Lighting Returns: FF13 trailer recaps trilogy with retro pixel art

How long has Square Enix been working on the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy? Four years? Ten? Twenty? Perhaps Squeenix isn't sure itself, as a new trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII recapping the subseries' story is rocking pixel art like it's 1994; is this what the first two games looked like? Who can even remember anymore?

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How long has Square Enix been working on the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy? Four years? Ten? Twenty? Perhaps Squeenix isn't sure itself, as a new trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII recapping the subseries' story is rocking pixel art like it's 1994; is this what the first two games looked like? Who can even remember anymore?

The recap will also come in handy for people who may not quite remember what happened in FF XIII and FF XIII-2. The particularly bold may even want to try skipping the first two entirely and digging straight into Lightning Returns.

Lighting Returns arrives February 11 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. A demo is out now.

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    January 29, 2014 9:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Lighting Returns: FF13 trailer recaps trilogy with retro pixel art.

    How long has Square Enix been working on the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy? Four years? Ten? Twenty? Perhaps Squeenix isn't sure itself, as a new trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII recapping the subseries' story is rocking pixel art like it's 1994; is this what the first two games looked like? Who can even remember anymore?

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      January 29, 2014 10:24 AM

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      January 29, 2014 10:24 AM

      ... I would play that game... (the pixelated one)

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        January 30, 2014 2:26 AM

        It would be great if they broke off 20 people from their 300+ person development team to work on something cool for a change.

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      January 29, 2014 3:25 PM

      I would also play the 16-bit game. :D

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      January 30, 2014 1:34 AM

      I would literally pay a $100.00 to get this game with a coherent enough story that one might believe that Dorah The Explorer could have Penned it. ( Because I do love the role playing mechanics. Japanese, Western, even the even the somewhat wonky eastern block smash your face cdproject. mechanics.)

      $59.99 to stop a good friend from experiencing this god awful SiFi.

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      January 30, 2014 2:33 AM

      They would have me sold on a retro version for sure... no interest in the art since ffx. Looks good, but I like my ff old school.

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      January 30, 2014 3:01 AM

      What baffles me about this is that they clearly understand people like this look (which is, if I had to guess, an FF6 romhack for lack of a better word), but continue to re-issue their SNES-era games on mobile with the shitty "updated" graphics that make them look fucking terrible.

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