The fine folks over at Japanese news site managed to get their hands on the shortly-releasing Japanese version of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. So, of course, they immediately went and captured some footage for the rest of us.

So without any further ado, above's eleven minutes of gameplay from the next Final Fantasy. 4Gamer made sure to include everything from exploration and combat to customization, so there should be plenty of stuff to gawk at for everyone. Also, keep in mind that we'll be checking out Lightning Returns' Japanese version ourselves next week.



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