Hashimoto Talks Final Fantasy Versus XIII, It's “Supposed To Be Incredibly Amazing”

Final Fantasy Versus XIII producer Shinji Hashimoto appeared as a special guest on Ginza SWING covering the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy. He took the opportunity to talk about his long awaited project.

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Jreca2248d ago (Edited 2248d ago )

I hope we can give our opinion on it soon enough *stares at SE*

Lucretia2248d ago (Edited 2248d ago )

from the gameplay trailer that they showed it looked very amazing actually.

here u go if you didn't see it yet, View it in 1080!!

gameplay starts around 3 minute mark if you wanna skip to it

Jreca2248d ago

Of course I saw the video. But a video is a video, and it lacks the "game" on it. So I will issue my opinion once I've tried it. And a preview of it once there's enough gameplay. There's never too much gameplay.

nrvalleytime2248d ago

I needed that laugh. Thanks for showing SE who's boss.

-Gespenst-2248d ago

What? There's pretty strong evidence that the game is going to be pretty amazing, i.e that trailer Lucretia posted.

nrvalleytime2248d ago


Haha I was actually being serious about the laughing! Jreca phrased his comment perfectly.

And the game does look incredible. Just can't wait for it to come out.

oricon2248d ago

There that shows the project is still alive now people need to stop crying about it.

Capt-FuzzyPants2248d ago

And the fact that the CEO came out and said it was definitely still in developement when the rumor about being cancelled came out. No one was crying about it not being alive this time.

HammadTheBeast2248d ago

b...bu...but Kotaku said its DEAAAAD!!!

Oh yeah wait lol.

bobbyluv2248d ago

This is a good change from the "please be patient" response we've been hearing all this year. Maybe they're getting ready to show something

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Disco Downey2248d ago

Hes the producer and all he can say is its "supposed" to be amazing. Surely him of all people should know for sure

Summons752248d ago

actually I like that, he isn't getting cocky like other developers *cough*ninja theory*cough*. You can make something and say it's the second coming of Christ because it's that amazing but when it's finally done and people can play it they may not think so. V13 is suppose to be amazing, and it looks and sounds amazing, but there is always the chance it may not be. Look at FF13, there is a chuck of people that didn't like the game (ironically it's the same people who loved FF7 advent children so much that wanted to have fast paced combat like the movie that didn't like it). Me personally I loved 13, sure it had it's flaws but it was still highly enjoyable to me and I have been playing Final Fantasy since 6 was called 3. I sit in wait for this game and I can't wait for it.

Lucretia2248d ago

agreed, I really enjoyed 13-2 though, it was fantastic.

but Versus is my Number 1 want.....just hope the US version doesnt take another year lol

-Gespenst-2248d ago

Er, well the duties of a producer aren't necessarily to playtest or develop the game, a lot of their work would be directing the admin side of things.

Ilovetheps42248d ago

I've been waiting for this game for a long time. I hope we get another look at it real soon with the game coming out sometime next year even though that is unlikely.

josephayal2248d ago

Third party console exclusive are becoming a rare breed.

majiebeast2248d ago

So it can be gimped like ff13 and they can sell the remaining part as vs-2 yeah no thanks.

iamlegend99992248d ago

Either way. If it comes to 360 i'm getting it. If not. You bet i'm buying me a ps3 and if i don't have enough. I will sell the xbox with all my games. That's how far i would go for final fantasy and kingdom hearts.

TheDivine2247d ago

So that when the game doesnt live up to expectations we have another scapegoat.

Dante1122248d ago (Edited 2248d ago )

@ josephayal

It's funny how you Xbox loyalists are always claiming that the PS3 doesn't have any good exclusives in those Xbox vs Ps3 articles, but every time a Ps3 exclusive is "rumored" to go third party or just looks too good (Just that..a rumor), you all beg for those games to be released on the Xbox 360 (Happened with Valkyria Chronicles, MGS4, Demon Souls, and now FFVs13).

Edit: The MGS4 rumors and Xbox enthusiasts were the best laughs.

Before the MGS4 rumors, Xbox enthusiasts: "MGS4 sucks. It's a movie not a game"

Journalists: "MGS4 is owned by a third party, it could come to the 360... *looks left..looks right* In fact it probably will soon."

Loyalists: "OMG, really?!?!? I love MGS. MGS4 looks so epic too. If true, I can't wait to play this gem. Man, this is the best news ever!"

Hideo: "MGS4 is not coming to the 360"

Loyalists: "MGS4 sucks. It's a movie not a game"

creatchee2248d ago


That's no different than FFXIII being the end-all be-all of RPG's in many Sony loyalists' eyes and shouts. Then, almost literally the second the game was announced as multiplatform, all of those same people claimed to have never been excited about it anyway and that they were really waiting for Versus.

Both groups are sad, sad people.

PshycoNinja2247d ago

I always looked forward to Versus XIII over XIII for three reasons:

1) I loved playing the Kingdom Hearts titles and I loved the movie Advent Children. All directed by Tetsuya Nomura. I always wanted Nomura to go in a darker tone with Kingdom Hearts and when I saw the first trailer for Versus XIII I knew thats the game I wanted from him and his team for years.

2)XIII's first trailer didnt appeal to me. It's concept never appealed to me. And when I finally played the game, I was right. It was a terrible game.

3) I have never trusted Toriyama as a Director. When he directs a game solo they turn out to be crap (X-2, Revenant Wings, XIII, XIII-2). So I have always wanted Versus XIII more.

^^^ As you see above it's not because of something as dumb as platform exclusitivity. I wanted the game more because it looked cooler and because of the reasons above.

Treian2248d ago

or you can support SE and Sony by getting the game the platform is on...

Omnislash2248d ago

You are an idiot and every time there is an article about FF13vs you start trolling about how your xbox 360 is gonna get it. It wont, this is a REAL final fantasy and you would need 8 discs in order to handle it. So just STFU and keep your 360 shenanigans to yourself.

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Capt-FuzzyPants2248d ago

I think it's kinda weird that he used "supposed." But anyway the gameplay trailer we already have looks penomenal and I think they said that was before they gave it another graphic boost.

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