Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn plays host to Lightning

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Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn plays host to Lightning
Despite carrying the leading role in her own two games, Lightning has appeared in Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn's land of Eorzea. Lightning's debut in the MMO brings with it a new story arc, the completion of which will reward players with up to eight new weapons and gear for male and female characters.

Lightning's new quest is already on its second chapter, but players can still access the arc's first chapter, as well as all future installments, until the event concludes on December 9 at 10 a.m. Eastern. The story's future chapters will unlock on November 18 and November 20 and will require a character equal to or higher than level 38 or 45, respectively. If you've yet to try the game out, new accounts are granted a 30-day trial.
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Cross-over Collaboration Begins Today

The cross-over collaboration event between LIGHTNING RETURNS™: FINAL FANTASY® XIII and FINAL FANTASY XIV: A REALM REBORN™ starts today in Eorzea.

The city-states are atwitter with talk of a rogue adventurer roaming the land. Clad in peculiar garb and wielding a blade alien to this realm, she has been sighted dispatching foes with lethal efficiency, only to vanish before her identity can be ascertained. Who is this fearsome warrior, and to what end has she journeyed to Eorzea?

Event Date and Times

From Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 8:00 (GMT) to Monday, December 9, 2013 at 14:59 (GMT)

The story arc for this event is comprised of multiple quests that will be released at the following times:

Chapter 1: For the Winsome: From Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 8:00 (GMT)

Chapter 2: Seeking the Scoop: From Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 8:00 (GMT)

Chapter 3: The Knight's Passage: From Monday, November 18, 2013 at 8:00 (GMT)

Chapter 4: Wonder and Lightning: From Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 8:00 (GMT)

Event Rewards include eight new weapons and Gear tailored for both male and female adventurers.

* Please note that these quests cannot be completed after the event has concluded.

* This event is scheduled to make a return in February 2014 for the European and PAL territories release of LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII.

For full details on this special Lightning Strikes Event and locations of where it will be taking place, please visit The Lodestone at

Don't forget, as part of this cross-over collaboration, in LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII, players can complete a special quest to obtain the Miqo'te outfit for Lightning. This outfit is inspired by the Miqo'te race from FINAL FANTASY XIV: A REALM REBORN, complete with the distinctive ears and tail. In addition, you can also acquire customisable weapons and shields with designs influenced by the three main cities located in the world of Eorzea. The Miqo'te outfit not only transforms Lightning's appearance, but also changes her victory pose and fanfare.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn is available now on the PlayStation®3 system and Windows PC. A free 30-day trial is included for new accounts, with monthly subscriptions starting at £7.69 / 10.99 €.

LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII is released in Europe and PAL territories on 14th February, 2014.

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Since the release of FINAL FANTASY in 1987, this unique RPG series continues to showcase the spectacular visuals, highly imaginative worlds and rich stories leading the industry and earning the highest accolades from users around the world. Titles of the series have so far achieved a cumulative shipment of over 100 million units worldwide.

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