Ah, Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Black sheep of the Final Fantasy XIII family and last remaining part of the arguably ill-fated Fabula Nova Crystalis project.
Then again, it is by far the most interesting and original take on Final Fantasy in a while, judging at least by what scant little we've in the six years since it was originally announced. With a timeframe like that it's practically the Half Life 2: Episode 3 of the JRPG world. Minus the whole "part of a near-universally well-regarded series" bit, of course.
Fear not, though. Despite recent rumors to the contrary, Versus XIII isn't quite vaporware yet, said Square Enix honcho Yoichi Wada after coming out of a meeting. And it wasn't just any meeting either, but one with Versus XIII's development team (headed by the famous/infamous Tetsuya Nomura). Not only did Wada say the game was not dead or folded into Final Fantasy XV - an interesting decision were it true, given the company's willingness to put Fabula Noval Crystalis behind it - he promised that what he had seen of the game, including the modern Tokyo-esque cityscape featured in the trailer below, would "knock people's socks off".
Iiinteresting. I'll believe it when I see it, but hey, hope springs eternal, right?
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