hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

Rumor: Final Fantasy Versus XIII canceled

6:00 PM on 07.22.2012 // Jonathan Holmes

We've heard rumors all year that Final Fantasy Versus XIII, the long dormant companion title to 2009's Final Fantasy XIII, had been canceled. Until we get official word from Square-Enix, the cancellation will have to remain a rumor, but this report from the fine folks at Kotaku is pretty convincing.

It would be logical for Square-Enix to move away from the Final Fantasy XIII brand at this point. The whole purpose of linking Versus XIII to Final Fantasy XIII back in 2006 was to show consumers that the next evolution in the Final Fantasy series was to be a gigantic, multi-dimensional, very important enterprise. Six years later, Final Fantasy XIII is no longer the "next evolution" of Final Fantasy in the eyes of consumers. Now it's "that old Final Fantasy game that some people really hated and then got a weird sequel that no one paid that much attention to". If Square-Enix wants to get people more excited for Versus XIII (which had no narrative, thematic, or gameplay ties to Final Fantasy XIII anyway), then might be a good idea to name it something else. Final Fantasy XV is one idea.

Square-Enix is holding a Final Fantasy event on September 1st, and the word is they'll be making some Final Fantasy XIII announcements there. Maybe we'll find out the fate of Final Fantasy Versus XIII then.




 Reblog (or) Blog Reply

Jonathan Holmes, Bad Joke Uncle
 Follow Blog + disclosure Tips
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Ju... more   |   staff directory

Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.


destructoid's previous coverage:
Final Fantasy Versus XIII


  Feb 19

Finally! Here's Final Fantasy Versus XIII... the perfume!

Oh baby, yes! I've been waiting for this day for soooo long!


View all:powered by:  MM.Elephant

Ads on destructoid may be purchased from:



Please contact Crave Online, thanks!



  Around the web (login to improve these)




Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -