Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII opening cinematic revealed

The Final Fantasy series may no longer inspire the gasps of awe, wonder and glee it that used to--aside from its cinematics. Square Enix has revealed the five-minute opening of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and oh my stars, awe wonder glee, it really is awfully pretty.

The cutscene sees Lightning throwing down against her former chum Snow in the city of Yusnaan. Or something. It's pretty, I know that much.

It'll be a long time before you see this at the start of your game, though. In June Squeenix delayed the sequel-sequel from its planned fall launch until February 11, 2014.

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