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Old November 12th, 2003, 10:19 pm
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Here's what I've found in FFXII:

- Supervision Production: Jun Akiyama (FFVII, Vagrant Story, Kingdom Hearts)
- Character design & 3d Map Design: Akihiko Yoshida (FFT, Vagrant Story)
- Art Direction: Hideo Minaba (FFT, FFIX)
- Promo picture: here
- From RPG Player's Realm:
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It looks like Final Fantasy XII is following the trend of every other game and has been "set back" by an increasingly large amount. The proposed Japanese released date of this game was originally set for April of 2004. However, Square-Enix has pushed it back almost a whole year to March of 2005. Talk about a minor setback!

So whats the problem now? Well, Square says they are having game development problems, and the first proposed release date might conflict with other games. One of the games they mentioned was the remake of "Dragon Quest V".

Supposing it actually comes out in March of 2005 in Japan, it looks like we'll have a late November release later that year for the US version.
It doesn't really say anything that you haven't mentioned, Jill, but I'll do a thourough search on the net for some info.

EDIT: Here's some information found on Square Universe: An image of what could be the Final fantasy XII logo surfaced in a Korean magazine over at Ruliweb. The Korean site has posted what purports to be the very first glimpse of the logo for Final Fantasy XII. From the looks of it, the logo pictures Odin with two swords in hand. What bearing this has on the story is of course uncertain at this point.

The answer is more simple than one would expect. Square as usual is ahead in the game. Although the work had already begun months ago and the programming specifications of the game almost complete for it's initiation, the actual planning phase has somewhat slowed down. This whole fiasco regarding Fantasy XI and the Play-Online network took precedents. Plus the fact that in the last 3 years 3 series appeared one after the other in the form of IX to XI as promised by Square in the Square Millennium Conference of 1999.

With the stabilization of Final fantasy XI and Play-Online network, things looked for the better. But regular fans of the series around the world (approx. 79% of the giant franchise players) feared an end of the series as on-line play seemed to take over the traditional gaming genre. But in a recent statement, the series' director Hironobu Sakaguchi wanted to undertake a somewhat positive outlook for all gamers of the series and indicated that he already has a 12th installment not just planned but actually in production in order to calm and create an assertive feeling amongst potential hardcore Final Fantasy fans. Was that too late a step or just the right time?! In a recent interview a spokesman from Square mentioned that work was proceeding on schedule so far.

For the first time in the history of Final Fantasy, there will be not one but two equivalent producers. Responsible for the project is Hiroyuki Itou who already made a name for himself in the form of Final Fantasy IX as well as Yasumi Matsuno known for his roles as the director/conductor for the teams responsible for Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story; thus both reporting to Sakaguchi, though the later will probably participate in the "cutting" edges role. Sakaguchi still holds the position of President Square USA operating from his Hawaii office.


I attached the alleged logo below. It's really dark, but it's the best I could do. The website mentioned in this first paragraph is in Japanese, I think, but you can find it here.
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Old November 13th, 2003, 9:44 pm
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OK, I swear this is the last thing I'm going to say about FFXII today. There was an article at RPG Player's Realm, which says this:
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2 WORDS AND A NUMBER:...FINAL...FANTASY...XII...

Yes, yes, behold! Japanese gaming magazine, Shonen Jump, has managed to leak out a few little tidbits about Square Enix's upcoming installation in the enduring Final Fantasy series.

The two characters presented are Van, the male, and Ashe, the female. As you can also see, returning are other FF staples: chocobos and airships. No moogle sightings yet, but no one knows what the future holds. And the funky pirate thing...ignore him.
There was a picture along with the article, which you can find here.


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Old November 13th, 2003, 9:51 pm
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Anyone remember FF3 for SNES?
I <3 Kefka! Plus Sabin I think is quite possibly the most awesome SNES RPG character ever. AND they could ALL to magic!!!!!!


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Old November 13th, 2003, 11:38 pm
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Anyone remember FF3 for SNES?
I <3 Kefka! Plus Sabin I think is quite possibly the most awesome SNES RPG character ever. AND they could ALL to magic!!!!!!
I don't go that far back when it comes to FF games. I started at FF7 and went from there.

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Once again, I demonstrate my inexperience in video games! I only have FF10, and haven't even finished yet. I'm in the Calm Lands at the moment. But I really think this is a spectacular game. My favorite character is Auron.
If you need any help or haven't finished it yet I can help out when ever you need it as I managed to finish it. That says something to me because normally I get too used to the format and find myself never completing it even though I enjoy the role playing game.

Yes Tidus is a wuss as well. I started the game again because I got so annoyed at the fact that I could not get this one avatar at the beginning. It was so difficult the first time around because I had not got used to the format, so I missed it. The worst thing is that you could not go back and just have another go at it because the avatar didn't appear when I kept trying again, it kept giving me all these other things, so I gave up and carried. When I started again, I made sure I got it this time. I built up my powers in the field of combat zones before reaching that avatar. Its really handy to do that, build up your reserves, that really helps...

That had to be the best catch I got in the game.


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Old January 17th, 2004, 8:50 pm
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I've played III, VII, VIII, IX and X.

My favourite is IX. I didn't really like VII or VII that much because they were too futuristic and not 'fantasy' enough. I prefer more cutesy games like FF IX. Plus, it had amazing music (but then again, they all do). FF X had the most amazing FMV cut-scenes I have ever seen. That game was so beautiful. Not quite as good as FF IX though.


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Old January 17th, 2004, 10:16 pm
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ive played I,II,VII,VIII,IX,X,X-2,Tactics, and tactics advanced. i also have IV but i haven't played it yet. i would say X-2 is my fave - and no, its not b/c of the girls. i love the quick battle system and such, not to mention that the story line is maybe the 2nd best of the series next to 7.
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Old January 18th, 2004, 6:24 am
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Did someone mention...Final Fantasy?

Played 7-10-2, getting 5 and 6 now, love all the games for different reasons.
www.ff12.com has posted new pics of characters in the game to come. I haven't played FF11 because...hmmm...just not interested in playing a FF game online, I'm waiting for WoW.
But so far 12 looks like it's going to be good!


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Old January 19th, 2004, 11:40 pm
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Hello..

I am a huge FFX and X-2 fan.. I liked them.


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Old February 13th, 2004, 11:20 pm
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The only one I've played was FFX and I love it! Some people think that it focuses too much on the graphics, but, heck! That's my favorite part about it! A game should not only be fun but beautiful! hehehe My boyfriend and I are going to buy FFX-2 soon. It looks better than FFX. The whole dress-sphere thing looks very cool. You can have Yuna, Rikku and Paine dress up as Samurai! There's nothing cooler than that!

I've heard that FF7 is the best in the series. Should we buy that one two? I know the graphics aren't as good, but is the story line worth it?

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Old February 14th, 2004, 11:52 pm
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Trinka: yes, you MUST have Final Fantasy VII in your collection. It is the best FF ever. The storyline is absolutely amazing. The graphics are horrible as compared to those of FFX, FFX-2, or FFXI, but once you get past that...


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Old February 15th, 2004, 10:38 am
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Have only played old-school games, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Finished 4, 6, 7 and 9. Couldn't stand 8 for some reason, got to disc 3 and gave up.

Graphics on the new ones look great from what i've seen at friend's place.

Have to agree with HannahStarr, FFVII is a must get... greatest game ever... can't wait for advent children!!!


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Old February 15th, 2004, 11:12 pm
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Trinka: yes, you MUST have Final Fantasy VII in your collection. It is the best FF ever. The storyline is absolutely amazing. The graphics are horrible as compared to those of FFX, FFX-2, or FFXI, but once you get past that...
*sighs* I think I can get past that, whether or not my fiancee can... lol I have heard that often, so I really do need to get it...but I don't really have the time to play a lot of games right now...stupid college!! Thanks.


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Old February 16th, 2004, 10:42 pm
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Try 6 and 7. Its' debatable which one is better. Some people say 7, some say 6 (because of Kefka). Play them both, they're excellent.


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Old February 21st, 2004, 9:00 pm
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Final Fantasy X2 came out today and well I bought it so if you don't see me for the next 48 hours you know why. Can't wait for some free TV time to play it though. My friends need to get away from that TV and the soaps before I get a chance to play it.

Graphics look amazing and the game play a little more complicated from what I can see. I just Final Fantasy.

There watching a DVD so I can't play it.



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Old February 22nd, 2004, 3:55 am
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FFX-2 is the most silliest, engrossing game I've ever played. At first i wasn't going to give it a go because I heard a lot of negative things about it, but i rented it, and it's silly and fun, plus you can control what ending you get.


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Old February 22nd, 2004, 4:32 am
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big fan of FF9 and FF10. i've played 11 a little too. as much as i LOVED 10, i can't stand 10-2. 9 was the first one i ever played and it's hard for me to go backwards graphics wise, though i'd love to play 7. i think though 9 is my fave. zidane was just too cute...although tidus is a cutie too.


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Old February 22nd, 2004, 6:44 am
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can't wait for advent children!!!
I have heard that it will come out in the United States on DVD form in April. Anyone else heard anything? I would be interested in seeing it.


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Old February 22nd, 2004, 4:19 pm
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Advent Children...is that the next FF movie? The Spirits Within was really good as far as graphics go, but I was really ****** off by the ending. I'm a sappy ending person, and when things don't turn out just how I want them...*cries* lol


My finace just bought FF7 for us last night! We haven't had time to start playing it yet, though, because we have a lot of homework this weekend *grumbles* I have to draw a floor plan for the staging of the play Our Town for my Dramatic Arts class, and it's a pain in the butt, let me tell you!


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Old February 22nd, 2004, 7:54 pm
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How did this thread escape my attention? I'm a FF manic. I love FFIX.
My favorite FF character is Aeris.

I can't wait to see advent children. I hope they don't screw it up like they did with The Spirits Within. At least they are basing it on the FF series this time. TSW was nothing to do with FF, apart from the name.

(BTW Please sign up to the site in my sig. It's a really good FF site. It isn't my site, but I moderate there.)


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Old February 23rd, 2004, 12:49 am
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Advent Children promises to be a good movie. I haven't seen Spirits Within because I haven't rean a positive review about it yet.

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I have heard that it will come out in the United States on DVD form in April. Anyone else heard anything? I would be interested in seeing it.
I heard that it will be coming out in Japan this summer. April seems a bit too early.

Here's a really good Advent Children site: Advent Children.net


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