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Two new costumes revealed for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII By Erren Van Duine on August 9, 2013 at 2:42 AM

With over 80 costumes for Lightning to choose from, it’s only a matter of time before the lot of them are revealed. Two bonus costumes in particular have been revealed today, which also include new weapons and shields for her to use.

Ordering the game through HMV and Lawson in Japan will grant access to the Vajra Bodhisattva – the armor of a wise ruler who honored the heavens and loved his nation, and stuck to the ways of benevolence in a world of wars. The weapon that comes with this Schema is called Treasury Palace – forged as a prayer to the Gods, it was once the cross-shaped lance of a ferocious monk unparalleled in spearmanship. Also included is a shield by the name of Warrior’s Return. It’s a robust shield covered with a rivet of steel, it is said that it could deflect even a knight’s assault.

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Those who purchase the first pressing of the game’s original soundtrack will get the Fushikaden outfit – said to allow Lightning to fight as though in a graceful dance, the flowers of a turbulent time fly as you battle in a noble woman’s armor. Direct Heart Shadow is the weapon and Charming Folding Screen is the name of the shield.

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  • LightningF

    FUCK MY LIFE >:O

    Didn’t know they were gonna be that awesome! I’m pretty sad I’m getting the Cloud DLC instead of the Samurai ones now, but the steelbook is way better than the costumes so it’s a compromise…

    *sobs*

  • Guest

    I’ve gotta say . . . the Bodhisattva outfit looks spectacular on Lightning, and the outfit name matches her sole as “saviour.”

  • Ehren Rivers

    I certainly hope these make their way to the US. The Vajra costume from the header is definitely my style.

  • Prima

    I want the Fushikaden outfit to come stateside! The design is so gorgeous!

  • surakian

    These are definitely better than the others. I really love them and if they come to the US as preorder bonuses, I’d probably bite.

  • Acolyte Halcyon

    The pictures are so small…but I like the second outfit.

  • Randy Marsh

    Swords, rapiers, maces, broadswords, katanas, and now yari and naginata! So many weapon types, this game is starting to look all the more awesome with each update! These two costumes better come to the US, they look incredibly awesome, especially the Vajra.

  • ImminentBread

    Yet more stunning bonus gear! Can’t wait to explore the areas shown in these screenshots, too. That field in particular looks beautiful.

  • NRool

    I NEED that Spear (Yari?) hell the Naginata would be awesome too <3
    Too bad you can only get them in the UK via Amazon, and even then I'm not even sure it's those two you get.

  • Mihel

    Pictures of the Wildlands in the background!

    Is the city in the header picture Luxerion or Yusnaan?

  • Ryuukishi

    I’m sure we’ll get a chance to buy everything before too long.

  • karasuKumo

    I’m hoping that they release all of these as DLC at some point, they fit Lightning well.

  • Ehren Rivers

    I believe it’s Luxerion, but I’m not certain.

  • Anime10121

    Cant wait til next month (TGS) when we finally HOPEFULLY get our epic 7 minute SE trademark trailer (and probably with theme song in tow)! I cant believe this game is coming in 3 months Japan time, and we’re still only getting quick 2minute trailers, heck XV’s E3 trailer was longer than most of the trailers we’ve gotten for LR! I wanna see that SE style epic trailer that spoils craploads (even though I dont wanna be spoiled, its kinda tradition for Square to spoil a lot of content with their super long trailers)!

    Long story short, GIMMEH MAH Caius in my epic trailer Square! kthxbai!

  • Mihel

    XV had a longer gestational period (and for a lot of time we only saw pre-rendered footage), it’s normal there was more to show.
    LR trailers are shorter but more numerous and released more frequently. I think we had 6+ trailers in less than 12 months.

    But yeah, Caius in a trailer would be awesome. I wonder what happened to Yeul too.

  • Mihel

    Actually, I’m hoping it’s the dark town east of Luxerion. But probably not, that place looks more rustic and neglected. That location as to be presented yet, but likely it won’t be revealed until the Wildlands are shown officially.

  • Anime10121

    True we’ve gotten more trailers in such a short period, but it always seems so awesome to see that one amazing 7minute trailer where Square shows off their video cutting skills in order to get us hype (not that I’m not there already :P)

    But yeah I’m most hyped for Caius’ return, but I REALLY wanna see Yeul again too, cant really have Caius without his motivation πŸ˜›

  • NikkiCola

    You speak the truth my friend! A seven minute trailer would be wonderful. Maybe we can see glimpses into what Vanille is doing; even Sazh! Personally, I love spoilers simply because I’m like a five year old and can’t wait for anything. (And I’m 20, how sad is that? Lol)
    And to see Caius would just be… ugh. I WANT ITTTT <3 Lmao.

  • Ehren Rivers

    The place pictured is almost too bright to be Luxerion as we’ve seen it so far, but it’s not really bright enough to be Yusnaan. Maybe it’s some kind of fancy district in Luxerion, where rich people live? πŸ˜›

    And yeah, I don’t think the slums will be so bright. It sounds like the buildings may even be mostly made of scrap and debris there.

  • Alexis Crockett

    if square doesn’t announce more of these for other countries I’m going to go to their headquarters and pee on their lawn ????? i want to scare NPCs while wearing cute clothes thank you

  • Sapientia

    Oh my days! I love the style of this game! Oh, this game! *-*
    And the costumes…man, Square Enix…why are you so good to us? *sobs happily*

  • M. Ziab

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69GAXos-n2E

    I’m not sure if you can obtain any new information out of that video, but I just wanted to post it anyways. I hope someone translates it!

  • ButtPlug

    that pattern on her arms remind me of the ones on Shuyins arms lol, beautiful costume eitherway.

  • MF@ホプラむください

    Nothing new though.

  • Sapientia

    Just drag them into a new window and BOOM! 1280×720.

  • Ehren Rivers

    Unfortunately, that doesn’t work for the pictures of the second outfit. That’s one small image, rather than a miniaturized image set.

  • LightningF

    She’s in Yusnaan, if you look in the pic with an NPC walking in the background, you can see the Lights which are in the divine task trailer hanging off this slab of concrete (if thats the word) at the top πŸ˜€

  • M. Ziab

    Yeah, I guessed that.. I was hoping that those in attendance forgot to write something down. I like the details and what the crew thinks of the game.

  • Sapientia

    You know, with the large variety of weapons now available to Lightning, my dreams of a scythe aren’t too far away…
    And I want a Type-0 outfit, damnit! Or at least dress up Mog like a Class Zero moogle. 8D

  • LightningF

    “They’re oversexualising her. In a full suit of body armour. Did you get the last part?”

    Lmao youtube comment xD

  • ultromega

    Lightning with a scythe? Now that would be AWESOME.

  • ultromega

    So, what’s Lightning’s cup size in these outfits? Inquiring minds want to know!

    (I kid! I kid!)

    πŸ™‚

  • Ehren Rivers

    I hope that happens! It would be awesome~

  • Ehren Rivers

    Well, from what I’ve been able to find that particular set of questions was mistranslated. Her boobs don’t change size per outfit, the amount of jiggle physics does.

  • Ehren Rivers

    Yes it would be. And I bet she’d get some cool, dark cloaky outfit to go with it. Oooh, and probably gauntlets/gloves instead of a shield. (‘Cause we’ve already seen Dragoon Gauntlets in the shield menu)

  • ultromega

    I’m afraid to ask… jiggle physics?

  • Ehren Rivers

    As in how much her boobs bounce around or ‘jiggle’. The questioner asks if Lightning is really a D cup now, and then asks if Lightning’s boobs will bounce or move this time around. The developers say yes, but it depends on the outfit; One with “corrective undergear” would see them move less. The size is a static Japanese D (around an American C or BB), although it goes without saying that the outfit might have some bearing on how that appears.

  • Sapientia

    If we DO get a scythe for her, it might just beat out the Blazefire Saber as my favorite weapon in Final Fantasy. Well, maybe besides Sice herself…

  • Frostofthecwsw

    have you played it?

  • Ehren Rivers

    I believe Sapientia has played a demo at one of the events.

    However, there have also been videos shown of the game from various demos and events which show a number of weapon types. We’ve seen what look to be maces, swords, a spear, and two staff weapons. In the menu for weapon choice in one of the demo events we saw a sort of Halberd weapon listed, as well as a rapier and dual-swords (and I think something else?). Now we have two new spear-type weapons, and on one of the other sites I found screenshots of Lightning with a large Katana and one of those strategist’s fans.

    Also, in the aforementioned menu we saw some sort of gauntlet or glove listed in the Shields menu with an actual glove icon.

  • Sapientia

    …Not the game, no…?

  • Sapientia

    Yup.
    Anyways, I don’t suppose we can change the shoes? In the 13 Days trailer, we saw Lightning’s Equilibrium outfit, but she was wearing some sort of black heels and white tights or something like that. Are those just for looks or are they actually accessories?

  • Sapientia

    Sorry if this offends anyone.
    *Lightning walks down the street in Miq’ote outfit with her sword out*
    Civilians: O.O
    “Godzilla.”

  • Ehren Rivers

    Hmm? I don’t recall seeing that. :O

  • Ehren Rivers

    Oh yes. This is exactly what happens. πŸ˜›

  • Ehren Rivers

    Oh, do you mean that white version of the outfit? Because I think that’s actually a different outfit, one that’s based on the Equilibrium as a base.

  • Sapientia

    Yeah, this one: http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b564/SapientiaXIII/highheels_zpsb45bcb0c.png
    I guess you’re right. I thought it was just Equilibrium, with the flaps and such changed to white. The heels looked a little odd to me in that outfit, which made me wonder if we could customize shoes.

  • Ehren Rivers

    Ahhh yes, that one. Yeah, I’m pretty sure it’s just a different version. πŸ˜› Then again, it’s similar enough that there might actually be some editable parts or something. Hmmm.

  • LightningF

    In that case…

    *equips sorceress and watches them bounce*

    I hate jiggling. *stares*

  • LightningF

    Hehe she got MJ shoes xD

  • Sapientia

    I keep coming back, hoping there’s more news. πŸ™
    This is going to be a really damn long wait until November. And I’ve already gone through this year’s supply of games…oh, the horrors. So anyways, should we expect a new outfit to be revealed each month, like a steady stream of updates/news until the JP release?

  • Sapientia

    Of course! 8D

  • Ehren Rivers

    We can hope so. Also, I believe they said we’ll hear something brand new (and other things) during Gamescom later this month. There’s always chance that it’ll be present at Tokyo Game Show in September, so really the only slow month should be October. I hope, anyway.

    I’m still playing Dynasty Warriors 8 and Tales of Xillia, though. And I’ve got A Realm Reborn starting later tonight and then releasing later this month, plus KH 1.5 in September and Pokemon X/Y in October. If I’m lucky, I’ll have plenty to do right up to the JP LR release. I’m seriously considering trying to import it at this point.

  • Sapientia

    Well, I’ve got FFXII I guess (still trying to find my memory card to look at my stats, by the way) until then…
    Import? DO IT.

  • ultromega

    I just got Tales of Xillia and I love it! I hope that LR’s battle system is as fast-paced and fluid.

  • Ehren Rivers

    I have a feeling that LR will be more like Graces f than Xillia. On the amusing side, Xillia DOES have a Crystarium analogue so… πŸ˜›

  • Twilight Odin

    Guys. umm, I found this on the internet http://blog.hokanko-alt.com/archives/31711526.html It’s about Sazh or something, but it needs translation.

    Thank you.

  • Noctis Caelum

    Apparently Sazh is in LRFF13 very depressed, and his son Dajh is bedridden for several hundreds of years.

  • vagrant_soul

    Hell, that makes me wanna cry πŸ™

  • Twilight Odin

    Me too…

  • Sapientia

    Yeah, I heard something about that on Tumblr…

  • Prima

    Square, Rip out my heart why don’t you?

  • iLoveLightning

    Now I’m going to be bedridden for the next hundred years…

  • iLoveLightning

    Omg LOL I can’t stop with changing Milla’s outfits… >_< dat maid and swimwear

  • ultromega

    Like FFXIII-2, I’ll do the first playthrough with the default outfits, then mess around with the alternates on subsequent playthroughs. πŸ™‚

    On a separate note (and not to knock Tales of Xillia), I appreciate FFXIII and XIII-2 more because so far, every battle I’ve fought in Tales of Xillia has had the exact same theme. A game’s music is extremely important to me, which is probably why I love the XIII series so much.

  • iLoveLightning

    Really? I think I’ve spent more time switching her outfit than I have in battle lol o.o…

    And I agree. I felt like the music should have had some lead up to the actiony part like FFXIII’s (start off slow and get more intense e.g. blinded by light). Other thna that ToX is one of my fave games this year!

  • ultromega

    Honestly, I bought Tales of Xillia to fill in the void until Lightning Returns is released, so, I wasn’t expecting to like it much… but I find it really enjoyable. Between the linking, shared skills, and linked arts, there are so many options to explore in battle. I LOVE it.

    Something tells me that this will tide me over until Lightning Returns is released. πŸ™‚

  • iLoveLightning

    indeed >:) I never expected myself to getthis hooked actually o.o Now I can’t even hear them say a sentence without squealing lawls x_x

    cant wait for TOX2 and LR… Best year ever next year :'( <3

  • Frostofthecwsw

    I was refering to Type-0, dear >.>

  • Sapientia

    Since it was a reply on an LR news page, and my comment centered on Lightning, and ya didn’t really specify, I didn’t know that.
    I’ve played Type-0 though.

  • Frostofthecwsw

    You wanted a scythe due to your obssession with Sice :/ I’ve played through Type-0 n.n

  • Sapientia

    I didn’t know I was obsessed with Sice, but okay.

  • Frostofthecwsw

    o.O I thought you like Sice…my apologies…must have gotten mixed up :/

  • Sapientia

    I’m all about dat Seven. πŸ™‚