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Final Fantasy XIII Information Blowout (Characters, Summons, Real-Time, and Nom Nom!)

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Basch

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As part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis project, Final Fantasy XIII embarks on an adventure full of mysticism, friendship, and strife in the name of destiny. The world calls for change. Chosen by the crystal to guide the world into this new era of change, Lightning attempts to overthrow the government from which she was cast. Cocoon, for many, is the ideal state of life. Or at least it was. Prosperity reigned upon its inhabitants. Powered by the crystal, they were given everything they would ever need: machines, magic, and other living beings. The citizens of Cocoon were thankful, but soon became scared of the threat posed from without. The people of Cocoon grew scronful, outlawing any suspicious personae to the world below: Pulse. Lighning is one such person, and has witnessed the resulting injustice first-hand that has begun to overtake the world of Cocoon. After becoming friends with many of Pulse's inhabitants, she has begun to realize her true destiny.

Worlds

Cocoon



The world above, as the people of Pulse know it, was enchanted by a magical crystal that established everything that the world has now become. Monorails and hover lanes divide the living sections of the inhabitants. This is a global utopia for all kinds of modern technology. Better yet, it is a place that is constantly evolving. The technology has become so advanced that the place has now decorated itself into a formidable fortress. The defenses accrued have made Cocoon a safe haven from the denizens below, but the people of Pulse do not see it that way. They see it as if the citizens of Cocoon have stranded themselves.

Pulse



Like Cocoon, the world of Pulse was created by a crystal: a different crystal (one for each Cocoon and Pulse). 'Awakened,' as the people would state. Due to the harsh rules Cocoon has led, many believe Pulse to be a breeding ground for everything that has gone wrong with the world. It is a place filled with malcontent. They believe this is the source of all the violence and misery that occurs. As a result, the government outcasts "conspirators" to this underbelly. Since then, the exiled Cocoon citizens have discovered the truth. That Pulse is actually full of life, beauty, and majesty. Even encountering a new species: the Rushi. The Rushi are believed to have been granted the power of magic in the form of summons. It is said that they hold a secret mission with them.

Characters

Lightning



Mr. 33cm



Nomchan



Summons

Shiva



Ifrit



Siren



Carbuncle



Scans

Famitsu (Week of 01/20/08 - 01/26/08)



VJump (January 2008)



Interviews and Translations

Famitsu and Dengeki (Week of 01/20/08-01/26/08)

FF-XIII.net said:
FF13: An excerpt from an article in this week's magazine: 'Thoughts determined, times have matured."

- Nomura: "2008 will be the year. There will be tons of news bits, info on characters and summons, and an unexpected connection between the keywords Cocoon and Farushi.
- We're aiming for a demo to give players a hands on on the battle system.
- FF13's theme: determination.
- Farushi: Their existence surpasses humans.
- Rushi: Those chosen by Farushi to carry out a mission. The pigtail girl is a Rushi. Farushi is not the Crystal.
- Mr. 33cm is also a Rushi.
- This time summons are in digital form.
- A new monster that looks like a cross between a turtle and elephant.
- The red thing on Carbuncle's head is a ruby.
- Hint on release date: "I wonder when we'll be able to sleep..."
Trailers

FFXIII Cloud Trailer (Upscaled from SD to 1080p, DivX Endcoded)

UPDATES

1.0 - Very bare bones version. Just getting the layout down. Will refine and add more later. The content is enough for now. Hopefully people flock into this thread rather than all the others. Will do another thread for Versus later. I appreciate any suggestions. Tell me what you would like to see; have changed. Expect larger updates to come. For now... Enjoy. :D
 

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Thanks for the info I see you put a lot of work into this thread. Are you going to do one for Versus?

EDIT: Did anyone notice that Lighting's eyes are the same color as the Prince's hair and the Prince's eyes are the same color as Lightning's hair? I just noticed that....
 

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DevilWillcry said:
Thanks for the info. I see you put a lot of work into this thread. Are you going to do one for the Versus information?
Important question here
 

Otheradam

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I gotta stop reading these FF13 threads because it pains me to know it won't be on NA shores for another year at least =(
 

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Mr. 33cm........Mr. 33cm?
MMrrrrrr. 33 cccmmmm???
MR. 33 CM?????????????????????

:lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol













is this pic realtime? what does the text say?
 

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Thanks for the info. Can't wait for this, even though I'm not a fan of the whole Shiva thinking she's Shadow the Hedgehog "I can drive a motorbike" bit.
 

michaeld

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Damn the graphics look nice, but I hate these kind of rpgs because usually there are so linear and have tons of invisible fences/boundaries etc.
 

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I want to embargo all the information so I wont be spoiled, but since the game is so far away it is so hard to ignore.
 

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Otheradam said:
I gotta stop reading these FF13 threads because it pains me to know it won't be on NA shores for another year at least =(
Same. Overload with todays pics. ;(

Hype +3 though.
 

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shidoshi said:
Not only do we get a red-haired (and I mean closer to being a real redhead, not just typical anime-esque) main character, but she's a cutie to boot.
She is fetish galore!!!!

:(
 

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shidoshi said:
Not only do we get a red-haired (and I mean closer to being a real redhead, not just typical anime-esque) main character, but she's a cutie to boot.
She looks like a young Aeris.
 

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What is this? FF13 light and dark of the same character? Twins separated at birth? :O


Hcoregamer00 said:
She is fetish galore!!!!

:(
You and your kind will drop your pants for any girl character with braids. :p
 

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Firestorm said:
I've never played FF and I want a PS3 for this game.
God that's beautiful. And if the battle system is like the trailer in 2006, it'll be fun.
I agree but I just find it hard to believe that it's actually going to be as spectacular as it looks. The battle system that is. Looks almost too interactive for something in the RPG genre, but I could easily be proven wrong (please prove me wrong).
 

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Mr 33cm sounds like a pornstar name. (It's about 12 inches for those of you guys that don't know metric)
It's just a temp name fans gave him because he doesn't have an official name. It comes from Nomura revealing in an interview that 33cm is his shoe size.
 

michaeld

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I played one briefly on the PS1(part 7) and was bored very quickly, but I will see what all the fuss is if there is a gameplay video.
 
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So what exactly of this is realtime. I can tell that one lightning pic is realtime, but the rest look pre-rendered to me.
 

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WHOAguitarninja said:
So what exactly of this is realtime. I can tell that one lightning pic is realtime, but the rest look pre-rendered to me.
Everything is real time! :D Hell I wouldn't be surprised is the majority is.
 

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:( Soooooo long to wait for this one. So beautiful. At least it gives me time until I have to buy a PS3!
 

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I feel like we've had twelve different FFXIII threads in the past three days all detailing the exact same information, just from different magazines.
 

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OP, you should just keep Versus stuffs into this thread too. Otherwise whats the point of the FCN banner at the top...

Amir0x said:
I feel like we've had twelve different FFXIII threads in the past three days all detailing the exact same information, just from different magazines.
Thats because we have :(

Just waiting for the supposed interview Famitsu had...
 
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