Tetsuya Nomura spoke rather candidly with Famitsu earlier this week, and translations have turned up online.
Firstly, he notes that a new Final Fantasy 13 video will be shown at this year’s E3. Whether this will be a brand new trailer, or just an expanded version of earlier footage is uncertain at this point, but we’re leaning towards the first of those options.
Still on the topic of Final Fantasy 13, Nomura mentioned that he is no longer working on the game on a development-basis - he has finished his primary work on designs, and now only needs to return for advertising and ‘synchronization’ (presumably with the rest of the Fabula Nova Crystallis series).
In regards to Final Fantasy Versus 13, this is Nomura’s major project at the moment, and he says that the team are working hard at refining the final version of the battle system and the world map at the moment. He says that each city/town will have a day/night version, and that the world map is so large he can’t remember exactly where the first location is.
He compares the world map to the classic Final Fantasy 7 map, and states that although the team developing the game was the exact team responsible for Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts 2, many of the members were responsible for Final Fantasy 7 and 8.
Lastly, he mentioned that Square will be making some significant revelations regarding PSone classics soon available on the PS Store.
We’ll get back to you with any further developments!
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