What you're looking at here may be the finalized box art for the Japanese version of Final Fantasy XIII .
However, Square-Enix did confirm that they haven't officially settled upon a design just yet (although they didn't deny the validity of this one), and if accurate, this may only be available with the game that comes with the Lightning-themed PlayStation 3. We can't really be sure. But what's interesting about this, as RPGSite points out, is that if the Japanese do end up with this box art, it'll be the first time a Final Fantasy game launched over there with something besides the game's logo over a white background. Maybe they just want to add a dash of flair this time around; who knows? We do know that box art has proven to be more important than you might think in regards to potential sales, as consumers often claim the box draws them to some games on store shelves. On the other hand, if you know you're going to buy FFXIII, you probably don't care about the box; it's gonna be in your collection no matter what. I suppose I'm in that boat but as a collector, I also want the best-looking box possible.
Anyway, we'll let you know when Square-Enix decides to show us the finalized box art and remember, we'll likely get something different here in North America. Maybe they'll show us both at the same time, if we're lucky.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII
In a word, no but hey, I'm sure the FF fans like anything and everything that is FF.
We don't like everything Final Fantasy, we all have our favorite FF's and least favorites, and tons of different stuff that we like and dislike about each game. For example, for FF XIII I'm lovin' the new main character, Oerba Yun Fang, Snow, and I'm hating on the transforming summons (summons that turn into cars and motorcycles….really?)
And I could go on and on about each and every other game too.
No, I'm not a sheep
I've liked FF up to XII but it doesn't mean I buy every FF product
Dirge of Cerberus
and 100 other DS spinoffs are not my things
Only FFXII: Revenant Wings was worth a purchase
Wow. Way to state the obvious. LOL
I am a Final Fantasy fan and I must say…that is some lame box art.
I mean, I'm still going to buy the game no matter what they put on the cover. Basing my purchasing decision on the box art would just be silly. But that doesn't mean I have to like it…
@Kev at least you know who the evilest of all FF characters is
lol FFXII revenant wings was bad IMO
i really want this game…
this one and versus…
has XIII gone "gold" yet?
As a pretty big Final Fantasy fan myself, I'd be embarrassed to have that on my shelf.
Get a clue Square. Your selling software not my little ponys.
It looks like she's riding on a merry-go-round. The horse looks rigid, not in the dirty sense, but like a statue.
they definetly could do alot better with it, its definetly missing something, more action maybe in the background, looks wayyyy too simple with just white, hows about a nice shade of blue instead? lol
Watch the latest FFXIII trailer and you'll see that THAT, is no pony.
Yea I seen it. But still this cover had got to go.
lol she's riding ponies!
I've always thought FF covers were not nearly as impressive as they should have been with the exception of the FF 12 collectors tin that is the prettiest thing on my shelf. I'm hoping they do something similar for this.
ahh, i just want the gud ol' vintage art paper style ones……all those gba versions of ff-iv.v.vi was pretty good looking……hope we'll get something like that here..
Before they used to have this very vague pictures of an important character right behind the final fantasy words. I quite liked it, simple but effective.
I highly doubt!
Not for us europeans, i expect the plain white background and the logo, its a FF tradition.
Agreed, they'll probably keep the same background and put a white area around the logo, you can't change tradition.
Hate the box art. However, the game is still going to be fantastic so it won't matter. Hopefully the box art will be something better here in the U.S.
Also on a side note, how does a girl who looks like she's at most just fit, hold such a huge sword -hmm- oh final fantasy and you're heroes with superhuman strength, i'm looking at you cloud
The sword she gets when shes riding Odin is pretty massive, but her regular sword is pretty normally proportioned.
The horse is Odin now? jeez, the summons are becoming terrible now ._.
Shoot her! She's a l'Cie !
They aren't human! They're targets!
Besides being FF, that line sold me. LO-friggin-L
WTF no we need the traditional small artwork with lots of blank white background.
This would look stupid 🙂
The look on her face is pretty stupid imo.
She looks as though she has just been 'satisfied.' 🙂
Riding a horse?
Oh I know
Squeeeeenix: It'll appeal to cowboys in the US
I highly doubt it…..unless those cowboys are of the "brokeback" kind.
Lol. Yeah, the white background with the drawn-like forms of the main characters in black and a few other colours is the sxxt. They should stick to that.
The cover could be of a donkey pinchin' a loaf in the mud, and the FF crowd would still buy it.
I'd pre-order for that cover. Are you in marketing or something?
Who cares about the art box?. Just release the freaking game already squenixxxx.
us FF nuts like pwetty boxes too.
I expect the American version will do what they tend to do, put three of the main characters faces on the front with a vague fantasy background.
But yeah I don't like that one.
Sometimes I wish I'm a Japanese because the pre-order for the Japanese version FFXIII is already available.
Well, you're never going to be Japanese, but that doesn't mean you can't *learn* Japanese and then import the game.
i know japanese are weird but are all of them like little girls stuff. dont think sooooo
so sqeenix take ur head outa ur arse and do a decent cove 4good's sake
ps: still buying it no matter what 🙂
*ops cant edit DO ALL OF THEM LIKE LITTLE GIRLS STUFF
Not bad but defently not the final box art.
I could care less, my games are displayed sideways.