Sony of Japan has just announced the very first 250GB PS3 bundle at this year's Tokyo Game Show.
For ¥41,600 (versus ¥29,980 yen for the standard Japanese PS3), gamers in Japan will receive a limited edition Final Fantasy XIII console with a 250GB HDD and lightning across the the body.
The PS3 normally ships with a 120GB hard drive, but the 250GB version has been rumored ever since the FCC leak. It will be available for purchase in Japan on December 17, 2009.
To quote: "Sony is taking advantage of its exclusivity of Final Fantasy XIII in Japan by introducing a new bundle. For 41600 yen, Japanese gamers will get a special limited edition system with Lightning (the main character, not the weather condition) printed on the body. It'll be available for purchase on 12/17 (so importers, get ready!).
222w ago - We now have a Final Fantasy XIII release date, elixir and some new PS3 gameplay footage available courtesy of gmoya909 via YouTube.
To quote from CtrlAltKill.org (linked above): "A YouTube user went to the Final Fantasy XIII premiere party event and posted footage of his game play on YouTube. In these videos they show off different summons and some new game play features that we haven't seen before."
Finally, from the video descriptions: The first reveals a new fight showing Snow, Sazh and Vanille. The second shows Snow summoning Shiva along with Vanille and Sazh. Finally, the last shows Lighting summoning Odin, and Lighting doing odin sginature final blow Zantesuken.
222w ago - With the Final Fantasy XIII release date for PlayStation 3 now confirmed for Japan, the announcement of a tie-in beverage from Suntory was apparently next on their agenda.
Final Fantasy XIII "Elixir" will come in 16 collectible cans, each with a different character on it.
It will be available sometime this winter, either in single cans (of Lemon or Aloe-flavored Elixir), in packages with collectible figurines, or in a collector's box with all 16 cans.
To quote: "A Suntory representative took the stage at the Premiere Party event today and revealed that, as an effort to increase its recovery capabilities, the drink is being powered up with three times the amount of caffein and royal jelly of normal products.
Additionally, each can contains a full day's supply of Vitamin B1 and B6.
A total of 16 cans will be offered, showing off various characters from the FFXIII game. The cans will be purchasable individually, bundled with special character figures, and in a limited set containing all the cans. As with the Dissidia drink, Suntory will offer two flavors: lemon and aloe."