Mass Effect 3 armor coming to Final Fantasy XIII-2 as DLC

N7 outfit for Square Enix RPG to be released in Japan later this month; publisher also announces Orthros and Typhon as latest DLC monsters.

Fans of FFXIII-2 wishing to put a futuristic spin on Serah and Noel's threads may get what they wish for, with Square Enix revealing an unusual crossover with EA and BioWare. The company has announced that it will be selling the N7 armour from the Mass Effect series as DLC for Final Fantasy XIII-2--the same armour worn by Mass Effect series protagonist Commander Shepard.

Serah and Noel: renegades or paragons? You decide.

According to a recent post by Japanese magazine Famitsu, the DLC will be available for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Japan on March 27. The former will cost 300 yen ($4), while the latter will cost 240 Microsoft points.

In addition, the same article revealed two new Coliseum Monsters for players to fight: Orthros and Typhon from Final Fantasy VI. Both creatures are part of a single monster group; if players defeat Orthros, Typhon will come into the fray. The monsters will be available on March 27; the PS3 version of the DLC will cost 400 yen ($5), while the Xbox 360 DLC will cost 320 Microsoft points. Square Enix has yet to confirm whether the DLC will be available outside of Japan.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 was released last January and was met with positive reviews. For more information, check out GameSpot's recent coverage on the title.

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FusionRain
FusionRain

What happen to just unlocking outfits and stuff. Like from a cheat code or secret easter egg? This is just dumb. These shouldn't be here and if so should be free. Just have a Mass Effect 3 save on your console. They are getting Mass Effect in everything now. Got Mass Effect N7 armor in Kingdoms of Amalur, N7 Snowboards in SSX (even though you use the in game cash). Now the most out of place of them all, a Final Fantasy game... What is up with games now adays? Why do we continue to get all this crap?

megatrunks
megatrunks

That's enough no more stupid ideas we need new endings.

OldKye
OldKye

@Exploding8 don't like it why ever could that be lol? "for only $4 you too could have the exact same game you already own which will play exactly the same as it did before!"

Pantherground
Pantherground

No...NOOOOOOOOOOOOooooo! Vader said it best. Even though that scene hurt my feelings. It is a solid example though. When you put elements of one game into another in order to make more money, then you might as well put your hands in our pockets instead. Giving us the option to buy DLC of this kind is like saying to any sucker and or casual gamer that if you like that game you would like to see elements of that game in a Final Fantasy title. HELL NO!!!! I play Final Fantasy because i want to play Final Fantasy. Not Shepards Fantasy or Final Assasin's Creed. Funny thing is i made a comment regarding the Ubisoft Ezio Costume. I hated it of course, thinking that some things should know their place. SquareEnix, you are not SquareSoft.....SquareEnix sucks for their stupid choices but at the beginning they made a few decent titles.....now they can put a John Carter costume and then i'll be ready to piss on my FFXIII

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Pantherground

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zaiwen
zaiwen

gimme shepard & lightning/serah SX scene dlc instead

Exploding8
Exploding8

This is the kind of silly **** that used to be in games as Cheat Codes or little hidden secrets, which made old games so much more fun and exciting... and now they think we'll pay for this silly crap? Wtf happened?

majere613
majere613

Having watched my sister finally get the 'secret' ending to FFXIII-2 last night, this DLC now makes perfect sense. Both games have endings that seem to be designed to enrage the player, after all.

banana23man
banana23man

This is utterly ridiculous. The FF series used to be a respected series, arguably the best RPG series. Now, we have crossovers and DLC? SE is just sh*tting all over the series. I feel ashamed to be a FF fan. Dear SE, keep your flashy graphics and CGI cutscenes and let me have what FF is supposed to be like. I guess number 13 really is unlucky.

Mark07041971
Mark07041971

LOL not even Commander Shepard can save you once Vanille opens her trap...

WafflePrime
WafflePrime

they should do a crossover that make sense like Mass Effect and Dead Space

Sendmn23
Sendmn23

oh great "DLC" to the worst Final Fantasy installment in the history of the franchise... I refuse to pay for this game because you have to pay for the ending. to be honest I couldn't care less about Mass effect 3 or FF13-2 both games are garbage in my opinion.

troone2
troone2

@DrAmazinDood , its simple. They are trying to bring in a new demographic of people, and they're taking feedback from a multitude of players saying; "hey, since we can do this downloadable content stuff better, why not add this... or this... or this.." It may suck for a minority of the fans, but apparently the majority thats raising there voices are getting their way. I dont really care for mass effect because i've always had other games to play, so it doesnt really bother me... But i can understand at trying to make people stay interested until they come out with the conclusion DLC

BlackLense
BlackLense

Will this change Mass Effect ending..? :(

RitsukoEX
RitsukoEX

@thewastedyouth Lost Odyssey kinda sucked?! LOL!!! what a joke!!!

franzito
franzito

I keep asking but I think there's no WHY for this...

SgtStrungOut
SgtStrungOut

@thewastedyouth Bull. All those games you mentioned were amazing. You just suck because you are a casual gamer. Your inexperienced opinion does not matter. GET OUTTA HERE.

X-RS
X-RS

Don't forget it's 2012. *EA/SE merge>world(s) die* j/k Let's hope there is a 4 day delay....

ToTs_00
ToTs_00

I Commander Shepard and this is the worst idea on the Citadel.

darkcomedian
darkcomedian

Looks rather out of place, but hey, what ever they can do to milk that creamy DLC money.

UnwantedSpam
UnwantedSpam

Not a good idea, Square, considering the fact that everybody is angry at Bioware over the Mass Effect 3 ending.

DrAmazinDood
DrAmazinDood

As a long time fan of FF I thinks it's sad and disgraceful that SE is trying to cash in on other series success, remeber Noel's Ezio costume? Sad idd, the least they could do is use FF's success instead of other games,vhow hard can it be to think of SOLDIER uniform for Noel and Tifa like outfit for Serah?

AMCope
AMCope

Such a horrible idea. Why would they even consider this?

Animatronic64
Animatronic64

4 dollars for this? I pity the morons who pay for this kind of crap.

HiImUPSMan
HiImUPSMan

@sonicare to be fair...despite its ending the story in ME3 was wayyyyyyy better than FF13 and 13-2.

packtop
packtop

Mass Effect dlc are probably there to help salesof Mass Effect 3 in japan. Mass Effect 3 only sold a bit over 8k during the first week compared to the 1.85m copies sold on the first week in America, i think it's obvious EA need some help to sell more in Japan...

The_Keyblade99
The_Keyblade99

@Sonicare Don't worry man, the ending to FF13-2 was terrible on its own.. It was incredibly bad. Loved the game though.

Scorch_22
Scorch_22

Hey fine with me, whatever you gotta do to make JRPG characters stop wearing tiny T-shirts and cargo shorts.

flashn00b
flashn00b

What's next? With Diablo III on the horizon, would one expect Demon Hunter Lightning? Or with Skyrim still being the cool thing to talk about, maybe they'll throw in a costume of the the "poster-boy" Dovahkiin (Iron Helmet, studded leather, etc)? This is getting ridiculous.

Chiyo18
Chiyo18

another ploy by squeenix to sell more copies of this crappy game.

Icehearted
Icehearted

Mass Effect DLC! Mass Effect DLC everywhere!

DragonRift
DragonRift

Wow... what an incredible waste of money. :|

DoomSky
DoomSky

Can we have Lightning as a ME3 squad mate then?

mtait01
mtait01

I would rather spend my cash on something worthwhile

sonicare
sonicare

Just dont let bioware write the ending for FF 13-2 lol

warmdarkness
warmdarkness

cant tell if early April Fools joke or true...

qweasd54
qweasd54

remember when they actually just put stuff on the game disc?

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

I actually think it's kind of cool in a way.

MajinSquall
MajinSquall

actually they look pretty cool still hoping for a cloud and squall coliseum dlc though

PurpuhlRowboht
PurpuhlRowboht

As for the costumes not fitting into the game, when has that ever really mattered in the history of video games? I thought people liked ridiculous costumes, whether it be a tuxedo in MGS3, a clown costume in Ratchet & Clank 2, or making the most ridiculous character possible in a fighting game. If they want to release Mass Effect 3 armor, who cares? The people who want them will buy them and people who don't can move on instead of complain. It's all in good fun. They don't expect the armor to be canon or anything. In fact, now I hope they make space-unicorn costume DLC just to turn you guys off even more (that actually sounds awesome).