Lightning Returns: FFXIII New Screenshots Feature Caius, Yeul, Noel

Earlier this week we have reported that Caius Ballad and Yeul will be coming back in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, the final entry of the Lightning Saga trilogy.

The new batch of screenshots released for the game not only show the characters mentioned above but also Noel, one of the main characters of Final Fantasy XIII-2. Lighting will have a heated battle against the young Shadow Hunter, who uses quick strikes as well as abilities that deal different status ailments.

Lightning will also have to fight Snow, one of her companions and husband of her sister, Serah. Snow still uses his fists during the battle but he’ll be charging them with the power of ice and chaos, making his blows even more powerful than they usually are.

Lightning will be the only playable character in the game. The whole Final Fantasy XIII battle system has been changed to make it work with a single character. Instead of having to go through menus to select abilities, special skills will be mapped to different buttons, making the game feel more like an action game.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be released in North America on February 11th and in Europe on February 14th on Ps3 and Xbox 360. Japanese gamers will be able to enjoy the game this December.