English FFXIII demo will be new, 360 development 70% finished

By Johnny Cullen
21 August 2009 02:00 GMT


The English demo of Final Fantasy XIII will be in English and completely new and different from the Japanese demo, but only if there will be one.

That’s what Yoshinori Kitase, producer for the game, told journalists at GamesCom earlier today.

If a demo does come, it wont be on a Blu-ray or DVD. Instead, expect it on the PSN and Xbox Live.

“…we are thinking of providing it in a downloadable format,” said the Square dev legend.

“…if we were to provide the demo overseas, it would be a completely new version.”

Kitase also confirmed that the Japanese development of the game for the PS3 is over ninety percent complete now, while development for the Xbox 360 version is over seventy percent complete.

More over at Joystiq and IGN.

The game will release in the winter in Japan for the PS3, but Kitase-san told VG247 today that the game will receive a simultaneous release next spring in Europe and the US for PS3 and 360.

He also told us they’re aiming to keep the amount of discs for the 360 version down to a minimum of three discs.

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