Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Delayed Until 2014

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

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Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII


Square Enix revealed today that Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be delayed from its original September 2013 release to being released in the US on February 11th, 2014, and in Europe on February 14th, 2014 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Alongside this release date change, Square Enix also revealed this shiny, new E3 trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

It was also revealed that a new ultimate box set containing all three games in the Final Fantasy XIII series (on PlayStation 3), a special edition Lightning figurine, a soundtrack CD for each game, and a special edition art book. Plus, they revealed a special edition Final Fantasy XIII PlayStation 3 controller. However, this Ultimate Box is only set for release so far in Japan.


I personally think this is really cool and I hope it comes to North America. Then again, I was one of those strange people who actually liked Final Fantasy XIII. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII releases on February 11th, 2014 in North America, and February 14th, 2013 in Europe.



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  • bleachedsnow

    And I just bought a shiny new copy of XIII-2 for $20. I hope this delay doesn’t slow down Versus even more…

    • Stephanie Yang

      Yeah….versus…please come out someday..

  • dbclick

    I’m hoping they’ve been paying attention to the fans and are pushing
    back Lightning Returns to 2014 in to make room for Versus XIII as the
    big holiday PS3 release (since Lightning Returns was previously slated
    for that slot). Could just be a big delay. Hopefully all will become
    clear next week.

  • Red

    now i have wait even longer to finish the saga! 🙁

  • Failbula Nova Crapalis

    We don’t want this game. We want a real RPG that has nothing to do with FF13.

  • RagunaXL

    I figured a 2013 release was ‘to good to be true’ the first demo looked like the alpha test of a game. this kind of sucks but febuary isn’t far off really. plus the new video is awesome!~ Noel Kreiss is in it! they have been updating the Japanese site frequently too.