Lightning can wear Cloud's FFVII costume in Lightning Returns: FFXIII

Square Enix offers Cloud's iconic Final Fantasy VII costume as a preorder bonus for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

Anyone who preorders Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be able to dress protagonist Lightning in Final Fantasy VII protagonist Cloud Strife's iconic outfit, Square Enix has announced.

The Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII preorder bonus pack comes with a limited-edition steelbook that features a downloadable code for Cloud's outfit, complete with Buster Sword and Soldier's Band.

Using the outfit, Lightning will get Cloud's victory animation and fanfare alongside some specific abilities that Square Enix says it will detail at a later date.

Another preorder option is available, called the Lightning Samurai Set. The set includes the Shogun, Sohei Savior, and Flower of Battle items.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in February 2014.

Square Enix is also working on Final Fantasy XV for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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StryfeBringer
StryfeBringer

Normally these cosmetic things that they offer as pre-order bonuses are pretty lame to me and really not worth it.  But in this case... WANT!

Tangsta03
Tangsta03

Many would probably disagree but I honestly think this is a disgraceful use of an awesome costume. Lightning is unworthy!

ForceSkin
ForceSkin

My body says no but my heart says yes

Light_Blue_Wolf
Light_Blue_Wolf

I'm one of the people who enjoyed playing FF XIII and XIII-2, but I'm not going to pre-order the game just to see Lightning dress up as Cloud

Hmm...maybe an Auron outfit...

kingofseattle00
kingofseattle00

I love the FF 13 saga and loved FF x2.  The two best for me.   

jaypricel19
jaypricel19

also will everyone shut up about ff7, if you want to play it, dig your old ps1 out and play it, I'd rather square Enid made new games not remaking old dated games that aren't even that good. Even if they did remake it the fanboys would moan about it not being the same or sum other lame shiit.

My fav ff is 12, so when I want to play it guess what.... i play it, not go on and on for square to remake it

jaypricel19
jaypricel19

Stupid the way this comes out in feb, my Xbox will be well and truly lashed in the spare room and ill be playing on ps4, if it came out now I'd buy it, got nothing to play ATM

jophy
jophy

I love final fantasy. to me the last one that had that ff-esque magical feeling was FFX. afterwards the others were very enjoyable and fun, eg. FF12, but they already lost that magic. I got FF13 and 13-2. played a lot, grinded to get the best out of the game. but they never had any impact on me like the old games, I never look back and thought FF13 was memorable and epic or whatever.

Shu-22-2012
Shu-22-2012

If you don't like FF anymore, why the hell do you keep coming? You won't change anything, losers, just fuckkkkkkk off.

Shu-22-2012
Shu-22-2012

The number reason why a lot of people say that FF isn't great anymore is because it's not the same. Say what you will, it is true and you know it. Hating a huge franchise like FF just bcuz it's different it just stupid. If you want the same thing, why are you even a FF fan? Well, you're not anymore, but when you were a fan, did you think all FF games were the same? If you don't understand FF, you don't deserve to be a fan, so go play something else. I love FF bcuz it's never the same. Playing the same sh** is just sad and boring, and it tells us that the company has no creativity, but SE doesn't want to be like that. They ALWAYS make new stuff. You either have fun or find something else to play cuz FF will never "go back" it will go fourth and will always give us a new experience. One thing that haters don't get is that their opinions aren't facts, so keep them to yourself cuz you won't change anything, you'll only waste your time. Have fun and stop b*tching, life's short. Remaking old games or making new games like the old ones won't bring your childhood back, nostalgia-heads. Can't wait for this game and other FF games :)

I'll have tons of fun while you haters keep crying like babies! It's just pathetic!

modbelle
modbelle

But Lightning isn't Cloud...giving her Cloud's outfit doesn't make her so.  Also it sounds like Square thinks Lightning is so uncared about that they are trying to dress her up as another character?  IDK, the amount of fanservice is actually making me worried about the quality of the game.  Any way, don't think Square will pull out the FFVII HD remake until they feel it is a necessity, it's the ace in their back pocket.

jark888
jark888

If this can really drive sell, we'll have a better chance to see FF VII HD remake before we die.

djames12345
djames12345

Soooooo, i dnt think anyone gives two shitss about this so can we have FF7 remake.. 

pcty
pcty

THIS IS SEXIST!!!

moniso
moniso

Now give Cloud Strife Lightning Clothes !!

tightwad34
tightwad34

You seriously made an article to tell  us this? Are you fucking kidding me?

HiImUPSMan
HiImUPSMan

Wouldve bought this if they gave her Tifas costume instead.

Dem Bewbz.

TROLOLOLOLOL

rawkstar007
rawkstar007

Show me a man that has XIII in his top three Final Fantasy games, and I'll show you a man who hasn't played any prior to XI.

prsansa
prsansa

@jaypricel19"new games not remaking old dated games that aren't even that good." have you even play the game for saying such a comment? its one of the best games ever made a remake would be one of the best move for the fans and for the company money wise.

Inferno-Flames
Inferno-Flames

@jaypricel19 yeah its a pity start for Xbox one

kingofseattle00
kingofseattle00

@jophy They didn't, you don't like 13 which is fine.  Square losing the magic?  That is reaching.  

CTBradums
CTBradums

@Shu-22-2012 I don't hate it "because it's different". I hate it because I don't enjoy it at all. I'm easy to please when it comes to gaming. I'll take a $5 piece of crap and play through it. But FFXIII was a waste of hours of my time. The story was terrible, the characters were unbearable, and the gameplay was mediocre. I couldn't connect to it like I could the earlier entries, which is sad considering how easy it SHOULD be with the realistic graphics and voice acting compared to animated sprites and polygons with text dialogue.

Everyone's entitled to their own opinion, but you can't just make a sweeping generalization that the only reason people don't like the newer FF games is "because they're different", as if there are no flaws at all to consider and people just hate it to hate it.

kingofseattle00
kingofseattle00

@modbelle Just go play FF 7.  Why are you even here?  I don't get it.  If you love FF 7 so much go play it on the ps1.  This is 2013...meaning new games and new stories to tell.  

Shu-22-2012
Shu-22-2012

@modbelle You FF7 fanboys are so pathetic and annoying. Is FF7 all you can think about? The game's over 15 years old, JUST MOVE ON!!!!! IT'S 2013 NOT 1998!!!!

XDarkMessengerX
XDarkMessengerX

@jark888 If Square-Enix make a remake of Final Fantasy 7, they will screw it up. Let's just leave FF7 as it is.

kingofseattle00
kingofseattle00

@rawkstar007 I'm that man, I love the FF  13 saga.  My opinion the best in the series outside of FF 1 and FF 3.  So yea I'm that man.  You mad bro?

Shu-22-2012
Shu-22-2012

@rawkstar007 I'm an old FF fan and I've played all of them. Guess what? FF13 universe is my #1 fave FF game EVER! Why can't you haters realize that just bcuz YOU don't like it doesn't mean the whole world doesn't. Open your eyes and stop living in a small box. Lots of people love FF13. Get over it!!! There are people who don't even like video games. People have opinions, deal with it. I know people like you are stupid and nothing will help them realize the truth, but you just want to live blindly forever. You're just pathetic!

jaypricel19
jaypricel19

Of course iv played it, finished it well over 20 times. And its really not as good as people think it was. If they made a next gen version then I'd buy it, but I buy evey ff game and would prefer I new game iv not played and one I don't know all the words to, and what's round every corner

Digital_DJ_00
Digital_DJ_00

@kingofseattle00 @jophy That's reaching? For cereal? FFXII was crap, and FFXIII along with it's universally UNWANTED sequels are absolute garbage when bearing the name "Final Fantasy".

CTBradums
CTBradums

@kingofseattle00 @jophy Eh...not that far of a reach. And, in a lot of ways, it's true. The "dream team" has long since left the company, and the newer games haven't done as well as the older games - both in sales (FFXII and XIII were 1-2mil less sales than FFVII and FFVIII, with XIII-2 less than half of THAT) and in overall reception.

That's not to say they're failing. They're still making money, and people still like the games. But, for a lot of people, it's nothing like the Final Fantasy series used to be.

XDarkMessengerX
XDarkMessengerX

@Shu-22-2012 @modbelle It's amazing to see how a 16 year old Final Fantasy is STILL BETTER than Final Fantasies released 16 years later. 

It's just THAT GOOD that Square-Enix keeps releasing these kind of content (costumes and weapons FROM a 16 year old Final Fantasy FOR a current Final Fantasy).

I think that the TRUTH AND THE FACTS bothers you huh?

And i think Final Fantasy 7 is older than you.

Digital_DJ_00
Digital_DJ_00

@Shu-22-2012 @modbelle IT CAME OUT IN 1997, NOT 1998!!! DUMB ASS!!! You don't even know what you're screaming about, GTFO you mindless Square-Enix fanboy.

jark888
jark888

@XDarkMessengerX @jark888 What make you feel so sure? FF VII: Crisis Core makes me feel like playing the entire game I've missed. It was PSP's game of the year on Gamespot.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@kingofseattle00 I can't believe this is the first you mad bro replies I have ever got. No, I'm not mad at all, just stating an opinion which maybe made me seem like I was a bit mad.

dkade
dkade

@kingofseattle00 @rawkstar007 living your life only to make other people mad should make you mad because of how sad that is. hope you understand this so I'm not wasting energy telling you something that should be common sense.

jaypricel19
jaypricel19

Lol are you for real, why would I lie, ask me question about ff7 then?

i like ff12 because of the cool voice overs and open world feel to it. I know the gambit thing is abit iffy. I think ff9 is good too because of the simple class system. Ff8 had a cool story but hated the draw system. Didn't like ff10 at all. 10-2 had the best combat system off all were you could change class it was almost like ff11.

played them all mate, finished them all, clocked over 100hours a few times playing thru them too

Digital_DJ_00
Digital_DJ_00

@jaypricel19 Finished it well over 20 times? You sir, are lying. Which makes me wonder if you even played the game at all to begin with. FFXII your favorite? To each his own, but that's one of the worst FF's in the franchise, mainly because it's broken and unbalanced in both story and gameplay.

Gatchan2
Gatchan2

@kingofseattle00 @Digital_DJ_00 @jophy It's called universal appeal. FF VII is the holy grail of FF games because it has the most widely agreed universal appeal. So much so that even Square-Enix acknowledges it. They know it's the standard to measure other FF games on, which is why they dare not remake it because it'll either be worse, or if its amazing, then they have nowhere to go from there. It's their last resort ace card. They themselves stated already that they'd prefer to make a new FF game that can 'beat' it in no just monetary success, but overall majority of opinion appeal, which is something that FF VII still holds the crown to.

kingofseattle00
kingofseattle00

@Digital_DJ_00 @kingofseattle00 @jophy if you like those, fine.  But FF7 is not the holy grail that you all talk about.  Plus I don't give a shit.  People like certain FF games for whatever reason.  So If you get your jollys off FF7 then do.  But not all FF fans are down with FF7.  So get over yourself. 

kingofseattle00
kingofseattle00

Now that is a reach. Your comparing sales of games made in two different eras of consoles. Plus ff7 was only made for ps1 platform when it was first release. Dont give me that shit. FF7 was great for it's time but it by far not the best square had done. It wont beat FF1, FF3 FF10, FF X 2 OR FF 13. THAT JUST FACT!

tightwad34
tightwad34

@kingofseattle00 The real king of Seattle is King Felix Hernandez. The best pitcher in baseball in my opinion.Yeah, I'm a Mariners fan even if they haven't been good for about a decade now.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@kingofseattle00 I know what you are trying to do and it's not working, at least not on me. Just try not to put words in my mouth as I won't ever do that to you.

Shu-22-2012
Shu-22-2012

@rawkstar007 @SC-Genjisamurai I swear, you're one stupid son of a b*tch! So everyone should like the first 6?? Why? Who are you anyways? Now go wash my car, you piece of shiiiiiiiiit.

ken_athomos
ken_athomos

@ad1x2 which I think is really sad. but then again, I (or we) can't blame them :P

ad1x2
ad1x2

@rawkstar007 @SC-Genjisamurai I know a lot of people who didn't start playing Final Fantasy until 7 came out on PS1, so it doesn't surprise me if one of the first six wasn't mentioned.