1up just released a first look at the opening cinematic and battle tutorial gameplay from the Final Fantasy XIII Japanese Demo on PS3. They’ve got nine new videos, this being the first 10 minutes.
I’ve been a fan of the series since Final Fantasy IV (II locally in US). IV was one of the first role-playing games I got into for the story. The battle system interface and graphics engine have been completely overhauled, giving a new level of polish, detail, and interaction. Impressive. The baby Chocobo hiding in Sazh‘s hair is one of my favorite characters.