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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Image Gallery

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 1:49 pm by Justin Cavender

Lightning Returns is still several months away and we are probably looking at a September or October release date. However, with new images surfacing every couple weeks we thought it was a good idea to share a couple on the site. There are only a few details I know about the game and I’ll go ahead and get those out of the way first. The world only has 13 days before annihilation and it’s up to Lightning to take down as many baddies as possible and hopefully save the world. Sounds simple enough, right?

Lightning is lone wolfing it this time around which isn’t a big shocker given her personality, but what does this mean for combat? No longer will you have to wait your turn to wreck face with your super weapons and mighty magic. No sir, now you are engaging in a real-time action combat system where your abilities are simply assigned to your face buttons (go go button mashing). Additionally, players will be able to guard and dodge incoming attacks, as well move Lightning around with the left thumbstick.

The important thing to remember when slaying monsters is you want to look good while doing it. Players will be able to swap outfits in the middle of combat to change magic or physical stats to better smite your foe. Sounds crazy, but I’m sure it will make more sense as details come to light. In the meantime, enjoy all the pretty pictures below.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2013.


What do you think of the trailer and the new solo real-time action combat system? Are you looking forward to changing outfits mid-fight to mix things up a bit? Let us know in the comments below.

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