Kitase-san reveals FFXIII's story is now "complete"
- Posted July 17th, 2008 at 11:37 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 56 Comments
Square Enix’s Yoshinori Kitase has revealed that Final Fantasy XIII’s story component is now complete, with the team soon to begin work on the game’s Japanese voice recording sessions.
Speaking with 1up.com, Co-Producer Kitase-san addressed the top of Square’s plans to lesson the gap between the Japanese and western release of the highly anticipated RPG, commenting, “As you mentioned, it definitely helps the localization when you’ve got a finalized story.”
“Our story is now complete, and we’re just about to start the voice casting and recording. Once that’s complete, we can really get into the localization process,” he stated.
Final Fantasy XIII is due out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 some time in 2009.
- 9:00am EDT - July 17th, 2008
HAHA i find this article and everything Yoshinori Kitase have to say about FF XIII funny. 2 weeks ago you couldnt get a word out of them about FF XIII now since they put the knife in Sony and Loyd FF fans in the back now "cough cough" FF XIII story is complete. they shouldve said this "PS3 version been done for a while now, now that the 3sh** copy is done and we waited till the biggest stage to say we made a 3sh** copy and now finished it. FF XIII story is now complete we’re just about to start the voice casting and recording" now that sounds better to me how about yall .......
- 9:05am EDT - July 17th, 2008
weather you ike it or not EVERYONE that knows the ff series knows how dumb of a move $E made and weather we like it or not,were all pis$3d off about it... even tho's idiots that say "oh get over it allready,its not like your NOT getting it either" are pi$$3d as well but trying to shake out the $h!t stains they made wen they heard the M$ press conference news about 13.
KOJIMA needs to b!t** slap these backstabbing traitors in their place.
all these company's are just intimidated by the ps3's power and capabilities,and dont have enuf power or technology to work with it so they go with wut they can settle for... xbox 360. (shakes head) wut a low low level to steep down on. stupid pI_I$$y'z
- 9:08am EDT - July 17th, 2008
i'm over the fact that square backslapped us right now i'm just hopin the ps3 version of ff13 wont be held back cuz of the 360 version graphically is my most concern
- 9:29am EDT - July 17th, 2008
I want Versus more. Pokemon is my top turn based strategy game! jk
- 9:36am EDT - July 17th, 2008
still who cares the story is finished so by the end of the year the voices are done still 2010 by the time the game comes out in the us and europe all thnks to waiting for a 360 port, if square enix really wanted to reduce the time taken to relases the game bring the ps3 version out in europe and us once the localization has been done
- 9:36am EDT - July 17th, 2008
Ah Cool hope we can see early 2009
- 9:46am EDT - July 17th, 2008
lot of bull***t from sony since this gen started, and video store? i want f*****g games sony, real badly
Perishing_Mind | Ernad_BMW
- 9:51am EDT - July 17th, 2008
What would be funny if Square would make FFXIII as good as possible on the PS3 and load graphics and everything up to the max, and make the game on 360 somehow, just that the game run's in a more or less smooth way. I bet sales would be massive on PS3 and for 360 they'd sell like 5 copies because the game couldn't just stand ground with the PS3 version
- 10:16am EDT - July 17th, 2008
Forget this game now wheres our exclusive KINGDOM HEARTS 3
- 10:22am EDT - July 17th, 2008
Hey the home page of PSU has another VIRUS!!!! how do I contact the webhosters of this site to let them know? This isnt the first time this has happend. It might be some crazy Xbox fan boys doing this.
- 10:38am EDT - July 17th, 2008
@ Awake... why would you tell someone to grow the fock up if they have no interest in this game. I've been playing FF since the third installation. I didn't even finish FFXII, I'm just over the franchise... time to let it go and work on a new IP. I'm more interested in what Bethesda has to offer with Fallout 3. Also, even if someone doesn't play the game because it went multiplat, that is great in my book... they show the developers that loyalty is still an important part of the industry.
- 10:46am EDT - July 17th, 2008
why did this site try to attack me with a virus
- 10:48am EDT - July 17th, 2008
M$ 8IIIIID $QEENIX <---- now THATS complete.
- 11:50am EDT - July 17th, 2008
Nothing about this game here please.
- 11:54am EDT - July 17th, 2008
I'm up in the air on this title, not sure I'm into JRPG's, though I wish I had a chance to play FF VII just to see what it's like. All I know is I played the original FF on the NES and that was without a dought the best RPG ever on a console for that era. I'll probably wait and see, although it would appear it's JRPG or no RPG for the PS3 at the moment. Meanwhile the 360box has RPG's coming out of it's ar$e, or is that the RROD? I get confused sometimes.
- 12:09pm EDT - July 17th, 2008
Although I'm not happy with the cross platiform situation it's still not as bad as it was for people who waited for the Final Fantasy that was supposed to come out for the Nintendo Ultra/64. We all got teased with a tech demo for FF7. Only for it to be released on the original playstation, in hindsight it was the best and only choice.
- 12:15pm EDT - July 17th, 2008
Listen her Square nuts,
yo first move to a platform without telling sony. And made my boy Jack look like a fool.
Then u release this, we havent heard any news about this game forever, then as we obtain news u tell us that its now going multiplat.
Dave-The-Rave | Dave-The-Rave
- 1:15pm EDT - July 17th, 2008
I think the people saying that we hate SE should speak for themselves.. I couldn't be happier with all of these update and I'm so happy they've finally started talking about release schedules...this PS3 owner is as happy as he always was and here's hoping for a speeding arrival !! I CAN'T WAIT !! LOOKS SO GOOD !!
- 1:25pm EDT - July 17th, 2008
I don't know why are you guys mad. Who cares the game has gone multi? It is still coming to the PS3 isn't it? You guys are nothing but a big bunch of fanboys. I would be pissed if this game would have gone exlusively to the Xbox. That would make me mad. I just hope this game is better then XII, this one was not that good.
- 1:41pm EDT - July 17th, 2008
What can you tell those who were saving all their money to get a PS3 just to get FF13 when it was announced as a PS3 exclusive? If you are not sure just don't announce it as an exclusive....EASY.
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