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Look at all these new features in Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD

The release for the long-awaited Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD collection is just a month away now, landing March 18th and 21st for North America and Europe respectively. Perhaps you're a big fan of the series and you're currently stuck on L...

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Final Fantasy VII remake still not happening

A friendly reminder that everyone's favorite Final Fantasy will probably never receive a next-gen face-lift. This of course, was driven home by recent statements from series producer Yoshinori Kitase who, in an interview with Eurogamer, rev...

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Square Enix trademarks Shinra Company

Square Enix, makers of all things Final Fantasy, have recently registered the Shinra Company. What this means, nobody knows, but it was registered under use for video games. This might mean more spin-offs from the world of Final Fantasy VII...

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Let Tetsuya Nomura be the judge of your Lightning artwork

Square Enix and DeviantArt have teamed up for a fantastic contest in which artists are invited to create a custom look for Lightning. Anything about her appearance, from her body to accessories you'd want to see on her, are fair game. The o...

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Give your Valentine chocolate FF7 Materia

As a card-carrying chocoholic (and that's chocoholic for "chocolate" and not "chocobo," although the latter kind of works too), I have a bit of a dilemma with artisanal sweets. I love it when candies look awesome, but when they look TOO awe...

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Drakengard 3 gets a NA release date and CE

Square Enix's Drakengard/Nier series is weird.  The first two games are gameplay messes that made me want to toss my controller out of a window. Nier is much better in that regard, as it's a functional video game that's even occasional...


A behind-the-scenes look at Lightning Returns

Square Enix recently released a special behind-the-scenes look at their upcoming action-RPG Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. The first part of an on-going series, titled "Inside the Square," features insights from some of the creativ...


FFXIII retrospective trailer goes full retro

As the North American and European street dates for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII approach, Square Enix has helpfully released a retrospective trailer that goes through a highlight reel of the events of FFXIII and FFXIII-2, followe...

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Who wouldn't want Erdrick's sword?

Good guy Square Enix is releasing a new replica weapon for us, and I want it! Erdrick's Sword from the first three Dragon Quest games is going to be up for grabs, and you can purchase it this spring! How cool is that? The weapon itself will...

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Grab the Lightning Returns: FFXIII demo, get free DLC

Man, the marketing blitz for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will just not let up. Good thing that the game is actually looking like it deserves to be hyped up a little, which is more than can be said for other parts of the Fina...

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Man at Arms creates Sephiroth's Masamune

We here at Modern Method are fond of Awe Me's Man at Arms Youtube show. Tony Swatton creates weapons that we've all dreamed of seeing in reality, often times looking just like the original pieces. Having posted about him several times here...

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New Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX screens show up

Another week, another set of pictures from Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX. Not that that's a bad thing. No, I'm glad to see how this collection is coming along. Considering how pleased I was the with Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX, this just mak...

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Bravely Default censorship is worse than expected

First Tharja, and now this -- it's as if Nintendo can't help themselves. We've known for awhile now that there were some minor alterations being made to character designs for the western release of Square-Enix's Bravely Default. The mu...

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Nomura says there's still more Kingdom Hearts HD to do

With Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix coming along at a good clip, talk naturally shifts to Kingdom Hearts 3. Whoa there cowboyd, slow your horses, there's one thing left that needs to be covered. In an interview with Weekly Famitsu, Nomura ment...

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JUMP FESTA shows off Final Fantasy VI Mobile

Square Enix's focus on mobile platforms continues, with the remake of Final Fantasy VI looking closer to completion. It's a shame that it couldn't be a brand new game built with the platform in mind, but hey, VI is certainly not a bad game...

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Details on FFX and X-2 HD for your PS Vita

In case you hadn't heard yet, FFX and X-2 fans planning on grabbing their copy for PS3 soon will also be able to enjoy it for their Vita. You have the option of buying it separately for US$39.99 alongside the PS3 version at launch, or as a ...

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New Drakengard 3 TV CM in both Normal and Hard flavors

The first two Drakengard games are not very good. In fact it's no stretch to say that they're fairly bad. That being said, both Drakengard and Drakengard 2 (especially the former) are incredibly strange gaming experiences with dark twisted...

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Final Fantasy XIV coming to steam?

If you were one of those people waiting for permission from your Steam overlords to purchase a copy of Final Fantasy XIV, you're in luck. In a recent notice relating to server maintenance, it notes that additional "worlds" or servers would ...

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Japanator Exclusive: Outside Distant Worlds Miami

As mentioned previously, we here in Miami don't get a lot of geeky stuff to enjoy. We have a couple of conventions down here, but for the most part we have to travel north for anything of real value. That's why I like to take a moment to c...

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Three minutes of Dragon Quest 8 on smartphones in motion

If the idea of watching someone hold a smartphone and playing a game entices you, golly-gee do I have a video for you! Seriously though, this seems to be an honest bit of marketing for the upcoming smartphone release of Dragon Quest VIII. ...

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Final Fantasy XIV ARR 2.1 patch gets a cool trailer

I've played what feels like an impossible amount of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn since its launch back in August. My friends and I enjoy looking for the tallest buildings in the game world and jumping off of them in dramatic fashion. ...

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Japanator Exclusive: The History of Distant Worlds

Fans of the Final Fantasy game franchise have likely heard of Distant Worlds, the concert where classic tracks get revamped by an entire orchestra. If you've had the chance to see it, you'll know how fantastic the whole thing is....

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Square Enix character designer leaves company

Akihiko Yoshida, character designer at Square Enix, has left us all with a shocking message recently! You might recognize his works in games like Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn, and his most recent work, Bravely Default: For the Sequel. Y...

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Update: Final Fantasy 8 on Steam might be a thing

[Update: It's been confirmed. Final Fantasy VIII has officially launched on Steam.] After a false start, Final Fantasy VIII on Steam might actually be coming. NeoGAF detectives have found some new info on the Steam registry for FFVIII, with...

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Screens of Final Fantasy VI on iOS pop up

A pair of screen shots from Final Fantasy VI on iOS have recently popped up. We have a shot of the opening and the other has Biggs, Wedge and Terra in Narshe. With the game set to come out this Winter in Japanese, I wouldn't be surprised if...

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Dragon Quest 8 smartphone trailer is now available

Dragon Quest 8 likely went into a lot of people’s collections for the Final Fantasy 12 demo that it came with. It was a big deal because it looked good, something that was not said for the prior game in the series. Warrior had b...

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Free Dragon Quest for your smartphone

The Dragon Quest Portal App came out last week and seems to be the source for DQ games and DQ information. To celebrate, the first million downloads of Dragon Quest were free. If you missed the boat, worry not! The original Dragon...

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New trademarks from Square Enix sound like Dragon Quest

So it seems Square Enix has registered two Dragon Quest sounding trademarks, Luminaries of the Legendary Line and Seeds of Salvation. These stylish and alliterated titles fit in with the pattern for recent DQ localizations such as Chapters ...

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Lightning Returns demo and DLC up on Japanese PSN

It’ll be a while before Lightning Returns makes is North American and European debuts (2/11 and 2/14 respectively) but if you have a Japanese PS3 account, you can grab the demo right now. For those of you with the game, the first thre...

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Final Fantasy games on sale via Square-Enix Online Store

And it's not just games from the Final Fantasy line, but a lot of titles are on sale at the Square-Enix online store. Many of the titles on sale are going for about 50% off retail, which means you can buy a copy of Kingdom Hearts 3D:&n...


SE taunts overseas fans with LRFFXIII's special effects

Many people already have their mitts on the Japanese version of Lightning Returns, and all we who await the NA or EU versions can do is watch trailers and game streams while we salivate. Square Enix released a special effects trailer a few...

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Eleven minutes of Lightning and her returning

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 is now out in Japan and here are eleven minutes to get you (even more) excited for it. It looks familiar to anyone who has put time into the original FF13 and its sequel, but this video is quick to show ...

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Rejoice! FFX and X-2 HD for PS3 now dated for the West

It's been a long time coming, but a release date for the PS3 version of Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster is finally announced: March 18th, 2014 for North America and March 21st for Europe, according to the official Playstation blog and som...

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Ogre Battle is coming to the Japanese Wii U VC soon

In a list that has been recently featuring several old “classics” like Urban Champion, Tennis and Golf, the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console now shows that Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen will be showing up for an 800 po...

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Bravely Default to land in America, Feb, with LE

Likely the most exciting 3DS port on the horizon for many, Bravely Default's American plans are laid out during the latest Nintendo Direct. In short, it will arrive these shores on February 7th next year, and it will have a limited edition...

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Final Fantasy X HD is looking outstanding

Memories are often better than reality, yet these screenshots of Final Fantasy X HD look even more wonderful than what I remember from the original game. This release will be a beautiful way to both get new players to experience it for the ...

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Square Enix says games as service doesn't resonate

The trials and tribulations of Square Enix has been discussed for years. Whether it's the cost of creating the Crystal Tools, the polarization of Final Fantasy XIII, the initial disaster and relaunch of Final Fantasy XIV, their antics have ...

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Shopping and customizing with Lightning

Menus may seem like the dullest part of a game to show off, but they are something that, if gotten wrong, can completely ruin a game experience. Especially in an RPG they are the glue between your battles and the customization of your char...

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Bloodmasque goes free on iOS

Have you picked up a brand new iPad Air and want something to play on it? Square Enix wants you to try Bloodmasque really badly, so they've made it free! Until November 7th, that is. Until that time period is up, you can download the RPG fr...

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This Dragon Quest charger has something to say to you

Here are three awesome Dragon Quest themed USB chargers being put out by Square-Enix. You might expect the blue slime to be the cheapest, but nope. It is, however, the least interesting as it's a standard wall-charger for ¥1980. The met...


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