Update: Only the movie gets the English voiceovers; the demo does NOT.  Sorry for the confusion.

Original Story:

Sometimes, clarifications are absolutely necessary, especially for hardcore fans.

When the news broke yesterday that a very cool Advent Children PS3 package would release in Japan on April 16, the inevitable question followed: "does this mean the Blu-Ray release and Final Fantasy XIII demo has been delayed?" See, Square-Enix announced at their private DKS3713 event last year that the Blu-Ray release of "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children" would launch in March, which meant the Japanese public would also get the demo at the same time (the demo comes packaged with the movie). However, if this was still true, why wait to release that special Advent Children PS3 bundle? Well, they're not; as it turns out, the movie and demo have indeed been delayed until April 16. So if you were considering an import purchase, bear in mind that it won't be available for sale until April, which is about one month behind schedule. We've heard the demo won't be coming to North America with the movie, which means you will have to import if you wish to play a portion of the hotly anticipated RPG. The good news is that it will include both Japanese and English voiceovers, so there's some extra incentive…

Anyway, we figured you'd just want to know the score. We know some of our readers are planning to import this stuff, and we didn't want you to be confused.

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII

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eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
12 years ago

YESS!!! English voiceovers are included! 😀 thanks Ben ^_^

Jed
Jed
12 years ago

I thought we got shafted again, but if it has english voiceovers I might just have toorder it.

chicko1983
chicko1983
12 years ago

I wonder if the bundle was created because SE knew they couldn't get a demo out before the end of March…
I dont like to be a pessimist all the time but I dont trust SE.

DIsmael85
DIsmael85
12 years ago

I just reserved the Advent Children Complete Blu-ray from Play-asia.com so on the 16th I will be playing FF13. Mwahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

caliblue15
caliblue15
12 years ago

Ben are you sure on the voiceovers?

I have heard about the MOVIE having English voiceovers, but not the DEMO… Any clarity would help decide on a purchase…

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
12 years ago

Er…I can't be sure. The source isn't clear.

Sorry.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

Damn, that woulda been nuts because it would prove it's already being localized alongside regular development. (The full game that is)


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 1/19/2009 11:20:49 PM

Orvisman
Orvisman
12 years ago

Which would make it even worse that it is being held back by the 360 version!

AceTatsujin
AceTatsujin
12 years ago

already pre-ordered this game. heh. lets see what its all about. couple of months and its in my hands.

Kevadu
Kevadu
12 years ago

There is no way the demo has English voiceovers. They haven't even cast the English voice actors for FFXIII yet.

The movie, sure.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
12 years ago

hmmm, i might just import it then, wonder how much it'll be on ebay…..

ps3isthebest
ps3isthebest
12 years ago

this movie is definitely on my most wanted list!


Last edited by ps3isthebest on 1/20/2009 4:59:09 AM

Robochic
Robochic
12 years ago

Hmm i will defently be getting this movie for my husband on blue-ray but i'll wait for the NA release of it.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

AC was pretty darn good as a fan pleaser. Not everyone quite "got" Spirits Within, and I understand that, but still I think if FF wanted to branch out and make original movies they could do pretty well as long as they stuck to the old formula. I seriously dread the day someone tries to make FF into a live-action feature film.

Zorigo
Zorigo
12 years ago

it's delayed, and i don't care!
i never care when i here about sequels from previous gens. take interest but not too woried about delays. i don't know what i'm waiting on so….

DIsmael85
DIsmael85
12 years ago

The demo will not have english voice overs guys, the Advent Children movie however will. I dont care, I just know I want to be playing FF13 before next year, and if the only way to do it is to play through the demo in a language I dont know, then so be it. I will learn real quick. I just want to see how gorgeous it's going to look in HD.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

All these delays, they better be working on a way to make Lightning smoke PS3 owner's caulks.

Arvis
Arvis
12 years ago

…………………………..

-Arvis

Douchebaguette
Douchebaguette
12 years ago

Thought so. That really sucks. Tbh even if there were English dubs, everything else would be Japanese, including dialog boxes without voiceovers. Theres no avoiding the long wait.

Besides that, i want to see the scene where Sephiroth lifts impaled cloud in the air with his blade.


Last edited by Douchebaguette on 1/20/2009 6:01:47 PM

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
12 years ago

WHAT IN THE WORLD?!?!?! ENGLISH VOICEOVERS!!!!!!!?!?!?! I love the Japanese language – except I can barely understand it and am trying to learn it the best I can. BUT ZOMG!!!!!!! I AM BUYING THIS – YES I AM!!!!! IMPORT ALL THE WAY!!!!!!! I WANT THAT!!!!! YES I DO!!!!!!

And since it's a Japanese PS3 – that means it can play actual Japanese games!!!!! Uh-oh…but does that mean it won't be able to play games I buy here?? If anyone who has a PS3 can answer this…THANK YOU. Either way I would love to get this. It would've been a lot better though if it had backwards compatibility but oh well…

Oh…I looked through the comments and just realized that FFXIII demo won't have voiceovers…….but you know…I still want to import it for some reason. Or should I stick with…try and find an MGS 4 bundle???


Last edited by shadowpal2 on 1/20/2009 6:47:04 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

PS3 games are region-free. Though I have no clue if the XMB is in pictographs.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 1/20/2009 9:16:06 PM