Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII special effects trailer released

New video celebrates Japanese release ahead of 2014 Western launch

Square Enix has released a new trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII showcasing the game's special effects.

The trailer showcases the game's environments, characters and weaponry. It follows a series of lengthy gameplay videos from the final installment in the XIII series.

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Square Enix released the CGI opening sequence for Lightning Returns in September.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII releases for PS3 and Xbox 360 on February 11 in North America and February 14 in Europe and Australia.

A Square Enix representative indicated last month that it would not be adverse to allowing a Western studio to develop a Final Fantasy game, with Eidos among the studios it has considered in the past.