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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Confirmed, Hits Japan Late 2011

"She must not be forgotten." At the time, we almost didn't dare believe Nomura was referring to a Final Fantasy XIII sequel.

We didn't even dare believe it when we saw that "FinalFantasyXIII-2TheGame" domain, as clear as it appeared. We could only hope. Well, it's all true- Square-Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XIII-2 will arrive for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next winter. In fact, it'll be out in Japan towards the end of 2011, as multiple sources have reported. It was unveiled at the Square-Enix Production Department event today and yes, it will be a direct sequel to FFXIII and be directed by franchise guru Motomu Toriyama, so that's good news for the fans. Lightning will return as the protagonist and although we have no other details at this time, there's one piece of information that makes us hope for something very, very special: Toriyama specifically mentioned the team would consider fan feedback from FFXIII. That being the case, we could never find fan feedback anywhere that said things like, "make it faster and dumber!" and "yeah, no towns, this is awesome!"

Here's the debut teaser trailer:

So there's just good news all over the place. It should also be noted the game is being "simultaneously developed" for the PS3 and 360 this time around, and all we know about the combat is that it will have "evolved." By the way, FFXIII is probably closing in on 6 million in worldwide sales (last financial check had the number at over 5.5 million), so a sequel is perfectly warranted. And in our eyes, many of the characters were just starting to get interesting in the latter half of FFXIII, including Lightning. So let the discussion begin...we imagine there's plenty to talk about, even without any specific gameplay details.

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2

Tags: final fantasy xiii, final fantasy xiii-2, ffxiii-2, square enix

1/18/2011 9:29:39 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (102 posts)

Veitsknight
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 9:52:42 AM
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Did they say anything about Versus or Agito?

Well, I am definitely gonna get this somewhere down the line. I do hope they will include an option to chose what language the characters will be speaking, like Star Ocean.

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Riku994
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 9:59:52 AM

Theres a new 7 minute trailer, it's pretty epic.

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Veitsknight
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 10:09:06 AM

7 minutes? I only saw the one Ben posted on the, well, post. Do you have a link?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 10:15:02 AM

I think Riku is talking about the Versus XIII trailer.

There is only one trailer for FFXIII-2, as far as I know.

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Veitsknight
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 10:30:39 AM

Just finished watching the new Versus trailer. Gameplay looks awesome. Looks like Crisis Core and Kingdom Heearts with a hint of 3rd birthday

If XIII had the same battle system as Versus,will it have been better received ?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 11:26:03 AM

Unlikely. That's not what FF fans want, at least not from core entries in the franchise.

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nilos95
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 2:00:53 PM

Yeap, traditional FF fans wouldn't want this kind of gameplay. Still, Versus feels great compared to 13 story-wise and the combat system actually fits the game. I won't be surprised if it is renamed FF15!

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 9:53:36 AM
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Square-Enix = the biggest catastrophe in gaming history.

This is sad.

If you guys expect them to get it right you are TRULY naive. Mark my words.

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Veitsknight
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 10:05:34 AM

Well, I enjoyed XIII. Did I love it? No.

Square-Enix is not the biggest catastrophe in gaming history, but they are close. Naming XIII as a FF game made it loose a lot of fans.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 10:01:10 AM
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Eh, with well over a year for us to wait, and with so many exclusives this year, I can't say this is high on my priority list.

Which is strange for me... I literally waited 4 years in anticipation for FFXIII with that famous trailer not only downloaded onto my computer but on my desktop.

P.S.
Anyone know when that SE conference takes place?

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 12:02:03 PM

This came from that conference.

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totozero18
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 3:11:28 PM

I was delayed a week the conference is being/was held today.

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Oxvial
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 10:02:17 AM
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If Snow and Hope die at the beginning of the game I would find this less awful.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 10:03:00 AM
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That last part of the trailer concerns me.

...I could only sense Dissidia when I saw it. If they take ANOTHER step away from RPGs, rather than TOWARD the genre, I will pass entirely.

Just saying.

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Oxvial
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 10:08:18 AM

It was very Soul Calibur to me lol, I don't expect classic rpg but well...lets wait.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 11:23:15 AM

It could be more enjoyable than XIII if it ends up like Dissidia. The combat in Dissidia wasn't RPG be it was a lot more fun to play than XIII.

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Highlander
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 11:24:38 AM

Ben,

I believe that we will have to accept that SE has abdicated it's position as the leader in the RPG/JRPG genre. It's time to place that crown elsewhere. If WKC2 fulfills the potential is possesses when it finally hits these shores, perhaps they can be the interim holders of the crown.

That said, I am beginning to feel that the crown may need to be broken and instead we should simply look to Level 5, NIS, Atlus, and Gust for any further RPG/JRPG games. Namco has given up on JRPGs in the west (d#mn them), SE almost seems to be willfully destroying the genre, and I've yet to see anything from CapCom that suggests that they know what the heck they're doing with JRPGs.

It appears that the entire genre has become nothing more than a niche genre. Not sure who I should 'thank' first for this, but it's clear to me that the demise of the genre occurred with this current generation of console. It's notable that Microsoft's interference with leading publishers/developers in the JRPG genre really didn't occurred until the 360 arrived.

Circumstantial evidence perhaps, but the early exclusivity contracts greatly restricted the sales of JRPGs because the 360's market presence in Japan is slight. Combined with the fact that JRPG interest among 360 gamers in the west is very thin on the ground. I don't blame Microsoft completely, SE, Namco and others bear their share of it too. But it's extremely clear that the PS2 was replete with JRPGs, but with the current generation, the arrival of the 360 and Microsoft's attempt to corner the JRPG market through exclusivity has had a hugely detrimental impact.

I've said it all along, Mirosoft's selfish drive to buy exclusivity is/was bad for the industry. I am certain of this now, and the state of the RPG/JRPG genre is the smoking gun.

</rant>

(edited to break the super-long paragraph up)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 11:27:44 AM

Highlander: I think I know what I want.

The gameplay found in some Level 5 and Atlus efforts and the production values from Final Fantasy and Square-Enix.

That's it. Right there.

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Highlander
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 11:35:35 AM

That would work well Ben, so do we need Level 5/Atlus to work on their production values? Perhaps Sony could help by grabbing one of them and making them a first party and giving them assistance in that regard?

Or do we need SE to wake up and restore the more sophisticated and strategic game we knew before?

Sometimes change is good, things move in cycles, and SE appears to be at the end of it's cycle. Perhaps it is time for someone new, like Level 5, to take the lead?

BTW you have no idea how hard it was when dumping that rant into a comment to restrain my language concerning Microsoft and Square Enix. Microsoft in particular have been incredibly bad for gaming this generation. economically speaking, life is great - for a few mega publishers. In other ways though, the health of gaming hasn't been worse since the dark days after the collapse of Atari.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 11:39:41 AM

Maybe we'll see that kind of game when Ni No Kuni arrives.

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shadowscorpio
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 2:41:21 PM

@ TheHighlander

I have to always restrain my language when mentioning Microsoft's influence this gaming gen. I'm someone who thoroughly agrees with you on this particular topic.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 3:13:20 PM

Highlander: Yes, because S-E seems hell-bent on destroying any semblance of their past, I think we'd have to rely on the likes of Atlus and Level 5 (and NIS, to some extent) for the gameplay JRPG fans like.

However, none of them have the flash and panache of a Final Fantasy. FFXIII, love it or hate it, did retain at least one element from past installments: the absurdly high production values. There's CGI and artistry in there we just don't see elsewhere and unfortunately, the smaller guys don't have what it takes to produce that level of quality.

But in time, others could. And it's more likely we'd see something like that from Atlus/Level 5; it would sooner happen S-E returning to its roots.

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Highlander
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 3:51:08 PM

@ShadowScorpio

Regarding Microsoft. I think I saw the first major sign of them moving away from the 360 today. They confirmed official support for Kinect on PCs in Windows (presumably version 7). I don't know why, but it's felt like they were drifting back towards PCs for a while now. Their incredibly lack luster first part development efforts in the past couple of years, and looking forward to 2011 do nothing to dis-spell that feeling.

Given the damaging influence MS has had this generation, if they were to leave the console space, it couldn't possibly be a bad thing.

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frylock25
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 10:19:10 AM
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sorry to be off topic but psblog has lbp2 live streaming feed from new york unboxing and playing and interviews. half hour from now live interview with MM.

3 players are setting guinness world records and they are live streaming the whole thing for us to watch.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 10:38:29 AM

and Kevin Butler has a commercial out for it.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 10:39:39 AM

I hope they play my level lol :D

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frylock25
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 10:43:43 AM

yea i saw that one pretty funny with the giant tv screen head in the back.

there is a dude dressed up as a giant sackboy doing an interview.

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 10:24:41 AM
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Here is a link to the new Versus trailer. It's very impressive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1A0AU1eNSXk

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 10:27:31 AM
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Goddamn Square, it seems they don't need their fans anymore.

Versus XIII has been in the dark for too goddamn long ever since that announcement a few friggin' years ago and it still doesn't have a release date.

FFXIII-2 is definitely not for the fans or the twitch community, it's most probably just for milking when their profit number hasn't been pretty lately.

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Veitsknight
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 10:35:58 AM

Well, they are making progress with versus. I was just told about a new trailer which contained gameplay video. The combat system is looking great.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 10:39:46 AM

Link?

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Veitsknight
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 10:43:06 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkgWV42x3f0

Gameplay starts about half-way through.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 10:48:38 AM

Thanks. :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 10:34:58 AM
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Wow, I really though they'd drag this out longer. But with it coming so early, it probably IS just all the bits they cut. I'll try to be optimistic about that fan feedback though.

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Highlander
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 11:10:16 AM

Funny how it get's a release date before Vs, which was announced long ago...

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Jawknee
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 12:03:57 PM

World, Looks like Type-O is just Agito XIII renamed.

http://psp.ign.com/articles/114/1144404p1.html

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b3mike
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 1:14:05 PM

@Highlander

Perhaps due to the fact that Square Enix is porting Versus for the 360 as we speak? Since it wouldn't be fair to the 360 owners to deprive them of a game they have no interest to begin with!

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 2:00:25 PM

bingo!

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Highlander
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 4:30:41 PM

b3mike,

Somewhere in the comments archive is a post by me saying the same thing about 6 months ago.

:(

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Jawknee
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 10:38:53 AM
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To be honest...this looks pretty lame.

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 11:04:32 AM

What does?

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Jawknee
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 11:21:49 AM

...XIII-2.

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Highlander
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 11:09:31 AM
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Well, what a surprise, multi-platform eh? Big whoop. Color me shocked why dontcha. I'll literally fall off my seat if Vs XIII lands before this and retains any form of exclusivity.

Square Enix can literally fold up and die for all I care now. At this point I require some kind of demonstration that SE can still produce a game worth the name Final Fantasy - or my time. It's up to them to win this gamer back.

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 11:17:55 AM

Versus arriving before this game would seem to be highly doubtful. However, retaining some form of exclusivity is a distinct possibility because of Tetsuya Nomura. I think at the very least it will be a timed exclusive.

You may already be aware of this but at one point Mircrosoft wanted a 360 version of MGS4. But the problem was that the engine for MGS4 was pretty much built around the PS3's processing power. I believe that Hideo Kojima even said that he didn't believe that the 360 would be able to handle it. Therefore a 360 version of the game would have been exceptionally hard to pull off and would have taken at least a year. Microsoft found this to be unacceptable so they gave up on MGS4 and instead settled for a 360 version of Meta Gear Solid Rising.

I think we may be in for a similar scenario with Final Fantasy Versus XIII. And besides, have you seen the latest Versus trailer? It's amazing.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 11:21:29 AM

Just watched the Versus XIII trailer. The game is indeed looking epic. It had better stay exclusive. The game already looks LOADS better than XIII and XIII-2.

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Highlander
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 11:26:30 AM

@Looking Glass

SE would have to squat down and lay a diamond encrusted platinum egg of a game before I would be interested. They have screwed the entire PlayStation user base this generation, despite many years of loyal purchases by those same gamers. I didn't abandon them, they threw me aside.

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 11:47:56 AM

@TheHighlander

I really can't say that I blame you for feeling that way. SE has given you little reason not to.

However, I strongly suggest that you at least keep an eye on Versus. There is a good chance that the situation with Versus will either contradict or justify your position.

Another reason to hope is FFXIV. All of the SE attempts to get a 360 version of the game going have failed. And with the botched launch of the game they are likely going to be looking to the PS3 version for salvation. In light of this they would do well not to piss off PS3 fans again.

Having said that I myself am losing patience with Square-Enix. If Versus does go multi-platform I'll probably buy it anyway out of respect for Mr. Nomura. However after that there is a good chance that it will be the last Square-Enix game I ever buy. Final Fantasy or no Final Fantasy.

Incidentally I have a suspicion that the sales of FFXIII-2 are going to be used to gauge whether they will seriously entertain the idea of making Versus multi-platform. However even if that is true the odds would still be in our favor considering the lopsided sales of FFXIII.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 11:55:55 AM

Nomura did say that porting of the game would be out of his hands but he reiterated that Versus XIII is being built for the PS3 and the PS3 alone and any decisions about moving it to the 360 would come after he has completed the game on the PS3. So it is very likely we will have another MGS4(too big for 360)on our hands.

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Highlander
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 12:04:11 PM

@LookingGlass

To say I'm jaded with respect to SE is to understate my feelings by a couple of orders of magnitude. I am almost to the point where I simply don't care what they do, it will not encourage me to buy anything they make.

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 12:09:18 PM

@Jawknee

To be more specific Nomura has no DIRECT control over such things. However as I'm sure we all know there are other ways to influence them.

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 12:16:09 PM

@TheHighlander

You said almost. You might want to try and hold on to that for a while longer.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 3:31:16 PM

Heres the quote from Nomura in regards to Versus XIII going to the Xbox.

"Multiplatform is when you start development on a game with the assumption of optimizing for multiple platforms. Porting is something that's done after you've developed a game specifically for a particular platforms[sic]. The debate over porting is decided by the management based off the current market and the costs. All I can say right now as a developer is that Versus is being developed specifically for the PlayStation 3."

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Highlander
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 3:56:01 PM

I said almost because I hate burning bridges. This is the kind of almost that's like a microscopic thread holding something back. The slightest wrong move, and it's over.

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 5:39:15 PM

@Jawknee

Yes, I am well aware of that. He does seem to acknowledge that the decision is perhaps ultimately out of his hands. But it is within his power to make that decision harder to make.

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 5:44:41 PM

@TheHighlander

Fair enough. But that slightest wrong move hasn't actually happened yet.

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Akuma07
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 5:31:51 AM

Nah, vXIII could be the one game from Square that I will love.

That trailer looks insane.

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pepinoatomico
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 11:10:06 AM
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The brazillian Site Baixakijogos (PS3 haters)published on website that the FF Versus XIII is having "problems in graph" typical of the PS3...

http://www.baixakijogos.com.br/noticias/12452


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Jawknee
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 11:37:07 AM

Many of us don't speak Portuguese. Can you explain?

I tried to Google their claim but nothing comes up.

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 11:51:16 AM

@Jawknee

I wouldn't even bother. Stuff like that doesn't really matter until the game actually gets released.

And besides, consider the source.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 11:53:41 AM

True. From the newest trailer, I didn't see any reason for concern. In fact the game is looking like it won't be possible on the 360. So if there is any truth to this claim(having problems on the PS3)how in the world could it ever end up on the weaker console without even bigger problems?

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556pineapple
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 11:13:36 AM
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Just give us Versus XIII already, that's the one that I'd rather see.

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Oxvial
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 11:18:06 AM
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Lets hope it's just a Soul Calibur V patch to use Lighting xD.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 11:44:21 AM
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Very excited for this, i've started a new game of FFXIII and i'm already reminded of why i love this game, the characters are full of charisma. One thing i have noticed is that you dont fight Anima again, maybe this will happen in XIII-2.

Though i have to admit i dont like the look of the new character a bit TOO anime-ish.

As for the game, i reckon they will give us more exploration, i would like them to keep the gamplay similar to keep it consistant. As long as it doesnt become completely immature and irrelevant i will be happy. I just wish it was out this year in the UK as i need an RPG!

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Alienange
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 12:07:06 PM
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But when will we get FFVIII-2 and VIII Agito and FF vs VIII?

Doesn't make sense to not release these first.

Besides, how will we know if XIII-2 will be the best XIII? Maybe vs XIII will be the best XIII and not like the first XIII that's not related to Agito XIII. If XIII-2 turns out to be the best XIII then maybe the other XIIIs won't be necessary.

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Oxvial
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 12:08:39 PM
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If this does well prepare for the inevitable...FFXIII-3 yes..XIII becomes a franchise for itself.

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DIsmael85
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 12:12:54 PM
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Just saw the trailers. Yeah Square-Enix isn't doing to well with these. Well what I mean is they look not good. While I like how Versus 13 is coming along I just watched the Trailer and was thinking this isn't Final Fantasy this is a new Kingdom Hearts hell yeah. Then I saw the FF logo and was like aww, but it totally doesn't look like a Final Fantasy at all. Will still purchase and play.

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 12:16:11 PM

They've said all along that the Versus battle system would be a more realistic take on the KH system, so that is to have been expected.

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DIsmael85
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 12:18:46 PM

Oh I've known about that, I guess I'm just still in shock on how this is not an RPG. It's more action oriented than anything. Anyone notice the over the shoulder shooting segments? Think I seen that in Mass Effect 2. Like I said, I will definitely buy this game. Looks fantastic. I love Kingdom Hearts, and this game just made me pine for KH3 even more. :P

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 12:34:25 PM

Just because it has a different battle system to what you were expecting it to doesn't make it not an RPG. In saying that, you would imply that there are almost no RPGs in this generation. But we've already had that debate, so I'll leave it there.

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 12:14:39 PM
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I don't know what to think. Maybe it's too early, but I found that trailer intriguing. I mean, was there any ever mention of a castle in FFXIII. Cocoon doesn't seem the type of place for that sort of architecture, so maybe the game, in its entirety, will be set on Gran Pulse. That alone gives me hope that exploration will return.

And clearly the ending was pre-rendered, but it could easily be a clue as to the direction of the combat system itself. They could be letting you take control of your character entirely. That would be wrong, though. I wonder what an "evolved" combat system means. What possible evolution could there be of the FFXIII combat? See, when I think 'evolved' I generally think sophistication. Maybe they'll revamp the Crystarium to give us more options. Maybe they'll do as I've said all along and make it turn-based quick-time. Or maybe, just maybe, they'll take note of the WORLDWIDE fan hate and give us something akin to the early games. Let the leaks begin.
Peace.

P.S. Prototype box art images have been leaked and they're exactly like the ones of old. Potential further evidence that S-E is dedicated to righting this sinking ship.

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Highlander
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 3:53:23 PM

Well, if it's evolved, one can only hope that the sophistication and control from former systems will make a return since it could not apparently become much simpler.

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kraygen
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 12:33:47 PM
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I don't have much hope for XIII-2 and I just watched the new trailer for Versus and the gameplay looks like Nier. I liked Nier and all, but not the kinda gameplay I'm looking for in a Final Fantasy.

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FM23
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 12:38:41 PM
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LMAO at the end...that music was 90's action cartoon movie cheesy. Hope XIII-2 is good. I liked XIII so this is welcoming news.

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Slycly
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 1:19:51 PM
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XIII sold almost 6 million so Square-Enix is going to try the milk those people who bought the game even though some of the 6 million never even could finish game and a good part didn't even like it much. But i bet you alot will buy it anyways even if they didn't like XIII much cause gamers now days are pretty much sheep. Not all but a good amount are.

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shadowscorpio
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 2:44:43 PM

FF XIII sold quickly and massively based on name recognition. Come FF XII-2 alot of those samw people are going to be more cautious before before purchasing. You can bet most people on this site are going to be waiting for a review. I'm it will be the same for other sites as well.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 9:45:36 AM

Yeah... there were a huge number of FFXIII copies sold back to used sales stores.

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DemonNeno
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 1:28:25 PM
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that didn't tease me. In fact, I'm feeling upset once again! Say what you will, new comers and westerners alike, I think they're making an unforgivable mistake.

You've taken away everything that made FF such a great series. From the looks of it, nothing screams they've learned from their gigantic mistake and because of that my interest in this is nonexistent.

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Highlander
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 3:52:29 PM

Agreed!

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Nynja
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 1:33:20 PM
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I won't waste my money or time on any more new Square-Enix RPG attempts, except for Tetsuya Nomura's FFvXIII. If he isn't able to deliver an RPG experience that the father of Final Fantasy has delivered in the past, there is no hope for S-E.

Someone at Sony needs to contact Mistwalker and beg for some RPG goodness. S-E and Sony RPGs haven't been the same since Hironobu Sakaguchi left. Apparently he felt the same way about S-E's direction so he went and made one of the best RPGs of this generation on 360.

I'll stick with my Western and 8bit RPGs until WKC2 or FFvXIII.

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nilos95
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 2:04:57 PM

Sakaguchi is the master of RPGs..........I want his games for PS3. As for S-E, in Nomura I trust(unless Wada messes him up or he departs and creates a new studio/ this would screw S-E badly)

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DeathOfChaos
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 2:39:48 PM
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I hate the waiting just as much as everyone else for Versus, but the longer they take on it the better. From the last trailer to now, I've seen improvements. Their facial features, Noctis really looks worried or bothered and the driver, he has life in his face rather than just looking all perfect. Also the addition of the HUD on the screen is refreshing, and you can switch party members. The only thing I see lacking is the absence of the trailer in beautiful 1080p, but I can only assume it will appear sometime soon. I can't wait to see how wonderfully large this game really gets. Oh, and if Versus gives Chocobos to ride that will just be soo friggin' perfect! =D

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DeathOfChaos
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 2:46:02 PM
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If XIII-2 has towns and leveling up, then I'll consider getting this. If it contains that zoo, NORA's base, and Lightning's home town that they said they had to leave out then it's a buy for me, that will be epic. If they really do listen to their fans, then all the things they left out and ruined from FFXIII are added and fixed then awesome. Now to make it perfect, add the old battle system that was present in the first FFXIII trailers and it will be perfect. :)

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 2:51:01 PM
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Versus 13...? Anytime, id like to hear something on it...

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Alienange
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 2:54:40 PM
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You do realize that XIII-2 is nothing but the part that didn't survive the DVD gimp effect, right?

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Jawknee
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 3:17:53 PM

Of course. People who think otherwise are fooling themselves.

Polished XIII scraps repackaged for $59.99.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 3:39:03 PM

Your over exaggerating, the content cut from XIII was very small, Lightnings hometown, a shop and a zoo. Hardly enough to make another game. I reckon it has the potential to be another fantastic game.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 4:30:40 PM

Not true Ulitma. Square said themselves they had enough content left over for another full game.

http://www.thekoalition.com/content-cut-from-final-fantasy-xiii-was-enough-to-make-another-game

http://kotaku.com/5446974/interview-there-is-enough-discarded-final-fantasy-xiii-to-make-another-game


Last edited by Jawknee on 1/18/2011 4:32:06 PM

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Underdog15
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 9:44:19 AM

Yeah no kidding. First clue? 10 months until release after announcement? Didn't the first one release like... what... 4-5 years after announcement?

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tes37
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 4:22:41 PM
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The video of XIII-2 doesn't show me enough to bother with getting my hopes up for a real jrpg. Seeing the xbox logo alongside the PS3 logo is not helping the situation either.

Versus XIII looks a little more promising at the moment.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 7:51:20 PM
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After re-using all the content they've stolen out of FFVIII to make FFXIII-2, maybe we should just start calling this one by it's truthful name.....FFXIII-LITE.

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Mystearica
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 9:48:56 PM
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Great all trailers are down... and I haven't even seen them <...<

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keybladesman
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 12:14:02 AM
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Hey, maybe instead of all this whining you guys should become Nintendo fans and leave Square-Enix to the fans who actually like their games?
Just a thought.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 9:42:14 AM

I'm sorry, who liked their games nowadays again?

Apparently 92% fewer than SE originally thought!

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Highlander
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 11:33:17 AM

Maybe you could start up your Wii, and lose yourself in Kirby's Epic Yawn?

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keybladesman
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 12:25:00 AM
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Sorry. That was uncalled for. But I feel like I'm the only person in the world who's appreciating Square-Enix output. I'm getting tired of all the bashing FFXIII has been getting. It was a great game but no one is satisfied unless they get "the perfect game" that's EXACTLY like the previous games, which really weren't perfect to begin with.

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Akuma07
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 5:33:18 AM

Thats not it at all.

We want the FF games we know and love.

The reason why Squeenix has ruined their RPG history is because of people like you who don't care at all, as long as the game is entertaining.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 7:00:30 AM

Oh shut up. At least XIII is entertaining, which is more than can be said for all the entries from X-2 - XII. XIII was a great game, gameplay wise and story wise.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 9:40:51 AM

@Ultimadream
X-2 had increadible gameplay. Warrented, the storyline and dialoge won't gel with many people, but the gameplay is nearly PERFECT. XI had excellent gamplay and stories too, if you can manage to get into MMO's. And XII... you're just wrong about that one. It's pretty excellent.

XIII was good too, imo. It deserves the 8.3 average it got. It's no 9+ game. I think people need actual control to get a 9+. Either that or become far more original with a new IP altogether.

@Keybladesman and Ultimadream
Square-Enix = 92% drop in projected profits.

That is all. Still not convinced they're doing something wrong?

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___________
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 1:47:12 AM
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oh lord here we go!
FF, the new COD!!!!!!!!!!

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Underdog15
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 9:36:56 AM

uh.... huh?

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Teddie9
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 6:46:19 PM
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Will need way more than this.

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artech7
Saturday, January 22, 2011 @ 8:39:10 PM
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Didn't Wada resigned?

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