Gamescom Shows Off New Lightning Returns Trailer

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII | oprainfall

So far, most of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII trailers take place in the cityscape. Even with only 13 days left before the apocalypse, everyone needs a break from the city to explore nature a little bit.

Nobody said it was going to be a leisurely walk, though. This new trailer shows off even more of the story, along with Sazh, another returning character from Final Fantasy XIII, who inexplicably has a role in Lightning Returns. His inclusion here marks the last of the playable characters of the FFXIII series to show up in this conclusion to the story. Even his baby chocobo makes an appearance.

We also see a little bit more of gameplay, and more costume changes for Lightning.  One paradigm seems to be all about quick strikes with a rapier-like weapon. Another gives her a spear, along with a move straight out of the Dragoon class. At one point, Fang joins in on the fun alongside Lightning, although it’s doubtful that she’ll stick around for too long.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be released on February 11 in the US, and February 14 in Europe for the PS3 and the Xbox 360.

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  • RagunaXL

    SAZH! easily the most likable XIII character. The new areas, ice canyon, the grass field, and mog forest village all look great! they recently showed a demo of the desert area at a French game convention. They say it’s short but it looks large and like there is plenty to do. Costumes at 1:05 and 1:26 looks awesome!

  • RagunaXL

    also, notable at 1:21 lightning is fighting in-battle with assist from fang… maybe not an entirely solo adventure.