I've done a number of looks at the Final Fantasy Versus XIII game which was announce at E3 in 2006. It now being the year 2011, a 5 year span since it's first appeared, the game has still been barely talked about by the developers. Final Fantasy Versus XIII was known as a game thought to only exist in trailers because of the lack of information given and without any actually game play appearing in any of the trailers until January 18th, I believe, when Square-Enix decided to show a new trailer at the 1st Production Premier. Well actually our first look at actually game play [starts at 0:48] was a bit earlier at the Tokyo Game Show, but the footage was slowed and not really released publicly.
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After the release of the 2011 trailer many have much thought about this game again. Currently only to be released on the PlayStation 3 entertainment system there have been virtually no signs of the game to be released for the XBOX 360. In my personal opinion, I own all current generations systems, I think that it would be best for the game to actually not become mutiplatform because I think it could cause more harm then good. According to rumors the Director for the Versus project himself does not wish for the game to go to the 360 as well.
In Final Fantasy Versus XIII you follow the tales of a lone prince named Nocitis (Full name: Noctis Lucis Caelum). Versus XIII takes place in various Kingdoms, Cities, and Towns, each quite large according to Nomura. Apparently Noctis leaves his Kingdom after being chased out by an invading Kingdom. While away he think of things on how to obtain revenge and to get back the Crystal which was stolen. Though it is unclear how the female character, Stella, and Noctis are related in the game. They seem to be people with extraordinary powers granted to them by a light that only they can see.
While Noctis on the run, Noctis's Father seems to be in a argument with an older white robed person, different then the one that confronted Noctis in the previous trailer. I'm assuming that this character is from the invading Kingdom and wants Noctis's father to surrender to him. The King declares that he has decided that he will be the last king, and will go down in history as the last king. What becomes of the King is unclear as of this point, so I shall stop talking about him for now.
Noctis is joined by two friends and a military tactician from his kingdom, confirmed to be named Ignis, during his travel. Though it is unknown as to how they will be used in battle it is thought that it will be similar to that of Donald and Goofy in Kingdom Hearts. Noctis can equip any weapon he desired, be it long sword, gun sword, dagger and so on. (not sure if it's limited to just swords... and overly large lances) The blonde haired guy wields a gun and while controlling this character you can enter a first person mode that allows you to aim more precisely. Apparently anyone can also use magic in this game, but only while in the presence of someone like Noctis and Stella who can see the "light".
The talk of L'cie and such from Final Fantasy XIII is also thought to appear in this a bit, but not as important, and more like a thing from history. This game will take place in a darker and more modern times like era. I am assuming that the entire game will be down on Pulse and the many places that came to be since Final Fantasy XIII.
Although there is not yet a release date planed for this game. I am personally expecting one this E3, June 7 -9 in Los Angelos. I am praying that we get a major surprise and the game comes out before Final Fantasy XIII-2 and if not sometime by or before next E3. Versus XIII might appear this year, but an E3 showing has not yet been finalized.
Versus XIII has seemed to become one of the most anticipated games this year. According to Gamespot the game is ranked 6th in the top ten most anticipated games by users. This not really having to do with what I was talking about, but I thought I would add it in here.
Other irrelevant Final Fantasy new: Final Fantasy Agito XIII was renamed Final Fantasy Type-0, while still remaining a part of the XIII Crystal Nova series. Final Fantasy XIII-2 a direct sequel to the popular Final Fantasy XIII is in production by popular demand. Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy is also in production.