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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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  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]