Apparently released ahead of the North American trailer and press, a trailer for Square Enix’s upcoming Final Fantasy X HD was revealed in Germany. Now the english/North American trailer is on Square Enix’s Youtube. Check it out below…
We originally found it on Square Enix’s German Youtube channel, but as you can see, the North American channel caught up really fast. We also found these HD screenshots via Amazon.com’s preorder page for Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster…
Final Fantasy X HD Remaster is being released along with Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster on one disc for the Playstation 3. They’re also being released individually for the Playstation Vita. Square Enix has not announced a release date yet.
Welcome to Cover Art! A section of the site where we look at a retro video game’s box cover art and briefly discuss it’s gameplay and legacy.
Final Fantasy VI was released on the Super Famicom to the Japanese public in 1994. Later that year, US gamers got it on the Super Nintendo but under the name Final Fantasy III. The Japanese version box art features the beautiful artwork of Yoshitaka Amano.
Final Fantasy VI is considered by many to be one of the best RPG’s in Square Enix’s (then Squaresoft) Final Fantasy series despite it’s changed US localization. The US SNES version is the most changed, with the Playstation and Gameboy Advance editions featuring more accurate translations.
Square Enix puts it this way, “A pick-up-and-go RPG with massive battles! The Active Time Battle system is back with the largest parties in FINAL FANTASY history!” The latest game in the long running Final Fantasy series is called Final Fantasy All The Bravest and will allow you to fight in massive turn based battles. To some this may sound like torture, but to us, it looks pretty cool. You have to go through continuous battles in the game and as you win battles, you proceed to new stages and gain experience points. The experience points then allow you to add on new fighters to your party, thus allowing you have battles where you control 20+ characters. All of this is done in Square’s classic ATB (Active Time Battle) system, which is the classic RPG turn based combat which allows characters to take turns fighting based on each characters own timer. Various characters from the history of Final Fantasy are in this game and some can be purchased as premium characters such as Cloud from Final Fantasy VII.
Check out the trailer below which demonstrates the gameplay of Final Fantasy All The Bravest…
Some Final Fantasy All The Bravest screenshots…
Final Fantasy All The Bravest is coming out tomorrow on iOS devices including iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It looks like it will available for $3.99, which is a bit high for an iPhone game, but still a low priced game in general. It also a very cool website that tells you more about the game.
Happy New Year! This is our list of Top 5 Game Developers To Watch in 2013! These game developers make some of our favorite games and we’re excited to see what they will be showing off this year. 2012 was a great year, so lets get 2013 kicked off!
Why? Metal Gear. Yep. It’s one of the biggest gaming franchises of all time. With a fancy new engine (FOX Engine) and 2 new Metal Gear Solid games, we’re excited to see what insanity Hideo Kojima and his lab come up with next. Metal Gear Solid was notable for being the first 3D stealth espionage game. MGS2 set the gaming world on fire with astounding production values (you could shoot the cups!) and gameplay. MGS3 & 4 carried the torch in the next generations. What will Metal Gear Solid 5 & Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes bring us? If the trailers are any indication, then it will be the best looking MGS ever coupled with some very intense story telling.
2 id Software
Why? 2012 gave us 2 expansion packs from id Software. One in the form of Doom 3 BFG Edition and the other in the form Rage’s The Scorchers DLC. Doom 3‘s new episode gave us a taste of the classic Doom level design. Aggressive scenarios focused on violent gunplay rather than survival horror. The Scorchers DLC gave more of id’s famous FPS gameplay but with the production values of a modern AAA game developer. And that’s exactly what id Software is. We’re excited to see what id Software will have to show at this years E3 and/or QuakeCon (Doom IV anyone?).
3 Square Enix
Why? The Luminous Engine showed us what Square Enix can do with real time graphics. But we already knew that potential existed. The Final Fantasy franchise is in the shadow of its legacy, 2013 would be a good year for a Final Fantasy comeback. With Final Fantasy VII still unmatched in sales to any other in the series, can Square Enix reignite the Final Fantasy magic? Or perhaps an exciting new IP from the RPG masters would be in order, especially if you consider the success of their one off titles like Chrono Trigger. While we’re all for a Final Fantasy VII HD remake, it may not be the most appropriate move at this time. We’re looking forward to see what Square Enix has in the oven.
Why? Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong & Star Fox. Simply characters in the next Mario Kart & Mario Golf or once great franchises? With the Wii U officially out and a less than stellar game library (although not terrible) 2013 is Nintendo’s chance to make the Wii U stick before the next gen of consoles catch up. While we expect to see a slew of casual audience targeted games for the Wii U, what we really want is a new critical work from Nintendo. Maybe a new Metroid, something with the production values and sheer depth as Super Metroid. Definitely a new Zelda. Link, finally in HD on his home territory. Don’t let us down Nintendo.
5 SCE Japan Studio Why? Sony may not have the same classical gaming history as Nintendo or Sega, but they do have some massive titles under their belt. Their game development branch, SCE Japan Studio in conjunction with other Sony related studios, has brought forward some of the most memorable and artistic Playstation games. Some of these include Shadow of the Colossus, Patapon, Tokyo Jungle, Demon’s Souls & Ape Escape. With it’s upcoming games, Rain and The Puppeteer, 2013 could give gamers 2 more reasons to keep playing on their PS3‘s. And oh yeah… The Last Guardian.