Final Fantasy XIII

Final Fantasy XIII

After Final Fantasy IV Square Enix has also announced this week that the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy will also be coming to Steam. On 9 October Final Fantasy XIII, the first game in the trilogy, will be available for purchase at Steam for $ 15.99 / € 12.99 / £ 10.99. If you pre-order the game, you'll receive a 10% discount.

Final Fantasy XIII screenshot

Final Fantasy XIII was released back in 2010 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and takes place in the world of Cocoon and Pulse and was the first Final Fantasy in the series to have a female lead character. The other two games in the trilogy, Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be released in Spring 2015.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

While the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is only two weeks away, Square Enix has released a new trailer. But not any ordinary trailer, but a retrospecive look at the history of Final Fantasy XIII (the Lightning saga) in 16-bit quality. This trailer shows the story of Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2 at lightning speed. Please mind that this trailer contains spoilers if you haven't played these games.

Final Fantasy XIII

Square Enix has launched a new Final Fantasy XIII teaser website featuring a thundercloud with the caption A Storm Gathers. This teaser website will likely be opened during the presentation of the future of Lightning's Saga (after Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2) on 1 September to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Final Fantasy series.

You can visit the website here.

Final Fantasy XIII-2

Corporation Service Company, who has claimed domain names for Square Enix in the past, has claimed finalfantasy13-2game.com a couple of days ago. This was detected and tweeted by supererogatory.

Will this be a direct sequel to Final Fantasy XIII? Or is this just to save this domain name from being taken by others? Hopefully some information will be announced at Square Enix 1st Production Department Premier, which is due to take place next Tuesday.

Final Fantasy XIII

Square Enix has announced on the Xbox 360 Media Briefing 2010 in Tokyo that Final Fantasy XIII will still get a Xbox 360 version one year after the release on the PlayStation 3.

The 360 version will be called Final Fantasy XIII Ultimate Hits International and will feature English voices, subtitles, an 'easy mode' and a booklet called "Final Fantasy XIII Corridor of Memory". It will be released on 16 December.

Japanese fans are not really happy with this announcement and are calling Yoichi Wada a liar and he even received death threats.

Source: Andriasang

Final Fantasy XIII

In an interview that Strategy Informer held with Daniel Erickson, Writing Director of BioWare (from games like Mass Effect and Dragon Age: Origins) they asked what his thoughts are about Final Fantasy XIII and according to him it's no RPG.

Well, before I address the main point I just want to take a slightly more controversial route: You can put a 'J' in front of it, but it's not an RPG. You don't make any choices, you don't create a character, you don't live your character... I don't know what those are - adventure games maybe? But they're not RPG's.

What are your thoughts about tbis?

Final Fantasy XIII

Today is the day Final Fantasy fans have been waiting ages for, Final Fantasy XIII has now been released in North America and Europe on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Final Fanrtasy XIII has been received good by the public, although there are some fans who say the game is very lineair and some Final Fantasy elements are missing from the game.

It's the first Final Fantasy that has been released simultaneously on 2 consoles. If you have a HD television, you might prefer the PlayStation 3 version, since it's playable on 720p, while the Xbox 360 version is playable at 576p (which is for normal televisions).

So, go and get your copy of the game today and please give me your opinion at our Square Enix community.

There were some rumors going on about Final Fantasy XIII getting downloadable content, but a few days ago Square Enix has stated that they currently don't have any plans for DLC.

In an interview with producer Yoshinori Kitase and director Motomu Toriyama by PlayStation.Blog.US said the following:

"Regarding the DLC content, we feel that the final product is 100% enjoyable…it’s the complete package. So we’re not planning any DLC at this time. In regard to the rumored cut content, we feel it was taken out of context. There are a lot of ideas that are brought to the table, and then the team takes the best ideas out of those, and the final product is polished that way. There was content that were “ideas” that didn’t make the final content, but the team isn’t looking to release that as downloadable content."

If the company decides in the future to release DLC, we will let you know.

Source: PlayStation.Blog.Europe

Square Enix has announced the limited collector's edition of Final Fantasy XIII which will contain the following items:

  • FINAL FANTASY XIII Original Sound Selection: a soundtrack CD including a selection of tunes from the game, especially chosen for this Limited Collector’s Edition by composer Masashi Hamauzu. The CD is presented inside a slipcase featuring artwork from FINAL FANTASY XIII, with liner notes written by the composer himself.
  • The World of FINAL FANTASY XIII: an exclusive hardback book featuring characters artwork, CG rendered images and environments from across the game production.
  • Exclusive Art Prints: 3 highly collectable art prints showing artwork of the Eidolons, powerful summoned allies of the lead playable characters of FINAL FANTASY XIII.
  • Unique ‘Brand of the l’Cie’ decal: Collectible decal featuring this most iconic symbol from the game storyline.

Final Fantasy XIII Collector's Edition

Source: PlayStation.Blog.Europe

Final Fantasy XIII

Square Enix has released a new English trailer of Final Fantasy XIII as part of Square's Lucky 13 Campaign. The trailers featires English voice acting, you can see the movements of the month has been synchonized, and My Hands, the title song of the game performed by Leona Lewis. Although the music sounds a little too loud, it's still a great trailer to watch.

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