Nomura’s Lightning Returns Work Finished, Versus XIII Still In Development

By Spencer . October 10, 2012 . 9:26am

litreturnsTetsuya Nomura spoke with Dengeki PlayStation about the two Final Fantasy XIII projects in the pipeline. Nomura said his work on Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has been completed. Lightning and Snow will have new costumes.

 

Final Fantasy Versus XIII is still in the development, but Nomura didn’t say how far the game has come along. He asked fans to please wait a while for a follow up report.



  • http://vanilladice.deviantart.com/ Dice

    It’s… ALWAYS in development…

    • MrRobbyM

      I laughed harder than I should of. I’m gonna be on my death bed and it will still be in development.

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Good to know Versus is still hanging in there. More excited for that than LR:FFXIII. Anyway, adopting the strategy of consistently giving fans these reminders of it still being worked definitely helps alleviate the pain of playing the waiting game.

  • XypherCode

    *Whew* it’s been a loooong six years and still no major update for Versus XIII. The Waiting game continues. :))

  • Nitraion

    “Final fantasy versus XIII is still in the development”Wow the game better be super long and super good…..o-o

    • http://vanilladice.deviantart.com/ Dice

      I’m thinking they’re already a few years too late.  Unless this game gets scores like 11/10, or A++ (or in Japan: S Rank), then this game won’t hit people’s expectations.  I expect a lot of backlash if it’s even somewhat crappy because of the wait.  I do have faith in the team though.  [A lot of] time will tell.

    • Priscilla Tang

      Given the graphic though, imagine this:

      “It took us 7+ years to complete this game, but for you guys, you can complete it under 10 hours!”

      /Sarcasm

  • Bruno Cesar

    With the way it’s written in dengeki I was pretty sure this means “his” work in Lightning Returns (character designs) was finished, so the title would be misleading… right?

  • MrRobbyM

    It’s most likely the One Winged Angel piece I just watched (here’s the video for reference http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZl5D1CbXEg&feature=plcp beautifully played I must say), but I’m actually excited for this. As many of you know, I wasn’t the biggest fan of FFXIII even though it was enjoyable and XIII-2 demo was a giant turn-off for me, but as long as the main playable character in this is Lightning, I might actually like this.

  • AoNoise

    The fact that this Lightning Returns affair was “completed” so quickly makes me discard a graphics engine overhaul… and I fear another DLC-fest is coming. Hope I’m wrong.

    Also, FFversusXIII… in development *cynical laugh*

    • Peeka Chu

      Watch out Duke Nukem!  We have a contender!

  • Akarnage

    Lightning’s left thigh on that artwork disturbs me to no end!

    • PersonaBull

       Both her legs bother me in that artwork what is even happening with the thigh jutting out of her stomach and why is her left thigh half a foot shifted away oh my. ):

  • Carlos Escalante

    He is reffering to HIS work on LRFFXIII (costumes). 

  • http://www.facebook.com/magius.necros Magius Necros

    Tetsuya Nomura has finished his work on Lightning Returns(designs for Lightning and Snow), not Lightning Returns the game itself.  The article title and it’s wording is misleading.

  • shuyai

    possible Current personnel distribution at Squa Enix

    FFXIII team- 100+
    FF Versus – 2 and a highly qualified janitor

    • Paradox me

      a highly qualified janitor

      No, I’m pretty sure he’s directing Lightning Returns.

      Dohoho.

      • MrRobbyM

        *claps*

      • Levin_Scorpius

        And now I understand why Motomu Toriyama’s writing is so very crappy.

  • Riian

    That was quick, in fact, way too quick. Hopefully it’s a mistranslation or something. If it really was finished this quickly, I can’t see it being very good.

    • Hans Satori

      All they had to do was make new content.. the engine and most of the stuff was already made.

    • MrRobbyM

      Nomura’s work on the game is complete, not the game.

  • Ben Sylvia

    The development of Versus XIII is in development.

  • Calvin Jordão

    If Versus XIII ends up being a crappy game I… I’m… Oh god…

  • AoNoise

    Oh! It means NOMURA’S WORK.

    Silly me and my poor elementary-schooling.

    Still, Versus… in development *laughs a bit more*

  • SirRichard

    Nomura, mate, it’s nice that you keep reminding us that you remember that vanity project of yours (an incredibly awesome-looking vanity project whose old teasers wow even now, mind you), but if all you’re going to do when you bring it up is say “Please wait some more”, why even bother?

    I get that it’s most likely to reassure fans and to just cut off hysteria over Versus before it gets out of control, but they’ve still got nothing concrete after all this time?

  • negineBIT

    Although a lot hates FF XIII, I must say Lightning is one of the badass protagonist. Yes, her personality is bitchy, but hey, she showed her warm side too :D

    • Riian

      If Lightning had been a guy, no one would be conplaining about her being bitchy.

      lol double standards if a guy has a ‘no nonsense’ kind of attitude, he’s regarded as ‘The Man’, if a girl had that attitude, the she’s a bitch.

      • negineBIT

        *cough* emo Cloud *cough* XD

        • Akarnage

          Cloud isn’t emo. That’s what the movies and spin-offs made it out to be (damn you, Kingdom Hearts, you…).

          In the original game he’s quite caring of those he holds dear and is actually pretty good-willed even if he doesn’t like to show it. Think of him as a male “Tsundere”.

          • Leon_Tekashi

            Not to mention what he’s been through in his past.

          • negineBIT

            I have nothing against emo Cloud, I guess that makes him cooler? Look at his fangirls *__*

      • http://Gematsu.com/ Bruno Silva

        Our society sure mistreats women, that’s for sure. It’s in the little things that one is able to see through society’s bias. There’s still a great deal of gender bias in the western society/culture, that’s for sure.

  • http://www.fogalchemist.com/ caleb1993

    Wait for a while?! How much longer do we have to wait Nomura? I’m glad to know the game still exists, but why are you putting us through so much for info on the game?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Mc-Devitt/100002626261475 Stephen Mc Devitt

    Nomura said he rather Sazh over Lightning for Dissidia maybe ‘cus Sazh is his favourite of XIII because Sazh might be a self-insertion of Nomura, the part of Nomura who is sick of having to keep helping Kitase and Toriyama with their games when Nomura has is own game to make.

  • Priscilla Tang

    *Spoilers

    I would laugh so hard if Lightning and Snow (whom both are trapped in time) have new costumes whereas those who lived through that 500 years period still retain their old costumes.

    Final Fantasy XIII logic never fails to make me laugh.

  • GreekGod88

    lol!

  • OatMatadoQuatro

    Just say it Nomura, we all know already
    Versus release date: April 202X

  • Luna Kazemaru

    here come the childish comments but the title is abit misleading 

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Suprising?^_^

      • Luna Kazemaru

        not really.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Come here, seeing a mention on Versus…… expect the sure storm.T_T

    And Lightning and Snow? Not Hope???

    • Claire Oga

      Hope has been confirmed in the game already, but not playable.

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        I mean the custome there.T_T And i thought the only playable is only Light there?

  • konsama

    Once they decide to put Lightning on Versus XIII it will be out in less that you can think. Will be called Final Fantasy Versus XIII: Lightning’s Legacy. *Goes to puke*

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    What will come out first? Mana Khemia 3 or FF vs XIII?

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Tohsaka

      Neither.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

      There’s a Mana Khemia 3???????

      • FitzpatrickPhillips

        In a perfect world there is ;_;

  • UUDDLRLR BASTART

    More importantly, when will we get “No More XIII”?

    That is what we are all waiting for, right?

  • Claire Oga

    Just bring back the FF13 casts and I’ll be satisfied! 

  • eilegz

    as much as i want Versus XIII, im happy that we receive FF XIII-3,-4 or -5 until then….

    We need more AAA good quality rpgs

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_42AD7BXAVNLT35L7YDCMAILIOA dajuanb

      FFXIII…AAA quality? lol

      • MrRobbyM

        Hey, let’s not start arguments here. You know how things go around here. But anyways, I wasn’t much a fan of FFXIII but I can still say it was very well polished and has its appeal.

        • Anime10121

           Agreed, and while I cant say much for the original XIII other than it being EXTREMELY well made technically and being ok as a game, I absolutely LOVED XIII-2 and it has become one of my favorites in the entire series!  So if XIII-3 (Lightning Returns) turns out half as good as XIII-2 was, I’m pretty sure I’ll find it a great Final Fantasy.

    • Vitor Duarte

      2/10 , very bad troll

    • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

      here comes the bandwagon…

  • Phil Noctis Cier

    Good news it`s still in development:) Just have to wait a while longer then ;)

  • Alex Sargeant

    I would be sincerely interested in a post collating every single time Nomura has asked for patience regarding Versus.

    • Anime10121

       It would be longer than this entire comment thread :(

  • KHSoraKeyBlade

    I do feel as if I am repeating myself a little on this topic but…. Versus isn’t getting any spotlight because of the XIII series.

    It is the only theory I can come up with because it makes sense.

    Think about it, if Versus suddenly popped up tomorrow with a brand new trailer and I dunno a release date or something, then everyone will be like, “omg finally Versus news ^_^” and completely ignore Lightning Returns, or not care for it as much. (I am of course taking people who are super excited for LR:FF out of consideration but they might also want Versus so I don’t know..)

    Square aren’t going to give people want they want, FFX HD, Versus, a localisation announcement for both Bravely Default and Type-0 are the titles that are suffering because of it. (Ok maybe not the last two so much because one is a new game and the other is a PSP game). Nomura has already said that he isn’t allowed to say anything about Versus which as either a fan of Final Fantasy or Kingdom Hearts is nothing but hurtful news.
    Square need to stop with this whole, “hey guys *forcefully throws Lightning at you*” because nobody wants it (ok that’s a lie but still). I really just want Toriyama to stop doing things, he is not the saviour of SE and while I think 13 was a good enough game I don’t think it needs all this special treatment. No other FF series got it* so why does this one?
    I dunno I feel like I rambled and didn’t make sense in parts but whatever.

    tl;dr Nomura isn’t being a troll this time and Toriyama needs to be put in the corner to think about what he has just done.

    *On a side note I am not counting FF7 because while it did cover parts of its story in various different games and even a film, it was spread out over several years and wasn’t keeping the spotlight from other games.

    But yeah…. hi and stuff. Oh and I also predict a 2014 release for Versus. It’s after LR:FF that’s why.

    • Ben Sylvia

      Hey, I want Type-0 about as much as I want Versus and KH3.

      Which is to say badly.

      • KHSoraKeyBlade

        You aren’t alone. Though I really can’t be optimistic about a Type-0 English release in any way… I would however love to see it released.

      • http://www.twitch.tv/jpnags Jason Naglic

        FF Type-O will not see a US localization. Neither will Europe.

        • KHSoraKeyBlade

          Well damn because you’ve said it then it must be true.

          The chances are slim not impossible. Square will realise they like money eventually and when they do people will line up with wallets open.

          • MrRobbyM

            Just playing devils advocate…it IS on the PSP. So that line might be terribly short.

          • KHSoraKeyBlade

             Good point. I’m not optimistic about it being released but Square could easily make it a downloadable title so it can be played on the Vita but they’d also have to translate it so it’s 99.9% likely never to see a release in English. Damn Square.

          • Anime10121

             Well technically, PSP hardware has sold really well!  Its the software that has trouble moving, and thats because a vast majority of the people who own the system pirate their games instead of supporting them. 

            Even in the west the hardware was doing fine until about last year or so, and I wholeheartedly believe that was just because of people saying the system wasnt selling well, when in all actuality, the hardware was doing fine, the software is where PSP was struggling in the west, and that was due to piracy, and not a lack of good games.

            There are more than likely an even amount of PSP’s in each region, as I remember last year, Sony said the PSP was at 70 something million units sold, and with Japan only at around 20 mil, the NA and European numbers have to be at least equal that or more.

            The system has more total numbers than both the 360 and the PS3, so it would really just depend upon if all the people screaming for a Type 0 release would actually go out and support it, rather than pirate/steal it.  If they lined up to support it like they did Crisis Core and the original Dissidia, then there would be about a million in line.  However Birth by Sleep proved that to not be the case, and the vast majority would unfortunately pirate it instead :(

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Mc-Devitt/100002626261475 Stephen Mc Devitt

            Unless they cut corners but not bothering changing the lip synching. It would be a small price to pay for better chance for localization but that’s if Type-0 gets a HD upgrade for PS3 and Vita (like Peace Walker).

        • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

          Bookmarking this comment to rub in your face later.

          • http://www.twitch.tv/jpnags Jason Naglic

            (I secretly hope I’m wrong)
            Wait, now its not a secret…
            I was trying reverse psychology.

    • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Treasure Hunter ♢

      So much this!

    • Sora96

      2014 huh?

      • KHSoraKeyBlade

        Why are you replying to a comment I made 2 years ago? Are you that sad? Times have changed vastly since then.

        • Sora96

          Are you that sad you care about a joke?

          • KHSoraKeyBlade

            I don’t care about what you said, nor did I notice the joke because clearly it wasn’t that funny.

          • Sora96

            Then why did you respond? Lol. You weren’t meant to find it funny.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Altin-Bujupaj/1157167838 Altin Bujupaj

    So Nemura finally finished, wanking his wank around Lightning ? Sorry for the little rude language, but there is only a certain amount of milking that good Franchises should take. And FF was good.

    • LynxAmali

      -And FF was good.

      “Good” is subjective, especially in this case.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Altin-Bujupaj/1157167838 Altin Bujupaj

        It goes without saying that they were better in the last decade than this one.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_42AD7BXAVNLT35L7YDCMAILIOA dajuanb

    FF hasn’t been relevant for years, Persona is all the jazz now in Japan and rightfully so.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

      O RLY??

    • RablaAndrews

      Haha, nice opinion bro, but you realise Atlus have been doing exactly the same thing with Persona 4 all year right?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_42AD7BXAVNLT35L7YDCMAILIOA dajuanb

        But they haven’t. What they have been doing with P4 may not sit well with some fans but it’s nowhere near as preposterous as what SE is doing since, ya know, P4 is actually GOOD.

        • Rogerrmark

          Atlus is milking Persona series for some time now,yes. Too bad the first three games(P1,IS/EP) or even the Shin Megami Tensei -main series,will probably never have a place in the sun like P3 and 4.

  • Neah

    I’m as pissed as everyone else at still no Versus news but I feel like we should cut Nomura some slack here. 

    He’s having to put Versus on hold/slow down production for it to help out (voluntarily or not I assume) with the main series. Its clear that SE are putting all their effort and manpower on on the main (multiplatform) game since it will probably produce them the most money.

    I just hope that Versus comes out and beats all the hype surrounding it. So hopefully its will be something that will bring Final Fantasy out of its grave rather than send it to the afterlife.  

    • MrRobbyM

      This pretty much. We’re all awaiting Versus but it’s not Nomura’s fault. But I have faith that Versus will be mind blowingly good. I think the fans that really like FF7 will like FFVersus.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_42AD7BXAVNLT35L7YDCMAILIOA dajuanb

      Except you’re not understanding that Versus is just as much as a “main” series game as XIII. Originally, XIII, Versus and Agito(now Type-0) were all somewhat apart of the same canonicity. Now it’s just XIII and Versus that are apart of the “XIII” series and nowhere have I read that XIII is the more important of the two, hell if anything Versus is more important to them (assuming they’re actually developing it for all these years and it hasn’t been secretly canceled) as the “main game”. It’s a shame that Type-0 wasn’t “FFXIII” and “XIII” wasn’t Type-0 instead because it is unfathomably better than their excuse for an rpg now especially considering it was a PSP game.

      • MrRobbyM

        True. The only reason Versus is being put on hold is because SE is still milking FFXIII. Releasing the next numbered game(which is will probably turn into) or something unlelated would be weird and throw off the hype of the FFXIII series .

      • Neah

        By the “main series” I was referring to all the FF13 games (13, 13-2 and LR), not the entire Final Fantasy series. 

        And I disagree with Versus being more important, if Versus was more important in anyway then we would have SE putting a lot more effort and support towards it rather than take the director of Versus and making him help out with 13-2 and LR. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/Amaranth.Sparrow Allen Stuart

         Actually, none of them were part of the same “canonicity.” If you go back and read the original announcements, it’s clearly stated that the different FFXIII games would have shared mythology (the mythology of the crystal, “Fabula Nova Crystallis”) but would be set in completely different worlds.

         The original concept was that the three different development teams were pursuing their own visions of “Final Fantasy XIII” based on the same core mythology. Essentially, FFXIII is Toriayma’s FFXIII, Versus is Nomura’s FFXIII, and Agito was Tabata’s FFXIII.

         They rebranded Agito as Type-0 to further disconnect it from FFXIII, as they only ever shared a basic mythology, and at the same time they distanced the entire Fabula Nova Crystallis brand from the FFXIII brand, which had not performed to expectations.

         I would expect that Versus will see similar rebranding and distancing from XIII when it’s properly announced, but will likely remain part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis project, as was the case with Type-0.

    • Luna Kazemaru

       Uhh most of their man power has went into the update for FF:14

  • SpaceOfSoul

    I’m actually kind of excited to play lightning returns. Loved the first game, bought the second one but haven’t put in the disc yet (lol).. Replaying XIII and trying to platinum before moving to the second one.

    Now I don’t mind waiting for versus XIII, as long as it turns out good. We have waited a good 6 years, the game must be 100% functional. No buggy crap that later might affect gameplay then later patched. I’m expecting this game to be ready for release. So this whole delay is alright since there are a bunch of games coming out soon that will keep me occupied. Especially with all the incompleted games I have lying around.

    Ill only be disappointed if the game turns out horrible (duke nukes forever), and they come up with excuses with “didn’t have enough time”

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Meh….

  • Unlimax

     ಠ_ಠ !

    See guys .. This is why We don’t need “More” Lightning Story’s over Versus !

    Why can’t they face it and just make a CGI movie for Lightning return better than milking a whole new FF XIII title !

    Think about it ~

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Mc-Devitt/100002626261475 Stephen Mc Devitt

      Toriyama and Kitase already want to make movies out of their recent games why not make Lightning’s next story an actual movie?

      It would be a faster and cheaper way for Lightning to get one more fight out of her system before going to Hawaii.

      • Rogerrmark

        They could probably make a lot of FFXIII games with the budget of a FFXIII CGI movie…

  • Levin_Scorpius

    If Lightning and Snow are getting new costumes, could you at least give everyone else new ones as well, especially Sazh, Dajh (also please at least let him age a bit), and NORA (their still alive right?).

    Also in regards to Lightning’s multiple outfits, can you please not go the 3rd Birthday route and make only, like, 4.5 of her clothes are something that’s actually wearable while all the rest are all fanservice outfits that horribly clash with the atmosphere/character.

    • Trey Donnelly

       I agree. I’m hoping they take the high road and make all of Lightning’s alternate outfits serious and warrior-like, instead of bikinis and short shorts/skirts/tops, etc. They seem to treat seriously and avoid giving her too much revealing clothing, so I hope they continue this trend.

  • Göran Isacson

    Yeah, as far as I know Nomuras work on the regular XIII-saga is basically character and costume design and… not a whole lot else.

    But, hey, Versus XIII is in development. That’s new! Fresh! EXCITING- ohman my sarcasm just caused me an aneurysm and gave me insight into THE FUTURE.

    70 years from now.
    Myself: Nomura… I finally worked myself up to a respectable position… in the game industry… but alas… I am now… on my last breath. Please, tell me this much at least… you claimed that transferring your consciousness into a robotic copy of Gackt… which, seriously, is kinda weird… was to make work on your many projects easier. But despite that… we still have not seen FF Versus XIII. Please… answer at least one of this old souls questions… what happened to it?

    Gacktomura: *Leans in. Takes out a rose and studies it. Leans in a little bit more. Unfurls one of his mechanical wings, causing feathers to drift everywhere. Leans in the final bit.*

    I cannot make any definitive statements at the moment, so please wait patiently just a little bit longer.
    Myself: *Inhales to unleash decades worth of repressed fury and rage, but instead inhales and chokes on one of his feathers, thereby shuffling off this mortal coil*
    Gacktomura: … It is not yet time for slumber. Not while the goddess… still weeps.
    *Strikes a very handsome and flattering pose. Holds said pose until flies start to buzz around my body, whereupon he leaves*

    Man, future cyborg-Nomura is ice-cold.

  • Alexander Aubert

    …………….. patience is gold

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    Well, I’ve been waiting this long so I guess waiting a little more wont hurt…………..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

    Nice art. But I feel like seeing the official art of Lightning lol.

    http://i.imgur.com/hLelO.png
    And guys, think be4 posting oky??

    • http://twitter.com/ZnTxn Mike

      Dammit Monobear, you also have cameras on Siliconera?
      Don’t tell me, you just want to see the Despair regarding Versus XIII?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

        Finally another guy who follow the SA Danganronpa LP!! Nice to meet ya!!

        I think the mastermind behind the mods is Monobear…. which is JUNKOS in return lol.

  • l777l

    They should at least reveal whether Versus will be a current generation title, which is doubtful.

  • SLick123456789111

    When is Disgaea 5 coming out ?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/5UFEVTPDTXD33NSMUFMX4TEAMQ Mike

      umm…wrong article.

      this is about SE not NISA, so you won’t find your answer here.

      • SLick123456789111

        Oh , really ?
        I could have sworn NISA turned out to be the go to rpg gaming company these past few years.
        Huh.
        Getting harder to decipher who’s who✿
        My fault Mike.

        • Bentan

           even bamco is more reliable for rpgs lately

  • Hinataharem

    Whatever, I’ll end up buying it anyway.

    • Happy Gamer

      I think this is in many of us. as much as I felt even XIII-2 had it’s “ugh why? why would this be part of a game mechanic?” i still bought the limited edition AND beat it

      • Priscilla Tang

        I love the FFXIII series, but seriously, the story is just….

        FFXIII: Everyone goes to save Serah
        FFXIII-2:  Serah dies anyways
        LR:FFXIII: Revives Serah in the sacrifice of most of the world’s population?

        What’s the point of the story? I felt it should of ended with FFXIII.

        • http://twitter.com/The_Killah29 David Reynolds

          or it could be

          FF13: Everyone saves Serah.
          FF13-2: Serah dies anyway.LR:FF13: Lightning tries to save everyone and space/time, but fails to save Sarah from her fate as a Seeress, and Serah dies, but after a few years.

          orLR:FF13: Lightning saves space/time from Caius, kills him and becomes the new guardian and guards over Serah forever like Caius did with Yeul.

  • Bentan

    at this rate i hope snow and lightning get together, serah can be his lover on the side

    • Priscilla Tang

       You’re kidding me?  ಠ_ಠ

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_42AD7BXAVNLT35L7YDCMAILIOA dajuanb

        the whole snow and serah thing was creepy to begin with

        • Priscilla Tang

           I just don’t like Snow. All brawn no brain.

          • Evan Groman

            Hey, no, I disagree.

            It’s not all brawn, it’s all HEART. Heart. He stupidly follows what he believes, yes, but he’s not just about muscles. He’s about those very beliefs.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_42AD7BXAVNLT35L7YDCMAILIOA dajuanb

            I like it.. but I think you watch too much anime, spouting speeches like that lol

          • Priscilla Tang

            All heart, no brain.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Mc-Devitt/100002626261475 Stephen Mc Devitt

      I rather if Snow was taking out so Lightning can have Serah to herself.

  • http://ggftw.com/forum/ Monkey_T

    To be honest, at this point I really don’t care for Versus anymore. As far as I’m concerned, it’s vaporware.

  • Isaac Newton

    Just my honest opinion
    There is no cash on Lightning so why are they milking it???

    Instead of FFXIII why don’t they create FF XV ryt?

    Just my analysis on milking games on japan
    (*Right now based on my research the only JRPG that is on the ryt way of milking is the persona series more acurately P3 and P4*)
    sorry if I brought that up I just can’t hold it anymore T_T

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      No cash? I think you have wrong view there. It is because Lightning had cash which is why they are milking them. To make a new FF13, they don’t need to come out with a super new engine or they can even reuse several old assets there. By doing that, the cost for the new game is cheaper and even if the game sold lesser, it would not be a bring problem as profit is easier to achieve.

      • HunterGuy2

        The cash was due to the inertia of the brand, plus being one of the first big-name titles on a new platform.

    • Justin Whiteaker

      There is a lot of speculation that FFXV is actually already in production, and is being helmed by Hiroyuki Ito, the guy who created the Job class system, the Esper system, the Materia system, and just about every gameplay system in an FF, and was also lead designer for FFV and FFTactics. 

      If that guy is in charge of the next big FF?!  I am beyond excited.

  • theoriginaled

    Misleading. Nomura said “His work is done” He’s making the costumes. That doesnt mean the game is done.

    • Josh Strange

      The game is done, costumes aren’t apart of the story genius. 

  • WEL

    judging by the time FFvs is taking to come out Square will need to release it on every platform possible to be able to recoup development cost.

    • Unlimax

      “Square will need to release it on every platform possible to be able to recoup development cost”

      NO ! ಠ_ಠ .. just let it stay what it is.

  • Frankie MacDonald

    Is Serah Farron going to Return in Lightning Returns and is Caius Ballad and Galenth Dysley going to Return too?

  • http://twitter.com/dissasterrific chel

    Include Versus comment in a LR:FFXIII update, okay Nomura, okay. Why even bother? This just makes things worse, look how a certain part of the fanbase is reacting.

    Reassurance does not exactly cool down things here.

  • Derek

    Fan? We’re not fans yet, we have to play the game first before being called a fan! Maybe fans for Final Fantasy but not the VS series yet, so it’s really silly being called a ‘fan’ now when this title isn’t out yet!

    • http://twitter.com/FellaHinters Fella Hinters

      derp people who already played FF series or the first two games of the FF13 series, derp.

    • HunterGuy2

      There better not be stupid *** DLC for purchase with Versus, that crap throws off the natural progression of games and makes them feel cheap and gimmicky.

  • Frou Larsson

    That’s nice! give us costumes Square!! but please keep in mind that girl’d play  games to. the dresses dose’nt have to be looking all girly and sparkly frilly(nothing wrong with that) for us girl’s..but aswell it should’änt be to much slut7show  the panties/breasts and pussy to…sure i won’t say much if it’s one dress each…but damn! i’m a girl and i jsut think that a dress could just look “COOL” for the female characters in any game. Something with a feminime touch like Valhalla Lightning Armor…it was beautiful but still! we get to see her ass a little bit from behind. (i’m okey with it) cause i love that dress….but please keep in mind to do some cool looking stuff for female characters. ifmen characteräs can be all tossed up in some sheat that showa nothing but his head then why can’t a woman have an armor that shows nothing hentai like at all:P  /7anywho i love final fantasy and other games

  • Frou Larsson

    I would love to see Snow with a new costume. I hope hope has something refreshing aswell! and please square! just please! in any kinda of way hint. what’s happened to Noel( IF he won’t be in the game) iiiii so want him to return aswell.

    i hope he get’s something new on him to. Even if he would be only a supportive character for Lightning:>

    noel had brains, was cute, beautiful….but he should’nt buy clothes from Arni Village anymore D= Could almost take him from copying Serge or being almost a sibling or something

  • Frankie MacDonald

    Is Sazh Katzroy going to appear in Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII?

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