VG247: Sqaure Enix has confirmed to videogaming247 that the Final Fantasy XIII demo shipping with FFVII: Advent Children Complete Blu Ray will be "Japan only."
They don't want to upset Microsoft by releasing a PS3-only demo in the United States. That's the only reason why this is transpiring in the first place. If it wasn't for Microsoft, we'd have the demo in the US as well. Thankfully you can still import the Blu-Ray into the US and play it on the PS3 without any problems. Knowing Japanese does help your enjoyment of it, however. Disagree with me if you don't find Oerba dia Vanille hot.
It it wasn't for Square Enix, we'd probably have the game early 2010, but because they won't release it on PS3 and delay the 360 version (The Last Remnant anyone?), it means it's going to take alot longer. That said, it's Square Enix, I doubt we'd get a demo outside of Japan anyway.
Well, maybe because it's Square Enix. I know that back in the day when it was just SquareSoft, we had tons of demos for games. Hell, they released a Playstation demo of Final Fantasy VIII on the demo disc of the ill-fated Official US Playstation Magazine, among others. These modern-day gaming politics really piss me off...
Vanille is hot but I'm still disagreeing for the rest of the statement. You can't blame MS, it was pretty obvious from the start that the first demo would be Japan exclusive. Look at the Resisdent Evil 5 demo, developers tend to release demos in the U.S. and Canada later as it is assumed that we have short attention spans, so they only release demos when a game is close to release.
Fair enough, Lord_Of_Balrogs, but you have to wonder about Square Enix's two-faced cultural business tactics. They cater to a western company in the US by providing exclusive titles on their system (the 360), and then turn right around and placate Japanese gamers by releasing exclusive content on a Japanese-based console (Playstation). I think they just have their hand a bit too deep into the cookie jar, trying to pick up as many crumbs as they can. Also, in my opinion, Square hasn't been the same since they joined forces with Enix, and Sakaguchi left the company. Also, if you trolls are going to disagree, at least provide a valid reason why. Otherwise, GTFO!
This was never going to make it outside of Japan.
Even if you import it, aren't Blu-Rays region locked? So it won't even load up unless you have a Japanese PS3.
Well its nice to see the ps3 fanboy are just as stupid as ever. SE already said they were not goin to start workin on porting the game till it was finish in japan. So if they did release sa demo in the us it be completely in japanese and how many american can speak and read japanese ? It has not to do with MS it has to do with SE being a japanese company. How many games made of the US and UK dont get japanese demos ? How many of the get demoson the same day as we do ? Hell how many game get release in japan that never get release any where else and how many game get release for the rest of the word but not japan. Thats just the way gaming is and its always been. So maybe you guys need to just pull your head out of your @ss
Most discs aren't region locked, especially game discs. Unless Square Enix inputs some sort of region locking for this one, it should be in the clear to play them on a non-Japanese system.
This is going to be all over Play-Asia, just do you wanna pay the money for a movie and a demo?
And this is where getting yourself a Japanese Region PS3 would come in handy. Those baby's can play both American and Japanese region Blu-ray movies.
well even if they do decide to region lock the bluray im almost certain the US and Japan are in the same region for blurays
As long as somebody plays it and tells us if it's good, or if SE are back to their old tricks again... All flash, no show! Some of you guys will probably import it or something so why are you mad?
I really don't understand SE. It's like they are doing everything in their power to lose sales.
Every bit of news that Square releases about FFXIII pisses me off more and more.
Pink Godzilla is just down the street from me. I could go and pick it all up when it is released. However I don't know Japanese. I couldn't imagine trying to play a final fantasy game w/o knowing the language.
Unlike DVDs, Japan and US are in the same region for blurays. Or else all the japanese PS3's here in the states wouldn't be able to play movies, which they do.
Annoying. Are SE now in the gaming industry just to make enemies out of their fans? Beginning to feel that way. Either way, import a copy if your desperate for an early taste, or play KZ2 and SF4 like me.
Yeah SE gets stupider and stupider with their decisions.
I might have cared if FF13 was actually a good game but it's by Square-Enix so it will obviously flop (as in it not being a good game and it highly lacking any sort of quality). Only the casual gamers still care about FF games.
I will get my bluray disc cheap and sent to me. If anybody else wants one holler..
do u think the actual movie will have English subtitles in the blu-ray. I mean i would rather listen to the Japanese voices. If it does have ot then i'll import.
Well i guess its going ebay madness again..
Will either be the happiest or saddest person, depending on whether or not they region lock it!
...I'll have to wait for 2010 to play the Demo on my 'xBox 360-Maxed-out' Console on that old format called DVD ;)
Question : I know you can't play copies of PS3 games on the PS3, but what about demos? What if someone found a way to isolate the FF13 demo from the rest of the content on the disc? (Assuming it'll be on the same disc as the movie.) Would it then be possible for someone to upload the demo somewhere and allow us PS3 owners to download and play it?
*sigh* Who didn't see this coming?
Whenever a company becomes a large corporate colossus, they stop caring about the people that put them there, the customers. The sad fact of the matter is simple, S-E does not really care what we want. They decide what they want to make, they make it how they think it's best and they will throw it out there because they know that their S-E label on the box will get it sold. This is the one Final Fantasy game that I am not very excited about. Just looking at scary indicators from most recent S-E releases and the lack of information surrounding this game, I think S-E might have dropped the ball big time. We'll have to wait and see.
I just want Advent Children Complete on Blu-Ray in NA. Keep your demo.
that means that someone would be playing £40 to play a demo, and no one in there right mind would pay to play a demo. Oh sorry I forgot GTp
Who really cares for this game anymore? I stopped caring way before the E3 annoucement.
yea i know you dont care for this one but YOU CARE FOR FFV13 . keep lieng to yourself. many people care for this game since it is the king of all JRPG.
I must be the only person who geniunely doesn't like Final Fantasy.
I am begin to lose interest in Final Fantasy after Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XII. Many I love the first 10 Final Fantasy games. I just hope SE redeem themselves with Final Fantasy XIII
As long as you play it on a full HD TV
Im buying this game forsure when it comes out, but Im gonna buy it used from gamefly.
Unless Square-Enix goes the extra mile and region-locks the demo on the Blu-ray, I don't think them saying this thing will be "Japan ONLY" will sway too many people from importing it. In fact, it may actually boost its sales a ton :P
Demo for the 360 could take up to 3 to 4 disc..now the actual game probably at least 8 disc..;)
I don't like this idea because the demo in the US would interfere with the future FFXIII-360 sales, since it would be on Blu-Ray, hyping everyone for a Blu-Ray/PS3 release. (I don't like the strategy because it caters to 360, what happened to being equal to all platforms?) This is why they are not releasing it out of Japan, since it would be better to hype Japan for the PS3 release and keep the U.S market open. All this does is is fill my head with more reasons on why I should just sell the damned thing, especially when most of their exclusives are, or will be on the PC, as well, not to mention I am picking up an XFX Geforce GTX 295 which should make the choice even more clear. My angry 2-cents.
That will never happen. FFXIII is being nerfed as we speak. If I were a gambling man I would be will to bet that when FFXIII releases on 360 it will 4 discs maximum, and weigh in at about 12-15GB, and a about 10GB less than Versus will weigh.
They should upload it on jap psn so we can all download it not this bull crap lol
It's coming to the US if SE knows what's good for them.
I'm getting sick of SE, it takes them like 8 years to make one good game, it when the announce the demo of FFXIII, I could have sworn they said it was going to be worldwide. Waiting and waiting for one game lose interest and hype, look at too human.
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