Posted By Austin Yorski about 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Square Enix has a lot going on with their headline franchise. First of all, as previously reported, something is going on with Final Fantasy XIII. After hints from the game’s director and some quotes in Japanese magazines, we have finally got some official word about the future of what the company is calling “The Lightning Saga.” Unfortunately, that word is “We have news.”
As you can see from the header image, a teaser site has gone live explaining that a big announcement will be coming on September 1st, 2012. The reveal will certainly deal with Final Fantasy XIII and its main character, Lightning, but we don’t know much beyond that. The smart money is on XIII-3, but it could always be a spin-off or even a film.
In other news, Final Fantasy Dimensions, the retro mobile game, has an official release date of August 31st, 2012. The title plays just like the old 8 and 16-bit RPGs that we all so fondly remember, as you may have seen in our hands-on preview. Dimensions will be compatible with Android devices, iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
Last, but not least, there is a strange rumor going around the internet about Final Fantasy XIV. The embattled MMO will be relaunching in the near future, but that apparently isn’t enough for Square. A NeoGAF thread started by a purported Gamestop employee alleges that the publisher is ordering retailers to destroy all physical copies of the old game. The memo in question states that “a field destroy credit of $16.00 each” will be paid to stores that comply.
That’s quite a bit of news for gaming’s premiere name in RPGs, so take a minute to digest all of it before letting us know your thoughts in the comments below.