Square Enix news: Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2, Final Fantasy 14 update 5.3, FF16 latest

Square Enix news begins today with the latest on Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2, with fans this week getting a big update from the dev team. The Final Fantasy 7 Remake was one of the biggest games of the year, and has been something fans have been calling for for almost two decades. The first whispers of FF7R began in the early noughts when a PS2 remake of the iconic PS1 game was mooted.

But now, five years after FF7R was announced and 15 years after the PS3 demo that sent fans into overdrive was revealed, the game is at last in players’ hands.

The Square Enix hit launched in March exclusively on the PS4, but only tells part of the tale – with Final Fantasy 7 Remake being released in a number of instalments.

It hasn’t been announced when FF7R Part 2 will be out, but the game’s director Tetsuya Nomura has delivered fans some welcome news.

As reported in a post by DualShockers, Nomura-san in the latest issue of Famitsu said the plan is to release Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 as soon as possible.

The FF7R director and Kingdom Hearts mastermind also added that he wants the sequel to be even better than the first game.

And, interestingly, Nomura-san hinted that when FF7R Part 2 is announced we’ll have a better idea of how many parts there will be.


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We know that work on Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 has been going on since at least June 2019.

Producer Yoshinori Kitase confirmed at E3 last year that planning on the project had already begun. While in November said development on FF7 Remake Part 2 had started.

Elsewhere, Final Fantasy 14 fans have been delivered some big news with the hugely anticipated update 5.3 getting a new trailer ahead of its release date.

Final Fantasy 14 update 5.3 – which has been dubbed Reflections in Crystal – will be launching on Tuesday August 11.

The update to Shadowbringers will bring with it new story, dungeon and raid content as well as plenty of quality of life changes.

You can watch the latest trailer by clicking on the video embedded into this article.

While here is a rundown of some of the main features of Final Fantasy 14 update 5.3…

• Main Scenario Quests

• New Dungeon – The Heroes’ Gauntlet

• New Trial

• New Alliance Raid – YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse: The Puppets’ Bunker

• Chronicles of a New Era – The Sorrow of Werlyt

• Faux Hollows – The Akh Afah Amphitheatre (Unreal)

• New Custom Deliveries

• Beast Tribe Quests – Dwarves

• Save the Queen – Unforgiven, Unforgotten

• New Battlefield – Bozjan Southern Front

• Ishgardian Restoration Updates

• Skysteel Tool Updates

• A Realm Reborn Area Improvements

• Trial Synthesis

• New Game+ Updates

• Sundry Splendors

And finally Square Enix fans may be left hoping for a big announcement on Final Fantasy 16 soon.

Earlier this year rumours had emerged that FF16 could get announced this summer at a major gaming event.

And it looks like we’ve got one of those fast approaching, with the next PS5 event rumoured to be taking place on Thursday August 6.

Square Enix and Sony have a track record of partnering to make new game announcements so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see some kind of news at the next PS5 event.

We already saw Project Athia get announced at the PS5 June event but it looks the Japanese gaming giant could have more announcements up their sleeve.

The Shinjuku-based dev and publisher in a recent shareholder’s meeting said they had new games to announce in July and August.

The July game looks to be Balan Wonderworld, revealed at the Xbox Games Showcase this week, and Dragon Quest XI S for the PS4, Xbox One and PCs.

But could the August reveal be Final Fantasy related? Possibly the first footage of Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 or a teaser for Final Fantasy 16?

We’ll have to wait and see but next month could be a very exciting time for Square Enix fans.

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