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.

Dissidia Final Fantasy PS4 release date announced with Special Editions detailed

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In case you may have missed it, during E3 2017 Square-Enix announced Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT exclusively for the PS4.

This has been a long awaited title as it has previously, until this gen. Primarily a PSP exclusive title. Which has always been critically acclaimed as a great title to have in the collection by the way. Fast forward to 2015 this title has been on the radar for many PlayStation fans as it has been in mainly arcades across the pond in Tokyo, Japan arcades. This title has been teased at trade events such as Tokyo game show and more. And since been mostly played in arcades across Japan since. But in January 2018 that changes as details about this title’s release have finally been revealed as well prices for various editions of this title. Here are the details below:

The game will launch in North America on January 30th, 2018 exclusively for PS4.

With the release date, we also get the announcement of a few special editions:

The Ultimate Collector’s Edition will be exclusive to the Square Enix store, will cost $189.99, and it will include the following:

  • Warrior of Light bust figure (8.25” tall)
  • Official soundtrack with 15 tracks selected from the DISSIDIA series and newly recorded music
  • 80-page hardback artbook
  • Season Pass that gives access to six new playable characters and content post launch
  • SteelBook™ case unique to the “UCE”
  • Collector’s Box featuring legendary FINAL FANTASY characters

Two digital editions have also been announced, the Digital Day One Edition will include a Nameless Warrior DLC and a mini soundtrack. The Digital Deluxe Edition will come with the same, plus the Season Pass.

The Season Pass includes six additional playable characters, two color variations, and two additional weapons for each.

The Steelbook Brawler Edition will be awarded to those who pre-order at participating retailers at no additional cost. For the price of the standard edition ($59.99), you’ll also get one of three SteelBook designs selected at random.

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For those who are have played the previous iterations of the Dissidia series should rest assured that an entirely new story mode is also being introduced for Dissidia NT. So expect a fresh and new single player experience for the upcoming title. With that being said  check out the cool new box art for the steelbook version of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT:

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But let us know, what do you think? Will you be picking up this title? Have you played the Dissida series before? Comment below let us know. For more news make sure to check us out here at What’s Up PlayStation .

 

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT closed beta coming this summer to PS4!

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This past weekend’s EVO 2017 was jam packed with news galore! And an opportune chance to show off and divulge a great amount of information for the upcoming 2018 releases of competitive games! Square Enix was not to be left out of the discussion per the video below.

With that being said Square Enix has revealed that the upcoming Team Ninja Collaboration for Dissidia Final Fantasy will have a closed beta for the North American, Latin American and PAL regions! You can register per your respective region below:

North American and Latin American residents can register to participate here, and PAL region residents can register here.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is due out for PlayStation 4 in early 2018.

With that being said you can expect more coverage from us here via the Whats Up PlayStation team! But let us know below are you interested in the closed beta? Will you be picking this title up in early 2018? Comment below let us know and for more Final fantasy news and all things PlayStation make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Coming Exclusively to PS4 Early 2018

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It is a great pleasure to announce to the PlayStation Nation that Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will be releasing exclusively for the PlayStation 4 early 2018. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will  be developed by Koei Tecmo highly praised Team Ninja, bringing over 20 playable Final Fantasy characters, with a compelling story, and deep customization for your Final Fantasy character. DISSIDIA FF NT

 

In partnership with Team Ninja from KOEI TECMO GAMES, Square Enix presents DISSIDIA® FINAL FANTASY® NT as a new and refreshing experience – a team-based brawler.

Combining seamless gameplay, FINAL FANTASY characters and breathtaking worlds from the past 30 years of the franchise, DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT welcomes all gamers to the online battle arena with its renowned bravery combat system.

DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT allows you to choose from over 20 legendary FINAL FANTASY characters and battle in a 3-versus-3 arena. Each match will allow the player to call forth familiar summons like Ifrit, Shiva and Odin to dominate the opposing side or to turn the tide of the battle. This is not your average fighter – this is your fantasy, your fight.

Enter the arena in early 2018.

http://www.dissidiafinalfantasynt.com

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Have You Seen Me: Glorious Final Fantasy Benchmark Footage

It’s almost here! Final Fantasy XIV’s newest expansion Stormblood is right around the corners and the fans can hardly wait. People have been waiting patiently to see more of the Red Mage and Samurai classes in action with the rest of the crew. In this latest trailer the benchmark footage will have fans urging for more from this expansion for the PlayStation 4 and PC, releasing on June 20th.

stormbloodstormblood2Along with the benchmark, we have received word that Final Fantasy 14 will be receive two play modes through a PS4 Pro enhanced patch. One of the modes will keep the same resolution and give you a smooth 60 frames per second. While the other gives you the option to increase the resolution while maintaining the same frame rate. This update should release along side the Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood expansion. So check out this benchmark and tell us what you think about the footage. Will you be joining us in Eorzea to continue what I would call one of the greatest stories ever told?

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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

PlayStation Communities App Now Available on Android and iOS!

What’s Up PlayStation Nation PlayStation has now launched a PlayStation Communities app on iOS and Android, making it easy to stay in touch with your fellow PS4 gamers while away from the console.

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PlayStation Communities are places where you can find players who have similar interests and preferences. Within a Community, you can join parties and launch into games with other Community members, or talk about your shared interests. For instance, if you’re having trouble finding players to tackle Destiny’s newest raid, Wrath of the Machine, a Destiny community may help you fill out your fire-team.

In the app, you will be able to check out community profiles, view a list of communities you’re a member of, and see who else is in your community.

You can also discover and join new communities directly from the app, which provides recommendations based on the games you’ve played and highlights which communities are trending. This new app has a streamlined design which makes it easy to post text and images on the community wall. You can also choose to receive push notifications to stay-up-to-date on posts and replies.

Check out the app and let us know what you think? Do you think this makes your community interaction easier? Comment below and let us know! For more news of all things PlayStation make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Source: PlayStation Blog.

What’s Wrong With Gamers These Days: Final Fantasy 15 (Inspired Rant)

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I’m bothered by the state of affairs in the gaming community. I don’t understand this new wave of gaming, this easy way of gaming, and this “We get everything given to us on a silver platter” wave of gaming. Whatever happened to be an individual? Whatever happened to playing a game your way? Whatever happened to you being in the game on your own? Well today I’m going on a rant, hopefully this doesn’t offend anyone but I just have to know the answer to these questions.

With Final Fantasy 15 launching tomorrow November 29, 2016, it angers me to see that people are already giving people guides to play the game and level up fast, make a lot of money, and you know stuff that you should just figure out throughout the course the game. I know when we were younger back 10-15 years ago we would have the Game Pro magazines and Nintendo power, but you’d have to actually go to a store to get access to those , if you cared. With today’s social media capabilities, everything just gets spoiled before we even get it. I mean who honestly is looking for strategy guide or tips for Final Fantasy 15. Sure, there’s somebody who makes that stated you got a day make these videos given people tips and tricks in hint on everything specially with YouTube and generating views and revenue through views and all of that greatness, but who is sitting at their house looking for the upper hand in Final Fantasy 15 today before the game releases. It just upsets me to to know that there’s people who will flock to the hundreds of thousands to this video. I’ve seen that were giving tips on how to play Final Fantasy 15 and they won’t even attempt enjoy the game for themselves at first there already playing the game the way somebody else is playing. There was once a time where people would sit together and talk about what they did in the video game and how they got to a certain point and what they went through to beat that part and people would compare what they did that was different.

Nowadays it’s more like “Hey, go check this video out details you how to get past is one part that we have been having trouble with”. It seems as though people have run out of patience for the things that they want. People want to have a good game that looks great but if the game is too long, it loses their attention. People also want a game that’s perfect in every way, but if it’s a short experience they come away with the sense of emptiness. It seems like in effort to please people, you have to go through unconventional means to be the first to do something. Then there’s this group of people who will just watch the game streamed on twitch in because they saw it there, going to tell you that they have experience with the game and it’s not fun or is not good or the story was bad or there was a bad experience in the game based off of the stream and they’ve never even touch the game. It just pains me to see that in a day and age when we have more freedom than ever and some people are content to all do things the exact same way.

I’m going to go ahead and stop myself because I can talk forever. If you’ve ever seen the podcast you know how I can get, but I will leave you with this. I’m not saying it’s bad to make gaming videos and reviews or to give people the tips or anything that’s all fine and well. What my gripe really is is that people can’t let the games launch first. We need to hold some kind of higher penalty over people who have these games are leaving for showing game player and we given walk-through and who already breaking the game down outside of reviews of course, but something needs to happen that punishes people for punishing us. Today its Final Fantasy 15 tips and tricks and walk-through and play-through before the game is launched, next it’ll be horizon zero dawn, then it’ll be god of war 4. We’ve got to start playing these games ourselves and having our own experiences and stop living through the actions of other people. We have to stop allowing others to spoil our fun.