E3 2009 News

Square targeting 2010 release for PAL FFXIII

Square Enix has said that the company is ‘targeting’ a 2010 release for the PAL version of Final Fantasy XIII.

The hotly anticipated RPG hits Japanese retailers later this year, with a North American version scheduled for release in spring 2010. A European release date has yet to be confirmed, though director Motomu Toriyama informed Kotaku at E3 that it’s aiming to have the game out in that region at some point next year.

Traditionally, PAL gamers have received the short end of the release stick with past iterations, with Final Fantasy XII in particular taking a full year to reach European shores following the Japanese release.

Let’s hope Europeans won’t have to wait until Christmas 2010 to get their hands on the game.