Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Returns Pre-Order Details and More [Video]

Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Returns

Coming in February is the end of the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy; Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Returns. This title will offer a number of downloadable costumes that may surprise as well as intrigue.  Hard-core fans of the series will most likely really like them or really disapprove of them. Take a look.

Lightning from all her Final Fantasy games
A quick look at Lightnings’ changes so far

Fans have been skeptical for a while due to how linear and mainstream the battle system was in the first Final Fantasy XIII. The sequel, Final Fantasy XIII-2 didn’t convince many others of its greatness. The game improved upon the linearity before it and added tons of side quests. The game also allowed for the player to catch monsters and use them in battle for new elaborate strategic tactics. Still many were unsatisfied. The end of the trilogy attempts to address more of the issues fans were unhappy with. Below is a video that explains how the new title is different and more reminiscent to older games of the series.

This title is the last opportunity for fans to find enjoyment from the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy. Things have certainly changed this time around. For starters, the party consists of only one character, something no other Final Fantasy game stuck to. In the past you could play Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles by yourself but the game was meant to be a multiplayer experience. In this title the strength of creativity and style comes from all of the decisions you make surrounding Lightning. Instead of managing an entire party you only manage Lightning although she has many different classes, colors, and weapons that can be customized to find your style of play. The amount of options really give each player an individualistic independence in how they choose to play the game compared to someone else.

Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Returns outfits
Just a few of the outfits in the game

The game features tons of different costumes for class customization but a few pre-order costumes have become available. Those that pre-order the game get the soldier outfit belonging to Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII along with his Buster Sword and the Soldier’s Band. Those that buy the collectors edition will receive the Aerith Gainsborough outfit with flower basket and rod. The collectors edition also comes with a pocket watch, an 80 page artbook, and of course the game. The total price on the collectors edition is $90.

Square Enix has not announced what will be required to get the last revealed outfit. which belongs to Yuna from Final Fantasy X-2. The outfit comes with Tidus’s signature weapon, Brotherhood, and his bracer. All outfits come with victory poses reminiscent of the character being imitated. All costumes can be downloaded together for $10 or $4 individually. Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Returns comes to the U.S. February 11.

Square Enix has their hands full right now. The HD remaster of Final Fantasy X / X-2 is set to release in the U.S. March 18 and Kingdom Hearts 3 and Final Fantasy XV are both being worked on as well as the next installment in the Tomb Raider series. Unfortunately none of the above have confirmed release dates yet. If these details make you excited for Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Returns then feel free to leave a comment down below.

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By Garrett Jutte



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4 Responses to "Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Returns Pre-Order Details and More [Video]"

  1. Tim Wind   December 19, 2013 at 10:37 am

    I cannot wait , I loved the 13 series and will love this. Those costumes!! Cloud, Aerith, Yuna X and X-2 costume, and those moogle costume

  2. Jon Levine   December 19, 2013 at 9:50 am

    All costumes can be downloaded together for $10 or $4 individually.

    Does that mean that you could also actually purchase the costumes (and their poses) that were given out as Pre-order bonuses as well (like the Aerith costume, for example)?

    • Garrett Jutte   December 19, 2013 at 1:19 pm

      It seems so. The costumes come with certain deals, such as the collectors edition or the pre-order, but the three should still be purchasable outside of their deals.

      • Jon Levine   December 20, 2013 at 8:39 pm

        That’s good ’cause I’d rather spend $4 than $90 to get that Aerith costume.

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