FINAL FANTASY (SERIES)

Yoshinori Kitase is Now the Brand Manager of Final Fantasy

Longtime Final Fantasy producer Yoshinori Kitase is now the brand manager of the entire franchise following previous position holder Shinji Hashimoto’s stepping down. The shake up was announced at the digital Final Fantasy XIV Fan Fest over the weekend, when Hashimoto joined the stage and was introduced as a “former brand manager.” While…

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Does Monster Hunter Have the Best Bestiary? Here Are Five Competitors

Whenever a new Monster Hunter is released, the first thing fans want to know is which monsters have made the cut. Monster Hunter’s bestiary has a life of its own, with each creature bringing its own unique history. A glance over the Monster Hunter Rise roster reveals familiar faces like the Tobi-Kadachi, an electric-squirrel creature…

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Multiple Final Fantasy XVI Rumors Emerge Over the Week, Causing Speculation

Square Enix hasn’t confirmed Final Fantasy XVI is in development, but it hasn’t stopped multiple rumors of the game to have emerged over the last few days. The rumors haven’t gone unnoticed by Square Enix — including Final Fantasy XIV director Naoki Yoshida, who stepped up to deny rumors that…

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Sets New Launch Month Records for the Franchise

Industry-tracking firm The NPD Group has revealed that Final Fantasy VII Remake has set multiple impressive records, including several launch month records for the Final Fantasy franchise. Regardless of future changes, Final Fantasy VII Remake is reportedly the best-selling game of April 2020, outperforming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and…

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You Love To See It 23: Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

This week, Steven Strom, Fanbyte Guide Writer Collin MacGregor, News Writer Natalie Flores, and frequent contributor Ginny Woo all get in the car and go on a positively wild adventure with Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. It’s a feature-length film that actually sets up and pays off several story beats from…

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You Love To See It 22: Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within is not a great movie. It’s probably not even a good movie. But it’s a fairly interesting film, at least for its historic significance: it was supposed to launch a “digital actress” in Ming-Na Wen’s character, Dr. Aki Ross. It was absurdly expensive. It flopped…

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An Ode to Final Fantasy XIII’s Oerba Dia Vanille

Spoilers for the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy to follow. Final Fantasy is likely the most important series in my life; it’s impossible for me to identify, let alone convey, how much it means to me. How it has shaped the person I am — my politics; my values, my belief…

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Unveils Very Cursed Summons, The Doggo, and More

While Final Fantasy 7 Remake is getting released on some extra borrowed time, that’s not stopping Square Enix from keeping the hype up. (Though admittedly, Square Enix fans can do that on their own.) This time, thanks to PlayStation Blog, we’ve got more details on some of what FF7 Remake players, nostalgic…

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NEWS

This Final Fantasy 14-Themed Room in Tokyo Is Already Booked Up

Final Fantasy 14 has become a worldwide phenomenon, with fan fests, concert experiences, and expo booths around the world. Its latest collaboration moves the MMORPG’s aesthetic into The Royal Park hotel in Tokyo Shiodome, featuring a gorgeous faerie-themed FF14 room and tons of little practical perks. But, of course, bad…

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Is Officially Delayed Until April 10th

We’re so close, yet so far from the release of Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Now, sadly, we have to wait a little longer to trek with Cloud and friends. This morning, Square Enix announced that FF7 Remake would be delayed several weeks, down to April 10th. This is exactly five…

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s Unannounced Demo Already Leaks Spoilers

NOTE: No unrevealed, demo-farmed spoilers for FF7 within. You’re welcome. It may seem odd that Final Fantasy fans are dying to spoil a game that’s technically already 20 years old. But already, spoilers are out for the Final Fantasy 7 Remake! Excited dataminers already got their hands on the FF7…

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Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.2 Is Coming February – Here’s What We Know

Hot off the coattails of the wildly popular 5.1 patch, the developers of Final Fantasy XIV have been hard at work preparing for the next major patch update. The new FFXIV patch 5.2 update, called “Echoes of a Fallen Star,” was announced during a special 14-hour holiday livestream. If you…

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FF7 Remake Part 2 Confirmed; Plus, All New Details You Need To Know

The Final Fantasy 7 Remake is one of the most anticipated and ambitious releases out there. At this point, even a trickle of information, like we got today, seems like a lot. A new post by PlayStation.Blog today, for instance, showed off a cute summon and new character abilities. And…

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FF14 Director Gives Thumbs-Up To First Group To Finish Newest Raid

When the Epic of Alexander raid dropped for Final Fantasy XIV last week, the rush to World First began. And just under four days later, a group emerged victorious — and got some praise from Square Enix along the way. FF14’s endgame, like in any good MMORPG, provides plenty of…

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FF14 Patch 5.1 Details — Epic of Alexander, Ishgardian Restoration, And The Best Emote Ever

The 5.1 patch for Final Fantasy XIV had a ton packed in already. In fact, it was so much, that they opted, as usual, to bring it in through several smaller patches. But these patches aren’t exactly small; FFXIV patch 5.1, especially, introduces plenty of new nifty things that fans looked…

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FF14 Bug Spawns Unexpected Guest During Finale Of New NieR Raid

Nobody expects every major game to go over smoothly! Bugs and glitches, while best avoided, are like common colds. They’re kind of a part of a life, and we just do our best. However, in Final Fantasy XIV, a pretty major one has caught the eye of high-level raiders. Specifically,…

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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Documentary Dives Into Creation Of Original Game

Final Fantasy VIII made waves again recently with its remastered edition. Now, Square Enix is eager to keep that momentum up with their new “Inside Final Fantasy VIII Remastered” documentary. The documentary isn’t just about the remastered game, though. They spend time with director Yoshinori Kitase, producer Shinji Hashimoto, and…

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Best Game Soundtracks July 2018

Stay fresh, little inklings.

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An apology to Final Fantasy XII

Square Enix's flagship series is known for its innovation, but this entry was particularly ahead of its time.

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