Gametrailers.com put up a video showing what they discovered about Final Fantasy XIII by playing the now released Japanese version. Now you can get a sense of what the gameplay is going to be like, how the battles work, and what to expect when it releases stateside in March.
Also of note, I heard that Square-Enix announced that the company might be moving away from traditional JRPGs. Does that mean no more amnesia stricken heroes, and no more swords twice the wielder's size? What will become of Final Fantasy then in the future?