Lightning Saga is not the Name of the New Final Fantasy XIII Game

Yoshinori Kitase got back on the "Lightning Room" Twitter today with a quick non hint about the announcement that we can expect from the September 1 25th anniversary event stage.

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iamtehpwn2005d ago

To be honest, the way they're wording things it doesn't seem to be Final Fantasy XIII-3 either, but perhaps some sort of new spin off series featuring Lightning.

user54670072004d ago (Edited 2004d ago )

hopefully not

Theres much more deserving FF characters then her to get their own spin off

Aaron, Squall, Yuna, Vivi, Tifa for example

AdmiralSnake2004d ago

Mike what's your issue ? You ALWAYS come on these FF articles flaming anything regarding FF13.

It goes from voicing an opinion to complete childish trolling.

We got it already, you don't like FF13 or anything associated with it, so refrain yourself from commenting on the articles, because you clearly can't critique anything with FF13 without acting like a child.

user54670072004d ago


LOL...the only person who is trolling is you who is calling someone for having an opinion who is differn't from yours. Just because you like FF13 your getting p*ssed off because something you like is being called by someone else

Get a life troll...your the child

AdmiralSnake2004d ago

An opinion you repeat every single time ? It goes from an opinion to straight nonrepeat bashing, if you so called dislike the FF13 game, then avoid the articles.

However the real child is you, because if I don't like something, I wouldn't waste my time reading the articles, even worse constantly putting a negative influence on the article when it's not needed. You say the same crap over and over, many others that like ff13 would probably like it if you keep those same redundant opinions to yourself.

iamlegend99992004d ago

There's a lot of people whining about this game. But every article about final fantasy XIII they come to whine even more about why this game is being made. Obviously its being made because its wanted. There more towards japan than westerners. So pretty much people in japan loves final fantasy XIII series. So its here to stay. So deal with it.

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-Gespenst-2004d ago

Seems more and more likely alright.

I'd really like a XIII-3 eventually though. I mean I say this a lot on n4g, but if XIII-3's jump in quality is similar to the jump between XIII and XIII-2, it promises to be pretty awesome.

Still, I am intrigued as to what they're gearing up to reveal.

iamtehpwn2004d ago

To be honest, it'd make a lot more sense to make this game that is both separate from 'XIII' in a name sense, and features Lightning. Lightning is still a pretty mainstream gaming icon outside of just the FF fandom, and it would also allow them to finish XIII's story. They could also go off in different direction in terms of gameplay.

They refer to it as a "New Direction", that alone seems to confirm to me that it's something that can't entirely be called Final Fantasy XIII-3.

-Omega2004d ago

Why are they trying to force Lightning or anything FF13 realted down our throats...the majority of us Square don't like her or FF13 in general.

Out of all the FF games why expand this one the most, I mean I know we had a few spin offs for FF7 but it was popular but what about FF8 or FF9.

A FF8 sequel for example could expand on that rumor Sqaure debunked about Rinoa becoming Ultermecia and the SeeDs looking for a way to stop history repeating it's self...explore alternative timelines/worlds since FF8 explored Time Travel

Reibooi2004d ago (Edited 2004d ago )

From a finical and technical standpoint they are expanding the XIII universe so much because of the A) they know how to work with the engine much better and B) A metric crap ton of content was cut from the original XIII and so they are retooling and reworking that content into new games to help their bottom line.

As for the majority not liking Lightning speak for yourself. Most do in fact like her quite a bit they just didn't like the game she ended up being in.

oricon2004d ago (Edited 2004d ago )

I like Lightning as a character too bad she from a game thats hated, people see her as a Cloud clone which she is not the characters personality is similar in that their both "lone wolfs" type of characters beside that their different.

I dislike how they advertised her on the box on FF13-2 when shes not even permanent party members, shes barely in the game, as she was the only real character i liked from FF13.

-Omega2004d ago

No she's not well liked, the majority of people don't like's a fact. Take a look around the internet, FF13 was hated on but she was hated on because of her crap character. She was boring, bland, a moan and a right cow at the end of the day.

oricon2004d ago

Shes actually one of the few characters in FF13 thats liked in the FF community outside of Sazh and Fang.

iamlegend99992004d ago

Actually the majority of you are like 7 to 3. That 3 is you and the 7 is for the people who actually engoy FF13. I've heard lighting and the others are big hits in japan. For westerners, they just like to whine. Probably why square enix doesn't listen to us anymore.

VileAndVicious2004d ago

I agree FF13 is one of my least favorite in the series....but I never really cared for 8 either personally lol. I guess Im the only one here though. I enjoyed FF9 infinitely more

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Lucretia2004d ago

yeah, hope it focuses on lightning regardless.....particularly lightning in a new costume or her valkyrie costume XD

VileAndVicious2004d ago


Lol he does the same thing in every single one of the DMC articles. Ive yet to hear him say he likes any game yet. Its alright to have an opinion but Jeez

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Locksus2004d ago

Well, we'll see soon enough.

PersonaCat2004d ago

While I was left quite disappointed with XIII overall, I always thought Lightning was a cool character. She's a freaking badass in Dissidia and even though no one else seems to think so, I think she'd be fun to play as in All Stars.

Eamon2004d ago (Edited 2004d ago )

I have a slight suspicion that this announcement will be something along the lines of:

Lightning will be appearing in Final Fantasy Versus XIII.

Summons752004d ago

that would be interesting seeing as how the games are technically connected but they are completely different worlds with no connection besides the mythos. If they could do it good for them but I'm honestly expecting a CGI movie maybe

user54670072004d ago

With how long it's taking Versus to come out I honestly think they are tweaking it to seperate them and removing the FF13 mythos from the game.

iamtehpwn2004d ago (Edited 2004d ago )


You'd have to entirely rewrite Versus XIII's story for that to happen, because it is heavily centered around the Goddess Etro, and there are mentions of the story revolving around the power of the Nation's Crystal which presumably is similar to Nation's Crystals in Type-0 which transformed people in L'cie.

So in other words, Versus XIII would have to become a very different game.
Even Type-0's name change wasn't to separate it from Fabula Nova Crystallis as it was advertised in Japan as being an FNC game. Also, Fabula Nova Crystallis Myth in itself isn't 'flawed'.

KingOptimusOrigin1112004d ago

Nope, don't see it happening different universe and time. The only thing they have in common is the L'Cie.

Eamon2004d ago

But Etro is involved and in FF13-2, Lightning is technically removed from the universe(s) to serve Etro, right?

This whole 'Lightning Saga' can only mean one of two things:

a) Final Fantasy XIII-3
b) Lightning appearing in FFvs13.

KingOptimusOrigin1112004d ago (Edited 2004d ago )

I understand, but the only logical answer (as much as I hate to say it) would be FF XIII-3 because if you think about it Nomura said in the past that Final Fantasy Versus XIII means against XIII. Which means Versus is alternate universe to FF XIII only sharing some things but completely different story, characters, world, and plus the game is in real time. I simply don't see Lightning having anything to do with Versus XIII based of this info:

cleft52004d ago

I just hope this game wont be multiplatform. Please Square Enix learn from your horrible mistakes.

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