Updates For Versus XIII, Agito XIII And The Third Birthday
The news has come pouring out of Japan in the past few weeks, thanks mostly to Famitsu and Dengeki. After claiming he's basically done with his role in Final Fantasy XIII, Square-Enix producer Tetsuya Nomura says Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy Agito XIII will be something special.
According to a recent Famitsu interview with Nomura, as summarized by QJ.net, they're currently in the process of testing out the combat mechanic and some "map gimmicks" in Versus XIII. Once they get a bit further, Nomura says he'll be able to show off something "very special," so keep your eyes and ears primed for that juicy unveiling. Then there's Agito XIII, which has already undergone a few "overhauls," and Nomura boldly states that this PSP title will eventually become "the pinnacle of handheld RPGs in this console generation." There was also a brief mention of The Third Birthday, which is a new installment in the Parasite Eve series; apparently, the team has gotten to the point where the prologue is now playable. All of this makes us very excited for future S-E products...despite our nagging fear that it could take a while to see any of them. We have patience, but there is a limit.
Anyway, we'll keep looking around for more on the aforementioned titles, all of which we have high expectations for. They're all worthy of our attention, at the very least.
5/27/2009 Ben Dutka