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Square Enix has released their third and final installment in the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII follows title character Lightning as she races against the Doomsday Clock to save humanity once again. PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 players can now purchase physical or digital versions of the game for $59.

The game released in Japan back in November of last year, garnering mostly positive reviews, including a score of 37 out of 40 from Famitsu. On the western front, however, critical reception is mixed; Lightning Returns earned a 5 out of 10 from Gamespot, and currently sits at 68 out of 100 on Metacritic.

Also available today are two DLCs, a Tomb Raider “Lara Croft” costume and Yuna’s “Sphere Hunter” costume from Final Fantasy X-2. Both DLCs are priced at $3.99. Additionally, the original Japanese voice-overs are available from today until Feb. 25 as a free download. After the 25th, the voice-over pack will be available for $3.99.

“We wanted to create a conclusive title with ‘Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII’ – one that not only ties up Lightning’s storyline, but also provides players an extremely memorable and aesthetically visual gameplay experience,” said Yoshinori Kitase, producer. “We thank the community for their invaluable feedback during development, and are excited for fans to dive deep into this new ‘Final Fantasy’ universe.”

Check out the official site for more information.

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