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News: Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Pegged for North American Release on 28th January

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Pegged for North American Release on 28th January

Europe and North America, sharing the goods

The Virtual Console can be a strange sub-platform, as Nintendo of Europe and Nintendo of America sit huffily on different sides of the room and rarely agree which games to release. Months can pass between regions with some releases, but thanks to the imminent Final Fantasy Explorers we seem to have...

News: Final Fantasy VI Advance Arrives on the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan

Final Fantasy VI Advance Arrives on the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan

Will hopefully journey to the West

Nintendo hardware may not be benefitting from all of the main-series Final Fantasy releases, but the recent arrival of Cloud in Super Smash Bros. and the upcoming release of Final Fantasy Explorers in the West are both indications of the solid relationship between Nintendo and Square Enix. Another small piece of...

Video: Final Fantasy Explorers Multiplayer Trailer Shows That Teamwork Pays Off

Final Fantasy Explorers Multiplayer Trailer Shows That Teamwork Pays Off

It's coming West in January, don't forget

With the recent arrival of Cloud in Super Smash Bros., Square Enix and Nintendo seem to be bringing Final Fantasy back into the frame, even if the mainline entries continue to elude the latter's hardware. It's easy to forget with all of the current distractions, of course, that Final Fantasy Explorers is...

News: This Handsome Infographic Shows Off All The Job Roles in Final Fantasy Explorers

This Handsome Infographic Shows Off All The Job Roles in Final Fantasy Explorers

Even the Monk is ready for battle

We all love a good infographic, right? They're a visually pleasing way to gawk at information on upcoming games, or perhaps to show off timelines and franchise histories without all that confusing text. Square Enix clearly sees the value of them, too, as it's now in on the act. It's promoting Final Fantasy...

Video: Check Out Cloud Strife's Marvellous Super Smash Bros. Moveset

Check Out Cloud Strife's Marvellous Super Smash Bros. Moveset

Let me be your (final) fantasy

Last week's Nintendo Direct broadcast had a few neat surprises for fans, but the biggest shock of all was the revelation that Final Fantasy VII's protagonist Cloud Strife is joining the roster of Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS. The trailer showed plenty of footage of the new fighter in action, and unsurprisingly...

News: Square Enix Confirms Details of Gorgeous Final Fantasy Explorers Collector's Edition

Square Enix Confirms Details of Gorgeous Final Fantasy Explorers Collector's Edition

Arriving on 26th January

One RPG that some 3DS fans will hope to keep in the limelight is Final Fantasy Explorers, a twist on the franchise that prioritises co-op adventuring. It's heading to North America on 26th January and is sure to be on plenty of wishlists. It featured in the North American Nintendo Direct, and Square Enix has now issued...

News: Final Fantasy's Cloud Is Set To Cause Some Strife In Super Smash Bros. On Wii U And 3DS

Final Fantasy's Cloud Is Set To Cause Some Strife In Super Smash Bros. On Wii U And 3DS

More details coming in Special Smash Bros. Direct next month

Nintendo's "one more thing" for today's Direct broadcast was something of a shocker - Final Fantasy VII's Cloud Strife is coming to Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS. No, we didn't see that one coming either. Possibly the single most famous character in Final Fantasy history, Cloud is a...

News: The Current Final Fantasy Director Would Like A Chance To Work With The Zelda Series

The Current Final Fantasy Director Would Like A Chance To Work With The Zelda Series

Clearly a fan of Nintendo

The conventions of The Legend of Zelda series have been re-imagined on numerous occasions in recent times, so how does a new game starring Link and drawing design elements from the latest Final Fantasy game sound? To celebrate the 600th issue of Japanese publication Dengeki PlayStation earlier this month, the magazine...

News: Nintendo NX Could Get A Port Of MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Nintendo NX Could Get A Port Of MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Negotiations with Nintendo yet to happen

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida has revealed to DualShockers that a port of the game could come to the Nintendo NX, but there are still some hurdles to overcome. Square Enix has already caused considerable interest by announcing that Dragon Quest X and Drag

News: Final Fantasy Explorers Will be Playable at Gamescom

Final Fantasy Explorers Will be Playable at Gamescom

You'll need to venture to Hall 9

Gamescom is statistically the biggest gaming expo in the world, attracting enormous crowds and stuffing itself into many, many halls. There'll be plenty for attendees to do next weekend, and now 3DS fans have an extra stop for their itinerary. Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy Explorers will be playable...

News: Final Fantasy Explorers is Journeying To The West Early Next Year

Final Fantasy Explorers is Journeying To The West Early Next Year

And we thought it had been forgotten about

Square Enix has confirmed that Monster Hunter-wannabe Final Fantasy Explorers is coming to the west next year. The company has released an announce trailer - shown below - which lists the release date as January 26th 2016. Given that Square had gone quiet on the title during most of 2015, many had assumed...

News: Final Fantasy Creator Hironobu Sakaguchi Really Doesn't Like Direct Sequels

Final Fantasy Creator Hironobu Sakaguchi Really Doesn't Like Direct Sequels

"I hate them"

Hironobu Sakaguchi is the man who made Square Enix's Final Fantasy series, arguably one of the most popular video game franchises of all time. Under his guidance, the series experienced many best-selling instalments across the NES, SNES and PlayStation, but never a direct sequel - all of the adventures were brand new, with entirely...

Matters Of Import: Final Fantasy Explorers Fights For Capcom's Crown

Final Fantasy Explorers Fights For Capcom's Crown

The Diet Coke of Monster Hunter

We’ve finally got around to try out the "Lite" version of Square Enix’s new team-based action RPG Final Fantasy Explorers; a playable taste of the early stages that allows adventurers to transfer certain parts of their save to the real thing when it releases in Japan today. Anyone who’s played Monster Hunter...

News: Square Enix's Latest 3DS RPG Final Fantasy Explorers Won't Support Stereoscopic 3D

Square Enix's Latest 3DS RPG Final Fantasy Explorers Won't Support Stereoscopic 3D

Still likes the Circle Pad Pro, though

If you're one of those people who likes to move that 3D slider up to "max" then you might want to stop reading now. Square Enix has confirmed that its upcoming Nintendo 3DS title Final Fantasy Exporers will not feature stereoscopic 3D graphics output. It's not all bad news, though — Final Fantasy Explorers...

News: The Original Final Fantasy Is Getting The 3D Classics Treatment In Japan

The Original Final Fantasy Is Getting The 3D Classics Treatment In Japan

Owners of Final Fantasy Explorers will receive the game for free

While western gamers are still waiting on a possible announcement from Square Enix regarding the release of its latest 3DS RPG Final Fantasy Explorers in both Europe and North America, Japanese gamers are currently bracing themselves for the title’s release towards the end of this...