There are a number of new details on the game, but much of the attention is on the most recent character announcement, FFXI's Shantotto. This character, according to senior director Arakawa Takeshi, is different from the other characters in that his story isn't about a face-off surrounding Chaos. While not getting too specific, Takeshi explained that the Shantotto story is more closely related to the FFXI world.
During battle, Shantotto makes use of a variety of magics, including Bind to keep enemies from moving. In EX Mode, Shantotto changes clothes and makes use of powerful magics in combination. Shantotto's EX Burst move lets you select string together spells like Quake, Freeze, and Flair.