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Square-Enix 16-bits video recap of the first two Final Fantasy XIII

A little earlier today, Square-Enix issued a brilliant Youtube video (using a game engine similar to the one for Final Fantasy VI) that recaps in 8 minutes the story of both Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2, just in time for Lightning Returns, a game that will be out in less than two weeks.

Check the video right here!

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Demo Impressions

I had the chance to download and play the (short) Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII demo that was released on PSN yesterday. Here are my impressions on the demo of the game that will end the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy.

One of the first thing that I noticed is that the game name is not Final Fantasy XIII-3, which would have been expected to follow the previous games name structure. The game is called Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, the main heroine of the FFXIII trilogy, and lets you know that she will be the only playable character.

The demo shows a segment that seemed relatively advanced in the story, even for me who has completed both FFXIII and FFXIII-2, so I did find that the story was a little confusing: Snow (Lightning’s long friend) is now an enemy and the demo’s opening cutscene starts with those two having a fight to the death.

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Website Registered

According to, the hub site for FFXIII-2 has been registered. The hub site for FFXIII was and now has been registered.

SE has given hints to its interest of doing this in the past without any solid confirmations. If true, we should hear more about this on 1/18 at SE’s 1st production department conference


FFXIII conquers UK Charts, PS3 version outsells 360 release
Final Fantasy XIII has muscled its way to the top of the UK All Format Charts this past week, with the PlayStation 3 version of the critically acclaimed RPG outselling its 360 counterpart.
Sony’s black box accounted for 54 percent of overall sales for the Square Enix title, while the 360 nabbed 46 percent. One things for sure, punters can’t get enough of the venerable Japanese franchise, and we imagine Square must be patting themselves on the back right now.

Final Fantasy XIII released last Tuesday and has shipped five million copies worldwide.

Top ten this past week:

1 – Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix, Square Enix)
2 – Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA DICE, EA)
3 – Just Dance (Ubisoft, Ubisoft)
4 – Heavy Rain (Quantic Dream, SCE)
5 – Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo, Nintendo)
6 – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Infinity Ward, Activision-Blizzard)
7 – Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (Sumo Digital, Sega)
8 – Aliens vs Predator (Rebellion, Sega)
9 – Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, Nintendo)
10 – New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo, Nintendo)


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