Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII’s Miqo’te Costume Has FFXIV’s Victory Pose

By Spencer . July 16, 2013 . 6:54pm

imageSquare Enix has a crossover between Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIV. Players will be able to don Miqo’te garb in Lightning Returns which dresses Lightning like a Miqo’te from Final Fantasy XIV.


Japanese magazine scans confirm, like the Cloud Strife costume, the Miqo’te garb will give Lightning the battle victory pose and sound effects from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.


Lightning changes her attacks and abilities each time she switches garb. In battle, you can bring three types of garb so you can switch between Miqo’te Lightning, Cloud Lightning, and Yuna Lightning.

  • WhyWai

    just watched the gameplay video on youtube.. seem to be a fun game. only thing I dun like is Lightning’s personality.

  • Chestnut Bowl

    Dig the costume. Who gets the Lalafell garb? Lumina?

  • SpectralRaiden

    Might as well call Lightning Returns FFX-2:XIII. Her ‘Paradigm Shift’ is basically the ‘Dress Sphere’ system now:-P

    • I had no problems with X-2. Carry on Lightning, carry on.

      • Misty Dawson

        Upvotes for you! Ain’t nothin’ wrong with some awesome costumes. And nothing was wrong with X-2.

    • Thought the same thing.

    • Ty Austin

      FFX-2:XIII… You know, I wouldn’t put it past SE to actually use a title like that.

  • Looking forward to seeing the costumes in action =)

  • kelvin y.

    is this unlocked in-game or this is a paid dlc??

    • Some say that most in-game clothes are based on FF characters and classes. To my understanding, not all of those will be DLC, but I still question that so far, given how XIII-2 was.

      Also, judging by the Cloud Outfit she will get as a pre-order bonus, this “Dress-Up” system will involve some mixing and matching, given that the animations, weapon, Fanfare and the clothes pieces (in this case, the Uniform and Arm Guard) being shown separate as a list in the ad. But that’s me speculating.

    • epy

      You can expect the best costumes to be DLC. It’s S-E after all.

    • Anime10121

      Square has said the game will house over 80 different outfits in game, each with customizable colors. Now premium characters I can fully expect to be released as DLC, like Cloud’s, the Miqo’te’s, and any other FF costume they can think of, but yeah, this’ll probably be DLC.

  • Syed Sameer Rahman

    I loved the Dress Sphere system, and this is just improving on the formula. I hope they make a garb associated with FF XII :)

    • Anime10121

      More like an innovation of that formula, as the two battle systems are still quite different, with X-2’s still currently my favorite FF system. In this you have 3 “dress spheres” you can switch between, whereas in X-2, you had 3 characters + countless combinations of Dress Spheres you could switch to in battle.

      I’m sure LR’s battle system will be great, I expect for it to be the best in the XIII series, and heck maybe even my number 2 favorite in the series, but there is no beating X-2’s, its perfect in mind and execution (if only they had MORE Dress Spheres in the game)!!!

  • I wonder if they’re going to have one costume from every game in the series. I wouldn’t mind a Celes costume myself.

    • Misty Dawson

      If only.

    • AndyLC

      A Locke costume has already been spotted!

      • komiko12

        Lol. And she will rapidly put her arms up and down while the FF6 victory fanfare plays.

    • NRool

      What about poor lil’ Rydia?

      • AndyLC

        It does fit the ‘armpits’ theme of Lightning…

    • So much YES.

  • Monterossa

    LOL I can’t imagine Lightning doing one of the miqote poses. It should be for Vanille, Rikku, Yuffie or even Serah.

  • Aunna Terrell

    The miqo’te victory pose is just TOO HAPPY for Lightning. It doesn’t fit. XD Plus the costume doesn’t fit her character either. lol But I guess they’ll put her in anything. XDD Watch her Aya Brea one returns too. *joking*

  • artemisthemp

    When will they show Lightning Swim Suit?

    • jadedcorliss

      DLC Bikini, $20, sell 3 million copies of it.

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Want! Want! Want! :D

  • AnimusVox

    She’s definitely the cat’s meow.

  • Alestaos

    Ah thats cool glad to see there doing previous title characters and new game characters (XIV) justice. Loved X-2’s system so if theres more of it in XIII-3 bring it on. Since ill be playing a miqote and love Yuna this means two slots already taken up :)

  • Guest

    I like the game itself, and all these costumes. I like customization in my games!

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