SQUARE ENIX confirmed today that the FINAL FANTASY XIII trilogy of games will be heading to Windows PC, with the first in the series, FINAL FANTASY XIII, due for release on October 9th, 2014.
The game will be available to download via the Square Enix online store and the Steam™ PC digital service (amongst others), priced at $15.99. Those pre-ordering the Steam version receiving 10% off. FINAL FANTASY XIII trilogy will also offer a set of Steam Trading Cards for players to collect and exchange.
On its original console release in 2010, FINAL FANTASY XIII marked the dawning of a new era for the celebrated series, bringing the game to multiple hi-definition consoles simultaneously for the first time in its history. The original game and subsequent adventures in the FINAL FANTASY XIII trilogy will soon be available for PC gamers to play for the very first time, with all games in the series due for release by next Spring.
FINAL FANTASY XIII expands on the rich traditions of the series, with Producer Yoshinori Kitase, Director Motomu Toriyama, Character Designer Tetsuya Nomura and Art Director Isamu Kamikokuryo combining their creativity to deliver a beautiful FINAL FANTASY universe. Additionally, Composer Masashi Hamauzu presents a sweeping soundtrack while Movie Director Takeshi Nozue and his team of artists adorn the game with seamless cinematic sequences.
The FINAL FANTASY XIII trilogy began in March 2010 with the release of the original FINAL FANTASY XIII and continued with its sequel, FINAL FANTASY XIII-2, released in February 2012. The most recent release in the series, LIGHTNING RETURNS™: FINAL FANTASY XIII, launched on February 11, 2014 . The series has been widely successful, shipping over 11 million units worldwide.