As the grand finale to the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy, the somewhat unhelpfully titled Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII tries to improve upon the issues of the games it follows. After the linearity of XIII, and the back and forth muddle of XIII-2, Lightning Returns successfully combines the two into…
Today a new batch of outfit-based DLC has been released for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Almost one month since its general release, pre-order bonuses such as the Yuna and Cloud themed outfits are finally available for any player to pick up, alongside some entirely new content. You can preview…
DeviantArt and Square Enix have teamed up to bring fans the ultimate Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII art contest. To take part, budding artists simply need to create their own customised design for Lightning, to celebrate the huge amounts of customisation available in the latest game. This includes changing Lightning's…
Square-Enix have released a retrospective trailer, created to catch players up on the events of the Final Fantasy XIII story thus far. To make it that little bit more interesting, it is done in the 16-bit style of Final Fantasy VI. Coming out ahead of the February release of Lightning…
The world is coming to an end and the saviour has come to save the world from destruction. That is the premise for the next instalment in the Lightning trilogy, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Back at the EuroGamer Expo last year we were able to try out the game,…
Today Square Enix have revealed a new pre-order incentive for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. 'Spira's Summoner,' aka Yuna's Final Fantasy X outfit, will be available for American customers who pre-order the title through Amazon. This is on top of the Cloud Strife outfit, which is already bundled in with…
A new trailer emerged today for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Featured at the end of the XBL demo that many missed out on, but can hopefully check out soon, this glimpse of the title has a much more theatrical approach than we've seen before. With a focus on the…
Earlier this week the demo for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII showed up on Xbox Live, to the surprise of everyone who saw it. However, the content mysteriously vanished without a trace within a few hours. Square Enix have since stated that this was due to a technical glitch, which…
The demo for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is now available on Xbox Live. As with most demos it is free to download but it appears you need a Gold account to be able to access it, so those who aren't subscribed will miss out. While it hasn't cropped up…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6Op7Z5dW84 A new developer diary from Square Enix looking at the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 takes players to look at the title’s doomsday clock mechanics and more. The doomsday clock has players accomplish specific tasks within 13 days. The schedule not only affects the game’s outcome but also the…
Square Enix announced earlier today that a collector's edition of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be available on the games launch exclusively via the Square Enix Online Store. And that's not all, other items included are: Character Designer Tetsuya Nomura’s original artwork, including his early sketches of the characters…
Once again narrated by Lightning herself, Ali Hillis, the video shows us a behind-the-scenes look at Square Enix during the development of the latest Final Fantasy game. Music and character customisation is covered, so if you're a fan of the Lightning's latest, you'll probably want to take a look. Lightning…
That live action Lightning looks amazing! Its may not show that much of the game, but this commercial for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is extremely striking. The live action moments blend so well with the in game shots it's almost seamless! Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII islooking to be the comeback…
  Too sexy for...her glasses? It may not look like much but this is a heck of a lot of customisation for your more recent Final Fantasy RPG's. The level of detail is impressive and the ability to change armour and weapons colour schemes entirely is extremely welcome. It may…
 The footage comes ahead of the game February 2014 release. Lightning Returns will be released on February 11th, 2014 in North America and February 14th in Europe.
After playing Final Fantasy XIII - 2, I was disappointed with the game in general. It just didn't stand up to the original game. However, with the announcement of Final Fantasy XIII-3, there seemed to be a glimmer of hope for the series. Luckily at the Eurogamer Expo the game…
The video shows us the titular character Lightning decked out in her Miqo'te outfit based on the class from Square's other big Final Fantasy game, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. We are also shown some new customization options, whic will aloows players to choose the colors of different aspects of…
 Today Square Enix have released new trailers and screenshots for the crossover between, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XII and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.  The screenshots reveal Lightning's appearance in the MMORPG and that her costume is an award item along with Snows. These will be awarded in a FATE-type…
The story for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is a little complicated. While Final Fantasy XIII itself wasn't overly complicated, XIII-2 added time travel and everything got weird. The basic summary involves the death of Lightning's sister Sarah and the ending of time brought about by the death of the…
There has always been one thing that has bothered me about RPGs. This is a genre based around the size and scope of a world, full of wonderfully written characters to spend upwards of 100+ hours with sometimes. As the name denotes you play a role, you fill a space…
Aerith or Aeris, whatever the spelling many gamers remember the sweet flower girl from Final Fantasy VII. Having one of the most , if not THE most, memorable death scenes in all of gaming history, she is one of the most fondly remembered characters from the PS1 era. Square Enix…