Square Enix registers Final Fantasy XIII-3 domain, renews Final Fantasy Versus XIII trademark
posted on 09.09.11 at 11:26 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Final Fantasy XIII saga to continue further than expected?

Final Fantasy XIII-2 may not be the end of the Final Fantasy XIII saga. Square Enix registered a domain name this Wednesday, September 7 for a potential Final Fantasy XIII-3.

Square registered FinalFantasyXIII-3.com through their regular domain service, Corporation Service Company, whom they also used to register the domains HeroesOfRuin.com and DeusEx.com.

Additionally, on August 30, Square Enix refiled the trademark for Final Fantasy Versus XIII, which might indicate its name remaining unchanged despite its long development time and loss of consumer attention (for now). Final Fantasy Type-0, out October in Japan, was once called Final Fantasy Agito XIII. Square Enix announced its current name during a press conference in January this year.

Thanks, Nova Crystallis 1, 2.

  • whiteferrero

    huh. if ever this comes to pass, (and it probably will at the rate it’s going) moar lightning!

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

      @whiteferrero: Huge ups for MOAR lightning! :P

  • Kougeru

    VERSUS FIRST holy hell square

    • zerolegacy0

      @Kougeru:
      For the love of God yes, release VERSUS before this!!!!!!!
      Hell get started on FF 15 already PS4 isn’t going to wait forever.

  • Kobracon

    Wow……I’m not sure whether this is good or bad……

  • Kkdog4Sado

    The fuck?

    Square, what is it with you and this 13 shit? 13-2 is fine but damn a 3 domain before 2 is even out??

    Sometimes I hate my younger self for falling in love with KH series. Had I known Square-Enix would sweep it completely to the side just to make sequels to Final Fantasy 13 games.

    Damn, they have such a robust backoog, I wish those games got sequels.

    Lol why am I surprised? I should have just passed this off like I do most FF13 articles by saying “Fuck Square”

    • Venik

      @Kkdog4Sado: relax dude, its not like 13-3 is finished before 13-2…

  • Genesis

    whoa. pretty excited to know where XIII-3 will be going. cant wait for XIII-2 and haters gonna hate ;p

    • Kougeru

      @Genesis: I don’t hate it, I just wish they’d release Versus some day because it looks more amazing lol. I’ll buy 13-2 at full price because 13 gave me a good 75 hours total of gameplay that were all well worth my time. Considering my 2nd favorite FF game is eight, which only gave me 55 hours my last run…that’s very good. 4 is my favorite forever though, was the first one I played back on SNES as FF2

      • Genesis

        @Kougeru: I am also excited for Versus…Very much so indeed. While I am anxious, I am kind of glad that they’re taking their time because from the looks of the last trailer, it’s going to be magnificent. FF8 is my all time fave FF btw <3

      • Gaara D. Dragon

        @Kougeru:

        i am at 110 hours with FF XIII

        • Kougeru

          @Gaara D. Dragon: Haha I imagine I’d be around there if I wanted to get the rest of the trophies…I only need a few but the one that bored me to high hell was the all-items/weapons one because it takes forever to get the money.

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

          @Gaara D. Dragon: 250 hours :P

          • whiteferrero

            @l1lyone: took me a 100 hrs to get all the trophies. :D

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

              @whiteferrero: you lie! xD

              • whiteferrero

                @l1lyone: um i think it’s more amazing that you’re 250 hours in! :D

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

                  @whiteferrero: i see… wait, i’m not a slowpoke, hey! < <

                  • Rafi

                    @l1lyone:
                    Slowpoke ?!, is that from pokemon ?….. :)

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

                      @Rafi: whouuuut?

  • legendarydynasty1992

    13-3????
    For gods sake square enix. PLease finish FFversus13 before people forget it even exist. Games that were announced first should be the first of prioriety.

    • Genesis

      @legendarydynasty1992: no one will forget such a beautiful game. besides, a whole other team is working on versus and so far, it looks amazing obviously. i am glad that they’re taking their time because this gen is full of half assed games that were rushed.

      • zakou

        @Genesis: You said: i am glad that they’re taking their time because this gen is full of half assed games that were rushed.

        Well…if they keep developing FFversusXIII it will no longer belong to this gen XD

        • Genesis

          @zakou: that isn’t likely though, unless they pull a stupid move. that’s how i feel. so many games had tons of potential this gen but due to being rushed, many of them were lacking. idk about you, but i dont like half assed games.

  • FinalFantasy_fangirl

    13-3 Im shocked… Versus XIII Im glad the name didnt change!

  • KingdomPersona

    lol well I’m not mad at 13-3 it’s probably coming in the next 2 year or 3 makes scene to me and I’m glad Versus XIII is still call Versus XIII

  • milramyah

    looks like the 3 numbered games in the series won’t be happening this generation. i wish square would just move on and try something new with a final fantasy xv. i’m not the biggest fan of xiii but i think two games are definitely enough.

    • KingdomPersona

      @milramyah: Me to but don’t worry I think FF13-3 is going to be the last one because I don’t know how square can keep going with this sub series and FF13-3 will Probably coming out in the next 2 or 3 Year so square can Improve on the next game and FFVersus13 will HOPEFUL come out before FF13-3 so you can play that lol :P

  • Noctionus

    Confirmed: FFXIII-3 for PS3 & 360. Release date 2013.
    F***.

  • Gaara D. Dragon

    FF XIII-3

    i am 1000% behind this !

  • Rafi

    It become trilogy ?!…..
    Well its like THE BIG 3 !!
    - Mass Effect 3
    - Battlefield 3
    - Modern Warfare 3
    - Uncharted 3
    - Gears of War 3
    - etc 3, etc 3, etc 3……….

    Too many 3…….. @_@
    Btw please finish Versus first before XIII-3 !…

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

    Well this certainlly took me by surprise! Honestly I expected XIII-2 to be in the same vein as X-2, and more of a spin off than any “real” continuation of the series. But still, if I am wrong and XIII-2 and 3 can be succesful games and more than just cash ins then Im all for it. That said, as mentioned in every comment above, bring out Versus XIII first!

  • Zero

    Really surprised if this turns out to be true. We don’t even know how good 13-2 will be sales wise. Surprising to say the least! And they have never done a -3 for any game in the numbered series. Hard to believe to be honest.

  • TheronGuard00

    Hey guys, read up on XIII-2 as much as you can. They are trying to make XIII worth a second chance. Reading up on the time traveling aspects of XIII-2, and their responses to a lot of fans outrage/ responses, I think they could get things right. Of course we’ll have to see what they do with the “leveling” system, because the Crystariumasd;jsnfas ladder didn’t do much for player choice. Each character was what they were at the end of the day. AND PLEASE S-E change the weapon upgrading system!!

    Any way…I’ve heard die hard FF fans that don’t like much anything since X and tactics PSP remake (including myself) say that Type-0 is the progression the series needed after X. I myself haven’t played Type-0, but I take their opinions seriously. Including some of you on gematsu that stayed up until 4am in the morning to see 2 scans of XIII come out of famistu in 2006 or 7.

    Everyone is excited for VERSUS.

    So what I’m saying is YES XIII was a fuck up, but I don’t think S-E knew what they should do with the series, XIII was a test, and I think they learned their lesson. WE’LLSEE. Type-0 is a go, and I think we all know Versus will be, so HANG TIGHT.

    I don’t think we should immediately rule out a long XIII series, if we see light in the sequel. Maybe the story will surprise us…

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

    First: LOOOOOOOOL at Versus waiters! :D
    Second: WTF?!! o_0 lol

  • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish mdemolish

    please First Final Fantasy Type-0 Than FF-Versus please please :(

  • Pirate King

    Like everyone said; VS needs to come out. I bought my system for VS thinking it would come out along 13 like they said, to only still be waiting for the game I bought my system for! Good thing I stuck thru 13 long enough to realize it was a good game. It takes till the world opens up and you can freely choose your team and battle system all opens up at the same time, but it was good if you had the patience. Just the lack of exploration, towns and shops that annoyed everyone and it seems they’re fixing those issues…though they’re adding new ones to the game to annoy us this game(13-2). Random battles and QTEs are annoying and it bugs me that they plan to keep that in.

    Type 0 was amazing and I might get it when it drops here!

    Got to love SE for dropping a 11 min trailer of VS and not having the game close to ready in the foreseeable future…

    Lastly…250 hrs in 13?! The Crap?!

    • Mousse Effect

      @Pirate King: And about 200 of those farming giant turtles…

  • Pirate King

    Like everyone said; VS needs to come out. I bought my system for VS thinking it would come out along 13 like they said, to only still be waiting for the game I bought my system for! Good thing I stuck thru 13 long enough to realize it was a good game. It takes till the world opens up and you can freely choose your team and battle system all opens up at the same time, but it was good if you had the patience. Just the lack of exploration, towns and shops that annoyed everyone and it seems they’re fixing those issues…though they’re adding new ones to the game to annoy us this game(13-2). Random battles and QTEs are annoying and it bugs me that they plan to keep that in.

    Type 0 was amazing and I might get it when it drops here!

    Got to love SE for dropping a 11 min trailer of VS and not having the game close to ready in the foreseeable future…

    Lastly…250 hrs in 13?! The Crap?!

    Oh and VS better be 200 hrs of gameplay without sidequest since it’s taking so long!

  • FaithlessMr

    While I’m definitely excited about FF XIII-2, this just seems ridiculous. They’re aiming to turn XIII into the new FF VII.

    It’s a lame and cheap move on SE’s part to be honest. I’m pretty sure they can use all the manpower and creativity to move on and give us new IPs or new FF sequels other than this.

    I try to stay positive about this stuff but…enough is enough really. Hopefully it’s just a protective trademark and nothing more.

    • Devoted

      @FaithlessMr: main issue being that ff13 has no ff7-like potencial :p

      Then again, maybe it does, for gamers who were introduced to the franchise it it/fell inlove with it.

      Same thing that happened to me with ff7 and with you with ff8, perhaps?

      Anyway, i just hope it’s pre-emptive trademark protection…. :s 13-2 isn’t out yet and I can’t stand more lightning already.

      • FaithlessMr

        @Devoted:
        FF VII was good, but not a single one of it’s spin off projects was justified from the get-go. Ok, perhaps Crisis Core, which imo was the only one which actually had potential and turned out to be good.

        FF XIII had potential which was left unused, so I’m okay with a numbered sequel, assuming they’re doing what they should have done with the first; And it seems they’re set on doing so. Everything else othat than that is ruining it, similar to what happened with FF VII and it’s numerous spin off projects imo :P

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

    Btw, FAUNA was banned? :(

    • Rafi

      @l1lyone:
      You miss him/her ?….. ^_^

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

        @Rafi: From a western gamer: Final Fantasy XIII-3 with JAPANESE VOICE OPTION PLEASE! Powered by the mind-numbing Crystal Tools tech…

    • Sal Romano

      @l1lyone: No one was banned.

    • Kobracon

      @l1lyone: Perhaps hes commenting on another Game news site with his caps lock permanently on. XD

      • Rafi

        @Kobracon:
        Funny joke…… X)

      • dart2087

        @Kobracon: LOL That’s a good one!

  • Zohar127

    I’m wondering if SE isn’t going broke and just milking the FFXIII cow because they don’t have enough to invest in new projects.

  • Aldridge517

    Final Fantasy Versus XIII
    Release Date: TNBA (TO NEVER BE ANNOUNCED u_u”)

    • FaithlessMr

      @Aldridge517:
      Sad, but true

      :(

      I basically gave up on it. It will come whenever (if ever). Tired on waiting for it only to get disappointed.

  • http://zefhar.deviantart.com Zefhar

    I know what’s happening here.

    Versus is taking just too much time to develop, yet it’s getting better and better. So SE is using the XIII extended saga to fund Versus’ production, preserving the original name in the very same attempt to exploit Nova Crystallis’ reputation and proven profitability.

    • Sal Romano

      @Zefhar: Damn it, you’ve solved it!

  • zerolegacy0

    I see… so by lowering everyones expectations with FF XIII 1, 2, and 3 they can easily blow everyones minds with Versus XIII while making a steady profit.

    • Rafi

      @zerolegacy0:
      That……., is make sense at all !!
      Nice comment…