Square Enix has some kind of fascination for hybrid weapons, a tradition started with the Gunblades and that will continue in Final Fantasy XIII with Serah’s bow that transforms into a Moogle (the other way around, to be precise).
The cover of the November issue of Famitsu Connect! On sparked discussion between fans about the bow visible on the top right of the beautiful art by Akihiko Yoshida. Many said it was obviously a bow. Other argued that it looked more like a harp.
The community manager Matt “Bayohne” Hilton clarified that both groups may be right.
The cover image featured on Connect-On consists of job concept art. The weapons each job is wielding are things we are planning to implement into the game. In regards to which job is what and what they equip, we’ll leave that up to you and your imaginations for the time being.
It seems like the weapon that drew the most attention was the bow… I can tell you that it is in fact a bow that transforms.