Sometimes, a rumor comes about because it's preferable to a complete lack of information on a title. Final Fantasy Versus XIII was announced in 2006 as part of a planned trilogy of games for Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIII, and Versus would be fan favorite Tetsuya Nomura’s return to the franchise after overseeing the Kingdom Hearts series. And outside of a couple leaked trailers, the game hasn’t been shown publicly in seven years. With such a drought of updates, fans are ready to believe anything, even a video clearly filmed in a community college classroom.
Just before 2012’s E3, a supposed trailer for Versus XIII leaked, showing that the game had been rechristened Final Fantasy XV. Not only that--it was coming to PS3 and Wii U, but not 360. That’d be a bombshell if it were true, but the video is pretty fake-looking in hindsight. The trailer consisted of previously released gameplay footage and logos that could be easily created by anyone with Photoshop and a free afternoon. And yet, even after being faked out AGAIN by Versus XIII news, we want to believe this will be the year Square finally gives us the update we’ve been waiting for.