Final Fantasy XIII Revealed To Debut This Winter In Japan

14 04 2009


Final Fantasy XIII has been anticipated for close to half a decade now; since everyone knows that XI was not a true Final Fantasy title (zing!)  Nevertheless, this announcement surprisingly didn’t come through a press release.  Supposedly a Final Fantasy XIII demo, that is to be released with the Blu-Ray version of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete, has a special message toward the end of its session.  A message that says the following:

Final Fantasy XIII

Thank You For Playing!

Coming Winter 2009


Earlier in the year Square-Enix commented that they definitely would like to see XIII release by the end of the year.  Why?  Well who wouldn’t want to take advantage of the holiday season (cha-ching!)  Though this is still largely unconfirmed, fans of the popular RPG series finally have something to get excited about; well that and the fact that Final Fantasy VII just came out on the Japanese PSN.


Hooray for JRPGs!



Nice! – Final Fantasy VII now on the Japanese PSN

12 04 2009

The epic classic Final Fantasy VII is now on the Japanese PlayStation Network (PSN).  While this comes as somewhat of a shock, I suppose it shouldn’t since it was the most requested retro game as polled by PS3 owners.  Though I never played the original on the PlayStation, I did get a hold of the buggy PC version.  Even with the format issues and stereotypical storyline, I still found Final Fantasy VII a thrilling game from start to finish.  It was the first Final Fantasy to truly take advantage of Full Motion Video (FMV), and though the visuals look poor by today’s standards, they truly were awe-inducing at the time.


“A tad overrated, but for good reason.  It truly helped RPGs become the popular genre it is today.”

The game retails quite high (at 1,500 yen/$15) , though I’m sure that won’t stop those crazy role playing fanatics from downloading it onto their respective consoles.  I haven’t touched the PlayStation 3 in quite a while, but this may actually get me to break out that fancy looking grill again; assuming of course it comes to America.  Though I’m sure Square-Enix will decide to “remake” it rather than port it, as is their custom these days.  Whatever S-E, just hurry up and release Final Fantasy XIII already.  Now there’s a game worth waiting for.