Submitted by MaideninBlack 1254d ago | news

Tetsuya Nomura Hints At A Theater Mode In Final Fantasy Versus XIII

In the second part of his interview with Famitsu,Square Enix director Tetsuya Nomura continued his discussion about the Nintendo 3DS game Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance.

He also managed to reveal a small bit of information about that other project he’s working on, Final Fantasy Versus XIII. (Final Fantasy XV, PS3)

DigitalRaptor  +   1254d ago
Any info on VERSUS is like finding water in a desert - this is just only a drop. Disappointing.

We know lots already, but still not enough: http://www.finalfantasy-fxn...
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Shang-Long  +   1253d ago
how about a hit of the release date
D3mons0ul  +   1253d ago
Don't you wish that you could extract Nomura's thoughts on any given day?

I do....

I NEED a pipeline to Versus information! OPEN YOUR BRAIN, YOU BASTARD. I NEED TO KNOW!!!
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Godmars290  +   1253d ago
An evaporated drop at that.

Mind you, sort of makes you wonder why XIII didn't have a theater mode, much less why monsters in its encyclopedia didn't scale or rotate like they did in XIII-2.

Sad I have to guess that any news is coming at TGS. That he can't just come right out and say it.
Nate-Dog  +   1253d ago
ZOMG I'm on that site too. By the way (in case you just bookmarked that page or something) there has been a newer updated version of that topic up for a while. http://www.finalfantasy-fxn...
DigitalRaptor  +   1253d ago
Damn. I meant to post that updated thread. Not on it today. :/

Cheers Nate-dog!
lastdual  +   1253d ago
Skipping cutscenes and watching them later doesn't really equal a theater mode. I doubt we'll be seeing YouTube vids of the "Top 10 FFvsXIII kills of the week".

In any case, Nomura should just put his money where his mouth is and actually finish the game while there are still people out there that care.
juegosmajicos  +   1253d ago
I don't think this is up to Nomura as much as it is up to Square Enix, who keep pushing out Kingdom Hearts spinoffs instead.

Basically, Kingdom Hearts 3 is on hold because of FFvsXIII, which is on hold because of Kingdom Hearts 3DS, which is like the 4th or 5th KH spinoff since KH2 (probably at least 3 of those were released after the announcement of FFvsXIII).
the_bebop  +   1253d ago
which spinoff are you talking about Birth By Sleep is a prequel 358/2 Days is a side story about Roxas, the only game that comes close to a Spinoff would be Code/RE:Coded.
TheUnbiasedLion  +   1253d ago
KH 3D is essential to the main story line, just cause it's on the 3DS doesn't make it a spin off.

I am hoping though that all 3 games are bring worked on.
thrashermario  +   1253d ago
vaporware is vapoware
CLOUD1983  +   1253d ago
Well if all of u come in Nomura's place for a moment u will understand instantly why he take his time with Versus XIII and dont rush it, SE have screw up so much for such a long time and now all the disappointed almost ex-fans w8 just for this game to decide if SE is worth their time & money anymore, if this game flop SE sales is going to drop even more in the future because some thousands of ppl will never trust them again ever, I mean ever like NEVER! my self included.
Ingram  +   1253d ago
It's not like the game is getting so long because they've been making it since 2005, they started preproduction in 2008-9 or so.

Definitely not a polishing matter, just greedy 'ol squeenix pushing other games on us first.
Inception  +   1253d ago
So versus have a skippable cutscenes & theatre mode? Well that's good...cause if not than WTF are you doing for the last 6 years nomura-san? -_-

But nomura-san, can you give us more...important info than this. I mean, we need to know if this game is real and not a vaporware / canceled. A release date are more welcome after 6 years right? :P
Swiftfox  +   1253d ago
For the last 6 years, Nomura and his team have been involved in Final Fantasy XIII, XIII-2 and countless portable games.

You see, whenever Square-Enix gets on-stage and announces yet another title, Nomura and his team are inevitably pulled off of VsXIII to work on it. This is precisely the reason why VsXIII, while announced around the same time as Final Fantasy XIII, has yet to be remotely finished. Apparently, the Square-Enix HQ building consists of Nomura, his team, and 1000+ untrained chimps.

This is just cynical spit-balling but I distinctly remember interviews of Nomura expressing his unhappiness about Square-Enix management and the companies direction. Perhaps this is Square keeping Nomura on a tight leash.
Inception  +   1253d ago
I don't really care whatever reason why versus stuck for 6 years. Be it like nomura too much handle another project because the boss order him. Or nomura unhappy why his boss and the company took the wrong route. What i (and maybe the other fans) wants is the release date for Versus, A.S.A.P
Ingram  +   1253d ago
"Apparently, the Square-Enix HQ building consists of Nomura, his team, and 1000+ untrained chimps)"(...)

tiffac008  +   1253d ago
I blame Wada's mismanagement for all the bad rep SE has and is currently getting.
Nodoze  +   1253d ago
At this point I could care less. Square Enix is now officially dead to me. If I happen upon a title in the bargain bin, perhaps I will give it a look.

Bioware has developed Mass Effect 1, 2, and 3 in the same time it has taken to get this game to market...err wait it still isn't done.

The world will end before this title sees the light of day.
TheUnbiasedLion  +   1253d ago
You mean you couldn't care less?
tarbis  +   1253d ago
Just finish the darn game already >_<
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catfrog  +   1253d ago
damn man, just release the game, it must already be finished, or at least close to finished. put all the other games that you have going on hold and lets get this one released.
D3mons0ul  +   1253d ago
Remember the people who used to blame Nomura for all of SE's problems? My how the tables have turned.
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   1253d ago
When did anyone do that? He's primarily a character designer...In fact everything he's directed has been amazing.
Look yourself.
D3mons0ul  +   1253d ago
I remember a lot of people bitching about the way Noctis looked and how "girly" Nomura designed his characters a few years ago. People still talk that smack now, but more seem to be realizing that Nomura really is the only person at that company RIGHT NOW...who gives a shit about the games.
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gtxgamer2  +   1253d ago
WE DONT CARE!! (altough that sounds interesting). SHOW US GAMEPLAY AND A RELEASE DATE!!
josephayal  +   1253d ago
Will Final Fantasy Versus 13 be for Xbox 360? ... Mr nomura I want to know
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   1253d ago
You know what's funny. Let's say this game is ps3 exclusive, and it sells well. That'll mean SE will want this on the 360 as well. And I can bet a shitload that the port would take less than 6 months just because square wants it to happen.
izumo_lee  +   1253d ago
I just do not think that Squarenix is allowing Nomura to talk about the game in depth. The game has been put on the sidelines behind development of other games it is frustrating for i bet Nomura as well as fans.

I do not blame Nomura for this whole fiasco i blame the higher ups at Squarenix who at the beginning of this gen do not know what they are doing.
D3mons0ul  +   1252d ago
It's HIS game though. Nobody else has any creative control over the project so who are they to tell him what he can and can't release.

I just think Nomura isn't talking because he wants it to really be special but he's too damn tight with the information. I understand if this is the case but god damn man, I need my fix.
Agent_hitman  +   1244d ago
Too much hints from SE's HQ bt none of them makes sense cause they keep on delaying this awsome game.. Fvck this company

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