The Final Fantasy series has been making headlines frequently as of late, from a beefed-up PC re-release (and subsequent microtransactions rumors) to the series’ publisher losing a long-time producer, and now the franchise’s new upcoming releases have been circulating the rumor mill.
At the announcement of a stage show celebrating Final Fantasy‘s 25 years on the market – in particular a “Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Saga: New Developments Presentation” on September 1st – many outlets have suggested the reveal of Final Fantasy XIII-3 to be the main takeaway of the event. Despite the fact that this would be the first time in the series that an entry would receive two direct canonical sequels, the cliffhanger ending of Final Fantasy XIII-2 has many suspecting the story is not over.
Late last week, another rumor began making the rounds as Kotaku reported with multiple sources alleging the cancellation of Final Fantasy Versus XIII. The rumor was squashed earlier today when Square Enix President Yoichi Wada took to his personal Twitter account to confirm Versus XIII‘s continued production. He mentioned (according to VG247’s translation) to have personally attended a meeting on the progress of the game, which was first revealed back in 2006. It’s possible that an announcement on the game could also play a role in Square’s upcoming presentation on the series September 1st.