Hackers release Octopath Traveler save editor

Octopath Traveler hasn't been around long at all, but hackers have already cooked up one tool for the game. The software allows you to edit your save data for the game, and it has all sorts of options. You can change character jobs, items, how much money you carry, and much more.

Octopath Traveler's dev team sees their wish come true

July 7th in Japan is Tanabata (Star Festival), a celebration where people write their wishes on Tanzaku and hang them on bamboo. Acquire Studios, Square Enix’s development partner for Octopath Traveler, took part in the Tanabata festivities this year, and it seems most of the staff have had their wish come true.

Takuma Endo, President of Acquire Studios, wrote a message that said, “I hope Octopath Traveler will sell many copies.” Many other Acquire devs had similar messages that they shared on their Tanzaku. Whether you believe in something like this or not, it's still great to see the wishes of so many employees come true.

Square-Enix says Octopath Traveler stock replenishment in Japan will be quite small, apologizes once again

Square-Enix is facing a shortage of Octopath Traveler in Japan, and they've already apologized for the lack of stock. The company also mentioned that a new wave of physical copies is coming in early August. While we thought that would help out quite a bit, it seems like it's going to barely be a band-aid.

Square-Enix has now said that the stock replenishment coming in August is "very little," which means copies are sure to disappear as quickly as they hit stores. Square-Enix has once again apologized for the issue, and suggested one more time that customers should turn to the Switch eShop to get the game.

Guitar Collections FINAL FANTASY IV Now Available

SAN DIEGO - July 20, 2018 - Scarlet Moon Records is thrilled to make available Guitar Collections FINAL FANTASY IV, the first album in their new live classical guitar series featuring performances by guitarist William Carlos Reyes (of The OneUps). Inspired by Square Enix's own Piano Collections series, Guitar Collections arranges and performs Nobuo Uematsu's iconic themes from FINAL FANTASY IV to celebrate the game's 27th anniversary. The album is licensed and available now:

Guitar Collections FINAL FANTASY IV on Bandcamp
Guitar Collections FINAL FANTASY IV on iTunes
Guitar Collections FINAL FANTASY IV on Spotify

"FINAL FANTASY, and particularly FINAL FANTASY IV, has always been special to me," explains Scarlet Moon Records producer Jayson Napolitano. "I wanted to celebrate the franchise in the same way Square Enix does with their Piano Collections series, and the performances from William Carlos Reyes exceeded expectations. The arrangements capture all the magic of Nobuo Uematsu's original compositions while adding new emotional depth that I think every fan will appreciate. Let's make Guitar Collections FINAL FANTASY a series, as I personally can't wait to hear FINAL FANTASY V and VI done up in the same fashion!"

The tender "Theme of Love," the warm and soothing "Welcome to Our Town!," and the anxiety-inducing final dungeon theme, "Within the Giant," are featured alongside an original composition by Reyes inspired by FINAL FANTASY IV titled "The Crystals." The full track list is as follows:

01. Main Theme of FINAL FANTASY IV
02. Theme of Love
03. Welcome to Our Town!
04. Fight 2
05. Rydia
06. Melody of Lute
07. Golbeza Clad in the Dark
08. Troian Beauty
09. Illusionary World
10. Another Moon
11. Within the Giant
12. The Crystals (Original)

The above launch trailer features performance footage of five key themes from the album, and those who purchase the album on iTunes or Bandcamp will also receive a 14-page digital booklet including liner notes, an interview with arranger/performer William Carlos Reyes, and recording notes.

For more information about the Guitar Collections FINAL FANTASY series, visit the official website: http://www.scarletmoonproductions.com/guitar/

Octopath Traveler Developer Q&A Video

Watch producer Masashi Takahashi and director Keisuke Miyauchi of Octopath Traveler dive into some details about the game! Octopath Traveler is available now exclusively on Nintendo Switch.

Neku from The World Ends With You: Final Remix getting a Square-Enix Bring Arts figurine

Here's our first look at the prototype for the upcoming Square-Enix Bring Arts Neku figurine. Nice to see Square-Enix doing some unique promotion for The World Ends With You: Final Remix! No word on when this figurine will see release, but it looks like it's coming along quite nicely.

Square-Enix Brin Arts figures - Dragon Quest XI's Protagonist, Erik, Veronica, and Serena

Square Enix’s Bring Arts figure line has some Dragon Quest XI characters in the works. The lineup includes the protagonist, Erik, Veronica, and Serena. The only figure available for preorder right now is the protagonist, which is due out October 5, 2018 for 9,504 yen.

Octopath Traveler - Cyrus the Scholar trailer

A scholar and professor, Cyrus leaves his post in search of an ancient tome that has vanished from the archives.

The World Ends With You - Neku prototype figurine shown

Complete In Box - The three different boxes of Secret of Mana

Remember opening up your first copy of Secret Of Mana? Those memories are probably quite different, depending on if you lived in Japan, North America, or Europe.