Cocoon – a utopia in the sky.
Its inhabitants believed their world a paradise.
Under the Sanctum's rule, Cocoon had long known peace and prosperity.
Nurtured by their benevolent protectors, the fal’Cie, humankind came to believe that these tranquil days would continue forever.
But the discovery of a single hostile fal’Cie changed everything.
The moment that fal'Cie from Pulse – the feared and detested lowerworld – awoke from its slumber, peace on Cocoon came to an end.
Fal'Cie brand humans, transforming them into magic-wielding servants.
They become l'Cie – the fal’Cie’s chosen.
Those branded with the mark of the l'Cie must either do their master’s bidding or face a fate far worse than death.
A prayer for redemption...
A wish to protect the world...
A promise to challenge destiny...
After thirteen days, the intertwining fates of a chosen few will lead them to battle. A battle for the future.
A New Fantasy Begins
Embark on an adventure beyond your wildest dreams – packed with breathtaking environments to explore, unique allies to befriend, and awe-inspiring enemies to conquer.
An Audio-Visual Benchmark
Harnessing the power of The Crystal Tools graphics engine, FINAL FANTASY XIII pushes the boundaries of high-definition cinematic presentation, sound and gameplay.
A Unity of Speed and Strategy
The familiar Active Time Battle system has evolved, granting players the freedom to execute numerous commands in a single turn in real-time. Now players can enjoy all the strategy and flexibility of a turn-based system, along with the visceral thrill of an action game.
Turn the Tide of Battle with Paradigms
A brand-new game mechanic known as the Paradigm System enables players to assign roles to their party members at any time during battle. By switching between a variety of roles – including Commando and Medic – players can respond instantly to the needs of an ever-changing battlefield, adapting their strategy to ensure victory.
Unleash Devastation with Enhanced Summoning
Introducing Gestalt Mode: an exhilarating take on FINAL FANTASY’s trademark summon system that elevates the action to a whole new level. In Gestalt Mode, the player uses simple button commands to unleash the combined might of the characters and their transformed Eidolons, inflicting massive damage to any who stand in their way.
Lose Yourself in the Drama
An immersive storyline draws the player ever closer to a cast of intriguing characters. Will they have the strength to face their fate, or are they doomed to destroy everything they love?