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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 is 70% complete – report

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 11:44 GMT By Dave Cook

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy is currently 70% complete, according to a report from Japanese magazine Famitsu.

This Famitsu reader tweeted out the status of all current Final Fantasy projects. Note that Versus is absent from the list:

So that’s Final Fantasy X HD at 80% complete, Final Fantasy X-2 HD at 65%, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 at 70% and then finally, Final Fantasy 8 on PC at 80%.

It was recently rumoured that Final Fantasy Versus 13 had been renamed Final Fantasy 15 and was heading to next-gen formats. Check out our report through the link.

So it seems Lightning Returns could be targeting a ‘Fall’ release. What do you think folks?

Thanks NeoGAF.

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28 Comments

  1. Clupula

    Did I get in before Salarta? YES!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. SplatteredHouse

    yippety skip. HEY! What about Versus, indeed.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. livewired500

    I have FF8 on PC already from long time ago. What are they changing?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Clupula

    @2 – I still hope, that Versus stays Versus, and that XV is based on the Agnes’ Philosophy trailer, with a more traditional battle system.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. KineticCalvaria

    Way too many final fantasy games out there, only really enjoyed… 8? I think.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. SplatteredHouse

    @3 “HD” version of the original, apparently they weren’t that happy with how the PC version of FFVIII reached players. I’ve heard it was in a less-than great technical state. I seriously hope they will localize this though, as that game’s brilliant!

    It would be nice to see a little modern polish on it. OMG if they up-res/re-encode those lush, action-packed narrative FMVs!! :D
    BTW, Final Fantasy VII featured an original graphics mode option in the Settings, so people could still view it as originally designed, which was a nice touch.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Akira_Tenshi

    FF Versus XIII 0.01% complete.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Soong

    Since it’s Square we’re talking about here, 70% complete could mean anything from “it’s being released next year!” to “we’re aiming for a 2023 release date!”

    #8 2 years ago
  9. salarta

    I don’t think there are too many Final Fantasy games, only that there are too many that suck or don’t matter. FF13 needs to just stop ASAP, FFXHD is okay but unnecessary, FFX-2HD needs to stop, FF8 on PC is okay but unnecessary. I’m actually hoping Versus has been changed to FF15, because unlike FF13, it actually counts as a Final Fantasy game, and deserves to be a main entry in the series. Though, I still won’t be touching it until 3rd Birthday is completely undone and made up for, which will probably be never.

    @1: Don’t worry, I’ll just break into the site, delete your comment and retroactively substitute it with my own. :)

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Clupula

    The best Final Fantasy is X. Followed by IX, with XIII next.

    From worst to first, my ranking of them are (not counting sequels to individual titles, even though I love both X-2 and XIII-2):

    FFV
    FFXII
    FFVIII
    FFIV
    FFVI
    FFVII
    FFXIII
    FFIX
    FFX

    I never played XI or II, and I only played about an hour of I so I can’t judge it. If I had to rank the sequels as well, X-2 and XIII-2 would be not as good as VII and better than VI. Dirge of Cerberus would be better than IV, but not as good as VIII.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Rockin a Jack D

    More JAP crap…

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Metroid455

    #11 slow clap, did you want a cookie for that racist remark?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. salarta

    Best to worst, personal opinion of course.

    FFIV
    FFVI
    FFVIII
    FFIX
    FFX
    FFVII
    FFT
    FFMQ
    FFV
    FFXII
    FFI
    FFIII
    FFII
    FFX-2

    The only one that’s actually bad on that list is FFX-2. I didn’t include FF13 because I never played it and I never will, though by my perspective of what I’ve seen, I’d end up ranking it just above FFX-2. I included the side games I wanted to represent.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Ireland Michael

    @13 I’ll this now about FFXIII-2, as stupid as the whole dress-sphere thing was, the battle system of that game itself was great.

    The only Final Fantasy game I outright hate is FFXIII. What an utter clusterfuck of a game in every way possible.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Clupula

    @14 – Personally, I think XIII had the absolute best characters in the entire series. It was the first one where, by the time it was done, I didn’t hate anyone (FFX had Wakka, IX had whatever that blue mage guy was named, VII had Cait Sith). I say “by the time it was done,” btw, because up until around the halfway mark of the game, I had a Vaan-level hatred for Hope. But I liked that his personality changed halfway through and I learned to see the character as being alright. It was also the first one where I didn’t feel there was a useless party member (even in FFX, which is my favorite, about halfway through the game Kimahri becomes completely useless, battle-wise)

    The worst characters go to XII, where there are only two out of the entire lineup that had any personality whatsoever (Balthier and Dr. Sid).

    Worst battle system, without a doubt, is VIII, which also wins worst plot twist (so bad that I actually stopped playing for two weeks and then just forced myself to continue since I had already gotten that far) and worst last boss battle (although X’s actual last boss is the most disappointing).

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Clupula

    Actually, it’s funny when I think about it. FFX is my favorite, yet there are some glaring problems I had with the game overall. Blitzball, for one, was one of the worst things in a JRPG ever. When I was forced to play that first match, I remember distinctly saying to myself that if I actually had to learn the rules and get good at this stupid imaginary sport just to progress in the game, I would have just quit right then and there and not finished X. Luckily, you can still keep going if you lose that first match and then you never have to play it again (although it does guarantee that X is one game I will never platinum). I also really disliked Wakka. While I know you’re supposed to be happy that he comes to accept Rikku at the end of the game, to me it was just like, he’s this ridiculous religious fanatic who learns to be slightly less of an asshole by the end of the game. And I really did not like him.

    And, as I said, the actual last boss was really underwhelming after the battle before it.

    Still, I think the story and every character not named Wakka and the setting and music and battle system all carry it over the others. X-2, I found to be not as good, but still wonderful. And I loved that Yuna was able to actually enjoy herself for the first time in her life after everything that happened in X.

    I also have to admit that I really liked the disappointment from some of the fanboys from that title.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Clupula

    I’ll also say that, while I’m a fan of the series, FFX is NOT even in my top five of JRPG’s.

    The top five JRPG’s, for me are:

    1) Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
    2) Shadow Hearts: Covenant
    3) Suikoden II
    4) Suikoden V
    5) Valkyria Chronicles

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Ireland Michael

    @15 I seriously hope you’re joking.

    The story is a complete mess. It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, and it throws nonsensical shit at you just for the sake of creating drama and conflict. Half the story contradicts itself, and doesn’t stand up to any scrutiny or analysis whatsoever. The characters spend their time doing nothing but wandering aimlessly for half the story. Then then talk, and walk some more. Then talk some more… then do so walking. Nothing happens in the story half the time, and half the time they’re just repeating the same plot point we already know for the umpteenth time.

    Snow is a complete jackass and a moron who can’t do anything but shout and pine after a girl. Lightning is sadistic and bordering on psychotic if you take five seconds to look at her actual motives and actions. Vanille is a ditz, and her friend Fang exists entirely for shipping purposes. And Hope… Jesus, at least Vaan had some sort of personal goals! Sazh is alright, but even he decided that a third of this story should be spent wandering aimlessly without any discernible goal whatsoever.

    “But I liked that his personality changed halfway through.”

    That’s the equivalent of changing your mind after being hit by a brick. There was no subtlety or sense to his character progression, and its always easier to like a character when they stop acting like a complete ass, but that doesn’t change the fact that way the story progressed was atrocious.

    I never thought I’d say this, but FFXIII actually makes Metal Gear Solid’s story look like well constructed masterpieces…

    “Worst battle system, without a doubt, is VIII, which also wins worst plot twist.”

    VIII’s battle system was great. It was just way, way too easy to exploit. It’s story was pretty terrible, but compared to XIII that at least tried to be somewhat cohesive and string together its plot elements properly, and didn’t have characters wandering aimlessly for 15 hours because they had nothing better to do.

    @17 Can’t go wrong with Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne. Still one of my favourite RPGs of all times.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Clupula

    @18 – I loved Lightning. She is probably my absolute favorite female Final Fantasy character. In fact, the scene where she punches Snow in the face is probably one of the best scenes in the franchise, because so many of the typical Final Fantasy main characters could use a punch in the face. Hell, the entire cast of XII could use a beatdown with baseball bats. But Lightning was awesome. She didn’t take shit from anyone and the only one she really cared about was her sister. I can totally appreciate that.

    And Vanille is a ditz on purpose. It’s her way of dealing with all the shit going on around her. There’s a scene where she even says it herself.

    And as for them wandering around, if you’ve just been declared public enemy number one, what exactly are going to do? Form a resistance with all three people you happen to be with? I guess, what most people would do is find someplace to hide, but that isn’t going to make for a very exciting game, is it? They’re being hunted through most of the game. What exactly would you have had them do in those circumstances?

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Clupula

    @18 – And as for VIII, the battle system was horrible. I hated having to steal spells in order to use them or to have to button mash for 15 minutes to make a summon do more damage. And the whole junction system? Not only was that annoying, but then, during the last boss battle, when the boss randomly kills one of your guardian forces and you’re basically just left with “attack,” it’s just boring.

    I’m not saying XIII was perfect, but it was worlds better than VIII.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Gnosis

    “if you’ve just been declared public enemy number one, what exactly are going to do?”

    Not go into an amusement park.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. salarta

    FF12 as a whole had this bizarre feeling to me of having all these sexually suggestive designs and moments, yet the atmosphere coming off as distinctly asexual.

    My favorite female character of the franchise is Rosa from FF4. A lot of people ignorantly and maliciously bash the character because they like to think that Rosa was nothing but a problem, simultaneously ignoring the actual circumstances of events and exaggerating the severity of the bits they complain about. For instance, people complain that Golbez kidnapped her, pretending that she could have done anything about it when Golbez just kicked everyone’s asses and resisting could have meant Cecil or anyone else dying or being killed. She can also be damn powerful with a bow and arrow, not that anyone notices because they exclusively used her white magic and ignored any other functions.

    Lastly, buying into Toriyama’s bullshit of “it had to be linear because they were on the run” is just… well, bullshit. You’re telling me there couldn’t have been other areas to explore WITHIN the caves and other locations they go through, and that there couldn’t be multiple locations to reach at once? FF6 had Terra and Locke on the run on a technically linear path for a long time, and they still managed to provide some room for exploration.

    @14: I’ll agree, the gameplay was one of the few good things about FFX-2. It just boggles my mind that people accept the crap put forth for character changes to people like Yuna and Rikku from FFX to FFX-2. I consider positive reception of that to be a definitive sign of the degrading standards of quality in video games, since decades ago people would have rightfully complained about making changes that don’t fit the characters completely out of nowhere.

    @18: The designs of FF13′s characters are interesting to me, but that’s really where it ends. I have a feeling that if FF13 was made as a proper Final Fantasy game rather than some random science fiction game with that name on it, and it was all done by someone that actually cares about quality rather than that hack Toriyama, I would have been greatly interested in many characters. Also, every time I look at Fang, I find myself thinking she’s never bathed.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Da Man

    This is an amazing game, much better than Nintendo gibberish for kids and perverts (obviously only perverts or kids would want to play a platformer where you save some Princess Peach, no story, no emotions etc)

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Ireland Michael

    @19 “Hell, the entire cast of XII could use a beatdown with baseball bats.”

    At least they actually *did* something throughout the story of XII. Then again, XII is my favourite Final Fantasy game ever, and I will defend it to the death… don’t even get me started on that… =P

    “And Vanille is a ditz on purpose. It’s her way of dealing with all the shit going on around her. There’s a scene where she even says it herself.”

    Yes, I remember it, and it was a terrible reason. It came completely out of nowhere and makes no logical sense. “I act stupid to deal with trauma”? No, I’m sorry, that’s not how people act. I have never, ever heard of a person dealing with trauma by acting ditzy. It was just a stupid excuse to tick off yet another tired anime cliche.

    “And as for them wandering around, if you’ve just been declared public enemy number one, what exactly are going to do?”

    Like Gnosis said… not walk into an amusement park, for one. It still doesn’t change the fact that they spent a good ten hours of the game just running around aimlessly because they had nothing better to do… and then ended up getting captured anyway. It’s redundant storytelling.

    “Form a resistance with all three people you happen to be with?”

    Hey, it worked for Barrett…

    “I guess, what most people would do is find someplace to hide.”

    That’s fine, as long it doesn’t take up a third of the entire story.

    @22 “I consider positive reception of that to be a definitive sign of the degrading standards of quality in video games, since decades ago people would have rightfully complained about making changes that don’t fit the characters completely out of nowhere.”

    Lets not rose tint the past, please. “Decades” ago, most games were so simplistic there wasn’t anything like that to even start criticising. There were plenty of games back then which were guilty of the same thing… FFVIII being one perfect example.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. salarta

    @24: There are a couple things for me to say there, on your last point. The first is that pre-90s and even somewhat into the 90s, video games were considered more like toys than a potential art form and medium for story-telling. For that reason, we have to expect incredibly asinine changes to characters back then. By the time FFX-2 rolled around, and of course in the present day, video games were considered a genuinely viable medium for actual story.

    Now, compare that to how people treated other mediums when viewing them as a story-telling platform in that time period. Radical changes to characters in film and TV, and even in comic books, were regularly bashed, especially if they were done to cash in on popular trends. Even with video games, the Super Mario Bros. live action film is a good example of this issue. We even had a celebrated return to the roots of certain characters, like Batman following Dark Knight Returns and the 1989 film, while storylines trying to make characters like Superman dark and edgy were rejected.

    What we have is video game consumers, when the video game medium has already been proven by things like past Final Fantasy games to be perfectly viable for meaningful story-telling, encouraging companies to say “Screw story, let’s throw in random changes that come out of left field, throw in some bullshit excuse for their cause, and maybe toss in more ass or blood to make it sexier or grittier.”

    People that value the story-telling capacity of other mediums would have shown more demand for respect to source material than what we do today. And oddly, it’s the projects that actually stick closer to the source material when it comes to concepts and character depictions, such as Metal Gear Rising Revengance, they get bashed as supposedly straying too far. While games that completely redefine characters into the opposite of what they were supposed to be get lauded as some kind of pinnacle of story-telling. We’re ass-backwards in priorities, with no concept whatsoever to the damage it’s going to cause the industry in the long-run.

    The other thing I have to say is that FF8 was a perfectly fine game.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. X-Guard

    Is anyone actually buying this game? I know I’m not. I’m close to finish and I can tell you I’m already sick of Lightning.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. rpgczar

    I’m waiting for the game to get cheaper before I buy it. FF 8 was not a bad game. It was better than ff 13. In ff 8 you could basically use your limits all game long and own everything.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. malethief

    Oh goodness with the 2 FF HD remakes, Lightning Returns, and Kingdom Hearts HD remake, it’s going to be a busy RPG season this fall.

    #28 2 years ago

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  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

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  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

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  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

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  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

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  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

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  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

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  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

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  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

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  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

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  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

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  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

    EA Sports has announced Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be released in July. Originally announced for June, the golf game will now release the same week as the Open Championship at St. Andrews, on July 14. EA also provided some more color on gameplay features such as the ability to customize the game by borrowing […]

  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

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  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

    A video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, taking you behind-the-scenes with CD Projekt RED. Nvidia’s GeForce crew went to the firm’s studio in Poland to talk with the game’s executive producer John Mamais, who provides a look at the PC version of the upcoming RPG. CD Projekt, according to the video […]

  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

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  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

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  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

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  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

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  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

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  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

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  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

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  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

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  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

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  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

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  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

    Blizzard is heading to gamescom 2015 in August and it will have 500 game stations set up for attendees to get their hands on five of its titles. The developer will be set up in Hall 7 and those who stop by will be able to get hands-on with the latest content for Heroes of […]

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to Amazon.co.uk and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

    Today, we get to finally take our first look at gameplay from Mad Max. Avalanche and Warner Bros. have shown off the first gameplay trailer for Mad Max today. The trailer below offers a look at melee combat, car combat, customisation and much more. Give it a watch below: There are a few new screenshots […]

  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

    Codemasters has pulled the veil back on the next Overlord game, and its a four-player co-op game called Overlord: Fellowship of Evil. Rhianna Pratchett is back to write the story. The game may be co-op at its core, but it can still be played single-player. Each of the four playable character have strengths and weaknesses, […]

  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire along with Pokemon X and Y are being updated by Nintendo to fix a few bugs and in-game text. There’s also the possibility of a few hacks and exploits being fixed. Per Nintendo Life (via Serebii), both patches are 250-270 blocks in size, and it’s a mandatory update which […]

  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

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  • You have until April 30 to export your Green Day: Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 3

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  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

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  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 is live, reduces loading times, fixes suspend/resume bugs, more

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  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

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  • Microsoft apologises for uploading misleading Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

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  • Assassin’s Creed creator’s new game is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

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  • Bloodborne: Cathedral Ward closed door mystery solved

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  • Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets is revealing his next game now [UPDATE: ended]

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  • Destiny House of Wolves: everything you need to know about gear upgrades & The Reef

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  • Mod-friendly Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access in May

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  • Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim is out next week on PC – here’s the pre-order trailer

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  • Destiny: House of Wolves – full gear set up to level 34 in PvP and PvE, upgrades, more

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  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch the livestream right here

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  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 22 team includes Barcelona, Chelsea players

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  • Sony’s Spring Fever Sale winds down with Shovel Knight and Call of Duty discounts

    It’s the final week of Sony’s Spring Fever Sale which means more games have been added to the mix. Shovel Knight, which launches today is one offer, and the rest are all Cal of Duty titles. The Taken movie series is on sale as well. With Shovel Knight available today on PlayStation 3, PS4 and […]

  • Drivers for Xbox controllers, voice messages, more features available in Xbox One preview

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  • Total War: Warhammer has been announced for PC, Mac, SteamOS

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  • This video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt features a quest from the prologue

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