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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Tokyo Game Show 2013 trailer short ver. By Erren Van Duine on September 19, 2013 at 12:56 AM

Tokyo Game Show is in full swing and Lightning Returns is there in a big way. Aside from being playable and taking over a stage event, the game has an all-new trailer for the show.

Lightning battles returning nemesis Caius, demonstrating new story dialogue and a look at her revised Scene Drive attack detailed in Visual Works CG.

Square Enix has uploaded the English version of the trailer – in direct feed for your viewing pleasure below. While short in length, Square Enix is promising the full version to be available this Sunday. The Japanese version is also available through this link here.

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  • Ehren Rivers

    I hope a high quality version surfaces soon. <3 There probably won't be one in English for a long while yet if at all.

  • Karysonson

    Really short compared to FFXIII-2 tgs trailer….

  • Ehren Rivers

    Yes, it’s short. But to be honest that’s okay, because XIII-2’s TGS trailer spoiled quite a lot of the story. I’m sure there’ll be a longer version eventually, but for now I’m content.

  • Randy Marsh

    Um yeah, kind of lack luster. But to be fair I think the last couple of trailers from the past 3 months have spoiled me greatly. But I assuming this isn’t the full trailer, but just a tidbit of the full.

    For now, it is good to see that my old punching bag Caius is going to be a boss battle in this.

  • Ehren Rivers

    I’m pretty sure he summons Chaos Bahamut to use Megaflare, so that should be nice and terrifying~ I really want to see the CG bit at the end in HQ.

  • iLoveLightning

    That part where she killed all those enemies at the end was fucking epic.

    Best scene I’ve ever seen. Like ever.

  • iLoveLightning

    I’ve always wanted to fight with Light in Valhalla when it’s darker, so YAY to that!

    EDIT: Etro’s Shrine that is >_>

  • Somber

    This is happening! 😀

    why 1-min trailer? :/ I was expecing 7-min :(

    EDIT : Theme song too

  • Randy Marsh

    I was expecting a long trailer and a theme song. :/

  • iLoveLightning

    I was expecting 7m plus a theme!

  • Randy Marsh

    Yeah, so I’m not the only who saw he can now summon Bahamut Chaos, unlike XIII-2 where he transformed into him. Pff, so much for the Eidolons being dead. So wait, does that mean Etro is alive?!

    But yes, I too want to see the CG scene in the HQ. It looked really amazing, but I got so lost during it and starting seeing things that weren’t there, I honestly thought Lightning had the Odin Blades again, sadly I was wrong.

  • Wassim Mokhtar

    whenever final fantasy news like new trailers like this one, makes me think how great life is….. :3

  • XYFEIR

    So hyped! I want this game now! I wonder who that was at :14, swinging from the tower. 😮

  • Sapientia

    JESUS CAN I HUG SOMEONE?!?! I’m flipping the freak out!
    *crying hysterically*

  • ultromega

    Hey, Caius summoned Bahamut! Interesting.

    Oh God, megaflare. I hope that we’re able to block it as we were able to in the XIII-2 DLC. :)

  • Sapientia

    Someone who was at the wrong place at the wrooong time.

  • Crystal

    Her 13-2 armor at the part with caius…..I’m guessing that’s just the outfit they chose to equip for that scene ? Or is it from the beginning of the game ?
    Also this game is pretty dark…..being told pink haired girls are being executed is one thing, actually seeing them being hanged is intense

  • Crystal

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9wzPCEB_-s

    not sure what this is about exactly but I’m guessing we’ll see some LR stuff

  • Erren Van Duine

    They are playing FFXIII and XIII-2 in an 80 hour relay.

  • Crystal

    aw man I just want new info ;-;

  • Syltique

    Could be a flashback. We never actually saw how their battle ended in XIII-2 did we? I only played the DLC once.

    Hard to tell in the video because the quality is so bad. I guess we’ll see a better version soon.

  • Panos Dek

    OMG!!! Roses – Lightning again!!! So thrilled! So epic! So damn beautiful that game is! To be honest I don’t want to see any more. Just a trailer here and there with such scenes is enough! They should keep the best part as a secret!
    Um, I think we were waiting to see the “new character” in TGS trailer. The quality is still low, but I didn’t see any new faces…

  • Panos Dek

    Etro is dead right? How can he summon Bahamut? He is not even a l’Cie. Or is it just an embodiment of the flowing chaos? I wonder…

  • Ehren Rivers

    Etro is dead, and Caius WAS a l’Cie before he received the Heart of Chaos. It’s likely that if Chaos is still his “ally” as it was in Valhalla, he can use it to give Bahamut a temporary form. Bahamut’s crystal Eidolith is still set into the hilt of his sword, even, so he does have a medium through which to do this. We’ll see what explanation they go with, but Etro is confirmed dead.

  • Ehren Rivers

    The Eidolons were never said to be dead. It was just said they lost their power when Etro died, and they were no longer able to exist as they once did. We have no details on what that means, exactly.

  • Ehren Rivers

    Erren just posted the English version of the trailer! Looks like Lumina at the beginning, then Yeul through most of the rest of the video. Also, some looks at a few new weapons~

  • stevenm281

    While the trailer looks nice indeed, it is way too short, I thought we would see the new character they hinted at and the other AI party members since they said that not just Fang would be an ally in battle.

    Will the game feature a theme song or not? Usually it’s featured on a trailer at a convention and now we didn’t get to hear it yet and the game releases in two months in Japan… will there be another gaming convention by then?

  • Ehren Rivers

    Let’s not forget that there are still three days of TGS left. It has two livestream events and a new demo is present so… I think we should keep from counting our chickens just yet.

    As for the theme song, I dunno. It’s entirely possible the game will NOT feature one. It’s not exactly a necessity.

  • stevenm281

    (Update) I’m happy to know they will release a longer version on Sunday.

    I’m not looking for a 7min trailer, that is too long, but I think something between 3-4 minutes is the right amount of time.

  • Panos Dek

    Yeah I know he was a l’Cie before he became a guardian. I suppose you are right. But as you said they will may fill these blank pages in the game! Also in this wonderful CG we see rose petals surrounding Light as she fights. Is that related to Odin somehow? Or it’s just her powers? I remember a year ago when the game was introduced to the public, that SE said that roses will have a significant role in this game. I wonder…

  • Ehren Rivers

    Not totally sure about the roses. I know they appear when you use the Army of One ability in battle in the game…

    I suspect we’ve just seen a cutscene representation of that ability.

  • Panos Dek

    I’m gonna cry! 😛 That CG is fantastic in HD! Battling with Caius again and marching through Valhalla is dream that will come true! I stated in my other comment that I didn’t want to see anything new! But if they release something again how to resist? Awwww! So hard to not get spoiled! Can’t wait for a longer version and a demo leak! I just hope they don’t spoil us too much with new staff as they did with XIII-2 back then!

  • Randy Marsh

    I read somewhere that they were dead, they were wrong most likely. Not gonna doubt you Ehren, you never seem to be wrong on anything when it comes to this kind of stuff. Thanks for the clarification on this.

    So lost their power huh? Hopefully the power they lost was the ability to use Doom.

  • Ehren Rivers

    Hahaha, well thanks. 😛 To be fair, the original language of the translation was that the summons lost their power when Etro lost hers; Since Etro is confirmed dead, and not just alive-but-depowered, this probably lead to the misunderstanding that it was the same with the Eidolons. A popular theory is that the white Chocobo Lightning saves, the ‘Angel of Valhalla’, is in fact the new form of Odin. And as I said to Panos, it may simply be that since Caius still has Bahamut’s eidolith, he may be able to give temporary form to the Eidolon through the power of Chaos.

  • Panos Dek

    Maybe… I guess we will find out soon enouph..

  • Jaundré

    ….I wanted to swear, but that wont be enough…to say how AWESOME that trailer was!!!!! EEP! Especially the end where she battles those monsters and goes all crazy style on them!!! I have done everything in my power: Pre-order, download all trailers, all screen shots…now its the waiting game. At least FEB 14 will be one special Valentine day!!

  • Somber

    Happy Valentine! 😛

  • Anime10121

    “If you wish to have my soul, you must take it by FORCE”

    AW SHEET! At least I got one of the things I wanted in a TGS trailer!

    Cant wait to see the longer one on Sunday 😀

  • Twilight Odin

    *Lightning gets overwhelmed*
    *Sees rose petals*
    *Shouts: ITS ODIN!!!*
    *Lightning uses Army of One*
    *Sobs*

    Seriously though, the trailer was awesome! Can’t wait for the long version!!

  • Panos Dek

    Caius can summon Bahamut, but Light can’t summon Odin… So unfair!!! :(

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  • Panos Dek

    The graphics seem to be much improved since the previous demos, plus what a huge Wildlands map is that at 3.29!!!

  • Noctis Caelum

    OMG so huge,
    I think 10 times or even more bigger than the Archylte Steppe in XIII. O_O

  • Somber

    I guess 3 times bigger than A Dying World from XIII-2 😀

  • Noctis Caelum

    or like that, but Dying World was also big and was suprised.^^

  • Panos Dek

    So big yet so empty! Of course it wouldn’t be called “Dying World”. My point is that the Wildlands are so full of trees, etc that really make it so attractive to explore! So far it’s my favorite of the 4 islands. Plus it includes Valhalla…!!!

  • Panos Dek

    10 times?! Is it THAT big?! I really couldn’t measure it! xD

  • iLoveLightning

    HUG MEHH!

  • iLoveLightning

    It was only part of it btw. There was a completely separate section that the guy didn’t scroll over (you can kind of see it)

  • Mark

    Lumina’s voice is already annoying the crap outta me. Anyhow, pretty lackluster trailer, didn’t really show us anything new, and those costumes really aren’t making me want to buy the game.

  • Jean Paiva

    So…. Don’t buy it. :)

  • Somber

    so, don’t buy it ^_^

    we only care about story and characters….we don’t really care about voices and costumes. they’re optional

    EDIT: they fixed linearity and added towns……and you haters change your targets?

  • Mark

    Wasn’t planning on buying it. :)

  • Somber

    good :)

  • Mark

    Wasn’t planning on buying it. :)

    How are voices optional? Are you saying I have the “option” to turn the sound off when playing the game? And the costumes are a core mechanic of a game, changing your clothes changes your “schema” or something, so no, it’s hardly optional.

    I like how you instantly labeled me as a “hater”. Are you saying that adding towns and fixing the linearity makes the game justifiably perfect? Try again.

  • Somber

    eh? it’s simple. Lightning Saga hater, right? ^_^

    I meant we dun care about those voices and costumes. Not TURNING THEM OFF

    and some folks who played demo said costumes were good.

    PLEASE….don’t judge them by looks :/

    here, demo footage – http://kotaku.com/five-things-i-liked-about-playing-lightning-returns-fi-1347229683?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Twitter&utm_source=Kotaku_Twitter&utm_medium=Socialflow

  • Somber

    The Wildlands demo footage by Kotaku – http://kotaku.com/five-things-i-liked-about-playing-lightning-returns-fi-1347229683?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Twitter&utm_source=Kotaku_Twitter&utm_medium=Socialflow

    video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90fNaUrmKKw

    I was surprised because I knew there were a lot of rude guys but they seems to be postive about LRXIII ^_^

  • Mark

    No, I don’t “hate” the Lightning saga. Never said that nor did I imply it.

    I don’t care about your opinion of the voices or costumes. You said that “they’re optional” – that’s wrong.

    I like how within five minuits of posting something negative on this site I’m instantly called a “hater”, like that’s some kind of argument. It’s not like I was flaming. I wasn’t posting THIS GAEM SUCKS AND EVERYONE WHO LIKES IT SUCKS!!111oneone

  • Mark

    :)

  • Somber

    Ah ha….

  • Somber

    I think FF fanbase is one of the worst fanbases. They’re like anti-fans :/

  • Mark

    You’re right, the fanbase is bad, probably because of people like you that expect me to eat up anything SE churns out.
    How much money have you spent on All The Bravest now?

  • Somber

    nah! I hated and didn’t buy All the Bravest but I didn’t bash the company. I won’t know what the situition is inside the company. I understand their works and I respect them :)

  • Khallin

    I share the same opinion about LR, I think it’s shaping up to be a good game, but you were just plain rude with Mark. He showed what he didn’t like with a respectable manner, and you just attacked him and called him a ‘hater’. For the sake of both sides, can we not spew insults at each other because we like/dislike the game?

  • Mark

    You “hated” ATB?

    That would make you a “hater” then, right?

    Giving your opinion on the game is not “bashing” the company, and SE would rather you tell them what was wrong with the game instead of simply not buying it with no direction as to where to go next. Then again, they knew exactly what was wrong with ATB.

    “I understand their works and I respect them.”

    If you understood their works you wouldn’t respect them. I truly do feel sorry for you. :)

  • iLoveLightning
  • Somber

    OK….I understand your opinion too. Good to have a discussion with you. If I was rude, please don’t mind. OK?

  • Somber

    F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S

    Oh my Etro, I’ve lost my mind! Am I turning into a kiddo? 😛

  • Somber

    Yeah, right, I’m rude. Sorry about that.

  • XYFEIR

    Wait, Kotaku saying good things about the XIII franchise!? Am I dreaming?!

  • Somber

    yeah. I was very surprised too 😛

  • iLoveLightning

    No, it’s just the fabulosity of the video causing a haze over your mind.

    It will be gone in a few days, xD

  • iLoveLightning

    Why? Do they usually curse it? o.O

  • iLoveLightning

    I think it was a

    *SPOILERS*

    Dummy who had pink hair like Lightning. I think some people went to an event and saw that scene ages ago.

  • XYFEIR

    Do they curse it? Please, they were like the bane of the franchise’s existence. It’s nice to see that this game really 180’d a lot of people’s opinions who didn’t like the series. :) Now, I’m even MORE excited!

  • Somber

    I LOL-ed at a provocative garb (like Serah’s Bikini 😛 ) and funny Pink Bunny Garb 😛

  • iLoveLightning

    Wooo! (non-alcoholic) drinks are on me xD

  • iLoveLightning

    I know! I loveeeee them! Especially the bunny, ehehehe.

  • XYFEIR

    I’ll take a Dr. Pepper. 😛

  • Wassim Mokhtar

    From some strange reason, im sensing theres some romance vibe between Light and Snow, I just dont know why………

  • Somber

    looks like they’re trolling us 😛

  • Wassim Mokhtar

    that is where the real fight goes down man….. this game needs to come out fast!

  • Jean Paiva

    Kotatu curses everything about SQEX….They sucks.

  • Ehren Rivers

    I came in here from my nap expecting to have to break up a fight, and discovered it had already dissolved. All’s well that ends without bloodshed.

    And in other news, I’m looking forward to the long trailer this Sunday. It pops at about 1AM my time, about an hour into my birthday (Sunday, the 22nd). Liam O’Brien’s voice is the best birthday present any gay man could ask for.

  • iLoveLightning

    I had no idea you were gay. No wonder you’re so fab. xD

  • Haha. Exactly.

  • I wonder if we’ll have to fight Caius AND Bahamut simultaneously this time around. Yikes.

  • Ehren Rivers

    That seems to be the general consensus with everyone who meets me. I’m a bit of a bro, so it tends to be a surprise. Which is a little sad, but oh well.

    And I’ll thank you to remember from now on that I am fabulous because I drink a bottle of sparkling kool-aid every ten minutes. It gives me unnatural strength and allows me to shoot rainbow sparks of incessant happiness from my finger tips. It also lets me summon the dead, but we don’t talk about that in front of-

    > .>

    <. <

    S-E-R-A-H.

  • XYFEIR

    Yeah, I think you’re right. Wow, what a bunch of jerks, I can’t wait to see Light tear their asses to shreds.

  • Jaundré

    Ehren, in light of the above post, if you marry Caius and I marry Lightning on Feb 14 then would that make us rivals?

  • iLoveLightning

    Hehe xD

    Rofl, dw I won’t tell her. Just remember to revive me incase I die when I see the epicness of the full TGS trailer on sunday.

  • iLoveLightning

    I’m already married to Lightning, sorry. >:D

  • Ehren Rivers

    Perhaps so, perhaps so.

    Speaking of rivalries, I wonder why Yeul says Caius can’t die. She mentions he no longer has his “undying heart”, so I wonder if she means he can’t be allowed to die because he’s important for some reason. The original reveal via that magazine DID say that the true importance of Caius and Yeul to the world would be revealed.

  • Jaundré

    LIES!! Hahaha, if that’s the case then I guess Lumina is mine. Its official. Hmm would that make us now rivals? By the way Ehren since I’ve changed marital plans I guess we are no longer rivals. That’s unless everyone is against Lumina…(You can’t imagine the down votes for this post, can you?)

  • iLoveLightning

    I will also take pleasure in watching that happen.

    *braces self for Light’s display of ass-kicking awesomeness*

  • iLoveLightning

    “would that make us now rivals”

    Indeed, but just so you know *Lightning voice* I wouldn’t bet against me.

  • Jaundré

    Yeul: “He yearns to die, but he can not…” Hmm I also wonder what that might mean? Perhaps Caius is linked to the chaos somehow such that his death might cause the end of the world, unless his soul is saved??? Just speculation.

  • Jaundré

    *Lumina voice* :”There are no souls for you to save, just dead people waiting for the end to come.” So if my wife is right then I wouldn’t even need to bet against anyone, no one is saved. By the way we have little Dajh:

    http://31.media.tumblr.com/0a8c76c03d3c47a51ba3ede6027324d0/tumblr_mrvqusj9ST1rfe186o7_500.jpg

  • stevenm281

    I thought you were a girl!

    Glad I ain’t the only gay around here lol

  • Ehren Rivers

    That…. Is certainly a new reaction. :O I’m pretty sure there’s a ton of us around NC, but…

    Yes, and things.

  • 4FFAN

    Yay! New trailer! Okay we might not be getting FFXV but Square Enix is giving us a lot of other stuff so I change my mind! I am satisfied with tgs 2013!

  • iLoveLightning

    B-but… *army of ones you*

    *puts on shades and walks into the distance*

  • Jaundré

    Hahaha, even Lumina admits defeat now. Actually its time for me to sleep on this side of the world. So we (Lumina and I) bid you good night. Don’t go saving souls while we are gone :p. Thanks for the fun conversations!!

  • Guest

    Chocolina now looks beautiful compared in her FFXIII-2 model 😀
    But no as beautiful as Lightning :3

  • Guest

    Chocolina now looks beautiful compared in her FFXIII-2 model 😀

    But no as beautiful as lightning :3

  • minato arisato

    Chocolina now looks beautiful compared to her FFXIII-2 model 😀

    But no as beautiful as lightning :3

  • Twilight Odin

    I always thought you were gay! Call it ‘Gay instincts’.

  • Twilight Odin

    UGH! Dat music is so good, it’s frustrating!

  • Twilight Odin

    That would be awesome.

  • Twilight Odin

    Did XIII-2 have more then one playable demo before it came out? Was there one other then the Bresha Ruins one displayed in major gaming-events? Because I sure hope that we get multiple demos for LR.

  • Sapientia

    Just the Bresha Ruins. Me, too. :(

  • Sapientia

    Much bigger. A Dying World is about the size of the Steppe.

  • Sapientia

    Lol at comments below.
    I f*ckin’ love NovaCrystallis. xD

  • Sapientia

    Mwahaha! I knew before all of you fools! >8D

  • Snow Covered Kenneth

    You know, this game is really starting to shape up! I’m surprised, that for a third game in a series where the sequel was a step down graphically, the game looks spectacular!

    WANT. NOW.

  • Jean Paiva

    I love the “tic-tac” in the end of the trailer. XD

  • Snow Covered Kenneth

    Yay for gerds! (Gay nerds!)