This week’s Famitsu reveals a new character in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII named Lumina.
According to Famitsu’s interview with the developers, Lumina bears striking resemblance to Serah Farron, Lightning’s younger sister and main protagonist of Final Fantasy XIII-2, but with a “gothic lolita” feel that keeps with the gothic-inspired art direction for Lightning Returns.
While not much was given in the way of her personality, it is said that she knows a great deal about Lightning’s actions and motives behind them, and will either serve as a guide or hindrance to those actions as she feels fit.
It seems the trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII was leaked days before it was to debut at Jump Festa in Tokyo.
The trailer shows in-game footage of the new battle and overclock systems, as actual gameplay of Lightning freely traversing over the environment. Everything in the game runs in real-time depending on the time of day based on the Playstation 3 or Xbox 360’s clock.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is set for a worldwide release in 2013.
This week’s Famitsu reveals Lightning’s new look for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, as designed by Tetsuya Nomura. In addition to this outfit, players will have 20 more alternative ones to choose from.
Lightning Returns marks a major departure from the series’ gameplay formula, as the player can now move freely over obstacles and terrain. Stealth is also said to play a large role.
Square Enix is planning to release the first trailer for Lightning Returns on December 22 at Jump Festa.
So…this looks awesome
If Tokyo gets the rights to host the Olympics in 2020, they should ignite the Olympic cauldron by having a group of people in black mage cosplay casting Firaga on it lOl
this would be sooooo badass!
My shoe size is like 13. I wonder how tall that makes Snow? I mean, his feet do look proportionate to his body…
Snow’s official height is 6’7”. Compared to the rest of XIII and XIII-2’s cast: Lightning’s 5’7”, Serah’s 5’5”, Fang’s 5’9”, Vanille’s 5’3”, Sazh and Noel are 6’1”, Hope is 5’ (5’11” in XIII-2) and Cid Raines is 6’6”.
Square Enix revealed new screenshots showcasing Noel and Serah’s April DLC costumes. Noel’s is a collaboration between Square Enix and Ubisoft, bringing Ezio Auditore’s assassin’s outfit from Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. Serah’s “Exposure and Defense” outfit was designed by J-pop group AKB48 member and XIII-2 test player team leader Yuko Oshima, and voted on by Famitsu readers and Square Enix Japan members.
New screens reveal more on the upcoming Gilgamesh DLC battle in Final Fantasy XIII-2.
Joining Gilgamesh, who originally first appeared in the series in Final Fantasy V, is another battle against an army of PuPu, an alien who made its debut in Final Fantasy VIII. Gilgamesh will have a 25.15% crystallization rate upon victory, and joins the Paradigm Pack as a Commando. PuPu’s crystallization rate is 10%, and joins as a Medic.
Both battle packs release April 10 on Playstation Network and Xbox Live.