It’s Snow’s Turn To Take A Beating In Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

By Ishaan . January 20, 2014 . 2:27pm

Right, then—it’s Snow’s turn next, to take a beating from Lightning. The latest in Square Enix’s series of Lightning Returns videos shows off the fight against Snow in the game, and you can view it below.



Speaking with Siliconera, Lightning Returns producer Yoshinori Kitase revealed that Snow is no longer the optimistic hero he used to be.


“Instead, he finds himself struggling with all his might to keep himself from falling apart from the sadness of losing Serah,” Kitase shared. “Lightning’s first mission is to save Snow.”


Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be available this February in North America and Europe for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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  • Martian Wong

    So it takes a goddess to save a man that lost his wife. Hmm…

  • Darkrise

    But Snow has been taking a beating since the first XIII.

    • Stephen Mc Devitt

      Except this time, he doesn’t deserve it.

  • Saphiren

    Just a little more and you’ll beat me too Light ♥

  • ndjn3979

    Is this going to be a reverse-harem thing?

  • Tom_Phoenix

    I’m sure Snow is intimately familiar with Lightning’s fist by now.

    • Stephen Mc Devitt

      I wish it was the other for this new game.

      • OathkeeperSoraXIII

        …just wait

    • David García Abril

      That punch was pretty much the high point of the entire game…

  • OathkeeperSoraXIII

    The scene after the fight made me tear up a little. I’ll be the first to admit I hated Snow with a passion at the start of XIII because he was so cocky and arrogant. Imo Snow, Hope and Light went through the best character development in XIII. I actually loved the big ol’ doofus by the end of the game. I was always under the impression that Snow always acted so cocky because of his insecurities and the fact he never wanted to face up to reality and that if he said he was a hero enough times he might actually believe it himself. But then he was forced to wake up with the whole Hope scene…ahhh Palumpolum, good times lol

    • KoRLumen


      After replaying XIII, I realized the characters were a lot deeper than I gave them credit for. I felt kinda bad for dismissing them the first time around, actually :

      The XIII series has really grown on me xD It’s just the dialogue I can’t stand sometimes… Sometimes it feels like something was lost in translation. Kinda wish we had a dual audio option.

  • Ric Vazquez

    Hypetrain coming through!

  • Randgriz

    Im guessing these videos keep coming because of how low the game’s inital sales were in japan.

  • Aqua King

    I have not watched any of these trailers in fear of spoilers… but I’m really not liking the sound of Lightning running around fighting her old friends. :/

  • kenshinx13

    Y’know i was worried how the guardian outfit would look with a shield and I actually don’t mind it but i SERIOUSLY WISH that they had at least kept the gunblade folding and unfolding animation x.x maybe even a unique action to shoot with it would have been nice

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