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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 - first trailer released

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 is the final entry in the RPG trilogy. It has big shoes to fill, and even larger expectations to meet, following two quite different and oft-critiqued prequels. Check out the first trailer through the break and judge for yourself whether Lightning can restore your faith in Final Fantasy.

Update:The video was a GameTrailers exclusive, but has since disappeared. However, we have an alternate clip below.

It shows off Lightning's outfit as revealed in Famitsu scans, but one of the new features of Lightning Returns is the ability to customise outfits; it's not clear whether this is our heroine's official costume or whether we're being shown how the game accounts for personal tastes.

Lightning Returns has a couple of other interesting new twists. The player is given thirteen days, over a real time day-night cycle of about two hours each, to save the world - but can lengthen or shorten that time depending on their actions. Square Enix has hinted that sometimes doing the "right" thing will have grave consequences. It will have multiple endings, and it is intended that multiple playthroughs will be required to see everything.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 is expected on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013.

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Thanks to BlitzWhat for the clip.

Thanks, Kotaku.

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