Versus re branded into an official numbered version - VX

#1 Edited by Daveydave (131 posts) -
#2 Posted by TooWalrus (13131 posts) -

I'm totally OK with this- Versus XIII always looked rad, but I wasn't sure what the connection to XIII really was. Apparently it was insignificant enough to sever all ties to XIII. Totally excited, because for some reason, I really loved XIII and XIII-2, and I'll totally play more Final Fantasy.

#3 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1724 posts) -

It's pretty obvious that's a horrible fake, but I do expect it to happen. 

#4 Posted by Hailinel (23692 posts) -

I find this hard to believe and will wait for official confirmation.

#5 Posted by Turambar (6641 posts) -

Huh, Wii-U and PS3?  I guess that gives the game itself a launch window now.

#6 Edited by Cincaid (2953 posts) -

Too bad they're ditching the 360, guess they don't want my money. :(

(And I know Versus was supposed to be a PS3-exclusive)

Edit: Also, shouldn't that be "XV" and not "VX" (as it is in the thread title). :)

#7 Posted by Commisar123 (1790 posts) -

Well Gametrailers did just announce an exclusive reveal from Square at Microsoft this year so I suppose this could be it. Anyway we'll have to wait and see

#8 Posted by Cincaid (2953 posts) -

@Commisar123: Hm. Could be it, but in the article the OP linked it says it's being released for PS3 and WiiU. But yeah, guess we'll see.

#9 Posted by InfiniteGeass (2050 posts) -

I'm OK with this. I enjoyed FF13 and 13-2 (Hope there's a 13-3) and I think this game looks neat.

#10 Posted by EXTomar (4453 posts) -

Actually I'd be happy if they kept releasing FF13 stuff and new stuff under FF15.

#11 Edited by SomeJerk (3130 posts) -

This is what I wanted them to do, to balls-out produce the fuck out of that game and once again try something hella new and make it a new numbered. I enjoyed what there was to enjoy of FF13 and FF13-2. I'm happy about this.
 
 The connection to FF13~ was the same concept universe of crystals and scifi-fantasy, but I'm happy they distance themselves away from it. What little, little has been shown of the game we knew as Versus made me happy. Less JRPG, more plain awesome. Hopefully worthy of replaying after finishing once, hopefully newgame+ mode(s), hopefully also endgame+ dungeon material. They need to rip off Star Ocean and Tales games.

#12 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

DON'T! you dare to joke about Versus XIII being on E3 that would be unexpected , and at best It will be changed like Agito was changed to Type-0 I doubt they would turn this into the main numbered franchise.

#13 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@AngelN7 said:

DON'T! you dare to joke about Versus XIII being on E3 that would be unexpected , and at best It will be changed like Agito was changed to Type-0 I doubt they would turn this into the main numbered franchise.

Psssst, Versus XIII is not going to be at E3. I will bet Brad Bucks on it!

#14 Edited by Encephalon (1238 posts) -

I was about to say that the VX title didn't surprise me because Square doesn't seem to understand Latin, but then I read your post. Dodged a bullet there.

A development like this wouldn't surprise me either - the game seems distinct enough from vanilla XIII to be its own game, and it likely gains very little from the association anymore, given XIII's divisiveness. I called it back when Fabula Nova Crysalis first became a thing that it was Square's attempt to artificially recreate a decade-long FFVII-esque dynasty, and I wonder if this, if true, signals their reconsideration of that strategy.

Still, I'll wait for official word.

#15 Posted by Benny (1947 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@AngelN7 said:

DON'T! you dare to joke about Versus XIII being on E3 that would be unexpected , and at best It will be changed like Agito was changed to Type-0 I doubt they would turn this into the main numbered franchise.

Psssst, Versus XIII is not going to be at E3. I will bet Brad Bucks on it!

What other main teams do square have though? There's a "major announcement" coming from them and surely it's too early to show the next project that the XIII-2 team is working on right?

And no fucking way is it a kingdom hearts game.

#16 Posted by SomeJerk (3130 posts) -

Square are actually smart enough to do this move. Their writers and game designers aren't the brightest bunch but business-wise they are so amongst the best in the industry over there amongst large companies.

#17 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

@Cloudenvy: How many?... I have all the Brad bucks by the way

@Benny: I don't know but Nomura said last year the game is still in production seeing how much he takes making those games I just can't see it ... plus didn't they say like 3 times that "we aren't going to show Versus XIII at E3"... not happening, now Dissidia 3 for the vita or for consoles now that would be something.

#18 Posted by Hailinel (23692 posts) -
@SomeJerk
Square are actually smart enough to do this move. Their writers and game designers aren't the brightest bunch but business-wise they are so amongst the best in the industry over there amongst large companies.
You're insulting their intelligence? Classy. Really.
#19 Posted by Benny (1947 posts) -

@AngelN7: But they wont be showing versus 13, they'll be showing FFXV!!!!! conspiracy!!! another E3 mystery!!!!!!!!!!

I agree however, I can't see Versus XIII coming out this year in the west so maybe it'll be XIII-3 and that'll be that. who the fuck knows other than them.

#20 Posted by Nilazz (606 posts) -

At least it's not canceled.

#21 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@AngelN7 said:

@Cloudenvy: How many?... I have all the Brad bucks by the way

@Benny: I don't know but Nomura said last year the game is still in production seeing how much he takes making those games I just can't see it ... plus didn't they say like 3 times that "we aren't going to show Versus XIII at E3"... not happening, now Dissidia 3 for the vita or for consoles now that would be something.

Don't toy with my emotions!

#22 Posted by zyn (2591 posts) -

@Nilazz said:

At least it's not canceled.

#23 Posted by MildMolasses (3213 posts) -

I would be excited for this if it was an SE developed game with a Tri-ace battle system. As it is, neither of those groups seem to be able to produce something truly great on their own

#24 Edited by DallasTheGamer (154 posts) -

If true, I'm not against it at all. I just want the game to get released sometime before I turn old and senile. Let's hope the name change isn't the only news we'll get.

I'm not gonna hope anything untill it's official. Alot of sources says that trailer is fake.

#25 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7613 posts) -

I hope this is true, if only to spite the fanboys who insisted it would never come to other consoles (although still skipping the 360 wouldn't make much sense).

The name change makes sense anyway, the PSP game already dropped the XIII name, since these spin-offs basically have nothing to do with that universe anyway and Versus always looked big enough that it may as well have been a numbered entry.

#26 Edited by xyzygy (9870 posts) -

If this is true, I'd be VERY curious to see how well the WiiU version of the game performs vs. the PS3. This will actually push me over to buy a WiiU if true.

EDIT: After watching it again I'm inclined to believe it's fake. They used pre-existing footage and just made a logo and slapped a few console logos on. Plus the room is tiny, this type of reveal is kind of massive.

#27 Posted by drac96 (665 posts) -

Man, this looks super fake.

However, I'll be super pumped if this turns out to be true. Maybe I'll finally get to stop joking about how it's never going to come out. Well, maybe not if it turned into Final Fantasy XV.

#28 Posted by Irvandus (2777 posts) -

As long as it comes out, when I saw the trailer for it I had hope for Final Fantasy again.

#29 Posted by Rayeth (1021 posts) -

I highly doubt this, seems way fake.

Also anyone hoping for them to re-invent the genre with a MAINLINE Final Fantasy game needs to pass that crackpipe to someone else. Final Fantasy -- you know that franchise that is continually nominated for the "Take a break" award? They crushed all my dreams when 13 came out and it was the same pseudo-linear, CG-filled story mess that they have been releasing for years.

#30 Posted by Marz (5642 posts) -

oh yay.... i knew this would happen. naming it versus xii was kind of dumb anyways.

#31 Posted by Rayeth (1021 posts) -
#32 Posted by ImaTreee (209 posts) -

versus xiii better be there then

#33 Posted by Video_Game_King (35842 posts) -

So...motivation to get a Wii-U, I guess?

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#34 Posted by kerse (2100 posts) -

I wouldn't mind seeing them drop the numbers entirely, and just use a subtitle for each new one.

#35 Posted by Irvandus (2777 posts) -

I'm betting all my money on this being a great game, I'm sure I'll be disappointed though.

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