Square Enix has revealed two new costumes for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, which can only be acquired by performing certain actions in the real world.
The first costume, which also sees Lightning wielding a weapon and shield that complete the set, will be called the Vajra Bodhisattva. This can be acquired in Japan if the game was pre-ordered via HMV or Lawson. The weapon will be called Treasury Palace, with the shield being dubbed Warrior's Return.
Alongside this is a very similar costume called Fushikaden. It has a very similar look and feel, but features a colour set that's based around pink. This can be acquired through purchasing the game's original soundtrack. It's described as a noble woman's armor and comes with a Folding Screen as a shield.
In total, there will be over 80 costumes in Lightning Returns, some of which will be rather interesting. Not only will Lightning be able to wear Cloud Strife's if the game is pre-ordered (in the West), but she will also be able to dress up like a Miqo'te from Final Fantasy XIV.
This news follows the rather bizarre interviews that came from Famitsu and Dengeki Magazine relating to Lightning's character model. Lightning's character modeller discussed the decision to increase her bra size for Lightning Returns, and they also had conversions relating to the introduction of jiggle physics.
The game's Japanese release is fast approaching, with it coming out on the 21st of November, 2013 on both the PS3 and Xbox 360. European and North American gamers unfortunately have to wait a little bit longer, with the game not coming out until the 11th of February, 2014 in North America and the 14th of February, 2014 in Europe.
We'll continue to keep you updated with all the latest Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII news until then, so be sure to keep checking back.
Source: Nova Crystallis