Final Fantasy Versus XIII might not make its planned debut appearance at this year's E3, according to producer Testuya Nomura.

"We were hoping to debut it at E3, but we're not sure now," he told Japanese gaming bible Famitsu, reports Andriasang.

Apparently the delay has been caused by Square Enix deciding to revise the action-RPG's world map. "For displaying characters on the world map, we were originally planning on using the method used by FF#, with a small Noctus running about on the screen," Nomura said, Famitsu deciding to obscure which game in the Final Fantasy series he was referring to.

"But that didn't look too great, so we ended up switching to the method used by FF#." FFVII and FFX, maybe?

Next to nothing is known about Final Fantasy Versus XIII, which was first mentioned as far back as E3 2006 and remains a PS3 exclusive, despite Final Fantasy XIII's appearance on Xbox 360. Nomura has mentioned that the battle system might combine aspects of the Kingdom Hearts series and a third-person shooter. It's not the only FFXIII spin-off in development, with the PSP's Final Fantasy Agito XIII a similarly unknown quantity.

You'll just have to content yourselves with the main event for now: Final Fantasy XIII is out here on 9th March.

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