Last night I had the privilege of attending the Final Fantasy XIII launch party in San Francisco ahead of its release today. The fete was hosted in a beautiful historic building, and the place was jam packed with PS3s and Xbox 360s for the attendees to get in some quality time with the game. In attendance were the heads of Square Enix, game developers and designers, voice actors, and Chris Hardwick, host of G4TVs Web Soup. There was an awesome 3D trailer, and as a bonus, Leona Lewis filmed a greeting for us all, since her song "My Hands" is featured in the game. I can't wait to play through the latest Final Fantasy title, which has been much talked about since it was teased at E3 a few years ago. Check out the sights from the party here and tell me — are you picking up Final Fantasy XIII today?