Final Fantasy XIII is coming to Xbox Game Pass, so you could say Lightning has returned

Final Fantasy XIII

Lightning…returns to Xbox (not Lightning Returns, that’s a better game)

Microsoft has shared some new developments in the Game Pass program, namely what to expect in September. And here we go folks, get ready for more discourse on Final Fantasy XIII as more people experience it through Game Pass on a curious rainy day weekend. “It’s already in my account, what’s the worst that can happen?”

Well, you’re in for a wild ride. Final Fantasy XIII is just as polarizing now as it was back then, namely thanks to the cast and the up and down performances. But it did get better with Final Fantasy XIII-2, and even better with Lightning Returns, my personal favorite of the trio. So you have something to look forward to. And hey, you may even like XIII! In that case you’re set up for a pretty killer week playing through the entire trilogy.

As usual Lightning is taking the spotlight and showing up everyone, but she isn’t the only star of this month’s Game Pass offerings. Here’s the rest:

Week of August 31: 

  • Craftopia (Game Preview), September 2 (Cloud, Console and PC)
  • Final Fantasy XIII, September 2 (Console and PC)
  • Signs of the Sojourner, September 2 (Cloud, Console and PC)
  • Surgeon Simulator 2, September 2 (Cloud, Console and PC)

Week of September 6:

  • Clown Trick, September 7 (Console and PC)
  • Breathedge, September 9 (Cloud, Console and PC)
  • Nuclear Throne, September 9 (Console and PC)
  • The Artful Escape, September 9 (Console and PC)
Chris Carter
EIC, Reviews Director - Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step in January of 2009 blogging on the site. Now, he's staff!