ffxiii-lightning-returns-02-navus-partus 01 Sep

Billed as the “epic conclusion to Lightning’s saga” within the world of Final Fantasy XIII, the newly announced Lightning Returns is a stand-alone title for the PS3 and Xbox 360 due out sometime next year. A doomsday clock gives the pink-haired protagonist 13 days to once again save the world, which herein consists of a chain of four monorail-connected islands dubbed Navus Partus.

Exploration and customization are said to be the key motifs of Returns, with a nonlinear world – acting on a day/night cycle – to wander around in, and a tweak-able arsenal of weapons and armor newly available for Lightning. More details on the title were promised for September 4th.