Update: NowGamer has updated the story, and it turns out Square-Enix claims the release schedule information was "inaccurate." However, they didn't clarify what "inaccurate" means…does that mean "Seasons" doesn't exist, or does it mean it's an incorrect name for another title…?
Square-Enix may have a very large – and very mysterious – project in the works, but figuring it out is like trying to connect the dots…and some of the dots are invisible.
Just to recap: last week, sources spotted a European trademark listing for Final Fantasy Type-O . Back in October, Square-Enix spoke a bit about the missing content in Final Fantasy XIII and hinted at the possibility of a FFXIII sequel . Lastly, Tetsuya Nomura sent around an e-mail to Square-Enix Ultimate members, saying "she must not be forgotten," referencing FFXIII's protagonist, Lightning. Now, the name Final Fantasy XIII: Seasons has popped up on the UK release schedule for 2011. Supposedly, it's due out some time this year along with the PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIV , Final Fantasy Versus XIII , and the new Dissidia for the PSP. The other PSP title in development, Final Fantasy XIII Agito is not on the list, so Seasons might just be the official retail title for the project. But if it isn't…we have questions. A lot of questions. They couldn't possibly produce FFXIII-2 this quickly, could they?
Well, not unless they were planning on it all along, which seems highly unlikely. It's just another guessing game until S-E confirms something.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII