Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII: The Controller

By Spencer . June 6, 2013 . 11:32pm

Lightning, obviously jealous that Lara Croft got a Tomb Raider controller, has her own PlayStation 3 controller. Hori made the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII pad which has the Lightning Returns logo on it and turbo settings. Although, I don’t think turbo would help players since it would just waste Lightning’s ATB gauge!




The Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII controller comes out on November 21, the same day the game comes out in Japan. Here’s a look at the Japanese box art too.


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  • ShadowDivz

    I would totally get that controller!
    It would be my new master controller.

  • Go2hell66

    Damn that looks sick!

  • Looks like a typical cheap third party controller.

    • ShinStar

      It’s by HORI and they doesn’t make “cheap third party controllers” thankfully. I have a PS2 version of that controller and it’s pretty decent. Although, the only thing special about this one is just the color…

    • The only thing I like is the box it comes in…

  • Christian Wright

    i like the jp cover better. dont have to see her horrible outfit :P

    • DyLaN

      At least the PS3 cover doesn’t show her uneven boobs :P

  • NightzeroAX

    I’ll take 3 thank you.

  • Tom

    That’s a slick controller, I kinda like the handle part and the colors but looks like a cheap 3rd party controller.

  • Curan_Altea

    I assumed going into this article I wouldn’t care for it much.
    But damn. That looks nice.

  • TheExile285


    …..I wants it.

    digging the boxart. Always loved the FFXIIIs boxes

  • SoundMatch

    Looks kinda plastic y. But I’m in for that turbo mode.

  • ResidentMetroid

    Whoa, that thing looks hideous!

  • Don’t like the controller too much, but love the Japanese box art.

  • notforsale

    Lol, does this controller have a turbo function?

  • harpdevil

    So now even the controller will play the game for you.

    • Altin

      Easily the best comment in this article.

  • The Boxart looks good. Now the controller comes with turbo buttons! I’ll hold X and finish the game, no more bashing on the same button!

  • DCBlackbird

    the boxart looks cool no doubt and I liove how they won’t depend on the giant FINAL FANTASY to get it to sell though I will miss the yoshitaka amano logos

  • Mr_SP

    Kinda late… It’s not as if people need new controllers this late in the game.

    • Haseyo

      Since when has any “limited edition” of any controller / console been needed?

      All extra goodies if you have the cash.

      • Mr_SP

        Of course they are… but there’s a difference between “goodies with a significant potential customer base” and “goodies who’s purpose shall expire within the next 6 months”. Of course, since it’s just a recolour, it’s really no skin off the manufacturer’s back.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    “Lightning The Controller”

  • Kelohmello

    Is it me or is Square REALLY starting to get obnoxious with how much they market Lightning? This is getting a little too aggressive.

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      I can wait for Lightning: The Kinect and Lightning: The Cigars

    • Elly Honda

      ill take lightning bras and panties. throw in some coffee too.

  • Turbo? This will be wonderful for auto-attack! c:
    …Kidding, kidding, lol.

  • ddh819

    should have made it a one handed controller

  • artemisthemp

    I would love that controller, but sadly doubt it will be availialbe outside JP

  • YoshEE

    Holy shit, that is one awesome controller :O Hope they release it for Western.

  • Brion Valkerion

    I do need a new controller….

  • $7573679

    Can you use the PS3 controller on the PS4?

    • SuperSailorV

      the ps4 is not backwards compatible so I’m assuming no.

  • Sergio Briceño

    The controller looks really cool. I wonder if it will feel good though.

    • Guest

      I don’t see why not.

      • Sergio Briceño

        Me neither. Have to grab it first.

  • Guest

    What a lovely specimen to add on to my Lightning collection. XOXOXO

    • *peeks over*

    • Guest

      You sound like Wan Shi Tong from Avatar the Last Airbender…

      • Guest

        Oh yeah I remember! LOL I wasn’t quoting him though, good observation!
        P.S I love that show.

        • Guest

          Me too! That was my favorite show as a kid.

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  • Charles

    Can I get it in blue.

  • KingGunblader

    JP boxart is sexy. Is the controller available without getting the Lightning Ultimate Box? I kind of want it.

  • new_tradition

    I’ve been begging SE since forever for either a Lightning Play Arts Kai figurine and/or system controller to be included in a hypothetical special edition of the game. Please at least give the rest of the world one of those things ;A;

    (also, what are turbo settings?)

  • Damarius Wingfield

    Too sexy for my joystick, too sexy for my joysick! SO SEXY IT HURTS!

  • Brian Tran

    I actually bought this EXACT controller when I first bought my PS3 and that was back in 2009. The only thing that makes this controller different is shinier red finish on top and the black finish on the bottom along with the “Lightning Returns” logo on it.

    Now I can have two of the same controller!

  • This controller looks so great!

  • Raika Souku

    i want that controller

  • Ronldbx6

    That controller is sexy ;)

  • Kalis Konig

    so glad Final Fantasy 13 is coming to an end. really was a mediocre series with forgettable characters but I will be picking this up for completions sake.

  • badmoogle

    So now she’s not only returning the game but the controller as well?

  • fayt255

    Would this controller work on a PS3 from the United states? Not sure if location matters.

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