Final Talks On Olympic Marathon Venue To Begin

Final talks on Olympic marathon venue to begin

The International Olympic Committee will soon start final talks on a plan to move the marathon and race walking events of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to the northern city of Sapporo.

Top officials from the IOC, Japan's central and Tokyo governments, and the Games' organizing committee will start their meeting at noon on Friday, the third and final day of talks on the issue.

Final Fantasy Vii Remake Director Thinks Final Fantasy Viii Remake Is A Possibility

Final Fantasy VII Remake Director Thinks Final Fantasy VIII Remake Is A Possibility

But could there be plans to maybe approach other Final Fantasy games in a similar manner? In an interview with Japanese publication Famitsu (translated by Siliconera), Final Fantasy VII Remake’s director Yoshinori Kitase said that a Final Fantasy VIII Remake could be a possibility, although he noted that he might not necessarily be the one to do it.

According to Kitase, “If the youth that inherits the genes of Final Fantasy can step up and do it, then I’d like to see it made. For Final Fantasy VII Remake, the project started from my desire to make Final Fantasy VII with today’s technology while I’m still here at Square Enix. So I’d like to see it [Final Fantasy VIII Remake] done by the youth of Square Enix.”

Honda E Gets Final Range And Power Numbers Ahead Of Frankfurt

Honda E gets final range and power numbers ahead of Frankfurt

We've been waiting a long time for this. Official Honda E production details are out, including range, power, acceleration and new photos. Honda claims the little hatchback will be capable of going 136.7 miles on a full charge. That number isn't exactly competitive with anything more than the low-range Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 sold in America, but total range isn't the point with this car. Honda has already said that it's prioritizing a low weight and smaller form factor for city usage. We'll note one caveat with the range figure. Honda says the number comes from internal estimates, and doesn't indicate if it's 136.7 miles on the WLTP or NEDC standards. There will be two power outputs available. The base electric motor produces 134 horsepower, while the upgraded E will make 152 horsepower. Both versions put out 232 pound-feet of torque. Acceleration to 62 mph will take approximately 8 seconds, according to Honda. Finally, the Honda E is capable of fast charging, going from 0-80 percent capacity in as little as 30 minutes. It's a small 35.5 kWh battery pack, but Honda still hasn't provided a final, official curb weight. The last important bit of news revealed today is that these photos are the first showing a Honda E in its final production form. Up until now, all the Honda E photos have been of concepts or pre-production vehicles. That said, good luck finding anything different between these photos and the last big batch of pictures Honda released. The car is still as cute and stylish as ever — you'll be able to see it in person at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this month. We could totally go for one as a city/commuter car, especially with the ludicrous 14-foot turning radius Honda promises. This may be the sixth, seventh or maybe even 20th time we've said it, but we sure do want the Honda E in America, too.

Final Fantasy Viii Remake Will Be Launching September 3

Final Fantasy VIII Remake Will Be Launching September 3

If you’re looking forward to Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII Remake, you might have heard that it will only be coming out in 2020. However, in the meantime, you might be pleased to learn that Square Enix has also recently confirmed that they will be releasing the Final Fantasy VIII Remake this coming September.

The game will be officially out on the 3rd of September and will be playable across multiple platforms. This includes the Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch, and the PC. The game is currently available for pre-order via Square Enix’s website if you are interested in reserving your copy now.

Dancer Miyako Yoshida Gives Final Performance

Dancer Miyako Yoshida gives final performance

Japanese ballet dancer Miyako Yoshida has wrapped up her career with a final performance in Tokyo.

Yoshida danced as a principal with Britain's Royal Ballet for 22 years. She was the first Japanese woman to reach the company's highest rank.

20-year-old Shibuno Wins Women's Final Golf Major

20-year-old Shibuno wins women's final golf major

Japanese rookie golfer Hinako Shibuno has won the Women's British Open with 18-under. The 20 year old is only the second Japanese to win golf's major title and the first to do so in 42 years.

It was her first overseas competition. She has won two domestic tour titles this season.

‘final Fantasy Xiv' Live-action Tv Show Is In The Works

‘Final Fantasy XIV' Live-Action TV Show Is In The Works

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It makes a lot of sense as to why studios want to recreate video games as TV series or movies. This is because the plot is there, characters are already developed, and there is already a following which more or less guarantees some level of success. However, more often than not, a lot of adaptations tend to fall flat on their faces.

Final Fantasy Vii Remake Could Also Come To Next-gen Consoles

Final Fantasy VII Remake Could Also Come To Next-Gen Consoles

This means that they’d need to load up the PS4 just to play the game, which can be a bit troublesome just for a single game, but the good news is that the game could be going cross-gen. During an interview with Game Informer, Square Enix’s President and CEO Yosuke Matsuda hinted that the game could be launched for current-gen and next-gen consoles.

According to Matsuda, “It’s the hottest topic at the moment and we thought you might ask us that. I believe that our teams have made it so that the game will support both the next generation and the current generation of consoles. I believe it is being developed so that it is going to be playable on both, so I’m not really concerned about that and I believe that the fans are also going to be able to enjoy it on both, including the next-generation of consoles.”

Abe To Make Final Decision On Elections

Abe to make final decision on elections

Japan's government and ruling parties are expected to begin final arrangements to wrap up the current Diet session as scheduled, on June 26.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is reportedly opposed to dissolving the Lower House to hold a snap election concurrently with the Upper House election this summer.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake 'first Class' Collector's Edition Revealed

Final Fantasy 7 Remake 'First Class' Collector's Edition Revealed

Dubbed “First Class”, this is a collector’s edition of the game that hardcore fans probably don’t want to miss out on. It will come with a copy of the Deluxe Edition of the game, the soundtrack of the game, a steelbook case, a hardcover artbook, DLCs, and probably the most exciting bit about the bundle, a figurine of Cloud and his Hardy Daytona bike.

According to Square Enix’s description, “From Cloud’s stoic facial expression to his hairstyle, the details on all of the accessories adorning his outfit are meticulously sculpted and painted for an unmatched level of quality. The Hardy Daytona is portrayed realistically, from its unique form and sleek lines to the quad exhaust pipes and bifurcated rubber back wheel. Cloud can fit in any action pose seen in-game on or off the motorcycle with the included hands and unparalleled PLAY ARTS KAI articulation!”