Square drops new Final Fantasy Versus XIII info

Final Fantasy Versus XIII will offer an experience that fans have never witnessed previously in the illustrious RPG franchise, Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura has teased.

Speaking to Famitsu (via Andriasang), Nomura-san said that the elusive PlayStation 3-exclusive is ticking along nicely despite failing to make an appearance at the Tokyo Game Show last week.

He also let slip that he recently conducted a walkthrough of the game’s full world map and checked out some dungeons and side paths in towns, coming away impressed with the expansive nature of it all.

Nomura went on to say that Versus XIII will utilize the new Luminous next-generation engine for the game’s lighting. The action-centric elements, however, will be governed by a Versus specific engine.

The reason for this, he explained, is due to the fact the RPG’s lighting is being overhauled, and the developers are using the Luminous Engine for that very purpose. Apparently, photo-realism is the name of the game here; hence the greater focus on lighting effects. 

Final Fantasy Versus XIII was originally announced in 2006, and has only just entered full production.