Watch Lightning Returns' opening cinematic, in which somebody returns

When it comes to opening cinematics, the Final Fantasy series can boast some beauties. How about Cloud's dramatic, freshly polygonated entrance to FF7, or Zanarkand being torn asunder in FF10? Not forgetting the Charlie's Angels-style intro to FF10-2, which we all secretly love... right? Right?

So, rather than spoil this intro to Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 - we're not sure we could spoil it beyond the obvious - we'll sit back and reflect on a series built on some serious FMV loveliness. By the by, Lightning Returns hits Xbox 360 and PS3 on February 11 in North America, and February 14 in Europe.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.