As disappointed as I was in Final Fantasy XIII, when I saw the trailer for Final Fantasy Versus XIII that inner Final Fantasy apologist started to bubble up. Don’t get me wrong, I do not understand the naming convention one bit. It’s supposed to be apart of the same world yet be contrasting with XIII that’s why the versus is thrown in there. Confused yet? I know I am.
The good (and different) thing about this game is that it’s being developed by the Kingdom Hearts team. It’s their first foray into the chaotic world of Final Fantasy and it should give fans of the series a refreshing look at how games could be done. You’ll notice in the trailer that it appears combat is in real-time which is a huge departure from the Final Fantasies of old.
Final Fantasy Versus XIII is being developed by Square Enix and there is no release date announced. Hopefully there will be more info at this year’s E3 and Tokyo Game Show.
Giant Bomb (trailer, image)