Final Fantasy and Tomb Raider crossover for Lara Croft DLC

Protagonist of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII to get Lara Croft outfit in new DLC pack.

Square Enix has announced that Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be getting a Lara Croft DLC pack.

Available when the game launches on February 13, the downloadable content pack will include a Lara Croft outfit for protagonist Lightning, based off the clothing's appearance in Tomb Raider. Players who download the DLC will also receive the exclusive Survivor's Axe and Riot Shield items.

Lara Croft is not the only character that Lightning can dress up as, with costumes from Final Fantasy X/X-2 and Final Fantasy VII available, as well as an outfit almost entirely comprised of moogles.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will launch for 360 and PS3 on February 11 for North America, with Australian and European releases to follow on February 13 and 14, respectively.

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Zorine “harli” Te is a long time competitive gamer and also an Associate Editor at GameSpot.

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136 comments
mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

Square: "What? Actually make a good RPG? Nah, we'll just stuff the game with fanservice and cosplay. That ought to make us more money."

KamuiFei
KamuiFei

Snow needs Adam Jensen's outfit or I refuse to buy this game!

Chr0noid
Chr0noid

FUCK YOU TORIYAMA AND FUCK LIGHTNING.  WHENEVER I SEE THE COLOR PINK I WILL ALWAYS BE REMINDED OF HOW A SINGLE CHARACTER RUINED AN ENTIRE FRANCHISE. 


I don't think it's possible for me to be any more mad than I am right now.  If my rage could be condensed into an energy source the Earth would have enough sustainable power for another million years. 

Coco_pierrot
Coco_pierrot

Well ... if those DLC had something worth it ... like a new hability tied to the new costume ... it is just wardrobe like it was with FFXIII-2 which is a shame I would have like to unlock them during the game but oh well ...


Also ... if they really want our money so badly they could copy the "Best costum ever" from MK9 (which was an unlockable) I'm sure it would sell

rushad_patel
rushad_patel

I have played every Lara Croft game, but never ever touched Final Fantasy. How many people are in my shoes ??

Gen007
Gen007

doesn't bode well for the game that they seem to be more focused on showing off how many ways you can dress up lightning then actually trying to highlight features of the game.

hadlee73
hadlee73

Stealing someone's clothes does not constitute a cross-over.

Hmmm saying that though, if Lightning is wearing Lara's clothes, then what is Lara currently wearing back on the island? :P

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

A Lara Croft costume? Lightening is not a barbie doll people!!!!! >.<

tom2750
tom2750

why anyone that is not very very rich would waste money on costumes that do not effect the game in any real way is beyond me and if they are free then ignore my comment

mbiogirl
mbiogirl

Um, am I the only one who's starting to feel like SE is treating Lightning as their own personal digital Barbie doll? Ok, the first few crossover costume offers were cool but this is seriously going overboard. They were doing so well with their attempt at creating a strong female lead in this series and now she's buried by her gigantic wardrobe!

banana23man
banana23man

Aerith is just rolling in her grave, or rather, at the bottom of the lake

olegavi323
olegavi323

I hated FFXIII but had a great time playing FFXIII-2, can't wait to get my hands on that game :))

Revenant_K
Revenant_K

Years later, people with take it as an example why 13 bring bad luck.

VakarianGirl
VakarianGirl

It'd be even MORE awesome if there were a Lightning outfit for Lara Croft to wear in Tomb Raider Definitive Edition!!  :-))

leikeylosh
leikeylosh

I thought about writing some witty comment, but I don't care about Final Fantasy.

Talavaj
Talavaj

Under all this lightning crap there are still the rays of hope dubbed FF XV, now SE release the game and redeem yourself, will you ?

Aaron3691
Aaron3691

I hope after this charade they completely trash XIII's battle system and revert back to the classic mechanics.

I'd be happy with XII's system, regardless of popular opinion I thought it was the most engaging and being real time it always had you on your toes.

darkdragon1288
darkdragon1288

The next alternate costume they release for Lightning should be a clown costume, complete with big shoes and a jester hat and it should have a candy cane as a bonus weapon.

warriors30
warriors30

Just because you dress up your character like a character from a BETTER video game doesn't make you a better video game. Did Sonic ever dress up as Mario...I don't think so.

meedokicky
meedokicky

I want Agent 47's suit too :P with silver ballers! and add a new schemata call it gunslinger... okay that is a bit too much.

gutsallover
gutsallover

Can I admit that I really enjoyed FFXIII-2? The battle system was a lot better than XIII's, capturing and leveling monsters was great, and I actually liked the characters. The story wasn't amazing, but it had some great moments, especially near the end. Caius is right up there with Kefka when it comes to my favorite Final Fantasy villains. 

zhing_wong
zhing_wong

Too bad its not Tomb Raider getting the DLC. I'll still probably give this FF game a pass


jessica_mad
jessica_mad

It's supposed to make the game better!

Well..................

At my unknown
opinion !

smokin_ganja
smokin_ganja

@Coco_pierrot Judging from the demo, I would have to assume that the new costumes have different abilities. I could be wrong though.

Chr0noid
Chr0noid

@mbiogirl Lightning was never a good character.  She's a masturbatory fantasy thought up by an extremely deranged man who is most definitely in love with his own creation.  She goes from unlikeable soldier bitch to goddess in between games.  I am so motherloving sick of Toriyama forcing this character down our throats. 

Deadlysyns87
Deadlysyns87

@warriors30  I liked Mario was just different not really better both were good in their own ways

TheDarkSpot
TheDarkSpot

Agent 47 would probably murder Lightning and then successfully disguise as her.

Sw0rDMaN
Sw0rDMaN

@gutsallover Like you I did  really enjoy FFXIII-2,But to be honest I thought the battle system was the same auto-fight crap..

Square-enix is trying to hard, they should bring back a more tradionnal system..(exmp= Ni No Kuni) I wanna feel like im fighting not just watching it!

 And yes Caius Is a great FF vilain, But hes not near Kefka ,because FFXIII-2 is not as good as FFVI ;)

Coco_pierrot
Coco_pierrot

@smokin_ganja @Coco_pierrot I just played the demo too and I liked it but now I wonder a lot more if those costumes DLC will have habilities tied to them ... if there is one that grant the Blue Mage hability, I'll have to buy it.

VakarianGirl
VakarianGirl

@Sw0rDMaN @gutsallover  Holy smokes......I guess each to his own.  I LOVED FFXIII, and HATED FFXIII-2.  2 was just so random and non-linear in its story.....and if I can't follow a story, I'm going to drop out of the game.