Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary and the Return of the Lightning
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is the title of Square-Enix’s the next project and is a follow-up to FFXIII and XIII-2 staring Lightning.
The game is being pegged as Lightning’s final battle, as the character becomes the strongest, she’s ever been. Director Motomu Toriyama stated that Lightning had gone from a human to a God-like figure over the course of XIII and XIII-2, and that she’ll be even more powerful this time.
Similar to the experience found in Final Fantasy X-2, Lightning will have the ability to change into a variety of costumes which in turn give her different abilities based on what she’s wearing. There’s said to be over 20 different costumes available. The battle system is a slightly altered version of the first two games.
And oh yeah it will be set in an area called Navus Partus. Also Square-Enix has opened two sites to promote the game one for Japan and the other for America.
Well, for those who are sorely disappointed to hear this news of a third part of the original 13th game. I have got some good news for you; this is definitely last of the bunch Square has confirmed this.
In any case do not be so miserable the previous game 13-2 was a huge improvement over its predecessor so keep your hopes up for this game it may just surprise you.
If you are looking for any tidbits regarding the future of Final Fantasy Versus 13, we have got a small bit for you. Pamphlets were distributed yesterday on Final Fantasy’s 25 anniversary portraying Noctis, FF13V’s main character, and asking the eager fans to wait just a bit more.
Square-Enix’s CEO Yoichi Wada did promise to show the game as soon as it was ready. More particularly, he said whenever it started to give that “nostalgic FF feeling” they would show it to the world. I suppose it is good that they are trying to go back to their roots with this game. They did make stellar games back in the day.
Furthermore, an ultimate box has been announced for all the hardcore fans of the series. The box contains nearly everything that Square has done regarding Final Fantasy in the last 25 years, and it is up for sale. The contents of the box are as follows:
- Final Fantasy (PS1, 1 disc)
- Final Fantasy II (PS1, 1 disc)
- Final Fantasy III (PSP, 1 disc)
- Final Fantasy IV (PS1, 1 disc)
- Final Fantasy V (PS1, 1 disc)
- Final Fantasy VI (PS1, 1 disc)
- Final Fantasy VII International (PS1, 4 discs)
- Final Fantasy VIII (PS1, 4 discs)
- Final Fantasy IX (PS1, 4 discs)
- Final Fantasy X (PS2, 1 disc)
- Final Fantasy XI Vana’diel Collection 2 (PS2, 1 disc)
- Final Fantasy XII (PS2, 1 disc)
- Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, 1 disc)
The Ultimate Box will also include a special anniversary videodisc, Crystal Art Works – an anniversary collection of visual art, a 2 disc music selection CD, Final Fantasy XIV Mogu Mogu Earring item code, and a mini replica of Amano’s 25th anniversary logo artwork with a stand.
And all this will cost you only 35000 yen.
How do you feel about this leave us a comment and tell us about it. I for one am “cautiously optimistic.”