At San Diego Comic-Con yesterday Square Enix showed off new screenshots and a new trailer for LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII called “13 Days”.

The city of revelry, Yusnaan, now reveals some new elements from within its quarters: The Slaughterhouse is a brutal arena where battles between mighty combatants are held every night.


Within the warehouse district of Yusnaan is the station – lying bare and deserted, it is in stark contrast to the bustle of the city’s centre. Also in Yusnaan are the warehouses that contain stockpiles of goods from all around the world.


Also being highlighted, is some further detail about the battle system: In some battles, you can destroy sections of a monster foe. If you succeed in disabling a specific area, the enemy will not only be weakened but you can also gain different items as rewards once the battle is won.


There is also the introduction of a counter attack system! Counterblow is effective against an enemy’s physical attacks, but it is powerless against magic and some special attacks, so take care when using it. By timing your counter perfectly with the enemy’s attack, you can render it ineffective and land a punishing blow of your own that can easily stagger the foe! This ability uses up a large portion of the ATB gauge however, so it is important to only use it in the right situation.

Coming to Xbox 360 and Ps3 out in 11th February 2014 for the US and the 14th February 2014 for the EU.