Rumour Mill: New Final Fantasy on PSP, Wii and 360?

Is the PS3 to lose it’s ultimate exclusive?

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Square Enix has confirmed that two remastered versions of Final Fantasy I and FFII are heading to the PSP in America, with a subsequent Euro release still to be confirmed.

Final Fantasy I releases in the US on June 26, followed by FF II on July 24. Superb news for all fans of the series.

Strangely (and ominously, for Sony) Square Enix's Motomu Toriyama has apparently gone on record to confirm that there are more formats planned in as part of the forthcoming Final Fantasy XIII project – which to date has only had versions confirmed for PlayStation 3 and for mobile.

According to a report on German website, Gamefront (and allowing for a dodgy Google translatoriser), while so far, Final Fantasy Agito XIII (mobile phone), Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) and Final Fantasy Versus XIII (PS3) have been announced, Final Fantasy XIII is not exclusive to PlayStation3 and mobile phone.

"How many parts of the RPG series are to appear in the long run, is uncertain - a diagram in a Square Enix business report suggested that Final Fantasy XIII was to cover more than three titles… and Toriyama called the entire project 'enormous'".

This begs the question – is Final Fantasy XIII coming to 360 and Wii at some point in the future? SPOnG has put in a call to Square Enix this morning to find out more, so stay tuned for updates.


Comments

Svend Joscelyne 18 Apr 2007 11:28
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Oh god, let's not start this again... Sony fans have had enough exclusivity trauma as it is. I feel sorry for them really. Will be interesting to see whether this rumour holds water though - this console generation is getting most interesting.
Joji 18 Apr 2007 12:50
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SE being now partly in Sony's pocket are realising PS3 exclusivity might not be enough to rescue the series from the high PS3 development costs put into it, let alone those other version of FF on the way.

Spreading the series only make them more money in the long run. There's no such thing as safety so to make money they've gt to move where the market is going.

FF on Wii (hopefully not a dumbed down FF:CC version) would be cool if the controls could be used properly. 360/PS3 version with an online battle arena would be cool. And all this after yesterdays Sony sackin spree.
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Rutabaga 18 Apr 2007 13:22
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"This begs the question – is Final Fantasy XIII coming to 360 and Wii at some point in the future? SPOnG has put in a call to Square Enix this morning to find out more, so stay tuned for updates."

Would it not of been advisable to put the call into SE before you went ahead with this story? But I suppose if you throw enough s**t some of it may stick, no?
ozfunghi 18 Apr 2007 14:15
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Would it not of been advisable to put the call into SE before you went ahead with this story? But I suppose if you throw enough s**t some of it may stick, no?

It really doesn't matter, as they clearly state that it's all just speculation. Maybe you didn't notice the title started with the words "Rumour Mill"? They are free to speculate just as much as IGN or Gspot as long as they communicate it as such.
Rutabaga 18 Apr 2007 15:41
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Halo 3 coming to PS3?
I heard this in WH Smiths
damn yank! 18 Apr 2007 15:51
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I don't know. The re-release of FFXI on 360 could be forboding. I also imagine that with the VC and the 360 version SE would want to get in on the retro gaming opportunity making proftis on minimal expenditures.

I wouldn't be surprised either way.
RiseFromYourGrave 18 Apr 2007 18:35
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i imagine that therell be a revenant wings style spinoff on the ds and something else, maybe an on-rails shooter on the wii? :P

revenant wings does look special though, so thats no bad thing. but i wouldnt expect to see a full, proper instalment of FF on a rival console anywhere near the PS3 version's release date. not this generation, anyway. but im prepared for an upset, should it happen
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