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That’s right, folks! The people over at Square Enix have decided that now is the time to provide a brief description about one of the new characters that will be appearing in the upcoming Lightning Returns. According to the translation provided, it states that this new character will be named “Lumina”, and is described as being a loli-goth version of Serah, Lightning’s sister who we all know and (sometimes) love. Lumina will either help or hinder Lightning throughout her journey (ooh, suspense!); other than that, no further details have come to light as of yet. As always, however, we will keep you updated!

In addition, some of the costumes that Lightning will be able to wear have been further described. “Dark Muse” is the official name for the costume she wears in the Jump Festa trailer, and has a grill-shaped shield, chaps, and some kind of camouflage overcoat. “Alone in the Dust” is the name of the costume that has very samurai-esque features.

Update: And here’s a scan showing off this “new” character.

Thanks to Agent Dunham for the info!

Source. (Please note, this is in Japanese.)



The continuation of the Final Fantasy XIII series has just been announced at Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Event live on stage. The game entitled “Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII” is the conclusion of Lightning’s story set to be released in 2013.

Lightning Returns Logo

The game takes place hundreds of years in the future in a world known as Novus Partus, a place consisting of four continents which are linked by a rail system. However, in this future, Novus Partus is only 13 days away from doom. Lightning’s actions need to be carefully considered without wasting time or they’ll progress time on the doomsday clock. Players will have the ability to rewind the clock to retry if their actions are wasted. Artwork of a major city known as Lexerion can be seen below.

Lightning Returns - Lexerion

As the only playable character, the battle system has been drastically changed giving her the ability to block in real time and drain the doomsday clock to her advantage. More customisation is a key feature now we’re limited to one character. Lightning’s looks and combat style can be changed with more control than ever before.

Unfortunately a trailer was shown to the press but not made public on the Nico Nico stream, so for now, take a look at the new artwork and images released of the upcoming title below. An official website for the game has been launched telling us to come back on September 4th for more details. Hopefully we’ll see the trailer then.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Official Site



Square Enix have launched a new page on the Final Fantasy XIII website, ‘A Storm Gathers’.

The page is basically just a news brief of the upcoming Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Event and its XIII Saga related announcement. The event, as has been posted before, will take place on September 1st and will be livestreamed over Nico Nico Douga.

You can access the page here.



Square-Enix has announced that their event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the beloved Final Fantasy series will in fact be streamed live for the viewing pleasure of their fans. To be held on September 1st and 2nd, the event will be held over six stages with the main event- the reveal of the continuation of the Lightning Saga- being shown on the 1st at 11:30.

For those of you lucky enough to be able to attend the event in person, it’s to be held in Shibuya where one can win a raffle in order to view the show live. For those of us not lucky enough, the event will be streamed on Nico Nico Live.

Source: andriasang



So as most already know, a slew of DLC is on it’s way, but word from Dengeki Magazine is that there is even more to come in the month of May.

The Snow episode and Valfodr Coliseum battle will both be released on May 15th. Apparently, that will be followed by not only Lightning’s highly anticipated Episode “Requiem of the Goddess” but two new costumes for Serah and Noel. A “White Mage” costume for Serah, and a “Black Mage” costume for Noel.

In addition to all of that, Mog will be getting in on the fun. Your Moogle companion will get costumes of his very own. A devil, a pirate, and a panda will be just 3 of 16 different costumes to choose from.

Exciting? Share your thoughts on the forums.

Thanks to Ffamran mied Bunansa for pointing this out.

Source via Gaming Everything | andriasang



That’s right, the Lightning DLC has finally been given a name. “Requiem of the Goddess” will feature Caius and Lightning locked in battle. Reportedly, the DLC will feature a different sort of combat than what we’ve come to expect in XIII-2. What this alludes to remains to be seen; given Lightning’s status as a servant of the goddess and the power that entails, it’s not surprising that we can expect something a bit different. If you’re feeling the strain of that wait, don’t worry. It’s very likely we’ll be hearing a great deal more about this DLC very soon. In the meantime, head on down to the forums to discuss.

Source: Dengeki through andriasang



Lightning Episode DLC due on May
Date: March 7th, 2012 Author: Chat Noir
News Category: Final Fantasy XIII-2
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Famitsu has recently revealed information regarding Lightning’s episode DLC, which has been confirmed not so long ago in a Square Enix conference. The episode will be about Lightning’s fight against Caius and more story details about the game’s ending will also be explained. It was also stated that it will feature a combat sytem different to the one used in the main game. The episode DLC is planned to be released on May, the exact date yet to be announced.

Thanks to forum member Lymle for notifying us of this information!



The Lightning and Lt. Amodar Coliseum fight is now available on both Xbox 360 and PSN for 240 MS Points or $3 respectively. To celebrate Square Enix has released a few new screenshots featuring different stages of the battle.

As shown in those screens, you can also pick up Noel’s new “Battle Attire” Outfit which goes for the same price.

This marks the start of a long line of DLC that Square Enix is planning for FINAL FANTASY XIII-2. Whenever news of the next releases hit we’ll be sure to post them here so keep checking back.



Lightning Coliseum DLC Dated
Date: February 1st, 2012 Author: Death Penalty
News Category: Final Fantasy XIII-2
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That’s right folks. On February 7th, you can add Lightning and Lt. Amoda to your party after beating them in a battle. The DLC will be available on the PSN and Xbox Live for the low low price of just $3 or 240 MS Points! Not bad when you can find a cup of coffee that’ll run you higher.

Additionally, Square-Enix went on to detail their plans for XIII-2 DLC in the future. Apparently their plans for the game are “extensive” and their focus from here will be episodes designed to supplement the narrative of the main game with “storyline branches” involving the main characters. It’s possible this could be hinting at the Sazh DLC we were teased with earlier being this sort of thing, but only time will tell.

Source: Gamespot



Lightning Playable in XIII-2 DLC
Date: January 25th, 2012 Author: Death Penalty
News Category: Final Fantasy XIII-2
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XIII heroine Lightning, already confirmed to be a Coliseum battle through DLC, has been confirmed to be a playable character in XIII-2 also through the purchase of DLC. Not only will she join your party at some point in XIII-2, she’ll have her own secret episode. Along with this news, it’s been announced that other Final Fantasy bosses will make their own appearances much like Omega Weapon.

It was also announced that Square-Enix has plans to expand the XIII and XIII-2 story in other media, with novels promised featuring Sazh, his son Dahj and the mysterious and exuberant Chocolina.

Source: Nova Crystallis





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