Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII’s Samurai Armour In Action

By Ishaan . September 2, 2013 . 11:30am

Lightning will be able to don samurai gear in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and Square Enix have shown off the samurai costumes that will be available to her in the game. Which outfit you get depends on where you buy the game from, with the exception of the Flower of Battle costume, which comes with the game’s soundtrack.











Flower of Battle:



Sohei Saviour:



Oni Yasha:



Thunder-Positive Armour:


As previously reported, Europe will have access to three of these costumes when Lightning Returns launches in February.

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  • Pdugna

    all the thumbnails have the same poses 0.0!

    • Ehren Rivers

      It’s the victory pose for the Samurai costumes. Apparently the majority of the costumes in the game are based on a re-imagining of classic Final Fantasy Jobs, and victory poses may be shared between outfits based on the same Job.

      • Pdugna

        yes i know but just the thumbnails were like in sync

        • Ehren Rivers

          Oh, well youtube does some nonsense where it lets you choose where in the video it pulls the thumbnail from. :P

  • British_Otaku

    The costumes, animations and all look really nice, but when the DLC crosses into the “stuff which is exclusive to a dozen stores” territory, I have good reason to wait for a Game of the Year edition or something.

    • Ehren Rivers

      They’re exclusive to stores in Japan. As I recall, three of them are available for pre-ordering in Europe and three more are available for the “Nordic Edition”. Pre-ordering the Nordic Edition gets you 6/7 of these cotumes it would seem, but there’s actually no word on them coming over to the US. They’ll probably be like the other Nordic Edition DLC from XIII-2 and come over a month or two later as DLC.

  • CptPokerface

    I think the Utsusemi suits Light the best, but they all look great. Certainly a hell of a lot more natural to see her in samurai armor than yuna in x-2..

  • Storm

    So are North America and Europe going to miss out on these (Europe is getting 3 of them, but they’re still missing some)? They said there wouldn’t be any costume dlc (which I have a hard time believing) but maybe these pre-order ones are an exception.

    Also, don’t forget to post the World Introduction videos, Siliconera:

  • *Looks at Fuurinkazan*

    • RichyGaming


  • That Victory Animation needs to be varied. It’s the same one regardless of weapon equipped.

    • Kaitsu

      They’re all Samurai armor. So it’s a given.

      • That’s a terrible excuse given that some of those weapons are Poles and Lances.

    • eilegz

      completely agree its just bad =/ plus the fact that sword itself she put it on her back and not in a sheath so why use that pose

  • RichyGaming

    Looks puurty.

  • Airgetlam

    So they can give Lightning tons of different armor but they can’t give Sahz, Fang, Vanille, or Hope redesigns?

    • 하세요

      Her armor actually deals with combat. No one else is even playable. Why should they get a bunch of armor?

      • ssj4jw

        Actually Snow has a new outfit and Fang will at least help her in one fight. Giving the others redesigns is not asking for much.

        • zaidandzhadow

          And Serah also has a new outfit, plus life…

      • Arcana Wiz

        welll light gained more than a hundred costumes some with different poses and animations… i too think that they should at least give one new costume to the old cast too……

    • DrakeClawfang

      No. Toriyama doesn’t have wet dreams about those characters.

      • LightningFarron19

        Fang, Vanille and Sazh never had any redesigns in XIII-2 either. Hope did have a redesign in XIII-2, but the Chaos must have corrupted his body physically to that of a child. So that point isn’t really valid. =/

        • DrakeClawfang

          I had a point besides humor? *looks*

  • Göran Isacson

    Have to admit, it looks a little bit silly to see her sheath a naginata. Also the armors don’t look that different from one another model-wise, but I guess they can’t all be advanced ones.

  • ShadowDivz

    The victory pose would make ALOT more sense if she had a sheath.

    • zaidandzhadow

      Lol it’s like

      Hey Lightning You don’t have a sheath why did you do that.

  • d3v

    Disappointed that the Furinkazan armor does not have a giant nail on its back.

  • Umar Ver 1.Happy


  • artemisthemp

    I really hope Oni Yasha is part of the Nordic Edition as I really love that

  • Liking that battle music, and the Flower Of Battle one is my favorite out of these.

  • Vash bane

    is that the new battle theme that play? im lking it so far ^_^ (gameplay looks good really considering that pre except im still down in the slumps because of VP(talking about that I’m going to replay lol))

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