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.