196w ago - Update: Square Enix has released the first downloadable content (DLC) package for Final Fantasy XIII, which includes two new costumes (PSICOM Huntress Uniform and PSICOM Raider Uniform).
SCEA's Senior Vice President of Publisher Relations Rob Dyer has announced that Final Fantasy XIII is on store shelves today, and includes a PS3 exclusive bonus offer for Final Fantasy XIV.
To quote: The FINAL FANTASY franchise has long been synonymous with the PlayStation brand - who could forget FINAL FANTASY VII on PSone and FINAL FANTASY X proved to be a landmark achievement when it launched on PS2.
And, now we have the highly-anticipated FINAL FANTASY XIII for PlayStation 3 hitting store shelves today.
For those of you headed out to pick up your copy, we're happy to announce that FINAL FANTASY XIII for PS3 offers an exclusive bonus offer for FINAL FANTASY XIV.
Some of you may remember the announcement we made at our E3 press conference last June, but just a reminder that PS3 will be the only console you'll be able to play FINAL FANTASY XIV when it launches in 2010.
Players who purchase a copy of FINAL FANTASY XIII for PS3 will receive a FINAL FANTASY...
197w ago - Sony's Social Media Senior Specialist Chris Morell has detailed how those interested can win tickets to the Final Fantasy XIII PS3 launch event in San Francisco today on the PlayStation Blog.
To quote: We've worked with Square Enix to secure 100 very exclusive invites to the Final Fantasy XIII Launch Event in San Francisco.
That's right, 50 of you (plus a guest) will have the chance to mingle it up and play Final Fantasy XIII the day before it hits stores on March 9. It'll be an afternoon of Final Fantasy where you'll also get special fan treatment, browse a gallery of stunning artwork, check out some cool videos and meet the development staff.
There are also some fantastic raffle prizes up for grabs.
WHEN: This coming Monday, March 8, 2010 (one of two afternoon sessions)
WHERE: San Francisco
Of course, we want genuine FF fans to attend, so we're not going to simply give these tix away. But if you're free and can be in the city of San Francisco this coming Monday afternoon and you are 18 years of age or older, take our quiz!
If you're one of the first to answer the questions correctly, we'll send you your will-call tickets and all...
197w ago - According to Ve3tro.com, Final Fantasy XIII is confirmed to have an optional 18.3GB XBox 360 HDD installation for those curious.
To quote: "Just in case you've been planning to get Final Fantasy XIII on the 360, here's some info that will help you with playing the game on the console - the size of each discs' optional install.
The three of them sum up into 18.3GB, as you can see. I'd say the option of installing your games is one of the finest features the 360 offers, cutting load times and reducing disc scratches to a zero, since the DVD drive doesn't spin at all if the game is installed... and now that you know how much space each disc takes up, manage your HDD space accordingly."
199w ago - Sony's Social Media Senior Specialist Chris Morell has shared a follow-up interview video today with Final Fantasy XIII Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Director Motomu Toriyama to answer PS3 fan questions.
To quote: Earlier in the week, we told you we'd be meeting up with Square Enix to talk Final Fantasy XIII with Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Director Motomu Toriyama, along with the Battle Director Yuji Abe.
So all your questions went to the former, which you can read in full form below.
But the FFXIII love fest didn't end there. With the game less than a month away (March 9!), Jeff and I got to play a nice chunk of the game... enough to get familiar with the battle system to chat all about it with Mr. Abe.
In the video, you'll get an in-depth look into the game's battle system, which I have to say, once you understand it, it's quite intense.
PSB: With western RPGs becoming so popular, how were you influenced in Final Fantasy XIII to encompass all audiences? - via DMPrince