Final Fantasy Overflow. XIII-2, Versus, Type-0 New Info


Tons of info has been released for some up and coming Final Fantasy games. Some long overdue, some new. Today we have info for Final Fantasy XIII Versus, Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Type-0. The Versus news is very welcome as this game has just taken so long in development. Hopefully we get a 2011 release.

Final Fantasy XIII Versus

* The actual battle screen in the final game will show character names.
* Some areas regarding how the battle screen shows commands will probably change for the final.
* Magic has different effects depending on the character who uses it.
* A young blonde male character shown in the magazine’s screenshots is good with guns. He alone has aiming controls and can aim for enemy weak spots.
* When other characters use guns, they have just a normal lock-on.
* The game has a large number of weapons. Main character Noctis can use them all.
* Your battle party can have up to three members. However, the members who aren’t taking part in the battle will join in on conversations.
* There are more party members than the four shown in the magazine. However, the game doesn’t have a massive number of party members.
* Main character Noctis is not “cool.” He’s just a normal youth. He feels “I am strong,” but he’s not as strong as he thinks.
* Some segments of the trailer show natural landscapes. These are like the fields you encounter in other games. The game will have time progression: morning, afternoon, evening and night.
* Contrary to some theories, the dragon rider character who appears in the trailer is not heroine Stella. Nomura says he wouldn’t show Stella in such a state. The character you see in that sequence is an enemy.
* You can steal army vehicles for your use. You can ride air ships, cars and Chocobos.
* The blonde character shown in the trailer is Noctis’s friend. The other two characters are friends from Noctis’s childhood. The person with glasses is like Noctis’s tactician.
* You’ll recall that someone in the trailer says “You’re not fit to be king,” or something to that effect. This statement is not directed at Noctis. (I think everyone assumed it was!)
* Nomura says something along the lines of: This year, we have Type-0 and XIII-2, so please forget about Versus for a while. He asked that people be patient and understand that they’re trying to do something incredible.
* At the earliest, we could see more from Versus XIII at E3.

Final Fantasy XIII-2

*ATB returns
*Won’t feature jpop feel like X-2.
*Difficulty selection
*Other characters will return, but expect them to be different.
* XIII-2′s story begins in Gran Pulse after the ending of XIII.
* The story will feel like it expands out from the after story that was included in the booklet with Xbox 360′s Final Fantasy XIII International.
* Outside of Lightning, other characters will appear in the game in unexpected forms. Some will see major changes.
* XIII-2 is a full sequel. You’ll learn some of the things that took place in the background scenes of XIII.
* The story will be more dark and mysterious than XIII’s.
* The story will focus on the goddess Etro.
* The game will not have the pop feel of Final Fantasy X-2 (I think this means no dancing Lightning booooo)
* The battle system will be an evolved form of XIII’s ATB system.
* They’re listening to opinions both inside and outside of Square Enix and from outside of Japan regarding characters, story and interface.
* There may be a difficulty setting.

Final Fantasy Type-0

* The keyword for the battle system is “Magic in Action.” While you have weapons, magic is main.
* A main concept is “It’s not necessary for everyone to gather.” The game has a multiplayer system that can be enjoyed by solo players too.
* You can join other players’ games for three minutes. While you can extend this, Type-0 is not the type of game where you play together with other players continuously.
* The game will have 12+2 main characters. This means that in addition to the 12 main characters, there will be two characters, Makina and Rem, in a different framework (I’m not sure what that means). These 12+2 characters will be your controllable party.
* You can have up to three characters out in battle simultaneously. Once someone dies, other members will come out to help.
* Until you come to the battle field, you move around the world map and execute a strategy.
* As you play on your own, other players will gradually take part in the battle.
* When you help other players, you earn points.
* In general, your full party heads to the battle field together.


Written by: Eddie - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by Ceidz on January 25th, 2011 [ 37461 Points ]

    “Nomura says something along the lines of: This year, we have Type-0 and XIII-2, so please forget about Versus for a while. He asked that people be patient and understand that they’re trying to do something incredible.”

    I can wait if it’s going to be ‘incredible’ !!!!

  2. #2 by Sakinah on January 25th, 2011 [ 26489 Points ]

    Ceidz:

    “Nomura says something along the lines of: This year, we have Type-0 and XIII-2, so please forget about Versus for a while. He asked that people be patient and understand that they’re trying to do something incredible.”

    I can wait if it’s going to be ‘incredible’ !!!!  

    ^

    Versus is going to be a rpg like no other this gen. If Team Nomura needs the extra time to perfect the game then I can wait. It’s not like there aren’t dozens of good games releasing this year to us busy..and our wallets empty.

  3. #3 by EdEN on January 25th, 2011 [ 139841 Points ]

    Versus will be more like FF XII on the PS2, a bit more action oriented it would seem… and released in 2012 at the earliest.

  4. #4 by lordincubus on January 25th, 2011 [ 185 Points ]

    It looks like it is shaping up to be a great Action RPG. Check out this video http://www.gametrailers.com/user-movie/final-fantasy-versus-xiii/354448 I have never seen the video before so I hope this helps anyone who was wondering what the game would like like. I def notice some major graphical improvements on the CGI side. I hope that can be attributed to the strength of this game only being released on the PS3.

  5. #5 by Kane112 on January 25th, 2011 [ 34187 Points ]

    FF has lost my interest i would be surprised if any of these would catch it again

  6. #6 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on January 25th, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. #7 by pedro on January 25th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    To be honest I didn’t understand half of it.

    Maybe (definitely) it’s due to my (absence) of knowledge on the FF franchise, since I’m not that interested in it. However it’s a game type that always catches my eye.

    Let’s wait and see.

  8. #8 by Oly on January 25th, 2011 [ 132150 Points ]

    Kane112: FF has lost my interest i would be surprised if any of these would catch it again  

    I kinda agree.. awaiting the next Kingdom Hearts to get me interested again.

  9. #9 by Markus on January 26th, 2011 [ 4322 Points ]

    I’m on the fence with SE but I’m still anxious to try out these titles.

    *crosses fingers*


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