Final Fantasy XIII
2 months ago.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII interview with Ali Hillis
We took your questions and now we have your answers - our full interview with Ali Hillis, the English voice of Lightning, is here.Our friends over at Final Fantasy Union took the opportunity to chat with Ali about all things Lightning, including a rather interesting introduction in the completed podcast. We initially talk about Ali's career - where she talks about some of her other projects - which then leads onto some more focused Lightning-based questions based on feedback we…
2 months ago.
Win Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2 Goodies with Nova Crystallis!
Earlier today the guys over at Square Enix America gave us a pretty cool bunch of prizes to celebrate the launch of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Similar to our contests in the past, we're giving folks in the USA a chance to feel some of that Lightning Returns love before the game arrives in western territories!For the next ten days you’ll be able to participate in a little quiz below – and getting all of the answers correct will…
2 months ago.
Relive Final Fantasy XIII in a retro style in this new Lightning Returns promo
With the western release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII approaching fast, Square Enix has put out another promotional video for the series - although its format is something neither you nor we could have expected. The video re-tells the story so far - events seen in Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2 - in the style of the classic Super Nintendo Final Fantasy titles, complete with retro graphics, not-entirely-accurate but still original use of SNES-style sound fonts for…
1 year ago.
2012: Year of the Tetsuya Nomura sketch
2012 has come and gone, and what it a year it was.Final Fantasy XIII-2 along with its assortment of DLC saw its release in the first half of the year, while Final Fantasy itself turned a seasoned 25 years old. Final Fantasy XIV stepped out from its ruined shadow to reveal a beautiful realm reborn, and a third Final Fantasy XIII - Lightning Returns - will be joining the spotlight come 2013. Other events brought memories and anticipation -…
1 year ago.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII "Lightning Summary Video"
Square Enix Japan has released a new video all about Lightning.Literally titled "Lightning Summary Video," this three minute clip recaps the events surrounding her experience throughout Final Fantasy XIII. Much like the recap episodes that released prior to FFXIII-2, this video is entirely in Japanese and representative of the Japanese marketing for Lightning Returns.…
1 year ago.
Tetsuya Nomura sketches Lightning for Final Fantasy’s 25th anniversary
Tetsuya Nomura has sketched Lightning not once, but twice this year.The first one, on display for Dengeki's 20th anniversary, depicts Lightning in her XIII attire.The second one was on display yesterday at the Distant Worlds THE CELEBRATION event in London, which included Isamu Kamikokuryou's Lightning Returns painting. It looks somewhat different than anything she's appeared in before, so is this perhaps a hint toward her look in the new game?Via: Zelu1984_FFM.…
1 year ago.
What is Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII?
It’s been less than a year since Final Fantasy XIII-2 launched worldwide, bringing with it higher praise than its predecessor. The praise was deserved, the game improving on many aspects of FFXIII – though its story left many perplexed. It arguably created more questions than it answered, leaving fans in the dark and trying to piece together what happened.DLC was created allegedly to address this, but that too left even more questions once released in May. Perhaps the worst…
1 year ago.
Square Enix reveals the final chapter in the Lightning Saga, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Just announced during the Lightning Saga live stage!Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is the title of the next project and is a follow up to FFXIII and XIII-2 staring Lightning. We'll have more details for you as they come in. …
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy XIII/XIII-2 dual pack arriving in Asia this September
One of tonight's announcements might come in the form of a dual release.That is, PlayStation Asia has spilled the beans on an upcoming dual pack featuring Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2 in one convenient set.On sale starting from September 13th, this Asian rerelease will see both games bundled with 8 art cards and feature English/Traditional Chinese subtitles for those looking to import.…
1 year ago.
Lightning Saga New Developments Presentation will be "unusual yet authentic"
As we lead up to Friday's reveal, it's no surprise that Kitase has taken a regular approach to Twitter.Back on @LRFF13 this morning, Kitase had briefly commented that he was doing a practice run for the upcoming Lightning Saga presentation. As indicated by the official 25th anniversary account, the presentation and each of the other Final Fantasy stage events will run for about an hour.Concerning FFXIII's, Kitase described it as "unusual yet authentic" which suggests that we may get…
1 year ago.
The next Final Fantasy XIII game is not called "Lightning Saga"
The Lightning Room Twitter account didn't stay idle for long. Yoshinori Kitase has taken to it once again this morning with some further insight on the next XIII project.His latest message confirmed that "Lightning Saga," which has been used mainly for promotion - is not the true name of the project. The real name of the game they're working on will be announced on September 1st, so you'll just have to wait for it.We can probably conclude that it…
1 year ago.
Square Enix opens "Lightning Room" -Presentation for New Direction of Lightning Saga- twitter account
Square Enix has readied an all new Twitter account in anticipation of Friday's 25th anniversary stage event.With the next entry in the FFXIII series being revealed, the first tweet comes from Producer Yoshinori Kitase. He explains that the account was made for this week's reveal, which will provide a variety of updates during the presentation and Final Fantasy 25th anniversary event.You can follow the FFXIII team yourself @LRFF13.A few short days remain until the full reveal, with streaming…
1 year ago.
Opinion: The continuation of the Final Fantasy XIII "series"
I wish Square would have left XIII at just one game. Actually XIII-2 wasn't bad, but it should have ended there.Before you hang me for my thoughts let it be known that is an opinion post, and of course all opinions are my own. You can agree with them or you can disagree with them, but I feel I need to get this off my chest. This has been stirring for a very long time following hints earlier in…
1 year ago.
European Final Fantasy XIII official site teases "A Storm Gathers"
Square Enix has uploaded a new teaser over at the official Final Fantasy XIII website.Headlined with the caption "A storm gathers," we know that the main reveal for the next project in the Lightning Saga will be revealed on September 1st during the company's 25th anniversary event in Japan.The "Lightning Saga" that started with the release of FINAL FANTASY XIII, has achieved a cumulative shipment of over 9.6 million units; and in May 2012 FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 was brought…
1 year ago.
Discussion: The calm before the storm - Lightning's journey and the third entry to the Final Fantasy XIII saga
As version 3.0 of the site makes progress, I felt what better time it'd be than to start some weekly discussion amongst readers.Topics will be fairly simple - meant more to gauge what the community at large feels and how they've reacted over certain things. The first one deals with an announcement not too far away from now.Perhaps the worst kept secret looming at the back of the minds of Final Fantasy fans is the continuation of Final Fantasy…
1 year ago.
Square Enix: The next Final Fantasy XIII project has "just recently started"
As previously reported, Square Enix will be hosting a special Lightning Saga stage at their upcoming anniversary event on September 1st.Speaking in this week's Famitsu, producer Yoshinori Kitase shed a little more light on the situation to come. Kitase says that the project has "just recently started," and that the project's official title will be named at the event. This might suggest the game in question might not exactly be called "Final Fantasy XIII-3" or arrive on a different…
1 year ago.
The future of the Final Fantasy XIII saga to be revealed in September
The future of the Final Fantasy XIII saga will be revealed this September at the upcoming Final Fantasy 25th anniversary event.The latest update from Square Enix's own site outlines event plans including the various stage exhibits from 8/31 to 9/2. The first day is scheduled to be held exclusively for the press and select fans from Square Enix Members which will include the opening ceremony and early demo event.Final Fantasy XIII will take stage on 9/1 at 11:30.…
1 year ago.
Toriyama: The day when the meaning of Final Fantasy XIII-2's DLC ending will come to light is not too far off
If obvious hints in the Ultimania Omega weren't enough, Toriyama has some more to say on the subject of a XIII story continuation.Famitsu.com caught up with Toriyama at the recent Game Developers Conference in Taipei. Of course, considering his presentation focused on XIII, the site was keen to ask him if anything Final Fantasy XIII related would show up at the upcoming 25th Anniversary event in August."The Lightning download content had an ending that left a feeling mystery…
1 year ago.
Toriyama: Final Fantasy XIII Season 2 was the concept title for Final Fantasy XIII-2
If you recall back in January 2011 a leaked Square Enix release schedule made mention of a "Final Fantasy XIII Seasons" scheduled for later that year.Nothing ever came of it and most people had assumed it was just an error or perhaps a rerelease of the first game. We now know that wasn't the case - in fact it was the concept name for Final Fantasy XIII-2 when it was still in the early stages of the design process.…
2 years ago.
Square Enix Wants You to Replay FINAL FANTASY XIII
Nearly two years ago now, FINAL FANTASY XIII enjoyed its western release.With only a week to go until its sequel appears overseas, Square Enix has issued a challenge; they want you to play FFXIII again (or for the first time if you haven't already.) While you won't receive anything special for replaying the game, it's a nice chance to at least catch up on the story and world of Fabula Nova Crystallis.Square is promising some other surprises over on…