Snow Is Back In Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

By Ishaan . June 5, 2013 . 7:40am

Snow will be making a return in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, the next issue of Jump reveals (via Ruliweb). He’s now dressed in an entirely black outfit and it is mentioned that he still regrets being unable to save Serah.


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  • Bobby Jennings

    I hope he at least joins the party.

    • Ava1on

      I hope there is a party. From what I recall, lightning will be fighting alone in this one.

      • MrTyrant

        Yeah, that sucks a lot.

        • Bobby Jennings

          I thought she was confirmed to be the only one playable? I didn’t think she wouldn’t have any allies…T_T


  • Snow took a level in badass!
    (…hopefully he’s lost the ham and cheese since the last time[s] we saw him)

  • IshimaruKaito

    wow he look BADASS!!

  • negineBIT

    I hope he’s an enemy so Light can kick his ass once and for all.
    Am I the only one who dislikes Snow here? =/

    • Superior Spider-Man

      I did at first but for some odd reason the idiot grew on me. But still i throw my ticket in the Lightning punching him ballot.

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      Yes, you are the only one. Light just punches everybody.

      • Kevin Schwarz

        Not Hope, she wouldn’t dare, would she?

        • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

          She already did in 13-1. She just threw him around when the little kid was scared.

    • I loathe him, but I really love Vanille, so probably my opinion doesn’t matter

      • Anime10121

        Me too, I’m really hoping Vanille and Fang FINALLY get rescued in this game! I miss them, they + Sazh were my favorite characters in the original XIII.

        • Yeah, I hope so too. It would be a compelling way to end this journey and a nice way to end this series (the FF13 series)

    • Barrit

      Nope, can’t stand him. He is the reason I sold my NA copy of FFXIII and bought the Asian version instead. At least he’s a lil more tolerable in Japanese.

      • So it was purely based on your preconcieved tolerance of the same idea but in 2 different cultures…

        • Barrit

          Well he was just a lot more annoying, and obnoxious in the US version. His voice and how he spoke just grated on my nerves far too much than I could tolerate. Sure it was the same idea, but not the same exact voice or voice acting.

          • Yes. I believe the voice with the attitude was the problem there. It almost made him seem self righteous at times.

          • Barrit

            Yea, exactly! You said it in a lot fewer words lol.

          • Oh well. Lets hope he has improved on not being so… selfishly heroic lol.

    • MrRobbyM

      I dislike Snow but god knows he’s sexy af.

    • James Williams

      Love the guy, made the games great.

      • zaidandzhadow

        he was the main character but he was a guy and a gorgeous gurl that looked like cloud was also in this game and this game only needed one main character doesn’t care if that main character was an asshole who blamed everyone for things she didn’t even do, and also left a 7 yo kid in the middle of a war

    • Jack Frazee

      I liked Snow at first, but grew to dislike him more and more as the game went on, then even more-so in FFXIII-2.
      I do like his character design, but his personality is just awful.

    • zaidandzhadow

      yeah your’re from the masochists who likes lightning who begins in the game as an as*hole, and hates snow who’s only mistake is not beign able to control the army or government alike, you sir must look behind what’s beautiful to your eyes.

  • AuraGuyChris

    Punch him, Lightning, for old times’ sake.

    • negineBIT
      • zaidandzhadow

        and blame him for a thing you didn’t even do, yeah lightning that’s what makes heroes, blame the others until everyone look at your beaty and think yeah she was right he was an asshle who couldn’t left behind a kid.

        • M’iau M’iaut

          Point has been made. You don’t need to share it with everyone in this thread who is of a differing opinion.

          • zaidandzhadow

            actually these are different sides of the same point of view it’s not like spamming y’know

  • Sakurazaki

    Noctis is that you? :(

    • Superior Spider-Man

      No… No Noctis… SE doesn’t want Noctis. Remember the gameplay footage back in Jan 2011? Nothing since then.

      • Producer-sama: “Please look forward to [next] event!”

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      Em… Now you mention it, it’s almost the same outfit.

    • Sergio Briceño

      He looks more like Marluxia from KH:CoM.

  • Raze

    And he will become a villain?

  • ElAbuelo69

    Bah, he looks too emo, typical japanese ‘badass teenager’ which actually looks silly. Original Snow looked way better, and way more mature. Even if he gave a more innocent ‘vibe’.

    • MrRobbyM

      Oh, look. Another person spewing nonsensical words like “emo” and phrases like “badass teenager”.

      I’m assuming you hate Versus already.

      Edit: To clarify, I’m not a Snow fan either but please, if you’re going to insult someone/something, at least use vocabulary that makes sense.

    • Superior Spider-Man

      The original Snow looked like a bum. Trench coat and the hat… Also the fact that Serah is half his size and looks like she is 13 doesn’t help his case.

      • MrRobbyM

        A bum that I’d let do whatever he’d want to me

        • KnifeAndFork

          aren’t you a dude

          • Enma_Kozato

            Does that matter?

          • Pyrofrost

            That depends on who you’re asking. :p

          • Wiccan1109

            It’s 2013 kiddo, that kind of question shouldn’t need to be asked like an explanation is due. ;)

          • KnifeAndFork

            Neither should sexual comments on fictional characters. No one cares what you want an imaginary character to “do” to you. Also people need to lighten up it wasn’t serious remark to a non serious post. Really? jeez…

          • anarchy_panty

            If you wouldn’t go full Brokeback Mountain with Snow, then I don’t want even want to know you.

          • MrRobbyM

            I’d go Brokeback Mountain to Hell and back with Snow.

            Just sayin’.

          • anarchy_panty

            He rode off on a motorcycle made out of hot chicks to search for his fiance’s lost sister who, for all he knew, never actually existed. That’s how devoted of a man Snow is.

            If that doesn’t make someone swoon, then they just have no heart.

          • MrRobbyM

            Aren’t you a person?

            Like, what does that have to do with anything?

          • M’iau M’iaut

            As noted, what does that matter? To the point of why are you posting such tripe. Thanks.

    • Kevin Schwarz

      Yeah, yeah, but this guy is right about one thing, this punk totally doesn’t look like Snow. He looks like a little girl in a grow up man outfit.

      • MrRobbyM

        So? Username Kevin Schwarz with an icon of something that looks female(looks like a doll?)

      • Enma_Kozato

        You must have grown up around some terrifying little girls.

  • Virevolte

    From Snow white to Snow black…
    Noel, Snow… Square gives you the opportunity to punch the cast members you didn’t like in FFXIII.

    …please, add Hope and Vanilla to this. I want to kick them.

    • MrRobbyM


      • Raze

        Don’t forget Chocolate and Strawberry too….

        • Virevolte

          They’re DLC characters.

    • Some butterscotch would be nice, too.

    • Kevin Schwarz

      Hope? You CRAZY?! Vanille on the other hand, add Serah to the cast for all I care. Obnoxious characters.

      • Virevolte

        Well… the way he interracts with Snow on the 2 first CDs really get on my nerves. ^^”

    • Detrimont

      Hope is already confirmed, he speaks to Lightning via wireless com

  • karasuKumo

    Look at that beautiful hair!

  • artemisthemp

    So what happen with Vanille and Fang?

    • Detrimont

      Crystallized, probably now inside Bhunivelze

  • James Williams

    YES! THE BEST character is back, i’m now really excited for this game!

    • James Williams

      There is no way 3 people downvoted this, how can you not like the hero?!

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    Heroes never back down! Not even if their company don’t use them as protagonists in the sequels. Come on, we have a game to save!

  • Brimfyre

    Thanks goodness. I’ve missed Snow.


    Snow is sexier then he ever was.

    • MrRobbyM


  • Kelohmello

    Okay, so now he’s dark and brooding. I guess I shouldn’t expect anything less from Square.

  • Raltrios

    Wait, Serah’s gone? Welp, now I don’t feel like playing XIII-2 anytime soon. And I finally finished the first one a few weeks ago, too…

    • Anime10121

      Play it, the second ones a much better game. It may not look as good graphically, but it plays much better. Plus it has more likable characters and antagonists.

      • Raltrios

        But it just got spoiled for me. Is it still supposed to be enjoyable when you know the main character’s not gonna make it?

        • Enma_Kozato

          I dunno, man. I enjoyed Crisis Core.

        • Anime10121

          Yes it can still be enjoyable, as you don’t know the circumstances nor the reasons behind it. This game has one of the best antagonists in the series IMO so I definitely say you’re missing out if you skip it just because of a minor spoiler that’ll probably be retconned in this sequel anyway.

      • Eh… I liked XIII-2 less simply because of the DLC fiasco, that and monster party members… LR looks like it will be awesome though.

        • Anime10121

          I understand being against DLC in JRPGs, but none of it was necessary nor was it crucial to the story. Even the Lightning DLC was nothing but a minor extra cutscene that just solidified Caius’ badassery, it wasn’t anything critical to the plot of XIII-2 as a whole.

          The extra bosses were just fan service and nothing more and generally only had a couple lines of dialog. I mean I really don’t understand the backlash this games DLC got, as none of it was really important and was just there if you wanted more from the universe.

          • Eh there is still the matter of monster party members.

          • Anime10121

            True dat, now THAT was the only thing I didnt care much for! I think its a cop-out when devs want to use monsters because they dont want to have to create more dialog between characters. But I didnt let that stop me from enjoying ToS:DotNW, nor did I in this case.

            I was just a bit sad.

          • Wait ToS2 has monster characters? BAH. lol

          • Anime10121

            Yep, unfortunately, you have your mains Emil and Marta + either a monster member, or a guest party member from the original Symphonia. But the guest party members cant be leveled up nor can they be controlled, and they are only there for a specific plot driven point in the game.

          • Wow… I guess that is why people don’t like ToS2. I would still play it if I could though.

          • Anime10121

            Well, you’ll get that chance early next year when the collection drops :)

            Its generally a pretty good game, MUCH better than other non-mothership Tales games. But yeah, the reasons I gave are generally the reasons its ragged on, and also the fact that it doesnt have a world map anymore. Its swapped out for a point click map type.

          • I don’t own a PS3 so no I won’t. lol Point and click map eh… lame.

    • Herok♞

      Trust me you won’t know what that means until you play 13-2.

  • DarthSithZero

    Final Fantasy XIII: The Reunion

  • Kevin Schwarz

    So they made Snow look younger and gay-er? …okay.

    • Edgar Roni Figaro

      Gay-er? You mean FABULOUS.
      Don’t be ignorant.

      • Bobby Jennings


        • KnifeAndFork

          this is the correct safe word to use. Unfortunately, he’s not really that fabulous (in the JoJo sense). More like…”let’s borrow from our stock Kingdom Hearts wardrobe” aka Nomura doesn’t really care/try anymore when Toriyama asks him for a design outfit and would like HIS game released finally. Please lift the embargo S-E..

      • zaidandzhadow

        i’m no homosexual, but i don’t think that gay is the opposite to fabulous, plus snow was always my favorite character in the FF13 series, so smart, not all that reckless like some kind of woman i really hate and wish her dead in 13-3, a hint she could be a goddess now, the all hail to the goddes of as+holism

    • MrRobbyM

      Holy mother of Geezus the ignorance in the comment section today is astounding.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      In the future we can do this without the implications.

  • ZekeFreek

    I know of waaaaaaay better Snows. This one is pretty low on that list.

  • enorka miho

    well.. I think he needs a hair cut.. But, I like his shirt.. Atleast he has got some fashion sense .. Lol.. Now.. Where is Hope???

  • Neppygear

    He doesn’t have the chocobo hair anymore? Boycotting, Lightning Returns confirmed for shit tier.

    • jeka69

      Man, I giggle.

  • Elemiel

    Oh god, his hair. hahahahahahahahaha

  • Jinka Fumako

    Dear god, I think we’ve found Riku’s (KH) father

    • FelixJRPG

      Somehow, I think he looks more like Marluxia than Riku

      • neocatzon

        Marluxia with extra meats.

  • KnifeAndFork

    Go home Snow…you’re drunk

  • M’iau M’iaut

    Hey folks, let’s leave pure ignorant posts — either implied or actual — out of this thread. Group ‘reminder’ from this point forward.

  • Freya2012

    Serah isn’t dead. Square will find a way to bring her back… somehow…

    • Abyan Haidar

      erm… how about phoenix down?

      • kmantle

        Like Aeris/Aerith? Or FFVI’s Cid and Leo? Or FFV’s Galuf? Or FFIV’s Tellah? Or half of FFII’s cast?
        Remember. If a character dies in a cutscene, (s)he can’t be revived.

        • Abyan Haidar

          nah, they just forget that they have a super dead-reviving item in their pockets… as you said though, dat cutscene power is so immeasurable even phoenix down can’t handle it… not even white mage’ s revive/ summoner’s phoenix!

  • I really like that design. Of course I have always liked Snow’s design..

  • Eddie

    He looks like a really intimidating host boy

  • Maumac77

    I say he looks better now than in the previous games, but I don’t think he will be confronting you in the way Noel was in that trailer. Also hoping that if they decide to bring more characters back, that they don’t bring Fang and Vanille back. Not because I don’t like them, but because it wouldn’t make any sense and the story, being as odd as it already is, would just make it too bad for me :p

  • Cyrus

    Oh, right, because we ALL missed him so much.

  • I think Snow looks pretty badass. I like his new look =)

    • Agree. In terms of attractiveness, I always thought he was one of the most handsome heroes.

    • kmantle

      Extra points for having a blushed girl as your avatar while you said that

  • DCBlackbird

    geez snow did you just come back from evanescence?

  • Bloodios

    He should try to have his hair neatly swept back, like Tseng, to look more of a Yakuza-like badass.

  • Jonah Paley

    THE HERO is here to save the day!

  • TheExile285

    Omg, dat hair!

  • KingGunblader

    As ridiculous as he looks (and it is quite ridiculous), I think the whole whole “gothic reaper” getup fits with his increasingly sad story. In the first one, he’s a proud hero, but with each installment he becomes more and more inadequate.

  • Tincho D

    I hope he’s playable.

    • Anime10121

      Only Lightning is playable :(

  • Guest

    Now bring back the best characters in FF13: Vanille, Fang, and Nabaat :>

    • I never knew this side about you pounce

    • ShadowDivz

      I read that as “vanilla fag Nabaat.”

      • Guest


  • LightZero

    What Snow actually looks suave instead of a deadbeat hobo like in FFXIII and FFXIII-2?

    • Deadbeat hobo? Maybe in FFXIII but in FFXIII-2 he looked decent, and looks epic in LR:FFXIII.

  • InfernoCommander

    He looks pretty menacing there; I wonder if he’s gonna be an antagonist in the next game.

  • Skode

    Barely recognized him to be honest – he looks like a boss, wouldnt actually mind getting to fight him, dont get me wrong i like the guy but he would at least make for an interesting battle.

  • jeka69


  • Lazulis

    Marluxia? Since when were you in Versus XIII?

    • What are you even talking about. This is LR:FFXIII… and Snow doesn’t really even look like Marluxia.

      • Lazulis

        Snow’s hair looks like Marluxia’s and the outfit is similar to Noctis’.


        • His hair looks… a little llike Marluxia (wrong color). The outfit is similar to… I dunno it doesn’t look like Noctis’ though.

  • Tincho D

    In b4 NTR ending with Snow and his sister-in-law.

    • Tincho D

      Followed by

      Serah Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Revengeance

      • SuperSailorV

        a humble and true lol

    • Firekitty

      Oh god, no. That’s what I’ve been afraid would happen since the first game.

      SE’ll never do it, though. LightxHope is way too popular in Japan.

  • Bunzi

    Never shave, Snow.

  • So no Hope? :/ Why Snow?

    • Anime10121

      Hope’s gonna be there, if you recall the first trailer, he actually got more lines than Lightning.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    “He’s now dressed in an entirely black outfit and it is mentioned that he still regrets being unable to save Serah.”

    So what will the Serah count be this time?


      Nah he’s gonna cheat on Serah and go with Lumina.

      • Considering Lumina looks like Serah I could see this.

        Trying very hard not be a spoiler for the people reading comments XD!

  • dragoon_slayer12

    I still need to play XIII-2. I liked XIII, and I want to play 2 and 3. Can’t wait for this to drop, that way I can go back to back

    • Look up the story of XIII-2 it was meh. LR looks good tough.

      • dragoon_slayer12

        I did, but experiencing it first hand gives more detail. Plus, I’d feel like I was cheating if I was to skip playing 2 then hop on 3 (which Is why I missed out on a lot of games. Ocd really)

  • megacool

    riku? RIKU is that you?

  • Godman

    Snow looks much cool than before :o

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    I have found the best comment online about Snow. I don’t know who wrote but it’s amazing that it doesn’t have BS.

    “Snow is goddamned awesome. He punches monsters in the face to get strong enough to punch bigger monsters in the face. He faces beasts, abominations, god-like beings and Lightning’s wrath to save his fiance. He nearly gets killed protecting Hope’s life and STILL protects him after Hope made it clear he wants to kill him, and he rides a motorcycle made of women! If this dude was any more bro, the game would be about him (and Sazh) instead.”

    Let’s hope in LT he retains his heroic attitude.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      argument is valid

    • HerosLight

      And that is why I like Snow.

      Kudos to that guy who made that comment.

    • Yes, yes, and more yes lol.

    • ShadowDivz

      I like Snow.
      He rides biks made of wimens and doesn’t afraid of anything.

  • Patrick McAleer

    So much better than his XIII-2 outfit.

  • Crevox

    Hey look Marluxia is in this game

  • FFmax

    Wtf?! He looks like Marluxia from Kingdom Hearts!

  • Firekitty

    …I need a clearer picture to confirm, but it looks like SE finally figured out how to make Snow hot instead of hobo-ish.

    I approve.

  • HerosLight

    I…actually like his “hobo-ish” costume.

    I’m not saying this one is bad though. They are trying to Organization XIII-fy Snow, lol.

    • He no longer has a heart. He has joined the dark side!

  • NightzeroAX

    Dayum. Y so srs snow?

  • Steven Higgins

    Looks like Snow stopped working out. Not that he’s a scrawny little bishi-boy or anything, but he doesn’t seem quite as bulky as before.

  • Solomon_Kano

    And he’s the governor-general of the “City of Pleasure” now, hohoho!

  • shuyai

    lol at the comment about snow being hobo, glad to know i am not the only one. he and serah are so mismatched that most police would arrest him on sight if he together with serah. well atlease he look bad ass now

  • Detrimont

    Will we see how he became a l’Cie again?

  • Based Prince Vegeta #BADMAN

    Stop fuckin around, I want versus 13.

  • ShadowDivz

    Damn it. I always hated Snow.
    Everyone hated Hope in the first one, but my heart always belonged to Snow…

  • yalissa


  • Heavenly_King

    He looks really badass. Great new design.

  • Hours

    I’m glad he’s back, Snow is my favorite FFXIII character. I know it’s supposed to be just Lighting playable in this one, but I hope you can unlock him.

  • IMB

    Snow: Where have you been Lightning…*SOVEREIGN FIST*

    Lightning : You never learn don’t you Snow? *Dodge..and punch snow in the face part 2*

  • Eric

    He looks… serious. He looks like a more matured Snow. All business.

  • Hidayat246

    snow is like Xemnas now ==””””

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