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Final Fantasy XIII

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Final Fantasy XIII
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ファイナルファンタジーXIII
Fainaru Fantajī Sātīn

Developer(s):

Square Enix

Publisher(s):

Square Enix

Platform(s):

PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android

Release date:

PlayStation 3:
Japan December 17, 2009
United States Europe Australia March 9, 2010
Xbox 360:
United States Europe Australia March 9, 2010
Japan December 16, 2010

Genre:

RPG

Modes:

Single player

Ratings:

ESRB: Teen (T)

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Final Fantasy XIII is the thirteenth installment of the main Final Fantasy series. It was originally released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2010, although Japan received a PlayStation 3 release in 2009. The game includes fast-paced combat, a new system for the series for determining which abilities are developed for the characters called "Crystarium", and a customizable "Paradigm" system to control which abilities are used by the characters. Final Fantasy XIII includes elements from the previous games in the series, such as summoned monsters, chocobos, and airships.

The game takes place in Cocoon, whose government, the Sanctum, is ordering a purge of civilians who have supposedly come into contact with Pulse, the much-feared world below. The former soldier Lightning begins her fight against the government in order to save her sister who has been branded as an unwilling servant to a god-like being from Pulse, making her an enemy of Cocoon. Lightning is soon joined by a band of allies, and together the group also become marked by the same Pulse creature. They rally against the Sanctum while trying to discover their assigned task and whether they can avoid being turned into monsters or crystals at the completion.

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