BloggingBuyouts: The source for private equity news. | Add to My AOL, MyYahoo, Google, Bloglines

More delicious Final Fantasy XIII and Versus XIII scans

Why does this game look so ridiculously sexy? Maybe I'm a sucker for weird reddish-pink blonde hair. Maybe I'm a sucker for RPGs. Maybe I'm just tired of playing PS2 games and really want to feel what the "next-gen" is in regards to role-playing titles. Whatever the case, both of the PS3 Final Fantasy XIII titles are lookin' hot. Or hawt, depending on how nerdy we want to get. We can't really say what the article is telling us, since Babelfish has decided to shun us at the time of this writing. It doesn't matter, though. We'd much rather have those scans translated. Is it just us, or is Shiva transforming into a motorcycle in one of the scans? Transforming is awesome. Especially if you're Optimus Prime.

What's interesting, though, is that there's finally something that appears to be "cinematic" and we can therefore assume the other images we've seen thus far are at the very least "cutscene gameplay" -- that is, extra nice... er... normal graphics. We chose to throw the cinematic image up because, well, it looks damn near like a real person. But it isn't. Because no one looks like that. Unfortunately. Are we gushing too much? It's just exciting! Take a look yourselves and grin in silence.

Recent Posts

Reader Comments

(Page 1)

1. *mmrrrphhhhh*

'tis want. Now.

"hawt" should be another one of those illegal purposely misspelled terms.

Optimus Prime is neat. But Megatron is a gun, dude. A GUN! LOL And he eventually got turned into a CANNON. Owned...right??? =)

I think that wheel-looking thing on the back is some type of "jet pack". My room mate is buying a 20GB PS3 via tax return so I don't have to (so I can find out when FFXIII graces the world).

Posted at 12:59PM on Jan 11th 2007 by SuicideNinja

2. Wow. Square and Sony don't know when to stop. Oh...wait...they don't stop because they have slobbery Final Fantasy fans who every time FFwhatever comes around, they get duped into believing the actual game play will look like it's cutscenes.

Wise the fuck up!

Posted at 1:27PM on Jan 11th 2007 by Diamond Blade

3. OMFG!!! That is the most realistic looking CGI hair I have ever seen. If this is what the actual game detail is like, I'll take back everything bad I've ever said about the PS3. If not, the bashing continues...

Posted at 1:29PM on Jan 11th 2007 by Rob Holiday

4. Why do women in Japanese games look 'western' and not Asian? The eyes are always rounder than the typical Asian.

Posted at 1:41PM on Jan 11th 2007 by Rob Holiday

5. Yeah Diamond blade, almost as bad as the nerdy Halo fans who had the time to rearrange a short gameclip of Halo 3 and discuss a pointless game for 30-40 mins, its better to be a slobbery FF fan then a nerdy, goofy toothed, thick glasses wearing, no girlfriend, tight trousers, slick gelled hair, pocket protecting Halo fan ey ^^

Posted at 1:59PM on Jan 11th 2007 by Pulse

6. when is FF XIII and vs. comming out? this holiday season?
i normally don't take the time to do rpgs' but if the game has a cinimatic feel that can keep even casual observers interested while someone else plays and looks as good as the gameplay clips already released, i may drop the dimes (599 of them) to get this one. it could have much the same draw as FF VII. with the 3d visuals and cool charecters bringing in new fans.

Posted at 2:11PM on Jan 11th 2007 by alienclay

7. Sexy.

Posted at 2:18PM on Jan 11th 2007 by Foppe

8. Yep, those are some pretty development still renders all right. Always did like their modelers, some of the best in the biz.

Posted at 2:20PM on Jan 11th 2007 by warble

9. Square never disappoints in the graphics department. But not only that, they hardly disappoint in most other aspects of a game either. FF, or shall I say Square Enix itself, is the reason why I'm a PS fanboy.

Posted at 4:06PM on Jan 11th 2007 by JD

10. This is why a proper FF game will never appear on a Nintendo system again. This is their showcase series.. FF needs to have pretty graphics and CG movies. Nintendo wont let them do that.

Instead, Wii will get super deformed or anime characters in their FF spin off.

Posted at 4:31PM on Jan 11th 2007 by Caramella Bongo ... how are you today?

11. Don't worry about Diamond Blade. He's just proof that Xboys fear Final Fantasy.

The support of Square-Enix is the reason why PS3 will be a success no matter what the naysayers keep throwing at us.

Posted at 5:06PM on Jan 11th 2007 by Ken

12. @ 10

I second that. So Sony, PLEASE pay SE loads of $$$ to make it exclusive... if sony loses this then they are really screwed.

Posted at 5:14PM on Jan 11th 2007 by shase

13. I think this might come late next year,I heard SE already has the majority of the programming done,we may know soon at e3(or whatever it's called) though.

Posted at 6:31PM on Jan 11th 2007 by B

14. #5 plz stfu. you could have just as easily said that he was making bad assumptions about FF fans, just like you made bad assumptions about halo fans.

I am pretty sure there are dedicated FF fans just like the halo ones. If not, well, that's just sad. Doesn't FF offer anything that people can be so passionate about?

omgawsh, the game that i play has better fans than the fans of the game you play
Pathetic.

Posted at 8:22PM on Jan 11th 2007 by Irwin

15. "Oh...wait...they don't stop because they have slobbery Final Fantasy fans who every time FFwhatever comes around, they get duped into believing the actual game play will look like it's cutscenes."

I hope everyone is aware that these aren't in-game graphics. When it comes to FF, the story and gameplay are all that it needs. The CG is an unnecessary bonus. FF7 is ugly as sin, but it's still fun to play.

I see nothing wrong with saying this is the ONLY reason to own a PS3, unless the urge to play through Ninja Gaiden AGAIN creeps up on me.

Besides, this FF needs to be good since FFXII sucked so bad in the story department. Good gameplay gets you no-where when the characters are dry and the story has too many contrived medival elements.

Posted at 8:27PM on Jan 11th 2007 by SuicideNinja

16. it cant be ported 180 doesnt have near enough power

Posted at 2:31AM on Jan 12th 2007 by kevin

17. @16 "it cant be ported 180 doesn't have near enough power"

Firstly the 180 would actually translate as to being the Xbox1 so no it would not have the power.

If on the other hand you referred to far more powerfull next gen 360 then you would be WRONG because you like the rest of us have seen NOTHING on the PS3 that has surpassed an Xbox 360 game such as Gears to prove that so where did you get this HEADLINE INFORMATION from ?.

Posted at 4:59AM on Jan 12th 2007 by My Cousin Kevin

18. Porn Industry ends format wars chooses HD-DVD
Any news about this here ?
http://ps3.qj.net/Porn-Industry-ends-format-wars-chooses-HD-DVD/pg/49/aid/79019

Posted at 6:43AM on Jan 12th 2007 by Sidney

19. #16 I dont think you fully realize that the sheer power of each system is almost identical with sony having a slight eadge, SLIGHT, the ONLY thing they have up is the blu-ray capabilities. So if all you gamers out there really want to say yuo care about stories and gameplay, then you wouldnt pay that kind of money for a gimmick.

Posted at 7:00PM on Jan 13th 2007 by albinogoldfish

20. @ 10

agree, so you ninty fanboys need to SHUT THE FUCK UP and have your lame spin off title while we get our main title to the winner the ps3. BITCH!

Posted at 12:39AM on Jan 14th 2007 by GAMER GOD

Next 20 Comments

Add your comments

Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.

When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.

To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use

or
tags.

New Users

Current Users

Advertisement

Bits
Blu-ray (96)
Cell (20)
Polls and Surveys (16)
Rumors (227)
Cheats (1)
Culture (402)
Downloads (61)
Hacks (13)
Interviews (109)
Media (122)
News (1201)
Previews (253)
Reviews (14)

RESOURCES

RSS NEWSFEEDS

Powered by Blogsmith

Sponsored Links

PS3 Fanboy bloggers (30 days)

# Blogger Posts Cmts
1 Nick Doerr 156 0
2 Ed Stasick 63 2
3 Andrew Yoon 28 1

Most Commented On (60 days)

Recent Comments

  • massive_98 on UK charts bow to the mighty PS3!
  • massive_98 on Low install base to blame for no Eidos titles?
  • samurguy on The boomerang controller... revealed?
  • Ant on The boomerang controller... revealed?
  • samurguy on Every PS3 gamer gets an "Elite" system
  • samurguy on Sony offers up a $100 PS3 price cut!
  • Killer on Low install base to blame for no Eidos titles?
  • massive_98 on Low install base to blame for no Eidos titles?
  • massive_98 on The boomerang controller... revealed?
  • Dreadhead541 on Low install base to blame for no Eidos titles?

Weblogs, Inc. Network

Consumer Add RSS
Autoblog AOL | Yahoo
AutoblogGreen AOL | Yahoo
Autoblog Spanish AOL | Yahoo
Autoblog Chinese AOL | Yahoo
Autoblog Simplified Chinese AOL | Yahoo
Blogging Baby AOL | Yahoo
Cinematical AOL | Yahoo
Download Squad AOL | Yahoo
Engadget AOL | Yahoo
Engadget HD AOL | Yahoo
Engadget Mobile AOL | Yahoo
Engadget Chinese AOL | Yahoo
Engadget Simplified Chinese AOL | Yahoo
Engadget Japanese AOL | Yahoo
Engadget Spanish AOL | Yahoo
Joystiq AOL | Yahoo
Luxist AOL | Yahoo
Slashfood AOL | Yahoo
Styledash AOL | Yahoo
That's Fit AOL | Yahoo
TUAW (Apple) AOL | Yahoo
TV Squad AOL | Yahoo

Technology

Add RSS
TUAW (Apple) AOL | Yahoo

Travel/Destinations

Add RSS
Gadling AOL | Yahoo
Blogging New Orleans AOL | Yahoo

Wireless

Add RSS
Engadget Mobile AOL | Yahoo
Engadget: GPS AOL | Yahoo
Engadget: Wireless AOL | Yahoo

Video Games

Add RSS
DS Fanboy AOL | Yahoo
Engadget: Gaming AOL | Yahoo
Joystiq AOL | Yahoo
Nintendo Wii Fanboy AOL | Yahoo
PS3 Fanboy AOL | Yahoo
PSP Fanboy AOL | Yahoo
Second Life Insider AOL | Yahoo
WoW Insider AOL | Yahoo
Xbox 360 Fanboy AOL | Yahoo

Media & Entertainment

Add RSS
Cinematical AOL | Yahoo

Finance

Add RSS
BloggingStocks AOL | Yahoo
Apple (AAPL) AOL | Yahoo
eBay (EBAY) AOL | Yahoo
Genl Electric (GE) AOL | Yahoo
Google (GOOG) AOL | Yahoo
Microsoft (MSFT) AOL | Yahoo
Time Warner (TWX) AOL | Yahoo
Wal Mart (WMT) AOL | Yahoo
Yahoo! (YHOO) AOL | Yahoo

Life Sciences

Add RSS
The Cancer Blog AOL | Yahoo
The Cardio Blog AOL | Yahoo
The Diabetes Blog AOL | Yahoo

Personal

Add RSS
Brian Alvey AOL | Yahoo
Jason Calacanis AOL | Yahoo
Judith Meskill AOL | Yahoo
Ted Leonsis AOL | Yahoo

Annual Events

Add RSS
Blogging BlogHer AOL | Yahoo
Blogging Milken AOL | Yahoo
Blogging Sundance AOL | Yahoo

On Hiatus/Retired

Add RSS
AdJab AOL | Yahoo
BBHub (BlackBerry) AOL | Yahoo
Blogging DEMO AOL | Yahoo
Blogging E3 AOL | Yahoo
Blogging ETech AOL | Yahoo
Blogging Gnomedex AOL | Yahoo
Blogging Ohio AOL | Yahoo
Blogging Web 2.0 AOL | Yahoo
Future of Music AOL | Yahoo
Bluetooth AOL | Yahoo
Card Squad AOL | Yahoo
CSS Insider AOL | Yahoo
Design AOL | Yahoo
Digital Music AOL | Yahoo
Digital Photography AOL | Yahoo
Divester (scuba) AOL | Yahoo
Droxy (Digital Radio) AOL | Yahoo
DV Guru (Digital Video) AOL | Yahoo
Enron Blog AOL | Yahoo
Flash Insider AOL | Yahoo
Google (Unofficial) AOL | Yahoo
JavaScript AOL | Yahoo
Live 8 Insider AOL | Yahoo
Magazine Design AOL | Yahoo
Medical Informatics Insider AOL | Yahoo
Microsoft (Unofficial) AOL | Yahoo
Mortgages AOL | Yahoo
Nanopublishing AOL | Yahoo
Office AOL | Yahoo
Open Source AOL | Yahoo
Peer-to-Peer AOL | Yahoo
Photoshop (Unofficial) AOL | Yahoo
PVR Wire AOL | Yahoo
RFID AOL | Yahoo
RSS AOL | Yahoo
SAS (Unofficial) AOL | Yahoo
SCM Wire (supply chain) AOL | Yahoo
Search Engine Marketing AOL | Yahoo
Social Software AOL | Yahoo
Spam AOL | Yahoo
Tablet PCs AOL | Yahoo
Telemedicine Insider AOL | Yahoo
Unofficial Playstation 3 AOL | Yahoo
Unofficial Xbox2 AOL | Yahoo
Video Games AOL | Yahoo
VoIP AOL | Yahoo
WiFi AOL | Yahoo
The WiMAX Weblog AOL | Yahoo
Wireless Dev AOL | Yahoo
The Wireless Report AOL | Yahoo
Yahoo (Unofficial) AOL | Yahoo

Other

Add RSS
Weblogs, Inc. AOL | Yahoo

Other Weblogs Inc. Network blogs you might be interested in:

DS Fanboy
  • DS Daily: Cartridge rancher
  • Japanese hardware sales, Mar. 19 - Mar. 25: April Fools edition
  • Monster Rancher DS sneaks past the Ninja Gaiden hype
  • Friday Video: Everyone's favorite attorney
  • The Dragon Sword deluge continues: screenshots
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Second Life Insider
  • Saturday night and the grid is buggy
  • Ride 'em in, count 'em out
  • Failing Miserably in SL
  • Annoying Comments in 'Home' Article
  • Yesterday's Money: 30th March
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Nintendo Wii Fanboy
  • Miyamoto calls out third parties
  • Wii Warm Up: Shooting the core
  • Japanese hardware sales, Mar. 19 - Mar. 25: April Fools edition
  • Japan's VC announcements for April: Boxers, ninjas, and punkic cyborgs
  • Friday Video: Bang, bang
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Xbox 360 Fanboy
  • Where's that gamer picture from?
  • Emergency transmission: Mass Effect viralness
  • Forza 2 demo coming to XBLM in April
  • New Vehicles and Tracks for Novadrome
  • Upcoming Gears update fixes glitches & adds gametype
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Joystiq
  • Fan demand prompts BioShock collectors edition
  • April Fool's Alert #2: David Jaffe explodes on Geoff Keighley
  • PlayStation 3 barred from UK prisons
  • Guitar Hero Effects Pedal confirmed in 360 instructions
  • April Fool's Alert #1: Wii.TV's future Zelda
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Luxist
  • Theo Fennell's Fancy Condiment Lids
  • Chappaqua Estate, Estate of the Day
  • Hautlence HLs Watches
  • Johnnie Walker King George V Blue Label Whisky
  • Vintage Cane Auction
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
PVR Wire
  • PVR Wire blogging in TV Squad
  • Beyond TV Vista compatibility is on its way
  • TiVo vs. EchoStar Continues...
  • A DVR in a motorcycle helmet
  • TiVo Series 3 PROM hack - Not for the non-techies
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Engadget
  • Fade resistance test takes a look at photo printers / paper
  • MIT using disco-style lighting to calm erratic brain activity
  • iCylinder: the DIY iPod alarm clock guide
  • Beat Blocks melds wood and MIDI in rhythmic harmony
  • Hackers next target: your in-car navigation system
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Engadget Mobile
  • Flash that Sony Ericsson K800 into a K810
  • Alcatel readying 20 "stylish" handsets for the US market
  • FCC Fridays
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR unveiled
  • Boost to offer unlimited plan?
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Download Squad
  • Share stats about your site with Whos.amung.us
  • Learning 2.0 - Web 2.0 for librarians
  • Cube got you down? Listen to a Movie!
  • Students sue anti-plagiarism site for copyright infringement
  • Be Smarter Than Your Small Business Phone
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Autoblog
  • First Drive, Pt. II: Saleen S331 Track Day
  • Bringing the turbocharger to the living room: The forced-induction PC
  • Spy Shots: Porsche 911 GT2 running the 'Ring
  • ALMS Round 2: Penske Porsches lead the grid at St. Pete
  • Aston Martin workers vote to strike
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
  • Garmin finally releases POI loader and WebUpdater
  • Feature Review: PDFClerk vs. PDFpen
  • iGTD - yet another powerful, integrated GTD app
  • What could you do with a broken iPod?
  • AirPort Base Station Update 2007-001 for Mac
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines