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Final Fantasy XIII and Versus XIII Trailers in HD

kula shakerz    2008-01-14    3 comments

The Final Fantasy XIII and Versus XIII trailers we posted back in December are now available in Full HD (well not really but they have been upscaled to 1080p). You'll need DivX installed on your computer to play them or the latest PlayStation 3 firmware if you plan to use your PS3. Final Fantasy XIII Trailer Final Fantasy Versus XIII...

Drink, and be Merry

Brendan    2007-12-15    9 comments

We've been starved of all things Final Fantasy XIII, but thanks to a few individuals who have sold themselves into the dark underworld of Japanese gaming male prostitution (I'm looking at you, Xin), the world will sleep a little easier tonight. We've got two, count 'em, two new trailers for the masses this afternoon. One from the centerpiece Final Fantasy...

TGS 07: A Fabula New Impression

Brendan    2007-09-20    4 comments

In case you've not yet noticed--Square's been blitzing the Tokyo Game Show, currently well underway in Japan. Today, they released trailers for all three of their XIII games. Noticeably absent from the PS3 entrant screenings at the Dread Fortress Azk--I mean, Closed Mega Theater, was any gameplay. That's right, the trailers were all cinematic. And since I'm personally very lazy,...

Confirming What We Already Knew: No XIII til '08

Brendan    2007-05-25    0 comments

Yoichi Wada spoke, and it was thus: no Final Fantasy XIII this fiscal year, which ends in March 2008. Apparently, XIII "will take a bit more time," the big man commented. But then again, North America just had a mainline installment last year, which it's sequel due out later this year. Don't get greedy, world.

More Fabula Nova Crystallis details revealed

kula shakerz    2007-04-17    0 comments

Final Fantasy Director Motomu Toriyama recently revealed some more details regarding the Fabula Nova Crystallis project in an interview with the Playstation Magazine. He mentioned that the 3 previously announced games (Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy Agito XIII) are only the beginning of the series and that it will be a huge project. Although Square...

Multi-Platform? Who's Asking?

Brendan    2007-04-09    0 comments

With intense speculation about Sony’s potential loss of Final Fantasy XIII exclusivity lessening in the past few weeks, Weekly Famitsu revived the debate with a poll to gauge cross-platform opinion. The Japanese magazine wanted to know which series readers thought should abandon the ranks of exclusivity, and while the speculation about Final Fantasy XIII’s fate had been rampant, the Final...

Putting a Name to a Face

Brendan    2007-02-28    0 comments

For those who are watching the continued evolution of Final Fantasy XIII with a skeptical eye, it is highly recommended that the following is read with a grain of salt. Or a metric ton; whichever is most readily available. Tetsuya Nomura revealed the name of the newest Final Fantasy XIII character, says Jeux France, which got a hold of an...

Final Fantasy XIII demo confirmed for 2007

kula shakerz    2007-01-19    0 comments

According to the latest issue of the Japanese magazine Dengeki , Square Enix confirmed that they are going to release a playable demo of Final Fantasy XIII sometime this year. While they they don't want to give a definite date, the Square Enix development team stated that they "are hoping to have a playable demo ready for E3 in 2007."...

New Details on Crystallis

Brendan    2007-01-13    0 comments

Here are some new tidbits of information gathered from scan translations regarding the three known entrants in the Fabula Nova Crystallis. The part about Shiva turning into a bike made me think they're reinventing elements like Advent Children's Fenrir, but see for yourself below. Final Fantasy XIII: * The new male character's name is related to weather, but not related...

The 13th Struggle

Brendan    2007-01-05    0 comments

Oh my...they're already running FFXIII PS3 ads in Japan, despite reports that the game is still in early stages of development thanks in no small part to the White Engine. It's being widely interpreted as a counter to Microsoft's trumpeting of Halo 3, which is still a few months away. Character Designer Tetsuya Nomura has stated that he hopes to...

Tentative Translations and News

Brendan    2006-12-18    0 comments

An early translation of the Final Fantasy XIII trailer from JUMP FESTA has found itself across the web, casting the first rays of light upon the plot and world of Final Fantasy XIII. Taken from, the first plot points—and thanks to a camera phone—a second character, and the floating city, have been met with description. The translation is as...

Development Video to Boot

Brendan    2006-12-12    0 comments

Square's apparently not about to let it's centerpiece of the Fabula Nova Crystallis project be overshadowed by Versus, so a development video of an aerial city of sorts from Final Fantasy XIII has emerged on the web. Check it out here. +1 for Sifar :p

Fabula Nova Crystallis Jump Festa website

kula shakerz    2006-11-30    0 comments

Square has opened a Jump Festa website for the Final Fantasy XIII compilation, Fabula Nova Crystallis (and for all the other games they'll be presenting too). There's not much to look at there apart from the game logos and 3 screenshots plus some information regarding the 3 titles. Take a look here (in Japanese). For the rest of the games...

A Difficult Transition

Brendan    2006-11-14    0 comments

In a recent issue of Dengeki, FFXIII director Motomu Toriyama and FF Versus XIII director Tetsuya Nomura popped a squat to talk about the ongoing development of the two games respectively. Among other things, both directors commented on the hurdle that transitioning from PS2 to PS3 has been. Reportedly, the gap that they had to bridge was wider than that...

Number One

Brendan    2006-11-13    0 comments

Charts are in again this week for Famitsu, and FF13 is yet again reigning supreme. Such spectacular news brings to mind the question of whether the air is thin atop that high and mighty throne of #1 Most Wanted Game? Oh bother, do we really care? No! As long as FF13 doesn't take three years (which is most likely will...