Final Fantasy publisher Square Enix has announced it will be hosting a public stage show to celebrate the series' 25th anniversary at the Shibuya Hikarie building in Tokyo, Japan, starting from August 31. As part of the celebrations, Square says it will be divulging its future plans concerning Final Fantasy XIII at a special event slated for September 1.
The event will be called "Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Saga: New Developments Presentation" and will feature the game's producer Yoshinori Kitase, director Motomu Toriyama, and other members of the staff to present new information and answer questions.
The 25th-anniversary celebrations will be held from August 31 until September 2. The first day will be a private media-only event, while the remaining days will be open to the public. Other highlights from the upcoming event include a Final Fantasy XI music presentation, a showcase for Final Fantasy XIV concerning the game's upcoming 2.0 revision, and a live discussion concerning the future of the series featuring Final Fantasy Type-0 director Hajime Tabata and Final Fantasy X art director Yusuke Naora.
Several sources recently claimed that Final Fantasy Versus XIII may have been officially cancelled, though Square Enix refrained from a public announcement. The game has been in development since 2005 and was first announced in E3 2006.