If you are interested in seeing what Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has to offer, but didn’t play Final Fantasy XIII or its sequel FF XIII-2, fear not! This 8-minute trailer will catch you up with everything you need to know from the previous games, with a throwback to the classic 16-bit visualizations from the game’s earliest predecessors. The recap will take you from the beginning of the trilogy, highlighting the important events that lead us to where Lightning Returns begins. Unfortunately, it doesn’t accentuate a lot of the personal relationships all the characters have for each other, so don’t watch this with the expectation that you will get a sense of anything more than key points. That being said, they did a good job with the video in a fun, nostalgic way that really is the heart of the Final Fantasy series that many of us have come to know and love. So check out the recap below, and get ready to pick up a copy of Lightning Returns on February 11!
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is rated T for Teen, and will be available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems on February 11 for $59.99. A collector’s edition will also be available in limited supply directly from Square Enix’s online store for $89.99