Square Enix Live Stage Initial TGS 2018 Line-up Includes Kingdom Hearts 3, Final Fantasy XIV & More

Square Enix has revealed their initial live stage lineup for Tokyo Game Show 2018. The list currently includes Kingdom Hearts 3, Final Fantasy XIV, and Dragon Quest X. More information and titles will be added come closer to the timing of the event.

Tokyo Games Show 2018 runs from September 20th and concludes on September 23rd. Square Enix will hold their live streams on both public pubic days.

September 22nd (Stage Event)

  • 11:20 AM – 12:30 PM – Dragon Quest X TV at Tokyo Game Show 2018 Special
  • 12:50 PM – 1:40 PM – Kingdom Hearts 3 Tokyo Game Show 2018 Stage
  • 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM – Dragon Quest Builders 2 School Extracurricular Lesson
  • 3:10 PM – 4:00 PM – Project Tokyo Dolls Presents Yamadada at Tokyo Game Show 2018

September 23rd (Stage Event)

  • 11:20 AM – 12:20 PM – Million Arthur series stage
  • 12:40 PM – 1:30 PM – Dragon Quest Builders 2 Paradise Agency
  • 1:50 PM – 2:50 PM – Final Fantasy XIV: Yoshi-P in Makuhari
  • 3:10 PM – 4:00 PM – This World Ends With You: Final Remix Tokyo Game Show Special Stage

September 22nd (Studio)

  • 10:00 AM – 10:10 – Opening
  • 10:20 AM – 11:05 AM – TBA
  • 11:20 AM – 12:05 PM – TBA
  • 12:20 PM – 1:05 PM – Final Fantasy : Record Keeper Official Tokyo Game Show Broadcast
  • 1:20 PM – 2:05 PM – TBA
  • 2:20 PM – 3:30 PM – Let’s Play with Square Enix President Matsuda: Just Cause 4 & Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • 3:45 PM – 4:00 PM – Ending

September 23rd (Studio)

  • 10:00 AM – 10:15 – Opening
  • 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM – Left Alive Tokyo Game Show 2018 Special
  • 11:35 AM – 12:20 PM – TBA
  • 12:40 PM – 1:35 PM – Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Official Tokyo Game Show Broadcast
  • 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM – Mobius Final Fantasy Tokyo Game Show 2018 Special
  • 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM – The Quiet Man Live at Makuhari
  • 3:45 PM – 4:00 PM – Closing

Kingdom Hearts 3 will launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Japan on January 25th, and in North America and Europe on January 29th.

Final Fantasy XIV is an MMO that is currently out for PlayStation 4 and PC.

Dragon Quest X is also an MMO that was released for Wii, Wii U, 3DS, Nintendo Switch, smartphones, PlayStation 4, and PC, though the game was no localized in the West.

UPDATE [September 6]: live streaming schedule

Final Fantasy XIV Surpassed 14 Million Players; 5th Anniversary Commemorative Illustration by Yoshiteru Tsujino

Final Fantasy XIV Online has surpassed 14 million players worldwide on its 5th Anniversary, Square Enix announced. The company will be celebrating the game’s anniversary with a 14-hour live stream on August 31st.

Producer and director Naoki Yoshida shared a message for Final Fantasy XIV fans about the milestone:

Although the original FINAL FANTASY XIV failed to meet expectations, through the support of people in the media, the companies we have worked with, and of course our dedicated players, we were able to launch A Realm Reborn in 2013. FFXIV was indeed reborn, and over the course of these past five years, it has grown to become the title that we all know and love today. I cannot thank you enough.

We in the development and operations teams have been working at full capacity ever since the launch of A Realm Reborn, and while we have made our share of missteps along the way, the Warriors of Light continue to spur us onward.

There are many new gaming experiences and epic tales that we wish to share with you all. We will be working harder than ever to expand the world of FFXIV, where players form lasting bonds with one another through their adventures.

FINAL FANTASY XIV is the result of everyone’s passion and commitment, including all of you Warriors of Light, and I hope you will continue to support us as we build this world together.

The 5th Anniversary 14-hour Live Stream will start on August 31st at 8pm PST, featuring special guests such as the game’s voice actors and developers.

Yoshida-san will be holding the latest “Letter from the Producer LIVE” during the 14-hour live stream, and will include Ryozo Tsujimoto from Capcom to talk about the collaboration with Monster Hunter: World.

Final Fantasy XIV Online is currently celebrating its 5th Anniversary with a special event, The Rising: The Calamity Returns to Ul’dah. The event will end on September 18th.

Final Fantasy XIV Comes to Monster Hunter: World Today

Today, Monster Hunter: World is welcoming Final Fantasy XIV and adds MMO mechanics in the collaboration event via the August Title Update.

The collaboration event also adds the Behemoth from Final Fantasy XIV, and it can prove to be difficult to battle against. Capcom community manager Yuri Araujo written helpful hints and strategies to take on the Behemoth in Monster Hunter: World in the PlayStation Blog.

The Behemoth hunt will be available today, August 1st at 5PM PT / 8PM ET / 12AM GMT in Monster Hunter: World.

Monster Hunter: World Coming to Final Fantasy XIV on August 7th

Square Enix announced Monster Hunter: World will be making its mark in Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood on August 7th, as part of the Patch 4.36 Update. This is part of the collaboration between Square Enix and Capcom.

Final Fantasy XIV fans can take on Rathalos, the “King of the Skies” from Monster Hunter World in the “The Great Hunt” trial in both normal and extreme versions. Eight players can team up against Rathalos in the normal version. However, in the extreme version, only 4 players can take on the beast with “numerous unique mechanics”.

Players are rewarded for completing the collaboration contents:

  • New armor set inspired by Rathalos
  • New minions, Poogie and Palico
  • New Mount, Rathalos
  • New Furnishing, BBQ Spit

Producer and director Naoki Yoshida teased new contents that are coming in Patch 4.4 during the recent Letter from the Producer LIVE:

  • New Main Quests
  • New Side Quests: The Four Lords and Even Further Hildibrand Adventures
  • New Dungeons: The Burn and Saint Mocianne’s Arboretum
  • New Trial: Suzaku
  • New Raid: Omega: Aphascape
  • Other updates
    • Jobs
    • PvP
    • Battle System
    • Eureka
    • Gathering and Crafting
    • Grand Companies
    • Housing
    • The Gold Saucer

Capcom is bringing Behemoth to Monster Hunter: World in a free title update on August 1st.

Monster Hunter: World x Final Fantasy XIV Collab Release Date Set; Behemoth Update Trailer

Capcom and Square Enix has announced that the Monster Hunter World x Final Fantasy XIV collboration will begin at August 1st at 5pm PT/August 2nd at 1am BST.

The update will bring monsters from the Final Fantasy series into the world of Monster Hunter, where you can accept new quests and begin the hunt. Players can obtain weapons and armour from this event.




Monster Hunter: World x Final Fantasy XIV Collaboration Brings Behemoth In August Update

Monster Hunter: World producer Ryozo Tsujimoto appeared on the 100th episode of MonHun Radio, and confirmed the Behemoth from Final Fantasy XIV will arrive in Monster Hunter: World, as part of the collaboration between the two titles, in a free title update in August.

Final Fantasy XIV‘s Behemoth will be the fourth monster coming to Monster Hunter: World post-launch.

Also, the Behemoth will appear as part of a hunt in a free “Monster Hunter: World Hunting Thanksgiving 2018″ event at Makuhari Messe in Japan. The event will take place on July 15.

There is still no date for Monster Hunter: World‘s Rathalos to arrive in Final Fantasy XIV. Rathalos is still slated for this summer.

The Monster Hunter: World x Final Fantasy XIV collaboration was first revealed during the Square Enix Showcase at E3 2018.

via Game’s Talk

Final Fantasy XIV Patch 4.35 Adds New Deep Dungeon ‘Heaven-on-High’

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood launch a new update patch version 4.35 today. This update adds new items, latest story quests for the Hildibrand Adventures, and new predeep dungeon, ‘Heaven-on-High’.

‘Heaven-on-High’ is a dynamic 100-floor dungeons that gets harder with each level. The layout changes each time players enter the dungeon. There will be special rewards for players who can succeed in reaching the highest floor.

Players will get the latest quests, following Hildibrand the inspector extraordinaire investigates crimes by the Wolf Burglar in the Far East. Patch 4.35 adds new emotes, minions, a mount, and hairstyles. The runner-up hairstyle from the Hairstyle Design Contest is also included in the update.

Update notes for Patch 4.35 can be found at Lodestone.

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood is now available on PlayStation 4 and PC.

Final Fantasy XIV Under the Moonlight Patch 4.35 Release Date Set

Patch 4.35 for Final Fantasy XIV is releasing on July 3, 2018. We will finally get a continuation for one of the most favorite side quests, where we are following “inspector extraordinaire” Hildibrand.


Another part of this patch will be the new deep dungeon “Heaven-on-High”. The deep dungeon will be the big tower in the Ruby Sea, which you can see from the whole area.

Rising high above the Ruby Sea from the island of Onokoro, Heaven-on-High is said to be the stairway traversed by kami descending from their empyrean home. Following the discovery of a secret entrance, the Confederate leader Rasho asks you to investigate the tower and brave the hordes of vile fiends that lurk within.

via Square Enix

Naoki Yoshida says discussions to bring Final Fantasy XIV to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch are still “ongoing”

In an interview with VGR, Final Fantasy XIV director Naoki Yoshida mentioned that the team are still interesting in bringing the game to as many players possible. With this in mind, they want to possibly increase the amount of consoles where Final Fantasy XIV can be played on. Discussions with Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony to allow cross-play functionality to happen is still an “ongoing” discussion, Yoshida said. He hopes he is able to announce something in the future if possible.

If you are wondering what is happening with the collaboration with Final Fantasy XV, the director told Gamer Escape that unfortunately he cannot give an update on that and asks if fans continue to remain patient for it.


FFXIV Behemoth Coming to Monster Hunter: World in Free Title Update Summer 2018

As part of the collaboration between Monster Hunter: World and Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XIV will come to Monster Hunter: World in the Free Title Update 4 this summer 2018.

More details will come.