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By Spencer . December 26, 2012 . 2:13am
Dengeki PlayStation also has a feature on Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII this week which mentions players can travel to different areas on foot or if you want to get around faster you can take the monorail. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is explained to have a large and vast world.
One day in Lightning Returns is 24 hours, which is different from the 26 hour days from Final Fantasy XIII. After the events in XIII, two hours were lost. Speaking of time, there has been a lot of focus on the 13 day limit to save the world. It’s possible to extend Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII beyond 13 days, but Square Enix says the way to do it is a secret. Test players cleared Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII between two to four days. The ending doesn’t diverge much based on how long you take to beat the game, but there are things you can experience depending on the time based system. Lightning is the only playable character, but Square Enix says stories from characters in previous XIII titles will be resolved too.
Half of the monsters in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII are new and the game uses a new "amazing" ATB battle system. Each button corresponds to a different attack or ability. Lightning can also carry items, but unlike more recent Final Fantasy items Lightning does not have a Fat Chocobo with her and the number of things she can carry is limited.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is slated for release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013.