As many people may have known already, the release dates of highly anticipated Final Fantasy XIII (aka FFXIII) are confirmed.
For those who wonder about the game's plot (including myself), here's what is written in the North America official site:
Coccoon - a utopia in the sky.
Its inhabitants believed their world a paradise.
Under the Sanctum's rule, Cocoon had long known peace and prosperity.
Mankind was blessed by its protectors, the benevolent fal'Cie, and believed that tranquil days would continue forever.
Their tranquility was shattered with the discovery of one hostile fal'Cie.
The moment that fal'Cie from Pulse - the feared and detested lowerworld - awoke from its slumber, peace on Cocoon came to an end.
Fal'Cie curse humans, turning them into magic-wielding servants.
They become l'Cie [i.e. the main characters] - chosen of the fal'Cie.
Those branded with the mark of a l'Cie carry the burden of either fulfilling their focus or facing a fate harsher than death itself.
A prayer for redemption.
A wish to protect the world.
A promise to challenge destiny.
After thirteen days of fates intertwined, the battle begins.
Anyway trailers below:
The long TGS 2009 Trailer, which shows a lot of CG videos as well as some plots in the game
The English announcement trailer that includes the North America release date at the end of the video.
The game will be released on PS3 and XBOX 360.
Final Fantasy titles are well known for their plots, music (especially those composed by Nobuo Uematsu), characters, and in the recent years their stunning graphics. I have only played the more well known ones. The first one I played was FFX on PS2, which was groundbreaking in terms of graphics back then. Others I have played and completed are FFI, FFII, FFVII, and FFX-2. I've stalled on FFXII, twice. There's something about FFXII that doesn't appeal to me and it doesn't help me to drive forward. My sister completed it and said she was disappointed how it felt rushed towards the end.
As for FFXIII, I am not sure what to say at this very moment. Plot looks deep, and graphics are (needless to say really) breathtaking. Is it gonna be groundbreaking as we have hoped? Well let's hope it's worth the wait since this game has been under development for years, and it could be a catalyst for me and my sister to get a PS3 in the near future. Besides FFXII it's been a while since I've played any RPGs, and due to their time-consuming nature it may become apparent for me to play fewer and fewer of this genre nowadays (same thing can be said to other types of games though).
Anyone looking forward to this game? I'm sure there are quite a few who will be :o