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Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival: Impression stars

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2016 in Las Vegas came and gone and probably will not return until a year after the next expansion. This year at Fan Festival, the biggest announcement that all FFXIV fans have been waiting for was the official announcement of the next expansion – Stormblood. This was announced on the very first day of the festival and was followed by a teaser trailer showcasing a mysterious blonde female in a red dress. Almost immediately, social media and FFXIV sub-Reddit exploded with speculations of who this mysterious female could be and what the new job will be. The opening keynote was of course presented by the director and producer of FFXIV, Naoki Yoshida, with on stage translations by Christopher Koji Fox. There was no official announcement of what the new battle jobs will be, but in typical Naoki Yoshida fashion, he wore a shirt that hinted what one of the jobs may be. The presentation lasted an hour and was followed by the Development Panel featuring Masaki Nakagawa on the main stage. During this panel, Masaki Nakagawa talked about the battle development for one of the newer 24 man raids that he worked on.

PAX West 2016 Impressions: Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age stars

Having never played much of FFXII, I can’t really make a direct comparison. I can, however, talk about the things I saw and the gameplay I experienced at PAX West this year. I was lucky enough to be part of a two hour session with the folks at Square Enix for a hands-on experience with Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, a HD remake of the 2006 original that was announced earlier this year at E3.

Official Final Fantasy XV Clothing by Roen Preorder Open stars

While everyone else was talking about the new Final Fantasy XV trailers, movie, and anime, I was more interested what was revealed during the preshow event last night during Final Fantasy XV Uncovered in Los Angeles. After a little digging, you can now preorder clothing worn by Noctis and Prompto online. Roen was revealed originally in 2008 to be designing the outfits for the game so these are not simply cosplay outfits but functional everyday clothing.

The Gold Saucer Returns! (Final Fantasy XIV) stars

Final Fantasy fans rejoice! In the upcoming update to the MMO Final Fantasy XIV, Square-Enix has released a new patch trailer that features the Gold Saucer's triumph return as the Manderville Gold Saucer. Built around a Cactuar, the building itself resembles the original Gold Saucer from Final Fantasy VII and the theme song can be heard through the venue in game. In addition to some new mini games, some of the fan favorites make a return including Chocobo racing, UFO catcher, and basketball. As an added bonus, the addicting card game found in Final Fantasy VIII, Triple Triad, also makes a return with updated rules and revamped interface. 

Players should start stockpiling their Gil as the Gold Saucer is set to open in patch 2.51 in late February.

Make sure to check out the trailer for yourself inside!

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2014 in Las Vegas Report stars

One of the most popular Japanese MMO held a festival for about 2000 fans in Las Vegas. Filled with jaw dropping cosplays, lots of sneak peeks for upcoming releases, and of course gambling and alcohol, check out a recap of my three day adventure at the Rio Hotel.

Please note, there will be a mixture of photos from my camera and phone so the quality may vary.

Final Fantasy X/X-2 Live Painting and Auction stars

Art Director Yusuke Naora and Producer Yoshinori Kitase were present at the opening of THE ART OF FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 charity exhibition held at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, California on March 16, 2014.

Naora did a special live digital painting of Yuna and Tidus from the game which you can view below. The original file was deleted intentionally (what a shame!) after it was printed and signed and is currently available for auction at $3500 USD as of this article. Along with the painting, other items are also available including signed concept art pieces, signed giclee prints, and original sketches by some of the production team such as Character Designer Tetsuya Nomura.

Proceeds for the auctions will go towards the Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. You have until March 26, 2014 at 11PM PDT to bid.
With a lot of Final Fantasy X fans out there, bidding are expected to be fierce.

You can head over to the auction page here or check out the photos of the opening of the exhibition here.

FFXIII: Lightning Returns Trailers and Screenshots stars

Square-Enix has finally officially released 2 trailers as well as additional new screenshots on Friday for the upcoming 3rd game to the Final Fantasy XIII series, Lighting Returns. The trailer was prematurely released by various media outlets earlier this week.

Observant fans will can't help but notice the cityscape of Luxerion, the apparently new platforming elements, and Lightning's new red and white cloak are relatively reminiscent of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed.

Some of the background buildings and details of Luxerion as a whole appears to be lacking in depth and looks relatively dated compared to more recent video game titles. As to what purpose the platforming will actually serve in the game aren't entirely made clear in the trailer, we'll just have to find out when Square-Enix releases more information.

Daisuke Kishio Interview Video stars

We got some great interviews during Anime Expo this year but it was completely unexpected that we got to do an impromptu interview with voice actor Daisuke Kishio! He is probably best known for his roles as Van Flyheight from Zoids, Kaname Kuran from Vampire Knight, Souichi Negishi from Detroit Metal City and Noel Kreiss from Final Fantasy XIII-2!

We Finally Hear More About Versus and Agito...Soon stars

New footage for Final Fantasy Agito XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII are now online. The trailer includes actual gameplay footage of Final Fantasy Agito XIII for Playstation Portable and Final Fantasy Versus XIII for Playstation 3. Fans have been in the dark ever since these two games have been announced, but now they can witness the adventure that is Fabula Nova Crystallis. Check out the trailer here.

Duodecim Shots Emerge stars

Screenshots of Dissidia 012 Duodecim Final Fantasy have been posted up. In addition, the game will appear in playable form at Tokyo Game Show this year, so some gameplay details will hopefully emerge. Screenshots seem to show little graphical differences from Dissidia Final Fantasy, perhaps attesting to that the Playstation Portable may be at its limits. From the screenshot, however, we can tell that Lightning's Limit Break in this game will be reminiscent of the Gestalt system in Final Fantasy XIII. For more information, visit the official site, which only has a teaser at the moment but will likely get updated after Tokyo Game Show. Screenshots after the jump.

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