News: Square Enix is still in business, FF Versus XIII and XIII-2 news

goukijones Posted by: goukijones Jan 18, 2011 | 12 comments
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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.


But wait, there's more and this is actually where it gets interesting. Another video popped up for Final Fantasy Versus XIII, I know what you're thinking. If you're familiar with Final Fantasy from your child and this is the first time you are hearing of these titles, then yes, it's become completely ridiculous. Don't worry about the name though. Two things completely irrelevant in gaming: Graphics and Titles. The video below is from the same random Jimmy.

This video shows off a huge metropolis and subtle hints of fantasy spread throughout. It's quite an amazing art style. Nothing like Final Fantasy XIII. The combat is also completely different, which is a very good thing. Although you still might just jamming the A/X button the entire time at least it's an more active style of combat. Check out this video below. BTW, this game has been in development since 2006.

Final Fantasy Versus XIII official website

With out continuing to bore you with my Final Fantasy hype, I'm excited about Versus. That game is going to the top of my  "What to see at E3 2011 list." Thanks for reading and please leave your comments below.

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[UPDATED] Jan 18, 2011 7:25:31 PM

Jan 18, 2011 by goukijones

Official Square Enix Final Fantasy XIII-2 Press Release (You gonna need a translator Jimmy.)

 
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