Final Fantasy Versus XIII was the brainchild of Tetsuya Nomura and it remained in development hell for a long time, until the project switched hands from Nomura to Tabata.
After such a long hiatus, the Kingdom Hearts series is back with the third entry releasing on January 29th, but there is an easter egg that has been found by those with early access to the game.
Please stop reading the article if you don’t want to spoil this easter egg for yourself, but if you don’t care much about such spoilers, the easter egg is a reference to Final Fantasy Versus XIII and features a CG Trailer as well as concept artwork featuring the same Versus style.
Here’s the trailer first:
The trailer plays out during the Toy Story portion of the game and the video that is out on YouTube clearly shows a game called Verum Rex with clear references to the world of Versus XIII. The design of the main characters mirrors Ignis, Noctis, Stella, and Ardyn. Some of the camera angles also resemble the Versus trailer and the name itself is a big hint along with the poster that promotes it in the game as seen below.
— ted@KH3 (@iwahoiwl) January 26, 2019
So after leaving Versus behind, seems like Nomura still remembers it and had created this promotional video for the fictional game Verum Rex, which admittedly is pretty cool in itself, to give a nod to his previous work.
Final Fantasy Versus XIII was renamed to Final Fantasy XV and the game launched to critical and commercial success in November 2016. Kingdom Hearts 3 will be out on January 29th for the PS4 and Xbox One.
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