Square Enix manager tweets Noctis perfume - Gematsu
Square Enix manager tweets Noctis perfume
posted on 02.18.13 at 10:18 AM EST by (@salromano)
Will the prince return at PlayStation Meeting?

Hidemi Matsuzuka, General Manager of the Square Enix figure brand Play Arts Kai, posted an interesting tweet today.

“Prince,” he said on Twitter, with the following image attached.

That’s Noctis eau de toilette perfume. Noctis, as you may know, is the prince-protagonist in Final Fantasy Versus XIII, a game that’s been largely quiet since January 2011.

Before this, there’s also been Cloud Strife, Sephiroth, and Lightning perfumes.

Is this a sign of Final Fantasy Versus XIII re-appearing at PlayStation Meeting in New York City on Wednesday? FF-Reunion believes. We believe.

(Don’t get your hopes up. We also believe in unicorns.)

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  • zakou

    I think Square Enix is so into this trolling thing that they don’t even realize that they are trolling us real hard.

    • Sony’s event might change that.. it already has with XHD and more Vita games.

  • NICE!

  • It’s really bizarre how we haven’t seen any footage in so long… If rumors are true that Last Guardian and this game switched development to PS4 it’s gonna suck! …for my wallet.

    • Prodigy-X

      How? because all I see is they can make a bigger and better game in terms of gameplay & graphics.

      • Solomon_Kano

        See: “for my wallet”. It’s a joke.

  • I am more concerned with the game itself than the perfume.

  • So Square Enix decides to troll us with perfumes now?

  • DesmaX


    To be disappointed

  • Across

    Odds are that IF versus XIII is really into development… It will be released for PS4.
    If not… Oh well it was a nice troll :P

  • shogunknight

    Not only are they trolling us with videos, pics of the game but now square wants us to smell the trolling now?

  • Potionzmaster

    It’s pretty sad that they release perfume of a game before the game itself…

    Now give me that Noctus perfume >_>

  • Ruki

    I actually find this humorous really xD going so long with barely a word besides something along the lines of ‘development is coming along great’ we finally get to see….. a Noctis perfume…. xD It’s so hard to convince myself that something about the actual game will be shown any time soon that this is really just kinda funny.

  • Paul Talada

    I’m going to be pissed if they announce it for ps4….

    • Belenger

      Get ready then.

    • LordKaiser

      Me as well as I don’t want to buy a console that is not compatible with anything.

      • Paul Talada

        Haha I know bad news is inevitable…..

        • Paul Talada

          They may make it for both platforms. (trying to be optimistic)

  • Oh please, forgive us assuming that is was NOT some weird actual merchandising but instead a teaser of something you AGAIN make us have false hopes for.

  • DarthBrian

    So if FF Versus XIII is actually at the PlayStation meeting on Wednesday, does that mean Unicorns exist? O_O

    • Darkmonte

      Well the North Koreans do as they claim to have found a unicorn’s lair.

    • zerolegacy0

      If Unicorns exist, this sentence is true.

    • YangTerlupakan

      I hope unicorn LOL
      i never know sal can joke like that

  • Noctionus

    But can I play it with my PS3, sir?…

    • Marco Tinè

      Chances are the best Final Fantasy Versus XIII branded thing you’re going to play on the PS3 is… the perfume. You can spill a drop onto the disc tray and smell it while playing any other jrpg, just to fool yourself into thinking it’s the real deal :D

      Ok, now I’m expecting a tweet by Square-Enix stating I’ve just spoiled their plans.

  • Prodigy-X

    Come on Feb 20, 2013 My Body Is Ready!!!! You Gotta Believe!!!!

    • syaznifaiq

      LOL even SONY tagline is ‘ make believe ‘

      • Prodigy-X

        I wish they bring back some of their old franchises so I can see parappa the rapper but I feel like they have no faith in them.

        • Rezar

          I would like to see Sony do that, which is bringing back some of their older franchises instead of relying on God of War and Killzone.

  • Ritsujun

    FFVSXIII PS3-to-PS4 platform switching announcement on 20 Feb

  • At least this troll can smell nice!

  • Solomon_Kano

    It all makes sense! This is the perfume that Nomura’s gonna be wearing when he takes the stage on Feb. 20th to personally introduce 20 minutes of brand-new footage, a limited edition PS4, Type-0, a Gundam, and a dragon!

    Also: he’ll be joined by Tupac. Y’know, because people have been waiting for him to come back, too.

    That’s what everybody’s expecting, isn’t it?

  • Oh my god, guys, look closely!


    .ti detide I ,gniddik tsuj m’I

    • Solomon_Kano

      OMG! I knew it! Now we just need confirmation of Tupac and the Gundam!

    • Dark_N11

      wat o_o

    • Nyaawn


    • DarthBrian

      You’re a meanie. T_T

    • Potionzmaster
    • Bloodios

      Well well well! Lookie here! Now it’s official, all of the games that I originally bought the the PS3 for all went and became PS4 titles. This generation has been a huge troll! XD

    • YangTerlupakan

      .ti detide I ,gniddik tsuj m’I

      what is that mean O-O????????

      • Read it backwards. =P

    • Raiyu

      See, this is why we can’t have nice things.

    • This was the face you made while working on that!


    • MosquitoLemon

      HAHAHAHA, too good.

  • xMCXx

    The smell….of disappointment.

  • BushyEyebrows

    I’m really curious as to who buys and uses these perfumes…

  • PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE AHHHHHHHH be a hint to an imminent reveal :OOO

  • HYPE!

  • almostautumn

    Breaks my heart. I really just can’t handle another year… I just can’t, Square.

  • They are trolling us. But heavily trolling <.<

  • sll1cool1m

    Trolling fans by raising their hopes and then destroying them for six years straight ? Better release a perfume.

  • dey iz trollin’ us

  • MrRobbyM

    It’s just SE telling us an announcement is so close we can SMELL it. HAha good joke I’ll be here till Wenesday.

  • Aldridge517

    No one likes a tease

  • Zohar127

    So lemme get this straight…

    SE wants us to be excited about merchandise based on a product that hasn’t been released despite being in development for like 7 years, based on a character that we know almost nothing about, from a game that has had just mere seconds of actual gameplay footage publicly released, that may or may not see the light of day on a console that hasn’t been announced.

    I remember the era of Final Fantasy IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX and X. Of Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross and Xenogears. Of Vagrant Story and Final Fantasy Tactics. Back when Square made quality products. Back when they appeared to care about making games the fans wanted to play. Good times.

  • Akira_Tenshi

    Square is getting pretty good at trolling.

  • Akira_Tenshi

    Anyone who thinks Versus XIII is going to make an appearance on the 20th is going to be seriously disappointed. .

  • Sevyne

    Ya see, Versus was never really a game to begin with. The entire thing was a long, drawn out marketing campaign for Square Enix’s new perfume. Y’all fell right into their trap!

  • PrinceHeir

    so anyone called me? :D

    either way PS4!!!!

  • Tetsu

    Lol this thread has great comments! I love that everyone is joking to hide their sadness XD

  • new_tradition

    Mitsuzuka is just keeping people from finding out about his secret plans for a Developer line of Play Arts figurines. You think that Kojima figurine was a one off? Mark my words, we’re gonna be seeing more in the future. I bet they’re working on the Nomura one right NOW

    • You really think so? lol

      The Kojima figure was pretty cool though.

  • Ragiacrus

    I can see it now… announcement of Playstation 4, with simultaneous release date of Versus 13..along with Lightning Returns , can only hope “fingers crossed”

  • Lightning was the first female protagonist? You’ve already forgotten about Cloud, Squall, Zidane, Tidus, and Vaan! Okay seriously, Terra was the first female Final Fantasy protagonist… and the story revolves around her.