Final Fantasy fans who got excited over reports of FFXIII releasing in 2008 have sadly been the victims of poor translation, as Square Enix officially falsifies recent reports.
It was widely reported that, in an interview with Japanese Dengeki Magazine, series boss-man Motomu Toriyama stated the game would be ready for a 2008 release. Not so, however, as Square releases a statement to clarify: "Although information regarding the release date of FINAL FANTASY XIII has been reported by certain videogame websites, Square Enix itself has yet to make an official statement on this topic.
"Any reports of a confirmed release date are erroneous and should be disregarded. Square Enix will make an official announcement in the future concerning the release date when it has been determined."
The correct translation, Square says, is that many more "revelations" will be made in 2008.
Toriyama also expressed his wish to make a playable demo of the game to demonstrate the new battle system.
Jan 31, 2008