Final Fantasy character designer Tetsuya Nomura was interviewed in this week’s Famitsu primarily about Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMix, but had a few words to throw fans awaiting the third and final installment in the Final Fantasy XIII series: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Nomura recently completed designs for both Lightning and Snow Villiers characters — confirming the latter will be in the game in some form.
We were also privvy to some information indicating that Hope Estheim would also return, communicating with Lightning through a mobile device. Since the world of Navus Partus is abundant with Chaos, it has had a detrimental effect on the world — including humanity where people have ceased to age. Lightning’s one mission during this period, the end of the world, is to prevent that very event from happening in thirteen days.
A small nod was thrown to Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Nomura telling fans that game development is still in progress and to please wait for more information.