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Japanese Xbox.com URL suggests Final Fantasy IV 360 [Update]

Wednesday, 28th January 2009 09:08 GMT By Mike

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This 1UP piece brings word that if click on this link – http://www.xbox.com/ja-JP/games/f/finalfantasy4/details.page/ – you’ll be taken a legitimate Japanese Xbox.com page – albeit an empty one.

However, if you’re thinking it could be some randomly generated placeholder, then feel free to replace the words “final fantasy IV” with whatever you like and see what happens.

After Square Enix unveiled two new XBLA title, the firm did promise “to bring its popular games as well as original titles to the download service in the future.”

Is this one of them?

We’ll of course check with Square Enix right away.


Update: If you type the word, ‘SuperMario’ instead of Final Fantasy IV, you get the same message but only if you add the ‘/details.page/’ suffix. Still, this is looking increasingly uncertain.

Super Mario XBLA? We seriously doubt it.

Thanks, Syrok.


By Mike Bowden

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  1. Syrok

    Super Mario 360 confirmed:

    http://www.xbox.com/ja-JP/games/f/SuperMario/details.page/

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Mike

    haha!

    I’ll update

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    That’s not quite what he said, Syrok. You’re supposed to miss the /details.page bit off the end of the URL when you enter it. If you do that for FinalFantasy4 then the server automatically adds the /details.page for you – any other random game name (like SuperMario, for instance) doesn’t do that.

    I’ll agree it’s tenuous at best, but the behaviour is actually different between the two.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Mike

    Same difference really though, surely.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Not really – the server’s recognising something about certain URLs and redirecting them. It’s still redirecting them to the same blank page, but there is a difference in behaviour which suggests that it knows something about ‘finalfantasy4′ that it doesn’t know about ‘fuckedupthebum8′.

    ‘finalfantasy5′ doesn’t do the same thing, but ‘finalfantasyxiii’ does, for instance.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Tonka

    Topical:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKeIm_gYmMk&fmt=22

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Torkass

    http://www.xbox.com/ja-JP/games/f/i_really_doubt_too/details.page/

    XD

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Everyone’s still missing the point, I see. :-D

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Syrok

    Meh, who cares it’s just a game about a bunch of emo teenagers in conflict with their subconscious. :)

    #9 6 years ago
  10. elronathon

    Syrok: hahahaha, thats excellent.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Gekidami

    Its confirmed;
    http://www.xbox.com/ja-JP/games/f/OMG_MGS4_ON_360/details.page/

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Michael O'Connor

    “Meh, who cares it’s just a game about a bunch of emo teenagers in conflict with their subconscious. :)”

    …Actually, no it isn’t.

    While I get the joke, and its the one aspect of Final Fantasy I tend to despite, FFIV: The After strays well away from the angst ridden hero stereotype.

    #12 6 years ago