Retailers Selling FFXIII Early In Japan, Screenshots Abound
We may have to wait until March but those lucky Japanese get to play it in just a few days time. Well, even luckier fans already have it, and I'll freely admit that I'm so jealous I could cry. ...oh, shut up.
First of all, you can no longer purchase Final Fantasy XIII on Amazon Japan anymore; they're completely sold out, and we've learned that those wishing to turn a tidy profit are selling their copies for as much as $150. That's right, it seems some retailers have already jumped the gun, opting to sell the game before the scheduled December 17 release date (which isn't exactly a huge shock). But because that has happened, you can expect all sorts of screenshots to start hitting the Internet and you can find one of the first batches over at the Unofficial Final Fantasy Site. Now, if this is just too much for you to handle, you can always import the game from Play-Asia for about $100, but for the rest of us who can wait, we'll just take a deep breath...and accept it. March isn't that far off. As for the screenshots, they really are pretty, and for whatever strange reason, I especially like the in-game menu shots with the character's avatar in the background. I dunno, they just look so sweet.
That import version is region-free, by the way, so you won't have any issues playing it in your PS3. The whole language barrier thing might prove problematic, though, and the storyline is always essential in FF. Your call.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII
12/15/2009 10:31:43 AM Ben Dutka