By: goukijones Jan 18, 2011 | 12 Comments
Square Enix is still in business, regardless of the bankruptcy talk and a 13 billion dollar over estimate on their earnings. Final Fantasy Versus XIII and XIII-2 coming soon. Official announcements and random YouTube videos, but no official release dates.
Gameplay videos and a press conference semi-confirm that Square Enix is still hard at work on trying to maintain the honor of the Final Fantasy franchise. The story originated from the Sony Blog. The official Square Enix American website has no official press release. The American FF13-2 site says "Coming Next Winter." Then there is the preview on YouTube, posted by some random Jimmy who just opened an account TODAY. This is all coming after a press event early this morning in Japan with Square Enix.
Until there is an OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE, I don't think there's anything to be excited about. Perhaps Square Enix should focus on fixing their broken games and getting the games currently on the slate, released. Like Deus EX Human Revolution, does anyone think this game is going to make it's next release date? My money is on the NO. Mindjack just came out today, you still don't even know what this is, do you? Final Fantasy XIV on the PS3? lol.
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Roman numerals get numbered sequels. I love the Japanese. There is no information about the Final Fantasy XIII-2. Unless you count this as news "FINAL FANTASY XIII-2, is coming next winter. We have a new story in store that stems from the previous title, a battle system that is evolved from “XIII”" Coming next winter? That's great, let me go add that to the catalog right now. New battle system and story? That's what you[Square Enix] announced last January, when they first started to talk about FF13-2. Final Fantasy XIII-2 will not be playable at E3, I'll be surprised if anything other than a trailer is shown. Speaking of video, below is the video posted on YouTube by the random Jimmy. It's not gonna be up there forever.
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I love the art design in this game already. The subtle hints of Final Fantasy mythology spread through out this preview are amazing. Check it out, now it 1080! ZOMG!!
We can only hope - the few of us Final Fantasy fans that are left - that this game will revitalize this franchise. Although, when I think about it's not in that bad of shape is it? I still say Final Fantasy Tactics, XII and VII are some of my favorite games of all time. Yes in that order. XIII completely let me down and XIV was an embarrassment nobody could endure. I can't sell my collector's edition for $40 bucks on eBay. sad face. C'mon Versus XIII - Don't Suck!Read full story...
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