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Returning players can log into Final Fantasy XIV for free starting today!
By: Jeff de Leon on May 23, 2024

Returning players can log into Final Fantasy XIV for free starting today! Headline Image

Final Fantasy XIV is holding another Free Login Campaign between now and June 20. If you’ve been away from Eorzea, this is a great time to check out current in-game events like the Yo-Kai Watch and Fall Guys collaborations for free before the next expansion, Dawntrail, launches on July 2. Why this is considered a promotion for returning players becomes clear when you look at the eligibility requirements. Have previously purchased and registered FINAL FANTASY XIV. All registered service accounts must be set as inactive during the campaign period. Registered service accounts must have been inactive for at least thirty days. Additionally, all platforms are eligible as long as the accoun...
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KINGDOM HEARTS is coming to Steam
By: Jeff de Leon on May 22, 2024

KINGDOM HEARTS is coming to Steam Headline Image

Sora fans rejoice! The Keyblade-wielding protagonist and the rest of the KINGDOM HEARTS cast are heading to Steam on June 13. Square Enix celebrated the announcement with a Steam launch trailer and a special message from KINGDOM HEARTS producer Ichiro Hazama. KINGDOM HEARTS mashes together the worlds of Final Fantasy and Disney and has built up a strong cult following since the first game in the series was launched in 2002. Until this week’s announcement, however, PC players have been limited to experiencing these beloved games in the Epic Store. In addition to the three major KINGDOM HEARTS collections being made available on Steam, a fourth collection called KINGDOM HEARTS INTEGRUM MASTERP...
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Final Fantasy XIV collaborations to enjoy before Dawntrail
By: Jeff de Leon on May 22, 2024

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Last week’s Letter from the Producer Live may have been focused primarily on job updates, but the Final Fantasy XIV team also announced some unique collaborations players can jump on while they wait for Dawntrail’s July 2 launch. While one is a returning in-game event and the other a new collab that’s high in sugar, both offer players the chance to earn some exclusive in-game gear. Final Fantasy XIV and Mountain Dew Final Fantasy XIV is doing the Dew now until July 14 in the US only. Players can purchase qualifying bottles of Mountain Dew and redeem codes under the caps for points that can be exchanged for Dew-centric in-game items and other rewards. Enter cap codes and bank points on the of...
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Summary of Dawntrail job updates revealed during Letter from the Producer Live
By: Jeff de Leon on May 19, 2024

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The Dawntrail media tour is in full swing, and to kick it off, this week’s Letter from the Producer Live included our first detailed look at the job updates coming with the upcoming expansion. English translator Aimi Tokutake joined Final Fantasy XIV director Naoki Yoshida and global community producer Toshio Murouchi for the five-hour bilingual presentation that began with a new job action trailer to go along with all the job news. They covered all 21 Final Fantasy XIV jobs, including the new DPS jobs included in Dawntrail, Viper and Pictomancer. Yoshida reiterated, however, that this is just a preliminary look and that more details will be revealed as the media tour continues. So, if you’r...
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Final Fantasy is going multi-platform after Square Enix announces new medium-term business plan
By: Jeff de Leon on May 13, 2024

Final Fantasy is going multi-platform after Square Enix announces new medium-term business plan Headline Image

Square Enix announced disappointing financial results for the fiscal year ending in March 2024 that will shake up their business and corporate structure as they look to bounce back. This new medium-term business plan is expected to define its business and content policies for the next three years and includes a dramatic shift to multi-platform support for its stable of established intellectual properties, including Final Fantasy. So, how did we get here? On April 30, Square Enix sent out an investor letter warning them of significant “content abandonment losses” as a result of canceled projects not aligning with their updated business model. This is despite a 3.8% sales increase thanks ...
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Final Fantasy voice actors are taking over Otakon 2024
By: Jeff de Leon on May 10, 2024

Final Fantasy voice actors are taking over Otakon 2024 Headline Image

Otakon 2024 in Washington DC is happening August 2-4 and this year's lineup of special guests should make attending a no-brainer for ardent Final Fantasy fans.  Otakon is an annual convention that celebrates all things Asian pop culture. This includes anime, manga, movies, music, video games, and more. Final Fantasy being an intellectual property of Square Enix, a Japanese video game publishing and development company, means the iconic series fits right in. Currently, 10 voice actors involved in various Final Fantasy franchises are confirmed to be participating in this year’s DC Otakon and here they are.   Top row: Ben Starr (Clive) and Nina Yndis (Benedikta) from Final Fantasy XV...
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Two new chapters in the Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier storyline are headed to Ever Crisis
By: Jeff de Leon on May 9, 2024

Two new chapters in the Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier storyline are headed to Ever Crisis Headline Image

The Final Fantasy VII The First Solider storyline continues with Chapter 7 “The Boy and the Hero” and Chapter 8 “The Hero Sephiroth” following a May 15 update to Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis. The update is expected to go live at 7:00 p.m. PDT on mobile devices and Steam. The Final Fantasy VII First Soldier storyline serves as an origin story for the infamous silver-haired, Masamune-wielding villain. It chronicles the events of teenage Sephiroth’s first mission as he leads a survey team of three other SOLDIERs through the Rhadore region in search of potential mako reactor sites. Based on today’s announcement, the next two chapters should bring us much closer to conventional perceptions of Se...
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The Make It Rain Campaign returns to Final Fantasy XIV on May 15
By: Jeff de Leon on May 8, 2024

The Make It Rain Campaign returns to Final Fantasy XIV on May 15 Headline Image

We’re 55 days away from the July 2 launch of Dawntrail and the Final Fantasy XIV team has just announced another seasonal event to keep players occupied. The Make It Rain Campaign is headed back to the Gold Saucer on May 15, bringing the fabled Kappa Suit as a reward. Players can earn 50% more MGP during the Make It Rain: March On Imps Campaign that kicks off next week and continues until May 31. The long-awaited Kappa Suit will make its glorious debut and is a neon green abomination with a beak that’s loosely based on an imp in popular Japanese folklore. This odd, yet special, glamour was specifically requested by the creator of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, who wore the costume during...
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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth predecessors are half off in the Humble Bundle Spring Sale
By: Jeff de Leon on May 7, 2024

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth predecessors are half off in the Humble Bundle Spring Sale Headline Image

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade and Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion are 50 percent off in the Humble Bundle store. That’s a lot of great gaming for a great price. Add in Humble Bundle donating a portion of each sale to charity and you have even more reason to jump into the Final Fantasy VII Remake bandwagon if you've been waiting. Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade includes Final Fantasy VII Remake, the 2020 predecessor to Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. It also includes the game’s Yuffie-centric DLC INTERmission and a bunch of in-game bonus content like special summoning materia and armor sets. All of this is available in the Humble Bundle Store down from its normal price of $70 to ju...
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The Final Fantasy XVI’s New Game+ bug will be fixed next week
By: Jeff de Leon on May 3, 2024

The Final Fantasy XVI’s New Game+ bug will be fixed next week Headline Image

Patch 1.32 is arriving on May 9 and will fix the New Game+ bug stopping some Final Fantasy XVI players from progressing through the “A Chance Encounter” main scenario quest. The Final Fantasy XVI team announced the existence of the bug exactly one week ago today. The bug may occur when players begin New Game+ from some game locations and choose to skip the prologue. If affected, in-game party members become invisible and progress in the main scenario quest, “A Chance Encounter,” becomes impossible. While there were a couple of suggested workarounds impacted players could try like restarting New Game+ and not skipping the prologue, the development team prioritized finding a solution and patch...
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