Final Fantasy XIII Due March 2010

20 years after starting out, the thirteenth version of the Final Fantasy franchise is on the horizon.

Final Fantasy XIII will bring the series to multiple hi-definition consoles simultaneously for the first time in its history, says the publisher Square Enix.

“Final Fantasy XIII promises to be a huge event in the 2010 gaming calendar,” claims 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.”

Introducing new worlds, memorable characters and stories with each new instalment, the Final Fantasy series has continued to reinvent itself over the last two decades and has shipped over 85 million copies worldwide.