Train2Game News FF7 Released In Europe & Asia

People in Europe and Asia have begun receiving their copy of the highly anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake.

This was a conscious decision from Square Enix due to disruptions from the Corona Virus.

A statement on Twitter reads:

‘We had some hard decisions to make during the final weeks before launch due to disruption to distribution channels caused by the spread of the Covid-19 virus,’

‘These unique circumstances have made it very difficult to align timing of our global shipping. Our highest priority is that all of you, including those who live in countries currently facing the biggest disruption, can play the game at launch, so we made the decision to ship the game far earlier than usual to Europe and Australia.’

For the rest of the world, with just one week  to go until the launch of Final Fantasy VII remake, SQUARE ENIX is making the digital pre-load available starting today on the PlayStation Store to ensure that players are ready to jump straight in to the streets of Midgar when the game releases worldwide on April 10.

In addition, SQUARE ENIX unveiled its Final Trailer from Japan, giving fans a glimpse into memorable narrative moments revealing familiar faces, new characters and epic scenes from late in the game.

To view the Final Trailer, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72Y7DplcyR8.

Train2Game News Final Fantasy VII Manga & Books

SQUARE ENIX® announced two new books being published by the company’s Square Enix Manga & Books imprints, FINAL FANTASY® VII REMAKE: World Preview and FINAL FANTASY VII Poster Collection, which will celebrate the iconic characters, massive world and beautiful visuals of one of the most anticipated video games of the year, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE. The titles will be releasing this Fall through all major book sales channels as well as from the SQUARE ENIX Store for $24.99 each.
 
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE: World Preview, releasing on September 8th, is a lavishly illustrated, full-color introduction to the world of the beloved game. The hardcover volume offers both new players and long-time fans essential information on characters, gameplay and more, in addition to exclusive commentary from Director Tetsuya Nomura and Producer Yoshinori Kitase.
 
FINAL FANTASY VII Poster Collection, shipping on November 17th, is a collection of 22 full-color, premium-quality removable posters celebrating the game’s rich legacy, with images depicted from the world of FINAL FANTASY VII, including FINAL FANTASY VII: ADVENT CHILDREN®, DIRGE OF CERBERUS®, CRISIS CORE®, FINAL FANTASY VII and FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE
 
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE is rated T (Teen) and will be available first on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system on April 10, 2020. The FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Demo is available to download now for the PlayStation®4 system at: http://sqex.link/FF7RDemo. For more information, visit: www.ffvii-remake.com

Train2Game News FF7 Remake Theme Song

SQUARE ENIX® today introduced the spectacular music for FINAL FANTASY® VII REMAKE, unveiling the theme song for the highly anticipated game with a brand new trailer, alongside behind-the-scenes interviews with the track’s creators.

The theme song, titled “Hollow”, is written by revered FINAL FANTASY series composer Nobuo Uematsu and features vocals from Singer-Songwriter, Yosh – from Japanese Rock band, Survive Said The Prophet.

To view the Theme Song Trailer, visit: https://youtu.be/3alSpW18SnE.

Alongside the theme song, the brand-new trailer gives a further glimpse at FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE’s epic boss battles and characters, taking viewers even deeper into the eclectic city of Midgar. For returning fans, the trailer also showcases some memorable moments reminiscent of the original game reimagined for the Remake.

To view the behind-the-scenes video featuring interviews with Yosh and Nobuo Uematsu, visit: https://youtu.be/2ZKR9slSECg.

Additionally, fans will get to experience the breath-taking music from FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE live, including the game’s theme song, during the Orchestra World Tour in over 10 cities, in cooperation with AWR Music Productions. Starting in Los Angeles this June, the concerts will feature music from the game’s soundtrack performed by a majestic orchestra and full chorus, all conducted by GRAMMY®-Award winner Arnie Roth known for his work on Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY. For more concert and ticketing information, visit: http://ffvii-remakeconcerts.com/.

For those unable to attend, the full FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Original Soundtrack will also be available from early Summer 2020.

Finally, those who pre-order any version of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE from the SQUARE ENIX Store will receive an exclusive FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE lanyard and automatically be entered for a chance to win a stunning limited-edition Sephiroth or Cloud Strife Chronograph watch. More information on how to win these remarkable time pieces is available at: https://sqex.link/n2o.

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE is a reimagining of the iconic original game that re-defined the RPG genre, diving deeper into the world and its characters than ever before. The first game in the project will be set in the eclectic city of Midgar and presents a fully standalone gaming experience that provides a great starting point to the series. Along with unforgettable characters and a powerful story, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE features a hybrid battle system that merges real-time action with strategic, command-based combat.

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE will be available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system on April 10, 2020. For more information, visit: www.ffvii-remake.com

Train2Game News Final Fantasy 8 Remastered OUT NOW

One of gaming’s most cherished RPGs returns today on modern platforms with the release of FINAL FANTASY® VIII Remastered on the Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PC (STEAM®), and the Xbox One family of devices.

Marking the 20th anniversary of the game’s original release, FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered features newly rendered visuals that breathe life into the game’s characters like never before. Players step into the shoes of SeeD recruit Squall Leonhart and resistance fighter Rinoa Heartilly as they work together to save the world from the military nation of Galbadia.

The remastered version includes the following boosts to enhance the experience:

  • Battle Assist: The ability to always have maxed out HP and ATB, and trigger Limit Breaks at any time.
  • No Encounters: An enemy encounter option that allows players to enjoy the storyline uninterrupted. While enemy encounters are turned off, players can still enjoy the story’s event battles.
  • 3x Speed Boost: Play through the game with three times the speed.
  • The STEAM version will also receive additional functions, including All Items (possess all items except for a few certain items), All Abilities, GF Max Level, Max Gil, Max Magic, All Limit Breaks, and All Cards (possess max number of Triple Triad® Cards except for Rare Cards).

FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered is available now for £15.99 for the Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 system, PC (STEAM), and the Xbox One family of devices.

For more information, visit http://www.ffviiiremastered.com

Train2Game News Behind The Scenes of FFVII

FINAL FANTASY® VII fans are in for a treat as a brand-new video released today reveals new insight and interesting anecdotes behind the development of the fan-favourite RPG.

The title was recently released on the Nintendo Switch™ system, and the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, and is also available on the App Store®, Google Play™, STEAM® and the Playstation®4 computer entertainment system.

‘Inside FINAL FANTASY’ is an ongoing series that takes a deep dive into the development history of some of the timeless classics within the FINAL FANTASY series.

Today, FINAL FANTASY VII developers reveal the history behind the making of the game, featuring interviews with Yoshinori Kitase (Writer / Director), Shinji Hashimoto (Publicity Producer) and Yusuke Naora (Art Director).

The featurette is available here: https://youtu.be/jNQfY3G35y0.

Train2Game News Classic Final Fantasy Titles

SQUARE ENIX® showcased that the FINAL FANTASY series has a game for every individual— with mysterious tales to be told, memorable characters to love, distinct gameplay mechanics to master and so much more.

Upcoming releases in 2019 include FINAL FANTASY VII, FINAL FANTASY X / X-2 HD Remaster, FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE™, FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES® Remastered Edition and Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!™, all available for the first time on new platforms. Within each unique adventure in the series, players can discover for themselves why millions of players worldwide fondly revere each title.

To view the FINAL FANTASY ‘Something for Everyone’ trailer, go to https://youtu.be/tZtWm2Y0teE.

FINAL FANTASY VII
Platform: Nintendo Switch™, Xbox One
Release Date: March 26, 2019
FINAL FANTASY VII, the legendary RPG classic, tells the story of the powerful ex-SOLDIER Cloud as he joins a group of loyal companions in an attempt to save the world from destruction. Using innovative character customisation options to create fun and interesting combinations of their favourite party members, players can fight to save the planet and discover the truth about Cloud’s mysterious past.

FINAL FANTASY IX
Platform: Playstation®4 system, Nintendo Switch™, Xbox One, STEAM®, App Store®, Google Play™, Windows 10
Release Date: Available Now
FINAL FANTASY IX tells a grand story of love, war and betrayal in a world of incredible magic and larger-than-life characters. Zidane and the Tantalus Theater Troupe have kidnapped Princess Garnet, the heir of Alexandria, but to their surprise, the princess herself yearned to escape the castle and see the world for herself. Together, they explore the world and encounter new friends and enemies to make an adventure unlike any other.

FINAL FANTASY X / X-2 HD Remaster
Platform: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One
Release Date: April 16
FINAL FANTASY X / X-2 HD Remaster contains FINAL FANTASY X and its sequel FINAL FANTASY X-2, renowned as some of the most popular titles in the whole FINAL FANTASY series for their emotional stories and stunning graphical quality. In FINAL FANTASY X, star athlete Tidus joins powerful summoner Yuna on her pilgrimage to save the world of Spira. In FINAL FANTASY X-2, Yuna and company travel the world once more and meet friends new and old, overcoming new challenges that threaten the world of Spira.

FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE
Platform: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One
Release Date: April 30, 2019
FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE has re-worked the game’s design and re-mastered the FINAL FANTASY XII visuals in full-HD, making full use of current generation hardware capabilities to improve the graphical and audio quality for the ultimate play experience. Princess Ashe, the lone heir to the Dalmascan throne, has devoted herself to forming a resistance to liberate her homeland. The story begins when Ashe meets Vaan, a young thief who dreams of flying free in the skies, as their adventure changes the destiny of the world’s greatest nations.

FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition
Platform: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4 system
Release Date: 2019
The classic co-op action RPG FINAL FANTASY Crystal Chronicles has been completely remastered, and now even includes a new online multiplayer mode so that you and up to three friends can adventure together! Playing with friends or solo, explore a stunning fantasy world and make new memories with fantastic characters with fun action-RPG gameplay.

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!
Platform: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4 system
Release Date: March 20, 2019
Take one step forward and change the world in this spectacular return to 2007’s FINAL FANTASY FABLES: Chocobo’s Dungeon, specially designed for new gaming systems. The rules to this mysterious dungeon are simple… every time you enter, the world around you changes shape, and enemies only move whenever Chocobo moves, whether Chocobo walks, kicks, or uses an item. The reworking of the 2007 game Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon is back and better than ever – to be enjoyed by both first-timers and fans of the series. With unique new dungeons, a new buddy system to recruit monsters and other characters as allies, and a local co-op system to play with your friends, you will explore the challenges of randomly generated dungeons as Chocobo.

Train2Game News The World Is Square

Scarlet Moon Records is excited to release THE WORLD IS SQUARE, a Valentine’s Day tribute to Squaresoft JRPGs from the SNES and PSX eras lovingly arranged by producer and videogame remixing pioneer Mustin.

Mustin – best known as the co-founder of OneUp Studios and The OneUps – arranges fan-favorite tracks from Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy VI, and Final Fantasy VII in a series of smooth ballads including live violin and guitar. Each track is dedicated to a special girl in Mustin’s life, making a perfect musical accompaniment for Valentine’s Day. THE WORLD IS SQUARE is licensed and available today:

THE WORLD IS SQUARE on Bandcamp
THE WORLD IS SQUARE on iTunes
THE WORLD IS SQUARE on Spotify

“I spent countless hours as a kid playing through these games,” notes arranger/ and producer Mustin. “Adulthood didn’t seem to hinder me in any way seeing as how I have bought every release and remake of Final Fantasy IV. Every one of these themes is a time travel device that takes me back to my youth – sharing the emotions of these characters on my screen. I hope the listeners share my nostalgia!”

The full track listing for THE WORLD IS SQUARE is as follows:

01. Fear of the Heavens (Secret of Mana)
02. Main Theme of Final Fantasy IV
03. Theme of Love (Final Fantasy IV)
04. Forest Butterflies [“Secret of the Forest”] (Chrono Trigger)
05. From the Bottom [“Bottom of the Night”] (Chrono Trigger)
06. Coin Song (Final Fantasy VI)
07. Lonely Girl [“Terra”] (Final Fantasy VI)
08. Serenity [“Main Theme of Final Fantasy VII”]

Digital purchases on Bandcamp and iTunes include a sleek digital booklet with artwork, track credits, and liner notes. A limited physical edition CD is also available on Bandcamp to enjoy the lovely cover illustration by Scarlet Moon graphic designer Connary Fagen in all its pixelated glory.

Train2Game News Final Fantasy Returns to Consoles

SQUARE ENIX® today announced that several titles from the legendary FINAL FANTASY® series are coming to the Nintendo Switch™ system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and STEAM®.

From exploring the expansive world of Ivalice in FINAL FANTASY® XII THE ZODIAC AGE®, to enjoying iconic scenes from FINAL FANTASY® VII, IX and X / X-2 HD Remaster, fans will soon be able to play hallmark FINAL FANTASY titles anytime and anywhere.

The fun starts with today’s release of FINAL FANTASY® XV POCKET EDITION HD for the Nintendo Switch, and the upcoming release of WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY® MAXIMA on November 6th. The Chocobo’s Dungeon series also returns for the first time in ten years with Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!™ bound for release this winter. The remaining titles, including the return of co-op action RPG FINAL FANTASY® CRYSTAL CHRONICLES® Remastered Edition, will release in 2019.

The full list of the announced FINAL FANTASY titles and platforms are available below:

NINTENDO SWITCH

  • FINAL FANTASY® CRYSTAL CHRONICLES® Remastered Edition
  • Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!™
  • FINAL FANTASY® VII
  • FINAL FANTASY® IX
  • FINAL FANTASY® X / X-2 HD Remaster
  • FINAL FANTASY® XII THE ZODIAC AGE®
  • FINAL FANTASY® XV POCKET EDITION HD
  • WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY® MAXIMA

XBOX ONE

  • FINAL FANTASY® VII
  • FINAL FANTASY® IX
  • FINAL FANTASY® X / X-2 HD Remaster
  • FINAL FANTASY® XII THE ZODIAC AGE®
  • FINAL FANTASY® XV POCKET EDITION HD
  • WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY® MAXIMA

PLAYSTATION®4 SYSTEM

  • FINAL FANTASY® CRYSTAL CHRONICLES® Remastered Edition
  • Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!™
  • FINAL FANTASY® XV POCKET EDITION HD
  • WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY® MAXIMA

PC

  • WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY® MAXIMA

Further information on each title is available at: http://sqex.link/FFgames.

Train2Game News Final Fantasy IV Guitar Collection

Scarlet Moon Records is pleased to present Guitar Collections FINAL FANTASY IV, the first in what is planned as a series of live classical guitar albums featuring performances from across the Final Fantasy series.

Guitarist William Carlos Reyes (of The OneUps) arranges and performs Nobuo Uematsu’s iconic themes from FINAL FANTASY IV to celebrate the game’s 27th anniversary. The album is licensed and now available for pre-order on Bandcamp ahead of the July 19, 2018 release date:

Guitar Collections FINAL FANTASY IV Preorders on Bandcamp

“I’ve always enjoyed Square Enix’s Piano Collections FINAL FANTASY series, but I have a personal preference for the sound of the guitar” explains Scarlet Moon Records producer Jayson Napolitano. “I wanted to produce a series of guitar albums starting with FINAL FANTASY IV, just as the Piano Collections series did. I also knew based on William Carlos Reyes’s past arrangements that he’d be perfect for this project with his ability to layer his performances in a very natural and pleasing way, and I couldn’t be happier with the result. I want Guitar Collections FINAL FANTASY to become a series, so we hope everyone’s as eager as we are to hear more!”

Key themes such as “Theme of Love,” “Welcome to Our Town!,” and the final dungeon theme, “Within the Giant,” are featured alongside an original composition by Reyes inspired by FINAL FANTASY IV titled “The Crystals.” The full track list is as follows:

01. Main Theme of FINAL FANTASY IV
02. Theme of Love
03. Welcome to Our Town!
04. Fight 2
05. Rydia
06. Melody of Lute
07. Golbeza Clad in the Dark
08. Troian Beauty
09. Illusionary World
10. Another Moon
11. Within the Giant
12. The Crystals (Original)

For more information about the Guitar Collections FINAL FANTASY series, visit the official website: http://www.scarletmoonproductions.com/guitar/

Train2Game News Final Fantasy meets Assassin’s Creed


The FINAL FANTASY® XV universe continues to expand as SQUARE ENIX® today revealed an exciting collaboration with Ubisoft Entertainment’s hit Assassin’s Creed® franchise, available as a free download from the Xbox Games Store and PlayStation®Store.

The immersive FINAL FANTASY XV: Assassin’s Festival in-game event will run today through January 31, 2018 as Noctis and his comrades take part in a Lestallum festival held in honor of a mythical hero who fought to resist the shackles of oppression. 

The limited-time event will introduce gameplay elements inspired by the Assassin’s Creed game series, including nimble and acrobatic movements in the field, vicious assassinations from elevated height, and large-scale treasure hunts. There are also exclusive outfits including the Medjay Assassin’s Robes for Noctis and his crew, and the Master Assassin’s Robes for Noctis, the latter which is only obtainable via the Dream Egg from the Moogle Chocobo Carnival. 

Other in-game collaboration items include the Assassin’s Creed-themed Regalia items (decal and full body decal), along with a themed photo frame and filter that can be applied to and accessorized with Prompto’s photographs.

A new trailer showing off the collaboration is available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Vn6Sy3Xx5Ss.

For more information on the FINAL FANTASY XV: Assassin’s Festival, please visit www.finalfantasyxv.com/en/assassins-festival .
Additionally, the free game update features:

    Noodle Helmet Outfit – this mysterious, famed Nissin Cup Noodle outfit musters up Noctis and his comrades’ energy and remarkably increases their HP recovery rate.

    Timed Quest Updates – Additional limited-time “Timed Quests” have been added to the quest tracker.

    Exhibition of Third Snapshot Contest Winning Photos – The winning photos from the third community Snapshot Contest are now on display at Galdin Quay.

    Bestiary – A gallery where players can see the enemies they have defeated in battle and take an in-depth visual look at the enemy is now available via the menu screen.

    Chapter Select – Players can now select and play various chapters from the main menu. This feature can only be accessed after completing the game.
More information about the game’s update is available on the website: http://sqex.to/CnZ.