Updated / Famitsu gives Final Fantasy XIII a near-perfect score

Update: Yup, it’s 39/40 from Famitsu.

Original story: The first Final Fantasy XIII review paints the game as a rather worthy one, if reports of an apparent leak of an issue of Famitsu turn out to be legit. If so, then the Japanese gaming mag has given Square Enix’s much anticipated mammoth RPG an impressive score of 39 out of 40 and places it among the top RPGs released.

The game will be out in Japan later this month, on December 17, and in the west next March. Though don’t let that stop you.