Demos, music, and a celebration of Final Fantasy VII are also planned for the three-day event.
With Final Fantasy XIII-2 a fading memory and the status of Final Fantasy Versus XIII uncertain, the future of the long-running RPG series is a mystery. Square Enix is planning to reveal what’s next for the franchise on September 1 during the publisher’s Final Fantasy 25th anniversary celebration in Japan.
The event will be held in Shibuya from August 31 through September 2, with the first day exclusively for members of the press and Square Enix fan club. After that, the celebration opens to the public, and will feature several presentations and a demo event.
Among the presentations is the “Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Saga: New Developments Presentation” taking place on September 1, during which Square Enix has promised to reveal what’s next for the Final Fantasy XIII project. The game’s producer, director, and art director will be in attendance, as well as other members of the staff. Since Square Enix is focused on FFXIII and its main character Lightning, it sounds like the publisher is planning to announce Final Fantasy XIII-3.
For those in the Shibuya area interested in attending, there will also be a Final Fantasy XI music event, Final Fantasy XIV presentation, and even a special stage celebrating the 15th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII. No live broadcasts of the events have been planned, so the rest of us will just have to wait for the details to leak onto the internet later this summer.