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Welcome to [community profile] crystal_farron, a character community dedicated to the character of Serah Farron of Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIII series.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Brings Back Snow, New Lightning Scan



This year's 28th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that the character Snow Villiers is also returning in Square Enix's Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII role-playing game sequel. Square Enix revealed through a trailer in January that the game will ship worldwide for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles this fall.


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You Won't Need To Be At E3 To Check Out Square Enix's Booth



Remember during the PS4 unveil, when Square Enix re-showed that Agni's Philosophy Tech Demo trailer from seemingly ages ago and then ended their presentation by simply saying "that's all folks; we'll have more at E3!"?

Along with waa-waa sound that reverberated in your skull immediately afterwards, as it did for everyone else? Definitely one of the highlight's of Sony's presser, for certain. Anyhow, Square Enix has a lot of wow-ing to do in the next couple of weeks, since the big show is just around the corner.


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New ‘Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII’ battle system details revealed (Photos)



Several new details have been revealed today in regards to the upcoming multiplatform title, “Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.” The latest information comes from the first gameplay trailer, which was leaked, for the action role-playing game. A fan from the NeoGAF forum managed to provide a summary of the combat system from the footage.

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Square Enix Reveals First Trailer for Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII



Square Enix has unveiled the very first trailer (thanks GameTrailers) for yet another title in the Final Fantasy XIII spin-off series, this time titled Lighting Returns. While details are still slim on what exactly we can expect from the third title in the Final Fantasy XIII, players can expect to take control of returning character Lightning in what seems to be the ending of his chapter.

Lightning will be the playable character - with a highly evolved range of techniques for battles and exploring the environment. Customise Lightning with a large range of different outfits and weapons; that affect not only the way she looks, but also her actions and abilities.


A new battle system gives a level of direct control over the action unlike any FINAL FANTASY game, while having iconic elements that are known and loved throughout the series too. You can check out the trailer to get a glimpse at what you can expect from the long-running series, including overview of the new action battle system.

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‘Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII’ poster and music composers revealed



A new poster was revealed on Saturday in regards to the upcoming multiplatform title, “Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII,” during a Distant World concert event. Although the new image did not have any visual flair (it only contains a plain dark checkered background with the game’s logo), it did provide some new details on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 video game. You can check out the poster, as well as the article (via Nova Crystallis twitter) and the details below.

According to Nova Crystallis, the new poster confirms several music composers for “Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.” Masashi Hamauzu, Mitsuto Suzuku, and Naoshi Mizuta will all return to their roles from “Final Fantasy XIII-2.” [SOURCE]

Why ‘Lightning Returns’ wasn't named ‘Final Fantasy XIII-3’,showing date revealed



The upcoming multiplatform title, “Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII,” will be the third game in the “Final Fantasy XIII” series. So how come the game isn’t called “Final Fantasy XIII-3” in a similar manner to “Final Fantasy XIII-2?” In an interview with 4Gamer on Sunday (translated by Final Fantasy Network), Yoshinori Kitase offered an interesting explanation. You can check out some of the comments from the producer at Square Enix below (via Final Fantasy Network)


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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Makes Players Manage Time



Lighting Returns, the upcoming Final Fantasy XIII title, uses a time mechanic. In the game, the world has only 13 days left before it ends. In a recent interview with 4Gamer, game designer Motomu Toriyama went into slightly more detail about the game's time mechanic.

As mentioned above, the time limit in-game is 13 days. Square Enix is still nailing down how long one day is in real play time, but Toriyama mentioned that they're now thinking between one and two hours.


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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Details Coming In December



It’s been a while since the new game in the Final Fantasy franchise Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has been announced and not much has been told since then. However the drought of information will soon end since starting December Square Enix will be going all out to promote the game in a variety of ways.


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Square Enix On Bringing Lightning Returns To Life



Lightning returns. The Final Fantasy XIII heroine wraps up her saga with Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. And it looks to be not only a very different Final Fantasy, but also to be one of the most interesting FF titles in recent memory.

Prior to the game's official unveiling, there were huge hints that Square Enix was returning to FFXIII. Many gamers, myself included, weren't exactly thrilled by the notion. Then something happened: Square Enix showed the game's concept, and it looked (and sounded) great. Lightning wasn't striking twice, but thrice. But there's more than that, Square Enix tells Kotaku.


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'Lightning Returns' will be 'the most complete and polished game' in the Final Fantasy series, says



Motomu Toriyama, current director on Square Enix's Final Fantasy series, said that upcoming title Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be the 25-year-old franchise's "most complete and polished game" in a recent interview with VG247.

The game, slated to release next year, pits Lightning against a "new deity" in the final battle of the XIII trilogy. Toriyama said the game "will really take care to thoroughly embody the character of Lightning herself," adding that the game is much more world-driven compared to the first title's story-driven plot.


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'Final Fantasy XIII-3' teased as site confirms new Lightning saga

Final Fantasy XIII-3 has been suggested by a new teaser website. Square Enix will announce a new direction for the Lightning saga at an anniversary event next month.



Titled "A Storm Gathers", a new teaser site confirms that the next chapter in Lightning's story will be unveiled by the director, producer, art director on September 1. "FINAL FANTASY XIII TEAM TO PRESENT NEW DIRECTION FOR THE SAGA OF KEY CHARACTER, LIGHTNING," reads a post on the site.

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North American Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Event to be Held at PAX Prime


Square Enix has just announced that the North American celebration for the 25th anniversary of the Final Fantasy franchise will take place at PAX Prime.

This event will coincide with Tokyo’s official Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary celebration, and start on August 31st at 1:00pm PDT in Seattle’s ACT Theatre. According to the announcement, the public will be able to access “dozens of playable units that span multiple generations and participate in a series of commemorative activities and games for fans of the renowned franchise.” Final Fantasy XIII producer Yoshinori Kitase, as well as director Motomu Toriyama and art director Isamu Kamikokuryo will make a video appearance to shed light on what is next for Lightning and the rest of FFXIII’s cast of characters. The event is just two weeks away, so be sure to check back here at PlayStation LifeStyle, as we’ll be sure to provide you will all of the news that comes out of the event as it happens. [SOURCE]

The Next ‘Final Fantasy 13′ Project Will Be Announced Sept. 1



Just last week, it was reported that Square Enix is planning to make a Final Fantasy XIII related announcement at the upcoming Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary event taking place in Shibuya from August 31st to September 2nd. Now more info on the announcement has come to light, and it’s clearer than ever that we haven’t heard the last of Serah, Noel and Lightning.


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The Final Fantasy XIII Project Sold 9.6 Million Units, So Lightning’s Saga Will Go On



Since it was released in 2009, the Final Fantasy XIII series sold 9.6 million units worldwide. While Final Fantasy XIII-2 seemed to close the saga with the Requiem of the Goddess Lightning DLC pack, Square Enix plans on continuing Lightning’s adventures.

During the Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary event, Square Enix will host a presentation about the next development for the Final Fantasy XIII project. Final Fantasy XIII’s producer, director, art director, and other staff will be there to talk about future Final Fantasy XIII plans. [SOURCE]

New Final Fantasy XIII-2 Ultimania Omega Scenario Details



Thanks to GameFAQ user, Alyassus, we have brand new information about cancelled DLC plans and events of Final Fantasy XIII-2. Also some important and interesting questions concerning to the story have been answered. Note: This news will have huge story spoilers. Don’t read if you haven’t finished the game yet!


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Final Fantasy XIII-related announcement teased by Square


The latest issue of Famitsu magazine contains some tantalizing tidbits on the future of the ever-expanding Final Fantasy XIII universe. Speaking to the publication, Square Enix’s Motomu Toriyama indicated that we can expect an announcement pertaining to new FFXIII content at the Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary event in late August.

“The [FFXIII-2] Lighting download content had an ending that left a feeling of mystery and hope. The day when the meaning of this will come to light is not too far off,” said Toriyama-san. Interestingly, some fans have speculated that Square is actually beavering away on a sequel to Final Fantasy XIII-2, fuelled by the ‘to be continued’ message at the game’s climax and subsequent DLC endings.


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#Discussion: Favorite/Least Favorite DLC Costume for Serah?



SO THE LAST of Serah's costumes has come and gone (with the exception of this one, but I suppose it got scrapped or its on hold) and this feels as good a time as any to ask. What was your favorite or least favorite DLC costume for Serah in XIII-2?

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"Commander Farron and Lieutenant Kreiss Report to the Normandy"

Mass Effect is invading Final Fantasy XIII-2 with N7 armor.



Famitsu has published the first screen of Noel and Serah sporting the Commander’s armor. The DLC will be available for PS3 and Xbox 360 on March 27, priced 240 Microsoft points and whatever that translates into real money on PSN. [SOURCE]

#Discussion: Serah and the "Slutty" Bikini Mutiny



If you consider Tumblr a significance place of gauging fandom reactions to anything about anything, then as of late, you might've noticed a sporadic debate among Serah Farron fans about her alternate costume (numero #3 or #2) available with the purchase of the DLC ("Heads or Tails" or the "Lighting" DLC, one of the two). I've seen plenty who expressed their dislike toward it without falling into the categories that alert the Feminist Arguments, most of them poise the question "Why the fanservice, Square?" alongside side "I just don't like it".

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That said, what are your personal opinions on the Bikini Costume?