Okay, we admit it: countdowns get us all excited. This countdown may not result in anything all that earth-shattering, but hey, it's bound to generate discussion.
Here it is: the Final Fantasy XIII countdown that everyone is talking about. It comes with the headline, "The countdown has begun. A new vision will soon be revealed to the world. Register now to ensure you're there for the unveiling." Well, it could be a really transparent way of getting subscribers to the site, but then again, perhaps Square-Enix really has some big news to reveal in less than a week. There are any number of possibilities: the official release date for Japan (highly unlikely we'll see one for North America, as S-E has already said it won't arrive until 2010), the announcement of a new Final Fantasy XIII spin-off title (hopefully not for the damn Wii or DS), or something else entirely. We know that many PS3 owners aren't big fans of the veteran publisher right now, but who isn't intrigued by a countdown? When someone tells you to prepare for a "new vision," it's easy to assume it's just another publicity stunt in a world governed by advertising, but you can't deny its appeal.
Considering the success of "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children," there's the possibility of a CGI movie to go along with the release of Final Fantasy XIII . The announcement could really help to push sales of the new Blu-Ray version of "Advent Children," too. Who knows?
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII