Square Enix hasn't said when it will drop the Final Fantasy XIII demo on gamers outside of Japan, but we do have a better idea of when the final game is coming: 2010. Maestro, please cue mixed feelings of relief (because we finally have a vague date) and disappointment (it might not arrive until the end of 2010).
The 2010 date comes courtesy of a gigantic Final Fantasy XIII poster adoring downtown Los Angeles, as the industry prepares to take over the area surrounding the Los Angeles Convention Center for next week's E3 event. Square Enix teased the poster and promised additional details on Final Fantasy XIII via their corporate blog.
Maybe this will finally give me time to finish up Final Fantasy XII. Oh, who am I kidding? I couldn't get into Final Fantasy XII's battle system at all. It will remain the only major Final Fantasy I haven't finished since Final Fantasy III.