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Square-Enix Confirms FFXIII Date, PS3 Bundle Planned

An online ad leaked the Japanese release date for Final Fantasy XIII early, but now, Square-Enix has officially confirmed it.

Boss man Yoichi Wada stood before the crowd at the Final Fantasy XIII Premiere Party and revealed that the massively anticipated RPG would indeed launch on December 17 in Japan. Further information from the event says a European release date (and presumably, a North American date) is coming in the very near future, and Sony's Kaz Hirai has said we can expect a PS3 bundle for the game when it finally arrives. We're not sure if this will be limited to Japan, but it's great to know it's coming. Furthermore, the pricing for FFXIII in Japan is a little interesting; it will retail for 8800 yen, which translates to around $95; it's closer to a hundred bucks with the tax. ...that's an expensive game, but you can bet the Japanese gaming public will still respond with vigor. We're not exactly surprised that a US/EU release date hasn't been revealed during this Premiere Party; it's more likely that Square-Enix is reserving that for the Tokyo Game Show in a few weeks time. Until then, we'll choose to stick by GameStop's listed date of June 21, 2010.

Of course, we may not have all the details from that party just yet so stay tuned. Maybe the last thing they'll announce is a Final Fantasy VII remake for the PS3... HAha...hahaHAhaHA! ...'sob'

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII

9/8/2009 10:52:21 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (55 posts)

LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 11:10:31 AM
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Can't wait to see how much this sells, DQ for the DS was a monster.

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godsman
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 11:11:23 AM
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Im thinking if there will be a price increase for the game when it's released in the states. Maybe a reservation now while it's still marked at $60 bucks.

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johnld
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 4:48:07 PM

you can reserve it all you want. if the price goes up, it will go up for you even if you preorder it while its 60 bucks. pretty much common sense that you will have to pay the higher price.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 11:12:50 AM
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meh, still horrible character designs

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 11:24:30 AM

Give it a chance, it might grow on you.

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Byakko2009
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 12:42:06 PM

I agree with Scarecrow that the character designs aren't up to par with previous installments. However, to call them horrible is a terrible exaggeration. A minor drop in character design isn't enough to convict this RPG so soon. I'm sure it'll be nothing short of awesome when it finally comes out.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 1:45:10 PM

Maybe they will have "a great personality" ;)

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Jonesy555
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 3:11:50 PM

I love the character designs...but thats just me.

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Arvis
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 3:44:28 PM

I think the blonde chick with the glasses in the cg videos looks mega hot... that's good design...

-Arvis

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 3:46:42 PM

Wrong article Arvis, Porn article is a few slots down.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 3:52:14 PM

She's just a Lightning clone

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King James
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 4:18:25 PM

@Scarecrow
U must prefer the older FF style games like 9 and 6.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 4:24:33 PM

Not necessarily, my favorite FFs are: X/X-2, XII, and VIII

These characters look so out of place. You got the futuristic Lightning, then you've got a cowboy with an afro and a chocobo in it. A guy straight out of FFVIII, and some FFX characters

The mixture of design just doesn't MAKE SENSE
And it's the worst kind of variety I've seen in any FF, design wise.

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Banky A
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 2:28:35 AM

The blonde female with glasses has a saucy professor persona mmmmm, with (sadly) awesome videogame cleavage? lol

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Nynja
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 11:29:23 AM
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Can anyone give positive confirmation that the Japanese version "will not" support English subtitles?

My guess is that it will not.

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BeezleDrop
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 11:36:26 AM
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I really don't think most of the character designs are too bad. Some look pretty funky, Lightening certainly grew on me. This game is going to be epic, I'm glad I started getting back into RPGs. Quick question(off topic) does Demon Souls really look that great?

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Lotusflow3r
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 11:43:59 AM

YES and WKC looks better than all (imo)

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BTNwarrior
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 12:09:30 PM

WKC looks like it has good gameplay but from the preview I saw the graphics are seriously lacking compaired to some other games out there

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 12:10:53 PM

Yea. WKC will be good, but I don't think it will be better the FFXIII.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 1:46:19 PM

WKC=1080p

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johnld
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 4:51:13 PM

well, white knight chronicles were released a while a go and final fantasy XIII isnt even out yet. Besides, square enix has been working a hell of a long time on this compared to white knight chronicles, i think. plus they have more money to throw at it.

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Robochic
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 11:54:12 AM
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hubby is not as excited as he was when they first announced it, but I bet once it comes out he'll sing a different tune.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 12:09:00 PM
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Doubt the US will get the bundle. We rarely get cool bundles.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 12:11:42 PM

Ya, the PSP gets more love in terms of bundles than the PS3.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 1:46:42 PM

That's one spot where UK can't complain.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 2:59:25 PM

UK Representative: We'll see about that!



As for FFXIII..... I'm just trying to ignore it, we still have to wait 6 months after Japan during them 6 months spoilers will be all over the web. But when its finally released I'm hoping it will be legendary & to the quality of VII - X

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 9:11:46 PM

That inFAMOUS bundle was a good one.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 10:11:32 PM

Avoiding spoilers will be tough.

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Banky A
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 @ 2:32:30 AM

Gran Turismo 5 race car rear spoilers that is..

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DIsmael85
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 12:13:18 PM
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Already on my list of stuff to import, I will be playing that game come this christmas, and then again when spring 2010 hits. Who cares if it's in Japanese, it'll be awesome to finally play a FF game on my PS3.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 12:36:30 PM
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For the record, heyface is just another idiot you can all ignore and who will always be banned whenever he shows up.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 12:40:17 PM

I figured that much, noticed he had posted on several articles within minutes all with negative views.

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DGo8
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 1:19:07 PM
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To be honest this doesnt get me excited one bit...i've never really got in to final fantasy...i played one on my friends psp & i loved it but..i've never liked or a better word to use got into a Final Fantasy before in my life i did own one on playstation but i cant remember what one lol... Still dont think it should be a XBOX game..Final Fantasy is a Playstation game..just my opinion.

I Expect thumbs down lol

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b3mike
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 1:31:43 PM
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Over 3 years after the launch of the ps3 and we're finally graced by the presence of a Square Enix game. I think I'll pass. =D

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 1:48:14 PM
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Well for goodness sake, it better still be $60 for the rest of us or I'll be perfectly happy waiting and not giving SE any cashola this time around when I get it. That's Activision shenanigans!

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 2:27:53 PM

I would pay double, even triple the amount. FF is my crack.

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kevinater321
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 2:47:35 PM

Shhh! don't say that...they could be lisening...

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 2:58:42 PM

Oh I meant half or a 3rd of that price!

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Jonesy555
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 3:14:12 PM

Thumbed up for the use of shenanigans in a normal sentence. I'd do it twice if I could for agreeing with you about the price.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 3:43:10 PM

FF is my crack too, but SE have become a greedy dealer. Nobody likes a greedy dealer.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 9:18:10 PM

If more them $60, that means a used purchase for me.

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mexgeo86
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 2:19:52 PM
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If the price is that high I'd rather wait for Versus XIII.

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BlinkBoy
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 2:20:48 PM
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One should not directly "translate" the currency and prices in other countries to US Dollars pricing. The normal price here in Norway for new games is $100.

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Gogaku
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 2:50:22 PM
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If it lands on any price over $60 here in the U.S. I will not buy this game. And that's from a guy who loves FF.
Videogames are expensive as it is, and SE sure can afford to put a "regular" price tag on it. Boycot from me if that's the case...

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Jonesy555
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 3:12:59 PM

I would gladly buy this game...a while after it goes down. Or rent it from Gamefly and buy it from them at a discounted price....this is one expensive MF'in game! WtF was SE thinking?

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DIsmael85
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 2:56:57 PM
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Well I just pre-ordered it and all together it's gonna cost me $110, I just don't care it's totally worth it.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 2:59:21 PM

Dreamy...

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Andysw
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 3:02:44 PM
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I wonder if they will be an xbox 360 bundle for the game as well.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 3:47:38 PM

thanks a lot ben.

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CrazyIrishBoy
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 3:37:42 PM
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95 bucks! And it will be even more expensive in europe like usual, and even more expensive than that in ireland like usual. It cant be the basic game that they will be paying for... can it?

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tes37
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 4:18:13 PM
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If they release this game at a higher price, then I'll have to pass. WKC comes out first and the story looks like something I would be more interested in anyway. SE should release this game for $50 to ps3 owners for lying to us every time they open their mouths and for making us wait just so they could include Billy and his x-gang.

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johnld
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 4:46:50 PM
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I dont know if sony screwed themselves by announcing the bundle this early. I can see sales of ps3 slowing because they are holding off their purchase for the final fantasy bundle. Well, theres no doubt in my mind that this bundle will sell a lot. Kinda makes me think how much of japan already have a ps3.

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shadowpal2
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 8:49:34 PM
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If the bundle is the same price as the PS3 slim now...I can see a bunch of people waiting till the epic of date Of 12/17/09.

Who didn't call this bundle...honestly?! Anyone?!

BUT WOW...FFXIII 1/3 of the PS3 slim's price. Now that's SOMETHING LMAO. That definitely won't stop the otakus in Akihabara though hahaha.

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BigBoss4ever
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 11:29:51 PM
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once the jap version is out, we can see the gameplay in youtube or u can even have a copy from playasia just for the heck of it.

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RockmanX20
Thursday, September 24, 2009 @ 11:49:46 AM
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I don't know who is old enough to remember this, but when Final Fantasy IV was out(Final Fantasy II in the states), it cost something like $79.99 at the stores and this was just a Super Nintendo Game.

If they charged that price here in the US for it, I would not be totally surprised based upon the cost and effort of this title.

IMHO, I wouldn't mind paying that kind of money for an extremely high quality and lengthy game.

And for a good fact, all games are not worth $59.99 when they first come out.

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