Final Fantasy XIII (PlayStation 3)
Also on Xbox 360

Final Fantasy XIII is a tale of souls from a futuristic civilization illuminated by the Light of the Crystal. Here, the tranquility of those living in Cocoon is shattered with the discovery of one hostile fal'Cie.

Final Fantasy XIII marks the dawning of a new era for the celebrated series, bringing the series to multiple hi-definition consoles simultaneously for the first time in its history. Expanding upon the rich tradition of the series, producer Yoshinori Kitase, director Motomu Toriyama, character designer Tetsuya Nomura and art director Isamu Kamikokuryo combine their creative vision to deliver the latest masterpiece in the Final Fantasy universe. Additionally, Masashi Hamauzu presents a sweeping soundtrack while movie director Takeshi Nozue and his team of artists adorn the game with seamless cinematic sequences of unparalleled calibre.

This eagerly anticipated title takes full advantage of the HD system's advanced hardware, providing tangible, intuitive controls while delivering seamless transitions between real-time gameplay and stunning in-game cinematics. The latest in cutting-edge technology has been utilized in development of Final Fantasy XIII, thus making this newest addition to the Final Fantasy series worthy of the title "next generation."

  • Take Part in a Gaming Experience that Sets New Standards - The first in the series developed for a simultaneous release on multiple high-definition consoles, Final Fantasy XIII pushes new boundaries in cinematic presentation, sound and gameplay.
  • Experience the Unity of Speed and Strategy with the Ultimate Active Time Battle system - The familiar system has evolved, granting players the freedom of executing numerous commands in a single turn with the multi-slot ATB gauge.
  • Adapt to the Ever-Changing Tide of Battle with Paradigms - A brand-new game mechanic enabling players to assign roles to their party members at any time during battle.
  • Witness the Battle Scene Transform with an All-New Summon System - Introducing Gestalt Mode, a powerful dimension of the summon system that elevates the action to a whole new level. In Gestalt Mode, characters and their transformed Eidolons fight as one, dealing massive damage to enemies through simple button commands.
  • Delve into an Emotional Experience - An immersive storyline connects players to an intriguing cast of characters. Will they have the strength to confront their cursed fates, or will destiny prevail over all that they believe in?
Lucky thirteen?
Fulfilling fantasy.
We have a fun chat with one of the game's Australian voice actresses.
A generous package.
Every gamer's fantasy?
To celebrate the upcoming release.
Could be here sooner rather than later.
Whetting our appetites for the Final Fantasy series once more.
Those who wait could miss out.
Demo may be longer than the movie it's packaged with.
Final Fantasy XIII to become developer's priority.
From bad to worse.
Still a while off yet.
So say certain sources.
Yet another game going multiplatform?
Development team working hard.
Graphics similar to Advent Children, says director.
Mobile side game expected.
Says a French site, sourcing an American magazine.
Articles on other systems
But only two disk swaps required.
We're just as surprised.
Australian Release:
  9/03/2010 (Confirmed)
  UBI Soft
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