AU New Releases February 10-16: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Bring the Final Fantasy XIII saga to a conclusion in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, or experience the entirety of the Far Cry series in Far Cry: The Wild Expedition.

Lightning strikes not once, not twice, but three times in this week's release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. The game marks the final instalment in the Final Fantasy XIII universe, and concludes the story of protagonist Lightning.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII chronicles the last 13 days of the game's universe, with players taking on the role of Lightning as she seeks a way to save the world from extinction.The game retains the Paradigm Shift combat system introduced in Final Fantasy XIII, although players can now move Lightning around the battlefield and swap weapons instantaneously.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be released on February 13 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Gamers who are curious to try Lightning Returns but have not played through the previous two games can watch a retro-style trailer that explains the story so far.

For those who prefer their games a little closer to the real world, Far Cry: The Wild Expedition is out this week. The game is a bundle that includes Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, and Far Cry: Blood Dragon, as well as Far Cry Classic, the high-definition remake of the first Far Cry title. The compilation bundle will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles.

For more details on games on this week, check out the full list below.

February 13, 2014

Far Cry: The Wild Expedition (360, PS3)

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (360, PS3)

February 15, 2014

Timeless: The Forgotten Town (PC)

Abandoned: Chestnut Lodge System (PC)

Written By

Zorine “harli” Te is a long time competitive gamer and also an Associate Editor at GameSpot.

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Discussion

19 comments
cdbforever
cdbforever

I honestly love the ff13 series. I don't care who thinks I am dumb, or who curses me, but I can't wait to get the game. I can't wait to get it tonight. The only down side is a few of the costumes.........yeah...... And one more thing......-NOT sarcasm. ^_^

179107199999
179107199999

http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2013/11/24/what-have-square-enix-done-to-lightning-now/  I can't believe how far and low Square Enix has gone. What happened to a character that can get by with merit and emotions that we can connect with? Bravely Default is the better RPG. FF13 isn't really an RPG espcially when you look at real Final Fantasy games.The fact they're marketing Lighting like they are kinda makes it seem like they're making up for her lack of personality and trying to get certain types of gamers to get it. Her earlier design was ok.The new one is cool but these other costumes....I'm appalled at what happnened to the franchise

normanislost
normanislost

meh....i have all the farcrys.....and FF13 can go jump off a bridge on the bright side only a few weeks till the stick of truth

cory_vet_gamer
cory_vet_gamer

Oh god another lame sequel of the most morbid FF that ever existed,certainly it will be another nonsensical storyline combined with a dull gameplay SE is testing the patience of JRPG gamers with this abomination.

playstationzone
playstationzone

Im not getting  new final fantasy game when down price because  not worth full price and I will get far cry with all 4 games when come to uk since usa not getting far cry 1  .

Revenant_K
Revenant_K

Who care if the gameplay is boring? Who care if the story is stupid? This game have a CUTE CHICK who love COSPLAY, what else could you possibly ask? -sarcasm

voice_of_enigma
voice_of_enigma

Everything I have read so far says she's not trying to save the world from extinction, she's trying to save the world's inhabitants from being consumed by the darkness - because the world IS going to be extinct, she's just leading their lives to their world's "heaven" - it's supposed to have a very religious overtone. Looks fantastic - a must buy for me!

IEpic_rOxIS
IEpic_rOxIS

i really want there to be a final fantasy XIII collection that would be awesome 

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Meh another dry month. Nothing I want this month so I guess I'll just play Resogun and Killzone: Shadow Fall for now. If the reviews for Lighting Returns turns out to be good, I might just might go buy it.

Vinnvn
Vinnvn

Lightning is very naughty and playful in this 3rd FF13 game.

I'm talking about the cosplay. 

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

I want Far Cry: The Wild Expedition on PC   :(

C-THREE
C-THREE

I already own every game in the far cry series expect far cry classic hd. but I got the original far cry when it came out and beat it. it's a good deal if you never played any of the far cry games and it's regular priced.

anhonestfanboy
anhonestfanboy

I wish they never made this crap and focused and released final fantasy 15 instead. 8 years in development and counting... What a joke.

Jarten
Jarten

@cory_vet_gamer I just tried the demo and the fighting gameplay isn't that bad. As for the rest of the game I don't know yet. I haven't even really played the previous XIII and XIII-2 games so I don't really know what the negativity is about.

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

@IEpic_rOxIS  you know your meant to put /sarcasm at the ends of thoes sentences, otherwise someone may actually take you seriously. 

berserks
berserks

@EasyComeEasyGo Ya , such a crappy winter for gamers .It s like  nothing for 3 month and then BAM , 5 game to buy within a month .