Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be the last installment to the FF13 themed games in the Fabula Nova Crystallis compilation. According to the game's creators, it was necessary to return to the world of Final Fantasy XIII because there were so many loose ends that needed tying up with the characters. The game was released in November, 2013 in Japan and Feb. 11, 2014 in the United States.
The world of Gran Pulse is sinking into the sea and what remains is now called Nova Chrysalia. With only thirteen days remaining until the end of the world, Chaos reigns in a world that never ages. New life cannot be born. People need salvation. As Lightning, it is your mission to save as many souls as possible so that they may be brought to the new world. Along the journey, you will encounter familiar faces and engage new foes in all new lands. You must ultimately choose which souls to save and which to abandon and fully understand Lightning's true destiny. It all ends here.
This game is part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis Compilation, which includes a total of seven individual Final Fantasy games, including: