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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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  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

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  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

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  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

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  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

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  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

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  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

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  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

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  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

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  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

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  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

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  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

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  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

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  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

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  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

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  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

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  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

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  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

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  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

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  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

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  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]