At last weekend’s DSK3717 event in Tokyo, Square Enix
announced that a playable demo of Final Fantasy XIII will be included on the
Japanese Blu-ray release of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. The disk will
contain the director’s cut of the film, which is currently available on the $49.99 Special Edition DVD set.
While visually stunning, we found the plot of Advent
Children nearly incomprehensible and inconsequential to the action. Perhaps, we need dust off
our copies of FFVII to get back into the swing of things. Still, it can be
assumed that a wealth of U.S. importers will be purchasing the game around its
March 2009 release date. Currently, there is no announcement of a U.S. release,
but given the warm reception Advent Children received here, it would seem to be
a near certainty.
Also on the disk will be HD trailers for Final Fantasy
Versus XIII and Final Fantasy Agito XII. Voice actors for the title will be announced at this fall’s Tokyo Game