By looking at the new trailer released last week and reading the most up to date information about Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII one can only think that this time things are serious at Square Enix: the game’s mechanics and plot look anything like we already have seen in the Lightning Saga, which will be brought to an end with this game. New details have emerged from the latest issue of Famitsu, giving new tidbits for the game’s many features.
If you have played Final Fantasy XIII-2 you surely have noticed a familiar face in the latest extended trailer: Light was fighting Noel, main character of XIII-2 for an unknown reason. Apparently, the battle is the result of Lightning trying to release Noel’s soul that ends up bad and starts the fight. Despite Lightning being the only playable character, the Active Time Battle system in this game will be the most frenetic and busiest of all entries of the saga, with Lightning constantly switching roles and costumes on the fly: at the same time players will be able to activate attacks, skills and spells with a single touch of a button and the action will play out without delay, given that the ATB bar is charged. The ATB bar will be also influencing some actions on the field, bringin Lightning Returns closer to an Action Role Playing Game.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be released this Autumn on Ps3 and Xbox 360