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FFXIII: Simultaneous 360 and PS3 Euro release in spring 2010, says Kitase

Thursday, 20th August 2009 12:36 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Badaboom. FFXIII’s PS3 and 360 versions will release simultaneously next spring in Europe, producer Yoshinori Kitase told VG247 at GamesCom today, calling the info the “new announcement”.

“We don’t have the actual month down yet, but in Japan it’s scheduled for a winter release, and in Europe and North American territoriers it’s spring 2010,” said the developer.

He added: “For Europe and North America, the PS3 and 360 versions are going to be released simultaneously.”

Kitase said that the team had made significant headway in cutting down waits for Europe and the US.

“For previous titles it took usually about a year to localise each version and bring it over to Europe, but for this title there should be a considerably shorter gap and [we'll] bring it to European territories as close to the North American release as possible,” he said.

So there you have it. Go nuts.

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  1. Blerk

    Wow – I was fully expecting an extra six months for Europe.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    Wow.. The first 6 months of 2010 are batshit insane. lol

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Cort

    Let’s hope the global economy picks up for early 2010 otherwise some big names are going to tank.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    If I get a few minutes later I’ll try to put together a quick list of what’s coming. It’s beyond nuts though. :D

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Easter is the new Christmas! It’s what Jesus would’ve wanted.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Robo_1

    Totally agree Cort, Q1 2010 is ridiculously top heavy at this point, and I think many games are going to suffer for it. The Christmas rush happens because that is when the industry sells most of it’s games, and people are generally spending more on gifts etc.

    Pushing everything back into 2010 is going to be disastrous for more niche titles like Bayonetta and Heavy Rain.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Nah, the niche titles will do better in Q1. They’d have been obliterated by the big-name franchises in the run up to Christmas.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    You’re right, FF, Splinter Cell, Mass Effect, God of War aren’t big at all. :D

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Cort

    “Easter is the new Christmas! It’s what Jesus would’ve wanted.”

    That really did make me LOL.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Blerk

    Actually maybe the niche stuff needs delaying again. Until Q2. :-D

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Looks like they’ve started already – looks like Bioshock 2′s moving to Q2!

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt

    For the record, FFXIII’s presentation is the best I’ve ever seen in a videogame. It’s spectacular beyond belief.

    #12 5 years ago