As a well-known appreciator of Final Fantasy V, to the point where I wrote a whole book about it, I love that Japan feels the same way to the point that there’s actually a market for this very specific merch based on this 1992 Super Famicom game.
Today, Square Enix announced that it has finished patching Chrono Trigger on PC, just days after releasing the fifth major update to the game since it launched six months ago. (Chrono Trigger is 50% off on Steam for the next week to celebrate.) Now if only Square’s other classic games would get the same treatment.
In 2012, Square Enix Japan published a trio of Final Fantasy 25th Memorial Ultimania books collecting art, developer commentary and background information on the first 14 numbered Final Fantasy games. Now Dark Horse is publishing the books in English, with the first 336 page volume arriving in July. We got samples.…
Revisit one of the best role-playing games of all time with the Chrono Trigger Holiday Challenge. It runs from now through March and the rules are simple: register, get assigned three characters, and then go beat the game with them and upload a pic of your victory. More details can be found at the Four Job Fiesta site
Is Final Fantasy V the best of the series? Whether you agree or disagree, if you love old-school Final Fantasy games you might want to read my new book Final Fantasy V, which is available now from Boss Fight Books.
Big news for me today: Boss Fight Books has launched its fourth Kickstarter, and my upcoming book Final Fantasy V is part of it. Here’s an exclusive excerpt, discussing a bit about how this legendary role-playing game was made.
One day in the late 1990s, Myria walked into the Irvine High School computer room and spotted a boy playing Final Fantasy V. There were two unusual things about this. The first was that Final Fantasy V had not actually come out in the United States. To play the 1992 Japanese game in English, you’d have to download a…
Final Fantasy V, a video game about four warriors who get together and beat up a giant tree, doesn’t try particularly hard to be innovative. In fact, it doesn’t try at all. Final Fantasy V is essentially an enhanced version of Final Fantasy III, proving rather definitively that Final Fantasy games don’t have to be…
Final Fantasy V is coming to PC on September 24, Square Enix says. Looks like it’ll use those awful smudgey graphics from the iOS version, unfortunately. This version will also include the extra dungeon (Sealed Temple) and secret boss (Enuo).
From the mouth – or rather, the keyboard – of Hironobu Sakaguchi.
Are you a Final Fantasy V fan? Want to support charity? The annual Final Fantasy V Job Fiesta—in which players are assigned random jobs for each of the game's four characters and play for charity—started this week. Check out the website to join or donate.
These days Square Enix's Tetsuya Nomura busies himself with Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III. But let's take a look back in time, before he was the famous game designer he is today.
Shinjuku Station is all about Final Fantasy V. Spotted on the Keio Line's platform, huge V-shaped pillars were draped in FF art.
I'm not quite sure how I feel about the look of Final Fantasy V on iOS. I mean, original character designer Kazuko Shibuya returned to polish up her original designs and make everything all pretty for the game's mobile debut, so in a way this is true to her vision. On the other hand, it looks like the entire game was…
At the end of this trailer for Final Fantasy IV—which is out today on iOS for the Square Enix-ish price of $16—there's a Very Special Teaser. Final Fantasy V! And more!
Souhei Niikawa is the CEO of Nipponichi Software, the maker of such hits like the Disgaea series, and Phatom Brave. In 1996, Niikawa joined Nipponichi Software to work in marketing, publicity, and game development, and after a successful career, in July 2009, he became CEO. Even after his rise in rank, Niikawa…
With this week's release of Final Fantasy XIII-2 reopening the franchise discussion floodgates, commenter deuxhero makes an empassioned plea for the Final Fantasy game he believes is the best, even if nobody else does. Let's Speak Up on Kotaku.
Square Enix announced today that Final Fantasy V, the Super Famicom game that didn't make it to the states until 1999's Final Fantasy Anthology for the PlayStation, is in development for the PlayStation Network, enhanced by exclusive CGI cut scenes.