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Sep 21, 2014
Sep 21, 2014 / 33 notes

Final Fantasy XIV’s Marriage System Is Called “Eternal Bond”

In Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, it doesn't matter who you love.
In Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, it doesn't matter who you love.

In Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, it doesn’t matter who you love.

Last Spring, the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn team revealed that the marriage system has been a very hot topic among the developers and it will be added to the game in the future updates. At E3 2014, Naoki Yoshida also confirmed Final Fantasy XIV will be supporting same-sex marriage because they see no reason to…

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Sep 21, 2014 / 1 note
Sep 21, 2014 / 20 notes

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FINAL FANTASY VII G-BIKE is a high-speed action chase game coming to iOS and Android devices. The game merges high-speed bike chases with RPG elements such as character customization, development and item collection. You may remember the G-BIKE minigame from Final Fantasy VII. It was playable at a specific point in the main story or from the Gold Saucer amusement park. Now that minigame has been remade for mobile devices.

CONTROLS & INTERFACE

Controlling Cloud and his motorcycle happens by moving your finger or by tilting your smartphone. The left picture shows the gameplay interface: At the top, you can see the distance to your goal, the limit break gauge is located to the right corner, the menu/pause and the support abilities are at the upper left corner, the lower left corner is dedicated for the magic abilities, and the lower middle is for the hit points.

In the right picture, you can see the main customization menu. The Japanese language menu has sections for the materia and the weapons.

GAMEPLAY

Since the player will solely focus on controlling the motorcycle, Cloud will automatically attack closer enemies. Cloud can also use his magic abilities (fire, blizzard, etc.). The spells can be executed by clicking the magic icon. By defeating the enemies, Cloud’s limit break gauge fills up, and once full, he can perform his limit break. To perfectly perform the limit break, the player needs to tap the screen at the right moment. Once in a while, Cloud may get assist from multiple foes such as Tifa!

A comparison between the original Final Fantasy VII mini game and Final Fantasy VII G-Bike

A comparison between the original Final Fantasy VII mini game and Final Fantasy VII G-Bike

NEW LOCATIONS, OUTFITS & MOTORCYCLES

You won’t be driving around Midgar forever! The developers have revealed that they will be adding new courses and locations to the game. As mentioned previously, the customization plays a big part in Final Fantasy VII G-Bike. There will be multiple outfits available for Cloud, but they will be challenging to unlock. The new illustration by Tetsuya Nomura is actually one of the new outfits Cloud is getting for the game. The players can unlock new motorcycles skins as well.

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike: New Details on Controls, Customization, Limit Break, Outfits and More FINAL FANTASY VII G-BIKE is a high-speed action chase game coming to iOS and Android devices. The game merges high-speed bike chases with RPG elements such as character customization, development and item collection.
Sep 21, 2014 / 15 notes

Tetsuya Nomura Creates A New Cloud Illustration for Final Fantasy VII G-Bike

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cloudartworkfinalfantasyviigbike2Tokyo Game Show 2014 has ended now, but there are still new reveals and information to share with you. Last night, Square Enix held a talk show for their upcoming mobile games such as Final Fantasy VII G-Bike. During the presentation, they revealed a new Cloud illustration by Tetsuya Nomura itself.

FINAL FANTASY VII G-BIKE is a high-speed action chase game coming to iOS and Android devices. The…

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Sep 20, 2014 / 16 notes

"Final Fantasy XV Will Likely Appear at Jump Festa 2015" - Hajime Tabata

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This week has been crazy when it comes to new Final Fantasy XV content: a new trailer, a playable demo announcement, a live demonstration and much more. And there won’t be another a year and half long hiatus for new reveals, if we can believe the game director, Hajime Tabata. According to Tabata: “Final Fantasy XV will likely appear at Jump Festa 2015, because we want to make a big impression (=…

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Sep 20, 2014 / 8 notes
Sep 20, 2014 / 29 notes

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Square Enix has showed a completely playable version of Final Fantasy XV for the first time ever! The live demo is known as “The Overture”, and it was used to premiere the new key features of Luminous Engine, and showcase the gameplay in real time. The demo is located the same city (Accordo) as the E3 2013 gameplay trailer. Though, the E3 2013 footage was running on Ebony engine, not on Luminous like now.

Dynamic Weather & Day-Night Cycle Systems

The demo started with a presentation of dynamic weather and day-night cycle systems. When it’s raining, snowing or shining, the environment and objects will react accordingly. As the day goes on, lighting and shadows will change dynamically, and you can stand in one place and see the day cycle with changing weather conditions. The city of Accordo reacts to the night as well, and all the buildings will turn on their lighting during the night.

New Gameplay Details:

The end half of the demo was dedicated for the battle system. During the battle sequence, Noctis and his friends were challenged by a group of Goblins and a Behemoth. You could see Noctis using his teleportation and magic abilities, but also wielding his multiple weapons such a spear and a sword. Another key feature revealed was “the linking system” that allows characters to pair and perform a strong attacks together. We were also introduced with the character switch system, which was shown back in 2011. Now in 2014, you just need to press a button to seamlessly change from a character to another.  Attacking, guarding and evading happens by pressing the buttons, and by holding down the guard/attack button, the character will use them automatically. The auto-mode still needs more explanation since it may not be as simple as it sounds.

You can download a low quality video of the demo from here.

Thanks to SQEXGAL for additional details on the Ebony engine.

Everything About Final Fantasy XV: The Overture Live Demo Square Enix has showed a completely playable version of Final Fantasy XV for the first time ever!
Sep 20, 2014 / 14 notes

Completing Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae May Take Up to Three Hours, And More

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Square Enix Japan has revealed that the Episode Duscaewill be about an hour-long demo, but finishing it could take up to three hours, if the player explores the whole area and a dungeon. The demo is named after an area known as “Duscae”. As seen in the TGS14 trailers, players will be able to travel by a car, which can be set to an auto-pilot mode or you can drive it by yourself. Chocobos might be…

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Sep 19, 2014 / 3 notes

This Is How Final Fantasy XIII Plays on Smartphones [Live Gameplay]

Final Fantasy XIII is arriving to PC but also smartphones and all devices that support Square Enix’s new “DIVE IN” application next month.