FFXIII Release Dates To Be Confirmed At TGS 2009?
We had heard that a release date announcement for Final Fantasy XIII might come during a behind-closed-doors Square-Enix conference at the Tokyo Game Show in a few weeks time.
Well, now it appears as if it's definitely going to happen; i.e., an upgrade from the rumor bin. According to the Unofficial Final Fantasy site, an invite for the FFXIII Premiere Party has supposedly been leaked to the Internet. The event is being held on September 8 at 7 p.m. Japanese time and will run for approximately 2 hours. It seems attendees will be able to play FFXIII and Square-Enix does plan to reveal the price and date of the game; we can easily guess at one, but it's the other that has us on pins and needles. Recently, we learned that GameStop listed the hotly anticipated RPG with a June 21, 2010 US launch date (on shelves on the 22nd) and the popular opinion is that it's not just a placeholder date. Of course, hardcore FF fans will also be looking for news concerning a Final Fantasy VII remake, mostly thanks to a new comment from producer Yoshinori Kitase. That alone should bring extra interest for this FFXIII party event.
Obviously, we'll let you know what leaks out from that private get-together, and we assume the Japanese press will be all over it.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII
8/30/2009 Ben Dutka