It's been revealed that Lightning will be paying homage to another character from the lore of Final Fantasy VII in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
As a pre-order bonus, Square Enix has already announced that Lightning will be able to dress up in Cloud's classic Final Fantasy VII attire. Now, they have added Aerith Gainsborough to the collection in an outfit called "Flower Vendor of Midgar."
Outside of the standard costume, Lightning will also gain access to Aerith's staff as her main weapon. She will also use a bouquet of flowers as her shield. To finish the outfit off, Lightning will be animated to accommodate for Aerith's victory pose from the original game.
At the moment, this outfit is exclusive to the Japanese market and it can be acquired by purchasing the V Jump guide book. This will be available on the 21st of November in Japan, the same day as the game releases.
Western gamers have to wait a little bit longer to experience Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, with the game not releasing until the 11th of Feb, 2014 in North America and the 14th of Feb in Europe. It will be coming out on both the PS3 and Xbox 360.