Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Trailer Showcases New Costumes

Square Enix has put together a new trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Released as a part of Square Enix’s presence at this weekend’s San Diego Comic Con, the trailer showcases a host of new costumes for the game’s protagonist, Lightning, and some of the bosses she’ll be going up against in the upcoming JRPG.

The trailer also shows off some of the game’s many locales and goes into some (if confusing) depth about the storyline. Seen in the trailer is Noel Kriss, a protagonist from the previous title in the series, XIII-2. His presence in the game is as one of the antagonists that Lightning will have to do battle against. You’ll probably need to play the first two games to figure out what’s going on.

In addition to the trailer, Square Enix posted some details about the game on the Official PlayStation Blog to elaborate on the game’s new battle system, which allows Lightning to target specific parts of an enemy in order to weaken it. A new counter-attack system also allows the player to fully counter physical attacks.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be released in Japan on November 21 this year, followed by a February 11, 2014 release in the United States and then in Europe on February 14. It’ll be out for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but there are no plans to bring the game to the PC.

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2 Comments on Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Trailer Showcases New Costumes


On July 18, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Coming soon: the Final Fantasy nobody asked for.


On July 19, 2013 at 1:19 am

oh no… not another Lightning game….