Official English FFXIII sites updated


Update: The European website got an even bigger update with detailed information about the battle system and characters. There’s also an interesting message from Director Motomu Toriyama:

Dear gamers in Europe,

FINAL FANTASY XIII overseas version is finally completed.
I am sorry for the long wait.
At present, members of the development team in Japan are on a New Year holiday while awaiting an approval for the master disc.

The overseas version was developed simultaneously with the Japanese one as we wanted to ensure that it comes out as soon after the Japanese release date as possible.

In the completed FINAL FANTASY XIII, the features which were popular amongst gamers at our survey last summer have been enhanced even further.

One of those features is characters’ facial animations, which work as the core of any human drama. Their movements are completely synchronised with the English lines and, due to this, each scene in the game is truly spectacular. Another feature to be mentioned is FFXIII’s new strategic battle system, Paradigm Shift.

Just like the Japanese version, this system adds elements of real-time actions to the battle, which has been made almost over-the-top, so that the more you use the shift, the more exhilarating the combat becomes.
The release date is now approaching.

Don’t get distracted. You will see the truth when you hold it in your hands.
Please be patient a little longer for the “day of a battle against the fate”!

Motomu Toriyama

Furthermore there are several new wallpapers and of course the latest trailer

Besides the European site, the North American website also updated today providing English information about the Eidolons together with some new screens from both the PS3 and Xbox 360 version:

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