This Look At Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Is All Special Effects

By Spencer . November 20, 2013 . 8:43pm

Square Enix released a new video for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and while time does change in the game, it doesn’t move *that* fast. This clip flashes the different areas Lightning can travel too and many of the familiar characters in the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 game.


Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII comes out February 11, 2014 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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  • Dark Zerato

    Really like Lightning’s after image effect.

    • fyi1191

      I’ve seen better effects but yea, that costume after image is awesome.

  • Detrimont

    Awesome trailer, love the after effect section

  • Herok♞

    Now this is how you make a cool trailer, so does anyone know if they are making a LE or not?

    • Anime10121

      Undecided/announced for the west as of yet :(

      Though they did have one for XIII-2 so…hopefully.

    • Aoshi00

      I liked 13-2’s LE a lot and I think they announced that one rather late too.. It might be selfish I hope they won’t do it this time.. I alrdy imported the LR soundtrack, imported the Jpn PS3 ver too and just found out the US ver would have a dual audio patch *.*;; wish they announced these things sooner.. could’ve saved $70..

  • Savage Sui ♥

    Really neat trailer, I must say ^w^ I probably won’t get this game Day 1 when it’s released in America, but it’ll definitely be on my list of games to buy next year~

    • Loli Summoner

      People that say they won’t get it day one end up getting it day one,like they see somebody playing it such as on they’re friend list and they be like “F it” goes to gamestop or whatever to get it,the day it came out.

      • Randgriz

        I hope thats true cause i have like NO money right now..

        • Loli Summoner

          Its not out right now lol and ofc I’m talking of the people that have money XD

  • Luis Ibal

    I didn’t like this trailer, aside for the lightning changing costumes part.. seems some what rush oh well doesn’t matter, i will get the game anyway :D

  • Demeanor

    Mmmmhh no sign of the big bad man?

    • Daniel

      I noticed that too.

  • TensaiBaka

    Small Announcement. The English Version of the game includes Japanese Audio. It’ll come as DLC(free) for two weeks when the game launches in western stores. After 2 weeks, the DLC will have a pricing.

    • Brotato Chip

      thanks, this just made my day

    • Aoshi00

      dang, my Jpn copy just shipped today too *.*;; for 13 & 13-2 I imported the Jpn ver on PS3 and got the US ver on 360, if I had known there’d be free dual audio, I would hold off importing and wait 2 months to play this, since there’s tons of games now (Drakengard 3 & next gen launch)..

      Says Jpn lip-synching would be included too (if they could do the Eng lip synching for FFX/X-2 HD). I wouldn’t mind playing the game twice once in Jpn and then in Eng, but I would rather do it on one copy w/ new game plus.. and people were complaining about the HK Asian ver having no Eng. text..

      but man, this is one of the most refreshing and coolest trailers I’ve ever seen, not just taking footages from here and there.. very stylish.. still bumped it’s kid Hope and not Commander Hope :P

  • Stuart Nisbet

    The gang’s all here.

  • Göran Isacson

    Can’t say I’m that fond of the soundtrack here, but it was a pretty neat video. Kinda found it funny that the only characters Lightning interacted with where the ones who fought with her… and Serah.

    Still, liked that “trailing after image” scene with all the different outfits.

  • fairysun

    At 1:20

  • Nice Boat Quatro

    Looks like the Lightning’s Acid Trip Trailer

  • Chiupon

    wow this is kind of…
    really cool
    i really like this trailer

    i really hope that she gets alternate costumes of the other characters

  • Altumn

    It wasn’t my favorite, but it was original and I really liked that. I have not seen a trailer for a game quite like that before.

  • revenent hell

    Sara and Lightning had a Fang and Vanille pose from their crystal days……. I found that fairly endearing.
    I quite liked this vid.

  • Vash bane

    that was….trippy lol

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