New Final Fantasy XIII project “just started running”
posted on 08.01.12 at 12:23 AM EST by (@salromano)
Square Enix's Ichimura talks new action RPG.

On September 1, Square Enix will host its “Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Saga: New Developments Presentation” at the Final Fantasy 25th anniversary event in Shibuya, where it will detail the next expansion of the Final Fantasy XIII project.

In Famitsu this week, Final Fantasy XIII-2 producer Yoshinori Kitase told the magazine that “the [new] project just started running.”

Separate from the Final Fantasy XIII project, Square Enix’s Ryutaro Ichimura said he is developing a new “hardware-less” action RPG. According to Ichimura, “you’ll be able to access it anywhere, play under any circumstance, play where you like, and on the hardware you prefer.” And “you can continue playing on the hardware you have at home on a big, clear screen.”

By the sounds of it, it’s possible this could be that PlayStation 3 and PS Vita action RPG Square’s 1st Production Department was said to be developing in December last year. But then that’d cancel out the whole “on the hardware you prefer” tidbit.

Looks like we’ll have to wait and see.

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  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    Whatever it is,it should be on the back burner so they can focus on Versus

    and keep toriyama the crap away from it

  • Phoenix_Wings

    Why does everyone hate Tetsuya Nomura and Motomu Toriyama again?

    • RmanX1000

      Because they didnt remake 7 or some other stupid reason… <_<

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      People love Nomura because hes great(the only haters are usually just fanboys of some other game)

      People hate toriyama because he sucks and should never lead a game

      • InternatlGamer3

        Toriyama needs to stay as an event planner like he did for FFX on PS2.He doesn’t work as a producer or director of a FF game.I’d rather have Yoshinori Kitase as director of future FF games, or how about Hiroyuki Ito. No more Toriyama as director for any Square Enix games he ruins them like he did to FFXII though that games sucked

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          He didnt lead 12,he lead 13 and 10-2……ugh

  • RmanX1000

    Vita port of Versus?? Not likely…

  • Fantasytales

    i just want news about versus.

  • Hinano

    That’s intriguing. Anyway, I’m looking forward to it! :D Anything from Toriyama and Kitase is lovely and more XIII.

  • DarthBrian

    Gimme! Gimme now!

    EDIT: Also want Versus. Also want FFX HD. Also want Type-0. Gimme. Now.

  • Alos88

    Wait, I’m confused. So are there two FFXIII projects in development (not counting Versus)?

    • FaithlessMr

      No, just one, according to Kitase. No one knows for sure what it is yet.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Time to find my baseball bat to bash some heads in at SE HQ if Versus XIII not shown this September.

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Agreed,I got a sword.Lets do this

      • KingOptimusOrigins111


      • transgojobot

        Katana or claymore? Either one will do, I’m sure.

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          I choose both >:D I can lend you one if you like?

    • InternatlGamer3

      I don’t agree with violence but they are seriously pushing our patience if they decide to delay Versus XIII again. im so fed up with their excuses.At least their competitor Namco doesn’t make us wait 6 years for a Namco TALES game to come out.

      • KingOptimusOrigins111

        I was just playing around but yeah I’m seriously irritated with all this waiting on a game that’s taking 6 years and its a PS3 exclusive. Gran Turismo 5 & MGS 4 are PS3 exclusives made by Japanese developers and they didn’t take 6 years to come out.

  • SirAuron14

    I’m done with XIII, I only want FFXHD news ASAP!!! and versus.

  • zakou

    Good news !!

  • Talbot

    I am looking forward to seeing what the sales figures for this will be. I’m not predicting lofty numbers, for sure.

  • dyper

    god when will SE stop shooting them selfs in the foot

    • InternatlGamer3

      Thank you. At least Namco doesn’t do that. I can’t wait for Tales of Xillia to come out in 2013 in the meantime.

      • dyper

        im not a tales fan, my rpgsoul is sold to Atlus bigtime

  • Skelter

    Great news! fingers crossed for some XIII-3 footage at TGS!!

  • DarthNemesis


  • Aldridge517

    I’m actually looking forward to XIII-3. The ending to XIII-2 was an incredible cliffhanger and I assume this is going to wrap up Lightning storyline.

    • I would also like to see the end of the story.

  • InternatlGamer3

    Well at least it seems like Square Enix may be finally getting their shit together as they know that they are seriously going to have to Demonstrate Final Fantasy Versus XIII at TGS this year on PS3 Hardware

  • whiteferrero

    WOW. check out the downvotes in this thread. XD

    • Wouldn’t it be so much better if all the people who decided to down vote posted a reason why they don’t agree. I think so.

      • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

        That would be great :(

    • LordKaiser

      Randoms can vote too and they’re a problem. IGN have the same problem with their discuss message board. If this cannot be fixed the whole voting system needs to be removed completely. No negatives and no positives as there’s no point in removing the negs without the positives.

  • The Black Rabbit

    Hey guys….why does everybody want versus? it’s just another game. I dont understand the craze about it. Sure it looks nice but, i wouldn’t wait around for it. It should come when it will right?

  • Ito.. Nomura.. HEEELLP!!

  • chinglee

    Great news! Can’t wait to see what’s next for Lightning and co.