After years of excitement and anticipation, Final Fantasy XIII has officially hit retail. Last night Square Enix celebrated with an impressive launch party for developers, press, and fans alike. Highlights included a red carpet for developers and talent, a special 3D launch trailer, interviews with key voice actors, a panel of industry luminaries discussing the impact of the Final Fantasy franchise and even a DJ on hand to remix some Final Fantasy tracks. We’ve got a gallery of pictures from the event for you to gander at below. If you can tear yourself away from the game, that is.

Be sure to check out the GDC 2010 hub page for quick access to more news and hands-on impressions from the event. Enjoy!

[Photos by Chanh Tang]