We have been getting several submissions lately that have had to be rejected because they do not meet the group's submission requirements. We have stipulations for incoming artwork, and the same problems have been coming up too often lately. The most common problems we come across are 1) artwork featuring characters outside of Final Fantasy and 2) images taken directly from SquareEnix. That second problem is a BIG problem. Make our jobs easier and please read before you submit.
Here's how each monthly feature will go: I'll have the title of the song, along with the song itself for you to enjoy. Underneath, I will -- to the best of my ability -- describe the song for those of you who may not be able to listen to it, plus I'll add in any fun facts about the piece.
You may have noticed things have gotten a little... er... hairy on the front page. And for good reason! For the month of November, we are honoring NO-SHAVE-NOVEMBER! The men in our front page gifs have sprouted beards! Even our greeter Mog! We'll have more fun goodies coming up this month for your enjoyment, so keep an eye out to see who else is celebrating this month! To honor a rather manly month, we've chosen a rather manly sounding song! The manliest, most badass man we can think of is Auron, and his theme really puts us into the beard-growin' mood!
(¯`·-..· Auron's Theme ·..-·´¯)
This song is too manly and awesome to be described in words, it is best experienced at high volumes while nodding your head to the beat.
How do you feel about this song? Do you like it? Did it have an effect on you? Leave a comment with your opinion on the song!
--NO SHAVE NOVEMBER FEATURES-- Our very own *dreamweaver5560 is working on a set of bearded Final Fantasy characters in celebration of No Shave November! Check it out!
Submit your No Shave inspired pieces and we'll feature them for the remainder of the month and on into December! (No Shave inspired pieces must comply with group submission rules. Link to our FAQ is at the top of this entry.)
--RECENT NEWS IN FINAL FANTASY--
Good news for FF6 lovers! You'll be able to take your favorite 16-bit RPG on the go, on your smartphone! In the near future, SquareEnix is planning to release an iOS and Android version of Final Fantasy VI that will have enhanced 2D graphics and will be adjusted slightly so that it will require a little less level-grinding than in previous versions. (And if you've ever played the game, you know that this sounds like a godsend!)
Oerba Dia Vanille will be in Lightning Returns -- but don't expect her usual bubbly attitude. The world has changed, so the people have changed -- just like Snow has changed. With the confirmation of Vanille's reappearance in Lightning Returns, it is now official that all characters from XIII and XIII-2 will in fact make some kind of appearance or cameo in the game. It is known for a fact that Hope, Snow, Vanille, Fang, and Sazh will make physical appearances in the game and will, in some way, move the story forward. List of Major Characters: -Lightning -Hope -Snow -Noel -Fang -Vanille -Sazh -Caius -Yeul -Lumina -Mog
Some bad news for fans of Chocobo Racing: Takashi Tokita has announced that SquareEnix is cancelling their Chocobo Racing 3D for Nintendo 3DS. Why? The reason is unclear, but Tokita was not in charge of it. He made the first Chocobo Racing game on PS1, and claims that if he had been the head of the project, it would have gotten done.
There's talk that Final Fantasy XV English localization is already well underway and that it may come out sooner than expected -- however, we're going to handle this delicately. We won't be jumping the gun, because SquareEnix has not said a single word confirming or denying it, so we just have to wait until they release some kind of official word. What caused such a stir up was a newbie voice actor, Jay Preston, who posted the Final Fantasy XV logo on his official website as well as his LinkedIn resume. (These mentions of FFXV have since been removed from both sites, leading us to imagine SquareEnix probably contacted him in their attempts to keep the project fully underwraps.) Just a few days after the announcement of FFXV in June, Preston posted this tweet: [ twitter.com/JayPreston/status/… ] and then two days later, said websites were updated with FFXV related work. He claims that it was 'in regards to something different', but he does not deny that he worked on FFXV. As usual, we will keep you updated with the latest news and announcements regarding Final Fantasy XV -- don't take all this early talk without a grain of salt until confirmation from SquareEnix.
Meet the newly formed "Final Fantasy Committee": 4 people who are considered to be the best story developers in the whole series -- 4 people who will ensure the success and future of the series as it continues to grow: -Yoshinori Kitase (FF6, FF7, FF7 Crisis Core, FF8, FF10, FF13 Saga, and FF Type-0) -Hajime Tabata (FF7 Before Crisis, FF Crisis Core, FF Type-0, FF15) -Naoki Yoshida (FF14 A Realm Reborn) -Motomu Toriyama (FF7, FF10, FF10-2, FF13 Saga)
As we always do, we'd like to introduce you to the newest members of our constantly growing group! Go give them a friendly "Hello!" and a big hug!