Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Audio Drama Preview

Square Enix has released an English language preview of the 30-minute radio drama extra that will feature in its new game, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster

Kazushige Nojima is writing this new story episode, which will play during the game’s special staff credit roll.

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is a HD remaster of both titular games, and will be available on PlayStation 3 and Vita in Japan, the US and Europe this year. The PlayStation 3 version will bundle both games together, but the Vita versions will be sold separately. A limited-edition artbook is available with pre-orders in America and Europe.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Comic-Con Trailer

PlayStation has released a new trailer for PS3 title Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII at Comic-Con. This game is the final chapter in Lightning’s story.

The company also revealed some gameplay details; The game will have a new battle system that allows players to destroy pieces of enemy monsters, a new counter-attack system that allows the player to fully counter physical attacks, disabling attacks that require that part of the body and different awards once battles are over.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be available on 21 November (Japan); 11 February, 2014 (North America) and 14 February (Europe). Square Enix revealed the game will be available in a “Final Fantasy XIII – Lightning Ultimate Box” premium set (£170 approx), which includes all three games in the Final Fantasy XIII series, a soundtrack of selected songs from the trilogy, a booklet of the original costume designs and a Play Arts figure of the heroine, Lightning. Pre-ordering the game in America and Europe will unlock Cloud’s uniform, band, and buster sword as equipment for Lightning.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Extended Trailer Released

Square Enix has released an extended trailer of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII RPG sequel. Square Enix previously revealed that the game would ship worldwide for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this autumn.

The game is the final chapter in Lightning’s story, and revolves around a 13-day countdown until the end of the world; players must save humanity within 13 days and 13 nights.

A previous trailer of the game was released for Jump Festa 2012:

Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Ultimate Box Unveiled

Square Enix has announced that for its Final Fantasy 25th anniversary exhibition they will be releasing the Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Ultimate Box. Due out in Japan on 18 December for 35,000 yen (around £280), the box contains a whopping amount of features:

  • The 13 original Final Fantasy games in limited-edition special packaging
  • Miniature replica Yoshitaka Amano’s FF 25th anniversary artwork in a a serial-numbered acrylic stand
  • Commemorative visual art collection by Crystal ArtWorks
  • Special-edition video disc
  • Two-disc anniversary music selection CD
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn: Mogu Mogu Earring (In-Game Item Code)

In order to play all the games in the Ultimate Box, buyers will need access to multiple Sony consoles. Here’s the full list of the games included:

  • Final Fantasy (PlayStation, 1 disc)
  • Final Fantasy II (PlayStation, 1 disc)
  • Final Fantasy III (PlayStation Portable, 1 disc)
  • Final Fantasy IV (PlayStation, 1 disc)
  • Final Fantasy V (PlayStation, 1 disc)
  • Final Fantasy VI (PlayStation, 1 disc)
  • Final Fantasy VII International (PlayStation, 4 discs)
  • Final Fantasy VIII (PlayStation, 4 discs)
  • Final Fantasy IX (PlayStation, 4 discs)
  • Final Fantasy X (PlayStation 2, 1 disc)
  • Final Fantasy XI Vana’diel Collection 2 (PlayStation 2, 1 disc)
  • Final Fantasy XII (PlayStation 2, 1 disc)
  • Final Fantasy XIII (PlayStation 3, 1 disc)