News | Kingdom Hearts 4 Revealed

The Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary event concluded with the Kingdom Hearts 4 reveal trailer. The trailer already seems to have some gameplay in it.

The Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary event in Tokyo has ended. Attendees were shown a reveal trailer of the new Kingdom Hearts at the end, which is also on YouTube in the meantime. There is no English or Dutch trailer available at the time of writing (the above video contains English subtitles).

Striking is the new graphical style of the game, which looks more realistic than the cartoonish look of previous Kingdom Hearts games. In the trailer, Sora can be seen in what appears to be the city of Quadratum, hometown of the character Yozora.

Then Sora runs through town chasing a large Heartless that looks a lot like Darkside. Sora summons his Keyblade, after which a gameplay segment starts with a boss fight. Finally, the camera slides up, where two robed characters watch the fight.

Donald and Goofy can also be seen at the end of the trailer. Despite not being involved in the battle with the Heartless, they too seem to be back in the game. Nothing further is known about the story.

It is unknown when Kingdom Hearts 4 will be released. Square Enix has also not yet confirmed which platforms the game will be played on.


News | Open beta PS5 version Final Fantasy 14 starts today

The open beta for the PlayStation 5 version of mmo Final Fantasy 14 starts today.

Anyone can take the test by choosing Final Fantasy PS5 Upgrade Edition (Beta Vesion) from PlayStation Store. People who already play the game on PS4 can choose the PS5 version to download from their PS5 directly from the Game Library.

According to a new post on PlayStation Blog, players can choose from three options: 4k (2160p), WQHD (1440p) and Full HD (1090p). The latter two options display gameplay in 60 fps, while in 4k the game runs around 40 fps.

In addition, the PS5 version gets 91 new Trophies, with 53 Trophies for the base game and 38 Trophies for the various expansions. Furthermore, the PS5 version of the game uses 3D audio and also haptic feedback via the DualSense controller.

The beta is intended to run for as long as it needs to be before the final version launches – although all progress made will be included. In addition, players of the PS4 version can bring their character and progression to the PS5 beta.


News | Square Enix reveals Final Fantasy 16

Square Enix heeft Final Fantasy 16 aangekondigd tijdens de PlayStation 5 Showcase.

Square Enix does not share much information about the game, which has a more medieval setting. Producer Naoki Yoshida says she will reveal more about the game next year.

The previous full-fledged Final Fantasy part, Final Fantasy 15, was released in 2016. This year, the first part of Final Fantasy 7 Remake was also released for PlayStation 4. Both games are separate from the story of Final Fantasy 16.

Final Fantasy 16 is coming to PlayStation 5 and PC. A release date has not yet been announced.