Final Fantasy XIII
4 years 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…
4 years 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…
4 years 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…
4 years 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…
4 years 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…
4 years 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…
4 years 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…
4 years 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.…
4 years 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…
4 years 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.…
4 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…
5 years ago.
FINAL FANTASY XIII Lost Report Final Episode Now Available
The final recap episode of FINAL FANTASY XIII is now available. FINAL FANTASY XIII-2's domestic release is just under a week away. …
5 years ago.
FINAL FANTASY XIII Lost Report Episode 5 Now Available
Square Enix has updated the official FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 site with the fifth entry in their Lost Report series. Episode 6 will mark the conclusion as we near 15 days from Japanese release. …
5 years ago.
FINAL FANTASY XIII Lost Report Episode 4 Now Available
Part 4 of the 6 part recap of FINAL FANTASY XIII is now available. With just under a month until XIII-2 releases in Japan, the final two shouldn't be too far behind. …
5 years ago.
Hold on to Your FINAL FANTASY XIII Save File
A while back the development staff on FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 mentioned that fans might want to hold onto their save files from the previous game. That statement was further reinforced today (contrary to previous reports) by producer Yoshinori Kitase, speaking in an interview with Xbox Japan. Kitase confirmed that those who have a save file from FINAL FANTASY XIII will be able to receive some sort of bonus item for the sequel. He wouldn't say exactly what, but stressed that the…
5 years ago.
FINAL FANTASY XIII Lost Report Episode 3 Now Available
The recap of FINAL FANTASY XIII continues this week. We're half way there, with three more entries to go. Check it out over on the official FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 site, or here below. …
5 years ago.
FINAL FANTASY XIII Lost Report Episode 2 Now Available
A couple weeks ago, Square Enix brought you Episode 1 in a 6 part series recapping FINAL FANTASY XIII. Part 2 has been released today, continuing the story of how Lightning and company began their journey. You can view it here below. …
5 years ago.
FINAL FANTASY XIII Lost Report Episode 1 Now Available
Square-Enix is giving fans a chance to catch up on the story of FINAL FANTASY XIII. Episode 1 is available today, entitled "Fantasy Paradise." The clips are told from the perspective of Yaag Rosch and Rygdea, and will total six episodes when completed. You can view the video on the official site, or check it out here below: …
5 years ago.
Final Fantasy XIII Becomes an Ultimate Hit
After nearly a year and 1/2 since the games original Japanese release on PlayStation 3, Final Fantasy XIII is being released as a part of Square-Enix's budget Ultimate Hits line. That is, if you consider ¥3,990 "budget" pricing. In addition to the original PS3 version of the game, the Xbox 360 version that was released back in December, will also be added to the Japanese equivalent of the console's Platinum Hits collection, even though the late port failed to sell…
6 years ago.
Tetsuya Nomura Comments on Final Fantasy XIII's Multi-Platform Status
Final Fantasy XIII was finally announced for an Xbox 360 release in Japan this December, nearly a year after the original PlayStation 3 version's release. Previously, Dengeki PlayStation had leaked out that the port was in fact coming and was later confirmed in Famitsu last week on the day of Microsoft's Pre-TGS Showcase event. Reaction from Japanese fans across the internet was varied, and some included death threats to Square-Enix President Yoichi Wada, while others spammed the 3rd Birthday twitter…