Octopath Traveler gearing up for release in China

The Octopath to release

Another big-name Switch game is currently in the process of getting approved for release in China. Square-Enix's Octopath Traveler is currently in the approval process for the region, which should go through sometime this month. Once the game is approved, it shouldn't be too long before it sees release. We'll keep tabs on the title and let you know when its been officially cleared for release.

Dragon Quest slime teapot releasing in Japan

Ummm...I'm not thirsty, thanks

Dragon Quest's slime is iconic, and has been transformed into all sorts of products over the years. While there have been slime mugs, cups, and dinnerware, this is actually the first time we've seen the slime in teapot form. This Dragon Quest slime teapot hits Japan in May 2020, and is priced at $23. Check out more pictures here.

Square-Enix releasees another Romancing SaGa 3 Original Soundtrack Revival Disc promo video

Yep, this tracks

Square-Enix has put out another new promo video for the Romancing Saga 3 Original Soundtrack Revival Disc, which launched in Japan on April 1st, 2020. This Blu-ray disc features 70 tracks from the original Super Famicom game, with footage included that corresponds to each track.

Trials of Mana 25th Anniversary Concert cancelled due to coronavirus concerns

Square-Enix has announced that the Trials of Mana 25th Anniversary Concert, which was scheduled to take place on May 10th, 2020, is now cancelled. Square-Enix made this decision due to coronavirus concerns. Unfortunately, this also means the CD that was supposed to release featuring songs from the concert is cancelled as well.

FINAL FANTASY VII Dance Album Hits Digital and CD


Materia Collective is pleased to present ONE BEAT ANGEL FFVII, a fist-pumping electronic dance album by RoboRob. Following up 2019's Billboard-charting album, KINGDOM HEARTBEATS, RoboRob tackles eleven fan-favorite themes from FINAL FANTASY VII ahead of the release of the highly-anticipated FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE due out next week. ONE BEAT ANGEL FFVII is licensed and available digitally and in limited edition CD formats:


The track list for ONE BEAT ANGEL FFVII is as follows:

01. Prelude
02. Fight On!
03. Victory Fanfare
04. Mako Reactor
05. Who Are You (VIP)
06. One-Winged Angel
07. Aerith's Theme
08. Chocobo Theme
09. On That Day 5 Years Ago
10. Cosmo Canyon

"Nobuo Uematsu's epic score from FINAL FANTASY VII has always been a constant source of inspiration in my life, as I'm sure it is with many others," notes arranger RoboRob. "Some of my biggest and more unique ideas came to life with this remix project. Dirty hard bass house, a more complex approach to sound design, and a re-imagining of moving accompaniments to compliment nostalgic melodies. I had the amazing opportunity to collaborate with several accomplished and skilled producers for ONE BEAT ANGEL FFVII and the amount of variety and talent they brought to the table is second to none. I'm excited to share our renditions of this classic and inspiring video game music soundtrack."

Sabotage Studio talks about the influence of Super Mario RPG and Chrono Trigger on Sea of Stars

Pulling from the greats

Sabotage Studio, the team behind The Messenger, recently launched a Kickstarter for Sea of Stars, an RPG that takes place in the same universe as The Messenger. Those who checked out the Kickstarter (and helped it hit the funding goal) were quick to notice some influences on the game, and Sabotage Studio is more than willing to confirm suspicions. In an interview with Gamasutra, Sabotage's Thierry Boulanger opened up about the influence from both Chrono Trigger and Super Mario RPG.

"Chrono Trigger is great because there wasn't a transition when you got into combat, you just started fighting. In Super Mario RPG, you need to press the attack button and not just watch an animation when you attack. We wanted to have active input. When I was a kid playing any turn-based RPG I would always press the attack button hoping it would do something. I wanted our game to have that too."

Square-Enix to run a contest where you can win a Trials of Mana-themed Switch

You could be the lucky winner!

Are you a Trials of Mana fan who's looking for something a little special? How about a custom Trials of Mana-themed Switch? These won't be sold in stores, but Square-Enix is going to run a contest giving you a chance to win one of these bad boys. Details on the contest will be shared soon.

Bravely Default II "Embark on Your Journey" trailer

A grand adventure is coming!


A new world, a new story, and all-new Heroes of Light await in an original RPG experience arriving on the Nintendo Switch system in 2020! This successor to the original Bravely Default game comes from the team that brought you the Bravely series and Octopath Traveler, and features music from Revo (Sound Horizon/Linked Horizon), acclaimed composer of the Bravely Default soundtrack.

Square-Enix opens up Bravely Default II demo survey

Got some thoughts?

Did you check out what the Bravely Default II demo had to offer? Do you have any thoughts you'd like to share on the demo? If so, Square-Enix wants to hear your thoughts.

Square-Enix has opened up an official survey for the Bravely Default II demo, and you can find it at this link. You're going to need a Square-Enix account to fill out the survey, but hopefully you find the extra step worth the trouble.

Another Romancing SaGa 3 Original Soundtrack Revival Disc promo trailer released

Another preview of what's on the album

Square-Enix has put out another new promo video for the Romancing Saga 3 Original Soundtrack Revival Disc, which is set to launch on April 1st, 2020 in Japan. This Blu-ray disc features 70 tracks from the original Super Famicom game, with footage included that corresponds to each track.


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