Fang Returns In The Latest Trailer For Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

By Ishaan . July 4, 2013 . 9:05am

Square Enix have shared a new trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII from the Japan Expo, and this one shows the return of Fang along with other returning Final Fantasy XIII characters that were previously confirmed to be in the game. Watch it below:



Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is slated for release on February 11th, 2014 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Pre-ordering the game will get you a Cloud Strife costume for Lightning, with its own unique effects.

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  • DuskSharkEX

    Why is Hope young again?

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      Maybe Lightning likes him that way?

    • LightningFarron19

      Chaos that was released in XIII-2 has been fucking things over for the past 500 years. Noel got corrupted due to the guilt he’s been through. Snow’s personality and outlook has been changed due to being corrupted. Lumina is a chaos born spawn of Serah.

      So Hope got hit with the Chaos too so it probably effected his body’s physical outlook.

      • Vash bane

        the fudge?
        now I must play X-2 cuz im lost as heck :/

    • Because space time continuum.

    • Maybe that’s what Lightning remembers him as.

    • hawk222

      Wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey stuff.

    • Sardorim

      I’m guessing you’ll see young and adult Hope in this. Gotta give Lightning options. I mean why else did they bring Fang back other than to give Lightning a Yuri Route choice?

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      Nanomachines, son!

    • Tienron

      because time got distorted after 13 so technically he never grew up

  • Go2hell66

    Hell Yeah! Fang is the only reason to play this game.
    why can’t she have her own game!

    but why did Hope and Noel have to come back as well D:

    • LightZero

      Because they are both awesome at least FFXIII-2 Hope was. Noel is easily my favorite FFXIII character so don’t get selfish. We all have our favorites.

      • OathkeeperSoraXIII

        I thought ‘XIII Hope’ got better when he got Alexander, I always loved that cutscene when they’re all on the racetrack and Hope’s just standing there when an enemy’s staring him in the face and he cockily says ‘Hi there’ Then Alexander smashes it. From that moment I thought Hope was pretty awesome xD

        Noel was also a very good character in XIII-2 I preferred him over Serah

        • Wait what

          Same, that scene was awesome. Hope’s character went through some great development.

      • Go2hell66


    • I wouldn’t say the only reason lol

  • LustEnvy

    Wow, the game keeps looking better and better, and I didn’t particularly enjoy the first two. I hope this one is better. I think it will be… but S-E has a knack for disappointing me.

  • Musashi234

    So far what I’m getting is Lightning is suppose to be a Jesus Figure here. I see Snow as Judas since he lives in a Sinful place and is now the antagonist I could be wrong. But that’s def the vibe I’m getting with this game.

    • Chiupon

      ugh i just imagined Sazh singing/dancing to Judas and i’ve ruined my whole day

      • Göran Isacson

        Ha ha, you mean one of the songs from Jesus Christ Superstar? Have to admit that while I think Sahz could probably pull off some nice moves, his character is really no Judas-like character.

        • Chiupon

          n-no, Lady Gaga.
          That “JUDAAAS. JUDA-AAAAHHH-AAHHS.” song omg make it stop

          • Göran Isacson

            Aaaaah. See, I was thinking more along the lines of this:


            Not so much Lady Gaga.

          • Chiupon

            i peed

          • Göran Isacson

            On the one hand, the look? Sahz could nail that look. The song…

            Actually since the song seems to be sung from the perspective of someone who’s afraid that a crazy venture is snowballing out of all control it COULD have applied to Sahz pre-character development, buuut probably not afterwards.

      • Pekola

        omg crying lol.

  • Malon

    This game keeps looking better and better. Whyyyyyy, february 11th. : (

  • Brent Hagley

    The series has lost itself in how bad its gotten with Toriyama behind you saying ” I know what you like” over and over. I see now why the other games had no sequels for quite some time consistency is lost on this game. And they want to do the same thing with XV.

  • OathkeeperSoraXIII

    So glad that Fang is back! If Fang’s back then surely Vanille is out of her Crystal as well. The battle scene from 1:18 looked awesome. I wonder if each costume you have equipped whilst doing that attack will change it in some ways. I hope it does, but I won’t be bothered if it doesn’t. I liked that Noel had his Meteor Javelin attack from XIII-2. The gameplay and story itself from this trailer have really hyped me up for the game- And I was already hyped before. It looks good and the music chosen for the trailer suited it very well. Awesome

    • Anime10121

      Exactly! My Australian Vanille, and my Fang, are back! Thats two of the issues I hoped would be resolved in this game, now, if they can find a way to fit Serah, Yuel, and Cauis into the plot, I will walk up to Square Enix and give them my bank account info and tell them to do with it what they please :D

      • OathkeeperSoraXIII

        Haha, I’m with you, I really liked Fang and Vanille despite a lot of people hating Vanille. I think story wise it’d be good if they left Serah dead, but I can see her coming back. And I think I remember hearing somewhere that Yuel and Caius could possibly make a re-appearance in the game, which I’d like a lot. Caius was such a badass antagonist.

        • Anime10121

          Caius IS my favorite FF antagonist! He’s just so freking awesome, theme, voice, character, all of it just BLEEDS badass :D

          While it probably would be best story wise for Serah to stay dead, I REALLY enjoyed Serah as a protagonist in XIII-2. Didnt really know how I’d respond to it when it was initially announced that she, along with Noel, would be the dual protagonists of XIII-2, but when I played the game, I loved Serah’s character along with Noel’s, they had perfect chemistry, more so than I ever thought Snow and Serah had. It was really sad to see what happened to her at the end.

          Caius I have high hopes for his return simply based off the RoaG DLC’s secret ending. And considering Yuel’s curse has been broken, I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of her come LR too :)

          February cannot get her soon enough!

          • Utku Savaş

            Caius is more badass and more effective than any previous FF antagonist. He actually made our characters suffer and by the end, he prevailed. I didn’t expect that strong character from such a weak and production-wised hasted game. I loved FFXIII-2 for one thing and that’s Caius. I hope he made it to LR:FFXIII.

  • Lightning is your new Jesus

    • Sardorim

      Than what does that make Hope?

      • Utku Savaş


      • Slayven19

        Hope is the light

  • Anime10121
  • DrakeClawfang

    “one day, the light touched me”

    The joke makes itself I think :p

    • xavier axol

      where in the doll, did she touch you?

    • LightningFarron19

      I let the Light touch me if you know what I mean… >=3

      • WyattEpp

        Did you just…publicly admit to touching yourself?

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      “one day, the light touched me” Hope, 2008.

      And Serah wondered why his sister disappeared from the world.

  • xavier axol

    Final Fantasy XIII: Lighting returns with VENGEANCE
    and for the four installment, it’ll be called REVENGEANCE the RETURN

  • Freya2012

    I hated for a fact that Lightning is the only playable character in the game. I wanna play as Fang so bad >.<

  • Jonah Paley


  • Best trailer so far =^_^=

  • Wait what

    Am I the only one not okay with this? It’s sort of ruining the bittersweet ending on XIII, which I loved.

    • komiko12

      XIII’s ending is ruined since XIII-2 came out.

      • Anime10121

        If you mean ruined in the sense that bad things happened, I agree.

        • komiko12

          Ruined in the sense that XIII’s ending didn’t happen because of the chaos and time shenanigans

          • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

            So it’s kind of like Back to the Future 2? The thing that bothers me is that everything the heroes did in FF13-2 was completely useless and I prefer Serah over Light.

          • Anime10121

            Agree about Serah over Light!

            But its funny, they (Serah and Noel) were told countless times that messing with the timeline would not yield positive results, but because of the immediate good they saw resulting from their actions, they ignored the long term effects of what they were doing.

            In the end, it makes Caius even more boss than he already was, he warned them, and when they STILL did the exact thing he warned them not to do, and in exchange, being exactly WHAT he wanted them to do, it just makes Caius seem like he has a Master Xehanort sense of foresight!


            Master Xehanort, snatching bodies since before Sora was even born!

          • Pekola

            Well it’s not useless…they did help Caius reach his goals. Lolol.

          • Pekola

            Well it’s not useless…they did help Caius reach his goals. Lolol.

  • komiko12

    Just curious… Since time has stopped in this game, is it right to tell that 500 years have passed since FFXIII-2?

    Good that Fang is out of the crystal. She is 1500+ years old and has spent the majority of it in crystal. Some kickbutting would be great stretching.

  • Umm yeah holy crap I’m excited!

  • Monsley

    This news convinced me to pre-order the game. Now I hope that Vanille will be there, too.

  • Bob Obb

    Fucking spoilers, I’m done here

    • Anime10121

      I think more than a year after release, and upon an article about the sequel, you kinda lose the ability to gripe about spoilers…

      • Mace

        I think you’re missing the point. Its a spoiler to find out Fang is in this game. Usually, I would agree with his reaction. However, finding out Fang is in this made it an instant buy for me. I love that gal.

        • Anime10121

          I apologize if that was his original intention, but you tend to see a LOT of people coming into threads like this and not expecting people to spoil previous games.

          Plus, if he was talking about the Fang Spoiler, there was no point even entering the thread since its in the header anyway imo.

  • ShadowDivz

    I wish it was Cloud’s Advent children costume.

  • NightzeroAX

    The MILF returns.

  • Chim_era

    Okay…. god showed you the light ….
    Not sure if I like the jesus and norse valkyrie mix …. nope hate it
    another crazy bad far fetched story coming up

    • Pekola

      It’s Bhunivelze, not the Christian God we have in our world.

  • artemisthemp

    Fang is back, but where is my Vanille?

    • Utku Savaş

      My favorite lesbian duo.

  • OkamiKing

    So did they…..
    *Puts on shades*



    • Utku Savaş

      Didn’t work. Not sorry for ya.

  • Oh right Final Fantasy 13 had other characters didn’t it?

  • Utku Savaş

    Oh God, at least change the clothes of Fang, Hope and Noel you lazy bums!

  • Solomon_Kano

    Fang’s just back because they got to reuse her XIII character model. >.>

    I mean, yaaaay Fang, but come on!

    • There’s a character using her model as base?

      • Solomon_Kano

        Yes… it’s her lol. She has her exact model from XIII. Hope does too, since they made him younger again.

        Square Enix is really trying to pinch pennies here lol.

        • Maybe it’s related to the story, they could’ve used XIII-2 Hope but for a reason he went back to his XIII age and look and since they are already well done models I guess they didn’t saw the need of polish it lol.

          But then again Snow did get a redesign, maybe after they gave a buzillion of costumes and attention to Light, by the time they finished Snow they said fuck it, no more redesigns lol.

          • Solomon_Kano

            “Redesign everyone? Fuck that. Snow and Light, everybody else… uh, PLOT REASONS!”

            But, yea, XIII-2’s Hope was older because of time travel. So now he’s back to XIII Hope. BUT COULDN’T HE CHANGE HIS DAMN CLOTHES!?

        • Detrimont

          hope’s scarf is different

          • Solomon_Kano

            I guess that’s something? lol

          • Detrimont

            true, but it is pretty much the same, but they had to change it somehow, still wish they somehow incorporated his scarf into his XIII-2 model though

          • Solomon_Kano

            Yea, it would’ve been nice if he’d kept the scarf in XIII-2. I guess his tie was a similar color…

  • Raltrios

    Aw, fuck. Religion. This is sure to cause shitstorms from every faction.

    • OathkeeperSoraXIII

      Not exactly, it would only cause problems if it specified a religion that could cause offence to others. I see no reason why people would get offended about it just because the word ‘God’ was mentioned.

      • Raltrios

        Well it sounded to me like it would be a very prominent aspect for the game. Lightning was given this ‘divine mission’ and I’m worried it’ll try too hard to use that as the driving force, which could potentially feel like the game’s trying to shove God down people’s throats.
        Nobody wants that, so I think it’s a legitimate concern.

        • OathkeeperSoraXIII

          But XIII-2 revolved a lot around Etro who is also considered a God. It was established back in the Fabula Nova Crystallis Mythos that Bhunivelze, Etro, Muin and Lindzei were all considered Gods. I don’t see why people would start getting offended now when it’s been mentioned since FFXIII came out. Like I said, it’s only a problem if it starts specifying real life religion. Which it’s not. I’m not a religious person but I have no problem if they want to add Gods in. I see no reason for people to disagree with Gods that have been fictitiously created for the sake of a story. Like Kami and Dende in DBZ and Enel in One Piece etc..

          • Raltrios

            To be honest, I haven’t played XIII-2 yet. Since somebody spoiled Serah’s death for me I just haven’t felt like playing.

  • Astraye

    Change the tittle of the new really, this is a spoil.

  • eilegz

    wao lightning in her XIII-2 armor at the begining ;O; and FANG!!! now bring back vanille….

    What happened with hope now he its a kid again?

    I cant understand whats going on =/

  • TheExile285

    So is Light gonna show Fang her chest again?

    • Go2hell66

      i sure freaking hope so…

  • Slayven19

    The trailer was kinda interesting. I want the game that’s all I know and I don’t really care for spoilers.

  • Göran Isacson

    Hold the phone now, weren’t Etro a goddess? Odd.

    At any rate- it’s kinda confusing seeing some of these characters unchanged, some of them drastically altered and opposing you and some are just not around? I guess it gets people talking, but still kinda strange. I’m mostly just wondering if it will turn out that Lightnings holy mission is a scam or genuine, and if the conflict will be about people like Snow and Noel thinking the world can be saved whereas Lightning is resigned to simply making sure all the souls are reincarnated even if it means killing them…

    Though I kinda wonder if her “I’m not even sure I’m even human anymore” line will even mean something. Like, if she’s the protagonist there is a pretty darn big change she will turn out to be in the moral right and all her anxiety that oooh she’s not even human naymore will all be for nothing. Unless she will actually turn into one of those weird-looking Fal’Cie at the end, THAT Would be a twist and a half.

    • Skode

      Etro was a god but she herself was created by Bhunivelze whom i think is the one she is talking about in this trailer… i could be wrong but i think he is the most senior of all the gods in the FFXIII universe like Zeus was to the greeks and Odin to the norse.

      • Göran Isacson

        aaah, right. It’s been so long that I completely forgot about Bhunivelze, but that makes a bit more sense.

  • junjoontea

    I don’t really like the whole religious vibe goin on… Idunno. It’s a bit much for me :L

  • DCBlackbird

    you know a woman told me god spoke to her and gave her this grand task……. now she’s giving god a task in helping her with her debt

  • Pekola

    God hath spoken to Lighting.

    And now she’s the savior of style who can change her fate of having to wear the same clothing each game.

  • Tincho Kudos

    I guess its almost confirmed Vanille will be too :D

  • I don’t understand the excitement around Fang’s coming back, but I think the new trailer is really amazing for the other aspects. That new Lightning omnislash-like attack is pretty badass *-*

  • Amagidyne

    Awwwww yeah, Fang is back! Day made.

    Now I’m really hoping that Vanille will be back too.

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