Final Fantasy XIII arriving spring 2010

E3 2009: Square Enix narrows release window on long-awaited role-playing game for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3.

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LOS ANGELES--At last year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, the biggest news out of Microsoft's media briefing was that Square Enix was bringing the next installment of its longtime Sony-exclusive Final Fantasy series to the Xbox 360 simultaneously with the PlayStation 3.

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This year's Microsoft conference hosted another bit of Final Fantasy XIII news. Square Enix's Yoshinore Kitase announced that the developer is targeting a spring 2010 North American launch of the game. Kitase also showed off a bit of gameplay from the upcoming role-playing game. Attendees were treated to a look at the game's battle system, in which rebel protagonists Suds and Lightning fought a persistent robotic boss, which ultimately felt the wrath of the summon attack Odin.

For more from the Microsoft press conference and the rest of the show, check out GameSpot's complete coverage of E3 2009.

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