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King of Fighters XIII ad campaign revealed

Rising Star Games has outlined the marketing plans for King of Fighters XIII with a community-driven campaign. The Xbox 360 and PS3 fighting game has received a major Facebook and Twitter campaign, support at fighting tournaments across Europe and presence at this year’s MCM Expo, GamesCom, Paris Games Week and …

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New XIII game confirmed

Eight years on from its video games debut, French comic IP XIII is to re-enter the video games market with a new game called XII Lost Identity. In 2003 Ubisoft published XIII on PS2, Xbox, GameCube and PC. Though graphically striking thanks to its use of cel-shaded graphics, the game …

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Final Fantasy XIII sequel announced

A sequel to Final Fantasy XIII will be released this year. At Square Enix’s Japanese event yesterday, the publisher made the surprise announcement of Final Fantasy XIII-2, which will continue the adventures of last year’s hit RPG. The game will be released in Japan before the end of the year, …

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Western feedback for FFXIII ignored

Publisher Square Enix has admitted that it feared this year’s RPG release Final Fantasy XIII would receive a rough ride from Western critics before the game hit the shelves. Even before the current generation of consoles was introduced, it was obvious that the game market in the West was gaining …

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NPD: Kratos conquers March

Sony’s God of War III emerged as the March software champion in the US, shifting 1.1m units and bettering the performance of predecessor God of War II by 32 per cent. The sales mirror its similar achievement in the UK. The success is all the more impressive considering that God …

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FF Agito XIII still in development

Square Enix has confirmed Final Fantasy Agito XIII is still in development for PSP. There has been little word on the handheld game, but the game’s art director Yusuke Naora claimed Agito is finally coming together on the Square Enix Members Japanese Twitter account, according to Examiner. Naora also confirmed …

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US: FFXIII tops 1m sales

Having been on shelves for less than a week, Square Enix’s latest RPG epic Final Fantasy XIII has already passed the 1m sales barrier in the US. Destructoid also reports that that game in now the fastest ever selling Final Fantasy title in the US – echoing the very same …

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FFXIII breaks series UK records

Final Fantasy XIII has shattered the series’ UK sales records, becoming the fastest ever selling Final Fantasy game in the region, as well as the fastest selling UK game of the year. It’s also become the fastest selling game of the year so far in Germany and France. The news …

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FFXIII becomes HMVs biggest launch

An estimated 2,000 RPG fans flocked on HMV’s flagship Oxford Street store last night to mark the release of one of this generation’s most anticipated titles – Final Fantasy XIII. Such was the enthusiasm for the event that at one stage staffers were forced to close the store to other …

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Surprise bonus for FFXIII on PS3

Thousands of punters are expected to flood to retail today to get their hands on the feverously anticipated Final Fantasy XIII – and those who buy the PS3 version are in for an extra treat. Inside the box they’ll find a Square Enix Members Card. Inputting the code printed on …

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