Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy 13 release date appears on Amazon

Tuesday, 2nd October 2012 12:35 GMT By Dave Cook

Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy has been dated by

CVG reports that the online retailer has updated the game’s product page with a March 29, 2013 release date.

The product descriptor reads:

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is a new Final Fantasy adventure that gives the player direct control over iconic heroine Lightning in a constantly moving, expansive environment, on a quest to save a doomed world from complete destruction. How will you spend your final days?

Lightning under your control: Lightning will be the playable character – with a highly evolved range of techniques for battles and exploring the environment. Customise Lightning with a large range of different outfits and weapons; that affect not only the way she looks, but also her actions and abilities.

Action-orientated combat: A new battle system gives a level of direct control over the action unlike any Final Fantasy game, while having iconic elements that are known and loved throughout the series too.

A constantly moving, beautiful world: Stunning artistic direction depicts a doomed world filled with choice and diversity. Living, expansive environments featuring a rising and setting sun provide unique experiences for every player.

Use your time well: A world on a course for total annihilation presents unique challenges; where certain areas, missions, and people will only be available during selected periods. How will you use your remaining time?

A connected experience: Stay connected to Final Fantasy and its characters, with unique features that link the in-game world to the real world.



  1. lexph3re

    I’M currently at the end of 13-2 and i think im going to pass on lightning returns. If one of my friends buys it and iborrow it maybe then. 13 series so far has been a let down

    #1 2 years ago
  2. jonahfalcon

    March 29 is the placeholder date for the beginning of the fiscal year. Take it with a grain of salt.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. GarryKE

    This same thing happened last year with Amazon and for XIII-2 and everyone got all woohoo about it for nothing. It’s not going to happen – expect it late 2013.

    I just wish websites and wannabe journalists like this would get a grip and stop giving false hopes and getting all the children excited.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. brotherhoodofthewolf

    square debunked this date as factually incorrect over at CVG, reiterating that the game is due to release in 2013.

    #4 2 years ago

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