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The cross-over collaboration event between
LIGHTNING RETURNS™: FINAL FANTASY® XIII
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
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
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.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A REALM REBORN
LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII
Official FINAL FANTASY YouTube:
About FINAL FANTASY
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.
About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business
unit, develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX,
EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe
and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix Group. Square
Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios
such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos
Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio
of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold
over 100 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold
over 62 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold
over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE
INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned
subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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