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Final Fantasy XV: Dawn of the Future releasing in English in Fall 2019

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Los Angeles (May 17, 2019) – Penguin Random House Publisher Services (PRHPS) today announced a multi-year sales and distribution agreement with Square Enix, Inc. (SEA, a US-based subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.) to introduce a new line of English-language manga, novels, and art books, beginning in Fall 2019, across all sales channels worldwide.

The Japanese multimedia entertainment company is best known internationally for their gaming properties, which include FINAL FANTASY®, TOMB RAIDER®, DRAGON QUEST®and NieR:Automata®titles on game consoles and mobile platforms, but in Japan, Square Enix is also a renowned book and magazine publisher. The company has previously licensed their manga properties (including hits like FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST®, SOUL EATER® and Black Butler®) to US-based publishers, but the new program marks their entry into the English-language market directly, publishing graphic novels and other book products under SQUARE ENIX for the first time through all major book sales channels.

The new imprint’s launch will be anchored by FINAL FANTASY XV: The Dawn of the Future, a novel containing a new chapter in the FINAL FANTASY XVuniverse; the manga Hi Score Girl, which was adapted into a hit anime on Netflix; A Man and His Cat (Japanese title: Oji-sama to Neko), the pet-themed comedy that was the bestselling new manga in Japan during the first half of 2018; and the complete edition of the global mega-hit manga Soul Eater.

“We are excited to have this opportunity to introduce our wide variety of books with the help of PRHPS to our new readers,” said Katsuyoshi Matsuura, Executive Officer and Vice President of Publication Business Unit, Square Enix Co., Ltd. Masaaki Shimizu, General Manager and Publisher of Book Publishing Division, SEA who is responsible of the new program, said, “We’re so excited that we now have the full support from PRHPS for achieving our goals to introduce more English translated books and expand our reach to new audiences.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Square Enix for their venture into the worldwide, English-speaking market,” added Jeff Abraham, President, Penguin Random House Publisher Services. “We see significant opportunity for their exciting and original program to succeed here.”



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VysePSU

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It feels like Square Enix milked Final Fantasy XV even more than they did Final Fantasy VII.

At this point, I just want them to announce Final Fantasy XVI. That would get me excited for Final Fantasy.
 

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It feels like Square Enix milked Final Fantasy XV even more than they did Final Fantasy VII.

Let's see, they both have a main game, a CGI movie, a mobile spin-off, a novel and an anime...but FF7 also had two spin-offs with secondary characters as main protagonists and a role in Kingdom Hearts...we're yet not even, but given time...
 

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Let's see, they both have a main game, a CGI movie, a mobile spin-off, a novel and an anime...but FF7 also had two spin-offs with secondary characters as main protagonists and a role in Kingdom Hearts...we're yet not even, but given time...
There is a Final Fantasy VII novel? An actual book, like with Halo and Resident Evil?
 
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There is a Final Fantasy VII novel? An actual book, like with Halo and Resident Evil?

Not really, it's Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile, a compilation of three stories about Denzel, Tifa and Barret. The Denzel story was also an anime.

There's also The Maiden Who Travels the Planet, the story of what Aerith did after she died, the dead people she interacted with in the lifestream and how she used the power of friendship to cast Holy...it was in the Ultimania guide, but from what i remember, it's considered not canon...
 
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