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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Dev Diary Focuses on the Doomsday Clock

Posted on January 7, 2014 AT 08:00am

Square Enix has released its final episode of “Inside the Square,” which takes a behind the scenes look at Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

This final episode focuses on the Doomsday Clock, which is counting down the final 13 days until the world is destroyed. This Clock acts as a limiter to what you can achieve in Lightning Returns as each action advances the clock, once it reaches 13 days the game is over. This means that careful planning is required to succeed.

The video also offers a look at the game’s open-world and what it adds to the series, and delves into the design of Nova Chrysalia.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is set to release February 11 in North America and February 14 in Europe for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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