It was in London that Square Enix talents Yoshinori Kitase and Takeshi Arakawa answered questions from curious fans about the famed Final Fantasy series, while promoting - but not limiting the discussion to - Dissidia.
IGN was fortunate enough to have been able to present some questions from the fans, and what they got were a very interesting outlook on the series.
Arakawa replied, regarding the question of whether keeping the Final Fantasy universe coherent was a struggle given the disparate stories of each game, "Each of the past Final Fantasy titles has got its own group of fans." Of course they knew it was going to be a big challenge, he said. "One of the big tasks for this particular game was how to combine all of these games together while still satisfying people."
Another thing that you're all definitely interested in would be their plans to add in extra downloadable characters in the future. However, "At the moment we don't have any plans on making characters available for download," said Arakawa. "But as was the case in Japan, we're going to make passwords available on line; that will continue."
As for the question on whether the original Japanese voice track will be available in the Western release of the game:
Regarding Dissidia, because it's a UMD, the voice takes a lot of memory - if we wanted to make that choice available, we wouldn't be able to squeeze it onto one disk - so at the moment that's not possible.
So might that be an option for Final Fantasy XIII?
Obviously when we talk about XIII it's for PS3 and Xbox 360 - with PS3 being on Blu-ray there would be enough memory, but on Xbox probably not. At the moment we're thinking of releasing the voice in English only.
And there are more interesting things from the Q&A, which you can check out by clicking on the Via link below.