SCRAWL: "Square Enix global president Yoichi Wada has revealed today that development on Final Fantasy XIII has been "going very steadily" for the US ane European versions and that they're "just adding the final touches" to the game."
it seems like that early 2010 release is looking that much more possible
April at the earliest, trust me.
Would be awesome if they shocked the world and told us that it was coming this year however I HIGHLY doubt it will happen. The announcement that's coming is more then likely going to be about the US and maybe even EU release date of the game. Personally I think it's gonna be shipping MUCH earlier then everyone seems to think. They say it's almost done and if it's done there is no reason to wait months to release it.
So jan/feb release date confirmed?
I am hoping on a world wide release in December because at the end of January there is Mass Effect 2 a few days later at the start of February is Bioshock 2 and SE have Star Ocean 4 International halfway through the month, SE won't compete with itself. Also WKC is released in February sometime. March is the next good date. December is good as well they can get the end of the Christmas sales and before everyone spends all their money in the mentioned titles.
I have got a question and it's only for the PS3 owners. Which one are you looking forward to more? FF13 or Versus? I believe Versus looked fantastic and I am kinda looking forward to that a lot more than FF13. Anyway, this is good news for all FF fans regardless of the platform.
it's going to take them less than 4 months to localize from japan's release date?
@zeeshan Right now I'm looking more forward to Final Fantasy XIII and there are a few reasons for that. Firstly is that it's coming very soon so it's not something I am gonna have to beat myself up over waiting for. Secondly is that we know alot about Final Fantasy XIII. While the CG trailers for Versus XIII look incredible we have yet to see game play at all so even though we have been told what it's going to be like it's still hard to be mega excited about it when Final Fantasy XIII is right around the corner. That said when all is said and done I do think Verses XIII will probably be the better of the two. But like I said Final Fantasy XIII is right around the corner so I'm looking forward to that more then Versus XIII at the moment. @chaosatom SE was already doing localization for the game before it was ever even finished. How do you think they had English trailers and videos with English VO text and menus far before the game ever even had a Japanese release date. The only thing that really needs to be done for the vast Majority of Localization is the Voice over and text and the VO was being done as soon as the games script was finalized which was quite some time ago so now they are pretty much doing nothing but changing menus into English which won't take that long.
if MS is smart.. they will give Square everything they get to finish up and release on March. just to dilute out all God of War 3, and GT sales.
It would be a thing of beauty if we got it in january! But I still think it will hit closer to early march!
I would die of happiness if it is a worldwide release in December. This game is my MW2
Sameday worldwide release would be awesome but SE would never allow Japan not to get the big games first ;)
Lol great way to put it, its an RPG gamers MW2!
I know you're probably genuinely excited and everything, but please don't mock and discredit Final Fantasy by associating it in any way with MW2. I mean, it really is an insult. I do understand that you likely didn't intend it that way, as you probably consider MW2 a good game, and even if you did I can see that SE deserves the insult. But the very minimal additions to MW2 in comparison to MW1, and the shaft that it represents, really makes any game being compared to it look bad. On topic though, I don't trust anything Yoichi Wada says. So, I place no faith in any kind of release window for this game. This game has had an extended development period thanks to Wada's stupidity, so why get our hopes up?
I think he was talking about the "hype" aspect rather than Modern Warfare 2 itself as a game.
I was talking about the hype that MW2 has. I am not interested in it at all but this news for a release date has me so hyped it is like what I expect people have for MW2. I will be bring the Phoenix Downs just incase for a big announcement. :)
it performs better on the 360! Great job S.E.!
lol if you say so ... besides how are you going to play a great game with a broken system? (RROD)
I just wonder if its the same person with about 50 different accounts all the time. Either way, RuPaul fails in life
what are you going to do when the errorbox scratches the game huh? will you be thinking, "oh, I just wasted my money" like any normal human being?
We could have had it this fall if it wasn't for the 360. With better graphics and Japanese voice overs. I will play some wkc before ff13 i guess i seriously hope this game is better then 12 and X-2 cause final fantasy has gone down hill fast.
In other news, get over it. When you say, "we," who exactly are you referring to? Do you think you're part of a group? Is that the whole point of fanboyism? A feeling of belonging to some kind of club? I think I finally understand your kind. I also own a PS3, I would never refer to you as being in association with me. You make gamers look bad. You ever see the film, "The Fan"? You're acting like Robert De Niro's character. He was a psycho.
This is just telling me that there wont be any refinements/improvements over the JP version as there usually is. There'll probably still be an international version, but that'll be JP only.
And you're telling us that you're just one butt hurt fanboy who will find something to whine about it NO MATTER how good the games is, NO MATTER what SE do or whatever. Give it up already, in case u havent realised the "Boo hoo I hate FF13 trend has" has moved on to MW2 :)
The overshadowing is just hurting them eh?
Dude, being an actual fan of the series, not just a fanboy, I say again: putting out the JP version, cleaning it up while translating it for the West only the clean it up some more, add some stuff before a 2nd/3rd JP-only print run, is how they've been doing it since FFVII. If anything, everyone will see improvements through paid DLC. Which I guess will be better than having to buy a whole new version of the game. @i3eyond the Circle: What overshadowing? Who's getting overshadowed?
I know cold you love SE even when they have done nothing but rehash old final fantasy games and asking full price for them releasing only mediocre rpgs since Dragonquest 8 and 9 so yes i hope this game is as good as all the hype around it but im afraid its gonna be allot shorter then other final fantasy titles cause they had to keep the 360 in mind.
I'll take a good 35h long F13 over a so-boring-its-almost-a-pain-to play-it 70h long FF12. That said we all know it will be long enough. Only people like you wish its short and that'll it'll suk so u can come on N4G and whine about MS and the 360 and say "I TOLD YA!!!" lol
I love FF XII it was completely different from other FF games. I hope it is as long as the previous games as I have 200 hours logged for FF X and 120 for FF XII and I played them both at least twice. SE have not taken this gen by the horns just yet but things can improve. I was an SE hater after E3 2008 and doing a lot of 360 exclusives didn't help either but I can't hold a grudge with FF XIII around the corner.
Well, everyone is entitled to their opinion, I personnaly didnt like it at all. Anyway this time with FF13 its either they make it or break it. And Im telling myself that theres just too much at stake this time with this game for SE to NOT make it...I hope they dont prove me wrong...
Well, hopefully it stays within schedule and comes out.
Only people like you defend square enix for mediocre products this whole generation and the westernization of the whole series so trigger happy tweens can play it. Final Fantasy was good when it was turn based and not from the crap im seeing in 13 where the battle system hasn't gotten me wowed.
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