Final Fantasy XIII-2
Square Enix Teases New FFXIII Game Announcement
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Square Enix is to reveal another FFXIII game during the company's Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary celebrations next week.

The announcement was made via a new site, which currently features the headline “A Storm Gathers,” against the backdrop of  a cloudy sky lit by lightning.

The text beneath reads, "The 'Lightning Saga' that started with the release of FINAL FANTASY XIII, has achieved a cumulative shipment of over 9.6 million units; and in May 2012 FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 was brought to conclusion with the add-on content entitled 'Lightning's Story: Requiem of the Goddess'.

"Key members of the FINAL FANTASY XIII development team including the Producer, Director and Art Director, are in preparations to present new information about the direction of Lightning's story. 

"This presentation will take place at an event in Tokyo to celebrate FINAL FANTASY 25th Anniversary, on 1st September 2012."

So there ya go. Prepare yourself for another FFXIII game. Lightning must have some severely sore udders.


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Comment #1 by head0r Inc
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 06:01:40 AM
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FF13-3, yay... lol...

Well, tbh, the ending of FF13-2 sucked. I was hoping for a sequel, as I also love (some) of the characters (Lightning e.g.). Hopefully it will be announced.

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Comment #2 by Dasha UK
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 06:01:56 AM
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13 needs to go already,give me a proper final fantasy please !! Versus would be nice or ff15

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Comment #3 by Nozza XBA
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 06:02:02 AM
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I'd rather get a new FF game than something like Final Fantasy XIII-3...

Only time will tell though!

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Comment #4 by Josh Benton
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 06:05:21 AM
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I hated 13 i gave it a chance i got quite far but to me, it wasn't a real FF i loved FF 7,8,9 and may favorite is 10 so give me a real FF please.

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Comment #5 by Opayk
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 06:05:55 AM
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And KH3 is pushed further back into the next century...Could you do something different, Square? Instead of this hilarious nonsense?

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Comment #6 by Q Dawg187
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 06:08:49 AM
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KH3 is already officially released.

As for FFXIII-3.........I dont even now anymore

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Comment #7 by Arron114
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 06:13:45 AM
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So by squares logic, if it sells well, milk the shit out of it.


FF7 on release sold 9.7 million. Can you start milking that giant cash cow please? Start by porting the PC remaster over to XBLA and charge me whatever the fuck you want.

Shit , id even buy a buster-sword prop.

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Comment #8 by ianblazer
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 06:16:52 AM
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#7 I think ur right,can I have a cloud outfit to go with the prop please

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Comment #9 by VegaNovus
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 06:18:51 AM
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KH3 is not released.

KH Dream Drop Distance is released.
Also known as KH3D or KH3Ds


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Comment #10 by II BOMBSCARE II
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 06:34:15 AM
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a new Deus EX would be nice

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Comment #11 by Q Dawg187
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 06:40:32 AM
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And according to SE themselves,that is the official 3rd installment of the KH series

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Comment #12 by RancidSkank
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 06:42:26 AM
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I might be in the minority here, but I'd definitely buy a XIII-3.

XIII/XIII-2 might not be exception FF games, but they are still better than a lot of the jRPGs released this gen, especially over the last couple of years.

@7 I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Hoo Hooooooo!

I'd also take a port of VIII on XBLA with achievements, would be a day one buy at any price they cared to throw on it.

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Comment #13 by Devalaous
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 06:44:41 AM
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Heh, yet another person thinking KH3D = KH3.

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Comment #14 by Bob on
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 06:53:21 AM
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How about celebrating 25 years of FF by releasing FFVII or a couple of compilations with all the previous FF games instead of this?

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Comment #15 by Akatsuki Sensor
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 07:01:31 AM
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Lightning is getting a bit boring now. And what the fuck happened to Versus? I know that it'll probably be PS3 exclusive but has it been cancelled or what?

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Comment #16 by Dasha UK
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 07:19:05 AM
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@15 apparently its still being made

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Comment #17 by Inexxa
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 07:33:42 AM
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Argh move away from the FF13 series already.

Bring back proper decent FF stories and gameplay, then again the series is dead to me since 10.

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Comment #18 by Reaver Liem
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 07:37:37 AM
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@14 One other way they're celebrating 25 years is another expansion for FFXI yup FFXI. As for FFXIII-3 i kinda hope it gets made i liked the story they had.

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Comment #19 by the action frampton
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 07:50:30 AM
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I think FF VI on xbla would be a nice way to celebrate 25 years.

Anyway, I'd probably get XIII-3, but I'd wait this time, because the price of the limited editions drops so quickly for these games.

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Comment #20 by TotalBlank
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 07:51:43 AM
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I can't believe they are still butchering this series after 9. None of the games are worth playing after that, plain and simple. They're not the same and won't ever match up to the awesome turn-based fantasy adventures that 1 through 9 (including tactics) had to offer.

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Comment #21 by Blockburner83
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 07:54:00 AM
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can we stop with the add on sequels to 13 please. give the fans what hey want and quit dicking around!! Give us 7 NOW!!! or to a lesser extent 8 or 10

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Comment #22 by Q Dawg187
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 08:02:47 AM
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Well what else are we supposed to think when SE have said its the official 3rd game in the series? Oh im sorry Mr Wada,I didnt realize you were posting here!

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Comment #23 by metabolicbatman
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 08:05:13 AM
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i thought both of the FF XIII were good, look forward to buying this one too. it would be nice if Square finally let the older FF come onto XBLA ... or a collection at least. I'd throw my money at that

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Comment #24 by D412k Kn16h7
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 08:07:25 AM
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Kingdom Hearts has at least another entry before KH3, seeing as the BBS characters still need to join the main cast.

Square said they won't remake FFVII until they can remake something that truly lives up to their fan's expectations. Wouldn't want to release a remake that made their fans more upset would they?

I'd love to see FFXIII Versus, which is still (supposedly) in the works.

As for the actual topic of the article, a sequel is sorely needed for the ending of FFXIII-2, as it left on a bit of a cliffhanger. Personally, I liked XIII better than -2, but that's my personal opinion.

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Comment #25 by Arron114
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 08:37:01 AM
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@24 We arnt asking for a remake. It doesn't need remaking. I want it in all its original glory in an aspect that wont look ridiculous on a modern tv.

Its not a big ask, they have managed to do it on PC.

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Comment #26 by BBowles
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 09:37:48 AM
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@25 So hook your pc up to your modern tv...ya know, since every modern tv is capable of that >_> Most people ARE asking for a remake. There's plenty of FF7 versions out now, a HD version isn't really needed.

@20 Plain and simply, you're wrong. "The awesome turn-based fantasy adventures 1-9 had..." Turn-based? 1-9? You sure you've played them, and aren't just jumping on the 10+ hate-wagon? If anything, the only "butchering" of the series occurred with 9 and 14 >_>

Fact of the matter is that 13 and 13-2 were decent games. Were they as popular as the older games? No. But by no stretch are they "trash" or a "butchering" of the series. Nothing will every live up to the nostalgia of the pre-PS2 FF games. Nothing. Ever. They're so old and outdated now that most of you are remembering them being much better than they really were, and that's coming from someone who owns just about every version of each of them. Nostalgia's a powerful thing, and its a shame when you're too stuck in the memories of yesteryear to enjoy decent games today, especially with SO MANY JRPGs to choose from on this console.

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Comment #27 by BBowles
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 09:42:06 AM
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I'm also surprised at Lee commenting on Lightning being milked, considering how often other characters are used yearly and praised for it >_> Lightning has been the center of 1 game. This makes 2. If her udders are sore, Master Chief/Ezio/Desmond/Marcus/Dom/Baird/etc/etc/etc must all have had their udders ripped off by now. Nevermind Mario and Sonic >_>

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Comment #28 by xGallade
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 09:50:17 AM
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Funny how the article mentioned 9.6 million units being sold for XIII but they didn't even mentioned how many units XIII-2 sold. XIII-2 must've been a letdown.

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Comment #29 by hupheryspangler
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 09:58:59 AM
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I found 13 to be incredibly boring within the story and that caused the characters to really suffer. It was somewhat fun at the end when you could free roam. I really loved the battle systems with all the different paradigm options.

I think they took a big step forward with 13-2 and I found myself really enjoying almost every aspect of the game from start to finish.

If 13-3 is like 13-2, then I will play the shit out of it.

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Comment #30 by Arron114
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 10:04:32 AM
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@26 really helpful advice that cheers. Ill just let the misses know im going to plonk my pc next to the tv , wire it up and start playing with a keyboard on my lap, while funneling the sound through my speakers. Or if I wanted to play the game vanilla id play the psp download I have.

I wanted an XBLA download. With shiny new achievements. Im sorry I wasent clear on that on an xbox achievement orientated website.

@28 it states 'cumulative shipment of over 9.6 million units' For both titles. You're right a let down , nice gamerpic by the way.

@lee, like 27 said. Make sure when you draw a simile you list EVERY other comparison, id hate for you to be accused of a none balanced write up.

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Comment #31 by paul saint
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 10:52:49 AM
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Well the twewy2 teaser site outshines this by miles tbh

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Comment #32 by ViPeR6
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 11:00:05 AM
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Sounds to me like Versus is a goner to me :(.

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Comment #33 by ViPeR6
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 11:02:05 AM
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*Sounds to me like the rumors of Versus being cancelled are true.

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Comment #34 by RedDragon4275
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 11:17:32 AM
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@11 Please link where they state this. I can't find it anywhere. It is an Official part of Kingdom Hearts. That doesn't necessarily mean that its supposed to be KH3. I don't see them taking KH3 to hand helds when they've stated they want to get back to consoles and the other two were on consoles as well.

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Comment #35 by TrishTheDish
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 11:19:35 AM
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"The Lightning Saga"? Really? Lightning is one of the most bland and monotone characters in Final Fantasy history, which is really saying something. I find it funny how her sister, in just one very short game, already has surpassed her in every way imaginable.

I would GLADLY welcome FFXIII-3 if Serah was the star again.

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Comment #36 by Sanchezz4387
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 11:27:37 AM
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I just still can't believe they've made a trilogy out of the worst FF ever made. I know the Japanese are a bit cuckoo but fuckin hell please someone explain this disgusting decision to me, I just don't understand the logic behind it.

I'm fairly sure I was 18or 19 when I first heard about ffvs13, errrrm I'm now 25, where the frigging hell is that game?

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Comment #37 by CoregBlue1
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 11:29:58 AM
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finally, i canĀ“t wait for the next XIII game they were so good.

all people starting here the old discussion about what is a real final fantasy need to grow up. to each theirs and yes i played pretty much all of them and i too think that VII is amwesomesauce but i also like the XIII games very much.

as for kingdom hearts 3, Tetsuya Nomura, the game director and founder of the KH games is working on Versus XIII and said that they start working on KH 3 right after Versus is finished.

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Comment #38 by STONE DEVIL
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 12:39:47 PM
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FF has lost so much over the years.

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Comment #39 by Razzazzika
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 02:34:10 PM
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Did they run out of ideas for new characters? Seriously... Squeenix hasn't been the same since Hironobu Sakaguchi left. But damned if I didn't love Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey.

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Comment #40 by Wing X Custom
Thursday, August 23, 2012 @ 11:00:50 AM
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Versus please. Or remake it with that new luminous engine they have. At this rate itll release at the same time as next gen games and might be recieved more poorly. If they took this long, I can stand to wait another year or two for next gen visuals, shit. I mean pull a twilight princess. Instead of having an ok game, have one of the 1st best of next gen where ppl rave about it and its not compared to "western" rpgs which nowadays are nothing more than glorified shooters.

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Comment #41 by The Dueceler
Friday, August 24, 2012 @ 11:50:38 AM
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@7 - seriously?? They did milk the shit out of FFVII, but it was all bullshit so no one cared. Don't forget FFVII: Advent Children, Last Order FFVII, Dirge of Cerberus, and Crisis Core: FFVII. I'm sure I missed a bunch in there but square has always done this, and always will.

I beat both XIII's and agree they could have been better games. They have their strong points, and weak points for sure - but if they didn't carry the burden of the FF title they would probably be critically acclaimed. Yes, Yes, FF is held to a different standard, and should be. Realistically they aren't that bad - I just wish people would quit bitching and worrying about what they had and enjoy what we are getting. I can remember when FFIII came out on SNES and I loved it, but I still wanted more. This is why us RPG guys continue to play, constantly looking for a better story with a better fighting system, and beautiful cut scenes.

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Comment #42 by Ormeinator
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 07:05:38 AM
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I actually really like these games although I did prefare the old stuff as the old stuff could last weeks or months were now they tend to last a couple of weeks at a push if I don't play it too much.

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Comment #43 by KindaLikeABanjo
Saturday, December 15, 2012 @ 06:08:25 PM
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I was seriously hoping for a remake of ff10 and 12, when i heard they were being remade for ps3 i was devestated :(

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