In an effort to promote Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Square Enix has released a video recapping the story of Final Fantasy XIII…with 16-bit graphics.
Much like the classic entry, Final Fantasy VI, Lightning and her friends are depicted as 2-D sprites in a 2-D world. The video itself serves as a summarized version of the events from the first two Final Fantasy XIII games, complete with certain memorable battles and sprite-based summons.
Amidst the nostalgia, one has to wonder: why won’t Square make some more 16-bit games. Granted, there is a huge fan base for the new, fancy engine that is Final Fantasy XV, but I’m sure many would be just as excited for a new 2-D entry to the series.
Let’s hope Square Enix takes a hint from this release. Either way, you can pick up Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII on February 11. It is available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.