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.