Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Playable Demo Now Available

A playable demo version of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is now available for download on the Japanese PSN. The demo version of the final chapter of the Lightning Saga will allow gamers to try out some of the game’s new mechanics before launch.

The demo is only available on the Japanese PSN at the moment. However creating a Japanese PSN is free so you may want to create one in order to try out the game a few months before launch.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is going to bring an end to the story of Lightning, which began with the original Final Fantasy XIII. The game is going to be quite different from the other Final Fantasy XIII games, featuring all new gameplay mechanics.

Players who didn’t like how Final Fantasy XIII limited exploration will be happy to know that in Lightning Returns they will be able to enjoy more freedom than before. The game’s battle system has also been revamped, now featuring elements taken from action role-playing games. Lightning will also be able to switch costumes in battle in order to use different abilities during the fights.

If you want to know more about the game you can check out our impressions from the Japanese version.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is now available in Japan. The game will launch in North America and Europe sometime during February 2014.