2 months ago
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Gamer Escape’s Top 5 Reviewed Games of 2023

New Year’s Eve, 2023. You’re preparing to ring in what is sure to be another great year to come. You have bottles of your sparkling beverage of choice lined up and ready to go. Perhaps you have a stream of the Times Square ball drop up on your monitor or television. Maybe you’re still trying
4 months ago
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Final Fantasy XVI wins Best Lead Performer and Best Audio at the Golden Joystick Awards

With the calendar year coming to its close, game award season is upon us. The Golden Joystick Awards started us off today, with a number of Final Fantasy entries being among the winners. Final Fantasy XVI won in two categories, first of which going to Ben Starr, voice actor for lead protagonist Clive Rosfield, taking
6 months ago
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PAX West 2023: Interview with Voices From Valisthea

The following article contains spoilers for Final Fantasy XVI. During this year’s PAX West convention, Square Enix hosted the panel “Voices From Valisthea,” featuring a discussion with the Localization Director and multiple voice actors from the recently released Final Fantasy XVI. Following the panel, we had the opportunity to sit and chat with a number
8 months ago
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Review: Final Fantasy XVI

I can hardly remember a time that an upcoming game has had simultaneously as much hype and hesitancy amongst its fanbase than Final Fantasy XVI. On one hand, we have the first mainline release in the series in over five years, being helmed by the oft lauded producers and designers behind Final Fantasy XIV. A
9 months ago
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Final Fantasy XVI Keynote Announces Demo Launch Timing and New Merchandise

Today, Square Enix is holding a special pre-launch event for Final Fantasy XVI. The event also marked the first occasion where the new President and CEO of Square Enix, Takashi Kiryu, addressed fans before introducing Naoki Yoshida to the stage. During the Keynote, Yoshida made several announcements, which we’ll go into detail about below.
9 months ago
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Sony’s PlayStation Showcase Shows off Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake, Spider-Man 2, and More

During today’s PlayStation Showcase, Sony unveiled more than twenty new announcement trailers. Ranging from new trailers for already announced titles to new indie games, first party titles all the way to new PSVR2 and AAA games. You can find the full 70 minute showcase here. If you just want the gist of it all, we
9 months ago
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Preview: Final Fantasy XVI

Warring nations. Broken families. People that can turn into literal gods. A massive shift in tone, but still a familiarity that feels like returning home. A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to visit Square Enix HQ in Los Angeles, California, to finally experience a greatly anticipated upcoming title years in the making: Final
1 year ago
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New Final Fantasy XVI Trailer “Ambition”

Today, Square Enix dropped a brand new trailer for Final Fantasy XVI, titled “Ambition.” The trailer focuses on the major characters, the so-called Dominants, who have the power to summon Eikons. In addition to the new trailer, the game’s website also saw an update, giving more information on two new characters: Dion Lesage, the Dominant
2 Jun 2022
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Final Fantasy XVI Arrives Summer 2023

Today, Square Enix released a brand new trailer, “Dominance” for the long awaited Final Fantasy XVI. Before the trailer premiered, Producer Naoki Yoshida mentioned that they’ll soon be talking with media outlets to release more information about the game. He also shared the following message: And though the world finds itself in turmoil, we’ll continue
16 Sep 2020
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PlayStation 5 Release Date and Pricing Announced

Today, during the PlayStation 5 Showcase, Sony finally revealed the release date and pricing for its next-gen hardware. The PlayStation 5 will release on November 12 for US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea, with the rest of world having to wait until November 19. The system will run for $399.99 for
16 Sep 2020
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Final Fantasy XVI Announced with Naoki Yoshida and Hiroshi Takai at the Helm

Today, after much anticipation, Square Enix revealed Final Fantasy XVI to the world. The game, from Square Enix’s Creative Business Unit III, will be Produced by Naoki Yoshida, and Directed by Hiroshi Takai who have most recently worked together on Final Fantasy XIV, with Takai’s credits running as far back as Final Fantasy V. Fans