An online ad leaked the Japanese release date for Final Fantasy XIII early, but now, Square-Enix has officially confirmed it.
Boss man Yoichi Wada stood before the crowd at the Final Fantasy XIII Premiere Party and revealed that the massively anticipated RPG would indeed launch on December 17 in Japan. Further information from the event says a European release date (and presumably, a North American date) is coming in the very near future, and Sony's Kaz Hirai has said we can expect a PS3 bundle for the game when it finally arrives. We're not sure if this will be limited to Japan, but it's great to know it's coming. Furthermore, the pricing for FFXIII in Japan is a little interesting; it will retail for 8800 yen, which translates to around $95; it's closer to a hundred bucks with the tax. …that's an expensive game, but you can bet the Japanese gaming public will still respond with vigor. We're not exactly surprised that a US/EU release date hasn't been revealed during this Premiere Party; it's more likely that Square-Enix is reserving that for the Tokyo Game Show in a few weeks time. Until then, we'll choose to stick by GameStop's listed date of June 21, 2010.
Of course, we may not have all the details from that party just yet so stay tuned. Maybe the last thing they'll announce is a Final Fantasy VII remake for the PS3… HAha…hahaHAhaHA! …'sob'
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII