Famitsu Gets Preview of New E3 Trailer

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  Today, Famitsu is reporting that in addition to a new video being uploaded to the official Final Fantasy XIV YouTube channel, there will be a new trailer released at E3.  Famitsu has one screenshot from the new trailer to share with their readers but no additional information about the contents was given. They also share that FFXIV Producer Hiromichi Tanaka will be attending E3 and reporting from the event. Click here to see the original article on Famitsu.com Extra …

Examiner.com examines Famitsu E3 preview

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Examiner.com is reporting that the latest Famitsu issue features a preview of E3, complete with questions of several publishers about their plans.  And what of Square Enix?  According to Examiner.com, Square Enix will not be holding a press conference (boo), but does have a surprise in store (yay).  E3 runs from June 15-17 – so not much longer to wait for the surprise to be revealed.  Here’s hoping that it’s FFXIV related.

Andriasang leaks Famitsu information

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Andriasang, a Japanese gaming blog, is reporting that the next Famitsu will feature an interview with the Final Fantasy XIV team.  Their bullet point summary, which came from another gaming blog, Game Jouhou, is as follows: The alpha test had bad tempo with insufficient explanations. They’ve made some revisions to the beta, resulting in a completely different system. It will be easier to save up Gil. You remember that amazing comparison shot showing how much better the beta looks compared …

Famitsu Developer Q/A from April 9th

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Pop quiz! 1)  What’s the name of the server Final Fantasy XIV testers are currently playing on? 2)  How are FFXIV surnames and FFXI character names related? 3)  Can players level up in FFXIV? You don’t need to be an alpha tester to know the answer to these questions although knowing some Japanese would help. It’s a little old but a few weeks Famitsu released a developer Q/A on their website.  If you don’t know the answer to these questions, …

This Week in the Magazines: Famitsu Interviews Tanaka and Komoto

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I’m back!  I’ve moved into a brand new apartment that is much nicer than my old place.  It’s also not flooded out and molding which is a plus.  Sadly, moving meant no Internet access for awhile.  I’ve been wondering about what’s been happening in the world of FFXIV and it seems like a ton of alpha news has been released through the Japanese media this week! We’ll start with Weekly Famitsu who had a chance to sit down with Final …

Famitsu: A Little Look at Limsa Lominsa

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Famitsu released another look at the only available city during the current alpha test – Limsa Lominsa.  Again we have mostly images, and not a whole lot of really new content, but the eye-candy of this city is worth it!  Few notes before the images: The city is constructed on multiple levels.  This makes for a rather grand (albeit confusing) experience when traversing the city. Limsa Lominsa is, as we know, a port city – but also one that is …

Famitsu and 4Gamer take another look at alpha build

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Over the past few days Famitsu and 4Gamer released new looks at the alpha build – and since both are still there, we’ll take a look at what they discussed.  Together the articles looked at the user interface, menu items, emotes,  trading and the leveling system.  Since they overlap in a of areas we’ll look at them together.  So let’s dive right in…

Famitsu and Dengeki Interviews Regarding Alpha

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Two articles have recently surfaced in the Japanese Press over the last few days. Unfortunately our trusty translator Corinth is in the process of moving into a new apartment due to some unexpected issues regarding water. I worked a bit with Elmer from ZAM to clean up the images from the Famitsu article and as such he has given me permission to use them here. However, since we can’t get the entire thing translated and posted at this time I’ll …

Famitsu Interview with Developers Okada, Sato, and Iwao

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Another day, another article.  Today’s information is also courtesy of Famitsu.  Along with the developer comments they had for the various classes, they also had a short one page interview with the three developers.  Once again, let’s take a look at what Battle Director Atsushi Okada, Planner Sei Sato, and Planner Kenichi Iwao had to say about their game. Famitsu: For starters, could you give us a basic idea of how combat works? Okada: While you can play solo as …

Detailed Class Info from Famitsu and 4Gamer

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The day of the FFXIV Beta Test Site opening is upon us.  Many people are anxiously awaiting a chance to play the alpha build and test out game play.  What better time than today for Square Enix to give us more detailed information about some of the classes people will be playing around with!  Both Weekly Famitsu and Dengeki PlayStation have big spreads on FFXIV this week.  Jumping the gun though was Famitsu posting the information on their website just …