Spoiler alert – a scan from Jump spilled the beans and revealed the origins of Final Fantasy XIII-2 newcomer Noel Kreiss.
This could be considered a major spoiler so scroll down at your own risk.
Noel comes from the future where he is the last surviving human from a ruined world. Jump also has an update on Lightning. She’s in Valhalla and a knight guarding the temple of the Etro, one of the goddesses from the Fabula Nova Crystallis mythology. Even though Lightning is in a different world, she continues to fight. Screenshots show her riding Odin while battling Chaos Bahamut and pictures of her in a dual with the mysterious man seen in the first Final Fantasy XIII-2 video.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 is slated for release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Japan this December. North America gets the game in January.