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Submitted by Namikaze_Minato 671d ago | news

Lightning is set to return to the media spotlight in December

While we received no update yesterday from the Lightning Returns team, they’ve made up for it today by continuing their last little bit of review.

The marketing team admits that the current amount of information out there is quite insufficient, but promises to open the floodgates come December. Given that the official LRFFXIII Twitter and Facebook pages have ramped up in activity over the past two weeks, it only makes sense that they would confirm as such. (Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, PS3, Square Enix, Xbox 360)

Namikaze_Minato  +   671d ago
Noctis is set to return to the media spotlight too. In December 2025...
Abash  +   671d ago
December 2025 is a little too optimistic at this rate
Irishguy95  +   671d ago
Hopefully http://n4g.com/news/1121999...
true

but doubt cuz square sucks
MaxXAttaxX  +   671d ago
I don't know why that game is taking so long.
DragonKnight  +   670d ago
@NathanExplosion: As much as I don't want this to be true, it's probably due to what happened with FF13. They are making it multiplatform, but aren't saying it because when they made FF13 and told everyone, they made everyone wait for the 360's version to be finished. That's what I see happening here.
MaxXAttaxX  +   670d ago
@DragonKnight
But FF13 and Versus were announced within a year. FF13 didn't take that long to release even after it was delayed.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   670d ago
Actually sick and tired of seeing lightning now.
I hated FF13 and I hated FF13-2 and I'm sure everyone that likes a proper Final Fantasy feels the same.
But no, Sqeenix seem intent on shoving this poor excuse for a character and FF game in our faces.
She's just a shallow Cloud clone and has nothing likeable about her. Please Sqeenix STOP making these poor games and get back to making Final Fantasy what it should be e.g FFIV,VI,VII,VIII,IX,X and even XII.
I grew up with those games and you keep doing a stinky turd all over my childhood.
Get FF15 out of the door since Versus 13 probably doesn't exist.
I want airships
world map
Interesting mature characters (not whinny high pitched anime cliché characters)
a good battle system that actually requires you to think
Towns where you can actually enter buildings!
mini games
Chocobo's
Moogles
Summons (not transformers)
An interesting story
A cool antagonist

and maybe you guys can get this series back on track as one of the greatest RPG series available.
Instead of a boring imitation of the old games without the fun and everything the fans love about a Final Fantasy game.

End of rant
Wolfbiker  +   670d ago
Final Fantasy is known for creating a unique entry with every numbered title. Just because you don't like XIII doesn't mean people don't. XIII had It's fan base just like other entries do. It is rare for a person to like every game in the series. I personally don't like II, III, VIII, or XII. But I know some people do and to some people the ones I mentioned are their favorites. You and many other fans need to understand that some people like the XIII world and lore. Minority or not we deserve conclusion to lightning's trilogy just as much as you deserve a Final Fantasy to your liking.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   670d ago
I didn't get 3 numbered games for the Final Fantasy games I liked though.
Sqeenix just wont leave it alone.
Great for people who liked FFXIII but for us that despise it since it has nothing that makes a Final Fantasy game a Final Fantasy game have had to put up with the FFXIII series since december 2010 and have yet to play a true FF game like FF1 all the way up to 10 this entire gen. We're sick of it and we won't get anything like previous games until Squeenix leave FFXIII and start putting their resources into something people actually want like FF15 or Versus 13.
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blackbeld  +   670d ago
I Agree harrymason.

I am also sick with woman want to be manlike characters such as Lightning.

Give me a male hero or a real female hero.
Wolfbiker  +   669d ago
@Harrymason

You speak with 'we' as if no 'true' Final Fantasy fan can like XIII. I love many of them and I love them because they are all different. I played the old ones and I love that they are progressing and experimenting with new gameplay mchanics. Of course nothing new is a hit but at least they aren't just remaking the same game over and over again. If you want Final Fantasy I go play Final Fantasy I because there is nothing square can do now to rekindle that experience of playing that for the first time...you can't have that feeling without actuallexperiencing something for the first time. Sure its unfortunatethat FFXIII didt deliver that but OH WELL they will have to pick try again and I guarantee that XIV is already under development fans seemingly forget that there a re many teams at square all working on projects concurrently. my advice to the none FFXIII fans is too bad, the world is cruel and does not pant to all your wants. You will have to wait for one that does deliever something for you. God knows I had to wait from X to XIII for one I enjoyed.
-Mika-  +   671d ago
Yes, plz give us a gameplay trailer and some more details about the game. I can't wait for this. Im so hype. I think i might change my avatar.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   671d ago
NOOOOOOOO! I'm tired of Lighting. We need to move on from the FF13 story already.
Jinkies  +   670d ago
It's Mika...she likes the crap games nobody hardly likes

Always against the majority
R6ex  +   670d ago
Same here.

I want to know how Lightning's story ends.

Can't wait!

And ... please give us back the same high-quality pre-rendered CGI cutscenes in FF13, and do away with the unimpressive rendered cutscenes of FF13-2.

And ... do away with the stupid time-travelling theme of FF13-2. Keep it in the present, like FF13.
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DragonKnight  +   670d ago
She dies.

Now you know and can skip this terrible idea for a game.
baodeus  +   670d ago
Well think of it like chrono trigger where u have to travel through time to save chrono from death. Might be the same here with FF13-3, although it is an entirely new game as appose to being part of the game like chrono trigger.
DarkBlood  +   671d ago
will probably show up at the vga
majiebeast  +   671d ago
Think im gonna quote the great Adam Jensen and say, i never asked for this.
Hanso  +   671d ago
XD
betan21  +   671d ago
ugh ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhsdf;sjdfsjfs;fn ;sjkfn;sjfn;skjfn;sfn;sjkfn;sdj kfn;sjkdfn; sl;kasndl;asjkdnf ps3 read error
Shikoro  +   670d ago
Wut?
Alos88  +   670d ago
My thoughts exactly.
Hicken  +   671d ago
Obviously, a lot of people want no parts of this game. Personally, it sounds extremely interesting, as the concept of time usage is something I haven't heard of, and I like things that revolve around time(though XIII-2 had rather poor execution, in my opinion).

Square-Enix, for your own sake, get this game out of the way and get back to Versus. There will be a decent number of people who will buy this game, but the majority of people(the majority making noise, anyway) won't be satisfied with anything but Versus XIII.

Or Kingdom Hearts III.

Or a localized Type 0.

... anyway, there's a stigma surrounding anything related to XIII, so do yourself a favor and put that behind you as quickly as possible.
TheRichterBelmont  +   671d ago
and you hear that? Yes, it's the sound of nobody caring.
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chaolankennedy  +   671d ago
Agreed!
Hanso  +   670d ago
I can hear it aswell
Redempteur  +   670d ago
you all don't care so much you need to post in a subject dedicated to it.

yeah right /s
torchic  +   671d ago
I don't know how Square is going to release:

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, 360)
Final Fantasy Versus XIII (PS3)
Final Fantasy XIV (PS3)
Final Fantasy X HD (PS3, PSV)
Final Fantasy Type-0 (PSP, PSV?)

all in the space of 12-18 months. those games are all known to be well into development, and confirmed for respective platforms.

it's just madness going on at Square Enix
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wishingW3L  +   671d ago
perfect example of milkage for those that don't know what the term means.
Furesis  +   671d ago
my brains starts to hurt when i just think about this game
miyamoto  +   671d ago
No, thanks FF XIV is what I need
kremit-21  +   671d ago
i hate these square enix... bunch of jerks
VsAssassin  +   671d ago
Sorry, Lightning, but you won't get my money. FFvs13 is what we like to hear more about; just please, after this game, take a looooong break please.
Nerdmaster  +   670d ago
For me FFXIII-2 ended in a perfect way. I didn't love FFXIII-2, but really liked the ending. It ended in a way that I never saw any game having the guts to end.
superman  +   670d ago
Wow Lighting.... I really, really, really cannot hide my excitement for this news. Lightning's back everyone.
Jinkies  +   670d ago
Lightning is bland, boring, depressive b**** who has no personality or character development.

How can anyone like her is beyond me, I think the majority of her fans are new to FF.
HarvesterOSarow  +   670d ago
Booooooo. I'm booing your return to this beloved franchise for the second time Lightning. You are such a terrible character that I will not even bat an eyelash at picking this game up. I will not support SquareEnix for dealing out this bullsh*t.

These games are terrible and should be treated like the plague. Real fans don't want them. The company can't possibly think this is a good idea? The truth is that XIII is now being created by a tiny team that SquareEnix wants to keep in motion to utilize every drop of revenue out of that engine it took them a decade to build. Everyone else is already on to new projects or "announced projects" that haven't really been started yet.

Kitase, and Nomura should run! And all the Gods of Square should head to Atlus to make the greatest game known to mankind and all higher beings!
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   670d ago
some reason I keep thinking XIII-3 and VersusXIII will come out in the same year 2013. THats a BIG strech for VersusXIII sadly.
Acquiescence  +   670d ago
What is this fascination Squeenix has with Lightning?
They're smitten with her, but anyone with half a brain cell with tell you she's an unappealing, joyless bint with a constant expression on her face that resembles something like a slapped arse. She has no character, she has no redeeming values, she's just... bleh. A non-entity.

The world wants Squeenix to move onto the next mainline Final Fantasy with a new cast, a new world and a new lore, like they were privy to doing with some regularity in the glory days, and stop making sequels to one of the most unpopular installments in the FF franchise. Why can't they realise this?!
ghostrider32  +   670d ago
F*** Lightning
shempo  +   670d ago
screw that B*** nobody gives a F***
We Want V.E.R.S.U.S square V.E.R.S.U.S oO and KH3
AIndoria  +   670d ago
I really love Lightning but they're milking XIII too much lol. I really want to see Noctis at this point.

BRING ON VERSUS!
BananaEatingSquid  +   670d ago
I never played XIII. I LOVED Final Fantasy XII so I'm kind of shocked. Especially regarding HarryMasonHerpderp's comment... are there no moogles in XIII?!

I really don't know anything about Lightning lol, but you guys are kinda making me glad I never got around to playing XIII.

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