Check out the Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Open Beta Trailer

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Today is the start of the busy weekend for PlayStation Gamers. Today PlayStation has release a trailer to introduce and prep gamers for the upcoming RPG Brawler coming to PS4 consoles soon. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a new brawler from Square Enix and Koei Tecmo coming to PS4 on 30th January. Known in arcades across Japan as Dissidia Final Fantasy, the latest installment of the fighting franchise features three-versus-three combat and a roster full of characters from all ages of the Final Fantasy saga. You can view the trailer for the open beta below:

(Editors Opinion: I’m looking forward to this game. And I’m very much so hyped to play this title weekend, alongside Dragon Ball FighterZ Open beta as well! I’m hoping this has a more in depth tutorial with actual commentary. I was privileged with taking part in the private beta but the tutorial was a bit lacking to say the least. However I enjoyed the game very from my limited play through and this game looks absolutely gorgeous. I am very much looking forward to playing the final build upon it’s release.)

What do you think? Are you going to try this RPG brawler open beta? What Final Fantasy character do you look forward to using? What Final Fantasy characters do you want to see added later that may not be in this current iteration? Comment below let us know. For news like this and more make sure to check back with us here At What’s Up PlayStation.

Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Expansion Comrades Delayed

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Final Fantasy XV has spoken of how it’s planned to keep the marquee title alive and well beyond it’s single player DLC in the past and we’ve reported on the previous Multiplayer expansion details. This week it has been revealed in a press release via Final Fantasy XV’s Twitter that the multiplayer expansion was set to release at the end of this month on October 31st but since has been set to release a bit later. Here’s what they had to say below:

“Due to final adjustments and to create the best possible experience, the online expansion Final Fantasy XV: Comrades will now be released in early November,” Square Enix

Editors Opinion: The Multiplayer was fun as well as surprisingly expansive as it showed some promising offerings. The action was fluid as well. My only personal hope is that the FFXV community that’s left truly gives this shot. It was a fresh and fun experience with friends but based on my experience within the time frame of the beta match making did require a bit of work and I feel based on my experience from the beta that this will be heavily reliant on player engagement. So if this this does not gain the correct response from gamers who may not be used to this change in content from a mainline FF title, it may or may not thrive. Of course this is just an early assumption. I hope it does well based on the efforts taken however as it is a very fun experience. But with the late implementation and desire of other games it could be a bit of a tricky road to entice gamers who have since completed the game’s mainline story.

This comes as no surprise just about as the beta build we’ve previously play was in need of a few fixes. This is not necessarily bad news as it’s better to have to a delayed game than a broken game as “some” gamers these days feel. But at any rate fans who have been excited for this expansion will have to hold off a bit longer. But what do you think? Are you looking forward to the Multiplayer expansion? Are you or aren’t you interested in the online implementation of a mainline Final Fantasy game later having online elements? We’d love to hear your thoughts so leave your comments below. For news like this and more make sure to check back with us and keep us bookmarked here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Square Enix Reveals Dissidia NT US Box Art and Battle Guides for Newcomers

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Square Enix has recently revealed a new expansive introduction guide for new  and old users of the Dissidia series. This serves as bridge for users to be prepared for upcoming battles for this generation of PlayStation Gamers in the Dissidia Universe. Not to mention that over via the Dissidia website they’ve made some more recent changes to the Box Art confirming it’s Exclusivity to PlayStation for this title.

Head over to the photo below and check out what Square Enix has available for your disposal. Once you visit the link, make sure to scroll down and select the character of interest via your mouse and prepare yourself for a fully expansive explanation of the character of your choosing.

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Editors Opinion: I must admit as a bit of a newcomer to the series myself I am bit taken by how much information there is available to intake for each character. But I am fully dedicated to putting in the time to learn these characters ( Especially, Cloud, Squall and Noctis ) I would also hope that more characters are in the pipeline from other Fantasy titles of the past but only time will tell.

What do you think of this information so far. Does this motivate you to learn more about the Dissidia Series? Are you interested at all now that this is a console first for the series? Comment below and let us know. For news like this and more make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Final Fantasy XV MP Closed beta Expansion “Comrades” coming next week

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If you’ve been holding out for the Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer expansion fret no longer. Because it’s heading out to PS4 season pass owners next week via a closed beta. It’s been previously mentioned that you would be able to play with friends in many of the active time battle reports that Hajime Tabata holds, where in speaks on improvements on the FFXV early pre-release/release days. With that being said there are still further details that need to be announced but according to the Square Enix press release here’s a list of the changes coming below:

This closed online test is an exclusive preview that allows you to experience select elements of the upcoming multiplayer expansion. Take your custom avatar on multiplayer quests with up to three other players. Noctis and his friends will also be made playable at a later date.

TEST VERSION FULL VERSION
Requirements Requires purchase of Season Pass and a subscription to PlayStation®Plus membership. Requires FINAL FANTASY XV and purchase of either MULTIPLAYER EXPANSION: COMRADES or Season Pass. Also requires a subscription to PlayStation®Plus subscription.
Available Available August 3 to August 8, 2017 (projected) Availability TBD *Details Forthcoming
Playable Characters Create, control, and save up to eight avatars. Develop avatars using experience gained from defeating enemies and completing quests. Updates will allow you to also play as Noctis, Gladiolus, Prompto, and Ignis.
Avatars Customize avatars with elements limited to the test version. Unlock customization elements with item purchases at outposts and quest rewards. Updates will add even more elements.
Outposts Begin at test version base camp and play through a custom tutorial. Experience a city with much more than the test version base camp.*Details Forthcoming
Weapons Choose from katana, club, dagger, and shuriken weapons. Attack patterns vary from those of Noctis. Enjoy an expanded arsenal featuring polearm, crossbow, and shield weapons as well, which also feature different attack patterns. Weapons come with preset abilities and experience points, and can be leveled up by meeting certain conditions.*Details Forthcoming
Royal Sigils Invoke the powers of sovereigns for your avatar with this new feature. Equip one of four default royal sigils in the test version. Collect and equip royal sigils as you progress. The wide array of enhancements provided by the royal sigils will play a key role in cooperative multiplayer combat.*Details Forthcoming
Quests Choose from one of three quests, with up to three legs to each quest. All players will be matched online in the test version. Explore quests with storylines as well as singleplayer quests. Join up to three other players online with a subscription to PlayStation®Plus or an Xbox Live Gold membership, or fight alongside three AI companions.
Meals Retrieve one ingredient per person per quest, and have the camp cook prepare a meal afterward. Encounter more cooks and enjoy a wider range of meal-based boosts.
Meteorshards Receive meteorshards as quest rewards. Meteorshards cannot be used in the test version. Gather meteorshards during quests to expand the scope of available activities or to unlock new quests.*Details Forthcoming
Added Features Interact with other players using preset chat messages. Also supports voice chat. Enjoy these additional features:

  • Make Camps for Meetups with Friends
  • Expand/Customize Preset Chat Messages
  • Receive Quest Report Cards
  • Take New Photographs, and more!

*Details Forthcoming

What do you think of the MP closed beta implementation? Does this lure you back to the gave if you currently own it? Does this make you want to purchase the game due to a lack of  an MP on it’s initial release? What changes would you like to see implemented in the FFXV title now that it has multiplayer content being added?  This is a first for a standlone FFXV title to have an MP later added. The closed beta begins  August 3rd to August 8th.  Check out a few images below and let us know  what you think. For more news and all things PlayStation related make sure to check back with us here at what’s up PlayStation.

Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age Trophies Revealed (Update)

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(Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will release July 11th, 2017 in North America and July 13th, 2017 in Japan.)

Even though we are still awaiting for a concrete release date for Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, 41 trophies for the anticipated remaster has emerged itself special thanks to Exophase. The list of trophies does reveal Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will indeed have an platinum trophy called “Champion of Ivalice“.

With Final Fantasy’s 30th anniversary event taking place on January 31st, 2017, fans can only cross their fingers and hope there will be a release date given for Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac AgeFinal Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is expected to release worldwide in 2017 exclusively for the PlayStation 4.

Here is the list of the 41 trophies:

Will you go for the platinum? It’s going to be fun trying to acquire all the Espers again, which is a gold trophy called “High Summoner”. So Good luck trophy hunter!

Sources: Exophase, Siliconera

World of Final Fantasy Demo Arrives Next Week

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From the first time my eyes saw World of Final Final, I instantly fell in love with the game. From the whimsical charm to the character design it displays, World of Final Fantasy has been on my personal top list of the most anticipated games to play this year. Square Enix doesn’t want to just reach the RPG enthusiast, they want a wide array of gamers on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita to gain interest for this title. Earlier today Square Enix announced that the World of Final Fantasy will receive an playable demo on October 17th for the PS4 and PS Vita. If you complete this demo, it will grant you something special in the full game when it releases October 25th, 2016. Are you ready? I just hope it’s a Cloud Strife summon. For anyone that pre orders World of Final Fantasy, they can secure the day one Sepiroth summon and original Japanese Voice Overs.

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If the news on the playable demo isn’t enough to entice you. Check out the cinematic anime opening video below.

Source: Youtube

Final Fantasy XV Officially Delayed

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It appears that all the rumors relating to a possible Final Fantasy XV delay, turned out to be true. Final Fantasy XV has now been confirmed by Square Enix, to now being released two months later on November 29th, 2016.

According to Director Hajime Tabata, the reasons for the delay it will give them more time for an update. Which was going to be used as a “day-one patch”. He also stated it will also be used to “conduct quality testing” and add “further polish” towards the game..

My opinion: This is a huge missed opportunity by Square Enix. September 30th was a great date for the Final Fantasy XV. Giving the game some ample time to be played, before the huge holiday onslaught of other beloved titles. The original release potentially had the chance to bring those who are weary on a new Final Fantasy installment, a possible purchase of the game.

What are your thoughts on the Final Fantasy XV delay? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Source: Engadget

 

 

World of Final Fantasy Welcome to Grymoire Trailer

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The World of Final Fantasy is set to release, exclusively for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on October 25th in North America. A new trailer is out, introducing the main setting for the game. Welcome to Grymoire, the trailer shows, how beautiful and yet dark the land of Grymoire can be.  Are you ready to explore the land of Grymoire?

Check out the latest trailer for World of Final Fantasy:

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Square Enix E3 2016 Schedule Revealed 

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Square Enix has just revealed their upcoming schedule for E3 2016. You can watch the stream live Via Twitch or YouTube.

YouTube Square Enix Presents – https://www.youtube.com/squareenixpresents
Twitch Square Enix – https://www.twitch.tv/squareenix

Here is the full schedule:

TUESDAY, JUNE 14 (PDT)
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM
SQUARE ENIX PRESENTS: E3 2016 GRAND OPENING

12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
FINAL FANTASY XV – E3 Kickoff

01:00 PM – 01:30 PM
#TombRaider20: Top Tombs

01:30 PM – 02:00 PM
Deus Ex GO: Augmented Turn-based Infiltration

02:00 PM – 02:30 PM
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Creating an immersive Action-RPG

02:30 PM – 03:30 PM
SQUARE ENIX PRESENTS: E3 2016 TRAILER LINE-UP

03:30 PM – 04:30 PM
DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS – Builders Guild Session #1

04:30 PM – 05:00 PM
Milestone – Ride Beyond Your Limits

05:00 PM – 05:30 PM
STAR OCEAN: INTEGRITY AND FAITHLESSNESS – The Final Star Log

05:30 PM – 06:00 PM
DEEP SILVER – Agents of Mayhem

06:00 PM – 06:15 PM
DAY 1 WRAP UP

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15 (PDT)
09:45 AM – 10:00 AM
DAY 2 HEADS UP

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
FINAL FANTASY XV – Active Time Report – Live from E3 2016
[JAPANESE LANGUAGE PROGRAM]

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
HITMAN – LIVESTREAM WITH YOSUKE MATSUDA

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach – Introducing a Brand New Game Mode

12:30 PM – 01:30 PM
FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE – Gameplay Walkthrough and Q&A
Hosted by The Completionist

01:30 PM – 02:30 PM
SQUARE ENIX PRESENTS: E3 TRAILER LINE-UP

02:30 PM – 03:30 PM
FINAL FANTASY XV  – E3 Special Mission Playthrough + FFXV UNIVERSE

03:30 PM – 04:00 PM
FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS – A Special Presentation from the Producers

04:00 PM – 04:30 PM
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
Discussion with KH Co-Director Tai Yasue

04:30 PM – 06:00 PM
FINAL FANTASY XIV – Letter from the Producer LIVE at E3 2016

06:00 PM – 06:15 PM
DAY 2 WRAP UP

THURSDAY, JUNE 16 (PDT)
09:45 AM – 10:00 AM
DAY 3 HEADS UP

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
NieR: Automata
Discussion with the Developers and PlatinumGames’ Takahisa Taura

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
I am Setsuna – Resurrecting the Golden Era of RPGs

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Deus Ex Universe: Bridging the Gap between Fiction and Reality

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
JUST CAUSE 3 – MECH LAND ASSAULT MASTERCLASS

12:30 PM – 01:30 PM
SQUARE ENIX PRESENTS: E3 TRAILER LINE-UP

01:30 PM – 02:30 PM
Square Enix: Collective – Black the Fall & The Turning Test

02:30 PM – 03:00 PM
WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY – 2016’s Most Adorable and Heartfelt Epic

03:00 PM – 03:30 PM
HITMAN – Gameplay Livestream

03:30 PM – 04:00 PM
DEEP SILVER – Mighty No. 9 & F1 2016

04:00 PM – 05:00 PM
FINAL FANTASY XV – Top XV Questions (with Director Tabata)

05:00 PM – 05:15 PM
SQUARE ENIX PRESENTS: E3 2016 GRAND FINALE

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Source: Square Enix NA