Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
5 years 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…
5 years 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…
5 years 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,…
5 years 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…
5 years 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…
5 years 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…
5 years 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…
5 years 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…
5 years ago.
Lightning Returns Original Soundtrack Plus due out in March
Lightning Returns will see its additional "Plus" version soundtrack due out on March 26th, Square Enix has revealed today. Launching with 25 tracks from composers Masashi Hamauzu, Naoshi Mizuta and Mitsuto Suzuki the album is priced at ¥2,000 (or about $20). A couple samples have been uploaded to the official music page here.…
5 years ago.
Pre-order the Lightning Returns collector's edition for a chance at big prizes
Square Enix is giving North American fans another reason to pre-order their recently announced collector's edition for Lightning Returns in the form of free prizes. Revealed today, those who pre-order the CE - available only through Square Enix's online store - will automatically be entered to win a grand prize package including a one-of-a-kind, custom PS3 or Xbox 360 of your choice, a copy of Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2 for the platform of your choice, a Lightning Returns collared…
5 years ago.
New Lightning Returns trailer details the "Evolution of Battle"
Square Enix has released a new video today detailing the ins and outs of the battle system found in Lightning Returns. The trailer guides viewers through the new action-oriented battle system where strategy, customization, and knowing when to guard or evade from enemies will be the key to survival. Known as the Style-Change Active Time Battle (SATB), the developers have taken some of the traditional elements found in both FFXIII and XIII-2 and modified them for a single character experience. Lightning…
5 years ago.
Sample the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII demo in English starting today
After last week's little error, the Lightning Returns demo will be available across North America for all starting today. Square Enix had revealed the English demo - before mysteriously taking down their post - will be available for download on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live at some point this afternoon. The demo itself comes from the beginning of the game and should be familiar for those who followed most of the game's E3 coverage. In it, you'll play as Lightning has…
5 years ago.
Obtain Yuna's summoner garb DLC for Lightning Returns with an Amazon pre-order
North American fans who pre-order Lightning Returns from Amazon.com will be treated to an extra DLC outfit, Square Enix has announced today. Previously exclusive to Japan, Yuna's Spira's Summoner garb will accompany all pre-purchases of the game through the online retailer. The ‘Spira’s Summoner’ DLC is available free exclusively via Amazon pre-order and will be available to purchase for other customers later this year. Currently there is no word on how European fans can receive access to this DLC, but we…
5 years ago.
Finish the English Lightning Returns demo and see this new trailer
The other day an English demo for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII was mistakenly posted online and promptly removed because it had gone up a bit too early, according to a statement from Square Enix. Some people out there did manage to snag it before that happened, however, and one fan has uploaded their entire playthrough - as well as the brief trailer that initiates after the demo is finished. We've downloaded and cut the trailer portion for you ourselves…
5 years ago.
Lightning Returns North American Collector's Edition unboxing
Square Enix product manager Mat Kishimoto shows off the goodies included in the collector's edition of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. It is a Square Enix Online store exclusive, tagged at $89.99, and releases alongside the regular edition on February 11th. Contents include a special cover, 80-page art book, pocket watch, and DLC code for Aerith Gainsborough’s outfit from Final Fantasy VII. North American fans can purchase this edition of the game directly through this link. …
5 years ago.
The next Lightning Returns battle movie is about Snow Villiers
Square Enix has released another boss battle video following yesterday's look at both Noel and Caius in Lightning Returns. This time, we get a look at Lightning's clash with Snow Villers as well as the cutscenes that occur before their inevitable conflict. …
5 years ago.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII English previews, screenshots hit the web today
English previews for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII have begun surfacing online with several outlets weighing in on localized builds ahead of the game's western release next month. The following sites have offered up articles as of this posting: GameTrailers PlayStation Blog VG247 Polygon USGamer Destructoid Venture Beat Now Gamer GameSpot We'll be linking more as they come in but in the meantime you can scope out the new batch of screenshots available today. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be available in North America on February 11 and in…
5 years ago.
Lightning Returns boss battle videos show off Noel and Caius
Square Enix Japan has uploaded a couple new Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII videos as we enter just under a month out until the game's western release. Featuring a bit of cutscenes as well as the boss battles themselves, each video features Lightning's fight against both Noel Kreiss and Caius Ballad respectively. Both videos of course contain spoilers, so as always view at your own risk. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII launches in North America on February 11th and in…
5 years ago.
Lightning Returns avatars added to the North American PlayStation Network
This week's content update for PSN brings a slew of new Final Fantasy avatars for purchase - the first set since Square Enix saw fit to bring over its Dissidia avatars from Japan some years ago. Ahead of its western release, fans can now purchase several different Lightning Returns themed avatars for $0.49 each. Seven different avatars are available - each representing main characters in the game including Lightning, Snow, Vanille, Hope, Noel, Lumina, and the savior's symbol. Currently these…
5 years ago.
Inside the Square: The Making of Lightning Returns Pt. 3
The third and final part of Square Enix’s web documentary chronicling the development process of Lightning Returns is here. Narrated by Ali Hillis, the voice of Lightning herself, the latest episode provides a detailed overview of the new ‘Doomsday Clock’ and how it affects the environments and characters within the world. The video also showcases the game's battle system, changes made to accommodate and improve single-character combat and the ultimate vision of Final Fantasy XIII. Lightning Returns will be making its way…