Final Fantasy Versus XIII to skip Tokyo Game Show
posted on 08.08.11 at 11:22 PM EST by (@salromano)
Nomura action RPG absent once again

Final Fantasy Versus XIII won’t be at the Tokyo Game Show this year, director Tetsuya Nomura told the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation. While he didn’t say why, he did say he has already decided on the timing of the PS3 action RPG’s next showing.

Also revealed, Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy, the recently announced 3DS rhythm game, is the first game part of Final Fantasy‘s 25th anniversary celebration. Nomura also said there are some yet-to-be-revealed characters for Final Fantasy Type-0.

The printing, which is Dengeki’s 500th issue, also features commentary from Yoshinori Kitase, Yusuke Naora, Motomu Toriyama, Hiromichi Tanaka, Hajime Tabata, and other Square Enix developers. The cover of the magazine features Noctis (Final Fantasy Versus XIII), Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII-2), Serah (Final Fantasy XIII-2), Noel (Final Fantasy XIII-2), Machina (Final Fantasy Type-0), and Rem (Final Fantasy Type-0).

Stay tuned for more updates.

Thanks, Andriasang.

  • Da_turtle

    We probably will have to wait till 2020 for this game to come out…

    • barklight

      @Da_turtle: We will probably have to wait till PS4 …

  • Genesis

    I expected this lol they are working hard…I am very patient indeed because many devs want to rush half assed games and I’d rather them to take their time…

  • zerolegacy0

  • http://www.espadakiller.wordpress.com EspadaKiller

    Fwah this is bullshit! When is this game ever gonna be released??!!!

  • Sal Romano

    This whole ‘waiting since 2006′ thing is getting old.

    • Sleepygamer

      @Sal Romano: couldn’t have said it better myself

  • Zero

    Should I be surprised? Perhaps they will show another nice trailer at one of those private square-enix party things a few months after TGS?

    It would be nice to at least see a more complete gameplay trailer…

    This is what happens when you announce a game years in advance, which is why we probably haven’t gotten a KH3 announcement or something like that. Hopefully they learned an important lesson with Versus.

  • whiteferrero

    not surprised. i’m more surprised about the ff rhythm game…

  • LadyK

    After years of hardly new information or have it showcased behind closed doors, it’s utter bullshit. Screw it. I’m no longer surprised by this. Thankfully there are other (hyped up) games I’m looking forward to coming out within a time frame.

  • http://www.youtube.com/tezchi TezChi

    If it was any other game, I’d think it was Vaporware by now. Come on Square!!

  • Locksus

    Let’s face it, the game doesn’t even exist :(

  • http://www.last.fm/user/frogjab l1lyone

    Well so what? : \

  • IsleyOfTheNorth

    He’s decided on the “timing” that the game will next be shown, so he just decided not to show anything of(probably)their most anticipated game at a huge game show? Yeah… I dont buy it.

    They’ve probably made no more progress since last time it was shown.(At least thats how I see it)
    If the game didn’t show so much potential, I think every one would just say “F**k it” at this point.

  • rockman29

    Hahahaha…. what a joke.

  • anime10121

    It’s not that hard to realize that they are just delaying the trailer of Vs. because they dont wan’t it and XIII to compete. Why show the two “biggest” games from your main development teams, especially when one will release in the next 2-3 months. FFXIII-2 comes out in December and TGS takes place in September, why steal FFXIII-2’s thunder by showing what many consider to be a arguably more polished, updated, and fun product?

    They will probably do what they did with FFXIII when it was first coming out and show an “announcement trailer” in January that gives Vs. an estimated arrival time for Winter 2012 for Japan and early 2013 for the west.

    • TerrenceG9

      @anime10121:
      I like the way you think!

  • RedWolfe

    Final Fantasy Forever…

  • http://zefhar.deviantart.com Zefhar

    Third parragraph has a typo: says “Noctis (Final Fantasy Versus XII)” should be “Versus XIII”.

    • Sal Romano

      @Zefhar: Good catch! Edited.