Final Fantasy 7 Remake confirmed for Episodic Release

Back in 2015, Square Enix had stated that the remake of Final Fantasy VII would be released episodically. However, Square had been relatively silent despite multiple teasers being released until last night. Square is reconfirming that Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released episodically. This may lead to each episode being each disc for the PlayStation One release. That would mean three episodes.

It’s pretty disappointing to hear the game is being released as episodes because the game has been under development for so long. This may be the case if Tetsuya Nomura and Square Enix have been consistently changing the game’s direction similar to Final Fantasy XV. The trailer shown at the PlayStation State of Play only showed the beginning of Final Fantasy VII which may be an indication that they only finished the 1/3 of the story.



FINAL FANTASY XV cancels Future DLCs

As a fan of Final Fantasy XV, I can fully admit the game is flawed. The story is not well told, there are major characters that aren’t given time to shine, and there are huge chunks of the story missing. Fans were hoping that the future DLC’s that were announced for 2019 would fulfill the holes that the main game left. Unfortunately, it seems Square-Enix has canceled all future DLC for FFXV except one; the Ardyn DLC for March 2019.

In April, Square stated they were working on 4 DLC packs: Ardyn, Aranea, Luna, and Noctis. Hajime Tabata, the director of XV, has announced that he is leaving Square-Enix. Whether he will still be with Luminous Productions, his spin-off company from Square-Enix remains to be seen. There was also news that FFXV Comrades would be released as a standalone title in 2019 for PS4 and Xbox One. You can watch the press conference below but it’s in Japanese.

Final Thoughts:

Final Fantasy XV will be officially finished by 2019. It’s unfortunate that we will never see the backstory for Luna and Aranea considering that they were important but barely in the story. XV is going to be remembered as a bad entry in the series. Even as a fan, there’s huge flaws in the game and the push for DLC to fix them are ridiculous to defend. So I guess I’m not a fan anymore. Square-Enix has burned me once again.




TL; DW Nintendo Direct 9/13

Didn’t watch the entire 38 minutes direct? Look no further. Below is an abridge version of the entire direct! Below are most of the Nintendo Switch games that were announced during this direct!

Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Working Title): 2019

  • A new title for the Luigi’s Mansion series.
  • Still scared but you can fight ghost with a plunger, light blast, and a jetpack!

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Splatoon 2 Version 4:

Check out these upcoming updates for Splatoon 2! Ver.4.0.0 will be released today, with new Splatfest features and the first Kensa Collection. And Ver.4.1.0 will be released in early October, including a new stage and the second Kensa Collection,...

  • Sick Japanese anime intro
  • New weapons, grenades, clothes, and turf wars
  • New ways to climb the competitive ladder called Pro Mode. You can reach the Splatfest Top 100.
  • You could potentially earn 10x or 100x points during matches
  • More details are on their Tumblr:

Megaman 11: October 2nd, 2018

  • Not an 8 bit game!
  • Your different weapons will give different forms this time
  • A new system called Gear System. Speed Gear, Double Gear, and Power Gear
  • Why can you not slide through doors?!!!!!!!

Mario Tennis Aces

  • New characters to play: Birdo, Shy Guy, Koopa Paratroopa, Petey Piranha, and more characters will be released until next June
  • New Co-op challenges that you can play online
  • Challenges will unlock new costumes and colors


Capcom Beat’Em Up Bundle: September 18th, 2018

Final Fight, The King of Dragons, Captain Commando, Knights of the Round, Warriors of Fate, Armored Warrior, Battle Circuit are all bundled in one collection

  • You can do 4 player co-op with the Switch controllers. You can play online

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New Super Mario Bros U Delux Edition: January 11, 2019

  • You can now play as Nabette and Toadette
  • The super crown turns Nabette into Princess Peachette. She has similar powers like in Super Mario Bros. 2.
  • Super Luigi Bros. will also come free with the game
  • There will be 164 courses in the games

Katamary Damacy REROLL: Winter 2018

  • For the Switch, you can use the gyro controls

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New Wireless NES Controllers for the NES Online library. You can charge them on the Switch!


Pokemon Let’s Go: Pikachu and Eevee Edition: November 16th, 2018

  • HM moves are replaced with “Secret Moves” that are taught to your partner Pikachu or Eevee
  • Your partner Pokemon will also learn special attacks with types that they usually don’t have
  • If you pet them, you can ruin change your Pokemon hair


Diablo 3: Eternal Collection: November 2nd

  • There’s couch co-op
  • Amibos will summon enemies for you to fight

Super Mario Party: October 5th

  • 80 new mini games
  • Online party mode

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Town (Working Title): 2019

  • A Game Freak game that isn’t Pokemon?!
  • The story takes place in one Town where you live as a village and defender
  • Fellow villagers can give you special powers

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Cities Skylines: September 13th, 2018

  • You’re the mayor and make the city
  • It’s a simulation game
  • After Dark and Snowfall DLC are free

Daemon X Machina: 2019

  • The moon has collapsed and its inhabitants are on the brink of extinction
  • You pilot an Arsenal and you fight rogue AI’s.
  • You can acquire weapons and armor pieces from enemies.
  • You can exit your robo to explore the world on foot
  • Upgrades to enhance your human form and robot
  • Co-op mode allows you to work together to defeat giant enemies

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Yoshi’s Crafted World: Spring 2019

  • It’s like Yoshi’s Woolie World but with arts and crafts
  • You can flip the perspectives and adjust the stages

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Asmodee Carcassonne, The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game, Pandemic:

  • Tabletop simulator games! Now you can bring your games on the go
  • Three separate games with paid DLC
  • More games on the way: Catan and Munchkin

Civilization VI: November 16th, 2018

  • four players local co-op

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Starlink Battle for Atlas: October 16th

  • Exclusive Star Fox mode with Wolf as a villain

The World Ends with You: Final Remix: October 12th, 2018

  • The map of Shibuya is different from the original so you’ll have to get used to the new map
  • new monsters and a new reaper: CoCo

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna- The Golden Country: September 21st

  • Prequel DLC that is almost an entirely new game
  • You can buy the game exclusively so you don’t need to own the original game
  • If you own the original game’s expansion pack, it will come out September 14th

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Final Fantasy series

  • Crystal Chronicle Remastered Edition: 2019
    • Online mode
    • New areas and dungeons
  • Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition: Available today
  • World of Final Fantasy Maxima: November 6th
    • Avatar Mode which allows you to transform into past Final Fantasy characters
  • Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY Buddy! : Winter 2018
    • A 2007 port! I’ve never heard of this game but you play as a Chocobo and attack or befriend monsters
    • Co-op play
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age: 2019
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD Remaster

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate: November 2nd

  • Isabelle from Animal Crossing joins the Smash!
  • Nintendo Switch bundle of course which comes with the game and a custom dock and controller
  • Gamecube controller and adapter launches on the 2nd

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Animal Crossing: 2019

  • No details but I’m sure fans are happy to see a new game!

Nintendo 3DS

Looks like the 3DS isn’t as dead as people guessed! Below are some upcoming games for the handheld. A lot of these are ports but they are excellent games

Kirby Extra Epic Yarn: 2019 release

  • A remastered Kirby game from the Nintendo Wii.
  • All the same stage and content will be ported over
  • You can acquire new abilities such as absorbing people around you or create a shield.
  • A new “Devilish Mode” which will have a demon follow and attack you throughout the stage to give Kirby trouble
  • New minigames that allow you to play as King DeeDeeDee and Meta Knight

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Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story+Bowser Jr’s Story: January 11, 2019

  • A remake of the original DS title which was super fun! You get to play as Bowser and experience awesome fights
  • The new addition is Bowser Jr’s Story. You’ll build a party of characters and use different formations to attach other parties.
  • The battle style for Bowser JR is very different from the other Mario RPG. Depending on who you recruit will determine your strength.

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Luigi’s Mansion: October 12th, 2018

  • A port of the GameCube version
  • Two-player co-operative mode
    • If one person owns the game, you can play together but only in Boss rush mode
    • If both players own it, you can play together throughout the entire story
  • Amibos give you certain boosts in the game

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Yokai Watch Blasters; Moon Rabbit Crew (3DS): Available now

  • Two different versions as usual: Red Cat Corp and White Dog Squad
  • Your role as a Yokai is to recruit and befriends fellow Yokais to fight monsters
  • The Moon Rabbit Crew DLC will be a free update later this year

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