Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Demo Out Today on PS3

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13w ago - Square Enix Associate Product Manager Mat Kishimoto announced that Lightning Returns with the new Final Fantasy XIII demo out today on PS3!

To quote: If you haven't been lucky enough to attend E3, San Diego Comic Con, Penny Arcade Expo, or the other shows that have hosted Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, we have good news. We're excited to announce that you can get hands-on with it in a playable demo that's dropping TODAY.

From now on, you don't have to take our word for it that this game is unlike anything Final Fantasy has ever done before, because it's finally time for you to see for yourself.

First off, downloading the demo scores you an exclusive piece of DLC that we're giving to you PlayStation fans - the Utsusemi Samurai garb - that you can use in the main game (it's not in the demo itself, so don't panic if you don't see it).

Again, this offer is exclusive to PlayStation owners too, so right off the bat you're getting something not everybody's going to get, JUST for downloading it. You can't tell, but I'm winking at you, especially at all you Final Fantasy XI Ninjas.

So what's in the demo itself? Of course, you're playing as Lightning, but you're now mysteriously tracking down her old friend Snow Villiers in the city of Yusnaan. As Lightning, it's...
 

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - New Trailer, Gameplay Details

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40w ago - Square Enix Head of Community Phil Elliott shared a new trailer and gameplay details today for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII fans below.

To quote: Time for a juicy bunch of new details for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, this time focusing on the battle system, plus a new location and costume too.

First up, some screens from Yusnaan, the city of revelry, focusing in on one area in particular - The Slaughterhouse. As the name implies, it's not the most savory of destinations... it's home to nightly battles between mighty combatants in a brutal arena. I'm pretty sure you can figure out who's going to end up getting involved in all that, eh?

Also, time to lift the lid on a nice little sync-up with Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII by way of some more costume links - this one allowing you to don the garb of the famous Miqo'te character from the forthcoming PS3 and PS4 MMO, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. You'll be able to equip the Lominsan Cutlass and Escutcheon to give you some awesome rapid attacks and leave enemies dead in your wake.

And last, but by no means least, a bit more detail on the game's battle system. In some battles, you can destroy sections of a foe, and if you succeed in disabling a specific area then the enemy will not...
 

Cloud's Buster Sword & Uniform in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

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42w ago - Square-Enix Senior Product Manager Amritz Lay shared a video today on getting Cloud's Buster Sword and Uniform in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII on the PlayStation 3 entertainment system below.

To quote: We are overjoyed to announce that pre-ordering LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII will unlock the most epic Final Fantasy weapon and outfit of all time - Cloud Strife's SOLDIER 1st Class Uniform and Buster Sword! Before you guys go crazy in the comments, here's what your pre-order will get you:

When you preorder LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII, you will receive the exclusive Cloud Strife SOLDIER 1st Class DLC - straight from Final Fantasy VII - for free! So you'll get the SOLDIER 1st Class Uniform, Buster Sword, and Soldier Band... but not Cloud's blocky hands.

We've put together a short gameplay trailer that shows off the DLC set and how it helps Lightning get to level 99 quicker. Watch it below of this post. Go ahead, we'll wait.

Did you catch the last bit? The victory fanfare comes with the Cloud Strife SOLDIER 1st Class DLC pack when you pre-order, as well!





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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Hits PS3 2/11/14, New Trailer

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46w ago - Square-Enix Senior Product Manager Amritz Lay announced today that Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII hits PS3 on February 11, 2014 with a new PS3 trailer video below!

To quote: Have you been counting down the minutes until Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII? If so, you're definitely in luck as we have a slew of updates for you.

If you've been asleep since last September when we unveiled the game, here's the gist of it: The world of Gran Pulse is sinking into the sea and what remains is Nova Chrysalia.

With only thirteen days remaining until the end of the world, you have full control of Lightning and it is your mission to save as many souls as possible.

Along the journey, you will encounter familiar faces and engage new foes in all new lands. Now that you're caught up, you're ready to watch the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII trailer - right here!

A couple things to note: First is the return of Snow Villiers, with a completely new look. He's got new hair, and equal if not more abundant amounts of swagger.

Why are Snow and Lightning at odds now? What has transpired over the time between these two former allies? Sorry, but you'll just have to wait a bit to find out these secrets.



 

Final Fantasy XIII-2 & Saint Seiya PS3 EBOOTs Fixed for 3.55 CFW

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96w ago - This weekend Cre8 has announced that fixed PS3 EBOOTs for Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Saint Seiya Sanctuary Battle have been released by an anonymous Chinese PlayStation 3 hacker, and have been confirmed working on PS3 3.55 CFW without a dongle!

Download: Final_Fantasy_XIII-2_EBOOT.rar (BLES01269) / Final_Fantasy_XIII-2_EBOOT.rar (Mirror - Pass: tv.duowan.com) / Final_Fantasy_XIII-2_EBOOT.rar (Mirror #2) / Final Fantasy III-2 Freeze Fix / Final Fantasy III-2 Freeze Fix (Mirror) / Final Fantasy III-2 Freeze Fix (Mirror #2) / Saint SeiyaBLES01421.rar (EUR) (BLES01421) / Saint SeiyaBLJS10152.rar (JPN) (BLJS10152) / Saint Seiya Senki (JPN) (INF Health, MP, CP - Note: Just replace it with your Eboot)

For those curious, the decrypted FFXIII-2 PS3 EBOOT fix was released on 6-23-2012 (via bbs.duowan.com/thread-27870556-1-1.html)...
 











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