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Lightning's New Look: Ready To Hand Demons A Spanking

A couple days ago, we learned Lightning's new look would appear in a Japanese magazine this week.

Well, here's the leaked scan and as you can see, it's pretty darn similar to the previously released details.

Lightning sports a white cape, body armor, and what appears to be a new sword. She doesn't look half-bad so the fans shouldn't be too disappointed. The gameplay details, however, may warrant another minor meltdown from long-time hardcore Final Fantasy followers.

Yes, Lightning will run around in free time. She can jump over obstacles and even scale telephone poles, and elements of stealth have been reported as well. Toss in the fact that there will be no party, and that the attacks will be mapped to the face buttons (as in any other action game), and you've got something that we'll have a whole lot of difficulty classifying as a role-playing game. 

But hey, she looks great. That's something...I guess.

Related Game(s): Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Tags: lightning returns final fantasy xiii, lightning returns ffxiii, lightning

12/18/2012 9:48:04 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (26 posts)

xenris
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 @ 10:55:06 PM
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I like everything but her sleeves...and personality ;)

I really wonder why square is doing this game. Do they think its actually going to sell well?

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SaiyanSempai
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 @ 11:02:13 PM
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Hmmm.....I dig the look! the gameplay is still to be determined though.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 @ 11:38:41 PM
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She looks... absolutely ridiculous. What in the f*ck is going on in their minds? It's a terrible mish-mash.

I should have known after the costumes got really bad in XIII-2 that something like this would happen. You can't market someone that looks like that. They are going to have to change it.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 12:02:51 AM
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And whats up with her elephant bell-bottom jeans????

That's so retro-grade 1070's.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 12:23:16 AM

That's part of the poor design of her waistcape, if you look close you can see her legs and that those actually aren't pant legs.

Looks like it though.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 1:01:43 AM
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I like this much better than the prior pants'less half suit of heavy body armor. I think I'll always like S-E, even a little, just for their incredible artists.

While this isn't the epic FF I know everyone is hating S-E to have, I think this game looks cool in respect to itself. Hate me now folks!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 1:22:48 AM

*stare*

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gungrave
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 2:35:03 AM
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Sounds cool. An action game starring lightning. I don't recall people complaining this much when FF7:Dirge of Cerberus came out. That was a final fantasy game that focused on action and shooting. Hopefully it turns out well.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 4:05:15 AM

There is a huge difference between Dirge or Cerberus & Lightning Returns - DoC is a spin off and LR is a sequel. LR is an action game which is placed after to RPG's (yes they're RPG's!) It's just too disjointed. You expect a trilogy of games to remain in the same genre when it breaks from that it just becomes a mess - Take Resident Evils identity crisis with 6.

As for DoC, I for one did not mind the game but the story was absolutely appalling. The especially the part about Hojo and the epic for epic's sake of a battle at the end. I never felt such hatred towards Crisis Core which handled everything rather well.

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___________
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 3:13:22 AM
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eh, i think everyone knows where this is headed.
come to think of it they should turn this into a stealth sword fighting game kinda like the old tecnchu games, at least then it would be allot of fun and unique!

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 4:00:44 AM
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Far to over the top... Well the game has stated you can change her clothing anyway so hopefully this one wont be too important.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 4:04:21 AM
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Too over the top like Ultima said.

The fact that this is going to play more like an action game certainly warranted such outfit.
And it does remind me of Sengoku Basara..........

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Russell Burrows
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 4:47:04 AM
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Whats that Lightning??
Oh!!
Never mind the Deamons??
oh ok Lightning says that never mind the Deamons since She is out to kill, kill!!, KILL!! the guy who ran off with Her expensive party dress and left Her mostly naked and looking rediculous.

But Lightning He did leave you a black corset and some boots............LOL!!!



Last edited by Russell Burrows on 12/19/2012 4:49:41 AM

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 7:35:42 AM
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Wow, I don't even know what to say.

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Siris86
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 9:01:33 AM
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I don't think it looks bad at all. It appears to be more in line with the "traditional" Final Fantasy costumes circa pre FF VII. I'm also optimistic about the action and platforming additions, but we'll see what the new trailer Saturday holds.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 12:12:40 PM

no it doesn't, it's overdone and non-functional

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Siris86
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 1:11:57 PM

Well, I think it does. Evidential links incoming:

http://images.wikia.com/finalfantasy/images/archive/4/4b/20100709175545!Amano_FFVGroupChar.jpg
http://images.wikia.com/finalfantasy/images/3/31/Amano_Faris_III.jpg
http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120411201851/finalfantasy/ru/images/6/6d/Golbez.jpg

Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 12/19/2012 1:17:41 PM

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Oxvial
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 9:58:07 AM
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Oh boy, her fist outfit was the best, all of those other clothes have been weird.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 10:17:22 AM

I didn't mind the XIII-2 one, it made her look like a warrior, which was fine. This however looks like it is on the verge of Lightning's cameo appearance in Bayonetta 2...

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 11:41:33 AM
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I think Lightning looks fine for what this game is going to be.

For an actual Final Fantasy RPG, she looks ridiculous. But for the action/adventure mess that I perceive Lightning Returns to be (and when I say mess, I mean an identity crisis mess), then the outfit...fits.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 12:13:12 PM

like a clown in a circus

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xenris
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 8:49:18 PM

like a gorilla selling hotdogs at a balloon convention....

pure chaos



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Raze22
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 11:38:16 PM

I think it is fair to classify it as a action rpg.

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CrusaderForever
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 12:49:15 PM
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Yeah, not sure about this. I will have to see up close and personal while I am controlling her. Then I will pass judgment.

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Ninja_WafflesXD
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 3:21:44 PM
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Why, Square Enix? Just....why?

This new "look" just makes me like the game less and less...

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DeathOfChaos
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 1:18:00 AM
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Yeah, the outfit is pretty terrible, but everyone has forgotten... you can change her outfit. No one here seems to freakin' remember that small detail... this is just the DEFAULT outfit and you can add on or change things accordingly, in which will also give stat upgrades and things of those sorts. You're all just looking straight ahead and neglecting everything else that's been explained to you in the past... Jesus, guys, retain some amount of information for once and put 2 and 2 together, it's not that hard...

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