Square Enix revealed on Thursday that the company will be releasing its Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII role-playing game sequel for the PlayStation 3 on November 21. The company also began streaming the official E3 2013 trailer for the game. Lightning, Snow, Noel, and other characters make appearances:
Square Enix also unveiled a “Final Fantasy XIII – Lightning Ultimate Box” premium set that will be released on the same day as Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. The Lightning Ultimate Box set comes packaged with all three games in the Final Fantasy XIII series, a soundtrack album packaged in an acrylic disc case containing carefully-chosen various tracks from the trilogy, a pamphlet containing original costume designs, and a Play Arts figure of heroine Lightning as she appears in the upcoming game. The box will retail for 26,000 yen (about US$260), and will be sold in limited quantities from Square Enix's online store. Normal copies of the game will cost 7,770 yen (about US$78).
The game will represent the final chapter in Lightning's story. The game centers around a 13-day countdown until the end of the world, and players must save humanity within 13 days and 13 nights.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be released in Japan on November 21.