Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Quite Spectacular

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Square Enix’s efforts to salvage Final Fantasy XIV with a complete relaunch and PS3 port look to have born some rather luscious fruit, as the latest shots of the alpha/beta edition of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn amply demonstrate.

Square Enix has been busily drumming up as much interest in the gaming media as money can buy, even going so far as to have 2ch founder and online drug kingpin Hiroyuki play the beta – although it seems even his involvement may not be enough to turn the game into another disaster:

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A complicated sequence of beta tests is due to start in February – at which point it will presumably begin to become apparent whether Square Enix has finally rescued the title.

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