Square Enix Squashes Final Fantasy XIII Release Date Rumors

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Responding to recent rumor that Final Fantasy XIII had been confirmed for a 2008 release date, Square Enix has issued a statement today saying that such reports are “erroneous and should be disregarded.” Now, that doesn’t mean the PS3-exclusive uber-RPG won’t come out this year, but until Square Enix gives an official announcement your best bet is to assume it’s not coming ’til 2009. I know I’m not holding my breath for an ’08 release, and I really don’t mind either way. I’ve always loved how Square Enix puts a lot of time in between entries in their big franchises compared to most companies that rush sequels out on a yearly basis, gives me time to savor each game and build up plenty of anticipation for the next release.

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