Date: June 5th, 2013 Author: Emily
News Category: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Tags: Makeover, New Look, Snow
The first image of Snow for the upcoming Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has been unveiled, making him the first character (besides Lightning, of course) out of the original main party to be revealed. In the leaked image, Snow is seen sporting longer hair and no trench coat (gasp!). It’ll be interesting to see what the other characters look like in regards to the new style of the game, but for now, we’ll have to make due!
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.
Much like with Final Fantasy XIII and its “Episode Zero -Promise-” and “-Episode i-” novella counterparts, Square Enix has announced two new books for Final Fantasy XIII-2.
The first will be a post card book, and will contain CG illustrations of the main characters of the game, such as Serah, Noel, Snow, and Lightning, and an eight page character introduction. It will also come with a collection of 24 post cards.
The second and more important book that will be released will be titled “Final Fantasy XIII-2: Fragments Before”, and will focus on the events that took place before those in the game itself. It will also be written by Jun Eishima, the author of the Final Fantasy XIII novellas. This novel will again focus on the different stories of the main characters and will, interestingly enough, also include Rygdea and Bartholomew Estheim from Final Fantasy XIII. Below is a list of the different chapters for each character, as stated in the Nova Crystallis blog post:
Serah: Memories of the year AF0.
New Bodhum: A story of the year AF3.
Snow: The story of his departure.
Rygdea & Bartholomew: The creation of a provisional government, and the secret history of the founding of the Academy.
Noel: The end of the world, a period of uncertainty.
Both books will be available on December 31st, the day Final Fantasy XIII-2 is released in Japan.
Thanks to forum member Henry for finding this information!
Source: Nova Crystallis
Since Snow’s reveal in the TGS trailers, not much has been announced about his return. That’s no different today but at least we have some shiny new artwork of him. The artwork shows him off wearing his new outfit and hairstyle while unfortunately pulling the Dreamworks Face. Jump doesn’t reveal much more so it looks like it’s up to Famitsu and Dengeki to help us out in the coming days.
Square Enix updated the official Final Fantasy XIII-2 website during the first day of PAX with a complete overhaul of the layout and a few new details on the story. As Serah’s fiance in the first game, many people have questioned why Snow hasn’t made an appearance, or even been mentioned in any trailers or news. The updated Story section reveals all:
Three years after the events in FINAL FANTASY XIII, Lightning has gone missing, and Snow is nowhere to be found. In a rebuilding world, Serah notices that something is amiss. After a fortuitous encounter with a mysterious man named Noel, the two set off to find Lightning.
Hopefully more will be revealed during the coming days.