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[EN]: A few hours ago, Square Enix finally announced a first for the franchise, a third chapter for a Final Fantasy game. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (aka FF XIII-3 to us gamers) will make its appearance sometime next year on the PS3 and Xbox 360. The company did provide the media with a logo, some pictures, and four videos on YouTube with English translation of their presentation. SE also has a new Facebook page about this game (link not included in the US press release) and other links for you to see. Take a look at the images and videos… now!

[ES]: Hace unas pocas horas, Square Enix anunció algo por primera vez para la franquicia, un tercer capítulo para un juego Final Fantasy.  Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (también conocido para nosotros creo como FF XIII-3) hará su aparición el próximo año en el PS3 y Xbox 360. La compañía sí proporcionó a los medios de comunicación con un logotipo, algunas fotos, y cuatro videos en YouTube con traducción al inglés de su presentación. SE también tiene una nueva página FB de este juego (sin en enlace incluido en el comunicado de prensa americano) y otros enlaces para que los vean. Echen un vistazo a las imágenes y videos… ¡ahora!




“Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII”: Motomu Toriyama — Concept

“Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII”: Yuji Abe — Game Design

“Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII”: Isamu Kamikokuryo — World Design

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII”: Yoshinori Kitase – Producer

[EN – Press Release]:


LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII Coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 system in 2013

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 31, 2012) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today unveiled the final chapter to Lightning’s saga at a fan-filled 25th anniversary event of the FINAL FANTASY® franchise. LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII, due out next year, incorporates a brand-new story, world, characters and an enhanced gameplay system.

The FINAL FANTASY XIII franchise has now shipped more than 9.6 million units worldwide. Production is underway, and the game will feature Lightning as a playable character and will allow players to experience an active and expansive environment like never before.

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LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at for more information about ratings.

Since the release of FINAL FANTASY in 1987, this unique RPG series continues to showcase the spectacular visuals, highly imaginative worlds and rich stories leading the industry and earning the highest accolades from users around the world. Titles of the series have so far achieved a cumulative shipment of over 100 million units worldwide.

About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 59 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at

[Sources/Fuentes]: Square Enix PR; Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Saga Presentation Live Blog []; Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII First Artwork []; Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII Official Site Opens []; Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII Presentation Videos [].

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