Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Trailer

When the world ends. . . what will you do before time runs out?

Square Enix has released a new trailer over the holidays featuring the FFXIII heroine, Lightning, who races to save a world that only has 13 hours before total annihilation. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is an all-new action title that will offer increased levels of player freedom, customization and connectivity with the real world”, according to Director Motomu Toriyama who promises the game will mark an remarkable concluding chapter to Lightning’s story. Composers Masashi Hamauzu, Naoshi Mizuta and Mitsuto Suzuki, who have all worked on the soundtrack for the previous title, FINAL FANTASY XIII-2.

Hamauzu’s track used in the trailer, “Crimson Blitz”, will be made available for download on the iTunes Store on December 23 for $0.99.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIII will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 system in 2013. Check out the trailer below, followed by a quick overview of game features.


Here’s a quick notable features:

Lightning under your control
Lightning will be the playable character – with a highly evolved range of techniques for battles and exploring the environment. Customise Lightning with a large range of different outfits and weapons; that affect not only the way she looks, but also her actions and abilities.

Action-oriented combat
A new battle system gives a level of direct control over the action unlike any Final Fantasy game, while having iconic elements that are known and loved throughout the series too.

A constantly moving world
Stunning artistic direction depicts a doomed world filled with choice and diversity. Living, expansive environments featuring a rising and setting sun provide unique experiences for every player.

Use your time well
A world on a course for total annihilation presents unique challenges; where certain areas, missions, and people will only be available during selected periods. How will you use your remaining time?

A connected experience
Stay connected to Final Fantasy and its characters, with unique features that link the in-game world to the real world.

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