We wished we could hop online and give you the full unveiling of Final Fantasy Versus XIII that you deserve -- heck, we know people that bought a PlayStation 3 for this game -- but we can't, because Square Enix is taking a really, really, really, really long time to make the game
Instead we're forced to post sweet little nothings in order to maintain hope for the game's eventual release. The latest..
Square Enix's Yoshinori Kitase has admitted that the development cycle for Final Fantasy XIII was too long
Speaking with GameReactor, the developer said that Square Enix needs to adopt the two-year turn-around time that most Western developers employ for big titles. the current generation console, Final Fantasy XIII was obviously the first game, and personally I think we took a little too long..
Good news: Final Fantasy Versus XIII director Tetsuya Nomura has made his way through the entirety of said title's world and is "impressed with how expansive everything is"
You can't see it though. Because the game's not done. Speaking in Famitsu about the horribly over-developed title, Nomura confirmed that the PS3-exclusive's lighting engine has been overhauled using Square Enix's new Luminous..
You may be fooled for thinking Final Fantasy Versus XIII has been in development for like six years
It has. But only sort of. Despite the length of the game's ridiculous development time, it's yet to actually hit full production. That is, until now. Square Enix developer Yoshinori Kitase confirmed the news during a fan meeting in Tokyo this weekend, telling fans that for Type-0 and Versus XIII we..
Square Enix's resident apologist, Tetsuya Nomura, has told Dengeki PlayStation magazine that Final Fantasy Versus XIII will not make an appearance at next month's Tokyo Game Show
According to Andriasang, Square Enix has set a date for Final Fantasy Versus XIII's next showing, but it won't be at TGS. In other news, Square Enix confirmed that Final Fantasy Type-0 will be playable at the event,..
Earlier in the month Square Enix said it was planning a January release for Final Fantasy XIII-2 in the US
It's now revealed its plans for Europe, confirming a more ambiguous "early 2012" launch window. The date discrepancy suggests Europeans might have to wait for Square Enix's promising follow-up, but we imagine it just indicates that specific dates are yet to be confirmed. The game's..
We were optimistic yesterday
We extrapolated comments made by Tetsuya Nomura regarding Final Fantasy Versus XIII's voice acting process to mean that the game was nearing the end of production. We were wrong. Dead wrong. The game is, in fact, only just starting production. According to Andriasang's translation of Nomura's Famitsu interview, the development team is facing a number of..
As promised, Tetsuya Nomura has given Famitsu magazine an update on the upcoming Final Fantasy Versus XIII
Hilariously, Nomura spent much of the update apologising for the game's long development cycle, promising more substantial updates in the future. But there were a few snippets of interest, as reported by Final Fantasy Union. Firstly, Versus XIII will have cut-scenes inspired by popular..
Final Fantasy Versus XIII is still a video game
According to Andriasang, this week's Famitsu magazine contains an interview with project lead Tetsuya Nomura in which he promises an update on the game next issue. The website also states that Nomura also teased a new title in the magazine — perhaps best to finish off the ones you are still working on first, huh? And that's the entirety of your..
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Despite being dedicated a whopping seven-minute trailer, the latest Final Fantasy Versus XIII footage doesn't really tell us much more than we already know
The combat looks suitably Kingdom Hearts-ish — a trait anticipated for a game coming from Tetsuya Nomura. There's plenty of flash and bang to the gameplay, as the protagonist runs across an exploding Tokyo skyline. Also, yes, the haircuts are..
Heaven forbid Square Enix should want programmers with experience of next-generation platforms to work on Final Fantasy Versus XIII
According to the Internet, Square's job listing - which specifies development experience on a PS3, or XBOX 360 package title" - means the once exclusive PlayStation 3 title must be going multiplatform. Of course right? Because they should only be employing folks..
Square Enix has been in a tussle with YouTube all day trying to pull these Fabula Nova Crystallis trailers that debuted at TGS last month
For some reason they don't want people to see their awesome looking games. Whatever, we've found a YouTube link that works. If it gets pulled down, you'll know why. So let's talk: both Final Fantasy Agito XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII look amazing. The..
In January, Square Enix are set to hold a press conference in which they will formally reveal Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy Agito XIII
As exciting as both those titles are, Versus XIII's director, Tetsuya Nomura, reckons the event will also boast "other surprises". There are Dissidia characters we will announce at the conference, and we also have a number of other..
The first ever Final Fantasy Versus XIII gameplay footage has leaked out of TGS, and it might be grainy and off-camera, but it still looks amazing
Ok, so it's hard to really tell the intricacies of the graphics engine, but going by this off-camera footage we're going to assume it's amazing. There looks to be a pretty impressive draw-distance. The combat, however, looks less exciting. It's hard to..
Worry not Final Fantasy fans, Tetsuya Nomura has confirmed via Twitter that we will get a brief glimpse at the latest games in the Fabula Nova Crystallis universe [chuckle - Ed] during TGS
That's both Final Fantasy Versus XIII on the PS3 and Final Fantasy Agito XIII on the PSP. Apparently the footage will be fleeting, but in regards to Versus XIII we will see footage of the screenshots published in..
Ready for this: Final Fantasy Versus XIII's story and script is finished
Uh-huh, that's according to a Dengeki PlayStation quote from Tetsuya Nomura himself. Apparently the character design is all done and dusted too, so we'll get our first glimpses of the game's cast soon. We have to say, it's rather worrying that after years and years of development, the script's only just been finalised. How far..
A notable absentee from last week's E3, Final Fantasy Versus XIII is still a product and it's still coming to the PlayStation 3
The latest issue of Japanese magazine Dengeki PlayStation has confirmed as much, most importantly noting that the game will be on show at the Tokyo Game Show later in the year. The Dengeki PlayStation write-up also notes a few new features, most notably the battle system..
Siliconera's reporting, via Shinji Hashimoto, that Tetsuya Nomura - of Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy Versus XIII fame - is set to make an appearance at E3
Of course, that's set message boards alight as to what he'll be doing there. Could it be Final Fantasy Versus XIII? Will he be at Sony or Microsoft's show? We're guessing it won't be the latter as Nomura's already stated he'd cut off his arm if..
We know - you had a horrible night's sleep
You just couldn't stop thinking about what Square Enix gaffer Yoichi Wada said yesterday. Your eyes are bleary but still the quote replays in your mind, Well be looking into [bringing Final Fantasy Versus XIII to the XBOX 360] internally until right before the formal announcement. You're scared, tired and lonely. Good job we've got the equivalent of..
Many Playstation faithfuls believe that the XBOX 360 version of Final Fantasy XIII made that game what it was: very linear and very stream-lined
We don't believe that was the case. However, we were averse to the XBOX 360 version of Final Fantasy XIII purely because of the way Microsoft handled it. Apparently, such is their insecurity, whatever they can share with Sony is massive win on their part..
Final Fantasy Versus XIII's director Tetsuya Nomura has alleviated fears regarding the linearity of the next big-budget Final Fantasy release: the game will have a world-map
There'll also be airships with which you can use to travel around said map.Not everything is connected together, so the various areas have different levels of progress. However, you can fly across the world map in an air..
During a session at GDC last week, Final Fantasy XIII's director Motomu Toriyama announced that both Final Fantasy XIII offshoots - Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy Agito XIII - will be aiming to deliver story-driven gameplay
His GDC keynote seemed to suggest that both titles will take the linear story-telling approach found in Final Fantasy XIII, something we criticised heavily in our..
Final Fantasy XIII is practically a done deal now
It's out in Japan and is merely weeks away here in the UK. That means we should be hearing about Final Fantasy Versus XIII pretty soon, right? Wrong. The game's director Tetsuya Nomura has revealed in this weeks Famitsu that the game probably won't be shown at this year's E3. The reason? Changes to the world map. Nomura didn't really detail exactly..
Sony's Jeff Rubenstein has hinted that there is more information on Final Fantasy Versus XIII incoming
Perhaps as soon as next month. In response to a query regarding Square Enix's latest title, Rubenstein commented, I have [some more info on FF Versus XIII], and theyre [Square Enix] eager to get some posts on the blog in February. Awesome. Final Fantasy Versus XIII has always looked the most..
Now Final Fantasy XIII is out, and flying off Japanese shelves, it's time for Square Enix to talk about their other project - Playstation 3 title Final Fantasy Versus XIII
Director Tetsuya Nomura has given details in the latest Famitsu magazine, of how Final Fantasy Versus XIII's graphics engine has been updated: namely to ensure cut-scene CGI and gameplay are identical. Yummy indeed. He also..
Square Enix's Tetsuya Nomura has claimed that Final Fantasy XIII will be playable at Tokyo Game Show, whereas Playstation 3 exclusive Versus XIII will not even be seen at the show
Square Enix are spending this year's show focusing on the games that are due out within the year.
Here's a cutscene from Final Fantasy Versus XIII which was shown behind closed doors at last years Tokyo Game Show
While we haven't the foggiest idea what's going on, we know that watching the cut-scene made us feel really upset, so we presume there is some tear-worthy content going on underneath the emo-hairstyles and amazing rendering.