Square Enix reveals their E3 2013 lineup

By: Erren Van Duine Square Enix is returning to E3 this year with what can only be described as a Japanese-heavy lineup. In stark contrast to last year’s Eidos dominated showing, this year is headlined by Final Fantasy XIV and other titles out of the company’s domestic catalog. Square Enix reveals their E3 2013 lineup Their booth will play host to playable versions of Final … Continue reading Square Enix reveals their E3 2013 lineup

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Paradox Endings may influence the story of Lightning Returns

By: Ehren Rivers A few weeks ago the website FFDream got to send someone over to Japan for a live interview with Motomu Toriyama and Yoshinori Kitase about several upcoming games, including Lightning Returns. Their team got to ask seven questions about Lightning Returns, two of which were questions we all already know the answers to (Why do you only play as Lightning, is this really … Continue reading Paradox Endings may influence the story of Lightning Returns

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be a digital download too

By:  Erren Van Duine Lightning Returns will eventually see a digital release, according to Director Motomu Toriyama. In a new interview published on Final Fantasy Network, Toriyama penciled in a few more details on the game as well as a confirmation that the title would see a digital release. This comes as no surprise at least on the PS3 side of things as Sony has been pushing … Continue reading Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be a digital download too

Lightning strikes a third time with a new Play Arts Kai version

By: Erren Van Duine It wouldn’t be Final Fantasy without accompanying merchandise, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is no exception. Joining the Play Arts Kai series will be Lightning in her Savior’s outfit – the third Lightning to be made available through Square Enix Merchandise following FFXIII and XIII-2. The figure design – as penned by Tetsuya Nomura – is still in a prototype stage, … Continue reading Lightning strikes a third time with a new Play Arts Kai version

Lightning Returns Q&A video taps questions from the community

By:  Erren Van Duine Last month media the world over got to catch a glimpse at Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII for the first time. While this month will largely focus on FFXIV, Square Enix UK has given Lightning fans another small taste of what’s to come. Much like our own encounter, the community team sat down with Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Director Motomu Toriyama – … Continue reading Lightning Returns Q&A video taps questions from the community

Kitase: Final Fantasy XIII-2 DLC Story Episodes Disappointed Players

By: Darryl Kaye   (@DarrylGU) Following the release of Final Fantasy XIII-2, Square Enix created many different types of downloadable content to expand the experience. At first, this focussed on cosmetic changes, but it didn’t remain the case for long. Some of costumes were tied in with other game franchises such as Assassin’s Creed and Mass Effect, but there were also other types of DLC in the form … Continue reading Kitase: Final Fantasy XIII-2 DLC Story Episodes Disappointed Players

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Preview Part II: The developers explain the latest in the FFXIII saga

By: Erren Van Duine For part two of our three part Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII first look, we’ll be focusing on the little things – that is, the finer details caught between the lines during our preview. Our hands-off preview with the live demo was followed up by a brief question and answer session with Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Director Motomu Toriyama. The pair … Continue reading Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Preview Part II: The developers explain the latest in the FFXIII saga

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Preview Part I: Demo Report

By: Erren Van Duine The Final Fantasy XIII series owes a lot of its success to the character Lightning, according to series producer Yoshinori Kitase. Her distinctive look has brought about an opportunity for not only a closing chapter to her saga, but also a brand new game in a brand new world. With this new gameplay experience, both Yoshinori Kitase and Director Motomu Toriyama … Continue reading Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Preview Part I: Demo Report

Sony Asia announces Chinese/English version of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

By: Erren Van Duine Sony Computer Entertainment Taiwan and Square Enix have teamed up once again to localize Final Fantasy for the Asian market. Following in the footsteps of titles like Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2, SCE Asia will publish and localize Lightning Returns exclusively on PlayStation 3 in Asian territories. The final chapter in the XIII saga will include Japanese voice over, as well … Continue reading Sony Asia announces Chinese/English version of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Lightning’s new look to be revealed in Japanese magazines, first details emerge

By:  Erren Van Duine Motomu Toriyama promised that Lightning would be receiving a new look for her final outing in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. The first details of that design are finally here. Set to be revealed through Japanese magazines this week, a source who got an early look at the magazine has appeared online with some fresh details. The outfit, designed by Tetsuya Nomura, … Continue reading Lightning’s new look to be revealed in Japanese magazines, first details emerge