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Final Fantasy Versus XIII Set For December 2008 Release?

Final Fantasy XIII is still a ways off, and most all sources have a "TBA 2009" release date for FFXIII's counterpart, Final Fantasy Versus XIII. The latter is still a PlayStation 3 exclusive, by the way, and Square-Enix just confirmed it would have a worldwide simultaneous release. They didn't give us a release date...but maybe a couple major retailers have let it slip.

First up, in perusing GameStop.com on a completely unrelated venture, we found that Versus XIII had a pre-order ship date of December 13, 2008, which may or may not be nothing more than a placeholder date. You know how GameStop loves to hand them out just to up the pre-order number, right? But then, a PSXE reader sent us a tip that Best Buy boasted a similar date: December 15, 2008. Now, because Square-Enix hasn't confirmed any release date, we can only treat this as rumor, but it's quite the coincidence that both GameStop and Best Buy say Final Fantasy Versus XIII is actually coming out this year...

This would be one hell of a time for the game to arrive; it means yet another hot PS3 exclusive will be available for the holiday season. We can already expect the likes of Resistance 2 and LittleBigPlanet; is Square-Enix tossing its hat into the ring with Versus XIII? Let's hope those dates are accurate!

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy Versus XIII

8/5/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (17 posts)

Gogaku
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 7:55:06 PM
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That would definitely boost PS3 sales for the holidays!

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aaronisbla
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 7:57:35 PM
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sounds great but too good to be true

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Warukyure [Power User]
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 8:09:13 PM
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I agree, as nice as it would be for it to come out this holiday season. I really doubt they really made that much progress on FFv13. I don't think there's even that much news on even the battle system. Also, if anything, I would trust Famitsu's date over bestbuy or Gamespot.

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MirrorSoul
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 8:14:48 PM
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Wow....Although I would love for this to happen this is WAAAYYYYY to good to be true...what next FFVII-2 is Finally Revealed lol.*Quietly in Back of my mind*"PLEASE SAY ITS TRUE!!"

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AscientDire
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 8:41:25 PM
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I don't know, they also at one point had FF13 as a Dec. 31 2008 release date. This is most likely just a placeholder date, but god I hope this is true.

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psxjunkhead85
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 9:48:07 PM
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Lets just hope that this big announcement is what enix was talking about.

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QuasarSquirrel
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 10:20:48 PM
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Amazon has had the same date for several months now as well.

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Snake
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 10:26:53 PM
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thats been on gamestop for a long time final fantasy 13 was on there for december 3 but they changed that so it might be right

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fatchad420
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 10:27:20 PM
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I'm more excited about Versus then FFXIII so it would be great to be able to play the title so soon.

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QuasarSquirrel
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 @ 2:04:41 AM

You wouldn't happen to want to expound on why would you? I've seen a lot of people say they like Vs more but so far nobody ever says why.

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fatchad420
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 @ 2:20:44 AM

I'm not very keen on the new battle system they are going to use (FFXII Style). And to be honest it doesn't look as awesome as Versus does. I mean compare the trailers, it's easy to see which one is going to be darker (The Anime lover inside me is drooling over the Versus trailer). That and the fact that Versus is supposed to play like Kingdom hearts really makes me want to play Versus more.

I'm not saying FFXIII is going to be bad, i'm just more excited about Versus.

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Snake
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 10:27:25 PM
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thats been on gamestop for a long time final fantasy 13 was on there for december 3 but they changed that so it might be right

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AntDC
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 @ 12:37:09 AM
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Surely GameStop and BestBuy aren't very reliable sources... a part of me hopes this is true though. And I see what you mean about the similar dates thing Ben, I wonder why they picked those days in particular? And if this was true, why would Enix give GameStop and BestBuy this kind of info and not other outlets?

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Nightshade386
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 @ 1:23:19 AM
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Never believe Square's first announced release date on anything. They always use these types of placeholder dates, and they always push it back. I had a copy of FFXII on preorder for 2 years because of this practice.

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www
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 @ 4:58:36 AM
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This will be am absolute shocker! If this is the big announcement then bye-bye to 360,cause ps3 sales are goina jump higher than can explain with all those numerous exclusives this year.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 @ 1:58:37 PM
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Well best buy had FF7 for the PS3 on there release chart, hardly reliable is it......

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 3:52:30 PM
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Ignore Loser Lee. He's gone again.

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