Date: September 13th, 2010 Author: Kitmitsu
News Category: Final Fantasy XIII
Tags: Figures, Final Fantasy XIII, Merchandise, Square Enix
If you don’t have room on your mantelpiece for the a group of fullsized Final Fantasy XIII figures, you can always slum it with these miniature collectable versions. Square Enix has announced that these PVC figures of the cast will go on sale this December and it’ll only cost $60 to get all five in a box. The exemption of Fang and Vanille from the set is suspicious but they’ll probably make an appearance at a later date.
Some screenshots for Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy have been released and in them appears Lightning in all her fighting glory. See the two screenshots below.
The announcement that Final Fantasy XIII would be seeing a Japanese release hasn’t gone down well with a lot of Japanese who were promised time and time again that FFXIII would only be available on Playstation 3. The discontent mob decided to take their outrage out on Yoichi Wada, the president of Square-Enix, via his Twitter account.
With the tweets ranging from accusations of betrayal to blatant death threats, you can bet that Square knew this was coming. You can read some of their responses below:
Is it true? After saying so many times it would never be released on the Xbox in Japan, if you really do release it nobody will trust your word again.lockquote>
You’re going to betray us after saying it would never come out? I’m cancelling my pre-orders.lockquote>
Lying to customers is how you do business, eh? I’ll never buy a Square Enix title again.lockquote>
With all the illegal lies and misdirection about FF13 you made, I reported you to the ministry of consumer affairs. And you promised DLC and quietly abandoned it – you’re detestable.lockquote>
Stop your pompous waffling and resign! Haven’t you made enough money yet? Next time put a guy who actually loves games in charge.lockquote>
What’s up with game developers? Practically everything they say is a lie…lockquote>
Well done, Scrooge.lockquote>
Hey Wada! What the hell is this about FF13 on the 360 in Japan? You kept advertising the game in all the mags as a domestic PS3 exclusive! If you go through with this nobody’ll trust you again… Honestly I hate you so much I’d like to kill you. Quit soon. This is your last chance.lockquote>
You’d better be prepared to run, or you’ll be killed! At the very least you ought to be prepared for a few rocks thrown your way!lockquote>
Source: Sankaku Complex
After over a year of rumour and speculation about the potential for Downloadable content coming to Final Fantasy XIII, it was last ominously left with a comment from Motomou Toriyama saying “good things were on the horizon” to people who held onto their copies. This gave many hope that DLC would be making it’s way to FFXIII, and apparently it was. But not now.
In an interview, Toriyama states “We had plans for DLC, but those plans disappeared. Apologies!”. Many of you probably expected this lackluster news but it still begs the question, “Why not?”.
2006 was a simpler time when exclusives were exclusive and the idea of Final Fantasy XIII appearing on Xbox 360 was ludicrous. In 2008, Square’s promise that Final Fantasy XIII would be exclusive to Playstation 3 was shattered when they revealed that the game would also be appearing on Xbox 360. There were tears for some, suicides for others but there was a last flicker of hope for the nearly extinct “console exclusive” when it was announced that Japan would be exclusively getting the PS3 version. Those days are now over.
Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XIII will finally be coming to Japanese shelves with a couple of extras the original release didn’t include. The new edition will include the English voices as well as a new “Easy Mode” (It was hard?). It will also be priced at ¥4,980 which is half of the cost of the PS3 version. The game, now known as “Final Fantasy XIII Ultimate Hits International” will be released December 16th, almost exactly a year after the PS3 version.
Many people were disappointed that Square left their newest heroine out of the incredibly successful Final Fantasy fighter, Dissidia, released last year but their prayers have been answered today with a sequel announced and Lightning confirmed as playable.
Unfortunately titled “Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy”, this new game is set to be released next year. So far, there aren’t any details about Lightning’s appearence in the game but news will begin rolling in when scans become available.
Episode Zero, Final Fantasy XIII’s prologue story, had it’s final chapter released >last December and successfully filled in the blanks of the games storyline. Today Square Enix has announced that the story will be turned into a Drama CD.
Final Fantasy XIII Episode Zero Promise Fabula Nova Dramatica Alpha as it’s unfortunately called, will retell the story of the prologue featuring the full original voice cast from the game. The first pressing will also include a script booklet and a limited edition sleeve case. The CD will be available on September 15th in Japan priced at
Back in March, rumours of Playstation 3′s freezing while playing Final Fantasy XIII circulated the internet. Now it’s been revealed that some customers are claiming that the game actually caused their systems to break and become unusable.
Daniel Wolf has filed a class action lawsuit against Square Enix and Sony Computer Entertainment for the damage caused to his system and their neglect to fix the issue. When Wolf contacted Sony and Square Enix they admitted the issue existed but blamed it on each other. This failure for each company to take responsibility lead to the lawsuit being filed on June 2nd.
Let’s see where this case goes.
Final Fantasy XIII has been out worldwide for just over a month now and despite the >lowest review scores of a numbered Final Fantasy title so far, it’s managed to shift 1,322,500 copies in the US alone.
Sony announced today that 828,200 of those copies were sold for the PS3 while 494,300 copies were sold on Xbox 360. Square’s multi-platform tactic proved to be incredibly effective with Xbox 360 sales expanding the audience by over 50%. This can be compared to FFXII’s US launch back in 2006 where 896,000 copies were sold in the first month.
Square Enix has announced today that Final Fantasy XIII has sold over one million copies in North America during it’s first week. According to Square, it’s the best first week performance of any of their franchises in the US. There’s no doubting that the reason for these record breaking sales for the series is due to it appearing on both Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
In contrast, FFXIII sold 1.5 million units in Japan during it’s launch week exclusively on PS3. It became the fifth best selling game of 2009 despite it being release at the end of the year.