PRE-ORDER Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue on PlayStation 4

Friday, 26 September 2014

NEW! Official Big Hero 6 Trailer 2!


Hi everyone it's Xebs, Disney has just released a new trailer for the upcoming movie Big Hero 6. The trailer features funny little moments with Baymax, but also shows Hiro Hamada's older brother, Tadashi.

Disney's Big Hero 6 will be in theatres in 3D on November 7th, US and December 26th, Australia 2014.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

BREAKING NEWS! Tetsuya Nomura Talks About Kingdom Hearts 3 New Outfits, Connection With KHχ[chi] & KH3D Being Considered!


Hi everyone it's Xebs, The latest issue of Famitsu Weekly, releasing on September 25th, 2014, is to include an article about Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, containing an interview with Tetsuya Nomura, director of the Kingdom Hearts series.

A summary of this interview has appeared on Famitsu.com and it covers Kingdom Hearts 3, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]. Some of the major points from this interview include that Kingdom Hearts 3's development is on schedule, new outfits for Sora and Riku have been designed, that Kingdom Hearts 3 will link closely with Kingdom Hearts χ[chi], among many other things. A pre-release of the article is down below:

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 & 2.5 ReMIX Soundtrack Out On November 26th!


Hi everyone it's Xebs, SQUARE-ENIX Music has revealed that the official soundtracks for both Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX will be released in Japan on November 26th, 2014. These soundtracks are now known to be releasing individually, rather than as a single limited edition package.

An Award Given To Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX At TGS 2014!


Hi every one it's Xebs, At the Tokyo Game Show it was announced that Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX has won an award for 2014 titled "Future Division". This award can only be awarded to games that haven't been released yet.

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- will be out on the 2nd of October in Japan, 2nd of December in US, 4th in Australia and 5th in Europe.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

TGS Shows Off Gameplay Of Final Fantasy VII G-Bike and Final Fantasy: World Wide Words!


Hi everyone it's Xebs, SQUARE-ENIX shows off their latest Android/iOS device games of Final Fantasy VII G-Bike and Final Fantasy: World Wide Words at the Tokyo Game Show 2014. Developers on the panel were Ichiro Hazama, Suzuki Kyohei and Shinji Hashimoto. On stage they demonstrate how the games work and talks to the audience what drove them into making these games.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Final Fantasy Type-0 Will Be Out In Australia March 19th 2015 Or Maybe NOT!?


Hi everyone it's Xebs, a few days ago Final Fantasy Type-0 was announced to be released in the US on March 19th, 2015. Well, thanks to JB-Hi-Fi and the EB Games store they also released dates for their stock for Final Fantasy Type-0, however on the official EB Games website they've accidentally announced that it will be out on May 19th, 2015. Fingers crossed that it was a mistake. 

Also while pre-ordering Final Fantasy Type-0 you'll get the chance to get the Final Fantasy XV Demo for PS4 and Xbox One.


EB Games

JB-Hi-Fi

Coming Soon To PC The Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy!


Hi everyone it's Xebs, SQUARE-ENIX began to recode Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII for the PC through Steam and the SQUARE-ENIX Online Store. Final Fantasy XIII will be out on October 9th and will feature English audio, with the option of choosing English, French, Italian, German and Spanish subtitles. If you Pre-order you can save up to 10%, down from $15.99 to $14.39.


Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII are due out next year.

NEW! Kingdom Hearts Books Coming Soon!

(Not finalised cover) 
Hi everyone it's Xebs, the Yen Press book company are releasing the Japanese novels of Kingdom Hearts. The release date will be around in March 2015. The Kingdom Hearts novel will be about 300 pages long and the price will be estimated to be around $16.00 US. The novel features the artwork of Shiro Amano and written by Tomoco Kanemaki, but will be translated into English. It's most likely that the first two books will be an omnibus book.

Another book coming soon is an official Ultimania companion book called Kingdom Hearts Series Memorial Ultimania, which is the Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX guide book for Japan. The book will be out on the same day as Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, which is October 2nd, 2014 in Japan.



The next Manga volumes of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (4 and 5) and Kingdom Heart II (3) will be out this Fall 2014 (Summer for Australia).

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Type-0 HD & Final Fantasy XV DLC Demo Releases Next Year!


Hi everyone Xebs, As you all know we as Final Fantasy fans have been waiting to play Final Fantasy XV for a long time, but a chance to sample the gameplay is coming soon. A downloadable demo for the Final Fantasy XV will be available in 2015, and lets players see some opening sections of the game in action. 

SQUARE-ENIX has named the demo "Episode Duscae", and though it focuses on the early parts of the game, some elements of the progression have been altered in order to make it more suitable for a demo experience. Some players will be able to get the demo for free thanks to a voucher included with Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, which releases on March 17th 2015 in North America. It's currently unknown when it will be available in Australian or Europe.

A representative from SQUARE-ENIX couldn't confirm that the demo will be available the exact same day as Type-0 HD, but it will be coming to both PS4 and Xbox One when it does release.

What Is Happening At The Tokyo Game Show 2014!


Hi everyone it's Xebs, Japan's biggest video game event, the Tokyo Game Show began today at the Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan, and will finish on September 21st. A lot of Final Fantasy news was announced, such as new Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy VII G-BIKE and Final Fantasy Type-0 trailer footage at the event. Also the surprise announcement that Tetsuya Nomura will no longer be working on Final Fantasy XV, but on Kingdom Hearts 3 instead. 

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, Final Fantasy Explorers and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn are playable game at the expo.



Final Fantasy VII G-Bike


Final Fantasy XV


Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

At the SQUARE-ENIX booth they're displaying their collection of Play Arts -Kai- and other fun accessorises.





There's still more to come, I just hope they show some Kingdom Hearts 3 footage in the coming weeks.

Map of SQUARE-ENIX's floor.

Could Scenes From Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] Be Included In Re:Coded?!


Hi everyone it's Xebs, As some of you may know Dengeki Online have reviewed the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- and in it, it turns out that among the Kingdom Hearts Re:coded HD Cinematics is a new secret ending unrelated to the original one on the DS version. The scene is available to players who watch the Kingdom Hearts Re:coded HD Cinematics.

Tetsuya Nomura Focusing More On Kingdom Hearts 3 & Leaves Working On Final Fantasy XV!


Hi everyone it's Xebs, to everyones surprise, SQUARE-ENIX company member Tetsuya Nomura has left working on Final Fantasy XV. Nomura will now be focusing on Kingdom Hearts 3's development. Director Hajime Tabata will be replacing Nomura's role, formerly he joined the project as the Co-Director. It has been nine year since Final Fantasy XV was announced, it could possibly be that Nomura was taken off due to the incredible period of time that has passed and lack of release? Maybe?

View the press release down below:

BREAKING NEWS! New Final Fantasy XV Trailer!



Hi everyone it's Xebs, Today SQUARE-ENIX has released a new trailer from the highly anticipated Final Fantasy XV. This trailer comes right before the upcoming Tokyo Game Show Expo and will feature new game play and new cut scenes. Much is still unknown about it but, hopefully, more will be revealed at the Tokyo Game Show.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

BREAKING NEWS! Bill Farmer Voice Of Goofy Speculates That Frozen Will Be In Kingdom Hearts 3!


Hi everyone it's Xebs, today was the annual Oz Comic-Con in Sydney, Australia. During the convention, I went to see voice actor Bill Farmer (voice of Goofy, Pluto and etc.) at the panel of other voice actors like Jim Cummings, Rodger Bumpass and many more. He was asked the questions by an audience members: 

The audience member: "Do you know if whether Frozen will be in Kingdom Hearts 3?"

Bill Farmer: "It is most likely, Yes. In Japan it's a very popular movie that a lot of kids and adults really enjoy. So most definitely, Yes in my opinion".

He then talks about how he translates previous Kingdom Hearts game scripts for Japanese to English so he gets the idea what is install in the next game, then he made a quick "Goofy" voice. 



Later during the day I also went to meet and greet Jim Cummings who voiced the iconic Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Scar, Pete and Darkwing Duck. 

I asked: "Will Winnie the Pooh or Pete will becoming back for Kingdom Hearts 3?"

Jim Cummings replied: ''Well young man… I've haven't seen any script for this latest instalment of Kingdom Hearts 3, but I have finished voicing Pete for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX."

And yeah…  Oz Comic-Con Australia finishes tomorrow on the 14th of September 2014.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Disney Animators Aim To Revive 2D Hand-drawn Animation With ''Hullabaloo''?!


Hi everyone it's Xebs, as some of you may know, Disney's last traditionally animated films were 2009's The Princess and the Frog and Winnie the Pooh in 2011. Before that, decades of history allowed artists to put pencil to paper and create life on the big screen. Nowadays, while computer animation certainly still requires the talent of animators, 2D hand-drawn animation is fading away, but group of longtime Disney animators is aiming to prevent that from happening with a project called Hullabaloo.


Friday, 5 September 2014

Yuji Horii Sends A Video Message To DRAGON QUEST Fans!


Hi everyone it's Xebs, Yuji Horii, the original creator of the Dragon Quest franchise sits down and explains his thoughts on how the Dragon Quest franchise was born and his thoughts on the game design that's made the franchise so popular.

This comes right after an announcement at the Sony Computer Entertainment Conference of a new Dragon Quest game for the PlayStation 4 called Dragon Quest HEROES.

NEW! Japanese Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Trailer!


Hi everyone it's Xebs, SQUARE-ENIX has released a final trailer for the upcoming instalment of  Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX. The trailer features High Definition cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix, Birth by Sleep: Final Mix and Re:coded.

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- will be out on the 2nd of October in Japan, 2nd of December in US, 4th in Australia and 5th in Europe.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic!


Hi everyone it's Xebs, Disney has premiered a documentary of the making of Disney's Frozen on US television. The documentary features the directors, producer, artists, storywriters and musicians talking about the envisionment of turning Hans Christian Anderson's story into a Disney classic animated film.


Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Monday, 1 September 2014

Sony Computer Entertainment Press Conference Starting Soon!


Hi everyone it's Xebs, soon the Sony Computer Entertainment Japan are having a pre-show press conference, and livestreaming it online. As a Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts fan we hope that they'll appear in this year's conference (or maybe not), but there maybe small chance that it will be shown. The livestreaming with be featured on top of this post.

Update! Sadly, there was no news about Kingdom Hearts or Final Fantasy at the Sony Computer Entertainment Press Conference in Japan. The only SQUARE-ENIX game that was announced was a new Dragon Quest game.