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Watch 12 minutes of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

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on 20 November 2013

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is releasing tomorrow in the Japanese market, and to celebrate the releasee, Square Enix has released a 12-minute gameplay video showcasing the game's unique features.

Throughout the video, we witness the game's vast, open areas, full of monsters to combat and secrets to find. Combat has been a much-talked about revision for Lighting Returns, with real-time action taking center stage, but another touted feature is the ability to change Lightning's outfits. Doing so adds different bonuses and changes stats for Lighting, somewhat acting like the game's equipment system.

Lighting Returns is set five hundred years after the events of Final Fantasy XIII-2, with the end of the world set to take place in thirteen days. The game will see both the end of the Final Fantasy XIII saga and the return of characters like Snow, Fang, and Vanille.

Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is set to release tomorrow in Japan and February 11, 2014 in North America, with the European launch coming February 14, 2014.

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