Lighting strikes again with Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
Last Updated on Thursday, 6 September 2012 08:49 Written by LoganDX Friday, 7 September 2012 09:00
The hero of Final Fantasy XIII and driving force behind the narrative in Final Fantasy XIII-2, Lighting, is returning in a brand new solo adventure. What exactly will this new game be you ask? Well don’t look at me as I don’t know either! Square Enix slid a press release across my virtual desk, a release that was short on details and vague in its wording. Not that we mind, we love a good mystery!
Square Enix did state the game would be based around a new story with new characters and taking place in a new world. The gameplay is said to be “enhanced”, whether this means the game will run more action-y or not remains to be seen. If Lightning is really out on her own, I’d love for SE to make this a right proper action RPG minus all cinematic quick time events! Hit the break to read the brief press release and check out some of the concept art.
Are you ready for more Final Fantasy XIII goodness?
LOS ANGELES (Aug. 31, 2012) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today unveiled the final chapter to Lightning’s saga at a fan-filled 25th anniversary event of the FINAL FANTASY® franchise. LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII, due out next year, incorporates a brand-new story, world, characters and an enhanced gameplay system.
The FINAL FANTASY XIII franchise has now shipped more than 9.6 million units worldwide. Production is underway, and the game will feature Lightning as a playable character and will allow players to experience an active and expansive environment like never before.
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About FINAL FANTASY
Since the release of FINAL FANTASY in 1987, this unique RPG series continues to showcase the spectacular visuals, highly imaginative worlds and rich stories leading the industry and earning the highest accolades from users around the world. Titles of the series have so far achieved a cumulative shipment of over 100 million units worldwide.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 59 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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