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More Lightning Returns Details from Famitsu

05 Sep 2012 by Nightmare
In this week's Famitsu there is an interview which gives us some more details about Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

The major points are:
• Up till now, the game is 30% complete.
• There will only be one ending which will be a happy one.
• The world will change depending on how the player interacts with it.
• One day in Lightning's world is equivalent to about one or two hours in real time.
• The game is meant to be played and finished more than once.
• Due to the effects of Chaos, the characters in Final Fantasy XIII-2 have not died.
• The game is set in a world called Novus Partus which is divided into four continents.
• There is a 13 day limit to complete the game but this can be increased or decreased by helping out people and completing quests.
• Lightning fights solo, this time there is no party system.
• In battles there is much more freedom allowing Lightning to move around.
• The ATB system is still present, however abilties are assigned to controller buttons similarly to Type-0.
• Hope will guide and assist Lightning via Wireless Com.
• Clocks are found in every city to show the flow of time.
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Tokyo Game Show 2012 Lineup

03 Sep 2012 by Nightmare
Square Enix opened a new website dedicated to the titles that will be present in this year's Tokyo Game Show.

Here is the lineup of games that will appear on the big screen:
• Bravely Default (3DS)
• Final Fantasy III (PSP)
• Sleeping Dogs (PS3/360/Windows)
• Call of Duty Black Ops II (PS3/360/Windows)
• Hitman Absolution (PS3/360/Windows)
• Final Fantasy XIV (PS3/Windows)
• Lord of Vermilion Re:2 (Arcade)
• Gyrozetter (Arcade)
• Otome Break! (iOS/Android)
• Demons Score (iOS/Android)
• It's a Wonderful World Solo Remix (iOS)
• Symphonica Grand Maestro (iOS)
• Emperor's Saga (GREE)
• Galaxy Dungeon (GREE)

Please note that the list of playable games at the Square Enix booth is still unknown.
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Limit Break Trailer

01 Sep 2012 by Nightmare
As part of the Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary, Square Enix has uploaded a new Final Fantasy XIV video referred to as the "Limit Break Trailer". It is an expanded version of the teaser shown at Gamescom, and includes Limit Breaks and the new party-based battle system.

If you're looking forward to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, then it would be a good idea to apply for the alpha test by visiting one of the following pages and submitting the application:
• (Japan)
• (America)
• (Europe)
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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

01 Sep 2012 by Nightmare
This morning at the 25th anniversary event of Final Fantasy, Square Enix introduced the new Final Fantasy XIII title called "Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII" which will conclude the Lightning Saga. It is a sequel to Final Fantasy XIII-2 with Lightning as protagonist. The game will feature a real time system which will affect the scenery and available facilities. Also players have 13 days to finish the game, but this can be extended by defeating enemies. Another special feature which will be available is character customisation. This was already present in Final Fantasy XIII-2 but this time it will be more robust and there will be a larger variety of costumes to choose from. A trailer was shown to attendees in which Lightning fights a Behemoth and changes her fighting style throughout the battle. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 next year.

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