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Lightning Returns Gets A 16-Bit Retrospective

January 29th, 2014 by Tony Garsow

As we approach the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII in North America and Europe, Square Enix has released a new retrospective trailer to summarize the story of the two previous games. However, it’s not in a format you may expect! Transformed into a Final Fantasy from the 16-bit era, both Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2 have been given something of a makeover!

There are only 13 days left before Lightning returns! What are you excited to play for yourself? Leave us your thoughts in a comment below!

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will release on February 11th in North America and February 14th in Europe. Available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, PlayStation Network users will be able to download a digital version at release (9.6GB space required). A Collector’s Edition for North America will also be available.

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  • Daniel Masterson

    Wow! Just awesome. It would be cool if they released the games in this format!

  • AnimaMagna

    Hmm. Alright. But it has too many inaccuracies in dialogue and events for it to be truly entertaining. Still, excellent 16-bit renditions of the tunes from the games. I’m most looking forward to Lightning’s growth. Judging by translated dialogue from the Japanese version, she starts out cold, but becomes a real character you want to see in a better life. And the loose endings are all tied up, just as they promised.

  • Tony Garsow

    Pretty awesome retrospective, hehe. Had to laugh at the Snow bit in XIII-2.

  • Daniel Masterson

    I am guessing they weren’t going for 100% accuracy.

  • Tiax

    Though this probably goes without saying (except for hard-headed people like me) DO NOT view this on youtube if you don’t want the game to be spoiled for you. Spoilers run amok in the video side bar and in the comments. I should have known better…

    I’m so angry I could punch a kitten.