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New Type-0 Trailer Shows the Darker Side of Final Fantasy

In Gaming News by FireMarth

It’s been well-known for a while now: the “lost” Final Fantasy game, Final Fantasy Type-0, is finally coming to the West as an HD-upgraded version for the PS4 and XBox One. Earlier today, what looks to be the first English trailer for Type-0 was released, entitled “Enter the Fray.” The trailer gets right to the action, showing off the bloodshed and violence that have earned this title a reputation (among some) of being one of the darkest Final Fantasy titles in recent memory. The …

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Fan Translation of Final Fantasy Type-0 gets Trailer and Release Date

In Gaming News by FireMarth

Final Fantasy Type-0, as of the moment of writing, remains one of the very few modern Final Fantasy games to have not been officially released outside of Japan. Interviews with the game’s team and Square-Enix over the past few years have strongly hinted that it might get a Western release, but no plans have come to fruition. However, the gaming community isn’t one to contently stand by and wait. As was bound to happen sooner or later, a fan translation project …

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Square Enix Contemplates Final Fantasy on PC

In Gaming News by SevenBlades

Being a Final Fantasy fan and a PC gamer, it has always struck me as a tad odd that as popular as the franchise has become, it has never really seen any formal support for PC. With the exception of the MMORPGs FFXI and FFXIV, the only other games to be released for PC were Final Fantasy VII and VIII. To me, it looked like SE was just plain not interested in developing for our personal computers. However, it seems, …

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Lightning Returns Collector’s Edition Unboxing

In Gaming News by FireMarth

The North American Square Enix Member’s YouTube page posted an unboxing of the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII collector’s edition earlier today. A very hyped up Mat Kishimoto, product manager on the game, sits down with the package to show its contents to the audience. Alongside a copy of the game, the collector’s edition includes a few high-quality items for fans of the FFXIII saga. Included is a 80-page hard-cover full-color artbook. Attention is given to the book’s full-color slipcover …

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Happy Birthday Final Fantasy! You’re 26 Years Old!

In Editorial, Final Fantasy XIV by SevenBlades

It was on this day, 26 years ago in the year of 1987, when Final Fantasy was first seen on the shelves of retailers in Japan. It was on this day, during an age of game cartridges, 8-bit entertainment consoles, and point-accumulating-twitchy-platformers, that a Japanese developer known as Square would give birth to a classic and the gaming world would catch the wind of change. Final Fantasy ushered in a new era where role-playing games would actually become a real …

Watch The PAX East Final Fantasy Panel!

In Final Fantasy XI, Final Fantasy XIV, Gaming News by Fusionx

2013 is an exciting year for FINAL FANTASY fans, with an upcoming release of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn. Join the SQUARE ENIX team as they give an inside scoop on new details for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn. Panelists: David Yang [Senior PR Manager, Square Enix, Inc.], Morten Haugaard [Product Manager, Square Enix, Inc.], Matt Hilton [Community Manager, Square Enix, Inc.]  

FINAL FANTASY Titles Discounted on PSN

In Gaming News by Fusionx

Are you a fan of FINAL FANTASY? …OK so the chances of that are probably pretty good. The PlayStation Blog has announced that for two weeks (starting with tomorrow’s update) on the PlayStation Network, FINAL FANTASY games will be discounted at 50% off. The best part about all this? All of these titles (with the exception of FINAL FANTASY V) are also playable on the PlayStation Vita. That means that you could take all of these RPG classics around with …

Check Out These Cool Unofficial FINAL FANTASY Posters

In Gaming News by Fusionx

Recently we had the pleasure of working with several other sites in the FINAL FANTASY community to put together a little something for the 25th anniversary of the franchise. Other people have also been celebrating the anniversary in different ways. One user going by the alias BuddyIris213 has created posters covering all fourteen entries in the main series in addition to Tactics. These stylized posters can be purchased from their store on Society6 here. Which ones are your favorite?

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FINAL FANTASY: Celebrating 25 Years- A Fan-Made Celebration E-Magazine

In Featured, Final Fantasy XI, Final Fantasy XIV, Gaming News by Fusionx

For the last several months, we here at Gamer Escape have been working alongside UFFSite, RPG Site, Nova Crystallis and others in the FINAL FANTASY community to bring you a fantastic community project that looks back at 25 years of FINAL FANTASY. This e-magazine features articles on every entry in the series in addition to staff bios and more packed into 129 pages! This publication is not associated or endorsed by SQUARE ENIX and is available for free. You can …

Happy 25th Birthday FINAL FANTASY!

In Gaming News by Fusionx

Today marks the 25th anniversary of FINAL FANTASY! FINAL FANTASY for the Nintendo Famicom in Japan launched on December 18th, 1987. Since then, the series has seen fourteen main installments with sequels and spinoffs aplenty across several different platforms and mediums including anime and a motion picture! The year has seen a few special events, two of which we had the pleasure of attending: The 25th anniversary event at PAX and the 25th anniversary concert in Chicago. Gamer Escape wouldn’t …