Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

XB360, PS3 / RPG / Release: Feb 11, 2014 / ESRB: T

Fabula Nova Crystallis & a decade of Final Fantasy XIII: an interview with producer Yoshinori Kitase

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 24, 2013 10:00am PDT

"In the mythos, there are various gods and settings that are within that storyline. But in terms of the XIII series that pertains to Lightning, that world will definitely come to an end. But the overall Fabula Nova Crystallis, they are the backbone of games like Type-0 and F...

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy trailer shows 8 minutes of gameplay

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 14, 2013 8:00am PDT

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII may be the most-advanced FF game we'll see in the current generation, actually launching after the next generation of consoles, but it certainly still remembers the old ways. A new gameplay trailer shows eight minutes from the sequel-seq...

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Final Fantasy 14 crosses over with Lightning Returns

By Steve Watts, Sep 26, 2013 7:00am PDT

Square Enix announced some crossover goodies for its two biggest current and upcoming Final Fantasy games today: a special Lightning-centric event in FF14, and a FF14 costume in Lightning Returns.

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII opening cinematic revealed

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 24, 2013 6:00am PDT

The Final Fantasy series may no longer inspire the gasps of awe, wonder and glee that it used to--aside from its cinematics. Square Enix has revealed the five-minute opening of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and oh my stars, awe wonder glee, it really is awfully prett...

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Cloud Strife costume is Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII pre-order bonus

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 02, 2013 6:45am PDT

You, of course, are far too wise to pre-order games unless or they're cheap enough or come with something fancy enough that you're happy taking a gamble. The Cloud Strife costume and sword offered as pre-order bonuses for Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII are not that fan...

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII E3 trailer lands as PC rumors denied

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 10, 2013 7:30am PDT

"There has to be a way to get through," Lightning mutters as she approaches a locked gate in the 'E3 Demo Gameplay' trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Then she presses a button and it opens. Yes, while it's still a short cutty-snippy 'gameplay' trailer, at le...

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII delayed to February 2014

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 06, 2013 6:00am PDT

Good news: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has a firm release date! Bad news: it's February 11, 2014; a mite later than the fall 2013 launch Square Enix had planned. Good news: Squeenix has dropped a new trailer and screenshots (admittedly low-res ones) for the RPG seq...

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII preview: time for change

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 17, 2013 10:00am PST

By moving to a new "Amazing ATB" battle system, Lightning Returns may represent the boldest change for a mainline Final Fantasy game ever.

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Why Lightning Returns isn't called 'Final Fantasy XIII-3'

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 17, 2013 5:00am PST

While the upcoming Lightning Returns is effectively "Final Fantasy XIII-3," there are many reasons why Square Enix opted to avoid that title. Yoshinori Kitase, producer of the franchise, told us that one of the reasons for the unconventional title is to bolster sales numbers...

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Lightning Returns debut trailer reveals final part of Final Fantasy 13

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 20, 2012 8:30am PST

Square Enix has dropped the first trailer for its final, final, final chapter of Final Fantasy... XIII. The peek at Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII reveals Lightning will be bouncing around a very European city in some outlandish garb. If you didn't know better, you mi...

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII to conclude happily

By Steve Watts, Sep 05, 2012 1:00pm PDT

Square Enix has revealed a host of new details about Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, from the plot to the battle system.

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII ends trilogy, coming 2013

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 31, 2012 8:25pm PDT

As expected, Final Fantasy XIII-2 is getting a sequel. But it's not called Final Fantasy XIII-3. Nope. Today, Square Enix announced the end of this unexpected trilogy with Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

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