Date: September 17th, 2010 Author: Kitmitsu
News Category: Fabula Nova Crystallis
Tags: Fabula Nova Crystallis, Final Fantasy Type-0, Final Fantasy XV, PS3, PSP, TGS, Trailer
It looks like we won’t have to wait for our Versus and Agito fix for quite as long as we though. Both the Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy Agito XIII trailers have been leaked and posted online. They’ve been recorded on a camera obviously so the quality is pretty bad but at least they didn’t get caught recording them. Here you go:
Although the combined Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy Agito XIII trailer has been spared the fate of appearing in Square’s infamous Closed Mega Theatre, it’s humiliatingly been stuck only appearing on screens inside the Square Enix booth where people queue to play other games. Even so, Gamespot has taken the time to post some impressions of the trailer. Read them below.
Final Fantasy Versus XIII
“The Final Fantasy Versus XIII trailer was part of a series of incredibly brief trailers that showed images from Final Fantasy XIII as well as Final Fantasy Agito XIII. We saw the main character, a young man with short black hair wander through several completely deserted areas. First it was a barren landscape, then it switched to a deteriorated roadway, and eventually we see him in the city, where it was just him fighting a giant behemoth. The quick fight scene showed him jumping and slashing furiously at the beast. Any hint of color or life in the trailer was limited to the spurts of red blood, coming from the behemoth, which stood out against the mostly dark and grey environment. There was nothing else on screen that would give us any clues as to how this game is set up other than it looks to be a 3D action game.“lockquote>
Final Fantasy Agito XIII
“It does appear that the cast in the game are a bunch of students, as we saw a young girl school girl in a noticeably short skirt wielding a giant hammer. The gameplay appears to be action oriented, with a targeting system similar to Crisis Core. Even if we could understand Japanese, the trailer was over so fast that all we could make out was that there will be some giant mechanical foes as well as chocobos to ride on.
At the end of the series of painfully short trailers, which included images for Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Square Enix revealed that a Fabula Nova Crystallis conference will be held January 11, 2011, so we can assume all the information is being saved until then.“lockquote>
We weren’t expecting much from this years Tokyo Game Show but for the hundredth time, any kind of official news for Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy Agito XIII has been delayed. Instead of once again being disappointed this time around though, we have a guarantee we’ll finally see something worth while soon.
A source at TGS has revealed that although the games have a minor presence there, they will actually be getting an entire “Fabula Nova Crystallis Conference” where new media will most likely be revealed. The conference which is taking part in January should hopefully answer our prayers. Hopefully it won’t just be press only.
Source: die_Erde (Twitter)
Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy Agito XIII, has found time to Tweet about something other than the protagonist from his other project, The 3rd Birthday, having showers. Yesterday, he discussed the graphics of both games. He said that the quality of the realtime graphics in both games is astounding, beyond that which was achieved in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. He attributes this to the team now being skilled in working with the hardware.
It seems that, from a technical side, the game is in good hands. And if nothing else, it will at least look good.
Thanks to forum member mokaloka for bringing it to our attention.
Dengeki has had the chance to talk to Final Fantasy Agito XIII director Hajime Tabata and producer Yoshinori Kitase about how the third installment in the Fabula Nova Crystallis compilation is progressing.
At the moment Tabata is focusing on his other project, The 3rd Birthday but he says the development of Agito is progressing steadily. “I believe it will be an FF that differs from the image fans have.” When Dengeki asked what he meant he answered “We’re making it into a game where you can feel the true pain and weight as a war story. Because it has some harsh portrayals, Kitase is frequently making checks.”
Kitase continues “There are parts where you see a soldier burned and falling over after being struck by fire. Initially, I warned them to not go too far in their expressions, but now I’m telling them to do whatever they want.” To justify the long wait, Tabata adds “It’s a full spec Final Fantasy that’s multiplayer and can be played on the PSP. Please anticipate it greatly.”
Yusuke Naora, art director of Final Fantasy Agito XIII, has taken part in a similar Twitter interview as Nomura did a couple of days ago. Unfortunately he didn’t have much to say but we do finally have an update on the progress of the games development.
Naora says that soon he will be able to fully concentrate on Agito but the game is already taking shape. It’s a game that’s powerful and challenging but still a Final Fantasy. He just asks for a little more time until they can show their work.
Source: Square Enix Members Twitter
Although we were told that nothing relating to Final Fantasy Versus XIII or Final Fantasy Agito XIII would be appearing at TGS, it seems that was a lie. Two new direct feed screenshots of Final Fantasy Agito XIII have been released. They’re nothing spectacular and the graphics don’t look stunning but we’ll hopefully see more on it soon.
Thanks to our forum member Thula for finding them.
IGN have gotten their hands on the Final Fantasy Agito XIII trailer from the Final Fantasy XIII demo disc. It contains brand new footage and for the first time, gameplay from the PSP version of the game.
The final FNC title which was shown in private at DKS3173 in a closed theater has now also been ripped from the Re: Final Fantasy XIII DVD.>
Thanks to forum member’s Blankchocobo & Naunen, we have the trailer up directly for download below via megaupload. Click the bold link to watch it in our flash player.
Final Fantasy Agito XIII Re: Final Fantasy XIII Trailer Stream
(Download links available too)
Update: The trailers are now available on our flash player. Download links have been added too.
The trailer that was recently leaked recently was an old one from last year (No surprise there), and since Final Fantasy Agito XIII’s announcement and development on the PSP the style has changed somewhat.
A new poster from TGS shows a group of school kids, who appear to be the same characters from the previous art (That you can see here) but in a rather different, darker setting. Final Fantasy Agito XIII has been looking better and better since it’s announcement for PSP, so we hope we have more good things to come.
Thanks to forum member byoushinn for finding this!