Xbox 360 users can register here to receive a free Chocobo avatar. It’s part of their “Register, Tweet and Win” promotion, which encourages users to register at Xbox.com and use Twitter to tweet the hash tag #FFXIIIXBOX, to spread the word that Final Fantasy XIII is coming to the Xbox 360.
Lots of screaming. And transforming summons.
Square Enix is teaming up with the beverage company Suntory to release a Final Fantasy XIII drink, called Final Fantasy XIII Elixir. The drink will be out in Japan sometime this winter.
Always remember, “For relaxing times, make it Suntory time.”
An actual shot of the drink, below.
[ Kotaku ]
Square Enix confirmed today that Final Fantasy XIII will be out on December 17th at a Japanese press event. That’s in Japan, Square Enix’s Yoichi Wada did talk briefly about the international release, though:
“In the past, it’s taken a year or half a year to release our games abroad, but this time we are aiming for an international release this Spring”.
Not too bad I guess, especially considering it’s priced at 9240 yen with tax, which works out to be about $100 USD, which is crazy. At least we’ll be paying a bit less.
There’s a new Final Fantasy XIII trailer out, available here. It shows off some actual gameplay and has English subtitles. The game looks really nice so far, reminds me a lot of Final Fantasy VII.
A few new screens have surfaced for Final Fantasy XIII in V-Jump, a Japanese video game and manga magazine.
There are a few details about the game we have been able to decipher despite knowning no Japanese. There appears to be a very prominent red-headed female character that is reminiscent of Rikku from Final Fantasy X. The gameplay screens are hard to decode, as the menu system looks a bit different and disjointed by comparison to previous FF games. Also, FFXIII appears to stay the course set by FFXII by showing enemies on the field rather than throwing players into random battles.
Holy shit, this is great news. At the Microsoft E3 conference, it was officially announced by Square Enix president Yoichi Wada that Final Fantasy XIII is coming to the Xbox 360, and should be released alongside the PS3 version. That’s totally awesome…but I guess it sucks for Sony that’s it’s no longer exclusive.
Also, Star Ocean will be out Spring 2009, which is great. Also, the Last Remnant will be out on 360 first this holiday season.
[ via E3, IGN ]
There’s a trailer after the link…