First, Final Fantasy Versus XIII producer Tetsuya Nomura said we'd have to wait until early next year to receive the first set of official details, info and media. Then, a video suddenly and unexpectedly popped up at the Tokyo Game Show last week.

Now, I would've been the first to show it to you, but there was something strange about it. See, there were whispers going around that despite the fact that it appeared to portray actual gameplay, Square-Enix was saying it wasn't gameplay; that it was just a "tech test" of some kind. So I had to wait and I'm glad I did, as Nomura has clarified things according to Andriasang citing the latest Famitsu issue. The footage of the main character, Noctis, running around town and then out in a field populated by large monsters was shot on camera. But as it turns out, this really wasn't from a development version of the game, "but rather part of a technology test." Basically, S-E just produced this clip to prove that yes, they were indeed working on Versus XIII , and they wanted to show players how they plan to make night and day scenes very different in this particular game. The NPCs in the video? They just borrowed 'em from FFXIII. And really, not much of anything you see in that video – we'll grab it for you soon, but it's not high on our priority list – will be in the final game.

Perhaps the only part of the trailer that might be accurate is Noctis himself, who may appear as he will appear in Versus XIII . Nomura says this character is "pretty much finalized" and as far as the team's actual progress is concerned, Nomura adds that they've been working on tests "since last year" and they've been increasing the staff since this past Spring. Now that development on FFXIII is mostly complete, members of that team are starting to gravitate over to the Versus XIII team, so things should start speeding up now. And that's all we know…we wait anxiously for the official stuff, maybe in January.

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy Versus XIII

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Xplicit
Xplicit
11 years ago

So is there an Official Confirmed release date at all?

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

No way.

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
11 years ago

Within a decade .

napoleon85
napoleon85
11 years ago

I think SE needs to stop announcing games that are ages away from being complete. Good news though.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

where's the video

chewy102
chewy102
11 years ago

It was shown behind closed doors.

Imagi
Imagi
11 years ago

I find it hard to tell sometimes on these FF vid's what I am looking at, is it actual gameplay, controlled by the player or is the player sat still watching a cg sequence.

Strifewind
Strifewind
11 years ago

Ben, anything that involves Versus is an interest to me. It doesn't matter if it is only a development build or not. ūüėČ

Andysw
Andysw
11 years ago

Good news for final fantasy versus XIII.

The new details and information better not disappoint.

JJJames
JJJames
11 years ago

I believe this game has more potential than XIII. This is definitely on my most wanted list.

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
11 years ago

Awesome, I just cannot wait for the "info blow out" coming early next year.

Andysw
Andysw
11 years ago

Don't be suprised if its xbox related. Square enix sure knows how to disappoint fans.


Last edited by Andysw on 9/28/2009 1:45:44 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Did the Xbox logo pop up when the video was finished? Haha

didn't squeenix say they wanted this game advent children quality CG? If so then that alone should make it only possible on PS3.

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

I fear this going to be multiplat I read some article on Kotaku about Squarenix cutting jobs..heh looks like the money MS give them for ignore the Ps3 in the end wasn't enough.

perhaps they are going to make this multiplat to get money from all userbases possible .

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Let's hope not. I'm tired of watered down multiplats.

Andysw
Andysw
11 years ago

yes, and final fantasy XIII seems one of them.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Well see. Im sure XIII will be great either way. Theres no way of knowing how much better it could have been. Well just have to wait and see. if it suffers from the typical multiplat problems we see with most Xbox/PS3 games then well know. Hopefully that wont be the case and the PS3 version will be superior due the fact the fact the PS3 version was started and completed 1st.

bridgera
bridgera
11 years ago

Remember when FFVIII came out in 98, and FFIX in 99, then FFX in 2001. After that it jumped to FFXI in 03 and FFXII in 06….

… things really changed this decade, 4+ years between installments as had its way of dropping my excitement.

shadowscorpio
shadowscorpio
11 years ago

@ bridgera

I think part of it for me was Microsoft interference.

These devs have to make games that they knew would be magnificant on the ps3 inferior to what they could've been just so they'd work on other systems.

God of War 3 – Uncharted 2 -Killzone 2 awesome looking games but I highly doubt Sony's machine has even scratched the surface yet.


Last edited by shadowscorpio on 9/28/2009 4:33:52 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Yay, lets play around with tech tests for years and years…

Rings0fUranus
Rings0fUranus
11 years ago

you just know this a timed exclusive…i feel it in my big fat gut.
iknow its irrational to HATE a game console, but sweet jebus i HATE xbox.
anyone else feel this way?

F302Pilot
F302Pilot
11 years ago

I would like to see FFversus13 come to the states before December 2012

BigBoss4ever
BigBoss4ever
11 years ago

this game will blow me away with my jaw totally dropping on the ground. lol cant wait.