Final Fantasy XIII is only about a month away for Western audiences, but let’s take a trip back to the past to the early development of Final Fantasy XIII.
While we all know Final Fantasy XIII was first shown off on the PlayStation 3, the game originally saw development on the PlayStation 2 hardware. Square-Enix released two books for Final Fantasy XIII and one of them contains details on the development process of the title. Within it are early screen shots of the title running on the PlayStation 2.
While the battle system looks similar to what ended up in the final game, much of it is unrecognizable. Yuna and Rikku from Final Fantasy X even make an appearances as place holder characters
You can check out the screen shots after the jump. Having issues with the gallery, so you will need to scroll down to the bottom of the page.
(Source:Final Fantasy XIII.net)