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Lightning and Snow showdown in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 cinematic

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The opening cinematic for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 not only offers players a brief glimpse at the extravagant city of Yusnaan, it portrays the entire battle between Lightning and her former ally, Snow.

In Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13, protagonist Lightning must save the souls of humanity's remnants including the soul of her former nemesis, Caius Ballad. Speaking to Polygon, game design director Yuji Abe believes that in the latest installment, Lightning has become more vulnerable because she has lost a lot in her life and is "deeply affected by the great losses plaguing her past."

Lightning's wardrobe for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 boasts 80 outfits, including a costume based on Yuna from Final Fantasy 10. Those who pre-order Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 will receive costume based on Cloud Strife's from Final Fantasy 7. The title launches in the U.S. on Feb. 11, 2014 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.