Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
1 week ago.
Final Fantasy XIII series announced for Windows PC
It looks like all three Final Fantasy XIII games will be heading to PC in the near future, Square Enix revealed today. Set for release on Windows PC, the games will be available starting with Final Fantasy XIII on October 9th for download from Steam and the Square Enix online store. Priced at $15.99, the game can be pre-ordered now for a 10% discount and will offer up a set of Steam Trading Cards across all three titles. The Final…
3 weeks ago.
The music of Final Fantasy XIII in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call
Starting today both North American and European fans can sample the upcoming Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, Square Enix has announced today. The demo will feature two songs – J-E-N-O-V-A (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children) and Edgar and Sabin’s Theme (Final Fantasy VI) that can be replayed up to 30 times. Additionally, players that download the demo will automatically have more characters unlocked when playing the game at launch. Along with this demo release, a new vignette featuring the music of…
6 months ago.
Classic Final Fantasy and Samurai DLC out for Lightning Returns today
The latest round of downloadable content to hit the western version of Lightning Returns includes a variety of costumes, shields and weapons that originally could only be obtained through pre-order or other means. If you missed out before launch, starting from today Square Enix has made just about everything - including Cloud's SOLDIER 1st Class garb - available, for a price. The list of now available content includes: Final Fantasy Legends Collection ($9.99) · …
6 months ago.
Lightning Returns themed PS3 contest - the voting starts here!
After extending the deadline a bit, we've finally gathered up all our Lightning Returns contest videos for the final act of our month-long giveaway. For this part of the event, the community here will be voting on the grand prize winner of one Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII themed PlayStation 3 system. The original contest asked fans to come up with a short video expressing the phrase “What does the end of the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy mean to you?”…
7 months ago.
New DLC for Lightning Returns includes costumes, weapons, shields and custom themes
Square Enix has revealed a new lineup of downloadable content that will be available for the Western versions of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII starting from today. In addition to several new outfits for Lightning, fans can grab four new PS3 themes from the PlayStation Store for $1.99 each. The previously announced Japanese Voice Pack is also available today for $3.99 - in case you missed the free download period. Fans looking to customize and strengthen Lightning can do so with…
7 months ago.
Unlock the Helter Skelter Garb in Lightning Returns in this Outerworld Challenge
The English facebook for Final Fantasy XIII (encompassing the whole trilogy, not just the first game) has shared a special set of contests recently designed to increase visibility and activity for the Outerworld feature in Lightning Returns. You can use it to post screenshots of scenes, battles, battle scores, and even just the environment around you. If you haven't already, use it to show off your Lightning customizations too! Anything goes in this first Outerworld Challenge- All they're looking for is…
7 months ago.
Lightning Returns launches in Europe, gets its own trailer too
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is now available across Europe and other PAL territories, marking the end of Lightning and the Final Fantasy XIII series of games worldwide. Square Enix Europe has included a newly cut trailer showing off a bit of the game's event scenes, gameplay and several review accolades. …
7 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…
7 months ago.
Close out the Final Fantasy XIII saga in style - enter to win a custom PlayStation 3!
It's been nearly eight years since Lightning and the cast of Final Fantasy XIII burst on to the scene and now - three games, several novels and other media later - they're on their way out to close the current generation of video games. In celebration of this milestone, Nova Crystallis is bringing fans a once in a lifetime treat to close out the Lightning Saga in style. We want you to craft a short video explaining "What does the end…
7 months ago.
We've got all your Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII reviews gathered here
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is out today in North America and with it a rush of reviews penned by the English speaking press. With the embargo now lifted, we've collected the majority of reviews for your perusal below - including a batch of fresh screenshots covering the entirety of the game. If you're interested to read what we as a network think of the game, you can read Alex's English review here as well as my original import review…
7 months ago.
Lightning Returns launches in North America today, gets a brief trailer
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is out in the Americas today, with a European release to follow later this week. Square Enix has launched a new trailer alongside it, including a few details on some of the costume DLC available from today. “We wanted to create a conclusive title with Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII – one that not only ties up Lightning’s storyline, but also provides players an extremely memorable and aesthetically visual gameplay experience,” said Yoshinori Kitase, producer. “We…
7 months ago.
Tomb Raider DLC is coming to Lightning Returns next week
Lightning's next set of DLC won't be from any sort of Final Fantasy title, but from another Square Enix property. Square Enix revealed today that Tomb Raider and Lightning Returns will collide in a set of DLC that will be available next week when the game launches in the west. Lightning will be able to don Lara Croft's outfit from the latest entry in the Tomb Raider series, complete with her survivor's axe, and riot shield. Pricing and further details have…
7 months ago.
Lightning Returns English Demo Impressions
The North American release of Lightning Returns is in just one week, so what better way to get people excited than a quick set of impressions (and screenshots) from the English demo? To start with, the opening CG sequence is (as many of you have already seen) gorgeous. It's followed up by a pretty concise scenery-shot primer narrated by Lightning herself, which covers a few connections and refreshers such as Serah's death. The demo dives pretty much immediately into things after…
7 months ago.
This making of Lightning Returns Director's Cut video goes behind the scenes with additional footage
Square Enix has uploaded a new video in their Inside the Square series, featuring a bit of a Director's Cut focusing on the making of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. This collective of all three episodes - plus additional footage and insights - showcases what it took to create the game in a unique way that brings the development team up close and personal with the fans for the first time in the franchise's history. Lightning Returns launches in North America…
7 months ago.
Square Enix teams up with GameStop for a Lightning Returns themed giveaway
Square Enix and GameStop are teaming up for a new competition open to those who subscribe to the company's PowerUp Rewards loyalty program. One lucky winner and a friend will take a 13 day trip across the world. In addition to experiencing shopping sprees, VIP tours and more unique activities, the winners will get to visit the locations that inspired the four different regions in the game, including Las Vegas for the City of Yusnaan, Paris for the City of…
7 months ago.
Lightning Returns interview with Ali Hillis - We want your questions!
Hello everyone! We're teaming up with FF Union for a unique Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII interview opportunity. As you may have guessed based on the title, we'll be chatting up Ali Hillis - the English voice of Lightning - as we prepare for the western launch of the final chapter in the Final Fantasy XIII saga. We'd like to ask you guys to submit questions that you'd like to ask Ali regarding her character, career as a voice actor,…
7 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…
7 months ago.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII digital pre-order now available
Those looking to pre-purchase the digital version of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII can now do so as Sony has finally put the game up as part of their Day 1 Digital pr-order program in North America. The digital PS3 version of the game is priced at $59.99 and if the Japanese release is anything to go by - will roughly be around 10GB when fully downloaded. As of this posting, the game can be purchased directly from one's PS3…
7 months ago.
Europeans will have to purchase Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD to gain access to Lightning's Yuna costume
European fans looking to get their hands on Yuna's Spira's Summoner garb for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will have to go a slightly different route than their American counterparts. Announced today, those who purchase the first print version of Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster will gain access to the DLC code. The Spira's Summoner costume is gear comes equipped with staff, shield and character victory pose, and will be available via a download token included with the PlayStation 3 version…
8 months ago.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII tops 400K in Japan during 2013
Lightning Returns has crossed the 400K sales mark in Japan through the end of 2013, Famitsu reports. The PS3 version of the game - which sold through 404,147 physical copies from November 21st through December 29th - was the only version to make Famitsu's top 100 software sales list at #17. Consolidated sales for the Xbox 360 version of the game remain unknown as of this posting. Other Final Fantasy sales for the year that made the list include Final Fantasy…