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – Letter from the Producer LIVE at Las Vegas summary (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/10/final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-letter-from-the-producer-live-at-las-vegas-summary/). (Nova Crystallis)
- Warriors of Light ready for today's FFXIV Fan Fest (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/523490960865779713)! T minus 2 hours!
- Some of today's FFXIV merchandise for sale (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/523504099263000576) including a epic delivery Moogle Plush!
- Stop by our meet-up wall (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/523511396135604225)! What server are you on?
- Who's ready for our opening keynote (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/523514004652969984)?
- The Delivery Moogle plush (https://twitter.com/FF_XIV_EN/status/523514134579937280) is on sale at the LV FanFest and is coming to the NA Online Store! (Koji Fox not included)
- Announcing FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward! The 1st expansion for FFXIV set to release in Spring 2015 (https://twitter.com/FF_XIV_EN/status/523519424876531712)!
- We'll have even more to share (https://twitter.com/FF_XIV_EN/status/523535126018269185) about Heavensward at the London Fan Festival on Oct. 25th! Stay tuned for further details!
- Heavensward will introduce huge open field areas and a new playable race (https://twitter.com/FF_XIV_EN/status/523535009353707520)!
- Day 2 of the Las Vegas Fan Festival is here! Be sure you don't miss Soken's band (https://twitter.com/FF_XIV_EN/status/523876961798856704), the Primals, rocking the closing!
- Our Letter from the Producer LIVE FFXIV Fan Fest has begun! Patch 2.4 coming Oct 28th 2014 (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/523936318221746178)!
- Contestants lining up for our FFXIV Fan Fest Costume Contest (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/523985918060134400)! The competition is fierce!

Final Fantasy and SaGa TCG National Championship (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/523028468049534976)
- This weekend in Japan!

We are getting ready for the MCM Expo (http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/) in London.
- Let us know what merchandise you would like to see available at our booth (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/519811842374258690)?

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD playable at Paris Games Week (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/10/final-fantasy-type-0-hd-playable-at-paris-games-week/)
- As part of Paris Games Week – which runs from October 29th through November 2nd at the Porte de Versailles in Paris – Square Enix will have the game on display at their own booth, along with a planned special presentation.

Hajime Tabata heads to Paris on October 30th (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/10/hajime-tabata-heads-to-paris-on-october-30th-to-share-more-on-final-fantasy-type-0-hd/) to share more on Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (Nova Crystallis)
- Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will be playable and on October 30th a special presentation will be held at the Max Linder Panorama cinema in Paris to show off some of the game’s exciting sequences.

ARTNIA Halloween event (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/511759782236024833)
- Make sure to check out the limited-time decorations and staff costumes!
- Halloween menu (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/512940905762791425): Cerberus (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/512766065244262400) drinks and Meteor Pasta (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/512765839171268608).
- Vincent Valentine Halloween t-shirt (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/520581031305289728)!
- Vincent Valentine Halloween bag (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/522018716733554688)!

SaGa Compilation Trading Card Game SaGa 25th Anniversary Fanfair (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/sagacomp-tcg/events/details/event141206fanfair.html).

Deals and Sales

Buy Tomb Raider On PC For $3.99, Or Every Tomb Raider Game For $15.99 (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/15/buy-tomb-raider-pc-3-99-every-tomb-raider-game-15-99/) (Siliconera)
- Tomb Raider is on discount sale for dirt cheap on Steam this week.

SUPERHERO SPECIAL OFFER (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/522420962458103809) IS BACK!
- Starting from today till the end of the week. Check it out!

Contests and Sweepstakes

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] Serial Code Giveaway (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-chi-Serial-Code-Giveaway-4462)
- Together with the first press copies of the game is a serial code for Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]. Hence, to celebrate the release of the game, KHInsider will be giving out a number of these serial codes to two lucky Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] players!

Artnia

This time we are building a big set (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/522630831655751681) 170 by 120cm. Stay tuned to see what will become of these (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/522577498295386112).
- A huge tower (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/522932299537465346)! Even bigger than our chief sculptor Tsumu.

Grimoire
20th Oct 2014, 12:42
Week 43

Final Fantasy V

FINAL FANTASY V Update for iOS and Android (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-v-update-ios-and-android)
- Today, we’ve made some updates to the game to make your gameplay experience even smoother with game pad support, additional languages and cloud save updates.

Final Fantasy VI

Happy birthday Final Fantasy VI (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/happy-birthday-final-fantasy-vi-and-thank-you-gift-magic) and thank you for the gift of magic
- Do you know what happened on this day 20 years ago? On the 20th October 1994, Final Fantasy VI was released in North America on the Super NES.

Final Fantasy XIV

FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward Coming Spring 2015 (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/11f8ac71dad02b8f25d91be0d05e4243cd9243cf)! (10/19/2014)
- We are proud to announce that our first expansion, FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward, will be coming in spring, 2015!

FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward Expansion Announced (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-xiv-heavensward-expansion-announced)
- This past weekend, Warriors of Light from all around Eorzea gathered into Las Vegas for our inaugural FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Fest 2014 and one of the most exciting announcements coming out of the event was our new FINAL FANTASY XIV expansion entitled “Heavensward”.

Patch 2.4 Notes (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/6378f50e359d5753715d3140fe0482c3e441d852) (Preliminary) (10/24/2014)
- Patch 2.4 includes a multitude of refinements and additions for the realm of Eorzea.

FFXIV Fan Festival 2014 in Las Vegas
Thank you everyone (https://twitter.com/FF_XIV_EN/status/524067649953996800) that came to the Fan Festival and those who watched along on the stream!
- From Airships To New Jobs (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/20/airships-new-jobs-final-fantasy-xivs-fan-festival-recap/), A Final Fantasy XIV’s Fan Festival Recap. (Siliconera)
- Photo report (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/945/945913/)! (Dengeki)
- THE PRIMALS (http://jp.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000837.html)!!
- Fan Festival 2014 in Las Vegas! (Eve (http://jp.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000838.html))
- Fan Festival 2014 in Las Vegas report (http://jp.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000840.html)!
- All of the photo booth pictures from the Las Vegas Fan Festival have been added (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152805765335871.1073741879.116214575870&type=3&uploaded=891) to (https://www.facebook.com/FinalFantasyXIV/photos/a.10152805765335871.1073741879.116214575870/10152805773745871/?type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-xfp1%2Ft31.0-8%2F10636546_10152805773745871_7252952878901132822_o.jpg&smallsrc=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-xpa1%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F10435916_10152805773745871_7252952878901132822_n.jpg%3Foh%3Daa06622304a3972474f7c7f85a49feb3%26oe%3D54B808D5%26__gda__%3D1424148163_0b836f3107b6eb413313d0ef28728384&size=1920%2C1080&fbid=10152805773745871) the (https://www.facebook.com/FinalFantasyXIV/photos/a.10152805765335871.1073741879.116214575870/10152805773770871/?type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-xpa1%2Ft31.0-8%2F10548043_10152805773770871_6610709318278008895_o.jpg&smallsrc=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-xpa1%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F1425751_10152805773770871_6610709318278008895_n.jpg%3Foh%3D28f579a03e4ab8cd675252e507253e0f%26oe%3D54B03F03%26__gda__%3D1424537449_07645e54e7b96988a2116c3db30c4658&size=1920%2C1080&fbid=10152805773770871) official (https://www.facebook.com/FinalFantasyXIV/photos/a.10152805765335871.1073741879.116214575870/10152805773805871/?type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-xpa1%2Ft31.0-8%2F10658905_10152805773805871_7693975114690718820_o.jpg&smallsrc=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-xpa1%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F10730813_10152805773805871_7693975114690718820_n.jpg%3Foh%3D815e303bee4ea5a0636c3f38db2a73fc%26oe%3D54F7AF2D%26__gda__%3D1425237307_61eb7c19d7ad5f804d091183c531ca36&size=1920%2C1080&fbid=10152805773805871) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FinalFantasyXIV/photos/a.10152805765335871.1073741879.116214575870/10152805773585871/?type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-xfa1%2Ft31.0-8%2F10668842_10152805773585871_2011094792466200490_o.jpg&smallsrc=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-xfa1%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F10408886_10152805773585871_2011094792466200490_n.jpg%3Foh%3D1aa3f320487d52a6281ed3d355e71317%26oe%3D54AA8237%26__gda__%3D1420619226_fc0385d93b98491331dfbbca05e8e0a1&size=1920%2C1080&fbid=10152805773585871) page (https://www.facebook.com/FinalFantasyXIV/photos/a.10152805765335871.1073741879.116214575870/10152805773875871/?type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-xpa1%2Ft31.0-8%2F1614135_10152805773875871_1514970983217436398_o.jpg&smallsrc=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-xfa1%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F1471957_10152805773875871_1514970983217436398_n.jpg%3Foh%3D52a19144dbaf4cc88c5987e3f7afe335%26oe%3D54AA785B%26__gda__%3D1420680144_ca4b134d72dd5ce95a098f345dae0784&size=1920%2C1080&fbid=10152805773875871)!
- A look at the venue (http://jp.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000841.html)!
- Cosplay coverage (http://jp.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000842.html)!
- Developer Interview (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/developer-interviewfinal-fantasy-xiv-fanfest-2014/): Naoki Yoshida Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2014. (Final Fantasy Network)
- Regarding the Concert Performance (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/c5bfeebfb4003e6e79badbede113fa0f010be41d) during the Las Vegas Fan Festival Premium Stream. (10/24/2014)

Fan Festival 2014 London (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/3db5eaaee36a9c3b7a60b51237be077a1a581815) - Premium Live Stream Now Available for Purchase! (10/21/2014)
- We’re pleased to announce the complete list of details on the Premium stream, including how to purchase the stream!

All Saints' Wake (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/edb50ac5ab980a64de17ede2f098818b3c629000)
– Frightful Delights and a Haunting Good Time (http://jp.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000839.html)

Final Fantasy XV

Director Tabata’s Active Time Report (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/10/director-tabatas-active-time-report-to-air-on-square-enix-presents-october-31st/) to air on Square Enix Presents October 31st (Nova Cystallis)
- The next time we’ll be seeing Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and likely Final Fantasy XV has been penciled in for October 31st, Square Enix announced today.

JP website update (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ff15/)
- Listen to a clean version of the new Final Fantasy XV trailer music. (Nova Crystallis)

Final Fantasy Type-0

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Livestream Scheduled For October 31 (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/20/final-fantasy-type-0-hd-livestream-scheduled-october-31/) (Siliconera)
- The broadcast will be a follow up to a presentation from Paris Games Week. Square Enix also says there will be a guest, but they didn't specify who.

JP website update (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/fabula/0/)!

Final Fantasy Explorers

Final Fantasy Explorers Shows Off Its New Summoned Beast, Amaterasu (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/21/final-fantasy-explorers-shows-new-summoned-beast-amaterasu/) (Siliconera)
- The official website shows off other popular Summons like Odin and Leviathan, along with the brand new Summon, called Amaterasu.
- Final Fantasy Explorers screenshots show off new legacy characters, classes, more (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/10/final-fantasy-explorers-screenshots-show-off-new-legacy-characters-classes-more/). (Nova Crystallis)
- Final Fantasy Explorers’ New Jobs & Cameos (http://www.finalfantasy.net/ffex/final-fantasy-explorers-jobs-cameos/). (Final Fantasy Network)
- Job introduction videos (http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2014/10/21/81743.html). (Inside)
- Screenshots (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/942/942930/). (Dengeki)
- More screenshots (http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2014/10/24/81846.html). (Inside)

Final Fantasy Record Keeper

Final Fantasy VII event (https://twitter.com/ff_rk_info/status/524462251231551488).

Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts Casting Call (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/kingdom-hearts-casting-call)
- Tell us why you love the Kingdom Hearts franchise and you may be selected to be part of a special video we’re putting together.

We've been busy today working on a secret project (https://twitter.com/kingdomhearts/status/525317586691829762)...

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

Development Team Report #8 (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-chi-Development-Team-Report-8-4599) (KHInsider)
- Expect further story developments for Olympus Coliseum, introduction of SR+ Fairy Godmother, Ultimate Assist Moogle and "Cure" Assist skill, and new mechanics to the Ultimate Card system!

23 October 2014 Maintenance Update Notice (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-chi-23-October-2014-Maintenance-Update-Notice-4602) (KHInsider)
- This maintenance introduced to us the brand-new, never-seen-before Heartless called Violet Waltz, new Raise Draw roster, and a new set of subjugation mission featuring the dreadful Invisible!

Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest VIII’s Yangus And Jessica (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0oc7ZxCcAANU7B.jpg) Whip Their Way Into Dragon Quest Heroes (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/21/dragon-quest-viiis-yangus-jessica-whip-way-dragon-quest-heroes/) (Siliconera)
- According to comments from key personnel, it was thanks to Koei the strong desire from Koei Tecmo president and CEO Yoichi Erikawa that Jessica made it in.

Dragon Quest V Heroines, Bianca and Nera, Join The Fight (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/23/dragon-quest-v-heroines-bianca-nera-join-fight-dragon-quest-heroes/) In Dragon Quest Heroes (http://www.4gamer.net/games/272/G027220/20141023031/) (Siliconera)
- Square Enix recently revealed Jessica and Yangus from Dragon Quest VIII will participate in the upcoming action title, Dragon Quest Heroes. Two new heroines have also been announced as well in the latest issue of Jump magazine.

Lara Croft And The Temple Of Osiris

Lara Croft And The Temple Of Osiris Will Get A Disc Release For PS4 In Japan (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/21/lara-croft-temple-osiris-will-get-disc-release-ps4-japan/) (Siliconera)
- While Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris was designed as a downloadable game, Square Enix will release a physical copy just for PlayStation 4 in Japan.

Nosgoth

Our upcoming new Vampire class - The Summoner (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/our-upcoming-new-vampire-class-the-summoner)
- This class is currently in development, and will be joining the game after the release of our Open Beta this Winter, but we simply couldn’t wait before sharing some information with you all.
- Hotfix (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates) - 20th October 2014.

Devil's Night (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/devil-s-night-is-coming) - Halloween Event
- Halloween is almost upon us, and we're celebrating the occasion with a week-long event for Nosgoth, Devil's Night.

Hitman GO

Hitman GO gets an update and a price drop (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hitman-go-gets-update-and-price-drop)!
- As it turns out, eight whole new levels have just been very stealthily added via the St. Petersburg update (making for a total of 91 levels)!

SaGa

SaGa Trading Card Game Chapter II (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/525558372053946368).

Lord of Vermilion III

Twin Lance promotional video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOBkfele34Y).

Attack On Titan And BlazBlue Characters (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/23/attack-titan-blazblue-characters-square-enix-video-game/) In The Same Square Enix Video Game (Siliconera)
- Square Enix is starting to add crossover characters to Lord of Vermilion III. Since Ragna the Bloodedge was already in Lord of Vermilion II, Arc System Works lent Tsubaki and Rachel from Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma for Lord of Vermilion III.

Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur

Million Arthur Arrives On Nintendo 3DS (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/22/million-arthur-arrives-nintendo-3ds/) (Siliconera)
- Square Enix’s most successful smartphone series, Million Arthur, made a jump to Nintendo 3DS. Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur is now available on the eShop.

Music

There’s a new world out there (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/there%E2%80%99s-new-world-out-there)
- A New World: Intimate Music from FINAL FANTASY is, as the name suggests the most intimate experience of Final Fantasy music to date.

Kingdom Hearts HD ReMIX OST to be released on November 26 (https://twitter.com/KeijiKawamori/status/525142484322504704)!

Products

Final Fantasy
- Play Arts -Kai- Red XIII (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/524448938959450112/photo/1) has an unusually wide box.
- Vincent Valentine Halloween bag (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/525234564348665856/photo/1)! Running a reproduction! Don't miss this chance to get this limited-time goods!
- Buy Pocky (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/24/buy-pocky-get-final-fantasy-explorers-final-fantasy-vii-g-bike-items-japan/), Get Final Fantasy Explorers Or Final Fantasy VII G-Bike (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/947/947265/) Items In Japan. (Siliconera, Dengeki)

Dragon Quest
- Dragon Quest business card cases (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/524516646828777473/photo/1).
- Dragon Quest V Hero Costume (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/item/MW40043.html)!

Play Arts
- HALO 2: ANNIVERSARY EDITION (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.338066929702995.1073741903.100004990716473&type=1&l=20006f0805) PLAY ARTS -KAI-.
- MARVEL COMICS VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI- IRON MAN (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/524016187928109056)!
- Hitoshi Kondo's new artwork added (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.309635252546163.1073741896.100004990716473&type=1&l=057c8ef0a2)!
- The Joker And Harley (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/24/joker-harley-next-figures-square-enixs-dc-play-arts-kai-line/) Are The Next Figures In Square Enix’s DC Play Arts Kai Line. (Siliconera)
- Utilizing and innovating the technology available, Batman is ever vigilant even in lawless times (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/524187466459127808).
- These figures provide a chance to see the concept of the vigilante (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/525487191015690240/photo/1) we know now envisioned through intriguing epochs of time.
- Concept material for an unreleased (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/524032076899573760) Front Mission VARIANT PAK (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/524052501440376833).
- Thinking whether we can sell our display stands (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/525504163728203776/photo/1) used only at events... Also reconsidering our inclusive stands too.

BATMAN 75th Anniversary Limited Time Only Shop (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/524879281017475073/photo/1) at Tower Records Shibuya 8F is open from 10/23 (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/525124492868075520/photo/1)! We are ready to go!

Development

Why Final Fantasy’s Very First Ultima Spell Was Useless (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/20/final-fantasys-first-ultima-spell-useless/) (Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi reveals why the Ultima spell, introduced in Final Fantasy II, didn't work the way it was supposed to.

Be sure to catch the live Q&A (https://twitter.com/SQEXCollective/status/524568373317734402/photo/1) with Black The Fall on Twitch
- Friday Oct 24.

The Metro (https://twitter.com/SQEXCollective/status/525586733950590977/photo/1) has featured Black The Fall in today's paper.
- Read all about it!

Belial: Art Of The Devil - feedback ending soon (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/belial-art-devil-feedback-ending-soon)
- Have you taken a look at Belial: Art Of The Devil yet?

New trademarks: LORD OF VERMILION ARENA and BRAVE EXVIUS.

Events

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in London (http://ffxiv-fanfest.com/eu/uk/index.php)
- Fan Festival 2014 London - Premium Live Stream Now Available for Purchase (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/3db5eaaee36a9c3b7a60b51237be077a1a581815)!
- The Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in London is about to begin! We’ll be covering all the major updates (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/final-fantasy-xiv-london-fan-festival/). (Final Fantasy Network)
- A lot of lovely messages (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/525995724857962496/photo/1) on the FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Fest wall in London today. Is yours on there?
- A rare quiet moment (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/526010666675884032/photo/1) in the Ishgard Gallery at Fan Fest.

Paris Games Week (http://www.parisgamesweek.com/): Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Community Q&A (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-type-0-hd-community-qa-time)
- The focus of the Q&A will be on Final Fantasy Type-0 HD but if you want to ask Hajime Tabata a personal question (not too personal though, that might make things weird) to get to know him better, then that’s cool as well.
- We will ask questions about Final Fantasy XV if there’s something you guys really want to know but try to hold back with those questions.

MCM Expo (http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/): Join us on Sunday October 26, 2014
- We’ll be at the show to show off Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. You can catch us on the MCM Games Stage for the first ever public showing of the game in the UK.
- We are bringing some very special items (https://www.facebook.com/SquareEnixProductsEU) with us!

Square Enix teased for the PlayStation Experience in December (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/10/square-enix-teased-for-the-playstation-experience-in-december/) (Nova Crystallis)
- It appears Square Enix will have a presence at the upcoming PlayStation Experience event in Las Vegas, Sony has confirmed today.

Deals and Sales

Spooky Sale (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Members_NA/status/525430054931931138/photo/1)
- NA Square Enix Store is running a Spooky Sale for 20% off Physical & 25% off Digital Titles!

Artnia

Recording (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/525259039660187649/photo/1) md RADIO now!!
- Artnia's upcoming Christmas (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/525471162952716288/photo/1) menu (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/525280068809916416)!

Final Fantasy VII Highwind t-shirt (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/525584042410799104)
- now available at Artnia!

Grimoire
27th Oct 2014, 11:32
Week 44

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike Rides Out In Japan This Week (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/28/final-fantasy-vii-g-bike-rides-japan-week/) (Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy VII G-Bike’s release is right around the corner in Japan.

Watch Cloud Use A Limit Break (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/28/watch-cloud-use-limit-break-final-fantasy-vii-g-bike/) In Final Fantasy VII G-Bike (Siliconera)
- Square Enix will release Final Fantasy VII G-Bike in Japan later this week. Famitsu has a first look at CyberConnect2′s remade Final Fantasy VII mini-game and how it plays on smartphones.

Final Fantasy G-Bike released (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ff7_gbike/)!
- Now available on iOS (https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/final-fantasy-vii-g-bike/id900316991?mt=8) and Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.square_enix.ff7g_bike).

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike Delayed (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/31/final-fantasy-agito-final-fantasy-vii-g-bike-delayed/).
- Final Fantasy VII G-Bike released earlier today but it seems like a minor problem will cause its official service to be delayed by a day.

Final Fantasy XI

Tetsuya Nomura’s (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/28/tetsuya-nomuras-take-final-fantasy-xi/) Take On Final Fantasy XI (Siliconera)
- Tetsuya Nomura created a piece of Final Fantasy XI artwork (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/527659916517863425/photo/1).

Final Fantasy XIV

Patch 2.4 Notes (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/4a7a48cd010551b65b1e0f03b318d0d45bf52d59) (Full Release)
- We are pleased to announce that the patch notes for Patch 2.4 – Dreams of Ice have been released in their entirety.

Optional Items (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/82c492a2319ca4419af7b2726e43344c74c19687) Now Available!
- Check out the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Mog Station for more information.

Announcing the First Seven Winners of the Casting Call Contest (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/aa03902a0e5ce206730d43c21d3f0980f82236cd)!
- With Dreams of Ice making its debut, we are pleased to announce the first seven winners of the Casting Call Contest who will be making an appearance in the main scenario, Hildibrand quests, and class quests that will be implemented in Patch 2.4!

Regarding the London Fan Festival Video Archive and Closing Ceremony (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/dc397a18f3ba0d9e1d2dbec4b7522cf9d3033a96)
- We would like to give you an update regarding the availability of videos in the Premium channel archive, as well as the technical difficulties experienced during the broadcast.

Las Vegas and London Fan Festival Premium Stream Archive Available for Purchase (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/01c53ca1df57caddc851e0a1eab6102c94f72979)!
- Did you miss the Las Vegas and London Fan Festival? We have an archive full of videos available on both the Las Vegas and London Fan Festival Premium channels that will allow you to experience every bit of these events from your own home, plus a few stream-exclusive guest appearances!

Fan Festival 2014 in Las Vegas (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000845.html)!
- Prepare yourself for what may be the longest blog ever!

Halloween (https://twitter.com/FF_XIV_JP/status/527701501817274369) has come to Square Enix' HQ!

Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV Details from Paris Games Week (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xv/final-fantasy-xv-details-paris-games-week/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- Final Fantasy XV Director Shows Off More Footage Of The Game (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/31/final-fantasy-xv-director-shows-footage-game/). (Siliconera)
- The theme of Final Fantasy XV is going to be its “bromance (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/10/new-final-fantasy-xv-details-out-of-paris-games-week/),” Hajime Tabata said today during a presentation at Paris Games Week. (Nova Crystallis)

Final Fantasy Type-0

A new FINAL FANTASY Type-0 HD trailer will be released tomorrow (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzTNeXPYqdKGCEx6lY8Ddjg) at 8AM (UK time)
- Keep an eye on our YouTube page!
- Enter The Fray (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaEKpHs2qyE&feature=youtu.be) – FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD. (Paris Games Week 2014)

Final Fantasy Agito +

Final Fantasy Agito + Delayed (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/31/final-fantasy-agito-final-fantasy-vii-g-bike-delayed/). (Siliconera)
- While the initial release date for Final Fantasy Agito + was set for January 15, 2015, Square Enix found technical issues and have changed its release date to TBA for the time being.

Final Fantasy Explorers

Final Fantasy Explorers Starting Area, Crystal Drive Trailers Streamed (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-10-27/final-fantasy-explorers-starting-area-crystal-drive-trailers-streamed/.80385) (Anime News Network)
- Special attack system previewed in new video.
- Shiva battle (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcSHCLXBF8c)!

Final Fantasy Explorers Director Says Character Transformations Are Completely Optional (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/29/final-fantasy-explorers-director-says-character-transformations-completely-optional/) (Siliconera)
- Being able to play as different Final Fantasy characters is one of the most anticipated features of Final Fantasy Explorers, but it’s also optional.

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

30 October 2014 Maintenance Update Notice (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-chi-30-October-2014-Maintenance-Update-Notice-4617) (KHInsider)
- This maintenance marked the end of Invisible event, introduction of the new Card Medal draw roster, and a new set of subjugation and trial missions!
- Collaboration campaign (http://www.4gamer.net/games/185/G018530/20141027047/).

Dragon Quest Heroes

Dragon Quest Heroes (http://www.dragonquest.jp/heroes/) Comes Out On February 26 In Japan (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/28/dragon-quest-heroes-comes-february-26-japan/) (Siliconera)
- Watch Alena Smash Slimes (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/28/watch-alena-smash-slimes-dragon-quest-heroes/) In Dragon Quest Heroes.
- While Dragon Quest Heroes won’t be out until February 26, 2015, the limited edition Metal Slime PlayStation 4 system (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/28/dragon-quest-heroes-metal-slime-edition-ps4-comes-year/) is scheduled for December 11, 2014 (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/company/ja/news/2014/html/f9cd7d04a09f5f7d259558ac225f751b.html).
- Japanese voice actors (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/949/949375/) announced! (Dengeki)
- Screenshots (http://www.gamer.ne.jp/news/201410280007/). (Gamer)
- Limited Edition Metal Slime product page (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/item/CUHJ_10006.html?sale_cd=1).
- Limited Edition Metal Slime promotional video (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/949/949408/). (Dengeki)

Nosgoth

Nosgoth Developer Stream on Devil's Night (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-dev-stream-on-devil-s-nightnext)
- The Nosgoth Developer Stream returns next Thursday, October 30 on Twitch at 11am Pacific/ 2pm Eastern/ 7pm GMT!

Devil's Night (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/devil-s-night-promotion-starts-now-private-matches-too) Promotion Starts Now, Private Matches Too
- Game Update (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates) - 27th October 2014.

Nosgoth updates galore (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/nosgoth-updates-galore-earn-money-while-gaming)! Earn money while gaming!
- Merry Christmas everyone! Wait... it's not Christmas? It's the Devil's Night? Oops.
- Your Guide To Noscam (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/your-guide-to-noscam).
- Nosgoth ESL Beta Cup Series announced (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-esl-beta-cup-series)!
- Hotfix (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates) - 29th October 2014.
- Nosgoth Founders Packs for 67% off (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/founders-packs-for-67-off-in-the-steam-sale)!

Mana

Secret Of Mana Characters Make A Cameo In Brave Frontier (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/27/secret-mana-characters-make-cameo-brave-frontier/) (Gamer, Siliconera)
- This week Mana characters will have cameos in the fastest growing mobile RPG in Japan, Brave Frontier. A special event (http://www.gamer.ne.jp/news/201410270030/) scheduled for October 30 will add six characters from Rise of Mana and the Super Nintendo game, Secret of Mana in the game.

Secret of Mana now on Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.square_enix.ff7g_bike).

Square Enix Teases The Legend Will Be Revived (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/29/square-enix-teases-legend-will-revived/) (Siliconera)
- Square Enix has a countdown site up with the teasing that a legend will be revived. Could this be tied to a game in the Mana series which is called Legend of the Holy Sword in Japan?
- Teaser site (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/densetsu/).

Deus Ex

Pumpkin Jensen (https://twitter.com/eidosmontreal/status/528256772768022528/photo/1) wishes you all a happy Halloween.

Life Is Strange

Can't get enough (https://twitter.com/LifeIsStrange/status/527506081124483073/photo/1) Life Is Strange?
- Be sure to check us out on all these channels!

Black Butler

Happy Halloween (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-10-31/happy-halloween-anime-style/.79569)!

Christmas cake (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-10-30/madoka-magica-black-butler-aldnoah.zero-all-get-christmas-cakes/.80517)!

Gunslinger Stratos 2

Final Fantasy X Yuna costume (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpLtFuA7cx8&feature=youtube_gdata)!

Sprint, Yankee Soul

Game update (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/yantama/).

3594e – Romance of the Three Kingdoms Hero’s Song

Now available (http://3594e.jp/)!

Music

Final Fantasy Explorers OST (http://www.sonymusicshop.jp/m/item/itemShw.php?site=S&ima=5805&cd=SQEX000010464)
- To be released on December 17.

Welcome to A New World - Intimate Music From Final Fantasy (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/528275689813065728/photo/1)
- Pictures (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/528289444210962432/photo/1) from the concert (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/528300360314941440/photo/1).

Distant Worlds: music from Final Fantasy (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/528628408411230208/photo/1) returns to Royal Albert Hall tonight in London!
- Pictures (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/528636607558332416/photo/1) from the concert (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/528676491153145857/photo/1).

Video Games Live (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/529046391642144768/photo/1)
- Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Chrono Trigger & Cross were well represented tonight at Video Games Live in London!

Products

Final Fantasy
- Final Fantasy (https://twitter.com/ffexp3/status/527024556783857664/photo/1) X (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/951/951969/) Glico (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/527027711521193985/photo/1) campaign (https://twitter.com/FFVII_GBIKE/status/527022259051835392/photo/1).
- Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Play Arts Kai Cloud, Tifa, Barret and Red XIII (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/category/20141027_GOODS01) now available for pre-order.
- Vincent Valentine (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/527774652425187328/photo/1), Reno (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/527993547069198336/photo/1), Tifa (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/529146423334289408/photo/1) and Zidane (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/528745587059867648/photo/1) rubber straps.
- Final Fantasy Christmas pins in production (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/527386326845243393/photo/1)! Looks very Christmassy.

Play Arts
- METAL GEAR SOLID V (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/528388674098966528/photo/1): THE PHANTOM PAIN PLAY ARTS KAI VENOM SNAKE (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/527072115241926656/photo/1).
- TITANFALL (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/527655853298434048/photo/1) PLAY ARTS -KAI- product sample! Its cockpit hatch can be opened and closed (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/527693135095160832/photo/1)!!
- Hitoshi Kondo's latest artwork added (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.309635252546163.1073741896.100004990716473&type=1&l=057c8ef0a2)!

Development

Black The Fall - Funded (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/black-fall-funded)!
- The stream is LIVE! Watch Black The Fall Youtube Live event now (https://twitter.com/SQEXCollective/status/527829858811125761)!

Congratulations (http://collective.square-enix.com/news/26/congratulations-to-the-black-the-fall-team) to the Black The Fall team!
- Everybody here at Square Enix would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to the Sand Sailor Studio team with the news that Black The Fall hit its funding target on Kickstarter - and even managed the first stretch goal too.

(http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/85/snot)Bear With Me - feedback ending soon (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/bear-me-feedback-ending-soon)
- The game has only 3 days left for feedback on Collective. For those of you wanting to know more, Bear With Me is a pun filled, point & click adventure within a horror setting!

Snot (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/85/snot) (SuneX Games)
- Snot is a quirky 2D Action-Adventure with a sense of humour. [PC and Console]
- It's Snot! On Square Enix Collective (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/its-snot-square-enix-collective)!

Congratulations (http://collective.square-enix.com/news/26/congratulations-to-the-black-the-fall-team) to the Black The Fall team!
- Everybody here at Square Enix would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to the Sand Sailor Studio team with the news that Black The Fall hit its funding target on Kickstarter - and even managed the first stretch goal too.

Submissions to Collective are now closed until 2015 (http://collective.square-enix.com/news/27/submissions-to-collective-are-now-closed-until-2015)
- But fear not, we will be back in early January - so hopefully you'll be able to wait until then!

New trademark: Master of the Masks (https://twitter.com/Obsqura/status/526898897986142208). (Eternal)

Nobuo Uematsu Wants To Make A 2D RPG (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/28/nobuo-uematsu-wants-make-2d-rpg-final-fantasy-vi-team/) With The Final Fantasy VI Team (Siliconera)
- During a recently held concert called the Lapis Dream Orchestra, which was held in Kyoto, they had pamphlets with a little interview with Nobuo Uematsu, who talked about his desire to create a new 2D RPG.

Events

FFXIV All Saints' Wake (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/edb50ac5ab980a64de17ede2f098818b3c629000)
– Frightful Delights and a Haunting Good Time (http://jp.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000839.html).

Devil's Night (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/devil-s-night-is-coming) - Nosgoth Halloween Event
- Halloween is almost upon us, and we're celebrating the occasion with a week-long event for Nosgoth, Devil's Night.

Paris Games Week
- Lots of happy fans checking out FINAL FANTASY Type-0 HD at Paris Games Week (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/527831222748459009/photo/1) this week!
- Thank you (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/527833463119179777/photo/1) for coming out to see us!
- Watch Director Tabata’s Active Time Report here (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/10/watch-director-tabatas-active-time-report-here/) (Nova Crystallis)
- Tonight, we're at the Max Linder cinema in Paris to show a special presentation on FINAL FANTASY Type-0 HD (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/527913336152010753/photo/1)!
- Hajime Tabata the director of FINAL FANTASY Type-0 HD meets fans (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/527910945319030784/photo/1) before a presentation in the Paris Max Linder cinema.
- We have incredible fans. Someone made a special Noctis bento box (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/528247838187479040/photo/1) at Paris Games Week. Looks too good to eat!
- Square Enix Demonstrates New Final Fantasy XV Footage (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-10-31/square-enix-demonstrates-new-final-fantasy-xv-footage/.80541). (Anime News Network)
- Square Enix Talk About How Vast Final Fantasy XV Will Be (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/31/square-enix-talk-vast-final-fantasy-xv-will/). (Siliconera)
- Active Time Report (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xv/active-time-report-type0-ffxv-director/) with Type-0 HD & FFXV. (Final Fantasy Network)
- Final Fantasy XV developers talk game world, new tech demo (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/10/final-fantasy-xv-developers-talk-game-world-new-tech-demo/). (Nova Crystallis)

Deals and Sales

Spooky Sale (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Members_NA/status/525430054931931138/photo/1)
- NA Square Enix Store is running a Spooky Sale for 20% off Physical & 25% off Digital Titles!

Treat yourself this Halloween with three spooky Steam titles to play in the dark (https://store.eu.square-enix.com/emea_europe/games/pc-windows-download/The-Triple-Treat-Halloween-Pack.php?tcid=rtgs3een6b)...
- The Halloween Triple Treat Pack is available for a limited time only, at a price that's far from scary!

Music lovers, all Piano Collections are 15% off (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/527419864395546625/photo/1) until the end of the week so don't miss out!
- The Piano frenzy continues with Kingdom Hearts, now available (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/527520752401408000/photo/1)!

Artnia

The Halloween Vincent t-shirt and bag will be available at Artnia until November 3 (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/526726682107846657)!

Fat Chocobo (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/528452866164285440/photo/1) in his Halloween costume!

Dragon Quest chocolate crunch balls (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/526957587615338497) at Artnia.

The World Ends With You pin badge vol.3 now in production (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/526584646117519360/photo/1)!

mdRADIO #6 (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/mdRADIO/)!
- Introducing Artnia's delicious Christmas menu!

Grimoire
3rd Nov 2014, 13:31
Week 45

Final Fantasy G-Bike

Aerith and Yuffie (http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2014/11/04/82208.html) join the cast! (Inside Games)

Final Fantasy XI

Final Fantasy XI’s November Update Wraps Up The Adoulin Main Story (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/04/final-fantasy-xis-november-update-wraps-adoulin-main-story/) (Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy XI is getting an update this month, and Square Enix have released a trailer that highlights some of the content that will be added to the game.

Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV Q&A: Headed Heavensward on PlayStation (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/10/31/final-fantasy-xiv-qa-headed-heavensward-on-playstation-2/#sf5526953)
- New Q&A with FFXIV producer/director Naoki Yoshida!

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Free Trial Coming To PS3 And PS4 Soon (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/03/final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-free-trial-coming-ps3-ps4-soon/) (Siliconera)
- Square Enix has a free trial for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn which allows players to get up to level 20 and explore Eorzea for fourteen days. Right now, the trial is only available for PC, but it will come to PlayStation consoles soon.

Free Login Weekend (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/9e7da5dcba761966ea412bcd216236d6017d1eaa) Comes to Eorzea!
- If you or any of your friends are currently taking a break from your adventures in Eorzea, you won't want to miss out on this limited-time event!

Final Fantasy XV

Square Enix Have An Idea For A Final Fantasy XV Release Window (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/08/square-enix-already-idea-final-fantasy-xv-release-window/) (Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy XV release timing set internally, might take a little more time than you think (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/11/final-fantasy-xv-release-timing-set-internally-might-take-a-little-more-time-than-you-think/). (Nova Crystallis)

Final Fantasy Type-0

Paris Games Week Type-0 HD Interview with Hajime Tabata (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/paris-games-week-type-0-hd-interview-hajime-tabata)
- We managed to spend a bit of time with Tabata-san at Paris Games Week to ask him some of your questions about Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and he was more than happy to chat, so read on to find out what he had to say.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call

Bravely Default Music (http://www.finalfantasy.net/trff/bravely-default-music-curtain-call/) Comes to Curtain Call (Final Fantasy Network)

- Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call goes beyond the main Final Fantasy series with songs from Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and the SaGa series (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/06/bravely-default-tunes-coming-theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call/) as downloadable content. (Siliconera)

Final Fantasy Explorers

Final Fantasy Explorers Lite Version With Online Multiplayer (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/05/square-enix-making-a-final-fantasy-explorers-lite-version-with-online-multiplayer/) Coming Soon In Japan (Siliconera)
- Before Final Fantasy Explorers comes out on December 18, Square Enix will release a lite version which will let players try the beginning of the game’s story.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Raked In Over A Billion Yen (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/07/final-fantasy-record-keeper-raked-billion-yen/) (Siliconera)
- The game generated a billion yen ($8.67 million) in one month.

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Collector’s Edition revealed (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/kingdom-hearts-hd-25-remix-collector%E2%80%99s-edition-revealed)!
- What comes in this Collector’s Edition? Check out our latest trailer (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/kingdom-hearts-hd-25-remix-collector%E2%80%99s-edition-announced) to see full details on all the cool items available in this soon to be highly coveted item.

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

6 November 2014 Maintenance Update Notice (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-chi-6-November-2014-Maintenance-Update-Notice-4652) (KHInsider)
- This maintenance introduced to us whole new sets of subjugation and trial missions, introduction of the new Card Medal draw roster, and a new type of Ultimate gem!

Dragon Quest Heroes

Dragon Quest Heroes Shows A First look At Bianca, Nera, Jessica, And Yangus (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/05/dragon-quest-heroes-shows-first-look-bianca-nera-jessica-yangus/) (Siliconera)
- Square Enix have revealed a first look at four of the latest characters, from Dragon Quest V and VIII.

Bravely Second

Bravely Second Adds Even More Useful Functions To The Game (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/08/bravely-second-adds-even-useful-functions-game/) (Siliconera)
- In the latest livestream of Square Enix Presents Japan, Bravely series producer Tomoya Asano appeared as a guest to share some of the latest on Bravely Second.

Nosgoth

Private Matches (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/private-matches-have-arrived) Have Arrived!
- Private Matches are an exciting new addition to Nosgoth, and will really allow for some interesting competitive play, to go hand-in-hand with our ESL announcement last week.

Nosgoth now available in Brazil (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-now-available-in-brazil)!
- Exciting times! The battle for Nosgoth has finally arrived on Brazilian soil - as of today, players in Brazil will be able to access Nosgoth too.
- Hotfix (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates) - 7th November 2014.

Nosgoth Class Warfare - Reaver (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-class-warfare-reaver)
- We're introducing a new, ongoing video series this week, and we're calling it Nosgoth Class Warfare!

Want to take part in the ESL Nosgoth Beta Cup series (http://play.eslgaming.com/nosgoth/global/)?
- It starts tomorrow! Top teams can win prize money every week!

Gunslinger Stratos

Final Fantasy VIII Seifer costume video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxQsjP5wWsQ&feature=youtube_gdata).

Final Fantasy Costumes (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/06/final-fantasy-costumes-pop-square-enixs-light-gun-game/) Pop Into Square Enix’s Light Gun Game (Siliconera, Game Watch)
- Players will be able to get the twenty Final Fantasy crossover costumes (http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20141106_674750.html) in Gunslinger Stratos 2 starting today.

Spirit, Yankee Soul

Spirit, Yankee Soul X Racing Lagoon (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/07/square-enixs-latest-countdown-wasnt-badass-expected/) (Siliconera)
- The announcement ended up being for a collaboration between their delinquent smartphone game and a long-forgotten PS1 game.

Durarara!!×2

2nd Durarara!! Anime Casts (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-11-07/2nd-durarara-anime-casts-misaki-kuno-yasuyuki-kase/.80792) Misaki Kuno, Yasuyuki Kase (Anime News Network)
- The official website for the Durarara!!×2 anime announced additional cast for the upcoming show on Saturday.

Hatsune Miku

Here’s A Look At Tetsuya Nomura’s Hatsune Miku Video Presentation (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/04/heres-look-tetsuya-nomuras-hatsune-miku-video-presentation/) (Siliconera)
- Earlier last month, Kingdom Hearts creator of Square Enix, Tetsuya Nomura, revealed his rendition of Hatsune Miku during an art exhibition for the Vocaloid that took place last month.

Products

Final Fantasy
- FF VII ADVENT CHILDREN Play Arts Kai: Cloud, Tifa, Barret and Red 13 are now up for PRE ORDER (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/530702982481186816/photo/1)!
- Play Arts -KAI- Barret Wallace product sample (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/531121993307803650/photo/1)!
- Nanakipack (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/530695684547035136/photo/1)?
- Ace (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/530254602059259906/photo/1) and Chocobo (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/530573659967344640/photo/1) rubber straps.
- Fat Chocobo is having a snack (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/531619580494360576/photo/1).
- Fat Chocobo...on a diet (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/531736676251365376/photo/1)!?

Kingdom Hearts
- KINGDOM HEARTS II PLAY ARTS Kai Sora Limit Form (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/item/MKHPA0064_1.html).
- KINGDOM HEARTS -HD 2.5 ReMIX- Wall scroll poster image up (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.343118665864488.1073741906.100004990716473&type=1&l=cd53211a2d)!

Play Arts
- HALO2 ANNIVERSARY EDITION PLAY ARTS Kai MASTER CHIEF (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/item/MMSHALOPA37.html).
- DC COMICS VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI- BATMAN ARMORED images uploaded (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.153269568182733.1073741835.100004990716473&type=1&l=83014cca6d)!
- New Metal Gear and Kingdom Hearts (https://twitter.com/toychestnews/status/530829678542872576) Play Arts Kai Figures from Square Enix! (TOYCHESTnews)

Music

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 & 2.5 ReMIX Original Soundtrack Covers Revealed (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-1-5-2-5-ReMIX-Original-Soundtrack-Covers-Revealed-4627)! (KHInsider)
- The original soundtracks for Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX- and Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- will finally be released in Japan this month on November 26th.

X'mas Collections music from Bravely Default (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/bdff/xmascd/)
- To be released on November 19.

Development

Severed Winds (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/82/severed-winds) (Faustination)
- A 2D episodic turn-based JRPG that invigorates nostalgia of classic JRPGs while taking some innovative steps in the genre.
- JRPG Severed Winds now live on Collective (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/jrpg-severed-winds-now-live-collective)!

We're looking for male and female gamers in Montreal to participate in playtest sessions at our studio (http://www.eidosmontreal.com/teams/pt).

SE Presents FF Explorers & Bravely Second (http://www.finalfantasy.net/bdff/se-presents-ff-explorers-bravely/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- Square Enix Presents stream gives another look at two upcoming Square Enix games for the Nintendo 3DS: Final Fantasy Explorers and Bravely Second.

Deals and Sales

It is time to redecorate your room (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/530442262199955456/photo/1)!
- ALL of the Wall Scrolls are now 20% OFF til next Thursday!

Xbox Live Gold members, DXHR and Thief are being discounted this week for you (https://twitter.com/eidosmontreal/status/529716321261715456/photo/1)!

Artnia

Christmas decorations (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/529530658960338946/photo/1)!
- Assembling gift boxes (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/529552368623316992/photo/1).
- The Christmas tree (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/529615797669199872/photo/1) is in place.
- Tea time (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/529498687802585088/photo/1).
- Christmas (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/529632485546528769) special menu (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/529629611328413696/photo/1).
- Now at Artnia (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/529974536570028033/photo/1)!
- Iceberg (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/530019652299005954/photo/1)!
- Entrance (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/530335071136268288/photo/1).
- Order the Afternoon Tea Set Christmas Version (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/530544990662164480) and receive two Final Fantasy Christmas pin badges!

The World Ends With You (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/529915155295903745) special pin badge collection vol.3 (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/529619220946903040/photo/1)!

Grimoire
10th Nov 2014, 12:08
Week 46

Final Fantasy XI

Get up to 83% OFF Final Fantasy XI Seekers of Adoulin (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/532005446563811328/photo/1) from the NA Square Enix Store!

Attack on Titan’s Mika Kobayashi Sang A Song (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/13/attack-titans-mika-kobayashi-sang-song-final-fantasy-xi-seekers-adoulin/) For Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin (Siliconera)
- Titled “Forever Today,” the song will be released in a special digital album alongside other unreleased Seekers of Adoulin songs.

Final Fantasy XIII

FINAL FANTASY XIII December Update (http://steamcommunity.com/games/292120/announcements/detail/251401353223653928)
- Final Fantasy XIII-2 comes to PC next month, Final Fantasy XIII PC resolution to be updated (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/11/final-fantasy-xiii-2-comes-to-pc-next-month-final-fantasy-xiii-pc-resolution-to-be-updated/). (Nova Crystallis)

Final Fantasy XIII-2

Final Fantasy XIII-2 on PC (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/532249552477102080) will be available on Dec 11, 2014!
- Preorder today and get 10% off!
- FFXIII-2 Steam Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa2BR6Vg2M0).
- Final Fantasy XIII-2 PC Out Dec 11 on Steam (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiii-2/final-fantasy-xiii2-pc-dec-11-steam/). (Final Fantasy Network)
- Final Fantasy XIII-2 Coming To Steam Next Month; Will Support 60fps, 1080p (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/11/final-fantasy-xiii-2-coming-steam-next-month-will-support-60fps-1080p/). (Siliconera)
- PC’s Final Fantasy XIII-2 for 32% Off (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/13/final-fantasy-xiii-2-pc-32-plus-50-steam-cards-40/), Plus Steam & PSN Gift Card Deals. (Siliconera)

Final Fantasy XIV

Character Renaming Service (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/9f50c48625d824c71aa0a197c450d7f81715f34b) Now Available!
- Having second thoughts about your character’s name? Perhaps you changed his or her appearance, and feel that a different moniker would be more suitable? Then the Character Renaming Service is just the thing for you!

Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XVIII (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/4961b1d9588e6fee1b0ab758141cea08fe26206b)
- The date has been set for the eighteenth installment of the Letter from the Producer LIVE!

Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV’s Action Will Feel More Realistic Than Kingdom Hearts But Still Speedy (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/11/final-fantasy-xvs-action-will-feel-realistic-kingdom-hearts-still-speedy/) (Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy XV has inherited things from the Kingdom Hearts series, ever since game was still known as Final Fantasy Versus XIII.

Final Fantasy Explorers

Final Fantasy Explorers Lite Version Data Can Be Imported Into The Final Game (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/09/final-fantasy-explorers-lite-version-save-data-can-imported-final-game/) (Siliconera)
- Square Enix will release a lite version of Final Fantasy Explorers which will let players test out multiplayer and see the beginning of the story.

Final Fantasy Explorers Demo Shows How To Create Characters And Monsters (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/11/final-fantasy-explorers-demo-shows-create-characters-monsters/) (Siliconera)
- In a recent hands-on report, Famitsu showed off what it’s like to create characters and monsters in the demo.

Here Are Some Of The Boss Fights (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/11/boss-fights-final-fantasy-explorers-demo/) In Final Fantasy Explorer’s Demo (Siliconera)
- Watch the boss fights against Ifrit, Shiva and the Red Dragon in Final Fantasy Explorers.

Final Fantasy Artniks Dive

More Final Fantasy Nostalgia (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/10/final-fantasy-nostalgia-delivered-final-fantasy-artniks-dive/) Delivered In Final Fantasy Artniks Dive (Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy Artniks Dive starts on November 10 with a prologue quest. GREE plans on having a major update to the game in 2015 with new stories and events.
- Offcial website (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ff_artniks_d/).
- Promotional video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw8pVtnrd2o).

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX Launch Showcase (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/kingdom-hearts-hd-25-remix-launch-showcase)
- With only a few weeks until the launch of KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX in North America on December 2nd, we’re excited to announce a very exclusive private event featuring some incredible surprises!

Watch GameInformer Play (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Watch-GameInformer-Play-Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-4677) Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX (KHInsider)
- Gameinformer has released a 10 minute video showcasing a level from both Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix and Birth by Sleep Final Mix, as well as a scene from Re:coded.

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

13 November 2014 Maintenance Update Notice (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-chi-13-November-2014-Maintenance-Update-Notice-4680) (KHInsider)
- This maintenance introduced to us whole new sets of subjugation and trial missions, introduction of the new Kupo Fruit draw roster, and a sneak peek on next week's ranking rewards!

Dragon Quest Heroes

New reportage (https://twitter.com/kazu4281/status/532869795754950656) in Jump.

Bravely Default

Fishy campaign (http://bravely-cmp.com/)!
- Enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win a Japanese amberjack!

Guardian Cross

Guardian Cross iOS 3.1 update (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/guardian-cross/id534082757?mt=8)
- New Ruins of Babylon hunting ground, updates to the Skyborne Coliseum & more!

Nosgoth

Nosgoth ESL Beta Cup Series has started (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-esl-beta-cup-series-has-started)!
- The Nosgoth ESL Closed Beta Cup Series features weekly and monthly competitions, with prize pools for both.

First look at Nosgoth's next map - The Crucible (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/first-look-at-nosgoth-s-next-map-the-crucible)
- A a brand new map set in another vampire controlled territory. In today’s blog we give you an early look at this map, for the very first time...

Just Cause 3

Just Cause 3 is here (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/just-cause-3-here-0)!
- Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, it’s Rico Rodriguez, soaring through the skies in…wait for it…JUST CAUSE 3!- Official website (http://justcause.com/).
- Pre-order here (https://store.eu.square-enix.com/emea_europe/search/results.php?id_product=1501).
- December Cover Revealed (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/11/11/december-cover-revealed-just-cause-3-29401230.aspx) – Exclusive Just Cause 3 Screens And Info (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2014/12/12/exclusive-just-cause-3-screens-and-info.aspx). (Game Informer)

Deus Ex

In need of a classic Deus Ex fix (https://twitter.com/eidosmontreal/status/533351994069876737/photo/1)?
- Good news: the lastest version of the GMDX mod is out now!

Hitman GO

Hitman GO has been nominated for Canadian Game of the Year (http://www.canadianvideogameawards.com/game-of-the-year/)!
- You can also help with the Fan's Choice award too.

Life Is Strange

You can now follow Life Is Strange via the Steam store (https://twitter.com/LifeIsStrange/status/533338614873456642/photo/1)...
...or post your questions to the forums!

Lord of Vermilion Arena

Alpha test video clip (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgSnuNqsnqA&feature=youtube_gdata).

Amatus

A new PC browser title (http://amatus.jp/).

Pandora Hearts

Animate: Pandora Hearts Manga to Get 1 More Volume (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-11-15/animate-pandora-hearts-manga-to-get-1-more-volume/.81074) (Anime News Network)
- According to the event's web page, the manga will have 24 volumes instead of just 23.

Durarara!!

Durarara!! Relay PS Vita Game's Promo Previews Gameplay, Story (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-11-13/durarara-relay-ps-vita-game-promo-previews-gameplay-story/.80984) (Anime News Network)
- The video features the game's world and previews the story.

Durarara Takes Over Namjatown (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-11-13/durarara-takes-over-namjatown/.80765) (Anime News Network)
- With the upcoming return of Durarara!! to television screens, it looks like there are going to be quite a few sightings of familiar faces throughout Ikebukuro.

Music

Final Fantasy Villains/Heroes (https://store.eu.square-enix.com/emea_europe/merchandise/)
- Experience the most epic/evil compilations with FINAL FANTASY HEROES & VILLAINS, available now!

Forever Today (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BMlwVfFHxc) Final Fantasy XI OST Plus
- Illustration (http://www.playonline.com/ff11/topics/special/forevertoday/index.html) by Tetsuya Nomura!

Tetsuya Nomura Collaboration (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Tetsuya-Nomura-Collaboration-Utada-Hikaru-s-Cover-Album-4659): Utada Hikaru's Cover Album (KHInsider)
- Utada's cover album, to be released December 9, 2014, features various popular and new artists cover her familiar tunes.

Products

Final Fantasy
- FINAL FANTASY Trading Rubber Strap Vol.2 (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.323775024465519.1073741897.100004990716473&type=1&l=8c9e8d8b01) images now up!
- FINAL FANTASY Hero Of Light and Twinkle Moogle t-shirts (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/531716443927109633)!
- Play Arts -Kai- Tifa product sample (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/532597909447913473/photo/1)!! Tifa with another head piece (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/532808809664638976/photo/1) suitable for this scene.
- Fat Chocobo: Wanna play (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/532122062911852544/photo/1)??
- We have restocked some of our silver items (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/532176221522886656/photo/1), come check'em out!

Kingdom Hearts
- KINGDOM HEARTS -HD 2.5 ReMIX- wall scroll (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/item/MKHA040.html).
- Roxas product sample (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/532033567824416768/photo/1)!! Roxas comes with THIS (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/532167787641176064/photo/1) of course!
- Kingdom Hearts T-Shirt Prototype Revealed (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-T-Shirt-Prototype-Revealed-4686). (KHInsider)

Play Arts
- METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN PLAY ARTS -KAI- more images added (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.340855702757451.1073741905.100004990716473&type=1&l=eff576ff91)!

Check out our new SILVER JEWELRY and ACCESSORY collection site (https://jewelry.na.square-enix.com/)!

Development

Blood Star (http://collective.square-enix.com/projects/87/blood-star) (Dark Screen Games)
- Blood Star is a unique action-RPG shooter that draws inspiration from games like Diablo, DoDonPachi, and Don't Starve.
- Blood Star now on Collective (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/blood-star-now-collective).

Square Enix Files 'Brave Exvius' Trademark in Europe (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-11-10/square-enix-files-brave-exvius-trademark-in-europe/.80889) (Anime News Network)
- Square Enix filed for a trademark with the European Trade Mark and Design Network for "Brave Exvius" on Friday.

We are looking for a Senior Level Artist (http://www.eidosmontreal.com/jobs/LevelArtSr) to work with us Eidos Montreal!
- Check it out!

Events

Want to take part in the ESL Nosgoth Beta Cup series (http://play.eslgaming.com/nosgoth/global/)?
- Top teams can win prize money every week!

Deals and Sales

It is time to redecorate your room (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/530442262199955456/photo/1)!
- ALL of the Wall Scrolls are now 20% OFF til Thursday!

Artnia

Dragon Quest Trading Card Game released today at Artnia (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/533076038922674176)!

More The World Ends With You pin badges (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/532904033598468096/photo/1).

Christmas (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/artnia/en/cafemenu.html) at Artnia!
- Christmas decorations (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/529530658960338946/photo/1)!
- Assembling gift boxes (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/529552368623316992/photo/1).
- The Christmas tree (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/529615797669199872/photo/1) is in place.
- Tea time (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/529498687802585088/photo/1).
- Christmas (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/529632485546528769) special menu (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/529629611328413696/photo/1).
- Now at Artnia (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/529974536570028033/photo/1)!
- Iceberg (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/530019652299005954/photo/1)!
- Entrance (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/530335071136268288/photo/1).
- Order the Afternoon Tea Set Christmas Version (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/530544990662164480) and receive two Final Fantasy Christmas pin badges!
- Celebrate (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/532903536699260930/photo/1) a very Merry Christmas at Artnia (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/532093759517769728/photo/1)!

Grimoire
18th Nov 2014, 02:41
Week 47

Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy’s New Portal App Lets You Play FF VIII’s Triple Triad (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/19/final-fantasys-new-portal-app-lets-play-ff-viiis-triple-triad/) (Siliconera)
- The Tirple Triad feature will be free-to-play in the app, and best of all, your cards will be shared from the app and in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn once the feature gets added along with the Gold Saucer.

Final Fantasy XIII

Square Enix Japan Will Test How FFXIII Streams On Tablets Next Week (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/21/square-enix-japan-will-test-ffxiii-streams-smartphones-tablets-next-week/) (Siliconera)
- Square Enix’s streaming service, no not Shinra Technologies, the Japanese one, Dive In, will bring games like Final Fantasy XIII to smartphones and tablets.

Final Fantasy XIII-2

Final Fantasy XIII-2 PC includes console DLC (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-xiii-2-pc-includes-console-dlc)
- All of the content listed will come with the PC version of Final Fantasy XIII-2 at no extra cost.

Final Fantasy XIV

Patch 2.41 Notes (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/b1efc31304f61d1171ac95d7b954908abc185342)
- Patch 2.41 will introduce the first phase of the Echo to the Second Coil of Bahamut, as well as address several known issues.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Retrospective (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdQPL1tS36E)
- Celebrate FINAL FANTASY XIV's 1 year anniversary with this retrospective video that highlights some of the key patches and moments leading up to the recently released Patch 2.4 - Dreams of Ice.

Shiva, Las Vegas (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000859.html)!
- What's up, everybody! It's me, Soken! FINAL FANTASY XIV sound director, composer, arranger, sound engineer, dishwasher, whipping boy...

Regarding the Login Difficulties Caused by Attacks from a Third-party (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/37fec24c498bce9dd97a2c807ec98757b05b88f3)
- Our technical staff is taking every possible measure to address this issue but the attack is still continuing to take place by changing their methods at every moment.

Fan Festival 2014 in Las Vegas (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000845.html)!
- Apologies for the time it took to get these looks at the show out to our readers, but I hope you enjoy it!

Fan Festival 2014 in London (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000851.html)!
- Bayohne here with a look at the excitement that was the London Fan Festival, held on Saturday, October 25, 2014!

EXciting News of a High CALIBUR (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000855.html)
- Project Manager M said she wanted to show me something cool, so I went to visit her...

Final Fantasy XV

Watch Final Fantasy XV’s Latest Tech Demo And Footage In HD (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/16/watch-final-fantasy-xvs-latest-tech-demo-footage-hd/) (Siliconera)
- The tech demo shows various aspects of Final Fantasy XV, from night and day contrast to a close-up of Noctis’ skin textures.

Final Fantasy XV Demo Will Have Roughly Two Hours Of Content (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/21/final-fantasy-xv-demo-will-roughly-two-hours-content/) (Siliconera)
- Episode Duscae Demo Available for Limtied Time (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xv/episode-duscae-demo-limited-time/). (Final Fantasy Network)

Final Fantasy Type-0

Hajime Tabata to appear on Square Enix Presents (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/hajime-tabata-appear-square-enix-presents)
- Mark your calendars! This Thursday at 8:30PM PST I’m gonna call up Hajime Tabata, director or FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD, and you’re invited to listen in as we stream the call on our SQUARE ENIX PRESENTS YouTube channel!

SE Presents (http://www.finalfantasy.net/type0/se-presents-type0-hd-hajime-tabata/): Type-0 HD with Hajime Tabata (Final Fantasy Network)
- Hajima Tabata talks Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/11/hajima-tabata-talks-final-fantasy-type-0-hd-with-square-enix-presents/) with Square Enix Presents. (Nova Crystallis)

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Extended Cinema trailer (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/11/final-fantasy-type-0-hd-extended-cinema-trailer-we-have-arrived/) “We Have Arrived” (Nova Crystallis)
- The trailer will appear in American cinemas nationwide in front of the season's biggest blockbuster films.

Watch (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/watch-square-enix-presents-hajime-tabata-now) SQUARE ENIX PRESENTS With Hajime Tabata Now!
- We dove in pretty deep on topics about the world, characters and themes you’ll discover in FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD, so you’ll definitely want to check it out.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call

Bravely Default content (https://twitter.com/1stPD_PR/status/534910796203974658) has now been added to Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/956/956878/)! (Dengeki)

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call Gets 25% Drop at Amazon (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/20/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-drops-10-cheap-dragon-age-inquisition-week-deals/) (Siliconera)
- Calm before the storm as Black Friday and Cyber Monday nears. Some game deals from Amazon and more.

Final Fantasy Explorers

New Final Fantasy Explorers Summons, Cameos (http://www.finalfantasy.net/vii/final-fantasy-explorers-summons-cameos/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- Alexander, Diabolos, Cecil, Aerith , Tifa, and Vaan!
- New trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsDKkHBqmFA).
- Purchase the guidebook and have a chance to win Sephiroth's costume (https://twitter.com/KT01982/status/534646380115943425).

Fantasy Legends: The Space-Time Crystal

Time Traveling Final Fantasy RPG (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/17/time-traveling-final-fantasy-rpg-coming-ios-android/) Coming To iOS And Android (Siliconera)
- Time travel was central to the very first Final Fantasy and Square Enix is revisiting that theme for Final Fantasy Legends: The Space-Time Crystal.
- Final Fantasy’s New Time Travel RPG Will Be Like Chrono Trigger Meets FFV And VI (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/19/final-fantasys-new-time-travel-rpg-will-like-chrono-trigger-meets-ffv-vi/).
- Artwork and screenshots (http://www.4gamer.net/games/281/G028198/20141118068/). (4Gamer)
- Official website (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ffl_ts/).

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius

- Set for a winter release (http://gamestalk.net/ffbe/). (Games Talk)
- Final Fantasy’s Next Smartphone Game (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/17/final-fantasys-next-smartphone-game-development-brave-frontier-makers/) Is In Development With Brave Frontier Makers. (Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius Looks Like Brave Frontier, With More Focus On Story (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/19/final-fantasy-brave-exvius-looks-like-brave-frontier-focus-story/). (Siliconera)
- Artwork and screenshots (http://www.4gamer.net/games/281/G028198/20141118068/). (4Gamer)
- Official website (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/FFBE/).

Final Fantasy Portal App with Triple Triad

Final Fantasy Franchise Gets 3 New Smartphone Apps in 2015 (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-11-18/final-fantasy-franchise-gets-3-new-smartphone-apps-in-2015/.81160) (Anime News Network)
- Final Fantasy Smartphone Titles for 2015 (http://www.finalfantasy.net/mobile-dlg/final-fantasy-smartphone-titles-2015/). (Final Fantasy Networks)
- Square Enix announces a handful of Final Fantasy smartphone titles for 2015 (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/11/square-enix-announces-a-handful-of-final-fantasy-smartphone-titles-for-2015/). (Nova Crystallis)

Final Fantasy Magazine

Final Fantasy Series Gets Its 1st Magazine (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-11-19/final-fantasy-series-gets-its-1st-magazine/.81213) (Anime News Network)
- Final Fantasy Is Getting Its First Specialized Magazine In Japan (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/19/final-fantasy-getting-first-specialized-magazine-japan/). (Siliconera)

Kingdom Hearts

Yen Press Adds Kingdom Hearts Light Novel Series (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-11-21/yen-press-adds-kingdom-hearts-light-novel-series/.81255)
- Yen Press confirmed with ANN that it will release Tomoco Kanemaki's Kingdom Hearts light novel series in one omnibus volume through its Yen On imprint. The volume will ship on March 24, 2015 for US$16.

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMix-

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX Collector's Edition Unboxing Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w--tt2sljN4)
- Want to see what's inside the KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX Collector's Edition?

Kingdom Hearts 2.5 Official Community Launch Event in London on 12/3 (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-2-5-Official-Community-Launch-Event-in-London-on-12-3-4694)! (KHInsider, Eventbrite)
- Square Enix Europe has just announced today that they will be hosting the official Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix Community Launch Event in London on December 3rd from 18:00 to 22:00 GMT!

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

20 November 2014 Maintenance Update Notice (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-chi-20-November-2014-Maintenance-Update-Notice-4701) (KHInsider)
- This maintenance introduced to us whole new sets of subjugation and trial missions, introduction of Weed, Fire, and Ice Plants, and a whole new Raise Draw roster!

Dream Drop Distance HD (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Dream-Drop-Distance-HD-Confirmed-in-X-chi-4707) Confirmed in X[chi]? (KHInsider)
- Ever since the first remaster in the Kingdom Hearts series was announced, fans have been concerned about the fate of the other titles. Would they receive the HD treatment as well? And in what form? For what system?

Dragon Quest V

Dragon Quest V Brings Marriage Choices To A Smartphone Near You (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/17/dragon-quest-v-brings-marriage-choices-smartphone-near/) (Siliconera)
- Dragon Quest V starts out when the protagonist is just a little boy traveling with his father.

Dragon Quest Heroes

Dragon Quest Heroes is playable at Jump Festa (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/11/dragon-quest-heroes-is-playable-at-jump-festa/) (Nova Crystallis)
- Those attending Jump Festa in Japan this year will get their first taste of Dragon Quest Heroes ahead of its February launch on PS3 and PS4.

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

Puzzles 101 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlZA3pYSqF4&feature=youtu.be)
- Lara Croft returns in Temple of Osiris, ready to use her brains and brawn to best a gauntlet of new puzzles.

Nosgoth

Nosgoth Class Warfare - Hunter (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-class-warfare-hunter)
- The last of an almost-annihilated force from the Ironguard, Hunters live, train, and fight for one thing -- the eradication of every last Vampire in Nosgoth!

Nosgoth Class Warfare - Tyrant (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-class-warfare-tyrant)
- In this episode, we turn our attention to the heavy-handed shock troops from Clan Turelim, The Tyrant! , Believing themselves Nosgoth's only "true" warriors, they despise anyone and anything that can't compete with them on the battlefield.

New Matchmaking and Party System Stress Test (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/new-matchmaking-and-party-system-stress-test-tomorrow)
- Over the last several months, we've been working hard on our new Nosgoth Matchmaking and Party system at a fervent pace.
- Please note the matchmaking test has been postponed. Stay tuned (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/matchmaking-and-party-system-stress-test-is-now-live) for more detail on the new test date and time.

Life Is Strange

Hey everyone, we have something very cool to share (https://www.facebook.com/LifeIsStrangeGame) with you on our Facebook page.
- Take a look!

SaGa

A piece of SaGa art (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/535006666194821121/photo/1)!

Kai-ro-Sei Million Arthur

Opening (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxY66OfinTA).

Puzzle & Dragons Battle Tournament

New trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vTeKQBskEo).

Hi Score Girl

Charges Filed Against 16 in Square Enix's Hi Score Girl Manga Case (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-11-17/charges-filed-against-16-in-square-enix-hi-score-girl-manga-case/.81120). (Anime News Network)

Development

Final days (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-days-snot-collective) for Snot on Collective!
- It's not true is it? Snot only has a few days left on Square Enix Collective? Well you'd better head on over and see what the game is all about in that case!

Square Enix Files 'Heavenstrike Rivals (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-11-17/square-enix-files-heavenstrike-rivals-trademark-in-u.s/.81154)' Trademark in U.S. (Anime News Network)
- Square Enix filed for the trademark "Heavenstrike Rivals" in the United States on November 11. The trademark covers primarily game software.

One-Third Of Square Enix’s Console Game Revenue Comes From Download Sales (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/21/one-third-square-enixs-console-game-revenue-comes-download-sales/) (Siliconera)
- Buried within Square Enix’s earnings report was one very significant point of interest.

Music

X'mas Collections music from BRAVELY DEFAULT (https://twitter.com/sem_sep/status/534877219907055616/photo/1)
- Released today.

Products

Final Fantasy
- Another shot of Tifa (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/535605104921948160/photo/1).
- Nanaki looking good (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/534962686224629760/photo/1). Sit (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/534974956216410112/photo/1)!
- FINAL FANTASY Trading Rubber Straps Vol.2 Box (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/item/MFFS06048.html) with limited edition Chocobo to be released December 23.
- The white mage chocobo plush (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/535071701168820224/photo/1) is back in stock, ready to cure you all!
- The long-awaited FINAL FANTASY XIII Engagement Pendant (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/535891403583520768/photo/1) is now back in stock!!!
- A notorious Chocobo (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/534702433750900737/photo/1)...
- Winter is coming (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/535621619041849344/photo/1)!

Play Arts
- METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN PLAY ARTS Kai Skull Face (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/item/MKOMGSPA49.html).
- DC Comics VARIANT PLAY ARTS -Kai- BATMAN ARMORED (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/item/MVPA29.html).
- DC Comics VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI- HAWK MAN (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/535056505058230272/photo/1) production sample.
- Play arts -kai- Darkseid product sample (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/534326269442129921/photo/1)!!
- PREDATOR (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.349037055272649.1073741908.100004990716473&type=1&l=4aca6d85ff) PLAY ARTS -KAI- images uploaded!

Deals and Sales

New-vember brings a new Square Enix Store and sale (https://store.eu.square-enix.com/emea_europe/)!
- It's New-vember! Can you guess what that means? New stuff. Like a brand new Square Enix Store! And that of course comes with brand new discounts…

Artnia

We are adding more to the Christmas menu at ARTNIA starting tomorrow Nov. 22!! The image is our original Eggnog (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/535660037624963072/photo/1).
- Original strawberry drink (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/535731442790043648/photo/1).
- Pasta (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/535798338742808577/photo/1).
- And... (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/535610624214966272)
- Kingdom Hearts Winter Hat and Scarf (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/534904687296667648) and Key T-shirt (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/535780218019913729) available for purchase at Artnia!
- Christmas Chocobos (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/534967161354063872/photo/1)!

Just for Fun

Final Fantasy VII LittleBigPlanet 3 (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF9D7EDF22859E9D2) Remake Levels (TheJamster1992)
- Final Fantasy VII Remade for LittleBigPlanet 3 within LittleBigPlanet 2's Game Creator.
- LittleBigPlanet Final Fantasy 7 remake finished (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-11-18-littlebigplanet-final-fantasy-7-remake-finished). (Euro Gamer)

Grimoire
24th Nov 2014, 14:00
Week 48

Final Fantasy Tactics

20th anniversary picture (https://twitter.com/Potichat/status/537719780417884161).

Final Fantasy XIV

Letter from the Producer, LIX (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/db3737ddd6078278a71cc7806a3cf0787f749003)
- FINAL FANTASY XIV fans the world round, the fifty-ninth Letter from the Producer has arrived for your viewing pleasure!

Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XVIII -UPDATE (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/4087531f57ac3925c67e6e16c668b88667be14b9)-
- The broadcast time for the Letter from the Producer LIVE has been rescheduled.

Letter from the Producer Live XVIII (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/letter-producer-live-xviii/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – Letter from the Producer LIVE XVIII summary (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/11/final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-letter-from-the-producer-live-xviii-summary/). (Nova Crystallis)
- Screenshots (Dengeki (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/967/967052/), Game Watch (http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20141201_678234.html)).

Pictologica Final Fantasy

Vana'diel Chronicle
- Final Fantasy XI event (https://twitter.com/pictlogicaff/status/537804854958120960/photo/1) in Pictologica Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy Explorers

Final Fantasy Explorers Shows What Tifa, Aerith, And The Thief Can Do (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/24/final-fantasy-explorers-shows-tifa-aerith-thief-can/) (Siliconera)
- You can morph into Tifa from Final Fantasy VII equipped with her ultimate weapon, the Premium Heart gloves, and use her Final Heaven limit break against enemies.

Final Fantasy Explorers Shows The Towering Alexander And Diablos (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/26/final-fantasy-explorers-shows-towering-alexander-diablos/) (Siliconera)
- Gravity attacks aren’t the only tricks up Diablos’ sleeves, as it can swoop around and hit you with its wings while spinning around.

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius Shows Vivi, Cecil And Others In Pixel Art Style (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/26/final-fantasy-brave-exvius-shows-vivi-cecil-others-pixel-art-style/) (Siliconera)
- Square Enix recently announced a new Final Fantasy smartphone title that they’re developing with Brave Frontier makers, A-Lim.

Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX-

Shiro Amano's Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Recap now in English (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Shiro-Amano-s-Kingdom-Hearts-1-5-Recap-now-in-English-4730)! (KHInsider)
- It has now been translated and uploaded in English on the official Kingdom Hearts website (http://www.kingdomhearts.com/manga/) for all the Western fans to enjoy!

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-

Free Roxas & Sora Lithograph with Preorders (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Free-Roxas-Sora-Lithrograph-with-Preorders-of-Kingdom-Hearts-2-5-in-Europe-4720) of Kingdom Hearts 2.5 in Europe! (KHInsider)
- All preorders of this long-awaited remaster, regardless of edition, will also include a 7" x 5" lithograph of the Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix artwork depicting Sora and Roxas.

Watch: Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX at Paris Games Week (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-2-5-at-Paris-Games-Week-4723) (KHINsider)
- Square Enix have released a video focusing on the various booths at the convention, where fans were able to see Sora and Riku playarts up close, as well as play a demo from the upcoming remaster.

Win some exclusive Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix prizes (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/win-some-exclusive-kingdom-hearts-hd-25-remix-prizes)!
- Oh boy, do we have a special giveaway for you Kingdom Hearts fans today!

Disney Worlds Connect Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_YHa_JS-GI)
- Disney Worlds Connect” highlights what fans have always loved about the franchise.

Memorable Disney Characters and FINAL FANTASY Cameos Worlds Connect Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSqTA5cgYKk)
- In “Memorable Disney Characters and FINAL FANTASY Cameos Worlds Connect,” fans will be able to get a glimpse of the cameos from the FINAL FANTASY franchise.

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

27 November 2014 Maintenance Update Notice (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-chi-27-November-2014-Maintenance-Update-Notice-4772) (KHInsider)
- This maintenance introduced to us whole new ranking rewards, introduction of Dark Plants, and story update for Daybreak Town!
- Your Opinion: The Player's Dream (http://www.khinsider.com/features/Your-Opinion-The-Player-s-Dream-4780).

Dragon Quest IV

Get 33% off Dragon Quest IV (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/537267582374780929) on iOS & Android!
- Until 3/12 you can get it for €8.99/ £6.99!

Dragon Quest Heroes

See How Dragon Quest’s Fan Favorite Characters (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/27/see-dragon-quests-fan-favorite-characters-look-dragon-quest-heroes/) Look In Dragon Quest Heroes (Siliconera)
- Bianca and Nera from Dragon Quest V plus Jessica and Yangus from Dragon Quest VIII are in the game.

Bravely Second

Bravely Second Introduces The Villain Who Kidnapped Agnes (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/27/bravely-second-introduces-villain-kidnapped-agnes/) (Siliconera)
- With new heroes comes a new villain, and this is the man that has kidnapped Agnes in Bravely Second.

Nosgoth

Matchmaking and Party System Test (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/matchmaking-and-party-system-test-november-24) - November 24
- Today, November 24, we will be hosting another Matchmaking and Party Stress Test.

Game Update (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates) - 26th November 2014
- This is the Alpha release of the Matchmaking server.

Matchmaking Alpha, First Time User Experience, Steam Achievements (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/improved-matchmaking-first-time-user-experience-steam-achievements)
- This update includes our new Matchmaking alpha release, Steam achievements, and a brand new First Time User Experience.

Nosgoth Class Warfare - Alchemist (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-class-warfare-alchemist)
- This video series serves as both a primer for new players and a refresher for veterans as we explore the many characters of Nosgoth.

Roll back (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates) - 28th November 2014
- Please note we have temporarily rolled back from our new Matchmaking Alpha release, to the previous Matchmaking service, while we iron out some issues.

The Nosgoth Immortal Founders Pack is a massive 75% off on Steam right now (https://twitter.com/Nosgoth/status/538474973594009600)
- This offer ends December 2nd.

Heavenstrike Rivals

Square Enix Stealthily Released A PvP Strategy RPG On Android (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/28/square-enix-stealthily-released-pvp-strategy-rpg-android/) (Siliconera)
- Square Enix along with Final Fantasy Tactics character designer Ryoma Ito and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers music maker Ryo Yamazaki created a new strategy RPG.
- Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.square_enix.HEAVENSTRIKERIVALS_WW).

Development

Square Enix To Announce A Brand New RPG In December (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/25/square-enix-announce-brand-new-rpg-december/) (Siliconera)
- Company president Yosuke Matsuda says Square Enix will announce a brand new RPG next month.

Square Enix Have Plans To Announce Several New Games In The Near Future (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/27/square-enix-plans-announce-several-new-games-near-future/) (Siliconera)
- According to president Yosuke Matsuda, Square Enix will have several games they’ll announce soon, not limited to just consoles, but also for handhelds, smartphone, and PC.

Severed Winds ending soon on Collective (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/severed-winds-ending-soon-collective)
- The Severed Winds feedback phase has just a few days left on Square Enix Collective.

Music

Distant Worlds III: More music from FINAL FANTASY (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/item/SQEX_10482.html)
- To be released on January 21 next year.

Final Fantasy XIV From Astral to Umbral Shiva cover (https://twitter.com/SQEX_eSTORE/status/537926478801801216).

Pre-orders for the limited KINGDOM HEARTS 1.5 & 2.5 OSTs -Collector's Box Set (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/536882341789335552/photo/1) are now open!

Square Enix Apologises for Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Soundtrack Issues, Track List Released (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Square-Enix-Apologises-for-Kingdom-Hearts-1-5-Soundtrack-Issues-Track-List-Released-Plus-European-Release-Date-and-Price-4741) and More! (KHInsider)
- There's a load of news right now for the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 and 2.5 ReMIX Soundtracks so let's just jump right into it.

We have secured copies of Symphonic Odysseys signed by Nobuo Uematsu (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/538013407396769792/photo/1)!!!

Products

Final Fantasy
- The Yuna pendant is now available (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/536976449132298240/photo/1)! Featuring a natural aquamarine and 925 sterling silver!
- The adorable CHOCOBO, MOOGLE and CACTUAR are now available as squishy stress balls (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/538344126656548864/photo/1)!

Dragon Quest
- Limited edition Dragon Quest Metallic Monsters Gallery dragon figures (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/537470828435087361).

Play Arts
- DC COMICS VARIANT PLAY ARTS KAI line closes its defining chapter with BATMAN™ ARMORED (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/537657711316320256)! But this is not the end...

Events

Jump Festa 2015 (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/jf15/)
- Square Enix announces Jump Festa 2015 lineup (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/11/square-enix-announces-jump-festa-2015-lineup/). (Nova Crystallis)
- Square Enix has revealed their Jump Festa 2015 lineup, which will be shown off at the event on December 20th and December 21st (http://www.finalfantasy.net/vii/final-fantasy-jump-festa-2015/). (Final Fantasy Network)

Deals and Sales

Get awesome Square Enix games in the Steam Autumn Sale (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/get-awesome-square-enix-games-steam-autumn-sale)!
- Be sure to keep an eye on Steam throughout the sale to see what kind of gems you can pick up at great discounts.
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution Directors Cut (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/538032411196792832/photo/1) is featured now!
- What's that? Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition is currently 66% off (https://twitter.com/sleepingdogs/status/538392250129350656/photo/1) on Steam? PORK BUN TIME!

NA gets up to 60% OFF select Square Enix titles (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/537674698205589504/photo/1)!
- Starts midnight PST!

New-vember is coming to an end and so is our store sale (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/537996409925287937/photo/1)!
- Have a look or you'll miss out!

Black Friday sales (https://twitter.com/eidosmontreal/status/538447199290814466/photo/1) on the musterbrand store!
- Make sure to check out the new Deus Ex bandana.

Artnia

I see something in the back (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/537149091075981312/photo/1)...
- Almost (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/537166437350010880/photo/1)...Completed (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/537191126197743616/photo/1)!
- New illuminations at ARTNIA (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/538290569210908672/photo/1).

Just for Fun

Bake sale for charity at Eidos Montreal today includes Moogle cupcakes (https://twitter.com/And_Rayna/status/538061080963342336/photo/1)!

Grimoire
1st Dec 2014, 19:01
Week 49

Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII - PlayStation Experience Trailer | PS4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNJ1y9YUiLY)
- Final Fantasy VII is coming to PS4 in Spring 2015.

Final Fantasy XIV

PlayStation®4 Upgrade Campaign Has Been Extended (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/0fdd97e984268e30f99ae525e5b8f8a16293cad3)!
- Due to popular demand, we are pleased to announce the PlayStation®4 Upgrade Campaign has been extended!

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Trial Coming To PS4 And PS3 On December 24 (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/02/final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-14-day-trial-coming-ps4-ps3-december-24/) (Siliconera)
- Square Enix said PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 players would get to test Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn with a free trial period.

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward To Add Job-Specific Limit Breaks (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/01/final-fantasy-xiv-heavensward-add-job-specific-limit-breaks/) (Siliconera)
- Prior to that, though, patch 2.45 for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be released on December 9th.

Software Token Version Update (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/ecbc6db2bcd65d43e9371195dc142c02254b62c1)
- On Dec. 4, 2014, in order to add usability features such as language selection, the iOS/Android app “SQUARE ENIX Software Token” will receive a version update.

Fukuoka FATE Complete (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000866.html)!
- This time, Yoshida was joined by a special guest that wasn't from the FFXIV dev. team! The president and CEO of Level-5, Akihiro Hino!

Spriggan to Action (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000870.html)
- Rocks. Rocks! ROCKS!!

Final Fantasy Type-0

The World at War (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF1IUmP3534&feature=youtu.be)
- Check out the new trailer for FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD World at War Trailer Breakdown (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-type-0-hd-world-war-trailer-breakdown)
- Want a bit more insight into the latest Final Fantasy Type-0 HD trailer? We've done a little breakdown of it for you.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call

Here’s A Peek At Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call’s Bravely Default Songs (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/05/heres-peek-theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-calls-bravely-default-songs/) (Siliconera)
- The latest trailer gives us a little sneak peek at the tracks.

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game

Agito cards (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/539607052784381953).

Kingdom Hearts

Why Is The Kingdom Hearts Storyline So Complicated (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/03/kingdom-hearts-storyline-complicated/)? (Siliconera)
- "I deliberately wanted to make mystery in it so there is a little bit of discussion and have a variety of reactions," Nomura explained.

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- launch event
- Exclusive: KHInsider Interviews Tetsuya Nomura (http://www.khinsider.com/features/Exclusive-KHInsider-Interviews-Tetsuya-Nomura-4802)! Part 2 (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Exclusive-KHInsider-Interviews-Tetsuya-Nomura-Part-2-4861)!
- Recap (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Recap-Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMix-NA-Launch-Event-4824)! Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix NA Launch Event. (KHInsider)
- Pictures (http://www.ff-reunion.net/kh/2014/12/02/na-kh-2-5-lunch-event) from the launch event. (FF-Reunion)

Inside the Kingdom, with Heart (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyARjSZj_tY)
- This global KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX launch trailer highlights the emotions that are evoked through the KINGDOM HEARTS franchise.

FIRST KINGDOM HEARTS GAMES COULD STILL HIT PS4 AND XBOX ONE (http://au.ign.com/articles/2014/12/02/first-kingdom-hearts-games-could-still-hit-ps4-and-xbox-one) (IGN)
- The co-director of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix and Kingdom Hearts III has revealed Square Enix hasn't ruled out putting the game on PS4 or Xbox One.

Exclusive: KHInsider Catches Up with Ben Diskin (http://www.khinsider.com/features/Exclusive-KHInsider-Catches-Up-with-Ben-Diskin-4838)! (KHInsider)
- While this isn't a full interview on the same scale as KHInsider's last interview, they are still thrilled to have this opportunity to talk with Ben.

KHInsider Reviews (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KHInsider-Reviews-Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-4846) Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-
- Square Enix blew everybody away with the hardwork and love that was put into the first collection, but the biggest question many fans have been asking is "Will this collection top what the first did?"

Any customers who received a damaged Kingdom Hearts HD ReMIX Collector's Edition should contact Square Enix Support (http://support.na.square-enix.com/).

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

4 December 2014 Maintenance Update Notice (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-chi-4-December-2014-Maintenance-Update-Notice-4850) (KHInsider)
- This maintenance, lasting from 13:00 to 16:00 JST on Thursday, 4 December 2014, introduced to us the Christmas event, new Heartless, and a refreshed Raise Draw roster!

Kingdom Hearts III

New Kingdom Hearts III Footage (http://www.khinsider.com/news/New-Kingdom-Hearts-III-Footage-at-2-5-Launch-Event-4793) at 2.5 Launch Event! (KHInsider)
- We Saw A Kingdom Hearts III Teaser With Sora’s Transforming Keyblade (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/01/saw-kingdom-hearts-iii-teaser-soras-transforming-keyblade/). (Siliconera)

Marvel and Star Wars are "Not Off-Limits" for Kingdom Hearts 3 (http://www.kotaku.co.uk/2014/12/02/marvel-star-wars-limits-kingdom-hearts-3) (Kotaku)
- "There's a lot to consider - we’re looking at all of Disney, the new ones as well, they have a lot of pull and draw," says Tai Yasue.

Kingdom Hearts 3 dev discusses switch from Luminous to Unreal Engine 4 (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-12-04-kingdom-hearts-3-dev-discusses-with-switch-from-luminous-to-unreal-engine-4) (Eurogamer)
- The switch has been seamless, and development on the game is progressing smoothly.

Dragon Quest III

Dragon Quest III on iOS & Android (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/dragon-quest-iii-ios-android)
- The final installment of the Erdrick Trilogy has officially made its way to mobile platforms via today’s DRAGON QUEST IIII mobile launch of the classic title on iOS and Android.

Dragon Quest V: Hand Of The Heavenly Bride

Out For iOS And Android On December 12 (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/04/dragon-quest-v-hand-heavenly-bride-ios-android-december-12/) (Siliconera)
- Dragon Quest’s heartwarming generational story is coming to smartphones. Square Enix has Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride scheduled for release on iOS and Android on December 12 for 1,800 yen.

Bravely Second

Bravely Second Gets A Demo On December 10th In Japan (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/01/bravely-second-gets-demo-december-10th-japan/) (Siliconera)
- Bravely Second will receive a free downloadable demo via the Nintendo eShop in Japan on December 10th.

Bravely Second Has Its Own Version Of The Norende Village Mini-Game (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/04/bravely-second-version-norende-village-mini-game/)
- Similar to the mini-game in Bravely Default, you’ll help the growth of Magnolia’s hometown, which is located on the moon.

SaGa

SaGa art exhibition (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/540349697936728065).

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider II out now on iOS (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/tomb-raider-ii-out-now-ios)!
- Ok folks, gear up for an adventurous treasure hunt and prepare to lock your butler Winston in the freezer... Tomb Raider II launches on iOS today!

Nosgoth

New Nosgoth screenshots (Pt. 1 (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/new-nosgoth-screenshots-pt-1))
- It's a cold, dark, and gloomy day in December, but we've got an early present for you all, in the form of a fresh batch of amazing Nosgoth screenshots.
- Roll Back (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/roll-back-6th-december-2014) – 6th December 2014.

Congratulations to Dead Sun (https://twitter.com/ESLNosgoth/status/540249789154476034), the 1st European Nosgoth Closed Beta Cup Series Europe Winner!

We've got a batch of Nosgoth Closed Beta keys (https://twitter.com/Nosgoth/status/540558740064198657/photo/1) to give away in a few minutes....
- Nosgoth Closed Beta key giveaway. RT to tell your friends! Hurry, before others redeem them (https://twitter.com/Nosgoth/status/540561223834558465/photo/1)!
- Another batch (https://twitter.com/Nosgoth/status/540656336283770880/photo/1)!

December 5th update - Matchmaking and more (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/december-5th-update-matchmaking-and-more)!
- This update (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates) reactivates the new Matchmaking and Party systems.

Deus Ex

Introducing the Dawn Engine (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/dawn-engine)
- Our PC/new-gen consoles engine for future Deus Ex Universe projects!
- Come work with us on Dawn Engine and our future projects! Check out the positions currently available at our studio (http://eidosmontreal.com/jobs).
- As some of you noticed, the Eidos-Montréal Twitter account (https://twitter.com/DeusEx) is now entirely dedicated to Deus Ex and takes on new colors!

Heavenstrike Rivals

Announcing our brand new iOS & Android tactical RPG, Heavenstrike Rivals (https://www.facebook.com/hsr.en)!
- Enter a war-torn world on the brink of extinction, embark on an epic adventure and fight your way to the top of the PvP leaderboards in HEAVENSTRIKE RIVALS, the latest tactical RPG from SQUARE ENIX.

Development

Square Enix Japan’s Cloud Gaming Service With Final Fantasy VII Launches This Week (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/30/square-enix-japans-cloud-gaming-service-final-fantasy-vii-launches-week/) (Siliconera)
- Dive In (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/company/ja/news/2014/html/879bfa7e6d81429d1e18f3b53dbef7d1.html), Square Enix Japan’s cloud streaming service, brings PC versions of games like Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy VII: International to iOS and Android devices.

New trademark (https://twitter.com/Obsqura/status/539219585774272512)
- Square Enix has filed for "SOCCER QUEST" trademark in Europe. (Eternal)

Products

Final Fantasy
The highly anticipated Vol 2. Advent Children Play Arts Kai (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/540912228380446720) action figures are on the way!

Dragon Quest
- Trading Card Game game mat (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/DQ-CARDGAME/).

Misc
- More images up! METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.340855702757451.1073741905.100004990716473&type=1&l=eff576ff91) PLAY ARTS -KAI-.
- Check Out (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/07/check-metal-gear-solid-v-phantom-pain-play-arts-figurines/) These Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Play Arts Figurines. (Siliconera)
- DC Static Arts Mini-Figures (https://twitter.com/toychestnews/status/539853494040399872/photo/1) are out Wednesday at your local comic shop! (TOYCHESTnews)
- DC COMICS VARIANT PLAY ARTS KAI BATMAN™ ARMORED (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/540854433840508928/photo/1).
- Predator (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/item/MPREPA01.html) Play Arts Kai.

Events

Tetsuya Nomura to Attend The Game Awards 2014 (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Tetsuya-Nomura-to-Attend-The-Game-Awards-2014-4785)! (KHInsider)
- In Las Vegas on December 5th, The Game Awards 2014 will make its world debut as a brand new video game awards ceremony dedicated to paying tribute to the latest and greatest releases of the year.

Jump Festa Square Enix merchandise event information (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/event_info/JF2015.html).

Deals and Sales

The Nosgoth Immortal Pack sale on Steam ends in under 24 hours (http://store.steampowered.com/agecheck/app/200110/)
- Get it now for 75% off!

The Steam Autumn Sale finishes with 80% off Tomb Raider (http://store.steampowered.com/app/203160/)!
- Jump in and explore Yamatai now!

Free 30-minute demos (http://divein.jp.square-enix.com/) available at Square Enix' smartphone and tablet streaming service Dive In.

Square Enix & Final Fantasy PC Sale Up to 60% Off (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/05/square-enix-final-fantasy-pc-sale-50/) (Siliconera)
- From Final Fantasy III to next week’s FF XIII-2, Square Enix titles are on sale at up to 60% off.

Lara Croft meets Team Fortress 2 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/lara-croft-meets-team-fortress-2)!
- More news from the world of Lara Croft!

Contests and Sweepstakes

Enter This Disney Sweepstakes (https://cdn.media.d23.com/html/stampd23/23days/day01/day01.html) to Win Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX and Lithograph (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Enter-This-Disney-Sweepstakes-to-Win-Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-and-Lithograph-4804)! (KHInsider)
- D23 Days Christmas is a sweepstakes run by Disney with various prizes for people to win.

Artnia

Christmas at Artnia (http://www.famitsu.com/news/201412/01066826.html) (Famitsu)
- Staff hoodie (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/540801259679137792/photo/1) based on Christmas at ARTNIA.
- Dragon Quest Monster Mascot Collection straps (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/540699942369505282/photo/1) and slime hourglasses (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/540723047003459584) available at Artnia!
- Bravely Default (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/artnia/news.html) campaign at Artnia!

Just for Fun

10,000 Fans Chime in On Their Favorite PlayStation Games (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-12-04/10000-fans-chime-in-on-their-favorite-playstation-games/.81686) (Anime News Network)
- To celebrate the 20th anniversary of PlayStation, over 10,000 Japanese video game fans were asked to chime in on some of their all-time favorite games.

A Month-Long Race To See Who Can Finish 21 Final Fantasy Games First (http://kotaku.com/a-month-long-race-to-see-who-can-finish-21-final-fantas-1666145779?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Twitter&utm_source=Kotaku_Twitter&utm_medium=Socialflow) (Kotaku)
- For the entire month of December, two gamers are going head to head in a live race to beat the entire single-player Final Fantasy catalog, plus some extras, like X-2 and Lightning Returns.

Grimoire
8th Dec 2014, 19:49
Week 50

Final Fantasy VI

Final Fantasy VI now available on Amazon’s app store (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/final-fantasy-vi-now-available-on-amazons-app-store/) (Nova Crystallis)
- The recent mobile remake of Final Fantasy VI is now up for purchase on Amazon’s app store

Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII will be available on PS4 as a digital download (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/final-fantasy-vii-will-be-available-on-ps4-as-a-digital-download-priced-at-15-99/), priced at $15.99 (Nova Crystallis)
- Square Enix created quite a stir over the weekend when Final Fantasy series producer Shinji Hashimoto got on stage during the PlayStation Experience to announce that Final Fantasy VII would be making its way to PS4.
- Official website (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ff7ps4/).

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike

Reno (https://twitter.com/FFVII_GBIKE/status/542655226730139648/photo/1) joins the cast!
- Check out the announcement (http://sqex-bridge.jp/guest/information/8434).

Final Fantasy XI

More Adoulin in Final Fantasy XI’s December version update (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/more-adoulin-in-final-fantasy-xis-december-version-update/) (Nova Crystallis)
- Final Fantasy XI’s December update is now live.

Final Fantasy X/X-2

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD PS4-Bound (http://www.finalfantasy.net/x/final-fantasy-xx2-hd-ps4bound/)? (Final Fantasy Network)
- Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster may be heading to the PlayStation 4 some time in Spring 2015.

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Confirmed for PS4 in Spring (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-12-11/final-fantasy-x-x-2-hd-remaster-confirmed-for-ps4-in-spring/.82050) (Anime News Network)
- It will include Final Fantasy X, the Final Fantasy X: Eternal Calm video, Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy X Last Mission, credits, and bonus audio.
- Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster For PS4 Coming Westward This Spring (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/11/final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster-ps4-coming-westward-spring/). (Siliconera)
- Announcement (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ffx_x-2HD/).

Final Fantasy XIII-2

Final Fantasy XIII-2 now available on Windows PC (https://twitter.com/OfficialFFXIII/status/543111347219607552/photo/1)!
- Final Fantasy XIII-2 Steam Debut Deal (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/11/final-fantasy-xiii-2-gets-25-discount-steam-debut/) + More Mid-Week Deals. (Siliconera)

Final Fantasy XIV

Patch 2.45 Notes (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/e131753e64b2980c646e605b11cf56b933b99601)
- Patch 2.45 will introduce a host of additions and refinements to the realm of Eorzea, starting with the long-awaited Ceremony of Eternal Bonding, adjustments to dragoon and ninja, changes to the Final Coil of Bahamut, and the continuation of the Zodiac Weapon quest line.

Ceremony of Eternal Bonding Site Now Live (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/ddb0a2ea4e33e27e6155791e8fd1b6d7dba68ba8)!
- Starting in patch 2.45, players can pledge their everlasting devotion to a significant other in a Ceremony of Eternal Bonding.
- Eternal Bonding Website (http://www.finalfantasyxiv.com/eternalbond/na/).

Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XIX (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/70972d8f22af75e0a37fd620c5638eeca57e3163)
- The date has been set for the nineteenth installment of the Letter from the Producer LIVE!

The Starlight Celebration is Here (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/d1071063536b0812fc93ea880c0247e0741502be)!
- Winter has come at last, and 'tis the season for every child’s favorite holiday-the Starlight Celebration!

Final Fantasy Type-0

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD themed Square Enix Presents planned for Thursday (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/final-fantasy-type-0-hd-themed-square-enix-presents-planned-for-thursday/) (Nova Crystallis)
- Square Enix is planning to set loose another one of its Presents broadcasts this week, focusing once again on the upcoming Final Fantasy Type-0 HD.

FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD - Active Time Report 1 (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-type-0-hd-active-time-report-1)
- Today we announced the FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD Collector’s Edition.

Here is the Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Collector's Edition (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/here-final-fantasy-type-0-hd-collectors-edition)!
The headline probably says it all but we are proud to announce that Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is getting its very own Collector’s Edition!

Who is Hajime Tabata (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/who-hajime-tabata)?
- A little while back at Paris Games Week we had the opportunity to sit down with Hajime Tabata and have a quick chat with him about Final Fantasy Type-0 HD.

Final Fantasy Explorers

Phoenix Summoned (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/11/phoenix-summoned-final-fantasy-explorers-enemy/) As A Final Fantasy Explorers Enemy (Siliconera)
- Also revealed two more jobs Freelancer and Sage, a magic specialist job that can use powerful white and black magic, are confirmed for Final Fantasy Explorers.

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game

Final Fantasy XIV Disciples of the Hand and Land cards (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/541784951696269312).

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX

Twilight Town Balcony (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152430296570841.1073741841.76090440840&type=1)
- Taken at KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX Official Community Launch Event

Inside the Kingdom, With Heart - NA Photobooth (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152431074535841.1073741843.76090440840&type=1)
- Lucky fans who attended our Inside the Kingdom, With Heart event were transported into the wonderful worlds of Kingdom Hearts.

Inside the Kingdom, with Heart (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/inside-kingdom-heart)!
- You may remember that back in October we held a competition to send some lucky Kingdom Hearts fans to Disneyland Paris to help us with a secret project.

Worlds Connect (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/worlds-connect-kingdom-hearts-hd-25-remix) in Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX
- We released two Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX trailers at the same time!

(NA) Inside the Kingdom, With Heart Private Event (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152435010145841.1073741845.76090440840&type=1)
- Once inside the gates of the Disney Studio lot, fans were treated to live performance of some classic KINGDOM HEARTS tunes, developer Q&A, raffle prizes, goodie bags and a glimpse of what KINGDOM HEARTS has in store for the future!

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

11 December 2014 Maintenance Update Notice (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-chi-11-December-2014-Maintenance-Update-Notice-4882) (KHInsider)
- This maintenance introduced to us the second part of the Christmas event, new Heartless, and mission series that are just as new!

Kingdom Hearts III

KHI Rendition (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KHI-Rendition-of-KH3-Footage-4866) of KH3 Footage (KHInsider)
- It may not be the most accurate, but the fans have done their best!

Dragon Quest V

Dragon Quest V: Hand Of The Heavenly Bride Brings The Feisty Debora To iOS And Android (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/12/dragon-quest-v-hand-heavenly-bride-brings-feisty-debora-ios-android/) (Siliconera)
- Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride is out for iOS and Android in Japan. The smartphone version is a port of the Nintendo DS remake.

Theatrhythm Dragon Quest

Theatrhythm Dragon Quest (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-12-10/theatrhythm-dragon-quest-announced-for-3ds/.81986) Announced for 3DS (Anime News Network)
- Rhythm game to arrive on March 26 with demos available at Jump Festa 2015

Bravely Second

Bravely Second Arrives April 23 in Japan (http://www.finalfantasy.net/bdff/bravely-arrives-april-23-japan/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- Bravely Second Arrives In Japan On April 23 With A Grand Collector’s Edition (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/08/bravely-second-arrives-japan-april-23-grand-collectors-edition/) (Siliconera)

Square Enix To Hold Bravely Second Livestream This Thursday (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/09/square-enix-hold-bravely-second-livestream-thursday/) (Siliconera)
- Square Enix will show off Bravely Second on a livestream this Thursday in Japan.

Bravely Second Demo Live (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/10/bravely-second-one-piece-super-grand-battle-x-demos-live-japans-nintendo-eshop/) On Japan’s Nintendo eShop (Siliconera)
- Have a Japanese Nintendo 3DS handy? Then you can try out Bravely Second!

Bravely Second New Promo Introduces Characters, Release Date (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-12-11/bravely-second-new-promo-introduces-characters-release-date/.82051) (Anime News Network)
- Bravely Default Sequel slated for April 23 in Japan.
- A Familiar Voice (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/11/familiar-voice-heard-bravely-seconds-latest-trailer/) Is Heard In Bravely Second’s Latest Trailer. (Siliconera)
- Watch Square Enix’s Bravely Second Livestream (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/11/watch-square-enixs-bravely-second-livestream/) Here. (Siliconera)
- Bravely Second Introduces The New Cat Master Class (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/11/bravely-second-introduces-new-cat-master-class/). (Siliconera)

Tomb Raider

Lara Croft the Guardian of Light now updated on iOS (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/lara-croft-guardian-light-now-updated-ios)!
- Following yesterday's official release of Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, its predecessor, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, has now received a massive overhaul and update on iOS!

Nosgoth

Game Update (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates) - 8th December 2014
- Note: this is a re-release of the update from December 5th.

Nosgoth: Class Breakdown (http://www.fnatic.com/content/96311/nosgoth-class-breakdown) (Fnatic)
- Learn more about the classes in Nosgoth with our latest feature.

The Summoner (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/the-summoner-a-closer-look): A Closer Look
- It's been several weeks since we first revealed our next character class, the Summoner, and the time feels right for another update.

Feast your eyes on some of our new Nosgoth Closed Beta screenshots (https://twitter.com/Nosgoth/status/543447756304830464).

Hitman Go

Hitman Go on iOS selected for the App Store Best of 2014 list (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/542025168105639937)!

SaGa

SaGa Series Creator Reminds Fans That A New Game Is In Development (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/09/saga-series-creator-reminds-fans-new-game-development/) (Siliconera)
- Akitoshi Kawazu reminds fans that a new SaGa is underway.

Imperial SaGa (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-12-14/imperial-saga-game-for-pc-browsers-announced/.82142) Game For PC Browsers Announced
- Newest installment in Square Enix's SaGa series is 1st full-fledged game since 2003.

Gunslinger Stratos

Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADDVIMECjcs&feature=youtube_gdata)
- Gunslinger Stratos now for Windows PC.
- Offcial website (http://gsreloaded.jp/).
- Gunslinger Stratos special event (http://www.4gamer.net/games/284/G028441/20141209100/). (4Gamer)

Gunslinger Stratos Spawns PC Online Game, Magazine, Manga (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-12-09/gunslinger-stratos-spawns-pc-online-game-magazine-manga/.81982) (Anime News Network)
- Square Enix announced during the "Gunslinger Stratos Secret Event: First Media Infiltration Operation" on Tuesday that it will release its action shooting game Gunslinger Stratos for the PC.

Square Enix Game Gunslinger Stratos Gets TV Anime in 2015 (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-12-09/square-enix-game-gunslinger-stratos-gets-tv-anime-in-2015/.81955) (Anime News Network)
- The anime will premiere in April 2015. Gen Urobuchi (Suisei no Gargantia, Fate/Zero) will provide the original scenario for the anime, with the series titled Gunslinger Stratos -The Animation-.

Music

The FF Type-0 OST is now back in stock (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/542287353046630401/photo/1).
- The perfect starter before the HD version next March!

Products

Bravely Default
- Rubber straps (http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B00QJNUP8E/) to be released on February 27, 2015. Bravely Default (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/09/bravely-default-characters-turned-cute-keychains/) Characters Turned Into Cute Keychains. (Siliconera)

Play Arts
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - Venom Snake in now ready for Pre Order (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/542652005828005888/photo/1)!
- DC COMICS VARIANT PLAY ARTS KAI BATMAN™ ARMORED test shot (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/541781584148328448/photo/1)!
- VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI- HARLEY QUINN (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/542210425471787008/photo/1) product sample. Full length version (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/542290195903557633/photo/1).

Hatsune Miku
- HATSUNE MIKU Wall Scroll Poster now up (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.359794850863536.1073741910.100004990716473&type=1&l=1d449cf503)!

Events

Square Enix Jump Festa booth map (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/jf15/map/).

Deals and Sales

Spread the holiday cheer with up to 60% off select titles (https://twitter.com/SquareEnix/status/543568993416527873/photo/1) from our NA Square Enix Store!

Artnia

The Heartnia of Christmas (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/543345027213053952/photo/1) bag (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/541950985308893184/photo/1)
- Will be available at ARTNIA this week.

Now available at ARTNIA (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/542907435879366656/photo/1)!!

Grimoire
15th Dec 2014, 21:30
Week 51

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike

Cloud And Reno Engage In A Bike Duel (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/19/cloud-reno-engage-bike-duel-final-fantasy-vii-g-bike-trailer/) In Final Fantasy VII G-Bike Trailer (Siliconera)
- Square Enix released a new trailer for Final Fantasy VII G-Bike at Jump Festa this week.

Final Fantasy XIV

Announcing the Fan Festival 2014 in Tokyo Live Stream (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/eaffd37678addca08bc3427131abef65f4399cda)
- We’re pleased to announce the details regarding the live stream for the Fan Festival in Tokyo that will be held on Friday, December 19th and Saturday, December 20th (PST).

From Astral to Umbral to You (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000879.html)
- Take a listen to a few samples from the album and an introduction by Sound Director Masayoshi Soken!

Rockin' Around the Starlight Tree (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000885.html)
- Celebrate the season with all of your friends in Eorzea!

The Starlight Celebration (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/d1071063536b0812fc93ea880c0247e0741502be) is Here!
- Winter has come at last, and 'tis the season for every child’s favorite holiday─the Starlight Celebration!

Announcing the Starlight Celebration Screenshot Contest (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/ecbcddca3ed88b2e581e26de5273eb97824a78ff)!
- The year is almost over, and you know what that means...it’s time for the Starlight Celebration in Eorzea!

Final Fantasy XIV FanFest @ Tokyo (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/final-fantasy-xiv-fanfest-tokyo/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- The Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Tokyo kicks off today — part of a two day event that will bring us new information about the game’s first expansion: Heavensward.

Final Fantasy XIV FanFest @ Tokyo – Day 2 (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/final-fantasy-xiv-fanfest-tokyo-day-2/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- Today, we’ll get more scoops on A Realm Rebon‘s upcoming Patch 2.5 in Letter from the Producer Live XIX, including more on the final tier of Crystal Tower, new dungeons, and Gold Saucer.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Introduces The Astrologian And Machinist Jobs (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/20/final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-introduces-astrologian-machinist-jobs/) (Siliconera)
- New Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward screenshots, artwork detail new jobs, new race, flying mounts, more (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/new-final-fantasy-xiv-heavensward-screenshots-artwork-detail-new-jobs-new-race-flying-mounts-more/). (Nova Crystallis)
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Letter from the Producer LIVE XIX summary (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-letter-from-the-producer-live-xix-summary/). (Nova Crystallis)

Final Fantasy XV

FINAL FANTASY XV – TGS 2014 English Voiceover Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maKalNezH-A).

Final Fantasy XV Featured in VJump (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xv/finalfantasyxv-vjump/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- Jump Festa is nearly upon us, and this week’s VJump has new information on Final Fantasy XV.
- Final Fantasy 15/Final Fantasy XV - Jump Festa Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQqiiZkZv3Q).
- Dog Cam (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdFmrGwDF6c).
- The Female Mechanic In Final Fantasy XV Is Named Cindy (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/19/female-mechanic-final-fantasy-xv-named-cindy/). (Siliconera)
- Active Time Report (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xv/active-time-report-jump-festa-2015/) @ Jump Festa 2015 (Final Fantasy Network)
- Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae to have dual audio (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/final-fantasy-xv-episode-duscae-to-have-dual-audio-full-game-under-consideration/), full game under consideration. (Nova Crystallis)
- Tabata details new Final Fantasy XV gameplay details (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/tabata-details-new-final-fantasy-xv-gameplay-details-town-and-character-footage-at-jump-festa-2015/), town and character footage at Jump Festa 2015. (Nova Crystallis)
- Tons Of Details (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/20/final-fantasy-xv-tons-details-jump-festa/) From Jump Festa. (Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy XV Footage Shows A Closer Look At Cindy And More Of The New Town (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/21/final-fantasy-xv-footage-shows-closer-look-cindy-new-town/). (Siliconera)

Final Fantasy Type-0

Flashy Fighting (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EItv8BUbflM) in Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (GameSpot)
- Here are her impressions on the feel of the combat.

Orience News special report (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MKwDmxBMU8) - FINAL FANTASY Type 0 HD
- In this first report we find out more about the personalities within Class Zero and their fight against the invading Militesi army.

FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD: Traitors of Orience (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jsO-eJ-vgQ)
- In response to the recent Orience News report, High Commander Marshal Cid Aulstyne has quickly responded with a new propaganda film discrediting the cadets of Class Zero.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/final-fantasy-type-0-hd-jump-festa-2015-trailer/) Jump Festa 2015 trailer (Nova Crystallis)
- Square Enix France has uploaded its Jump Festa trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD featuring the cast of Clazz Zero as they fight invading forces to protect the nation of Rubrum.

Final Fantasy Agito

Final Fantasy Agito Jump Festa 2015 Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmd-WKUCQwY)
- Final Fantasy Agito Has Been Downloaded 1 Million Times (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/19/final-fantasy-agito-downloaded-1-million-times-heres-new-trailer/). (Siliconera)

Theatrhythm Curtain Call

Curtain Call Gets More Square Enix DLC in Japan (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/curtain-call-dlc-japan-chrono-saga/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- This new set will not only include new songs from the Final Fantasy series, but other popular titles from Square Enix’s library.

Final Fantasy Explorers

This Week In Imports: Final Fantasy Explores (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/15/week-imports-final-fantasy-explores-nintendo-3ds-market/) The Nintendo 3DS Market (Siliconera)
- Square Enix’s Final Fantasy Explorers is a mashup of Final Fantasy mythology and the hunting game genre.

Final Fantasy Explorers Shows The Usefulness Of The Thief And Alchemist Jobs (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/16/final-fantasy-explorers-shows-usefulness-thief-alchemist-jobs/) (Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy Explorers’ Thief and Alchemist look like they’ll be interesting to play as.

Dress Up Your Final Fantasy Explorers Avatar With Final Fantasy VII Costumes (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/17/dress-final-fantasy-explorers-avatar-final-fantasy-vii-costumes/) (Siliconera)
- If temporarily drawing upon Cloud’s powers isn’t enough, you can dress up as him.
- Commemorative Shiva art (https://twitter.com/ffexp3/status/545509985023578112/photo/1)!
- Out (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/545143268481069058) now (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/545415399685120000/photo/1)!

Final Fantasy Explorers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8egQIoaXtvk) Jump Festa 2015 Trailer.

Final Fantasy Worldwide Words

Final Fantasy Worldwide Words (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/final-fantasy-worldwide-words-jump-festa-2015-trailer/) Jump Festa 2015 Trailer (Nova Crystallis)
- Square Enix has released the Jump Festa 2015 trailer for Final Fantasy Worldwide Words today.

Mevius Final Fantasy

Mevius Final Fantasy Revealed in Famitsu (http://www.finalfantasy.net/mobile-dlg/mevius-final-fantasy-revealed-famitsu/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- Mevius Final Fantasy Is An Upcoming Smartphone Game By Yoshinori Kitase (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/16/mevius-final-fantasy-upcoming-smartphone-game-yoshinori-kitase/). (Siliconera)
- Square Enix reveals Mevius Final Fantasy for mobile devices (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/square-enix-reveals-mevius-final-fantasy-for-mobile-devices/). (Nova Crystallis)
- Promo art (https://twitter.com/1stPD_PR/status/545424240531357697/photo/1).
- Official website (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/MEVIUSFF/).

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game

A new batch (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/545765440094339073) of Final Fantasy TCG cards has just been released.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX

FAVORITE FAN MOMENTS (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IClELVnHaI)
- Thank you to all that came out to be a key star in the KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX launch trailer!

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX UK Launch Event Recap (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/kingdom-hearts-hd-25-remix-uk-launch-event-recap)
- We made a little recap video, so if you weren’t able to join us, you can at least see all the cool things we had going on at the event in our special sanctuary.

UK Community Launch Event (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152446446220841.1073741846.76090440840&type=1) - KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX.

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

18 December 2014 Maintenance Update Notice (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-chi-18-December-2014-Maintenance-Update-Notice-4907) (KHInsider)
- This maintenance brought to us the third and final part of the Christmas event, ornament-collecting missions, and a refreshed Kupo Fruit Draw roster!

Kingdom Hearts III

THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS (http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/12/12/the-trials-and-tribulations-behind-kingdom-hearts-3) BEHIND KINGDOM HEARTS 3 (IGN)
- The world is ready for Kingdom Hearts III. So what’s the hold-up?

Dragon Quest

(http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/19/dragon-quest-heroes-gets-new-trailer-jump-festa/)Dragon Quest X Version 3 expansion announced (http://gematsu.com/2014/12/dragon-quest-x-version-3-expansion-announced) (Gematsu)
- Square Enix has announced as part of its second day of live streaming at this year’s Jump Festa a second expansion to Dragon Quest X, titled Dragon Quest X Version 3: Inishie no Ryuu no Denshou (roughly: Legend of the Ancient Dragon).

Dragon Quest Heroes Gets A New Trailer (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/19/dragon-quest-heroes-gets-new-trailer-jump-festa/) At Jump Festa (Siliconera)
- Another look at Omega Force’s upcoming Dragon Quest spin-off.

Dragon Quest Heroes Will Let You Recruit And Summon Monsters (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/16/dragon-quest-heroes-will-let-recruit-summon-monsters/) (Siliconera)
- In Dragon Quest Heroes, you’ll take on hundreds, if not thousands of enemies—but don’t kill them all!

Psaro announced as a playable character (http://gematsu.com/2014/12/psaro-announced-playable-character-dragon-quest-heroes) for Dragon Quest Heroes (Gematsu)
- In line with today’s predominant Dragon Quest focus for Square Enix’s livestreaming at Jump Festa, the publisher has announced that Dragon Quest IV‘s Psaro will be joining the fray in Dragon Quest Heroes as a playable character.

Jump Festa 2015: First trailer for Theatrhythm Dragon Quest (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/jump-festa-2015-first-trailer-for-theatrhythm-dragon-quest/) (Nova Crystallis)
- Featuring music across the Dragon Quest series, the game will launch in Japan next year.

Merry Christmas from Luida's Bar (https://twitter.com/DQ_PR/status/543372786907873282)!

SaGa

SaGa 25th Anniversary
- SaGa 2015 Announced For PlayStation Vita (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/14/saga-2015-announced-playstation-vita/) (Siliconera)
- Square Enix Announce Imperial SaGa For PC (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/14/square-enix-announce-imperial-saga-pc/).
- Square Enix Bringing Romancing Saga To PS3 As A PS2 Classic (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/15/square-enix-bringing-romancing-saga-ps3-ps2-classic/).

Bravely Second

Bravely Second demo review (http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/970/970548/). (Dengeki)

Bravely Second special stage event (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uWxMi3akfw).

Tomb Raider

The Tomb Raider iOS app bundle has arrived (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/tomb-raider-ios-app-bundle-has-arrived)!
- We've just released a special iOS app bundle that includes Tomb Raider I, Tomb Raider II and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, all for the single price of £2.99 / €4.99 / $4.99.

Nosgoth

Upcoming Nosgoth Rewards, Referrals, and More (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/upcoming-nosgoth-rewards-referrals-and-more)
- There's a new update coming to Nosgoth tomorrow (December 18) and it's a really good one.

Game Update (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates) - 18th December 2014.

Matchmaking Rewards – Vote For A Class Skin (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/matchmaking-rewards-vote-for-a-class-skin)!
- Help decide the Nosgoth Matchmaking reward skin (http://forums.eu.square-enix.com/showthread.php?t=149422) for Founders Pack/Runestones owners, in our forum poll!

Life Is Strange

Official trailer and release date (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/life-strange-official-trailer-and-release-date)
- Not only is the first Life Is Strange trailer here, but we are also able to reveal the official release date!

Development

Square Enix Working On Ways To Bring Other Final Fantasy Titles To PS4 (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/17/square-enix-working-ways-bring-final-fantasy-titles-ps4/) (Siliconera)
- “Actually, not limited to just X/X-2, we’re currently thinking of setting [a way] to have other past Final Fantasy titles playable on the PS4,” said Square Enix’s Shinji Hashimoto.

Square Enix Will Focus On Increasing Download Sales Via Steam And Other Platforms (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/19/square-enix-will-focus-increasing-download-sales-via-steam-platforms/) (Siliconera)
- President Yosuka Matsuda says download sales are particularly prevalent in North America and Europe, with Steam and Amazon downloads becoming an increasingly common trend.

Music

FINAL FANTASY XIV: From Astral to Umbral arranged album, out now (https://store.eu.square-enix.com/emea_europe/merchandise/)!!!

Products

- Final Fantasy VII G-Bike postcards featuring Cloud, Tifa and Cid (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/544731918818758657/photo/1).
- Square Enix Brings The Final Fantasy Advent Children Characters To Life (http://www.toychestnews.com/Home/1/1/4/678?articleID=157339)! (Toy Chest News)
- Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Themed PS4, Ultimate Box for Japan (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/final-fantasy-type-0-hd-themed-ps4-ultimate-box-for-japan/). (Nova Crystallis)
- Kingdom Hearts 'Dive to the Heart (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-Dive-to-the-Heart-Prototype-T-Shirt-4918)' Prototype T-Shirt! (KHInsider)
- Star Trek Captain Kirk & Spock (https://twitter.com/toychestnews/status/544559521050681344) Play Arts Kai Figures are available Wednesday! (Toy Chest News)
- Square Enix special e-STORE limited Lucky Bag 2014 (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/sp/fukubukuro2015/index.html) revealed!

Events

Jump Festa
- Exhibitors' Corner - Square Enix (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/jf15/).
- Christmas cards (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/jf15/card/) available at Jump Festa 2014.
- Jump Festa merchandise event information page (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/event_info/JF2015.html).
- The preparations (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/545891190743130112/photo/1) for Jump Festa are underway...
- Square Enix Jump Festa 2015 live stream (http://gematsu.com/2014/12/square-enix-jump-festa-2015-live-stream). (Gematsu)
- Jump Festa booth photos (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.842143432473909.1073741834.236792046342387&type=1).

Deals and Sales

Guys don't forget about our Christmas Promotion (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/544510012539019265/photo/1)
- Up to 25% off on selected products!
- LAST DAY (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/545534298875764736/photo/1) to surprise that special someone with a special gift!

The Christmas Box (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/545586492635377664) reveal e-mails are currently being sent...
- Keep an eye on your inbox!

The Steam Winter Sale (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/steam-winter-sale-here) is here!
- It's that special time of the year again… the Steam Winter Sale has arrived!

More Square Enix sales - part 1 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/more-square-enix-sales-part-1)!
- The Christmas Sales keep rolling in… this is one mainly for you console folk but there's a few tasty bits for PC gamers too!

Square Enix mobile flash sale (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-mobile-flash-sale)!
- If you’re going to be travelling around a lot or if you’re just after something to keep you occupied while you while patiently for Santa to pay a visit then we’ve got you covered!

Artnia

Saga Original Blend Tea (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/544308881459929088/photo/1)
- Now available at Artnia!

Christmas menu (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/artnia/cafemenu.html) served at Artnia until December 25!

Grimoire
22nd Dec 2014, 20:23
Week 52

Final Fantasy XIV

A Look At Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn New Race And 3.0 Collector’s Edition (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/22/a-look-at-final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-new-race-and-3-0-collectors-edition/) (Siliconera)
- The new playable race is called “Au Ra,” and they’re characterized by their pair of unique curved horns that grow from their heads.

FINAL FANTASY XIV Winter Parade (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an4XFI-Hq9c)
- Merry Christmas from Eorzea!

Optional Items update (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/8744d4640166348f698684348d7de903dd494181)
- Seasonal Event Items added.

Final Fantasy XIV gets a 14 day free trial on PS3 and PS4 (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/final-fantasy-xiv-gets-a-14-day-free-trial-on-ps3-and-ps4/) (Nova Crystallis)
- Players looking to check the ins and outs of Final Fantasy XIV can do so free of charge with the arrival of limited trial version on the PlayStation Store.

Starlight Celebration Screenshot Contest is Underway (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/00bac5aa06497092981f779f229348847771ac89)!
- The deadline for submitting entries for the Starlight Celebration Screenshot Contest is January 4, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. (PST).

A Hitsuji For Heavensturn (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/abce84af56431fada2bb105c9878fd207d33bcc2)!
- Heavensturn is upon us at last, and once more the Twelve gather to determine who among them shall take the celestial vanguard in the coming year.

Photo reportage (http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20141222_681353.html) from the recent fan event in Tokyo. (Game Watch)

A look at Final Fantasy XIV Magazine (http://jp.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000874.html) along with some cookies (http://jp.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000875.html)!

Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV Details (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/22/final-fantasy-xv-details-battle-system-exploration-demo/) On The Battle System, Exploration, And The Demo (Siliconera)
- Retail version of Final Fantasy XV aiming to be on Luminous Engine version 2.0 (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/retail-version-of-final-fantasy-xv-aiming-to-be-on-luminous-engine-version-2-0/). (Nova Crystallis)
- Final Fantasy XV towns, summons, battles and camping (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/final-fantasy-xv-towns-summons-battles-and-camping-detailed-in-famitsu/) detailed in Famitsu. (Nova Crystallis)
- Final Fantasy XV further detailed in Famitsu (http://gematsu.com/2014/12/final-fantasy-xv-detailed-famitsu). (Gematsu)

Another look at Final Fantasy XV (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/another-look-at-final-fantasy-xv-from-dengeki-playstation/), Final Fantasy Type-0 HD from Dengeki PlayStation and Famitsu (Nova Crystallis)
- This week’s Dengeki PlayStation and Famitsu both have quite a bit of information on Final Fantasy XV, as well as some new screenshots.

Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae Approximately 80% Complete (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/final-fantasy-xv-episode-duscae-approximately-80-complete/) (Nova Crystallis)
- Hajime Tabata was interviewed by Dengeki Playstation where he gave an update on the development of the Final Fantasy XV demo.

Final Fantasy XV Screenshots Show Noctis Cruisin’ In A Convertible (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/25/final-fantasy-xv-screenshots-show-noctis-cruisin-convertible/) (Siliconera)
- New Final Fantasy XV screenshots detail towns, Titan, the car and more (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/new-final-fantasy-xv-screenshots-detail-towns-titan-the-car-and-more/). (Nova Crystallis)

Is Stella still in Final Fantasy XV (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/is-stella-still-in-final-fantasy-xv-square-enix-wont-comment/)? Square Enix won’t comment (Nova Crystallis)
- The fate of Final Fantasy Versus XIII heroine Stella Nox Fleuret remains unknown.

Final Fantasy XV @ Comic Fiesta 2014 (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xv/final-fantasy-xv-comic-fiesta-2014/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- New Final Fantasy XV info & tech demo (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/new-final-fantasy-xv-info-tech-demo-revealed-at-comic-fiesta-2014/) revealed at Comic Fiesta 2014. (Nova Crystallis)

Final Fantasy Type-0

FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD - Active Time Report 2 (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-type-0-hd-active-time-report-2)
- This is Hajime Tabata, Director of FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD and FINAL FANTASY XV with my second appearance on the Square Enix Blog.

Happy Holidays (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/547714560338444288/photo/1) from the TYPE-0 HD team.
- Thank you for all of your support & we wish you all the best in 2015!

A pair of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD boxarts for the west (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/a-pair-of-final-fantasy-type-0-hd-boxarts-for-the-west/) (Nova Crystallis)
- We’re just under three months out from the worldwide release of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and Square Enix has decided to reveal the standard version official boxarts fans can expect to see on store shelves in March.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Image Update (http://www.finalfantasy.net/type0/final-fantasy-type0-hd-image-update/)
- Final Fantasy Type-0 HD screenshots, Machina, Rem, the main characters and a look at visual improvements (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/new-final-fantasy-type-0-hd-screenshots-machina-rem-the-main-characters-and-a-look-at-visual-improvements/). (Nova Crystallis)
- Square Enix has updated Final Fantasy Type-0 HD’s camera (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/square-enix-has-updated-final-fantasy-type-0-hds-camera/). (Noiva Creystallis)

Final Fantasy Agito+

Final Fantasy Agito+ delayed due to technical issues (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/final-fantasy-agito-delayed-due-to-technical-issues/) (Nova Crystallis)
- This week, both Famitsu and producer Hajime Tabata have cleared up the reasoning for the delay and what it means for the final release.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

Chrono Trigger, Bravely Default Music Announced For Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call In North America (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/22/chrono-trigger-bravely-default-music-announced-theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-north-america/) (Siliconera)
- Tracks from Bravely Default, Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana will be available in North America this Wednesday.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call’s Chrono Trigger Song Brings You To The End Of Time (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/23/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-calls-chrono-trigger-song-brings-end-time/) (Siliconera)
- While Crono isn’t in the game, you will be able to visit one of Chrono Trigger’s locales – The End of Time.

The Theatrhythm curtain rises once more (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/theatrhythm-curtain-rises-once-more)!
- Just one more thing before the Holidays... We've added some new DLC to Theatrhythm. Enjoy!

Final Fantasy Legends: The Space-Time Crystal

Final Fantasy Legends: The Space-Time Crystal Jump Festa 2015 Trailer (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/final-fantasy-legends-the-space-time-crystal-jump-festa-2015-trailer/) (Nova Crystallis)
- Final Fantasy Legends: The Space-Time Crystal will have frequent story updates and the complete story will be available to players for free.

Final Fantasy Explorers

This Week In Sales (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/24/week-sales-final-fantasy-explorers-explores-japan/): Final Fantasy Explorers Explores Japan (Siliconera)
- Last week, Square Enix released Final Fantasy Explorers in Japan and the game sold 161,197 copies in its first week.

Mevius Final Fantasy

Mevius Final Fantasy Update (http://www.finalfantasy.net/mobile-dlg/mevius-final-fantasy-update/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- Today, new high-quality images have surfaced that give us a better glimpse into the game’s world — including artwork by To****aka Matsuda.

Kingdom Hearts

KHInsider & GameTrailers.com collaborating on Kingdom Hearts mysteries (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KHInsider-GameTrailers-com-collaborating-on-Kingdom-Hearts-mysteries-4954) (KHInsider, GameTrailers)
- Rather than recap everything that's happened in the past 12 months, we thought we'd give you something to look forward to in the new year.

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

25 December 2014 Maintenance Update Notice (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-chi-25-December-2014-Maintenance-Update-Notice-4927) (KHInsider)
- This maintenance brought to us brand-new New Year event, return of the Rodeo Rider, and a refreshed Raise Draw roster!

Kingdom Hearts 3 and KHx [Chi] Share Keyblades (http://www.khinsider.com/features/Kingdom-Hearts-3-and-KHx-Chi-Share-Keyblades-4932) and Ephemera and the Non-Existent World (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-X-chi-Ephemera-and-the-Non-Existent-World-4941) (KHInsider)- Every day, Kingdom Hearts x[Chi] and Kingdom Hearts 3 are becoming more and more interlaced with each other.

Dragon Quest Heroes

New Dragon Quest Heroes screenshots, combat and special moves detailed (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/new-dragon-quest-heroes-screenshots-combat-and-special-moves-detailed/) (Nova Crystallis)
- Square Enix has released a new round of screenshots for Dragon Quest Heroes today, showing off a bit of the game’s combat, camping feature and character special moves.

Theatrhythm Dragon Quest

New screenshots (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/new-screenshots-for-theatrhythm-dragon-quest/) for Theatrhythm Dragon Quest (Nova Crystallis)
- Theatrhythm Dragon Quest was announced earlier this month, and already the media is coming in hard and heavy.

Bravely Second

Bravely Second’s New Cat Master Job Is Full Of All Kinds Of Tricks (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/23/bravely-seconds-new-cat-master-job-is-full-of-all-kinds-of-tricks/) (Siliconera)
- Bravely Second’s newest job, the Cat Master, is one of the more unique ones, and it got a demonstration during Jump Festa.

Bravely Second’s Pre-order Bonuses Provide Powerful Weapons And Abilities (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/24/bravely-seconds-pre-order-bonuses-provide-powerful-weapons-and-abilities/) (Siliconera)
- Square Enix have announced pre-order bonuses for Bravely Second at various Japanese retailers.

Bravely Archive

Bravely Archive D’s Report Announced (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/bravely-archieve-announced-for-ios-android/) for iOS & Android (Nova Crystallis)
- Square Enix announced their first Bravely game for mobile device titled ‘Bravely Archive’ today.
- A Bravely Default Game Is Headed To Smartphones In Japan (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/24/bravely-default-game-headed-smartphones-japan/). (Siliconera)

Rise of Mana

Final Fantasy IV X Rise of Mana campaign (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPF5apsSopE).

SaGa

SaGa 2015 For PlayStation Vita Will Have Multiple Protagonists (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/22/saga-2015-playstation-vita-will-multiple-protagonists/) (Siliconera)
- SaGa 2015 has elements that make it ‘like a Romacing SaGa 4 (http://gematsu.com/2014/12/saga-2015-elements-make-like-romacing-saga-4)′. (Gematsu)

Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur

Square Enix Shutting Down (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/26/square-enix-shutting-kaku-san-sei-million-arthur-smartphones/) Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur For Smartphones (Siliconera)
- But, Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur will live on. Service for the Amazon App Store, Nintendo 3DS, and PlayStation Vita versions will continue.

Nosgoth

Dead of Winter – Special Items Now Available (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/dead-of-winter-special-items-now-available)!
- With the December 18th patch, we have kicked off a new event: Dead of Winter!

Founders' Packs - Ending Soon (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/founders-packs-ending-soon)!
- From January 5th, those packs will be retiring, and will no longer be available to purchase.

Nosgoth's Immortal Founders Pack is 75% in the Steam sale (http://store.steampowered.com/agecheck/app/200110/)!
- Hurry, because these packs are ending soon!

Deus Ex

A little holiday gift (https://twitter.com/DeusEx/status/547118658221539329/photo/1)
- Download for free Deus Ex Fallen Angel, prequel novella starring Malik!

Hitman GO

Hitman GO makes the Best of 2014 lists (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hitman-go-makes-best-2014-lists)!
- It's been quite a year for the barcoded assassin…

You can never be too careful at Christmas (https://twitter.com/Hitman/status/547869324782731265/photo/1)...

Black Butler

Merry Christmas from Ciel and Sebastian (http://cdn01.animenewsnetwork.com/images/cms/interest/81001/christmas_blackbutler2.jpg)!

Durarara!!

Happy Holidays from Izaya and Shizuo (http://cdn01.animenewsnetwork.com/images/cms/interest/81001/christmas_drrr.jpg)!

Working!!

3rd Working!!/Wagnaria!! Season's July Premiere (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-12-22/3rd-working-wagnaria-season-july-premiere-title-staff-cast-unveiled/.82502), Title, Staff, Cast Unveiled (Anime News Network)
- Yumi Kamakura takes over as director at A-1 Pictures; original cast returns.

Arcadia of Aoki shaman

A new game for iOS and Android (http://arumiko.jp/)
- Pre-registration now open.

Development

Square Enix Are Interested In Expanding Into Russia (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/25/square-enix-interested-expanding-russia/) (Siliconera)
- In a recent financial results briefing, Square Enix vaguely touched upon plans to expand into emerging markets in the future.

Music

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD’s remastered soundtrack to see a blu-ray music release (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/final-fantasy-type-0-hds-remastered-soundtrack-to-see-a-blu-ray-music-release/)
- Final Fantasy Type-0 will be getting the blu-ray music treatment, according to a new mini interview with composer Takeharu Ishimoto in Famitsu this week.

BRA★BRA (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/item/SQEX_10487.html) FINAL FANTASY / Brass de Bravo.

Products

- Pictologica Final Fantasy: a new sticker line (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/546952938615107585/photo/1)!
- The Dragon Quest Metal Slime Edition PS4 Sold 38,000 Units In Japan (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/23/the-dragon-quest-metal-slime-edition-ps4-sold-38000-units-in-japan/). (Siliconera)
- Dragon Quest Caravan wandering shop display (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/548385959721447425/photo/1).
- STAR WARS VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI- Darth Vader images (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.367255500117471.1073741911.100004990716473&type=1&l=8b64f09d19) and product page (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/item/MSWPA001.html)!

Events

Jump Festa 2015 (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/jump-festa-2015-all-the-news-trailers-and-more-rounded-up/): All the news, trailers and more rounded up (Nova Crystallis)
- Jump Festa has come and gone and with it we’ve gained a new appreciation for all things Square Enix with brand new looks at several upcoming titles spanning from the Final Fantasy and Dragon Quests series and beyond.

Deals and Sales

The Steam Winter Sale (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/steam-winter-sale-here) is here!
- It's that special time of the year again… the Steam Winter Sale has arrived!
- Agent 47 has snuck some killer Hitman discounts (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/547144424816664576/photo/1) into the Steam Winter Sale!
- What's that Ronan's inspecting? Could it be the huge Steam Winter Sale discount on Murdered (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/547708297378148356/photo/1)?
- Wei Shen is kicking ass, taking names and being featured in the Steam Sale. What a guy (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/548447545958354945).

More Square Enix sales - part 1 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/more-square-enix-sales-part-1)!
- The Christmas Sales keep rolling in… this is one mainly for you console folk but there's a few tasty bits for PC gamers too!

More Square Enix sales - part 2 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/more-square-enix-sales-part-2)!
- Starting today a whole new load of PlayStation games have gone on sale on PSN.

Square Enix mobile flash sale (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-mobile-flash-sale)!
- If you’re going to be travelling around a lot or if you’re just after something to keep you occupied while you while patiently for Santa to pay a visit then we’ve got you covered!

Square Enix Mobile Holiday Sale (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/square-enix-mobile-holiday-sale)
- It's the most wonderful time of the year and we here at Square Enix have a HUGE mobile sale to ensure that everyone will be of good cheer!

GamesRadar+ Christmas offer - get 34 top Eidos games for £20 (http://www.gamesradar.com/gamesradar-christmas-offer-get-34-top-eidos-games-20/)
- It’s Christmas - a time for giving - so we’ve teamed up with Square Enix to give you a rather special offer.

Didn't get Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (http://bit.ly/1H76mCr) for Christmas?
- Get it on Uplay for 50% now!

Artnia

Christmas menu (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/artnia/cafemenu.html) served at Artnia until December 25!

Kingdom Hearts Keyblade Keychains (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/547027546227752960) and Final Fantasy Trading Rubber Straps (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/547002259746222080) now available at Artnia.

Artnia X Bravely (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/artnia/BRAVELY/).

New Year special menu (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/548380213688557568) at Artnia.

Grimoire
29th Dec 2014, 20:26
Week 1

Final Fantasy XIV

A Hitsuji For Heavensturn (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/abce84af56431fada2bb105c9878fd207d33bcc2)!
- Heavensturn is upon us at last, and once more the Twelve gather to determine who among them shall take the celestial vanguard in the coming year.

Announcing the Heavensturn Screenshot Contest (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/d75313744a3045128ba57fd1835519d1374fcc4f)!
- Venture out and snap a screenshot that captures the celebration of Heavensturn.

New Year’s Greetings (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/dee002d5271e8b41da892f32201753969f3f9448)!
- Hello there, everyone. Producer and Director Yoshi-P here to wish you all a Happy New Year!

Triple Triad And Chocobo Racing (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/29/triple-triad-and-chocobo-racing-are-coming-to-final-fantasy-xiv/) Are Coming To Final Fantasy XIV (Siliconera)
- Square Enix share a few details about the Gold Saucer in Final Fantasy XIV.

Before the Fall (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/fall-arrives-january-20/) Arrives January 20 (Final Fantasy Network)
- Final Fantasy XIV director and producer Naoki Yoshida revealed on a New Years Eve stream at NicoNico that the game’s fifth major post-release content patch will arrive on Tuesday, January 20th.

Final Fantasy XV

Square Enix hiring an online game planner (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/square-enix-hiring-an-online-game-planner-related-to-final-fantasy-xv/) related to Final Fantasy XV (Nova Crystallis)
- The recruitment page specifies very little, but under duties lists “Planning a new online game related to Final Fantasy XV.”

New Year's greetings from Noctis (https://twitter.com/kamikoku2009/status/550675357854990338)!

Tabata on FFXV (Automaton)
- NPCs, AI Routines, Towns, Excessive Boob Jiggling (http://automaton.am/articles/news-bits/tabata-ffxv-npcs-ai-routines-towns-excessive-boob-jiggling-part-ii/).
- Summon Battles & Weapon Options Expansion (http://automaton.am/articles/news-bits/tabata-final-fantasy-xv-summon-battles-weapon-options-expansion-part-iii/).
- Leveling, Stat Buffs, Day-Night Cycle Length. (http://automaton.am/articles/news-bits/tabata-ffxv-levelling-stat-buffs-day-night-cycle-length-part-iv/)

Official German PlayStation Blog Lists Final Fantasy XV in 2015 (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-01-03/official-german-playstation-blog-lists-final-fantasy-xv-in-2015/.82871) (Anime News Network)
- Square Enix kündigte zum Frühjahr die PlayStation4-Version der Klassikers „Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster” und „Final Fantasy VII” an, der MMORPG Dauerbrenner „Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn” erhält spannende Inhalts-Updates und noch in 2015 soll mit „Final Fantasy XV” der neue Teil der Serie erscheinen (http://blog.de.playstation.com/2014/12/29/die-playstation-spiele-hits-2015-teil-1/).


Final Fantasy Type-0

Tabata on FF Type-0 HD (Automaton)
- Cameos, Game Adjustments, Development Stories (http://automaton.am/articles/news-bits/tabata-type-0-hd-cameos-game-adjustments-development-stories-part-i/).

Final Fantasy Explorers

Gilgamesh And Final Fantasy X Costumes (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/28/gilgamesh-final-fantasy-x-costumes-summoned-final-fantasy-explorers/) Summoned For Final Fantasy Explorers (Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy Explorers also has free downloadable content, like the Blue Mage job which allows characters to learn enemy attacks.

Chaos Rings

Chaos Rings II And Chaos Rings Omega For Vita Updated With English Text (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/30/chaos-rings-ii-chaos-rings-omega-vita-updated-english-text/) (Siliconera)
- Chaos Rings III: Prequel Trilogy packs a brand new entry in Square Enix’s Chaos Rings series plus PlayStation Vita versions of Chaos Rings, Chaos Rings Omega, and Chaos Rings II in one bundle.

Music

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD remastered soundtrack detailed (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/12/final-fantasy-type-0-hd-remastered-soundtrack-detailed/)
- New details have surfaced online following the full release of Takeharu Ishimoto’s interview with Famitsu.

Deals and Sales

The Steam Winter Sale (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/steam-winter-sale-here) is here!
- It's that special time of the year again… the Steam Winter Sale has arrived!

Square Enix mobile flash sale (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-mobile-flash-sale)!
- If you’re going to be travelling around a lot or if you’re just after something to keep you occupied while you while patiently for Santa to pay a visit then we’ve got you covered!

Square Enix Mobile Holiday Sale (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/square-enix-mobile-holiday-sale)
- It's the most wonderful time of the year and we here at Square Enix have a HUGE mobile sale to ensure that everyone will be of good cheer!

GamesRadar+ Christmas offer - get 34 top Eidos games for £20 (http://www.gamesradar.com/gamesradar-christmas-offer-get-34-top-eidos-games-20/)
- It’s Christmas - a time for giving - so we’ve teamed up with Square Enix to give you a rather special offer.

Didn't get Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (http://bit.ly/1H76mCr) for Christmas?
- Get it on Uplay for 50% now!

Grimoire
7th Jan 2015, 09:26
Week 2

Final Fantasy XIV

End of Service (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/e89d4830fcafe384b8203a6cbfd456bbc4954a41) for the Old Lodestone
- The old Lodestone designed for Version 1.0 will be shut down on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. (PST).

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