So by now I’m sure the people who follow gaming know that on Monday, SquareEnix president Yoichi Wada announced at the Microsoft conference at E3 that Final Fantasy XIII will be coming out on the Xbox360 as well (only in US and EU territories. Japan 360 users get squat lol). Well in the days following the announcement, various sites have been able to sit down with some more of SquareEnix’s employees and have themselves a little interview. An interview over at 1UP.com got confirmation of an interesting tidbit…
A friend of mine clued me in on the interview here with FFXIII’s co-producers Yoshinori Kitase and Shinji Hashimoto. Some interesting tidbits from that interview:
1UP: Last week, Final Fantasy Versus XIII director Tetsuya Nomura said that he’s hard at work adding new scenes to the FFVII: Advent Children Complete Blu-ray release. Can you give us any update on that project?
SH: You can look forward to the upcoming invite-only fan event DKS3713 [taking place in Tokyo on August 2 and 3], where we’ll have a major announcement that will shock the fans in attendance.”
1UP: FFVII’s characters are so beloved that they’ll probably never go away, right? Just like Mickey Mouse….
SH: [Laughs] That’s true, because today’s 15-year-old kids were only 5 when the game released. Even though they weren’t interested in it then, now they’re getting into it. We’re seeing a new cycle of fans emerging….
This falls in line with something that SquareEnix character designer and director Tetsuya Nomura mentioned to a japanese magazine i guess about a week before E3. The japanese to french to english translated article apparently says that there will be a big announcement alongside the release date announcement of FF7 Advent Children on bluray at the fan event DKS3713.
Nothing is specifically mentioned about FF7 in either of these two articles, so it may not even be about FF7, but a shocking announcement? Alongside a FF7 related project? At an invite only event for SquareEnix fans? Even if it’s too good to be true, the silly fanboy in me wants to believe lol. Whatever the case, the event is just a little over two weeks away (August 2-3), so now we play the waiting game…