In an interview with Famitsu Magazine, character designer Tetsuya Nomura spoke on the main titles to be released from Square Enix during 2007; and surprisingly, Final Fantasy XIII was not one of them.
To tell you the truth, I'm not surprised at all. Seeing that Final Fantasy XII took about 3 years before released since it was announced (in Japan and then like six months later in Japan). Looking at Square's history, I have always been thinking that Japan will get the game, like the site says, early 2008 and will come about 1/2 a year later in North America.
...I've read an article about it and it took even 5 years, and over $30 mi to make. I'm with you, it will take time, and I kind of estimates it to be finnished first in Q2 2008. The following FF vs XIII will come short after, I think. White engine is finnished, and that is a big burden gone there.
It gives me more breathing space to beat FFXII which Im blown away by. I have not even scratched the surface yet though. Well at least square release games when they fell they are complete.
It's not "Play Beyond"......its "Wait Beyond"
Good ones, both of you.
I stopped playing JRPG's about 12 years ago. Has it progressed beyond a single button control scheme? With this type of game my experience has been, "Press the A button. Kill an enemy. Level up. Press the A button to kill a BIGGER enemy. Watch a cutscene. Drink a healing potion. Press A to kill another enemy..." Give me some paper, pencil, and a d20 anytime.
There's a game called Progess Quest out there for Windows. Google it, play it, and thank me in the morning. Just... trust me on this one.
I just about crapped myself. OMG! The best JRPG EVAARR!!!!! Great stuff.
There are atleast two posts that relate to the point behind the topic. I didn't think the others could hold off for long. Anyway.. I'm not really a fan of FF but I enjoy what Square does with their games. I've watched many people play FF and I haven't been unimpressed yet. I don't mind the wait.. I might actually get this game. Let them do the work and it'll all come together in the end.
No surprise at all, thought it'd be closer to 2009 to tell the truth. Though, probably it'll be 2009-2010 before it gets to Europe? Anyways, hope it'll recieve the option of choosing language and subtitles, like Enchanted Arms. Should come as a standard on all games in the future, imho.
i did oh well
but it's the most impressive one yet. Early 2008 seems a bit more realistic for XIII, especially since started off as a PS2 project back in late 2004.
Square-Enix never set any ridiculous release date they would be rushed to keep. The date has always been 2008. Its still a long time though.
They don't have time to delay releases for PS3. PS3 needs the games NOW, not a year or more from now.
....it's not a delay, release 2008 has been told long before this newsitem came to be. Dont distort the topic plz.
What if this game did not have the title Final Fantasy? People would be like "OMGr0zaoia3a!!!" greatest looking RPG ever made!!!! AAAAHHHHHH this is going to bring down Square!! BLARRRGH! The truth is that although it has Final Fantasy in the title, I have come to find that it does not bother me if it's FF37 it's the quality of production Square(Enix) puts into the game. This may sound lame, but basically sums up my point... "A rose by any other name, still smell just as sweet." The name Final Fantasy shouldn't be looked down upon because there are so many. It should be looked up to because there are so many. They (Square Enix) must be doing something right?.... Right? This of course is just my opinion.
And X-box 360 already had a FF game as a launch title. LOL The game sucked by the way!
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