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Published on February 28th, 2007 | by Daniel David

Final Fantasy XIII and Versus XIII info

I’d said I was a fan so when I say news to report on Square-Enix big title I’m going to report it here. In an interview with the Japanese gaming magazine Gemaga, Tetsuya Nomura (Final Fantasy 13’s Character Designer and Final Fantasy Versus 13’s Director) talked about the two games and also gave a couple new details about the game.

First he talked about the new blond haired character in Final Fantasy 13, who is named “Mr. 33cm.” His name being from his shoe size. Noruma says that his combat style is humourous and that he is a rather wild person.

The combat planner from Final Fantasy X (Toshiro Tsuchida) is back for Final Fantasy XIII. It will be possible to get the upper hand on enemies in the field before attacking. Enemies will have other traits outside of battle other than attacking. The summons in Final Fantasy 13 will have a strong relationship with the characters and they won’t all necessarily be in pairs like Shiva is.

Nomura talked about the battle system in Final Fantasy Versus 13. He says that the battle system will be a blend of other Square Enix titles, including the ones found in Kingdom Hearts II and Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII.

Depending on what weapon is equipped the player’s POV (point-of-view) will change. For example, a sword will have the POV in third-person and guns would change the POV to first-person. Nomura also confirmed that airships will make an appearance in Final Fantasy Versus 13, although he didn’t says what roles they would play.

Tetsuya Nomura also said that he wants to finish Versus XIII before moving on to his next project Kingdom Hearts. He said that it would be impossible to concentrate on two projects simultaneously. Nomura also commented that Versus XIII would be his last Final Fantasy and that he would like to focus on the Kingdom Hearts series.

That’s the latest info. It’s too bad that this will be Nomura last Final Fantasy but Kingdom Hearts is really good and if that gets his whole attention then Kingdom Hearts 3 is going to be great. If you haven’t played the first two I recommend playing them both. Good story, characters, and a nice battle system and Goofy is the man.


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