Square Enix has released more details regarding the story for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, which again features a returning character from the original game. Oerba Dia Vanille has awoken from her long sleep, but found she now has a special gift: the ability to hear voices of the dead. Square Enix also revealed that the game includes an online feature called the Outerworld service, which allows players to save snapshots, messages, and battle scores and upload them to social media. The full set of screenshots featuring Vanille, as well as more costumes for Lightning, can be found here.
The company also released a new gameplay video, which can be viewed below. The eight-minute video features a demonstration from Game Design Director Yuji Abe as Lightning completes a quest in the Wildlands. Lightning Returns is due out in North America and Europe for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in February 2014.