In Lightning Returns, players will have the ability to customize sole heroine Lightning nearly anyway they please – costumes and all. Bundled up into what the game calls Schema – Lightning’s battle abilities will change depending on the type of weapon shield or outfit she carries. One of the newest outfits to be revealed is a spin on the classic Black Mage garb – which you can see below. Using this outfit, Lightning will be able to use a variety of magics including Thundara and Aerora. Lightning can also use a wide-range ability called Area Sweep to take out more than one enemy at once.
In battle Lightning can target and destroy specific sections of an enemy. Through this enemies can be weakened, and additional post-battle awards can be unlocked. Also on show is Counterblow, Lightning’s new counter-attack move. Though powerful, the move drains much of the ATB meter, so it must be used sparingly!