At the company's pre-E3 press conference in May, Square Enix divulged a bevy of release dates. Among the announcements for games such as Dragon Quest VIII, Radiata Stories, and Romancing SaGa, was the announcement that Square Enix's latest foray into the motion picture business, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, would see a simultaneous release in the United States and Japan on September 13 and 14. But those who crack open the newly-released October issue of Electronic Gaming monthly will find news stating otherwise. According to the piece, which is a cover story pertaining to the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII project, Sony Pictures plans for the U.S. version to be released "this holiday season."
Even though rumors to this effect have been quite heavy, Square Enix has not yet mentioned anything pertaining to a theatrical release of Advent Children in the U.S., though they have hinted that one-off promotional events in major markets are a possibility.
When Advent Children is released this holiday season, it will be in both UMD and DVD format, with the DVD version being a 2-disc "Special Edition" version. The special edition will contain extras you would normally expect, like bonus and behind-the-scenes features.