Final Fantasy XIV Online Director Says He Wants To Make A Battle Royale Game

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Naoki Yoshida is currently very busy with his work on Final Fantasy XIV Online, but, in a dream scenario, what kind of game would he like to make?

Speaking to GameSpot at the Square Enix offices in Shinjuku today, Yoshida said he'd like to take on the battle royale genre with a project of his own. He teased that he has "some ideas" to innovate on games like Fortnite and Apex Legends, though he didn't share any specifics.

Yoshida also said he'd like to make another MMO someday that may not be set in the Final Fantasy universe. He'd like to make that game before he dies. And while on the subject of dream projects, Yoshida said he hopes to play Diablo 4 before he leaves this world.

Nintendo Has Two New Switch Models Coming - Report

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Nintendo will launch not one but two new Nintendo Switch models in 2019. One of these would feature improved hardware, while the other would be a pared-down version intended to sell at a cheaper price point.

One of these new Switch models will sport "enhanced" features, and it's designed for "avid" gamers. However, its specs won't match that of Xbox One X or PS4 Pro, WSJ said.

The other system is described as a "cheaper option for casual gamers that Nintendo sees as a successor to its aging hand-held 3DS device..."

Two New Nintendo Switch Models Coming, And They May Surprise You - Report

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Nintendo will launch not one but two new Nintendo Switch models in the coming months. One of the new systems will sport "enhanced" features, and it's designed for "avid" gamers. However, its specs won't match Xbox One X or PS4 Pro, WSJ said.

The other system is described as a "cheaper option for casual gamers that Nintendo sees as a successor to its aging hand-held 3DS device..."

According to WSJ, Nintendo is planning to announce the new Switch consoles at E3 in June, and then launch them " a few months later," in time for the holiday season. A Nintendo representative declined to comment when approached by WSJ.

Square Enix Considering Fan Feedback Over Final Fantasy XIV Online's Controversial New Races

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One of the biggest announcements at Final Fantasy Fan Fest this weekend in Tokyo was a new race, Hrothgar, for Final Fantasy XIV Online's upcoming Shadowbringers expansion.

The announcement was met with some amount of criticism, as it was revealed that Hrothgar is locked to male characters while the other new race, Viera, is locked to female characters.

Game director Naoki Yoshida responded to the drama in an interview with GameSpot today. He said the team hasn't had enough time yet to consider all the feedback considering the announcement of Hothgar is so recent.

Final Fantasy XIV Online Boss Talks Potential Xbox, Nintendo Versions; Free-To-Play Switch Not Happening

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Final Fantasy XIV Online Boss Talks Potential Xbox, Nintendo Versions; Free-To-Play Switch Not Happening

Square Enix's long-running MMO Final Fantasy XIV Online is currently only available on PlayStation 4 and PC, but the title could eventually come to Xbox and Nintendo platforms.

Speaking to GameSpot from the Square Enix Japan offices today in Shinjuku, game director Naoki Yoshida said versions of the game are possible for Xbox and Nintendo systems. In fact, he said discussions with Microsoft and Nintendo, as well as Google, are currently underway.

As he's said in previous interviews, Naoki stressed with GameSpot that Final Fantasy XIV needs to support cross-play to have its playerbases united and offer the best experience. That's currently possible on PS4 and PC, but not with other systems, which has presumably kept the game off Xbox and Nintendo systems so far. However, now that Sony, as well as Nintendo, are beginning to allow cross-play with competing platforms for games like Fortnite and Rocket League, it seems more likely than ever that Final Fantasy XIV comes to new platforms.

Baba is You Review - Game-Changer

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Baba is You Review - Game-Changer

Much as we ride roller coasters because we like to be frightened, we solve puzzles because we like to be challenged--and the more complex the puzzle, the more satisfied we can expect to be when it's finally solved. Baba is You has a prodigious capacity for frustration. This deceptively simple-looking indie puzzle game, by Finnish developer Arvi Teikari, swiftly approaches the heights of difficulty scaled by such vexing modern classics as Stephen’s Sausage Roll and The Witness, and shares with those games an uncompromising attitude that isn’t afraid to alienate newcomers intimidated by a challenge. It’s a puzzle game fan’s puzzle game in other words, as grueling as they come. It’s a sharper mind than mine that can make it through its later puzzles without misery. Whatever Baba is You’s shortcomings are, ease isn’t one of them.

First Dora The Explorer Movie Trailer Delivers Wild Jungle Action (And Boots The Monkey)

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The first trailer for the upcoming movie Dora and the Lost City of Gold is here. The live-action film is based on the hugely popular animated Nickelodeon show Dora the Explorer, and stars Transformers: The Last Knight's Isabela Moner as the intrepid teenage adventurer.

The trailer reveals that it is a jungle-set adventure that takes its influence from properties such as Tomb Raider, Jumanji, and the Indiana Jones series. Dora is a girl from a small village who is sent to a city high school by her adventurer parents. Of course, she soon finds herself on a dangerous expedition to find the mysterious City of Gold, alongside familiar characters such as her cousin Diego and faithful monkey pal Boots. Check it out below.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold also stars Michael Peña (Ant-Man and the Wasp) and Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives) as Dora's mom and dad, and Jeff Wahlberg as her cousin Diego. Danny Trejo (Machete, From Dusk til Dawn) provides the voice of Boots, while Moner's Sicario 2 co-star Benicio Del Toro voices the evil fox Swiper. We're yet to see Swiper, so expect him to appear in a subsequent trailer. We don't yet know if Dora's map and backpack also talk, as they do in the TV show.

Final Fantasy XIV Online New Music Album Announced, Get All The Details

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Final Fantasy XIV Online New Music Album Announced, Get All The Details

Today during Day 2 of the Final Fantasy Fan Event in Tokyo, Square Enix announced a brand-new arrangement album featuring songs from Final Fantasy XIV Online.

The album is titled Journeys, and it goes on sale June 10 this year for $39 USD. "We're pleased to announce our third band and piano arrangement album," Square Enix said.

The disc also comes with in-game footage alongside the music; there are 18 tracks in all. Some are performed by Final Fantasy veteran Susan Colloway, while there are also "extra bonus tracks."

Final Fantasy XIV Best Cosplay From Fan Fest Gallery

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Final Fantasy XIV Best Cosplay From Fan Fest Gallery


The 2019 Final Fantasy Fan Fest in Tokyo is taking place this weekend, and one of the main events was a cosplay contest on the first night.

Dozens of people participated, and there were some truly remarkable outfits on display.

Click through the gallery to see some of the best cosplay of Final Fantasy XIV Online characters from the show.

For more on Final Fantasy Fan Fest, check out some of the stories linked below:

Final Fantasy TV Show "Dad Of Light" Is Becoming A Movie For JapanFinal Fantasy Dissidia NT Adding Final Fantasy XIV Villain Zenos On PS4 And PCFinal Fantasy XIV Online News From Fan Fest: FF15 Crossover Start Date And More RevealedFinal Fantasy XIV Online Shadowbringers Expansion: New Race, Job, Raid, Trailer, Screens, And More Revealed At Fan Fest

Square Enix paid for GameSpot's flight to Tokyo and accomodation; they also supplied these photographs.

The 2019 Final Fantasy Fan Fest in Tokyo is taking place this weekend, and one of the main events was a cosplay contest on the first night.

Dozens of people participated, and there were some truly remarkable outfits on display.