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Final Fantasy XIII (2009)

Fainaru fantajî XIII (original title)
In a futuristic city, a group of adventurers must fight the government forces controlled by an alien force to stop its plan to destroy the world.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Snow Villiers (voice)
Sazh Katzroy (voice)
Hope Estheim (voice)
Oerba Yun Fang (voice)
Serah Farron (voice)
Maqui (voice)
Zach Hanks ...
Gadot / Cavalry soldier / Radio Soldier / Male Civilians (voice)
Lebreau (voice)
Jeff Fischer ...
Yuj (voice)
Nora Estheim (voice)
Bartholomew Estheim (voice)
Connor Villard ...
Dajh Katzroy (voice)
Yaag Rosch (voice)


In a futuristic city, a group of adventurers must fight the government forces controlled by an alien force to stop its plan to destroy the world.

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The battle within begins.


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9 March 2010 (USA)  »

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Final Fantasy 13  »

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The Xbox 360 version of this game is released exclusively for the US and Europe only. However, Square Enix recently announced that they will release the International version of Final Fantasy XIII (2009) in Japan only for the Xbox 360 in the "Ultimate Hits" package. It feature new contents not found in the original version of Final Fantasy XIII (2009) such as the new Easy mode. The voices and theme song are from the US and European release which is in English. However, it does support Japanese subtitles as well. See more »


During battle sequences, Snow's trench coat has artwork on the back; however, in the field, there's nothing there. These designs serve as Snow's equipable "weapon" as the design changes as the player equips new weapons. Equipped weapons appear in battle and do not appear in the field for any of the characters. See more »


[first lines]
Oerba Dia Vanille: [narrating] The thirteen days after we awoke were the beginning of the end.
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My Hands
From the album "Echo"
Used courtesy of J Records/Syco Music
Vocalist: Leona Lewis
Lyricsts: Arnthor Birgisson and Ina Wroldsen
Composers: Arnthor Birgisson and Ina Wroldsen
Producer: Arnthor Birgisson
Mixing Engineer: Manny Marroquin
Assistant Mixing Engineers: Christian Plata and Erik Madrid
Recording Engineers: Rich Cooper, Seth Waldmann, and Neil Tucker
Recording and Mixing Studios: British Grove Studios, London; Conway Studios, Los Angeles; Dean Street Studios,
London; Metropolis Studios, London; The Vault, Sweden; Mixed at Larrabee Sound Studio, North Hollywood
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User Reviews

Final Fantasy XIII makes its grand entrance on the next-gen platforms
8 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This has been an event four years in the making. With the power of PS3 and Xbox360 behind it, Final Fantasy XIII is something special to behold.

From the first cut scene, to the unforgettable race track scene near the end of the game, the graphics are something that we have not seen before. There were moments in this game that took my breath away and made me think how far we have come since Final Fantasy VII.

The major criticism of this game is how linear it is. I do agree that the game is very straightforward, but that is the only real major problem I had with it. Even that, it didn't really bother me as much as my fellow gamers.

I think the best feature of the game is the battle system. It kind of reminded me of FF X-2, where you can change battle styles in the middle of battle. This makes for not only exciting battles, but battles that must be thought through with careful detail. It also prevents from you using the same characters the whole game, at least for me. I had the same team throughout most of the game, until the end.

The story is pretty interesting and the characters are well rounded. If you love video games or Final Fantasy...pick up this game...It is damn fun.

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