Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII ‘special effects’ trailer
posted on 11.20.13 at 11:22 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Final Fantasy XIII saga's last chapter now available in Japan.

Square Enix has released a new “special effects” trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII in celebration of the game’s release in Japan today.

The video features Lightning and the rest of the cast in what Square Enix describes as “a fascinating array of visuals within the Nova Chrysalia world.”

Watch the trailer below. The game is due out for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America on February 11 and Europe on February 14.

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

    Special effects? That’s odd since the Japanese Square-Enix channel simply called it:

    LRFFXIII ~LIGHTNING Project Special Trailer~

    Looks like a ‘Lightning Project Special’ trailer. I guess it could be seen as special effects being the focus here, but I think it’s more of a focus on Lightning. Either way, odd translation I guess.

  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    I thought the game was out already…no offense tofans of 13 but i cant wait till it is so we can move on to the next entry

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

      You mean so you can go back to waiting for XV like you’ve already been doing for 5+ years?

      k

      • Omega_Shiro

        AT LEAST THERE IS A DATE!!! but yea pummped for 13-r but then there is god eater and akiba and xillia 2 my ps4 and all that I should be picking up but I must pick and choose till I get money a few days later :( so late on the god eater train

        • Gigus

          Yup, there are a ton of games for people to play while waiting for 15. I really need to pre-order the tales of symphonia collection and xillia 2 already. I can’t believe I missed The guided fate paradox and disgaea d2 collector’s edition from NISA webstore -__-. Last time I checked they said they had less than 25% of stock and the next day they disappeared. That prinny lied to me :’|

          • Omega_Shiro

            OUCH that would hurt…yea LOTS till 15 to play farout so happy I have the chance to get them though.

            • Gigus

              I hate you -__-. I kid, I kid XD

      • Gigus

        No need to be harsh lol. He already said no offense XD.

      • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

        It will likely have more press when they stop pushing this one, its how square rolls

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

          Sorry, but LRXIII isn’t the reason XV wasn’t getting any press, lol. Sounds like you’re just wanting to use it as a scapegoat since you have some personal issue with the game :p

          This would be like people pointing fingers at Sony’s other projects and blaming them for us not having more coverage on The Last Guardian. It just sounds silly when you think about it, doesn’t it?

  • Ratsuki

    Cool. But isn’t it a norm for SE game to look pretty? Hopefully its story and gameplay were as good as its graphic..
    Btw anyone reminded of Jean and Shingeki no Kyojin opening when watching Lightning jump in the fighting scene? XD

  • Bobby Jennings

    That was nice.

  • DarthBrian

    Lightning is her own special effect. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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

      Unf~

      I’m ready to love again <3

      Someone make it Friday already so I can play it ;w;

      • Budgiecat

        okay its Friday Feb 2014 you can now play it in English. But even better, I can transport you to 2015 to play FF XV

  • bloodiOS

    Special effects, huh?

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

      SUPER COSPRAY ACTION GAME

      • Kobracon

        Thats actually not a bad idea for a game….hmmm

        *starts writing GDD*

      • Kobracon

        Actually wait a minute….there IS a cosplay game! Its a pretty awesome Chibi fighting game with nothing but ppl who cosplay certain things! I forgot the name but its indie and free.

    • Sae-Won Yoon

      For something that wasted potential back when Wada was “Watarded”

      I’ll admit, this is pretty cool. My only nitpick is the story and writing, considering what Lightning has done exactly the previous games…

    • Guest

      This is what FF has come to..

      • dmysta3000

        You mean job based costume changes?

        you realize that FF has been doing that since FF3 right?

      • Kobracon

        You mean the clothes thing? Like FFX-2? This is kind of a delayed reaction

      • Syltique

        So get XV when that comes out. This is a sequel, and doesn’t define the entire series at all.

        • Budgiecat

          okay

  • Syltique

    Love it! Very cool scene with the clothes changing.

  • Kobracon

    OK that part where all the clothes were like her ‘shadow images’ was REALLY cool. That was impressive.

    P.S. Yuel?!?!

  • Willgaea

    I think Erza Scarlet is lightning’s twin star.

    • bloodiOS

      Changing costume is one thing but being anywhere as epic as Titania is a whole other different story.

      • Willgaea

        Armor change/Class change. It’s really the same thing. Although I really do like Erza’s Personality better.

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  • BizarreJelly

    That had a very anime opening feel to it didn’t it? Liked it, oozed style! Would like to see a cg version aswell.

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

      But… That was made with CG @w@

      • BizarreJelly

        Wha?! It’s just in-game is it not?

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

          Well yeah, but that’s done with CG technology, lol.

          • BizarreJelly

            Ahh details details lol

  • Greenapple

    awesome!!! she look like Erza Scarlet’s re-equip!!
    i cant wait that we’re love Lightning!!!!

  • ayb_91

    Light <3