Inside the Square - The Making of LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII Part 3 Unveiled

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 7, 2014) — Square Enix Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Americas, today released the third episode in its developer diary video series, “Inside the Square – The Making of LIGHTNING RETURNS™: FINAL FANTASY® XIII ."

Narrated by Ali Hillis, the voice of Lightning herself, the latest episode provides a detailed overview of the new ‘Doomsday Clock’ and how it affects the environments and characters within the world. The video also showcases a revamped battle system, changes made to accommodate and improve single-character combat and Director Motomu Toriyama’s vision for FINAL FANTASY XIII. Viewers will also be able check out new footage, featuring behind-the-scenes gameplay and interviews, including Game Design Director Yuji Abe and Producer Yoshinori Kitase.

The new video can be viewed on YouTube and downloaded from the press site .

To view the first and second episode of “Inside the Square – The Making of LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII” on YouTube, visit: 1st Episode / 2nd Episode.

LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII will be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, for digital download on the PlayStation® Network, and on the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft on February 11, 2014.

LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at for more information about ratings.

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