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Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy XIII

PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
Genre: Role Playing
Developer: Square Enix Official Site: http://na.square-enix.com/e3...
Publisher: Square Enix
Friday, 19 September 2014
Post by Eorl @ 09:06am 19/09/14 | 1 Comments
After rumours on Wednesday suggesting that we may soon be seeing Square Enix's thirteenth Final Fantasy title arrive on Steam, the developer of the long-running fantasy series has officially pulled back the curtain with announcement that the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy will be coming to Steam on October 9th.

Currently the game is available for pre-order with a 10% discount, putting it at the easily digestible $14.39. Considering the playtime you can get out of a Final Fantasy game, that's some extremely awesome price per hour mark. Square Enix also confirmed that it will be the trilogy that comes to Steam, so expect release dates on XIII-2 and Lightning Returns soon enough.

The arrival of XIII on Steam is definitely a monumental one for Square Enix, and for PC players alike. Hopefully with this shift to PC we can expect to see Final Fantasy XV arrive alongside its console brethren in 2015. Check out the Steam page for all the info on the PC version, and find the system requirements below.
Minimum:

OS: Windows® XP SP2 or later
Processor: 2GHz Dual Core CPU
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® Geforce® 8 Series/ ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 series VRAM 256MB or later
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Hard Drive: 30 GB available space
Sound Card: Sound card compatible with DirectX® 9.0c

Recommended:

OS: Windows® Vista/ 7/ 8
Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Quad (2.66 GHz)/ AMD Phenom™ II X4 (2.8 GHz) processor
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® Geforce® GTX™ 460/ ATI Radeon™ HD 5870
DirectX: Version 11
Hard Drive: 30 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 11 compatible sound card
Additional Notes: A game controller using Xinput is recommended for this game. (If using a DirectInput based controller, please use the driver side key configuration to adjust settings as required)
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Post by Eorl @ 01:52pm 17/09/14 | 2 Comments
A eagle-eyed poster over at NeoGAF has spotted what looks to be a Steam logo on Final Fantasy XIII's portal website, suggesting that we could see the 13th title in the long-running series heading to PC.

NeoGAF user Slowdive spotted the logo, asking whether it had been a "mistake or?" Currently developer and publisher Square Enix has made Final Fantasy III, VI and VIII available to PC users on Steam, though it wouldn't be a surprise to see a more current Final Fantasy hit the digital distributor with recent rumours suggesting in-development title Final Fantasy XV may come to PC. If the rumour does turn out to be true, we may even see its spin offs XII-2 and Lightning Returns come to Steam.

Treat this as rumour for now, but here is to hoping we see more Final Fantasy titles heading over to PC.
Thursday, 27 December 2012
Post by Eorl @ 10:58am 27/12/12 | 2 Comments
According to reports from Nova Crystallis, a new leak from Japanese magazine Famitsu has revealed details about upcoming Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, including a new "Active Time Battle". Other features include a 24-hour day cycle in-game, only controlling the Lightning character and monsters appearing both in and outside cities.
In LRFFXIII the player controls Lightning and Lightning alone, however, the game is not an action RPG. Weapons, shields, accessories, and abilities are formed into “Styles” which can be switched out during battle. The outward appearance and performance of these Styles will enjoy a great selection of customization. The act of defeating enemies will allow Lightning to earn points which will increase available world time and items to strengthen her equipment. Unlike the previous games, however, Lightning will be limited in the number of items she’ll be able to carry.

Monsters will appear both in and around the city. At certain times, black haze will appear in certain areas which signifies a new monster territory. Approximately half of the game’s monsters are new, so you’ll still encounter some familiar types from the previous two games.
The magazine leak has also revealed that the Final Fantasy game will not be featuring any DLC, with Game Director Motomu Toriyama saying that the "end of this title can be experienced within one singular package".

You can check out the full run down over at Nova Crystallis and you can also check out the latest trailer below for a glimpse at Lightning.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Post by trog @ 05:34pm 14/04/10 | 25 Comments
For those many out there that are into the Eastern style of RPG, there are few brands more well known and adored than the Final Fantasy series. The latest in the series - Final Fantasy XIII - has dropped recently to a slavering horde of gamers anticipating the sheer volume of ours they'll get to spend in Square Enix's latest visual epic.

AusGamers reviewer Mike Bantick has taken it for a thorough JRPG workout, so if you're keen to find out more make sure you check out the AusGamers review!
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:00am 27/01/10 | 11 Comments
Square Enix will be releasing a Collector's Edition for their forthcoming, much anticipated JRPG, Final Fantasy XIII, the contents and details of which we have for you today.
The LIMITED COLLECTOR'S EDITION, which will be available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, will comprise the FINAL FANTASY XIII game; FINAL FANTASY XIII Original Sound Selection - an exclusive soundtrack CD featuring in-game music tracks especially chosen for the Limited Collector's Edition by composer Masashi Hamauzu; The World of FINAL FANTASY XIII - a hardback book featuring character artwork, CG rendered artwork and environments from across the game's production; Exclusive Art Prints - three highly collectable prints showing artwork of the Eidolons, the powerful summoned allies of the lead playable characters; and a Unique 'Brand of the l'Cie' decal – a collectible decal featuring the most iconic symbol from the game’s storyline. The LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION will be available in a branded presentation box.
The game is due to arrive on Aussie shores for both platform March 9.
Thursday, 14 January 2010
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:49pm 14/01/10 | 31 Comments
Sqeenix have release their cinematic Final Fantasy XIII trailer with English dub, so everyone hanging to play the game from Western shores can check this out to become acquainted with the characters they'll soon be spending hours upon hours with.

It's great to see in this cinematic that each character has had their lip-syncing animated for the English version of the game, and it doesn't look like too shabby of a job, either.

You can grab the trailer in download or streaming from here, or simply watch the embedded video below.