Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Will Have A Final Fantasy X Outfit

By Ishaan . June 24, 2013 . 1:30am



Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will have an outfit based on Yuna’s costume from Final Fantasy X. Director Motomu Toriyama and producer Yoshinori Kitase revealed this in a recent E3 video feature on the two games. You can check the costume out below, and watch the video above.


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  • Crevox

    Dat t-stance

  • Kotorin

    Stay away from the summoner

    • Wow, the amount of b*tching and complaining here is ridiculous.

  • transferstudentx

    wow it doesn’t suit her at all

    • Sardorim

      But it’ll help promote the FFX/X-2 remasters!

      • Superior Spider-Man

        then put her in Rikku’s or Paine’s outfit because it still doesn’t suit her. Hell, she would look awesome in Auron’s outfit!!!

  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    This seems like a desperate attempt at getting sales -_-

    • Paradox me

      I’m sure they expect a single costume to have a noticeable impact on the performance of the third entry in a polarizing sub-series. It couldn’t possibly be a simple nod to a fan favorite.

    • KnifeAndFork

      Im actually surprised they never thought about putting other FF game characters in the DLC arena mode for FF XIII-2 because that would have been a true case of desperate for sales and probably even a game seller…

  • refrain


  • Horrible.

  • Unlimax

    Ugh ..

    • LightningFarron19

      Why would this be bad? It’s a nice clothing skin. It’s quite interesting to see Lightning dressed up as a Summoner. Remember, each outfit is suppose to have different skill sets. that way, Lightning’s summoner outfit will have moves that reflect Yuna’s character.

  • Suicunesol

    …but it’s a novel idea. Let this pave the way for better costumes from past entries. I’d like to see her try on a Sephiroth costume.

  • Christopher Griego

    I like the idea, but she looks kind of weird as Yuna..

  • I like Lightining. I like Yuna and the design of her clothes for FFX. But the unison of the two? Wow… just bad.

  • Keima88

    Meh. Dress her up as a moogle!

    And while wearing it let her say *kupo* once in a while.

    The stoic Lightning wearing a cute moogle based costume… hehe.

  • They just need to change her hair and she’ll look fine.

    • d19xx

      and her face and her personality…..

  • Anime10121

    I wanna see the hilarious comments a Cloud costume would bring :P

    • Detrimont

      nah, it should be Cloud’s crossdressing outfit

  • Skode

    Another feminine costume for the least feminine female character in final fantasy history…

    • komiko12

      I don’t recall Faris or Fang donning a Yuna costume.

      • SpecDotSign

        Farris was more woman than Lightning in my opinion. And Fang was tough, but she was very much a woman. Lightning…I don’t know what she was.

  • Sardorim

    What about a FF7 and AC Tifa outfit too?

  • Notquitesure?

    Will that mean Lightning will get Hellfire as move?

  • LightGenx

    All we need now is a Tidus costume for Hope..

  • edge ⊿

    I thought the picture was shopped. :(

  • Gilgamesh2025

    OMG, that Outfit! Just horrible! -.-

  • Chiupon

    That outfit has no place on Lightning. Serah? Sure. Paine’s outfit would’ve worked way better, or even Lulu’s if they were trying to tie in the FFX/X-2 HD remakes…

  • Randy Marsh

    Come on people don’t be grumpy gooses, the costume is still in model maker and hasn’t received all the finishing touches. Who knows it could actually get better. Plus they never actually said if this was going to be in the game or not, they said they were just testing.

    • Chiupon

      people are mostly displeased with the fact that it’s on lightning, i’m assuming — not yuna’s costume itself

    • Pok Wern Wei

      She looks really unhappy in her new costume though

      • Randy Marsh

        Lightning looking unhappy? Stop the presses!

  • Isaac Newton

    It doesn’t suit her at all..

  • sakusakusakura_nyo

    This isn’t working, put her in Paine’s outfit!

    • I agree, nyo!
      This is almost paine-ful to see >_<

  • Shady Shariest

    Yay… Top graphics, top designers, top platforms…
    Yet you can without any arguing see better results on even some of the more up tier F2P-games -_-‘

  • Freud_Hater

    The Tales series did it waaaaaay before FF did!

    Seriously, though, this just doesn’t suit her at all…

  • Suriel Cruz

    As much as I love Summons, I do NOT like this outfit AT ALL. I hate when they fuck ideas this way!!! Why not came with an original idea with atleast some details of Yuna’s outfit… NOT!!! Let put the BADASS NON YUNA ALIKE LIGHTING WITH THE WHOLE YUNA OUTFIT. -sigh-

    • Godmars

      Because at this point they’re exploiting franchise nostalgia as much as they can.

  • Repede91

    I think Lightning would be better suited to Yuna’s X-2 outfit.

    Dem short shorts and dat funky half dress…

    • Anime10121

      Well, she already has an outfit similar to Yuna’s Songstress dresssphere ;)

  • Zonic505

    Sooooo this is a bonus for having a FFX/X2 save file? Looks….ODD on her, to say the least, but hey, I dig it when games give you a bonus for having a save file from another game.

  • Pok Wern Wei

    Lighting: I…. Looooove this costume…. so… fucking much *sarcasm intended*
    Yuna: Oh hi lookalike! :D
    Lighting: Whatever…

  • Linhua

    … lol… Lightning is a Yuna fan. XD

    ._. Seriously though, I think Paine would be a better choice for her.

    • Omg! I was thinking that too haha! Paine’s would suit her sooo much better.

      • Linhua

        … then she’d look decent and they’d still be promoting their HD Remake!

        … everybody wins!!

        ._. But Everybody lost because it’s already too late.

  • Masa

    Man this third game is going to bomb so bad.

    • Herok♞

      So a tribute costume is equal to sales how? Is this just distaste for FF13

      • Anime10121

        It is, and much like the others, I just glance over it and pay it no mind.

        I mean damn, by the way some people bash XIII you’d think it was fortelling the coming of the antichrist or something. I dont think (the original) XIII is the best FF ever either, but it was still a great game on its own with outstanding production values.

        • KnifeAndFork

          People actively bash in the hopes we don’t get anything similar in the future. If the devs know people don’t like something, hopefully they try something else and move on. Unfortunately this hasn’t been the case since XIII now has 2 sequels…

          • Anime10121

            Edit Agrees (I think).

      • alixraen

        Because he was totally implying that this one costume is going to make this game fail.

  • Brutal2D

    We get it Square Enix, you want us to like FF13 series.

  • ivanchu77

    What the fuck?

  • Hedge

    That costume was revealed aaaaages ago, though.

  • Corey Owens

    She’s also getting a Miqo’te (Mithra) RSE outfit. It was stated in the FFXIV broadcast during E3.

  • Noctis Caelum

    Why are they don’t use the Pain Outfit?
    Lightning and Pain have the same personality.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      ^so true!

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro


    • KnifeAndFork

      *old lady gets randomly punched in the face by Lightning*

  • badmoogle

    Sacrilege…but LR doesn’t exist for me so i’m good.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething


  • Herok♞

    One of over 100 costumes doesn’t fit a character big deal, they people who want to use it can, the people don’t want to have over 100 other customizable alternatives and the people who don’t like FF13 and think this is a desperate way to make people spend money can avoid this game like they do all the others. I really see no reason for anyone to be unhappy

  • Martian Wong

    So out of character…

  • Ethan_Twain

    Ick, no thank you. I agree with the consensus here. But why doesn’t this work? Yuna’s FF X outfit is a really really well designed outfit after all.

    Well the conservative leg long skirt doesn’t fit the whole femme fatale thing Lightning’s got going on. That’s problem one. I can’t see Lightning flying around doing her anime action hero thing in this get up.

    It also just doesn’t fit into the XIII universe I think. In FF X Yuna is a religious icon, acting as sort of a shaman leading souls to the afterlife and leading believers to providence. Her outfit reflects all that. Seeing these sorts of fetish ornamentations and visible fastenings on Lightning really helps me appreciate a lot of the details in Yuna’s original outfit that I never appreciated originally because they just fit in so well.

    It’s a credit to Square Enix’s strong design that they can’t mix and match at will like this. I would argue that in say, Tales Of, the costume swaps they do aren’t actually obviously out of place. Outfits tend to look pretty much the same across each installment. But in this franchise they can’t do that at all.

    • badmoogle

      I think they know this looks stupid.My guess is that they are trying (too hard) to make Lightning look as if she’s on the same caliber as the rest FF protagonists by making akward “connections” with them such as giving her Yuna’s costume.
      Of course they also want to make a connection with FFX HD and raise the awareness of Yuna’s character to people who’ve never played FFX before.

  • Longsun_Zhao

    Damn it Square. I DON’T WANT THIS GAME. No more fanservice please.

  • i think slightly changing the outfit to fit her personality and likeness would’ve worked in their favor. having the hair change with the outfits wouldnt hurt, either.

  • fireguardiancoty

    Better than that catgirl outfit at least.

    • KnifeAndFork

      Yeah. they’re def reaching bottom of the barrel here.

  • KrazyBean

    Yeah…no, that looks fecking hideous on her.

  • Dokuro


  • This wasn’t officially announced I don’t think. It was supposedly just to show what Lightning might look like in Yuna’s costume.

    That being said, people are acting like they just got stabbed in the face, just like how the internet usually reacts to every little thing that doesn’t go their way. It’s actually quite funny. I had a pet that I loved die a few years ago. I think that was far more worth getting upset about than this.

  • sibarraz

    God, Lightning has a ”please kill me already” face using that outfit

    More than other times

    • Urgh yup, Lightning seems to be based on Kristen Stewart, soulless and dead inside.

      • KnifeAndFork

        You would be too if you were Toriyama’d

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          No one deserves to be toriyama’d

  • Learii

    get her yuna X-2 oufit

  • Crimson_Cloud

    Don’t want to sound like a prick but Lightning has a warrior and somewhat athletic type of body. No curves and no ass. Sexy clothes don’t look very alluring on her. Armor type clothing looks badass on her, and that’s about it. I think that half of these outfits will look rather average…

    • IshimaruKaito

      finally someone who agrees with me….. they just…..”DON’T LOOK RIGHT”

      • Crimson_Cloud

        I know, right? ^^

  • Misty Dawson

    I’ll take one as Celes, Terra, or Beatrix, please Square Enix.

  • shuyai

    i campaign for maid and bunny girl outfit

  • SpecDotSign

    Wow they are certainly aiming for the right audience with all these outfits. People who love stuff like this will get it for the outfits alone.

  • Yan Zhao

    I like the idea, but Yuna’s outfit just dont fit, at all. She wasnt a melee character. Advent Children Tifa’s outfit or something would’ve been a better fit.

  • I wish it was Yuna’s gunner outfit from X-2 instead

    • Firekitty

      This. I like her original outfit, too, but it’ll be weird for Light to be jumping around in something like that, if it’s even possible without the skirt causing massive clipping issues.

  • ndjn3979

    It’s like they are completely oblivious to their fanbase. That or outright ignoring it (and their own spectacular failures).

  • Uso Ewin

    If you want my money, put her in a Rosa outfit.

    • Or Rydia… Heck, give her any of the FFIV cast’s outfits and I would be beyond excited.

  • Guest

    well, here is my attempt to put Lightning in a more fitting costumes !! I think those 2 fits her most ! especially Yuna’s from X-2

    lol I know it looks funny, just can’t imagine her jumping around building and stuff wearing Yuna’s dress ..

  • Guest

    well, here is my attempt to put Lightning in a more fitting costumes !! I think those 2 fits her most ! especially Yuna’s from X-2

    lol I know it looks funny, just can’t imagine her jumping around building and stuff wearing Yuna’s dress!

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      I’ve just imagined the FF10-2 song “What can I do for you? What can I do for you? I can punch you!”

  • karasuKumo

    I think the idea is cool but it needs a redesign in order to fit into the world of XIII. Maybe the shots were from a version that isn’t final.

  • protofox

    YOU GET YOUR FILTHY WANNA BE CLOUD/SQUALL HANDS OFF YUNA’S DRESS -steals and returns it- i disliked u lightning..and then u try to be my favorite female in final fantasy…begone you wretch. -shuns and puts FFX in my PS2-

  • Holy f*** what’s with all the b*tching here?? Can you all keep your skirts on? It’s not THAT freaking bad. Life will still go on.

    I feel like I just walked into Sankaku Complex.

  • Pablinski92

    I bet that the costume is an exclusive DLC if you purchase the FFX/X-2 remasters

  • KnifeAndFork

    Horrible idea

  • Steven Higgins

    My problem is that she just doesn’t look good in it.

  • Aoshi00

    lol, haven’t watched the whole thing, almost an hour long, but Toriyama kept hogging the mike, Kitase was a bit uncomfortable being skipped before he had the chance to give his answer :) The interviewer’s really beautiful, it’s a bit funny they have to look at each other when being spoken to and then repeat w/ the translation.. Yuna’s costume not looking too hot on Lightning, but I can’t wait for the X/X-2 remaster and Lightning Returns..

  • Covnam

    Yeah, I don’t really think it suits her either, but this would be a nice bit of cross promotion if it was included with X/X-2. Of course that would mean that LR:XIII should have something for X/X-2 as well. Perhaps a new dress sphere? :)

  • Ahris

    Oh my god, this is going to be a dress up game! :-)

  • rurifan

    At least the outfits they steal from oher games (FF10, FF14) look less retarded than the new ones they came up with for FF13-3. ;-/

  • Ronldbx6

    They did the same thing when trying to promote Dissidia 012 and The 3rd Birthday. Lighting gets an Aya Brea costume and Aya gets a Lighting 13 costume.

    • ShadowDivz

      Would be nice to see that again.

  • Altumn

    I think… sense Yuna is a summoner, Lightning will have the ability to summon more specifically like Yuna. I mean they ARE jobs so she can maybe summon more then just Odin.
    And they said that they would have over 80 outfits… odds are a few will be “un-suiting”.

    • ShadowDivz

      Over 80outfits?! Awesome. I hope there are some sexy ones.

  • Vash bane

    over 80 outfits o_o

    btw I wonder what the other outfits are because he had more papers in hand

  • YouGusta

    Why not Squall outfit..?

  • artemisthemp

    I wonder, how you get that outfit

  • Christopher

    Wtf lol!

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