Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2 get 16-bit retrospective
posted on 01.29.14 at 09:31 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Lightning Returns hits the western world in two weeks.

Final Fantasy XIII

Square Enix has released a new 16-bit retrospective video for Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2 ahead of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII‘s release.

The eight minute long trailer chronicles the events of the first two Final Fantasy XIII games in the style of Final Fantasy games.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is due out for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on February 11 in North America and February 14 in Europe.

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  • whiteferrero


  • RSene

    WOW! No words to describe this awesomeness!

  • Elvick

    Would play demakes.

    • XXX

      Same here.

  • nyobzoo

    I would buy this

  • badmoogle

    Man SE is really desperate to try making the XIII series look as classic as the rest lol.

  • César H. Sandoval

    The sad thing is that this looks better than the iOS ports.

    • Elvick

      Honestly, I was just thinking that while scrolling down to check the new comments.

    • Sae-Won Yoon

      Hahaaa~ All the Bravest is Nomura’s congealed sin.

  • Anime10121

    Square, GIVE IT TO ME!!! I want it NOW!!!

  • Ni ~Algidus~
  • TheExile285


  • XXX

    I smell a iOS/Android game. Maybe a 3DS/Vita if we are lucky.

  • BizarreJelly

    No “Auto-battle” in the battle selections? Disappointed :P

    That was nice though, good little bit of promotion for XIII-3.

  • Anime10121

    A thought occurred to me, so…if they actually DID do a demake of XIII, for the massive linearity of the game, would this be the first side scrolling JRPG?

    • Syltique

      I think there have already been side scrolling JRPGs actually.

      • Anime10121

        Sorry for the late reply (I replied earlier but I guess it never took), but it was just a joke :P

        You know I’m fond of the series thus far, and actually think XIII-2 is one of the best games in the FF series!

    • Budgiecat

      Draglade 1 & 2
      Princess Crown
      Dragons Crown
      Odin Sphere
      Guardian Heroes
      Code of Princess

      • Anime10121

        Change that to first side scrolling Final Fantasy JRPG then :P

    • Jay

      Don’t worry about these guys who missed/ignored the joke… I thought it was hilarious.

    • JuhRo

      Actually.. if they were all bunched up into one game there would be three different sections of open-world goodness. Not to mention a Chrono Trigger-like time warp sequence. Everything would just be simplified and less movie-like.. which will cater to certain crowds, I suppose.

  • MitsukiIX

    if only this was a game… then i’d replay the series. (i loved the original 13 but 13-2 not so much the ending gah but it was still good).

    edit LOL the caius/yeul part

  • KingNigma

    Could have sworn I saw fan-made version of XIII couple years back on Youtube.

    • Budgiecat


      IGN made one too when the game first came out….

  • Alkhan

    If they cleaned those sprites up a bit and made it look like FF 1&2 did on PSP and made an actual game out of this I’d buy them.

    But only on a portable device.

    • Budgiecat

      I’ll take a portable version of Barkley Shut Up and Jam Gaiden instead….

  • Invisbin

    I feel like this is akin to how Capcom knows what fans want, but decided to tease them with something they won’t get.

    I would’ve preferred this as a game….

    • Karysonson

      A 16 bit FF13 on ps3? ok………

      • DukeMagus

        could be a 10 dollar digital title, without all the dlc bullsh*t or stuff like that. with a good plot and system, it would sell like hotcakes. (or at least decently enough, like ff4 after years… sans the chapter purchases)

      • Invisbin

        Please, that’s how I got into the series. I liked the retro look.

        • Karysonson

          Ok, well 16 bit retro wouldn’t have been good in 2010 on an HD console for the mainline series

          • Invisbin

            No one said I wanted a 16 bit retro game for 2010.

            If this game were released in 16 bit I would buy.

  • dmysta3000

    This had made me laugh

    • Anime10121

      Best part of the video hands down XD

      Poor Yuel, dying 4 times in less than 5 seconds XD

    • whiteferrero

      hahaha. me too. as in a real laugh out loud moment! XD

  • new_tradition

    Haha, this is so sweet. It really captures the charming simplicity of the older games <3

  • Jay

    This is like a slap in the face, yet I’m still glad they did it… Disliked XIII, but enjoyed this… SE stop playin with my emotions ;(

  • Samsara09

    I kinda liked it…it really did it’s work…but really,the Caius part is the best lol.
    What really makes me curious is that just by putting those graphics people are saying the game gets better…intriguing.

  • Kobracon

    Wow, just wow. Good to see that Squeenix has a sense of humor (especially the whole Yeul thing XD)

  • Dennis Djoenz

    The whole FFXIII universe is a joke…..They should have done this for FFX instead or something.