Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Trailer and Screenshots

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Square Enix has released a new English trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. The trailer, dubbed “13 Days”, premiered at San Diego Comic-Con and features both gameplay and cutscenes:

In addition to the trailer, Square Enix also released a host of English screenshots. Although they’re not the best quality, the screenshots do reveal several aspects of the game we hadn’t had a chance to see yet, including some new locations and battle mechanics. The screenshots show off Yusnann, the ‘City of Reverly’; the Slaughterhouse, where arena battles are held; and the station, a deserted area in the city’s warehouse district. The screenshots also demonstrate a new battle feature in which Lightning can target specific parts of an enemy, weakening them and potentially unlocking awards. We also get to see one of Lightning’s new counter attacks:

Although the Western release of the game has been delayed until 2014, there continues to be a huge influx of news about the game. A gameplay demo was recently released, as well as a trailer that premiered at Japan Expo. Additionally, there was a playable demo of the game at E3, you can checkout out our hands-on impression for more details.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII in set for release in Japan this November. The game will make it to North America, Europe, and Australia next February. With the release quickly approaching, there’s sure to be more news, so be sure to stay tuned. And if you want to pre-order the game, it’s currently available for pre-order on Amazon.