Lightning Returns with a Cloud Strife Makeover


Many gamers may still be skeptical about Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, but after today I have a feeling the execs at Square Enix will soon be rolling in pre-order dough.

If anything can get Final Fantasy XIII skeptics to take a flier on Lightning Returns, it’s a crossover tie-in with fan-favorite Final Fantasy VII. More specifically, it’s a bonus DLC costume that will allow players to dress Lightning up in Cloud Strife’s outfit, including his Soldier 1st Class Uniform, Soldier’s Band and iconic Buster Sword. Lightning will even borrow Cloud’s battle victory animation as well as some of his abilities.

Cloud Strife’s costume is available with Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII PS3 and Xbox 360 pre-orders starting today, and will be available to download at game launch on February 11, 2014. You know you want it.

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