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FF Versus XIII Footage "Like A Picture Taken In Real Life"

We've reported on several of producer Tetsuya Nomura's tweets concerning Final Fantasy Versus XIII, but for a nice compilation, head on over to FF-XIII.net.

Some of the highlights include the statements, "it's like the 2D FF games in HD," "Agito and Versus have different production styles and progress states, but they're both presently voice casting," and "there are a number of unannounced titles." That latter always gets everyone excited but these days, we've learned to curb our enthusiasm for supposedly earth-shattering Square-Enix announcements. There's one Tweet we must've missed along the way, and it's one that'll definitely inspire some discussion:

"VERSUS movie sequences that were shown to public a while ago look completely different now, and I was happily surprised by it. Game sequences are evolving progressingly and variously and the Video Works has evolved beyond beyond anything by all means. The real footage, it's like a picture taken in real life."

...oh yeah? The amount of hype and anticipation - partly due to such updates - continues to grow, and we're really hoping they come through in fine style. We've stopped wishing for the return of our beloved turn-based mechanic, but we can certainly look forward to something awfully special, can't we? And hey, at the very least, the CGI in FFXIII is second-to-none, so we wouldn't expect anything less from Versus XIII.

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy Versus XIII

Tags: final fantasy versus xiii, ff versus xiii, nomura

8/15/2010 9:19:27 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (40 posts)

Dridion
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 9:46:40 PM
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So does that only mean pre-rendered cut scenes or does that include gameplay too? Either way I'll be a skeptic till the game drops being that SE hasn't been to friendly these last few years, than again this is a PS3 exclusive right? Maybe there's some truth to this.

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Riku994
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 9:48:16 PM
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I really can't wait for this game, I've wanteds it more than FF13 for years and that's still true.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 10:02:49 PM
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After the debacle that was FFXIII, this game had better be good when it releases in 5 years. REALLY good. I haven't decided if it's even worth a preorder or needs a PSXE review first, I need more information. Keep it comin' guys, 'preciate it.

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556pineapple
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 10:13:52 PM
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This is being developed by the Kingdom Hearts team, right? If so, I have higher expectations for this than I had for XIII. Still a bit reserved though. I'm not sure I entirely believe that quote, but I hope it's mostly true anyway.

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Temjin001
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 10:24:41 PM
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I saw some photos a few nights back of the game. I was impressed by them.
Though, it would be nice to know more gameplay details.

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Alienange
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 10:32:00 PM
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Always yapping about their graphics as if that's what's going to make or break them. Give us the FF gameplay we all love and then worry about your precious graphics.

With FFXIII dropping in price so quickly I think I'll wait for reviews and, if positive, will pick this up only on the cheap.

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hellish_devil
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 10:55:23 PM

Nomura is saving the best for the last

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Alienange
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 12:53:46 PM

I hope you're right friend.

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SerendipityDeus
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 10:36:38 PM
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i'll definetly want to get this whenever it comes out, but before then i'm hoping i'll have beat FFXIII first. too lazy to go about and level grind LOL

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NoSmokingBandit
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 11:00:14 PM
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I'll believe SE when i see it. This isnt the old reliable SE, they've changed quite a bit.

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hellish_devil
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 11:38:35 PM

I kinda see it this way: this is not SE who's talking, it's Nomura. Is like talking about Konami and Kojima separately.

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DeathOfChaos
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 12:14:10 AM

Also, it was SquareSOFT that was reliable, not SquareENIX, that's the difference, as well as Tetsuya Nomura being the head honcho of this game.

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Underdog15
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 8:29:29 AM

Spot on Hellish! That's exactly the fact I've been placing my hope on. After Nomura opened up his mouth last week, I've been thinking, "Oh, this might not be so bad! Maybe he'll do so well that they'll fire Wada and hire him!"

Well, maybe the latter part is a little far-reaching...

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th3_bLy
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 1:14:53 AM

@underdog15

A man can only dream lol

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CHAOS THEORY X
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 11:08:24 PM
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Told myself not to get excited anymore over SE games, but this guy is pushing my limits

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Highlander
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 12:31:00 AM
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As with everything from SE from now on, I will believe it when I see it with my own two eyes.

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Highlander
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 9:49:03 AM

Well, good old LV must still be around if I'm getting down votes on every post...

;)

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Jawknee
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 4:30:12 PM

I with you on this one. I don't believe anything these liars say anymore.

If this game stays exclusive, i have no doubt it will meet all the hype and i will be there to buy it on day one.

If it goes multiplat(to coin a term from our good friend World because it never gets old)it goes Bargain Bin.

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main_event05
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 12:42:36 AM
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With all these graphics claims, is it safe to assume that it'll be PS3 exclusive? I know this was already a rumor but then there were also talks of multiplat. This sounds semi-promising.

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xnonsuchx
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 1:07:24 AM

It was only jealous rumor-mongers who claimed VERSUS would be multi-platform.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 2:14:46 AM

The problem is THIS graphics claim is about the CGI only.

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shadowscorpio
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 3:56:04 PM

Well lets remember, that I was that idiot Wada that claimed FF versus 13 could possibly go multiplat. T. N. has made no such claim.

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Jawknee
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 4:33:14 PM

I'm actually kinda tired of games that use super uber duper good CGI graphics for the cut scenese then use a lower quality game engine.

Games like MGS4, Uncharted 2 and God of War III really have spoiled me in this department. Why disrupt the flow when you can create a game engine that can tell your stories in almost, just as good CGI quality?

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Highlander
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 4:59:54 PM

@Jawknee,

Not to mention it's a colossal waste of resource that could go to making the game engine better...

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johnld
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 1:05:59 AM
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i dont give a damn about looking "like a picture taken in real life", if its as much of a final fantasy like final fantasy XIII then it'll be a major disappointment.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 2:15:08 AM

Hopefully before I end the world.

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Underdog15
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 8:30:36 AM

Wait, you're going to end the world, or it'll end with your end?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 5:45:28 PM

It goes both ways, like LimitedVertigo :)

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Highlander
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 10:11:24 PM

@Worlds,

Has anyone heard anything of/from LV? Apart from the phantom down votes of course...

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___________
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 3:25:54 AM
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yea?
as ive said with many $E titles, ILL BELIEVE IT WHEN I SEE IT!
$E talk the talk, problem is they dont walk the walk!

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JackC8
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 7:38:20 AM
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I'd be more likely to buy the complete collection of Richard Simmons' Sweatin' To The Oldies exercise videos than spend another dollar on that god-awful FF franchise.

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Underdog15
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 8:32:09 AM

It's fair to say FFXIII is a let-down, but to say the franchise is awful? A bit extreme, no?

Even Ben would say that of it's own merit, FFXIII is a great game. I think the fact that a game like FFXIII is a let down is a testament to how great the franchise is!

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Alienange
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 1:05:20 PM

@ JackC8 - Your comment actually hurts more because of your avatar. All I could think was "SE has REALLY hurt their fans."

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JackC8
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 1:19:02 PM

As far as XIII, the recent poll showed 39% of the people here saying of the franchise: "It's done. It'll just keep being disappointing." I personally can't imagine a "great" game evoking that sort of reaction, but apparently opinions vary. I was actually giving it a bit of credit beyond its own merits because I loved XII and played it for about 96 hours.

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shadowscorpio
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 4:00:39 PM

I have to agree. To me FF XIII had "great graphics" but by no means was it a "great game" imo. When I analyze the pros and cons, I get something like this: PROS - Story/graphics CONS: - Everything else.

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Falsate
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 9:46:13 AM
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While I agree, to each his own. Whether 'extreme' or not, if someone finds the franchise to be awful then they are entitled to an opinion. Praises and accolades might be given once in a blue moon, but overall they might have found it to be a boring experience.

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kraygen
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 1:36:32 PM
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Most devs don't have any issues with cut scenes on big budget projects these days. Cut scenes are rarely a problem.

So while I don't find it very hard to believe his statement, it does absolutely nothing to rid me of my worries and doubts about the game.

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shadowscorpio
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 4:05:30 PM

Agreed.

Worry about the mechanics and what it is that is going to make the player never want to put this game down - what could be done to make this game fun and addicting.

Worry about visuals after. I know its important to reel people in but how can you keep them there? Especially keep them coming back for the future. Squaresoft did it. Square-enix is on a slippery slope...

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Jawknee
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 4:33:32 PM
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As High said, I will believe it when i see it.

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totozero18
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 3:12:49 PM
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Idk they seem to be paying WAAAAY to much attention to the graphics, XIII had great graphics just keep em' on that level and make the gameplay um idk playable?
I mean XIII the only thing you do on XIII's battle system was looking at bars...

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