Lightning Returns extended trailer features Noel - Gematsu
Lightning Returns extended trailer features Noel
posted on 01.17.13 at 11:28 AM EST by (@salromano)
Noel appears to battle Lightning, for some reason or another.

Square Enix released an extended trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII this morning. I didn’t post it with the new screenshots because the download was 1.2 gigabytes, and I thought it was exactly the same as the last extended trailer. And for the most part, it is. But there is one new segment where Final Fantasy XIII-2 hero Noel appears battle Lightning, for some reason. Watch the clip below.

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  • DarthBrian

    Only one new bit is disappointing. I want to see more. :(

  • If there’s one thing I hate in RPG sequels it’s when the main characters wear the same clothes. Especially when they take place hundreds of years after the previous games. wtf Noel?

    • Syltique

      If I didn’t change my clothes for that long, I’d turn evil too.

    • RyoStryfe

      The best explanation I can think of is that he time traveled to this era from the end of XIII-2. Though if we take into account that his hair seems to be fading to gray/white, Square probably decided not to give him new clothes out of laziness. For continuity and common sense’s sake, let’s hope that this design isn’t final.

  • Looks like they have different stance.
    Noel is definitely best male character in FFXIII series.
    I hope he will be added in next Dissidia as FFXIII representative.

  • Noel ? what the Hell He doing in LT:FXIII -_-” Ugh !

    • Akira_Tenshi

      Why wouldn’t he be? He is part of the story to.

  • PrinceHeir

    lol why the hell didn’t they change Noel clothes XD

    hmm want to see more of the open maps they’re talking about :P

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    • TensaiBaka

      Thank you.

  • I’m sure he’s quite mad for a lot of various reasons, Lightning being a horrible sister; Serah dying, Serah being okay with Lightning being a horrible sister, Lightning screwing up things with Caius and Yuel.

    I think can make a whole list of these..

  • Fantasytales

    That was it?! I was expecting I longer extension…

  • if Lightning kills Noel, no tears will be shed.

    • Sora

      Ok. Now THAT was cruel and cold for just an opinion. I’m actually surprised you’re human, including those who gave you +1. It’s one thing to hate a video game character for whatever reason I honestly don’t care about, but to wish them dead…?

      • Warboss Aohd

        first off, i iz no humie, i iz an’ ork. 2nd o’ all, i said i wouldn’t care if he died, not dat i wished ‘im dead, dere iz a difference.

      • Warboss Aohd

        first off, i iz no humie, i iz an’ ork. 2nd o’ all, i said i wouldn’t care if he died, not dat i wished ‘im dead, dere iz a difference.

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  • paperclichepixel

    I really want to hear the SDTK, in this game.

  • This is from the IGN article posted today.

    “While it鈥檚 been confirmed previously that Snow Villiers will crop up, as will Hope Estheim, offering Lightning advice via comlink, it鈥檚 been newly revealed that Noel Kreiss will also have a role to play. Unlike Hope and Snow though, the chaotic energy generated by the imminent end of the world has corrupted him, meaning it鈥檚 up to Lightning to save the man she once fought alongside by putting him down.

    So, the “chaos” has turned Noel into a bad guy it seems.

    • Himiko

      Yeah. In NovaCrystallis preview, it implied that its not just Noel Lightning will knock some sense into.

    • CHAOS you mean the Final boss of FFI

    • new_tradition

      Thanks for the info. Though I’m hesitant to label Noel a bad guy. The scene shows him refusing to accept Lightning as the real deal, and as a result thinks this alleged doppelganger is what’s causing the current clusterfuck xD

      Though interesting that Chaos could warp him so much, especially since his goal to be a guardian required having Chaotic powers. Hmm….

      • Yeah, still so many questions that we need answers too.

  • Kobracon

    Oh thank GOD! Signs that it will continue XIII-2’s story. Whew….

  • Ace

    Noel, those parachute pants were so 90’s.

  • Zuhri69

    To be honest, I;m more excited about Noel rather than the whole game. Sorry guys.

    • Lol noel is definitely the most anticipated for me, already knew lightning was going to be in it heh

  • TensaiBaka

    Why the F**k is Noel back? If he’s the antagonist for this game, I’ll fart on SE’s face.

  • YEEEHAH NOEL MY BROTHA KICK SOME ASS!! LIGHTNING VS NOEL = THE ULTIMATE DUEL!! Spoiler: Lumina = Lightning + Noel love child from the historia crux, they’ll make spin-offs with lumina as main character kicking arse like here mommy and daddy :D

  • dude

    Care to explain WHY y’all hate Noel? And no, I don’t want the obvious answer like he sucks, because as honest gamers we all know the OBVIOUS reason.