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Apr 24, 2014

Romancing SaGa Remastered Soundtracks Announced | Coming This Summer

Romancing SaGa Remastered Soundtracks Announced | Coming This Summer

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It has been over 20 years since Kenji Ito made the original composing work for Romancing SaGa games. Today, the Japanese Sony Music Store opened pre-orders for Romancing SaGa 1 and 2 Original Soundtrack -Remaster- albums. The first “Romancing Saga Original Soundtrack -Remaster-” album will be released on 18th June, and “Romancing SaGa 2 Original Soundtrack -Remaster-” will be out a month later…

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Apr 24, 2014 / 1 note

Piano Opera FINAL FANTASY VII / VIII / IX Now Available on iTunes

Piano Opera FINAL FANTASY VII / VIII / IX Now Available on iTunes

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“Piano Opera FINAL FANTASY VII / VIII / IX” is now available for $11.88/€11.88 on iTunes.
 It’s the third release of  the”Piano Opera” series which features piano arrangements of songs from the Final Fantasy series. Square Enix has already released two albums before: each of them focusing on three different Final Fantasy games, I-III and IV-VII.

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  • OP1 Ami(From “FINAL FANTASY VIII”) -Nobuo…

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Apr 24, 2014 / 2 notes

Gunslinger Stratos 2 Music Promotion Video Vol. 2: Behind The Scenes of Soundtrack Production

Gunslinger Stratos 2 Music Promotion Video Vol. 2: Behind The Scenes of Soundtrack Production

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Last year, Square Enix revealed a new sequel for “Gunslinger Stratos″, which was released this Spring. There has been lots of buzz going on around the game, mainly because of this epic Gunslinger Stratos 2 CGI trailer.

However, today we’re taking a closer look at the music promotion video vol. 2 which again takes us behind the scenes of the music production. The video gives a great preview of…

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Apr 24, 2014 / 1 note
Kurasama Susaya in the cover of the fifth volume

Kurasama Susaya in the cover of the fifth volume

The release of Final Fantasy Agito will be happening in Japan next month. It will be a free-to-play smartphone-only title and it will be having some sort of microtransactions.  Square Enix has already announced  “pre-DLC” for the game, that can be acquired from the pre-registration site or by buying the fifth volume of Final Fantasy Type-0 manga. More info can be found from here.


Since we haven’t talked much about the manga, we thought to tell a bit about it while showing off the covers of volumes 1-5 from the Final Fantasy Type-0: Reaper of the Icy Blade series. It’s a side story which follows Kurasama Susaya’s life nine years before the events of the original Final Fantasy Type-0. It gives an interesting insight, how the instructor of Class Zero became the person who he was in the game. The series also follow the normal student life in the Magic Academy Peristylium Suzaku and the comical events involves in it.
Also read: Check Out These Amazing Official Final Fantasy Type-0 Manga Artworks | Wallpapers

 

This Is How Final Fantasy Type-0: “Reaper of the Icy Blade” Vol. 1-5 Cover Arts Look Like The release of Final Fantasy Agito will be happening in Japan next month. It will be a free-to-play smartphone-only title and it will be having some sort of microtransactions.  
Apr 24, 2014 / 2 notes


There are plenty things to write about Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call nowadays. This week, Square Enix Europe and North America revealed that the game will be released in the West later this year. Today, April 24th, the game is released in Japan, and even at this moment some Japanese Final Fantasy fans are playing the game. As we wait, there must be something to feed our hype hunger… Perhaps these new screenshots will do the trick.


Here we have eleven new brand new screenshots showing off the game. This time the areas in Field Music Sequence seem to be from games such as Lightning Returns, Crisis Core and Final Fantasy Type-0. New villains are being featured as well: Typhon and Bahamut from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children make an appear.

Also read: Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call Special Arrange Medley♪ Is a Nostalgia Overdose

 

Even More Brand New Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call Screenshots There are plenty things to write about Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call nowadays. This week, Square Enix Europe and North America revealed that the game will be released in the West later this year.
Apr 23, 2014 / 1 note

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call Special Arrange Medley♪ Is a Nostalgia Overdose

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call Special Arrange Medley♪ Is a Nostalgia Overdose

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It’s no lie that Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call has one of the best fan service on the market for Final Fantasy fans.To celebrate the Japanese launch of the game, Square Enix Japan has uploaded a cool video showing off the “Special Arrange Medley♪” song which is likely an unlockable in Curtain Call.

Special Arrange Medley♪ is a newly arranged song combining all the most memorable…

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Apr 23, 2014

Are you ready for some indie music goodness!?
Language’s Red Single is out now – worldwide!

You can pick up the new Red Single which contains two songs, Silencia and Soft Moments, only for €1.45/$2.00/£1.19  from BandCamp. The tracks are available in many formats, from normal quality MP3 to superior FLAC. Red Single is also available on iTunes for €2.59.

By critics, Red Single is described as “a great electronic journey, which takes its listener through the mysterious and ambient outerspace. It combines modern sounds to the past, even brings cool video game music influence to it.” The vocals are praised for being “very soft and dark at the same time, bringing something cool even to indie music scene.” When talked about the production quality: “If this was a single album released, for example, by Daft Punk, it would be praised and already on the top. Language did something really amazing with Silencia and Soft Moments.”

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Who are they?

Language is an electronic pop band from Tokyo, Japan formed in 2009. The band consists of Kaori (Vocal), Yosuke Kakegawa(Guitar/Computer), Naoyuki Honzawa(Bass/Computer). They play and produce music with hybrid manner of both electronic and live sounds inspired by eclecticism through a diversity of their musical backgrounds including dance music, electronica and indie rock.


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Square Portal staff was very impressed by Language’s previous work on Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and with Magure and Northern Lights albums. That’s why, we’ve planned special projects such as an interview with the band! In it, we will be talking about their new music and work on Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and how did working with Final Fantasy and Mitsuto Suzuki feel. More information about this project coming soon!

One of our editors created cool wallpapers out from Red Single’s cover. Feel free to use them!

Language’s Red Single Out Now Worldwide | Language x Square Portal Are you ready for some indie music goodness!? Language’s Red Single is out now - worldwide!
Apr 23, 2014 / 1 note

Tetsuya Nomura Sketches “Puzzle And Dragons Battle Tournament” Cast

Tetsuya Nomura Sketches “Puzzle And Dragons Battle Tournament” Cast

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The official Japanese Twitter account of Puzzle and Dragons Battle Tournament
has shared a new sketch of the game cast made by Tetsuya Nomura himself. He drew it during the launch event of the game, which was today! That’s right, Puzzle and Dragons Battle Tournament is out now in Japan – only in arcades though! (April 24th)

What the kweh is “Puzzle and Dragons Battle Tournament”!?

Originally,…

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Apr 23, 2014 / 2 notes

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Tops as the Best-Selling PS4 Game as It Launches in Japan

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Tops as the Best-Selling PS4 Game as It Launches in Japan

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The new-gen version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was released exclusively for the PlayStation 4 last week. Media Createhas shared the latest sale figures from last week, which show Final Fantasy XIV topped as the best-selling PS4 game as it launched on 14th April. Square Enix managed to sell over 31 000 copies of the game, which led to great increase in subscribes. Actually, when combined…

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Apr 23, 2014 / 4 notes

Lightning Returns and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Won “Excellence” Awards at Famitsu Awards 2013

Lightning Returns and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Won “Excellence” Awards at Famitsu Awards 2013

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This week, the famous Japanese magazine Famitsu arranged their own “Famitsu Award 2013″ show where they rewarded the best games of 2013. It was no surprise Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn were both nominated alongside other successful titles such as The Last of Us and Monster Hunter 4.

While Monster Hunter 4 managed to snatch the game of the year…

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