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Rumour – There is DLC coming for FFXIII, says Kitase

Thursday, 28th January 2010 07:00 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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According to an apparent translation from GAF, Final Fantasy XIII producer Yoshinori Kitase has told OPM Benelux that there will be DLC coming for the game.

No details on what it would contain, though. Just it would “arrive a little later in the west.”

“At first we had plans to release the game simultaneously worldwide, so we had the intention to deliver identical version between the regions. When we noticed that we wouldn’t make it, we decided to release the game as fast as possible in the west after its release in Japan,” said Kitase.

“We initially had doubts to add extra content to the western version but then it would have taken the international version more months of delay. We did prepare a DLC but it will arrive a little later in the west.”

This is, quite literally, an amazing merry-go-round.

Back at GamesCom last year, Kitase said DLC was being looked at by Square Enix.

He then revealed a month before the Japanese release there would be no new content in time for the JP launch.

Earlier in the month, art director Isamu Kamikokuryou revealed that there was enough content from the game to make a second game.

And last night, Kitase claimed in a interview in a Japanese strategy guide for the RPG that, while it was “possible” to do DLC, they were “not considering it.”

Amazing.

We’ll email Square Enix about this. The game releases in the west on March 9 for PS3 and 360.

Thanks, FF-XIII.net.

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3 Comments

  1. Gekidami

    “There will be no DLC for FFXIII!… Oh shit wait, we cut how much content out of the final build?! …There WILL be DLC for FFXIII!”

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    I bet it’s just extra items and stuff rather than extra areas or subquests. Basically horse armour.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Michael O’Connor

    “I bet it’s just extra items and stuff rather than extra areas or subquests. Basically horse armour.”

    I think it *will* be extra content.

    A number of the Final Fantasy games (most noticeably FFX) had additional content in them when they were released in the west. These were often then released in Japan again as “International” versions of the game.

    Releasing an RPG with extra content is fairly common in Japan, but DLC makes it largely unnecessary to create these re-releases. This was obviously only a recent decision.

    I see nothing wrong with this, if the content is cool and fairly priced.

    #3 5 years ago

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