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Final Fantasy 7 mini-game riding to iOS, Android

It's been a long time coming, but Square Enix finally unveiled a renewed version of Final Fantasy 7 ... 's motorcycle mini-game from the RPG's Gold Saucer levels. Final Fantasy 7 G-Bike is a free, mobile "action chaser" inspired by the chase scene from the 1997 PSOne game, in which the hero Cloud...

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Square Enix producer Kitase on Lightning Returns reviews, HD remasters, and that FF7 tech demo

Lightning Returns brought an end to what's been - relative to the series' high standards and typically universal acclaim - a divisive trilogy of games. While we enjoyed the final fantasy in Lightning's saga, other reviewers were happy enough to say so long to the rosy-haired heroine. When I spoke...

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Final Fantasy 7 unofficial NES port restored, improved by modders

ROM hackers have overhauled an unofficial 8-bit version of Square Enix's Final Fantasy 7, turning what was once a barely-playable bootleg into a demake that's surprisingly faithful to its source material. Released as an unlicensed Famicom cartridge in China, Shenzhen Nanjing's unsanctioned port...

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Final Fantasy 7 on mobile 'years' away

A mobile version of Final Fantasy 7 is still "years" away, according to Square Enix producer Takashi Tokita, despite the fact that the franchise's first six titles are already available for multiple mobile platforms. Speaking with Shacknews, Tokita said that porting the 1997 fan favorite to...

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Steam weekend sales: 2K games, Baldur's Gate and Final Fantasy 7

Look, we know things have been rough ever since the government shut down. Cars have become sentient; peach cobbler is now physically impossible to produce – it's not easy out there. Still, there are some things we can depend on in these tough times, such as the persistence and regularity of...

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Final Fantasy VII materia-lizes on Steam

Final Fantasy VII is as steamy as the Honey Bee Inn, now that it's available via the Steam portal. The Steam version out this week is the same as last year's PC re-release, complete with Cloud saves, achievements, and the Character Booster. It should be no surprise, then, that it's going at the...

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Euro PSN sale on lots of Final Fantasy games this week

When the European PSN store receives its weekly content update on Wednesday, January 23, it'll celebrate Final Fantasy with discounts across just about every Final Fantasy game available on the digital distribution platform. Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy IX and more will have...

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Final Fantasy VII returns on PC, for real this time

Final Fantasy VII's achievement-laden PC release is now available from the game's official website, with no sign of disappearing as it did previously. The normal price is $11.99 (€12.99 in Europe), but the game is temporarily discounted to $9.99/€9.99 to commemorate the re-re-launch....

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Final Fantasy VII PC released early, then pulled

Yes, it is possible for a game to be considered "released early" in 2012 even after having been originally made in 1997. The new PC version of Final Fantasy VII showed up for sale on the website last night, according to reports on the forums. The problem is that the downloaded copies don't work...

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Final Fantasy 7 update isn't updated with microtransactions

Final Fantasy 7's new PC version comes with a "Character Booster" that lets you inflate your characters' HP, MP, and Gil. That seemed like the perfect place for a microtransaction system, but that isn't the case, Square Enix told Kotaku. "No, the Character Booster will not cost real money to use,"...

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