E3: Next Generation of 'Final Fantasy'
The Final Fantasy series will encompass the simultaneous development of original titles for numerous platforms
LOS ANGELES - An all new project comprising of multiple titles spanning multiple systems including the PlayStation 3 system and mobile phones.
Today, during its E3 2006 press event, Square Enix, a developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software and service, revealed world-premiere footage of Fabula Nova Crystallis - Final Fantasy XIII. This latest project in the multi-platinum Final Fantasy series will encompass the simultaneous development of original titles for numerous platforms including the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, and mobile phones.
Fabula Nova Crystallis, defined in Latin as "the new tale of the crystal," is made up of several different titles based on variations of the Final Fantasy XIII universe. However, while each title in the project features different characters, different worlds, and different stories, all are ultimately based on and expand upon a common mythos.
Currently, development for Fabula Nova Crystallis entails two titles for the PlayStation 3 system: Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Verses XIII. In addition, Final Fantasy Agito XIII is also in development for mobile phones. However, the three new titles are only the beginning of the evolution of Fabula Nova Crystallis, with more announcements regarding other facets of the project scheduled for the near future.
“One myth, countless stories,” this is the concept behind Square Enix's new take on entertainment.
Final Fantasy XIII for PlayStation 3 system
Final Fantasy XIII takes advantage of the PlayStation 3 system's advanced hardware, providing tangible, intuitive controls while delivering transitions between real-time game play and in-game cinematic. The latest in technology has been utilized in development of Final Fantasy XIII, in hopes of making the newest addition to the Final Fantasy series worthy of the title "next generation."
Final Fantasy Versus XIII for PlayStation 3 system
Final Fantasy Versus XIII is not a merely a sequel, but a wholly independent story unfolding in a different world with different characters. This title will appear alongside Final Fantasy XIII on the PlayStation 3 system. When coupled with Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy Versus XIII completes the core of the Fabula Nova Crystallis Project.
Final Fantasy Agito XIII for Mobile Phones
Final Fantasy Agito XIII arrives as an entirely separate entity for mobile phones, offering players on-the-go access to the Final Fantasy XIII universe. Utilizing game play functions only available through mobile phones, this title provides players with a take on a story accessible anywhere their real-life adventures may take them.
With Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII leading the way, the Fabula Nova Crystallis Project continues to expand. In addition to the three titles presented here, new developments are also currently underway and will be announced at a later date.