When Final Fantasy XIII was announced in 2006, millions of fans around the globe began anticipating the title. This year, Square Enix stated that the title would hit North America and Europe sometime in 2010. On the other hand, the official release date for Final Fantasy XIII in Japan is December 17th of 2009. The discrepancy between the release dates has been a cause for commotion within the gaming community, and now fans in North America and Europe are anticipating the title more than ever before.
Although the release date outside of Japan is set for 2010, there is one positive bit of news. When asked about the international release date of Final Fantasy XIII, Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada stated that the there’s a chance that Final Fantasy XIII will release internationally before the end of the fiscal year. This means that the game might release in the states before July 2010. While that’s still a long time from now, many have believed that the international version might release in late 2010.
Final Fantasy XIII is one of the largest upcoming RPGs and will be receiving its very own PlayStation 3 bundle in Japan later this year.