A couple months ago Square Enix promised that on the 13th of every month, leading up to the March 9th release of Final Fantasy XIII, new information about the game would be revealed. Well it’s January 13th, and today the developer once again delivered on their promise, this time with a new trailer complete with English voice acting.
If you think this is just another FFXIII trailer, you would be wrong. Not only is the voice acting incredible, but it’s completely in sink with the characters’ lips. This was a real shock for me, because I was expecting another badly dubbed JRPG. Oh, and that song in the background is the new Leona Lewis single, “My Hands”, which is the theme song for the game.
Certain people, who have played the Japanese import version, have complained that it’s too linear and that it changes up the Final Fantasy formula too much. While this troubles me a bit, I have to admit that the closer the game gets to releasing, the more excited I am. There is no doubt in my mind I am purchasing the game day one, but seeing a trailer like this helps to calm my worries.
I’m interested to hear everyone else’s thoughts on the trailer. Do you like the voice work? Do you think Square Enix has another smash hit on their hands?