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) Gets Collector's Edition

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2013 @ 6:10 p.m. PST

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.

Enclosed in premium packaging featuring brand-new artwork, the collector’s edition includes a silver embossed pocket watch and a downloadable content (DLC) code of Aerith Gainsborough’s “Midgar’s Flower Girl” outfit, based on the original Final Fantasy VII heroine. Art enthusiasts and fans alike will be sure to enjoy an 80-page hardcover artbook with never-before-seen illustrations.

This art book is wrapped in a dust jacket featuring legendary character designer Tetsuya Nomura’s original drawings. Diving into the book itself, the first thing you’ll notice is the foreword by visionary art director Isamu Kamikokuryo. As you flip through the pages, it only gets chock full of more awesomeness, like a retrospective look at the Final Fantasy XIII franchise, more character sketches and renderings, Lightning’s full range of customization, the world of Nova Chrysalia and its architecture, as well as the massive amounts of monsters contained within.

Other items include:

  • Character Designer Tetsuya Nomura’s original artwork, including his early sketches of the characters
  • Foreword by Final Fantasy XIII Series Art Director Isamu Kamikokuryo
  • An introspective look at the worlds and architecture of the Nova Chrysalia world
  • A Final Fantasy nostalgia section that showcases crossover costumes and series’ fan favorites moogles and chocobos
The collector’s edition will be available in limited quantities for both platforms and will be sold exclusively at the Square Enix Online Store for $89.99.

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?

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be available for for $59.99


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