Well, Final Fantasy XIII escalated quickly. Despite the amazing divisive powers of the latest two entries in the Final Fantasy franchise, a new chapter in the "Lightning Saga" promises to continue the story (and certainly convolute it even further).
Earlier today, a teaser website went up announcing that "A Storm Gathers." Okay, it's not so much of a teaser as it is an announcement of an announcement. It bluntly tells you that they've got some stuff brewing and can't wait to boil it over our internets. From the website:
FINAL FANTASY XIII TEAM TO PRESENT NEW DIRECTION FOR THE SAGA OF KEY CHARACTER, LIGHTNING
The "Lightning Saga" that started with the release of FINAL FANTASY XIII, has achieved a cumulative shipment of over 9.6 million units; and in May 2012 FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 was brought to conclusion with the add-on content entitled "Lightning's Story: Requiem of the Goddess".
Key members of the FINAL FANTASY XIII development team including the Producer, Director and Art Director, are in preparations to present new information about the direction of Lightning's story. This presentation will take place at an event in Tokyo to celebrate FINAL FANTASY 25th Anniversary, on 1st September 2012.
So, yeah, Final Fantasy XIII-3. While it would be the biggest turn around and punch in the throat for this to actually be the announcement that Final Fantasy Versus XIII is finally coming out, that seems about as likely as a current generation FF7 remake. Plus, one of those storm clouds kind of looks like Lightning raising her sword to attack some behemoth cloud creature and that can't be a coincidence.
What do you think? Study those storm clouds and let me know in the comments.