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    Re: Xenosaga HD Remake/Remaster!

    Post by stitchedmoon on Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:05 am

    @Yikari:  Comments ruin everything.  EVERYTHING.  (You might find this twitter account helpful.  I know I did.)

    I mean, I do think there are some flaws in the games that I wish they'd had the time and budget to address, but as Kare pointed out, that's probably not gonna happen in this recurrence of the universe. ;P  I'd be content to see it released again in any format, tbh.  I'm just happy to see that so many people still care about it and/or are interested in playing it maybe for the first time.


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    Re: Xenosaga HD Remake/Remaster!

    Post by Jintoki on Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:34 am

    Exactly. I'm still rather pessimistic about this working, especially since Harada has riled us all up before and it quickly dissipated, but I'll still fully support the movement. Who knows, it does feel like there is a bit more momentum than last time.


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    Re: Xenosaga HD Remake/Remaster!

    Post by Yikari on Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:20 pm

    I assume everybody here already knows about this, but just in case:

    https://twitter.com/OperationKosMos/status/510842160221257728

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    Also, I might have namedropped this forum's direct address in response for this one https://twitter.com/OperationKosMos/status/510179546025689088 without asking anybody.  :embarrassed: Sorry about that.

    XXX

    http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1s9utst

    Now, mentioning this when everybody's busy and I am kinda useless in such things is...

    One thing I think we'd need is more screenshots, video material and gifs made from it and such. When I google'd 'Xenosaga Ziggy episode 3 special attack animation' there was exactly one youtube video linked with bad quality and very short, barely discernable animation of the 'Penetrate' attack. That just won't do.  :pirate:

    I'll try to see if I can record anything myself, but I have my doubts about being able to sustain stable fps and quality required.
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    Re: Xenosaga HD Remake/Remaster!

    Post by katimus_prime on Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:26 pm

    Heheh, if you think I'd like to keep XU a secret, that is incorrect, sir! Thanks for the namedrop! :D

    I know there's a user on Tumblr called BurningAegis that's been doing a lot of gifs lately, and getting permission from them to host some of their gifs might be a possibility, but I've been really busy. I can add it to a to-do list, though. Maybe someone else could approach them?


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    Re: Xenosaga HD Remake/Remaster!

    Post by stitchedmoon on Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:46 pm

    Word, there have been a couple of folks doing Xeno-gifs on tumblr recently, and widescreen hacks and stuff. (Do we have anyone here who follows them, btw? I kind of just stalk the Xenosaga tag, so I dunno if I could approach them out of the blue. I could try, tho! ^^ )


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    Re: Xenosaga HD Remake/Remaster!

    Post by InsaneChronos on Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:12 pm

    I just found this: http://xenosaga.com/ Not so long ago this domain was for sale. Also, you can try to log in by clicking the Internal Use links. Hmm.
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    Re: Xenosaga HD Remake/Remaster!

    Post by katimus_prime on Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:04 pm

    Ohh snap, that's exciting. :D


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    Re: Xenosaga HD Remake/Remaster!

    Post by Valkyrie on Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:38 am

    I suppose many here are aware about this, but there is a petition now for the Operation KOS-MOS :

    https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Katsuhiro_Harada_DirectorProducer_at_Bandai_Namco_Remaster_the_Xenosaga_Trilogy_for_Global_Release/?wZeKjib
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    Re: Xenosaga HD Remake/Remaster!

    Post by kare_reiko on Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:56 pm

    Signed, almost 3000 people, nice number.


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    Re: Xenosaga HD Remake/Remaster!

    Post by BlueMetal on Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:31 am

    Got my signature in as well. I don't have high hopes for things like this, but if it works out, then I'll definitely be really happy. Hopefully this will get enough exposure around the net to gather enough signs.

    How many do you think Harada would need to warrant making it? Also I'm curious what system it would be for if it happens. If Namco doesn't want Monolith to make it, then it would likely appear on at least PS4, or PS4/XB1. If they have Monolith do it, then being owned by Nintendo would mean that it would be Wii U exclusive. It'll depend on what they wanna do with it if it's successful.


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    Re: Xenosaga HD Remake/Remaster!

    Post by katimus_prime on Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:39 pm

    If they do it without Monolith, I wonder if they're going to see a cent of it. I wonder if they even receive any royalties for the Project X Zone games' appearances of XS characters... Either way, I'm really hoping Monolith gets credit and moola where credit and moola are due for this if this comes through. As its own entity, I think they've got a lot more chance of getting something than they did with Square and Xenogears' port to PSN.


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    Re: Xenosaga HD Remake/Remaster!

    Post by Valkyrie on Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:27 pm

    The petition has reached 3666 signature at the time I write this :

    https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Katsuhiro_Harada_DirectorProducer_at_Bandai_Namco_Remaster_the_Xenosaga_Trilogy_for_Global_Release/?wZeKjib

    To stay informed of the news, you can of course follow (but not much activity on the page though) :
    https://twitter.com/OperationKosMos

    But I also STRONGLY recommend to follow those guys (which tweet many times per day about Xeno) :

    https://twitter.com/XenosagaHD

    https://twitter.com/PickaQuest
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    Re: Xenosaga HD Remake/Remaster!

    Post by Valkyrie on Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:36 pm

    To be totally honest, it will be very long to reach the 10.000 signatures. The pace of signature was very quick from 0 to 2000 (roughly 24 hours !), not bad from 2000 to 3000, but after 3000 it has decreased dramatically. The hype on the net about this is decreasing as well.

    Xenosaga is not like Final Fantasy Type 0 (petition : Operation Suzaku) nor Xenoblade/Pandora's Tower/The Last Story (don't remember the name of the petition), whose petitions for western release were successful with more than 25 000 signatures.

    However it makes me smile to see so much fans all over the world telling their love for Xenosaga on Twitter  :nice:
    https://twitter.com/XenosagaHD/status/517971145468178432

    What's bothering me is that it don't seem that the Japanese fans are very aware of this (you can see the nationality of signers on the Avaaz petition). If anybody here could spread the info towards them by any means, I would be very grateful.

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    Re: Xenosaga HD Remake/Remaster!

    Post by InsaneChronos on Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:10 am

    Okay, now we have dedicated Xenosaga HD fan page: http://www.xenosagahd.com/ Hope this will help to get more attention to the subject.
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    Re: Xenosaga HD Remake/Remaster!

    Post by katimus_prime on Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:14 pm

    I'll see if I can't spread that around! It looks gorgeous! Kudos to the site's designers!

    A few notes, though:
    It looks like the link to Bandai-Namco's forums doesn't exist? Is it for member's only?
    Having a video auto-play music at the bottom might not be a good design choice, especially for mobile users. Ia there a way to load it up but not have it auto-play? It's still good to have it there, especially if it's going to be updated every week.


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    Re: Xenosaga HD Remake/Remaster!

    Post by RadicalDreamer on Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:53 pm

    @InsaneChronos wrote:Okay, now we have dedicated Xenosaga HD fan page: http://www.xenosagahd.com/ Hope this will help to get more attention to the subject.

    Looks FANTASTIC ! Awesome job !
    Sigh... I have such nostalgia for Xenosaga at the moment. But the more time passes and looking at people's thoughts elsewhere make me so depressed. Not so many people actually care about Xenosaga (if it was Xenoblade or Final Fantasy, that would be another story entirely.. sigh). Not enough to get a remaster (which would be great for Europe for the most part, since only Episode 2 got released there) or revival. Maybe it was a dysjointed experience (mostly Namco's fault)... but... what an experience it was. There is so little of that in gaming nowadays  :cry2: and it won't get better. I miss it so much.
    Somehow, I keep hoping like a fool that Monolith/Nintendo will eventually buy the rights to Xenogears and Saga back so they can revisit and complete both of them. The way it should be.
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    Re: Xenosaga HD Remake/Remaster!

    Post by Valkyrie on Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:23 am

    Don't be overexcited these are just RUMORS :

    New Suikoden, Final Fantasy XII and Xenosaga HD, New PlayStation Exclusives and More Teased by Insider
    http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/12/23/ne-suikoden-final-fantasy-xii-and-xenosaga-hd-new-playstation-exclusives-and-more-teased-by-insider/

    We will try to ask Katsuhiro Harada about this. Not sure he will answer of course.

    Anyway, our petition is now translated in six languages (including Japanese) and is near 7777 signatures !

    Besides, this fans-circle will MAYBE promote the petition during the next Comiket (28, 29, 30 December 2014) :
    http://reserva.x.fc2.com/xppa.html

    At last, during March 2015, our team will spread flyers about the petition in Japan.

    https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Katsuhiro_Harada_DirectorProducer_at_Bandai_Namco_Remaster_the_Xenosaga_Trilogy_for_Global_Release/

    http://www.xenosagahd.com/#!take-part/c60z
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    Re: Xenosaga HD Remake/Remaster!

    Post by KOSMOSinusa on Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:15 pm

    I REALLY hope that the article is true! I REALLY do! I would absolutely LOOOOOOOOOVEEEE this!!!


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    Re: Xenosaga HD Remake/Remaster!

    Post by katimus_prime on Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:24 pm

    It's great to hear you guys will be promoting the petition in Japan! I'm a little distressed that it hasn't caught on over there yet, but there's always a hope. I do hope the rumors are true but the numbers aren't quite there yet, and it seems premature.


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    Sad thing is....

    Post by XenoForever07 on Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:47 pm

    Sad thing is, this is the first time I heard about this petition and I'm a pretty die-hard fan--I just haven't been on the net socializing for a few years. College does that to you. Laughing  Signed the petition. The number looks pretty high, but I wonder if that's enough or that I'm super late to the party. Told my other Xenosaga-loving pals about it too and others that might be interested in that kind of game. Seems this was the first time they heard of it as well.

    Basically, I do believe there is a lot of untapped resources out there, but then Xenosaga has never been properly publicized. Heck, if I hadn't randomly stumbled upon the first episode in a sale at a warehouse, I probably would have missed the train too.

    HD remake would be awesome. If I can buy the FFVII HD remake, I can certainly do it for Xenosaga.

    For now, I shall cross my finger.


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    Post by KOS-MOS Rules on Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:42 pm

    Close to 10000 signatures. I'm really happy but we are going to need 30000+ or so. That rumour could be true but who knows.


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    Re: Xenosaga HD Remake/Remaster!

    Post by BWSheaffer on Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:20 pm

    Signed, but let me ask a basic question, the remake will span all 3 games correct? I'd like this to happen as well, but I would also like to know all about too haha.
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    Re: Xenosaga HD Remake/Remaster!

    Post by katimus_prime on Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:03 am

    I'm beginning to wonder if it'd be more effective to petition Harada/Namco to give the rights to Xenosaga back to Monolith. I'm frustrated with the "money-is-the-only-thing-that-matters" attitude.


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    Re: Xenosaga HD Remake/Remaster!

    Post by Valkyrie on Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:51 am

    @katimus_prime wrote:I'm beginning to wonder if it'd be more effective to petition Harada/Namco to give the rights to Xenosaga back to Monolith.  I'm frustrated with the "money-is-the-only-thing-that-matters" attitude.  

    I do not know if this is feasible or not.

    However, there has been many astonishing Kickstarter successes about video games recently :
    Bloodstained, Shenmue.
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iga/bloodstained-ritual-of-the-night?ref=category_popular
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ysnet/shenmue-3

    That is why I contacted Harada-san so as to re-suggest him the Kickstarter way :
    https://twitter.com/ValkyrieXY/status/610758122580353024
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    Re: Xenosaga HD Remake/Remaster!

    Post by katimus_prime on Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:03 pm

    Loooots of people all abuzz about this today:
    https://twitter.com/Harada_TEKKEN/status/617890601929850880

    Just because the petition didn't work doesn't mean the dream is dead, tho. I still have mixed feelings about the whole thing, myself.


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