Square Enix to host Final Fantasy XIII “New Developments Presentation” on September 1

Next expansion of project to be announced in Shibuya.

July 20, 2012 / 04:19 AM EDT / (@salromano)

Square Enix will hold a Final Fantasy 25th anniversary event in Shibuya from August 31 through September 2. The first day of the show will be an early demo event and opening ceremony for press. The second day promises new announcements.

On September 1, at 11:30 local time, Square Enix will outline its future plans for Final Fantasy XIII at a stage event called, “Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Saga: New Developments Presentation.” The game’s director, producer, and art director will detail the next expansion of the Final Fantasy XIII project. Previously, it’s been hinted Square will announce a third entry to the saga, Final Fantasy XIII-3. Between Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2, the project has sold 9.6 million units worldwide.

At 17:30 on the same date, Square Enix will host its “Final Fantasy XIV Special Talk Show,” wich will share the latest details on the MMORPG’s upcoming 2.0 update, as well as the PlayStation 3 version. Producer Naoki Yoshida will be in attendance.

On September 2, at 11:30, Square Enix will host a “Final Fantasy VII 15th Anniversary Stage,” which will look back at the first Final Fantasy to use polygons with the compilation’s voice actors. Then, at 14:30, Square will host its “Square Enix Chan! Presents” radio broadcast, where it plans to discuss the future of the series with guests including Hajime Tabata, Yoshihisa Hashimoto, and Yusuke Naora.

Visit the event’s official website here.

Thanks, FF-Reunion.

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  • zakou

    XD VII remake and XIII-3 on their way.

  • Fantasytales

    well this is good news to any final fantasy fan cant wait for this event to happen hopefully we will hear something about versus as well….

  • http://myanimelist.net/profile/PrinceHeir# PrinceHeir

    i think we have enough of FFXIII to be honest.

    just finished Versus XIII then make the next project or so.

    plus it’s the only project they announce 6 years ago that is still not done yet. T3B, Birth by Sleep, Type-0, everything they announced back then is all finished.

    come on square!!!!!!!!!!!

    plus would like to see more Agni’s Philosophy!!!

  • Phoenix_Wings

    About the Final Fantasy VII voice actor thing…

    • whiteferrero

      i kinda got lost there too. voice actors??? maybe from AC but not the orig.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Meant to write “the compilation’s voice actors,” not “the game’s voice actors.”

  • DarthNemesis

    No just no,FF13 is horrible and I am glad I bought it after a it was $25 dollars.Worse FF game I have ever played and worse Square game to date.Why are they making a FF13-3?

  • Enigma_XIV

    I hope this conference puts the Versus XIII canceled rumor to rest

  • Gaara D. Dragon

    Yep, I’m mildly excited but excited nonetheless, FF XIII is a good game and I’m so tired hearing people judging it for all the things it was not or could have been instead of all the things IT WAS.

  • rockman29

    New developments like… how to further con FF fans?

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    This sounds pretty cool. I would love to see them stream it live on the internet. I highly, and I do mean highly, doubt they will.

    I would love to go to one of these someday. I think I would enjoy it, even though I would have no idea what they were talking about for the most part. =P

  • Revorse

    I may be the minority, but I don’t mind a third XIII. I thought XIII had the better story while XIII-2 improved the gameplay. Just how they improved XIII, I believe XIII-3 could improve on XIII-2. I think it’d be best to talk about that on open forum day right? But anyway the event, it’s not to far off so looking forward to it.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Oh God no, FF XIII-2 came out this year. Why do we need another FF XIII. Just show use Versus XIII and release it next year.

  • LovesJapanManga

    Actually, enough of everything that Square-Enix does, about to do or about to touch. Really. The company that they formed back in 80′s and 90′s were ones the greatest ones. But now? Pfft. Nothing great about them when it comes to RPG or JRPG. I sincerely hope that Sleeping Dogs is going to be a huge hit internationally, not only domestically. Fingers crossed.

  • bebestorm117

    Its interesting to see XIII becoming its own series or whatever. I did enjoy both games and I wouldn’t mind a expansion.

  • neku

    gross

  • FaithlessMr

    If this is indeed for a new FF XIII game….then it’s somewhat shameful. SE is just beating a dead horse here. I’d very much prefer a CGi movie, a manga/anime series or a novel or whatever.

    The FF series needs some refreshment. Going back to this tale over and over again won’t do the series much good, even tho FF XIII and XIII-2 were fun and all.

  • LordKaiser

    SE you cancel Versus XIII for this garbage then you won’t see my money again.

  • Amaterasu

    As a fan of both FFXIII and FFXIII-2, I’m interested in seeing a third installment to the saga. This will make it the third FF game to receive a sequel.