Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy Heading to PC Starting in October

You'll soon be able to play Final Fantasy XIII, XIII-2, and Lightning Returns on PC.

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The Final Fantasy XIII trilogy of games--that is, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII--is headed to PCs beginning next month.

First out of the gate will be XIII on October 9. It'll be released digitally through Steam and Square Enix's online store for $15.99. If you know you'll be picking it up through Steam, you can pre-purchase it prior to release and get a small 10 percent discount that brings its price down to $14.39.

There's no word on whether any improvements are being made for these PC releases, but XIII (and presumably the following two) will, at the very least, offer support for Steam trading cards.

Likewise, we don't yet have prices or release dates for XIII-2 or Lightning Returns; Square Enix will only say that all three will be out by next spring. This follows the company discussing its desire to release the franchise on PC earlier this year.

The XIII games are not considered by most to be the high point of the Final Fantasy series, but this does represent the first time they'll be made available on platforms other than Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

If you've played these games before or are simply not interested, there's other Final Fantasy news to get excited about today: Final Fantasy XV got a new trailer and a release date for its demo, and we found out Final Fantasy Agito is making its way to PlayStation Vita (at least in Japan).

The system requirement and recommended specs for XIII follow below.

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP SP2 or later
  • Processor: 2GHz Dual Core CPU
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 8 Series / ATI Radeon HD 2000 series VRAM 256MB or later
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 30 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Sound card compatible with DirectX 9.0c

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad (2.66 GHz) / AMD Phenom II X4 (2.8 GHz) processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 / ATI Radeon HD 5870
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Hard Drive: 30 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: A game controller using Xinput is recommended for this game. (If using a DirectInput based controller, please use the driver side key configuration to adjust settings as required.)

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