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Video Game Ad of the Day: Final Fantasy X-2

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Final Fantasy X-2 is the first direct sequel in the series, taking place about 2 years after the events of Final Fantasy X. Some felt that the game’s J-Pop thematics and costume change mechanics were a bit too much of a departure for the series, but it remains popular with most fans.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Chocobo’s Dungeon 2

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In the aftermath of the success of Final Fantasy VII, Squaresoft started bringing over other popular RPGs and spin offs. One such game was Chocobo’s Dungeon 2, the second in the serious of Chocobo rogue like spin-offs, and the first in the Mystery Dungeon series to be released outside of Japan.

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Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix coming in 2014

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Hot off the heels of the release of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix, Square Enix has revealed that Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix is in development and planned for release on the PlayStation 3 in 2014.

Speaking at the Japanese D23 Expo, series producer Tetsuya Nomura announced that the project will contain HD remasters of Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, and remastered cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts: Recoded

You can view the announcement trailer below

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New Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix trailer debuts at PAX Prime


Disney and Square Enix have debuted a new trailer at PAX Prime for the very-soon-to-be-released HD re-release of Kingdom Hearts.

The game will be available locally on September 12.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles

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Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles for the GameCube marked the triumphant return of the Final Fantasy series to Nintendo hardware after 5 years. It was quite the departure from the standard Final Fantasy fare – it was a multiplayer action RPG which required use of the Game Boy Advance link feature for the full experience, much to the chagrin of some at the time.

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Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster Limited Edition confirmed

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It was recently rumoured that a Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster Limited Edition for PlayStation 3 was in the works, and here it is.

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster Limited Edition includes a 24 page art book featuring concept artwork from the original games and a swish looking outer box.

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster Limited Edition is confirmed for North America and Europe and is a pre-order bonus, so those buying the game receive a free upgrade to the Limited Edition if you pre-order at a major video game retailer (such as EB Games or JB Hi-Fi in Australia). I’ve got my order down already.

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Square Enix releases new Final Fantasy X HD / Final Fantasy X-2 HD trailer


Square Enix has released a new trailer for the upcoming HD remasters of Final Fantasy X and X-2.

The games will be released later this year – together on the PlayStation 3, but separately on the PlayStation Vita.

Regardless of which version you get, that horrible laughing scene still included, though.

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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix E3 Trailer now available


Square Enix has released a new trailer for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix.

For those who can’t remember the tangled web that Kingdom Hearts has become (and nobody will blame you), this package contains a HD re-release of the original Kingdom Hearts, a HD re-release of the PS2 remake of the GBA release Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, and HD cutscenes of the Nintendo DS game Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days

Expect to see the game on store shelves in September.

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Final Fantasy IV now available on Android

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Square Enix’s enhanced port of Final Fantasy IV is now available on Android.

This version of the classic turn-based RPG, which was released on iOS devices last year, is based on the Nintendo DS remake and features enhanced graphics, touch controls, voiced characters, selectable difficulty levels and more.

Final Fantasy IV is priced at $16.99 on the Google Play Store, and requires Android 2.3.3 or later.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: The Bouncer

The Bouncer
The Bouncer is another collaboration between DreamFactory and Squaresoft. It was heavily anticipated during the early days of the PlayStation 2 due to the high quality of previous DreamFactory/Square collaborations and impressive early footage. However the game was scaled back during development and the final product failed to match the vision. It is not a bad game, it is just short and bare.