No Final Fantasy Versus XIII in 2011, Says Nomura

New information about the long anticipated rpg Final Fantasy Versus XIII has surfaced from Dengeki PlayStation’s four page article dedicated to the game.

*The actual battle screen in the final game will show character names.
* Some areas regarding how the battle screen shows commands will probably change for the final.
* Magic has different effects depending on the character who uses it.
* A young blonde male character shown in the magazine’s screenshots is good with guns. He alone has aiming controls and can aim for enemy weak spots.
* When other characters use guns, they have just a normal lock-on.
* The game has a large number of weapons. Main character Noctis can use them all.
* Your battle party can have up to three members. However, the members who aren’t taking part in the battle will join in on conversations.
* There are more party members than the four shown in the magazine. However, the game doesn’t have a massive number of party members.

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Seijoru3734d ago (Edited 3734d ago )


On another note, "Nomura says he wouldn’t show Stella in such a state." Yep Stella as the romantic pairing for Noctis confirmed.

I feel like the best Final Fantasies had a good romance in the background thing going on.

Istanbull3734d ago

Not hyped for this game anymore. If this game releases in 2012, it wouldve taken 6 years since the first trailer back in 2006. And the worst part is that they never updated us with news regarding the game. Only 1 trailer/a year from some Japanese event..

Ninokuni from Level 5+Studio Ghibli looks much better!

BiggCMan3734d ago

If you have been interested in this game since its birth, than you will end up buying it regardless of how annoyed you are with the wait. Many said the same with Killzone 2, and especially Gran Turismo 5, yet millions bought BOTH. I am also tired of waiting so long, but that doesn't make the game any less kick-ass. It looks phenomenal from a technical standpoint, and fun factor. If it releases at the end of 2012, I will still buy it, as will anyone that is interested in it.

TreMillz3734d ago

Nomura is almost as much a perfectionist as Kaz. He always takes his projects more seriously than when hes only character designing hence why the Kingdom Hearts series is so great. Ah well 2012 it is. Honestly 2012 looking to be a good year also with Streetfighter x Tekken, MGS: Rising, possibly ghost recon(damn you ubi) and many more

Istanbull3734d ago


Ofcourse I will buy the game, probably the game will be kick-ass but thats not my point. SE never updated us with the game's status.

I didn't wait 6 years for KZ2 or GT5. Both Guerilla Games and Polyphony Digital updated us nicely with info, screenshots, trailers till the release of the games.

It took them 5 years to release a gameplay video, holy fuc.

vsr3734d ago

I'm expecting a live demo on E3 2011 @ sony's booth.
Please square enix

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nsnsmj3734d ago

That's exactly what I said when I read the title. Quite disappointing, but considering they're gonna release XIII-2, I guess it makes sense. Though I wish the releases would be switched.

DigitalRaptor3734d ago

C'mon... EVERYONE should have known it was for 2012.

I don't think people realise the unconventional development process that has been 'Versus XIII'. Afaik, it didn't start actual technical development until around 2008. Nomura and his team have been in and out of other projects. Developent was halted for a long time to work on FFXIII. And the game still has a long way to go.

There is so much scope and content to Versus. Noumura is literally trying to create a masterpiece here.

Nate-Dog3734d ago

Well that doesn't exactly state "No Versus in 2011", but yeah I suppose it's hinted at. Not much of a surprise really, he's always said his reluctance to state a release date is because he doesn't want to disappoint people with delays if they are needed and when he chooses one he wants to be sure of it.

The new news there is interesting though.

iMaim3734d ago

There's only one reaction to this sort of news ..

Commander_TK3734d ago

U really expected it to come out this year?

iMaim3734d ago

Well it was announced 5 years ago.

guigsy3734d ago

And yet he won't confirm a 2012 release date either. Seriously why did they bother to announce it way back in 2006?

MaideninBlack3734d ago (Edited 3734d ago )

And people thought the wait for GT5 was ridiculous. Maybe SE was right when they said a FFVII HD remake would take over 10 years..

sjaakiejj3734d ago

2012 was announced at the event on the 18th for Final Fantasy Versus...

iMaim3734d ago

At least info on the game is flowing in nicely now unlike the drought we've had the past few years. Trailers and footage in closed mega theatres .. wtf is up with that.

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