The Final Fantasy XIII team will present a "new direction" for Final Fantasy XIII character Lightning on September 1, Square Enix has announced.

A teaser website, titled A Storm Gathers, states: "The Lightning Saga that started with the release of Final Fantasy XIII, has achieved a cumulative shipment of over 9.6 million units; and in May 2012 Final Fantasy XIII-2 was brought to conclusion with the add-on content entitled Lightning's Story: Requiem of the Goddess.

"Key members of the Final Fantasy XIII development team including the producer, director and art director, are in preparations to present new information about the direction of Lightning's story. This presentation will take place at an event in Tokyo to celebrate Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary, on 1st September 2012."

Talk of a new direction suggests we'll be seeing some form of Lightning-fronted spin-off next week.

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