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Final Fantasy XV PC Release Date, All-DLC Royal Edition Announced

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Square Enix has announced the official release date for the long-awaited PC version of Final Fantasy XV. Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition will launch on March 6. It will be available on Steam, Origin, and Windows 10 for $49.99. Not to leave out consoles, a new Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition was also announced for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, also for $49.99. The Royal Edition, like the Windows Edition, will include over 20 post-launch add-ons and DLC.

Existing Final Fantasy XV owners on console will be able to upgrade to the Royal Edition via a new Final Fantasy XV Royal Pack, which will be available for $19.99 on the PlayStation and Xbox stores.

The full list of new features and content for the Windows Edition and Royal Edition are listed below.

  • Expanded Map: Insomnia City Ruins – all-new side quests and enemies such as Cerberus and Omega will be available through the expanded map of the Crown City of Insomnia. Players will also take on the Rulers of Yore.
  • A fully-controllable Royal Vessel boat, expanding the world of Eos and allowing players to explore the area between Cape Caem and Altissia. Players will also be able to fish aboard the vessel and discover new fishes and dishes.
  • A new accessory that can activate the new action “Armiger Unleashed” – players will be able to unleash powerful attacks while the Armiger is summoned. After collecting all of the royal arms, players will be able to find an accessory in an unidentified part of the world, enabling access to Armiger Unleashed.
  • A new first-person camera mode, allowing players to experience the game from Noctis’ perspective.
  • More than a dozen pieces of DLC including weapons, Regalia car skins and item sets
  • All season pass content including the character-focused DLC Episode Gladiolus, Episode Prompto, and Episode Ignis, as well as multiplayer expansion Comrades.
  • Archive – players can review the “Cosmogony” stories scattered throughout the Final Fantasy XV world. Additional local myths and legends will also be placed in various new locations, allowing players to obtain more information about the world.
  • Quest to obtain and Strengthen Regalia Type-D
  • New Trophies

Note that to play multiplayer via the Comrades DLC requires Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus on consoles.

Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition will support 4K resoution and HDR 10 lighting, as well as mod support. Note that you’ll need the latest Windows 10 Creators Update for HDR 10. Full Minimum, Recommended, and 4K PC requirements are listed on the official website. Benchmark software to test how your PC will run the game will be available starting February 1.

Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition and Royal Edition will be available March 6. Final Fantasy XV has been rated T for Teen.

 

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Save on Final Fantasy Mobile Games During Holiday Sale

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Did you know you could play most of the classic Final Fantasy games of the 90s on your mobile device? If you’ve missed them, now is a great time to catch up. Square Enix is having a holiday sale over the next two weeks, with mobile games up to 60% off.

The discounted prices include tons of older Final Fantasy games, including Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy 1-7. You can also find a few other 90s JRPGs like Secret of Mana and Romancing SaGa 2 on sale (Chrono Trigger is notably not on sale, however). Romancing SaGa 2 was just recently ported to PC and consoles last week.

Supported platforms include iOS, Android, and Amazon. The sale dates and prices are slightly different depending on the game, and organized below.

December 15 – January 7

  • Romancing SaGa 2
    $17.99 → $14.99 (App Store) | $17.99 → $15.99 (Google Play)

December 21 – January 2

  • FINAL FANTASY
    $7.99 → $3.99 (App Store | Google Play)
  • FINAL FANTASY II
    $7.99 → $3.99 (App Store | Google Play)
  • FINAL FANTASY III
    $14.99 → $6.99 (App Store) | $12.99 → $6.49 (Google Play) | $15.99 → $7.99 (Amazon Appstore)
  • FINAL FANTASY III for iPad
    $16.99 → $7.99 (App Store)
  • FINAL FANTASY IV
    $14.99 → $6.99 (App Store) | $15.99 → $7.99 (Google Play | Amazon Appstore)
  • FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS
    $14.99 → $6.99 (App Store) | $15.99 → $7.99 (Google Play)
  • FINAL FANTASY V
    $14.99 → $6.99 (App Store) | $15.99 → $7.99 (Google Play | Amazon Appstore)
  • FINAL FANTASY VI
    $14.99 → $6.99 (App Store) | $15.99 → $7.99 (Google Play | Amazon Appstore)
  • FINAL FANTASY DIMENSIONS
    $13.99 → $6.99 (App Store | Google Play)
  • FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS
    $13.99 → $4.99 (App Store) | $11.99 → $4.99 (Google Play)
  • FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS for iPad
    $15.99 → $5.99 (App Store)

December 21 – January 7

  • Adventures of Mana
    $13.99 → $6.99 (App Store | Google Play | Amazon Appstore)
  • Secret of Mana
    $7.99 → $3.99 (App Store | Google Play)

December 26 – January 3

  • FINAL FANTASY VII
    $15.99 → $11.99 (App Store | Google Play)
  • FINAL FANTASY IX
    $20.99 → $14.99 (App Store | Google Play | Amazon Appstore)
  • CHAOS RINGS III 
    $19.99 → $10.99 (App Store | Google Play)

 

 

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Ranking All 21 Games of the SNES Classic Edition

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In lieu of a traditional review I’m going to do something a bit different with the SNES Classic Edition. I’m going to rank all 21 games included in the retro 90s emulator.

The SNES Classic Edition is a great little product that nails the original design of the console and controllers. It’s not without flaws: the short cord range (about 5 ft) can be a big annoyance, and in order to change games and use the rewind and save-state features, you have to physically push a button on the console. But those features also add a lot of modern convenience to classic games, greatly improving accessibility.

As the front-runner for greatest console of all time, the Super Nintendo had some pretty good games. The SNES Classic Edition does a near-perfect job of drawing from a wide variety of genres and gameplay styles to represent some (though not all) of the best games of the era.

Nostalgia can always play a major role. It’s impossible to ignore if you grew up as an impressionable gaming kid in the early 90s, as I did. I played almost all of these titles over two decades ago. Now I’m ranking these games based on how well they hold up today. Intuitive gameplay and controls, aging graphics, and integrated multiplayer will all be a factor. Read More

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Super Nintendo Classic Edition Is Out Today

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The highly anticipated Super NES Classic Edition hits stores today with a retail price tag of $79.99. The retro console comes in at a teeny miniature replica size, two controllers, and 21 games, including the never-before-released Starfox 2.

“Super NES Classic Edition is perfect for any Nintendo fan, retro gamer or anyone who just wants to play some really fun video games,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “And at a reasonable price, the system will be a great addition to any holiday shopping list.”

The Super NES Classic Edition includes an HDMI cable, USB charging cable with AC adapter, and two wired controllers.

The library of included games is very impressive, drawing from huge classic games and series like Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Mega Man, and Final Fantasy. The library includes 13 of the top 14 games I listed in my wishlist for the retro console before they were announced. You can see all the included games in the handy pic below.

All games are available from the start with the exception of Star Fox 2. You’ll need to beat the first level of Star Fox to unlock it.

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The SNES Classic comes with a few modern features as well. A Rewind feature lets you reverse about a minute of game time to retry particularly challenging sections. You can create up to four suspend points to save your games any time. You can also wrap different borders around the old games to help fill in the widescreen discrepancy.

Nintendo made waves last year with the excitement – then disappointment over the NES Classic Edition. The little retro console came bundled with 30 games, but Nintendo failed to keep up with the incredible demand.

This year Nintendo pledged to deliver more SNES Classic Editions on launch day than were shipped all last year for the NES Classic. I can already personally attest to the difference. I walked into a Target ten minutes after they opened this morning and was able to pick one up after their line of 20 or so people had already gone through.

The NES Classic Edition will also resume production sometime in 2018.