Eorzeapedia E3 Interview with Hiromichi Tanaka and Yasu Kurosawa

In Final Fantasy XIV by Ganiman

On Wednesday at E3, we were able to sit down with Hiromichi Tanaka and Yasu Kurosawa and ask them a few questions about FINAL FANTASY XIV.  Things were crazy, and you could see the Square Enix PR people scrambling to try and keep interview appointments.  It seemed like everyone wanted a piece of Tanaka, from Fox Business News, to the New York Times, to Eorzeapedia.  Video camera crews were coming and going.  We waited patiently in the Square Enix VIP …

Famitsu Interviews Tanaka and Kurosawa at E3

In Final Fantasy XIV by Gahoo

Like many media outlets, Famitsu had their interview with Final Fantasy XIV Producer Tanaka Hiromichi (left) and North American Producer/Senior Manager of NA Operations Kurosawa Yasu (right) today.  Topics included the upcoming start of beta testing, possible 3D effects, and community reactions about the ongoing alpha build testing. You can find a copy of the original interview in Japanese on Famitsu’s website or our translated version below the break.

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A Look At Beta Character Creation

In Editorial by Ganiman

Earlier we had a look at the new Beta user interface. Now we can check out some screen shots of the character customization that will be available in the beta client. It looks like there will be several options that players can choose from to create their character.

A Look At The Beta User Interface

In Editorial by Ganiman

We had quite a lot of into on the site yesterday from E3 and no doubt we have lots of new information to put up today as well! Let’s take a look at some new screen shots showing Final Fantasy XIV in its beta form. Looking pretty good isn’t it? Lets take a closer look at some of the UI elements in the beta.

Disecting The E3 2010 Trailer

In Editorial by Ganiman

The trailer released yesterday has quite a bit packed into its three minutes. Now that we’ve had the time to watch it and re-watch it, let’s see what kind of things we’re able to pick out of it! First and foremost we get what appears to be the first in-game footage of Gridania– one of three city states that players will be able to begin their adventures from. Along with Gridania are a few scenes that look to be based …

Final Fantasy XIV In 3D

In Final Fantasy XIV by Ganiman

Another new video has surfaced on the Final Fantasy XIV Youtube channel. This time featuring a demo they have set up at E3 that features the game running in 3D!

E3 Wrap-up (Day 1)

In Editorial by Gahoo

So day one (for us) of E3 is behind us – and given that the demo and interview are scheduled for tomorrow, today was something of a bonus day for us.  For those following our E3 tweets some, or most, of this might be repetitive, but here’s what we learned. Character Creation We didn’t get a chance to do a hands-on test of this today (we will tomorrow), but the system is robust to say the least.  While watching someone …