Final Fantasy XIII Gameplay Footage "By The End Of The Year"
We've been seeing images of Final Fantasy XIII all year, but only a scant few could actually be considered gameplay. On top of which, we certainly haven't seen any gameplay in video form, which is something everyone is waiting for.
However, according to Final Fantasy XIII-net, (details translated by a NeoGAF forum member), the latest information tells us we will see gameplay footage for FFXIII before 2008 is out. Square-Enix's Tetsuya Nomura spoke about the game in a Gemaga interview, and he says we will "see a battle scene in FFXIII before the end of the year." He also mentions the benefits of Blu-Ray for their ambitious RPG, and furthermore, they should soon release information on the game's expected-to-be-stellar voiceover cast. For many, this game remains the most anticipated title of the new generation, and despite the delays, it remains high on everyone's priority list. It is coming to the Xbox 360 as well - PS3 owners still haven't recovered from the sting of that announcement - but Final Fantasy Versus XIII remains a PS3 exclusive, and the PSP will get Final Fantasy Agito XIII. Nomura touched on that in the interview, by the way, and says the current battle interface for the handheld title is only "temporary."
As soon as we know more about this impending FFXIII gameplay, we'll tell you all about it. Is it too much to hope for a playable demo on the Network? It's probably too soon for that, but any sort of gameplay footage this year would satisfy us...for the time being.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII
10/30/2008 John Shepard