For the Sequel with Overseas Bravely Default

Good news for fans awaiting the release of Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies overseas: the extra features included in the “For the Sequel” DLC will come with it. Releasing in Japan on December 5th, the game will include a 4x speed mode for battle, a new Auto-mode (presumably for battle), additional save slots (increased to three), and a difficulty toggle. A multi-lingual language option will also be available (as seen in the image below), though the 3DS is region-locked by territory.

Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies is currently scheduled for a 2014 release in North America and 2013 for Europe on the Nintendo 3DS.

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Update: Since there are two beta codes a player has to enter, we do not want a situation where a person enters the beta registration code first but is denied the PSN code because someone else entered that first. Essentially that would create a situation where two people entered codes first but would not have beta access on PlayStation 3. We will be giving out codes through our twitter based on the fastest responses in our feed. You will need to reply to the tweet (no retweeting or favoriting) to qualify. Our twitter handle is @finalfantasynet. I will post screenshots of the corresponding winners, please be patient while I distribute all the necessary codes.
Our tweet will go up at 2:30 Eastern US Standard Time. Apologies for the delay.

Our first code giveaway begins at 2:15PM Eastern US Standard Time. Expand this post and be sure to check back at that time for your chance to win! In the meantime, please review the following.
(Note: Forum members get priority access. You can register for our forums by following this link: [click here])
Update: New format has been implemented for non-members. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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A few things to keep in mind:
- Again, this is for the PlayStation 3 version only. - The keys will be for North America players only. Don’t request one if you live elsewhere, they don’t work. - You will not receive more than one beta registration and PSN code. - You receive two codes. One is your Beta code, and the other is your PSN registration code. You register both. Instructions are included below, please read them carefully. - A beta test is not a demo, it’s a beta test. Bugs and issues with your account and play can occur. Beta tests normally occur on Friday/Saturday and testing is not yet 24/7. Announcements of play test schedules are posted on the Beta Forum by the community team. - A NDA (non-disclosure agreement) is in effect for beta with regarded to streaming and posting video content. Please read Square Enix’s rules with regard to this when you apply. - Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn launches for PS3 and PC on August 27th, 2013. Preorder gifts and a collectors edition are available if you so choose. A PS4 version is planned for next year.
If you are a current tester on the PC version: If you already have PC Beta access and are looking for the PS3 promo code, you’ll also receive an additional PC Beta key through the giveaway. If you are already a PC beta user, you can simply use the PS3 promo code to download the client and use your current PC beta login to play on the PS3 client. What you don’t want to do is register a separate Beta service account with the additional PC Beta key.
Now, I’m required to post the following instructions for those of you who successfully redeem a beta key. Please read thoroughly:

Welcome to the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Beta Test!
Please find your Beta registration and PlayStation®3 Promotion codes below.
Please Note: If you have already registered a Beta Test code to your account, you do not need to register it again, even to participate on the PlayStation 3. Please skip to the PS3 Promotion Code section if you already have a code registered to your account.
Beta Registration Code: XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX
For instructions on how to register your code please click here.
After registering your code, you can log in to the test forums and download the test client for Windows PC here.
To download FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Beta for PlayStation®3, please follow the below instructions:
PlayStation®3 Promotion Code XXXX-XXXX-XXXX
Instructions for using Promotion Code:
Step 1: Connect the PlayStation®3 system to a broadband connection Step 2: Sign in to your Sony Entertainment Network account on PlayStation®3 If you do not have an SEN account, please register for one (more information on www.playstation.com) Step 3: On the PS3’s Xross Media Bar (XMB), navigate to the PlayStation Store section, choose Account Management and then Redeem Codes Step 4: Select Redeem Promotion Code – this brings up a screen to enter the code you have received Step 5: Enter code and follow the steps on screen to redeem content
Details on how to install the Beta on your PlayStation®3 console can be found here. Thank you for helping to make FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn the best game it can be!
Best of luck to those who apply and looking forward to seeing you in A Realm Reborn!

Update: Since there are two beta codes a player has to enter, we do not want a situation where a person enters the beta registration code first but is denied the PSN code because someone else entered that first. Essentially that would create a situation where two people entered codes first but would not have beta access on PlayStation 3. We will be giving out codes through our twitter based on the fastest responses in our feed. You will need to reply to the tweet (no retweeting or favoriting) to qualify. Our twitter handle is @finalfantasynet. I will post screenshots of the corresponding winners, please be patient while I distribute all the necessary codes.

Our tweet will go up at 2:30 Eastern US Standard Time. Apologies for the delay.

Our first code giveaway begins at 2:15PM Eastern US Standard Time. Expand this post and be sure to check back at that time for your chance to win! In the meantime, please review the following.

(Note: Forum members get priority access. You can register for our forums by following this link: [click here])

Update: New format has been implemented for non-members. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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(Source: finalfantasy.net)

Final Fantasy X | X-2 Announced For North America

More information on Final Fantasy Network!

Final Fantasy X-2 HD Confirmed In Jump

Final Fantasy X HD Reappears on PSVita Stream

It takes a village to raise a child — or in Bravely Default: Flying Fairy‘s case, it may be a child who raises a village. One of our four protagonists, Tiz, strikes out on his own after his hometown of Norwend Village is destroyed. Well, all is not lost it seems, as you’ll be able to take part in a mini-game to rebuild the village from the ground up.

The 3DS’s StreetPass and SpotPass will play an intrinsic part in managing Norwend’s growth. As you mingle with other 3DS owners, the population of your village will increase to a maximum of twenty. You’ll even be able to grow the town’s economy to a point where you’ll be able to purchase equipment not found anywhere else in the game.

The fifth and final demo for Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is now available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, with previous versions being taken down. The newest demo features some of the new features we’ve heard of the last few weeks — summoning, Abilink, and Norwend Village.

We’re just one month away from the Japanese release!

(Source: finalfantasy.net)

the final fantasy network: Lightning Returns: FFXIII Famitsu details

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Details about Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII are emerging from this week’s issue of Famitsu. There isn’t particularly much we know yet, but what the team could confirm is that the game has completed 30% of it’s development phase. The game’s ending will also be a definitive -happy- ending, no multiple endings in layman’s terms.

If you remember from the Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary, the game’s project leads specifically stated that this would be the last game in the Final Fantasy XIII saga.

Additional details:
+ One in-game day/night cycle lasts one to two hours.
+ The game’s structure is set up to be played through multiple times due to changing and one-time events, so it may be a shorter game than it’s predecessors.
+ You will be able to carry items over to new playthroughs.
+ Everyone did not die at the end of Final Fantasy XIII-2. (Referring to the world population.)
+ Novus Partus is composed of four islands, two with “natural” terrain and one has the city of Luxerion on it.
+ Many phenomenae are occurring because of the chaos that had poured into the world — has an effect on people — something like senility they have stopped aging.
+ The battle system has an ATB gauge, but there are abilities you use (blocking, dodging, and moving) that don’t require you to select a command. They rely on button-presses and timing instead.
+ Controlling Lightning will be a different experience than in XIII and XIII-2 and since she is the sole party member, she has been given abilities to compensate.
+ You can extend the countdown timer by your in-game actions like helping people, so depending on your actions some playthroughs may be longer than others.

+ Lightning encounters a murder in the city of Luxerion which she becomes involved in (perhaps investigates).
+ Lightning will stay in contact with Hope Estheim through use of a wireless comm.

Via: 2ch

Reblogging for additional info!

(Source: finalfantasy.net)

Lightning Returns: FFXIII Famitsu details

Details about Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII are emerging from this week’s issue of Famitsu. There isn’t particularly much we know yet, but what the team could confirm is that the game has completed 30% of it’s development phase. The game’s ending will also be definitive, no multiple endings in layman’s terms.

If you remember from the Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary, the game’s project leads specifically stated that this would be the last game in the Final Fantasy XIII saga.

Via: 2ch

Additional details:
+ One in-game day/night cycle lasts one to two hours.
+ The game’s structure is set up to be played through multiple times due to changing and one-time events, so it may be a shorter game than it’s predecessors.
+ You will be able to carry items over to new playthroughs.
+ Everyone did not die at the end of Final Fantasy XIII-2. (Referring to the world population.)
+ Novus Partus is composed of four islands, two with “natural” terrain and one has the city of Luxerion on it.
+ Many phenomenae are occurring because of the chaos that had poured into the world — has an effect on people — something like senility they have stopped aging.
+ The battle system has an ATB gauge, but there are abilities you use (blocking, dodging, and moving) that don’t require you to select a command. They rely on button-presses and timing instead.
+ Controlling Lightning will be a different experience than in XIII and XIII-2 and since she is the sole party member, she has been given abilities to compensate.
+ You can extend the countdown timer by your in-game actions like helping people, so depending on your actions some playthroughs may be longer than others.

(Source: finalfantasy.net)

But on to more serious topics: the stream had a video of thehistory of Square Enix Visual Works. This studio has been responsible for the wondrous and masterful CG seen in Final Fantasy since FFVII. This video is a compilation of those feats:

(Source: finalfantasy.net)

Tonight’s panel was a light-hearted roundtable discussion with notable figures in the Final Fantasy-verse: Hajime Tabata, Yusuke Naora, Motomu Toriyama, Isamu Kamikokuryou, Yoshihisa Hashimoto, and Mutsunori Takahashi. Of course, Mr. Tabata had a big surprise for followers of Final Fantasy Type-0… Check it out in the first video.

Now before you start panicking — it’s a joke.

(Source: finalfantasy.net)


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