For a while, it seemed like only console owners would be able to play and finish the “Final Fantasy XIII” trilogy, but it looks like PC owners will be able to do so as well. Square Enix has announced that “Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII” would be coming to the PC later this year.
Apparently, the development team has been working on the PC version of the game for quite some time. According to Siliconera, the developers are finishing up on the final parts of the game and it will likely come out sometime in December.
The first two “Final Fantasy XIII” games have already been ported to the PC, so it was only a matter of time before the final game in the trilogy was given the same treatment. After all, the second game ends in a cliffhanger, so it’s a good thing that “Lightning Returns” will be heading to PC, so fans can finally get some closure.
Reaction to the “Final Fantasy XIII” trilogy continues to divide fans, as some people love the games, while others give them scathing remarks. The first game in particular wasn’t received too well by certain sections of the “Final Fantasy” fan base, though critics seemed to like it.
Of the three games, Attack of the Fanboy pointed out that “Lightning Returns” is probably the most unique of the trilogy in terms of gameplay. While the first two games are similar to classic Japanese roleplaying games (RPG), the third game gave players a time limit throughout the whole game, as Lightning had to save as much people as she could.
The plot itself is somewhat unconventional for the “Final Fantasy” series, as it includes a deity telling lead character Lightning that the world will end and she can help bring people to a new world. Her reward in the end will supposedly be a reunion with her sister Serah, who was killed at the beginning of the game.
All three titles are currently available on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 at most retail stores. Soon enough, all three titles will also be available to PC viewers, as Square Enix brings more games to the platform.