Famitsu has a four-page spread in their latest issue all about the PS3-exclusive Final Fantasy Versus XIII
. You've probably seen some of it in the scans
earlier this morning. In the magazine, the full name of Versus'
sleepy protagonist prince is revealed to be Noctis Lucis Caelum -- which is Latin for "night, light and sky." The blonde-haired female friend of his is named Stella Nox Fleuret. Her name is Latin for "star, darkness and sword" and she appears to be a princess from another country. It is interesting to note that their respective appearances reflect each other's names.
The game's director, Tetsuya Nomura, points out that part of the plot was revealed in the TGS Closed Theater trailer
. He notes that the discussion seen between these two characters in that trailer focused on their abilities to "see light." Noctis seems afraid to talk about these abilities, while Stella is very frank and opens up the dialogue by asking Noctis about how he obtained his ability.
It's rather funny to think that we now know slightly more about Versus XIII
than we do of the main XIII
title. That's especially harrowing after knowing Versus XIII
isn't expected until after XIII