Tetsuya Nomura talks Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Kingdom Hearts 3D
posted on 09.20.11 at 11:49 PM EST by (@salromano)
A Final Fantasy unlike any you've seen before.

Square Enix director and designer Testuya Nomura is interviewed in the latest issue of Famitsu. During the interview, Nomura shed new light on Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance and Final Fantasy Versus XIII.

On Versus XIII, Nomura said that last Sunday, he did a walkthrough of the entire world map, checking dungeons and side-areas in towns. He was amazed by the world’s width, he said laughing. While not entirely based on the Luminous Studio engine, it uses parts of the engine for lighting. Versus XIII‘s engine is one specifically utilized for action.

This is a Final Fantasy unlike any you’ve seen before, Nomura teased.

Kingdom Hearts 3D was a much more focused topic of the interview, though little details have leaked so far. The game is around 60 to 70 percent complete and is scheduled to launch in Japan this Spring.

Thanks, [email protected], Nova.

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  • whiteferrero

    oh hey, i guess they’re doing tweaking in versus xiii now?

    cue the restless.

  • hush404

    You know… this was barely “news” at all… and sadly I lapped it up. There is SO LITTLE VSXIII news at all that every time I hear it’s name I grin.

  • Kurai Warrior

    It sounds like they are far into development at this point. But damn I just wanna see what it looks like. Hrrrgn I hate XIII-2 so much right now.

  • Genesis

    I am not worried about this game at all…Take your time Nomura-san. Can’t wait to play it though :D

  • FinalFantasy_fangirl

    He must be aware of how desperate we are for Versus new….. I dont how how everything works when developing a game but to me it sounds like KH3DS is his main project.

  • zerolegacy0

    I’m still wondering how game sites haven’t run out of Versus pictures to use in their articles.

    • Sal Romano

      @zerolegacy0: You kidding me? http://gematsu.com/tag/final-fantasy-versus-xiii There are PLENTY of repetitions! =P

      • zerolegacy0

        @Sal Romano: lol I know every site has been using the same 10-15 pictures for the past 7 years. It just goes to show how little visual information we have on this game.

        I think you should start using pictures form other games, just to see what everyone says, until new ones get released.

  • KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler

    Omg Id give up 10 years of my life to have this right now!!

  • i Can Wait until 2012 :)

  • FaithlessMr

    “On Versus XIII, Nomura said that last Sunday, he did a walkthrough of the entire world map, checking dungeons and side-areas in towns. He was amazed by the world’s width, he said laughing.”.

    Just when I was about to quit waiting for this game….here’s Nomura working is magic and making me all happy and willing to play this again.

    I trust you guys. Just don’t take four more years to get this game out ok? I’m sure there are plenty of interesting projects in the way for SE but….this has been on hold for too long, get this out of the way first please :3

  • Aldridge517


  • This sounds to me like Nomura saying:

    “Last Sunday, I went down to the abandoned warehouse and found the developer guys who are working on Versus, so I asked them to show me some WIP for it lol.”

  • Pirate King

    SE is the slowest Devs in the world… FF13 was due for PS2, didnt make it and ended up a PS3 title and that was almost in dev for 10 years and now we’re still waiting for VS13 to come out when it was supposedly to lauch side by side with 13 like a pokemon game ver red or blue. It feels like I’ve waited 20 years and I still dont have the game I bought my system for. I only bought 13 because VS13 wasnt out yet.