We’re still a while off from the February release of Final Fantasy XIII’s latest spinoff; but SquareEnix are more than happy to remind us that the game is on the horizon, regularly providing stacks of screenshots, trailers and other assets, just to make sure we know the Lightning will be returning.
But she won’t be the only one coming back, as several characters from Final Fantasy XIII will be returning – We already know Sazh will be coming back, but so will the following characters:
- Noel Kreiss – A young man who formerly journeyed with Serah and Mog. Blaming himself for bringing about the destruction of the world, Noel’s guilt makes him hide away from society. He ceaselessly works to maintain public order from the cover of darkness and has come to be known as the “Shadow Hunter”.
- Yeul (Paddra Nsu-Yeul) – A young woman known as the “Priestess of the Farseers” who possesses the ability to see fragments of the future to come. She asks a particular favour of Lightning.
- Caius Ballad – The man who fought and defeated Lightning 500 years ago in Valhalla, the world of the dead. He holds within himself the heart of Etro, the goddess of death, and was the one responsible for releasing the insidious Chaos energy – by piercing that heart during his battle with Noel and Serah.
As well as that announcement, we’ve got yet more screenshots of the game for you, right here:
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be released on 14 February, 2014 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.