It might not be Final Fantasy XIII, but Square Enix is slipping one more Final Fantasy game in before 2009 is up. The publisher's announced that Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers will arrive on the Wii on December 26, just days before the calendar rolls over to 2010.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers picks up 1,000 years after the conclusion of the original Crystal Chronicles. In this new world, magic isn't respected, it's feared. The use of magic is considered "taboo," in Square Enix's own words.
I enjoyed the DS version of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, but haven't been keeping a close eye on the Wii version.