A couple weeks ago, Square-Enix released part 1 of 6 of the “Lost Episodes” of Final Fantasy XIII. These Lost Episodes recap the story of the first game.
Part 2 has been released today, continuing the story of how Lightning and company began their journey. Check it out below!
Patch 1.01 for Final Fantasy XIII was released today for the Japanese PS3 version (Note: Any other Asian version or English version will not receive this patch). This patch introduces “Easy Mode” which was added to the International version (Xbox360 Japanese version). Easy Mode allows you to deal more damage when an enemy enters Break (Stagger) and drop rates are increased. If you are still lacking the Platinum Trophy and own the Japanese version, now would definitely be a highly suggested time to go get it! The patch is around 48MB large.
This patch will allow you to either start a new game with your desired battle setting (Normal or Easy) or load up an old save and change it in the Configuration menu.
Credit to Nova_Crystallis for this information!
July 21, 2010 has come and gone now for most of the world, but yesterday was definitely full of many announcements in regards to Square-Enix.
Final Fantasy XIII has been possibly announced for the Xbox360 for Japan, though if this is a good thing or not is still up in the air. Late ports have a tendency to not do so well, on top of that I believe 360 isn’t quite as popular in Japan. The Japanese XBox 360 site received a list of FFXIII achievements to suggest this late port.
Square-Enix NA will be receiving a new CEO. We will see what comes of this as well.
Final Fantasy XIII Piano Collections was released yesterday on PlayAsia, YesAsia, and iTunes. Featuring 10 tracks from Square-Enix’s latest Final Fantasy game, the Collection is definitely a “must-have” for any FFXIII Fan. It is priced at $9.90. Sheet Music will be available on August 20, 2010.
Final Fantasy Legends was announced for Japanese Mobile Phone under the title “Final Fantasy Legends: Warriors of Light and Darkness” (Translated titled). As of now, this game remains Japan exclusive, and is being produced by the FFIV The After Years team. It may eventually get the “The After Years” treatment and see an iPhone or WiiWare release for other countries.
Another Square-Enix game remake has been announced as well, Super Nintendo’s Tactics Ogre. It will be released for the PSP under the name “Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together” and is being developed by the original staff (Other games include: Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy Tactics, Vagrant Story).
If you are at Comic Con this week, be sure to visit Square-Enix’s booth, and possibly go hunt down some Final Fantasy XIII Voice Actors! Both Georgia Van Cuylenburg (Vanille) and Rachel Robinson (Fang) hinted via Facebook that they will be at Comic Con!
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Enjoy! This will be one epic Soundtrack… Masashi Hamauzu is awesome.
- Lightning’s Theme ~ Blinded by Light
- FINAL FANTASY XIII – The Promise ~ The Sunleth Waterscape
- March of the Dreadnoughts
- The Gapra Whitewood
- Vanille’s Theme ~ Memories of Happier Days ~ The Road Home
- Nascent Requiem
- Fang’s Theme
- Reminiscence – Sulyya Springs Motif
- Prelude to FINAL FANTASY XIII Full Version
March of the Dreadnoughts, Fang’s Theme, and Reminiscence – Sulyya Springs Motif are available as previews, and the full album will be released July 21, 2010! Look for it then at Square-Enix’s online store, Amazon Japan, and more than likely iTunes!
Listen the preview’s, and get more details, here:
Piano Collections "FINAL FANTASY XIII" Official Site