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Motomu Toriyama Delivers Message on Final Fantasy XIII

The director promises to practice before summoning.


The Final Fantasy XIII official site was updated today with another developer message. Joining previous updates from Motomu Toriyama, Yoshinori Kitase, Isamu Kamikokuryo and Nao Ikeda is and update from Motomu Toriyama... again.

Yes, Toriyama apparently thinks himself important enough to the FFXIII project to deliver two messages when everyone else has gotten just one.

Here's what the director had to say:

"How was the Trial Version that we delivered in April? We're hearing the impressions of the demo from everyone, and achieving even greater evolution for Final Fantasy XIII.

"The summon beasts that we were unable to show in the demo version is one example of this. The concept for Final Fantasy XIII's summons is combination with characters and driving battle.

"The summons in this game move with close relation to characters. There's normal mode, which has the summons in their regular form, and you can also have action-oriented battles called driving mode where each summon transforms.

"I wanted to show the cool summon forms during the E3 playable demo, but was so nervous that I blundered a bit with both Odin and Shiva. In other words, we still haven't been able to show the full picture yet! I'd like to practice until the next opportunity, so place wait just a bit more."

So when will that next opportunity come? I'm pretty sure FFXIII will have a big role at TGS, but I'm also hoping that Square Enix will give the game a more exclusive Japanese debut through a DK-something-something style event like they did last year.

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