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Final Fantasy Versus 13 is now Final Fantasy 15

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 03:13 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Square Enix showed off a new trailer for Final Fantasy Versus 13 at the Sony E3 conference. It’s now known as Final Fantasy 15. It’s coming to PlayStation 4. Spoilers: it looks pretty ballin’. Check out the trailer below.

Final Fantasy 15 was first announced as Final Fantasy Versus 13 way, way back when the Fabula Nova Crystallis sequence was revealed. It’s the only game yet to surface from the three announced at the time, and despite the long delay, platform upgrade, and rumours of troubled development still looks fairly close to the original vision presented over seven years ago.

Rumourmongers knew this was happening in March; well done them.

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37 Comments

  1. dravenkaze

    The guy said ff14 was comming to ps3/4 I wasnt sure if he meant the online game or got it wrong

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Mike W

    I think he meant 15

    #2 2 years ago
  3. stockops3

    Is it definatley coming for PS3 aswell if it is, awesome !

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Clupula

    If this is coming to PS3, I will die of happiness.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Dark

    he said FF14 comming to ps3 not FF15.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Stardog

    FF15?? Are you sure they said that?

    It looks fine as a “versus” game, but absolute shit for a main series Final Fantasy game.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Agt_Pendergast

    Check it out at 3:37. Altair? What are you doing in Final Fantasy?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Ireland Michael

    It looked terrible right from day one. It still does.

    Re-christening it XV is just sheer laziness.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. salarta

    This looks awesome, and I’m amazed and pleased that Squeenix finally practiced some actual intellect and common sense by rebranding this game as FF15. It’s a game people have been dying to see, and it’s a shitload more of a Final Fantasy game than they tried to make FF13 out to be.

    I’ve had a rule for the past few years of absolutely refusing to buy anything Squeenix until a proper Aya Brea game was made, after Squeenix ruined her and the Parasite Eve franchise with 3rd Birthday, which was further exacerbated by a decade of mostly disappointing or downright insulting games. And yet, FF15 is so awesome and so much like the Final Fantasy we’ve been missing for so long that I think I’ll end up breaking that rule to buy FF15 if it continues on the path we’ve seen so far.

    That is no small feat. I’ve increasingly loathed Squeenix as time went on ever since FFX-2. One of my online contacts was stunned and shocked that I was THIS excited for a Squeenix game. That’s how big of a thing this reveal is for me. It made me, a huge Squaresoft fan whose opinion of Squeenix and their level of “quality” fell so low that I genuinely wouldn’t have been surprised if they started making guro porn games (though, a branch of theirs recently inspired that direction…), and made me eager and willing to buy something from them again.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. CyberMarco

    I was a bit disappointed to see FF Versus XIII jumping ship to the PS4 as FF XV, but now that Kingdom Hearts 3 is releasing for the PS4, it’s a bonus I guess.

    Oh man, can’t wait KH3.

    Must preorder KH 1.5 HD to relive the magic. :) :D

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Dave Cook

    This is huge for me. Big FF fan. Im happy!

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Sini

    not as impressive as that older trailer in the restaurant and the shark.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Ireland Michael

    I have no idea why people are so gaga over this.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. backup

    Exclusive hell yeah and it looking lot better than FF13 lightning
    Are PC beggars making a petition xbots can join them lol

    #14 2 years ago
  15. machy

    he means ff14 the mmo not this one ..

    #15 2 years ago
  16. polygem

    @13: skip to minute 2, watch from there…

    #16 2 years ago
  17. halberykM

    FF Xv will be on Xbox one because thzy coudn’t keep the name of Versus which is own by the sony and square. They change it for that purpose.Sony has never said “it’s exclusive for PS4 nor Nomura

    #17 2 years ago
  18. CyberMarco

    @17

    For me, the Xbone is a mess regardless of games available on the system…

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Djoenz

    Xbox doesnt Deserve an FF title. Shitty FFXIII it can have,but Versus hands off.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Clupula

    @17 – And what is your official source for this? Hmmmmm? Come on, give me a link, boy, or forever shut your mouth.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Moonwalker1982

    big chance that this is coming to X1 too. If this was exclusive to PS4 along with KH3, they would’ve said so.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Ireland Michael

    @16 I did.

    It looks like the same old tired Nomura designs, with the same old melodramatic haircuts and brooding. Nor do I care much for this whole “real world” aesthetic.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. CyberMarco

    @21 Probably. I could see FF XV going multiplatform as it doesn’t have any back story with the Playstation brand, but on the other hand I believe that Versus XIII was supposed to be a PS3 exclusive…

    Also KH3 is a long stretch because the majority of the Xbox players probably didn’t have the chance to play the previous titles and the HD collection is only coming to the PS3.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. halberykM

    I’m just thinking. And we will see in 30 min. But i hope is not true. I’m PS fan so.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Ireland Michael

    @23 So? More formats means more exposure.

    hey’re not going to ignore potentially millions of people because of some outdated platform bias. This isn’t 1997 anymore. Games cost far more to make. They can’t afford to.

    The native PC architecture of both consoles are going to make conversions and ports a heck of a lot easier this generation.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. salarta

    It’ll probably be a multiplat game, but who cares? It just means more people that want to play the game will get to do so, and what’s more important is that we finally have a real main Final Fantasy game after a good decade without one. FF12 was okay, but wasn’t anywhere near as great as FF10 and before.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. CyberMarco

    @25 I can’t argue on that. Will have to see how things will turn out though. Regardless of exclusivity or not, the game probably is going to rock.

    Also Kingdom Hearts 3! :D :D :D

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Ireland Michael

    @26 Totally disagree. FF12 is the best Final Fantasy game ever made, with 9 and 6 coming up just behind it.

    Sadly, looks like the “every third game is a classic masterpiece” role isn’t going to swing this time. This looks like garbage.

    @27 If I didn’t know any better, I would guess you’re slightly excited about Kingdom Hearts 3.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Clupula

    @28 – Ugh. FFXII is utter and complete excrement. Second only to FFV in awfulness.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. halberykM

    Who can be excited about that game. I played Birth by sleep last week n it was great. Can’t be more prepared for the KH3.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Ireland Michael

    @29 V is one of my favourites. The story wasn’t great in V, but it was far, far less restrictive and original than IV, which is in my opinion the most vastly overrated in the entire series.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. CyberMarco

    @28

    You don’t say!? xD

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Clupula

    @31 – While I agree that IV is vastly overrated, I found V so incredibly awful, I never beat it. It just got too stupid for me, storywise, to where I just couldn’t force myself to continue playing.

    But XII was just awful at everything it did except for the characters of Balthier and Dr. Cid. Otherwise, it had bland characters, the worst gameplay in the entire series, bar-none, a world that felt ripped out of the Star Wars prequels, and a story that felt like it had been written on a napkin.

    Best one is X, followed by IX, followed by, yes, XIII, followed by VII.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. cade

    Christ you people bitch about everything.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Briskel

    @33 – Umm i’m not sure if you dont know your Roman numerals or if you are just trolling, but saying that XIII was a good final fantasy is clearly wrong! I will never class FF12 or FF13 as a Final fantasy game as the series is far too good to have those put into the same class as the previous games.

    Lets face it, us Final fantasy fans love the Final fantasy games because of three things mainly. They are the amazing story, The awsome music and that great character development. IF you have played XIII you will know that it has none of them, Sure it has nice graphics but we dont play the Final Fantasy series for that.

    In no perticular order the best Final fantasy games would have to be 6,7,8,9,10. Square knew what they were doing and were awesome, when they became Squaresoft the perfected everything they knew and everything we wanted. When they became Square enix everything fell apart, they clearly forgot everything and have till this day, not known what to do or how to create a game.

    I like the look of versus (FF15) although it looks like they have changed the battle system from what they origionally had made, it now looks like a Devil may cry game. I dont understand why they have taken so long to release this game… considering it was complete a few months after the horridly bad Final fantasy 13.

    Well i will still be buying this game at some point and i am hoping that they once again remember why we love the Final Fantasy series and why it became so popular before the fall of Squaresoft. Hopefully FF15 will have a good story, good character development, good music and a good battle system. I am not holding my breath though after experiencing the series after FF10 :(

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Clupula

    @35 – I’m pretty sure I have my Roman numerals right. I love XIII. It’s the third best of the series. VIII, on the other hand, sucks. But not as much as XII did.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Briskel

    @36 – But FF13 had no good music, barely any story, no chracter development, horrid battle system and what little story it had it threw players right into the middle of with no build up to it. You start the game and complete the game without feeling any sort of connection towards the characters or story at all. FF13 was short, felt rushed and had very little content compared to the other Final fantasy games.

    I will agree that many people did not like FF8 because they found it too emotional compared to other FF’s but i would have to say it had everything that makes a good Final Fantasy. It had good characters, good music, good battle system and everything else, the only thing i would say that wasn’t good about the game was the whole equiping magic thing which improved your stats, the concept was good but it was too unballanced to work well.

    #37 2 years ago

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    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video compares PSP graphics to PS4, Xbox One

    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]

  • Video for Life is Strange shows you how to rewind time

    If you could rewind time, would you change the events of your day or leave things be? In Life is Strange, you will make this choice. In the developer diary below, Dontnot Entertainment touches upon the main character’s ability to rewind time. How Max’s ability works and originated is also discussed. The first episode of […]

  • Take a look at one of the historical battles in Total War: Attila

    The Creative Assembly has revealed historical battles for Total War: Attila and shown off one of them. In the latest episode of Rally Point, developer Creative Assembly takes a look at one of the nine historical battles that will be included in Total War: Attila when it launches next month. But before you see the […]

  • ARMA 3 video lists 33 of its features, teases upcoming expansion

    ARMA 3 is an impressive military simulator, but that’s not the only thing impressive about it. In fact, this video lists 33 of the game’s most notable features. ARMA 3′s latest video gives you a tour of many of its strengths. It goes over the number of vehicles, weapons and playable area. But that’s not […]

  • No Man’s Sky dev explains what you actually do in the game

    No Man’s Sky is simultaneously the most intriguing mystery and the most scary. Developer Hello Games is asked some questions and gives some solid answers. Eurogamer asked Hello Games’ Sean Murray a number of questions that are on everyone’s mind when they think about No Man’s Sky. The biggest one being, what do you actually […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 27, Be The Zombie mode goes free

    The release date for the physical version of Dying Light has been confirmed for Europe, along with the release dates for all regions. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the PC version of the game will release digitally, worldwide, on January 27. The physical version and the digital PS4 and Xbox One versions will […]

  • Guild Wars 2 is $10 this weekend

    ArenaNet is offering Guild Wars 2 for $10 this weekend only, and hosting a double XP event during the same period. The regular and Digital Deluxe editions of Guild Wars 2 are both offered at 75% off this weekend. The regular edition can be yours for just $10 while the Deluxe is $15. The offer […]

  • Cyberpunk 2077 development still going, but the focus is on The Witcher 3, says dev

    If you’re dying to hear anything about CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll be waiting a while still. The focus is on The Witcher 3 right now. Ever since Cyberpunk 2077′s announcement all the way back in 2012 developer CD Projekt Red has been really quiet about the sci-fi RPG. We’ve not seen any gameplay […]

  • Digital pet Animin gamecards get May release

    With AR being all the go, it might be worth checking out virtual pet Animin for iOS and Android. Game-cards for Animin, the virtual pet for iOS and Android, are set to appear at UK retail this May, the developers have announced. Animin sits on your touch device and does cute stuff. The little dude […]

  • You won’t need a new GPU for DirectX 12, except for some features

    Microsoft has clarified that while you’ll need a new GPU to get the full potential of DirectX 12, existing hardware will support it just fine. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said in a press meeting following the Windows 10 event that you will need a new graphics card to get “the full benefits” of DirectX 12. “There […]

  • Assassin’s Creed Victory: fans speculate over characters and locations

    Ubisoft has not yet started talking about Assassin’s Creed: Victory, so some eager fans are speculating about everything they can just from those leaked screens. A very popular thread right now on the Ubisoft forums attempts to gather fans’ specualtion about characters, events and story of Assassin’s Creed: Victory. What followed was quite a lot […]

  • This is what co-op looks like in Dying Light

    Dying Light’s cop-op mode has been given a short demo by developer Techland. Dying Light supports drop-in/ drop-out co-op for up to four players. The entire campaign is playable in co-op, and there are special co-op challenges. Watch as four members of developer Techland take on the game’s zombie apocalypse. Dying Light is out January […]

  • Get Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and all DLC for $5

    Bundle Stars’ latest bundle packs Saints Row 2 and the complete Saints Row: The Third for $5. The Saints Row bundle is priced $5. It is live now and for another 14 days. It comes with Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package, which is basically the game plus all the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for January 23, 24

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has made the trek to Destiny’s Tower for another week of business. Destiny’s Exotics vendor, Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at the Tower as per the weekly schedule. Xur will sell you Exotic weapons and armour pieces if you have the Strange Coins to afford it. He also […]

  • Bloodborne is getting two special edition PS4s in Japan

    Sony will launch two limited-edition, Bloodborne-themed PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan. Two bundles are available, one in black and another in white, complete with a controller and a headset. The hard disk cover is engraved with the title and the cover shot. Both bundles come with the collector’s edition release of the game, which was […]

  • Best Destiny videos of the week – Xur vs Cryptarch rap battle

    Destiny has once more produced a slew of entertaining, educational and occasionally baffling videos. Destiny players have repeatedly sparked crazes by exploiting the game’s little foibles – Sparrow surfing is one example. This latest one is kind of mysterious; I don’t know how it’s done, or why you would want to, but Hidden Reach has […]

  • The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

    The Sims 4 is the latest game to be offered free through Origin’s Game Time promotion. The Sims 4 is now free to download from Origin, granting you a 48 hour window to try it out and see if you want to pay for the full game. The free time starts counting as soon as […]

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

    A new Halo novel will explore the backstory of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Halo: New Blood is a digital-first short novel launching on March 2. The 60,000 word novel was penned by Matt Forbeck, an award-winning author of many licensed fantasy and sci-fi publications. It’s an all-new story, but fans of Halo 3: ODST will […]

  • Destiny players purchased 1.1 million Ice Breakers last week

    Destiny players know what’s hot, and Exotic sniper rifle Ice Breaker is definitely warm. Destiny vendor Xur offered Ice Breaker for sale last weekend, much to the delight of everyone yet to find this terrific bit of gear. According to the latest Bungle Weekly Update, Xur sold 1,143,320 Ice Breakers. He left the tower with […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition nets GLAAD special recognition award

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has been honoured for its diverse representation by LGBT advocacy body GLAAD. Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a special recognition award for “the many complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game”. GLAAD doesn’t normally honour video games (maybe one day, if we ever have enough that deserve it), but […]

  • The Order: 1886 AR game is full of puzzles

    The Order: 1886 has spawned a new promotional website with lots of info to ferret out. Called The Order Exposed, the new site pertains to be the blog of a missing researcher, who had been hoping to uncover the secrets of the alternate history. This on its own is quite interesting but it’s also full […]

  • Grow Home is the next game to follow Child of Light, Valiant Hearts

    Ubisoft has announced another small passion project in the wake of the success of recent releases. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are all the products of a new initiative at Ubisoft where the publisher lets key developers rest after big triple-A projects by working on something […]

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]