Square Enix let loose the opening cinematic to the upcoming Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII as well as a promo trailer for the Final Fantasy VII special pre-order bonus DLC that includes costumes from main characters Cloud and Aerith.

The trailers arrive courtesy of Gematsu [via Pixel Enemy] where we get to see the opening cinematic and how the stage is set between the epic showdown between former deuterogonist Snow, and the savior of the world, Lightning.

The opening cinematic is pretty slick and looks good. It's definitely a lot more compact that the obnoxiously long and overdone intro to Final Fantasy XIII... my goodness it felt like that one would never end.

The second video fetaures Lightning running around like a professional cosplayer, looking lean and kind of mean in an Aerith outfit and boyish in her Cloud getup. You can check that out below.


Well that was over with quick.

I do have to admit the Cloud outfit and buster sword looks pretty good in the game. Combined with the game's active turn-based battles, it could steep gamers heavy into the sort of nostalgia that helped make the earlier Final Fantasy titles smash hits.

Anyway, enough with the cosplay talk. Some of you came here to see the list of achievements for Lightning Returns and you can check them out below courtesy of Xbox 360 Achievements [via Dualshockers].

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is set for release on February 11th for the Xbox 360 and PS3 next year.

Lightning Returns Achievement List:

* Deliverer of Salvation 15
Proof of clearing 5 side quests. It is a fine beginning, but the journey is still long.

* Angel of Salvation 30
Proof of clearing 25 side quests. It is a great feat to lead so many souls to salvation.

* Seed Collector 30
Proof of a brave warrior who has managed to claim 50 soul seeds from the Chaos.

* Perfect Passenger 15
Proof of riding upon all of the great monorail lines that cross this shrinking world.

* Globetrotter 15
Proof of building strong bridges to span the depths between continents, making all the world one.

* A Helping Hand 15
Proof of clearing 25 quests that have appeared writ on the Canvas of Prayers.

* Novice Swordsmith 10
Proof of improving your first weapon. Did you make something worthy?

* Novice Shieldsmith 10
Proof of improving your first shield. Use it wisely to guard yourself.

* Novice Synthesist 10
Proof of synthesizing your first ability. Did it prove useful?

* Novice Craftsman 10
Proof of upgrading your first accessory. Did you find the experience thrilling?

* Novice Stylist 10
Proof of customizing your first schema. Continue on this path to find your own style.

* Novice Artist 10
Proof of customizing the color of one of your garb. Let your true colors shine through.

* Expert Swordsmith 15
Proof of modifying weapons 30 times.

* Expert Shieldsmith 15
Proof of modifying shields 30 times.

* Expert Synthesist 15
Proof of synthesizing abilities 30 times.

* Expert Craftsman 15
Proof of upgrading accessories 30 times.

* Expert Stylist 15
Proof of obtaining 30 different garb.

* Hero of Might 15
Proof of victory over 100 foes in battle.

* Hero of Glory 15
Proof of victory over 300 foes in battle.

* Hero of Legend 30
Proof of victory over 500 foes in battle.

* Fatal Impact 30
Proof of dealing damage so great that it goes beyond all reason or expectation.

* Seeing Stars 15
Proof of staggering enemies 50 times with fearsome attacks. Do not ever let them rest!

* Miracle of Light 10
Proof of one who has used 50 EP.

* Perfect Timing 15
Proof of successfully guarding against an enemy’s attack with perfect timing.

Secret Achievements

* Secret Achievement 15
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* Secret Achievement 15
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* Secret Achievement 90
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* Secret Achievement 30
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* Secret Achievement 15
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* Secret Achievement 15
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* Secret Achievement 15
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* Secret Achievement 15
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* Secret Achievement 15
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* Secret Achievement 30
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* Secret Achievement 90
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* Secret Achievement 90
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* Secret Achievement 90
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* Secret Achievement 15
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* Secret Achievement 30
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