While everyone else will be waiting till 2010, Japan is only a few months away from the release of Final Fantasy XIII. Final Fantasy XIII’s Promotion will probably kick into full gear soon, one of the ways Square-Enix will be promoting the title is through a series of stories that lead up to the events in Final Fantasy XIII.
There is no word on if these stories will get official translations yet, but Final Fantasy is a big enough series where fans will most likely translate them fairly quickly after the Japanese release. You can check out the website’s announcement of the stories in the “Special” section.
(Details Source: Unofficial Final Fantasy Site)