Fang partners up with Lightning in some new LR: FFXIII screenshots
Square Enix has also provided some information regarding what Fang is doing in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and the desert area, Nova Chrysalia, the area where the screenshots are from.
The hard-headed l’Cie was one of the strongest playable characters in FFXIII. Along with Vanille, she defeated Orphan and prevented the collision between Cocoon and Pulse by transforming into a crystal pillar between the two worlds. For centuries, Fang and Vanille slept within said crystal pillar, holding Cocoon aloft in the sky. But a few short years ago, they awoke. At first, the pair lived under the care of the Order, until Fang set out to the Dead Dunes, a barren expanse of desert within Nova Chrysalia, in search of a long-lost relic. She did not return.
Fang and Lightning eventually reunite and team up to explore the ancient ruins that lie buried beneath the sands of the Dead Dunes. When battle erupts, Fang fights by Lightning’s side, and the pair can easily take on foes that would be extremely difficult to defeat alone.
In the world of Nova Chrysalia, no new humans are born and there are limited numbers of each monster species. When Lightning slays all of one species, they become extinct, never to be seen again. The last survivor of a monster species is known as the Last One. It is extraordinarily powerful, far more so than its defeated predecessors. When the Last One is defeated, the species is extinct… although some monster species can never be eradicated completely.
It will be interesting to see if Fang will actually fight alongside Lightning in battle as a controllable or AI partner, from the screenshots it is difficult to tell as they could be screenshots from cutscenes that make it look like they fought together in a player controlled battle.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be released in Europe on February 14, 2014 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
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