Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII hits NA Feb 11 2014, EU Feb 14 [update: Ultimate Box]


A new E3 trailer reveals Square Enix is pushing back Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII to February 11, 2014 in North America, and three days later on February 14 in Europe. Square Enix was planning a fall 2013 arrival for the third entry in the Final Fantasy XIII line.

Perhaps today's news is paving the way for a next-gen launch. For now, Lightning's return remains confirmed only for Xbox 360 and PS3.

As for the trailer itself, it reveals another return. That is Snow Villers, who's sporting a very different look, but very much still looking for Lightning's sister Serah. FYI, the new city on show is called Yusnaan - any locale with a giant cactuar effigy is alright in our book.

Update: Square Enix (via Nova Crystallis) also unveiled the LR:FFXIII Ultimate Box, which it's bringing to Japan alongside the game on November 21, 2013. The special edition package (have a peek below the break) includes all three of the FFXIII games, selections from each game's soundtrack, a Play Arts Lightning figurine based on her new look in Returns, and an art book. The whole caboodle is priced at ¥26,000 - around $262. %Gallery-190529%
Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII hits NA Feb 11 2014, EU Feb 14 update Ultimate Box

This article was originally published on Joystiq.