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Final Fantasy XIII: Seasons Spotted

Update: NowGamer has updated the story, and it turns out Square-Enix claims the release schedule information was "inaccurate." However, they didn't clarify what "inaccurate" means...does that mean "Seasons" doesn't exist, or does it mean it's an incorrect name for another title...?

Original Story:

Square-Enix may have a very large - and very mysterious - project in the works, but figuring it out is like trying to connect the dots...and some of the dots are invisible.

Just to recap: last week, sources spotted a European trademark listing for Final Fantasy Type-O. Back in October, Square-Enix spoke a bit about the missing content in Final Fantasy XIII and hinted at the possibility of a FFXIII sequel. Lastly, Tetsuya Nomura sent around an e-mail to Square-Enix Ultimate members, saying "she must not be forgotten," referencing FFXIII's protagonist, Lightning. Now, the name Final Fantasy XIII: Seasons has popped up on the UK release schedule for 2011. Supposedly, it's due out some time this year along with the PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy Versus XIII, and the new Dissidia for the PSP. The other PSP title in development, Final Fantasy XIII Agito is not on the list, so Seasons might just be the official retail title for the project. But if it isn't...we have questions. A lot of questions. They couldn't possibly produce FFXIII-2 this quickly, could they?

Well, not unless they were planning on it all along, which seems highly unlikely. It's just another guessing game until S-E confirms something.

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII

Tags: ffxiii, final fantasy xiii, ffxiii seasons, ff type zero

1/6/2011 10:26:06 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (66 posts)

WolfCrimson
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 10:52:39 AM
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S-E: MONEY!!!!

*goes into overdrive*

That's what happened.

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Underdog15
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 11:53:52 AM

lol

They're doing a drive-by Final Fantasying.

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shadowpal2
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 3:15:41 PM

Me: Or perhaps...perhaps...it was just a TYPE O.

Reaction: . . . . .

Me: I'll be here all week folks ^_^

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Temjin001
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 11:01:38 AM
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It'll be an action game stylized similarly to Bayonetta, but with Lighting. And less titillating.

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johnld
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 6:50:31 PM

through i prefer lightning over bayonetta any day.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 8:44:14 PM

yeah light is better lookin, better shaped.

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Temjin001
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 10:02:11 PM

I actually think they could do a game like that really good with Lightning. SHe could summon Eidolens in real-time while kicking butt with her gun-blade etc. If handled right, It'd be cool. I'd play it.

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DrRockso87
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 11:12:23 AM
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It could be 'Final Fantasy XIII-2' for the PSP. They managed to pop out 'Final Fantasy Dissidia 2' and a port of 'Final Fantasy IV' and its sequel with updated 2D sprites and new cutscenes so I think they'll announce this too. Let's hope this one is actually enjoyable unlike XIII.

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Underdog15
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 12:00:42 PM

FFXIII may be disappointing and I agree, but I truly believe people are unfair if they say it was outright bad.

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DrRockso87
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 12:38:39 PM

@Underdog15 - I supposed it's personal preferences. Personally, I hated Final Fantasy XIII. I thought it was one of the worst games I've ever played. I love Final Fantasy I - XII (well, some of them I only like) and plenty of spin-offs but this one was just awful.

But maybe they'll fix everything I hated in the first one with the sequel (if it is a sequel). Sadly, I'm not holding my breath.

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 12:42:59 PM

Seriously? I htink your being a little bit melo-dramatic, I often class FFXII as the biggest gaming disapointment in my life! ... But i don't class it as the worse game i have ever played, far from it...

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DrRockso87
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 12:50:51 PM

Nope. Not being melo-dramatic at all. I honestly think it's one of the worst games I've ever played. The story was incoherent, the characters were annoying and uninteresting, the gameplay was dul as hell (walk down corridor, fight, cutscene, rinse and repeat), the battle system was broken, the music was generic and stale, the dialogue is excruciatingly horrible, etc. The ONLY thing I liked was the graphics. Everything else was awful. Definitely on my top 10 worst games ever played.

I really hope Versus XIII will fix this massive disappointment. Since that moronic director of XIII is not attached in any way and Nomura has a good record, I think Versus XIII will be awesome.

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Underdog15
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 1:01:07 PM

Well, you back up your opinion with reasons, at least! What else can I ask for? :)

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DrRockso87
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 1:04:20 PM

I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not. If you're being serious then thank you for respecting that. Understand, I am not trying to convince anyone to *not* like Final Fantasy XIII. If you like it, go nuts. Whatever makes you happy. I don't care. I just hated it. That's all. :D

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Underdog15
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 1:22:39 PM

Nope, if I was sarcastic, I would have written in /sarc/.

I honestly meant what I said. It's always nicer when people respond by backing up their thoughts as opposed to resorting to insults or snide remarks or responding with ultimatums.

The way you wrote definitely didn't imply you were trying to convince people not to like it. At least I didn't take it that way.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 1:25:29 PM

He's being sincere.

A lot of those are opinions, but the fact you hit on is that it IS just corridor, fight, corrido, fight, corridor, cutscene... That much bothered me.

I take issue with your opinion on the music though, I thought it was great, had it stuck in my head a lot. And the Jazz for Sahz was sweet.

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 1:26:40 PM

That actually makes me feel quite sad ...

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Shams
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 8:22:27 PM

Chocobo Coup De Sazh! FF'em up, Chocobo! Wasn't this the first FF, where a Chocobo strikes back? I'm sorry if this did not add any value to the thread, I just thought we should take moment to remember the chocobo. He/she should never be forgotten.

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Oxvial
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 11:21:31 AM
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Please no , the most disappointing FF game should be forgotten asap.

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Underdog15
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 12:01:14 PM

But if you forget, you won't remember to improve!

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Riku994
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 11:26:11 AM
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I think it'll just be another entry in the FNC. They want this to last 20 years remember...

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bigrailer19
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 11:36:33 AM
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If this is another piece of software they are milking this so hard. Ill be honest i passed on ff13 and although some say its good, its been obvious it wasnt final fantasy good. With that said SE needs to do something big for the fans and franchise and stop milking this!

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CH1N00K
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 11:46:03 AM
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This isn't going to be like the FF VII third person game they did with Vincent is it? I think it was called Dirge of Cerberus.

Although I think at this point, Anything with a FF badge on it is a bargain bin purchase unless S-E smartens up.

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Underdog15
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 12:02:54 PM

Yeah. At least Dirge of Cerberus had a title tacked on the end indicating it's not a pure FF title. Imagine if they made an actual unique roman numeral an FPS!!

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 12:32:24 PM

I actually did not mind the gameplay of DoC, but the story was just dreadful. The best bit about DoC was expolring the Highwind in new-age graphics.

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Underdog15
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 1:07:13 PM

Well, the highwind was actually unusable after meteorfall due to it having been mako-powered. The new ship in DoC was the Sierra (or Shera, don't remember). I don't remember if it is supposed to be steam powered, coal powered, or if it was built post-oil refining.

The "On the Way to a Smile" stories describe a bit about what Cid and Shera did (with a little help from Barret eventually) to build the Shera. I remember reading about them finding oil, but struggling to harness and refine it into power. They could work a steam engine, but they couldn't generate enough power for the airship at the time.

Anyways, whatever power they used, the Sierra (or Shera, I can't remember... Cid built a couple ships after meteorfall. His staff was Rockettown folks) was the ship we explore in DoC.

(Sorry, I didn't mean to upstage anyone. I'm just a bit of an FF nerd.)

EDIT: I just remembered Barret took a temporary job protecting a convoy that was powered by coal. It was land transit, and I remember reading that the workers were working their butts off hardcore for minimal speed. So I doubt the airship was coal powered.

There's a lot of reference to people being unused to such work due to living such carefree lives due to mako energy. Now that people stopped using it, there's lots of interesting commentary on the pursuit of happiness and where it got their society in the end.

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 1:24:14 PM

Ah right cool, i have not played it since the release, But thinking of it now the one in DoC and AC did look different to the Highwind. Nevertheless still the best bit in the game.

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Underdog15
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 2:31:29 PM

Oh yeah, for sure. Everything else was cramped. And I guess the corridors were a bit cramped too, but that section made you feel really freed! The mood certainly lifted!

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Auntie Phanboi
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 11:47:48 AM
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When it comes to buying Final Fantasy games on this generation's consoles, I have just one word of advice. Don't.

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Underdog15
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 11:59:18 AM

Why not?

I'm not familiar with whatever Wii iterations came out, but FFXIII was great. I mean, you can argue it's no good for an FF, but it's still worth a play. PSP FF's have been a blast from the improved FFT, to Crisis Core, to Dissidia.

I mean, it's been a while since we've had anything truly awe-inspiring on a console, but buying an FF still isn't a bad investment. It just isn't as valuable as they have been in the past, depending on your point of view.

I do sympathize with you, though. I wish it was a 9+ title.

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Radiohead
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 12:07:28 PM
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I don't know if were ever going to see another great final fantasy game.

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 12:11:43 PM
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Quite the mind f-BOGGLEr, I hope it's not a sequel, becuase with a name like that i'm not convinced so far. in all honesty i find the whole'Fabula Nova Crystallis' series link daft. Just Call Versus FFXV or is it to much or trial game to be considered a proper title?

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 12:18:31 PM
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I don't think it'll be the renamed version of Agito, because that would go against the grain with the naming of FFVersusXIII. A wee bit backwards it would be.

A sequel to FFXIII is a distinct possibility, but what if it is a PS3 exclusive version, with some of the cut content put back into the game to completely fill up the disc, and a more traditional FF battle system to go with it? A rather awesome re-release don't ya think?
Peace.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 12:29:45 PM

I would like that very much, but them douches aren't that kind.

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 12:34:26 PM

I don't know, i would actually rather they didn't, purely due to it being incosistant with FFXIII.

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 12:54:51 PM

We are human because we dream...

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 1:04:33 PM

Indeed (...)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 3:39:35 PM

My dog dreams.

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johnld
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 6:58:20 PM

@lawless
to be fair, square enix has been going backwards these days. i mean they claim they're listening to fan feedback with their failed final fantasy 14 game but when they asked a question that destroyed their website, they choose to ignore it.

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Lawless SXE
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 3:08:37 AM

I know john... but come on, if we don't have hope for the return of the glory days, then they never will come back.

World: Then it's like our dog. A part of the family, and that makes him as good as any person... and a damn sight better than many I know.
Peace.

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Genesis_Angel
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 12:20:35 PM
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well they left out a lotareas soo a lot of time has been saved so they might wont to create another 1 or 2 u know and some more chars then make the story soo i supose this will not take long what do u think ben ?

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 12:28:03 PM
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It better not be a title for DLC, one thing i have to give FFXIII credit for is that it has not attempted to cash-in on the DLC unlike pretty much every other game series nowadays.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 12:28:40 PM
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Seasons will be DLC that gives us an in depth look at Lightning, and Type 0 will be a portable title for 3DS.

I'm glad they are saying Versus will be out this year but it's difficult to believe. It should all come into focus at the SE event on January 18th and then we can all go back to being disappointed :)

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wolfsinner
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 12:47:19 PM

I believe that was January 11th, right?

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 12:52:34 PM

No, they moved it back a week.

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wolfsinner
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 1:10:28 PM

Oh, I see. Been out of the news a bit lately, thanks.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 1:26:41 PM

That news will give me something to look forward to on coming home that day. Though I fully expect to be disappointed, at least I will get a chance to blast them on PSXE :)

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johnld
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 7:01:11 PM

personally i think this is a joke. i mean ff14, versus 13, and this all on 2011, right. this is square enix were talking about. not gonna happen. although if they're taking westernization notes from activision then i guess it can happen.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 8:44:16 PM

SE has said this information is inaccurate.

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 12:30:18 PM
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Link to the article and what S-E had to say:

http://www.nowgamer.com/news/4912/square-enix-ff-release-info-inaccurate

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 1:29:27 PM

Well, they didn't deny it exists, but at least we know none of it will be coming in 2011. That makes more sense when it comes to SE.

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eLLeJuss
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 12:40:49 PM
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Its the FF7 remake guys. Duh.

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 12:43:18 PM

... An obvious solution ay?

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Underdog15
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 1:01:23 PM

XD

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CHAOS THEORY X
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 1:20:32 PM
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hmmmm :/

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Ludicrous_Liam
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 1:52:51 PM

Mmmmm

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 1:57:18 PM

...

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Teddie9
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 3:01:14 PM

mmmhhmmm

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CH1N00K
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 5:26:50 PM

mmhhhuhh...yup...

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Hezzron
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 2:00:46 PM
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Final Fantasy news.....not what it used to be. :(

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marcusfrommo
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 2:19:45 PM
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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I just hope it's an actual game for the ps3 like a long add on, or sequel, not just some stupid joke.

Please.

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DemonNeno
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 3:14:01 PM
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Hey, I have nothing to lose, so I'll wait until I can make any decisions. I hope it'll be something to look forward to, but I'm not holding my breath. At this point, SE has lost an longtime fan (of the series). Until they can produce a competent IP that'll deliver RPG for the main course, I'm really not paying attention.

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Snaaaake
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 5:20:47 PM
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I guess we'll have to wait for the Square Enix conference for some confirmation.

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RebelJD
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 8:07:59 PM
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More Final Fantasy games on the PS3 is all that matters. Sounds like this could be a good year for Square Enix to stamp there name on the industry once again.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 8:45:20 PM
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The "inaccurate" I think has everything to do with these titles being released in 2011.

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___________
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 2:48:05 AM
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maybe thats the name there giving to the DLC that was going to be released?
hopefully they changed there mind and decided to release it.
either that, or maybe there using this as a code name for kingdom hearts 3 not to give it away.
eh, i know its a long shot but one can dream cant he?

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