FFXIII coming April 2010 in the U.S., 2009 in Japan

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by Link5084, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. Link5084

    Link5084 Sword & Shield at your service

    Aug 6, 2008
    United States

    Waiting for the latest instalment in the Final Fantasy series? Great! You just keep on waiting, because Square Enix boss Yoichi "Imperial Hot" Wada has said it won't be out in the West until 2010.

    Speaking with Reuters, Wada confirms that while the Japanese release of Final Fantasy XIII (which is exclusive to the PS3) will take place in 2009, the Western release - which will appear on both the PS3 and Xbox 360 - won't go down until at least April 2010.

    Or, in a way I can put it to maximise disappointment, over a year away.
  2. Ace Gunman

    Ace Gunman ~••Lucky҉Shot••~

    Former Staff
    Apr 17, 2003
    Wassamatta U
    You left out the best part: [​IMG]


    In all seriousness, S-E seems pretty set on releasing their games at the same time worldwide (give or take). So either this won't come to pass, or Japan is getting it in December and we're getting it in January. Which really isn't that big of a deal.
  3. MiloFoxburr

    MiloFoxburr GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 5, 2002
    That's not going to happen in this case :/. Since they decided to wait to start the 360 version after the PS3 version is done it's gonna take a few more months before an American and European release happens (Know SE though it'll be 2011 in Europe...)

    I reckon April 2010 is a rough estimate and will be more likely December 2010 (Or at least a year after the Japanese release)
  4. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

    Nov 27, 2006
    if we have to wait in europe even longer 10000% i will be importing the american version anyway.
  5. cerenade

    cerenade GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 17, 2008
    Luton, England
    well the uk version will come out same time as us i would think, just import if not ps3 plays all regions
  6. The Teej

    The Teej Also known as The Tjalian

    Former Staff
    Jun 27, 2004
    Yes, assumably FFXIII will also be region free?
  7. Hop2089

    Hop2089 Cute>Hot

    Jan 31, 2008
    United States
    If you have a PS3 you can import it easily. Xbox 360 owners have to wait a year, so I suggest you import for any PS3 owner.
  8. ackers

    ackers GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 17, 2007
    I thought you could play region-free games on 360? I bought FC2 online and that came as NTSC-J rather than PAL and it works fine on my European 360... gah It'll probably be 2011 before this game's out on 360 in the UK anyway!
  9. nIxx

    nIxx GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Sep 30, 2007
    Gambia, The
    I hate Square Enix for this but i love there games so much.
  10. Rock Raiyu

    Rock Raiyu Clock Up

    Jul 14, 2007
    United States
    Walking the path of heaven
    I think some games you can. But this game is US-exclusive for the 360. There won't be a 360 version in Japan so we'll still have to wait a year.
  11. deathfisaro

    deathfisaro Narcistic Deathfisaro Fan

    Mar 16, 2007
    Vancouver, BC
    Well, let's see what games come out between the Japanese release of FF13 and the "western" release.
    If the 360 version of FF13 has Japanese voice option AND if good games come out in between, I don't mind waiting.
    If FF13 is going to have English voice acting like the one in The Last Remnant, I'd rather pay something like 100CAD and import the Japanese version.