It's everything you always wanted to know about Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII . Okay, not everything , but this answers lots of questions.

Some of this information we already knew, while other tidbits are fresh finds. It was taken from German website and summarized at Gameranx ; the following is courtesy of director Yuji Abe speaking about the upcoming title.

We knew that one day will be exactly one hour long in real time, and we also knew that we'll have between 7 and 13 days to complete our quest. However, we didn't know that specific events will happen at specific times and if we're not there, we won't see 'em. Here are a few other interesting details:

Finishing every single sidequest in a single playthrough of the game is going to be extremely difficult, but not impossible to do.

It may take as many as five playthroughs to experience all of the content that the game has to offer.

There is only a single ending. Lightning either saves the world or she doesn't.

There are three difficulty settings: normal, hard, and super hard.

There is a New Game Plus mode where you can bring the content from your previous save into a new game.

It will be necessary to do quests, grind, and gain the appropriate levels to progress through the game.

There will be DLC for the game, but they will not come in the form of costumes or other vanity items.

Lightning Returns won't be ready to go until February. But on a related note, those HD remasters of Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 will be here later this year. …talk about massive differences between games.

Related Game(s): Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII