The Opening Cinematic For Lightning Returns

Say what you will about the Final Fantasy XIII saga, but there’s one character that makes it all worth while: Lightning. Square Enix has released a beautifully rendered CG video of the opening cinematic for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. The fate of everyone’s lives are in your hands as you only have seven days before the collapse of the world occurs.

We seriously need more CG cinematics in our video games, but it’s too bad they’re costly to produce in comparison to in-game scenes. Lightning Returns will be out on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 February 11, with a Japanese release on November 21.