Final Fantasy XIII hitting Japan in late December?

The Japanese release date for Square Enix’s oh-so-desired Final Fantasy XIII is apparently December 17. A day before it was suppose to be announced at a FFXIII premiere event, an online ad campaign started showing off the release date.

Square Enix also started an ad promotion today on YouTube Japan to promote the announcement of the release date. I suppose we’re now one step closer to getting our hands on a copy of FFXIII, but still many, many months away before we see it released outside Japan.