Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Has Tomb Raider Costume DLC

By Ishaan . February 5, 2014 . 7:16am


Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will have a DLC costume based on Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft, Square Enix announced this morning. The Tomb Raider outfit will include the costume, survivor’s axe and riot shield, and you can see it in action above.


The Tomb Raider DLC costume will be available on launch day in both North America and Europe. North America will get the game on February 11th and Europe on February 12th, for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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  • Cameron Ward

    will it be free?

    • Herok♞

      I hope so this really made me smile when I saw it because I think its surprisingly fitting

  • malek86

    Uhm, I know it makes sense this way because it was a reboot, but I think it would have been more iconic if they chose the original Tomb Raider costume instead.

    • Suzaku Kururugi

      They didn’t want players to notice all that no ass she has.

    • They did kind of do a throwback to the old games with this trailer, too. The sliding down slopes of sand is all from the original games.


        and the magic key and the floating item in the altar

  • KingGunblader

    So… the dirt is part of the costume then?

    lol why

    • SerendipityX

      I…actually think they did that on purpose. I mean when was Lara not covered in dirt? lol

      • Prinnydoom

        Hey with the new TressFX that dirt is gonna slide right off……….it won’t but still.

    • Guest

      Because otherwise those are normal clothes x)
      With dirt —> Survivor’s clothes!

  • Guest

    They forgot the most important part for any Lara costume: The ponytail.
    Just like making an Agent 47 costume and not getting her bald :P

  • Kj Kim

    lol not surprising

  • Yeah more XD

  • XiaomuArisu

    Next is Adam Jensen DLC!
    After battle Lightning will say “I never asked for this”

    • Altin

      She better should say that indeed.

    • Samsara09

      you know what they say about DLC,no one asked you to use it.

      • XiaomuArisu

        eh? I just said I find the thought amusing
        Why suddenly be all “LEAVE FF ALONE!!!! T.T”?

    • Lalum

      “I never asked for 2 more games.”

      • XiaomuArisu

        No one did!!! XD

  • I can not and will not with this one.

  • fairysun

    Finally, she looks like battle-hardened heroine. Some outfits made Lightning look like clown instead of a heroine. This one … I can dig.

  • BitBoy

    …i thought this was a joke O.o cool tho :p

  • Michael Richardson

    At this point I’m starting to suspect that this game is actually just a really elaborate dress-up game…

    • At this point I think Lightning owns more outfits than I’ve ever owned combined! And I’m an immortal that’s lived 4,000 years!

    • icecoffemix

      Toriyama’s wet dream, lightning dress up game

    • Altin

      Raw in-game footage of the next FF :D

    • Samsara09

      well,everyone wanted to customize their caracters,since they felt they could do it better then the designers…and wanted more freedom.But when the fans get it,they then ask back for the leash.Also,the dresses are a gamplay mechanic that offers a variety of styles.

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      I guess this hasn’t died then

  • Suriel Cruz

    You have to be kidding me. *sigh* lol

  • Slickyslacker

    Eugh, I think I’ll skip out on this one. Much like I didn’t bother with the Ezio Auditore outfit for Noel in XIII-2.

    Besides, I have to save for when the samurai DLC eventually releases.

  • Masa

    …………….no words.

  • stephane3012

    Soo dirty, i love it. It would have been even better with dark hairs though.

  • Roberto

    not sure if want


    Legacy of Kain costumes next

  • DesmaX

    Deus Ex clothes, please

  • Geez, there’s like a million outfits in this game. Lighting should totally go to Comic Con. She’s got enough costumes to cosplay every day.

  • Nice Boat Quatro

    I think even Lady Gaga would tell Light “Hey girl, I think you are overdoing it!”

  • XXX

    They went there…..

  • Byron Kerrison II


  • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

    Claire just doesn’t have the boobs for a wife beater like Lara does.

    • Nice Boat Quatro

      She had them but SE changed them after the fandom went insane or something.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    they should have gave her more “Polygons” and her old school outfit XD hahaha!

  • Malon

    The costume is nice, but it just… Doesn’t fit with Final Fantasy, you know ?

    • Prinnydoom

      Meh there was an Assassins creed costume for noel in XIII-2 and an N7 costume from Mass effect. This isn’t really anything out of the ordinary seeing as the newest tomb raider is by Square and to be honest it a better cameo than the other two.

      • Kelohmello

        Yeah but that still doesn’t mean it fits. It could definitely be worse though.

      • Guest

        Either Assassin’s Creed or Mass Effect were… Disturbing.

  • Espoir

    No, I’m not satisfied until I see the following costumes!!

    Old Man Jenkins DLC
    Spongebob DLC
    Jersey Shore DLC
    Mario/Luigi DLC
    Professor Oak DLC
    Harley Quinn New 52 DLC
    Barbie DLC

    • Spongebob DLC?

      …Sandy “Lightning” Farron?

  • that’s awesome :D

  • NRool

    Call me a prude, but this should be included in the damn game, not “Day 1 DLC” ugh, this practice continues to bother me to no end.

    If it’s made after development and release, then sure, I’m fine, I love that kind of DLC, but this has clearly been made before release for an extra few quid from customers and it’s not right.

    • Slayven19

      This is a pre-order bonus and its just a costume and its also free, FREE!! All you have to do is pre-order the game that you’d be buying regardless, not that hard.

      • NRool

        I mean no disrespect but, it’s not a Pre-order bonus and it probably won’t be free, at least there has been no indication that it will be thus far, if it does turn out to be a Pre-order bonus, then sure, no harm done with this, but the blatant use of DLC has already happened for this game I’m afraid, it’s off-putting, but I guess all I can really do is just not buy any of it if it bothers me that much.

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      That would hold water if this wasn’t released with the american version and the japanese version wasn’t already out.

      • NRool

        Hmm, a fair point, but you never know when this could’ve been made and implemented, but, I guess I’ll just give them the benefit of the doubt.

        Apologies if what I said came off as … bitchy?

        • Kumiko Akimoto

          That’s the problem with complaints about dlc if you don’t how it really works you probably shouldn’t complain.

          • I never really got the whole love/hate relationship when it comes to DLC. People love the idea of more content after you buy a game, but only if its not on the disk or comes out day one.

          • Time Sage

            Also once all the character art for the game is done, even if other parts aren’t the art team that works on the characters can start working on DLC outfits. They don’t wait until everything is done THEN Work on the DLC.

  • cloudcaelum

    Curse you SE, curse you, i want Square… Demo was like girl dress up game!!! DFqk.

    Can’t say bad things for CGI for sure.

  • DCBlackbird

    There’s no denying it. I’ve finally seen it all….

  • easter

    Two waifus that waifu better together :x

  • Kumiko Akimoto

    Well I can’t wait to play dressphere max combos are a go.

  • Loli Summoner

    Called it!!! I swear I did.

  • artemisthemp

    Neko, Tomb Raider and… Sorceres outfit is gonna be my setup

  • Brandonmkii

    Since I just got a PS4, this makes me really want to get the PS4 version of Tomb Raider…

  • EinMugenTenshin

    Isn’t it 14th of Feb. for EU?

  • souio

    If they’re going to make these costumes DLC, at least make it so that the costume is reward for a sidequest or something. I would gladly purchase some of these costumes if it would give me an extra cave or dungeon to explore and baddies to beat before obtaining it. It may sound like filler but it would at least be more substantial than just paying for clothes.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    This is like having a Namco Tales character wearing a Kazuya Mishima outfit from Tekken. It doesn’t need to be in there.

    • It’s also DLC so it technically isn’t there unless you want it to be.

  • makubexnas

    Hope the DLC came with lara croft grunting…

  • Kitestwinblades

    Now with _REAL_ battle scars!
    I’d take some Musashi samurai legend costumes of the 5 maidens.

  • Kazekage Gaara

    Lightning is so kawaii lol

  • alixraen

    At least with this costume, Lightning can pass for a proper heroine.

  • AokiShizuku

    Hey look, it’s Aya Brea.

    Jokes aside, is this going to be available for the JP version?

    • Chiupon

      she needs an aya brea outfit. and zero, too. ugh

  • Aqua King

    This game has too many costumes. It’s like X-2 on steroids. With that being said, I am very happy about this one.

  • Xerain

    This was so obvious; I’ve been waiting for confirmation for months.

  • Hector Velar

    ugh…well maybe is time to give my 5 cents on this. I stopped playing Final Fantasy after 13. For a very good reason they all turned to linear pop culture crap. Specially never even considered touching x-2 for obvious reasons. I can see what is going on here, making an idol out of a character so that everyone will invest money on it . To me she looks very generic and I’m very disgusted the road that Square Enix has taken the Final Fantasy series. I guess it started with Sephiroth but to his defense Sephiroth was emo but cool looking never the less and he kinda clicked that on button with female audience. I guess I don’t know Lightning but this is far too much right here and every time I see Lightning this and Lightning that I’m just disgusted.

  • PenguinChan1119

    I’m really on the fence about buying this one. I bought ff 13-2 the first week it came out and paid full price and was so disappointed by how short the main story was. I felt like I paid 50 bucks for a game with about $20 worth of content. I liked the original ff 13 though so I think I’ll be on the look out for good reviews of the game.

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