FFX for PS3 and PSVita Will be a REMAKE

 

I’m usually not the type of guy that gets “floored” by announcements, but needless to type, after stumbling upon this tidbit of news I immediately cast myself onto the floor. According to PSTime, Final Fantasy X will be a full blown remake that uses the Final Fantasy XIII engine. Now it’s time for some block quoted and bullet pointed details.

 

  • Uses the same engine from Final Fantasy XIII and adapted to PSVita.
  • All that is made ​​from scratch with the new engine is the design of the characters, the aeons and stage elements.
  • The sets and scenes in HD remastered CGI will implement a “filter” FFXIII Engine.
  • The magic and some lighting effects are achieved with the new engine “Luminous”.
  • The Blitzball undergoes some small changes.
  • Will include some online options (specific details are unknown).
  • The release date in Japan is fiscal 2012.

(Editors note: I tried to edit and modify those translated details to make the most sense as best as I could with what little energy I had)

I just hope they also edit out this laugh scene.

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– Mave

 

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Only Needs One Disc (Xbox 360)

 

For those of you who were annoyed at having to change your disc after 10-20 hours of playing the original Final Fantasy 13 on your Xbox 360, then I have good news for you! No longer will you have to do that tiresome process of getting up, walking that extremely long journey over to your Xbox 360, pushing the eject button, take the disc out of the tray, place the swapped disc back in the box, then place the requested “new” disc into the Xbox 360 disc tray, push the disc tray back into the 360, use a towel to wipe the sweat off of your body, drink a gallon of Gatorade (you’re gonna need the electrolytes), walk that same journey back to your gaming seat, lift that ever-so heavy controller and finally resume gaming.. after watching the mandatory cutscene.

Famitsu has just confirmed this so don’t look at me like I’m trying to start an insane rumor. Toriyama insists that FFXIII-2.0937458 is just as big as FFXIII, they just minimized the CG cutscenes and just implemented event scenes where everything is in real time (I better not see “press A to do a flashy spin”).

 

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Recap of Sony’s TGS Conference

The picture about says it all folks; the Vita was Sony’s primary focus during their TGS showing. While some people may not appreciate that, I don’t really care. The fact is that there were some major announcements. I’m now going to recap those announcements. (Editors Note: I was posting updates throughout the conference faster than every other site, that is FACT and documented via Twitter) (Another Editor’s Note: Some of these will be funny)

  • There was a pasty faced white guy speaking Japanese, I thought that was funny.
  • There were two awkward handshake photo-ops in the conference.
  • Sony bragged about their awesomeness by displaying that they have sold 51.8 million PS3s and 71.4 PSPs.
  • I’m probably late on this announcement, but fuck it; I saw red and blue PS3s! I want both!
  • There was no Kevin Butler or a Japanese substitute for Kevin Butler
  • There was, however, a Japanese Michael Buffer
  • Sony teased us with catchy UI music, an app that turns your face into a jigsaw puzzle, and of course they played the trailer for the Amazing (angsty) Spiderman (movie). Also, there was a Friends list, PS3 trophy tracking and I got so bored I ended up chewing off four of my beard hairs.
  • The Street Fighter X Tekken logo (not kidding)
  • Big news time!! ULTIMATE MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3 WILL BE A LAUNCH TITLE FOR THE VITA! Also, it will run in HD and at 60FPS.
  • Some Japanese cats (Toro & Kuro from some Japanese game) will be in Street Fighter X Tekken (possibly as Japan region exclusive)
  • Square-Enix announced two new IPs for the Vita, “Lord of Apocalypse” and “Army Corps of Hell”. (Army Corps of Hell is a launch title. I’m not sure if Lord of Apocalypse is too. But I’ll go ahead and do my genius speculating and say type that it will be a launch title.)
  • Some PS3 news!! FFXIII-2 will be available (in Japan) on December 17th.
  • MOAR PS3 news! FFX WILL BE A HD REMAKE AND AVAILABLE FOR PS3 & VITA! (You are dead inside if that didn’t make you go “eeeeeek ^_^”)
  • I laughed at a “PS2” typo and then was instantly floored when I heard that the Metal Gear HD Collection will be available for the PS3 & Vita! Oh and there was something about “transfar” for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker on PSP and PS3.
  • Did I forget to mention the ZOE HD Edition for PS3?? I FUCKING SAID, ZOE HD EDITION FOR PS3!!!!
  • Masami Yamamoto talked about Everybody’s Golf 6 and its “Daily National Competition”. Oh, and there was something about “Friend network” I’m going to speculate and say that could possibly mean that we’ll be able to sync our Vita games to sites like Twitter and Facebook. (Well, in game accomplishments anyway)
  • The Vita will have over 25 titles available for launch and there are over 100 titles in development for it as we speak/type.
  • I have no idea what in the hell “NicoNicoDouga” is, but I noticed dancing anime girls and scrolling text, yup.. it was made in Japan alright.
  • Lastly, the Vita will have accessories available (I presume on launch) . I’m going to speculate on some of the things I saw. (Note: I could be wrong on these so excuse me for not knowing the Japanese language). Charger cable (duh), carrying case (possibly), USB Cable, HDMi out (that one I’m completely guessing on). And that’s it.

Oh, wait.. that’s actually NOT it.. I feel like I’m leaving one major announcement out.. hmm.. oh yeah. The Vita will be available on DECEMBER 17th of this year! (in Japan)

Well, there you have it, the best damn TGS recap ANYWHERE! It’s okay.. you’re welcome.

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– Mave