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Submitted by Pozzle 1719d ago | screenshot

New Final Fantasy XIII Screens Sure Are Pretty

Famitsu.com have released a batch of gorgeous new Final Fantasy XIII screenshots featuring the new characters, the battle system and some of the beautiful locations in the game.
While we saw many of these scenes in the Tokyo Game Show trailer, it's nice to see the detail that has gone into everything. It looks like FFXIII is shaping up to be an amazing experience! (Final Fantasy XIII, PS3, Xbox 360)

Credit url: gamegrep.com
dgroundwater  +   1719d ago
Ooo. I'd use them as wallpapers if they were at a higher res. That and if there weren't big tags in the corners either.

Sazh looks pretty boss with his summon standing behind him.
Vivi  +   1718d ago
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Grimm10  +   1718d ago
^^ Thanks, really appreciate all the effort =)

You missed this one btw.

http://i37.tinypic.com/2drx...

The location looks so nice and the detail they have put in designing them is great. I know Hamazu will provide excellent music as a backdrop to these locations. He did so with X and one of the reasons XII was lacking in the music department was because he wasn't the composer!
GameGambits  +   1718d ago
I'm digging this new character. She kind of has that Lulu vibe to her. Idk if that was a staff weapon or a polearm she was using. If it was a staff it seems like she'd be a blackmage type of character, but if it's a polearm she's a lancer like Freya from FF9.

Either way it's great to see another character added to the roster. :)
rockleex  +   1718d ago
One thing I don't like about FFXIII
EVERYONE has slender bodies. No one has any unique physical attributes to their appearance.

The main characters don't stand out because they all have the same body shapes.

For example, in FFX. Auron was the 40 year old kickass guy. Kimari was a beast, literally. Tidus was the weak looking boy. Lulu was all about the curves. Rikku was the skinny little teenage girl. Etc.

Really. As of right now, I can't tell which character I'm most likely looking forward to playing as because they all look the same.
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stb  +   1718d ago
uuu
tha picture of that gul, turn me on, love that kind of glance. would really break that.
pixelsword  +   1718d ago
@ rockellex...
...It's a rule: no fatties allowed in games or sci-fi EVAR!

http://webpages.charter.net...

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UnSelf  +   1718d ago
yes i am
Danja  +   1718d ago
The graphics looks ok... not great just Okay im a little disappointed but the game looks to be similar to FF12 i really hope im wrong though but either I will be buying this when it launches cant wait ...
Ravage27  +   1717d ago
@Danja well you are not alone :p
FF13 looks good no doubt, but with such a long dev time and an unmatched budget size, it is to be expected.(I expected more actually.)

Maybe it is because they took too long to release this game, it would have the 'FFX-effect' had it launched a year after the PS3, but right now, the FF series no longer set any benchmarks when it comes to graphics.
blacksniper  +   1719d ago
Man I cant wait till this comes out. It fells like forever since they announced it.
WIIIS1  +   1718d ago
Graphics on this game look set to blow away all others.
leeger  +   1718d ago
Yes, the graphics of this game will surely blow away all other 360 games!
(just can't help myself lol)
swiftshot93  +   1718d ago
This is one of the best looking games of this generation.
Natsu X FairyTail  +   1718d ago
@ Rockleex
AFro dude is the black guy

Wave Cap dude is the Badass

The Lead Girl is the CLoud

lmao
moe84  +   1718d ago
Pretty indeed.

Time to buy a ps3 this next spring!
foxtheory  +   1718d ago
New playable character?
Cool!!! She looked badass in the trailer anyway, even if it was for like 5 seconds. Glad to see that the character roster is still growing. More variety!
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duysmith  +   1718d ago
im pretty sure its a known fact that FF graphics are awesome by default setting.
also, its default setting is its only setting.

the intro video for FFIII on my DS blows me away every time. how can such good graphics come from a tiny machine??
only square enix will know..
pixelsword  +   1718d ago
I'll wait until the game comes out
the pic of the girl looks very nice, and so does others, but others like this one:
http://i35.tinypic.com/w17o...
the grass looks very low-res compared the other pics. It seems like the series of pics are a mix of video and gameplay; hopefully I'm wrong, but at this point no one is for sure.
Serial_EDX  +   1718d ago
Grass has always been low-res in FF,

And if that's your biggest complaint for not buying it, there's really something wrong with you

"the grass looks to 2d, WAAAA!" T_T

Seriously are you gona pick up the grass and use it for a attack?
pixelsword  +   1718d ago
"Grass has always been low-res in FF"
everything's always been low-res in FF EXCEPT for the video: that was my point: I'm waiting to see if the game is actually going to look this good, or it's video on the really nice looking parts, or it's a mix of video and bullshots.

Capiche?
Vivi  +   1718d ago
The reason is...
That area acts like the overworld in the game and is insanely enormous so due to that I believe thats why the graphics took a bit of a hit. I mean the place has Behemoths, Ferrel dogs, Flans, Flying birds and even dinosaurs walking around live on the field so I think it's understandable they couldn't push high res textures all over that location. However it does look slightly better in some shots.

(Screen grab so forgive the poor grainy quality)
http://i37.tinypic.com/2itg...

Other locations look better.

(most of these are also screen grabs)

http://i38.tinypic.com/25sq...
http://i36.tinypic.com/35hm...
http://i34.tinypic.com/9auu...
http://i38.tinypic.com/4nfg...
http://i35.tinypic.com/2qcq...
http://i37.tinypic.com/16gk...
http://i34.tinypic.com/9ftu...
http://i38.tinypic.com/2vjb...
http://i38.tinypic.com/dyr3...
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pixelsword  +   1718d ago
@ vivi
I see what you are saying, and I do understand that the game covers a large arena, but I've seen two games that cover a live area that are as large, if not larger and the ground textures and bitmaps are very well done. I'm not knocking the game, I'm just saying that for it to be in the late '09 to early '10 there should be a little progression since then (I'm also taking into account that none of the pics I've seen are high-res, so it may look gorgeous and none of us might know yet).

Here's a couple from Lair:
http://www.psu.com/viewimag...
http://www.psu.com/media/la...

The first pic was from a stage that was about 18 square miles from the perspective of the game player, and the other stage covered a nearly 27 square mile radius and that is an in-game screenshot; and it came out in '07.

and one from red Faction from '09 (I don't know where the ostrich came from):
http://cache.gawker.com/ass...

again, a large area that still has pretty good textures; granted, it's all rock-based, but I'm sure a grass area can use the same textures or even a small, repeating high-resolution texture.
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djaparatic  +   1718d ago
:D
looking good ^^
Optical_Matrix  +   1718d ago
It won't blow games like Uncharted out of the water graphically but, It's definitely one of the best looking games this gen. Forget the haters, who cry about it being multiplat. It looks amazing.
And amongst all the realistic looking games like Killzone 2 and Uncharted 2, it's nice to have a fantasy game with amazing visuals than a realistic game with amazing visuals.
Serial_EDX  +   1718d ago
You also have to keep in mind, that games like FF13 have a much larger environment scale they have to cover, then games like KZ2, UC2...not only that but the game more then likely over 4 times longer.
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NecrumSlavery  +   1718d ago
Well what's the official word on the US/UK versions? To keep things fair SE said they are porting it from the JP version to the 360 using an inferior engine. Then copying it's inferior version to the PS3. All the compressions, Quest locks/unlocks to the poor pacing of swapping discs, and lack of JP voices may plague the PS3 versions. So both versions will be broken compared to the JP version.

Hope the PS3 version doesn't end up getting screwed over by MS in the end.

FAIR!? Biggest bunch of bullsh|t
SnuggleBandit  +   1718d ago
you got a link to prove that???
Noct  +   1718d ago
This is what you call complete BS considering the 360 gameplay footage shown at E3 looked the exact same as the Japanese PS3 demo. Textures and character models were no worse.

Only difference was the lighting was darker and not as varied but thats just down to the differences in hardware and since the 360 port was only 2 months old at that point.
NecrumSlavery  +   1718d ago
http://www.ps3center.net/ne...

not trolling. I don't want a botched game for "fairness" to the inferior.
Pozzle  +   1718d ago
The entire "PS3 FFXIII has been adversely affected by 360" article was false. It was a complete and utter misinterpretation of an interview that Square Enix gave to Gametrailers. In the interview, Square Enix said the PS3 version of FFXIII HASN'T been compromised. (and for some reason ps3center.com got their wires crossed and assumed Square were saying something else completely).

This is what Square actually said:

"The 360 and PS3 versions really don't have any differences. When we first announced that Final Fantasy XIII was gonna go multiplatform, we already had a PS3 version that was on its way to completion, and we took that exact game and transported it to the 360 version, so there was nothing that affected the PS3 version in developing the 360 version."

"The decision to take out the Japanese voice option was not so much a result of seeing the differences between the hardware, but really the mission for the team for Final Fantasy XIII was to bring it out to a worldwide audience as soon as possible.... Because when they decide to include multiple language tracks, there's a lot of testing that you have to go do that might delay..."

The PS3 version was made first, it is THEN being ported to 360. Square Enix have NEVER stated that they are compromising either the PS3 or 360 versions due to the opposite console.
It's a shame that one made-up article put doubt in fans' minds and had fanboys flooding the FF forums with utter hogwash.
Saaking  +   1718d ago
too bad it got gimped
The Creep  +   1718d ago
oh saaking just shut up

it just gets tiring after a while
akuna  +   1718d ago
atleast it will be 1080p for us ps3 owners
Pozzle  +   1718d ago
The entire "PS3 FFXIII has been adversely affected by 360" article was false. It was a complete and utter misinterpretation of an interview that Square Enix gave to Gametrailers. In the interview, Square Enix said the PS3 version of FFXIII HASN'T been compromised. (and for some reason ps3center.com got their wires crossed and assumed Square were saying something else completely).

This is what Square actually said:

"The 360 and PS3 versions really don't have any differences. When we first announced that Final Fantasy XIII was gonna go multiplatform, we already had a PS3 version that was on its way to completion, and we took that exact game and transported it to the 360 version, so there was nothing that affected the PS3 version in developing the 360 version."

"The decision to take out the Japanese voice option was not so much a result of seeing the differences between the hardware, but really the mission for the team for Final Fantasy XIII was to bring it out to a worldwide audience as soon as possible.... Because when they decide to include multiple language tracks, there's a lot of testing that you have to go do that might delay..."

The PS3 version was made first, it is THEN being ported to 360. Square Enix have NEVER stated that they are compromising either the PS3 or 360 versions due to the opposite console.
It's a shame that one made-up article put doubt in fans' minds and had fanboys flooding the FF forums with utter hogwash.
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CID  +   1718d ago
Saaking has a point though
It would have looked much better had it been PS3 exclusive.
The sad part is it may have played differently also.
Noct  +   1718d ago
It would have played like a JRPG.
chrisulloa  +   1718d ago
"I'm not buying it because it's multi-plat." -PS3 fantards

You guys sure don't play a lot of games.
rob6021  +   1718d ago
The fact of the matter this will blow away every other JRPG released graphically by a large margin. And it will be a better game, xbox fans should be very happy they're getting this game otherwise all those jrps released before would all be for not. Personally though I'm looking more forward to FF14, I bet the next one will really catch on.
NecrumSlavery  +   1718d ago
http://www.ps3center.net/ne...

check this out....we can only pray M$ hasn't completely ruined this game for us in US/UK..

All in the name of what's "FAIR"
Relientk77  +   1717d ago
nice screens

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