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Squaresoft announce lineup for E3

It's enough to make any FF whimper with joy

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Gaming Gods Squaresoft have just announced their ambitious lineup for the Electronics Entertainment Expo. With less than a week to go until the LA extravaganza, Square have given Final Fantasy fans something to think about, and us hacks a lot of typing to do. But we don't mind -- not when the lineup is so impressive. For starters they will be showing off the PSOne bundle pack "Final Fantasy Chronicles", featuring Final Fantasy IV and Chrono Trigger. Granted, Chrono Trigger isn't a Final Fantasy title but nobody in their right mind would argue with such a fabulous release. Rumour has it CT has been given a visual makeover with CGI cutscenes interspersed with the action and that FFIV might as well be another game entirely now, with a two player mode bundled into the action. We can't wait. Also on the show floor bearing the FF name will be Final Fantasy X on PlayStation 2, the tenth game in the popular series and after the success of IX a highly anticipated piece of RPG history-in-the-making. The one thing that will probably dwarf all others though is Square Pictures' first full-length animated motion picture, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, featuring the vocal talents of Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Peri Gilpin, Ming-Na, Ving Rhames, Donald Sutherland and James Woods, and directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi. You only have to look at the trailer from the other day to realise how incredible this film will be, and the chance to see even more of it at E3 is one a lot of people won't want to pass up. Actually watching the trailer and looking for traces of the computer generation... Well, considering the incredible visuals that make up most films today, you wouldn't know it was CG unless someone told you. For more details, check out the press release. Related Feature - Final Fantasy about to become reality

Source - press release

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