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Rumour – FFXIII 360 hitting Japan this December, says Dengeki

Tuesday, 7th September 2010 11:51 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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The cheevos list? Kitase remaining a bit silent on the rumours? You may finally have your answer. Keyword: may.

According to an apparently leaked scan from the latest issue of Dengeki (via FinalFantasy.net), Final Fantasy XIII for Xbox 360 is coming to Japan in an international version.

The title will supposedly launch in the country on December 16 – nearly a year to the day since it would have released on PS3 – and will feature an easy mode and English voiceovers.

Nothing else is mentioned.

The game launched in the west for PS3 and 360 back in March.

Pro-tip: if this is real, you’ll probably hear more tomorrow, as the new Famitsu is due out then.

We’ll drop Square an email, but don’t expect the unexpected.

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  1. Blerk

    If this is real it’ll no doubt be hitting PS3 as well, so once again I’m surprised that they’re even bothering.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. cookiejar

    I’m sure all 6 people are thrilled.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    I think thats why they won’t show FFXIII Versus in the public much.

    Because they don’t want to overshadow Xbox 360 release :D

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Versus is the new Duke Nukem Forever now that Duke’s actually coming out.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Hunam

    @4

    Don’t jinx it you cad!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. zoopdeloop

    This rumour sounds a little bit off.The game doesn’t require easy mode,and i assume they mean it will include only English voiceovers and not both along with Japanese.if it’s both then the rumour really does sound off.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Eregol

    Will it sell?
    Really?
    I doubt it.
    If you’re Japanese and you really wanted to play FFXIII you would have had a PS3.
    This will not sell in large numbers and as such would be an exercise in futility and a waste of distribution money.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. onlineatron

    With Eregol on this one.

    Japanese who want the game would have bought it on PS3 already, I doubt many would have been so devout 360 loyalists that they’d miss out on it until it released on their console.

    Didn’t the game have a bit of a hard time in Japan anyway? Wasn’t it lambasted for being too linear?

    #8 4 years ago
  9. onlineatron

    @4
    I can’t wait till 2020 when Gearbox picks up versusXIII and finishes it.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Max Pain

    Why ??

    Japan only got like 3 Xbox 360 users …

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    @9 LOL

    #11 4 years ago
  12. NiceFellow

    Seems pointless really. I guess MS might want it more to reinforce the idea that the 360 gets the big FF titles, too, but there are so many reasons not to do this – particularly if the 360 build is still sub-par to the PS3, that I think it would be better to simply let it go at this point.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Monk

    Now, this`s the confirmation :

    http://www.gamingeverything.com/2010/9/kinect_dated_for_japan_final_fantasy_xiii_360_confirmed

    and other related news about Versus :

    http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/09/08/nomura_versus_xiii_tweet/

    #13 4 years ago