Final Fantasy XIII brings a tale of souls from a futuristic civilization illuminated by the Light of the Crystal. To celebrate the 13th title in the series, Square Enix has undertaken a colossal project involving the development of various content for multiple platforms. Fabula Nova Crystallis, defined in Latin as "the new tale of the crystal", is made up of several different titles based on variations of the Final Fantasy XIII universe. However, while each title in the project features different characters, different worlds, and different stories, all are ultimately based on and expand upon a common mythos. The PlayStation 3 version of Final Fantasy XIII was released in Japan on December 17, 2009, followed by the North American and European release (for both the PS3 and Xbox 360) on March 9, 2010.