Noel And Snow Clash With Lightning In Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

By Spencer . June 6, 2013 . 3:36am

 

It looks like everyone is out to fight Lightning in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Noel from Final Fantasy XIII-2 says he wants to fight Lightning and mentions a prophecy will come true. Snow is in the future too and also clashes weapons with Lightning. Why is everyone out to get Lightning?

 

We’ll have more about Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII including hands on impressions in just a little bit.


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  • FullMetalAlcopop

    Snow Clash is my favourite novel.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      i see what you did there lol

  • http://darkchaplain.com/ DarkChaplain

    Wait, no mention of the scheduled 2013 release being pushed back to February 2014 in the article?

    • Bobby Jennings

      This has to be Dylan..

  • Bob Obb

    I’m one of the few people who hasn’t finished FF13-2 yet, can we please stop with spoilers in the news titles

    • Herok♞

      Well the title isn’t a story spoiler for FF13-2, unless you never heard of Noel.

    • Stranger On The Road

      I am still to finish FF13!; I remember reaching the ‘ground’ where every monster will kill me no matter what I did, so I stopped there.

      Perhaps I should start again… after all I even bought the limited edition of FF13-2! (whose plastic warped I haven’t removed yet)

      • Linhua

        … lol… okay I thought I could do worse… because I haven’t even touched 13-2 myself… thing is I don’t even have it… XD … and I sold 13 after beating it. YOU on the other hand HAVE the game but you haven’t even FINISHED the FIRST one.

        XD … We’re all terrible right here… surrounded by everyone else who’s waiting to eat this next one ali-WHY THE HELL IS THERE ANOTHER 13 .-. ??

        … have I missed what is so special about the 13th series or something…? … have I not witnessed the magic the first time…? .-. Or does it start the second time…?

        … WHERE THE HELL DID THE MAGIC START…??

        • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

          dial it back yo, I can’t really understand what you’re trying to say here. are you just joking around?

          • Linhua

            … lol… yes, mostly.

            … basically what i’m saying (which you should probably just ignore) is that I don’t know what’s still pulling people to this game.

            … i’m a pretty big fan of the FF series… and I know there has been a lot of bad talk about 13… but I played the first one… enjoyed it and all its linear excellence (because I seem to have a higher tolerance than others) and then when I saw part two, I wasn’t really compelled to go get it like I was for FFX-2 and I don’t understand why .-. Especially since my favorite character is the star of the second one… and Lightning is second so I should be ALL OVER these two installments… but i’m not .-.

            ._. I do apologize, though. I didn’t mean to offend or freak anyone out… = =;; … I was just being silly and exaggerating my thoughts.

          • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

            It’s ok to be quirky. I just didn’t know what you’re were trying to say. Got the vibe you were typing super fast while laughing maniacally! LOL

          • Linhua

            ._.|| O-oh my..

    • CirnoTheStrongest

      Reading an article about a sequel to a game you haven’t beat yet isn’t really the most intelligent thing to do.

      • Stranger On The Road

        the key word here is ‘title’ which you have to read when going through the list of arti….. never mind.

    • Anime10121

      But the games a year and a half old now, its kinda expected going into an article of the sequel to a year old game, there will be spoilers. Plus there’s no spoiler in the title for XIII-2.

    • Ni

      Well it’s a thread of the third game in the XIII Series what did you expected?

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      leave the article and beat the game, then come back, simple.

  • http://thespellcraftcolumn.wordpress.com Rudolph Consuegra

    So a gunblade clashed with a trench coat or lack of one? It doesn’t make sense for their weapons to clash now, does it?

  • Aoshi00

    Nice music and costume for Lightning (looks like I’d be buying lots of DLCs lol).. glad to see Noel’s back, I liked him in X-2.. Everyone’s against Lightning, I hope Hope is on her side still :(..

    Snow sounds badass, and he lost the Chocobo mullet :) Funny Troy Baker voiced Vincent in Catherine (voiced by Yamadera Kouichi), and now Yamadera Kouichi is voicing Joel in the Last of Us :)

    • NightzeroAX

      Noel in X-2? Watch out Tidus.

      • Aoshi00

        lol, you got me, that’s why I usually say 13-2. I like Tidus too, maybe I want the X/X-2 HD collection too much :) I’d be getting both Jpn (PS3) & US ver (360) for Lightning Returns and X/X-2..

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      I like Snow and Noel. But why do they all assume they have to butt heads all the time? If they just worked together I beat they could all team up on Lumina and stop Chaos. I guess they think it’s more dramatic to fight ex-friends than make up new foes. Even Lumina is just an evil look-a-like of Serah.

      • Chiupon

        There’s supposed to be way more look alikes of Serah and Lightning; that cult thing is like killing off all the pink haired girls in game, so i’m expecting that to be a thing. Like having a bunch of girls who look like your dead wife/teammate/sister can be very problematic for snow, noel, and lightning. especially if they’re chaotic like lumina.

        • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

          Oh that’s why? Man oh man, so she’ll have to prove to N and S that she’s the real deal then.

          • Chiupon

            Well, I think they already know that Lightning is Lightning, but it’s very possible that some Lightning doppelgangers might appear, which is something i’d actually like. These girls are being killed off so it’d be really interesting to see them watch Serah die over and over again.

          • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

            traumatic, I wonder if we’d see Lighting actually break down over it.

  • Herok♞

    Well the game looks great as always, my only question is will Hope or Sazh try killing Lightning next because this is starting to get ridiculous.

    • Anime10121

      Hope’s definitely ok, I mean the kid’s a genius, I’m pretty sure he found someway to shield himself from the chaos. Plus, every time we hear hope in the trailers, he seems to be communicating with Lightning, so unless he’s the first person we save from the chaos, I’m sure he’ll make it alright.

      Sazh on the other hand, I dunno, he seemed to be struggling with the dark already in XIII when he was trying to kill Vanille for making Dajh a L’cie, so who knows about him. I just hope they give the guy a new look, I mean he’s been wearing the same clothes for two games now!

      • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

        plus he saw that dark version of himself.

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      Hope’s with her, he’s her Q.

  • Bunzi

    Okay I actually like this. Snow’s gritted “You gonna try to kill me, hyuh?” sounds genuine, like something someone in real life would say. And things like her cutting off that dragon’s tail – nice little details. This could be interesting.

    • Ethan_Twain

      I agree, that certainly was the best delivered line in the trailer. It stood out as being pretty okay! Melodramatic line, but for what the voice actor had to work with he did a bang up job.

      Unfortunately, the reason it stood out is the quality of all that other dialogue… :(

      • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

        In a story about fireballs and monsters called “Chaos” wouldn’t every line come off as “melodramatic”. I don’t understand. Should they speak calmly? Or be “down to earth” with their personalities?

        • Ethan_Twain

          Yes, that is the crux of the problem with the FF XIII franchise. They ratchet the melodrama up to 11 and just keep it there all the time with precious little intellectual content to back it up. So no, it doesn’t make sense to deliver such lines calmly. Which is why the voice actors are kinda stuck. I don’t blame them for the dialogue in this trailer sounding horribly stilted, I blame writing and localization departments.

          • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

            what can be done to make it better? I different style of story telling or change localization teams? When I play RPGs I think about most scenes are fine like this since they’re said by superhumans in a sci-fi fantasy story. If it were real life I’d be annoyed. But when I hear Lightning say “I’m NO ONE’S slave!” as she battles I feel it.

            You’re not saying this, I’m sure: but haven’t you seen directors of super hero movies who say “I want to make a more realistic {insert hero name} story. We’re gonna do away with villains and super powers and make this about {hero name}’s life and family. We need to be more down to earth. People these days want realism, not cartoonish fantasy.” I think dialogue like this comes with the territory. It’s a sci-fi fantasy epic about super heroes with issues.

          • Ethan_Twain

            I think that it’s possible to dial down some of the more egregious issues I have with the FF XIII games (and my complaints are by no means universal) without having to abandon either the method of storytelling OR the sci-fi fantasy trappings.

            I would point to Xenosaga as an example of a game that does the whole anime sci-fi thing to it’s fullest. Lots of nonsense philosophical nomenclature, a cute little girl who’s also combat ready, giant mechs, etc. They cover the gamut of cliches, and have longer cutscenes than FF XIII even. But you know what? Xenosaga is kind of awesome! These games are also a trilogy, but are actually written around it and it shows in pacing that is SO much better. Xenosaga wastes a LOT of time… but it isn’t really wasting it. Your first 3-4 hours are nothing but routine lab tests and maintenance. You have curry dinner with the party. You get leave to wander planets with no imminent threat. So when action does happen it’s put in context and made more important because of it.

            An example of a JRPG that does it better is FF XII. They chose to go for a political story that by it’s very nature rarely revolves around the party. The game trades the short term gratification of having an exciting story wherin the heroes are called on to save the day from evil bad guys over and over for a much slower burn. What do you get in exchange? The most holistically written world in a JRPG ever and a story that actually deals with themes applicable to real human beings. Where FF XIII has clear good guys and bad guys and the justice of the player’s actions is never in doubt, FF XII doesn’t really have any evil characters and the story deals mostly with the question of how a person can maintain integrity in the face of a hostile society. FF XII is the JRPG without any melodrama at all… and it’s surprising how well it works. It proves that JRPGs are a valid platform for telling stories beyond adolescent ideas of romance (FF XIII) saving the world from evil (FF XIII) and that the format of a JRPG actually allows for the telling of stories much more broad in scope than many other mediums allow. FF XIII, in contrast, could be easily conveyed in a manga.

          • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

            You make a good point with Xenosaga. But in FF12 I’m sorry but most of the Judges were pretty cruel and evil. There was a scene where one Judge refuses to go along with a corrupt plan and is killed in the meeting room by another Judge who sadistically enjoyed it. But for the most part I see your point. Maybe as an artist who loves comics I’ve grown to attached to ideas of “freedom fighting” and “underdog heroes felling gods”. So I guess the best compromise would be for the JPN writers to take more cues from FF12′s writing, but find a way to still keep the party as a major factor. I don’t disagree with all you’ve said, but I don’t like the idea of focusing mostly on politics in a world over the group of heroes and developing their personalities. FF12′s story method would be better for tactics games that are 90% of the time about war and resources.

    • hawk222

      Cutting off a monster’s tail… Hmm… So now the game is not only similar to Majora’s Mask, but Monster Hunter, too? Sweet!

  • ALfromHELLSING

    Looks epic. SquareEnix better be preparing epic Collector’s Edition for it as well with Lightning’s figure.

    • Raos

      They did, but only for Japan atm

  • http://ryuz4ki57inenglish.wordpress.com/ Thomas FROEHLICHER

    *hype meter reaching critical level*

  • $7573679

    Snow sure took a visual upgrade. Finally he looks like he belongs as a main character in a game.

    • Ethan_Twain

      You know, I kind of liked that Snow looked like a surfer punk. I liked it specifically because that’s not what important characters in these games generally look like. There’s no reason why we can’t have a JRPG about a guy who looks like he was pulled off a Miami beach. People rejected the notion though, so now we’ve got a third iteration of the Snow character and he looks exactly like a JRPG character “should”.

      Glad you’re satisfied I guess.

      • Guest

        If he looks like he is from Miami beach, more specifically the bum camp under the bridge, then that makes it hard to take him seriously.

      • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

        I like Snow, he learned to stop being all talk and back up the promises he kept making. Which he often tried to do. But most people hate him cause he’s came off as a loud mouth who wanted to be a hero for glory and less for the sake of justice. too much bravado.

  • Randgriz

    I wouldnt be suprised if just about everyone from the original FF13 cast come back with their own prophecy of how the world ends. 13 days, 13 original members, 13 ways for it to end? Maybe…

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    So I have to beat up all of my favorite characters from the series in this game? -_- Dammit Square
    Also did Troy Baker say “Why U trying to kill me?” in the end? It sounded like Christian Bale.

  • James Williams

    Please don’t make snow and noel villains in this, Lightning is the worst! I’d rather be playing as those guys!

    • Warboss Aohd

      well said

    • MrTyrant

      Yeah I agree but I dislike most of the XIII cast anyway.

    • OathkeeperSoraXIII

      I don’t think they’ll be classed as villains, It’ll probably be a case of their objectives may be the same however their means of doing it are different. I like that I get to face them. Reminds me of the coliseum in XIII-2 :P except this time there’s actual plot involved

      • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

        hopefully

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      I would like to play Snow or Noel, but Lighting’s the worst? I can’t get behind that. I think female players and guys who like tougher women might like her. She’s a breath of fresh air a genre usually forces female characters into the role of “the white mage with a glass jaw”.

      • James Williams

        But what about serah and fang though? They were both tough and were less annoying to boot!

        • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

          Fang yeah. And Serah in 13-2, yeah. But Lightning just seems better for setting a new strong female example. Fang’s a little off, invading people’s personal space and even the writers admitted they wanted her to be sexier and sassier than Lightning for contrast. I doubt women need more of that with modern day femme fatales running around. And Serah, though brave at heart, still comes off as frail in body. Does she flip all over the place and bash giant monster thru their skulls and send them into the sun? No. Women need to be broken from of the shackles placed on them for years that’s tricked many into thinking they can’t get Superman-level power without a trade off like being a sex symbol. I think Lightning embodies that. She’s hot, but not too hot. She’s strong and brave. Every bit as much as Cloud, Squall or any FF hero. She can stand by them even more than Terra as a non-damsel in distress.

          Time and again tough women have been made only to be total bitches. Lightning starts out mean, matures, and becomes a true selfless hero. And that’s all in game one.

          • James Williams

            I understand where your coming from dude and every FF game has that strong female character, Celes, Tifa, Freya, Ashe etc.

            It’s just lightning development is really annoying and she’s a pretty but dull character compared to Fang or Serah etc, I’d rather be playing as Snow or Sazh or Noel taking down her than the other way around but then again this does come down to opinions.

          • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

            True. I hope with this they final find a way to show her personality so she can lose her dullness in the fan’s eyes.

      • CirnoTheStrongest

        I find Lightning pretty bleh myself. But, what generation are you from? We’re pretty far past the ‘white mage with a glass jaw’ age already.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Today’s headlines: Noel, a 20 something year old male was caught in a blizzard and struck by Lightning.

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      They should get Tidus who can take over 200 Lightnings like a pro

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkRJZn3q-FA

      • Eddie

        I’m still bitter from never being able to complete that quest.

        • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

          I know that feel bro. Several sidequests were incredibly hard. Nintendo hard. I remember beating the chocobo’s quest to get Tidus’ ultimate weapon at 1 AM one night and I started celebrating like Wakka.

          • Eddie

            lol, me too man, me too. I’ll take another crack at it when they release the HD remake.

          • Wiccan1109

            Drink a red bull before you do it. It’ll really help. :)

          • Wiccan1109

            Drink a red bull before you do it. It’ll really help. :)

        • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

          I beat it but it took me a LOT of tries. I feel for you.

          • Eddie

            I wish I had your patience lol

          • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

            I forget wasn’t that how you got Rikku’s final weapon?

          • haku67

            its for lulu’s weapon. Rikku you had to fly to this one place on the map and just open an chest. which is wayyyyy easier then everyone else final weapons

          • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

            oh yeah! thanks. I got some help with those from a magazine

        • Kitestwinblades

          Your not alone. Thankfully…
          REVENGE WILL BE OURS SOON XD

          • Eddie

            Yes, yes it will. (Kitestwinblades ~ that wouldn’t happen to be your psn name as well would it?) I have a friend on psn with the same name

          • Kitestwinblades

            ಠ_ರೃ I’m afraid you have the wrong Twinblades
            Yeah, Its me (~ ̄▽ ̄)~ Who is this?

          • Eddie

            Fono! Fonogenico!

          • Kitestwinblades

            Fono! ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ Salutations!

            I Didn’t know you visit Siliconera too xD Meeting one of my PSN friends on here… that’s about as rare as getting struck by lighting. Well, unless your in the thunder plains. Hope we have a great E3 and best of luck with the lightning challenge! :3

          • Eddie

            thanks lol

      • Robin Red

        Alright, now anybody beat the Chocobo race with 0:00 yet?

  • Vesperion

    I saw different outfits along with styles (classes) that can change on the fly….

    Dresspheres confirmed!

  • Tincho D

    The backgrounds have improved, or so it seems.

    >1:20
    Just fuck already.

    • Anime10121

      LMAO

      Does seem to be some chemistry there, especially with all that fighting, but they are basically brother and sister (though not technically since Snow and Serah never got married) :P

      • Tincho D

        Truly, I’ve seen overall more tension between Lightning and Snow since the first game than between Snow and Serah.

        I guess it’d make the story more interesting and unpredictable, by creating a conflict which cannot be resumed to pure Good Vs Evil, and giving place for further character development.

        • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

          well now that t I think about it, in 13 there was a scene where Lighting kinda hugs Snow’s back after telling him to toughen up, maybe they’re starting to like each other but don’t want to go for it out of respect for Serah.

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      who? Lighting and Snow? that’s her sister’s fiance. that’s not cool bro

  • KingGunblader

    Sorry guys, I’m on Lightning’s side here.

    KICK THEIR ASSES… in 2014.

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      Why can’t they all get along and kick CHAOS’ ass?!

  • eilegz

    HYPE!!!!!

  • Anime10121

    That looks fantastic! Laura Bailey back to voice Lumina :D, Lightning’s singer dress sphere when talking to Noel :D, Snow looking awesome (and of course showing a L’cie mark corrupted by Chaos), and a story that’s seeming more awesome with each trailer :)

    The Lightning saga’s looking to end with a bang! I just hope that the antagonist is as awesome as Caius, or they could ya know, just reuse Caius, and I’d actually be ok with that.

    HATE that its been pushed back though, but you know, Next gen and all :(

  • MikelAL93

    Looks really amazing, though I’m sadly disappointed by the delay.

    Oh, well. I still have Kingdom Hearts HD, Pokemon X, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, and a few other games to hold me over.

  • http://vanilladice.deviantart.com/ Dice

    It’s almost like the dev team got amnesia between this and the first two games. They’re….like…nothing in common anymore.

    Hopefully gameeplay pans out.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      They still share an overarching story.

      • http://vanilladice.deviantart.com/ Dice

        Barely.

        • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

          I think the biggest problem will be “getting” the story. Since so much is free-run and open I think we’ll all end up missing some parts and having to play again.

  • Go2hell66

    Lol my two least favourite characters in the game are trying to beat up my favourite character now? as if they couldn’t get me to hate them anymore :p

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Wait you hate Snow? Ok I can understand that but you hate him more the Hope? That’s crazy. Hope is just bleh.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Whoah gawd that trailer was amazing. Gave me goosebumps. Also is it me or is that pink haired girl Cassandra Morris?

    • Anime10121

      If you’re referring to her VA, then no, its Laura Bailey, if you’re referring to her looks, I can kind of see a resemblance.

      • FitzpatrickPhillips

        I meant her VA and thats definitely not Laura Bailey. Sounds nothing like her.

        • Anime10121

          Really? It sounds like her to me, just sounds like she’s changing it from her normal Keiko voice to make it sound more intimidating, but hey I definitely could be wrong.

          • Zal_Yagun

            As diverse and amazing a her vocal range from shin chan to lust, rise, or Platinum the Trinity’s, lumina’s sounds nothing like her.

            Though I feel like there gonna be a plot device where lumina’s voice switches to Bailey or Serah actually shows up

          • Anime10121

            I guess in my heart, I just wanted Laura to do the part because I wanted Lumina to be Serah. But either way, like you, I know Serah will somehow miraculously rise from the dead.

  • natchu96

    *reads title*

    So, even the game admits that Lightning is meh, huh? Everyone is out to kill her in there now, too. So it’s not just irl :P

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      LIghtning is awesome. The games are just being milked too much even though the general consensus has it that they don’t like the FFXIII series. Personally the first FFXIII was… ok… the second sucked, but I have high hopes for this, the third and final one.

      • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

        I agree with everything you said you beautiful posting god you.

  • artemisthemp

    Lightning Returns?
    I rather see Vanille or Fang Return

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Fang for sure, but Vanille urgh her voice racks on my ears still. lol

      • Anime10121

        Yeah her VA was kinda jarring, not what I expected at all…but I still liked her character.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Eh Yah ’tis true.

      • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

        seconded

    • NightzeroAX

      Vanille while cute not much of a likable character. She does some weird stuff with her hands which is never explained.. Oh and her VA I can’t tell if she’s Aussie or British because sometimes it sounds like shes switching between the two. Oh but I welcome the MILF Fang with open arms no doubt.

      • artemisthemp

        She ain’t British.

      • Zal_Yagun

        Kinda funny considering that the VA is actually Australian, and how close Australia and UK are.

        Still, as a character, she’s doesnt have much going on other than the cute quirky one.

  • Ni

    Hype!
    I’m really liking that Lightning theme remix right there!!
    Stay calm Lightning. I’ll help you to solve that mess!

    Well, since I awyas play FF in Japanese and later a play the western version I’ll just get the LE of Lightning Returns in japanese and wait till fabruary.
    Oh, look! People that like XIII getting down voted how unexpected

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      I liked 13, it was great seeing all the martial arts cutscenes which spiced up the story.

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 水木

    Liking the battle system but I’m getting tired of Snow

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      But he sounded kind of badass in this trailer.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    I think it is kind of clear why people are out to get her. There is a prophecy fortelling that she will bring abou tthe end of the world and therefore Noel wants to kill her, for Snow it is likely that, but also his brand and his love for Serah.

    • Anime10121

      And that chaos that’s starting to seep in to everyone also helps :P

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        That too.

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      Noel doesn’t think it’s her, but an imposter.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Are you sure? Hm… that isn’t the vibe I got, but ok.

        • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

          maybe I’m wrong now, I read that when he was first said to be in this sequel. Maybe the info was bad. Or these scenes are after he knows it’s really her.

  • GODDUKEMONEXA

    SQUARE ENIX TAKE ALL MY MONEY AND MY LIFE TOO!!!!!

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      TAKE ME VIRGINITY. ……….if you’re a girl.

      • https://twitter.com/LordOfPiracy Monkey D. Luffy

        A**ginity if you’re a male huh ;) jk lol

        • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

          *blushes* I’d let SE do me if it was a futa, yes.

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    Sad thing is we all know that none of them are going to beat Lightning lol.

    • MrTyrant

      Yeah, freaking plot armors and mc plot devices.

      • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

        Not to mention how OP Lightning became as she is working for a God.

      • $1484028

        they could beat her any time.
        you lose the game mind you…

        it’s not really “plot armor” when the whole concept of a game is either you (or your avatar) win or you lose…

        i suppose one could use a storyline where you destine the MC to die, but that wouldn’t be a defiance of “plot armor” either

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      Plenty of heroes get powerful but still lose now and then. And Lighting’s trying to save the world, why have her lose?

  • Guest

    The ones I wanted to see didn’t show up :(

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      wait, they’ll reveal something during the show. Hopefully versus.

      • Guest

        Maybe, I’m not a versus fan anyway but for the sake of all of you that have been waiting for some type of news for it, I hope they do. :)

        • http://www.fotpforums.com/ Lady Xerox

          This is a side of you I didn’t know. ;-)

          • Guest

            *embarrassed*

          • http://ifunny.mobi/i/e1nF2llR1 Music=Epicness

            Who knew you played games.. I thought you were the type to sit around on Sunday Nights watching Real Housewives of etc. Bad Girls Club and Reruns of I love New York While eating ice cream xD

          • http://www.fotpforums.com/ Lady Xerox

            I sit around watching the Food Network and also collect doilies.

          • http://ifunny.mobi/i/e1nF2llR1 Music=Epicness

            I play My saxophone, Read, and Hang out.. and If I’m not doing any of that I’m on the INTERNETTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTtt and also texting.

          • http://www.fotpforums.com/ Lady Xerox

            You mean sexting. *shifty*

          • http://ifunny.mobi/i/e1nF2llR1 Music=Epicness

            Let’s keep this off of Pounce’s site xD

          • http://www.fotpforums.com/ Lady Xerox

            LMAOOO

            Mmmkay…

            *puts on Chastity Bono belt*

          • Guest

            Eww! You read? It’s okay, I forgive you. It’s going to take some time though… (I’m so sorry)

          • http://www.fotpforums.com/ Lady Xerox

            Oh don’t be silly! We all have our hobbies. ;-)

        • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

          what you waiting for?

          • Guest

            Huh? The characters that I wanted to see in the trailer (Vanille, Fang, and Nabaat) didn’t show up. That’s why I was a bit disappointed lol :)

  • enorka miho

    For the first time… I really really like Snow.. I never hated him, but he is never in my list untill now.. But I really wanted to see Hope!! And more Noel.. Poor guy he suffered allot..

  • MrTyrant

    What is Marluxia doing in the game?

  • NightzeroAX

    Looks like a day one purchase for me.

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      Day two for me. Only because I’ll spend a full day “wrapped in pleasure” when it comes out.

  • Jordan Coleman

    “You’re gonna try and kill me argugug yeah”? Yay voice acting!

    • DCBlackbird

      some of the best dub i’ve heard in a while it sounds…. natural

      • Jordan Coleman

        I really don’t know about that man. I mean Noel’s voice acting is still great, but well Light’s?

        • DCBlackbird

          no i mean the line you quoted

          • Jordan Coleman

            I know, I did’nt post it because I thought it was good.

        • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

          VAing in 13 has been 50/50, mostly bad in 13-2, Noel was good though

  • Freya2012

    I don’t want anymore characters to die Square :(

    • NightzeroAX

      Dont worry thankfully the person writing the story isn’t George R. R. Martin.

      • DCBlackbird

        BOOM

  • Steven Higgins

    Okay, not happy that they took away so much of Snow’s muscle mass. Guess he stopped working out ’cause his fiance died. -_-

    Other than that, calling it now. Someone who hates Lightning and doesn’t want her to save the world messed with the Oracle Drive and recorded a fake future so that everyone would try to kill her.
    Either that or Lumina is the “Savior” that will destroy the world and Lightning is the Hero who will stop her.

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      $100 bet that Lumina is Alyssa from 13-2. Think about it.

  • Prinnydoom

    Hmmmm the appeal of this is rising. But i would only play this FF to see how this whole saga ends. Thirteenth continuum has run its course. Having said that it does look good.

    EDIT: Also did they change snow and serahs voice actors? They sound off.

    • VietKnight

      That wasn’t Serah in the video that is someone else, since if you hear Snow’s line he talks as if Serah is dead.

      • Prinnydoom

        Oh yeah its um Lumia is it? My mistake huh i guess there voices would be different then.

  • HerosLight

    The music in the backround was great. Could hear a bit of FF13′s battle theme in there.

  • KingGunblader

    Official boxart is official.

    EDIT: I posted a picture but it didn’t show. Just go to Wikipedia, it’s there. :P

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      I really hope that’s fake because it is one of the laziest covers I’v seen. It’s just Light’s character model revealed months ago.

      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1d/Lightning_Returns_Final_Fantasy_XIII_Cover_Art.png

      • KingGunblader

        It’s real, Square Enix just posted it on FB

      • Anime10121

        Yeah, not really a fan of any of the XIII series American covers. Europe’s usually are much better. I hate how in America its like its a sin to put artwork on a cover rather than these CG shots :(

        • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

          someone FINALLY said it! geez, remember how KH games used to have lots of Nomura art in them! No more! now it CG non-stop.

          • Anime10121

            Well, luckily, KH games still seem to retain art on their covers vs. CG, but SHHH! Dont give them any hints, or they may try to CG-ify the next games cover!

          • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

            yeah, but it ain’t far off, KH2′s game booklet was a CG shot. It was cool, but could’ve been just as easily drawn. ReCOM had lots of 3D pics as did BBS. KH has already started abandoning drawn art.

        • Solomon_Kano

          I liked the original XIII’s cover (shiny lol). but yea, CG shots are the name of the game here. Yeesh. This one’s even worse than the cover we get for ARR.

  • Rocket D

    I am too excited for this to contain it. Too bad it was pushed back but for this game to be the best it can be it’s worth it.

  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

    Why do they keep making her fight past friends instead of created a group of new bad guys? Even in 13-2 Caius was one dude with a lot of wordless monster working for him. Weak.

    Other than that, nice trailer. I’m glad this isn’t coming out until Feb 2014, I already have 4 games to beat this year all coming at summer’s end.

  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

    SPOILER:

    Mark my words. Alyssa is Lumina taking on the form of Serah to play head games with Lighting. Remember how 13-2 ended and she tried to send Noel + Serah to their death thru the wrong portal? And how a lot of people didn’t know where she came from and could confirm her background. Never liked her. And she was never caught.

  • http://takopako.tumblr.com takopako

    that blue and white costume was absolutely heavenly!

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      word

  • fayt255

    I don’t get why they all want to fight Light or really care since I have have no clue what the hell is going on. I have replayed FF13 and 13-2 a number of times and the story still doesn’t make any sense. Either way looks fun after all good thing it doesn’t come out until Feb.

  • Airgetlam

    So now that they have this out of the way. The big surprise for E3 must be… Versus/ XV ?! Make it happen SE.

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      I’m right there with you crossing my fingers, yo. I want that game like I want to be ravaged by Nia Long and Mary J. And with so people mock SE fans saying its “dead”, finally releasing a demo or release date will end the mocking for a while.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I was meh on XIII and I skipped 2, but I really want to give this a go.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Look up the stories first at least, but I don’t blame you at all.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Yea, I’ll read XIII-2′s wiki or something before I play.

  • MitsuiLiam

    Still going to pass on this game, even though the trailer was somewhat interesting, watch this game be a big disappointment.

  • Ronldbx6

    Well damn, Lighting never ceases to amaze us.

  • Happy Gamer

    I almost feel like SE is using FF name sake to experiment with different gaming mechanics rather than making a real FF game. Not bad mouthing here.

  • saxophone15

    Oh wow, I really liked the music in this video.

  • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Treasure Hunter ♢

    Who the hell wear sunglasses in the middle of the night? SUNglasses.
    *facepalm*

    Snow’s looking more badass alright! Imma liking that.

    • Sweet Sui ♥

      I guess in Lightning’s case they should be called “moon”glasses ^_^” lol.

      I agree 100%~ Snow definitely looks and seems a heck of a lot cooler here than he did in Final Fantasy XIII-2; I like his new outfit and ‘do :3

      • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Treasure Hunter ♢

        It still looks derp and they are still shades .w.

        Somehow Snow looks never bothered me lol, it’s his meat headed attitude that it’s rather ankward sometimes xD

        • Sweet Sui ♥

          Yeah, it’s pretty derpy and impractical to me too, buuttt Lightning’s all like: http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/481/199/304.gif so I guess we should let the issue rest ^_^” LOL

          Indeed, indeed~ his stubborness and “I’m da hero” attitude could get pretty awkward from time to time xD He had some moments of coolness too though so I could never really come to dislike the guy even if he isn’t necessarily my favorite type of character .w. lol.

          • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Treasure Hunter ♢

            Well, the gif is justified since it’s daytime or in between the light .w. /lightception

          • Sweet Sui ♥

            The gif came from the first trailer of Lightning Returns that they showed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=sXJL9eFgzUk#t=105s
            As you can see, it’s still nighttime there~ *Light*’s just standing in front of the *light* of a clock tower during a *light*ning storm… augh! Too much light~ I’m blinded by it! @~@
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MVS27Ff7Uc xD LOL

          • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

            Snow’s best moments to me were when he was on Shiva riding in 13 trying to keeep Hope safe from the soldiers.

    • saxophone15

      Did everyone forget about The Matrix? Sunglasses at night is the new thing.

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      they’re likely for scanning the area, a gadget provided by Hope. You look thru them and see who’s infected by Chaos.

    • FFmax

      Albert Wesker? He wears his sunglasses everywhere.

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro
    • DyLaN

      Cool ppl apparently.

  • Alexander Aubert

    well, lightning is still badass

  • Maumac77

    Ok I was wrong. But at least I get to beat the crap out of Snow now

  • Jordan Coleman

    The game looks very dumb and bad. That’s it.

  • Damarius Wingfield

    Snow is a gigolo!

  • DyLaN

    Its feeling a bit meta there wht w/h every1 wanting Lightning death…

  • Frankie MacDonald

    Where is Caius Ballad at

  • https://twitter.com/LordOfPiracy Monkey D. Luffy

    I Monkey D. Luffy king of pirates proclaim this to be the be the best game square enix has made since 2007

  • Anime10121

    I wouldnt say she’s necessarily terrible (shes ok), but i indeed agree that Serah was a far better protagonist. Hopefully LR will give me a better opinion on Light, but for right now, I found Serah far more appealing.

  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

    Why was Serah more appealing? Was she more believeable? Less self-righteous?

  • Anime10121

    Probably because she seemed a little more genuine. I also like the fact that she knew the fate of being a Seer and she still tried to fulfill her role and save the world. She has a certain strength to her character that’s expressed without being as hard as Light on people. Though Light became better in XIII-2, her character in the first game was just not hitting it with me.

  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

    You’re point is solid. I don’t know. I can’t say I didn’t start liking Serah while working with her in the game. If only they didn’t get magical girl on me with that moogle and her just watching some of the fights Noel had with Caius. But I gotta say, she did her job braving her quest without relying heavily on others. She gained a power of her own.

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