Congratulations all you diehard Final Fantasy fans. You now know the exact day when all interaction with friends and family will cease, as Square Enix today announced that its highly anticipated role-playing game Final Fantasy XIII will be released in North America and Europe on March 9, 2010, for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
“We know that our fans have been eagerly awaiting the next installation of the franchise -- Final Fantasy XIII will exceed all expectations. Coming simultaneously to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for the first time, Final Fantasy XIII will be available to all players who are looking for the most immersive gaming experience of 2010," Square Enix president and chief executive officer John Yamamoto said in a statement.
Perhaps the even bigger news here though is that Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Leona Lewis will provide the theme song for the game, entitled “My Hands,” which is also featured on her upcoming second album, Echo. RCA Music Group executive vice president and general manager Tom Corson said of the partnership, “Leona is a natural fit with the game’s powerful themes and strong female protagonist. We’re delighted to be part of this effort, bringing great musical artistry to Final Fantasy XIII which is a riveting and dynamic gaming experience."
How many of you know exactly where you'll be on March 9 of next year?