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Square Teases New Final Fantasy XIII Announcement

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Jonathan Lester
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Final Fantasy XIII, JRPG, Lightning Saga, Square Enix

Square Teases New Final Fantasy XIII Announcement

Square Enix is set to announce a new Final Fantasy XIII title this September as part of their 25th anniversary celebrations, codenamed "Lightning Saga."

According to Famitsu magazine [via, as ever, Andriasang], Square Enix producer Yoshinori Kitase let a few choice details slip about a brand new Final Fantasy game set in the Final Fantasy XIII universe. Currently in development under the working title of 'Lightning Saga,' this project is set for a full reveal during a special anniversary event on September 1st.

There's an outside chance that Lightning Saga could turn out to be Final Fantasy Versus XIII, but the explicit mention of protagonist Lightning's name seems to put paid to that idea. However, Square recently squashed rumours about Versus XIII's demise, so a reveal isn't out of the question alongside this new tie-in.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 is generally considered to be a major step forward for the shaky original, so here's hoping that another iteration can push the bar.

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gunnx  Aug. 1, 2012 at 13:38

Now getting a bit concerned that they are just rehashing, one of the best things about FF series is that each game is in a new universe, I dont personally want them to extend each game with sequels, spin offs.

Breadster  Aug. 1, 2012 at 14:23

Another XIII game? It wasn't a particularly interesting game world in the first place. I was hoping for some awesome reveals on their anniversary, there had better be some other stuff.

JonLester  Aug. 1, 2012 at 14:29

I was hoping for some awesome reveals on their anniversary, there had better be some other stuff.


You and us both. Theatrhythm was a good start, but I'd love to see some massive HD compilations, an entirely new chapter or even a massive 3D revamp of the original FF1 (which I still rate as a seminal RPG experience).

A Versus XIII announcement - or cancellation confirmation? - probably wouldn't go amiss either.

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