PS3 exclusive Lightning Returns DLC included with FFX/X-2 HD

By Martin Gaston Purchasing a PlayStation 3 copy of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD will net you a free Yuna costume for Lightning in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Square Enix has announced. The set includes Yuna’s distinctive costume, staff, and victory pose. Let’s just hope that Lightning doesn’t inherit Yuna’s painful pretend-laugh. Failing that, Lightning can also don the attire of the most famous Final … Continue reading PS3 exclusive Lightning Returns DLC included with FFX/X-2 HD

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

By: Martin Gaston 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 pre-order 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 … Continue reading Lightning can wear Cloud’s FFVII costume in Lightning Returns: FFXIII

Paradox Endings may influence the story of Lightning Returns

By: Ehren Rivers A few weeks ago the website FFDream got to send someone over to Japan for a live interview with Motomu Toriyama and Yoshinori Kitase about several upcoming games, including Lightning Returns. Their team got to ask seven questions about Lightning Returns, two of which were questions we all already know the answers to (Why do you only play as Lightning, is this really … Continue reading Paradox Endings may influence the story of Lightning Returns

The Coliseum is back in Lightning Returns

By: Ehren Rivers An article at FFDream posted earlier today confirms the return of the Coliseum in the final Lightning Saga game, albeit in a ‘different form’.The people over at FFDream actually got a chance to pop over to the Square Enix Tokyo location and speak directly to the game’s producer (although they refer to him as ‘a director’), Yoshinori Kitase, and among the questions they … Continue reading The Coliseum is back in Lightning Returns

Lightning strikes a third time with a new Play Arts Kai version

By: Erren Van Duine It wouldn’t be Final Fantasy without accompanying merchandise, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is no exception. Joining the Play Arts Kai series will be Lightning in her Savior’s outfit – the third Lightning to be made available through Square Enix Merchandise following FFXIII and XIII-2. The figure design – as penned by Tetsuya Nomura – is still in a prototype stage, … Continue reading Lightning strikes a third time with a new Play Arts Kai version

Lightning Returns Q&A video taps questions from the community

By:  Erren Van Duine Last month media the world over got to catch a glimpse at Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII for the first time. While this month will largely focus on FFXIV, Square Enix UK has given Lightning fans another small taste of what’s to come. Much like our own encounter, the community team sat down with Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Director Motomu Toriyama – … Continue reading Lightning Returns Q&A video taps questions from the community

Tetsuya Nomura was ordered to design Lightning’s new outfit like “a leather body suit”

By: Erren Van Duine If you’ve been wondering about the inspiration for Lightning’s new outfit in Lightning Returns, look no further. Speaking in an interview with Famitsu this week, character designer Tetsuya Nomura shared a few bits and pieces regarding his involvement in the upcoming title. The basic order for the design was to create something fashioned after “a leather body suit.” The image for the … Continue reading Tetsuya Nomura was ordered to design Lightning’s new outfit like “a leather body suit”

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Preview Part II: The developers explain the latest in the FFXIII saga

By: Erren Van Duine For part two of our three part Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII first look, we’ll be focusing on the little things – that is, the finer details caught between the lines during our preview. Our hands-off preview with the live demo was followed up by a brief question and answer session with Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Director Motomu Toriyama. The pair … Continue reading Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Preview Part II: The developers explain the latest in the FFXIII saga

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Preview Part I: Demo Report

By: Erren Van Duine The Final Fantasy XIII series owes a lot of its success to the character Lightning, according to series producer Yoshinori Kitase. Her distinctive look has brought about an opportunity for not only a closing chapter to her saga, but also a brand new game in a brand new world. With this new gameplay experience, both Yoshinori Kitase and Director Motomu Toriyama … Continue reading Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Preview Part I: Demo Report

New images and artwork of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, with new character Lumina

By:  Erren Van Duine Square Enix has released some new images and artwork for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. These are accompanied by the game’s newly announced release timeframe of Autumn 2013. New screens show off recently revealed character Lumina, as well as a sampling of the many costumes Lightning will be able to utilize in the game. There are many types of garbs, each … Continue reading New images and artwork of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, with new character Lumina