The latest promotional event supporting the release of long awaited PS3 (and soon after, Xbox 360) killer app Final Fantasy XIII has officially dated the game for a 2009 winter release in Japan.


If they keep to their schedule, this will mean international releases to follow in early 2010 (sadly they did not opt for a simultaneous release), as well as the Xbox 360 port (but not for Japan) thereafter.

Square has been hugely reluctant to put any date on the game prior to this, so observers are confident they will not have too much difficulty reaching the date, and do after all have a playable beta they are happy to show off.

Via Hachimaki.

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    Comment by Forlourned
    05:32 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And now I know for certain this game will be bland. Hideo Kojima stated that it was impossible to transfer MGS4 to the 3.6.0. because of not only its size, but what was done within the software. Perhaps that's debatable, but the news that this game will be showing up on the RRoD bods real doubt in me for any true technological breakthru in regards to the company.

    I'm sick of characters being melded into one for traveling, I'm tired of three team battles, and I'm wore out by emo thick narratives and over done "End of the World" climatic crescendos. I want characters to change by my actions and have the story reflect it. I want a little western influence and mix it up a bit of Fallout 1~2 into it and be allowed to make a moronic tank flub up or save the world from evil whatevers! Maybe a devilish politician with and teleprompter ghost to amaze the masses before destroying them all! A rock star who delved into the occult of (insert here) and spew stupid dribble about how the man created crystal power sources of the land is robbing us of trees and little club seals!

    That's what I want now and this little preety bubble of a bubble gum just doesn't feel like it'll do it now.

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    Comment by Geerie
    05:55 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    enjoy your mass effect.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:43 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    04:43 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    theyre going to delay it.

    fucking enix

    FFXIV will probably come out before this one.

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    Comment by motaku96
    07:58 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's awhile off. I'll need to get a ps3 before it comes out. Anyway I just found out that Dissidia is coming out at the end of august in america. That should keep me busy till i can get my hands on xiii.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:26 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't know why...but I hate the red head...she looks, fugly.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    03:15 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think they should stop calling this final fantasy and just start giving it their own names.

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    Comment by Geerie
    03:35 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    well all that's good with square-enix is now mistwalker so the new name is "lost odyssey". honestly i doubt that will get a sequel. so they'll have different names from now. if this ff fails then im not going to se for games anymore. it so isnt square-enix that did anything good but everything was sakakguchi after all he hasn't been with square since what ffx. then he ran off and made mistwalker and lost odyssey beat ffxii hands down after all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:02 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I miss 2D. The world is Square, not cube.

    Comment by Sydneian
    08:18 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    man... i really miss the old FF series's gameplay (i.e. FF-FF9. FF10 and onwards are getting off track). and this FFXIII is getting worst, i actually stopped playing FF from X-2 because of the new stupid fighting/battle system.

    anyone out there feels the same?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:35 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    in what dimension is the gameplay in FFVII/VIII even nearly the same as FF-FFIV/FFIX?

    plus FFX-2 used a system much like FFV... heck, even FFX used some kind of modification/amalgamation of a FFIII/IV system

    Comment by Sydneian
    08:53 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    huh? i have no clue what u're talking about. FF-FF10 all have similar "traditional" RPG fighting system. i.e., not those action/moving types in FF11 or FF12...

    FFX and onwards can't wander around the world map. which sucks

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:01 17/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    hey, how come you're lumping FF10 together with FF9 now? Make up your damn mind...

    And no, FFVIII in particular is nothing like the others...

    Comment by Sebast-chan
    18:31 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ono Daisuke as Snow = WANT!
    Can't wait for this! :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:55 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This game made use wait for so long that i didn't even give a damn anymore! 2010? Like i care! Square Enix can't innovate anymore like 20 years ago.

    Comment by LegionOfValsu
    13:51 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well I hope at least the main character is not a bitch like Vann was in XII, he was so annoying.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:50 07/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    oooo i can't wait for this to come out i am so getting this for the ps3 cuz i have one :P this game looks good!! but not just good but AWWEESSOOMMEE!!!!

    Comment by A nonny mouse
    19:20 20/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the girl at the top looks like a new rendition of rikku from ff x-2, however i love the look of this game and the winter 09 will mean that it will be out in japan around the 21st to 31st of december as they have had succecful slaes from this time before, and as for the rest of the world on ps3 we should get it around this time next year then a little while after that for the xbox probably.

    Comment by Hennaikimono
    16:27 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol, another FF. All I see in the games now and days is "Ooooh, look at the pretty graghics". Meh, don't care.

    At least it isn't a PS3 exclusive.

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    Comment by metatron
    12:47 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    looking forward on this one =3

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:55 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait, that was a woman in the video?

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    08:45 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder what it would be like if they did a 360 beta like for Tales of Vesperia XD

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    Comment by ZippyDSMlee
    10:37 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    FF9 was the last real FF, 10 was handicaped 12 gets some things right but equipment is bland and skills broken... I hope 13 finally gets some new DNA of it...being a bastard child of rich siblings dose not make for a good FF game....

    Oh and wait till winter of 010 to release it world wide...non of this non beta release in the form of "FF international "......

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:05 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i wish they would put out some actual gameplay footage instead of the cg trailers.

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    Comment by Rinfinite
    01:14 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

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    Comment by Geerie
    01:24 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    that honestly looks like what they did with lost odyssey. shit was so awesome at the opening battle but, after the first battle it went straight back to the whole my line vs. your line gig. most likely its combat is going to be sick the first ten minutes then fall back to what 12 looked like.

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    Comment by Forlourned
    05:40 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What the hell was so awesome about the first battle?! You get a really cool FMV that segues into a fight (while everybody takes a break to watch it seems) with one of the silliest robots I've ever seen, and of which I beat by ATTACK.. DEFEND.. ATTACK.. DEFEND.. SUPER ATTACK.. DEFEND.. ad nauseuming it to fall apart.


    That's awesome?! Dang, that you've got some low..low.. Low expectations for casual entertainment.

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    Comment by Geerie
    05:57 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i meant apearence you idiot not the battle itself the who cutscene thing they had going on

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    Comment by Kamanashi
    04:16 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I enjoyed Lost odyssey. The first battle was awesome, but then it slowed for a bit. It was more of a roller coaster with it's ups and downs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:32 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No more news about the PC version we heard rumors about? ='(

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    Comment by Geerie
    01:37 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    theres rumors about everything. expecially games.

    (lol bungee quit microsuck now ps3 iz gonna get teh haloz) yeah right... the honest truth bungee cant make halo because they quit.

    Comment by MMM
    01:33 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ya i really dont like Final Fantasy i just like the girls there hot

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    Comment by Geerie
    01:38 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol the girls yeah right we all know you fapped to barret

    Comment by heyjey
    02:06 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    haha, and he will probably fap to the new black guy on FF13, that's why he's exited.

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    Comment by Geerie
    04:32 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    id fap to him dudes fucking awesome. you dont make fun of a man who keeps a bird in his hair.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:22 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Release The Last Remnant first? Then we should talk about the new FF.

    Comment by co
    01:03 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i hope it wont fail like 12 did.

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    Comment by Geerie
    01:17 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i think thats just because no one was paying attention to the ps2 at the time if they made it a ps3 release then it would have sold better. or if they did what theyre doing noweveryone has this"ZOMG MULTICONSOLE RELEASE" "LOL ECKSBAWKS IS SO GETTING TROLLED" and realy just a bunch of nonsenseical buzz going on around it. most likly a top seller now sense everyone has either or console as well.

    Comment by N.R.
    12:10 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    why sell a game with PS2 graphics as a PS3 game?
    Don't you think all the fans of FF probably had PS2 but most still didn't have PS3 when 12 came out? The day the special edition FF13 PS3 comes out will be the day I buy a PS3!

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    Comment by Geerie
    18:19 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i had a ps3 when 12 came out. id have rather played it on ps3 than a ps2 and could honestly care less about the ps2.

    Comment by ShibariComplex
    02:03 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i hope 13 fails because 12 was really fun

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    Comment by A-no-ny-MOAR
    09:02 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol @ troll..

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    Comment by Vegio
    00:52 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    in before ffrandomnumber against ffrandomothernumber war ?

    Also, is it just me, or the girl in the picture doesn't have that much of a sex appeal ?

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    Comment by Pandemonia
    00:57 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    FFVII > you

    Also... she's cute, but that's it. I really see what you mean. she's a bit dull looking.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:48 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    FF VI > FF VII

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:32 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    16:09 06/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The fur, not much boobage, and beads ruin it.

    Comment by Kyuubil
    01:34 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's the hair, it contrasts with her face in a =/ way.

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    Comment by Vegio
    06:45 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Glad to hear that. If, by any chances, we'll find ourselves going to hit on girls, we won't have any troubles about wanting to hit the same one, having different needs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:52 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd yuri you too(^O^).

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:49 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So i finally found out your gender sista!

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    Comment by Zelgadis4tw
    15:34 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol she's let it slip a little while ago, I can't remember which topic it was but it seemed to me apparent that only a woman would have said something like what was said about gender.

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    Comment by muteKi
    01:59 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    She looks like a really unoriginal design, is my problem, like someone just took Yuna and gave her a dye job.

    Also in before the fairly realistic render leads to 3D IS YUCK PIG DISGUSTING.

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    Comment by Miroku74
    02:44 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The girl in the OP looks like Pippi Longstocking, no matter how much I squint at her.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:14 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yes!! thank you.

    and why do all FF characters have to be festooned with 150 meaningless accessories these days? like on-screen advertisements for hot topic.

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    Comment by Vegio
    02:24 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i wouldn't call that a pig. disgusting maybe. or rather, unappealing 3d thing.

    Comment by Cheoro
    02:38 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    or like a Rikku with new tan and hair.

    The design for this one doesnt look as good as the previous ones.. though I guess it's still alright ^^

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:04 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Welcome to 3D world my friend.

    Comment by K
    01:50 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's not like nia and nono had sex appeal until later ;3

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