Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Offers Over 80 Different Costume Options

Friday, September 13th, 2013

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

If you thought that the Cloud Strife costume for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII was the end of the game’s outfit customization options, then you have another thing coming. Square Enix Europe has released a trailer showcasing just a handful of the game’s varied costume options for Lightning. Designs range from the aforementioned cosplay to formal wear, with plenty of variety in between. You can check out the trailer down below for a full preview.

Overall, there will be more than 80 different costumes available for players to customize with. With the exception of the Cloud Strife outfit set, none of the costumes showcased in the trailer will be DLC, meaning the game comes prepacked with an entire closet full of clothing options for fashion-savvy players out there.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be released February 12th in North America and February 14th in Europe for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems.

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  • smacd

    I’m really struggling to care about this news, but I can’t. I’m sorry. Playing dress up with characters I don’t care about isn’t really selling the third FF13 to me. Why don’t they show us more gameplay or plot details instead.

    • Xx_Kares_xX

      Because there aren’t any.

    • LightningFarron19

      Yet there are so many gameplay and plot trailers out for this game that can prove you wrong. ^_^

    • RagunaXL

      well it isn’t selling interest. but people’s praise for the game, and word of mouth advertising. like the weapons in Elder Scrolls, the suits change classes and attributes for Lightning. that could draw a lot of hype and interest for the game. there are several demos and trailers out now. many cover the world, the areas, and characters, story details. you don’t even have to dig. just youtube it.

  • MoonOwl

    *monotonous tone

    Oh, joy. My very own Lightning doll. I can’t wait to play dress-up and go on “exciting” time-traveling adventures with her.

  • dbclick

    What this trailer completely forgets to mention is that each Garb (outfit) is part of a special ability or job class or ability/equipment load-out called a Schema. You can have 3 set at a time in battle (along with a shield,weapon,accessories, etc.). They are not merely a dress-up game – think more along the lines of FF5’s job classes mixed with FF9’s equipment ability system. In this case, more outfits = better.

    At times it makes me think their marketing plan consists of making people dismiss the game until it comes out to lower expectations so it will surprise everyone and get higher reviews. Sigh.