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‘Super Smash Bros. 4’ Wii U and 3DS director praises ‘Lightning Returns’

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Masahiro Sakurai has made a few positive comments about the multiplatform video game, “Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.” According to a report from Game Revolution on Jan. 23, the game director of “Super Smash Bros. 4” on the Wii U and 3DS talked a little bit about the role-playing game in the latest issue of the Famitsu Japanese magazine.

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Masahiro Sakurai disclosed that he was “amazed” at how the active time battle system has evolved in “Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII” even though the player can only control one character. He also added that fans should not “take what seems natural for granted” or else some elements may not change for the better. You can find some screenshots from the last game from the “Final Fantasy” trilogy, as well as a few shots of “Super Smash Bros. 4,” in the slideshow to the left side of this article and his comments below:

I was amazed at how, even under the limitations of there being only one party member, the ATB system has evolved. It's easy to pick up an already released game and simply enjoy it, but in order to generate entertainment, you need to keep your eyes peeled. I was reminded that if you take what seems natural for granted, nothing will evolve or change for the better.

“Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII” was released in Japan on Nov. 21st of last year. The same software product won’t be released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 in North America until Feb. 11th of this year.

The aforesaid “Super Smash Bros. 4” is also coming out later this year for multiple territories although Masahiro Sakurai has not yet announced a more specific release date. The crossover fighting game is slated for the Wii U and 3DS platforms.

You can order the products from Amazon in the following links: “Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII” and “Super Smash Bros. 4.”


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