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Rumor: DLC Set For FFXIII, "Arrive A Little Later In The West"

Some of you have been wondering if the North American and European versions of Final Fantasy XIII would boast extra content due to the delay. You know, if Square-Enix has three extra months between the Japanese and US/European launches, might they toss in a few extra goodies?

Well, the thing is, three months really isn't enough time. According to a NeoGAF poster who has supposedly received the latest edition of the Dutch PlayStation Magazine, the version released in March for the US and Europe should be the same as the one released in Japan last December. Square-Enix was actually shooting for a worldwide simultaneous launch but obviously, that didn't happen, and any new content will take the form of DLC later on. However, there is some confusion in the words by Square-Enix's Yoshinori Kitase, as you can see by the comment:

"At first we had plans to release the game simultaneously worldwide, so we had the intention to deliver identical version between the regions. When we noticed that we wouldn't make it, we decided to release the game as fast as possible in the west after its release in Japan. We initially had doubts to add extra content to the western version but then it would have taken the international version more months of delay. We did prepare a DLC but it will arrive a little later in the west."

The translation may be a little broken because we have difficulty with that sentence- "We initially had doubts to add extra content to the western version but then it would have taken the international version more months of delay." It's the "but" that's messing us up, as you can see by reading it. But at least we know that downloadable content will be on the way, although we have no idea what form it might take. Guess we'll just have to wait.

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII

1/28/2010 10:21:56 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (79 posts)

Oxvial
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 10:41:15 AM
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Didn't they announce last year something like FFXIII wouldn't have dlc?

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godsman
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 10:44:36 AM

That's before when they didn't have the removed content to sell back to you. It can now fit on DVD and make DLC. Kill 2 birds with 1 stone.

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Oxvial
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 10:45:46 AM

well I want a town dlc.

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Qwarktast1c
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 10:47:32 AM

did you hear about how they apparently cut out a LOT of content? enough to be an expansion of sorts???

well it might be that SE is trying to nickle and dime people since they had to make an inferior FF to suit it to the 360.

side note: everybody here should agree that if it was still exclusive, SE could have easily made that worldwide release a reality

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darxed
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 10:54:36 AM

I agree... I wonder how much money was negotiated for FFXIII to go to the 360... I hope It was worth it cause I don't think the 360 version is going to sell well... just look at Bayonetta, great reviews, publicity and everyone knowing that the PS3 version was gimped and inferior compared to the 360 version, and with all that it's still selling more on the PS3... SE should know in which console their game's audience is by now... By the way SE, how are those Star Ocean 4 and Last Remnant sales on the 360 going? that good eh?

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 4:04:13 PM

I've never had a problem with the delay between the Japanese and States versions of FF. Hell even the wait for XIII has been no biggie since it's been less than 3.5 years since FF12.

It's a Final Fantasy game so I understand people expect the highest quality in all aspects. SE editing the game has nothing to do with the 360.

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orangpelupa
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 8:01:06 PM

last remnant and SO4 is not a good game.

but at least SO4 have fun battle.

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 10:44:58 AM
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Proably all the things they cut out, wonder how much it will be...

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darxed
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 10:49:21 AM

I'd probably end up buying it, but It pisses me of knowing that if the game had remained exclusive then that DLC would be on the game in the first place.. thanks again M$! keep ruining all the PS franchises with your money!

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 10:49:53 AM
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Gimmie gimmie gimmie!

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Arvis
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 10:59:20 AM
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"At first we had plans to release the game simultaneously worldwide..."

...but then Microsoft showed up in an armored car filled with 100 bags of $1 million checks, so that plan went out the window.

-Arvis

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Qwarktast1c
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 11:02:10 AM

exactly!

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SympoziumPawa
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 11:17:19 AM

More like Microsoft held a screw Sony meeting and invited Square Enix

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Qubex
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 11:03:35 AM
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I have read and heard FF is somewhat disappointing. It still looks epic, but it seems the hardcore FF fan is not all that happy.

I am sure having to pay extra for parts of the game that were "probably" cut out of what should have been included originally, had it indeed remained a PS3 exclusive, will no doubt upset people...

Q!

"i am home"

Last edited by Qubex on 1/28/2010 11:04:01 AM

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Hezzron
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 11:23:54 AM
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This DLC trend is like showering with your sister.....it's just no good.

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SvenMD
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:07:57 PM

That's just gross.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 4:05:59 PM

What if she's really hot and you have short term memory loss?

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Alienange
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 6:58:10 PM

Play enough FF games and you'll realize that it's actually your brother.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 8:10:58 PM

Hole is hole.

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Qwarktast1c
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 8:22:52 PM

@ limited

and some holes are NOT to be tampered with

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 10:31:31 PM

Boys will be Boys.

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Jawknee
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:02:02 PM
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Oh yes please! Sell me content that was cut from the original because it wouldn't fit on the DVD! excellent!

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michiganfan1983
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:05:14 PM
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If sqaure wants to release DLC it had better not be the content they cut out, if they don't want a GIANT backlash and if it is it had better be dirt cheap or everyone is going to be ripping them a new one. I will probably still get it but I won't be happy about it. Thanks M$, thanks a lot!!!

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 6:52:57 PM

LOL!!!

That's the thing!!! If you're still getting it and giving them your money, what will they care whether you're happy about it or not.

The only way they'll get the message is if you send them hate mail in Japanese and perhaps put off buying the game, or buy the game on PS3 at the store selling it cheapest to prove that sales are higher on the PS3 version and it was a mistake going with the 360, whilst avoiding the Collector's or Special Edition.

However, with all the press questions and so forth, I think they're getting the idea that they screwed up by siding with M$ and HOPEFULLY won't make that mistake again with FF Versus XIII or FF XIV.

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michiganfan1983
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 8:29:53 PM

Yea I know, but such is life and in the end all they will see is the $$$. If it doesn't sound like it's worth it then I won't, it will probably come down to price v. content. If it is just diferen character skins like some people have hints at here in the comments, it will be a definite NO. But that's probably not it.

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SvenMD
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:07:42 PM
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The unfortunate thing is that no matter when the DLC comes out, I'm going to end up getting it. Whether it was in the original and cut, or whether it is new and different doesn't matter.

Unless it sounds like the DLC is horrible, but I doubt that will be the case.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:44:40 PM
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Wadaladoo said it was a "whole game's worth"...

FF and DLC....sad times

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johnld
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:46:29 PM
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Its it just me or FINAL FANTASY and DLC are two things that should never be spoken or heard together. I mean, come on. when i bought a final fantasy game before, i knew i bought the whole final fantasy experience. This makes me think that square enix never had any high hopes for XIII at all because a lot of Final Fantasy fans would be pissed off by the decision to go multiplatform. The "real" final fantasy game most likely is versus XIII. I guess i'll be spending MORE time on white knight chronicles before i play final fantasy XIII. luckily WKC has online so i can delay playing FFXIII until price goes down, that or it gamestop gets their buy 2 get 1 used game sale. I'm usually not into buying used games because i want to support the developers but with square enix and this game, i dont feel bad at all.

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SvenMD
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 7:28:58 PM

So I guess what you're saying is that I will be buying "Beginner Fantasy XIII" in early March.... And then when the DLC comes out, I will actually be getting "FINAL Fantasy XIII".

Yeah that sounds about right.

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Thrill Kill
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 1:33:13 PM
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The fight with atma weapon in 6 is single handedly better than this game..that fight gave me goosebumps...i played the import of 13 and it is terrible.

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sunspider13
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 1:52:27 PM
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*sigh*
Maybe it's the way my day at work has been going but this is making me sick to my stomach. I think for myself this is the deal breaker, maybe. I think there should be one piece of dlc that SHOULD BE FREE for PS3 nation as an apology of sorts for making us wait this long for XIII.

I do know one thing however, I will play WKC and do EVERYTHING there is to do in that game before I even think about buying FFXIII, used.

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Arvis
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 3:31:21 PM

*high fives*

-Arvis

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NoSmokingBandit
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 5:45:05 PM

I agree %100.

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Ragnarok00_CODE
Saturday, January 30, 2010 @ 2:03:33 PM

Totally

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Andysw
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 1:55:46 PM
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I would be furious if the dlc turns out to be a cloud strife skin.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 2:04:39 PM
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Lightning in Yuna's outfit from X-2?

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Qwarktast1c
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 8:02:14 PM

which outfit?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 10:24:14 PM

the gunner one!

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Qwarktast1c
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 5:33:05 AM

ah, i see, after all that is the main one
but for a sec i thought you were talkin about the songstress one lol :P

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BikerSaint
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 2:04:51 PM
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Just hypothetically thinking here for a moment.....

The game, $60 US
Almost enough stolen content for another game, so cut that into 4 DLC's, @ $15 each(at least)

So now we're probably talking about getting the total "ORIGINAL" FF XIII game for .....

$60 Game
+$15 DLC
+$15 DLC
+$15 DLC
+$15 DLC
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= $120 Game total(at least)

Geeee...if so, that would match Tony's "Ride" skateboard plasticware price, which also stinks to high Heaven too.

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Mystearica
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 2:40:41 PM
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Probably another DLC with more $$$... or.... a "game of a year" once the game is priced lower providing us with extra content costing extra cash...........

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Arvis
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 3:32:15 PM

I doubt this game will get Game of the Year from ANY site.

-Arvis

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 4:04:54 PM

I could care less, I'm going to hug it every night before I go to bed.

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Banky A
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 4:33:38 PM

I'm going to do that with my Pumas... A HA.
Dirty birdy!

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 4:41:39 PM

Oh god, pink right?

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Banky A
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 3:56:24 PM

Navy.

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Snaaaake
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 5:01:08 PM
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They rip us off and then they will Rest In Pain.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 5:35:41 PM
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So we do get all that cut stuff, just like capcom did with RE5, leave it off because it won't fit on DVD, then sell it back to us as DLC.

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NoSmokingBandit
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 5:44:18 PM
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Im going to laugh my ass off when the DLC is the exact same stuff they cut out earlier.

I'll buy this game when its ~$25 at gamestop, because thats pretty much all its worth to me.

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Alienange
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 6:59:58 PM

Same here.

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Qwarktast1c
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 8:28:07 PM

i bet you it will be the stuff they cut out.

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karneli lll
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 6:49:54 PM
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You dont say you cut out stuff and then 2 weeks later you announce DLC incoming;even before the game is out (Heavy Rain does not fall here because the story is complete).

This news just dropped it from a definite purchase to a probable rental.

To be honest, final fantasy isn't what it was,i think its time to move on to other IPs

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piratedrunk
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 8:23:16 PM

Sounds to me like the story in FF13 is complete

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karneli lll
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 9:28:13 PM

We hear different things then

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Serakek
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 6:52:28 PM
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This is gonna be a Day 1 purchase for me. I hope it does well on PS3 and the xbox version doesn't. Then maybe SE will realize what a stupid mistake it was.

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karneli lll
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 6:58:25 PM
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I know im probably going to get in trouble for this but im tired of good games being ruined in the name of dvd.

If you own or bought a 360 then may Dante drag you down to the bottom and Lucifer gnaw on your flesh for all eternity.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 8:21:15 PM

What games have been ruined?

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karneli lll
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 9:26:26 PM

look around you! seriously

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 10:32:31 PM

I looked around, I just saw 4 white walls, a couple posters, and a tv. Can you give me a better answer please, the first one didn't work.

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karneli lll
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 2:22:15 PM

Yawn...moving on

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Alienange
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 7:00:40 PM
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Ok everyone, bend over! Square's gonna try and pound you in the wallet.

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Qwarktast1c
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 8:03:52 PM

more like pound you in the @$$

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 8:11:59 PM

They've been in my mouth since the early 90's, I haven't complained yet.

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orangpelupa
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 8:08:46 PM
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hello.

why many people here think DVD is the one that making FF XIII lost many contents?

isn't FF XIII lost contents because the game designer want it?
if the game designer want to include it. they sure can use 4 DVD9. Lost Odyssey already using 4 DVD9.

they (SQEX) must have a reason for deleting content. maybe to get the game to be released faster or something. its already in development for years, and more delay will be no good. they need to release FF XIII and get money.

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AcidReign91
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 8:21:47 PM

I read somewhere a while back that M$ didn't like the idea of having more than 3 CDs for FF XIII.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 8:27:51 PM

I read somewhere that Hitler and the Easter Bunny had gay sex in the late 80s.

See how easy that is?

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shadowscorpio
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 10:35:09 PM

How do you know the xbox 360 version isn't going to have 4 dvd9's?

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 8:13:15 PM
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Gotta love all the bitching. Boohoo, FFXIII was trimmed down, boooohooo!

I'm getting it Day1 and I wouldn't be surprised if a majority of you do the same.

Last edited by LimitedVertigo on 1/28/2010 8:13:28 PM

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kokoro
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 8:33:41 PM
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I think people should try and get their hands on some of the older final fantasy titles. I just got a copy of FF9 and I am loving every moment of it. It's witty, comic and the english translation is superb. The levelling system is fun and interesting, and the music will give FF8/FF7 fans a bit of a nostalgic sensation.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 9:28:18 PM

You make it sound like this wasn't possible till recently. I'm pretty sure a vast majority of RPG fans have played the FF series. I myself have been doing the Day1 thing since the early 90s.

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orangpelupa
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 8:40:17 PM
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^^ because we already played them?
i have played :
FF 7 and 8 on PC. a bad port.... i ended buying the game again, the ps1 version, then play it on PC using emulator.

FF 9, 10 , 12 on ps2.
FF tactics on PS1.

but have not played FF 1-6... the game too hard to find. no one selling it anymore (in my city).

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 9:29:27 PM

You can find the roms for FF1-6 online and there are dozens of emulators that work great. I strongly suggest you do this, VI is one the greatest RPGs ever made.

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just2skillf00l
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 11:32:22 PM
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This DLC will determine if and when I get the game. I want to get it but something's holding me back. I think I'm waiting for Super Final Fantasy 13 to release. Take the original game, throw all the deleted content in and whalah, SFF13. It has a nice ring to it.

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orangpelupa
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 12:11:43 AM

maybe it will be on Final Fantasy XIII International :D

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___________
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 12:29:44 AM
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sigh.
AGAIN!
ok thats it im not buying another asian developed game ever again!
thats fine if they want to treat me like a second classed customer than ill treat them like a second classed developer.
guess im not buying lost planet 2, FFXIII, SSFIV or dead rising 2.
which is probably not such a bad thing since the last good asian game i played was DMC3.

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orangpelupa
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 12:46:20 AM

western developed games also got DLC after the game released right?
and no one forcing to buy the DLC :D

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orangpelupa
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 12:46:27 AM

western developed games also got DLC after the game released right?
and no one forcing to buy the DLC :D

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___________
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 2:19:52 AM

yes but they did not release the freaking game 4 months earlier in JP did they?
the DLC can go jump for all i care, i never was going to buy FFXIII once i heard it going MP.
but im sick to death of having to wait months after a games released in JP.
like bayonetta or DMC4 i was steamed especially at DMC4 since it was my most anticipated title of all time.
and to add a extra kick in the nads it released in JP on my Bday.

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orangpelupa
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 8:02:47 PM

But they release the game Months earlier in US. then EU got late release, JP also got more late release.

its the same.

but yeah, recently more and more developer able to do world wide release. Konami, Microsoft games, ubisoft, etc can do it,

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