Final Fantasy XIV Will Have Costumes From Final Fantasy XIII, Too

By Ishaan . July 9, 2013 . 9:00am

As previously reported, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will feature a Miqo’te outfit from Final Fantasy XIV. Conversely, the latter game will feature outfits from the former as well. Here’s a look at Final Fantasy XIII gear in Final Fantasy XIV:

 

 

Final Fantasy XIV will be available in August for PC and PlayStation 3.

 


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  • Corey Owens

    Why

    • MogCakes

      because MMO. This will be one of those things that people put on for a few seconds to show off, then switch back to normal gear. It’s akin to halloween costumes, FF style.

      • Corey Owens

        Where does Lightning and Snow fit into the Lore of FFXIV?

        I understand costumes, when they’re actually related to things in the game. (FFXI has these)

        • MogCakes

          The scenarios are self-contained and optional, so they exist outside the lore. They’re just stuff for players to do.

          • Corey Owens

            How does them being “self-contained” or “optional” stop me from seeing people run around in gear from a game I’m not playing?

            How does it exist outside the lore if when I walk through the major cities, I see tens of Lightnings and Snows?

          • MogCakes

            Did you just decide to ignore my comment above where I said people would put it on for a few seconds and switch back to their normal gear?

          • Corey Owens

            I didn’t know you are the all controlling master of hundreds of thousands of players.

          • MogCakes

            What you just typed applies to you more than anyone else replying to you.

          • Corey Owens

            So you’re implying that people won’t wear the limited rare gear they spend a lot of time on?

            Neat

          • MogCakes

            So you’re arguing people who wear cameo armor at all completely ruins the game irreparably and the game becomes crap? Cool story bro.

          • Corey Owens

            I am arguing that people wearing armor which breaks the lore is detrimental to the game as a whole, yes.

            Because it is.

          • MogCakes

            You think it is, the vast, vast majority of us here do not. You’re going to have to convince people HOW it’s detrimental and game breaking if you want any kind of positive feedback.

          • Luke Blackwood

            You know, it IS an online game. This kind of stuff exists in MMOs, whether you like it or not. And no, one single costume isn’t going to break a game lore. Okay, they’re not medieval armors. Is it impossible that those outfits could exist in the game contest, although clearly not functional? It’s not like every IRL clothing is functional either.

        • Luke Blackwood

          Please understand one small thing: it’s not Lightning and Snow. It’s their costumes. And, y’now, MMOs more often than not throw a lot of costume events. It’s not something lore related. It’s just a small piece of fanservice coming in the shape of a costume.

          The costumes do not break the lore or anything because they’re just CLOTHES. Clothes have the power to break over the lore of a story now?

          • Corey Owens

            The costumes don’t even fit into the game. They’re not the same style as other armor sets. They don’t look like they fit into the lore, because they don’t.

            Costume events are fine, as I said before. Not when they break lore, though.

            Yes, clothes which shouldn’t exist in the world break lore, by definition.

          • MogCakes

            And again, these aren’t outfits people will be wearing all the time. They’re more for social events or whenever people feel like dressing up. I’ve said as much in my first reply to you dude.

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          Something to keep in mind is that not everyone plays MMOs for the lore. Some (read: a lot) people do it just to kill time or hang out with their friends.

        • ElAbuelo69

          FFT had Cloud Strife and…did it harm the game’s unvierse or lore? NO!

          Also Gilgamesh in XII (who happens to have swords from the previous FF heroes)

        • Wait what

          Putting this here as an overall reply to this argument:

          Final Fantasy lore has ALWAYS said that every game exists in universe parallel to the one you are currently playing. Previous FF characters have traveled through the rift to appear in worlds they don’t belong.

          Cloud in FF Tactics, Gilgamesh in FFVIII, lots of characters and bosses in FFXIII-2, Gilgamesh and Ultros in re-releases of FFI and FFII. FFXIV outfit in Lightning Returns. None of this broke those games, despite clashing with the “lore” of those individual worlds. Lightning and Snow outfits being in XIV will not break it’s lore, as XIV is still part of the FF series so through the rift the world of XIII exists, that is part of it’s “lore”.

          Nobody complained back then because they
          knew it was fanservice, and since we are fans, that’s a good thing. People on the internet today are just looking for things to complain about. Every FF game had cameos and fanservice for previous entries. Every MMO has special or goofy costumes. This is completely normal, it doesn’t break anything, calm the hell down and carry on. It’s just video games.

          • Wait what

            Not to mention that FFXIV:ARR is a love letter to the entire franchise and already has things from previous games. Megitek Armor from VI, Materia from VII, Judge Outfits similar to XII, character races from XI (despite it being a different world with different “lore”). If you played the game then you’d already know this, and Lightning’s outfit wouldn’t be so shocking. Just saying.

        • Zonder88

          Holy shit is this Corey Owens trolling or is he really this stupid?

          They are COSTUMES. In an MMO. MMO are all about dress-up. Were you living under a rock? Get over it.

          • Wait what

            He’s serious, there are a lot of people bitching about this. Well, “a lot” is relative, in the grand scheme of things nobody cares, but the ARR forums had a giant thread of people bitching about it breaking the immersion and ruining the lore. Of course it actually does neither and the fans actually playing and enjoying the game will love it.

    • Roberto

      Because

    • TheExile285

      fanservice

  • DivinePhoenix69

    Inb4 people start complaining about this as well.

    • Corey Owens

      Why wouldn’t they? It’s perfectly reasonable to complain.

      XIV exists in its own universe. It has its own story, its own lore. Stuff like this breaks immersion and lore.

      XIV went from a standalone title to a FF themepark. It’s depressing.

      • Godmars

        FF14 already features “artifacts” from several other FF titles like the mechs from FF6. This is really nothing different.

        And I’m someone who’s come to loathe Lightning because of the way she’s been whored out as a popular character, being spread out over three immediate games, rather than earning it.

        • Corey Owens

          And that somehow makes it better? Those are just as bad. I wanted to play a FF game, not WoW with Final Fantasy branded on it.

          • CirnoLakes

            How does Final Fantasy references make it more like World of Warcraft?

            There’s nothing wrong with references, most Final Fantasy games do it.

          • Corey Owens

            WoW is known for whoring out their franchise and killing lore doing so.

            Too specific of references does break lore. This is a great example. Having Magitek is pushing it, but they incorporated it into the story.

            I’d like to see them explain how Lightning and Snow traveled universes into XIV and left their clothing. Actually, I don’t.

          • riceisnice

            Because cameo. The game had a reindeer outfit and a Japanese Yukata. Not exactly part of the lore either.

          • Corey Owens

            Just that Christmas and Japanese Festivals are lore in XIV.

          • supervamp

            Please stop trying to justify your terrible logic it’s getting sad

          • CirnoLakes

            Occasionally breaking the lore is perfectly fine.

            I’d like to see them explain how the Onion Knight became a powerful doll weapon in Final Fantasy X’s Spira. Actually, I don’t. I don’t care. It doesn’t really cheapen the story or the lore in any way.

          • Godmars

            And yet FF13 was more about lore than adventuring. All the characters knew the rules and history of the world, failing as guides to the player who had to look up most of it in the encyclopedia included with the game which was accessible during play.

            Things like Cloud showing up in FFT were as simply explained as time distortion – there’s Cloud.

          • Firekitty

            Because, you know, it’s totally impossible for the outfits to come from anywhere but off their backs; I guess they went back to their own universe naked!

            Heck, Lightning’s outfit kinda reminds me of my level 1 gear, so it’s not like it’s going to look totally bizarre and out-of-place compared to the typical fashion in the game. And Snow’s outfit is so plain (actually, that’s why *I* don’t like it. It’s boring and those of us who want to play as male characters should have a cooler option) it would fit in just about anywhere.

            Your entire argument here seems to boil down to ‘I don’t like other people having fun’. Stop being such a crotchety old man; give the kids back their ball.

          • Godmars

            WoW actually has its own lore. Whereas I’ve always felt that the MMO setting destroys the very concept of “Final” Fantasy. Its gone from a select group of heroes set on an epic spanning quest to save the world, to pretty much everyone has special abilities. Groups have to regularly get together, go out, and deal with one regional threat or another.

          • Corey Owens

            WoW had to make its own lore, because it killed off Warcraft’s. Then they had to come out and say that WoW isn’t connected to Warcraft’s lore, because they screwed up so badly.

          • MogCakes

            Each FF is self-contained with its own lore. XIV happens to incorporate many elements of other FF’s into its lore, but is nonetheless standalone. Cameo outfits will not ruin said lore, especially considering they’ll be purely for costume purposes.

          • Godmars

            Each FF *USE TO* have its own lore. Now anyone can be shoved into another at will.

            Actually, did FF11 have to resort to things like this, or was it just its own world which had FF elements like any other later FF game?

          • Ferrick

            its own world, with a few RL events like christmas, easter, white day, etc.

          • MogCakes

            Any cameo can be put into any FF title yeah, but the lore isn’t changed at all from that.

      • CirnoLakes

        As much as I’m not exactly a Final Fantasy XIII fan. Or a big Final Fantasy fan just dying for some nostalgia references.

        It is pretty common for the Final Fantasy franchise to reference older games.

        Also, aren’t MMORPGs supposed to, in some ways, be like a “themepark”? MMORPGs aren’t supposed to be linear games where options are sacrificed to in order to have a narrative. They’re sandbox games with a narrative thrown into to improve the sandbox experience. Final Fantasy XI had one of the best narratives in the history of MMORPGs, but was still very much an open world sandbox. In this respect, MMORPGs are a lot like wRPGs. There’s a plot, but the games are also a sandbox.

        An MMORPG being a theme-park is fine. As long as it is a theme-park with plenty of content. Personally, I don’t really like Final Fantasy XIII that much. So I wouldn’t really wear the costumes. But I don’t mind that it is there. In fact I think most references to previous games in this are a good thing, I like the addition of Magitek and materia.

        By the way, I love the lore of Final Fantasy XIV. It is why, despite all of the flaws that Final Fantasy XIV 1.0 had, I was really excited about the world. Because the lore was a lot more interesting to me than other MMORPGs.

        • Corey Owens

          Post WoW MMOs? Sure.

          I grew up playing UO, FFXI and EQOA. I played MMOS that were based around living in the world, learning the lore and spending time in a thriving community.

          WoW invented the themepark MMO. They threw away all their lore for the sake up making extra cash.

          You write a lot, but don’t actually address the problem. Making your MMO a “themepark” takes away from the immersion and lore. Being a sandbox game doesn’t suddenly make it a “themepark.”

          It doesn’t excuse whoring out a franchise and destroying lore.

          • CirnoLakes

            I think that you’re using “themepark” in a fairly poor buzzword sense. Theme-park, and lore-heavy, are not opposed concepts. In fact, theme-park and “living in the world” should be complementary concepts.

            I’m not a World of Warcraft fan. Final Fantasy XI was my first MMORPG and still one of the only MMORPGs I consider myself a major fan of. Final Fantasy XI, along with a good lore and immersion, also has a lot of great “theme-park” content.

            When I hear “theme-park”, I personally think of an MMORPG having a lot of optional content. If MMORPGs are to be a sandbox rather than a linear narrative, then a sandbox that is a theme-park, would be an MMORPG with a lot of rides, er, content, rather than an MMORPG lacking in content.

            Making your MMORPG a theme-park doesn’t take away from the immersion or lore. In my mind, it just means having more content. It sounds like the word theme-park has a very specific meaning for you that encompasses what you don’t like about World of Warcraft. However, I’m not quite on board with the idea that that’s a good way to be using the words ‘theme-park’.

          • Corey Owens

            “Theme-park” is exactly what sounds like.

            It’s a giant area for a company to throw in every IP they own for the sake of raking in cash.

            There’s not other definition.

            Please list some examples of FFXI’s “theme-park” content.

          • CirnoLakes

            “Theme-park” is exactly what sounds like.”
            Well then, your idea that being a “theme park” is harmful to the immersion and lore of a game is all the more unfounded.

            Because a theme-park sounds like a sandbox with plenty of content.

            “It’s a giant area for a company to throw in every IP they own for the sake of raking in cash.

            There’s not other definition.”
            Wow, that was really biased. Putting content from other franchises is not all about “raking in cash”. And you seem to be working up a pretty poor definition for acting like it is universally agreeable.

            “Please list some examples of FFXI’s “theme-park” content.”
            Chocobo raising, Sunbreeze festival, fishing, ect.

          • Corey Owens

            You simply just don’t understand the definition.

            You listed a bunch of content that perfectly fits into the already established lore of XI.

            Explain how Snow and Lightning fit into the already established lore.

          • MogCakes

            The point they’re making is that the Lightning/Snow scenarios aren’t part of or required for the actual XIV storyline, and hence it doesn’t matter. What you’re arguing is to basically just take them out because YOU don’t like it. Your complaints of tens of people running around in those outfits is completely unfounded. And even if they do – SO WHAT? They’ll have them on until they get better gear, which will be very quickly if the beta is anything to go by. You’re making mountains out of molehills.

          • Corey Owens

            How does it not being mandatory somehow stop it from being in the game and breaking the lore?

            It does matter, because I have to see it everytime I log on and ruin my immersion.

            How is it unfounded? The armor isn’t solely for leveling, it’s for wearing around and showing off. If you think people will one day magically stop wearing their show off armor, you’re in denial.

          • MogCakes

            If you think people will never stop wearing their show off cameo armor, you’re delusional. If just seeing any cameo outfit is a game breaker to you, then don’t play XIV. End of story. You’re not going to convince others here if you keep up that abrasive attitude.

          • Corey Owens

            There are people in FFXI who, even after 6 years, wear their costume armor.

            I’ve seen the facts, I don’t have to speculate.

          • MogCakes

            Since you seem so convinced, go ahead and cancel whatever preorder you had for XIV and move on. No one here cares.

          • Corey Owens

            I’ve played XIV since launch. I’m a legacy member. I just don’t like watching my game go the way of WoW.

          • MogCakes

            It isn’t going the way of WoW. You’re overreacting.

          • CirnoLakes

            It’s fine to not want Final Fantasy XIV become World of Warcraft.

            But this isn’t anything like becoming or “going the way of World of Warcraft” unless you’re using slippery slope logic.

          • Corey Owens

            It’s too late to worry.

            It already happened, we’re just seeing the side effects now.

          • MogCakes

            Then cancel your preorder. What were you hoping to accomplish by complaining here?

          • Corey Owens

            Maybe you hadn’t read my other reply to you yet, but I am a legacy member. I’ve played since release of XIV. I don’t have to buy the game I already own. I am here complaining, because I hate seeing a game I enjoyed run into the ground to appeal casuals.

          • MogCakes

            Except it isn’t, and if you think it is you’re going to have to convince people why.

          • Corey Owens

            Anyone who has ever played an MMO before WoW could look at XIV before ARR and after and see how it is appealing to casuals.

            I can’t explain experience to you. I’m sorry you missed out on the golden age of MMOs.

          • MogCakes

            I’ve got my MMO stars and medals thanks, I don’t need to show them to you for some pseudo e-street cred. So your answer is to throw some snooty response about the ‘golden age’ of MMOs. Thanks for the laugh. I can now safely write you off as another gaming snob.

          • CirnoLakes

            “I can’t explain experience to you. I’m sorry you missed out on the golden age of MMOs.”
            Again with the elitism. Please cut out the “if you don’t agree with me you just must not have done x” junk.

            I played Final Fantasy XI back upon its original release and I did so all through college. Through all sorts of de-leveling and other frustrations.

            We had that “golden age” experience. We just don’t agree with you. Having your supposed “golden age” experience doesn’t equate to having your perspective or opinion.

          • Corey Owens

            Please explain how:

            Dungeon Finder (multi-server, ruins the community)
            GCD increase -> spam-like combat
            Huge red circles on the ground for enemy attacks

            Aren’t casualization of the game.

          • MogCakes

            The mods have already come in to tell people to stop derailing the topic. If you keep going like this you’re going to get banned, please don’t make that mistake.

          • CirnoLakes

            It hasn’t been run into the ground, and it isn’t World of Warcraft.

            There are some changes that have been going on for a while that I didn’t like. For instance, I really liked the physical levels and didn’t like it when they did away with them. It not only seemed like something “different”, but something different in a good way.

            I love immersion. In fact, I play MMORPGs exclusively on roleplayer servers and exclusively in roleplaying guilds, when I can. And half of the time, one of the first thing hear from other players is “is he always ic?” or something like that. Because I’m basically always in character. I am an unusually large lore fan and to be honest, I don’t much enjoy even talking out of character.

            Also, my idea of a great MMORPG would be something of a mixture between Final Fantasy XI and EVE Online. I am not a fan of World of Warcraft at all, and I think in terms of gameplay, more MMORPGs should take cues from EVE Online. Not World of Warcraft. Many people say that the gameplay in games like Guild Wars 2 and Tera are revolutionary. And it is different, in some good ways. But EVE Online is even more revolutionary. And again, to me, something like a mixture between Final Fantasy XI and EVE Online would be perfect.

            So again, by no means am I a “casual” fan and or a World of Warcraft fan. I am a hugely hardcore roleplayer who idealizes the gameplay in EVE Online. And I will say, no, Final Fantasy XIV is not becoming World of Warcraft. And the claim that Final Fantasy XIV has been on a downhill to becoming World of Warcraft is unfounded.

          • Ferrick

            just… stop, please, you’re making yourself look like a huge idiot, NOBODY keeps their costume armor on past lvl 15

          • Corey Owens

            Did you even play XI? Stay out of the conversation lest you want to look like a fool.

          • Ferrick

            Lvl 99 Rune Fencer/ 49 PLD… yes i have played FFXI upto Seekers of Adoulin

          • Corey Owens

            So you started playing after Abyssea, you know nothing of FFXI.

          • Ferrick

            you need to learn on what Upto means

          • Corey Owens

            Doesn’t change my accusation.

          • Ferrick

            oh i’m sorry, i never knew that you were so illiterate that you don’t even understand on what upto means, so let me make this clear, i’ve been playing FFXI since 2003, played through Zilart, CoP, Aht Urhgan, Wotg, all of abyssea, and now Seekers of Adoulin

          • MogCakes

            There’s no point, he’ll just claim he’s better than you anyway. He’s not interested in having a debate, he’s interested in telling people how much better he is than them.

          • Corey Owens

            He’s trying to bullshit that he’s played the game for years and that no one wears event/costume armor past level 15, which is simply untrue.

            If I logged into XI right now and ran through Jeuno/Whitegate/New Place, I’d see TONS of people in event/costume armor.

          • Ferrick

            HAHAHAHAH NO, i’m in Jueno right now and most i see are people with fishing set, and crafting set, CP armors and AFs (and some relics too).

            yeah, we’re done here

          • Corey Owens

            There’s no reason to lie.

          • Ferrick

            sadly for you, i’m not lying, but since you wouldn’t believe me no matter what i say, i’ll just leave it to your delusions

          • M’iau M’iaut

            @Ferrick:disqus Guys lets stop feeding the circle. Thanks.

          • MogCakes

            Roger that. It’s a pointless argument in the end.

          • Ferrick

            alright, i’m done here anyways, he’s too disillusioned to make any sense right now. This discussion isn’t going anywhere

          • M’iau M’iaut

            This arguing is done, things are no longer topic — only personal.

          • CirnoLakes

            Much of fiction has lore breaking points. Final Fantasy games are also known for being comedic at times. Honestly, a point I tend to miss in recent games as they have gotten so serious. Most comedies have all sorts of lore breaking, non-nonsensical humor and often wild references and things like downright busting the fourth wall.

            Final Fantasy XIV can still be a serious MMORPG with a serious lore while having references, silly comedic points, and things which occasionally break the lore. Final Fantasy X didn’t suddenly become a game that nobody could take seriously because they threw in the Onion Knight as Lulu’s ultimate weapon.

            Final Fantasy XIV will have a good lore by working on its lore and having a good lore. Not by having occasional jokes and references.

          • komiko12

            Ugh.. You’re being close-minded about this stuff. It’s just a costume and whatnot, they don’t alter the story in any way.

            It’s just fanservice done for the sake of fun. Yoshi-P did mention getting revenge for the catgirl costume in Lightning Returns.

          • Corey Owens

            Explain how Snow and Lightning got into XIV and then explain how it doesn’t alter the story.

            Fanservice like this ruins games. It breaks lore and immersion.

          • komiko12

            They got in the game because of some fanservice event. They would NOT be part of the lore. Immersion is optional. You can still enjoy the game without that because no matter how immersed you are in the game, you would have to be reminded that it is just a game.

            Anyways, you’re hopeless. I doubt that anything would happen even if we explain our point.

          • Corey Owens

            >Immersion is optional.
            Where does it say that in the instruction manual?

            Last I played, most video games relied on immersion.

          • MogCakes

            Your argument basically comes down to “MY immersion will be broken by seeing cameo armor (even though I have no idea what the stats will be or how many people will actually use them for any length of time) and as such NO CAMEOS SHOULD BE ALLOWED EVER”

          • Ferrick

            costume armors are generally low stat-ed, and are normally for level 1s and cosplay, that’s why NOBODY uses it at high levels, and why his points don’t mean shite

          • MogCakes

            Yep, exactly.

          • komiko12

            And where on earth did it said that immersion is mandatory?

          • NRool

            To be fair, the original Final Fantasy did make references to Link/Erdrick, did that kill the immersion?

            I mean no disrespect and don’t wish to argue any further on, you have enough people making a case against you, but I really do think this is something, you are indeed, making it sound worse than it really is.

          • Corey Owens

            By definition, yes.

          • MogCakes

            Hoo boy are you reaching now.

          • CirnoLakes

            By coincidence, there’s a tailor in Ul’dah who happens to like that kind of fashion, and, by bizarre fluke(and the hand of God i.e. Square Enix), turned out to the exact same design as characters from Final Fantasy XIII.

            Now you please explain to me how references to previous Final Fantasy games like the Onion Knight in Final Fantasy X ruined the game by breaking lore and immersion.

            Or, if you don’t think that was the case. Explain to me how anyone in Spira knew who the Onion Knight was and made a doll after.

          • ElAbuelo69

            Really? Did Cloud Strife and Balthier did so in Final Fantasy Tactics?
            Did Gilgamesh ruin the experience in FF8 and FF12? He even had the weapons or previous heroes.

            FF9 was hella based on FF1…the Four Fiends came back…and Garland.

          • Ferrick

            and lets not forget biggs and wedge on FF1, 4 After years, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13

          • CirnoLakes

            The definition? I know what a theme-park is. I have been to theme parks in my life. In fact I have a theme park in my own hometown. Which not only have I been to several times, but I worked there when I was a teenager. I think I understand what a theme-park is just fine. It would be pretty strange if I didn’t understand what the “definition” of a theme park is, considering I worked in one during my childhood.

            And no, Snow and Lightning don’t fit into the established lore. But they don’t need to. They’re not making an appearance. Their outfits are appearing for festive fun. Kind of like how the Sunbreeze festival is for festive fun. Final Fantasy X has a special “Onion Knight” weapon for Lulu. That doesn’t fit into the Final Fantasy X lore at all, either. And that isn’t just an optional outfit that isn’t important, it’s an ultimate weapon. And yet it doesn’t exist for really any other purpose than being a reference to a previous Final Fantasy game.

            Why would Final Fantasy XIII outfits be worse than Lulu’s ultimate weapon being the Onion Knight?

          • Corey Owens

            Just because they’ve done it in the past, doesn’t mean it’s suddenly acceptable.

            You’re still missing the point with the themepark business.

          • CirnoLakes

            No, I understand your point with the themepark business completely.

            I just disagree with it.

            You’re welcome to explain why you thought that putting the Onion Knight in Final Fantasy X was a bad idea.

      • ElAbuelo69

        FFT had Cloud Strife and…did it harm the game’s unvierse or lore? NO!

      • M’iau M’iaut

        http://www.siliconera.com/open-thread/

        Please note our rules about not being rude and not repeating oneself in the future. Thanks.

      • Wiccan1109

        I’ve never met a fandom that loathes its own subject as much as the FF fandom. You look at other games like Tales putting cameo battles and costumes and everyone loves it, but FF does it and everyones popping blood vessels on the official forums. The kind of rage we’ve witnessed just isn’t appropriate for something that most fans of other games would just be grateful for. XIV has its own main story that has nothing to do with Lightning, or her clothes. It doesn’t effect you in any way besides running past people on the street.

        I agree that theres a limit, i mean if they start putting Cloud and Sephiroth in the MAIN STORY scenario where its canon and mandatory and making it all about FF7′s story then yeah, thats a step too far. But costumes and weapons? No. Its not that big a deal. We have chocobos and moogles and Ifrit in multiple FF universes (and they only became icons through multiple appearances.) Its not gonna cripple the RP’ers if lightnings clothes and Snow’s ice lolly show up elsewhere. :)

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Already past that point in this particular thread. Guys, let’s not add further to it, thanks. Nothing against the original poster – this is just the top of the thread.

    • Trotmeister

      Oh, there’s already plenty of complaining on official forums. Can’t link it here since you need to be in beta to read those, but, yeah – even such thing is pissing people off. I mean, how could you *not* love mini-Lightning?

  • Suriel Cruz

    The cutest of them all is the smallest. ^ ^

  • Eddie

    That’s awesome, the mini one is hilarious.

  • JuiceKun

    The weapons look nice, cept for that tome thing, I don’t like cameo costumes in MMORPGs, So I’m not interested in the costumes at all.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Tohsaka

    I stifled a laugh the instant I saw the shots. I mean seeing mini-Lightning is the cutest and most laughable thing at the same time.

    • d19xx

      Yeah. She looks tolerable that way…

  • Vesperion

    This is great, but in a MMO everyone and Grandma are gonna have those outfits.

    Unless by chance they are difficult to obtain

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    Final Fantasy XIV Will Have Costumes & Weapons From Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2, Too
    I would’ve liked the article’s name to be like this. :D

  • Altin

    Well, we get Lightning and Lightning and Lightning and Lightning and Lightning and don’t forget – more Lightning.

  • Wappuli

    Kinda like how it looks on Lalafell but I’m planning on being Conjurer/White mage so it wouldn’t really fit.

  • Longsun_Zhao

    I like this, but I’d rather see VI/IX/XII cameos, I think they would fit better. Not to mention I like those games more.

    • komiko12

      True. The original XIII was very sci-fi.
      Not sure about IX, but VI and XII cameos would fit it in well.

    • AndyLC

      There’s already a ton of VI cameos. You can ride magitek armor in XIV.

      • Longsun_Zhao

        I was thinking more of characters.

      • Longsun_Zhao

        I was thinking more of characters.

  • Longsun_Zhao

    I can just see Lalafell Tifa, Ashe, and Paine now. make it happen SE!

  • karasuKumo

    Awesome! Shame there’s none of Caius’ stuff there though.

  • Manzoku

    -____-

  • Azurelegance

    Noel’s sword/spear is missing :( Out of all of the weapons in XIII, that’s what I found the most interesting oTL. Ah, well, I just hope they’ll have his costume in the game… gotta have those MC hammer pants :P

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I’m done.gif

    • Ferrick

      just be thankful that male characters can’t wear lighting’s costume

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        if that would have happened I’d ask lightning to strike me

        • Ferrick

          if that happened, i would go into the world of TTGL and ask Simon to drill my eyes off

        • M’iau M’iaut

          Nothing to see here, move along, move along.

          AND WHERE ARE YOUR DARNED PANTS.

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            Pants?◕‿↼

      • Firekitty

        <_< I would prefer that over a Snow outfit, honestly. I like him okay as a character, but his design is pretty boring.

        They could totally ditch the skirt and make the shorts she's got on under it longer, and have a decent male outfit.

        • Ferrick

          if it were pants, then its fine, but hotpants… urk

          • Firekitty

            >_> I want my catboy to look cute. Is that so wrong?

        • AndyLC

          There already is a male outfit design too. Lightning’s just wearing a uniform with male and female versions.

          • Firekitty

            Oh god. Why can’t I have this? That is an awesome uniform, and I want it.

      • CirnoLakes

        I’m not.

        I think it’d look great.

        • Ferrick

          my eyes bleed in horror…

        • AndyLC

          Yeah, folks forget that Lightning’s just wearing the female version of the Guardian Corps uniform

  • DanijoEX ♬ the Cosmic Owl

    Well…it does add variety to it. Many MMORPGs have done this kind of thing.
    Look at PSO2…they have costumes from PSP2 (Phantasy Star Portable 2).

    I’m passive when it comes to these kind of things.

    • Ferrick

      and hatsune miku, senjou no valkyria, Virtua fighter, Border break, PSU

      • DanijoEX ♬ the Cosmic Owl

        Oh yeah, I forgot about those.

        • Ferrick

          to be fair, they are rather new costumes (except for hatsune miku and Ethan weber’s costume)

    • Aunna Terrell

      Shin Megami Tensei Online had various costumes from other SMT games, various Persona games, Durarara!!, and others too! (Though, most of those are Japan-only.)

  • ivanchu77

    Nothing agaisn´t lightning , but geez, she´s everywhere!!! it´s starting to get tedious -_-

  • O_O Master Clueless

    O_O just O_O

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      O_O

  • ProfessorFluffy

    It wasn’t mentioned in this article, but part of the announcement
    from Japan Expo included that Lightning would appear in the game as well.

    • Aunna Terrell

      Yoshi-P stated in an interview that one of the next Letters from the Producer will explain this decision and whatnot. So expect to see it soon? XD

  • https://twitter.com/Panda_castro Panda

    I hope this leads to more FF crossovers like lettings have a buster sword or a gunblade. A Lalafell with a cloud costume would be pretty adorable.

    • AndyLC

      Buster Sword’s already in XIV!
      It’s a limit break for damage dealer classes.

      Yeah, Lalafel cloud would be accurate to PS1 graphics too.

  • Damarius Wingfield

    Lightning everywhere? ……*Gasp like a high school girl*: I want them all(except snow)!

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    Imagine all of them yelling “Thundaga!” together

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVHM44Noaw8

    • Judge Magister

      Oh my lol…thanks for this!

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Tohsaka

      As an avid player of Duodecim, lol.

  • Christopher Nunes

    So… many… Lightnings! Don’t get me wrong I like Lightning, she’s attractive (but I feel like she wasn’t written well as a character), and I find the costumes for cute on some of them.

    I don’t hate Snow, but really? I hope we at least get Noel’s costume for the male characters later at least, I liked Noel’s design a lot.

  • Jrocy247

    wow….Square is trying really hard to make everyone like Lightning…too bad it gonna work for me though :/

  • KingRuff

    My personal opinion on Lightning aside, that Lalafell is freaking adorable! Literally one of the cutest things I have ever seen. We can all agree on that right? /人◕ ‿‿ ◕人\

  • James Williams

    I hope we get Sazh’s outfit too!

    • AndyLC

      …and his hair as a helmet

      • James Williams

        I demand lalafell afros!

  • Alestaos

    Love XIV ARR and i like those weapons and costumes. I only will have 1 char so buying it wont hurt. Unlike in other games where i have 12+ Alts

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    All the above will be mine! >_<

  • Vash bane

    ….. is that snow’s old outfit?

    • Solomon_Kano

      Yep.

  • Guest

    ididn’taskforthis.jpg

    • Ferrick

      you do know that only gifs are banned right?

      • alixraen

        I wasn’t attempting to post an image.

        • Ferrick

          not what i meant… there are loads of adam jensen’s “i didn’t ask for this” pics, out of all of it you chose to do… that… why ?

          since you edited: out of all of the things… why did you have to mash up the words like that… would’ve been fine if you did that for gif since its banned, but this…

  • M’iau M’iaut

    That Lalafel is such a tramp.

  • AndyLC

    Nice to see how XIV really does have something from every FF.
    Though I would’ve preferred a Guardian Corps uniform for the males too (Lightning wears the female version)!

    If you can wear individual parts of the armor though I can see some interesting combinations. Snow’s black bandana will look good topping off any other armor set.

    XIV will also have ‘vanity slots’ for armor, so you can get the stats of the latest gear while keeping the appearance of what you like.

  • gk2012

    I want my Gadot costume.

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