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  • Kitase hints at possibility of 3D FFXIII

    Speaking in an interview with the official PlayStation community, Yoshinori Kitase has hinted at the possibilty of Final Fantasy XIII being released in 3D.

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  • Kitase and Toriyama feel FFXIII will resurrect Japanese game industry

    During a chat with with the EU PS Blog, FFXIII’s Yoshinori Kitase and director Motomu Toriyama revealed that the game may help “resurrect” the Japanese game industry.

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  • EU FFXIII 360 box-art makes no mention of DLC

    Despite being mentioned on FFXIII’s US box-art, DLC makes no appearance on the game’s European cover.

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  • FFXIII gets 70% in PSM3

    PSM3′s latest issue has apparently given Final Fantasy XIII a 70 percent review score. Uh-oh.

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  • FFXIII releases for China in May

    SCE Hong Kong’s is bringing Final Fantasy XIII to China in May.

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  • Square Enix to lecture on Final Fantasy XIII at GDC

    The Game Developers Conference has some of its lecturers listed for the March 9 – March 13 event, and it looks as though Final Fantasy XIII will be featured in at least three of ‘em.

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  • Rumor: It's possible, but for now, no DLC for Final Fantasy XIII

    According to a report over on FF-Reunion, the Final Fantasy XIII Ultima Guide contains an interview with Yoshinori Kitase who states that DLC is not being released for the RPG – but at the same time it’s still possible.

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  • OPM gives FFXIII 9/10 - whole thing scanned

    FinalFantasy-XIII.net’s posted the entire OPM review of its namesake. What’s that site going to do after March?

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  • FFXIII is "biggest swindle in gaming history"

    A Hong Kong magazine has given FFXIII a 4/10 review, saying the RPG is “so linear that it’s little more than riding an amusement park ride.”

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  • Wada: FFXIII could signal death of "this type of game" at Square

    The Final Fantasy XIII team may move onto “‘next generation’ forms of play” now the game’s complete, Square Enix president Yoichi Wada’s told Edge, and that “this type of game” may cease to be made at the firm. The comments are likely to cause shock in the FF fanboy fraternity.

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  • Amazon - FFXIII Collector's Edition to cost €72

    Amazon.de’s listing the FFXIII Collector’s Edition at €71.99 ($103).

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  • Japanese FFXIII sells over 1.5 million in week one

    Famitsu’s confirmed a Japanese week one sales figure of 1,516,532 units for Final Fantasy XIII. This is for the week ending December 20. The game launched on December 17. According to this report, the RPG has resulted in almost 250,000 PS3 hardware sales. The Media Create hardware figures should be awesome. Watch for those next […]

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  • FFXIII sells between 1-1.1 million day one

    Firstly, sorry for the lack of updates. We won’t bore you with the details. Secondly, FFXIII appears to have sold between 1-1.1 million units on its first day in Japan, if this Kotaku report‘s to be believed. The number apparently comes from a Square statement, but it’s not published in full or linked to over […]

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  • FFXIII - the first 10 minutes in video

    FFXIII released in Japan today, and Gamersyde’s been quick off the mark in getting the first 10 minutes up. What’s left to say? It’s out in the US and Europe next March. Thanks, Blerk.

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  • Japanese retailers break FFXIII street date

    UFFS has posted shots of what looks to be an early retail copy of FFXIII. There are images there of the box and some screens of the game itself. Final Fantasy XIII officially launches for PS3 in Japan on December 17. Everyone else gets it on March 9.

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  • English FFXIII shots are the same but in English

    Want to see yet more FFXIII screens but with slightly different text? It’s Christmas, right? Siliconera’s posted some English language shots, sent from Square Enix US. This is the most amazing thing that’s ever happened in all of today. Just release it, for God’s sake. Please.

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  • FFXIII shots show men, hair

    Kotaku’s got yet more FFXIII screens, these showing off some men. Tomorrow: tune in for a picture of a fantastic cow. It had better be worth it after all this. The RPG’s out later this month in Japan, to be followed in the US and Japan next March.

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  • FFXIII gets 39/40 in Famitsu

    Famitsu’s given Final Fantasy XIII 39/40, as you can see in this scan on FinalFantasy-XIII.net. Not as good as Bayonetta, then. The RPG’s out later this month in Japan. Europe and the US get it in March. Thanks, Galathor.

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  • More FFXIII screens show man in girl's hat

    Famitsu’s posted more screens of Final Fantasy XIII. They may be new. They’re new to us. To be brutally honest, we haven’t a blind fucking clue any more. There’s an awesome one there of a man in a veil and a daft hat. It’ll never be better than this. It’s out later this month in […]

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  • Akihabara goes FFXIII-mental ahead of December 17 launch

    Tokyo’s Akihabara stores are readying for the launch of Final Fantasy XIII by vomiting tinsel all over themselves, as you can see on Japanese blog Livedoor. Don’t look for too long: you may go blind. The game’s out in the rest of the world on March 9. That’s assuming Japan doesn’t eat every copy in […]

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  • FFXIII is 50-60 hours long

    FFXIII director Motomu Toriyama has told a mysterious Japanese magazine – we’re assuming it’s Famitsu – that his imminent RPG won’t be for the faint-hearted in terms of time-commitment. “For XIII, the size of the entire game is considerable,” he said, as reported by Kotaku. “Just running through the main story takes experienced players over […]

  • Euro FFXIII pack art released

    Square just put out the European FFXIII pack art. It’s pretty lovely, to be honest. After the break. Apparently this is the first time a Final Fantasy game has ever had anything other than the logo on the cover in Europe. The game’s out on March 9 in both the US and Europe.

  • FFXIII Japanese TV ads shows teacher skipping school

    Square’s been showing the first TV commercials for Final Fantasy XIII before it’s Japanese release in a couple of weeks on December 17. The first one only mostly shows stuff from the recent trailer last week, while the second ad shows a teacher telling his class he will be taking a period of absence. Why? […]

  • New FFXIII shots are serious business

    Look, its new shots of Final Fantasy XIII. Famitsu has 15 new shots of the game, taken from last weeks issue of the magazine. It even has Cactuars! Hurrah! Find them through the link. It is out in a few short weeks in Japan.

  • Rumour – Back of FFXIII box says no install required for PS3

    What is apparently the back of the FFXIII box has been posted up on UFFS, supposedly confirming the game has no install for PS3. Lossless audio is also confirmed, if that report’s to be believed. Hit the link for the full thing. It’s out in December in Japan and March in the US and Europe. […]

  • Xbox 360 promo for FFXIII is a Chocobo for your Avatar

    Good news for Final Fantasy XIII folks who participated in the Twitter competition for the 360 version of  the game. You now have a Chocobo for your Avatar. Aceybongos said the item code will arrive via email in mid Dec. Your life is now complete, folks. Live it to the fullest.

  • FFXIII gets final, whopping pre-launch trailer

    Square’s put out its last Final Fantasy XIII trailer before the game actually releases in Japan on December 17, as promised. Watch it on here (thanks, bugmenot). It’s silly-pretty. It’s also in Japanese, so you’ll just have to be satisfied with the visuals for now. It’s out in the US and Europe in March.

  • “Final” FFXIII trailer lands on Wednesday

    A countdown has begun on the Japanese website for Final Fantasy XIII, which says it’ll be the “Final Trailer” for the game. It’s unknown if this will be the final trailer before the game’s Japanese release next month, or the final trailer full stop. It’ll go live on the Japanese Final Fantasy website at 4am […]

  • Wada: Not a lot of “newness” to FFXIII

    Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada has admitted that Final Fantasy XIII is staying true to the series tried and tested formula, going as far as to tell FinalFantasyUnion in Montreal last week that it lacks much “newness”. “It’s not there are new elements that are included into the Final Fantasy XIII, there are elements that […]

  • New FFXIII screens are live

    Famitsu has live 17 new shots of Final Fantasy XIII, showing Hope and his summon Alexander, a couple of more enviroment shots, playable chocobos and detailing the Crystalium System. They look nice, obviously. The game is out in Japan for the PlayStation 3 on December 17. Square announced on Friday that the game will get […]

  • Square officially announces FFXIII date and details

    Square has sent over a press release announcing story and feature details on Final Fantasy XIII, as well as confirming the US and European March 9 date earlier heard ’round the world. “We know that our fans have been eagerly awaiting the next installation of the franchise,” said Square president and CEO John Yamamoto. ” […]

  • MS launches “FF XIII White Promo” Twitter compo for “exclusive gift”

    Update: Here’s the UK version. Thanks, Blerk. Update 2: Aceybongos just confirmed the offer’s not available in Europe outside the UK, but will be next week. See here. Original: Nelson’s just launched a “FF XIII White Promo” Twitter competition for the 360 version of Final Fantasy XIII. Details here. We’re not sure what the “White” […]

  • Final Fantasy XIII hits the US and Europe on March 9

    It has been announced that Final Fantasy XIII will land on US and European shelves March 9, 2010. To celebrate the imminent release, Square will announce new information on the game on the 13th of every month as part of a Lucky Number 13 campaign. The new video is up now on the official site […]

  • US PS Home: Assassin’s Creed, Final Fantasy XIII, Fullmetal Alchemist

    This week on PS Home, the first full episode of Fullmetal Alchemist’s second season will be playing at the 10-Screen Theater for free until November 19. There’s also a never-before-seen Final Fantasy XIII video airing tomorrow, Friday the 13th, which is more than likely the same video we mentioned to you yesterday. Probably. Hilariously, A&E’s […]

  • FFXIV campaign code in FFXIII is not a Beta code

    Looks like campaign code for FFXIV that is to be included with FFXIII is not a Beta code after all. According to Square Enix, the code is for “a service where a selected character can receive a limited in-game item using a code included with other merchandise the player buys.” Confirmed by Andriasang, via Famitsu, […]

  • Friday’s FFXIII announcement to be made on EU PS Blog

    Square’s about to make a “BIG” Final Fantasy XIII announcement. It’s happening on Friday, and, according to this, the firm’s going to do it on the EU PS Blog. A new video’s going to be released. That’s all we know. Actually, we know a little bit more, but we’re not saying anything. Producer Yoshinori Kitase’s […]

  • Square: US and Euro versions of FFXIII in “last stages of development”

    Square Enix president Yoichi Wada has told GI.biz that preparations for the Final Fantasy XIII launch were “going very steadily” and the US and European versions are in the final stages of development. “We’ve completed the master of the Japanese version, and for the US and European versions we’re just adding the final touches,” he […]

  • FFXIII screens show new big thing, bad English

    We can’t keep up with all this. Square’s put out some new FFXIII shots, this time showing something with claws and a man asking another man to “come quiet”. We had no idea it was that sort of game. See them on Gamikaze.

  • New scans for FFXIII, PS3 version doesn’t require install

    Famitsu has new scans of Final Fantasy XIII in it’s latest issue. It mostly shows new girl Oerba Yun Fang, shown at the end of the English Tokyo Game Show trailer, with her summon Bahamut. You can find them over at FF-XIII.net. Meanwhile, IGN has managed to translate the exact same article, which confirms the […]

  • Newest FFXIII character revealed in Shonen Jump

    Square Enix has revealed its latest Final Fantasy XIII character within the pages of Shonen Jump. Looking like the gals we went to high school with, sans the spear, her name is Wolba (Oerba?) Yun Fang and her special power is the ability to summon Bahamut the massive draconian entity. You probably noticed her in […]

  • FFXIII TGS trailer released in English

    Square’s put out an English version of the Final Fantasy XIII TGS trailer. Get it after the break. Needless to say, it’s serious business. The game hits Japan on December 17.

  • FFXIII – new gameplay videos

    A couple of new off-screen FFXIII gameplay movies after the break, one showing general character animation and the other showing combat. Neither have audio. The Japanese version ships for PS3 in December. It’s looking pretty “swish,” to say the least.

  • Possible boxart for FFXIII shows up at TGS

    What appears to be the boxart for Final Fantasy XIII has popped up over on the Unofficial FFF Site, straight from TGS. It shows Lightning riding Odin’s horse, which if it is indeed Sleipnir, he is missing four extra legs. If you head on over to the site, you will also see the Final Fantasy […]

  • Sony unveils 250Gb Final Fantasy XIII bundle [Update]

    Sony Japan’s confirmed the existence of a 250Gb FFXIII bundle in its TGS press conference. Priced 41,600 yen, the pack will include a special limited edition system with Lightning printed on the body. It’ll be available for purchase on December 17. In addition, FFVIII is available on the Japanese PSN as of today. Thanks, Joystiq. […]

  • Enterbrain – FFXIII will sell over 500,000 PS3s in Japan in December

    Enterbrain boss Hamamura Hirokazu has told the Japanese press that he expects December’s release of FFXIII to result in the sale of 500,000 PS3 consoles in Japan. That’s serious shit, Ringo. Hirokazu added that the recently announced PS3 price cut will also be a driving factor for sales figures that month. If achieved, the figure […]

  • FFXIII’s controls – what they are and how they work

    Kotaku’s posted an image of FFXIII’s controls and an explanation of how everything works from yesterday’s Premiere Party in Tokyo. There’s translation there of each button and how it’s used. Knock yourself out. It’s releasing on December 17 in Japan and early next year in the US and Europe. Thanks, Monk.

  • FFXIII – tons of new gameplay footage from Prem Party

    Gamepro’s just posted up a heap of new Final Fantasy XIII gameplay footage – get it after the break. There’s video from yesterday’s Premiere Party in Tokyo, as well as off-screen play, summons, and so on. The RPG was confirmed for PS3 release in Japan on December 17 at the event.

  • Euro FFXIII date to be announced in the “very near future”

    Square Enix Europe has just told us that it’s to put a European date on FFXIII imminently. “We plan to announce the PAL release timing of Final Fantasy XIII in the very near future,” said a rep. The company has just confirmed a December 17 launch for the RPG’s PS3 version in Japan, priced 8,800 […]

  • FFXIII confirmed for December 17, £60 launch in Japan

    Square Enix just confirmed that Final Fantasy XIII will release on December 17 in Japan, priced 8,800 yen. The news was leaked yesterday, but what the hey. As Kotaku points out, that’s 9,240 yen (£60.54) with tax (thanks Blerk). This is coming out of a Square Enix event in Tokyo. Watch 1UP’s liveblog here or […]

  • Final Fantasy XIII mega-event kicks off at 11am BST

    Get ready, Lightning fans. Square Enix is about to hold a large Final Fantasy XIII event in Tokyo. It starts at 7.00pm local time, which is 3.00am PST, 11.00am BST and 12.00pm CET. Liveblogs: Kotaku IGN 1UP What are we going to see? A confirmation of yesterday’s ostensibly-leaked December 17 Japanese street date for one. […]