There are a ton of new details on Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII that are out.
Famitsu has posted the full interview today which contains some new details on Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. The information we covered earlier revealed that the ending will be satisfying, but here’s some more which reveals what the director Motomu Toriyama has in plans for Lightning and the game.
It was already confirmed earlier that Lightning’s outfit will be designed by Tetsuya Nomura, and he acted in Toriyama’s directives who wanted to emphasize the red and white color palette present in Lightning’s FFXIII outfit and using that as a base the new one was born.
Lightning’s task as a “liberator/releaser of souls” is to guide them to the new world. This new world will be created after the world in Lightning Returns ends in 13 days, which gives rise to the speculation of a new game (Highly unlikely).
Lightning’s clothes are the clothes of a soul liberator, and the clothes and task are given by Bhunivelze–the maker. That’s because while the “crystal myth” involves many gods, out of the ones that are concerned in the “Lightning Saga”, Bhunivelze is the only one who hasn’t made an appearance.
Chocolina is also in the game to support the player as found in the Jump Fiesta trailer revealed earlier (posted below). There will be no QTEs in the game.
The people of Luxerion quietly await the end, however, a bunch of serial murders start happening, these are apparently committed by a group of people who oppose Bhunivelze’s creed.
As previously stated, each of the game’s four continents has its own concept associated with it. Luxerion’s is “murder”, because they wanted it to have a mystery component aimed at slightly more mature audiences.
While people know the world is coming to end, they don’t know only 13 days remain. Chocobos are still in and you still can ride them.
Unlike FFXIII and FFXIII-2 where to stagger an enemy all you had to do was fill up an enemy’s chain gauge, this time you have to fulfill a bunch of other conditions besides that.
New equipment can be bought from the various vendors in the game, or made if you have the right components, along with possible decorations like the sunglasses Lightning is seen with in the latest trailer.
Lightning’s growth is tied to completing the quests you get from people in-game, which probably indicates a lot of side-quests. You get components to make new equipment and points to alter the amount of available time before the end.