Okay, Final Fantasy fans, clarification time.

As most of you already know, the Blu-Ray version of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children releases in April in Japan, and it'll feature an extra 25 minutes of new scenes plus all-new cinematography. It will also ship with a playable demo of Final Fantasy XIII , which was the biggest part of this announcement at E3 last year. But some of you have asked whether or not this Japanese release will have English voices, and if it will even play on North American PS3s. Well, Siliconera and FinalFantasyXIII.net have provided the answer: it's "yes" to both questions. As an additional note of intrigue, Blu-Ray region coding isn't the same as DVD; while the latter has 6 different regions, Blu-Ray only has A, B, and C. The good news is that both North America and Japan fall under the "A" classification, so all Blu-Ray discs released in either region will play in the other region, too. Therefore, if you do plan on importing this bad boy, don't you be concerned about any of this; everything will all work out just fine.  …even if you do hate Square-Enix.

Personally, I'm honestly considering an import. I have the movie on DVD, of course, but the idea of this CGI masterpiece on Blu-Ray…well, it kinda gives me chills.

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Scarecrow
Scarecrow
12 years ago

Who cares?
I won't pay for this garbage

Never even cared 'bout this spinoff movie either

I'd rather spend my money on real games like Killzone 2!!! Bring it on!

Demo? lol as if the game is coming anytime soon.

Late 2010 for the US.


Last edited by Scarecrow on 2/20/2009 9:44:47 PM

Alienange
Alienange
12 years ago

Garbage? Garbage?!! If you don't like it fine it's your loss, but this my friend is the greatest piece of CGI to ever grace a TV. Show some respect.

DIsmael85
DIsmael85
12 years ago

This Garbage is the way Im going to play Final Fantasy 13 before all of you here. So c'mon man, no harsh words. Anyway, Im looking forward to our rematch in Street Fighter 4 soon. 🙂

caliblue15
caliblue15
12 years ago

Ben, your kind of misleading people with this article.

"What has confused fans debating importing it is whether or not the Japanese version of the movie will have English voices, and if it'll even play on North American PS3s. The answer is yes to both. As noted in the Siliconera report, the voice actor for Rufus Shina posted on his blog mid-December that he was called back to the studio to redo some lines as Rufus, as well as some new lines for the additional scenes."

The MOVIE will have English dubs, not the DEMO.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
12 years ago

…what? At no point did I say the demo would have English voices.

shoota
shoota
12 years ago

Pretty cool, although the movie was pretty awful.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
12 years ago

Wasn't really hating on the game, just its release date, so Squeeeenix won't be getting my money on a demo.

PS: Was hating more on the movie, the movie sucked imo.

www
www
12 years ago

True Ben,the title got me thinking everything including the demo is in English as well as Japanese.

robinhood2010
robinhood2010
12 years ago

Im sorry, but the title does not mention the demo, just the film. Besides, you read the article, yeah? Clarified in no time, so no need to bitch and moan. He didn't have to let us know.

And Japan and Euro in the same region for DVDs anyway, so should work in PAL PS3s too.

Alienange
Alienange
12 years ago

Both Scarecrow and I were talking about the movie. I don't think the article was confusing at all.

Victor321
Victor321
12 years ago

Cool I'm considering importing this, but after KZ2, MGS4 (I'm sorry please don't hurt me T.T, I only got my PS3 last October for my 15h birthday, I'm trying to play catch-up while buying the latest and greatest) and possibly one more DS3, making 3 controllers!

Cuz I need lots for my friends and siblings.

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
12 years ago

Yea the demon would be kinda nice… but I don't care much for the movie.

But if it was a KH3 demo I would be all over that!

Too bad SE keeps d*cking me over 🙁

blitz30952
blitz30952
12 years ago

Woah! What demon?!?!?! 😛

Alienange
Alienange
12 years ago

How do I import this? If anything is worth importing from Japan it's this… and girls.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
12 years ago

lol…
I'd take the girls any day…

Orvisman
Orvisman
12 years ago

Google National Console Support (I've used them for years. Peter is a good guy.) or Play Asia (used them once to order an Asian copy of Siren PS3 for $20).

Oh hell…

ncsx dot com

play-asia dot com

There, I did the work for you. ;O


Last edited by Orvisman on 2/21/2009 3:22:16 PM

Alienange
Alienange
12 years ago

Orvisman you rule! Thanks a lot.

Of course at over 50usd it's a tough sell.


Last edited by Alienange on 2/21/2009 5:32:28 PM

Orvisman
Orvisman
12 years ago

Awwwwwwww shucks….

I'm blushing. 😉

LCF
LCF
12 years ago

The CGI in Advent children is top notch I give then that, but with Advent its more about the dynamic style that the Japanese do so well even with all their anime. However
Pixar hold the title for most advanced CGI movies to date. Pixar has done alot of innovation to the CG industry and even to video games.

I perfer the "High Definition" Animation style tho, like Vexille and Appleseed: Ex machina.
I too have Advent on DVD. I've been waiting a long time for the Blu-ray release.

Now I just wish Pixar would do the same with the rest of their film catalog. WALL-E is stunning in HD.

Akuma_
Akuma_
12 years ago

Presonally. i HATE the idea of CGI used in anime. it ruins the whole idea of it, and looks crappy.

I can't wait to get this.
When does the rest of the world get it? and we dont get the FFXIII demo aye?

Reccaman18
Reccaman18
12 years ago

Well Akuma, what about Ghost in the Shell? I thought they did an awesome job with CG and anime. Its my fav anime, too!

Akuma_
Akuma_
12 years ago

ghost in the shell aint my cup of tea =]

okay okay. i dont HATE it persay. but i think it looks better when they dont use it. animes like the Gundam, and Gasaraki series look awesome.

best way for me to explain my feelings about it, is that i think it looks "out of place".

but thats just me. everyone is different.

godsman
godsman
12 years ago

wait… does this mean the demo is translated to english? or the blu-ray movie has english subtitles/english voices?

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
12 years ago

movie

Gogaku
Gogaku
12 years ago

What about english subtitles? I hate when they try and translate the voices, it looks all wrong…

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
12 years ago

i thought english subtitles was already confirmed like around the time they made it? not sure but i'm pretty pos it has subs

Gogaku
Gogaku
12 years ago

Sweet, then it's a definite buy for me!

RISE_13
RISE_13
12 years ago

Awesome! On blue ray daaam. Worth the import and the girls girls girls.

ps92117
ps92117
12 years ago

I had the dvd version but lost it in a trip, though I was a bit disappointed with the movie except for the awsome music. the only reason I would get this is for the demo but like most of us my hype for ff13 is slowly crumbling.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

Great movie, no matter what some haters say, but I won't import it because if they aren't cool enough to give the demo to the pimps out here who have supported them just as long as the pimps over there then eff them in the A. Plus I don't want to spoil a good game with a demo I can't understand. I probly will get FFVIIAC on Blu Ray when it hits here, demo or no.

Qwarktast1c
Qwarktast1c
12 years ago

i agree with you 100%

there is no point in getting the demo if you can't read/understand japanese

and i can't see how some people hate the movie.
it was awesome!!!! i mean yeah there were some things they could have done better, but those arguments go away when you watch it.

cegmp
cegmp
12 years ago

Ben, gotta ask. Does a Hong Kong PS3 fall on the same category?

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
12 years ago

just google bluray region map


Last edited by NightHawk17 on 2/21/2009 10:23:44 AM

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
12 years ago

I really don't know, but I'm guessing it doesn't. It's part of Asia, so…

TGG
TGG
12 years ago

AC on Blu-ray is gonna be an orgasm on your screen….except without the sticky mess afterwards.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
12 years ago

seeems like the best Blu-ray deal yet, and extened version of the film and an FFXIII demo, im defiantly getting it.

BigBoss4ever
BigBoss4ever
12 years ago

will want to get it when price is cut. I hv the DVD limited edition already, not gonna spend another 60 dollars or so for the same thing. but will get when price is down.

ZubraZap
ZubraZap
12 years ago

As a hardcore Final Fantasy 7 lover I have yet to see this film. Shame on me! I guess its time to make a move when I import this Blu Ray.

Alienange
Alienange
12 years ago

and you call yourself a lover lol … get this movie, it's amazing.

soli
soli
12 years ago

Ben do u know if it works for Europe too?

Elfen-Lied
Elfen-Lied
12 years ago

Woot 🙂