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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Square Enix
Release Date: Feb. 11, 2014 (US), Feb. 14, 2014 (EU)

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'Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2012 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is a new Final Fantasy adventure, the concluding chapter to the story of the iconic and popular character Lightning.

Fabula Nova Crystallis, defined in Latin as “the new tale of the crystal,” is made up of several different titles based on variations of the Final Fantasy XIII universe. While each title in the project features different characters, different worlds and different stories, all are ultimately based on and expand upon a common mythos.

In Final Fantasy XIII, players will embark on a journey through the cityworld of Cocoon and the outerworld of Pulse, encountering and fighting alongside a diverse group of allies. Execute powerful attacks with weapons and magic, and summon the enigmatic Eidolons with an evolved Active Time Battle system. Experience seamless transitions between real-time gameplay and in-game cinematics. Do you have the courage to face your destiny?

In Final Fantasy XIII, players will embark on a journey through the cityworld of Cocoon and the outerworld of Pulse, encountering and fighting alongside a diverse group of allies. Execute powerful attacks with weapons and magic, and summon the enigmatic Eidolons with an evolved Active Time Battle system. Experience seamless transitions between real-time gameplay and in-game cinematics. Do you have the courage to face your destiny?

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is a new Final Fantasy adventure, the concluding chapter to the story of the iconic and popular character Lightning, that gives the player direct control over iconic heroine in a constantly moving, expansive environment, on a quest to save a doomed world from complete destruction. How will you spend your final days?

“We are pleased to reveal that Lightning is returning as the playable character in this title, and are excited to see how fans react to the more direct battle system and expansive environment that can be explored at will” said Producer Yoshinori Kitase.

Motomu Toriyama, Director added; “Increased levels of player freedom, customisation and connectivity with the real world, will ensure that this concluding chapter will be an exhilarating finale to Lightning’s story.”

  • Lightning will be the playable character - with a highly evolved range of techniques for battles and exploring the environment. Customise Lightning with a large range of different outfits and weapons; that affect not only the way she looks, but also her actions and abilities.
  • A new battle system gives a level of direct control over the action unlike any FINAL FANTASY game, while having iconic elements that are known and loved throughout the series too.
  • Stunning artistic direction depicts a doomed world filled with choice and diversity. Living, expansive environments featuring a rising and setting sun provide unique experiences for every player.
  • A world on a course for total annihilation presents unique challenges; where certain areas, missions, and people will only be available during selected periods. How will you use your remaining time?
  • Stay connected to Final Fantasy and its characters, with unique features that link the in-game world to the real world.

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