Next Famitsu 'to lift the info ban on popular title' - Gematsu
Next Famitsu ‘to lift the info ban on popular title’
posted on 01.29.13 at 11:00 PM EST by (@salromano)
Here we go again. And maybe next week, we'll go once more.

Another week, another Famitsu tease. (Okay, they don’t happen every week. But they happen a lot!) This week’s issue of the popular Japanese game magazine teases that “The ban on information for that popular title will be lifted.”

Also in the next issue, Famitsu will publish the top 30 games their readers are anticipating for 2013.

Thanks, Game Nyarth.

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  • Well, prepare for another war cry, though not sure out of joy or rage.

  • Team Persona 5… assemmmmblee!

    • Solomon_Kano

      Beat me to it.

    • At your service!!!

    • AnimusVox

      *blows conch horn*


    • KurisuMakise

      Assembled and ready for news!

  • Solomon_Kano

    Let’s see. If it’s an info ban on a popular title then it’s a game that’s already known. So my thinking is P5 or Versus.

    • It could be an unannounced title from a popular series…. Like Monster Hunter or something…

      • Solomon_Kano

        True. The way it’s worded made me think it’s something we’ve already heard about though. I figured if it was the latest in a series they’d have said “that popular series” but, then, there are differences in expression between Japanese and English.

        I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

    • paperclichepixel

      Hi! Morgan.

      • Solomon_Kano


        • paperclichepixel

          My bad.

          • Solomon_Kano

            No prob. Just a bit confusing lol.

  • uhawww

    Will not get hyped.Will not get hyped.Will not get hyped.Will not get hyped.Will not get hyped.Will not get hyped.Will not get hyped.Will not get hyped.Will not get hyped.Will not get hyped.Will not get hyped.OH GOD I’M GETTING HYPED.

  • Duc PC-QB

    Final Fantaxy XIII-4 Lighting Leaving

    • Solomon_Kano

      Lightning Forever

      Or 4ever if SE decides to spice it up.

      • Lightning Beyond

        • Solomon_Kano

          Lightning Unlimited

          • FaithlessMr

            Lightning: Among thieves

            • Solomon_Kano

              Lightning: Lightning’s Deception

      • Lightning Forever Alone….

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Lightning strikes twice(even if its 4)

      • It should be more suited for its next sequel…

        “Final Fantasy XIII Episode V: Lightning strikes back”

        • Marco Tinè

          What about Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Strikes Back, Monster Reflects, Heroine Dies (for real this time)? XD

  • Raiyu

    And here we…go.

    • I read it in Heath ledger’s joke voice LOL

  • I’m keeping my expectations very low. Perhaps I’ll be pleasantly surprised in the end?

    • DrForbidden

      Given Famitsu’s recent history of attention-whoring and news-baiting, I suspect that one’s expectations can never be low enough to avoid the intense feelings of crushed hopelesness that almost always ensues…

    • FaithlessMr

      I’m keeping mine well below the ground level my friend :P

  • Anyone remember what the Famitsu scoop the week after Killer is Dead was?

  • and so it begins… again… for the third time

  • Tre W

    Sengoku BASARA 4. With a little over a month and some change to go until the next “BASARA Matsuri”, I think Capcom is ready to lift the lid on their other popular series (in Japan, at least) that is a “pillar of earnings” for them.

    • Eclipse

      It’s been well over two years since Sengoku BASARA 3 came out, so I’d absolutely love that! The timing does seem really good for an announcement, as well.

      It also seems you managed to fill me with some major hype! XD

    • new_tradition

      Damn it, now you got me hopeful ;A;

      *inserts insult against CAPCOM USA that will not bring it over anyways*

      Hoping for a Chinese PS3 version with English subs if it is a SenBasa game *_*

      • You’re expecting a R3 version with English subs before releasing for the other English countries?

        Then again, Samurai And Dragons is being localized for Asia with English subs… Still boggles my mind on why they did that though…

        • new_tradition

          Haha, okay, stupidly hopeful maybe, but as you mentioned, there are some strange exceptions O_o

  • new_tradition

    I kind of wonder about the whole info ban thing in the first place. I thought it was up to the companies interviewed to decide what they shared with Famitsu? I mean, I get how the magazine is basically in the pockets of the game companies and not a independent news source, but it sounds like Famitsu has already known some things about whatever title they’re talking about. Huh.

    • Sure sounds like they do.

    • Solomon_Kano

      That’s how it sounds to me, too. I took “info ban” to be them saying the info had been embargoed. So, yes, Fami’s known.

  • Sum

    Dragon’s Crown.

  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    I doubt it will be anything worth mention,again.

  • Bloodios

    Maybe we finally get to see exactly how good Versus XIII looks with Luminous Studio’s lighting tech, which is something Famitsu mentioned back in 2011…

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      I hope so,but I seriously doubt it :

    • Huh? I thought Versus has included some of the tech already…

      • The 2011 trailer was recorded from a build before Luminous Studio’s lighting was implemented. The public hasn’t actually seen it on running on the technology yet.

  • PrinceHeir

    it’s gonna be Metal Gear Solid Ground Zero or Phantom Pain :P

    i don’t think the game was covered that much in japan(most of the press release are in the US)

  • Kurai Warrior

    I literally flipped off my computer when I saw the article title.

  • SirAuron14

    I officially don’t care, it will be something we don’t care bout, at this point gamers are waiting for FFV13 and FFX (me). anything other than that wont be as great

    • Solomon_Kano

      Not everybody’s just waiting for Versus. Some stopped caring, but there’s lots of other anticipated stuff. The Last Guardian or P5 are pretty high up for a lot of people.

      • SirAuron14

        also true but i dont think its p5 at all.

        • Solomon_Kano

          I honestly don’t know what to think after Fami’s last two reveals. It could be literally anything.

  • Bobo Fango

    All these “shocking” famitsu “scoops” have been quite disappointing so far.

    • The Killer is Dead scoop wasn’t disappointing.

      • DrForbidden

        KiD is not a surprise scoop on a popular, much-awaited title/franchise.

        • The Famitsu tease said nothing about it being popular or a franchise. Just ‘a long awaited title’.

          Which it was, since the last update was a year ago.

          • DrForbidden

            Yes, but I think Bobo Fango was referring to surprise scoops on popular, much-awaited titles/franchises, which sort of disqualifies KiD from the running, as it is an entirely new IP.

  • Anything and everything but Versus XIII.

  • Sevyne

    Going to be an IOS game.

  • Potionzmaster

    Versus, Persona, I don’t care, as long as it’s better than the past two “exciting scoops fans have been longing for”.

  • Zackasaur

    Versus XIII would be by far the best thing to see. The Last Guardian definitely second.

    I guess Persona 5 would be a very distant third to those two.

  • almostautumn

    The Bouncer 2, please and thank you.

    …*knows himself hopeless*

    • MosquitoLemon

      Yeah I’m with you there waiting for Urban Reign 2. Oh brawlers, where art thou.

  • FaithlessMr

    Don’t get hyped for this guys, you’ll be disappointed in the end :P

  • What happened with the last tease about some long-awaited title?

  • I got all my bet on Versus XIII!

  • SaveTheDay

    Any new info on this “popular title” ? I didn’t find any articles talking about it since the famitsu tease :/ (I may have missed some news though)