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Lost Sphear Q&A: Looking to the Past to Create a Modern RPG

Posted by on Nov 09, 2017

What if your loved ones suddenly vanished? What if you realized your most precious memories were slowly slipping away?

Such is the premise of Lost Sphear, the second project from Square Enix’s Tokyo RPG Factory, the studio that hopes its latest genre entry will also stir the memories of those of us reared on 90’s RPGs.

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Final Fantasy XIV: An Interview with Producer & Director Naoki Yoshida

Posted by on Sep 06, 2017

If anyone knowsFinal Fantasy XIV like the back of their hand, it is definitely Naoki Yoshida, the producer and director of the game. To mark the latest anniversary of the MMO, he wanted to extend an invite to join him and millions of other dedicated players in enjoying the multiplayer RPG.

Knowing that joining a well established community – and try an all-new adventure – can be daunting, Yoshida-san offers his advice for PlayStation 4 fans who are interested in joining but don’t know where to begin, and explains exactly why there’s no better time to join in the fun.

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Life is Strange: Before the Storm – An Open Letter

Posted by on Aug 31, 2017

To the Life is Strange: Before the Storm community:

Hello! My name is Zak Garriss. I’m the lead writer on Before the Storm, but I speak for the whole writing team when I say how incredibly excited we are to share Awake, our first episode, with you. It’s coming out today!

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Secret of Mana 3D Remake Launches February 15 on PS4, PS Vita

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017

One of the greatest RPGs of all time, Secret of Mana, is coming back to life in 3D! Secret of Mana will come to PS4 and PS Vita digitally, on February 15, 2018 worldwide.

Secret of Mana holds a special place in many hearts here in the office, so we could not be more excited for new fans to experience the time-honored classic for the first time, and for existing fans to dive back into the fun fantasy adventure that they know and love.

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I Am Setsuna Follow-Up Lost Sphear Launches January 23, 2018

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017

At E3, Tokyo RPG Factory gave fans an early taste of the unique gameplay and beautiful world players will experience. Today, much like the power of memory, new artwork and new announcements have manifested for Lost Sphear.

First off, RPG fans can look forward to playing Lost Sphear on…

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Toy Story Coming to Kingdom Hearts III

Posted by on Jul 15, 2017

It’s hard to decide which piece of amazing Kingdom Hearts III news from this weekend to celebrate first, but since I know what you’re going to ask…

2018.

Kingdom Hearts III is coming in 2018.

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Discover the Creators: Yoko Taro’s Favorite PS4 Games

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017

Hello, my name is YOKO TARO. I did things like direct a game called NieR: Automata. I was asked to give a list of PS4 games that I recommend along with my comment for each so I did just that below. And I was told to write “one to two lines per game” but ended up writing quite a bit. But oh well. It’s okay right? Here it goes.

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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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