First Ten Minutes of Final Fantasy XIII In English Now Available to View Online

February 22, 2010 by Thomas Mulrooney  
Filed under News, Playstation, Xbox

If you’re not too bothered about having the first 10 minutes of Final Fantasy XIII in English spoiled for you then you’ll be pleased to know you can now watch it online.

I know that some people are still undecided on whether or not to buy the game, so the intro may grab their attention. For everyone else I’m not sure why you would want it spoiled, as the games out on March 9.

I won’t be watching it, but my obsession for blogging compels me to post about it anyway. Happy viewing!

Square Enix Reports Large Profits; EA Announces Q3 Losses

February 9, 2010 by Andy Giff  
Filed under News, Nintendo, PC, Playstation, Xbox

Final Fantasy XIII is Square Enix's next blockbuster release, coming out in March

Square Enix recently reported rather sizeable profit increases on a year-on-year basis, with increases in the many billions of Yen.

They have stated that their operating income increased by 68% from the previous year, to 21.4 billion yen and that net sales for the period were up 30% to 135 billion yen. Square obviously have the release of Final Fantasy XIII in Japan to thank for a lot of that, as well as Arkham Asylum which sold very well. This is pretty good news given the current economical climate and all that stuff that I am not going to pretend to be knowledgable about. Still, good to hear that a company is doing well.

At the same time, EA has announced a loss in quarter 3 of its fiscal year, despite various big-name titles. Games such as Left 4 Dead 2, Dragon Age and even FIFA 10 were not enough to stop the company from seeing a decline in profits from the previous holiday period.

However, with Dante’s Inferno already out as well as the massive Mass Effect 2, I don’t think it will be anything major to worry about for EA. With ME2 topping all the sales charts, it’s already looking like a good start to 2010 for the publishing giants.

TGS 09: Final Fantasy XIII Gameplay Montage!

September 26, 2009 by Susan Taylor  
Filed under News, Playstation, Xbox

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New gameplay footage for the upcoming Final Fantasy game from Square-Enix has just hit the net and it’s in the shape of a summoning montage. Shiva and Odin are back baby, although this time things have changed.

Shiva, the ice summon, can be seen spinning tyres and unleashing some seriously frosty firepower onto her foe. Yeah, you read the first part right. Shiva, the biker goddess!

Odin, the not-so-headless-horseman, has lost his head.. and apparently the rest of his body too. The fearsome fighter is now a stampeding steed which you can climb aboard and utilise in battle.

And if you thing I’m talking a load of Odin manure, just take a look for yourself.

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