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Square Enix Reveals Final Fantasy XIII-2 PS3 and Release Date

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162w ago - Following up on their Final Fantasy X HD PS3 and PS Vita announcement from this year's Tokyo Game show, Square Enix have also revealed a [Register or Login to view links] PS3 and release date today.

Similar to the White Final Fantasy 13 PS3 Bundle, the Final Fantasy XIII-2 PlayStation 3 Lightning Edition version 2 console's character design is also done by Tetsuya Nomura.

To quote from Andriasang.com (linked above): "Square Enix announced today a final release date of December 15 for Final Fantasy XIII-2. Both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game will be priced ¥7,980.

The PS3 version will also be released as part of a hardware bundle called 'PlayStation 3 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Lightning Edition Ver. 2.' Priced ¥37,960, this includes a 320 gigabyte hard drive.

Overseas, the game will be released in North America and Asia on January 31. The European release is set for February 3. Square Enix did not say if the special PS3 will be released outside of Japan."
 

GameStop Unveils Final Fantasy XIII PS3 Collector's Edition Details

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248w ago - Today TheLostGamer.com (linked above) has spotted some Final Fantasy XIII PS3 Collector's Edition details on [Register or Login to view links], GameStop's Italian-based online site.

According to the listing over on, the FFXIII Collector's Edition for PlayStation 3 is set to be priced at €79.98 and will include the following, to quote:

• Soundtrack
• Art Book
• Prequel Novel to Final Fantasy XIII (possibly an English version of the Japanese book, Episode Zero)
• Graphic Novel
• Collector Illustration (we imagine this means a postcard)

"I'd imagine that Square Enix would announce the Collector's Edition as their final "13th" announcement on February 13th, so please remember that for now this is completely unconfirmed and may be a complete mistake on Gamestop's part."
 

Final Fantasy XIII for PS3 Hits Japan, PS Home Space Revealed

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253w ago - According to UFFSite.net (linked above), Final Fantasy XIII for PS3 has hit Japan already with a sealed copy images of the game making their way to the Internet alongside screenshots from early sections of the game.

Needless to say, Square Enix and Sony are hoping for some hefty sales figures as a result.

Additionally, [Register or Login to view links] has revealed a report by a Japanese magazine which states a Final Fantasy XIII PlayStation Home Space and FF13 costumes are also on the way to Sony's virtual world.

Final Fantasy XIII Home Items include:

• Air Ship Figure (¥200)
• Carbuncle Stuffed Animal (¥200)
• Cocoon Ball (Balance Ball) (¥150)
• Eden – Chair (¥100)
• Eden – One Person Sofa (¥150)
• Eden – Planter Set (¥100)
• Eden – Shelf A (¥100)
• Eden – Shelf B (¥100)
• Eden – Sofa Table (¥100)
• Eden – Table (¥100)
• Eden – Taxidermy (¥150)
• Eden – Observation Room (¥600)
• Flower Sabotender Figure (¥200)
• Lightning Costume Set (¥600)
• Lightning Gun Sword Gun Mode Figure (¥200)
• Lightning Gun Sword Sword Mode...
 

Final Fantasy XIII Japanese Release Date and Bundle Confirmed

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267w ago - It's official! Square Enix will release Final Fantasy XIII on December 17, 2009 in Japan, unless it decides not to between now and then.

To quote: "Square Enix president Yoichi Wada announced the release date and the price (8,800 yen, or $95!) today at its Final Fantasy XIII Party in the [Register or Login to view links] museum (via [Register or Login to view links]).

Kaz Hirai then took the stage to announce that of course there will be a PS3 hardware bundle containing the game.

He didn't mention any details - no price nor release date, though it's sure to be day-and-date with the standalone software. When Square Enix does show it off, it'll be hard not to hear about it."
 

Square Enix: No Chance XBox 360 Will Compromise PS3 FFXIII

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279w ago - Final Fantasy legend and XIII producer Yoshinori Kitase has stated that the development team has not had to make any concessions for the Xbox 360 port.

Final Fantasy XIII is due out on the PS3 and the Xbox 360 simultaneously in North America and Europe sometime in 2010.

However, Square Enix has confirmed that the Xbox 360 version will be a port of the PS3 version.

To quote: [Register or Login to view links] brought word that development of the Xbox 360 version of hotly anticipated JRPG only began once the recent Japan-exclusive PS3 demo was released in April.

Some fans have expressed concern that content may be left out of both versions of the game due to DVD storage limitations.

Kitase dispelled that myth. He said: "The team is targeting to create an equal experience on both the 360 and the PS3, so there are no limitations. For example, right now we're working on the PS3 version first, and once we've completed that we'll really know how much game there will be to fit onto the Xbox 360 discs."

"So we don't know how many discs it'll be housed on for 360, but there won't be a chance that we'll compromise anything because, oh it didn't fit in the 360 discs...
 
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