The timer that appeared on the US and European Final Fantasy XIII sites leads up to a trailer. Square Enix updated the Japanese Final Fantasy XIII page with a similar, but less ambiguous countdown clock – it’s linked to a menu item that says “trailer”.
Since the countdown clock is the same in every region the “surprise” is probably going to be the same. So, get out your planner a Final Fantasy XIII trailer, not necessarily a new trailer, is scheduled for Wednesday morning 11AM EST / 8AM PST.
While you’re waiting for that check out some screenshots of Chocobo lover and Final Fantasy XIII party member Sazh Katzroy.
Images courtesy of Square Enix.