Red in Tooth and Claw: ‘Lightning Returns’ Takes to the Wildlands in This Gamescom Trailer

The Dead Dunes notwithstanding, much of what we’ve seen from “Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII” has taken place in urban environments. In her most recent Gamescom trailer, though, Lightning borrows a line from Alfred Lord Tennyson (of all people) and heads into the Wildlands.

Despite some of “Lightning Returns”’s radical departures from the “Final Fantasy” status quo, this trailer strikes me as relatively traditional: there are Chocobos and Moogles (each with their trademark musical hooks), a magical ¬†forest to explore, and an enormous double-horned Behemoth to slash.

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