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FFXIII Demo Longer Than Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

Well now, this changes our view of things...quite drastically.

At Square-Enix's special private party event last month - the oddly-named DKS3713 showcase - most Final Fantasy fans were desperately hoping for the official announcement that a sequel to or remake of Final Fantasy VII was in the works. Sadly, that announcement never came, and the biggest news of the event centered on the PS3 exclusive Final Fantasy XIII demo that would come with the Blu-Ray release of "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children" in March of next year. So some of you were all disappointed and said, "oh, yippee," with a very sarcastic tone of voice. Yes, we know what you wanted, and that wasn't it. But are you aware how long this FFXIII playable demo is supposed to be...?

Clearly not, because if you were, you'd stop being sarcastic and suddenly become very excited. Yeah, some demos in the past (like the Heavenly Sword demo that clocked in at under 10 minutes) have been exceedingly short, but this demo most certainly won't be. As a frame of reference "Advent Children" is 101 minutes long, but the demo, which will come on a separate disc, is reported to be longer than the movie! The latest Famitsu has supposedly confirmed this, and furthermore, we learn that the demo will "be based on the opening section of the game," unlike the FFXII demo that came with Dragon Quest VIII. If that's not incentive to pick up the "Advent Children" Blu-Ray Collection, than absolutely nothing is. You just ain't a FF fan.

Now, all of a sudden, we want to hear a great deal more about that demo, and we're salivating at the thought of playing two hours worth of FFXIII in March!

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII

8/16/2008 Ben Dutka

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cheng
Saturday, August 16, 2008 @ 10:58:54 AM
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are ya SEEEEERIOUS!!

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pavlovic
Saturday, August 16, 2008 @ 10:59:43 AM
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If that's accurate I don't think that the demo will be available on XBL.

A great deal for all the FF fans... thank you Square Enix?

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MirrorSoul
Saturday, August 16, 2008 @ 11:05:48 AM
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This will rock Ben you have officially turnd my "Yay" into a "Yippie Ki Yay...you know the rest" Lol. Alos your most likley right palovic XBL has limits on everything. So we will most likley have an Exclusive Demo (Never Heard of One of those lol)

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psxjunkhead85
Saturday, August 16, 2008 @ 12:00:52 PM
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I guess this was a big announcement after all.

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www
Saturday, August 16, 2008 @ 12:04:52 PM
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I luv FF series,only played FF X n FF XII,and aint neva finished any,but anytime i hear a new FF comin out am ready to go cap it but,deep down i always got the feelin i won't get far.Hope i beat this FFxiii though.

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Luan
Saturday, August 16, 2008 @ 12:22:14 PM
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BIG announcement...literally...awesomeeeeee take that fu**ing microsoft!
god I hate Windows...
but anyway, I hope you get to play like the first 2 hours of the game...cos I hate demos that play from the middle of the full product...damn im not even making any sense!
whatever -.-

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AceTatsujin
Saturday, August 16, 2008 @ 1:16:42 PM
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@t^%@#%YEA@!!!

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LegendaryWolfeh
Saturday, August 16, 2008 @ 1:17:14 PM
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om gosh =O another comment pending moderator approval lol oh well, exclusive ps3 demo then? either way i'm getting this =) i already have advent children but hey, i'm all for the blu-ray version =)

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Mista
Saturday, August 16, 2008 @ 1:32:38 PM
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I have AC on PSP but have been waiting for the Blu Ray version. I almost broke down and bought the limited edition dvd's at FYE the other day on sale... Guess I'm gonna pre order at Best Buy... Now if Transformers would hurry the hell up.

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Advent Child
Sunday, August 17, 2008 @ 2:51:48 AM

I don't know if transformers is coming to Blu-Ray man. It would have to go through another printing and I don't really see it happening unless a combo or something comes out with transformers 2.

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Minishmaru
Monday, August 18, 2008 @ 1:24:52 PM

Transformers is supposed to be coming out I think September? So yeah, Michael Bay already said it in his blog awhile back and considering he was backing the bluray back when hd was still around. So yeah he was quite pissed about that. No worries tho we'll get it soon enough

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Daedusian
Saturday, August 16, 2008 @ 1:36:30 PM
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WOW a 2 hour demo!? Definitely picking this movie up if this is true. Altho I would probably pick it up anyways lol.

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Fatcat3788
Saturday, August 16, 2008 @ 2:18:00 PM
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All I can say is... "Wow..." That is freakin amazing!

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ActionJackson
Saturday, August 16, 2008 @ 3:25:16 PM
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Holy Sh**.
Excuse me for a moment.

*fanboy squee*

Yes everyone, that was a fanBOY squee, and no, it was not sarcastic.

I still remember the FF XII demo. It was so short, but it was so very good. To have two hours of FF XIII goodness amazes me. If it is anything like the FF XII demo, errrrr....words cannot describe.....Amazing. This was the big news. Sweet dude.

Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 8/16/2008 6:52:28 PM

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AntDC
Saturday, August 16, 2008 @ 5:50:05 PM
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Freaking awesome. And here's me thinking that Square had thrown sand in our eyes, turns out quite the opposite! Cheers guys.

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SerendipityDeus
Saturday, August 16, 2008 @ 10:17:29 PM
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I think my heart skipped a beat WOOT!! Things are looking good finally

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hydro
Saturday, August 16, 2008 @ 10:30:07 PM
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So maybe that explains why its on a blue ray disk. I'm only hoping that the demo will have save spots. So when the final game is released, we all can load up that save data, instead of playing through 2 hours again. Now how about a demo or a release date for Versus, or is that to much the ask for?

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Jed
Saturday, August 16, 2008 @ 10:38:32 PM
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damn, I wish March came sooner, I was really bummed out about the announcement, but this is pretty cool. I wonder how much it will cost.

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ceedot
Sunday, August 17, 2008 @ 12:22:20 AM
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Wait, is it a playable demo or just a walkthrough video?

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aaronisbla
Sunday, August 17, 2008 @ 12:24:31 AM
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Im officially buying the blu ray movie

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Advent Child
Sunday, August 17, 2008 @ 2:52:42 AM
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Well I was already planning on getting the Blu Ray but this is quite the nice little bonus to go along with it.

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LowKii
Monday, August 18, 2008 @ 12:12:22 AM
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Well this is a rather nice suprise, NOT!!!
F!! XBOX and F!! SQUARE ENIX!!. how dare they release final fantasy for the crap-box what is wrong with them? I already sent them a letter telling them they have lost a loyal fan. But what really fried my bacon was when the announcement that Star Ocean 4 will be released on Crap-box. the thrill of knowing that I am playing a game that those little whiner fanboys of the crap box cannot play, is gone. Screw S.E. and screw micropenis.

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Pavex
Monday, August 18, 2008 @ 1:32:37 AM
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this is GREAT news!! but......i wonder HOW much will be "playable" or will it be alot of cgi scenes? i know there'll be a few....i HOPE not too many!

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Minishmaru
Monday, August 18, 2008 @ 7:41:57 AM

of course its about money. If its supposed to be an exclusive and all of a sudden the 360 gets its greedy hands on it....yeah most definitly money WAS the factor no matter what kinda bs they try to tell you.

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Minishmaru
Monday, August 18, 2008 @ 7:39:31 AM
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damn, your right Ben...this does make me change my opinion...temporarily atleast cuz who knows if this'll be an exclusive demo just cuz of the PS3's blu ray capabilities or if it'll be available for the XBL marketplace. Pretty cool tho nonetheless

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Orvisman
Monday, August 18, 2008 @ 9:15:25 AM
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@ Advent Children

I believe Transformers has already been announced on Blue Ray.

@ Pavlovic
"If that's accurate I don't think that the demo will be available on XBL."

I keep seeing users commenting on 360 owners getting a FFXIII demo too. Correct me if I'm wrong, but Square won't be developing the 360 version of FFXIII until the PS3 version is complete. Therefore, 360 owners probably won't get a demo until much later than March 2009. Unless SquEnix puts a development team to convert the PS3 demo code to 360 code, the PS3 demo won't rund on the 360. I don't see SquEnix devoting resources to this so 360 owners get a demo in March 2009. I could be wrong, but I don't think so.

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Kiengo
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 4:13:53 PM
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What a great idea Squeenix had to make sure that the movie sells well. What fools they must think us to be! .....I'm picking it up the day it comes out >.>

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Deleted User
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 10:56:00 PM
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Im not getting it Ben but I'm still a FF fan! I personally think that would be dumb in my opinion because who would want to play through the same part of the story twice?(the demo then the actual game) if they make it where you can transfer your save then maybe but like i said its my opinion.

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