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This Week's Mini Flying Get

Final Fantasy XIV PS3 completely ported! Dangan-Ronpa scores big! New White Knight details! New Sakura Wars! Exclamation point!

 

This week's issue of flying get is going to be a mini one with just a few updates.

You know the drill about the info in general not being verified and how it should thus not be used for wagering or stock purchase decisions.

CORRECTION: The blurb about Idolmaster 2's release date confused the game's first print run edition with a limited edition. No limited edition has been announced. Details here.

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Additional Final Fantasy XIV PS3 Details

A few more details on the PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIV via what appears to be an interview in this week's Famitsu.

The game has been 100% ported from the PC to PS3 and is in a moving state. While there are some slight differences in textures, you won't notice that much of a difference when you see the game in motion.

The PC and PS3 versions will share the same servers.

Image from the PC version of FFXIV.

Atelier Viorate Totally Confirmed

A retailer listed a PSP version of Atelier Viorate earlier this month. Famitsu confirms the game and February 3 date.

See the original retail leak story here.

Viorate, or maybe Violet, was originally a PS2 game.

Are You Alice?

Well, are you? Find out on PSP through what appears to be an adaptation of IM's Are You Alice? drama CD and book franchise.

There's more details on the franchise at Wikipedia (in Japanese). Click here for the franchise's official site.

I'm not sure of the game version's publisher.

Date Possibly Set for Idolmaster 2

Famitsu may (or may not) have a release date this week for Idolmaster 2. One of the blogs that posts all the Famitsu leaks listed a 2/24 date for the game, but switched it to Spring later.

Outside of the possible date, the magazine reveals that the game's limited edition will have a shiny cover. Content for the LE include pictures and ID cards for the 765 Productions idols.

CORRECTION: This is the first print run of the game, and not a limited edition. Details here

As a pre-order bonus, Namco Bandai will include a download card for the new song Little Match Girl and two PR cards for the Weiß Schwarz trading card game.

This may be the limited edition box:

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Why are all my favorite Sega franchises becoming browser games?

New Sakura Wars!

When you see "New" attached to one of your favorite series of old, do you immediately think "browser game?" Well your instincts were right in this case. There's a Sakura Wars browser game in development as a joint project between Red Entertainment, Trinity Game Studio and Rockworks. Red is doing planning and design, Trinity is doing development, and Rockworks will operate the game. Famitsu has just a tentative logo. Further details will be shared later this year.

Final Fantasy XIV PS3 Completely Ported

Whenever Famitsu has an update on Final Fantasy XIV, people get really excited thinking that it's going to be about the PlayStation 3 version, but it's always about the PC version.

Well, today is the big day. Famitsu's update on FFXIV this week does have some PS3 version details. The magazine reports that the game is 100% complete as far as the port from the PC version goes. It's actually playable right now.

I'll provide an update in a separate story if there are any other details once I've seen the magazine.

White Knight PSP Gameplay Details

Famitsu has first gameplay details on White Knight PSP. The game's combat will apparently be similar to the PlayStaton 3 games. However, rather than using AC for magic and so-froth, you use MP. The game's story will be quest based.

There will be some connectivity to the PS3 games. You'll be able to import your avatar -- that is, the PSP title will automatically create something that resembles the avatar from your PS3 save file.

Lots of Square Enix Stuff

There's lots of Square Enix stuff in this week's Famitsu. See these separate articles:

Tetsuya Nomura also has a mini interview regarding Vaangate -- you know, the whole fuss about Vaan's voice actor having changed for Dissidia Duodecim Final Fantasy (see this story for details). The comments are pretty much identical to the message Square Enix posted at the official site the other day. However, the official site message said that the reason they decided to keep put Vaan in the game despite the voice actor conflicts was due to fan demand. In the Famitsu interview, Nomura mentions this, but also adds that they'd already started working on the game thinking that Vaan would be in there.

The magazine also has full looks at Vaan along with returning characters Gabranth, Tina Branford and Cefca. There's also a look at a new map, a floating Bahamut fortress.

Dangan-Ronpa Gets a 10

Dangan-Ronpa, an original PSP game from Spike.

Good news for Spike! PSP's original "high speed action" detective game Dangan-Ronpa got some huge numbers in Famitsu this week. The magazine gave the game scores of 10, 9, 8 and 9. It was the highest rated game this week.

Here's this week's full set of scores:

  • Anpanman Niko Niko Party (Wii): 8, 8, 7, 8
  • Mario Sports Mix (Wii): 8, 7, 7, 8
  • Super Robot Taisen L (DS): 9, 8, 7, 8
  • Power Pro Kun Pocket 13 (DS): 9, 9, 9, 8
  • Minna to Kimi no Piramekino! (DS): 7, 7, 7, 6
  • Gettenka Tenkaichi Battle Royal (DS): 7, 6, 6, 6
  • Trinity Zill O'll Zero (PS3): 9, 8, 8, 7
  • Shawn White Skateboard (PS3): 8, 7, 8, 8
  • Arms' Heart (PSP): 6, 6, 5, 5
  • Little Busters (PSP): 8, 7, 7, 7
  • Dangan-Ronpa (PSP): 10, 9, 8, 9
  • DoDonPachi Resurrection Ver 1.5 (X360): 7, 8, 8, 7
  • Shawn White Skateboard (X360): 8, 7, 8, 8

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