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Extended Play: How Final Fantasy XII’s Gambit Created One of the Most Distinct RP...

Posted by on Jul 07, 2017

At the time of its original release more than 10 years ago, Final Fantasy XII received critical acclaim. Boasting incredible visuals that pushed the PS2 hardware to its limits, a unique battle system, and a strong cast embodying the classic thrills of a Final Fantasy story, it left a distinct impression on players.

Despite coming in the wake of a number of hugely successful entries in the series, its developers decided to take sizable risks with the franchise formula, while simultaneously paying homage to Final Fantasy traditions. It represented a bold, daring new vision for the series.

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The Long Path to Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age

Posted by on Jun 08, 2017

The origin of Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age begins with the original Final Fantasy XII which was released on PS2 in 2006. This game had the honor of receiving many awards with its unique game system that granted players great freedom and strategic ability, and by its graphical expressiveness that utilized the hardware’s capability to the fullest, in the world called Ivalice that inherited the genes of Final Fantasy Tactics.

The core members from the original development team got together this time to develop Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age, but the first thing that we thought was “to not only improve visual and sound expression, but also to reconstruct the game design itself so that the players can experience a new Final Fantasy XII as a modern game.”

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Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood is a New Beginning

Posted by on May 31, 2017

The story of Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood takes our heroes to the faraway lands of Ala Mhigo, oppressed and occupied by the Garlean Empire for 20 years. We join the Resistance in their efforts for liberation, though not all the people of Ala Mhigo see eye to eye. The older generation longs for their days of freedom. The newer generation has grown up under Garlean rule and knows nothing else. There is a disparity in perspective between the old and the new that changes their mutual experience.

This same disparity exists between veteran Final Fantasy XIV players and new ones. And it’s a gulf that Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida plans to bridge.

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The Starlight Celebration Returns to Final Fantasy XIV on December 15

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016

Season’s greetings to all PlayStation.Blog readers from the Final Fantasy XIV team! With the end of the year quickly approaching, the citizens of Eorzea are busy preparing for the return of the annual Starlight Celebration seasonal event!

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Everything You Need to Know About Final Fantasy XV

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016

Hi everyone! I’m excited to share this one-stop shop for everything Final Fantasy XV. Let’s distill it into 15 major points!

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Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Revealed, What We Know So Far

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016

You guys. What a show.

I’m at the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Las Vegas this weekend, where Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida took the stage moments ago to deliver the event’s keynote address and share some amazing news: details on the next Final Fantasy XIV expansion, Stormblood, due out in early summer 2017!

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Final Fantasy XV Composer Reflects on 10-Year Journey

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016

For long time franchise fans, there’s something special about hearing the latest Final Fantasy score for the first time. Be that in-game or, as was the case a few short weeks ago, hearing it performed live.

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New Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV Trailer Revealed

Posted by on Jul 23, 2016

We’ve finally launched the Global Trailer! Get a preview of the full story of Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV, complete with epic battle scenes! Final Fantasy fans, now’s the time to get excited for an entirely new cinematic adventure.

I’m very happy that Kingsglaive will be released theatrically in North America. With all the effort we put into the sound and music, we’re so happy that everyone can enjoy this in theaters starting on August 19.

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