FFXIII @ JumpFESTA; Three New Characters (UPDATE)
Xin    2008-12-20, 09:31 am.

JumpFESTA is finally underway in Japan, and SquareEnix is once again representing in full force, Closed Mega Theater intact. The biggest news so far is of yet another new FFXIII trailer, clocking in at well over 7mins.

Trailer Details: ++ newCHAR - Asian looking woman with shoulder length hair, tied back. Tattoo on her right shoulder, wears an outfit comprised of purple, white and yellow. ++ newCHAR - Teenage boy with blonde hair, wears goggles. Pink and black outfit, speaks in an odd Japanese dialect, bit of a complainer. ++ newCHAR - Young black male, with odd styled, bright orange hair. Blue and white clothing with gold designs, wears a chain with a large pendant. ++ newNAME - Sera is the name of Pigtailed Girl's race, not her name. Her real name is Oerba Dia Vanille. ++ newINFO - Battle transitions are seamless from game screen, described as "More tactical than FFX, faster than X-2, and almost as seamless as XII".

Trailer Description Trailer revolves around a prison break scenario. The group is being held in an area to keep them from entering Cocoon. Lightning is planning the operation while Snow will lead it. Snow continues to speak of his desire to protect the pigtailed girl, who has already been captured. Lightning apparently strikes him for this, claiming he has failed in his mission.

The battle begins, apparently an all new sequence. Snow is shown using melee attacks while Lightning uses both melee and swordplay. The two appear to rescue someone, carrying them away from the battlefield. Snow picks up an enemy's weapon and fires it back at them. He hands the pigtailed girl a machine gun, and which point she introduces herself as Vanilla. Another battle begins, but Snow ends this one rather quickly, summoning Shiva to destroy all in his path...

...And that's all we have! Hopefully this is the trailer included in the FFVII:ACC Blu-Ray/FFXIII Demo, because it sounds amazing~

UPDATE - Descriptions have been edited to include (hopefully) more accurate descriptions of the new characters~

kweh!    2008-12-20, 09:42 am

Vanilla! Lol!

Xin    2008-12-20, 09:47 am

FFXII saddened me with it's lack of a Basch shaving minigame. With a name like Vanilla, I fully expect a stripper minigame in FFXIII.

kula shakerz    2008-12-20, 10:53 am

Closed Mega Theater is so full of fail...

First Class Soldier    2008-12-20, 15:44 pm


Storm Owl    2008-12-20, 16:30 pm

Vanilla? oh dear......lol

→Ne♠Ra←    2008-12-20, 17:24 pm

next...lightning's real name is CHOKLETE! xD

Brendan    2008-12-21, 07:00 am

First: Lightning. Last: Choklete Thunda.

<Ex>    2009-01-21, 05:10 am

fast tactical dont mix very well.. especially if it's atb style, you wont have time to take advantage of any said tactical maneuvers before you end up losing half your health. you will rely on attacking only. lets hope they pull it off right.

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