Square Enix Accidentally Releases Aerith DLC For Lightning Returns
Who thinks Lightning dressed as Aeris is just plain weird?
Anyway, there was a snafu concerning some Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII downloaable content. As reported by Dual Shockers, the DLC that brings the Aeris costume to Lightning Returns was released early and completely by accident.
It was only supposed to be available in Japan to those who purchased the V Jump Strategy Guide. But for some reason, Square Enix suddenly tossed up the costume for sale as DLC a few days ago, which broke the exclusivity deal they had made with Shueisha. They put a stop to it when they noticed, and they also halted distribution of Cloud's iconic outfit and Yuna's Kimono from Final Fantasy X. Here are a couple Tweets that explain and apologize:
"A notification and apology for Aerith’s costume from Final Fantasy VII. We’re reporting the circumstances about the the interruption of the sale of this DLC on Friday, December 20th. This DLC was available as an exclusive bonus to be released with a publication by Shueisha, but has been sold due to our mistake."
"About this matter we apologize for the inconvenience to everyone and more than anything to our customers and to Shueisha. We will resume today the distribution of Cloud’s costume from Final Fantasy VII and Yuna’s from Final Fantasy X. We apologize to everyone that was waiting for the DLC."
I still say it's uber-strange to see Lightning dressed as Aeris. Talk about two completely different characters in two completely different types of games... The other difference is that I actually liked Aeris.
12/26/2013 9:35:25 PM Ben Dutka