New title to be on advance sale for one hour at 13 GAME stores nationwide; Special appearance in London by game developers Yoshinori Kitase and Yuji Abe


London, UK: Square Enix Ltd., the publishers of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and across PAL territories, has today announced LIGHTNING RETURNS™: FINAL FANTASY® XIII will go on sale for one hour as a special exclusive on February 13th at GAME.

On the 13th February at 13:00, LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII will be on sale for one hour at 13 GAME Stores across the country – the game will be available on general release on 14th February. The main celebrations will be taking place at GAME in Hamleys of Regent Street, where there will be special guests and a range of prizes to be won.

The event is being held to celebrate the release of the latest in what is the most beloved, highest-selling role-playing game franchise in the world. In LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII, the world is sinking into a sea of chaos and in thirteen days, nothing will remain. After centuries in crystal stasis, a hero has awoken – a legendary warrior on a god-given mission to save the souls of mankind. Her name: Lightning.

As an extra special treat for all at the London event, legendary FINAL FANTASY developers Yoshinori Kitatse, Producer, and Yuji Abe, Game Design Director, will be in attendance and signing copies of the game for a limited time only while stocks last.

“We’re thrilled to be part of such a unique event,” said Charlotte Knight, Director, GAME. “We pride ourselves on bringing the best opportunities to our community throughout the UK – with the chance to get the game at this exclusive one off event, as well as the many prizes on offer, this is not one to be missed.”

Other participating GAME stores around the UK include Norwich, Thurrock, Milton Keynes, Exeter, Belfast, Newcastle, Glasgow Union St, Liverpool Lord Street, Bullring, Cardiff, Portsmouth and Cribbs Causeway. Be sure to check out the LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII Facebook page and SQUARE ENIX EUROPE Twitter page, where more information on exclusive offers and prizes for the day will be revealed.

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About the FINAL FANTASY XIII Project
The FINAL FANTASY XIII project began in March 2010 with the release of FINAL FANTASY XIII and continued with its sequel, FINAL FANTASY XIII-2, released in February 2012. The series has been widely successful, shipping over 10[CR1]  million units worldwide.

About Square Enix Ltd.      
Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix Group. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 62 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

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