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Posted 6/23/08 , edited 7/13/08
Final Fantasy XIII

FINAL FANTASY XIII for PlayStation 3 system
A tale of souls from a futuristic civilization illuminated by the Light of the Crystal.

This eagerly anticipated title takes full advantage of the PlayStation 3 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."
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Storyline

Final Fantasy XIII is set in a futuristic world controlling advanced technology and magical crystals. Pulse, the world Final Fantasy XIII is based on has had an evil history which has resulted in the construction of the floating utopian city called Cocoon. The citizens of Cocoon fear the world below. Lightning, the heroine of the game is seen fighting soldiers in Cocoon in the E3 2006 trailer but we aren't sure why. All we know about her is her codename and the fact that she has amnesia.
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Final Fantasy XIII promises a more active battle system than previous games with much more fast paced action. From the E3 trailer the battle system looks like a much more fluid approach to the previous titles battle systems which were very stop and start. Lightning herself looks extremely powerful using both magic and many melee abilities. Like FFXII, this game will no longer involve random encounters. Enemies will spawn on the map and the player has the choice to attack or go around the enemy (depending on if they're aggressive or not).

Of course FFXIII will have several features from the previous games but many have been enhanced in this title.



1: Battle Menu

The menu has all the standard features such as attacks and the ATB metre but it's been changed quite drasticly from other games. You can now line up your actions in a combo bar above the ATB metre. This either means you can plan ahead and one action will be used every turn you have or you can perform all the actions in one turn. Like the previous games, actions reduce your ATB metre but in FFXIII they dont reduce it back to zero after each turn. Each action uses a certain amount of ATB Cost and subtracts it from the ATB metre.

2: Damage

One of Lightning's special abilities is being able to control gravity which is one of the main reasons why her fighting is so agile. She can control it by using the buttons on her finger and thumb. When she clicks them together she can perform gravity defying moves in the air. It is possibly an ability she can only perform while in Overclock mode as the gameplay in the trailer suggests.

3: Radar

Unlike the previous games, a Radar will appear during battles showing where each enemy is located. In the first screenshot below, the blue dot in the centre is the character and the red dots represent the enemies. Once you begin to attack, a ring appears around the enemy you're attacking. If you do a "damage all enemies" attack the ring will appear around all the enemies like in the third screenshot.

4: Overclock
A new limit system has been introduced into FFXIII similar to the FFIX Trance mode. The player gains points for the overclock gauge by damaging enemies (screen 1 and 2 below) and once its full they can unleash a massive amount of high damage attacks. A timer starts counting down
when overclock begins and once the timer is up you return to using normal attacks.
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Character Spotlight

Name: Lightning
Age: Unknown
Weapon: Combined Firearm/Sword
Height: Unknown
Birth place: Unknown

Though she has forgotten her real name, she is known by the codename "The Lightning". Square-Enix at first announced she probably wasn't the main character of FFXIII in an interview with the developers in Gemaga magazine however she has now been confirmed to be the protagonist of the game. With energetic aerial, physical and magical attacks she is a formidable fighter and a valuable force to have control of. During the E3 2006 trailer she was attacking enemy soldiers but it isn't clear whether they were allied with Pulse or Cocoon.

Very little information is known out about Lightning yet but Square-Enix has revealed that the two yellow stripes on the her left shoulder symbolize her Rank and Social status. This could mean she is or was a soldier at some point. Her armor also shows that she is some kind of combatant as seen in the E3 2006 trailer when she is fighting enemy soldiers.. Lightning's past is unclear at the moment because she is suffering from some form of amnesia.

One of Lightning's special abilities is being able to control gravity which is one of the main reasons why her fighting is so agile. She can control it by using the buttons on her finger and thumb. When she clicks them together she can perform gravity defying moves in the air. It is possibly an ability she can only perform while in Overclock mode as the gameplay in the trailer suggests.


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In Final Fantasy XIII Shiva appears as two sisters, one light blue in colour and the other a slightly darker blue. These two sisters have the ability to transform into a motorcycle which the new male character arrived on in the Jump Festa 2006 trailer to come to Lightning's aid. Although she is a recurring summon featured in most of the previous titles in the series, this time around Shiva isn't limited to just the ice element but can apparently weild many of them.

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Is this alrdy out and if not when does it come out? HOHO
Posted 6/25/08

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Is this alrdy out and if not when does it come out? HOHO


ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING FINAL FANTASY XIII RELEASE DATE

Although information regarding the release date of FINAL FANTASY XIII has been reported by certain videogame websites, Square Enix itself has yet to make an official statement on this topic. Any reports of a confirmed release date are erroneous and should be disregarded.

Square Enix will make an official announcement in the future concerning the release date when it has been determined.
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EspadaZero wrote:

Is this alrdy out and if not when does it come out? HOHO


ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING FINAL FANTASY XIII RELEASE DATE

Although information regarding the release date of FINAL FANTASY XIII has been reported by certain videogame websites, Square Enix itself has yet to make an official statement on this topic. Any reports of a confirmed release date are erroneous and should be disregarded.

Square Enix will make an official announcement in the future concerning the release date when it has been determined.


lol thx HOHO ^_^ cant wait for it to come out and where can u find information on characters Final Fantasy 7 Before Crisis because im i fan of the turks and know about some of them (Tseng, Ren, Rude, Elena, Cissnei) i wanted to learn about the others HOHO
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Shiva looks hot.
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Shiva always looks hot lol HOHO
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Could this game look any cooler I ask you?..Well i lie, the women could be all dressed in revealing garments, but that's beside the point. Dude I don't have a PS3 yet, but I'll get one when this game comes out...Hopefully when the things gone down in price a bit more. >_>
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well i'll be, the more reason ill have to buy ps3. hmm now that i now look at it the game design of lightning and ashe from FFXII is kinda similar. well no harm in seeing girls kick ass in games!! one of the must have in the future! ROTFL!!
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Ah!!! I can't wait for this game to come out! But first... I have to go get me a PS3!
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Posted 6/30/08 , edited 6/30/08
can't wait to get it Final Fantasy was the only reason I got my PS2. It will also be the reason i will be getting PS3 lol.
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need to get ps3 =_=

and yay for female protagonists XD
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I heard that the Main character was made to look like Cloud?!
To attract more people...???
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Probably because everyone likes Cloud as a character... actually the majority of the Final Fantasy VII crowd are likeable...
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Yeah Kinda like how Paine was made to resemble or represent a female version of Squall. XD
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Argh... need a PS3. I hope this one lives up to it's name, because to me, Final Fantasy XII was a big disappointment. I never got the feel of it being a FF game with the whole auto battle thing and the weird EXP Grid LV up system.
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