FFXIII: Lightning detailed

Wednesday, 16th July 2008 11:09 GMT By Mike


In a quick Q&A with Square Enix, IGN has detailed some of the background to the rather fantastic-looking girl in the Final Fantasy XIII trailer.

As previously known, she’s called Lightning: although that isn’t her real name.

“The only one they would go into any detail on is the girl featured prominently in the video. She’s called Lightning, though that isn’t her real name,” says the piece.

“The trailer often shows her alone, which was done to portray one of the major themes in the game. The game doesn’t begin with a large group of people fighting together.

“There’s almost sort of a rejection at the beginning,” said producer Yoshinori Kitase. Lightning refuses to fight alongside others at first and, “then the relationship builds from there. The trailer was crafted to portray that theme and get that message across.”

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By Mike Bowden



  1. Blerk

    wtf? She’s not a ‘new’ character – she was the first one they revealed, way back in the original trailer. Years ago. :-D

    #1 7 years ago
  2. patlike

    Eek. Ta.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. morriss

    Yeah I know. But she’s still new, as in we’ve never seen her in a FF before and we didn’t know who she was or anything about her. Until now.

    #3 7 years ago
  4. morriss

    morriss OVERRULED!


    #4 7 years ago
  5. patlike

    *covers everyone’s ass*

    #5 7 years ago
  6. Blerk

    You’re such an RPG n00b, morriss. :-D

    #6 7 years ago
  7. morriss


    I was playing RPGs before you were….oh wait, I probably wasn’t actually. :)

    #7 7 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    That’s a man… man.

    #8 7 years ago
  9. Shatner

    Squall, Cloud, Lightning..


    #9 7 years ago
  10. Michael

    And here I was hoping that the game wouldn’t be lead by an angst ridden teenager with social interaction issues…

    Back to FFXII it is then.

    #10 7 years ago
  11. trav

    Least the character looks like a girl and is actually a girl.

    That makes a change for an FF game.

    #11 7 years ago
  12. Bleak Harvest

    I’m sure you linking to the 360 webpage wasn’t an accident :P

    #12 7 years ago
  13. Spiral

    Didn’t say much did they. Battle System between X and XII is the only unexpected bit of info and I can’t even imagine how that’s going to work.

    #13 7 years ago

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