Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII screenshots

More of The Dead Dunes, shops, and artwork.

March 21, 2013 / 08:04 AM EDT / (@salromano)

Square Enix has shared new screenshots of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII following our introduction to the game’s Dead Dunes desert area earlier this week.

Today’s batch shows off more of the Dunes, the game’s shop and inn features, and some artwork of weapons, buildings, and trains.

Lightning Returns is due this fall for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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  • TensaiBaka

    Looks Spectacular! :D
    Even though the images should’ve been in 720p.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Yep. Still can’t understand why they’re not. Not like it looks bad visually or anything.

      • TensaiBaka

        I agree with you. Btw have you any news of a new trailer?

  • Potionzmaster

    Wide, open spaces? Actual shops? Townz?
    This is shaping up to be a pretty awesome RPG :D

    • KnifeAndFork

      more like “what people would normally expect from an average RPG instead of a monotonous hallway fest”

  • http://gematsu.com/author/ro-kurorai 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

    Design and art direction are great, as expected. While the game is clearly visually inferior to FFXIII – no surprises here, as SE aimed for visual parity on all platforms since XIII-2 – I hope they sort out the frame-rate. In recent trailers the game looked to be chugging along the low 20s, hardly a fun gaming experience.

  • Rohman Aditya ‘Zamboze’ Dharma

    dat skirt ,,, O__O

    • tubers

      dat thong… 0.o

      • Skeletor

        If He-Man ever kills me I hope to be reincarnated as Lightnings thong!

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  • KnifeAndFork

    You also possess a trampy looking outfit…

    what are your hourly rates?

  • Nightmesh

    I can’t see lighting wearing a suit that shows her G-string. It just doesn’t fit her character imo. I like the greenish brown outfit she has.

  • AerithRinoa

    That outfit looks great all except the skirt…

    I’m glad that they’re bringing back shops and inns. I’m actually really looking forward to this, even though I won’t buy it till it’s $20 :)

  • PrinceHeir

    tbh im quite surprised the new art direction is fantastic :D

    let’s just hope they fixed the framerate!

  • http://www.last.fm/user/frogjab l1lyone

    is it just me or does Lightning look like whore on this?

  • Fenrir

    The game is really looking great so far, and Lightnings outfit and armor look marvelous, it’s such a great mixture of materials and style. However I have to say, I’m not quite sure how Lightning is expecting to fight in that 15cm of purple fabric around her waist, plus the added thong.
    Compared to the male character standing by her in the screenshot, whose outfit is at fitting and appropriate for battle in some sense, she looks kinda ridiculous.
    I suppose that’s the fun with multiple outfits though.

  • Warboss Aohd

    dat outfit doezn’t seem right considerin’ ‘er personality. Part o’ da reason i don’t understand dis fascination some o’ ya humiez have wit fanservice….it’z distractin’ an’ sometimez clasez wit a character’z personality.

    • Kobracon

      I recall mention of the ability to dress her up. I assume you can dress her as sexy or as serious as you want. And yeah I agree, that suit really doesn’t suit her personality. No matter how much some of us want more Lightning skin XD

  • Kobracon

    Has everyone forgotten that you can pick what Light wears? Yes the one in the pics is particularly fanservicey but I assume thats just the one of many that can be worn.

    Of course with options like that, I have no doubt SE will release a bikini DLC just like FF13-2…

  • Prodigy-X

    Don’t care.

  • merwanor

    Problem is, I guess I will have to finish the horrid FFXIII to play this or I bet I will be pretty lost when it comes to the story. But FFXIII is just so boring it is hard to play it.

  • Rivethead

    I lost all interest in the series after 9.
    I lost all hope for the series upon seeing that XIII was a bunch of linear rhythm/timing-button-mashing garbage that had an illegitimate child with a cliche and effeminate otaku fashion show.