5d ago - Sony PlayStation Store and Plus Content Manager Chris Howe announced today alongside a video that the 12 deals of Christmas returns to PlayStation Store!
To quote: Hi everyone! It's that time of year again when Santa gets his sleigh ready to deliver all the goodies he has been preparing and at PlayStation Store we are no different.
What better way to celebrate this festive period than by delivering some great savings on a range of the very best games?
Starting on 1st December, every 48 hours we'll post two new discounts, one for PS3 and one for PS Vita (so 24 game discounts in total across the month), as well as some great savings on movie rentals. PS Store really is your one stop shop for full on, action packed entertainment, up to and over the festive period.
Make sure you keep checking PlayStation Blog for details of every deal as soon as they hit the store.
The first deal starts this Sunday 1st December so make sure you grab it before it vanishes quicker than the last mince pie! We'll be back on the day to unwrap the first treat!
In the meantime, just for a little bit of fun, why not try and guess what the first one will be?
10w ago - Square Enix Associate Product Manager Mat Kishimoto has revealed the opening cutscene in a video showcasing Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII on PS3 below.
To quote: The story and world of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has been shrouded in mystery. You already know you get to play as Lightning in order to save the world in only 13 days.
You already know you get to battle through this world with and against some of your favorite characters from this universe. And until now, we've only teased about Snow's inclusion.
So without further ado, we present to you the opening cinematic to Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, completely uncut in its full five minutes of glory.
While we can't divulge every secret to the story of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, we hope you enjoy the opening and witness Lightning and Snow like you've never seen them before. We also hope this cinematic gets you hyped for how truly awesome the end of Lightning's saga will be.
In case you didn't already know, pre-ordering Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII equips you with Cloud Strife's buster sword, Soldier first class outfit, and victory fanfare - all for the low price of... FREE!
14w ago - Square-Enix Associate Director of Product Marketing Amritz Lay posted up a behind-the-scenes video today showcasing Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (Part 1) below.
To quote: In 25 years, Square Enix and the Final Fantasy development team have never had a behind-the-scenes look at how the franchise is created. Until now.
We're excited to unveil a brand new series titled "Inside the Square," which takes an in-depth look at one of the greatest RPG franchises around.
Earlier this year, we ventured out to Tokyo with an Emmy award winning camera crew to spend time with Yoshinori Kitase, Motomu Toriyama, and the entire Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII development team.
We quickly realized that each member of this incredibly talented group has a lot to say. Furthermore, the Final Fantasy franchise has such a rich history and so many moving parts, we couldn't properly showcase how these games are made in one video – so you get to witness the first of a three part series.
Our goal with this series is to show everyone a different side of the development staff, and what it's like to work at one of the most prolific video game companies in the world - Square Enix.
20w 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...
22w ago - Square Enix Head of Community Phil Elliott has announced Lightning returns today and posted up a Final Fantasy XIII The Divine Task PS3 trailer on this Fourth of July holiday!
To quote: To celebrate this week's Japan Expo, taking place in Paris, we've released a new trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
It's called "The Divine Task", and reveals more about the story, action and characters you'll encounter in the game when it launches next year.
Make sure you check out:
• The reappearance of Hope... but not as you'd expect
• A new location, The Ark - the place from which Hope guides Lightning, but where time has stopped
• Fang! What is she doing in the Dead Dunes, with a bandit group?
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is set for launch on 14th February 2014, and don't forget that we revealed the special pre-order incentives for Europe this week in the shape of Cloud Strife and Samurai content!