While perhaps not the most warmly-received entry in the franchise, Final Fantasy XIII appears to continue to be a key part of the franchise’s current brand. Having already received a sequel, Final Fantasy XIII-2 promised even more of XIII‘s world with a “to be continued” ending. Though no specifics have been mentioned, it seems we will soon learn of how Square Enix intends to extend Lightning’s adventures.
In celebration of the Final Fantasy 25th anniversary, Square Enix will be holding an event on September 1 in Tokyo, Japan. Included will be a presentation entitled “”Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Saga: New Developments Presentation,” which certainly falls in line with the company’s penchant for awkward titling. No other information has been provided, but whether this is the reveal of DLC, a CGI film or an actual Final Fantasy XIII-3, fans will only have to wait a little over a month to find out. On hand to discuss the franchise’s future will be director Motomu Toriyama, producer Yoshinori Kitase, and art directors Isamu Kamikokuryo and Tetsuya Nomura. And with Nomura there, be sure to expect a few queries about Final Fantasy Versus XIII if the opportunity arises, as fans have been anticipating the smallest hint of information about that entry in the XIII universe.
The three-day celebration will also be home to a number of other events to honor the franchise. From a concert involving music from Final Fantasy XI to a celebration of Final Fantasy VII, expect Square Enix to revel in the fame of its hallmark series. Just don’t expect that Final Fantasy VII remake while the event looks to the franchise’s past.