Square-Enix has released a new trailer for upcoming title Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns shown off earlier this week at the San Diego Comic-Con. The new trailer is titled “13 Days” and shows off more of what we can expect from the dramatic new story in the game. The game isn’t due for release until February 14th 2014, however.
In addition, more details of the new battle system were revealed at the event:
In some battles, you can destroy sections of a monster foe. If you succeed in disabling a specific area, the enemy will not only be weakened but you can also gain different items as rewards once the battle is won. There is also the introduction of a counter attack system! Counterblow is effective against an enemy’s physical attacks, but it is powerless against magic and some special attacks, so take care when using it. By timing your counter perfectly with the enemy’s attack, you can render it ineffective and land a punishing blow of your own that can easily stagger the foe! This ability uses up a large portion of the ATB gauge however, so it is important to only use it in the right situation.