It's not every day Square Enix decides to release new Final Fantasy XIII media. In quite a change for the company, a new trailer has been released simultaneously worldwide. It showcases new scenarios and characters, unseen even in the infamous "Closed Theater" TGS presentations of yesteryear. It even shows -- wait for it -- real-time gameplay.

The hype machine for the game is just beginning, as this is but the first of many countdowns to come in the future. However, will Final Fantasy loyalists be able to handle the long wait to 2010?

This article was originally published on Joystiq.