Final Fantasy XIII Pre-Orders Open


Pre-orders for Final Fantasy XIII are on the verge of opening throughout Japan.

The announcement comes indirectly by way of a Lawson convenience store, which indicates reservations are set to begin September 9th.


The terminals indicate the game can be reserved for a staggering $83, and will likely be released on December 17th.

Optimistic attempts to reserve the game ahead of time meet with failure…


Via Gigazine.

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    Comment by Heavyoak
    09:12 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Them tits.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:25 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Square enix effing remove japanese voice option for ff13 cuz stupid xbox 360 has to have the same exact release as ps3 WTF!!
    listen to interview at gametrailer dot com if you havent

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:29 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    okay dickhead, listen.

    There are no japanese voices because they are lip synching the english track, a damn good decision as only 10% of people buying it at most care about playing the game in japanese, a language they don't understand.

    If you care that much about playing it in japanese learn the language like I've done a long time ago, import it and stop fucking crying.

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    Comment by Riiku
    04:42 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now you listen here. FFXIII's producer, when asked about an option to choose language, said himself, like "What? Is there a need for it? Oh.... well, I'll consider it." And since they already HAD lipsinked vesrion to Japanese, why not INCLUDE it on par with english sync version. It just the matter of few extra gigabytes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:53 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I bet you'd say the same things to people who don't to watch dubbed kung fu movies.

    I could care less about the language, I just want the experience to sound natural, even if I have to read subtitles.

    Even if they have black people or what not in this latest game, the characters' essences are still Japanese, their behavior in the cutscenes would mirror the culture of their creators. So it's but natural to expect them to speak Japanese as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:01 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i want a HD remake of Final Fantasy Tactics (PS1), released on PC, Xbox Live, and PSN for 10$. Regarding the Valk. Chron. like graphics in the cutscenes of the remake for PSP, that should be the art concept of the HD remake too. It will be the best game this generation.

    Deal ?

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    Comment by foeevaddr
    06:43 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    wow, vanille porn

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    Comment by maxchain
    07:07 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's both wonderful and terrifying that video games are beaten to the punch by their own porn these days.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:20 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isnt that the other way around? Isnt the dude whom Anon admnires should ahare it with us?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:53 11/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, as others have said... FFVII definitely needs a remake and is pretty much the only FF that needs it, being as its the only one to not age well, have a script that's utter crap, have horrible graphics, etc., but is still a good/decent RPG.

    And, I think there's more than just TWO good FFs. Sure, some were meh, but there's at least three from the main series that I'd deem epic... VI, IX and XII, with IX being in the top spot. My absolute favorite FF, RPG and game of all-time. No other FF really holds a candle to it, outside of VI which influenced it a lot, though.

    As for remakes, FFIVDS is a great example of a remake done right.

    Can't wait for FFXIII, though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:35 28/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    agreed, there are definitely more than 2 good ff games out there, my favor of them all being the epic ffXII(the expressive graphic alone is epic). can't wait for ffXIII wither, just too many bad thing about the game being said recently made me worry a bit.

    didn't think too much of ff7 when I played it, the crappy graphic really did the game in for me, but after playing crisis core I now pray for its remake to happen.

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    Comment by ErrorProxy
    13:11 11/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Final Fantasy. Oh the irony.

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    Comment by Bronxdragon
    13:26 30/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I love reading what the anons write.

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    Comment by Netstryke
    04:28 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If the stories are good, who cares! This is a franchise and it has withstood the test of time.

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    Comment by awindslowly
    14:39 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Optimistic attempts to reserve the game ahead of time meet with failure…"

    I LOLed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:40 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    delicious boobs are delicious

    But yeah I'm really starting to get sick of FF. Square-Enix really needs to get some fresh ideas or they're gonna go under.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:24 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    they're already under

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:54 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seeing as each Main title in the franchise (can't really call it a series) is a stand alone title unrelated to all the others, one could argue that each game is technically a fresh idea. After all, Final Fantasy XIII looks and plays like no other game in the franchise. Just saying.

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    Comment by JeremyRPG
    03:19 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Exactly, great point.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:04 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Final Fantasy is the new Super Bowl.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:49 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    05:45 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That image looks like it creeped out of the uncanny valley.

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    Comment by Riiku
    03:03 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh yeah baby, it's coming. It's coming!!

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    Comment by Anonymous
    10:25 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    We're coming.

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    Comment by Thage
    03:26 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The picture should have been of the Afro Guy....

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:00 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, so you like huge black dicks, eh?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:43 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL nice OP pic !

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    Comment by Kip
    02:54 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, a quasi member of the site made that pic.

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    Comment by sanimej2
    03:08 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whats up with those walnut size nipples?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:26 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is there perhaps something you'd like to share with the group?

    I mean, you seem quite fascinated by the size of his package.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:23 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isnt that the other way around? Shoudn't the dude whom Anon admires be the one to share his something with the group? 8-)

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:50 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whats up with you walnut size penisu?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:39 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    When will this franchise finally die?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:52 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    When the internet keeps morons from commenting.

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    Comment by OfflineOnline
    06:28 19/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    When they change the name to Never Ending Fantasy :D

    (Well...didn't the movie "Never ending Story" end?)

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:26 14/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i hope never best games ever made hands down

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:14 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was thinking the same thing. They started becoming shit after VI.

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    Comment by nocturne
    02:43 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    When we grow tired of the click-a-bunch-of-menu-options type of gameplay we are familiar with in console RPGs. Unless they take the franchise in some other direction. In which case I don't see it dying without an overt plan by Square Enix to move onto something else.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:15 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If "game" genres like visual novels are still here, you can be sure that final fantasy is going to be here for a while.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:30 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Except that this is what fans want, there aren't enough of these games out these days for the current gen, I for one am looking forward to an actual RPG, as are many others. This style will not die, and at the same time, Square is taking RPGs in other directions as well. They put out games like Dissidia, Kingdom Hearts, and 13 Versus that are action RPGs (Dissidia is a bit more kin to a fighter but it still has RPG elements). They experiment with other game types with overwhelming success so far.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:43 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    We need more games like dirge of Cerberus. It was a bit lacking in the shooter category, but it managed to be fast paced with a decent combination of genres. It was good considering it was a first attempt, and likely contributed greatly to Dissidia and versus XIII.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:53 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    03:59 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    We need more strategy RPGs tbh.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:41 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    when will you die?

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    Comment by GreyToshiaki
    07:10 05/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck FF7. Its a best seller only because its the first FF for the PSX, and the first in 3D form.

    Fuck best story. You played them thousands of time you never even touch other game which has a better story.

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    Comment by Motoko
    02:43 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    When will they make a good game with this franchise ? o:)

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    Comment by Shaawin
    08:22 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    im not interested in this subject. i am only commenting because Anime Lover's icon is amazing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:58 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Eugh, ff7 fanboys are worse than naruto fanboys, because naruto fanboys know naruto's not getting remade. Seriously ff7 was a let down to the final fantasy fans, accept this and take it for what it means; it's not good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:41 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    When will FF7 get its own remake for the current generation console? FF7 was the best I have ever played and set the bar for me. 8,9,10 etc aren't just as epic

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:43 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by notanother4non
    07:19 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ps3/xbox360 "and" pc, dont forget that
    my pc is better than ps3+xbox360 combined

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    Comment by Overt
    10:22 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This last Anon is out of line here. Although i have an innate antipathy for FF7 there is no doubt about it being one of the best games ever made. Yes, plot holes, silly developments, weird balance, Hollywood exploits and rampant nihilism are still not enough to justify calling it a "let down"

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:14 21/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    FF6 FTW, Kefka pwns that mamas boy and emo noob easily.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:19 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    After final fantasy 4 we all waited in anticipation, and they released ff5, the story was lacking compared to the last and it had it's flaws, but the interesting job system and sense of humour (almost parodying the older games) made it one of my favourite final fantasy games, from expecting 4 to be the peak it became the peak of story, where 5 became the peak of gameplay. I accepted it was a good game, not the same as before, but in it's own right it was great.

    Then 6 came out, after final fantasy 5 everyone expected the series to let them down again, 'cos we couldn't see anything being better fun than 5; we were again prooved wrong. The characters were less interesting than 4, the gameplay less fun than 5, and the humour the same as gameplay, but what ff6 had was a great balance, it's own sense of style, and alot of interesting abilities that kept the characters feeling defined even in combat. It created a nice balance, but it excelled in style more than anything else.

    Then came 7. We had been pleasantly surprised by the previous installments, so this seemed sure fire to be good, we had seen final fantasy cross over consoles before, and they did it exceptionally well; we accepted there's be a shake in graphics, and accepted it in 7, but expected it to wow us with gameplay and story rather than graphics. Then we played the game, and all went downhill. They attempted style, and created some great mini-games for the time, but when I prefered the mini-games to the main game shows just what's wrong with it. The humour was tagged in, and was way over the top for what essentially isn't that funny, the system was cumbersome and boring, while making all the characters a bit samey, the characters had very little definition, and the story was ultimately whiney. The nihilism is not my problem, infact that's probs the only redeeming feature, it had interesting philosophy, though explained in a fairly lack luster way, and maybe that was it's excelling point, but the previous FFs took good parts of previous games and balanced them while adding a new shine; FF7 took the poor characterisation of 5, the create what you want aspect from 6, and the everyone's the god-damn same aspect from 3. Maybe if 6 wasn't quite so good then I'd've accepted it as an okay game, which it is, but for final fantasy, a series we trusted so much, to make a just ok game was a massive kick in the teeth, and thus it was a let down; not a bad game, just a let down from an awesome series.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:54 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sugoi monogatari, aniki.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:24 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    they've already made 2 good games in the past. Seems like you are too young to know D:

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:26 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    2? 4,5 and 6 and 3 remake were all good; 8 was fairly acceptable too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:24 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey, they may yet remake 5 and 6 for DS.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:35 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah with a title like 'Final' Fantasy, you think it would have died after the first game. Thankfully, it hasn't. Least, ignoring all the fanboys/girls here, both PS3 and Xbox360 fans will get to enjoy FFXIII. Unfortunately it comes out in Spring 2010 at the earliest and I have to study during summer and fall! ARGHHHHH!!!!

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    Comment by Marine-RX179
    04:22 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Yeah with a title like 'Final' Fantasy, you think it would have died after the first game."

    lol I guess you didn't know that Square was going to go bankrupt many years ago, but Final Fantasy saved the company, and now the company is keep spawn more and more non-final Final Fantasy and they ain't gonna stop.

    Not matter how bad the new and future Final Fantasy games are gonna be, it still got too many loyal zealots buying the games so the sales would still be way higher than average games in general.

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    Comment by Anime Lover
    04:21 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    actually, the first final fantasy was ( i forgot who's) but it was their last attempt at a game, hence the title 'final' fantasy, but the game did so well, more games came

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    Comment by Motoko
    03:45 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not everyone on this site is 15 years old you know ;)

    We just don't have the same conception of "good". I guess.

    Well, my troll was fat, I admit. :)

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    Comment by Anonymous
    02:58 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    +2 well said.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:56 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    04:03 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Guumii
    04:52 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Full body picture please!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:58 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You want full body pictures of the death of a francise that isn't dead yet? There's only so many impossible things we can photoshop at one time!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:12 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    sO i Herd u LiKe FF?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:48 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you go to hell! you go to hell and die!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:50 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yep, we've been saying that to final fantasy for years, it just doesn't listen does it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:46 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Epic win?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:04 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, goes to show how final fantasy fans don't have a sense of humour. Or I lie, final fantasy English translation fans don't have a sense of humour.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:54 04/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol, i was talking about that person, you idiot. just goes to show what moron's anti-ff people are

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