Final Fantasy Versus XIII – New Scans and Info

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It’s been a while since we heard anything from Nomura on Final Fantasy Versus XIII. After the disappointing FFXIII people have either given up on Japanese RPG’s ever being big and important again, or they’re hoping that Versus XIII will right some of the wrongs done to JRPG’s this generation.  Lagging behind the likes of Mass Effect 2 and Fallout 3, it’s easy to see why Versus XIII has a hard task infront of it.

Tetsuya Nomura appears undaunted by this monumental task. Speaking to Famitsu, he believes the graphics will leave players stunned. Luckily it’s not all about graphics and Nomura offers some interesting little bits of information about one of the most closely guarded games ever.

  • One of the cities in the game is modeled after Shinjuku
  • The game uses real physics calculation for cloud effects
  • The game has an open world environment, you can go anywhere with the exception for the mountain areas
  • The battles will be seamless, but except some loading when you enter certain large areas
  • The objects you found in the field are fully destructible
  • The quality of the combat scene is so high that you won’t believe it when you see it the first time
  • The screen shots you see in magazine were captured in realtime on the PS3 hardware

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Certainly food for thought and things like the open world are a welcome change to the stiflingly rigid structure of FFXIII. The game is looking very nice from the screenshots (as far as you can tell with such shots) and there are a lot of hopes being pinned to the games mainmast. Hopefully we’ll hear more at TGS as the game’s launch draws closer.

Screenshots are scans from the Gamerama.fr website poster seiken3

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. dantelockload says:

    Massive massive jiz in pants! Ive always liked the look of versus over 13 and i really hope it can deliver and with comments like

    “The quality of the combat scene is so high that you won’t believe it when you see it the first time”

    It makes me remember why i love FF so much the thrill and anticipation of seeing those first few intro and cutscenes 😀 if they have it at eurogamer i will die lol !

  2. DeadmanXIII says:

    I hope this is a game that ill enjoy, i love the art design of XIII but the gameplay just isnt for me, maybe i should dig out Dirge Of Cerebus?

  3. valaysir says:

    It’s meant to be more action oriented. Hopefully that means some sort of a cross between Kingdom Hearts and FFXII. 🙂

  4. BigBob says:

    Looks like Fallout Las Vegas but with spikey haired people 🙂 hopefully it less linear than FF 13.

  5. dantelockload says:

    Defo going to be less linear than 13. Ah im so happy with this game its restored my “OMG i want this game right now!” feeling which i havnt had for sometime 😀

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