Square Enix Announces Incoming English Translations Of Final Fantasy VII Remake: Two Pasts, NieR Art Collection & More

Square Enix has announced a plethora of books that will receive official English translations throughout 2022. A list of these upcoming English books, their store pages, pricing, and summations are listed below:

Final Fantasy VII Remake: Traces of Two Pasts (November 8, 2022 Release)

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This book has Aerith and Tifa open up to each other as they journey with Cloud, Barret, and Red XIII. They quickly find themselves exchanging anecdotes of their past. Kazushige Nojima is the author of this work, known for his efforts on Kingdom Hearts and other Final Fantasy VII-related literature projects.

Pre-orders for this book’s hardcover ($24.99) and digital ($14.99) variants are currently available and accessible via their hub page.

Final Fantasy VII Remake: Material Ultimania Plus (December 13, 2022 Release)

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Following the first Final Fantasy VII Remake Ultimania, this second edition provides even greater developmental insight with referenced assets, character illustrations, CG, and much more. Additionally, a Q&A with director Motomu Toriyama is present alongside development staff commentary, scripts, and countless planning material.

Pre-orders of this book’s hardcover ($39.99) and digital ($25.99) variants are currently available and accessible via their hub page.

Final Fantasy XIV: Chronicles of Light (Reprint – October 18, 2022 Release)

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This extensive compilation contains 25 short stories set within the world of Final Fantasy XIV with illustrations by Toshiyuki Itahana. 21 of the stories were initially published on the official Final Fantasy XIV website, while the development team wrote the other 4.

Pre-orders of this book’s hardcover ($24.99) and digital ($14.99) variants and currently available and accessible via its hub page.

NieR Art – Kazuma Koda Art Collection (October 25, 2022 Release)

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This exclusively hardcover release contains various illustrations by NieR concept artist Kazuma Koda. Promotional images, rough sketches, commentary, and entirely new artwork are presented throughout this enthralling release.

Pre-orders of this book ($27.99) are currently available and accessible via its hub page.

YoRHa – Pearl Harbor Descent Record – A NieR:Automata Story (Manga adaptation) Vol. 1 – (December 13, 2022 Release)

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This manga adaptation is set within the story of NieR:Automata, where machine lifeforms drive humanity away from Earth, and they take refuge on the moon. Much time passes, and in the year 11941, female androids known as YoRHa are deployed to Earth and combat this inorganic threat.

This manga’s paperback ($12.99) and digital ($8.99) variants will become available on March 15, 2022, though its hub page contains appropriate retailer store page links.

Tokyo Aliens, Volume 1 (November 8, 2022 Release)

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This sci-fi fantasy manga takes place in a Tokyo where extraterrestrials reside. The protagonist is an awkward first-year high school student named Akira, who doesn’t particularly stand out in any way other than his desire to pursue his father’s footsteps by becoming a police officer. However, he finds himself kidnapped by an alien after witnessing an intense battle, and he gradually learns the veiled truth about the father he admires.

This manga’s paperback ($10.99) and digital ($6.99) variants are currently available for pre-order and accessible via their hub page.

The Girl I Like Forgot Her Glasses (Vol. 1 – December 13, 2022 Release)

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This romantic comedy centers around the protagonist Komura as he falls heads over heels for his seat neighbor, Mei. She tends to forget her glasses, and he finds her adorable regardless of whether she’s wearing them or not. Komura often finds himself having to share his textbooks with Mei, but can his heart handle the wholesome strain?

This manga’s paperback ($10.99) and digital ($6.99) variants are currently available for pre-order and accessible via their hub page.


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