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Final Fantasy XIII-2: Lightning strikes Steam again in December

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Lightning never strikes the same place twice, right? Wrong, it strikes the same place thrice! You should know this because I told you way back in September that Square Enix were bringing their entire Final Fantasy XIII trilogy to Steam. The first of the series arrived just over a month ago, on the 9th of October. The second will be landing just in time for Christmas.

I still haven’t finished the first game, something which I will get around to doing… one day. Anyways, if you have and you’re keen on getting this, here’s what you can expect (via Steam).

Now enhanced for Windows PC, FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 is created with the aim of surpassing the quality of its predecessor in every way, featuring new gameplay systems and cutting-edge visuals and audio. In this game the player has the freedom to choose from a range of possibilities and paths; where their choices affect not only the immediate environment, but even shape time and space!
It is no longer about facing destiny. Create a new future and change the world!

  • Now Enhanced for Windows PC
    Including a range of the downloadable content from the original console, plus the choice for either English or Japanese voiceovers, 60 frames-per-second graphics and customizeable rendering resolution (720p, 1080p, and more).
  • Larger, More Interactive Environments
    Places with multiple pathways to explore, and many secrets to find, offer players the chance to shape the adventure their way.
  • Time Travel – A New Dimension of Exploration
    The situation, scenery, flora, fauna and weather conditions all change, depending on when you visit locations. Untangling the threads of time is essential in witnessing the full story!
  • Enhanced Battle System
    New elements such as visually dynamic Cinematic Action sequences, and an innovative battle clock that will either reward or punish players, create further variety and choice for the player.
  • Master of Monsters
    A wide variety of over 150 different monsters inhabiting the game world can be recruited into the player’s party and battle strategy, with each creature having unique and devastating special abilities!

If you pre-purchase before release (which is 11 December) you will get a 10% discount, bringing the title down to $17.99. Hey wait a second, Final Fantasy XIII is $15.99, even without a discount. Why are Square Enix charging more for the sequel? Will the eventual release of Lightning Returns cost even more?

For me, this sort of game fits best on to console. I can’t decide whether I should get it on Steam or if I should just hunt down an old copy on PlayStation 3. What about you? Will you be picking this up? Or do you absolutely hate this Final Fantasy XIII series and plan on pretending it never exists?

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Last Updated: November 12, 2014


  1. Google searched images for “le sigh final fantasy” and @rincethis:disqus image he uses pops up as the third result O_o


    • OVG

      November 12, 2014 at 14:48



    • RinceThis

      November 12, 2014 at 15:17



    • LightningFarron19

      November 13, 2014 at 19:14

      You mean if you specifically type something up on Google, that you will find it? SHOCKING!!!


      • Hammersteyn

        November 14, 2014 at 07:57

        Finding a pic that points back to this site is what was shocking


  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    November 12, 2014 at 14:17

    Well I won’t get it based on the LG user reviews of SIGHSIGHLIGHTNINGSUCKSSIGHSIGH, repeat ad nauseam.


  3. Kromas, Guardian of Cenarius

    November 12, 2014 at 14:47

    Yeah. Gonna give this a skip till they learn how to port a game to PC.


    • hairyknees

      November 12, 2014 at 14:54

      Apparently this will be loooooooots better than the crappy XIII port.


      • Kromas, Guardian of Cenarius

        November 12, 2014 at 15:03

        Unfortunately “apparently” does not cut it for me anymore. Ill wait a couple months down the line.


      • Ross Woofels Mason

        November 14, 2014 at 06:43

        Considering the first time they ported FF7 to steam they screwed that up until the community bitched and they released a patch. They were issues with the FF8 steam port as well until they patched.

        XIII is one of the most terribly ported things in the history or ports.

        Yeah I don’t believe a damn word Square says until they prove us wrong lol.


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