Three's a charm
Taking place 500 years after the events of Final Fantasy XIII-2, the latest instalment in Square Enix’s mega franchise begins with pink-haired protagonist Lightning being shaken from her crystal slumber by God Bhunivelze. The heroine’s task? To save humanity from an imbalance between life and chaos which has prevented people from...
The Final Fantasy
What's the best Final Fantasy game to ever grace a PlayStation console? This is the (rather demanding) question that we want you to answer. Below, you'll find a list of Final Fantasy games, both mainline and spinoff. We need you to rate the games that you've played, and these ratings will feed into a Final Fantasy ranking article...
It’s another big week for the North American PlayStation Store, with JRPG threequel Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII leading the charge on the PlayStation 3. It’s been accompanied by a bunch of noteworthy PlayStation Vita titles, including Toukiden: The Age of Demons, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, and Llamasoft’s...
A perfect storm
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII raised the impeccably groomed eyebrows of the entire gaming industry when it was announced in late 2012. While there’s often reason for celebration when publisher Square Enix unveils a new game, the previous two entries in the Fabula Nova Crystallis series proved divisive. As such, not many...
Someone notify Christina Aguilera
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII star, er, Lightning is quickly becoming the digital double of Jessica Nigri. Not content with cosplaying as Cloud Strife – among a slew of other characters – Square Enix has
As we build up to the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, we've been granted the perfect opportunity to look back on the crazy adventures of the pink-haired heroine and her often annoying gang. In a refreshing twist, however, this particular series recap isn't soaked in melodrama. Instead, the main plot points of the...
Dressed to impress
The best price point on the planet is the one that doesn’t exist at all, so Square Enix is going to lavish you with complimentary gifts for merely giving PlayStation 3 sequel Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII a shot. The title – which is set to hit Western shores as early as next month – is poised to receive a demo this...
Time goes by so slowly
Seeing as the New Year news grind has slowed to a crawl, we figured that you may appreciate this short behind-the-scenes video regarding Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. In it, various key figures from Square Enix outline the upcoming sequel’s battle system, setting, and Majora’s Mask-esque time system. The game...
No storm surrounding Lightning Returns
Thunder only happens when it’s raining, and it was dry as a bone in Japan last week. The latest Media Create sales report paints a pretty depressing picture of the Eastern games industry, as almost all of the big releases bombed. PS Vita TV was among those disappointments, moving just 7,686 units in its...
Flashes of brilliance
Don’t pack up your PlayStation 3 just yet, as Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII continues to look like a title worth buying. No, we’re not playing some kind of sick prank – check out the ten minutes of gameplay footage embedded below to see what we mean. The clip shows pink-haired protagonist Lightning running through...
There may be some debate over what actually constitutes a bad Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII cameo, but we’re pretty sure that we can all agree that the Chocobo Eater is not a character that any of us would like to see. The beast first appeared in
LIGHTNING UNDER YOUR CONTROL
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.
A CONSTANTLY MOVING, BEAUTIFUL WORLD
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.
USE YOUR TIME WELL
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?