New gameplay details on an important ability found in Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII have emerged today.
As all Lightning fans surely already know, our heroine is going to have limited time to save the world from destruction. In order to be able to travel through the big world of the game without wasting too much time, Lightning will be able to use a special Teleport ability which will allow her to get back to a location she has already explored.
Players will also have the choice to travel by foot between each continent. This giant highway, however, will be infested with powerful monsters who could bring a premature end to Lightning’s quest.
The Teleport ability will use EP points which are regained by earning stars in battle, just like the TP points in the original Final Fantasy XIII.
EP management is going to be an important aspect of the gameplay experience, since healing spells outside battle and other fundamental abilities will require a certain amount of points to be used. All these abilities will be especially important when dealing with powerful monsters like the Last Ones.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be released on February 11th in North America and on February 14 in Europe on PS3 and Xbox 360. The Japanese version will launch in less than a month on November 21st.