SQUARE ENIX RELEASES “INSIDE THE SQUARE – THE MAKING OF LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII” DEVELOPER DIARY VIDEO SERIES
Web Documentary Provides Deeper Look at the Game’s Development and the Award-Winning FINAL FANTASY Franchise
SQUARE ENIX, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today released the first episode in a new developer diary video series for its highly anticipated upcoming role-playing game LIGHTNING RETURNS™: FINAL FANTASY® XIII. The video is titled “Inside the Square – The Making of LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII.”
Narrated by Lightning herself (Voice Actress Ali Hillis), and captured at the Square Enix headquarters in Tokyo, the new web documentary series will provides a closer look at the game development and the First Product Development Team for the first time in 25 years. The series will also feature commentary from the game’s Visual Works and art teams, and showcase the rich history of the celebrated franchise.
“LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII is the finale in an epic saga that not only features a fresh world-driven universe, but also incorporates all the community feedback we’ve received from the last two titles,” said Yoshinori Kitase, producer. “With ‘The Making of LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII,’ our aim is to provide fans – especially those that have supported the series throughout the years – a behind-the-scenes look at the latest addition to the FINAL FANTASY franchise.”
As the conclusion to the thirteenth iteration in the FINAL FANTASY adventure series, LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII allows players direct control over iconic heroine Lightning in a constantly moving, expansive environment, on a quest to save a doomed world from complete destruction.
LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII will be available for the Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 systems and for digital download on the PlayStation®Network for $59.99 on February 11, 2014. LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.
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About the FINAL FANTASY XIII Project
The FINAL FANTASY XIII project began in March 2010 with the release of FINAL FANTASY XIII and continued with its sequel, FINAL FANTASY XIII-2, released in February 2012. The series has been widely successful, shipping over 9.8 million units worldwide.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 62 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.na.square-enix.com/.