Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 “The Divine Task” trailer explains plot

Thursday, 4th July 2013 16:05 GMT By Dave Cook

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 has received a shiny new trailer called “The Divine Task” from Square-Enix, this time explaining the JRPG’s plot.

The game casts Lightning as protector of the people in the run up to the apocalypse, and from the looks of it she has quite the fight on her hands.

You can also check out this trailer of Lightning wearing a Cloud Strife pre-order outfit. Pre-ordering the game gets you the costume, a buster sword and a few bonus items.

The game’s due on PS3 and Xbox 360 across Europe February 14, 2014.



  1. For Blood

    Darn, the title of the article was fixed before I could point out the spelling mistake.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 Sorry to disappoint ;)

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Ireland Michael

    So they’re not even trying to give characters new looks this time around, and just straight up reusing their old character models? Good lord.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. bymindx

    That’s the whole point of making FF13-2 and FF13-3. They are reusing a lot of the existing resources so that the development costs are low. the development costs of a Final Fantasy game is too high compared to what SE makes at the end of the day(It’s really their own fault), and this is how they recover.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Jeckt

    They’ve lost the plot with this story… First it was fal’Cie, then it was time travel to find Valhalla, now it’s purgatory where you fight your friends (though I wouldn’t mind kicking Noel in the face)! Just let it die please and focus on Final Fantasy XV, as that is the level Square Enix should be at.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Gnosis

    Only 4 hours into the first game I already didn’t know wtf was going on and why ppl were doing shit they were doing. Then some friends told me that XIII-2 delivers the answers, but it didn’t. Was hard to imagine for me, but it made it all wayyy worse. I highly doubt that this game is able to deliver any answers at all, it looks even more confusing and wtf.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Eddie Rodrigues

    @6 The beginning of FFXIII is indeed boring, though the rest is surprisingly fun and a bit more clear. Now XIII-2 does explain a load of things, have no clue what are your doubts, if you played the entire game.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Ireland Michael

    @5 Noel was fine. He wasn’t emo, angsty, whiney, or self obsessed.

    A few previous Final Fantasy leads could probably learn a thing or two from him.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Gnosis

    @7: Ok, one question then:

    Why did the have to build another floating Cocoon?… They had the exact data of the fall and more then enough time to evacuate EVERYONE. The fall itself wasn’t that big of an issue apparently, since they decided just to drop the old one. The only answer I come up with is “because otherwise the plot wouldn’t work” and that’s a really bad excuse.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Ireland Michael

    @9 Because Toriyama.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Eddie Rodrigues

    @9 The old one wouldn’t work, only with the fal’Cie (that is a hard name to remember), but why? PLOT, as you stated.

    #11 1 year ago

    Hey look, Dress spheres make a return!

    #12 1 year ago
  13. BrahManDude

    looks interesting i liking the real time slower paced combat it looks more strategic, why so much hate

    #13 1 year ago

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