Square-Enix has always provided us with something fresh and new concerning each new installment in the acclaimed Final Fantasy franchise. But this time, they're keeping one mystery aspect under wraps, perhaps until the game launches.
They still haven't revealed all the details about the game's combat and exploration and yet, at the recent Premiere Party, they announced FFXIII's Japanese release date (December 17). Therefore, they can't possibly wait much longer before divulging the latest and greatest…or can they? According to the Examiner.com citing the latest Famitsu issue, there's a secret menu selection that will remain hidden from the audience during its upcoming Tokyo Game Show demonstration. Why? Who knows? They do say it's "important" so maybe it has something to with the online aspects of the game, or perhaps it's related to the actual combat mechanic. If it significantly effects the gameplay, we kinda want to know about it but if it's just Square-Enix hype for something smaller than expected, we'll likely be disappointed. We have seen video of the game in action and there has been a demo in Japan for quite some time; presumably, this "hidden menu option" wasn't in that demo. Otherwise, what would be the point in hiding it from the Japanese public this week?
Anyway, we'll see if the info gets leaked at some point or if Square-Enix simply reveals what will be an inevitable discovery on the part of FF fans.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII