In this time of series reboots and upheaval in the Japanese gaming
space, if there’s one thing you can count on it’s crazy high production values
in Final Fantasy games. The CG action in this opening salvo is pretty exciting,
though it also features the predictable appearance of a fay, all-powerful bad
guy. Take a look at how the epic begins here…
If you’re confused by the intro to Final Fantasy
XIII-2, we’ll break it down for you. As Lightning is hanging out in the timeless realm
of Valhalla, she’s been watching over that world some time after the conclusion of Final
Fantasy XIII. But peaceful vigilance wouldn’t be all that exciting in a game,
so it’s broken almost immediately by the arrival Caius and his army of evil…
things. The throwdown commences in classic FF style with giant swords swinging and summons being summoned. If you’d like
to know what happens after the video’s abrupt end, read our recent preview of XIII-2.
The game comes out January 31 in the US.