Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Demo And Wacky Moogle Costume Out Now

By Spencer . November 26, 2013 . 12:39am

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Square Enix just released the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII demo from E3 and PAX Prime as a download in Japan. Players will get to try the single character combat system and fight Zaltys, a dragon boss Lightning faces early in the game. The demo also has the Outworld feature so you can post sceenshots like your battle scores on Twitter and Facebook.


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The demo also has a special costume. If you have a Japanese PSN account you can download the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII demo now. It’s available on Xbox 360 as well, but only for Japanese gold accounts. It will be available for Silver Members in Japan starting on December 3.


And if you have Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII you can purchase additional costumes like the Loveable Moogle Style. This outfit comes with the Moogle Queen garb, Moogle Stick weapon, and Moogle Shield. I wonder if any Moogles were harmed making this…


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The Holy Asgard set includes Cosmo Curator garb, Crocea Mors weapon, and Abyss Gate shield.


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The Ultimate Liberator set includes Celestial garb plus Final Fantasy staples like the Excalibur sword and Aegis Shield.


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Each costume is 400 yen ($4) or you can get all three for 1,000 yen ($10). Square Enix will release two more costume collections for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, one on December 17 and another on February 16, 2014. We’ll have to wait until the game comes out on February 11, 2014 before any of these DLC packs come out.

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  • Genjo

    well then she has much or more clothes to last for years! i guess shes a truly a girl with that much clothes for her lol

  • Dexward

    Holy Asgard it is then.

    • deadMastershiro

      Holy asgard is the best one i’ve seen for this game.

    • Demeanor

      Asgard is very cool but a little “evil boss”-ish, I prefer the sleek, futuristic lines of the Liberator set, plus the weapons are beyond awesome :P

      • Dexward

        The Liberator shield looks like a bunch of CDs cut up and put together and the sword looks like a magical compass. The Asgard set has sexy girls as a weapon and the gate of Hell as a shield.

  • Zak Ledward

    I have to say Holy Asgard doesn’t look that bad. Ultimate Liberator’s sword looks pretty good too

  • Tatsuya Fabre

    Was waiting for a demo…

  • Rogerrmark

    I wonder if The Slaughterhouse will have DLCs…by the way,the bosses in there are decent?Does this game have ultimate bosses at all?

    • OathkeeperSoraXIII

      If you want tough bosses wait for day 6 to go past. Without spoiling it, 2 people you face will be incredibly tougher than if you fought them before then

  • X14

    Fun demo.

    Definitely spent more time in it than expected due to the color customization… I just hope that full-game has higher resolution screenshots, although I guess it’s probably for the best, not sure Lightning would appreciate the “wonderful” outfit I customized for her.

    • John Diamond

      Too fashionable for me

    • FlyingPony

      The color doesn’t compliment each other.

    • harmonyworld

      WHat Demo?!?

      • KingNigma

        Read the article maybe.

        • harmonyworld

          yeah I know, I saw right after posting and I facepalmed.

    • revenent hell

      Blah the problem I have is her head seems to big for her body…and that goes for all the costumes…. It just looks off.
      Like her arms and legs are to thin…

  • Guest

    I don’t see the demo for xbox on my japan account :(

  • Prinnydoom

    Second costume makes her look like she’s from jojo.

  • Gonna go download it right now =)

  • Nitraion

    Fun demo..
    finally they fix the battle system although now we only have lightning and her costume collection but its more fun than past title

  • nathaniel

    why would they release the demo after the game?

    • Herok♞

      So people can try out the game, without paying for? This is probably for the people who are on the fence and want to try it out, not for the people who knew they were going to get it day one

  • Jason

    Hate to break it to you Lightning, but Lady Gaga did the whole stuffed animals as a dress thing before you did

    • FlyingPony

      That woman even wearing raw meat and black trash bag, so I am not so surprised..

    • MrRobbyM

      Hate to break it to you Lady Gaga, but Jeffree Star did the whole stuffed animal thing before you did

    • LightningFarron19

      If you ask me, Lightning must have taken a page out of Cruella Deville’s fashion book:

    • ^ this xD

    • ddh819

      i was thinking Flea from RHCP did it first

    • mockturtle

      SOOOO glad that I’m not the only one who immediately thought “Lady Gaga” (although my mind went to Kermit frock and not Hello Kitty dress).

    • revenent hell

      Holy crap I don’t remember this one!

  • haku67

    need to get this demo! I might buy the Holy Asgard set just for that outfit.

  • I’m reporting this to the Cacoon Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Moogles.

    • NewestType

      What’s a cacoon?

      • Meant Cocoon.

        • NewestType

          I was hoping it was a new breed of cat spliced with a moogle :(

  • Notquitesure?

    Does she squeak when she falls over? Just realised it would’ve been cool if she had a ‘Tidus costume’ with ‘Brotherhood’ and a buckler.

    • revenent hell

      Its probably coming down the road… I’d bet money on it….
      They will probably give her every past characters costume from the previous games as DLC.

  • Crevox

    Will download

  • fairysun

    After all those in-game costumes, you can still buy more DLC costumes. Erza, you have serious contender over here.

    • Vash bane

      lolz I see what you did there

    • zferolie

      I would buy a game that had this style of gameplay and costume changes if it stared Erza. There it really fits.

      EDIT: I’m not bashing this game. I am just saying in an Erza themed game this is perfect.

    • Neppygear

      Not very many of those suits of armour can actually be called armour…

  • FlyingPony

    Cool, and I wish more games have more versatile outfit. The Moogle Queen garb is something I wanna to try when I have the game.

  • harmonyworld

    Yers! A proper prince/knight costume!

  • Learii

    Aegis shield huh? is that name from pokemon X and Y “Aegislash” XD

  • Sesshomaru

    Are there Gold Microsoft Live members in Japan?

  • KingGunblader

    Played the demo. The random battles were too easy to really experiment with the style change system, but I enjoyed the boss battle.

    It would be better if I could read my ability names. :P February be now!

  • revenent hell

    I must be special because I quite like the moogle costume best haha

    • SerendipityX

      We’re both special. I really like the moogle costume too especially the hat.

      • revenent hell

        I also cant help but think how awesome it would have been had they used Pupu…. I want a Pupu costume!

  • Demeanor

    I wonder… will this game have alternate costumes?

  • Damarius Wingfield

    Oh come on!

    • revenent hell

      Tired of costumes are ya?

  • new_tradition

    Holy Asgard looks so cool O.O

  • AoNoise

    And of course. The cool costumes are going to be paid DLC.

    I don’t know how I dared to think otherwise…

    • NewestType

      Yeah me neither. Especially when you pay for the moogle wear and not sigfried….

  • saxophone15

    Did anyone else see IGN’s article on the Moogle costume? It honestly made me a little angry. It’s pretty much flame bait…they showed a picture of the moogle costume, but only mentioned the others in passing (and IGN hardly even talk about the costumes at all, except when it’s something potentially controversial).

    This is why I like Siliconera. I feel you guys do a much better job at trying to portray all information equally. I hope this site never changes in that aspect. Thank you for doing what you do.

  • Göran Isacson

    I do like the Holy asgard outfit. That mask really makes her look imposing, and I like imposing. Looks cooler than the moogle outfit, at least. That one’s good for a joke though, I guess…

  • NewestType

    I just… wow

    Siliconera always lives up to what it’s best for.
    1 intentionally wacky costume. 3 really cool ones. Everyone focuses on the 1 that’s horrible. People complaining about the outfits as if this is the first time they learned about it (negating the bonuses, special skills status boosts an more of course). If you are on the fence about this game and are easily swayed by opinions that are formed from new articles rather than actual people playing the game, you might want too YouTube search “lightning returns why”. There a decent piece from ign highlighting why this game is so great. I feel I can say it’s great as I am playing it as we… chat(?)

    Not only that, but compare the rating from game fans and the actual pkaystation store. Also, notice how most negative comments are coming from users complaining about the story. Mind you most have not played the game and are just you tubing the unsubbed cut scenes and ending.

  • Luis Ibal

    Any of you know when can I download the japansese voices, and if it will be possible to download the voices and buy the game cheap later..

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