Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Final Fantasy Versus XIII NOT Cancelled

The rumors of the death of Final Fantasy Versus XIII have been greatly exaggerated.

Final Fantasy Versus XIII Characters

Kotaku reported last week that rumors from industry insiders told of the game's quiet death and the roll up of resources on the title into Final Fantasy XV. I read this news and was disheartened, as there was some anecdotal credence to the argument. We haven't seen a public showing of the game for some time, large game conferences passing it by without nary a trailer or gameplay video. In fact, the last official mention of the game was in a short statement to Game Informer, saying "We would like to ask for your patience on an official announcement for this title. It always takes time when tackling the challenge of doing something completely new, but we are doing our best to bring information to the fans as quickly as we can. Your patience is greatly appreciated."

Then, like a ray of hope looking to make my world less bleak, Square-Enix head Yoicha Wada tweeted, roughly, "There's someone making a false rumor that Versus was cancelled. Haha...Just a minute ago, the regular Versus meeting ended. The presentation of the city knocked me off my feet~lol" Can you blame him? This low quality image already makes the game look modern and sleek.

Final Fantasy Versus XIII City
And the penthouse even moreso.

Final Fantasy Versus XIII Penthouse

Hopefully this means we'll be able to see more of the game at this year's TGS or one of the upcoming Square-Enix events, but one this is for certain -- Final Fantasy Versus XIII can't be counted out yet. Let's just hope this doesn't turn into the JRPG Duke Nukem Forever.
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