There are certain things a Final Fantasy title should always have: chocobos, moogles, and Cid.
Now, Cid can take just about any form – he's certainly not always the same character – but there absolutely must be someone named "Cid" in every Final Fantasy installment. It's just a rule. And thankfully, it seems Square-Enix will continue that tradition as we get our first glimpse of Cid Raines , who was revealed in the latest edition of Jump Magazine. He won't be playable but then again, Cid isn't typically playable, anyway. He's a Brigadier in some mystery military group (a group that isn't PSICOM, which we already know about), and if you want to see the scan itself, jump through the previous link. I was kind of hoping Cid would be playable this time around but leave it up to Square-Enix to keep long-standing – albeit mostly useless – traditions alive. All we need now is to have chocobo races and moogle vendors, and we'll be all set.
FFXIII launches in Japan on December 17 and will find its way to North American store shelves on March 9. If you're not excited, you just don't care about RPGs.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII