How does "Versus" relate to the main FFXIII release?

#1 Posted by pandemic (111 posts) -

Are the plots points for each game related to one another, or are they just two completely unrelated animals?

#2 Posted by SarazinRuin (157 posts) -

Verses is in the same Universe but a different time and a different place.

Separate games with similar titles.

#3 Posted by Broman6015 (63 posts) -

I'm pretty sure Versus is just a spin off of the main game, XIII.

#4 Posted by pandemic (111 posts) -

Appreciate the answers.  I just find it odd that Square Enix is releasing two very high budget games at once.  I don't think I've seen anyone do that before with two related games like that.

#5 Edited by Kyrez (24 posts) -

I belive versus XIII is being developed by the Square Enix Kingdom Hearts team and will be more like an action rpg. So, it's probably pretty different from the "regular" Final Fantasy XIII but I think that the reason they're releasing it under the name Final Fantasy Versus XIII is to show that the game is a spinoff rather then the next game in the Final Fantasy series. Still I think it's the more interesting of the two...

#6 Posted by AndrewGaspar (2418 posts) -

Versus takes place in the same universe and I believe roughly around the same time. Versus XIII will be darker than Vanilla XIII and will be an action RPG rather than a traditional RPG.

#7 Posted by Stephen_Von_Cloud (1530 posts) -

I really don't get why Square would put out a game with nearly the exact same title.  Anyways, I'm much more excited for Versus.  Here's hoping it delivers on the action and the darker tone.

#8 Posted by 04JETTA (164 posts) -

I just cant wait for KH

#9 Posted by KamasamaK (2408 posts) -

I'm not sure what is meant by saying they take place in the same universe. The only thing I've heard is that they "are bound by a common mythology" having something to do with crystals. It's even been said that they take place in "different worlds". If this is true, then there doesn't seem to be any reasoning behind Fabula Nova Crystallis other than maybe marketing.

#10 Edited by Dan_CiTi (3172 posts) -
Alucard said:

"Verses is in the same Universe but a different time and a different place.

Separate games with similar titles."

This.
 
Also, to add: The game isn't going to be released at the same time at all, at least a year apart. I imagine it to be darker and more mature than Kingdom Hearts and FF13 as well have more depth and other kinds of gameplay systems than Kingdom Hearts.

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