Square Enix had promised to make a big announcement today regarding Final Fantasy XIII, and towards the end of the newly released trailer have unveiled exactly what fans within both Europe and America have been waiting for – its release date.
The title is set to be simultaneously launched in both North America and Europe on March 9th 2010, for both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions.
“Final Fantasy XIII promises to be a huge event in the 2010 gaming calendar,” said Phil Rogers, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Europe. “This is truly a landmark title, arriving simultaneously for multiple platforms for the first time in the history of the series. We are also immensely proud to be able to bring the game to the European and PAL audience much earlier than was publically anticipated.”
The game is also set to feature the vocal talents of multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Leona Lewis, who will provide the theme song for Final Fantasy XIII. The song is entitled ‘My Hands,’ and is taken from her second album Echo which is out on November 16th.
“When Square Enix approached Leona about including her song, ‘My Hands,’ in Final Fantasy XIII, she was honoured to be partnered with such an iconic and groundbreaking video game series,” said Tom Corson, EVP/GM, RCA Music Group. “Leona is a natural fit with the game’s powerful themes and strong female protagonist. We’re delighted to be part of this effort, bringing great musical artistry to Final Fantasy XIII which is a riveting and dynamic gaming experience.”??