Square: Final Fantasy 13 Release Coming No Earlier than April 2010 in North America, Europe

The overseas release of Final Fantasy XIII will occur no earlier than April 2010, according to word from Square Enix President Yoichi Wada in a Reuters article. Wada also told Reuters that the long-in-development epic is still on target for a 2009 release in Japan.

The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Final Fantasy XIII will be released simultaneously in North America and Europe.

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    January 15, 2009 3:42 PM

    This game is either going to be an epic masterpiece or an abysmal failure. :(

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      January 15, 2009 3:49 PM

      They spend so much time on their cut scenes and details that their games always take forever anymore.

      The games always look good, but I haven't finished an FF title through since 9.

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      January 15, 2009 3:54 PM

      Probably a total failure. By 2010 I will have forgotten about this game, oh wait this isn't even the version I was looking forward to. FF13 Versus looks much better.

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        January 15, 2009 4:01 PM


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          January 15, 2009 5:27 PM

          Guess you didn't get what I was saying. I'll forget it because it looks just like every other FF game since 8, like shit.

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            January 15, 2009 5:47 PM

            Yeah, like you can tell that from the 4 screenshots that have been released. Hey man, if you don't like Japanese games, then stay out of the kitchen...

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              January 16, 2009 12:36 PM

              Oh I love Japanese games, and I'm a huge fan of FF. I must be the only one that is reminded of FFX-2 and FF12 when looking at these screen shots. FF has been going down hill since 7 IMO.

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                January 16, 2009 12:55 PM


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                  January 16, 2009 2:13 PM

                  A good number of people would beg to differ. Don't just assume your opinion is the end all be all of RPG gaming.

                  FF8 had strong points, I hated FF9, 10 had a few good points, beyond that I hated each release. Those are just my opinions. I am man enough to admit I may be wrong about FF13, and I hope I am, but at this moment in time it looks to me like another flop.

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      January 15, 2009 6:10 PM

      Because any previous Final Fantasy game has been a failure right?

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        January 15, 2009 11:59 PM

        Obviously that depends on who you ask; I'm not a huge fan of a few of them. Objectively, they've all sold well as far as I know, but precedence is not the sole factor in determining future success. This game represents a pretty significant risk due to the budget it seems to be getting, and there's probably more than a few hopes riding on it. That and 12 strayed far enough away from the series' roots to alienate a few fans, and their last few in-house games haven't been quite up to par. There are a lot of places things could go wrong and reasons why the success isn't guaranteed, and I don't see a whole lot of middle ground.

        Now that we've covered the half-empty glass, I do hope it turns out well because that means I get to play another great game. I have no reason to bank on their failure.


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