Square-Enix's Yoshinori Kitase just recently left the stage during Sony's second TGS conference; he popped up just long enough to announce something super fun for Japan.
First of all, Final Fantasy VIII is now up on the Japanese PlayStation Store for download; if you don't have a Japanese account and you're a huge FF fan, we just gotta feel for you. But that's only the lead-up: Sony and Square-Enix are collaborating to release a special "Lightning PS3;" it'll be pink and white and boast a big ol' 250GB hard drive, which may or may not be an early indication of the impending 250GB PS3 Slim. The hardcore Final Fantasy follower will definitely want to import that FFXIII-themed PS3…you know, provided you don't have a problem with the pink, and you shouldn't, if you're a stable, secure male individual. We have no wish to be sexist, though, so we won't continue that train of thought. Anyway, Kitase also reminded the crowd that FFXIII would release on December 17 in Japan, but there was no mention of a North American or European release date. That's really what we were hoping for, but instead, he is already gone and Capcom's Jun Takeuchi is up there now, showing off the new motion sensing for Resident Evil 5 . The demonstration looks pretty sweet, actually.
When we can find some pics of that sweet FFXIII Lightning PS3 – which we assume will be "Limited" – we'll nab 'em for you. In the meantime, we know you're pondering an import…
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII