Posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 at 3:30 PM by Guest
The latest title in Square Enix‘s Final Fantasy XIII game saga will be announced on September 1st this year (at the series’ 25th anniversary event), and has just entered production, according to today’s reports.
If news is correct, this will be the first sequel of a sequel (or triquel) in the series long history, and is likely to be a point of huge disagreement for fans of the series, myself included.
While some fans are insistent that Final Fantasy VII should be remade (rather than the recent Steam/PC re-release), others are looking to new franchises such as the now-cancelled Final Fantasy Versus XIII and the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV on PS3 (already available for PC), not to mention the HD remake of Final Fantasy X and the new original game in the franchise: Final Fantasy XV.
The press conference on September 1st will be entitled “Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Saga: New Developments Presentation”, so it appears as though we still have some business with Lightning and her team-mates yet. Despite telling the story over 2 games and a swathe of DLC, do we really need to hear any more from this group of characters though?
I, for one (and as a massive fan of the series), feel that we should be able to leave Lightning behind now, and focus on a new game, a new game mechanic, and a different game world altogether. If you feel differently, please feel free to comment in the space below.
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