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Final Fantasy XIII Bundle Confirmed

Monday, February 15th, 2010

The rumors are in, and the news is true – Microsoft has publicly confirmed and announced that there will in fact be a special edition Final Fantasy XIII Xbox360 bundle on release day. The ‘Final Fantasy XIII’ 250GB video game console bundle will obviously include a monstrous 250GB hard-drive as well as nice little extras:

  • Xbox 360 Elite Console
  • Final Fantasy XIII video game
  • Xbox 360 250GB Hard Drive
  • 2 White Xbox360 Wireless Controllers
  • 1 Xbox360 Wired Headset
  • 1 Ethernet Cable
  • 1 Standard Definition Xbox 360 Composite A/V Cable

We are still a little disappointed to see that Microsoft has still not included any high-definition cables with their expensive Final Fantasy XIII bundle! None of the other bundles have included this as well, however any HDMI cable will suffice for your TV’s connection. The inclusion of 2 Xbox360 controllers and the Wired Headset should be a huge plus for any gamers out there who are in desperate need of an Xbox360, or a new one for the matter of fact. The newer consoles that have been released since last year are said to have the newer and quieter BenQ drives which have hopefully fixed the ‘three red rings of death’ issue that has plagued Microsoft since the inception of the Xbox360. Even more so, additional content will be available via download which will include custom avatars and hopefully some new and cool DLC for all those Final Fantasy junkies out there. It has also been noted that Microsoft will not be adding anything to the console itself, as it will remain the plain white version, however rumors have sparked that custom faceplates will be available as an added accessory in the near future.

Do yourself a favor, if you need an Xbox360 (or a new one) head to GameStop now and pre-order! These units will be sure to sell, and at $399 are probably worth the price. Final Fantasy XIII, the 2 Xbox360 controllers, and the Wired Headset are almost $200 alone, giving you a brand new Xbox for approximately the other $200. Of course this unit has the biggest hard-drive to date, and will definitely be sufficient for all your high-definition video gaming, movie watching and music lovin’.

With a release date of Tuesday March 9th, Microsoft and Square Enix are expecting huge sales for Final Fantasy XIII. The game first became available in Japan on December 17th, and has sparked raving reviews and a new calling for all Final Fantasy fans out there. Unfortunately this will be the only bundled version of the game available outside of Japan. As most of us gamers already know, game and console bundled packaging are usually only reserved for highly anticipated game titles, and Final Fantasy XIII is surely right up there. It’s a good thing that Sony and Microsoft aren’t overdoing the game bundling, as most often people get pretty mad when they just bought a console and then their favorite game is bundled with it the next month. Often these rumors are kept pretty quiet, but the news for Final Fantasy XIII has leaked.

Final Fantasy XIII Preview

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Already having it’s release date pushed back several times, Final Fantasy XIII is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated games of 2010. As a dual-console release for the PlayStation3 and Xbox360, Final Fantasy XIII will definitely be looking to take full advantage of each systems capabilities. With it’s current release date in Japan only 2 weeks away, the rest of the world will have to wait until March 9th, 2010 to have this exclusive game debugged into our language of choice. From the previews many of us have seen, this game looks nothing but epic, incorporating both futuristic and natural elements into the gameplay. The stage is set between a land of magical wilderness and the high-tech world surrounding the local environments. Since it’s initial inception at E3 already 3 years ago, we are finally getting close to an official release.

As the Final Fantasy series has been probably the one of most prolific video game franchises of all time, Final Fantasy XIII will continue to stem into it’s own sub-series, Fabula Nova Crystallis Final. Similar to the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII and Ivalice Alliance, Square Enix is aspiring to once again create a robust series complete with several games, and hopefully several movies.

The plot of Final Fantasy XIII will incorporate a battle between the natural and the high-tech, somewhat similar to the toils of the Mako reactors damage to the planet in Final Fantast VII. However, in this installment, everything revolves around fal’Cie, who are beings created with crystals residing inside them. While a lot of this continues to remain a mystery, each fal’Cie is suppose to have some quest(s) to complete, as they were originally constructed as a paradise/savior for humanity. In terms of gameplay, turn based combat will once again dominate in this series. What’s interesting to note is that each battle will not take place in the exact position you are located in, as you will be ‘transported’ to a battle area upon encountering an enemy. The new and improved battle system will definitely incorporate lots of new extra features never before seen to any ‘Final Fantasier’. You will only be able to control one character at a time and up to three in total in each battle. You will be able to stack multiple commands on top of one another, of course based on the strength and abilities of your character. Other small new changes include the user to be able to view the enemies HP and name (without a Sense Materia?!) as well as be able to view an array of statistics of each battle upon successful completion.

One thing is for sure is that any Final Fantasy fan of any sort will need to check out this game. While several die-hard Final Fantasy fans were turned off due to the emergence of the MMORPG style of gaming in FFXI, Final Fantasy XIII will bring us back to the action/adventure we know and love about the Final Fantasy series. Even the famed Cactuar, dating back almost 2 decades to the original Final Fantasy series will return. Speaking of dating, a female Cactuar (or whatever the equivalent may be) seems to have popped up in some advertisements in Japan. Oh boy is this making us even more excited to play this game. Cactuar breeding? Move over Chocobos!


Final Fantasy XIV Trailer

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Another highly anticipated release, Final Fantasy XIV, a Playstation 3 (and PC) exclusive, will once again promise to be a great adventure of enormous magnitude. As an MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV will continue to embark where Final Fantasy XI left off. With the Producers from Final Fantasy I, II, III, XI, and the Director from Final Fantasy IX and XI on board, this new installment will be sure to expand on the Final Fantasy series for the years to come.


Final Fantasy 3 Flashback

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Please reminisce with us on the good old days of Sabin, Terra, Edgar and Locke, and the many others on the magical journey that encompassed Final Fantasy 3 (VI). For any Final Fantasy lovers, or any RPG lovers out there, we really hoped you played this game, as it is truly a masterpiece of gaming. At it’s time, it was way ahead of the curve, a long and exhilarating gaming experience that truly connected us with each character and twist of the storyline. Remember Terra in her Magitek armor? Remember Shadow and his dog Interceptor? Remember that damn guy Siegfried who robbed us on the Phantom Train? We are still pretty pissed at him. What the hell was that item we found?!

Please download at your own discretion. We have also found a copy of the graceful ending scene of Final Fantasy 3, so please watch and enjoy. Try not to let is bring a tear to your eye.


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