Lightning Returns Gamescom trailer, screenshots
posted on 08.21.13 at 07:03 AM EST by (@salromano)
Sazh and Mog return in The Savior's Choice.

Square Enix released a new trailer and screenshots for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII at Gamescom in Germany.

In it, Final Fantasy XIII‘s Sazh Katzroy and XIII-2‘s Mog return.

Watch the trailer below. View the screenshots at the gallery.

  • Guest

    Blasted FuckBall???? ROFL!

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      ..Fuzz?

  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    …I hate those mogs so much

    • Raian Targino

      kupo!?

    • Budgiecat

      lol they have a village…….in a forest Why did I suddenly get reminded of Return of The Jedi

      • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

        That is what I shall try

  • Raian Targino

    The Gameplay looks pretty awesome, and some of the plots look good too, like Sazh and his son (I realy love those two), the wounded chocobo and stuff
    I just want to know of the main storyline is gonna live up to FF13, ’cause Light used to hate gods, godesses, destiny and all that crap, but since 13-2 she’s just some lapdog for the godess. I mean, she has to have a good reason for hunting down old friends…
    And I wish they had changed everyone’s clothes :/
    looking forward to this game, and looking forward to the DLCs they’re bound to realese…
    Blasted FuckBall! LOL

  • Zancrow

    I love Moogles, but that fucking design!

    • Sae-Won Yoon

      It’s THAT particular FF13-2 design…

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I think Sazh says – Blasted Fluff Ball! (lol)

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      It’s weird because in the Japanese trailer, he just says, “Wh-what the hell?!” which is certainly more suitable than whatever he says here, lol.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAaJmhlLboI

      • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

        Yup, in this trailer he does say, What the hell!?

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          I was honestly just curious to hear what he actually said when comparing it to the English version, haha. You can notice quite a few differences actually. For example, in the beginning when Snow says in the English version, “Dammit! What kind of answer is that?”, the Japanese version has him ending with her name included.

          • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

            Exactly That’s why I prefer the Japanese dialogue for both Sazh and Snow as the english dialogue tends to bring out words like Blasted Fluffball or FuckBall, Whatever…… Dem’ Damn Screenplay Writers.

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              Yeah. Sazh was also known for saying something else in XIII, iirc. Something about sugar and rainbows? Hell if I know. I’ve been following XIII in Japanese since the first one, lol.

              Dat Maaya Sakamoto~

              • Budgiecat

                oh cmon I can’t take a Japanese person playing a Black guy seriously. What do the homogeneous Japanese people know about Black people other than archaic stereotypes?

                • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                  …I’m starting to wonder what YOU know outside of archaic stereotypes. It’s voice acting, man. He could play a BLUE guy for all I care.

                  I may have not particularly cared for Sazh as a character, but I certainly didn’t have a problem taking him seriously when he spoke (unless he was joking at the time, of course :P).

  • http://lukalovesgames.blogspot.de/ Alkaid

    Omg completely different approach to the japanese trailer. *LOL*
    Princeless. *g*

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    Sazh is back; Cool!

    Mog is back;….Fuck!

  • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

    Still looks aces.

  • Pyrofrost

    can’t wait to get my hands on this; but damn, it sure feels lonely being part of the small group that actually really likes the XIII saga.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      I know dat feel.

      • Revorse

        Damn,that picture is great.

      • Budgiecat

        I’m taking over driving that bus and we’re gonna go on a nice short field trip…..right over that cliff…..muhahahahahaha

        • LastBoss

          Wrong bus then!

    • new_tradition

      I’m there with you, buddy *fist pump*

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I like the XIII saga. =)

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        …I think you mean XIII, lol.

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          Fail on my part. Nice catch. I’ve been extremely busy tonight, lots of reading comments and sending emails. =)

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            I saw someone address ‘FFXIV’ as ‘FFV’ earlier. No biggie :P

            • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

              Speaking of FFXIV. I’ve been working on the gematsu FFXIV contest for the last few days. Besides a bit of gamescom stuff, that’s pretty much all I’ve been doing with my spare time. =D D=

              • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                That’s cool. Good luck to the contestants then. Keep up the good work.

                • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                  The winners will be posted later today. Since I should already be sleeping, I’m gonna actually go to sleep tonight. xD

                  Laters.

                  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                    I would have participated, but honestly? I didn’t feel like writing an essay as to why I want to play the game. A hobby is supposed to be simple, not complex.

                    I play games because I enjoy them, simple as that. Anyway, I’m off to go get some sleep too actually. Totally off topic here with this, but I’m posting it anyway because it’s the last song I’m listening to tonight and it’s awesome (plus, this video for it is totally awesome haha), heh. Have a good rest, man.

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDHWJzYcCVY

    • Kobracon

      Its not as small as u think. The fanbase is quite evenly halved. Its just that the more vocal half happen to be the haters >.>

      • Pyrofrost

        I completely agree with you man.
        In fact, FFXIII is in my all time top, just under VI.

  • T_lowell

    I guess I should play the second one soon because I really like the way this looks, even if I do dislike sahz.

  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

    There’s also a new costume for lightning, It’s known as Heartstealer outfit
    http://www.finalfantasy.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Heartstealer.jpg

    Description: a light and agile costume well suited to mobile attacks and evasion. Combine this garb with abilities involving movement for rapid and exciting action! Attacking motions will change depending on the weapon used. Armed with a rapier, Lightning attacks like a fast-moving fencer, with powerful thrusting strikes.”

    And a new extended look at Cloud’s Soldier Costume!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E7cPXpeyTs

    • new_tradition

      Oh, I guess this was the outfit some people said looked like FFVI Locke. Differences of course, but get a bandanna on her, and it would be more noticeable, lol.

      I do like it. That sash gives me Amano vibes <3

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Looks more like a fashion model than a fighter, lol.

      • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

        LoL

    • fallen

      What the hell? Is that based on Setzer!?

      • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

        I don’t think so..

        • fallen

          You’re right… I think it’s actually based off of Locke!

    • Kobracon

      My first thought: Ole!

      This really reminds me of a Matador outfit

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Not enough red or white for that :P

        • Kobracon

          Well at LEAST something Spanish IMO

  • new_tradition

    It’s probably the least important thing, but I love that chemistry between Snow and Lightning in that CGI scene. I love dem character interactions and relations ^^

    Also, did I see Fang and Lightning battling an enemy together, wat O_o

    Poor Dajh, what happened to him? ;A;

    I guess Vanille is left to be revealed (around TGS?). Hopefully it’s the case of saving the best for last and she’s in an interesting circumstance :3

  • DarthBrian

    Can’t wait for this. Loved XIII and XIII-2. Hopefully this gives some closure to that ending of XIII-2.

    Also, yeah, I don’t mind sacrificing Snow one bit to save the world. Bring it on. >_>

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      I’d sacrifice the bro too :P

      • DarthBrian

        ::brofist::

  • DichaTesoro

    I did not see the jiggle at all.
    Anyway, good trailer. I would love to go to that Moogle place.

  • Budgiecat

    Sazh cut that damn fro. The 70’s are over

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      >oh cmon I can’t take a Japanese person playing a Black guy seriously.
      What do the homogeneous Japanese people know about Black people other
      than archaic stereotypes?
      >Sazh cut that damn fro. The 70’s are over
      >archaic stereotypes

      The irony is strong in this one.

  • fallen

    I’m happy to see Moogles have themselves a forest again like in FF5.

  • owningLpeople

    HEY! Anyone compared this trailer to the Japanese Lightning Returns Gamescom Trailer?

    When Snow pulls over Lightning, his lips is closed in the Japanese trailer. Here, in the English trailer, his lips are opened and his upper teeth is shown. Just telling a minor difference. Could more subtle differences arise in the future?

  • SOLOmio

    only characters received new clothes and powers!Hope is a child and Dajh is in a coma! OK! let’s save Dajh! (again) And other people as well! Oh and the moogles!

  • SOLOmio

    Wondering “IF” Sazh ended up with one of the female characters, who would give a great mother figure to Dajh??