Dragon Quest delay to affect Final Fantasy XIII?
- Posted February 13th, 2009 at 07:28 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 15 Comments
Square Enix has conceded that the delay of DS title Dragon Quest IX may affect the launch of the publisher’s hotly anticipated Final Fantasy XIII in Japan.
"Presently, I cannot say what kind of effect we will experience from moving the Dragon Quest IX launch from March to July. I cannot say there won't be an effect," said CEO and President, Yoichi Wada.
"There is a possibility that Dragon Quest IX delay could affect Final Fantasy XIII,” added Wada.
Final Fantasy XIII is currently pencilled in for a 2009 release in Japan, though western territories won’t be getting their hands on it until some time next year. Let’s hope the project doesn’t experience further delays.
- 2:30am EST - February 13th, 2009
Meh. will we wait for FF13 release in 2010? Delay. Delay. Delay. Guess we ll see FF13 in 2012!
- 2:36am EST - February 13th, 2009
Can't they just admit that porting it to the 360 is taking longer than they thought?
seems pretty embarrassing that a DS game stands to delay something as big as the Final Fantasty series
That's like saying Patapon 2 will cause delays for God Of War 3
- 2:46am EST - February 13th, 2009
i want a Dragon quest title for my ps3!! the one for the ps2 was amazing!!
- 2:50am EST - February 13th, 2009
Well sometime nexr year....I bet this thing will end up appearing in the 4Q of 2010. They are taking almost the whole life span of a system making this game. If they continue this way they are going to end up losing tons of money cause they arent selling any of their main games (the ones taking all the money to produce). Serves them right because some of their moves (double edge sword moves) have been done to make more money, money that they will never see if they continue this way.
- 3:14am EST - February 13th, 2009
On an editor's sidenote - I think you meant "affect" in the title and second Wada quote. Unless somehow, the delay of Dragon Quest will bring Final Fantasy into existence. ;o)
- 3:42am EST - February 13th, 2009
- 3:57am EST - February 13th, 2009
Well they got until Dec 2012 to release Versus.
That's when the Mayan clock ends and Nostrodomus predicted the end of the world as we know it.
- 5:28am EST - February 13th, 2009
The delay rests with the pinchexclusives360 not DQ.The original release date was 2008 if it wasnt for that pile of cheap plastic.
- 5:36am EST - February 13th, 2009
Don't care about FFXIII as long as they don't delay FFXIII Versus
- 6:11am EST - February 13th, 2009
heh perhaps in the delay they could work for a more simouteneus release of the game worlwide.
- 6:37am EST - February 13th, 2009
This company really has gone to shat in the past 2 years.
- 8:25am EST - February 13th, 2009
They must have some real f**king problems going on at SE. Final fantasy XIII and verses are the main reason I bought a ps3 now delay after delay after delay I'm starting to get pissed off.Which wouldn't be so bad if there was one or two good rpg's, but h3ll no I'm stuck playing shooters btw killzone 2 looks f**king awesome, So all I can do is wait and b*tch.
- 9:58am EST - February 13th, 2009
- 10:03am EST - February 13th, 2009
@2 lol .... ur 100% right
its just that Square-Enix trying to make any excuse to delay Final Fantasy XIII until they finish porting it to the X360 ... The next time they'r gonna say " the reason behind delaying Final Fantasy XIII is that i was drunk and slept with my Ex-girlfriend , that caused a major disaster in my marriage."
- 10:05am EST - February 13th, 2009
@9 I agree, but they cant finish up versus untill they get XIII rolled out the doors *sigh* SE disapoints me sometimes more then getting to the bottom of a cracker jacks box and their being no prize at the bottom.
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