Square Enix has released a new set of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII screenshots, the majority highlighting the reappearance of Oerba Yun Fang.
After Final Fantasy XIII, Fang and Vanille transformed and slept within a crystal pillar preventing the collision of Cocoon and Pulse for centuries, but awaken in Lightning Returns. At first, they lived under the care of the Order, until Fang set out for the Dead Dunes, Nova Chrysalia’s barren desert, in search of a long-lost relic.
Lightning eventually reunites with Fang to explore the ancient ruins buried beneath the sands of the Dead Dunes. Fang will fight alongside Lightning during battles here.
You’ll also see screenshots of the ‘Last One’ Skeleton monster. There are a limited number of monsters for each species in Lightning Returns, and the last survivor of a species is known as the Last One. It is “extraordinarily powerful,” but when it’s eradicated, the species becomes extinct. Of course, if you find the battle difficult, you can always use Lightning’s EP Escape ability. Although some monster species can never be completely destroyed.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is due out November 21 in Japan, February 11 in North America, and February 14 in Europe.
View the screenshots at the gallery.