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Cid Makes Standard Appearance In Final Fantasy XIII

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

11/30/2009 9:35:28 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (37 posts)

godsman
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 9:54:48 PM
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That is one good looking Cid. Havent played the PS2 versions of FF, but i remember the old days, Cid used to be some old and fat mechanic.

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napoleon85
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 10:08:21 PM
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I hate the fact that ffxiii is coming out in japan in about two weeks and I will not resist the urge to find out everything about the game on youtube before it's released in the US.

It has always happened lol...

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NoSmokingBandit
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 10:22:21 PM

I've occasionally thought about learning Japanese so i can play all the cool rpgs before everyone else.
Then i figured im too lazy and i'll just wait for it.

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SnipeySnake
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 10:38:47 PM

@NoSmokingBandit
I did too....all i could learn is numbers and like 30 words...then i got lazy.

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Kevadu
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 1:25:02 AM

Thought about it? I took two years of Japanese courses in college for that reason...

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SnipeySnake
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 9:57:57 PM

I wish they had japanese courses in high school. I would have totally went for it.

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eLLeJuss
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 10:35:57 PM
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lol. what about biggs and wedge and all the other guys. i have a feeling they gonna be in too. They are gonna be like guards or something.

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SnipeySnake
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 10:39:30 PM
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The one thing i REALLY hope about this game is that it won't be hard like ffxii.

Though im still buying it....must...ride...chobocos...
Well i'll be occupied with the ff7 chobocos till then!

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Swavey
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 11:01:02 PM

what did you find hard about FFXII? personally i thought it was the easiest one. walked through the ending like it was nothing. i just hope we never see the gambit system again.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 11:15:28 PM

gambit fails

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SnipeySnake
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 9:56:57 PM

No, i have it and im stuck. Like on the first part. Freakn t-rex's, its always so tempting to hit them...

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Banky A
Thursday, December 03, 2009 @ 1:24:11 AM

FFXII was the cake'. The easiest cake to eat.

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therabbitkinge
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 11:04:42 PM
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Well now its nice to see that this tradition continues... I don't think they'll ever get more popular then FF7 Cid though ^_^

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___________
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 11:15:31 PM
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its BS we have to wait till march to get our hands on this.
im not even a fan of FF and the wait is killing me.

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eLLeJuss
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 11:37:05 PM

lol and i have a feeling that its gonna be delayed//

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___________
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 5:37:46 AM

o dont say that.
positivity, it will be out in march.
it will it will it will it will it will it will!!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 11:16:00 PM
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But if they include moogles will they be the old school moogles or the FFXII rabbity ones?

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ZettaiSeigi
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 6:32:10 AM

I don't mind the "rabbity" moogles like those in FF XII. They're just so adorable! LOL

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 1:20:43 PM

That they are Zetai, Montblanc was a pimp.

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DaNgerSteVe
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 12:16:42 AM
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the question is is he an ally or an enemy

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Kangasfwa
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 12:42:22 AM
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"If you're not excited, you just don't care about RPGs."

I care about Western RPGs (like Bioware's games). I've never been a fan of JRPGs.

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JackieBoy
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 1:07:42 AM
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I liked Cid in FF7 - he was my favorite character. Shame he won't be playable.. oh well. For me it goes like this - from March'10 I'm disappearing for about half a year with all those titles coming in March :D

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 1:21:25 PM

Cid was cool because he smoked :)

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BigBoss4ever
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 1:15:56 AM
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if i find out the Jap version has English voice and menu as well, i will wait no more to order the Jap. version from playasia, just like i did with Bayonetta.



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Alienange
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 1:27:45 AM
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And put Cecil in there! That guy was harsh. I believe he partook in the slaughter of innocents until he realized he was working for terrorists. Good times... good times...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 1:21:57 PM

the original MW2 killa

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Godslim
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 4:10:01 AM
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ahhh cid we all knew they'd have one in it :)

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Sol
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 4:43:35 AM
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What about Biggs and Wedge?

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 6:12:02 AM
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Always pleasent to se S-E sticking to FF traditions. I'm suprised at people complaining about the 3 month wait, it took FFXII a year to get from Japan get to europe. So im very greatful its only 3 months ^_^

Biggs and Wedge were not in FFXII, were they?

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Arvis
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 11:21:31 AM

It would be cool if they stuck to OTHER traditions... like Sony exclusivity. Bastards.

-Arvis

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 1:22:32 PM

Don't think so, Biggs and Wedge make spotty appearances.

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Banky A
Thursday, December 03, 2009 @ 1:25:41 AM

Biggs and Wedge were in XII (I'm sure). I believe I saw them in the airships as Steward's most times I flew.

Unless I'm totally crazy.

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 8:26:46 AM
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Wonder if there's gonna be any cameo from other characters.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 1:23:03 PM

as long as it isn't a Disney character I'll be fine.

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telly
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 9:44:49 AM
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I don't really care about RPGs, and even I'M excited for this one!

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just2skillf00l
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 6:04:06 PM
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Why does Kangasfwa get heat simply because he doesn't like Japanese RPG's? Four thumbs down, I wonder why he got those? People need to be more tolerant of others with different tastes in gaming and with other things as well.

However...people looking forward to the game like me and just about everyone else on this site don't want to hear about those uninterested in the game. If you don't like it just skip the article. Everyone has their own opinion but please don't ruin the hype for a soon to be "great game". Make that 5 thumbs down.

Anyhow, this is a first day purchase for me!

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Banky A
Thursday, December 03, 2009 @ 1:27:01 AM
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Cid is a bad ass mother fu***er.

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