Final Fantasy XIII to release world wide before 2010?

Japan’s Famitsu magazine has let slip that gamers can expect Square’s Final Fantasy XIII to receive a global release date before the end of the year.

While we’re not exactly fluent in Japanese, has translated the latest Final Fantasy article from the publication, which appears to confirm a pre-2010 release window for the hotly anticipated RPG:

Final Fantasy XIII is set to hit retail store shelves on both sides of the Pacific sometime later this year.

Hopefully there’s some truth to this statement for fans of the long running franchise – we’ll keep you updated.