Japan’s Lightning Ultimate Box Has All Three Final Fantasy XIII Games

By Spencer . June 6, 2013 . 12:00pm


Square Enix delayed Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII from fall 2013 to February 11 in North America and February 14 in Europe. However, Japan will still get to play the final game in Lightning’s saga this year.


Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be available on November 21 for 7,770 yen ($78) and a 26,000 yen ($260) box set. The Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Ultimate Box has all three Final Fantasy XIII games for PlayStation 3, a trio of music CDs with selected songs on an acrylic display case, art book with costume drawings, and a Lightning Play Arts Kai figure. This package will be sold directly from Square Enix through their online store.



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    Ok… well i already have the other 2 so regular edition it is.

  • Don’t know of anyone that hasn’t played any of these but this is the ultimate collection since we’re hopefully at the last game in the XIII series

    • Herok♞

      Well it the FF13-2 included the vanilla or the one with the DLC because if it is vanilla then it could still be slightly better.

  • Herok♞

    hopefully we get some kind of collector’s edition here with the figure like they made for FF13-2.

  • TheDocMontalban

    Lightning Ultimate Box. Yeah, Toriyama named this.

  • dragoon_slayer12

    Oh please let’s this swing this way

  • Elemiel

    Are they actually going to use those covers on the game boxes of the ultimate edition? Those look pretty nice.

  • I would buy this purely for the covers (if those are the official covers) and the Play Arts Kai figure. It looks like a gorgeous set.

    • Same reason why I am planning to preorder. Am going to get the PA kais and art book.

  • Tincho D

    LIGHTNING ULTIMATE BOX, starring Final Fantasy XIII.

    • Rishtopher

      Lol omg my sides xD Welp, time to start the second one, I guess.

    • LightningFarron19

      Well, she was the most popular female Final Fantasy character. What do you expect?

  • ndjn3979

    Wow, that’s actually a great marketing idea. But that price…

  • SirRichard

    Toriyama’s just abandoning all subtlety, isn’t he?

    • Lexaus_the_Alchemist


      Yea, I think he could have gone a bit louder.

      • Sakurazaki

        Comic Sans.

        That would make a statement.

        • DO wingdings and people will think “oh snap a puzzle already in the title! This is already the best FF game ever…”
          errhhhhhhyeaaahhh I got nothing… I even ran out of jokes to poke fun at FF now… this series is dead till (hopefully) FF15 and maybe then they’re start using real numbers to “prove that change is on the way!” or some bullshit SE usually comes up with O_o

    • LightningFarron19
  • Calamity

    Only if it comes with all future DLCs.

  • artemisthemp

    It’s a awesome box, but the price is… WoW I can’t spendt that must on a Collector’s Edition

  • Raos

    Now I need this CE here, man it’s sexy

  • Not gonnaa lie, I want this.

  • Looks beautiful. ;-;

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    How much for the figure it self?

  • Firekitty

    This its embarrassingly tempting, even though I already have two copies of the first game. Damn you, Squeenix!

  • alixraen

    Though I cannot stand the Lightning Saga at all, the Final Fantasy slave in me will probably still pick this up.

    I really am ashamed of myself.

  • Sakurazaki

    I’m liking that purple outfit. Is it something we can choose to wear? Because it looks like outfits change by area.

    • Ehren Rivers

      Outfits are supposed to be chosen freely, changeable at any time you like and color-customizable. The outfits are changing by area because as the team reveals new areas, they seem to be revealing costumes they think fits the feel of said area. Shadow’s Dust definitely looks like it fits a desert or wasteland, for example, whereas her default outfit fits in with the overall fashion of the people of Luxerion.

      Yusnaan, however, appears to be an all-around more flashy and colorful place.

      • Sakurazaki

        That’s pretty neat. Thanks for the info.

      • Daniel blue

        “whereas her default outfit fits in with the overall fashion of the people of Luxerion”

        …Nah. I still remember the unintentional hilarity of that one scene in the trailer when she comes out of the train in Luxerion and she REALLY stood out because her outfit was something completely alien compared to what the regular folk was wearing – like someone suddenly decided to cosplay on the comute and nobody seemed to find it wierd.

  • Remina

    I’m actually really looking forward to this game. I just platinumed FFXIII-2 and I found that I really appreciated the story a lot more on the 2nd playthrough. I had the same feeling when I played FFXIII the second time as well. I was able to follow the story much more easily and was able to acknowledge and grasp the individual struggles and relationships of each character.
    I’d highly recommend playing though FFXIII 1 or/and 2 if you were put off by the story as you may have the same experience as I did and gain a new appreciation of them.

    • Virevolte

      You crazy casino player.

      • Remina

        The sound effects of the slot machine still haunts me to this day… o.o

  • Guest

    It’s so beautiful, I have to have it! ;-( It’ll be the best two hundred and sixty dollars I’ll spend in my life.

  • mistermobile

    DLC will be included?

  • “Japan’s Lightning Ultimate Box Has All Three Final Fantasy XIII Games”


  • WhyWai

    I don’t know whose idea was that to use Lightning as the icon/brand? She’s not that much iconic/appealing anyway..

    • RablaAndrews

      It’s the “Lightning Saga”, I don’t see the problem with calling it’s collection a similar name.

  • protofox

    i just dont like her..i tried.. i tried so hard..but i just cant stand her. its like they tried too hard to make her like squall or cloud…. give me a Yuna or Tifa ultimate box…i spend far too much time beating the crap out of lightning in dissida 012..1st time ive actually hated a FF character so much i couldnt possibly care of what someone else might think lol

    • Testsubject909

      Eh, don’t worry about it.

    • Carlos Daniel Flores Loreto

      “i spend far too much time beating the crap out of lightning in dissida 012.” Damn, I laughed way too hard. Why did I never think of this?

  • RablaAndrews

    Aw man, that’s lovely.

    …too bad I already bought XIII and XIII-2 normally, so I’ll have to pass even it if it comes our way.

    Someone invent time-travel so I can go tell myself to wait.

  • Ashley Hoff

    I want to pre-order this so bad, but I don’t know if the SquareEnix store will ship to the U.S. I guess I can try and email them, but my Japanese is pretty sub-par… =__=

  • Ashley Hoff

    Does anyone know if the JP SquareEnix store ships to the U.S.? I tried to email and ask, but my Japanese is still really rough and they require you to have an account with them to even make an inquiry.

    Gaaaahhh, I need this so bad…

  • Bellion

    never played #2. I don’t usually do the overpriced limited editions, but I’ll grab this one if possible

  • I’m so glad to be one of the lucky owners of this box set.

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