International Final Fantasy XIII “Complete”

Popping up on the official EU PlayStation blog, Final Fantasy XIII director Motomu Toriyama has confirmed that the “FINAL FANTASY XIII overseas version is finally completed.” Obviously they’re just sitting in numerous warehouses around the world gathering dust until the release in March, then.

Toriyama-san happily announces:


“I am sorry for the long wait. At present, members of the development team in Japan are on a New Year holiday while awaiting an approval for the master disc.

The overseas version was developed simultaneously with the Japanese one as we wanted to ensure that it comes out as soon after the Japanese release date as possible.”

In other Final Fantasy news, 1UP’s editor, Jeremy Parish, has posted his impressions of the 360 version of Final Fantasy XIII he was lucky to get his hands on when the Final Fantasy Tour Bus swung by their offices. It looks to be good news for non-PS3 owning FF fans, as the game seemingly runs just as smooth on Microsoft’s console as it does on the PS3.

Jeremy states:

“It was therefore a pleasant surprise when I discovered FFXIII runs just as smoothly on 360 as it does on PS3. It’s a brisk, action-packed RPG with tons happening on the screen at any given time (and the series’ requisite flashy visuals cranked up to full throttle), yet I didn’t see a hint of slowdown or choppiness or screen tearing or any of the other visual hiccups that serve as hallmarks of a sloppy port. Admittedly, I didn’t see the two versions running side-by-side — the bus set them apart with a looping trailer dividing the kiosks — but I honestly saw no tangible difference from my time with the PS3 version.”

Thanks VG247