Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII's 11-Minute Gameplay Video Streamed

posted on 2013-11-20 10:15 EST
Final game in Lightning's saga ships in Japan on Thursday, in the West in February

Japanese video game news website 4Gamer began streaming an 11-minute introductory gameplay video for Square Enix's Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII role-playing game on Wednesday. The video introduces the new game system, including fighting monsters, accepting quests, and the "Overclock" system in battle. It also show how to customize Lightning's outfits, and the passage of time in the game.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will ship in Japan on Thursday. The game will arrive in the United States on February 11, 2014, and then in Europe on February 14, 2014.

Players who pre-order the game in North America and Europe will be able to unlock Cloud's uniform and buster sword as equipment for Lightning. Lightning is also getting a Yuna costume from Final Fantasy X and various samurai costumes, as well as an Aerith Gainsborough costume and guard rod weapon from Final Fantasy VII, and a Miqo'te costume from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn with shields with motifs from the game's three city-states: Limsa Lominsa, Gridania, and Ul'dah.

The game will represent the final chapter in Lightning's story. The game centers around a 13-day countdown until the end of the world, and players must save humanity within 13 days and 13 nights.

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