Release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Novel Canceled Due to the Author’s Illness

A novel dedicated to Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII by Benny Matsuyama was scheduled for release on December the 19th in Japan with the subtitle “Chronicle of a Chaotic Era“, but Square Enix announced today that the release has been canceled due to an illness affecting the author.

No further information or details were given, and while we don’t know the nature of Matsuyama-san’s illness, it has to be something rather serious to cause the cancellation of the novel’s release.

We’d like to extend our best wishes to Matsuyama-san, hoping that he’ll be able to write again soon.


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  • PrinceHeir

    it seems they always make novels for each game

    Final Fantasy XIII Episode Zero -Promise

    Final Fantasy XIII-2 Fragments Before

    Final Fantasy XIII-2 Fragments After

    i do hope they’ll revive this next year.

    get well soon Benny Matsuyama-san!!

  • Noneofyourbusiness

    Seconded! I hope he gets better, and that this story sees some kind of release.