Versus XIII is No Longer Being Sold by Amazon

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

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Final Fantasy Versus XIII Logo

Fans of the Final Fantasy series all know the story of Versus XIII, Square Enix’s long awaited action adventure JRPG. Versus XIII was a promised title based on the Fabula Nova Crystallis mythology back in 2006, the same setting shared by the other Final Fantasy XIII titles. Being labeled as the Duke Nukem Forever of JRPGs by many in the press, Versus XIII‘s development has been hampered by numerous delays and a game engine swap. There is also a possible switch to a next generation console, as some rumors have surfaced. Now the title may have taken another interesting turn, as Amazon has now stopped selling the title directly in both the West, and in Japan.

For the longest time Versus XIII‘s development has been kept in dark, with little information given by Square Enix and the game’s director, Tetsuya Nomura. This new Amazon development is just one of the many of unusual events that simply came out of nowhere. Amazon was selling the game a few days ago, and continues to point buyers to other retailers that still carry the title.

What can this all mean? Amazon is still allowing pre-orders of another new title, Lightning Returns, as well as the HD-remakes of Final Fantasy X and X-2.

Square Enix have also started to advertise Versus XIII as well, like the Noctis brand perfume, which leaves little doubt that Versus XIII is being readied for release. We will just have to wait and see what this new development entitles, as more information should be issued in the near future.



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  • formerroadie

    I’m not surprised. I’m expecting it to be dumped altogether.

  • It seems that the rumors are going to be true. They’ll rename it to Final Fantasy XV or something else.

    • the rumor that i created??? i said that as a joke, i never thought anyone would take it seriously…

    • >implying you are the only one who has said that

    • i was just trying to make a joke, since i failed at being humorous i shall go cry in a corner.

    • Stealth

      uh, the rumors are it will still be versus just with a droped 13 name

  • Shulknameholderthing

    That’s because the new title’s gonna be Final Fantasy Forever. With guest appearance of Duke Nukem.

    • don’t forget half life’s very own Gordon Freeman.

    • Xx_Kares_xX

      Not exactly a good comparison as Valve hasn’t started working on Half-life 3 yet… while Duke Nukem and Versus were both always listed as ‘in development’ but.. okay.

    • it was a joke O-O…

    • Half Life 3 Episode 33333

      This picture is from 10 months ago. Look very closely at the monitor in the background….

    • Xx_Kares_xX

      I admit I have pretty bad eyesight, but it looks like Half-Life 2 to me, that and Valve has been known to troll their fans, so I see little true evidence, especially considering the picture itself is so pointless that It seems as if your attention is SUPPOSED to be drawn to the moniter. I am very skeptical of this for many reasons (also.. photoshop?) but if it IS legitimate then that is rather exciting.

  • Jonah Rosen

    Shouldn’t it be written down as “Amazon stopped taking preorders” or something? It makes it sound like amazon was trying to sell a game that doesn’t even exist, which would be impossible unless they had a time machine or something…

    Also in the last paragraph, you wrote “HD-remakes of Final Fantasy X and X-2 Final Fantasy X and X2.” Was this a typo, perhaps?

    • Alex Crouch

      Yea for a split-second I was confused and thought “It didn’t come out already did it..?” but yea, bad title.

  • Xx_Kares_xX

    Oh Square… just… stop. I’m begging you, just… stop. The best analogy I can come up with is that right now Square is an elderly dog that can barely walk and can’t control the flow of it’s own feces… just kill it now while we still at least have SOME memories of them being competent.

  • Ben Baker

    I wish this game would actually come out. I mean, after this long a wait, just killing it isn’t right. It needs to be released even if it isn’t good; I don’t think people really care at this point.

  • Marcus J. Hopkins

    I really just don’t get why everyone’s all excited about/for this game. Perhaps it’s that i have higher expectations from a Final Fantasy game than what any of the XIII series have thus far delivered (graphics are great; gameplay makes me want to claw out my eyes), but if the first two entries are any indication of what Versus was going to be, I’d be happier if they just refocused their efforts on going back to the drawing board with the series, altogether.

  • RagunaXL

    that sucks! hopefully it’s because it is getting another title or being developed for another system(s) like everyone else has mentioned. the only games I really sweated this console cycle were xenoblade and versus xiii

  • wtf Square

    If Square wants to know why they keep losing money, stop blaming your successful games like Tomb Raider and look at crap like this. How much money have you spent on this game so far? What the hell are you doing?

  • Clinton Nix

    Honestly, this, plus the fact that there’s no hint of the game in SE’s E3 list of games is a bit frustrating. Here’s to hoping that it will show up at some point at least as a trailer or confirmation that it’s coming soon.