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FF XIV ONLINE-THEMED SYDNEY GAY & LESBIAN MARDI GRAS PARADE FLOAT REVEALED

Sydney, 5th March 2019 – The first images of the successful collaboration with Sydney Gaymers that saw FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online become the first video game to march as part of a float in Sydney’s Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday 2nd March are now being unveiled.
The float, which made its debut during the 2019 Parade Night, saw inflatables of a Moogle, Cactuar and Cherry Bomb take center stage while 80 marchers made up from members of both the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online and Sydney Gaymers’ communities celebrated around it under the banner “Realms United”.

The collaboration was first announced in February 2019 and marks the coming together of Australia’s 2,600-strong Sydney Gaymer community with the critically-acclaimed MMO. The following quotes were offered at the time:


“Sydney Gaymers is thrilled to be collaborating with FINAL FANTASY XIV Online for its 2019 float entry, titled Realms United.  It means so much to receive direct support, validation and acknowledgement from such a force in the industry. Not only that, to be supported by a game where so much of our community and values are represented. The FINAL FANTASY XIV Online community does not discriminate and respects everyone’s freedom and their individual values equally. For many LGBTQI+ people, online communities provide a space for the journey and exploration of personal identities They allow us to connect, and celebrate, and they reinforce that we are not alone. Sydney Gaymers could not have a better sponsor to help create the most ambitious float it has ever undertaken.”


– Organiser for Sydney Gaymers, Peak Distapan

“This collaboration could never have been realised without the efforts of our community. When FFXIV took part in PAX Australia, it was the FFXIV players in Australia who offered us the greatest welcome and utmost support. This led on to our community and Sydney Gaymers working together to make the collaboration a reality. To see it makes me very happy indeed, both as the person in charge of FFXIV and also as just another player of the game. FFXIV is another world that continues to grow and expand online. In that world people become adventurers, known as the Warriors of Light, and can continue to be free. I would like to continue developing this world, hand in hand with communities across the globe.”


– FINAL FANTASY XIV Online Producer and Director, Naoki Yoshida

Now in its 41st year, the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras is an annual two-week long festival to celebrate the power and diversity of the LGBTQI+ community, culminating in a parade through central Sydney, Australia. The bustling extravaganza brings Sydney to a standstill and shines a global spotlight on LGBTQI+ lives, culture, communities and creativity. Sydney Gaymers entered its fifth year participating in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade in 2019.


For more information on Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, please visit: http://www.mardigras.org.au/
You can check out more of the action on Sydney Gaymers’ Twitter and Instagram.

World Of Final Fantasy PS4/PS Vita Comparison Video

World Of Final Fantasy is an eagerly anticipated title from Square Enix. The game is being developed for both the PS Vita and PS4 and now the official site has released a video showing the graphical differences between both versions.

To be honest, the game loads faster and looks slight better on the PS4 but realistically, that’s to be expected. But having said that, the content is exactly the same on both platforms with the Japanese voice being a free download for the PS Vita.

The game lands in USA on October 25 before hitting up Japan on October 27 and finally Europe gets a chance on October 28.

Square Enix Opens Cafe In Akihabara

Great news coming out of Tokyo with the announcement that Square Enix have opened a new cafe in the heart of otaku goodness, Akihabara.

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It can be easily found as it’s located right next to another landmark in Akiba, Yodobashi Camera, next to Akihabara train station. One of the cool things about the cafe is that the interior theme will change depending on whatever SE is promoting at the time.

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This new cafe joins the existing eatery dedicated to Final Fantasy XIV in Akihabara and Artnia, the other cafe situated in Shinjuku. As of writing, the theme for the new cafe is Final Fantasy XV which is evident by footage of the game being broadcast on many monitors. As well as the soundtrack being played through speakers, there are posters, artwork and character statues to really immerse you into the atmosphere.

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There’s the obligatory gift store section loaded with goodies from Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest too.

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For those of you keen to check it out, here’s the details on where to find it:

Square Enix Cafe /スクウェア・エニックス カフェ
Address: Tokyo-to, Chiyoda-ku, Kanda Hanaoka-cho 1-1, Yodobashi Akiba 1st floor
東京都千代田区神田花岡町1-1 ヨドバシAkiba 1階
Open: 9 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Official site

Source: Rocket News

Board Game Slated For Playstation In 2017

Popular board game series Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary is receiving the digital treatment and being made into a game. This was confirmed by Square Enix during today’s 2016 PlayStation Press Conference over in Japan. There’s also a teaser site which you can check out. But for now, here’s a video:

The game commemorates both 30th anniversaries of Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy and will be coming for both PS Vita and Playstation 4 in 2017.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Demo Lands On 3DS

A demo has just hit the 3DS for the sequel Square Enix’s Theatrhythm game from a couple of years ago. The forthcoming Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call can now be tried and test by 3DS gamers. If you loved the first one then this one will be right up your alley as it continues the same frantic rhythm action from the first game. And if you never experienced the first game, then don’t miss out on this, it’s a unique adventure.

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Two songs feature on the demo, they’re “Sabin’s Theme” from Final Fantasy VI and “J-E-N-O-V-A” from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. The demo can be played up to 30 times and if you download the demo, you’ll have extra characters unlocked when you upgrade to the full game when it releases.

Theatrhythm Vintage Tunes Ad Hits Japan

The latest from Square Enix has hit Japan recently, that title being Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call. Advertisements on television have been hitting up Japan thick and fast but the ad below deserves special mention.

Here’s a nostalgic look at the Final Fantasy series through a longer commercial for television that was recently screened for the web as a shorter version.