[IMGW]http://media.1up.com/media?id=3265156[/IMGW] Along with the http://www.1up.com/do/gameOverview?cId=3148417, http://www.1up.com/do/gameOverview?cId=3150498, and a http://www.1up.com/do/gameOverview?cId=3150499 side quest, it looks like Square Enix is planning to stick around in the world of Final Fantasy XIII for a long while yet.
According to an article at IGN (with info taken from the same Nintendo Dream interview as our http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3158958 story), Square Enix wants "everyone to be sucked into the world [of Final Fantasy XIII] for 10 years." Square Enix's Shinji Hashimoto stated they have designed the world and story of FFXIII, or Fabula Nova, to be similar to the approach of Star Wars, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings -- an epic franchise unto itself.
Hashimoto admitted that Square Enix is preparing "a number of categories" (we assume he means genres) for future FFXIII-based games.
How many different versions of FFXIII we'll see and how long we'll have to wait for the fourteenth chapter of the series are questions that will likely remain unanswered for a long time yet.
Thanks to http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/1up/ALLPS3/content/~3/111679313/newsStory for sharing the news with us!