Category LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII

FINAL FANTASY XIII trilogy and X/X-2 HD Remaster launch on Yahoo! Game Plus

Yahoo! Japan’s new Game Plus service has launched and Square Enix is right behind it with several titles available from launch. As they were available in the beta, FINAL FANTASY XIII and FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 are of course available. And as expected, LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII is also available completing the trilogy. And for […]

Motomu Toriyama’s LIGHTNING RETURNS Complete Official Guide Forward

Included in Piggyback’s The Complete Official Guide for LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII is of course a forward from Director, Motomu Toriyama. You can read it below. “Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is a very special game for us. It is the result of several years’ work on the trilogy, with all of the team’s […]

LIGHTNING RETURNS met sales expectations- Shinji Hashimoto

At Lucca Comics & Games 2016, Shinji Hashimoto the FINAL FANTASY series Brand Manager had a few big things to say. Thanks go to GamerClick & KH13.com for the tips and translations. Q. “I want to ask why they felt the necessity of making the third chapter of Fabula Nova Crystallis and hence close with […]

Toriyama’s original concept for LIGHTNING RETURNS

In the LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII Ultimania, Motomu Toriyama has revealed his original concept for the game. You can read it below thanks to a little microchu’s meadow. Q6 – What kind of a concept did Toriyama-san suggest in the beginning? Toriyama: The key words were “World Driven.” For this installment, I wanted to […]

How Yuji Abe became Game Design Director for LIGHTNING RETURNS

In the LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII Ultimania, Yuji Abe and Motomu Toriyama explained how Abe was placed in-charge of Game Design for the game after working on the battle system for XIII and XIII-2. Thanks go to a little microchu’s meadow for the translation. Q5 – Please tell us how Abe-san, who had been […]

Toriyama explains Hope’s form in LR & Lightning’s relationship status

In the LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII Ultimania, Director Motomu Toriyama explained why they went with Hope’s form from FINAL FANTASY XIII in LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII and shared his personal feelings about Lightning being in a relationship. You can read it below thanks to The Garden of Everything. – Is there a specific […]

Motomu Toriyama wrote the Lightning Strikes event in FINAL FANTASY XIV

Did you know Motomu Toriyama worked on FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn? Well now you do. As revealed by┬áNaoki Yoshida at Tokyo Game Show 2013, the Lightning Strikes event that appeared in FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn in collaboration with LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII was written by Motomu Toriyama himself. Big thanks […]