As you all know, the Japanese Blu-Ray release of "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children" also includes a one-hour playable demo of Final Fantasy XIII . And as expected, this has already sparked some rumored media and information.

According to GOONL!NE, the latest edition of OPM UK featured a full preview that boasted a playtest of FFXIII's gameplay. Obviously, everyone is assuming they're basing this preview on the demo that comes packaged with "Advent Children" in Japan, but there's no way of knowing. You can, however, check out all the magazine scans , which place the main characters in the limelight. The weird part? These scans were apparently taken from a pre-published edition of OPM UK, as a subscriber reports that two pages are missing; perhaps Square-Enix told them to drop the preview…? Our only problem with this explanation is that we're looking at a whole lot more than two pages when we peruse the leaked scans. Well, whatever the reason, we would like to think that some sources have managed to get their hands on that Japanese demo. At the very least, we should be able to expect hands-on features from magazines like Famitsu, and we'll definitely keep an eye out for that. All we really want are some new pics and a few new details.

Of course, it would help even more if we could play the demo ourselves, but that's probably too much to ask. Final Fantasy XIII is scheduled to launch in Japan later this year, but it still has a vague "TBA 2010" estimate for North America and Europe.

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII

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MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
11 years ago

Final Fantasy is fun enough, guess Ill try it out when its released.

www
www
11 years ago

We're waiting then.

Andysw
Andysw
11 years ago

One of the scans says that lightning is 5'10''. Has this even been said by square enix?

Nynja
Nynja
11 years ago

My how the tables have turned. With GTA4, 360 fans had to wait several additional months due to the PS3 development lagging behind. Now PS3 fans have to potentially wait longer for the 360 port to complete.

This sucks.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I disagree a little on the table turning, since GTA4 was a simul-dev and this time we are sitting around for a lousy port to be made.

I don't disagree that it sucks though.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 4/6/2009 5:14:02 PM

Andysw
Andysw
11 years ago

Nynja, actually it's microsoft's fault for not rejecting the port. If they did, which I'm disappointed that they didn't, then the waiting time would be decreased siginficantly and we won't have to wait until april 2010 for the english version.

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
11 years ago

MS turn down a potential profit? Are you mad?

Andysw
Andysw
11 years ago

They have more than enough money. But they still wanted more, so they decided to take final fantasy XIII. Even kaz hirai said that he would refuse to take any xbox 360 game and have it on the playstation 3.

Microsoft are greedy.


Last edited by Andysw on 4/6/2009 1:44:30 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

It's worse than greed, its putting a serious lag on the industry and a damper on the games we could be playing.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

We will never see that demo stateside, best to let it go. And when it was announced they said it was 2 hours, can't SE keep their word on ANYthing?

RadioHeader
RadioHeader
11 years ago

How come none of you guys are talking about importing it?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

No speaka da Japanese

slackernz
slackernz
11 years ago

I'm still scratching my head as to how this game could possibly run on the 360

I absolutely can't wait for this game. The quality has been on a sharp decline since FFX imo but this looks promising. I realise details are still scarce but i'll be damned if SE gives us a half arsed version for the ps3 just so the game could survive being played for x360


Last edited by slackernz on 4/6/2009 6:24:08 PM

iliimaster
iliimaster
11 years ago

how can a 360 version be done? seeing that they are pushing the ps3 to the limit??? its either going to have to be in 5 discs to one bluray? what sucks the most is that the game might suffer and they might have to hold back just because the 360 is weaker? come on