Bits and Pieces of Info Let Loose About Final Fantasy Versus XIII

By Chad Awkerman

August 9, 2010

As tight-lipped as Square-Enix typically is about their upcoming titles, especially those with “Final Fantasy” in the name, little bits of info seem to slip out anyway. Whether this is on purpose or by accident, who knows. But, today we’ve learned a little more about the development process of Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy Agito XIII.

First off, on The 3rd Birthday Twitter feed, of all places, Tetsuya Nomura mentioned something of interest to those who may dislike the “no world map” aspects of the last few Final Fantasy titles. He mentioned that the world map isn’t completely open, but “it has the feeling of a 2D FF in HD”. Traversing the world map apparently looks just as awesome as the few screenshots we’ve seen so far from the title.

Also of interest is the fact that they’ve started hiring voice actors for both Final Fantasy titles, however Versus XIII looks like the last on that list. Nomura noted that the voice work for The 3rd Birthday and, surprisingly, Agito XIII, would be done before Versus XIII.

Perhaps they aren’t as far as long in Versus XIII development as we thought? Needless to say, I probably won’t see the game until I have grandchildren.

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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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