- According to an article in the latest Famitsu, development of Final Fantasy XIII for PS3 is reportedly going very well. Things look all set for a 2009 launch still, and it's reported the demo will be one hour long.
To quote: In some ways, we're like, "yay, we get to talk about Final Fantasy XIII all year!" and in other ways, we're like, "...damnit, we have to talk about Final Fantasy XIII all damn year."
God only knows how far off a North American release date is, but we do have some relatively good news for you. We say "relatively" because Square-Enix president Yoichi Wada mentioned that the delay of Dragon Quest IX for the DS may cause the release of FFXIII to slip.
Thankfully, this doesn't appear to be the case: FFXIII director and writer Motomu Toriyama
simply said in response- "Development is going favorably for a 2009 launch."
This was in the latest Famitsu, so we're going to say it's accurate and up-to-date, but don't get too excited; he's obviously only talking about Japan.
But at least this means we might still see the game in the second quarter of 2010, so cross your fingers and wish really, really hard.