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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 battle system, new costume and arena detailed

Thursday, 18 July 2013 17:11 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 details on the battle system and the reveal of a new location and costume have been posted by Square Enix.

The screenshots below show off Yusnaan, “the city of revelry,” and focus on The Slaughterhouse, an arena home to nightly battles.

There’s also a new costume available which allows you to dress Lightning as A Realm Reborn’s Miqo’te character. You can also use the Lominsan Cutlass and Escutcheon which will give you more rapid attacks.

Also of note, in some battles, you can destroy sections of a foe and once you disable a specific area the enemy will be weakened. You will also earn different items as rewards once the battle is won.

You can also perform a new counter attack system where if you time your attack perfectly with your enemy’s, you can stagger them; however, it’ll use up a large portion of the ATB gauge, and it’s only effective against physical attacks.

A new trailer being shown at Comi-Con called 13 Days is posted below.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 is out in the west during February 2014 on PS3 and Xbox 360.

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51 Comments

  1. salarta

    Good, now make Lightning take a softcore porn shower, wear maid outfits and bikinis, and nearly burst into tears in terror at the first sight of monsters and we’ll call 3rd Birthday even.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Fethennour

    “deatiled” ? ^^

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    Right. That’s. It.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. KoojoPanda

    Quite disappointed in her lack of abdominal definition. Preorder canceled.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. salarta

    @3: It’s important to have games that are de-tiled. :)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Blackened Halo

    still no sign of a PC release?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Lengendaryboss

    @3
    HaHa i feel so sorry for you Steph, but learning from our mistakes makes us stronger or smarter, we are not machines so its understandable.

    But five minutes to spell check wouldn’t kill you :D

    #7 2 years ago
  8. KineticCalvaria

    @3, Comi-Con = Comic-Con.

    Couldn’t resist :)

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Ireland Michael

    Jesus… is that costume for real? Good lord…

    P.S. Guys, give the typo correcting a break, please. Everyone makes typos. They know how to fix them, and they’ll do it in their own time.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Lengendaryboss

    @9
    It is not a matter of if? but when?

    “Rockstar has released a Grand Theft Auto 5 and other than the things we already know about it, the firm since the game is the “largest and most ambitious game” its created, the game will “full advantage of every ounce of processing power available in the current generation of consoles.” In other words, the game will have installation requirements on both Xbox 360 and PS3.”

    http://www.vg247.com/2013/07/02/gta-5-ships-on-two-xbox-360-discs-8gb-install-on-both-systems/

    It is better for someone to point out the errors rather than go unnoticed.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Ireland Michael

    @10 No, it isn’t, and its clearly annoying her.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Lengendaryboss

    @11
    Well Michael some people are grammar nazis or don’t like reading inconsistencies in the article or something else to that effect.

    Whether she likes it or not it is still going to happen no matter how annoyed she is. She just has to deal with it unfortunately.

    Huh thats a poor choice of words isn’t it? “Deal with it”

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Ireland Michael

    @12 Nobody should “have to deal” with anything. If people are grammar nazis, that’s *their* problems. The guys here are churning out dozens or stories on a weekly basis, and its bloody hard work. Give them a break. They’re not stupid.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Stephany Nunneley

    You know, if it makes you feel better about yourself or superior to me by making fun of me – then have at it. If you want me to do one post an hour to make things correct instead of doing it at the end of the day or when I am not busy instead of giving you the news as fast as possible – since, you know I WORK THE BUSIEST SHIFT – then that is what is going to happen.

    It is also much easier to edit someone else other than yourself – which I am fucking excellent at btw just so you know – and spell check does not catch everything (I am not so blind I can’t see a red squiggly line) – and when you have a slight disability on top of it, it just makes you feel like shit when it is continuously pointed out.

    Like I said earlier – you want consistency? – then lead by example and do the same thing to Dave or Brenna. This whole “picking on the American girl” has gotten old after 5 years and I am finished with it and this conversation.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Lengendaryboss

    @13
    I did at 7, its not me correcting Steph this time, like you said everyone makes mistakes and the people on here correct it. Its just that it happens with Steph the majority of the time.

    We are human, we make mistakes and usually we can correct them with/without help.

    But the harsh reality of it is to accept the mistakes you’ve made and move on.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Lengendaryboss

    @14
    Trust me Steph when the others make a mistake, someone sooner or later will point it out. Usually its sooner. i recall examples when Dave listed GTA V for PC, i called him out on it, when Brenna makes a mistake its the same, when you make a mistake its the same.

    I’m not giving anyone special treatment, a mistake is a mistake.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. salarta

    @14: I figured it was just a mix of letting you know of a kind of mistake everyone makes so you have a chance to fix it if you want, combined with trying to be playful and fun. Sorry if any time I did it hurt you personally.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. machy

    this game will make me put ps4 in the closet .. i loved FF13 i was disappointed by 13-2 but so far LR may be the best one yet

    FF13 120 H
    FF13-2 62 H
    LR: FF13 ??

    #18 2 years ago
  19. zoopdeloop

    you know what’s worse than the game itself?
    having to battle rehashed enemies in all 3 games
    They should have canned it

    FFXIV:ARR and FFXV are far more interesting than the FFXIII franchise

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Ireland Michael

    @17 Its not just one person. Countless people do this all the time. It gets tedious.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. KoojoPanda

    WOW…this community is dreadful. Picking on an editor because she is American? I would like to let you people know that I scour the web with game news, and even compared to IGN, this has got to be the absolute biggest gathering of sarcastic assholes I have ever seen. And “biggest” is relative; I see less hate speech on sites infinitely larger than this one. Just shocking. Learn some respect for fuck sake!

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Lengendaryboss

    @21
    Whoa! There its not because she “the American girl” (no idea where Steph got that from).

    We are just pointing out the errors she made (which we do with all the staff not just her, ok its mainly her). If that is what picking on is then we should accuse teachers of doing that in educational environments.

    “Learn some respect for fuck sake!” When you swear in your post its very difficult to differentiate on who needs to learn respect.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. KineticCalvaria

    Trying to help people is now a crime, who knew?!?

    No one intended it to be malicious, he was simply pointing it out… jeez, laugh about it, don’t cry.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. KoojoPanda

    Sure LegendaryBoss, swearing makes my point entirely irrelevant. You’ve just brought that up to distract from yourself being legitimately called out on an issue of disrespect. Just apologize and work on your attitude.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. KineticCalvaria

    @24, no you’re just reinforcing the fact that people are ultra-sensitive and always like to play the victim, Steph said it was due to her being American, that’s her issue, nobody else said it.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Lengendaryboss

    @24
    I never called Steph out on it (well at least not on this post)

    “swearing makes my point entirely irrelevant.” your saying show respect and you swear in your post it doesn’t make it irrelevant just makes it harder to take serious.

    “Just apologize and work on your attitude.” The latter is something you clearly need to work on and i don’t need to (if my attitude was a problem people need to tell me) and the former is something the person who corrected her mistake thus annoyed her would need to do.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Stephany Nunneley

    @25 I was being sarcastic with that. And there is a difference between being tired of something and *crying* about it. “One cries because one is sad. For example, I cry because others are stupid and it makes me sad.” Or something like that. Trust me, I am not crying over anything anyone says to me on here.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Lengendaryboss

    @Steph
    Sorry if i came off blunt or was signalling you out.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. KineticCalvaria

    @27, Like I said, nobody is correcting you to make you look stupid or to be nasty or anything, it’s just like the ‘News’ section in the forums, people are just trying to help and I’ve noticed plenty of times that they do it to other writers, not just yourself.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Ireland Michael

    @29 I have been hear since day one, and I can safely say that people do *not* do this on any other staff’s articles anywhere near half as much.

    Steph isn’t blind. She doesn’t need the typos pointed out. Nobody likes a grammar nazi.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Lengendaryboss

    Case and point right here: http://www.vg247.com/2013/07/18/dragons-crown-screenhosts-released/comment-page-1/#comment-513449

    #31 2 years ago
  32. KoojoPanda

    @26

    I took your “attacks” on this and other articles as pure arrogance. The fact that Ms. Nunnely appeared quite bothered was very angering to me. Perhaps I got you wrong, but indeed your attitude and many many others on here have come off as extremely arrogant and negative towards the editors – specifically this young lady. It’s extremely aggravating to me. I could have maybe put it a better way, but alas.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Ireland Michael

    @31 She asked people to stop. You’re being a dick.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. KineticCalvaria

    @30, Stop trying to be her knight in shining armour, she’s big enough too look after herself without you acting like a creep. People do correct other writers, end of.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Lengendaryboss

    @32
    “I took your “attacks” on this and other articles as pure arrogance.” “Perhaps I got you wrong, but indeed your attitude and many many others on here have come off as extremely arrogant and negative towards the editors – specifically this young lady.”

    For the last time i do not “attack” the editors and you have got me wrong, it can be very easy for me to leave it alone if it bothers her, i can’t speak for others.

    If anything i stick up for them when i feel its necessary:
    http://www.vg247.com/forum/topic.php?id=24467

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Lengendaryboss

    @Michael
    It wasn’t me who made that comment just like i wasn’t the one who made the comment here. That was to prove to @24 its not just me.

    If i wanted to be “Dick” i would act like Da Man or be an %100 grammar nazi, i am neither.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. KoojoPanda

    @34 & 35

    I just really suggest thinking about the feelings of the editor moving forward after this. Thanks, and I hope you will agree.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Ireland Michael

    @34 Spare my the “white knight” bullshit. A man can stand up for someone of the opposite gender without it meaning anything, and I’ll stand up for whoever I damn well want to, thank you. If Steph has an issue with it, she’ll tell me herself, thank you.

    She made it pretty fucking clear that she was stressed out by it, and she sid her point, and you’re *still* trying to justify people’s shitty behaviour.

    How about you respect people’s wishes instead of justifying being a pedantic asshole? Pointing out shit after someone has already said its annoying isn’t funny. It’s stupid and moronic.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. polygem

    wahts giong no ni hree???

    pceae evreynoe!

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Stephany Nunneley

    Everyone please stop. I shouldn’t have said anything.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. KineticCalvaria

    @38, someone’s angry, guess I hit a nerve there? Guess we know it’s true. Me an asshole? Look in the mirror.

    I’m not interested in what you have to say Michael, I think you’re a moaning old man and that’s all.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Lengendaryboss

    I’m done with this thread, moving on.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. KoojoPanda

    @41

    Do you really think you are helping your case with that post? Relax.

    @42

    Good idea. I hope we have all learned something.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. polygem

    ok then…who wants to play last of us multiplayer tonight?

    :)

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Ireland Michael

    @40 You have every right to stand up for yourself. People seem completely unwilling to understand your difficulties. You shouldn’t feel guilty about it, especially after putting yourself out there and explaining the situation.

    Sadly, dealing with self obsessed assholes who treat you like crap is all part and parcel of being a journalist. Not that that justifies it, of course.

    @41 Damn right I’m angry, when people treat others like shit.

    “I’m not interested in what you have to say Michael”

    Then… don’t respond to it? That’s an odd choice of action for someone who claims they’re “not interested”.

    “I think you’re a moaning old man and that’s all.”

    Guilty as charged, with the grey hairs and receding hairline to go with it.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. KineticCalvaria

    @43, I’ve already said that people are trying to help, if you are all so negative about the community that you think they’re criticising everything then you know what you can do. (Little clue, fuck off).

    @45, add deluded to the old man comment, no one is treating anyone like shit, you’ve started this by making a bigger deal out of it than is really necessary.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Ireland Michael

    @46 Nobody should fuck off just because *you* want to be an asshole.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. KineticCalvaria

    @47, breathe, calm down. Stop making your coffee Irish, it’s affecting your judgment.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. salarta

    @19: FFXV is an actual Final Fantasy game at least. FF13 is just Toriyama’s ideas for a brand new IP forced onto an existing one, because he has a long-running habit of not giving a shit about what other people made and established before him, and seems to greatly delight in ruining good things and getting paid for it.

    @40: Nah, say what you need to say. If you don’t say it, how will anything change for the better? You don’t like people focusing too much on spelling and grammar errors, some people just need to learn to back off.

    Though I confess that even though I’ll refrain from pointing out most of them, I’ll still point out any tag typos. Because some people, myself included, sometimes rely on those to find other news articles on the same subject. :P

    ANYWAY, let’s go get some bacon ice cream, my treat.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. machy

    man i missed on a drama .. i need to star reading comments before commenting

    #50 2 years ago
  51. crackdude

    @40
    Yeah, you shouldn’t have. Handling criticism (although I wouldn’t call people correcting your mistakes “criticism”) is a determinant part of an online writer’s job. No one cares if you’re a girl or where you are from, just don’t get emotional over people spellchecking your articles. Jesus Christ.

    Also, “white knighting” is the trademark of sad socially inept men. If you don’t want to send out that idea of yourself, stop it.

    (sorry, english is not my main language)

    #51 2 years ago

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  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

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  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

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  • Destiny House of Wolves: everything you need to know about gear upgrades & The Reef

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  • Mod-friendly Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access in May

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  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 22 team includes Barcelona, Chelsea players

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  • Sony’s Spring Fever Sale winds down with Shovel Knight and Call of Duty discounts

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  • This Overlord video teases four new faces of evil

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  • Nvidia releases complete graphical guide for GTA 5

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  • Cthulhu voodoo: why Bloodborne is the best Lovecraftian game

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  • Mortal Kombat X: PSN sign in problems fixed in new patch

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  • Halo 3: ODST and Relic remake come to The Master Chief Collection in May

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  • Rockstar says Social Club wasn’t hacked, account details leaked from other websites

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  • That Destiny: House of Wolves teaser is packed with new intel, Reef reveal at 11.00am PST today

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  • We’ll finally get a look at Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 at E3 in June

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  • You can now grab Killing Floor 2 through Steam Early Access

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  • Destiny: House of Wolves livestream will reveal The Reef social space tomorrow

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