First off, despite being scheduled for yesterday, the official webpage for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII updated this morning, adding several new videos from the announcement presentation. The last of the new ones (far right) is the best one as it shows off a lot of concept art, and then teases some upcoming art reveal near its end.
The latest Famitsu uncovers a bunch of tidbits on the game's battle system. Lightning runs solo in battle, without a party! She's free to move around during battle, and in them commands won't be selected. Instead, players will select abilities assigned to controller buttons. Andriasang says that battles are 'close to action' and have an ATB gauge.
The world of Lightning Returns was also teased. You'll play against a constantly running clock, shown everywhere in the world. One in-game day works out to be one to two hours of real time, and actions you take in the game will increase or decrease time. Doing things like killing enemies and saving people can increase or decrease the life of the world. It seems that the game is made to be played multiple times.
Finally, the game has just one ending, and it's supposed to be a happy one. Famitsu says that Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy is 30 percent complete as of now.
|2:45 PM on 03.21.2013|
Slide in the sand in Dead Dunes from Lightning Returns
If you checked out or preview of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII you'll know that the game is set on four continents. We saw a bit of Luxerion, and a peek at the Wildlands, but only a quick shot of the sandy, ruin-packe...more
|10:00 AM on 01.17.2013|
Meet Lightning Returns' new pink-haired character, Lumina
If you read our preview of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII you would have learned that a new pink-haired character has been added to the mix. Lumina looks something like Lightning's little sister, Serah, but has a weird...more
|7:00 AM on 01.17.2013|
13 new things about Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
You think you know everything about Final Fantasy? I did too, but there's a whole bunch of weird new stuff going on with the next title in the series, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, due out late this year. I've just r...more
|10:00 AM on 12.26.2012|
'Amazing ATB' in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
The latest issue of Famitsu [via Game Nyarth] reveals several new battle systems details in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. There's not a solid name for the new battle system yet, so they're calling it "Amazing AT...more
|2:00 PM on 12.24.2012|
Lightning Returns: FF XIII: English subs in Asian version
Much like they did with Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy XIII-2, the Asia version of upcoming title Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will will be playable for importers with proper hardware. Siliconera reports that SCEH c...more
|7:30 PM on 12.19.2012|
Debut trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
[Update: Oh hey look it's the debut trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, featuring gameplay, and Lightning's new outfit!] Full scans from the latest Famitsu have made their way to the Internet, giving us a much...more
|11:45 AM on 12.18.2012|
Lightning, what the hell are you wearing?
Lightning, you look... weird! The black leather-ish armor and white cape aren't exactly JRPG fashion no-nos, but what's up with the sleeves and the shoulder horn? You weirdo! These Shonen Jump magazine scans we foun...more
|10:00 AM on 09.04.2012|
Concept images from Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
I know it's not much, but at least there's something to go on after last week's announcement of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. The game is due out next year, and brings with it a new gameplay system, world and charact...more
|5:00 AM on 05.10.2013|
Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster is looking quite nice
Our latest look at the Final Fantasy HD Remaster collection focuses on the leading ladies of X-2. Yuna, Rikku, and Paine are all looking quite nice, thanks to the fact that the main character models have been reworked to offe...more
|10:30 AM on 05.09.2013|
Compile Heart unveils RPG Fairy Fencer F for PS3
Compile Heart has unveiled Fairy Fencer F, the first title in their newly announced Galapagos RPG brand. A fantasy role-player with an impressive pedigree, the project's team includes Final Fantasy concept artist Yo...more
|4:30 PM on 05.07.2013|
Kingdom Hearts HD comes to PS3 on September 10
Publisher Square Enix revealed today that Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX will arrive on PlayStation 3 on September 10, filling the need for Kingdom Hearts and awesomely bad game titles in one swoop. Pre-orders will be treated to...more