Square Enix Japan’s Cloud Gaming Service With Final Fantasy VII Launches This Week

By Spencer . November 30, 2014 . 11:39pm

image Dive In, Square Enix Japan’s cloud streaming service, brings PC versions of games like Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy VII: International to iOS and Android devices. Square Enix recently ran a Dive In in Japan and plan to launch the service on December 3.

 

Similar to PlayStation Now, all Dive In games are sold as a subscription with prices as low as 150 yen for three days of play. Final Fantasy XIII-2 comes as the most pricey game with a three day subscription set at 300 yen and a yearly subscription priced at 2,200 yen.

 

Here’s a list of games available for Dive In and how much each subscription will cost (tax not included).

 

Final Fantasy VII International

3 days – 200 yen

10 days – 400 yen

30 days – 1,000 yen

365 days – 1,429 yen

 

Final Fantasy VIII (launches on December 11)

3 days – 200 yen

10 days – 400 yen

30 days – 1,000 yen

365 days – 1,429 yen

 

Final Fantasy XIII

3 days – 250 yen

10 days – 500 yen

30 days – 1,250 yen

365 days – 1,800 yen

 

Final Fantasy XIII-2 (launches on December 11)

3 days – 300 yen

10 days – 610 yen

30 days – 1,530 yen

365 yen – 2,200 yen

 

The Last Remnant (launches on December 11)

3 days – 250 yen

10 days – 500 yen

30 days – 1,250 yen

365 days – 1,800 yen

 

The Cherry Blossom Murders

3 days – 150 yen

10 days – 300 yen

30 days – 800 yen

365 days – 1,185 yen


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  • Warukyure

    Wow…. The Last Remnant skips the PS3 again…

    I still find it absolutely amusing that The Last Remnant PS3 is still on the list of “Most Anticipated Games” in japan (or so according to Famitsu?) and yet SE keeps turning a blind eye to it.

    I wonder if anyone is really gonna buy into this streaming service from SE. Like FF7 and FF8, if you had a Windows Tablet, could probably get those games for the same price as what you’re paying to stream for a year. (Then how would they get the game? JP SE Web Store?)

    • aizen310

      It’s like waiting for a localised Tales of Vesperia for PS3 :/

  • Suicunesol

    I’ll be honest–the prices are actually really good. You don’t own a copy, but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve played and finished a game and never come back to it. I don’t really want to support this practice of streaming games because it might signify the end of selling actual copies, but it is a decent option if it works.
    It might also be a good way to try before you buy.

  • koreawut

    I guess that’s not bad for the later games, and when it comes to a holiday or Golden Week when someone can literally do nothing but game.

  • Godmars

    Am I the only one seeing that the 30 day rental is the same price as buying it off PSN?

    • Chip

      They expect people to finish a game relatively close to 30 days. Renting is for testing out, or total completion as far as these systems go.

      • Godmars

        Still, I think they’re asking around the exact same price for FF7 to own as to rent for a year.

  • notentirelythere

    … wait, what?!
    Are these even deals at the year-long subscription level? I don’t know what the prices for these games’d be like in Japan, but the cheapest, say, PSN release of these games CAN’T be more than the month subscription, and those yearlies look dreadful, especially for older games… is a month of FFXIII here cheaper than just buying the discs?
    I also don’t understand the use of a by-game subscription service without intervals between one month and one year considering that these are JRPGs mostly, and they are soooo loooong.
    I LOVE the idea of subscription-based game playin, but NO ONE is offering by-game rentals that are reasonably priced compared to their permanent ownership prices or comprehensive flat monthly services. What gives?

  • Harry Potter

    this is like a books store

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