Nomura draws Final Fantasy Versus XIII’s Noctis: “Please wait for his turn”
posted on 08.31.12 at 09:22 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Okay. Since you said please.

Final Fantasy Versus XIII director Tetsuya Nomura sketched main character Noctis on the pamphlet for Final Fantasy‘s 25th anniversary event in Shibuya today.

Next to his illustration, Nomura wrote: “Thank you for the 25th anniversary. Please wait for his turn.”

Thanks, Aibo_AC7.

  • AuroraXIII

    Full creator’s message page: http://i.imgur.com/FQlpR.jpg

    Close-up of Lightning sketch: http://i.imgur.com/3WfFH.jpg

    • bebestorm117

      Thanks for sharing!

  • bebestorm117

    Interesting he chose Noctis… I hope we do get to see something soon.

    • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

      If not Noctis than who? lol he is talking about Versus XIII after all.

      • bebestorm117

        Im speaking of the FF 25th Anniversary and he chooses a character from a game that has not been released. I thought Nomura would draw FF character we know well.

        • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

          Not sure if 4real or trollin? Next to the Noctis sketch he drew Cloud from FF7 and more chars. Scroll down this page Aurora posted pics. Like I said he is talking about versus… O_O why would he draw Cecil and tell people to wait for XIII Versus?

          • Sovereign Gale

             You’re missing the point. Sure, he drew Cloud and Lightning but he also drew Noctis. Noctis is an odd choice because this is a celebration of Final Fantasy’s 25th year running and it’s a throwback to the other games that have been released. All they can show for Versus is a few trailers. The fact that Nomura teased the game a little alongside the drawing is irrelevant to any other character so, if it WERE Cecil, then obviously there’d be no mention of Versus. I don’t understand where “trolling” was involved in this.

  • L_kira

    Uhh..what were we doing for the past 6 years?

  • L_kira

    Uhh..what were we doing for the past 6 years?

    • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

      LOL yeah

  • Revorse

    I don’t care what people say, I love the f**k outta Nomura’s art.

    • DarthBrian

       Hell yeah. He’s awesome.

    • kisunoyami

      Oh gosh, yes! His art his amazing! I wish I could draw like him (;;u;;) /sobs/

  • xMCXx

    Guess what, Nomura? We ARE waiting!

  • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish mdemolish

    wow …he is a fantastic 

    i Can Drawing like him :P

  • http://chaosraiden.blogspot.com/ Chaos Raiden

    No matter how much I like Tetsuya Nomura’s art, the game’s prolonged release still makes me down-hyped for some reason, thanks to Square Enix.

  • shafiq95

    kinda wish he appears in ps3 all stars

  • kefert

    Trailer and release window at TGS, believe it! :D

    But damn, does this guy know how to draw! I hope the box art for Versus is in the same style as the kingdom hearts series, only a lot darker..

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Hes my favorite artist,I hope he does the box art :D

  • Kurai Warrior

    19 months since it’s last showing and this is all he and Wada can say? So I guess we’ll just keep getting 3/4th view Noctis art for the next 2 years. Neat.

  • dart2087

    “Please WAIT for his turn to appear.”
    How many years? LOL

  • transgojobot

    I don’t even know *what* to ‘speculate’ about any more. 

    Is the Versus XIII’s delay due to ‘bugs’? Is it because of ‘Stanley Kubrick’-like perfectionism on the part of its creative staff (i.e. Wada and Nomura)? As the hype surrounding this game grows more and more, is it possible that the staff is just overwhelmed by the task of crafting the ‘greatest Final Fantasy that ever fantasied’?

    • Kurai Warrior

      If that’s what they are worried about they need to suck it up and show it off anyways. I mean it’s pretty much their fault this build up of hype happened.

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Well Nomura always takes forever when making games :

  • LordKaiser

    This confirms that Versus XIII will not be abandoned by SE even more. So much for Failtaku rumors.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Bladez0fDr4v3n Sae-Won Yoon

    “Please wait huh?’

    Nomura-san, I’m pretty sure we HAVE been waiting.

    a couple of YEARS in fact.

    *siiiiiiiigh. Still I AM a bit glad they’re not neglecting it.
    emphasis on *a bit*

    what with Hashimoto saying how “amazing” it is.

    But c’mon guys, it’s getting to become Duke Nukem Forever level. Minus the whole swapping from developer to developer and scrapping the entire thing just to redo development. (last I saw, or rather last ANYONE saw, Noctis had his attire redone only once.)

    Oh and on a irrelevant note; How about Type-0 localization huh? HUH???

  • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

    SE and Valve need a loading bar for progress on games from start to launch.  FFVersus is prob at 99%

  • Kita

    God I love Nomura’s style!!!! <3 I hope he has his own artbook like Yoshitaka Amano. I'd buy it.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    I just remembered this:

    http://gematsu.com/2011/10/nomura-its-final-fantasy-versus-xiiis-turn

    Apparently it was already Noctis’ turn last year. XD

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      :’|

      …..