Will Final Fantasy versus XIII ever be released?


Final Fantasy Versus XIII is a spiritual sibling of Final Fantasy XIII, but is not a sequel, prequel, or related to it in any way other than sharing mythos elements, and takes place in a different world. Versus XIII is part of a “ten year project” called Fabula Nova Crystallis Final Fantasy, which is a Pretentious Latin Title meaning “The New Tale Of The Crystal”.
With the development of Final Fantasy Versus XIII taking its time, some fans are beginning to question whether Final Fantasy Versus XIII will be released.

Versus XIII is currently planned to be a Playstation 3 exclusive, and is an Action RPG along the lines of Kingdom Hearts, although it is purported to also have Third Person Shooter elements.

The story centres around Noctis Lucis Caelum, mafia prince of an isolated kingdom and protector of the last crystal, in a world where crystals are no longer used. Together with his loyal nakama, Noct works to defend his homeland from neighbouring “barbarians” who seek its power for their own in the growing conflict. He also meets Stella Nox Fleuret, a young woman from the rival country of Tenebrae and his unwilling enemy.


Noctis Lucis Caelum
Noctis is the lead character of Versus XIII. He seems to be the silent type, and has been seen wielding a multitude of weapons throughout the various trailers. Noctis also uses magic and has the ability to teleport.
Noctis is the prince of the last remaining dynasty that is tasked with protecting the Crystals. However, many others also want these Crystals and Noctis is tasked with defending his Kingdom from those who wish to seize control.
Noctis’s full name is Latin for “Light of the Night Sky,” and his nickname is “Noct”.

Stella Nox Fleuret
A blonde girl who appears to be an enemy of Noctis, whether or not she is royalty herself is unknown. Stella uses a weapon reminiscent of a rapier an uses magic that looks similar to Noctis’.
Stella is a very confident and bubbly character who hails from the country of Tenebrae. She is an extremely wealthy young lady, but despite this, she is very humble and her demeanor is very honest and polite.

Fortunately, Noctis isn’t alone in his defence of the Crystals and he has various companions who come to his assistance. None have been given names thus far, but it is known that his family operates in a similar fashion to a mafia organization.

This character appears to be Noctis’ driver and one of the more serious people in the group. His style of clothing is also the most professional looking; he sports a suit and a necklace of some kind.

This character has been seen giving the Shotgun Guy a headlock and is the largest of the posse. Despite his large build, he seems quite relaxed.

The typical happy go lucky character, Shotgun Guy looks like the joker of the gang. His name originated from the fan community dubbing him “Shotgun Guy” based on the character having a shotgun over his shoulder.

Battles will take place in real-time environments using all regions of the field, from the tops of buildings down to street level. The game will feature battles that take place in areas with great differences in height, as shown in the FFversusXIII trailer, and the players will have to fight using the full environment.

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