Hope floats: Final Fantasy XIII may come to Europe "sooner than a year after Japan"
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...nth.jpg?982426There's hope after all for European gamers to get Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, Xbox 360) sooner. You can credit this optimism to Square Enix game producer, Yoshinori Kitase, as he said yesterday that it might actually come "sooner than a year later."
The gauge point for this window would be the Japanese release of the much-awaited iteration of the FF franchise. Usually, it takes about a year and a half for a game to arrive in Europe after the initial launch in Japan. But this time, Kitase said:
Obviously we would like to release it over here as soon as possible. Traditionally the Final Fantasy numbered series, it takes about half a year between the release in Japan and the release in North America, and another half a year before it's released in Europe. But we would like to minimise this, this time.
In fact, they've already started recording English voices, as well as the localization, he further revealed. It's probably helping that they're doing some task simultaneously, whereas they would only take care of things one at a time before.
"We would like to make the gap as short as possible," he said. That's what everyone would want, too.
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