Lightning Gears Up In Samurai Garb For Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

By Spencer . August 8, 2013 . 11:40pm

imageLightning can wear a variety of costumes in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and not all of them are ridiculous or have salacious victory poses. The Flower of Battle outfit shown here is a regular costume that gives Lightning a samurai look.


A code to download this garb is included with the game’s soundtrack in Japan and is one of three costumes in Europe’s Samurai Set pre-order bonus. So far, this costume has not been announced for North America.


Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is slated for release on November 21 in Japan. The English version will be available on February 11, 2014 in North America and February 14 in Europe.


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  • DCBlackbird

    I’m not speaking in a lecherous manner at all but if they give her a cowgirl costume, I’m set

    • Norbert Gespenst

      It’s fine if you were. You like what you like.

      • DCBlackbird

        Thank you, and I’m sorry the same 2 downvoters touched your comments.

        • Norbert Gespenst

          It’s fine. I mean it’s the internet. If you can’t express your thoughts or opinions here then you should keep them to yourself. I’m choosing to express them.

    • leingod

      …with jiggle physics?

      • Randy Marsh

        Everyone loves the jiggles.

        • leingod

          Except two people apparently.

          • Randy Marsh

            Downvoters aren’t people..

          • ShadowDivz

            Haters gonna hate,

      • ShadowDivz

        Without them there is no point. xD

      • DCBlackbird

        oooooh I’m not asking but if they feel the need to….. I’m not complaining lol

    • Göran Isacson

      Man I’m right there with you. Lightning dressed like a Clint Eastwood style gunslinger? That would be kind of awesome!

      • DCBlackbird

        Damn straight, I’m gonna be singing RAAAAAAAAAAWWWHIIIIIDEEE

        • Göran Isacson

          Keep movin’, movin’, movin’,
          Though they’re disapprovin’,
          Keep them doggies movin’ Rawhide!

          Man my dad used to play that theme song ALL the time when I was growing up.

          • DCBlackbird

            Kitase watch Dirty Harry and give Lightning some one liners….. some of them

  • Nanaki

    That’s a beautiful garb. I wish the photos were a little larger, but I’m still optimistic about the costumes so far.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Under all that tuff girl skin, Lightning has a feminine side and loves shopping not for dresses but for bras * battle ready armor*

    • LightningFarron19

      Damn it! I forgot about Codename: Kids Next Door!

  • Looks alright……. I think. The pictures are kinda on the small side lol

  • LightGenx

    Costumes alone aren’t going to sell me on this game.

    • supervamp

      Then go watch the gameplay videos

  • DragKudo

    They should give her a rinoa/ edea/ ultimecia and tera outfit

    • delmar

      Sigh. I’ve brought this up before in a previous thread but I feel that idea breaks the unspoken rule of character design. I love how Final Fantasy self references but blatantly switching out character designs cheapens the whole aspect of the characters and the way they are created. I feel Square using this tactic reflects the type of mindset they are in as a company.

      • DragKudo

        Well i dont really care about that its a game and Ithnk it would be cool. tales xillia and symphonia are doing i so why not ff would make me happy

      • DragKudo

        it would getnew ff fans intrested in said characters and play the old games and seehow cool they were.

  • fairysun

    “Did somebody trying to compete with me in battle armor collection?”

    • ShadowDivz

      Lightning: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!
      Seriously though, im surprised someone kept track of all those.

  • eilegz

    hopefully all this dress its not dlc….

  • Sammurai garb eh? Reminds me of that handy technique in FFV called Zenninage, good times:

  • NoBullet

    Every time I see an update for Lightning Returns FFXIII, its just about some new outfit Lightning is wearing.

  • hoho, pandering to Kurosawa and Sengoku era fans now, are we?

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      As if they are the only samurais. Pandering would mean having Lightning go “Here we go! Let’s party!”

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