Date: December 22nd, 2012 Author: Kitmitsu
News Category: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Tags: Jump Festa, Lightning Returns, Square Enix, Trailer
In true Square Enix fashion the Jump Festa Lightning Returns trailer was leaked early a few days ago, but now the event is in full swing they’ve officially release an extended version of the trailer for all of us to view. The new content shown is much of the same we saw a few days ago, but longer. Watch the trailer below if you want your fill of slightly longer battle scenes and the all important title animation taking place twice in case you missed how flashy it was the first time.
Square Enix have revealed their line-up for the upcoming Jump Festa, and among the few titles, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be showing as video-only. We don’t know yet if this will be the gameplay from the reveal, or something new like a Trailer of CG or Gameplay.
The other titles appearing at Jump Festa by Square-Enix are Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX, Dragon Quest VII, Dragon Quest X, and Gyrozetter: Wings of the Albatross.
Square Enix has released a video showcasing the development studio behind Lightning Returns on their official Youtube channel. In it you can see a lot of people sitting in a room watching Youtube videos, some blurred PCs, and about 2 seconds of Lightning Returns pre-alpha footage. When they attempted to film the Versus studio, they realised no one could remember if it actually existed.
Excited? Here’s a schedule of what’s gonna happen at September 1 and 2!
Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Saga: New Developments Presentation - September 1 at 11:30 JST
Square Enix Music Special/Live Stage Final Fantasy XI Presents Kumi Tanioka & Nanaa Mihgo’s Live Stage - September 1 at 14:30 JST
Final Fantasy XIV Special Talk Show - September 1 at 17:30
Final Fantasy VII 15th Anniversary Stage - September 2 at 11:30 JST
Square Enix Chan! Presents “Radio Public Recording” Future of Final Fantasy Round Table Discussion - September 2 at 14:30 JST
Square Enix Music Special/Talk Stage Father of Final Fantasy Music “Nobuo Uematsu” Talk Show - September 2 at 17:30 JST
Can’t stream the events because you don’t know where to go and can’t read Japanese? Don’t worry! Squareportal was nice to show a step by step procedure to register for a free account at NicoLive. Just go here and follow the instructions stated! (the NicoLive link on Squareportal’s page should show you the links to all Square Enix’s events, as seen in the schedule above)
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Square-Enix has announced that their event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the beloved Final Fantasy series will in fact be streamed live for the viewing pleasure of their fans. To be held on September 1st and 2nd, the event will be held over six stages with the main event- the reveal of the continuation of the Lightning Saga- being shown on the 1st at 11:30.
For those of you lucky enough to be able to attend the event in person, it’s to be held in Shibuya where one can win a raffle in order to view the show live. For those of us not lucky enough, the event will be streamed on Nico Nico Live.
A rumour started by Kotaku last week has been debunked by Square-Enix’s own Yoichi Wada. He laughs at the rumour and goes on to explain that he has just left one of his regular meetings regarding Versus, and that we’d all be very impressed by the presentation shown. Well, time to show it then.
“It seems someone is spreading a false rumor about Versus being canceled. Heh, just a few moments ago a regularly scheduled meeting for Versus ended. If you were to see the city etc. presented today, you’d wouldn’t be able to stand from surprise, lol.”
Square Enix isn’t done with Final Fantasy XIII yet. Today they have announced a 25th anniversary event for the franchise where they will announce the continuation of the Final Fantasy XIII series. The event which is taking place from August 31st until September 2nd will feature a Final Fantasy XIII stage event entitled the “Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Saga: New Developments Presentation”.
The presentation will be hosted by Toriyama and Kitase as well as other members of the development team. No details other than the name of the event are given but the possibility of a Final Fantasy XIII-3 is obviously on everyone’s minds. Stay tuned and check back at 11:30 on September 1st, Shibuya time.
In spirit with E3 this week, Square Enix has finally released video footage and screenshots from their tech demo for the Luminous Engine, titled “Agni’s Philosophy”. And, frankly, what you’ll be able to view in this demo is incredible. It’s obvious that Square has put a lot of time and effort into perfecting this engine, and personally, I’m REALLY excited to see what they’ll do with it. Chances are, it’ll be used for the next generation of Final Fantasy titles on Sony’s and Microsoft’s yet-to-be-announced consoles, but for now, take solace in knowing that their upcoming projects are going to look absolutely stunning. And yes, all of this is in real time.
Check out the video below.
We’ve started a thread for it here, so tell us what you think!
Square Enix have teamed up with Prada to clad four of the Final Fantasy XIII-2 heroines in their clothing for the next issue of a UK fashion magazine. The London based Arena Homme +, is a biannual men’s fashion magazine which will feature Noel, Sazh, Hope, and Lightning as models for the Prada 2012 collection. The issue will be available on the 12th April with a 12 page spread featuring the characters. Why they decided to chose Lightning as a model for men’s clothing is beyond us. See the press release images below.
Square Enix has released a brand new trailer for Final Fantasy XIII-2 that showcases one of the most important elements of the game: time travel. Players will be able to use time gates to travel to new areas within different time periods. Check it out below and tell us what you think in the forums!
Thanks to Ffamran mied Bunansa for finding and posting the video.