13th December FFXIII trailer summary
13th December FFXIII trailer summary
Since the trailers are those from DKΣ3713, I've combined the 2 good summaries from IGN and ffxiii.org so that we know what we're going to see in 3 weeks from now:
Final Fantasy XIII:
August 2, 2008 - One of the key titles that attendees wanted to check out at Square Enix's DKΣ3713 Private party event in Harajuku today was Final Fantasy XIII. Since the surprise announcement of the title going to the Xbox 360, details have been rather sparse for the title. Nothing new was truly announced at the event, but there was a brand new trailer to drool over that had a mix of new and old gameplay elements
The trailer started out with a large flyover of a savannah-like setting by one of the multicolored ships. The aircraft glided over a pack of running animals and gigantic beasts walking through a river. As the ship gained elevation and soared towards a cliff, the camera zoomed in quickly to focus in on a character standing on a cliff. No, it wasn't Lightning, the main character of the title, but the girl with pigtails and reddish brown hair. The trailer moved away from her and refocused on the aircraft, which had been joined in formation by a number of ships to fly through a number of circular halos – halos that allowed them to dock within a massive floating battleship that cruised through the skies.
The trailer then quickly changed to a quick sequence of what appeared to be summoned creatures, many of which we've seen in previous trailers. It appeared to focus primarily upon a character playing a harp (which could be the Siren summon), a fiery demonic character (which would have to be Ifrit) and the small, cutesy-looking sprite that appeared out of a disc that the girl with pigtails held (could that possibly be Carbuncle or another summon?). With their appearance, the trailer turned from a peaceful scene to a more combative tone, highlighting a gigantic battle with ships going to war, firing weapons and deploying transports loaded with troops. While Lightning finally made her appearance within the trailer, the footage, including her battle sequences, were repurposed footage that's been shown before. However, there were a few new elements as well. One scene in the trailer showed the three characters walking together in an icy area, at which point they suddenly found themselves surrounded by soldiers with guns. As the three members braced themselves for battle, Lightning actually showed some signs of anger on her face, which is probably the first time that she's revealed any emotion in the trailers. With their appearance, the trailer turned from a peaceful scene to a more combative tone, highlighting a gigantic battle with ships going to war, firing weapons and deploying transports loaded with troops
In another scene, we saw the reddish-brown-haired girl being escorted by soldiers who carried a cybernetic-looking object in front of her that looked a bit like a white coffin. The girl was wearing a white robe with her hands attached together, rather than the usual savannah-like outfit from previous trailers. As she walked toward a battle plane together with the soldiers, a blond-haired lady in a military outfit came out of the plane and walked toward her. We're assuming that she's some sort of commander or general working for the Cocoon's holy government.
While the game moved away from the scene before any details were shown as to what was inside the container or who the people were, we did see new in-game engine elements that looked phenomenal. While the end of the trailer highlighted that it will come out in 2009 for the PS3 (with no mention of the 360 version), we were also informed by a later segment of the trailer montage that a demo of the game will be coming out with the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete Blu-Ray, which will be released in March of 2009.
I'm curious. Hopefully the music fits
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