Final Fantasy XIII Gets Social

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With the release of Final Fantasy XIII looming on the horizon, our family are getting ready to set aside some substantial leisure time. Well, make that me and my wife – the kids are more excited about Mario Galaxy 2 I think. But with 80 hours of gameplay FFXIII is going to be a substantial undertaking for us.

Last week we heard that there would be a few differences between the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 versions. In an interview in Famitsu Square Enix stated that the video and audio is compressed on the Xbox 360 multiple DVDs while the Playstation 3 version will be uncompressed and appear on a dual-layer blu-ray disc.

Then this week we heard that they are jumping on the social media bandwagon. Although no news about Twittering completed levels like in Uncharted 2, FFXIII fans can “meet other fans from around the world and stay updated on the latest news, screenshots and videos by joining the official Facebook page.” We can also follow in real-time on Twitter.

With Games Basement providing the game I’ll have the full details on Final Fantasy XIII as soon as it’s available. In the meantime I’ve been putting together a preview article, and here’s a taster:

The long awaited evolution of the Final Fantasy series is set to arrive on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Final Fantasy XIII brings the much beloved Role-playing game to the current-gen consoles in this stunning experience that tells a deep and involving story with the help of some of the most impressive visuals ever seen. You’ll explore breathtaking environments, meet and befriend interesting characters and fight against some terrifying enemies. The new age of Japanese Role-playing games begins with Final Fantasy XIII: Fabula Nova Crystallis.

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