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Final Fantasy is a science fiction and fantasy media franchise created by Hironobu Sakaguchi, and developed and owned by Square Enix (formerly Square). The franchise centers on a series of fantasy and science fantasy role-playing video games (RPGs). The first game in the series, published in 1987, was conceived by Sakaguchi as his last-ditch effort in the game industry; it was a success and spawned sequels. The series has since branched into other genres such as tactical role-playing, action role-playing, massively multiplayer online role-playing, racing, third-person shooter, fighting, and rhythm. The franchise has also branched out into other media, including CGI films, anime, manga, and novels.

Although most Final Fantasy installments are stand-alone stories with different settings and main characters, they feature identical elements that define the franchise. Recurring elements include plot themes, character names, and game mechanics. Plots center on a group of heroes battling a great evil while exploring the characters' internal struggles and relationships. Character names are frequently derived from the history, languages, pop culture, and mythologies of cultures worldwide.

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Final Fantasy XIII (ファイナルファンタジーXIII, Fainaru Fantajī Sātīn) is a console role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Released in 2009, it is the thirteenth major installment in the Final Fantasy series. The game includes fast-paced combat, a new system for the series for determining which abilities are developed for the characters called "Crystarium", and a customizable "Paradigm" system to control which abilities are used by the characters.

The game takes place in the fictional floating world of Cocoon, whose government, the Sanctum, is ordering a purge of civilians who have supposedly come into contact with Pulse, the much-feared world below. The former soldier Lightning begins her fight against the government in order to save her sister who has been branded as an unwilling servant to a god-like being from Pulse, making her an enemy of Cocoon. Lightning is soon joined by a band of allies, and together the group also become marked by the same Pulse creature. They rally against the Sanctum while trying to discover their assigned task and whether they can avoid being turned into monsters or crystals at the completion.

Development began in 2004 and the game was first announced in 2006. Final Fantasy XIII is the flagship title of the Fabula Nova Crystallis collection of Final Fantasy games. Final Fantasy XIII received mostly positive reviews from video game publications, which praised the game's graphics, presentation, and battle system. Reviewers were more mixed in their opinion about the game's story and linearity compared to previous games in the series. Selling 1.7 million copies in Japan in 2009, Final Fantasy XIII became the fastest-selling title in the history of the series. As of January 2013, the game had shipped 6.6 million copies worldwide. A sequel titled Final Fantasy XIII-2 was released 2011, and a second sequel, titled Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, is currently in development and is set for a release in autumn 2013.

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Square Enix is a Japanese video game development and publishing company formed from the merger on April 1, 2003 of video game developer Square and publisher Enix. The company is best known for its role-playing video game franchises, which include the Final Fantasy series, the Dragon Quest series, and the action-RPG Kingdom Hearts series. Of the games in Square Enix's catalog of video games, the Final Fantasy franchise is the best-selling, with a total worldwide sales of over 100 million units. The Dragon Quest series has shipped over 57 million units worldwide and is one of the most popular video game series in Japan, while the Kingdom Hearts series has shipped over 12 million copies worldwide. Since its inception, the company has developed or published hundreds of titles in various video game franchises on numerous gaming systems.

Square Enix has owned Taito Corporation, which continues to publish its own video games, since September 2005, and acquired game publisher Eidos Interactive in April 2009, which has been merged with Square Enix's European publishing wing and renamed as Square Enix Europe. This list includes retail games developed or published by Square Enix after its formation. It does not include games published by Taito, but does include games published by Square Enix Europe.For downloadable games released by the company, see List of Square Enix downloadable games. For games released by Taito, both before and after the acquisition, see List of Taito games, and for games published by Eidos prior to acquisition see List of Eidos Interactive games.

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Main series: Final Fantasy • II • III • IV • V • VI • VII • VIII • IX • X • XI • XII • XIII • XIV (A Realm Reborn) • XV
Compilations and collections: I-II • III DS • Collection • Anthology • Chronicles • Origins • Dawn of Souls
Related titles: Mystic Quest • Ehrgeiz • Dissidia (012) • The 4 Heroes of Light • Dimensions • Airborne Brigade • Theatrhythm • Artniks • All the Bravest
Related series: Chocobo • Crystal Chronicles • Fortune Street • Kingdom Hearts • Mana • SaGa • Tactics
Films and animation: Advent Children • Last Order • Legend of the Crystals • The Spirits Within • Unlimited • Kingsglaive • Brotherhood
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